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The distribution of works mentioned in the first section as public documents does not include the Exploring Expedition conducted by Commander Wilkes.


  • Wilkes, Charles 1798-1877
  • United States Exploring Expedition (USEE)


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  • 11 Stat. 379
  • Title 34, Navy
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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11 Stat. 379 (1859); ch. 22 (Book)

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  • 1859
  • 02/05/1859


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Public Law

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Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 379-80

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