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AMERICAN VESSELS 



CAPTURED BY THE 



BRITISH 



DURING THE 



Revolution and War of 1812 



The Records of the Vice-Admiralty Court 
at Halifax, Nova Scotia. 




THE ESSEX INSTITUTE 

Salem, Massachusetts 
1911 



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IN EXCH**QE 



MAY 13 1913 



RECORDS OF THE VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT 
AT HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA. 

THE CONDEMNATION OF PRIZES AND RECAPTURES OF 
THE REVOLUTION AND THE "WAR OF 1812. 



The records of the Vice-Admiralty Court at Halifax, 
Nova Scotia, covering the period of the American Revo- 
lution, are now preserved in the Provincial Building at 
Halifax, in the custody of the Provincial Secretary. The 
registers for the years 1776-1783 are in three folio vol- 
umes and preserve only the essential facts. The original 
files of documents relating to each case have disappeared. 
Some years ago a considerable mass of manuscripts was 
found stored at the Navy Yard in Halifax, and after 
burning a portion and selling considerable for junk, the re- 
mainder was sent to the Admiralty Office in London. 
Possibly some of these Vice-Admiralty Court papers may 
have found their way to London in this manner. 

The Vice- Admiralty Court records for the period of the 
War of 1812 are now stored in the County Court House 
at Halifax. The register of cases is in the Prothonotary's 
Office and the files of original papers are contained in 
some dozen or more boxes stored in a damp basement. 
The papers in each file are numbered to correspond with 
the number of the case in the register of the court, and in 
the abstracts here printed these case numbers are included 
so that it may be possible to secure additional information 
upon application to the office of the Prothonotary. These 
files in many instances contain a considerable number of 
papers in addition to the documents of the Court. The 
ship's papers, if not already destroyed at the time of cap- 
ture, will be found, consisting of the commission — in the 
case of a privateer — the ship's register or license, the 
crew list, bill of health, various bills of lading, and some- 
times owner's instructions with business correspondence. 

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In the following pages the records covering the period 
of the Revolution are printed in a condensed form, al- 
phabetically arranged by the name of the vessel captured, 
and precede the records of the War of 1812. The first 
case brought before the Court was under date of April 15, 
1776. Previous to that time prizes taken along the New 
England coast had been condemned at a Vice-Admiralty 
Court sitting in Boston. Two typical cases recorded in 
the register of the Court are here reprinted verbatim to 
illustrate the form of entry. 

George Francis Dow. 



CAUSE. 



" Thomas Fitzherbert Esq r % Commander of His Majes- 
ty's Ship of War the Raisonable, vs. the Schooner Wil- 
liam & Cargo. 
« 27th Feb*. J Register's Office, March 2d, 1778. 

1778 1 Thomas Chambers midshipman on Board 

His Majesty's Ship Raisonable, being duly sworn depo- 
seth, that being on a Cruise to the Eastward of St. George's 
Banks, on or about the 19 day of February last they fell 
in with a Schooner & took her, & found she was from 
Cape Anne Bound to Bilboa Loaded with Rice & tobac- 
co, that the Master's name was Osburn Serjeant, & the 
Schooner was call'd the William, that the Deponent was 
put on Board as Prize Master, & he brought said 
Schooner into this Harbour. 

Thomas Chambers. 

Sworn before 
Wm. Morris D. Rr. 

♦'March 19. Court opened by Making Proclamation as 
usual. Proclamation made for all Claimors to appear & 
Asert their claims, none appeared. The Libel order & 
return thereon read, the evidence taken before the regis- 



ter also read, the Advocate Gen 1 , then moved for a De- 
cree, which was pronounced as on file, whereby the said 
Schooner & Cargo was condemned as Lawfull Prize to 
the Captors. 

" Court adjourned without Day." 

" April 15 th , 1776. Sundry Goods seized on Board the 
Schooner Tarter. 

" April 19th, 1776. " Wyndham Bryer being duly 
Sworne deposeth that he was on Board the Lively a Mid- 
shipman, that in February last near Cape Ann in New 
England Captain Bishop Seiz'd the Schooner Tarter, and 
carried her into Boston. That they found on board about 
two Hogsheads, one Tierce and thirteen Barrels Sugar, nine 
Hogshead and one Barrel of Coffee and Six Hogsheads of 
Cocoa Nutts, all which are now in the Harbour of Halifax, 
is not positively certain as to the exact number of Casks." 

" Having maturely considered the allegations against 
sundry Goods and Merchandise seized and taken by 
Thomas Bishop Esq r , Commander of his Majestys Ship 
of War the Lively and libelled in this Court by William 
Nesbitt Esq., his Majestys Advocate General in the 
said Court for and on behalf as well of said Majesty as of 
the said Thomas Bishop wherein the said Advocate al- 
ledges that contrary to an Act of Parliament made & 
pass'd in the sixteenth year of his present Majestys reign 
one Benjamin Warren master of a certain schooner called 
the Tarter was carrying on a Trade with and endeavour- 
ing to enter the Harbour of some one of the Colonies now 
in open Rebellion, and that the said Schooner Tarter and 
some part of her cargo had been condemned in the Court 
Vice Admiralty at Boston in New England, but that some 
part of said cargo to wit two hogsheads, one tierce and 
thirteen barrels of sugar, nine hogsheads and one barrel of 
coffee and six hogsheads of Cocoa Nutts were not con- 
demn'd, but are now brought into this Harbour of Halifax 
and. are within the jurisdiction of this Court and it ap- 
pearing to us by Papers produc'd and other Evidence sworn 
and examined in open Court that the said Benjamin War- 
ren the Master of said Schooner was carrying on a Trade 



and Commerce with the Colonies now in open Rebellion 
Contrary to the Actt of Parliament before mentioned & 
all persons claiming property in the said two Hogsheads 
one Tierce & thirteen Barrels of Sugar nine Hogsheads 
& one Barrel of Coffee & Six Hogsheads of Cocoa part 
of y e Cargo of y e said Schooner Tarter having been duly 
notified to appear & assert their claims but no person 
appearing so to do tho thrice called upon & all matters 
for a fair & impartial tryal of the Premises haveing been 
fully attended to we adjudge and decree the said two 
Hogsheads one Tierce & thirteen Barrels of Sugar nine 
Hogsheads and one Barrel of Coffee & Six Hogsheads of 
Cocoa Nutts to be lawfull Prize to y e Captors thereof & 
do condemn the same as such accordingly and do order 
the same to be deliver'd to y e Agent or Agents for the said 
Thomas Bishop his Officers and Crew to be divided in such 
Proportions & after such Manner as his Majesty by his 
Royal Proclamation or Proclamations hereafter to be Is- 
sued for that purpose shall think fit to order & direct. 
Given under our hand & the seal of y e said Court this 
4 th day of May Anno Domini 1776 & in the 16 year of 
his Majestys reign. 

Rich. Bulkeley 
Jud. Adm tis " 



• Abigal, schr., Josiah Thatcher, master, South Carolina 
to some port in Massachusetts Bay, cargo : rice, pitch, tar, 
indigo, deer skins, etc., captured April 5th, 1778, near 
George's Banks, by H. M. S. Scarborough. 

Active, brigantine, a recapture. Taken by H. M. S. 
Amazon off the coast of Nova Scotia about July 19th, 
1777, from the Rebels, who had taken her on her passage 
from Quebec to England, and were proceeding to Boston. 
"Enoch Taylor being duly Sworne Deposeth, that he be- 
longed to the Schooner Speedwell, a Privateer fitted out 
from Boston, New England, commanded by one Jonathan 
Greley, mounting 8 four pounders, 8 swivels, & had 
thirteen hands Men and Boys on Board, that on or about 



the 20th June last being on a Cruize in said Privateer, they 
fell in with a Brig called the Active, being then to the 
Eastward of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland & in 
the Latitude 48° which Brig they took and found she had 
been at Quebec last fall with Provisions, & was when 
taken Bound to Liverpool in England one — Clark master 
of her, that she had 8 four pounders 8 swivels, a chest of 
small arms, 10 barrels of Powder, the best part of a Suit 
of Sails, which he the Deponant understood was for the 
Brig, some Balls, Cartridges, Pistols & Cutlasses, all which 
they put on Board the Privateer, that they also took out 
the Master, Mate and all the hands, except three lads, that 
one Thomas Smith was put on Board Prize Master, who 
had orders from the Captain of the Privateer to proceed to 
Boston with said Brig or any other Port in New England 
he could get into, that on or about the 20th July Inst, be- 
ing off Cape Sables, they fell in with a ship called the 
Amazon Commanded by Capt. Jacobs who retook the 
said Brig & brought her into this Port, and the Deponant 
further Deposeth that he understood said Brig was a hired 
vessel, that he does not know what became of the Papers, 
but supposes the Captain of the Privateer took them." The 
Active was sold to pay captors one-eighth, sundry expen- 
ses, and leaving for the owners £186. 18. 8^. 

Active, schr., about 85 tons, two sets of papers found on 
board, by one the vessel was cleared out from Canso, in 
N. S., and the other from Salem. The captors were in- 
formed that she belonged to Salem. Captured Oct. 4th, 
1782, in Boston Bay, by the Sloop of War Savage. 

Adventure, schr., cargo of — Libel September 11th, 
1782, by armed brigantine Meriam. 

Adventure, snow, a recapture. " Anthony Roiz being 
duly sworne deposeth that he shipp'd himself on Board the 
snow Adventure, Thomas Brown master at New York 9th 
May last Bound for Newfoundland, Loaded with Salt, Gen- 
ena, Chocolate, Coffee, Tar, Turpentine, & sundry other 
articles, that he was taken near St. John's Harbour, New 
foundland, by a Yanky Privateer, that he was on Board- 



said Privateer 32 days, that on or about the 7th July last, 
they were retaken by the Resolution privateer, Thomas 
Ross Commander, and brought into this port, that Cap- 
tain Brown (he believes) was part owner." An eighth of 
the salt was decreed to the recaptors and the vessel and 
other goods forfeited to his Majesty. The rebel privateer's 
crew were carrying the prize to Salem. 

Adventurer, brigantine, bound for the West Indies 
loaded with lumber,captured near Frenchman's Bay, N. E., 
about Dec. 6th, 1778, by H. M. S. Rainbow's tender, True 
Blue. 

Ajax, brigantine, Thomas Workman, master, a recap- 
ture. Depositions referred to " as on file.'' The only 
information to be gathered from the record is that the 
Ajax was recaptured previous to Oct. 17th, 1778, the date 
of libel. 

Albion, brigantine, John Birket, master, a recapture. 
June 20th, 1781, "James Butlar, masters mate of His 
Majesty's Ship of War the Charlestown being duly sworn 
deposeth that being on a cruize on the 18th of June Inst, 
they fell in with a Brig on the Coast of Nova Scotia, which 
they took, that she was then when retaken in the Posses- 
sion of the Rebels, that she is loaded with Rum, Sugar 
and Puminto as the Deponant was Informed, & was 
originally Bound from Jamaica to England when taken 
by the Americans, that she is now brought safe into this 
Port by the Charlestown, & that the papers now pro- 
duced by the agent for the Captors marked No. 1 a 12 are 
the papers found on Board the said Brigantine, without 
fraud, subduction, or Embezzlement, & that they are 
all the papers found & Received from on board the said 
Brigantine, except some letters directed to Persons in 
England which have not been opened." 

Amazone, brig, in ballast from Cyan to New York, cap- 
tured off Sandy Hook April 18th or 19th, 1776, by a ten- 
der belonging to H. M. S. Phenix. 



Amsterdam, brig, James McGee, master, Masdrant in 
Sweden to Boston, cargo : dry goods, captured Oct. 19th, 
1791, off Cape Ann, by H. M. S. Amphytrite. 

Ann, brigantine, a recapture, Charles Webster, master. 
June 18th, 1781. "Francis Harrison, mate of the Brig- 
antine Ann of London being duly sworn deposeth that he 
shipped on Board the said brig at London for New York 
that afterwards on their voyage from New York to Lisbon 
they were chased by a Rebel privateer about four Glasses 
when they came up with the Brig & took her on about 
the 8th June Inst, off of Block Island near Rhode Island, 
that she was called the Neptune, one Smith Commander 
belonging to Boston mounting, Sixteen Six pounders, and 
sixty men, that after Exchanging Hands they were preced- 
ing with the Brig for Boston that on or about the 10th 
June Inst., near the Nantucket Shoals they fell in with 
His Majesty's ship the America Thomson Commander 
who retook them and sent them into this Port under the 
convoy of His Majesty's ship of War the Royal Oak, that 
the master of the Brig, Charles Webster, was kept on. 
Board the Privateer, & that the said Master had all the 
Papers belonging to the Brig in his Chest with him on; 
Board said Privateer." 

Ann, schr., a recapture. Nov. 6th, 1781. " Charles 
Milford, Midshipman on board His Majesty's Ship As- 
surance, being duly sworn deposeth that they were in 
Lat. 41°, 10," Long. 62° when they fell in with a Schooner 
which they chased about 8 hours and took her, and found 
she was from Cork bound to New York, called the Ann, and 
on her passage had been taken by a Rebel Privateer, called 
the Thorn & was when taken by the Assurance in the 
Possession of the Rebels, that the Deponant was put on 
board as Prize Master, & was making the best of his 
way for the Port of Halifax, when on the 22d October he 
fell in with His Majesty's Ship Charlestown who ordered 
the Deponant to keep company with her, being off Jed- 
dore to the Eastward of Halifax the wind being to the 
Westward, they endeavour'd to work up, but the Schooner 
being a bad sailor fell to Leeward, the Charlestown being 



at some distance we saw a sail coming out of Jeddore, 
who chased the Schooner, Charlestown discovering that 
bore away, but before the Charlestown could come up the 
Privateer was alongside & took the Deponent, the Pri- 
vateer being apprehensive of the Charlestown coming up 
with her, kept ahead of the schooner Ann, & ordered the 
Deponant to steer after her. As soon as the Deponant 
thought he was out of Shot of the Privateer, he brought 
too and waited for the Charlestown. When she came up 
she hoisted out her cutter, & Sent her on board, & im- 
mediately made sail after the Privateer, which they took, 
and the next morning joined the schooner Ann, & or- 
der'd the Deponent to stand to the Westward, & make 
all the sail he possibly could, the next day they made 
Cape L Have, being short of water, they proposed going 
in, which they were prevented from doing by a gale of 
wind which came on and drove them to the westward, as 
far as Port Mutton, then they endeavour'd to get in, 
hoisted the Union Jack and fired a gun, as a signal of Dis- 
tress, no relief coming they hoisted out their boat and one 
of the Rebel Prisoners and the Deponent rowed into the 
Harbour, just as they entered the Harbour a Privateer 
bore down upon them and took them on board, & went 
out to the schooner which they boarded, and took out all 
the Rebel Prisoners that were on board and plundered the 
vessel of Sundry articles, that on seeing two sail to the 
Leward & one to Windward, they quitted the schooner 
and left the Deponent with three men and a boy in pos- 
session of her, that one of the sail to Leward gave chase 
to the Deponent, and being but weakly mann'd & in 
want of water the deponent bore down to her, that she 
fired two guns at the schooner Ann and hoisted American 
colors after they were alongside the schooner about a 
quarter of an hour the Brig hoisted English Colors, sent a 
boat on board the schooner with three men and a Prize 
Master, that he understood she was called the Sir Andrew 
and Hamond Peter Henderkin commander, and went in 
chase of the sail to Windward, which they took, and then 
took the Deponent, & one of his Men out of the schooner 
Ann, and sent her into this Port." The salvage was divided 
between Assurance and the Sir Andrew Hamond. 



Argus, ship, a recapture. " Thomas Robinson Mariner 
on Board the Ship Argus being duly Sworne Deposeth 
that on or about the 12th day of July last, on their pas- 
sage from Barbados to Quebec they fell in with a Priva- 
teer Sloop called the Trumbull, commanded by one Henry 
Billings & Mounting 12 Carriage Guns & about 70 
men, that after they Boarded the Ship Argus they ex- 
changed Hands put a Prize Master on Board, & then 
Shaped their Course for Boston, that about 19 Days after- 
wards they were Chased by a Man of War who retook the 
Ship Argus being then to the northward of Cape Anne 
off of Piscataqua River, which Man of War they found to 
be the Amazon Commanded by Maximilian Jacobs, who 
took Possession of said Ship & sent her into this Port of 
Halifax where she now is." 

Francis Sandford, of the Trumbull, who was brought 
to Halifax on the brig Betsey, also made a deposition in 
this case. 

Atlanta, sloop of war, a recapture. July 21st, 1781, 
" Hezekiah Welsh second Lieutenant on Board the Alli- 
ance being duly sworn Deposeth that being on a Cruize- 
in said ship on or about the 30th May last in Lat. 42° 
Long, 60° they fell in with His Majesty's Sloop of War the 
Atalanta, which they took after engaging her 3 Hours and 
a Half, that the Captain of the Alliance, ordered the Dep* 
to take possession of the Atalanta and proceed with her to 
Boston, New England, that on their passage thither the 
7th June last, being near Cape Cod, they fell in with His 
Majesty's ships of War the Assurance, Charlestown, Am- 
phy trite and Vulture, which retook the said sloop Atalan- 
ta, put a British officer & Seamen on board her & sent 
her safe into this Port of Halifax." 

" Francis Downing being duly sworn Deposeth, that he 
belonged to the Sloop of War the Atalanta and was Ser- 
vant to the Doctor of her, that being on a cruize from St. 
John's in Newfoundland on or about the 28th day of May 
last they fell in with an American Frigate called the Alli- 
ance, which they engaged 7 Glasses & a half that the 
Alliance being greatly superior in Force to the Atalanta 



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having Forty Guns, sixes, nines & twelves, the Atalanta 
after losing Twenty-four men killed & wounded was 
obliged to strike, that after the Alliance had shifted Hands 
with the Atalanta, she ordered the Atalanta for Boston in 
New England & shaped her Course for Philadelphia, that 
three days after parting company with the Alliance, the 
Atalanta fell in with the Assurance, Charlestown, Amphy- 
trite & Vulture, which ships retook the Atalanta, & 
sent her into this port." 

The prisoners taken by the Alliance were put on a 
brigantine taken at Newfoundland, and sent into Halifax. 

Baltimore, sloop, William Clesby, master, loaded with 
one hogshead molasses and about 100 lbs. coffee, with no 
register or other papers, except a few letters got out of a 
passenger's chest, bound from the East Passage near Cape 
Sable to a place called Narrow Guerres near Mechias, 
captured about forty leagues westward of Seal Islands, 
Aug. 13th, 1776, by the armed sloop Gage. 

Bell, brig, recaptured from the rebels Aug. 4th, 1780, 
off Halifax light house, by William Gill, the owner, and 
some hands and passengers on the brig, and brought into 
Halifax Harbour. 

Bell or Bill and Mary, ship, John Burrows, master, 
owned in Philadelphia by one Mitchell, bound to France, 
cargo: tobacco; captured April 20th, 1777, off the Capes 
of Virginia by H. M. S. Phenix, and sent into New York. 
George Scott, mariner on the ship Bell and Mary, made 
deposition. Letter signed by Robert Morris, or as in next 
paragraph, Thomas Morris, dated at Philadelphia, April 
1st, 1777, read in Court. Reference made to packet di- 
rected to Dr. Francklin at Paris, France. 

Bellona, schr., Guadelope to Newbury, cargo : rum, 
coffee and molasses, captured March 7th, 1778, between 
Cape Sable and George's Banks, by H. M. S. Rainbow's 
tender, the schooner Arbuthnot. 

Betsey, brig, a recapture. Aug. 6th, 1777. " Henry 



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Trotman, Gentleman, being duly Sworne, Deposeth that 
on or about the 12th day of July last, about 5 o'clock 
A. M., in Latitude 42° 26" Long. 50° 30" or thereabouts, 
The Brig Betsey Bayley Warren Master, Owned in Bar- 
bados, and Liverpool, Loaded with Rum & Sugar, part 
the Deponants property the other part consigned to him 
Bound to Quebec, was Chased, Fired at, & taken, by a 
Privateer Sloop of 12 guns, & about 70 men, called the 
Trumbull, Henry Billings Master of New London, all the 
Crew of the Brig except two men was taken out of the 
Brig directly, consisting of Six Whites, one Black & 
the Captain ; and a Prize Master and Seven Men 
was put on Board the Brig, out of the Privateer, 
The Deponants Son, said two men & himself remained on 
Board. The next day in the afternoon Capt. Billings 
came on Board the Brig with Capt. Warren, & spent some 
Hours on Board, when said Billings was willing & gave 
Consent for Capt. Warren to Tarry and remain on Board 
the Brig, with those that were already left, but the Prize 
Master & his people rejected & would not consent to it, 
when Captain Billings ordered several things to be taken 
out of the Brig, such as a small Cask of Spirit a Bar, 
Sugar, Limes, Cordage & c & after Consenting to Exchange 
one of the men that was left on Board for one that was 
taken out the Evening before Capt. Billings & Capt. War- 
ren left the Brig, Wishing us all well and safe in Boston, 
The Deponants Son and himself remained Prisoners, & 
the two men did their Duty as Seamen on Board under 
the Command of Caleb Trapp the Prize Master, who did 
all he could to get to Boston New England until the 21st 
of the same month about 9 oClock in the evening, when 
the two men that was left on Board, & the Deponant and 
Son (having previously agreed to it) Surprized the 
Watch on Deck, Confined them retook the Vessel, then 
called up the other Watch & Confined them, except one 
man who offered to Ship in the Deponants Service, they 
then got the Vessel about, the Prize Master being below 
asleep knew nothing of it until about 2 oClock next morn- 
ing when he wanted to come upon Deck but could not the 
compa. being Shut, as soon as the Vessel was about the 



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Deponant bad the men unbound, & they went to Sleep in 
the Boat, the next Day be shipp'd another of their Crew, 
set the Prisoners some Bounds, & suffered them on Deck 
occasionally, & proceeded directly for Halifax, Nova 
Scotia, where he arrived on the 2d Day of this present 
Month August, after a Disagreeable time from Bad Wea- 
ther, & further saith not." 

" Francis Sandford a Seaman on Board the Privateer 
called the Trumbull, being duly Sworne Deposeth that the 
said Sloop was fitted out at New London, Commanded by 
one Henry Billings, & mounting Twelve Carriage Guns, 
Twelve Swivels, & Seventy five men, that being on a 
Cruize to the Eastward of the Banks of New London, on 
or about the 12 Day of July last, they fell in with the 
Brigantine Betsey, Bayley Warren Master, which Brig 
they fired at and took, and took out the Master and all the 
Seamen, except two and two Passengers M r Trotman & 
Son & put on Board the Brig out of the Privateer a Prize 
Master Mate & Six hands, & then shaped their Course for 
Boston New England, that 7 or 8 Days afterwards on their 
said Passage to Boston, about 9 oClock in the evening M r 
Trotman and Son and the two Seamen belonging to the 
Brig rose upon them and retook the said Brig from them 
& then shaped their Course for Halifax." 

Betsey, brigantine, Edward Davis, master, Boston to 
Amsterdam, cargo: mahogany and logwood, captured Aug. 
2d, 1781, off Nova Scotia by the Letter of Marque Schoon- 
er Betsey. Edward Davis of the brigantine Betsey, made 
deposition. 

Betsey, brigantine, George Knowles master, a recapture. 
" George Knowles, master of the Brigantine Betsey being 
duly Sworn Deposeth that he sailed from St. Johns in 
East Florida the 18 th July last loaded with pitch & Tar, 
Bound to Jamaica that they fell in with two Rebel Letter 
of Marque Brigs, who chased the Deponent from 4 in the 
morning till 2 in the afternoon of the 27 th July, when they 
came up with the Brig Betsey & took & manned her with 
four seamen, & two Prize Masters, & took out 4 of the 



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Brig's Hands, leaving only the Deponant, 2 d mate & a 
negro man & then made for Salem, that on the 8 th of 
August Inst, they fell in with the Warwick & Garland off 
of Nantucket Island, who retook the said Brig, & sent her 
into this port, that they (the Rebels) took out a Spy Glass, 
an English Jack and nothing else to the Deponant's know- 
ledge." 

Betsey, schr., Henry White, master, " was going into 
some one Port or place in some one of his Majestys Colo- 
nies now in open Rebellion, to trade," captured previous 
to April 27 th 1776, by H. M. Armed Brig the Hope. 

Betsey, schr., Ross, master, Cape Porpois to the West 
Indies, cargo: lumber, captured December 5 th , 1777, in 
Boston Bay, by H. M. S. Milford. 

Betsey, ship, a recapture. " William Dowdoll late sea- 
man on board the ship Betsey Thomas Jarrold late Mas- 
ter Bound from the Isle of White to this Port of Halifax 
being duly sworne Deposeth that on or about the 2 Day of 
November Instant they fell in with & was taken about 40 
Leagues to the Eastward of the Grand Bank of Newfound- 
land, by a Brigantine called the Washington* Commanded 
by one Elias Smith mounting Twelve Carriage Guns, and 
a number of Swivels, that when they were taken, the 
Rebels put about Eleven Hands out of the Privateer on 
Board the Ship Betsey, and took the Master, Thos. Jarrold, 
& five Hands out & then shaped their course for Cape 
Anne. That Sunday morning the 17 th Inst, the ship Bet- 
sey fell in with Capt. Dawson Commander of his Majesty's 
Brig the Hope, who retook the Ship Betsey & brought her 
into this Port of Halifax." 

