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Jose de Mello, Francisco (fl. 1809) to Tobias Lear re: "sad situation" of the Portuguese [in French]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.150 Author/Creator: Jose de Mello, Francisco (fl. 1809) Place Written: Algiers, Algeria Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1809/02/23 Pagination: 2 p. + docket 31.5 x 22 cm

Summary of Content: Needing help due to "indigence" caused by the Algerian government. Docketed on verso.

Full Transcript: Sir
The sad situation that we find ourselves in is quite underlined. Francois Jose de Mello, Pilotin was on the Portuguese tailgate, which dominated the lives without even having the ...same manner of substitution. The need to become important after people that are like you will never leave entrance of kindness scream of the unfortunate. Not only the lateness of the assistance that experiments with the part of our government for a long time now have driven us to indigence: but, again on the contrary he brings out his loving father, that was in his patrician which made him abandon the manners of cruel enslavement; and again by his death he benefited a sum of goods, the circumstances became at time the correspondences of Portugal, in the mean while, the constant to provide till he apparently received the same sum, and he sees entirely abandoned at the last point of distress.
Within this extremity, he resorts to your big kindness and forgave his calamity, and gives him something to maneuver with. It is never hard and impossible to recognize his goodness, he impelled the great prosperity for the conversation of all the unhappy people, and he desires at the same time to have the honor to be with the most submission and respect.
Sir,
Sir Lear
General Consul of the United States of America
Your most humble servant

Algiers 23rd January 1809
Francois Jose de Mello
Pilotin La Fragb.
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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

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Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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