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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.074 Author/Creator: Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Manuscript document Date: 1805/08 Pagination: 1 p. 10.3 x 9 cm

Summary of Content: Bears two inscriptions: "Correspondence with His Excelly the Bey of Tunis." "Copy of a Letter from the President of the U. States to the Bey of Tunis," without the letter enclosed.

Full Transcript: Correspondence
His Excellency the Bey
Of Tunis

copy of a letter to the
Secy. of State. Sept. 2nd. 1805
Augt. 1805
Copy of a Letter from the
President of ...the U. States
To the Bey of Tunis
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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyBarbary CoastBarbary PiratesBarbary WarsPiratesAfrica

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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