Betsey, sloop, captured August 13 th , 1777, at Machias 
River, with no one on board and no papers to be found, by 
H. M. S. Rainbow and Mermaid. The Betsey was a square 
stern sloop, and had on board about 5,000 feet of boards. 

Betsey, sloop, Edward Millikin, master, Piscataqua to 

•Brigt. Washington, Capt. Elias Smith, was owned in Beverly. 



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Cape Porpoise, cargo: apples, cider, corn, sheep and other 
stores, captured October 23d, 1780, on the coast of New- 
England, by the armed schooner David, and carried into 
the harbour of Fort George. The prisoners were sent to 
Boston in a cartel, 4 in number. 

Betsey and Risque, shallops, a recapture. July 27 th , 
1779, " Nehemiah Adams late belonging to the Privateer 
called the Hibernia out of Newbury being duly sworne on 
the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, Deposeth that being 
on a Cruize, & falling in near a Point called Point Dugall 
or Du gal on the Coast of Newfoundland they fell in with 
a large new Shallop, & three or four people on Board who 
informed the Deponant the Shallop was loaded with Pro- 
visions taken out of a ship cast away on the Bank of said 
Point, & that the ship was called the John and Thomas, 
the Shallop's name he does not know that when they took 
Possession of her the People on Board her left her, & the 
Deponant was put on Board as Prize Master, & that he 
was proceeding with her for Newbury or any Port on the 
Coast of New England he could get into, that about 10 
days ago being off of Cape Negro about 2 Leagues they 
fell in with the Howe Captain Fawson, & the Snake, Cap- 
tain Young who took them & brought them into this Port." 

" Thomas Bedford late Seaman belonging to the Priva- 
teer called the Bodwine out of Salem being duly sworne 
Deposeth that they were at a Place called St. Lawrence in 
Newfoundland, that they found there an old Shallop which 
they took Possession of no People being on Board her that 
she was loaded with about 120 Quintals of Codfish, that 
the Deponant was put on Board her as Prize Master & that 
he was proceeding with her for Salem or any Port on the 
Coast of New England he could get into when on or about 
the 8 th of July inst. near Cape Negro they fell in with 
a Brig & a Sloop commanded as he found afterwards by 
one Fawson & one Young that they took Possession of the 
Shallop & brought her into this Harbour that he does 
not know the name of the Shallop, or who the owners were, 
& further saith not." 

Betty, schr., libel filed December 7 th , 1782, on behalf 
of the schooner Buckram and brig Howe. 



Blaze Castle, armed sloop, of Providence, 18 six 
pounders, 4 howitzers, " besides swivels," about 150 men, 
returning from a cruize, bound to Dartmouth, captured 
June 11th, 1778, on George's Banks, by H. M. S. Uni- 
corn. The Blaze Castle was claimed by John Butler, Esq,, 
and ordered to be delivered to him, with merchandise on 
board taken from the brig Maria, upon his paying the 8th 
and giving security to restore the same to the lawful own- 
ers, and the stores, guns and provisions were condemned 
as lawful prize. Some depositions are referred to " as on 
file," which probably proved the ship to rightly belong to 
a British subject. 

Brayton, brigantine, John Harrison, master, a recapture. 
«' Lancelot Thomson being duly sworn deposeth, that he 
belonged to the Brigantine Brayton, John Harrison mas- 
ter, that he was an apprentice to said master, that they 
sailed from Cork in said Brig last Spring bound to Que- 
bec, that they sailed in company with the fleet Bound 
there, that after they had been at sea six weeks, they 
parted in a gale of wind, that about 3 days after they 
parted with the Fleet they fell in with a ship, which 
proved to be a privateer called the Grand Turk, belonging 
to Salem, New England, that the ship chased them about 
two hours, when they came up with the Brig & took her, 
the ship having 26 nine pounders & a copper bottom, 
that after they had taken out & shifted Hands & put a 
Prize Master on Board they were ordered by the Com- 
mander of the Ship for Salem, to which place they were 
steering as this Deponant was informed, when about 5 
days after they fell in with His Majesty's ship the Assur- 
ance, who Retook them, that before the Assurance came 
up with the Brig the Americans all made their escape be- 
ing 8 in nnmber, that the Brig is loaded with Salt, & 
about 30 Tirces of Pork, that the Privateer's people took 
out everything they could come at in the Cabin, viz*., 
bread, butter, flour, the Mate's quadrant, & sundry other 
articles, that they also took 2 studding sails, a foresail & 
3 boat sails, & every coil of rope they could find on board 
the Brig, & 4 bundles of canvas, 15 fathoms of the Sheet 



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cable, the greater part of a Box of Tobacco, and sundry 
other stores, that the Brig is now in this Harbour, that 
the Master, Mate, three men & two boys were taken on 
board the privateer." 

"John Lamb, Midshipman on Board the Assurance, be- 
ing duly sworn Deposeth, that when they were coming 
out of Spanish River in the Island of Cape Breton, they 
discovered a Brig a little to the Eastward & northward 
which they gave chase to for about 4 Hours, when they 
came up with and took her, on or about the 19th Augt. 
Inst, that before the Assurance's boat could get a Board 
her they hoisted out the Prize's Longboat, & being in with 
the Shore they made their escape all except 4 Boys who 
all belonged to the Brig, & who informed the Deponant 
that the people who had made their escape were all Amer 
icans, that this Deponant was put in charge of said Brig 
as Prize Master, & that she is now in this Harbour." 

Brlttania, sloop, John Gray, master, cargo : wood, 
" found trading or on a pretended voyage to one of the 
said Rebellious Colonies without any Papers on Board," 
captured previous to April 27th, 1776, by H. M. S. Mil- 
ford. 

Brittania, sloop, loaded with wood, bound for Boston 
captured off Cape Ann about July 16th, 1776, by H. M. S. 
Milford. 

Brothers, brigantine, a recapture. "Joseph Malls being 
duly sworne deposeth, that he belonged to the Privateer 
Brig called the Speedwell mounting 10 Carriage Guns, 46 
Men, Commanded by Captain Cane, that the said Brig be- 
longed to Boston, that being on a Cruize in said Brig they 
fell in with a Brigantine called the Brothers, and took her 
being then in the Latitude of New York, and about three 
Degrees from New York, that they found the said Brig 
was from Madeira, Bound to New York, that they had got 
near to Casco Bay with the Brig Brothers, when they fell 
in with the Blond Frigate last Saturday in the morning, 
that the Blond took them and brought said Brig Brothers 
into this Port, that the Rebels had the Said Brig in their 



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Possession 15 Days, that the Rebel Prize Master Tied all 
the Papers of the Brig to the Tin Poker & threw them 
over Board." 

" Jeremiah Stevens Boatswain of the Brigantine 
Brothers being duly sworne deposeth that he shipped on 
Board said Brig at New York in June last by Capt. Dan- 
iel Bruce, the master for a voyage to Madeira, that they 
went to Madeira & there loaded with Wines & Boxes 
of Citron & some Cordage, that some time in the latter 
end of November last on their return to New York in the 
Latitude about 37° & Long. 73 they fell in with a Brig 
Privateer called the Speedwell, mounting 10 Carriage 
Guns, 40 men from Boston, that the Privateers People 
Boarded & took possession of the Brig Brothers, took out 
the Master, Mate & all the Hands, except the Deponant, 
another man and a Boy, that they also took all the Pa- 
pers, & then mann'd the Brig Brothers with a Prize 
Master & a Crew from the Privateer & gave them orders 
to steer for Boston, & that they were proceeding with said 
Brie: for Boston, that on or about the 13th December Inst, 
being then as they imagined off of Cape Anne they fell in 
with a man of war, who chaced them the best part of a 
day and a night till they got near Casco Bay, where they 
were retaken by said man of war & sent into this Port, 
That while she was in the Rebels Possession, they took out 
3 Kegs of Cordial belonging to the Captain, a Cask of 
Lemons and two Casks of Onions, several Boxes of Cit- 
ron, drank out one Pipe of Wine, & Broached several 
others & wasted it about the Cabin, that they took away 
a coil of 2 Inch Cordage, & cut some others to use 
aboard the Brig Brothers, that when the Man of War's 
boat was coming on Board they Pulled the spikes out of 
the Wine on Broach, & let it out about the Cabin, that 
there was also one or two down the Hold on Broach but 
does not know how much was out, that he understood 
from the Captain of the Brig Brothers that the Cargo was 
consigned to Colo 1 Sherriff & one M r . Vandam of New 
York. That the Rebels used several Boxes of Citron & 
3 Casks of onions, while the Brig was in their Posses- 
sion." 



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Cabot, privateer, brigantine. "Thomas Stone master 
of his Majesty's ship of War the Milford commanded by 
Andrew Barkley, Esq., being duly sworne Deposeth, that 
on Sunday the 23 March about 5 o'clock in the Evening, 
Cape Anne then bearing West about 5 Leagues distant 
they fell in with a Privateer Brigantine called the Cabot y 
who was in company with two others which they took to 
be Privateers also, that they gave chace to all three till 
Monday afternoon, the Cabot being Nearest & the others 
far to Windward they gave chace to the Cabot only till 
Tuesda}' - evening, when the said Brig Cabot run ashore 
near Jaboque, & there the crew of the Brig Quitted 
her immediately, and took all the small arms with them 
that the Milfords people took possession of her, & that by 
papers found on Board they understood the Brig belonged 
to the Continental Congress." 

Carboneek, brig, a recapture. " Charles Hornsby (Prize 
Master on Board the Cutter Revenge Augustus Cunning- 
ham Commander, an American Privateer fitted out by the 
Congress, mounting 14 Guns, & navigated with 120 men) 
being duly sworne Deposeth, that being on a Cruize in 
Lat. 37 N. Long 7° 35 W. on or about the 17 th of April 
last they fell in with a Brig & took her & found she was 
from Trapoli in the Island of Sicilly Bound to Carboneer 
in Newfoundland loaded with Salt, the Capt. name was 
Phabian Street, the Brig was called the Carboneer, that the 
Capt. of the Privateer took out the Master, & all the 
Hands belonging to the Brig, & put the Deponant & 7 men 
on Board her, & ordered them to steer for the first Port 
they could fetch in America, that on or about the 11 Inst. 
being about 1 League to the Southward of Halifax Light 
House they fell in with the Ambuscade Ship of War, who 
retook the said Brig & sent her into this Port." 

Chance, ship, Thomas Rose, master, "found trading on 
a pretended voyage from one of his Majestys Colonies now 
in open Rebellion," captured previous to April 27th, 1777, 
by H. M. S. Roebuck. 

Chance, sloop, libel filed October 24 th , 1777. Captured 
by H. M. S. Juno. All papers referred to " as on file." 



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Charles, brigantine, a recapture. " Peter Martin Mid- 
shipman on Board his Majesty's Ship of War the Mer- 
maid, being duly Sworne Deposeth that some time in May 
last, being then to the Southward of Port Rosamay on the 
Coast of Nova Scotia, the said Ship Mermaid fell in with 
the Brigantine Charles, one Jeffery Tapley Master, which 
Brig they Boarded and found she was in the Possession of 
the Rebells who were proceeding with her to the first Port 
they could make in the Rebellions Colonies, that Capt. 
Hawker took Possession of her, took out the Rebells, & 
manned her with his own People, & sent her into this Port 
where she now is." 

" Jefferey Tapley Master of the Brig Charles, being duly 
Sworne deposeth, that on the 11 th day of May last, being 
at anchor on the Banks of Newfoundland, a Privateer 
Schooner called the Lee, John Skinner, Master, Mounting 
10 Carriage Guns & 18 Swivels, & 4 Cohorns, took the 
Said Brig and took out of her 10 men, and then mann'd 
her with the Rebells, and shap'd their course for Boston in 
New England, that on the 23d day of May they fell in 
with the Mermaid Man of War, who retook the said Brig 
and brought her safe into this Port of Halifax." 

Charming Polly, sloop, laden with rye and Indian corn, 
captured March 4 th , 1776, off Cape Cod by the transport 
Pacific, Captain James Dunn, and delivered to Commodore 
Banks, H. M. S. Renown. The Charming Polly had no 
papers on board. 

Comet, armed schr., six swivels mounted on sliding car- 
riages, and two cohorns, captured Apr. 26 th , 1781, after a 
chase during which the Comet fired two guns under a 
rebel pendant, at a place called false LaHave, Nova Scotia, 
by the armed schooner Buckram. The captain and men 
of the Comet escaped in their boat. 

Concorde, alias Viper, brigantine, George Gyet, alias 
McGuire, master, libel filed June 29 th , 1782, evidence 
taken as on file, claim of William Abbot filed, settlement 
of salvage and charges made. 



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Count D'Estang, brigantine, captured, after being 
driven ashore near Cape Cod about June 27 th , 1777, by 
H. M. S. Amazon and Orpheus. From Martinico, loaded 
with powder, arms, duck and salt. James Walker deposed 
that he was taken prisoner at the Isle of Sables by the 
rebels, being cast away in a gale of wind, that they carried 
him to Boston, and from there to Cape Cod, that the people 
and the brig belonged to New England, and that they un- 
loaded all the powder, arms and duck when she was driven 
ashore before the men of war's people took possession of her. 

Davis, brigantine, John Pepard, master, a recapture. 
" John Pepard, Master of the Brig Davis, being Duly 
Sworne Deposeth, that he sail'd from London on the 7 th 
of May last Bound to Halifax loaded with Provisions for 
the Army, that on his Passage to Halifax, being about 20 
Leagues to the Westward of Cape Pine, the first, August 
Inst, he fell in with an American Brig, called the Hornet, 
mounting 10 Carriage Guns, & navigated with 40 men, 
Commanded by one John Sillers, which Chased them 
about 6 Hours, and came up with & took them, took out 
5 of the Deponant's Hands, and put on Board the Brig 
Davis 9 Rebells and a Prize Master, & Ordered them to 
make the best of their way for Salem, New England, that 
afterwards on or about the 13 th Inst, being then off Cape 
Sables in this Province they fell in with the Arm'd Sloop 
Howe, who retook them & sent Said Brig Davis, into Hal- 
ifax Harbour, and the Deponant further Deposeth, that 
the said Brig is own'd by Thomas Scutt Merchant, in Lon- 
don, & is about 190 Tons Burthen." 

Defence, brigantine, a recapture. Libel filed Nov. 11th, 
1782, by His Majesty's Frigate Jason. His Majesty's 
Naval Store Keeper claimed the Defence, alias Trepassy, 
Sloop of War. The cargo, being proved American prop- 
erty, was condemned as prize, and one-eighth of the De- 
fence to the captors. 

Defence, ship, Bilboato Beverly, cargo : brandy, steel, 
silks and blankets, captured Oct. 2d, 1781, in Boston Bay, 
by H. M. S. Chatham. 



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Diamond, schr., one Drew, master, from Plymouth, 
bound on a fishing voyage, owned by one Winslow of 
Plymouth, captured about June 20th, 1780, off Cape Cod, 
by the Letter of Marque Schooner Lucy, of Liverpool, to 
which port the prize was taken. 

Diana, brigantine, one Caseby, master. A recapture. 
Libel, Aug. 19th, 1780. Recaptured by Letter of Marque 
Dispatch. 

Diana, brigantine, Hugh Chisholm, commander, built 
at Dover on Piscataqua River about four months previous 
to capture, owned by M r . Martin, M r . Wentworth and 
others in Portsmouth, bound on a cruise in the Gulf of St. 
Lawrence and Banks of Newfoundland, captured July 21st 
1781, by H. M. S. Danse after a chase of ten hours. Hugh 
Chisholm made deposition. 

Diana, brigantine, a recapture. " Hey len v May berry 
Master of the Brigantine Diana being duly sworne De- 
poseth, that he was taken in the said Brig the beginning of 
August by an Arm'd sloop called the Rover in the lati- 
tude 38°, 42 Long. 46°, 30" that the said sloop carried 
14 guns, & had 95 men on board, that they chaced him 
from four o'clock in the morning till 12 at noon when they 
boarded the Brig & took Possession of her and then 
shap'd their Course for Salem, New England, that 
the Rebels told him the Sloop belong'd to Salem, that in 



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about 3 weeks after they were taken they made Cape Ann 
and got into a place called Braces Cove, & there Capt. 
Burr in the Milford Man of War came and cut the said 
Brig out under the fire of the Rebels who fir'd upon him 
the whole time, that the said Brig & Cargo belongs to 
Messrs. Charles Morris & John Church, Merchants in 
Cork." 

Diana, ship, William Andrews, master, libel filed 
April 4th, 1783, on behalf of the brigantines Howe and 
Shark. Decree pronounced as on file whereby the ship 
Diana and cargo was decreed to be restored to the claim- 
ant, from which M r . Nesbitt Advocate General in behalf of 
the captors moved for an appeal. 

Diligence, brig, loaded with cyder, cotton, molasses 
and salt, bound to Elizabethtown, New Jersey, captured 
off Sandy Hook, about March 27th, 1776, by H. M. S. 
Phenix and Asia. 

Dinah, brigantine, a recapture. " James Robert Mosse, 
Lieut, of his Majesty's ship Juno, being Duly Sworne 
Deposeth as follows — that on or about the 6th of Octo- 
ber Instant, being on a cruise off Cape Sables they fell in 
with and retook the Brigantine Dinah, that they found 
she was loaded with Provisions, that they found no papers 
on board except a Charter Part} r between John Wilkinson 
owner of the Brig Dinah and the Commissioners for Vic- 
tualling his Majesty's Navy and a Mediterenean pass and 
copy of a Commission given to John Lee Commander of 
the schooner Hawke by the Congress signed by John 
Hancock, President, which schooner was from Newbury- 
Port in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay that they 
found none of the hands on board the Brig that were first 
ship'd for the voyage that she was entirely in the Hands 
of the Re bells that they were proceeding with her to New- 
bury Port." 

"Robert Clark late Mariner of the ship Nancy mount- 
ing 14 Carriage Guns one Cowen Master bound from 
Cork to Quebec Deposeth that the said ship Nancy was 
taken by a Rebel Privateer call'd the Hawke Commanded 



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by John Lee in the month of Sept. last in the Latitude 46, 
that the deponant was left on board said ship Nancy, 
with 14 of the Privateers men that about 14 days after- 
wards they fell in with the Brig Dinah in the Lattitude 42 
which Brig they took and put the deponant on board to- 
gether with three of the Rebel Privateersmen, that after- 
wards on or about the sixth of October Instant, they fell 
in with his Majesty's ship Juno who retook the Brig. 
Dinah." 

DoLPHiN,brig, of Falmouth, loaded and bound from there 
to the West Indies, cargo : boards, shingles, staves and 
hoops. Captured about Nov. 19th 1776, to the south- 
ward of George's Banks, by H. M. S. Unicorn. The peo- 
ple of the Brig fired upon the boats from the Unicorn. 
William Roberts, seaman on board the Dolphin, made de- 
position. 

Dolphin, brigantine, David Felt, master. Libel filed Oct. 
4th, 1782, on behalf of H. M. S. Chatham and Charlestown. 
Evidence as on file. 

Dolphin, schr., Aaron Burnham, master, registered at 
Gloucester, Apl. 16th, 1779, bill of sale of said schr. made 
William Jones to Daniel Collis, dated Newbury Port, Apl. 
14th, 1779, exhibited, also a receipt from Seth Barns of 
Yarmouth, N. S., for 58 barrels of tar and turpentine. 
Seized by Jonathan Binney, Deputy Collector of H. M. 
Customs for contraband trading, and condemned as for- 
feited, May, 1779. 

Dolphin, schr., John Collyer, master, Dominico for Mar- 
blehead, cargo: rum, sugar and coffee, lost her rudder and 
got into Port Mutton, N. S., where Colonel Perkins, com- 
manding the Militia at Liverpool, and others, captured her 
about the beginning of March, 1780, and took her to Liv- 
erpool, and probably afterwards to Halifax to be sold. 
Thomas Ctfrtis, mate of the Dolphin made deposition. 

Dolphin, schr., Joseph Clark, master, on a fishing cruise, 
last from Piscataqua, captured July 21st, 1777, at Passa- 
maquoddy by armed brig Hope, and taken to Windsor. 



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All papers found on her, except one, produced. That 
one, the prize master deposed he understood was a pas- 
sage from the Committee of Safety at Passamaquoddy for 
the said schooner to pass and repass unmolested, & was 
found in a house at Passamaqoddy. 

Dolphin, schr., loaded with flour, bound to Martinico, 
captured off Cape Charles in Virginia about June 17th, 
1776, by H. M. S. Otter. 

Dolphin, schr. alias Two Brothers and Betsey sloop. 
Libel Sept. 11th, 1782, by armed brigantine Meriam. 

Dolphin and Dispatch, schrs., privateers. " Lemuel 
Goddard, Midshipman of the Brig Observer, John Crymes 
Esq., commander, being duly sworne deposeth, That on or 
about the first of September last being off LaHave, they 
Discovered Two Small Armed sch rs , That The Observer 
gave Chase to them, and they Run into false LaHave and 
Run the Vessels Ashore, that the people belonging to 
them all made their escape, that they found no papers, 
one Schooner had seven Swivels on the Comings of the 
Hatchways, and the other had 5 fixed in the same man- 
ner, that Captain Crymes ordered them to Liverpool, that 
one was about 18 tons, the other about 12 or 13 tons." 

Don Quixot, sloop, Newbury to the eastward after a 
load of wood. Had on board a small quantity of molasses, 
sugar, cotton and coffee, captured in the fall, 1780, off Cape 
Porpoise, by Letter of Marque schooner Mowatt. 

Dove, sloop. " Moses Dolsby, late Seaman on board the 
Sloop Dove, being duly sworn Deposith that he sailed 
from Cherristown, in Virginia in Sept r last and was 
Bound taken by a ship called the Peggy, belonging to 
Thomas Cochran of Halifax, and afterwards was retaken 
by an American Privateer called the Pilgrim, and a little 
time after was taken again by the Chatham, that he was 
taken out of the sloop and kept on Board the Chatham, 
that he never saw the Sloop afterwards until he came 
into this Harbour, and further Deposeth that the said sloop 



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Dove & Cargo, Did belong to John Kindall & Henry 
Harman in Virginia, that she is partly loaded with tobac- 

CO. 

" Jeremiah Farnan Seaman on Board His Majesty's 
Ship Charlestown, being duly Sworn Deposeth that he 
was on a Cruize in Said Ship in Boston Bay the 15th 
October Inst, when they fell in with a Sloop which they 
Chaised about Four Hours and took her and found she 
was in the possession of the Rebels, Loaded with Tobacco 
Bound to Boston, that Capt. George put the Deponant on 
Board as Prize Master as Brought her safe into this Port, 
that there was no papers found on Board her." 

Dreadnatjght, privateer schr. Libel filed Sept. 24 th , 
1782, on behalf of the armed brigantine Observer. Evi- 
dence of Amos Potter and Lemuel Goddart taken as on 
file. 

Eagle, brigantine, Seth Storer, master, Salem to the 
West Indies, cargo: fish and lumber, captured Oct. 8 th , 
1781, in Boston Bay, by H. M. S. Chatham. Seth Storer 
made deposition. 

Earl of Glencairne, ship, Alexander McCall, master, 
a recapture. " James Karr being duly sworne deposeth 
that he belonged to a Privateer Schooner out of New York, 
that on the 5 or 6 th of this month [Aug. 1779] he was 
taken by the Boston & Dean Frigates & was put on board 
the Boston, that on the 9 th of August they fell in with the 
Ship Glencairne which the}^ took, that the Deponent was 
put on Board the Ship Glencairne after she was taken, 
that he saw the Rebel Boats pass & Repass near an Hour 
and a half before he was put on Board the Ship Glencairne, 
he saw several Trunks & Blankets filled with Pieces of 
Chuk & other things carried from the Ship by the Ameri- 
cans, & that he also saw four or five Deale Boxes about 14 
Inches long & 8 or 9 Inches wide which had been Broke 
open & things taken out but what they Contained he does 
not know, that he saw several Bundles of Silk Stockings & 
Pieces of Chuk delivered the Rebel Prize Master by the 
Rebel Seamen, that afterwards on or about the 23d of 



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August Inst, they fell in with the Romulus, Captain Gay- 
ton, who retook the ship Earl Grlencairne & brought her 
safe into this Port." The Earl of Grlencairne was bound 
from Greenock to New York, and was taken on Nantucket 
Shoals by the Dean and Boston, who took out the captain, 
passengers, and all the crew with the exception of two sea- 
men. 

Elizabeth, brigantine, Thos. Howe, master, Bordeaux 
to New York, cargo : wine and brandy, captured May 2d, 
1778, off Cape Anne, by H. M. S. Rainbow. The master, 
Thos. Howe, made deposition, and claimed the brig* but 
failed in his claim. 

