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Plumer, William to John Langdon re: Spain & Louisiana purchase, Jefferson's administration

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06543 Author/Creator: Plumer, William Place Written: Washington Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1805/12/15 Pagination: 4 p. 24.7 x 19.4 cm

Summary of Content: Jefferson administration's handling of commerce and maritime matters. Problems that have arisen with Spain over Louisiana purchase: "The Spanish nation is weak and feeble... much to fear from the potent arm of Bonaparte."

Background Information:

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsPoliticsLouisiana PurchaseWestward ExpansionFranceGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsNapoleonic WarsMerchants and TradeCommerce

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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