Hampton, William: Letter to Robert Ralston

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Hampton, William: Letter to Robert Ralston


  • December 29, 1800 (Creation)


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"A very interesting and highly detailed letter regarding the invasion of Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, in September 1800, dated Philadelphia, from William Hampton to Robert Ralston. Hampton was the commander of the merchant brig, Sally, of Philadelphia, Robert Ralston whom the letter is addressed was during the fight to drive the French off, for which he was acclaimed in the contemporary letter copy addressed to the Secretary of State, John Marshall, Marshall in 1800 helped negotiate the Convention of 1800, also known as the Treaty of Mortefontaine, which put an end to the skirmishes between the two countries in the Caribbean which had been going on since the XYZ affair. The type of skirmishes described in these manuscripts." -The New Antiquarian

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