Elizabeth, brigantine, a recapture. " Thomas Perry 
mate of the Brigantine Elizabeth William Garnett late 
Master being duly sworn deposeth that on his Passage to 
Antigua, from Liverpool on the thirteenth day of January 
last [1777] they were taken in the Lattitude 17.14 North 
and Longitude 36.30 West by a Sloop call'd the Lion com- 
manded by one Timothy Shaler from Connecticut, that the 
said Sloop chas'd them three hours, and that they fired 
two Broadsides and three Guns before the Brig Struck to 
them, that after they Struck the Privateers people came 
on board and took out of the Brig eight People besides 
two Gentlemen Passengers, that they left only an old man 
and a boy and the Deponent on board the Brig, that they 
took out of the Sloop a Prize Master and Seven hands, and 
put on board the Brig and then steerd for Egg Harbour 
near Philadelphia, that on the 23d day of February last in 
Longitude 61 : 58. Latt. 35 : 29, they fell in with the Mil- 
ford Man of War Commanded by Captain Barkley, who 
retook the said Brigantine the 24 th and sent her into this 
Port. That before the said Brig was taken by the Mil- 
ford, the Rebels had Plundered her of many valuable ar- 
ticles ; that the Papers from number one to ten were all 
the Papers the Rebels left on board the Brig, that be- 
longed to her." 

Elizabeth, brigantine, loaded with powder, arms and 
dry goods, no papers on board, bound to New York, cap- 



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tured the beginning of June, off Long Island, by H. M. S. 
Cerberus. 

Elizabeth, sloop. The Advocate General filed the de- 
position of Thomas Prestland, taken before Joseph Win- 
niet. Cause : James Hawker, commander of H. M. Ship 
of War the Mermaid vs. Sloop Elizabeth & cargo, dated 
July 11 th , 1777. 

Emerald, brig, retraxit. 

Endeavour, brigantine, a recapture, from Greenock in 
Scotland to Halifax, James Robertson, then master, cargo : 
beef, pork, soap, candles and butter, taken Aug. 21st, 
1781, off Isle of Sables, by the privateer brig Swift, com- 
manded by John Fittle, of Salem, 14 guns, and course 
shaped for Salem, recaptured about Aug. 31st, 1781, off 
Cape Ann, by the Gen. Monk, and taken to Penobscott. 

Enterprise, ship, a recapture. " Alexander Francis 
Landsman on the Ship Enterprize, being Sworn Deposeth 
that he shipp'd on Board said vessel last spring, Captain 
Winter, bound on a Cruize, that she mounted 22 Guns and 
navigated with 140 men, owned by Thomas Eason & Co. 
of Bristol, that the latter end of July last being near the 
Landsend, they fell in with a Rebel Ship, which Chased 
them about three days and came up with the Enterprize, 
that she mounted 16 Guns, that she Engaged them four 
Glasses & an half when the Enterprize struck to her 
having four men killed and two wounded, that she was 
called the Franklin, that they took out all the men belong- 
ing to the Enterprize but six, and were carrying her to Sa- 
lem, that the latter end of August they fell in with His 
Majesty's Ship Amphytrite who retook the Ship Enterprize 
and sent her safe into Penobscott." 

Esther, schr. of Georgia River. Goods seized on board 
the schooner Esther. The Esther was captured in Georgia 
River about the latter end of February, 1776, with no 
papers on board, by H. M. S. Scarborough. They took 
the goods out of her and she was afterwards burnt. The 
goods were put on board the ship Rittenhouse and brought 
to Halifax. 



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Esther, schr. understood to be owned in Cape Anne, 
from Carolina to Cape Anne, cargo: rice and tar, captured 
April 29 th 1777, about four leagues from Cape Anne, by 
H. M. S. Scarborough. 

Eunice, brigantine, Ebenezer Peck, master, from the 
West Indies to New Haven, where she was built and 
owned by Chipman Todd and Ebenezer Peck, cargo : salt, 
rum and sugar, carried six six pounders and one four 
pounder, had three passengers and thirty-four hands, mas- 
ter included, captured previous to Jan. 8 th , 1783, by H. 
M. S. Garland. 

Europia, sloop, a recapture. From the West Indies 
for Halifax, with rum and fruit, captured Oct. 19 th , 1781, 
by the ship Minerva, American Letter of Marque, from 
Amsterdam to Newburyport, and recaptured the next day 
in Lat. 42° N., Long. 66° W., by H. M. S. Assurance. The 
Europia was owned by Mr. Cochran of Halifax. 

Fair American, brigantine, privateer, Hugh Ches- 
holmn, commander. Libelled Oct. 4 th , 1781, by H. M. 
sloop of war the Vulture. " The evidence of Hugh Ches- 
holmn taken as on file." 

Fair Play, schr., bound for West Indies, loaded with 
lumber, captured early in December, 1778, near French- 
man's Bay, by the True Blue. 

Falmouth Packet, schr., libelled by armed schooner 
David, Feb. 20 th , 1781, all evidence and decree referred 
to " as on file," giving absolutely no information. 

Fanny, brigantine, Samuel Tucker, master, from Gra- 
nada to Salem, cargo : rum, captured Oct. 18 th , 1781, near 
Brown's Banks, by H. M. S. Charlestown. 

Fanny, sloop, William Britton, master, loaded with 
flour, tobacco and lumber, detained and brought to port 
by the brig that brought the Hessian troops, seized by H. 
M. S. Niger, as forfeited. Date of libel, June 29 th , 1776. 
The master of the Fanny made deposition, 



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Fanny, brigantine, a recapture. " James Spence mate 
of the Brigantine Fanny being duly sworne deposeth, that 
the said Brigantine was Bound on a Voyage from Fal- 
mouth in England to Quebec, loaded with Wines, that on 
or about the 8 th of July last they fell in with a Rebel 
Privateer Schooner of 10 Carriage Guns, call'd the True 
Blue, that the Rebels Boarded & took Possession of said 
Brig being in the Latitude 45° N. Long. 33. That the 
Rebels took out the master John Wood, & all the hands 
except the Depon* & a Boy, & also took out all the Papers 
except the Register & Bill of Sale of the Vessel, which 
are in the Attorney Genls. Hands, that they put on Board 
said Biig 7 men and a Prize Master & stood to the West- 
ward for Marblehead, that on the 29 th of August last 
being near the Seal Islands in this Province they fell in 
with his Majestys Ship of War the Mermaid, James 
Hawker Esq r Commander who retook the said Brig Fanny 
& sent her Safe into this Port of Halifax, that when the 
Mermaid took possession of the Brig* the Rebels made 
their escape in the Boat & the Boy with them." 

Flying Fish, John Gavett, commander, fitted out at 
Salem, bound on a cruize on the Banks of Newfoundland, 
owned by William Rankling & Co. of Salem, captured 
about June 18 th , 1781, by H. M. S. Charlestown. John 
Gavett, made deposition. 

Fortune, brigantine, a recapture. " March 27 th , 1 781. 
George Sutter part owner & Super Cargo of the Brigan- 
tine Fortune Thomas Blanche master, being duly sworne 
deposeth that on his passage from New York to Newfound- 
land, being off Block Is d on the 11 th day of March Inst. 
they fell in with a privateer about 10 o'clock at night, 
which chased them all night & at 8 o'clock next morning 
the privateer came up with the Brig, & took her, that the 
Privateer's people took out sundry Sales & Stores & per 
account now filed, that after shifting Hands and putting a 
prize master on Board they steered for New London, that 
on the 16 th of the same month as they were steering for New 
London they fell in with the schooner Success, one Bennat 
Ireloan Commander, a privateer Bound from Halifax to 



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New York, who chased the Brig the whole day when they 
came up with & Retook the Brig & sent her into this port 
where she now is, that the Master & the papers belonging 
to the Brig were taken & kept on Board the privateer." 

" Elias Swann Seaman on Board the privateer called 
the Marquis LeFiat being duly sworn deposeth that the 
said privateer was fitted out at New London, owned by 
one Mumford, that they had been out 3 days when they 
captured the Brig Fortune, Thomas Blanche Master, that 
they were carrying her into New London." 

Fortune, schr., Rebel privateer, commanded by An- 
drew Palmer, who was commissioned by the Continental 
Congress, captured off New London, Feby. 3d, 1777, by 
H. M. S. Amazon. She had six carriage guns mounted 
and some in tbe hold. The captors took possession and 
sent her to New York. 

Fox, privateer schooner, a recapture. Libel filed July 
16 th , 1782. " Thomas Freeman being duly sworn, depos- 
eth that he was at Penobscott with M r Sherlock and saw 
the schooner then call'd the Hawk, that he has been on 
board the Fox, a schooner brought in here by the Ceres 
and Perseverance, Frigates, and examined her and knows 
her to be the same vessel sold to James Ryder Momatt of 
Penobscott last fall." The vessel was ordered to be re- 
stored to the claimant, he paying an eighth salvage, and 
articles returned as American property condemned as for 
feited. 

Fox, sloop, privateer, David Allen, master, libelled Oct. 
10 th , 1781, by H. M. S. Chatham. 

Friend, schooner, of Boston, Lawrence, commander, 
10 swivels, 20 men captured October 18 th , 1777, about a 
mile and a half above the falls of the river St. John, by 
the armed schooner Nova Scotia. The Friend was fitted 
out by the Congress. 

Friendship, brigantine, libel filed June 24 th , 1782, by 
H. M. S. Albany. 



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Friendship, brigantine, Nathaniel Brimblecomb, mas- 
ter, Marblehead to Williamsburg in Virginia, in ballast, 
captured April 9 th , 1778, near George's Banks, by H. M. 
S. Orpheus. 

Friendship, schr., James Holliday, master, captured 
near the end of May, 1779, by H. M. S. Blond. « Thomas 
Talbot mate of the Schooner Friendship, being sworne de- 
poseth that they sailed from Bermudas the 30 th of April 
last Bound to Annapolis Royal in this Province Loaded 
with Salt, that on the 16 th May they made the Land at 
Townsend, that next day they went into Townsend to 
get Provisions, the Master, James Holliday went ashore 
& got a Calf, Half Bushel of Potatoes & some meal, they 
were to come out again the next day, "but two men came 
on Board & Demanded their papers, the Captain gave the 
papers up to them, & these two men told the Captain his 
vessel was liable to be made a Prize of, the Captain then 
demanded his papers from them, that they would not nor 
did they deliver them. He then immediately set out for 
Boston, & Returned again in 9 or 10 days, the Judge of 
the Admiralty came with him, & the vessel & papers were 
delivered to Captain Holliday, that they landed one hun- 
dred & odd Bushels of Salt at Townsend for Provisions, 
that the 3d day after they left Townsend they fell in with 
a Fleet which they took for an English Fleet, that when 
they came near them they saw they had French colours, 
they bore down to them & found the Headmost ship was 
the Blond." 

Friendship, schr., John Shelber, master, a recapture. 
" John Shelber Master of the Schooner called the Friend- 
ship being duly examined declares that he was bound from 
St. Christophus to Salem Loaded with Rum and Salt, that 
the Vessel & Cargo was owned in Salem by William 
Shelber, John Tucker & others. That she had Twelve men 
on Board in all & one gun, that they were taken by the 
Halifax Packet in Latt. 40. 41. on Wednesday, after a 
chase of six hours, that she is about one Hundred Tons 
Burthen. That he understands she had been taken on her 
passage from New York to Penobscott in Ballast & carried 
into Salem as Prize." 



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" William Currie late of New York being duly Sworne 
Deposeth, that he has been on Board the Schooner Friend- 
ship lately brought into this Port, by the Brigantine Hali- 
fax Packet and has examined her, that he saw the same 
schooner at New York, the 18 th of June last, that he then 
shipped on Board her as Mate, that she was then owned 
by William Pagan & Company, that one Thomas Brown 
was then Master, that they were bound for Penobscott in 
company with the Ship Thomas, that he was taken in Pe- 
nobscott Bay by the Thrasher, that they put him with the 
Captain and all the Crew on Shore and carried the vessel 
and Cargo into Salem." Dec. 17 th , 1782, the cargo was 
condemned as lawful Prize and the schooner to pay an 
eighth. 

Friendship, schr., from Cape Anne in ballast, captured 
October 23d, 1780, off Casco Bay, by armed schooner 
David. The people of the Friendship took to their boats 
and got ashore, all but a small boy left on board. She 
was carried into Penobscott, Fort George. 

Friendship, schr., from Plymouth on a fishing voyage 
all summer, had about 40 quintals of green fish, captured 
Sept. 8 th , 1782, off Cape Sable, by the Prince William 
Henry, and Howe, Briggs and Buckram, schr. and brought 
into Halifax. Eli Cartes of Scituate, belonging to the 
Friendship made deposition. 

Friendship, sloop, Newbury to Martinico, cargo, lum- 
ber, hoisted French colours, crew all Frenchmen, that the 
prize master, deponant, saw, captured about June 23 d , 
1777, in the passage from Rhode Island to the Bay of 
Fundy, by H. M. S. Flora. 

Friendship, snow, a recapture, ''Gideon Ellis com- 
mander of the Arm'd schooner Shark, being duly sworn 
deposeth that on his passage from this Port to the Island 
of Bermuda on Sunday the eighteenth of August Instant 
being then about fifteen leagues to the Southward of the 
Light they fell in with a snow which they chased about 
four hours when they came up with her, and boarded her, 
that she was then in the possession of the Americans who 



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informed the Deponent, that they had been captured by 
an American privateer Ship called the Grand Turk mount- 
ing 18 Carriage Guns on one deck, that they said the 
Captain of the Snow and all her hands were carried on 
board the Grand Turk, that there was no papers on board 
her, except the copy of the Grand Turk's Commission now 
produced, that she had seven barrels of beef or pork and 
about eight bags of bread, that she has ten carriage Guns, 
threes and fours, that she is Square sterned, a woman's 
head, a white bottom, sheathed, and double deck'd, that 
she is now safe at anchor in this Harbour, the Prize Mas- 
ter and five men the prisoners are now on board the Prison 
Ship in this Harbour." 

Friendship, snow, a recapture. " James Ferrah, mate 
of the Snow call'd the Friendship being duly sworne de- 
poseth that on his Passage from Quebec to Barcelona, they 
fell in with a Rebel Privateer Brig call'd the Washington* 
Commanded by one Elias Smith mounting 12 Carriage 
and 4 Swivel Guns. That on the 6 th November last in the 
Lat. 42 . 22 Long. 37. 3 the said Privateer took the said 
Snow, & took out the Captain, two Hands, & two boys & 
put on Board the said Snow 7 of the Privateer's Men, & 
then shaped their course for Cape Ann, that on or about 
the 26 of Nov. last, they were retaken by a schooner call'd 
the Loyal Nova Scotian, John Alexander, Commander, 
who brought the said Snow into this Port." 

Gaff Fish, schooner, one Yeaton or Eaton, master. 
May 28 th 1781. " John Matthewson of Penobscott Fort 
George being duly sworn deposeth, that he was at Penob- 
scott when the schooner Graff Fish was brought into that 
port by the tender belonging to the Allegiance, that he 
saw the Captain of her one Yeaton or Eaton who inform'd 
the deponant that the said schooner Graff Fish belonged to 
Casco Bay, that he was the owner, & that this was the 
first time he had been taken during the War, & that he 
had destroyed the papers belonging to her before he was 
taken, & that he had two other large schooners, which he 
had rather should have been taken than this one, because 

•Owned in Beverly. 



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she was such a Lucky Vessel & Sailed so well, that he the 
deponent saw said Eaton at another time, when he told 
him the deponant he wished he would make application to 
get his watch again, that he did not regret the taking of 
his Vessel was so much as his watch, for he knew his 
Vessel was a Lawful Prize, & further that said Eaton was 
paroled as a Prisoner of War, & that he went off from 
Penobscott in a Boat to Camden on the Rebel side." The 
Gaff Fish was condemned, being then in Halifax harbor. 

General Gates, sloop, Joseph Dority, master, Balti- 
more to St. Eustatia, cargo : tobacco and staves, 8 carriage 
guns, 2 swivels, and 17 men, captured May 2d, 1779, in 
Lat. 23°, Long. 64° 30" by H. M. S. Hope. 

General Green, brigantine, Edward Bacon, master, 
Amsterdam to Philadelphia, cargo : dry goods and teas, 
captured Oct. 7 th , 1782, on the western part of George's 
Banks, by H. M. S. Renown. Edward Bacon made de- 
position, stating the brigantine was owned in Amsterdam 
by Peter Le Poole and the cargo was consigned to Mr. 
Hazelhurt in Philadelphia. His own home was Barnsta- 
ble, near Cape Cod. He had three gentlemen passengers 
and their servants. The whole number of seamen and all, 
consisted of nineteen persons. 

General McDugal, ship, a recapture. " Thomas 
Leuwelling a mariner on Board His Majesty's Ship the 
Diamond being duly Sworn Deposeth, that being on a 
Cruize in said Ship the latter end of May last they fell in 
with a Ship near George's Banks, that they Chased her for 
7 or 8 Hours when they came up with her, she Hoisted 
American Colours & Hauled them down again immediate- 
ly, that Capt. Fielding sent an officer on Board her, & 
found she was from Boston, four days out, that she had 
only 2 or 3 Casks of Sugar on Board, that she was bound 
to South Carolina, that the people on Board had told the 
Deponant she was a Ship that belonged to Liverpool in 
Great Britain, that she had been taken by the Americans 
three or four months before & fitted out by them, that 
she had 8 four pounders, 6 swivels & 2 Cohorns & 24 



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men & is between three or 400 Tons Burthen, that they 
called her the General McDugal that the said ship is now 
in this Harbour." 

"Isaac Taylor late Seaman on Board the Ship now 
called the Greneral McDugal being Sworne deposeth that 
he was Born in Warrington in Great Britain, that he was 
an apprentice to Jonathan Blundle of Liverpool in Great 
Britain who was the owner of said Ship, that he sailed in 
said Ship from Liverpool Bound to New York Loaded 
with Coals in November last, that the Ship's name was the 
Jonathan, that on his Passage they had two Engagements, 
one was with an American Schooner, the other with the 
Brig Genl. Washington who took them being then near 
the Island of Bermuda, that they took out all the Hands 
except the Captain (James Townsend) William Sampson 
& the Deponant who were wounded, that they carried the 
Ship into Boston N. E. where they stripp'd her & Dis- 
charged the Cargo." 

General Stark, privateer ship. William Coas, master, 
of Cape Ann, 24 carriage guns and 90 men, on a cruize, 
captured Oct. 8 th , 1781, in Boston Bay, by H. M. S. 
Chatham. Wm. Coas made deposition. 

George, brigantine, a recapture. " Richard Raggate 
midshipman on Board his Majesty's Ship of War the Or- 
pheus being duly Sworne Deposeth, that on the 17 th June 
being on a Cruize in Boston Bay they fell in with the 
Brigantine George one George Williams Master, that they 
gave chace to the said Brig, & Boarded her & found she 
was then in possession of the Rebels, & that she was from 
Tobago, partly loaded with Rum & a few Bricks & Bound 
to Boston, that the papers filed by the Advocate General 
were found on Board her, that the Juno, & Amazon were 
in Company when they took Possession of said Brig George 
and that Captain Hudson of the Orpheus, made the Depo- 
nant Prize Master of said Brig & sent him with her into 
this Port, where she now is." 

« 29 th June 1777. Charles Frederick Charlson a Swede 
born at Stockholm, Seaman on Board the Brigantine George 
George Williams Master, being duly Sworne Deposeth, 



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that he was ship'd at Barbadoes & proceeded with said 
Brig to the Island of Tobago, that about one month ago, 
being about 3 English miles from a Harbour on the West 
end of said Island of Tobago, which Harbour they were 
going into, they fell in with an American Privateer Sloop 
carrying 12 Guns & 75 men, that the said Privateer took 
Possession of the said Brig, & took out the Master & all 
the hands (except the Deponant) Broke everything in the 
Cabin & took out one Hogshead of Rum & sundry Pro- 
visions, that they then manned the Brig with Rebels & 
shaped their course for Boston New England, that on the 
17 th June being in Boston Bay, they fell in with three 
English men of War, that they sent a boat from each Ship 
and took Possession of said Brig George, & sent her safe 
into this Port where she now is, & that he the Deponant 
was shipped by Captain Williams the first day of March 
last at the monthly wages of Four pounds p month, Bar- 
badoes Currency." 

The Rebel Privateer which captured the George was the 
Trumbull, Henry Billings, master, which is ascertained 
from copies of papers filed in the case, & which are in- 
cluded in this particular record. 

Good Intent, schr., Willmot Wass, master, condemned 
Feby. 22d, 1780 as lawful prize to the captors, H. M. S. 
Albany. 

Greyhound, brigantine, Clifford Byrne, master, a re- 
capture, Nov. 2d, 1778. " John Gellen mate of the Brig- 
antine Greyhound being duly Sworne Deposeth, that he 
was shipp'd on board said Brig at St. Johns, Newfoundland, 
by Clifford Byrne the Master, Bound to Jamaica Loaded 
with dry Fish, that they sailed from St. Johns the 27 th of 
September last, that on the 7 of October in the Lat. 40° 
Long 52° W. they fell in with a ship Carrying 18 Guns & 
95 men, that the Ship Chased them 8 Hours, came up with 
& took the Brig, that the Ship was from Piecataqua Com- 
manded by Thomas Darling, that they took out the Master 
of the Brig & Six Hands, & put on Board her a Prize 
Master and Seven Hands & Ordered him the Prize Mas- 
ter to Carry the Brig to Piscataqua, that afterwards on the 



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19 th of October being then about 30 Leagues S. W. from 
Cape Sable they fell in with the Schooner True Blue [the 
Rainbow's tender] who Chased the Brig 12 Hours when 
they came up with & took her & brought said Brig safe 
into this Port." 

Greyhound, privateer schooner, from Salem on a 
cruize and returning home again, captured Aug. 11 th , 1781, 
off George's Banks, by H. M. S. Warwick and Garland. 

Greyhound, privateer sloop, one Stacey, commander, 
captured Sept. 20 th , 1781, 30 leagues to the westward of 
Halifax, by H. M. S. Assurance. The Greyhound came 
from Portsmouth, N. H. Samuel Stacey made deposition. 

Halifax, brigantine, a recapture. "■ Peter Robinson, 
midshipman of the Serberus [sic] being duly sworne de- 
poseth that he was prize Master of the Brig call'd ye 
Joseph, a Prize taken by the Cerberus, that on his Passage 
to Halifax with the said Prize he fell in with & was taken 
by a Schooner call'd the Gen 1 Putnam a Privateer fitted 
out by some of the Colonies now in Rebellion mounting 6 
Carriage Guns, that they put the Deponant and all the 
People of the said Brig Joseph on board the Privateer, that 
in the Lattitude about 37° and Long 57 on the 22 d Septem- 
ber last the said Privateer fell in with and took the Brig- 
antine Halifax, Richard Hinckly Master that afterwards 
in the Lattitude 43 Long 66 on or about the beginning of 
October Instant the Deponant being on board the Brig 
Halifax they fell in with the Milford Man of War John 
Burr Commander who retook the Brigantine Halifax 
aforesaid and brought her into this Port of Halifax." 

Hammon, schr., 12 swivel guns and small arms, and 
28 men, run ashore at L'Have, all hands but six got away, 
captured by H. M. S. Rainbow's tender. Deposition made 
April 13 th , 1778. 

Hannah, brigantine, owned in Newbury, New England, 
by Nathaniel Tracey, from Newbury for Guadelope, cargo : 
chiefly lumber, captured about April 30 th , 1777, near 
Georges Banks, by H. M. S. Diamond. Caleb Turner, 
seaman on the Hannah made deposition. 



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Hannah, scbr., James Clinton, master, libel filed April 
17 th , 1779, evidence as taken at Annapolis, N. S., read. 
Captured by scbooner Liverpool, Letter of Marque. 

Hannah, schr., John Askin, master, Piscataqua to 
Damascotti, with only the vessel's stores on board. Cap- 
tured Dec. 29 th , 1780, on the coast of New England, by 
armed schooner David, & taken to Penobscott. All the 
crew escaped, except one man, John Barker, who made 
deposition, and said the schr. was owned in Damascotti by 
one Prince Barker. 

Hannah, schr., Philip Hodgkins, master. Libel filed 
Nov. 27 th , 1782 by Dreadnaught. Evidence taken at 
Liverpool read. 

Hannah, schr., Cape Anne to Kennebek, with some 
cider and rum on board, captured in October, 1780, off 
Casco Bay, by armed schooner David, and carried into 
Fort George Harbour, at Penobscott. The crew escaped 
in boats during the chase. 

Hannah, schr., Marblehead to New Meadow, cargo: 
apples, cider and cattle, captured in October, 1780, near 
Cape Porpoise by schooner Halifax Adventure, a priva- 
teer. The prisoners were sent to Boston in a cartel from 
Penobscott. 

Hannah, sloop, Charles L e Ballister, master, Marblehead 
for Fort George at Penobscott with 14 prisoners, which 
were delivered at Penobscott, after remaining there three 
days, sailed for Broad Bay where the vessel was loaded 
with cord wood and boards, sailed for Boston, captured 
April 27 th , 1781, off Cape Porpois by the Letter of 
Marque Schooner Halifax Bob. William Clark, appren- 
tice to the master of the Hannah, made deposition. 

Hannah, sloop, owned by James Howard of the West 
Jerseys, cargo : molasses and brandy, bound to the West 
Jerseys, captured April 4 th , 1776, off Egg Harbour by H. 
M. S. Phenix and Asia. 

Hannah, sloop, libel filed June 24 th , 1782, by H. M. 
Sloop of War the Albany. 



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Harriet, brigantine. Montgomery, master, a recap- 
ture. Recaptured from the Americans who had taken her 
six days before, July 5 th , 1782, off Cape Sable, by . H. M. 
Frigates Perseverance and Ceres. She was from Jamaica 
to Halifax loaded with rum and molasses. The American 
privateer which took her was called the Dispatch. 

