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Extract of a Letter from Algiers, September 12
Publication:The Connecticut Courant (1764-1774) - Hartford, Conn.
Date:Dec 31, 1764
 Abstract (Document Summary)

NEAR eight hundred slaves are constantly employed here in making a back water sufficient to contain the whole Algerian navy, secure from the effects of a bombardment, and strongly flank'd with nine batteries of heavy cannon. Perhaps you may wonder how this petty state is bold enough to maintain almost consent hostilities with half the naval powers of Europe; but so long as they...

  

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