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Washington, George (1732-1799) to Jonathan Trumbull re: American prisoners in Algiers

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02793.001 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Mount Vernon Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1792/08/20 Pagination: 1 p. + 2 dockets 24 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Written as President to Trumbull, Speaker of the House of Representatives, concerning the petition of American prisoners in Algiers which Trumbull forwarded.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript:
Mount Vernon Augt. 20th: 1792.
Dear Sir,

Your letter of the 26th. Ulto - enclosing one from Mr. Barclay
containing the petition of our prisoners in Algiers, came duly to hand.
...Every thing that my powers and means will enable me to do consistent with justice & policy shall not be wanting to the relief of these unfortunate captives - and I would fein hope they will not be ineffectually employed.
With sincere esteem and affectionate regard.
I am always - Yours
Go: Washington
The Honble.
Jonathn. Trumbull
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People: Trumbull, Jonathan, 1740-1809
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentPrisonerGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPetitionAfricaGovernment and CivicsCongressBarbary CoastBarbary PiratesBarbary WarsPiratesMaritime

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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