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A.W. To Captain John Burnham

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07937.02.05 Author/Creator: A.W. Place Written: Various Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 June 1796 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content:

People: Randolf, Edmund
Burnham, John

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Prisoner of War, Africa, Prisoner, Pirates, Barbary Pirates, Barbary Coast, Barbary Wars, Maritime, Government and Civics, Diplomacy, Peace, Pensions, Navy

Sub Era: The Early Republic