Hawke, schr., loaded with arms, powder, dry goods, gin, 
rum, etc., had no papers, understood to be bound to New 
York, captured off Long Island the beginning of June, 
1776, by H. M. S. Cerberus. 

Henrica Sophia, brig, a recapture. "Peter Heldt 
Master of the Brigantine Henrica Sophia being duly 
Sworne Deposeth that the said Brigantine is owned in 
Stockholm in Sweden, that he was Bound on a Voyage in 
said Brig from London to Teneriffe, that in the latter end 
of May last being in Lat. 40° & Long. 3 2 from London 
they fell in with an American Privateer called the Revenge 
mounting 14 Guns & had 60 men, that the Privateer fired 
a shot at the Brig and brought her too, & ordered the De- 
ponant to put out his Boat & bring his papers on Board 
the Privateer which the Deponantdid, that afterwards they 
Sent an officer, & examined the Letters and papers, that 
the Capt. of the Privateer one Cunningham then told the 
Deponant the Cargo was English property & therefore was 
a Prize, that he took out the Deponant's mate & 7 Hands 
& put on Board the Brig a Prize Master & 8 Hands from 
the Privateer, & then ordered the Prize Master to make 
the best of his way with the Brig for Newbury, Piscataqua 
or Casco Bay whichever they could get into, that the Mas- 
ter of the Privateer told the Deponant he should have his 
Brig again and Freight for the Cargo Six Hundred Pounds 
Sterling, that before this 2 Days in the Lat. 42° 50" 
another Privateer fired a shott under striped Colours, 
brought them too, sent his officer on Board the Brig 
opened Several Chests & Boxes looking for papers, after 
examining the papers, told the deponant he might proceed 
his voyage, and the deponant further deposeth that on 
their Passage towards America as aforesaid on the 7 th July 
Inst, being then off the Seal Islands near Cape Sables in 



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this Province they fell in with an Arm'd Schooner called 
the True Blue [the Diamond's tender] who retook the said 
Brig and brought her into this Port of Halifax." 

Hero, privateer brig, Silas Smith, commander, eleven 
carriage guns, captured in or near the Gut of Canso, July 
4 th , 1781, by H. M. S. Charlestown, all the men of the 
Hero escaped ashore in boats, and the brig herself was 
aground. The first lieutenant of the Charlestown fired 
his piece at the shore, and the fire was returned. 

Hero, sloop, libel filed October 24 th , 1777. Captured 
by H. M. S. Juno. All papers referred to "as on file." 

Hester, ship, a recapture. " David Crombie, master 
of the ship Hester being duly Sworne Deposeth as fol- 
lows that on or about the 28 th of August last Lattitude 
39° 40" Longitude 48° 45" he was taken by a Rebel Pri- 
vateer from some of the Colonies now in Rebellion call'd 
the Collumbus whereof was Master one Abraham Whipple 
mounting 28 Carriage Guns, that they took out all of his 
People and put on board 14 of the Privateer's men, that 
they then shap'd their course for some Port in New Eng- 
land, that on or about the 21 8t of September the Deponant 
fell in with Capt. Henry Bellew of his Majesty's Ship 
Liverpool on Georges Banks who retook the said ship 
Hester and bought her into this Port of Halifax." 

Hitty, sloop, Salter, master, from Charlestown, North 
Carolina, cargo : chiefly provisions, captured off the Cape 
of Virginia by Phenix some time in May, 1777. The Hitty 
was at anchor, & cut or slipped her cable & was taken 
after a three hours' chase. 

Hope, brigantine, David Ross, commander, a recapture. 
"Richard Pugh, masters mate of His Majesty's Sloop of 
War Atalanta being duly sworn deposeth that being on a 
Cruize in said Sloop of War they fell in with a Brigantine 
off of Cape Negro, on the Coast of Nova Scotia call'd the 
Hope on or about the fifth day of December last, which 
they took about two O'Clock in the morning of the sixth, 
and when they took possession of her found only — man 



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on board a passenger, who informed the Deponant that 
she had been taken a few hours before by an American 
privateer Brig, and that the Americans had quitted her, 
and took to the boat and carried off a Cable, and Plunder 
as much as they could carry in the Boat, that after Cap- 
tain Britt had put the Deponent on Board as Prize Mas- 
ter, with hands sufficient to Navigate the Brig* he order'd 
the Deponent to follow the Atalanta, that about one 
O'Clock P. M. the same day Captain Britt took the Brig 
Taw & endeavour'd to get into Liverpool, the wind at 
E. S. E. and Hazy Thick Weather, that about five O'Clock 
they came to anchor in Liverpool Harbour, that the next 
morning the wind came on to blow very fresh and in- 
creased, and the Brig having but one cable she parted it 
and was forced ashore by the force of the wind and sea, 
and altho every effort was made to save her she was lost, 
that she was loaded with Rum & Sugar, that Captain 
Britt with his people immediately gave every assistance 
to save what they could of the cargo and did save about 
thirty-two casks of Rum, which he brought to Halifax in 
the Atalanta, that they found no papers on board, that he 
understood the Master of her was on board the Rebel Pri- 
vateer, that his name was David Ross." An eighth of 
the value of the salved cargo was paid to the captors. 

Hope, brigantine, a recapture. " John Bell, Master of 
the Brigantine Hope being Duly Sworne Deposeth that on 
or about the 30 th of October last in the Lattitude 42 & 
Longitude W & some odd he was taken in the said Brig- 
antine by a Rebell Privateer Schooner call'd the Hawke 
one John Lee Master, that they took the Deponant & kept 
him on Board the Privateer 48 Hours, they then put him 
on Board his own Brig again & took out the Mate of the 
Brig & two men, & put on Board the Brig five men & a 
Boy besides the Prize master, that after this was done they 
made the best of their way for Newbury Port in New Eng- 
land, that afterwards on or about the 11 th Instant Dec r near 
Georges Banks they fell in with the Lizard Man of War 
Capt. McKenzie Commander who retook the said Brig 
and sent her safe into this Port of Halifax. That the 



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said Brig was Bound from Iarow in Portugal to Dublin 
loaded with Fruit Principally." 

Humbug, schr., libelled Nov. 3d, 1781, by the letter 
of marque schr. David, and condemned. 

Hyder Ally, schr., Will m Baldwin, commander, of 
Salem, eleven three pounders, forty-three men, about 55 
tons burthen, captured Oct. 31st, 1782, on Georges Banks, 
by H. M. S. Chatham. 

Independance, ship, Joseph Olney, commander, built 
and launched three months previous to capture, in Provi- 
dence, owned by Captain Creed and Robert Taylor, out 
about three weeks cruizing on the Banks of Newfoundland, 
captured July 17 th , 1781, after a three hours chase, by 
H. M. S. Dana?. Joseph Olney made deposition. 

Industry, brigantine, Arthur McClelan, master, bound 
to St. Lucas, loaded with lumber, captured December 4 th , 
1777, in Lat. 41°, Long. 65°, by H. M. S. Milford. 

Innis, schr., Smith, master, Broad Bay to Marblehead, 
cargo : lumber, captured some time in November, 1777, 
near Townsend on the coast of New England, by H. M. S. 
Rainbow's tender. 

Jack, ship, privateer, David Ropes, commander from 
Salem, 15 guns, 9 and 6 pounders, 58 men, 12 of which were 
killed at the capture and nine wounded, captured May 28 th , 
1782, to the westward of Halifax, by the armed brigantine, 
Observer, after an engagement of two hours. " Lucas John- 
stone, midshipman on board His Majesty's Ship Charles- 
town being sworne declares that in the latter end of July 
last on their passage from Halifax to Spanish River in 
company with the Allegiance, Vulture and Jack and some 
transports under their convoy, being off of Spanish River 
Seeing two French Frigates L'Astrea & Hermionne to 
Leward, Captain Evans who then commanded the Charles- 
town, order'd the Deponent on board the Jack with orders 
to Captain Tonge, that sometime after they engaged, that 
the Jack was obliged to strike to the French Frigates, and 
the Deponent and the whole crew belonging to the Jack, 



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were made prisoners and carried into Boston, that the Jack 
at that time carried ten nine pounders and four sixes, and 
was manned with sixty seven men, Richard Peter Tonge 
Commander, that the Deponent has seen the ship called 
the Jack (taken by Captain Crymes) now laying in this 
Harbour & knows her to be the same ship taken by the 
L'Astrea & Hermionne as above mentioned, and further 
that when he was on board the Jack in July last he saw 
her log book wherein was mentioned that she belonged to 
the Province of Quebec, and was call'd His Majesty's 
Arm'd ship Jack." 

William Gray, first lieutenant of the Jack (American) 
made deposition. 

James, schr., cargo : dry goods, spirits and flour, cap- 
tured by H. M. S. Asia and Phoenix in East River above 
New York. Date of libel, May 20 th , 1776. 

James, sloop, Richard Priller, master, captured previous 
to April 27 th , 1776, by H. M. S. Chatham. 

Janus, ship, 150 tons, Bordeaux to Boston, cargo : 
brandy and bale goods, thirty-five men, 12 carriage guns, 
four pounders, captured Oct. 10 th , 1782, off Cape Cod, 
by H. M. S. Chatham, which hoisted French colours and 
the Janus came up to her. 

John, brig, a recapture, Casco Bay to Boston, cargo : 
lumber, captured Sept. 6* , 1781, near Cape Porpoise, by 
the armed sloop Howe and schooner Buckram. The 
people on board escaped to the shore in a boat. 

John, schr., John Hews, master. Libel filed Oct. 2d 
1782, on behalf of H. M. S. Renown. 

John, ship, a recapture. " John Hunter, master of the 
ship John being duly sworne deposeth that he was taken 
in the said ship on his passage from Quebec to England 
30 th August last by the Schooner Independence John Gill 



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Master being an arm'd vessel having 6 carriage guns 8 
swivels & 50 men, that they were taken 30 leagues S. S. 
E. from Cape Race, that they the said Rebels were proceed, 
ing with the said ship to Boston when Capt. John Burr in 
the Milford came in sight & gave chace to them six hours 
& took them 8 th Sept 1 " instant about 30 leagues to the 
Eastward of Cape Ann, that the schooner Independence 
was own'd in Boston, New England. " Capt. Hunter offered 
to pay the one-eighth salvage to the captors, so his ship 
could proceed in the service of His Majesty agreeable to 
her charter party. 

John, sloop, William Chace, master, cargo : bread and 
flour, " found on a trading voyage with the Colonies now 
in Rebellion," captured previous to April 24 th , 1776, by 
H. M. S. Nautilus. 

John and Mary, brigantine, Daniel Haw, master, a re- 
capture. " Samuel Ranney a Boy on Board the Brigantine 
John and Mary of Lawfull age, being duly sworne depo- 
seth that they sailed from St. Johns East Floriday on the 
16 th day of Aug 1 Bound for London, Loaded with Tur- 
pentine, that on the 23 d Aug. they fell in with an Ameri- 
can Privateer which took them & were Carrying them to 
Boston, that on the 2 d day of Segt. they fell in with the 
Delight & other ships which retook the said Brigantine, & 
brought her into this Port, that the rebels before they fell 
in with the men of war had taken out of the Brig, 2 or 3 
coils of Cordage, some new sails, 3 casks of Beef, 3 of 
Bread, all the Cabin Furniture, some water Casks & all 
the Colours to wit, a Burgee Pendant, a Long Pendant, an 
English Ensign & Jack, & a French Jack, & took all the 
Hammocks, 4 Brass Blunderbuses, 4 Brass Pistols, 2 
Pocket Pistols, & a Hanger, & further saith not." 

Joseph, brigantine. No particulars recorded. The 
Joseph was captured by H. M. S. Rainbow, and libel filed 
Sept. 11 th , 1777. 



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Jeanie, snow, a recapture. Kennedy Deane Midship- 
man on Board His Majesty's Ship Assurance being duly 
Sworn Deposeth that on or about the tenth day of Sep- 
tember last, being about fifteen Leagues to the Southward 
& Westward of Cape Sables they fell in with a Snow 
which they gave chase to and took her and found she was 
in the possession of the Rebels and that she had been taken 
by a Rebel Privateer called the Porgas one Armstrong 
Commander, that the Prize master informed the Deponant 
they were Bound to Boston with Her, after exchanging 
Hands Captain Swiney ordered the Snow for this Port, 
that the same evening it being dark & Foggy and Blowing 
very Hard they fell in with the Rock called the Gannet 
Rock to the northward of Cape Sable, that the Amagins 
[szc-probably " he imagines "] they were forced to the 
Northward by the strong flood Tide then running into the 
Bay of Funday which M r Pitts the Prize Master was un- 
acquainted with & had no pilate, that they got out a Kedg e 
anchor (the others being too heavy for the people to get 
over the Bows), the Kedge brought Her up, that after she 
was brought up they got out a Deep Sea Line and Sent 
the Boat a Shore with all the Hands but two made the line 
fast to a hauser and hailed it Shore and made it fast a 
Roack and Sent the Hands on Board again & Rowseed the 
Hauser taught which moored Her, where lay safe between 
Two of the Tusket Islands, that they lay there Two days 
till the Weather Cleared up, that the third morning she 



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got under way but before they got under way she got one 
of the anchors of the Bows, that going thro the Passage of 
the Tuskets Island the wind died away and the Tides took 
her upon the Bow and forced her Shore before they had 
time to let the anchor go the tide running 6 or 8 nots, 
that four schooners which were outside the Islands, came 
in to them But having no Boats sufficient to carry out an 
anchor the Snow's boat being thrown over Board in a Gale 
of Wind before the Assurance took her, and being no 
wind when she floated, they got a hauser a Shore & made 
to a Rock, that about Twelve oClk at night she fell upon 
a C and about six in the morning she found the Hole half 
full of water, threw the Lee Guns overboard and Hawled 
one of the Schooners a long Side and Loaded her with 73 
Barrels Tarpentine what provisions that could be saved 
and some sails, M r Pitts went with them to Yarmouth & 
Delivered them to the care of M r Barnard, that the Depo- 
nant was left with the Rest of the men to Load the other 
Schooners which he did one Fifty five Barrels and the 
other with Fifty and sent them to Yarmouth and Two 
other Schooners came, that he loaded one of them with 51 
Barrels and sent to Yarmouth and a Fifth schr. they put 
Eighty Barrels on Board, and then hauled another Schoon- 
er along Side and had got in Six Barrels a Trysail & 
Maintopsail of the Snow's, that while they were loading 
this last schooner Two Rebel Privateer Shallops came with 
Twenty-five men each arm'd, that they took M r Pitts com- 
ing down from Town with Flour in a Schooner, the 
Schooner with Trysail &c. got away But that they took 
four or five of those Schooners that had been employed in 
saving the cargo of the Snow, and also took possession of 
her & took out all the remaining cargo and then set her 
afire, that they then went to Yarmouth and took several 
other small vessels and Shallops with Six Barrels Turpen- 
tine that was on the Wharf, that they said they were going 
to carry it to Salem — that M r Pitts and four men are at 
Yarmouth taking care of the Terpentine &c. saved being 
Two Hundred & Thirty Two Barrels." 

" Samuel Midshipman on Board the Assurance being 
duly sworn and hearing the evidence of Kennedy Deane 



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read to him cenfirms the same, & further Deposeth that 
about a week after M r Kennedy left the Deponant, a Rebel 
Privateer Schooner, 8 Guns commanded by one Jese 
Obrien from New England came to Yarmouth and took 
all the Terpentine that was left and sent it New England 
and there is now not any part of the cargo of the Snow 
Janie or of her materials remaining to this Deponants 
knowledge, that he came here a prisoner on Parole." 

Joseph, ship, a recapture. Recaptured by armed ves- 
sels Howe and Buckram, June 3d, 1679, between Monhe- 
gan and Damascotti, all on board escaping in a boat. 
"Halifax, July 6 th , 1779. George Davis late seaman be- 
longing to the Ship Joseph Libelled in this court by Jones 
Fawson and Arch. Allardice being duly sworne on the 
Holy Evangelists of Almighty God deposeth that he was 
born in Wareham about eight miles from Pool in Great 
Britain, that he shippd himself on Board said ship at New- 
foundland in Trinity Harbour by signing a contract with 
John Jenkins the master to proceed on a voyage from 
thence to St. John, & to Cadiz where they lay all winter, 
thence to Newfoundland, that she was loaded with salt & 
three small Casks of Wine for the Owners, that on their 
Passage to Newfoundland they fell in with a ship called 
the Black Prince on or about the 12 th day of May last 
which Chased them about two hours came up with & took 
them about 9 o'clock at night, the Privateer ship carried 
18 Guns & about 45 men then on Board, that she belonged 
to Salem, New England, commanded by one West, & had 
taken about Eleven Prizes, that after shifting hands they 
made the best of their way for Portsmouth, that Captain 
Jenkins was sent to Boston, & put on Board the Guard 
Ship, that the Deponent made his Escape in a Boat with 
some other Europeans, that he has been on Board the ship 
Joseph since he came here, & knows her to be the same 
ship . . . and further deposeth that there are three 
owners all living in Pool in Great Britain, their names 
Jeffreys, Randle and Street." 

Joseph, sloop, Isaac Green Heason, master, of Newbury. 
Cargo : a few boxes of Spermaceti Candles, Shook Hogs- 



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head Staves, &c. Captured on or about Nov. 16 th 1776, 
off Seguire Island near Kennebeck, by H. M. S. Juno. 

Juno, brigantine, William Keith, master, bound for 
Philadelphia, carrying 24 hogsheads Salt Petre, 1 2 barrels 
Sulphur and 20 barrels gunpowder, captured February 
28 th 1776, near the Cape of Delaware, by H. M. S. King 
Fisher, and taken into Hampton Road. The gunpowder 
was put on board the Roebuck, the sulphur and Salt Petre 
was brought to Halifax. 

Juno, sloop, owned in Old York, New England, by 
Joseph Harris and Col. Dunnel, bound from Old York to 
Santa Cruse, cargo : lumber, captured about April 30 th 
1777, being on the south eastern part of Georges Banks, 
by H. M. S. Diamond. Francis Lewis, seaman on the 
Juno, made deposition. 

Kitty, brig*, John Palmer, master, entered Le Have 
flying signal of distress, being much battered, sent a boat 
ashore with four men, who were taken prisoners by the 
Le Have people, who later went on board the brig and 
found she had already been surrendered to one Thomas 
Harrington and others. Later the Militia of Lunenburg 
took possession and had the Kitty taken to Lunenburg 
with some difficulty. Owing to the disabled condition of 
the brig, she was ordered to be sold at Lunenburg. Date 
of libel Mar. 18, 1780. 

Lady Gage, ship, captured March 27 th or 28 th , 1776, 
by H. M. S. Asia and a boat from the Phoenix in the river 
Am boy the cargo all discharged, and no papers or persons 
on board but the mate. James Downie being sworne says 
the ship belonged to the Franklins in New York and two 
gentlemen in London. 

Lark and Betsey, schrs., libel filed July 8 th , 1782, 
evidence sent from Penobscott as on file, claims of Rich- 
ard Meagher filed. Record of this case left unfinished.* 

* It may be that all these cases of " evidence taken as on file " refer to prizes 
taken into Penobscot, which might account for the meagre record at Halifax. 



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Le Levriek, schr., Elicane (or Etienne) Morin, master, 
Boston to Cape Francois, two six pound guns, thirty-five 
men including officers, captured previous to July 13 th , 
1782, near George's Banks, by H. M. Frigates Persever- 
ance and Ceres. 

Liberty, brigantine, captured by H. M. S. Cerberus. 
Papers exhibited and filed in court by H. M. Advocate 
General August 2d, 1777, were : " Liberty's Clearance 
from New Haven to Martinico & her Permit to Pass Fort 
Trumbull, which Papers and the Oath of Jno. Townsend 
taken before Henry Barry D. Judge Advocate proving 
them to be found on Board as also the Oath of Samuel 
Thomson proving the capture of said Brig." 

Little Joe, schr., Giles Latham, master, libelled Feby. 
15 th , 1780, captured by the Privateer schooner Lucy. 

Little Tom, schr., Richard Adams, master, owned in 
Newbury, cargo : boards and shingles, captured June 3d, 
1779, off Damascotti on the coast of New England, by 
armed sloop Howe and schooner Buckram. Richard 
Adams, master of the schr., made deposition. 

Lively, schr., of Salem, David Ropes, commander, 13 
swivel guns, 16 men, a commission from the Congress, 
captured Nov. 10 th , 1778, off Jeddore, N. S., after being 
chased about 2 1-2 hours by the armed Sloop Howe. 

Lively, ship, Letter of Marque, Nathaniel Goodwin, 
master. Captured by H. M. S. Pandora. Libel filed April 
18 th , 1782. " Evidence of John Little, master's mate on 
board the ship Pandora, and that of Nathaniel Goodwin 
taken as on file." 

Lively, sloop, John Augustus Dunn, master, 8 carriage 
guns, two and three pounders, deserted by her people on 
the approach of the captors. Captured May 8 th , 1782, in 
Annapolis Basin, by the armed schooner Buckram. 

Lively, snow, a recapture. " Jno Carter master of the 
Snow Lively being duly sworne deposeth that on their 



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passage from this place to Bristol on the 30 th of August 
last they were Chased, fired at and taken by a Rebel Pri 
vateer the Lee Commanded by one Jno. Skinner, being 
then in the Latitude 47. 42. W. Long. 45° 49" W. that 
afterwards on or about the 23d of September following 
being then about 15 Leagues off Boston, they fell in with 
Captain Fieldings Tender called the Buckram, who retook 
the said Snow Lively & brought her safe into this Port of 
Halifax where she now is." 

Lockart Ross, ship, John Cobb, master, a recapture. 
On a voyage from Quebec to Placentia in Newfoundland, 
captured by two French war ships July 20 th , 1781, and 
was being taken to Boston. The next day the Danae and 
Surprise recaptured the ship and sent her to Halifax. 

Lord Dungannon, brigantine, a recapture. " Charles 
Kirby, master of the Brig the Lord Dungannon being duly 
sworne deposeth that on his Passage from Cork to Antigua 
in the Lat. 17. 10. Long. 60. 30. on the 5 of March last 
they fell in with two American privateers called the Cum- 
berland and Fanny, the Cumberland was a 20 Gun ship, 
& had upwards of a Hundred men, the other 16 Guns, 80 
or 90 men, that they Chased him about four Hours when 
the Privateers came up with & Boarded the said Brig, 
took out all the men, except the Deponant & a Boy, & 
then put on Board a Prize Master and 8 men, gave the 
Prize Master orders to make the best of his way for any 
Port near Boston, New England, that on the 6 h of April 
Inst, being in the Latitude 42° 12. Long 67, they fell in 
with the Blond Man of War who retook the said Brig & 
brought her into this Port of Halifax, that the Privateers 
people took out Sundry articles of the Cargo while the 
said Brig was in their possession." 

Lovely Lass, schr., Abram Toppan, master, Newbury, 
to some of the French West India Islands, cargo : fish 
and Lumber, captured October 8 th , 1777, 70 leagues to the 
eastward of Cape Ann, by H. M. S. Flora. 

Lucy, brigantine, a recapture. " Nicholas Watson, 
master of the Brigantine called the Lucy being duly 



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Sworne Deposeth that he was Bound from Cork to Quebec 
with Provisions for the use of his Majestys Forces there, 
that on the 19 th May last being off of the Island of St. 
Peters they fell in with a Rebel Privateer Sloop called 
the Providence, one George Pitcher Commander, having 
14 Carriage Guns, 14 Swivels, and. about 130 men from 
Providence, that the said Privateer Engaged the Brig 
Lucy about 5 Hours in which time the Deponant had 3 
men wounded, & the Rigging & Sails of the Brig so much 
Damaged he was obliged to give up the said Brig to the 
Rebels who Boarded and took Possession of her & then 
Shaped their course for Boston, that on the 5 th June Inst, 
being about 12 Leagues from Cape Cod they fell in with 
the Orpheus, Amazon, & Juno, men of war, who Retook 
the said Brigantine & sent her under this Deponants Care 
into the Port of Halifax, where she now is." 

Lucy, schr., one Holmes, master. Dartmouth to Ply- 
mouth in ballast, owned by Alexander Watson of Ply- 
mouth, captured about June 20 th , 1780, off Cape Cod, by 
the Letter of Marque schooner Lucy of Liverpool, to 
which port the prize was taken. 

Lucy, schr., Seth Smith, master, Plymouth to Cape 
Francis, cargo : fish and lumber, captured December 16 th , 
1778, off St. George's Banks, by the Armed Sloop York. 

Lucy, schr., Nathaniel Thare, master, South Carolina 
to Boston, cargo : rice, captured October 12 th , 1777, 32 
Leagues from Cape Sable, by H. M. S. Scarborough and 
Lark. The Lucy was owned in Boston by one Job 
Prince. 

Lucy, sloop, loaded with cordwood and lumber, cap- 
tured August 28 th 1777, off Seguin Island, by H. M. S. 
Rainbow's tender the Spitfire. The master and people 
were put on shore. 

Lydia, brigantine, understood to be owned in Salem, 
Joshua Grafton, master, " from Hispaniola, Capt. Nichola 
Mold, Bound to Salem in New England," cargo: molasses, 



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coffee, brandy, canvas, etc., 4 three pounder guns and 8 
swivel guns, about 12 stands of arms, captured April 6 th , 
1778, off George's Banks to the southward, by H. M. S. 
Diamond. 

