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Eaton, William (1764-1811) to Hamet Karamanli

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03367 Author/Creator: Eaton, William (1764-1811) Place Written: Alexandria, Egypt Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 November 1804 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 30.1 x 21.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Eaton, United States Naval Agent to the Barbary States, informs Hamet Karamanli, deposed Bashaw of Tripoli, that the United States officially supports Eaton's previous promise of assistance to reinstate Hamet to the throne. Declares that "America is at peace with all the world except your brother Joseph," who had deposed Hamet.

People: Eaton, William, 1764-1811
Karamanli, Hamet, fl. 1804
Karamanli, Yussuf, fl. 1804

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Barbary CoastBarbary PiratesBarbary WarsPiratesAfricaDiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyNavyPeace

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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