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Allen, William (fl. 1783) to George Davis re: robbery of American property by a Tripolitan ship

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.142 Author/Creator: Allen, William (fl. 1783) Place Written: Malta Type: Manuscript document Date: 1809/02/14 Pagination: 1 p. 23 x 19 cm

Summary of Content: "Enclosed I take the liberty to hand you several documents proving the robbery of fourteen hundred and eleven Dollars, by a Tripolitan vessel." Scribal copy bound together with GLC 2794.118, .120-.124, .128-.133, .135-.145 and .147-.151. (Letter #25 in bound volume.)

Full Transcript: George Davis, Esq: 25. Malta 14. February 1809. -

Enclosed I take the liberty to hand you several documents proving the robbery of fourteen hundred and eleven Dollars, by a Tripolitan vessel, from ...on board the Imperial Brig Instancabile at the port of Estanta, near the Island of Candia, the property of Isaac Ogden & William Allen 3/4 and 1/4 the property of the Missrs. James Chabot & Co. British subjects, for the particulars of the depredation I refer you to the Captains protest. The Captain of the Tripolitan vessel is a native of the Island of Candia, and well known in these parts. I shall leave it entirely to you to make such arrangements with the Bashaw as you may conceive to be the interest of the concerned. If you should obtain the amount of my [illegible] of damages, or any part thereof, you'll please reinstate me in a good bill of Exchange on the place directed to the care of Missrs. Chabot and Co..

I am Sir,
Most respectfully,
Your Ob[edien]t. S[ervan]t.
(signed) William Allen
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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsBarbary CoastBarbary PiratesBarbary WarsAfricaPrivateeringFinanceCrimeMaritimePirates

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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