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Admiral David Glasgow Farragut and H. R. Billings Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2145
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter dated July 30, 1864 from Rear Admiral David Farragut to H. R. Billings that officially granted Billings's request to be detached from the USS Vincennes.

Dates: 1864 July 30

Henry Bell and Son Special License

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3636
Abstract

This Special License to Ship into Insurrectionary States and Districts was awarded to Henry Bell and Son to enable them to ship merchandise to James Bond in Brownville, Tennessee. It is attached to a three-page inventory amounting to $1083.26. The inventory contains various articles of clothing and shoes, an assortment of fabric and sewing notions, coffee and several different kinds of spice, nails, and a saddle and harness.

Dates: 1863 September 19

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