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Mexican-American War ALS. One page handwritten bifolium. From Matthew Calbraith Perry, Commodore of the United States Naval Forces, Flagship USS Mississippi off Veracruz, Gulf of Mexico, to Paped Mid Francis Gregory, dated March 24, 1847. Written during the Battle of Veracruz, Perry commands Francis to "…report yourself to Captain [Issac] Mayo for duty on board the U.S. Steamer Mi[s]si[s]sippi under his command. Very respectfully &c M.C. Perry…". Address panel possibly secretarial signed with traces of a red wax seal and later pencil inscriptions. Includes PSA/DNA Letter of Authentication, number AB07334, dated Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Letter – 10" H x 8" W. Mid 19th century. Note: The Battle of Veracruz was a 20-day siege of the key Mexican beachhead seaport of Veracruz, during the Mexican-American War. Lasting from March 9-29, 1847, it began with the first large-scale amphibious assault conducted by United States military forces, and ended with the surrender and occupation of the city. U.S. forces then marched inland to Mexico City. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light toning and few minute foxing spots. Perry signature and writing in overall very good legible condition.