Title: Maritime Papers - Letters of Marque & Reprisal, 1776-1780
Extent: 1.0 Volumes
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Scope and Contents: Record of commissions granted to captains authorized to engage & seize British merchant vessels as private men of war. 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.