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Davis, George (fl. 1803-1811) to John Payne.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.140 Author/Creator: Davis, George (fl. 1803-1811) Place Written: Tripoli Type: Manuscript document Date: 1809/04/05 Pagination: 1 p. 23 x 19 cm

Summary of Content: Davis congratulates Payne on his successful arrangement of Sidi Ahmet's son's voyage to Tripoli: "[h]is Excellency has charged me to offer you his highest acknowledgments on the eventful result of your mission to Malta." (Letter #23 in bound volume.)

Full Transcript: 23.
Sir. Tripoli April 5. 1809.-
Your letter of the 18. ultimo has been duly presented to me by Sidi Amurath Caramanli who arrived here on the 22 following.
His Excellency the Bashaw is ...extremely gratified by the arrival of this welcome envoy, and is no less so at the promptitude with which Sidi Ahmet has adopted your judicious counsel.
His Excellency has charged me to offer you his highest acknowledgements on the eventful result of your mission to Malta, and at the same time intimated his desires of making you a suitable present; this for obvious reasons I have discountenanced.
Sidi Amurath embarks by this occasion. His visit here I am persuaded cannot fail to be attended with many advantages to Sidi Ahmet, by further cementing the ties of confidence and friendship which should ever subsist between personages so nearly allied.
I have supplied Sidi Amurath for his present occasions and His Excellency the Bashaw, I understand means to compliment him with a purse in addition to the rich wardrobe he has already received.-
You have herewith enclosed a letter for Sidi Ahmet.
I have the honor to be
John Payne, Esq: With great respect
Secretary to the U.S. Consulate Sir, Your Mo: [illegible] Servt.
in Tripoli.- Malta. (signed) George Davis

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People: Amwrath, Sidi
Payne, John, fl. 1809
Davis, George

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsDiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyAfricaBarbary CoastBarbary WarsPiratesBarbary Pirates

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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