Lydia, schr., loaded with staves and fish, bound for 
the West Indies, captured seven leagues from Cape Ann, 
previous to June 24 th , 1776, (date of libel) by H. M. S. 
Lively, Milford and Hope. 

Lydia [or Lady], schr., loaded with lumber, outward 
bound, captured in Nantasket Road previous to June 27th, 
(date of libel) by H. M. S. Renown. 

Lyon, brigantine, Henry Potbury, master, a recapture. 
Libel Sept. 21 st 1780, " Henry Potbury master of the Brigan- 
tine Lyon being examined, declares that he got over 
Aveiro Bar the 16th July last Bound for Trepassey in 
Newfoundland, Loaded with Fifty tons of Salt and there- 
abouts, & some Brandy, Wine & Oil, that on the 3 d day 
of Aug. being Lat. 44° 30" long. 35°, 30" they fell in 
with a ship which chased them about 2 Hours, that they 
came up with the Declarent & Brought them too, that she 
proved to be a ship from Salem a Letter of Marque, that 
they took possession of the Brig Lyon & Exchanged hands, 
and then ordered the Brig to Salem, that on or about the 
25 th day of August last, being then off Cape Sable, they 
fell in with the Schooner Halifax Rover, Thomas Freeman, 
Commander, who retook the Brig Lyon, carried her into 
Annapolis in this province where she remains, that the pa- 
pers No. 1,2, 3, 5 & 6 did belong to the Brig Lyon when he 
was Master, No. 4 he believes is a copy of the Ships Com- 
mission that took him." 

Lyon, Schr., Moses Barlow, master, bound to Long Is- 
land, cargo : Arms, powder, sulphur, flints, steel, salt and 
molasses, captured May 1st, 1776, twenty leagues to the 
eastward of Long Island by H. M. S. Cerberus. 

Lyon, ship, William Tuck, master, a former British 
ship called the George, captured off Newfoundland three 



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years previously, by the American privateer Ranger, taken 
into Beverly, purchased by the Cabots of that place altered 
and fitted out as a mast ship, and was a letter of Marque 
carrying 20 guns, 14 nine pounders, 4 sixes and 2 twelves, 
and had 50 men. Sailed from Salem, early in May, 1782, 
loaded with masts and naval stores, in company with oth- 
ers, for Hispanola, captured May 6th, 1782, off Cape Ann, 
by H. M. S. Blonde. Benjamin Flemming, of the Lyon, 
and other Americans, made depositions. 

McPherson, brigantine, Benjamin Rogers, master 
Newbury to Suranam, cargo: lumber and fish, captured 
June 21st, 1777, on the coast of New England, by H. M. S. 
Scarborough. 

Margaret Christiana, ship, a recapture. " David 
Anderson, Super Cargo of the Ship Margaret Christiana, 
Benj. Cole late master being duly sworne deposeth that in 
his passage from London to Quebec on the 9 th day of July 
Inst, being off of St. Mary's, Newfoundland, they fell in 
with a Privateer Ship about 4 o'clock in the morning, 
which Chaced them about four Hours when the Priva- 
teer came up with them, that the Privateer Hoisted Amer- 
ican Colours & fired at the Ship Margaret Christiana, that 
the Privateer being a Ship of 20 Guns, six pounders, and 
having 120 men they were obliged to strike to the Priva- 
teer, that they then boarded them, that she proved to be a 
Rebel Privateer Ship called the Essex, from Boston or Sa- 
lem, Commanded by one John Cathcart, who put two Prize 
Masters on Board with 10 or 12 Hands, and ordered her 
to Boston, Beverly or Salem, that they took out Captain 
Cole, his mate and all his Hands except four, that before 
they parted, two boats were employed by the Privateers 
people in Carrying Provisions and Goods from the Ship 
Christiana to the Rebel Privateer, that they carried off 
barrels of Beef, Flour, Porter, some Trunks and Boxes 
of Merchandise &c, but what quantity can't say as it was 
done in a great hurry & Confusion, that the next day 
the said Privateer fell in with them again, & took 
out other articles, that after this as they were proceeding 
with the Ship for Beverly, Boston or Salem, they fell in 



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with His Majesty's Ship the Surprize, who retook the ship 
Margaret Christiana, on the 14 th July last, [1780] & 
brought her into the port of Halifax, where she arrived 
on the 24th July last, that the four hands left with the 
deponant by the Rebels were pressed into His Majesty's 
service after the ship's arrival in Halifax." 

Maria., sloop, a recapture, Sept. 28 th , 1781. Evidences 
taken at Penobscot, Fort George, filed. 

Marquis of Kildare, brig, 1777. " Registers Office 
May 7th. Deposition of John Anson Atkinson, taken as 
on tile, Jonathan Pason, a Passenger on Board the Brig- 
antine Kildare being duly Sworne confirms the Deposition 
of John Anson Atkinson, & further says that the cargo 
of Brig was owned by Jonathan Jones & Company of New 
England, & the Brig was chartered by them for the voy- 
age mentioned in Atkinson's Deposition, & that she was 
taken on the Shoals of Georges Banks on or about the 24 
day of April last by the Hearlem." 

Mary, brigantine, 100 tons burthen and upwards, 
loaded with rum, bound for New York, captured near 
New York some time in March, 1776, by H. M. S. Phenix' 
tender. The master of the brigantine deserted her and 
went ashore on Long Island. 

Mary, schr., George Todd, master, libel, Aug. 7th, 
1781, evidences, etc., taken at Annapolis, N. S., filed. 
Captured by the Letter of Marque schooner Adventure. 

Mary, sloop, Salem to Casco Bay, cargo : apples and 
cider, captured in October, 1780, near Cape Elizabeth, 
by schooner Halifax Adventure, a privateer. 

Mead, brigantine, Thomas Archdeacon, master, a re- 
capture. The armed vessels Howe, Buckram and Snake 
on June 14 th 1779, gave chace in Chebucto Bay to a Pri- 
vateer Brig, which had captured the Mead, but finding the 
Privateer outsail them, they bore away for the Prize, 
which they boarded, found the Rebels had deserted her, 
and the wind being high, she ran ashore in Halibut Bay, 



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and was wrecked. Cargo was salved. The privateer put 
Capt. and hands of the Mead ashore at Prospect. 

Mercury and Fortune, sloops. Libel. Oct. 10 th 
1780. Captured by H. M. Ships, Blond, Albany, Nautil- 
lus, North and brig Hope. 

Minerva, brigantine, John Bolton, master, a recap- 
ture Oct. 2d, 1781. "John Seagrove Gunner of the 
Sloop of War General Monk, being duly Sworn Deposeth, 
that they fell in with the Brig off of Cape Elizabeth near 
Casco Bay, on or about the 17th September, last, that they 
chased about three Hours, came up with and took her, 
and found she was in Possession of the Rebels, with a 
Rebel Prize Master, that they found no papers on Board 
except some, that was in the possession of an Officer that 
was on Board the Brig, that after they had exchanged 
Hands, the brig was ordered for Penobscott, Fort George, 
that she was loaded with Tobacco and called the Minerva, 
that she is about one hundred tons." The Minerva was 
afterwards taken to Annapolis, N. S. 

Minerva, brigantine, one Gaspar, master, a recapture, 
London to Quebec, loaded with wine, porter and ball 
goods, , sugar and iron, taken near Newfoundland by a 
rebel privateer brig called the Cato, who took out the Cap- 
tain and all hands except a Portugese seaman, and shaped 
her course for Salem. Recaptured in Boston Bay three 
weeks later by H. M. S. Orpheus. Date of libel, Aug. 
14 th 1781. 

Molly, schr., loaded with corn and oats, bound to 
Saute Cruise, captured near Philadelphia, May 24 th 1776, 
by H. M. S. Mercury. The rudder of the schooner gave 
way, and they took the cargo out of her and brought the 
same to Halifax. 

Montgomery, ship, Rundeau, master, Boston to Mar- 
tinico, cargo : lumber, chiefly, captured the beginning of 
September, 1777, in sight of Boston Harbour by H M. S. 
Diamond. The master and most of the men were French. 
"Captain Fielding put a Prize Master and Hands on 



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Board & sent the Ship Montgomery with all her papers to 
Rhode Island." John LeGar, a passenger on the Mont- 
gomery, made deposition that he understood Captain Run- 
deau had given 18 six pounders in part payment for his 
cargo in Boston. The Captain was asked if he would 
claim the ship Montgomery but said he had no money to 
pay the charges, and the ship and cargo were condemned. 

Morning Star, brigantine. Several depositions re- 
ferred to " as on file," but not recorded. Sept. 26 th, 
1777. " Rich d . Gibbons Esq. Proctor Exhibited the 
claims of Charles Hill in behalf of the owners which was 
read as on file, & order made thereon. The Advocate 
General moved that the Claimant should produce some 
proof to the Court that the owners were in Obedience to 
the King & under his protection. The Proctor for the 
Claimant moved the Court the Brigantine Morning Star 
might be taken into the Custody of the Marshall of this 
Court, alledging that she had been robbed of sundry of 
her rigging & Furniture. Ordered that the Marshall of 
this Court do take the said Brigantine into his Custody, 
& her safe keep untill she shall be either Condemned or 
ordered to be restored to the said Claimant for the Own- 
ers by the definite sentence of this Court in the premises. 
Court adjourned to the 1 of October at Eleven o'clock 
A. M. Oct. 1. Court opened by making proclamation as 
usual. Warrant of survey and return thereon read, the 
Advocate General moved for a Decree, which was pro- 
nounced as on file, whereby the Brigantine Morning Star 
was ordered to be restored and delivered up to Charles 
Hill the Claimant (on his paying an Eighth & Charges) 
also another decree whereby the Cargo of said Brig was 
condemned as Lawful Prize to the Captors." H. M. S. 
Diamond captured the Morning Star. 

Nancy, brigantine, Peter Joliff, master, a recapture, 
bound from Carbonear in Newfoundland for Lisbon, with 
dry cod fish, captured the second day out, July 20th, 
1782, by an American privateer ship, the Junius Brutus, 
and ordered for Salem, recaptured August 6 th in Lat. 44° 
12" by the Frigate Cyclops, and brought to Halifax. 



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Nancy, schr., Edw. Freeman, master, owned in Boston 
by Samuel Paine Somes & Wales, South Carolina to 
Boston, cargo : rice, indigo and deer skins, captured March 
1st, 1778, within George's Banks, by H. M. S. Orpheus. 

Nancy, armed schr. George Leach, master. Six sur- 
vels mounted on carriages. Captured previous to March 
27 th 1781, to the eastward of Halifax, by the tender to 
H. M. S. Albany. 

Nancy, sloop, John Humphrey, master. Evidence 
brought from Liverpool. The Nancy was condemned. 

Nancy, sloop, a recapture. Casco Bay to Boston, car- 
go: lumber, captured Sept. 6 th , 1781, near Cape Porpoise; 
by the Armed Sloop Howe and Schooner Buckram. The 
people on board deserted before the captors came up. 

Nathaniel, brigantine, James Ferry, master, a recap- 
ture. " John Bennat, mate of the Brigantine Nathaniel 
being duly sworne deposeth as follows, viz : that he 
shipp'd on Board the said Brig at London the 17th day 
of March last, bound on a voyage from thence to Quebec, 
that they lost their convoy and met with repeated Heavy 
Gales of wind which obliged them to Bear away for Hali- 
fax as did all the Fleet, that on or about the 30 th of Octo- 
ber being off Halifax Light House they fell in with a 
schooner, & it being almost calm they rowed up under 
the Brig's stern and Haled the Brig & asked where they 
were from, that they ans d from Portsmouth, that the Brig 
then Hailed the schooner & the Schooner answered from 
Halifax & had an English Jack at masthead at the same 
time, that while the ^schooner lay on the Brig's starboard 
quarter, they kept up such a constant fire with small arms 
from the Schooner, that the People of the Brig could not 
keep the Deck, not having it in their power to bring one 
of the Brig's guns to bear on the Schooner, that they 
boarded the Brig and took Possession of the Brig, that 
the schooner had six carriage guns, 4 swivels, & between 
20 & 30 men, that they exchanged Hands, put a Prize 
Master on Board, & ordered her to Boston, that on the 



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first of November being off of Cape Sable they fell in 
with the Savage Sloop of War Thomas Graves, Esq., 
Commander, who retook the said Brig and Brought her 
safe into this Port where she now remains Loaded with 
Beef, Pork, Flour & Pease." 

Necessity, brigantine. " Thomas Ozard Midshipman 
on Board His Majesty's Sloop of War the Vulture, being 
duly sworne deposeth that being at Passamaquoddy some 
time in the Month of October last they took a Brigantine 
loaded with Lumber Bound to Bermudas, that the Cap. 
of the Brig told the deponant he had been taken by the 
Rebels and Carried into Maderias where the Vessel was 
Cleared out & sent to Passamaquoddy for a load of Lum- 
ber that Capt. Teatus ordered the Deponant to take pos- 
session of said Brig & follow the Ship to St. John's, that 
the said Brig is a Bermudian Built Vessel, that there was 
no papers on Board." 

Neptune, schr., loaded with lemons and bale goods, 
bound in to Philadelphia, captured off the mouth of Dele- 
ware River, about June 3d, 1776, by H. M. S. Liverpool. 

Neptune, snow, Nathaniel Swaney, master, Bilboa to 
Newbury, cargo, fruit, iron and salt, captured in March, 
1778, by H. M. S. Rainbow's tender. The owners of the 
snow lived one in Boston and one in Newbury, the Cap- 
tain belonged to Marblehead, 4 besides the master were 
English and 10 Spaniards. John Young 15 years of age, 
of the Neptune, made deposition. 

New York Packet. Cause dated May 11th, 1776, 
relates to two hundred and ninety-one bars of iron found 
in the New York Packet, which iron was condemned as 
lawful prize to the captors thereof, H. M. S. the Tamar. 

Olive, schr., John Bulkeley, master, fitted out from 
Connecticut River, loaded with salt, captured about March 
13 t,l777, by H. M. S. Amazon. 



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Olive, sloop, William Nicholson, master, libel filed 
Apl. 17 th , 1779, evidence as taken at Annapolis, N. S., 
read, captured by schooner Liverpool, Letter of Marque. 

Olive, sloop, Manor Wilbur, master, captured April 
20 th , 1777, by Mr. Knight in the Armed Sloop Hearlem. 
The Olive was owned in Dartmouth, New England. Wil- 
bur made deposition, from which above information is 
taken, and in it he refers to deposition of John Anson 
Atkinson (which is not recorded) as being true as relates 
to the said sloop. 

Otter, brigantine, Edward Smith, jr., master, Salem to 
Guadaloupe, cargo: fish and lumber, owned by Joseph 
Lambert of Salem, about 120 tons, no guns, nine men, 
libelled by the private ship of war Lord Cornwall is, Nov. 
28 th , 1781. Captured in Boston Bay. 

Paco Bob, schr., Solomon Coit, master, libel filed 
June 24 th , 1782, by H. M. Sloop of War the Albany. 
Claim of Alexander Brymer filed July 18 th . "M r . 
Gibbons Proctor for Alexander Brymer exhibited Let- 
ters and papers from M r . Brymer's Attorney at Penobscott, 
which were read as on file. M r . Gibbons then moved the 
Court that as the schooner Saco Bob (by the Evidence 
produced in the course of the trial) had been clearly 
prov'd to be the property of Alexander Brymer Esquire, 
and that she was the Identical Vessel for which he had 
obtained a Commission out of this Court, by the name of 
the Halifax Bob, that the Captor's should by Decree of 
this Court be made to account with him the said Alexan- 
der Brymer for the said Vessel agreeable to an Estima- 
tion made at Penobscott being One Hundred and ninety 
pounds by persons nominated by the parties for that pur- 
pose, deducting, only the eighth to be allowed them 
agreeable to act of Parliament." Decree was pronounced 
in accordance. 

Patty, sloop, loaded with wood and bark, captured 
July 5 th , 1780, off Sheepscutt River by the Mermaid, 
tender to the Albany, the crew all escaping in boats. De- 



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ponant states he had seen the Patty before, that she be- 
longed to Townsend, owned by one David Rudd. She 
was carried into Penobscott, Fort George. 

Peacock, schr., Salem to Newburyport, cargo : salt and 
ash timber, captured September 6 th 1781, off Cape Por- 
pois, by the Sloop Home and Schooner Buckram, and 
taken to Penobscott, Fort George. 

Peggy, schr., Ray, master, Nothing on board but some 
green fish, a hogshead of salt and fishing craft, captured 
July 23d, 1779, near Cranberry Island, off Goldsborough 
River, by the schooner Rachael. 

Polly, brig, a recapture, Sept. 10th, 1778. " Benja- 
min Stone being Duly Sworne Deposeth, that he was at 
Harbour Briton, the latter end of August last, when a 
Privateer Sloop call'd the Bodin, Mounting 10 Carriage 
Guns, & Had about 30 men, commanded by one Thomas 
Stevens, came in there & cut out the Brig Polly, Capt n . 
Newman, and mann'd her with 6 Rebels & a Prize Mas- 
ter and the Deponant, and Order'd them to make ye best 
of their way for Salem in New England, that afterwards 
on or about the latter end of August last, being then off 
Cape Lee Have they were chased by the Buckram, Let- 
ter of Marque who retoook them and sent the said Brig 
into this Harbour, that she is loaded Principally with 
Fish, Oil and Salt, which the Rebels plundered from the 
Stores on Shore, that when the Rebel Privateer came into 
Harbour Briton, there was no Person on Board the Brig 
except the Master, the Hands having all Deserted the 
Day before." 

Polly, letter of marque ship, Joseph Forster, Master, 
14 guns, 35 men, Cape Ann to Guadaloupe, Cargo : fish 
and lumber, captured July 4 th , 1782, near George's Banks, 
by H. M. Frigate Ceres. Joseph Forster, captain of the 
Polly confirmed the evidence given by the Prize Master. 

Polly, schr., John Carrol, master, Charlestown, S. C, 
to Boston, cargo : rice, indigo, rum and sugar, captured 



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Sept. 18 th , 1778, off Nantucket Shoals, by H. M. Sloop of 
"War, the Dispatch. 

Polly, schr., John Dyer, master, understood to be 
owned in Falmouth, bound to the West Indies, cargo: 
lumber, captured March 13 th , 1778, off Falmouth, by 
H. M. S. Rainbow's tender. 

Polly, schr., Peter Hinds, master, captured Jan. 27 th , 
1781, off Owls Head, by armed schooner David, one 
Marblehead man and three men from Penobscott on 
board, one David Dayly put on board as Prize Master, 
and three other hands from the David, and orders given 
to beat into the harbour called George's Island Harbour 
and lay there until the gale then blowing was over. The 
Polly was by accident cast away and totally lost on 
George's Island, with the exception of her sails and an- 
chors, which were saved and carried into Penobscott. 

Polly, schr., Ignatius Webber, master, Farro or 
Ferro in Portugal, standing in for Boston, the captain 
told the captors he was bound for Halifax, cargo : salt, 
captured May 10 th 1778, between George's Banks and 
Cape Anne, by H. M. S. Rainbow. Samuel Pierson, a 
passenger on the Polly, made deposition. 

Polly, schr., cleared from Georgetown, South Carolina, 
April 28 th , 1777, cargo : rice, pitch and turpentine, chassed 
into Port Rosa way by H. M. S. Mermaid, where the mas- 
ter and men deserted her, and the Mermaid's people took 
possession on May 24 th , 1777. 

Polly, schr., of Newburyport, captured July 19 th , 
1777, westward of Halifax lighthouse, bound for St. 
Peters, by armed Brig Victor. 

Polly, ship, John Leighton, master, a recapture. The 
Polly in possession of the Americans, was from Boston to 
Saco, John Leighton, master, had ten carriage guns which 
were thrown overboard, no papers found on board, cap- 
tured near the end of September, 1781, in Boston Bay, 
H. M. S. Chatham. 



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Polly, sloop, Charles Callaghan, master, owned in Bos- 
ton by Jonathan Davis and others, from St. Eustatia to 
Casco Bay, cargo : molasses, rum and salt, captured about 
April 1st, 1777, on Georges Banks, by H. M. S. Dia- 
mond and Greyhound. Benjamin Randall, seaman on 
board the Polly, made deposition. 

Polly, sloop, libel filed July 13 th , 1782, by the Armed 
Schooner Dispatch, evidence brought from Liverpool, N. S. 

Pompey, sloop, libel filed Nov. 27 th 1782,. on behalf 
of Joseph Barss, master of the Schooner Dreadnaught. 
Evidence and papers sent up by Registrar at Liverpool. 

Poole, brigantine, William Whitecomb, master, a re- 
capture. From Poole to Newfoundland, and from thence 
to Lisbon with a cargo of fish, taken Sept. 11 th , 1781, by 
the American Privateer ship called the Franklin, and 
were steered for Boston, recaptured Oct. ] 2, in Boston 
Bay, by H. M. S. Assurance, William Stanley, seaman on 
the Poole, made deposition, and stated the Americans took a 
new towline, one barrel of pork, and 10 gallons of rum, 
and cut up an old mainsail and a new mainsail, and the 
master of the Assurance took a hanging Compass and 
some small cordage, that the master was kept on the pri- 
vateer and took all his papers with him. 

Princess Royal, recapture. "George Davis, being 
duly sworne deposeth that he is a mariner on board the 
ship called the Princess Royal, that on or about the 10 th 
of Jury last [1776] off the Island of Bermuda they were 
chased by an armed schooner, called the Sturdy Beggar, 
fitted out by some of the Colonies now in Rebellion, that 
the said schooner fired at and hailed the said ship Princess 
Royal, and ordered them to hoist out their boat and go 
aboard the said schooner, that Archibald Duffy, the cap- 
tain of said ship Princess Royal told them he could not 
hoist out his Boat, as it was lumbered up, they in the 
Armed Schooner then hoisted out their own boat and came 
aboard with Twelve men all armed, took Possession of the 
ship, and took out the Master, Boatswain, 2 mates, 5 Fore- 



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mast men, a black man Passenger, & a Prentice Boy and 
then shaped their course for New England, that on the 25 th 
of July last, Captain John Burr, Esq., Commander of his 
Majesty's ship the Milf ord, gave chace to the Ship Princess 
Royal [within about 3 Leagues of Cape Ann, & retook her 
within about 3 miles of Newbury, & brought the said ship 
Princess Royal] into this Port of Halifax, and that said ship 
and Cargo is owned by persons residing in England & 
some of them in Jamaica." 

Providence, sloop, loaded with lime and cord wood, 
captured Nov. 18 th 1776, while trying to enter a harbour 
called Herring Gut, by a boat from H. M. S. Albany. 
When the boat was approaching all hands on board the 
sloop deserted, and no papers were found by the captors. 

Race Horse, sloop, Clifford Byrne, master, Cape 
Francois to Salem, cargo: molasses, captured Sept. 4 th , 
1780, off Cape Cod, by H. M. Ships Delaware, Delight, 
Bonetta and the Armed Sloop Howe. 

Rambler, schr., Benjamin Fuller, master, two six 
pounders, one three pounder, one two pounder and four 
swivels, 30 men, owned in Newbury, were on a cruize 
from there, captured while ashore in St. Margaret's Bay, 
near Halifax, about July 20 th , 1781, by the brigantine 
Lady Hammond, tender to H. M. S. Charlestown. While 
they were trying to get the schooner off, the people of her 
in the bushes ashore fired on the captors and killed one 
and wounded another. The captors then went ashore and 
scattered them, capturing one named Robert Kelley, who 
made deposition aDd stated they had taken six shallops, 
two belonging to the Frenchmen to the Eastward, and 
sent them to Newbury. 

Ranger, schr. one McGra or McCra, master. "John 
McGra being duly sworne deposeth that on the 14 th day of 
March, inst about sun sett, he arrived in the Harbour of 
Halifax at Fairbank's wharf, that he was Hailed by the 
Albany to come alongside, but that he did not understand 
them, then went into the said wharf, that an officer came 



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from the Albany and threatened the Deponant, and told 
him he had done for himself because he did not obey the 
orders in coming under the man of war's stern, that the 
deponant told the officer he did not understand them, the 
Deponant thought they asked where they came from, and 
that was the reason he answered from Falmouth & did 
not go under the stern of the ship, that the officer staid on 
board the schooner Ranger about 3 minutes, & returned 
to the Albany, that he left no person on Board the 
schooner." 

In answer to a question the Captain stated he had 
loaded at Boston, proceeded to Piscataqua, and then came 
to Halifax. The Ranger was seized by a Custom House 
officer, and there was some dispute as to whether or no 
the Albany had made the seizure. The schooner was 
condemned. 

Ranger, schr., probably a recapture, by the Sloop 
Gage, William Callaghan, master, libel dated Nov. 7 th , 
1778, but record contains no further information. 

Recovbry, brigantine, loaded with molasses, going into 
River Delaware, captured off the Capes of Philadelphia 
June 18th, 1776, by H.M. S. Kingfisher. 

Resolution, schr., privateer, libel filed March 24th, 
1783, on behalf of the Brigantine Shark. 

Resolution, privateer schr. of Boston. Abel Gore, 
commander, two carriage guns, one a two pounder, the 
other a three, eight swivel guns, two cohorns, and part of 
two half-barrels of powder, captured previous to May 
11 th , 1779, seven leagues to the westward of Halifax 
lighthouse, by H. M. S. Blond. 

