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Letter, 1806 March 1, Groton, [?] to Thomas Jefferson, n.p.

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Author: Lamb, Lucy
Abstract: Has heard Jefferson said her late husband's mission [to Algiers] failed not for lack of application but for lack of money; he had always served his country; in freighting business in last war he redeemed countrymen from captivity; under commission from Congress he fitted out a privateer and captured a British ship; brought warlike horses into Boston; refused opportunity of changing L25,000 continental money into British gold; lost his wealth; unfortunate mission to Algiers; failed seven times in trying to get a hearing before Congress; put his affairs into hands of Benjamin Huntington who proved treacherous; Mr. Lamb supposed a sum due him from Congress; she has lost papers; asks relief from Congress or President; previous letter to him lost.
Issued Date: 1806-03-01
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15366
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

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