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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Tobias Lear papers
|Alexander Ball to Tobias Lear thanking him for protecting British interests
|30 September 1806
|Ball, Alexander (fl. 1806)
|Ball thanks Lear for "the attention you have shewn to [the] interests of the British Government in the absence of their late consuls Falcon and Cartwright." He introduces the new British Consul, "W. Blanckley." Ball also thanks Lear for a gift of a "Horn of a Rhinoceros set in gold," mentions a return gift and the fact that Lear was planning to return to America. Attached to GLC 2794.094. Sir Alexander Ball was the governor at Malta. Docketed on p. 4.
|Diplomacy Government and Civics Global History and Civics Africa Barbary Coast Barbary Pirates Barbary Wars Letter of Introduction or Recommendation Gift Wildlife
|Ball, Alexander (fl. 1806) Lear, Tobias (1762-1816)
|Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; Health & Medicine; Slavery & Abolition
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
|Letter from William Thornton to Tobias Lear praising him for sending grain to relieve hunger in Algiers