Fulwar Skipwith

Fulwar Skipwith

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Fulwar Skipwith (February 21, 1765 - January 7, 1839) was an American diplomat and politician, who served as a U.S. Consul in Martinique, and later as the U.S. Consul-General in France. He was instrumental in negotiating the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and was president of the Republic of West Florida in 1810.Skipwith was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, and was a distant cousin of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. Skipwith studied at William and Mary College, but left at age 16 to enlist in the army during the American Revolution. He served at the Siege of Yorktown in 1781.In 1791-95 Skipwith served in the American delegation in France under Ambassador James Monroe. In 1795, Monroe appointed him Consul-General in Paris.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135923919
  • 9786135923919