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    Three Mexican War Related Documents including: Capt. Seth B. Thornton Autograph Document Signed. One page, 10" x 8", Monterrey, Mexico, January 15, 1847, referencing reports "of the muster rolls of I. Co. 2. Dragoons." Address panel on the verso. [and:] Col. Henry Whiting Letter Signed. One page with integral address leaf, 8.25" x 10.5", Monterrey, Mexico, September 20, 1847, to Lt. B.H. Garrett, A.A.Qr.G., regarding army bureaucracy. [and:] Col. Mathew Arbuckle Letter to Col. James Gadsden. Three pages with integral address leaf, 8" x 9.75", New Orleans, November 1, 1821, regarding received orders. Gadsden was minister to Mexico when the U.S. purchased the southern parts of Arizona and New Mexico - known as the Gadsden Purchase. Letters are in good or better condition with fold separations, toning, and minor tears repaired with tape.

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