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Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount (1758-1805) to Perkins Magra

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.077 Author/Creator: Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount (1758-1805) Place Written: at Sea Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 June 1799 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 24 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Introduces Captain Don de Pinto, sent from the Marquis de Niza. Magra was Consul General at Tunis. Marquis de Niza headed a Portugese squadron in the blockading of Valetta, Malta, 1798-1800.

Background Information:

People: Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805
Magra, Perkins
Niza, Marquis de, fl. 1798-1800
de Pinto, Don, fl. 1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Barbary CoastAfricaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyNavyMilitary History

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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