Mexican-American War dated LS signed "M. C. Perry," one lightly-lined page, 7.75 x 9.75, March 24, 1847. While on board the Flagship Mississippi off Vera Cruz, Perry assigns a sailor to duty, in full, "You will report yourself to Captain J. Mayo, for duty on board the U. S. Steam Mississippi under his command." Second integral page bears an address panel in another hand. In fine condition. Certified PSA/DNA.