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James Gadsden dies in Charleston, South Carolina

12/26/1858
James Gadsden, who as Franklin Pierce's minister to Mexico engineered the 1853 "Gadsden Purchase" from Mexico, died at his home in South Carolina, aged seventy. The purchase had brought more than thirty thousand square miles to the United States along what became the Arizona and New Mexico borders with Mexico and included Yuma and Tucson. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 369.

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