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Freire de Andrade, Paulo (fl. 1808) to Tobias Lear re: asking for loan.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.117 Author/Creator: Freire de Andrade, Paulo (fl. 1808) Place Written: Algiers, Algeria Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1808/05/23 Pagination: 1 p. + address 32 x 22 cm

Summary of Content: Docketed on address leaf. Written in French.

Full Transcript: Monsieur

Dans le moment le plus critique de mon esclavage je m'adresse au Consul des Etats-Unis d' Amerique pour le premier fois; c'est a Monsieur Lear que Le Capitaine Lieutenent ...Paulo Friere de Andrade demand un lecour a ton malheur. Je verais aujord'huit sacrifié, peut etre, par la Regence pour un somme. Le 46 piastre fort qui manque a mon coule, je demande emprunteé cette somme au honorable Mr. Tobias Lear dans l'assurance que la bonté ne marquera le rendre un grace a malheur officier. J'espere Monsieur a la rivée du courira d'Espagne lorsqu'il vera le retour pouvoir remettre au pouvoir cette homme qui dans un affair obligant je vous demande: a mon Camarade que à le bonheur de etre cher vous, vous pouver donner cette homme car il fera tous ses possibles pour me la faire avoir avant before Votre cœur sensible et genereux me donne l'assurance d' etre libre de mon embaras.
Je suis avec concideration et respect
Monsieur
Votre tres humble serviteur
Paulo Freire de Andrade
Algerce 23 Mai 1808 Capitain Lieutenent


[English] Version.

Sir
In the moment that is most critical in my enslavement, today I address myself to the Council of the United States of America. It's at Mr. Lean the Captain Lieutenant Paulo Friere of Andrade that I ask for an appeal at your kindness. Today I will sacrifice, maybe by the Regency for a total of 46 piastres that is missing in my account, I would like for you to lend this total to the honorable Mr. Tobias Lear in the insurance that his goodness will not be missing in giving grace at the kind officer. I expect mister at the river with the letter from Spain soon as he is in the return my total. In an affair, I would like to ask my friend about your kindness. You should give this total because he would do everything that's possible to pay it back before Lazaro. Your sensible heart and generosity gives me the insurance to the free on my encumbrance and respect.

I am with consideration and respect

Sir
Your humble servant
Paulo Friere of Andrade
Captain Lieutenant

Alger the 23rd May 1808
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