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Discussion of Foreign Affairs Relative to Barbary States & Naval Power

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers view image
Document Information
Date December 29, 1796
Author Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses Barbary States; discusses Foreign Affairs; discusses Mediterranean politics; discusses necessity of a Naval Force; alludes to Barbary Wars.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Josiah Fox; Dey of Algiers; Regency of Algiers; Barbary Powers; Barbary States; Barbary rovers; Portuguese; European States; African States; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Algiers; Algeria; Mediterranean Sea; Spanish ports; Spain; Italian ports; Italy; Cape St Mary; Adriatic Gulf; Adriatic Sea; Cabo de Santa Maria; Cape de Gast; Cape De Gar; Rock of Lisbon; Gibraltar; Bay of Gibraltar; Western Ocean; Gibraltar Bay; Cadiz; Mabaga Bay; Masaga Bay; Gut of Gibraltar; Rock of Gibraltar; coast; Minorca; Port Mahon; ;
Keywords trade; naval force; attacks; cruise; war; frigates; besiege; ships of war; 44 gun frigate; 36 gun frigate; easterly wind; weather; light ship; 18 guns; rendezvous; observations; levant; merchant ships; ;
Key Phrases large frigates assisted by one small light ship of 18 or 20 guns; United States ought in my opinion to have a naval force at all times near the entrance of the Mediterranean proportionate to the importance of its trade to Portugal and Spain; naval force adequate for its safety should be in readiness;

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