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Madison, James (1751-1836) To: Benjamin Crowninshield.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08064 Author/Creator: Madison, James (1751-1836) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 April 1815 Pagination: 1 p. + docket + addr.

Summary of Content: Directing operations against Barbary Pirates.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Crowninshield, Benjamin Williams, 1772-1851
Madison, James, 1751-1836

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentNavyMaritimeBarbary CoastBarbary WarsBarbary PiratesAfricaPirates

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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