Tripoli; First War with the United States

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 214 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... will be upon a respectable footing in these seas, and we will be continually exposed to the depredations of these pirates; if we put up with the first insult we may expect a repetition, and ultimately we will be oblieed to send an armed force wh1ch had we done in time we would have intimidated Tripoli, at least from committing depredations on our commerce. I received your esteemed favor of March 13th on May 31st and return you thanks for your kind congratulations, which I bee leave to reciprocate on your new appointment as envoy to the Ottoman court, and sincerely hope you may meet with success in the object of your embassy, which from the local.situation of our country I presume will only extend to a commercial treaty. Should you take Tripoli in your route I will be happy to accommodate you with the best this city affords, which I assure you forms a disagreeable contrast with the markets of America and Europe. Inclosed I send you some account of the commerce and revenue of this Regency, and beg you will forward the inclosed duplicates to the Department of State. I am, dear sir, with respect and esteem, Yours, JAMES LEANDER CATHCART. Tr1pol1, Oct. 14th, 1799. Thomas Bulkley, Esq., Consul of United States of America, Lisbon. Dear Sir: --Inclosed with this is a packet for Mr. Smith, you will please to deliver it to him if he is at Lisbon, if not you will be so good as to open the packet and forward a copy of the inclosed letters to the Secretary of State, and deposit the originals in your office until the arrival of Mr. Smith. By so doing you will render a service to Government and confer an obligation on Your obedient servant, JAMES LEANDER CATHCART. Inclosed in Mr. Smith's packet. I forwarded two copies of letters to Mr. Pickering, one of July 9th the othe...

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