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Circillo, Marquis di (fl. 1809) to George Davis re: kidnapping of two Sicilian children

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.153 Author/Creator: Circillo, Marquis di (fl. 1809) Place Written: Palermo, Italy Type: Manuscript document Date: 1809/10/02 Pagination: 1 p. 22.6 x 18 cm

Summary of Content: Marked "Copy" on first page. "[C]oncerning the two Sicilian children and the other Sicilian captives liberated thro' your intercession . . . I have the honor to transmit to you Sir, the warmest acknowledgments from His Sicilian Majesty . . . ." GLC2794.125 refers to same incident. Notation on verso: "4."

Full Transcript: (Copy) Palermo 2. October 1809.
Your letter addressed to Mr. Gregory Mattie, this Sicilian Majesty's Commissioners at Malta, and to Mr. Gibbs, Consul Gen of the United States concerning the two ...Sicilian children and the other captives liberated this your intercissim [sic], were forwarded to me, but the one mentioned as having been written to me [illegible] not come to hands.
The king my master whom had the honor to inform of the contents of the has admired the sensibility of your heart; and it has been truly gratifying to his feelings to contemplate a stranger so interesting himself for new humanity for individuals of other nations.
Whole I have the honor to transmit to you Sir, the Warmest acknowledgements from this Sicilian Majesty, I am happy to inform you that the institution called the redemption of the slaves has received the king's command for talking the most proper and speedly [sic] measures for the safe return to their homes of the children, of whom arrival at Malta I am just informed, and of Michele Scotto and Gaspero Lintenelli of Srpracusa [sic]. I hope the object of you're your Liberality and of your humane understanding will soon be accomplished.
I have the honor to be with great regard and distinguished confideration [sic]
Sir, your most obedient servant.

G. Davis, Esquire, (signed) The Marquis de Circello
Consul genl. Of the U. S
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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

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

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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