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Preble, Edward (1761-1807) to Tobias Lear re: intention to sail for Algiers

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.054 Author/Creator: Preble, Edward (1761-1807) Place Written: Boston Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1803/07/27 Pagination: 1 p. 24.4 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Preble was the Captain of the "U.S.S. Constitution" and Commander of the U.S. Naval forces in the Mediterranean from 1803-1804. Docketed under the date in the upper-right hand corner.

Full Transcript: Boston July 27 1803
Rec'd. -. 30th, 1803
It is my intention to sail on Thursday next. The rain has retarded our equipment so much as to prevent being ready before.

Respectfully ...I have
The honor to be Sir,
Yr. Obedt. Servt.
Edwd Preble

Tobias Lear Esq.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: DiplomacyNavyMaritimeAfricaBarbary CoastBarbary PiratesBarbary WarsPiratesGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyUSS Constitution (Old Ironsides)Global History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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