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Bassa, Hamuda (fl. 1803-1807) to Thomas Jefferson re: U.S.-Tunis treaty [with translation]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.113 Author/Creator: Bassa, Hamuda (fl. 1803-1807) Place Written: Tunis Type: Manuscript document Date: 1807/02/27 Pagination: 4 p. 24.9 x 21.3 cm

Summary of Content: Written in a clerk's hand, includes translation copy of the letter. "Thanks to [Lear's] reasonable & highly approved manner, few Conferences have served to remove the misunderstandings that mutually existed between us, and consolidate the good friendship and good intelligence, that I am, as well as you, ambitious to culcate and maintain undisturbed between the two Nations."

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyAfricaBarbary CoastBarbary PiratesBarbary WarsGovernment and CivicsPresidentTreatyPirates

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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