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Title:[Letter] 1846 Sep. 10, Comargo, Mexico [to] William Fitzgerald, Paris, Tennessee / J.R. Hawkins: a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Hawkins, J.R.

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Date: Sept 10, 1846
Extent: 4p
Summary:This is a letter to the Honorable William Fitzgerald from J.R. Hawkins, dated September 10, 1846. Hawkins writes about General Taylor moving his troops to take over Monterey. Hawkins believes that there will be more fighting than expected and that the troops from Tennessee will be too sick to fight properly. He describes the Rivers Rio Grand and San Juan. Hawkins mentions an embarrassing incident where some of the men from his company deserted leading to an exaggerated an untrue story in a local paper. Hawkins requests that Fitzgerald get the newspaper to print a retraction.
Collection:Fitzgerald - Williams - Greer Papers
Box:IV-K-1, B1

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