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"Proposals for concerted operation among the powers at war with the Pyratical states of Barbary," 1786 Nov[ember], n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Outlines a proposal for organizing a coalition of nations "to compel the pyratical states to perpetual peace" without having to pay tribute to them; each state would contribute naval forces in accordance with what "circumstances may render reasonable"; the fleet would be on station off the Barbary coast and would be controlled at "some one court of Europe" with the advice of the ambassadors of the participating nations.
Issued Date: 1786-11
Subjects: United States--Foreign relations--Africa, North
United States--Foreign relations--1783-1815
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15003
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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