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By H. L. Dufour Woolfley

ISBN-10: 1611461359

ISBN-13: 9781611461350

ISBN-10: 1611461944

ISBN-13: 9781611461947

In the summer season of 1813, as battle with Britain intensified, President James Madison secretly dispatched an ambassador to the Regency executive of Spain with the pressing aim of thwarting a feared British bid to exploit Spanish Florida as a base from which to assault the USA, and with the extra wish of buying that territory for the USA. the guy Madison despatched to pursue these difficult projects was once Anthony Morris, a pal of Dolley’s from their adolescence in Philadelphia and a religious Quaker attorney who had by no means ahead of journeyed overseas. Morris, a widower, had willingly accredited the president’s name, regardless of the separation it'll impose from his 4 teenage children.

The Morris project didn't continue as meant, as advancements in Spain conspired to change its scope and extend its period. lengthy after the struggle had ended, Morris used to be pressured to persevere at his submit because the in simple terms American hyperlink to an unfriendly Spanish monarchy. As he dutifully carried on, ill-founded accusations by means of different pissed off American diplomats slurred his acceptance. in the meantime, he thirsted to rejoin his maturing little ones, whose lives have been taking paths that might were not going had he by no means left them. all through this ordeal, a steadfastly philosophical Anthony Morris strove to counter his misery by way of considerate exploration of a countrywide tradition and a non secular religion so very diverse from his personal.

The complete tale of this particular yet little-remembered diplomatic activity has no longer formerly been mentioned. The telling of it the following finds a lot concerning the vexation and confusion endemic to American international relations within the age of sail, while occasions usually moved swifter than the mails. Interwoven with that old account is the poignant revelation of the non secular and cultural progress that Anthony Morris reaped from his odyssey, as displayed in a movement of intimate, fascinating letters to the daughters he had left at domestic.

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