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Bassa, Hamuda (fl. 1803-1807) to Commodore Morris re: controversy over American Consuls [in Italian]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.055 Author/Creator: Bassa, Hamuda (fl. 1803-1807) Place Written: Tunis Type: Manuscript document Date: 1803/09/01 Pagination: 2 p. 18.5 x 8.7 cm

Summary of Content: Regarding the arrival of James Leander Cathcart, and controversial allegations against George Davis. Written in a clerk's hand, with clerical signature.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: DiplomacyGovernment and CivicsAfricaBarbary CoastBarbary PiratesBarbary WarsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPirates

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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