By H. L. Dufour Woolfley
The Morris undertaking didn't continue as meant, as advancements in Spain conspired to change its scope and extend its length. lengthy after the warfare had ended, Morris used to be pressured to persevere at his put up because the basically American hyperlink to an unfriendly Spanish monarchy. As he dutifully carried on, ill-founded accusations through different pissed off American diplomats slurred his acceptance. in the meantime, he thirsted to rejoin his maturing teenagers, whose lives have been taking paths that will were not likely had he by no means left them. all through this ordeal, a steadfastly philosophical Anthony Morris strove to counter his misery via considerate exploration of a countrywide tradition and a spiritual religion so very assorted from his personal.
The complete tale of this specified yet little-remembered diplomatic pastime has now not formerly been stated. The telling of it right here finds a lot in regards to the vexation and confusion endemic to American international relations within the age of sail, while occasions frequently moved quicker than the mails. Interwoven with that ancient account is the poignant revelation of the non secular and cultural development that Anthony Morris reaped from his odyssey, as displayed in a movement of intimate, fascinating letters to the daughters he had left at domestic.
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