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Davis, George (fl. 1803-1811) to William Higgens re: instructions to pay Sidi Ahmet's monthly pension

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.122 Author/Creator: Davis, George (fl. 1803-1811) Place Written: Tripoli Type: Manuscript document Date: 1808/12/05 Pagination: 1 p. 23 x 19 cm

Summary of Content: Davis encloses an "unsealed letter to the ex-Bashaw" (GLC02794.122), and instructs the U.S. Naval Agent at Malta to pay the ex-Bashaw a monthly pension of $200/month "[i]n case Sidi Ahment shall accept the terms proposed to him in my letter . . . ." Scribal copy bound together with GLC 2794.118, .120-.124, .128-.133, .135-.145 and .147-.151. (Letter #5 in bound volume.)

Full Transcript: Tripoli 5. December 1808. -

Enclosed in an unsealed letter for the Ex. Bafham of Tripoli which you will be pleased to deliver to His Excellency and to explain to him ...it's contents.
You will perceive from the accompanying copy of Mr. Smith's letter that Mr. Baker had [illegible] its intent by discontinuing the Ex- Bafhaw's [illegible]. He has however directed Mr. Ellormifon to pay him for the month of November.
For case Sidi Ashed accept the terms proposed to him in my letter you will have the goodnights to supply him with the allowance of $200p Month, regulating the commencement of your payments by the period on which he shall announce to you such a determination; but if he shall refuse his brother's offer I am not at liberty to authorize any advances
I have written to Mr. Barker that I should request you to communicate to him His Excellency's decision for his regulation. When you have perused his letter be pleased to feel and forward it.
With respect & consideration
I have the honor to be
Sir, y. - mo" Gbt. Servt.

William, Higgins, Esq: (Signed) George Davis
U.S Navy Agent

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