Copy of letter to Edward Fettyplace

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dc.contributor.author Smith, George E. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Algiers en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-16T15:46:08Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-16T15:46:08Z
dc.date.created September 30, 1812 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009-02-16T15:46:08Z
dc.identifier.other GL0031_001 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0031_002 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0031 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2374.OX/62421
dc.description Copy of letter to Edward FettyplaceSmith, George E.September 30, 1812AlgiersManuscript documentSmith, George E. -- Correspondence; United States -- History -- War of 1812; United States -- History -- War with Algeria, 1815.In August of 1812, Algiers captured the brig Edwin of Salem and enslaved its crew, who suffered for three years until the war's end. In this letter, dated September 30, 1812, Captain George Smith writes, "Be not astonished!! for alas! it is too true, that I am now addressing you as a Slave in Algiers... I think that all differences will be adjusted between G[reat] B[ritain], & America, Should they not do not let me die a Slave in Algiers... I steal the time after begging the paper to write this." Tobias Lear, son of a wealthy Portsmouth, N.H., shipmaster, former secretary to President Washington and then consul general in Algiers, arranged to pay the ransom for the sailors' freedom. en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Gilder Lehrman Collection en_US
dc.rights Gilder Lehrman Collection en_US
dc.rights.uri http://www.freedomcenter.org/about-us/contact-us/ en_US
dc.subject Smith, George E. -- Correspondence en_US
dc.subject United States -- History -- War of 1812 en_US
dc.subject United States -- History -- War with Algeria, 1815. en_US
dc.title Copy of letter to Edward Fettyplace en_US
dc.type Manuscript document en_US
dc.publisher.digital National Underground Railroad Freedom Center en_US
dc.contributor.repository Gilder Lehrman Collection at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center en_US
dc.repository.place Cincinnati, Ohio en_US
dc.rights.permissions World en_US

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