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Collection Reference Number GLC07937.02.05
From Archive Folder Algiers archive relating to the capture of John Burnham 
Title A.W. to Captain John Burnham
Date 15 June 1796
Document Type Correspondence
Subjects Prisoner of War  Africa  Prisoner  Pirates  Barbary Pirates  Barbary Coast  Barbary Wars  Maritime  Government and Civics  Diplomacy  Peace  Pension  Navy  
People Randolf, Edmund (fl. 1793-1832)  Burnham, John (1758-1837)  
Theme Foreign Affairs; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Folder includes 19-page narrative of capture details, 2 letters to Edmund Randolph pleading for help, etc. Burnham was captain of the ship "Hope." Collection includes lists of goods and monies owed to various parties in the Mediteranean and also suggestions of how to best bring about peace with the Ottoman Empire (i.e. get France's help.) Also included is a folder of 9 letters grouped under the title "Papers relating to the Pension of Captain Burnham, an Algerine Prisoner."
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859