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Napoleon's Authorization for the Sale of the Louisiana Territory
April 24, 1803
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The subject was born in New York City, became a lawyer, and was involved in city politics from 1832. He was a close friend of Samuel J. Tilden and became comptroller of the City of New York in 1841 when Robert H. Morris was mayor.
Gift of Mrs. Julia Dickson Smith Rhodes
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