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Record of commissions granted to captains authorized as privateers to engage & seize British merchant vessels & cargo.  Includes requests made to governor for issuance by ship owners, merchant backers or interested parties with reference to tonnage, armament, officers & crew, military stores, etc. as well as copy of instructions issued by Congress to commanders of vessels so commissioned. 1 volume 131 pp. 12" x 15" x 3":: C#0185

Dates:  1776 – 1780

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Extent: 1 bound volume / name index from on volume

Types of Materials: hand written manuscripts

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Related Sources:  C#0180 – Admiralty County Papers, 11 Vols. 1726 – 1781; C#0180 & C#0181 – Admiral Court Minute Books / Index, 1727, 1740 – 1743, 1776 – 1783; C#1089 – Maritime Papers, Bonds, Masters of Vessels, (1756 – 1785); C#0257 - Governor Correspondence; C#00203 – RI Colony Records; C#0210 – Acts & Resolves of the General Assembly; Bartlett, John Russell, Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England, 1636 - 1792 10 Volumes, Providence, 1856 – 1865


Records filed under "Maritime Papers-Letters of Marque & Reprisal, 1776-1780"


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