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Davis, George (fl. 1803-1811) Extracts from Davis' journal of activities as American Consul in Tripoli

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.159 Author/Creator: Davis, George (fl. 1803-1811) Place Written: [Tripoli] Type: Manuscript document Date: 1810 Pagination: 4 p. 23 x 18.6 cm

Summary of Content: Same entries as GLC 2794.158, written in different format. For extract see GLC 2794.158. Journal entries spanning 17 February to 19 March 1810.

Full Transcript: Hamet Caramanli to Syracuse, has this day been determine by Arbitration and in lieu of his pretensions for $1500 the sum of eleven hundred has been received in full of all ...demands against the United States, or its legents [sic], for $1100. The employment of said vessel.
7. a private audience with Bashaw
10. Requested a public audience for Mr. Payne on Tuesday the 13th.
The Bashaw desired that Mr. Payne might be presented to him on Monday the 12 it being a Court day, and which would allow His Excellency to receive him with greater distinction - H: E: also made known his intentions of saluting Mr. Payne from the Castle, which was only done for an accredited Consul.
11. A message from the Bashaw thro the minister, requesting that Mr. Payne might be presented to him as Consul - I explained to the Minister that Barbary Consul were always furnished with letters of Credence from their Government, and generously and accompanying testimony of their master Regard for the Prince, near home they were accredited, and that His Excellency ought to be persuaded that neither of these were with my Controul [sic].
The Minister replied that he had it in charge from the Bashaw to say to me, that since imperious circumstances had compelled me to leave Tripoli, H: E: was desirious that Mr. Payne might be permanently fixed in his Regency that therefore this request was not ment [sic] of a Consul, but merely to Express H: E: wishes on & subject to the Government of the United States, in the most dedicated manners.
March 12. Presented Mr. Payne to the Bashaw - His Excellency informed as that [illegible] were the usual number which was fired as a salute but that as he had on all public occasions distinguished the Government of the United States from other powers, they should be honored with eleven - retiring from the audience, expressed to His Excellency my gratification at his crupulous observance of the Treaty, at the honor which he had on many occasions conferred on the Representation of the United States, and at the unceasing desire which His Excellency had manifested to a secure continuance of the harmony subsisting between the roots.
I also expressed to H: E: my grateful sensitivity for the friendship and confidence with which he had ever treated me during my Residence in his Regency. -
13. Have the customary present for salute, and the usual sum to Servants and Poters at official visits -
14. arrived the Bashaws Xebeque [sic] Mahomet Calabash after a three months cruise, having made four prizes -
15. Mrs. Davis took her leave of the Bashaws lady Serasfro; on which occasion she presented Lile Grande with a Diamond [illegible]
On returning to the Bashaws Apartment H: E: gave her the freedom of Mr. John Consulich, an Austrian Captain Slave of this Regency -
16. arrived a courier from Tunis forward by Mr. Coxe with dispatches for the honorable the Secretary of the States.
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