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Finding aid of the Carlos Burruss Papers C057743
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A Mexican passport issued on May 3, 1846 to a Don Carlos Burruss, requesting safe passage on his trip to the Port of Mazatlan. The passport is signed by a Pablo de la Pomilla.
Carlos Burruss is believed to be Captain Charles Burroughs, from St. Louis, Missouri, and who served in General Fremont’s third battalion. Burroughs was killed in action at the Battle of Natividad near Salinas, California on November 16, 1946, having recently been made a captain. (Source: J.M. Guinn, History and Biographical Record of Monterey and San Benito Counties. Vol. 1, 1910.)
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