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Truxtun, Thomas (1755-1822) to Richard Dale

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02500.10 Author/Creator: Truxtun, Thomas (1755-1822) Place Written: Perth Amboy, New Jersey Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 July 1801 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 31.5 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: The retired Commodore Truxtun writes to Commodore Dale with personal news and naval advice. Indicates that Dale was near "the theatre of the European War," referring to the first Barbary War, for which Truxtun declined a command. In a post script, indicates that he hopes Dale will stay in the Mediterranean for a year, "which will work down some of your fat of which you have too much."

People: Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822
Dale, Richard, 1756-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: NavyPiratesBarbary CoastBarbary PiratesBarbary WarsAfricaHealth and MedicalMilitary History

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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