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Joseph Valliere was a Captain in the Spanish Army and served in Louisiana; he died in 1799.
Purchased from Fred A. Rosenstock on the Frederick W. & Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 1975.
Manuscript copy in Spanish of a 1793 Spanish land grant by Louisiana Governor Francisco Louis Hector Carondelet to Don Joseph Valliere, and signed by Carlos Trudeau, Royal and Private Surveyor of the Province of Louisiana. The grant contains a map showing the location of the land on the White River in the present-day states of Arkansas and Missouri, and is impressed with the seal of the State of Louisiana, certified in English, dated December 7, 1840, and signed by L. Bringier, Surveyor General of Louisiana. The land grant copy is accompanied by an English translation of the grant and copies in an unidentified hand of three letters regarding the property including that of John Wilson to W. A. Bradley, Washington City (October 17, 1841); a letter to Wilson from [Beragency?], New Orleans (undated); and to John Wilson from H. H. Williams, New Orleans (June 19, 1841).
5 items ; 39 x 31.5 cm and smaller.
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