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Eaton, William, 1764-1811

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1764 - 1811

William Eaton (23 February 1764 – 1 June 1811) was a United States Army officer and the diplomatic officer Consul General to Tunis (1797–1803). He played an important diplomatic and military role in the First Barbary War between the United States and Tripoli (1801–1805). He led the first foreign United States military victory at the Battle of Derne by capturing the Tripoli subject city of Derne in support of the restoration of the pasha (local monarch), Hamet Caramelli, William Eaton also gave testimony at the treason trial of former Vice President Aaron Burr. He served one term in the General Court of Massachusetts (state legislature). William Eaton was born in Woodstock, Connecticut. In 1790, he graduated from Dartmouth College.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

William Eaton letter

Mss 805203
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Identifier: Mss 805203
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William Eaton letter

Mss 805207
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Identifier: Mss 805207
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William Eaton letter

Mss 789505
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Identifier: Mss 789505
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William Eaton letter

Mss 790356
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Identifier: Mss 790356
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William Eaton letter

Mss 807471
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Identifier: Mss 807471
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William Eaton letter

Mss 806617
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Identifier: Mss 806617
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William Eaton letter

Mss 806653
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Identifier: Mss 806653
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William Eaton letter

Mss 807155
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Identifier: Mss 807155
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William Eaton letter

Mss 803513
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Identifier: Mss 803513
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William Eaton letter

Mss 793403
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Identifier: Mss 793403
Scope and Contents Three page letter from William Eaton from a camp near Washington to an unidentified recipient regarding the prospects of war.