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Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1762 - 1816

Tobias Lear (September 19, 1762 – October 11, 1816) was the personal secretary to President George Washington. Lear served Washington from 1784 until the former-President's death in 1799. Lear's journal details Washington's final moments and his last words: 'Tis well. Tobias Lear also served as third President Thomas Jefferson's envoy to Saint-Domingue (modern-day Haiti), and as peace envoy in the Mediterranean Sea and North Africa during the First Barbary War (1801–1805) and the Second Barbary War (1815). He was responsible for negotiating a peace treaty with the Bey of Tripoli that ended the first Barbary War.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 816316
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Identifier: Mss 816316
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George Washington Campbell letter

Mss 816174
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Identifier: Mss 816174
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John Wingate Weeks letter

Mss 816154
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Identifier: Mss 816154
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John Wingate Weeks letter

Mss 816356.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 816356.1
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Rufus King letter

Mss 816124
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Identifier: Mss 816124
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Tobias Lear letter

Mss 815373.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 815373.1
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William Pinckney letter

Mss 816171.1
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Identifier: Mss 816171.1
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