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Collection Reference Number GLC02794.094
From Archive Folder Tobias Lear papers 
Title William Thornton to Tobias Lear praising him for sending grain to relieve hunger in Algiers
Date 17 August 1805
Author Thornton, William (1759-1828)  
Recipient Lear, Tobias  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Thornton praises Lear: "I cannot express the satisfaction I feel at the worthy Act you have done in sending Grain to Algiers when they were in destress [sic], & when it would have made you a very large Fortune you have done it on the part of Government . . . . Nothing can more reconcile the Barbarians to us than to shew such disinterested Conduct." Dr. Thornton treated Lear as a patient, and was also a prominent architect and inventor. Attached to GLC 2794.111.
Subjects USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)  Diplomacy  Government and Civics  Global History and Civics  Barbary Coast  Barbary Pirates  Barbary Wars  Africa  Pirates  President  Charity and Philanthropy  Wheat  Diet and Nutrition  
People Thornton, William (1759-1828)  Lear, Tobias (1762-1816)  
Place written Washington
Theme Naval & Maritime; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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