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Collection Reference Number GLC02794.156
From Archive Folder Tobias Lear papers 
Title George Davis to Tobias Lear regarding circumstances of his service as Consul in Tripoli
Date 25 November 1809
Author Davis, George (fl. 1803-1811)  
Recipient Lear, Tobias  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Marked "Triplicate" on first page. Davis mentions that he has been an advocate for Ahmet Bashaw Caramanli: "[i]n so doing I have rather followed the Spirit than the letter of my instructions . . . ." Mentions family troubles and his wife's illness, exacerbated by his decision to remain in Tripoli "from a sense of public duty," and discusses gifts for the Bashaw's sons upon their marriages. Refers to his journal entry of 14 November 1809 (GLC 2794.126) for account of the reparations made for beating of American janissary. Docketed on the first page and on verso of p. 3.
Subjects Government and Civics  Diplomacy  Global History and Civics  Africa  Barbary Coast  Barbary Wars  Pirates  Barbary Pirates  Children and Family  Health and Medical  Women's History  Gift  Marriage  
People Davis, George (fl. 1803-1811)  Lear, Tobias (1762-1816)  
Place written Tripoli
Theme Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; Children & Family; Health & Medicine; Women in American History
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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