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Ransoms demanded for U.S. Citizens
Ransoms demanded for U.S. Citizens
(Courtesy of the National Archives)

Agents of the Mathurin religious order and others negotiated for the hostages' release. Through these intermediaries, the rulers in Algiers stated the ransoms demanded for the captives.

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