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Bernardo de Hacerda, Jose (fl. 1806) to Tobias Lear re: request for a loan [in French]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.106 Author/Creator: Bernardo de Hacerda, Jose (fl. 1806) Place Written: Algiers, Algeria Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1806/07/12 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 25 x 18.8 cm

Summary of Content: Docketed on verso.

Full Transcript: Sir,
Just as I visualize the most atrocious misery, then they owe me three years of my stipend, I beg you however to please do me a favor, for the ...love of God, at least something for substance. It gives me great pain to be obligated to take small measures in order to be able to nourish myself, but, you're not aware of my sad situation. I am convinced that it is not the fault of S. A. R., the Regent Prince of Portugal that I received my stipend, but, on the contrary, I think he does not know our indigence. Sir, I hope, that you will have compassion on me, and be convinced that I am with great consideration
Sir Tobias Lear.
Your most humble Servant
Algiers Penal Servitude of Deylik of Jose Bernando de Hacerda
12th July 1806.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: DiplomacyGovernment and CivicsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyAfricaBarbary CoastBarbary PiratesBarbary WarsFinancePrisonerPiratesHealth and MedicalSlavery

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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