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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 807155
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Identifier: Mss 807155
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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.

William Eaton letter

Mss 798628
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Identifier: Mss 798628
Scope and Contents Letter from William Eaton of Pilad. to John Phillips Ripley of Philadelphia berating Ripley for betraying writer's confidence and perverting facts in regard to the Blount conspiracy.

William Eaton letter

Mss 799352
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Identifier: Mss 799352
Scope and Contents Letter from William Eaton of Tunis to James Leander Cathcart of Tripoli dispatching advice to [Mr. O'Brien] Consul general at Algiers.

William Eaton letter

Mss 799463
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Identifier: Mss 799463
Scope and Contents Letter from William Eaton to James Leander Cathcart of Tripoli writer gives extract from 15th article of Treaty with Tunis. Jacob, his hacsansal has been under examination of Supt. of prisons to extort from him a confession that writer is in the contraband trade. "The wine and brandy must remain here until I can drink it..."

William Eaton letter

Mss 800354
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Identifier: Mss 800354
Scope and Contents Receipt from William Eaton for provisions for the U.S. frigate Constellation. Signed by the purser of the Frigate.

William Eaton letter

Mss 802401
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Identifier: Mss 802401
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William Eaton letter

Mss 803513
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Identifier: Mss 803513
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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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