By H. L. Dufour Woolfley
The Morris undertaking didn't continue as meant, as advancements in Spain conspired to change its scope and delay its length. lengthy after the battle had ended, Morris was once pressured to persevere at his put up because the purely American hyperlink to an unfriendly Spanish monarchy. As he dutifully carried on, ill-founded accusations by means of different pissed off American diplomats slurred his acceptance. in the meantime, he thirsted to rejoin his maturing little ones, whose lives have been taking paths that will were not going had he by no means left them. all through this ordeal, a steadfastly philosophical Anthony Morris strove to counter his misery by way of considerate exploration of a countrywide tradition and a spiritual religion so very diversified from his personal.
The complete tale of this certain yet little-remembered diplomatic pastime has no longer formerly been mentioned. The telling of it the following finds a lot concerning the vexation and confusion endemic to American international relations within the age of sail, while occasions frequently moved speedier than the mails. Interwoven with that historic account is the poignant revelation of the religious and cultural progress that Anthony Morris reaped from his odyssey, as displayed in a circulate of intimate, fascinating letters to the daughters he had left at domestic.
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A Quaker Goes to Spain: The Diplomatic Mission of Anthony Morris, 1813–1816 (Studies in Eighteenth-Century America and the Atlantic World) by H. L. Dufour Woolfley