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Receipt for Capt. Wilks (69052)

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Receipt for Capt. Wilks   (69052)
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"Charles Wilkes (April 3, 1798 – February 8, 1877) was an American naval officer, ship's captain, and explorer. He led the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 and commanded the ship in the Trent Affair during the American Civil War (1861–1865), where he attacked a Royal Mail Ship, almost leading to war between the US and the UK. His behavior led to two convictions by court-martial, one stemming from the massacre of almost 80 Fijians on Malolo in 1840." from wikipedia.com. Is this receipt for Capt. Wilks the same Capt. Charles Wilkes? Jan 13, 1869 in San Berardino, CA.

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State/Country: California
City/County: San Bernardino