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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This typed letter, dated October 11, 1864, is from Thomas H. Dudley to U.S. Consulate alerting that the Screw Steamer "Laurel" sailed from Liverpool with a Captain Semmes and other Confederate Officers and is suspected of being an expedition fitted for Piratical Cruises again the United States. The alert requests that any nearby United States Naval officer be notified. A description of the "Laurel" is included on the back of the letter.
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Correspondence; Steamers; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Mississippi State University Libraries, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Original Manuscript Collection, Series 4: Abraham Lincoln Legal Documents, 1837-1859, Box 1, Folder 113
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Letter, Thomas H. Dudley to U.S. Consulate, October 11, 1864, with Annexed Description of the Laurel Steamer, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.