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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.149 Author/Creator: Davis, George (fl. 1803-1811) Place Written: [Tripoli] Type: Manuscript document Date: 1809-1810 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Detailed account of import/export transactions. In notes from 1 to 6 February 1810, Davis gives an account of the Bey of Tripoli's mission "with 1500 cavalry and a small train of artillery to enforce obedience from some of the adjacent arabs and collect the tribute." Davis omits most names from his account. Third leaf not conjugate. Journal entries spanning 26 November 1809 to 21 February 1810.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Government and Civics, Diplomacy, Barbary Coast, Barbary Pirates, Barbary Wars, Africa Pirates, Merchants and Trade, Commerce, Military History

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison