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Unknown 5000 American Seamen detained on board British vessels!

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07703 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Broadside Date: circa 1808 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 27.6 x 22.1 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07703 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Broadside Date: circa 1808 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 27.6 x 22.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Alerts citizens to British impressment, American prisoners in France, "Algerine Piracy and Barbarity," and the relocation of American families to Canada, and blames it all on the Embargo Act of 1807. Urges "a hearty vote for the ANTI-EMBARGO and FEDERAL REPUBLICAN TICKET" in the election of 1808.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: War of 1812ImpressmentNavyMaritimePrisoner of WarGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsFranceAfricaBarbary CoastBarbary PiratesBarbary WarsEmbargoPoliticsElectionGovernment and CivicsCanadaPropaganda

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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