Restoration, ship, a recapture. "Joseph Toye Gun- 
ner on Board the Ship Restoration, being duly Sworne 
deposeth that in his Passage from Quebec to Port in said 
ship they fell in with a Rebel Privateer near the Western 
Islands, on or about the 19th day of July last, that the 
Privateer Chased them from 6 in the Morning till 6 



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o'clock in the Evening, when they Boarded the ship, the 
Privateer was a 20 Gun Ship fitted o at from New London 
called the Oliver Cromwell Commanded by one Harding, 
that they took out the Master, mate and all the hands 
except the deponant and three boys, & put them on Board 
the Privateer, manned the Ship Restoration with a Rebel 
Crew and Prize Master, & then shaped their Course for 
Boston, New England, that the beginning of this month 
September, being by their reckoning about one days sail 
from Boston, they ifell in with the Ambuscade, John Mc- 
Cartney, Esq r Commander, who retook the said ship Resto- 
ration and brought her safe into this Port, that the Papers 
were all taken by the Rebels." 

Revenge, sloop, 11 th July, 1777, Reg r of the sloop 
Revenge filed by the Advocate General, & proof of its 
being found on board said sloop taken by Joseph Winuiet, 
Esq., Justice of Peace for the County of Annapolis also 
filed. This cause entitled "Sir William Burnaby, com- 
mander of His Majesty's shipMilford, vs. the Sloop Revenge 
& Cargo." 

Ricuset or Recusett, schr., Zachariah Murphy, mas- 
ter. Captured early in August, 1778, by H. M. S. Grey- 
hound, Blonde, and Dispatch. 

" James Harley being Duly Sworne Deposeth, that he 
sailed out of Salem, in a Privateer, about two months ago, 
that they took two Brigs and one Schooner, loaded with 
Green Fish, that he was put on Board one of these Prizes 
the Schooner), that about 9 or 10 Days ago, they fell in 
with a Schooner, near the Isle of Sables, that the Said 
Schooner Bore down upon them, and asked where they 
were Bound to, that they answere'd to Salem, that they 
said they wanted wood and water, and then they ask'd 
the Prize Master of the Schooner, the Deponant was on 
Board to let them have a Pilot, to Pilot them into Salem, 
Newbury, Boston or any Port they could get into, that 
the Prize Master then sent the Deponant, on Board said 
Schooner as Pilot, and received a Spaniard in Exchange 
from ye Aforesaid Schooner, that about three Days after 



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this, they fell in with three Men of War, who took them, 
and Brought said Schooner into this Port, that one Zacha- 
riah Murphy was Master of her, that she is about 80 Tons 
Burthen." Zachariah Murphy also made deposition. 
The schooner is called the " Rosa " in deposition of John 
Fox, one of the prize crew. 

Rittenhouse, ship, Ambrose Bartlett, master. Cause 
dated May 2d, 1776 relates to a sum of money. ,£2000 
in specie and £800 in Sterling Bills of Exchange, the 
property of Merchants residing in Philadelphia, being the 
proceeds of a cargo sold at Lisbon, taken from the ship 
Rittenhouse, Ambrose Bartlett, master, by Captain Stan- 
hope of H. M. S. , the Raven. The Rittenhouse was taken 
off the Cape of Virginia bound from Lisbon to Philadel- 
phia, and was owned by York and Potts of the latter city. 
Two q r casks of wine were also taken. The money was 
condemned as lawful prize to the Captors, but there is no 
mention of what became of the Rittenhouse. 

Robuste, ship, a recapture, Dec. 4th, 1781. "John 
Flemming Sailing Master of the Ship Lord Cornwallis, 
being duly Sworn deposeth, that being on a Cruise in 
Boston Bay, they fell in with a Ship on the 25 November 
last, which they Chased about two hours, came up with 
and took, that she was called the Robust and was from 
Salem bound to the Havannah loaded with Lumber, Fish, 
Soap, and Tallow, &c. , that she is about two Hundred 
Tons Burthen, 14 Guns & 20 men, that they found no 
papers on board, that the Ship is now in this Harbour, that 
the prisoners are all on board the Lord Cornwallis." 

"David Black, Seaman, being duely Sworn deposeth that 
he has seen the Ship Robuste since she came into the 
Harbour, that he belonged to her when John Noble Esq. 
of Bristol owned her, that he was gunner of her, that she 
was a French Snow, and the first Prize brought into Bris- 
tol this war, that she was then copper'd by M r Noble in 
his own Dock, and made into a Ship, that the Deponant 
sailed the first voyage in her after she was made into a 
ship, and knows her well." The cargo was condemned as 



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prize to the captors, and an eighth of the value of the 
ship as salvage. 

Royal Bounty, ship, a recapture. "Seth Russel late 
Seaman on Board the American Privateer called the Tar- 
tar being duly sworne deposeth that the said Privateer 
was fitted out from Boston, that one of the Owners names 
was Macky the other he don't know, that she mounted 24 
Carriage Guns & had 180 men, that the masters name 
was John Grimes, that being on a Cruize off Shetland 
some time in August last they fell in with the Ship Royal 
Bounty which they took & the next day they took a Brig 
which belonged to Norway, that they gave this Brig to the 
Captain of the Ship Royal Bounty, that they put the Cap- 
tain of the ship Royal Bounty & all his Hands on Board 
the Brig except seven, that the Captain of the Tartar then 
gave Orders to the prize Master of the Ship Royal Bounty 
to proceed immediately for Boston, New England ; that 
afterwards sometime in September last being then off of 
Cape Ann they fell in with the Diamonds Tender who 
retook the said Ship Royal Bounty the Diamond being 
then in sight, that the said ship Royal Bounty is now in 
this Harbour." 

"Seth Russel being reexamined further deposeth that 
they took out of the Brig belonging to Norway & put on 
Board the Royal Bounty 800 Calve Skins, that after this 
they Cruized in Company with the Privateer about 3 
weeks, and in about 14 days they took another Norway 
Brig strip'd her of all her Tackle & Furniture & put the 
same on Board the Royal Bounty, & then Burnt said Brig, 
that a few days after this they took another Brig Loaded 
with Lumber and 60 Tons of Iron, that they stripped this 
Brig also of all her tackle and furniture & put on Board 
the Tartar, & as the Brig was Leaky they scuttled and 
sunk her, and further Deposeth that before they took the 
Ship Royal Bounty they took a Brig off of Shetland, that 
he thinks she was loaded with Lumber and Hides, that 
they took the Hides (but does not know what quantity) 
as also the Rigging & Furniture & then Burnt her, that 
these things are on Board the Royal Bounty. That they 



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also took another Brig and took out about 30 Barrels Tar 
& put the same on Board the Royal Bounty, & gave said 
Brig to the Master of her his name he does not know. 

St. David, a recapture, Dec. 11th, 1781. " David 
Cormick being duly Sworn deposeth that he shipped on 
board the Ship St. David at St. John's, Newfoundland, as 
Surgeon one William Price then Master of her, that they 
were bound from that port to Statia or Jamaica, that they 
left St. Johns in December, 1780, that about the 15 th Jan r 
1781 they arrived at Antigua with a Prize they had taken, 
from that they went to Eustatia, and from thence to Ja- 
maica, where they loaded the Cargo she has now on 
board, which was ship'd by McLeans and Moare, consist- 
ing of Rum, that on the 24th August last they sail'd 
from Jamaica with convoy for London, that after they 
had been a month or five weeks out, they met with a heavy 
gale of wind and parted convoy, that about three weeks 
after they fell in with a ship call'd the Shambree, that she 
was in a very distress'd Situation being water Log'd, 
that they got about 80 Men, Women and Children out of 
her, that the weather came on so bad they could not take 
any more out, that they left about twenty-five behind, 
they did not see the ship again, the next day they saw the 
ship Lord Howe go down, some days after this they fell 
in with the thorn Privateer, which was mann'd with 
Americans, that the Thorn chas'd them a whole night, 
came up with and engaged the St. David about forty min- 
utes, when the Captain and live men of the St. David were 
Kill'd, and fifteen or sixteen wounded, and the wheel be- 
ing shot away oblig'd the St. David to strike, that the 
Thorn exchanged hands, took out all the papers and were 
sending her to Marblehead, that they were a Month all to 
one day endeavouring for Marblehead, when they fell in 
with the Brig Sir Andrew Hammond, who retook them 
and brought said ship St. David safe into this port. " 



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St. Bees, ship or barque, John Williamson, master, a 
recapture. " James Bishop mate of the Barque St. Bees 
being duly sworne deposeth that he shipp'd on Board said 
Barque at New York the 16 th of November last with one 
John Williamson Master, Bound on a voyage from thence 
to Lisbon, & from thence back again to New York, that 
on or about the 8th of August last on their Passage to 
New York in Lat. about 39° North, Long. 70° West, they 
fell in with two Brigs which chased them from about 
8 o'clock in the morning till about 2 when they came up 
with the Barque & Boarded her, that the Brigs both be- 
longed to Maryland, that they exchanged Hands put a 
Prize Master on Board, & ordered the Barque for Phila- 
delphia, but could not get there. Afterwards they en- 
deavoured for Boston in New England, that before they 
parted the Rebels plundered the Barque of sundry valua- 
ble articles, an account of which the Deponant has made 
out as on file, that on or about the 1st of Sept. Inst., being 
then on the Shoals of Cape Cod, they fell in with the De- 
light & Delaware which retook the Barque & sent her into 
this Port, that she is loaded with Wine & Fruit, that they 
arrived here the 13th Inst." 

St. John, brigantinc, James, Lowrie, Master, a recap- 
ture. "Donald McMullin, Seaman on Board the Brigan- 
tine called the St. John being duly sworn deposeth that he 
shipped on Board said Brig the 14th day of June last, 
at Greenock, in Scotland, bound to St. Johns in New- 
foundland, one James Lawrie then Master, that she was 
partly loaded with coals and Dry Goods, at Greenock. 



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Dry Goods consisted of Shirts, Jackets, Trowsers, shoes 
and other Traps. He believes one Densraore shipped 
these articles, but is not certain of it, that they took in at 
Dublin Sixty Hhds. of Molasses, can't tell who shipp'd 
the Molasses, that they proceeded from Dublin for St. 
Johns, Newfoundland. Can't tell who she was consigned 
to them, that on the 28 th of August last near the Banks of 
Newfoundland they fell in with an American Letter of 
marque ship called the Cato, who took the Brig and car- 
ried the Capt. and all the people on Board the ship ex- 
cept Three. That they took all the Ball Goods out of 
the Brig, one new cable, all her new rigging, all the best 
Sails and Sail cloth, some coarse Earthern Ware, 
and many other Articles, that put on Board the Brig a 
Prize Master and five Hands, and ordered the Brig to 
Newbury or the first American Port they could make. 
That on the 28th of September last they fell in with the 
Ship Renown, who retook the Brig and brought her into 
this Port, where she now is." 

Salem Packet, ship, Joseph Cook, Master, Bilboa to 
Salem, Cargo : Salt and dry goods, captured in August, 
1781, in Boston Bay, by H. M. S. Amphytrite. 

Sally, brigantine, Moses Fenny, master. " Paulus Bray- 
zelius of Lunenburg being duly sworn Deposeth that on 
Friday morning the 25 th feby. Inst, they discovered a 
Brig at anchor in the Harbour of Lunenburg, that they 
sent four men ashore for Fresh provisions, that an officer 
of the Militia went and took them Prisoners, Casper Wool- 
enhof t commanded the party, that Colonel Creighton asked 
them where they came from ? y* they (the Prisoners) an- 
swered, from Guadeloup, Col. Creighton then ordered an 
alarm Gun to be Fired to alarm the People, & the Brigan- 
tine also immediately Fired a Gun, & then Col. Creighton 
sent two Boats full of men to Board her, & they the Peo- 
ple belonging to the Brigantine resisted, & would not let 
them come on Board, & Hoisted Rebel Colours, the Fort 
immediately fired two Guns which both took effect, the 
Brigantine then immediately struck her Colours, & the 



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two Boats returned & Boarded her took them Prisoners & 
delivered them over to the Militia." The Sally was appa- 
rently brought to Halifax to be sold. 

Sally, brigantine, Jno. Holland Rickard, master, from 
Plymouth, to Frenchman's Bay, then to Charlstown, South 
Carolina, cargo : lumber, captured June 12 th , 1778, to the 
westward of Cape Sables, by H. M. S. Blond. Josiah 
Dunham, mate of the Sally, made deposition that she was 
built at Newbury 8 years before and had always remained 
the property of Americans. 

Sally, brigantine, Soloman Saltus, master, a recapture. 
"Soloman Saltus Master of the Brigantine Sally being duly 
sworne deposeth that he loaded at St. Michaels with Wine 
& Fruit & sailed from thence the 6 th of February last, 
Bound to New York, that on the 27 th March last being in 
Lat. 37° & about 67 or 68 Long, they fell in with the Gen- 
eral Stark ship mounting twenty two Guns, an American 
Privateer Commanded by James Pearson of Cape Anne, 
that the ship chased them a few Hours, & came up with 
the Brig, that the Ship Hailed the Brig, & ordered her to 
Bring too, that the Privateer sent their Boat & Exchanged 
Hands, that they permitted the Depon* to remain on Board 
as he declared to them he was owner of the Vessel & Car- 
go, that after this they steered for Cape Anne, that they 
met with repeated heavy Gales of Wind, & the first land 
they made was Cape L'Have which the Prize Master took 
for Seguin Island & they ran into L'Have the 13 th day of 
April Inst, in the evening, & came to anchor near Petit 
Riviere, the next morning seven men came on Board in 
two different Boats & said they were Militia of Nova Scotia 
the Rebel Prize Master told them he was from New York 
bound to Halifax, & offered four shillings a day for two 
of them to assist him in navigating the Brig to Halifax, 
that the Deponant hearing this Conversation on Deck 
thought it might be something in his favour, & tho sick in 
bed got up to go on Deck, but in his passage was met by 
the Rebel Prize Master's Mate, who threw his arms around 
the Deponant & endeavoured to prevent him from going 



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on Deck, that he then told the Prize Masters mate that he 
would cry murder if he did not let him go on Deck, that 
he then let the Deponant go, that the Deponant when he 
o-ot on Deck, asked the Militia how far they were from 
Halifax, they answered about IT or 20 leagues & that if 
he was Bound there it was a good time, that the Deponant 
told them he did not know he was bound to Halifax, he 
understood they were bound to Cape Anne, but he should 
be glad to go to Halifax, that he found one M r Brown was 
overhauling the papers, that the Prize Master insisted he 
was Bound to Halifax, that the Deponant then took the 
papers from said Brown, & told him he had been on a 
voyage Bound to New York, & that the Brig Sally had 
been captured by the General Starks an American Priva- 
teer, & that the Prize Master was only deceiving them, 
that M r Brown then took the papers, & he the said Brown 
& the other people of the aforesaid Militia agreed to take 
the Brig to Liverpool, the wind proving contrary they re- 
turned back to the Folly, a Harbour at Cape L'Have & 
came to anchor there they lay till 9 o'clock in the morning 
of the 14 th , that there was great disputes among said Mili- 
tia about what they should do with the Brig, that the 
same evening M r Brown gave the papers to one Cavanagh, 
the next day they made the second attempt for Liverpool, 
but the wind proving contrary they returned again into 
the Folly, that the same afternoon of the 15 th there came 
about 30 men armed from Lunenburg & demanded the 
papers from Cavanagh, but before they came Cavanagh 
had given the papers to the Deponant, that one McDonald 
who said he commanded this party demanded the papers, 
the deponant refused delivering them up, the same even- 
ing about 11 o'clock Captain Henderkin Commander of 
the Brigantine John and Rachael came alongside, that the 
Deponant heard some of the people on Board tell him to 
come along side, that at that time the Deponant was in 
the Cabin, that he heard the noise of Musquets, a Battle 
ensued which lasted about 8 minutes, that in this skirmish 
the Captain of the Militia was killed & two of Captain 
Henderkin's men in the Boat were wounded, & further de- 
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about an hour after they came on Board, said they be- 
longed to the John and Rachael which had a Commission, 
that after Captain Henderkin came on Board he took the 
possession of her & declared one William Brown was ap- 
pointed Prize Master." 

Sally, schr., David Lewis, master, on a fishing voyage 
from Cape Cod, owned by David Lewis of Barnstable, 
captured June 20 th , 1780, off Cape Cod by the Letter of 
Marque Lacy of Liverpool, N. S. where the Sally was 
then taken. 

Sally, schr., Robert Lieth, master, from one of the 
Islands in the West Indies for Massachusetts Bay, loaded 
with molasses and rum, captured near the end of Septem- 
ber, 1777, off Georges Banks, by H. M. S. Milford. 

Sally, schr., Nicholas Smith, master, on a fishing voyage 
from Cape Cod, owned by Nathaniel and Laz. Goodwin of 
Plymouth, captured June 20 th , 1780, off Cape Cod by the 
Letter of Marque Lucy of Liverpool, where the Sally was 
then taken. 

Sally, sloop, Ben. Cole, master, libelled Febry. 15 th , 
1780, captured by the privateer schooner Lucy. 

Sally, sloop, Thomas Martin, master, loaded with wood 
and staves, captured June 3d, 1779, off Damascotti, the 
crew escaping in a boat, by the armed vessels Howe and 
Buckram. 

Sally, sloop, loaded with bale goods from Hamburg, 
captured off Nantucket shoals about July 27 th 1776, by 
H. M. S. Liverpool. The sloop was left at Head Quarters 
near New York, and cargo condemned at Halifax. Thomas 
Mullock, mate of the Sally deposed that she was bound 
for New York, but her papers cleared her out for St. Eus- 
tatia. 

Sally, sloop, loaded with cordwood, captured with no 
one on board, July 25 th , 1779, in Penobscot Bay, by H. 
M. S. Albany. The deponant, Richard Pomroy, of the 



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Albany, stated "that she is a Plantation Built Sloop, 
square sterned, no head, all Black Bottom & sides, that he 
knows the said Sloop for that he sailed in her formerly 
out of Casco Bay about seven years ago & that she then 
belonged to one John Gray." 

Sally, sloop, libel filed June 24 th , 1782, by H. M. 
Sloop of war the Albany. 

Sally, sloop, libel filed Oct. 14 th , 1782, on behalf of 
the Sloop Tartar, tender to H. M. S. Allegiance. 

Sandwich, schooner, about 40 tons, with no cargo or 
papers on board, captured at a wharf in Norfolk, Va., 
previous to Aug. 28 th 1776 (date of libel) by H. M. S. 
Otter. 

Savage, schr., Marblehead to Bilboa, cargo: dry fish, 
captured May 5 th , 1777, on Georges Banks, by H. M. S. 
Diamond. John Home, seaman on the Savage, made de- 
position and said he understood the schooner belonged to 
the Congress. 

Scipio, snow, a recapture. " Samuel Hinkman master 
of the Snow call'd the Scijno being duly sworne deposeth 
that the said Snow was Loaded principally with Wine at 
Teneriff, that he was proceeding with her to London, that 
on his Passage on the 15 th November last he fell in with 
two American Privateers, one a ship call'd the Mars of 24 
Guns & 90 men, the other a Brig call'd the Fanny of 1 8 
Guns & 90 men, that they carried English Colours, the 
deponant crowded all the sail he could make, that they 
chaced him 5 Hours before they came up with the Snow, 
that they fired at the Snow, & ordered them to Haul down 
their Colours & bring too, that they came on Board and 
took out all the Hands, except one man a Boy & the De- 
ponant, & put on Board the Snow nine of the Rebels with 
a Prize Master amongst which were 3 Frenchmen, & one 
Indian, that the Rebels plundered the Snow of Wine, 
Fruit, & Sundry other articles, also about one thousand 
dollars in specie, that after they had taken these things 



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out of the Snow they gave directions to the Prize Master 
to proceed with her for Dartmouth or any other Port they 
could get into in America. That on the 23d December 
last being in the Lat. 41° 30" Long 64° 40" being near 
the South end of Georges Banks, they fell in with the 
Greyhound Man of War Archibald Dixon Commander 
who retook the said Snow from the Rebels, & brought her 
into this Port of Halifax. The deponant further deposeth 
that the said Snow is owned by Mess 18 Paul Graves in 
North Yarmouth in Great Britain, that the Cargo is owned 
by sundry Persons subjects of & residing in Great Britain, 
that the Rebels took the Snows register, Invoices, Bills of 
Loading, Mediterranean Pass & sundry other papers & that 
the Rebels drank & destroyed Great quantities of Wine, 
exclusive of what the Privateers people took." 

Sea Duck, schr., John Bohannan, master, captured in 
Minas Basin, May 2d, 1777, by Thomas Dickson and party 
on a Barge belonging to Government, under orders from 
Capt. Collet. Was taken into Cornwall is River and after- 
wards to Windsor. Cause entitled 4< Hyde Parker, Esq r 
Commander of His Majesty's Ship Phenix vs. Schooner 
Sea Duck and Cargo," but there is no information as to 
who Capt. Collet was, who gave the orders, vide deposition 
by Thos. Dickson. 

Sea Flower, schr., Jacob Clarke, master, Gaudelope 
to Salem, cargo : molasses and ram, captured June 8 th , 
1778, in Buzzard's Bay, by H. M. S. Unicorn. Jacob 
Clarke master of the Sea Flower made deposition that the 
vessel and cargo were owned by Joseph White, Joseph 
Lambert, Miles Greenwood, and Henry White, all of 
Salem. 

Shamby, sloop, John Fraiser, master, Portsmouth, New 
England, to Grenada, cargo : staves and heading, captured 
January 2d, 1782, off Cape Ann, by the private ship of 
War Lord Cornwallis. 

The Sharnby was condemned as lawful prize, but in 
March following a claim was filed to the Shaunbouy, the 
name evidently being wrongly spelt in the libel. The 



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claimant, William Abbot, sought to prove that the Shaun- 
bouy was owned in Waterford, Ireland, and had been taken 
as a prize by the Americans some time previously. The 
claim was, however, dismissed, and the evidence proved 
that the sloop was owned by Walter McFarling and Dan- 
iel Higgin of Berwick, New England, at the time of her 
capture by the Lord Cornwallis. Edward Loude, of the 
Shamby gave evidence in the libel case, and Walter Mc- 
Farling, owner, in the Claim. 

Snake, brigantine, a recapture. The private ship of 
war, Revenge, captured the Snake, June 2d, 1779, in Bos- 
ton Bay. The Snake had 14 carriage guns, 6 swivel guns 
and 12 men, commanded by Luke Matthewman. Samuel 
Greenwood, mast-maker, and others, proved that the Snake 
was in Halifax Harbour a year previous, being then called 
the Loyalist, James Morris, master. The Snake was 
claimed in behalf of Alex r Dover and others of St. Johns 
in Antiqua, and an eighth of her value paid to the recap- 
tors, after sale. 

Sophia, brigantine, a recapture. " James Bizzet Cook on 
Board the Brigantine Sophia being duly sworne deposeth 
that on their passage from Granada to London, on the 23 d 
of August last, being then in the Lat. 37° 53" Long. 54° 
59" they fell in with a Rebel Privateer Sloop called the 
Black Snake fitted from Salem, John Coulton, mast r that 
they Chased the Brig from 11 in the morn g to 3 oclock in 
the afternoon firing at each other the whole time, that the 
Rebels Boarded the Brig about 3 oclock took out the Capt. 
& all the hands, except the mate, a Boy & the deponant & 
manned her with Rebels, & then Shaped their Course for 
Cape Cod, that afterwards they fell in with the Mermaid 
Capt. Hawker Commander who took them & sent the Brig 
into this Port of Halifax." 

Extract from deposition of David Wishart, mate of the 
Sophia. " manned her with a Rebel Prize Master, Wil- 
liam Monday, & seamen from the Rebel Privateer & gave 
orders to make the best of their way to Salem, that after- 
wards on or about the 4 th day of September Inst, being 



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then off Barrington a Ground Capt. Hawker of the Mer- 
maid sent his Boat on Board & took possession of her. . ." 

Speed, brigantine, Benjamin Cox, master, Port au Prince 
to Salem, cargo : molasses and cotton, captured Sept. 3d, 
1780, between Cape Cod and George's Banks, by H. M. 
Ships Delaware, Delight, Bonetta and the armed sloop 
Howe. 

Speedwell, brigantine, Benjamin Cox, master, a recap- 
ture. " The evidence of William James Peugh carpenter 
on board the Ship Renown sworn and examined as on file. 
The Register of the Brig and the Clearance, being the 
only papers found on board, Lodged with the Advocate 
General, by which it appears the Brigantine Speedwell was 
Built two years ago, in the Massachusetts Bay Govern- 
ment, and owned in Boston." 

" Benjamin Cox, Master of the Brigantine Speedwell, 
being duly Sworne deposeth, That he sailed from Salem 
on or about the 12 th Instant [Oct. 12 th , 1782] bound to 
Hespanolia Loaded with Lumber and Fish, that on the 
19 th of October Instant, he fell in with the Ship Renown, 
That the Renown chased them Three Hours, when they 
came up with the Brig and took her and sent her into this 
port and further Deposeth That she was built at Rhode 
Island about the year 1775, one Captain Mason of Salem 
owns the Brig & Cargo, That he has owned the Brig two 
years, that he heard she had been taken from the Ameri- 
cans and carried into N. York, that he cant tell who 
Bought her at New York, that she was afterwards Re- 
taken by the Americans, He believes about 3 years ago — 
that she is square sterned no Head Two 4 pounders & 4 
swivels & nine men in all." The Speedwell was claimed, 
and one eighth salvage and the whole of the cargo decreed 
to the captors. 

