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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Printed authorization for U.S. Frigate "Congress" to seize ships of Tripoli

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00639.18 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 18 February 1802 Pagination: 1 p.+blank 26 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Specifically directed against the Bey of Tripoli (controversy with the Barbery states). With blind stamp of the U. S. Navy Dept. but not signed by the Secretary of Navy.

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentBarbary CoastPiratesAfricaNavyMarinesMilitary HistoryGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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