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Privateering and piracy in the colonial period: illustrative documents,

Author: J Franklin Jameson; National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.
Publisher: New York, Macmillan Co., 1923.
Series: Library of American civilization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A privateer is an armed vessel (or its commander) which, in time of war, though owners and officers and crew are private persons, has a commission from a belligerent government to commit acts of warfare on vessels of its enemy"--Pref.
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Genre/Form: History
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Jameson, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1859-1937.
Privateering and piracy in the colonial period: illustrative documents.
New York, Macmillan Co., 1923
(OCoLC)563034575
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Franklin Jameson; National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.
OCLC Number: 2778131
Description: xxvi pages, 1 leaf, 619 pages 23 cm
Contents: Providence island: 2. Governor Nathaniel Butler --
La Garce: 3. Articles of copartnership in New Netherland privateering (Dec. 4, 1646) --
The Holy Ghost: 13. Vote of the Massachusetts house of deputies (June 10, 1654) --
The Blue Dove: 14. Portuguese Commission ... to Charles de Bils (1662) ; 26. Plea of John Douglas --
The Providence: 36. Declaration of Henry King and John Champion (1673) --
The St. Anthony --
Case of Rodriguez and Rhodes --
Brandenburg privateers --
Bartholomew Sharp ...: 44. The buccaneers at Portobello (1680) ; 45. The buccaneers on the Isthmus and in the South Sea (1680-1682) ; 46. Sir Henry Morgan to Sir Leoline Jenkins (1682) --
The Salamander --
The Camelion: 50. Agreement to commit piracy (1683) ; 51. Court for the trial of piracy (1683) --
Case of William Coward --
Case of Benjamin Blackledge (Con.) Case of Henry Every: 58. Petition of the East India Company (1696) ; 66. Certificate for John Devin (Bahamas) (1698) ; 70. Proclamation of Lieut.-Gov. Stoughton (1698) --
Case of William Kidd: Sarah Kidd to Thomas Payne (1699) ; 83. The Danish governor of St. Thomas to Lord Bellomont (1699) ; 89. Captain Kid's farewel to the seas ; or, the famous pirate's lament (1701) --
The Fidelia --
La Paix: 95. Benjamin Harrison, Jr., to Governor Nicholson (1700) ; 97. William Wilson to Governor Nicholson (1700) --
Privateers at Martinique --
Case of John Quelch and his fellow pirates --
The pirates of the Whidah --
Prize courts --
Piracy of Bartholomew Roberts --
Admiralty courts --
Cases of John Rose Archer: 119. Trial of John Fillmore and Edward Cheesman (1724) ; 122. Trial of John Baptis and Peter Traffery (1724) ; 126. Instructions of George II. to captains of privateers (1739) --
Dumaresq vs. the Amsterdam Post: (Con.) 140. Certificate of British consul in Madeira (1740) ; 142. Certificate of British-Dutch vice-consul in Tenneriffe (1740) --
The Revenge: 144. Commission of Capt. Benjamin Norton as a privateer (1741) ; 160. Agreement : The Revenge and the Success (1744) ; 164. Suggestions as to plundering Hispaniola --
The Princess of Orange --
The Young Eagle --
The Hawk --
The Lewis Joseph and the St. Anne --
The Apollo --
The Prince Charles of Lorraine --
The Elizabeth --
La Virgen del Rosario y el Santo Christo de Buen Viage: 184. Libel of Richard Haddon (1757) ; 187. Deposition of Don Felipe Ybanez (1758) --
The Dageroed: 197. Bill of health (1757) ; 201. Notes on commissions for trying pirates (1762, 1772).
Series Title: Library of American civilization.
Responsibility: edited under the auspices of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, by John Franklin Jameson ...

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"A privateer is an armed vessel (or its commander) which, in time of war, though owners and officers and crew are private persons, has a commission from a belligerent government to commit acts of warfare on vessels of its enemy"--Pref.

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