Stanislaus, ship, Jean Equillon, master. Brest to Bos- 
ton or Rhode Island, cargo : wine, brandy, flour and cloth- 
ing, captured June 9 th , 1781, in Boston Bay, by H. M. S. 
Charlestown. This ship was apparently French. 



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Storke, brigantine, owned in Newbury, Philip Aubin, 
master, Martinico to Newbury, cargo : molasses, captured 
April 9 th , 1778, on George's Banks, by H. M. S. Centurion. 

Success, brig, Fran* Harriman, master, a recapture. 
" John De Ste. Croix, Mate of the Brigantine Success 
being duly sworne deposeth that he shipp'd on Board 
said Brig at London in March last as mate Bound on a 
Voyage from thence to Mirimichi in Nova Scotia Loaded 
with Salt, Beef, Pork, Bread, Flower, and Dry Goods, 
that on or about the 22d June last being then off of the 
Magdalene Islands they fell in with an American Priva- 
teer called the Viper, Commanded by one Benj. Chapman 
mounting 14 swivels on the Coming of her Hatches, had 
30 men, that she belonged to Salem in New England, that 
the Privateer chased them near four Hours, when it fell 
calm, & they rowed up to the Brig & fired at them & 
Ordered them to Bring too & come along side the Priva- 
teer that it being calm they could not manage the Brig so 
as to Bring a Gun to Bear on the Privateer, that the Priv- 
ateers People then came on Board, took out the Capt. & 
2 Hands, & put on Board the Brig a Prize Master & 7 
Hands & Ordered them to make the best of their way for 
Salem, that they were making the best of their way for 
Salem, when they fell in with the Rainbow and her Ten- 
der the True Blue being then about 25 Leagues from 
Salem, that the True Blue brought them too, & Sir George 
Collier sent a Prize Master & Hands on Board said Brig 
& sent her into this Port." 

Success, schr., Benj. Cole, Master. " Malcolm Mac- 
Intyer Pilot on Board the Brig Mermaid being duly 
sworne deposeth that on their Passage from Halifax to 
Liverpool on or about the 28 th of August last they fell in 
with a Schooner called the Success in Herring Cove a place 
near Liverpool, that they Boarded said Schooner & the 
People all deserted her, that there was no papers on 
Board except a Register, that the Master one Benj. Cole 
told the deponent that she was a lawfull Prize, & beg'd 
him to speak to Capt. Browne to let the Schooner go & 



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take the Cargo, that part of the Cargo was taken on Board 
at Machias viz. some Pitch & Turpentine the other part 
consisting of Staves at Passamaquoddy, & by the said 
Benj Cole's own acct. belonged to him, that the said 
Schooner is a square Sterued Schooner of about 35 Ton 
New England Built, that she is now in this Harbour of 
Halifax." 

Sept. 15 th , 1777. "The Claim of Benjamin Valpy 
read, & the Libellant having agreed to deliver the Schoon- 
er Success to the Claimant on his paying an 8 th the Court 
ordered that the same be restored to him accordingly." 

The Brig Mermaid, captor of the schooner Success was 
a Letter of Marque. 

Success, schr., captured by H. M. S. Cerberus. Papers 
exhibited and filed in Court by H. M. Advocate General, 
Aug. 2d, 1777, were "the clearance of the Schooner Suc- 
cess at Charlestown, South Carolina, and a certificate of 
her landing a cargo at South Carolina, which papers and 
the oath of John Townsend, proving them to be found on 
Board said schooner, as also the oath of Samuel Thomson, 
proving the capture of said schooner, are on file." 

Success, sloop, Sulpherous Fisher, master, bound to 
Boston, loaded with wood, captured June 2d, 1777, near 
Casco Bay, by H. M. S. Ambuscade. 

Success, sloop, over 100 tons, loaded with salt, stand- 
ing in for Cape Henry, captured off Cape Henry about 
January 12th 1776, by H. M. S. Kingfisher's tender. 

Sukey, schr., 30 tons burthen, one Proud, master and 
owner, captured May 23d 1780, about one league to the 
eastward of Frenchman's Island, near to the mouth of the 
Damascotti river, by James Ryder Mowatt, Captain in the 
Corps called the King's Rangers, while on a command in 
two boats belonging to the Albany. He put two of the 
prisoners ashore, sent the vessel to Penobscott and then to 
Windsor, N. S. 



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Susannah, sloop, Edmund Conner, master, a recapture. 
" Jonathan Glover, Prize Master on Board the Brig Priv- 
ateer called the Terrible, Robert Richardson, Master, being 
duly sworne deposeth, that being on a cruize in the said 
Privateer in Lat. 38° 30" Long. 72 6 th June Inst, they 
fell in with a Sloop which they chased 3 or 4 Hours when 
they came up with & took her, & found she was from 
Cork Bound to Philadelphia, Loaded with Pork, Beef and 
Butter, that the Sloop was called the Susannah, that the 
deponent was put on Board as Prize Master of the Sloop 
& ordered to make the best of his way for Salem, New 
England, that about 5 Days afterwards they fell in with 
his Majesty's Ship the Unicorn who retook the said Sloop, 
& brought her & Cargo into this Port except two or three 
Hampers of Porter, & Wine, which were taken out by the 
Privateer's People for the Captain, Mate, & People of the 
Privateer." 

Swallow, schr., Saml. Dugard, master, anchored in Port 
Metway, N. S., Feby. 25 th , 1780, asked for assistance to 
pilot her further in, and stated they were from Halifax. 
The people discovered the Swallow was from New Eng- 
land, with rum, molasses, cotton, cocoa and coffee on 
board, and captured her after some resistance. 

Swallow, schr., And. Woodbury, master, Salem to 
Guadalope, cargo : fish and lumber, captured June 3d, 1777,. 
near Casco Bay, by H. M. S. Ambuscade. 

Swallow, schr., Marblehead to Kennebec River for cord 
wood, captured Feb. 20 th , 1781, by armed schooner Ar- 
buthnot, tender to the Allegiance, and carried into Penob- 
scott. The prisoners were put ashore on parole. 

^ Swallow, schr., libel filed June 24 th , 1782, by H. M. 
S. Albany. 

Swallow, schr., Libel Nov. 9 th , 1780, captured by Let- 
ter of Marque Annapolis Rover. 

Swan, sloop, loaded principally with Indian Corn, cap- 
tured off Cape Cod about August 1st, 1776, by H. M. S. 
Liverpool. 



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Sweat, schr., privateer, Jesse Fronson, commander. 
Libel filed Dec. 28 th , 1779, by Martin Minick, master of 
the Schooner Sally, and James Pirley, Serjeant of the 
Royal Fensible Americans. The Sweat appears from the 
record to have been ashore, but no particulars are given, 
and the last entry in the cause, Sept. 15 th , 1780, shows 
she had not been got off. 

Sweepstakes, brig, of Portsmouth, 80 tons, privateer, 
10 guns, 25 men, Timothy Mountfort, commander, cap- 
tured Oct. 14 th , 1781, by the Letter of Marque Brig « Sir 
Andrew Hammond." 

Tammy, schr., Zebulon Rust, master, owned iu Boston, 
bound to Surinam, cargo : dry fish, butter, oil and lumber, 
captured on or about June 5 th , 1777, southward of Cape 
Sable and about Q6 Leagues from Cape Sambro, by H. M. 
S. Syren. 

Tarter, schr., Benjamin Warren, master, captured in 
February, 1776 near Cape Ann by H. M. S. Lively, and 
carried into Boston : cargo : sugar, coffee, and cocoa nuts. 

Tarter, ship, a recapture. " William Marchant Bustle 
master of the Ship call'd the Tartar being Duly Sworne 
on the holy Evangelists of Almighty God deposeth as fol- 
lows, that on the 24 th of November last having been taken 
by a Privateer, and finding the Privateer's people had left 
only four of the Rebells on board said Ship (for the re- 
mainder of this Deposition vide minute Book, — the claim 
of Wm. McBustle filed & entered." 

Thimoleon, brigantine. "Henry Higginson, Pilot of 
the Brigantine Thimoleon being duly sworne deposeth that 
they were Bound from Bordeaux to Boston or some other 
part of the Continent of North America, that she is loaded 
with Brandy, Lead and Bale Goods, that they sailed for 
Bordeaux the last day of January last, that he was taken 
about 10 Leagues from Cape Ann on Saturday the 12 of 
April Inst, by his Majesty's ship the Greyhound, Archibald 
Dixon Commander, & further saith that he does not know 



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either the owners of the said Brigantine or her cargo, that 
she was entirely navigated by Frenchmen (except himself) 
& his Instructions was to carry or Pilot the Vessel into 
Boston or some other part of the Continent." 

Thomas, brigantine, Thomas Collier, master, libel tiled 
April 25 th , 1783. Evidence brought from Penobscott. 
Claim made. Decree pronounced for restoration of the 
Brig &c. to the owners as on file from which M r Gibbons 
Proctor for the libellants, commander & crew of the Armed 
sloop Industry, moved an appeal to the Lords Commis- 
sioners of Appeals in Prize Causes. 

Thomas & William, Brigantine, a recapture. " James 
Smith master of the Brig Thomas and William being duly 
sworne Deposeth; that he was bound from New York to 
Cork for Provisions, & was on his said Passage met with 
by a Rebel Privateer Schooner called the Warren,* in Lat. 
39° 8" Long. 60°. That he the deponant used his utmost 
Endeavours to get Clear of her, but being attacked by said 
Privateer & her Prize, who both attacked the said Brig up- 
on her Quarters at the same time he could not Escape, that 
they took Possession of said Brig 20 th Nov. last & were 
carrying her into Beverly New England, as the deponant 
understood. That afterwards on or about the 27 th of the 
same month they fell in with Captain Ford in the Unicorn, 
Cape Anne then being W. S. W. distant about 20 Leagues, 
that Capt. Ford's Boat Boarded & retook the said Brig, 
the Rebels making no opposition, & brought her safe into 
this Port, and the Deponant further Deposeth that when 
he was taken by the Rebels as aforesaid, that they took 
him & all his People (the Carpenter & 2 Boys excepted) 
out of the Brig & then Plundered it, & after that they put 
the Deponant on Board, & kept all his other hands on 
Board the Privateer, except the Carpenter & 2 Bovs afore- 
said." 

Thorn, ship or sloop. Aug. 28 th , 1782, "Richard 
Cowell commander of the ship Thorn being duly sworn, 

♦From Beverly, Israel Thomdike, commander. 



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deposeth, That in the year 1779 the Thorn was taken by 
the Boston and Dean American ships of Warr, That in 
1780 She was again retaken by the Hind, a Twenty Gun 
Ship, That she was only Five days in the possession of the 
English, when they fell in with the Harmoin and Astrea, 
Two french ships, who took her and sent her into Boston, 
where she was condemned and Sold, That William Ray- 
mond Lee Esquire, purchased her, & were sending the 
Ship Thorn to Lorient, in France, with about Fifteen 
Thousand Weight of Indigo & with Stores and Provisions 
for the Voyage, That all the property on Board, Vizt. 
Guns, Stores, Provisions, Tackle, and apparell, marked 
with a f or other marks usually made on the King's stores, 
are not American property, That he left Marble head on 
the 9 th of August Instant, That on the 19 th Instant, being 
Lat. 42°, Long. 54° they fell in with the Arethusa, Frigate, 
who chased the Thorn Twenty-five Hours, when they came 
up, and took the Thorn and brought her into this Port, 
that the papers No. 1 & 4 are all the papers belonging to 
the Thorn, That she had sixty -eight men, and Three Pas- 
sengers on Board when Taken, That she carried Eighteen 
Six pounders, That by His Commission paper No. 1, he 
had full Power and Authority to make Captors and Re- 
prisals." The first and second Lieutenants of the Thorn 
also made depositions confirming the above. 

Three Brothers, brigantine, a recapture. " William 
Boyd, Passenger on Board the Brigantine 3 Brothers being 
duly Sworne Deposeth that on the 25 th day of July last 
in the Lat. 40° 30" Long. 46° 17" the said Brigantine three 
Brothers one Thomas Johnson then Master, Bound from 
St. Johns Newfoundland to Barbados, was chased by two 
Schooners, that one of them called the Speedwell came up 
with the Brig having 10 Carriage Guns, 10 Swivels & 49 
men, Commanded by one Jonathan Greeley, who fired two 
Shots at the Brig & ordered the Colours to be hauled 
down, the other Schooner called the Active one Gardiner 
Comm. had 10 Carriage Guns, 10 Swivels & 54 men, was 
then about 2 Leagues off. The wind being very light 
they rowed & sailed to the Brig in about an hour and a 



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half, when the two Captains Greeley & Gardiner, came on 
Board the Brig & overhauled her, & took away about 70 
Fathoms of a new shroud Hawser, one coil of three inch 
Laniard stuff, one coil of 2 Inch do. one Coil of Rattling 
stuff a Coil of 3 quarter Inch Rope, a Coil of Inch Rope, 
a Coil of new Spun Yarn, a Spying Glass, the Colours, 
some new Canvas & Sewing twine, a number of small ar- 
ticles, 2 Barrels of Herrings, a Firkin of Barley, a sack of 
Bread, a Quantity of Dry'd Codfish &c. That they then 
left one Daniel Drinkwater on Board as Prize Master, with 
three men from the Privateer, & took out of the Brigan- 
tine the Master Thos. Johnson, the mate & all the hands 
except Martin Hicks, Silvester Coleman (a boy) & the De- 
ponant, & gave the Prize Master orders to shape his course 
& make the best of his Way for Boston, New England 
which orders the said Prize Master Endeavored to Comply 
with until on or about the 20 th of August Inst, when the 
said Brig was Chased by his Majestys Ship the Rainbow, 
Sir George Collier, Commander, being then off Mount Des- 
art Rock near Casco Bay, New England, who retook the 
said Brig & sent her safe into this Port of Halifax where 
she now is, that the sails & Rigging are much hurt from 
the neglect and mismanagement of the Rebels, while in 
their Possession." 

John Hopkins, mariner on board the Privateer schooner 
Speedwell, made deposition confirming the above. 

Three Friends, brigantine, captured by H. M. S. Mer- 
cury. Papers exhibited and filed by H. M. Advocate Gen- 
eral, Aug. 2d, 1777, were: "Papers found on Board the 
Brigantine Three Friends, as also the Oath of George But- 
ler Lieut, of Marines on Board his Majestys Ship the Mer- 
cury taken before David Matthews Esq. Mayor of New 
York, Proving the capture of said Brigantine." 

Three Friends, sloop, Benjamin Sison, master. Libel 
filed October 13 th , 1777, capture made by H. M. S. Or- 
pheus. All papers in this case referred to " as on file." 

Three Sisters, Robert Browne, master, a recapture, 
by H. M. S. Falcon, date of libel Aug. 12 th , 1779. Record 



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of case not completed, and no information as to the cap- 
ture to be had. 

Tom, brigantine, David Smart, master, a recapture, from 
Antiqua for Halifax, taken in Nov. or Dec, 1781, in the 
vicinity of Bermuda, by the rebel privateer Marquis La 
Fyatt and was being taken to Salem or Marblehead, re- 
captured four days later, by H. M. S. Bellasarius, and was 
being brought to Halifax, when by severe weather she 
was driven ashore on Maugers Beach near the mouth of 
the harbour. Some of the cargo was salved. 

Tom, ship, John Lee, master, a recapture, libel filed July 
30 th , 1782. "William Briggs supercargo of the ship Tom, 
John Lee, late master, being duly sworn on the Holy 
Evangelists of Almighty God deposeth that on the 25 th 
day of May last he left St. Lucia bound to Liverpool in 
Great Britain Loaded with Sugar, Coffee and Cotton that 
he sailed in company with an Arm'd Brig, that on or 
about the 30 th day of June last in the Lattitude 45° 31" 
Longitude 35° 53" they fell in with the American privateer 
Ship Porus of two and twenty guns nine pounders and 
150 men that they chased the Tom about three hours when 
they came up with the Tom and took her, that after ex- 
changing hands the master of the Porus, John Carnes, Or- 
der'd the Tom for Salem, New England, that they were 
proceeding for that port when on or about the 26 th July 
last they fell in with the Sloop of War the Savage, George 
Oakes, Esquire, commander, being then in Lattitude 42° 
22" and Longitude 65° 57", that after a short chase the Sav- 
age came up with the Tom and retook her, and after ex- 
changing hands Captain Oakes ordered her for this port, 
where she arrived safe, and the deponent further deposeth 
that the manifest Cocquets and other papers now produced 
No. 1 to 8 inclusive are the papers belonging to the Ship 
Tom, and that they mention and contain all the cargo and 
private adventures that were on board said ship when she 
sail'd from St. Lucia aforesaid (except two hogsheads of 
English Brandy being part of the stores in the last Voy- 
age) and he the Deponent also further Deposeth that the 
Americans took out a Hawser and Tow line and nine coils 



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of cordage some barrels of sugar and the greater part of 
the cabin Furniture, and many other articles, that there 
was nothing taken by any of the Savages people to this 
Deponent's knowledge, that every Hatch had been un- 
locked by the Americans while in their possession which 
was about twenty seven days, and all that time they made 
great waste of Sugar and Provisions." 

Triton, schr., loaded with lumber, flour and fish, from 
Kennebunk river to the West Indies, captured in Massa- 
chusetts Bay, July 21 st , 1776, by H. M. S. Milford. 

Tkue Blue, schr., of Boston, 10 carriage guns, 12 
swivel guns, 45 men including officers, captured Jan. 27 th , 
1778, south of George's Banks by H. M. S. Appollo and 
Venus, 4 carriage guns thrown overboard during the chase. 
William Belcher, 2d lieutenant of True Blue made depo- 
sition. 

Tryal, sloop, Joseph Bass, master. Libel filed Oct. 
13 th , 1777. Capture made by H. M. S. Orpheus. All 
papers in this case referred to " as on file. " Evidence in 
this and the preceding case was taken before a full Court 
Martial held on board the Orpheus by J. Sansbury, Depu- 
ty Judge Advocate. 

Tryal, sloop, libel filed June 24 th , 1782, by H. M. 
Sloop of War the Albany. 

Two Betsys, brig, a recapture. " Henry Botson, own- 
er of the Brigantine, Two Betsys being duly Sworne, de- 
poseth, that he was bound from Malina in Gibralter, to 
London loaded with Fruit Wine & c , that on said Passage, 
about, the 23 d of April last, Cilley then bearing about N. 
N. East distant 12 Leagues, he fell in with a Rebell Priv- 
ateer call'd the Freedom, Commanded by one John Clous- 
ton belonging to Boston, haveing, 12 Gunns about 60 or 
70 men, that the Privateers people Boarded the Brig Two 
Betseys & took possession of her, & then shap'd their 
Course for Boston, that on the 5 th June Instant, Cape 
Negro bearing about N. N East distant about 8 Leagues, 



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they fell in with his Majestys Ship Mermaid, James Haw- 
ker Esq r Commander, who retook the said Brig Two Betsy*, 
& brought her safe into this Port." 

" Henry Botson being Re examined further Deposeth 
that when he was taken by the Rebels they had with them 
two Prizes which they had before taken, that the Rebels 
threw part of the Cargo of the Brigantine 2 Betseys into 
the Sea, & took out part of the Cargo of one of the 
Prizes, being a Brigantine called the Dispatch one Morgan 
Regan, Master, of Cork viz. four Pipes of Wine, Forty two 
Quarter Casks full & five Enfpty ones Drank by the Priv- 
ateers People, or Leaked out by Bad Stoage, Twenty Six 
half boxes Lemmons, some three fourths out & some full. 
And out of another vessel which the Deponaut understood 
from the Rebels they Destroyed some time before, part of 
two Cables, one Eleven Inch, the other Ten, and four 
Sails, That he understood by the Rebels this Vessel be- 
longed to the Gurneys, & that her name was the Gurney, 
& further Deposeth that the Capt. of the Brigantine from 
which the Wine was taken, wrote in the Deponants Pock- 
et Book as follows. " Capt Morgan Regan of the Brig 
Dispatch to the care of M r Stephen White Mercht. Cork," 
Please to act for me as for yourself." 

Two Brothers, schr., Philip Ashton, master, Marble- 
head to Kennebec River in ballast for a load of cordwood, 
captured Feb. 8 th , 1781, by armed schooner Arbuthnot, 
tender to the Allegiance, and carried into Penobscott. 
The people on the Two Brothers were given their liberty 
on parole. 

Two Brothers, sloop, George Maxwell, master, from 
Boston to some place near Casco Bay, captured previous 
to June 9 th 1777, in Massachusetts Bay, with no papers 
except a register, by H. M. S. Ambuscade. 

Two Brothers, sloop, owned in Boston, bound from 
Frenchman's Bay to Boston, loaded with cordwood, cap- 
tured near the end of August, 1777, on the coast of New 
England, by H. M. S. Rainbow. 



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Two Friends, schr., a recapture. This schooner had 
been captured by the Neptune, rebel privateer, and was 
recaptured Oct. 10 th , 1781, in Boston Bay, by H. M. S. 
Chatham. 

Two Sisters, schooner, Leach, master, from Cape 

Francois to some port in New England, cargo: principally 
molasses, captured about March 9th, 1777, between Cape 
Negro and Cape Sable, by H. M. S. Milford. The master, 
mate and a boy were taken in the Schooner, and four 
hands who tried to escape were also taken. 

Union, brigantine, Andrew Thorndike, master, a re- 
capture. Evidence apparently taken at Liverpool. Cargo 
condemned as lawful prize, and the brigantine to pay an 
eighth. 

Union, privateer sloop. " Jonas Fauson Commander 
of the Brig Howe being duly sworne deposeth, that they 
fell in with a sloop Privateer off of Halifax Light House 
on Saturday last which they chased into Prospect, that the 
people on board run her into a narrow Harbour and then 
made their escape with all the papers as this deponant be- 
lieves as he found none, that she has six Guns two pound- 
ers, that the said ship was brought into this Harbour where 
she now lays, that her name is the Union." The Union 
was claimed, and ordered to be restored and delivered up 
to the claimants John Brook, Nathaniel Brown and Thomas 
Fearson, and libellants and claimants each to pay their 
own costs. 

Venus, brigantine, a recapture. " Alexander Read 
Elliot midshipman on Board his Majesty's ship of War 
the Milford (Henry Mowat at present Commander) being 
duly sworne Deposeth that on or about the 1st day of 
November Inst, about 15 Leagues to the Eastward of Cape 
Ann the said ship Milford fell in with & retook the Brig- 
antine Venus, whereof one Stanfield was Master, that there 
was 4 of the hands belonging to the Brig on Board and 
six Rebels, that they proceeded with said Brig after she 
was taken by Captain Mowat immediately for this Port of 
Halifax, where she now is." 



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" James Crawford Super Cargo of the Brigantine Venus 
being duly sworne Deposeth that on or about the 18 th of 
September last about 60 leagues to the Westward of Ire- 
land he was taken by a Privateer Schooner called the 
Hawke, whereof one John Lee was Master fitted out by 
some of the Colonies now in open Rebellion mounting 8 
or 10 Carriage Guns, with Swivels, and about 30 men. 
That after they took the Brig Venus, they shaped their 
course for Newbury & were got within about 15 Leagues 
of Cape Ann, when they fell in with Captain Henry 
Mowat, Commanding his Majesty's ship Milford, who re- 
took the said Brigantine Venus, & brought her into this 
Port of Halifax, where she now is." 

Vencjs, ship, George W. Babcock, commander, built in 
Weymouth, near Boston in Oct., 1780, owned by Thomas 
Harris of Boston and John Brown of Providence, bound 
on a cruize to the Banks of Newfoundland, captured July 
16 th , 1781, by H. M. S. Danae. George W. Babcock, com- 
mander, made deposition. 

Warren, schr., carrying eight carriage guns, some 
swivels, and about forty men, captured to the westward of 
George's Banks about Aug. 26 th 1776, by H. M. S. Liver- 
pool. 

Washington, of Boston, Nathaniel Wardell, com- 
mander, last from Plymouth, bound on a cruise, 12 car- 
riage guns, threes, fours, and sixes, no cargo other than 
three months stores, captured May 30 th , 1778, southward 
of George's Banks, by H. M. S. Blond. 

William, schr., Osborn Serjeant, master, Cape Anne 
to Bilboa, cargo : rice and tobacco, captured Feb. 19 th , 
1778, eastward of St. George's Banks, by H. M. S. Rai- 
sonable. 

William, schr., William Tucker, master, Cape Anne, 
on a fishing cruize, captured previous to July 11 th , 1781, 
by the schooner David, and taken into Penobscott. 



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William, schr., loaded with fish, bound to the West 
Indies, had no papers, captured near Long Island the be- 
ginning of June, 1776, by H. M. S. Cerberus. 

