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In October 1793, as Humphreys was on his way to Algiers, the British arranged a truce between Algiers and Portugal. Lisbon disavowed this truce as soon as it heard about it two weeks later, but in the meantime, Algerian cruisers managed to slip through the Portuguese fleet patrolling the Straits of Gibraltar. By the time Lisbon denounced the treaty, Algiers had captured eleven more American ships and over 100 sailors. The United States now prepared to build the navy jefferson and others had proposed eight years earlier.
Philadelphia, the navy's second largest ship, ran aground off Tripoli and was captured, along with 300 sailors. The men were imprisoned, and the ship was refitted for use against the United States. When news of this disaster struck in March 1804, the Federalists finally had a concrete example ofJefferson's ineptitude to use against him. They had long tried to note the contradiction between Jefferson's cutting of the military budget and promises to maintain sufficient force, but as long as Jefferson and the navy succeeded, this was an empty charge.
In America, George Washington recognized that the federal government in 1786 had no power either to pay tribute or to make credible threats, and he did not foresee this situation changing unless the Americans created a stronger central government with the power to tax. 25 12 American Policy Toward the Muslim World In the summer of 1786 the situation improved. Thomas Barclay, an American businessman and consul in France, arrived in Morocco, where Jefferson and Adams had sent him to negotiate a treaty with Mawlay Muhammad.
And They Still Dance: Women, War, and the Struggle for Change in Mozambique by Stephanie Urdang