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Baker, S.G. (fl. 1680) re: redeeming slaves and concluding peace with Tripoli [Algiers]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.445 Author/Creator: Baker, S.G. (fl. 1680) Place Written: Tripoli Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 February 1680 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Dated OS/NS: 1679/1680. Description laid-in.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Barbary Coast, Africa Finance, Slavery, Prisoner Diplomacy, Pirates

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