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
Written as President to Trumbull, Speaker of the House of Representatives, concerning the petition of American prisoners in Algiers which Trumbull forwarded.
Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Mount Vernon Augt. 20th: 1792.
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
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