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Bassa, Hamuda (fl. 1803-1807) Copy of letter to Tobias Lear re: Bassa recognizing Lear's auth'y. [in Italian]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.078 Author/Creator: Bassa, Hamuda (fl. 1803-1807) Place Written: Tunis Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1805/08/05 Pagination: 3 p. + docket 25.2 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Manuscript copy of GLC 2794.076. Signed by Tobias Lear on 2 September 1805, with a note: "A true copy from the original." Recognizes Lear's authority after originally refusing to accept him as American Consul to Tunis.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyBarbary CoastBarbary PiratesBarbary WarsPiratesAfricaDiplomacyGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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