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Bassa, Hamuda (fl. 1803-1807) copy of letter to Samuel Barron re: naval situation in Mediterranean [in Italian]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.068 Author/Creator: Bassa, Hamuda (fl. 1803-1807) Place Written: Tunis Type: Manuscript document Date: 1805/05/26 Pagination: 7 p. + docket 23.9 x 18.9 cm

Summary of Content: Samuel Barron was the commander of American Naval forces in Mediterranean Sea. Marked "Copia" in the upper left-hand corner of the first page, with copy signature.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: NavyAfricaBarbary CoastBarbary PiratesBarbary WarsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryPirates

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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