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2020-12-18 05:37:44
Papers relative to the seizure of the British sloop Providence in Bristol Harbor, with the decision of the Supreme Court at Newport
N.p., n.d. [Likely Newport: ca. 1737]. Folio, 12 pages, with legal glosses in the margins; some tears and chipping at the margins occasionally touching a letter or word (sense in most cases remains clear), old shadows, later pencil annotations in the margins; good and legible. This manuscript shows up via google in Norton's Catalogue of Rare Autographs, Coins, Etc. in 1862 priced at $2. The case is outlined succinctly in the Acts of the Privy Council (Colonial - 1738), pp. 603-5: "Reference to the Committee of the petition of Peleg Brown of Newport, Collector of his Majesty's Customs in Rhode Island and the county of Bristol in America, hearing his appeal from a judgment of the General Assembly, 4 May, 1737, confirming a judgment of the Superior Court at Newport, 29. March, 1737, in favour of James Allen and Ezekiel Chever relating to 96 hogsheads and 6 barrels of foreign molasses... "Brown alleges that on the 11th of March 1735 he made Seizure of a Sloop called the Providence Samuel Silk Master Laden with Ninety Six Hogsheads and Six Barrells of Foreign Molosses and also with twenty five Casks of Gunpowder Cloth and other Commoditys of the product and manufacture of Europe, which Lading the said Sloop had taken in at Surinam a Settlement belonging to the Dutch with an intent to run the same into New England. And that he had filed his Information in the Court of Vice Admiralty for Condemnation of the said Vessel and of the said European Goods, whereupon James Allen and Ezekiel Chever came in and Entered their Claim to the Sloop and set up a Claim by Attorney in the Name of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (rulonmillerbooks) [Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States]
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