William and Barbara, sloop, a recapture. "George 
Harris, Purser of his Majesty's Ship of War the Albanj', 
being duly Sworn Deposeth, that on their Passage from 
New York to this Port of Halifax, they fell in with the 
Sloop William and Barbara on the 29 day of May last, be- 
ing off of Cape Sables, that Joseph Haines, acting Capt. of 
the Albany, order'd the Boat out and Boarded said Sloop, 
& found she was from St. Lucas bound to Perth Loaded 
with Salt & Wine, that she had been taken about six weeks 
before by the Rebells, and was then in their Possession, 
that the former Master & all the Hands, were taken out 
of her by the Rebells (except a lad) that the said Sloop is 
now safe in this Port, that the papers now produced by 
the Advocate Genl. and filed in Court No. 1 to 6 were 
found on board the said sloop." 

"David Martin, seaman on Board the Sloop William and 
Barbara, being duly Sworne Deposeth, that he was ship'd 
on Board said Sloop at Perth in Scotland, that on their 
Passage from St. Lucas to Perth, being sixteen Leagues 
to the southward of the Rocks of Silly on the 15 th of April 
last, they fell in with an American Privateer Brig com- 
manded by one John Clouston, who boarded and took Pos- 
session of the said Sloop, took out the Capt. & all the 
Hands except the Deponant, & mann'd the Sloop with 
Rebells & then shap'd their course for Marblehead or some 
Port in the Rebellious Colonies, that on or about the 27 th of 
May they fell in with the Albany Sloop of War who re- 
took the said Sloop William & Barbara & brought her 
safe into this Port." 

Windsor, ship, a recapture. Memorial of John Prince, 
merchant and owner of the ship Windsor, a recapture, filed 
Feby. 28 th , 1781. There is no record of the recapture, 
nor of any libel. 

York, ship, a recapture. April 30 th , 1778, "Thomas 
Cribben master of the Arm'd Brig Cabot being duly sworne 



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deposeth, that being on a Cruize in said Brig on the coast 
of Nova Scotia on or about the 25 th of last April they fell 
in with a Ship which they Chased about 5 Hours, when 
they came up with & took her being then about 8 or 9 
Leagues to the Southward of Port Mutton, that they found 
she was from Martinico, Bound to Boston Loaded with 
Salt & Molasses, the Captain's name was Barnard, the 
Capt. told the Deponant the Ship was owned in Martinico, 
that she was arm'd with 4 carriage Guns & a number of 
Swivels, mann'd with seventeen men all Americans, the 
ship was called the York, that she is now in this Harbour, 
that the papers now produced being No. 1 to 4 were found 
on Board her, that she was under American Colours when 
the Cabot took her." 

"Joseph Evans being duly sworne deposeth that he was 
at Barbados last year about this time, that to the best of 
his knowledge the Ship York came there from Glasgow & 
that the master's name was McVie, that he the Depon* took 
such notice of her that he knew her again as soon as she 
came into this Harbour, that she had the same name (York) 
wrote on her stern, & in the same manner as is now & that 
he verily Believes this is the same ship, & that she belongs 
to some Person in Glasgow." 

"Alexander Brymer Esq r being duly sworne Deposeth 
that the Ship York now under Libel in this Court by Capt. 
Dodd as a Prize was two years ago in this Harbour one 
McVie Master, that the said ship was then Consigned to 
the Deponant by Alexander Spurs & Co. in Glasgow the 
owners of said Ship & the Deponant further Deposeth that 
he has been Credibly Informed that the said ship on her 
Passage this Spring from Glasgow Loaded with Herring, 
Dry Goods, & 18 Horses, Bound to Barbados was taken 
by an American Privateer Brig called the Washington 
mounting 1 8 Guns & Carried by them into Martinico, & 
that the said Privateer was afterwards taken when it ap- 
peared by the Journal kept by the Privateer that they had 
taken the Ship York four days before." 

Unknown sloop and cargo, captured off Cape Ann with 
no papers on board the crew having quitted her before 
capture, some time in May 1776, by H. M. S. Lively. 



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Two schooners, names unknown, loaded with wood and 
empty casks, captured off Machias in July, 1776, with no 
papers to be found, by H. M. S. Viper. 

Unknown brigantine, upwards of 100 tons, loaded with a 
quantity of molasses, captured off Cape Cod, August 1st, 
1776, with no one on board and sails and rigging cut to 
pieces, by H. M. S. Liverpool. 

"28 th June, 1778. Jones Fausenand , Com- 
manders of the Arm'd Sloops the Howe and Gage vs. the 
Sloop Packet & Schooner Foxe American Privateers. 

" Libel filed and Entered & Order made thereon as on 
file. The Evidence and Papers as on file. 17 th July Court 
opened by making Proclamation as usual, the Libel Order 
and Return thereon read, the Evidence and Papers read, 
proclamation made for all Persons claiming property in 
the Sloop Packet & Schooner Fox and their appurtenances 
to appear and assert their Claims, & Defend their rights 
to the same, none appeared. . . . They were both con- 
demned as Lawful Prize to the Captors." 

Unknown sloop, loaded with molasses, rum, sugar, and 
cotton, captured March 3d, 1780, in Tenant Harbour, about 
20 Leagues to the westward of Penobscott, run ashore and 
deserted, by the privateer schooner Lucy, and taken to 
Liverpool, N. S. The people of the sloop fired upon the 
captors from the shore, and the captain said she was Gua- 
delope to Newbury. 

Unknown schr. belonging to Nantucket in ballast, one 
Gardner, master; captured about June 20 th , 1780 on the 
coast of New England, by the Letter of Marque schooner 
Lucy of Liverpool, to which port the prize was taken. 
They called her the Nantucket. The Capt. and crew went 
ashore in a whale boat. 

Two Shallops, names unknown, captured by armed schr. 
David and libelled March 16 th , 1781. 

A schooner-rigged boat, loaded with tobacco and Rum, 
captured previous to June 20 th , 1781, by Schooner Adven- 
ture. 



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Sloop, no name, loaded with lumber, captured with no 
person on board and no papers, early in June, 1782, in 
Boston Bay, by H. M. S. Chatham. 



Shallop, no name, libel filed June 29 th , 1782, by H. M. S. 
of War the Albany. A claim was filed on behalf of Wil- 
liam Sherlock, and evidence showed that the shallop had 
been captured and plundered by the Americans, when she 
was carried into Penobscott. 

A Shallop retaken from the Americans. Libel Sept. 3d, 
1782, by Henry Vogle, Lieut, of Militia in the County of 
Lunenburg. 

Sundry Goods taken out of a Brig at Sea, Peter Coffin, 
master, libel filed April 16 th , 1783, on behalf of the Pri- 
vateer schooner Dreadnaught. 

Proceedings, etc. upon the Petition of Richard John 
Uniacke, Esq r , one of the Advocates and Proctors of the 
said Court in behalf of Isaac Baxter, Roger Perkins and 
others of the Militia at Liverpool, 2d Jan., 1784. Petition 
filed and entered and order made thereon as on file. Mon- 
day 5 th Jan. The Petition, order and return thereon read. 
The return of the Militia acting in the capture of the 
schooners Dolphin and Swallow also read. Decree pro- 
nounced as on file. 



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Proceedings, etc., upon the petition of John Creighton, 
Esq r , Colonel of the Militia of the County of Lunenburg, 
in behalf of himself and others of the said Militia, captors 
of the Brig Kitty, John Palmer, master. May 6 th , 1784. 
Petition filed, etc. May 10 th , Petition order and return 
read. The return of the Militia acting in the capture of 
the Brig Kitty also read. Decree pronounced as on file. 

Proceedings, etc., upon the Petition of John Creighton, 
Esq r , Colonel of the Militia of the County of Lunenburg 
in said Province in behalf of himself and others of the said 
Militia, captors of the Brig Sally, Moses Tinney, master, 
May 10, 1784. Petition order and return read, the return 
of the Militia acting in the capture of the Brig Sally also 
read. Decree pronounced as on tile. 

A small schooner, name unknown. A recapture. 
" David Munro being duly sworn deposeth that in his 
Passage from Canso to this place he was taken by the 
Schooner called the Resolution of Boston on or about the 
25 th June last, that one Morgan, who commanded this 
Rebel Privateer, told the Deponant that they had taken a 
Schooner up the Bay of Chaleure, & that a ship had taken 
her from them, that the schooner belonged to a Scotchman 
up the Bay, can't recollect his name, that he the Deponant 
supposes the schooner brought in by the ship Jack is the 
same schooner the Rebels had taken, & further that he 
heard some of the men also on Board said Rebel Privateer 
say they had taken a schooner in the Bay of Chaleure, & 
had loaded her out of a store belonging to a Scotchman up 
the Bay." 

Two Sloops and a Schooner, names unknown, a recap- 
ture. John McCleod, Fred Bottelier and James Coney, 
owners. " James Coney master of the Schooner Susannah, 
being duly sworne deposeth, That on the 21 st of August 
last he sailed from Lunenburg in said schooner, loaded 
with boards and Shingles, That the next day, a little be- 
fore daylight, they saw a Privateer, about 2 Leagues S. S. 
E. from Halifax Light House, That they Chased the Susan- 
nah about two hours, when they came up with and took 



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possession of the Schooner, and took out the Deponant, and 
carried Him on Board the Privateer, and kept Him about 
half an Hour, That they then returned the Deponant on 
Board his own Vessell, and took out two of the Privateer's 
people who had been left on Board, & then ordered the 
Deponant to make sail, & come alongside the Privateer, 
which he did, That the Captain of the Privateer then told 
the Deponant that he had discovered a sail, and told the 
Deponant to keep in Shore, & that if he saw the Privateer 
make sail he might make the Best of his way into any Port 
he pleased, That the Privateer did after that make sail, & 
the Deponant saw a Brig, Standing for the Privateer, and 
he then steered in for Prospect with the Susannah, That 
the next day, be ing the 23 d at Night, Captain Cryines 
came into Prospect and sent his people and brought the 
Susannah under His Stern, till he came into Halifax, but 
put no prize master or any other person on board the 
schooner, That the two sloops, one owned by John McCleod 
and the other by Frederick Bottalier & John Wooden were 
both taken by the same Privateer at the same time the 
Susannah was, That they were in Prospect and came to 
Halifax with the Susannah and Brigantine Observer, and 
the deponant further deposeth that the Privateer's people 
took nothing out of the Schooner except one pound of 
chocolate and a little sugar, and the master of the Priva- 
teer told the Deponant He did not Want His Vessel as she 
was old and Leaky, That the Two Sloops were taken first." 
An 8 th was decreed to the captors — the brigantine Observer. 



CAPTURES AND RECAPTURES CONDEMNED DURING THE 
WAR OF 1812.* 



Abigal (89f), ship, G. Johnson, master, Liverpool to 
Norfolk, captured Sept. 21, 1812 by Poictiers. Restored 
on payment of costs. 

*See also Marine Notes at Salem (1812-1815), Essex Institute Hist. 
Colls., Vol. XXXVI, p. 285, et seq. 

tThis number is the case number of the original file now preserved 
at Halifax. See Essex Institute Hist. Colls., Vol. XLV, p. 28. 



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Active (399), ship, E. Altberg, master, Gottenburg to 
Boston, captured Sept. 20, 1813 by Epervier. Cargo : 
iron. 

Actress (39), sloop (privateer), 48 tons, Geo. Lums- 
den, master, from Newhaven, cruizing, captured July 18, 
1812 by Spartan. Cargo: guns, ammunition and provi- 
sions. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Adeline (103), brig, N. Harding, master, recaptured 
Aug. 23, 1812 by Statira. 

Adventure (538), schr., 121 tons, J. Martin, master, 
Hayti to Bristol, R. I., captured June 15, 1814 by Liver- 
pool Packet (privateer). Cargo : 101 hbds. & 20 bbls. 
molasses, 70 or 80 thousand weight sugar, 12 thousand 
weight coffee and 40 hides. Restored. 

jEolus (197), brig, F. Hocquard, master, London to 
Newf d Land, recaptured Apr. 28, 1813 by La Hogue. 
Cargo : teas and dry goods. 

Agnes (137), ship, J. Barnet, master, recaptured Jan. 
27, 1813. 

Albion (633), brig, 133 tons , Edw d Robertson, mas- 
ter, Lisbon to Bourdeaux, recaptured Sept. 21, 1814 by 
Jaseur. Cargo : sugar and coffee 

Alert (431), sloop, A. Child, master, captured Oct. 
19, 1813 by Boxer. Cargo : pitch and molasses. 

Alexander (240), ship, B. Crowninshield, master, 
20 guns and 130 men, from Salem, cruising, captured Apr. 
12, 1813 by Rattler and Bream. Taken into New Bruns- 
wick. 

Alfred (482"), brig (privateer), 216 tons, P. Bessom, 
master, 16 guns and 94 men, from Salem, cruising, cap- 
tured Feb. 23, 1814 by Epervier. 

Alianza (395), ship, J. E. Estella, master, captured 
Sept. 16, 1813 by Shannon, 



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Alicia (93), brig, Geo. Meiers, master, Kennebec to 
St. Bartholomews, captured Oct. 1, 1812 by Statira. Car- 
go : lumber, sheep, soap and fish. 

Alligator (349), sloop, 28 tons, S. Hamlen, master, 
from Barnstable, fishing, captured Aug. 7, 1813 by Matil- 
da (privateer). Cargo: codfish and stores. 

Amazon (649), ship, 233 tons, Jn° Raines, master, 
London to Quebec, recaptured Oct. 22, 1814 by Bulwark. 
Cargo : flour and bread. 

Ambition (107), brig, 139 tons, Benj u Shaw, master, 
Baltimore to Boston, captured Sept. 12, 1812 by Orpheus 
and Maidstone. Cargo : 804 bbls. of flour. 

Ambition (411), sloop, C. Vandine, master, captured 
Sept. 22, 1813 by Statira. 

Amelia (338), sloop, 79 tons, J. Skidmore, master, 
New Haven to New Brunswick, captured Aug. 5, 1813 by 
Retrieve (privateer). Cargo: flour and corn, restored. 

Amelia (499), sloop, 49 tons, R. G. Cornwall, mas- 
ter, New York to Providence, captured May 15, 1814 by 
Bulwark. Cargo : rye flour, bread, hams and pork. Taken 
into Liverpool. 

Anita (587), brig, 198 tons, Spanish, Fran 3 Ornes, 
master, Boston to Havannah, captured Aug. 9, 1814 by 
Leander. Cargo : ballast. 

Ann (429), brig, 120 tons, J. H. Winther, master, 
Cape Ann to St. Bartholomews, captured Oct. 20, 1813 by 
Retrieve (privateer). Cargo : corn, bread, onions and 
potatoes. 

Ann (36), brig, McDonald, master, recaptured 

, 1812 by Chub. 



Ann (438), brig, W Bartlett, master, recaptured Nov 
4, 1813 by Jaseur. 



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Ann (207), schr., 142 tons, J. B. Allison, master, 
from New Orleans, captured May 5, 1813 by Nymphe, 
Shannon, Tenedos and Emulous. Cargo : cotton, lead and 
skins. 

Ann (500), sloop, 67 tons, Sam 1 Drinkvvater, master, 
East Port to Boston, captured May 19, 1814 by Shannon 
(privateer). Cargo : 200 boxes tin, copperas and hard- 
ware. Taken into Liverpool. 

Anna (298), brig, 125 tons, Martinez, master, New 

Haven to La Guira, captured July 13, 1813 by Maidstone, 
Poictiers and Nimrod. Cargo: 870 bbls. flour, 40 half 
bbls. beef, 142 firkins lard, 76 firkins butter, 110 boxes 
soap and 30 bbls. gin. 

Annaconda (385), brig, N. Shaller, master, captured 
July, 1813 by Sceptre and Squadron. 

Anson (113), schr., 97 tons, John Smith, master, Bos- 
ton to Baltimore, captured Oct. 19, 1812 by Liverpool 
Packet (privateer). Cargo : salt, china and vinegar. 

Antelope (561), schr., 73 tons, Elizabeth City, N. C. 
to Portland, captured July 18, 1814 by Tenedos. Cargo : 
348 bbls. flour and some tar. 

Apollo (102), ship, Cockwell, master, recap- 
tured Aug. 13, 1812 by Statira 

Appollo (142), sloop, 54 tons, J. Smith, master, N. 
Carolina to Boston, captured Mar. 20, 1813 by Sir John 
Sherbrooke (privateer). Cargo : 2000 bushels of corn. 

Arab (230), schr., 350 tons, D. Fitch, master, from 
Baltimore, captured Apr. 3, 1813 by San Domingo, Marl- 
borough, Statira, Maidstone, Fantome and Mohawk. Car- 
go : flour. 

Argo (121), brig, W. Middleton, master, recaptured 
Sept. 3, 1812 by Plumper. Taken into New Brunswick. 



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Argus (74), schr. (privateer), 21 tons, W. Heath, 
master from Boston, cruising, captured July 17, 1812 by 
Indian and Plumper. Cargo : guns, ammunition and pro- 
visions. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Aristomenus (57), ship, I. W. Brewster, master, from 
Liverpool, captured Aug. 5, 1812 by Africa, Little Emu- 
lous, Nymph and Acasta. Restored on payment of costs 

Armistice (527), schr., S. Delano, master, Boston to 
East Port and Machias, captured June 12, 1814 by Retal- 
iation (privateer). Cargo : pork, tar, beef, butter, hogs 
fat, cheese, shoes, chocolate, candles, wine, gin, vinegar, 
cordials, bitters, cordage, earthen ware, soap, flour meal, 
leather, cotton cards, ginger, flax, saddle trees, apples, 
paper, rice, pease, 30 kegs tobacco, 24 bbls. gunpowder, 3 
boxes ball cartridges, a large chest of medicines and sun- 
dry other articles. Taken into Liverpool. 

Armistice (681), schr., 140 tons, John Williams, 
master, Charlestown to New York, captured Dec. 24, 1814 
by Junon. Cargo : cotton, rice and copper. 

Atlantic (415), brig, Anderson, master, recap- 
tured Oct. 11, 1813 by Maidstone and Poictiers. 

Atlas (691), schr., 40 tons, Alexander Livingston, 
master, Elizabeth City to Newberry Port, captured Feb. 
9, 1815 by Dove (privateer). Cargo : 150 bbls. flour and 
12 tierces rice. Taken into Liverpool. 

Aurora (476), schr., R. McKenzie, master, Mount 
Desert to Boston, captured Jan. 6, 1814 by Wolverine 
(privateer). Cargo : cord wood. Taken into Liverpool. 

Bainbridge (59), ship, R. Gray, master, Liverpool to 
Philadelphia, captured Aug. 19, 1812 by Belvidera. Re- 
stored on payment of costs. 

Baltic (418), ship, 262 tons, J. Jameson, master, St. 
Ubes to Boston, captured Oct. 16, 1813 by LaHogue. 
Cargo : salt. Restored. 



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Bee (632), schr., 20 tons, Elisha Burnham, master, 
Halifax to Cape Ann, captured Aug. 28, 1814 by Rifle- 
man and Peruvian. Cargo : dry goods. Taken into St. 
John, N. B. 

Bee (544), schr., J. L. Coleby, master, captured July 

3, 1814 by Rolla (privateer). Taken into Liverpool. 

Bee (550), schr., captured July 6, 1814 by Nymphe. 

Belfast (169), schr., 124 tons, P. Pendleton, master, 
for Penobscot, captured Apr. 7, 1813 by Retaliation (pri- 
vateer). Cargo: ballast. 

Belle (257), schr., 105 tons, F. R. Steinhaven, mas- 
ter, Madeira to Egg Harbour, captured June 8, 1813 by 
Spartan, Statira and Martin. Cargo : ballast. 

Bellisle (14), brig, 119 tons, Wm. Brown, master, 
Havannah to Salem, captured July 15, 1812 by Emulous 
Cargo : molasses, logwood, sugar and coffee. 

Benj n Fkanklin (122), ship, 270 tons, Ja s Whelan, 
master, Liverpool to Philadelphia, captured July 9, 1812 
by the Collector of Halifax. 

Betsy (70), schr., 127 tons, W m One, master, Naples 
to Boston, captured Aug. 30, 1812 by Acasta. Cargo : 
brandy. 

Betsy (316), schr., 117 tons, Moses Hall, master, 
Tortola to Portland, captured July 14, 1813 by Bream. 
Cargo : 65 punch s rum. Taken into New Brunswick. Re- 
stored. 

Betsy (520), schr., R. Bears, master, captured June 

4, 1814 by Recruit. Cargo : 100 bbls. flour. 

Betsy (611), sloop, 38 tons, B. Parker, master, from 
Nantucket, fishing, captured Sept. 2, 1814 by Lively (pri- 
vateer). Cargo : fish, oil, salt and fishing stores. Taken 
into Liverpool. 



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Betsy (620), schr., H y Geyar, master, Boston to 
Machias, captured Sept. 10, 1814 by Alban. Cargo: flour 
and provisions. 

Betsy (616), ship, 333 tons, W. H. Bennett, master, 
from Calcutta on a coasting voyage, recaptured Sept. 7, 
1814 by Py lades. Cargo : pepper and bettle nuts. 

Betsy (159), sloop, 45 tons, J. T. Barney, master, 
Warren to Havannah, captured Mar. 26, 1813 by Sir Jn 
Sherbrooke (privateer). Cargo : cheese, tobacco, provi- 
sions, leather, shoes, lumber, &c. 

Betsy (161), sloop, 45 tons, L. Forsyth, master, Pro- 
vidence to New London, captured Mar. 31, 1813 by Sir 
Jn° Sherbrooke (privateer). Cargo : 4 tons hemp and 46 
bales cotton } T arn. 

Betsy (253), sloop, 93 tons, N. Walton, master, Bos- 
ton to Waldeborough, captured June 6, 1813 by Retrieve 
(privateer). Cargo : 50 bushels corn and ballast. 

Betsy (464)., sloop, 98 tons, E. Tibberts, master, 
Waldeborough to Boston, captured Dec. 10, 1813 by 
Wolverine (privateer). Cargo : cord wood. Taken into 
Liverpool. 

Betsy & Jane (428), schr., S. Brown, master, cap- 
tured Oct. 21, 1813 by Majestic. 

Bird (181), schr., 80 tons, J. Hammond, master, 
Frenchman's Bay to Spanish Main, captured April 18, 
1813 by Emulous. Cargo: 3700 hhd. staves and 20,000 
shingles. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Black Swan (652), brig, 125 tons, Jacob McDaniel, 
master, Boston to Havannah, captured Oct. 24, 1814 by 
Maidstone. Cargo : lumber and dry goods. 

Blonde (108), schr., G. H. Gilbert, master, recaptured 
Oct. 17, 1812 by Acasta. 



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Bolina (47), ship, 260 tons, John Fairfield, master, 
Gibraltar to Salem, captured Aug. 10, 1812 by Morgiana. 
Cargo: wines, salt, oil, capers, matts and baskets, anchovies, 
and $6061 1-2. 

Boxer (549), schr., G. N. Davis, master, captured 
July 8, 1814 by Rolla (privateer.) 

Branch (223), schr., 78 tons, H. Luskin, master, Bos- 
ton to Deer Island, captured Apr. 26, 1813 by Bream. 
Cargo : ballast; Taken into New Brunswick. 

Brittannia (80), ship, Eddington, master, re- 
captured Sept. 4, 1812 by Junon. 

Buckskin (76), schr. (privateer), 39 tons, Isaac 
Bray, master, from Newberry Port, cruising, captured 
Aug. 8, 1812 by Statira and Colibrie. Cargo : guns, am- 
munition and provisions. 

Bunker Hill (148), schr., 29 tons, B. Boddely, mas- 
ter, New Berry to New York, captured Mar. 10, 1813 by 
Liverpool Packet (privateer). Cargo : 12 tons plaister. 
50 boxes chocolate, 3 bbls. pork, 10 hhds. rum, 2 boxes & 
2 cases hats, some shoes & cloth and 100 handspikes. 

Bunker Hill (54), schr. (privateer), 175 tons, Jacob 
Lewis, master, from New York, cruizing, captured Aug. 
21, 1812 by Bel vide ra. Cargo : guns, ammunition and 
provisions. 

Buzi (588), schr., a tender belonging to his Majesty's 
ship Dragon under the command of Ge° Pierson, act* 
Lieut, of said ship Dragon, captured June 19, 1814 by Al- 
bion, Asia, Severn, Loire, Jaseur, St. Lawrence, Regulus, 
Melphomene, Brune, Manly, Etna and Dragon. Cargo : 
20 hhds. tobacco capt d in the waters of the Chesapeake 
11 June by the Dragon, Acasta, Loire, Narcissus, Jaseur, 
and St. Lawrence being previous to the capture of the 
Buzi and put on board the said schr. Buzi. 

Caledonia (629), ship, W m Macfarlane, master, 
Greenock to Montreal, recaptured Sept. 22, 1814 by 
Nymphe. Cargo : flour, bread and coals. 



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Calmar (473), sloop, D. Maloney, master, captured 
Dec. 17, 1813 by Curlew. 

Calson (293), schr., J. Alson, master, captured July 
6, 1813 by Weazel (privateer). 

Camden (389), schr., 105 tons, B. Dowers, master, 
Boston to Penobscot, captured Aug. 31, 1813 by Dart 
(privateer). Cargo : ballast. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Candelaria (518), sloop, 92 1-2 tons, Eman 1 Fer- 
nandez, Havannah to Boston, captured May 19, 1814 by 
Superb. Cargo: 12 half boxes sugar, 125 casks and 14 
q r casks molasses. Restored. 

Caravan (332), brig, 110 tons, J. Snow, master, Anti- 
gua to Portland, captured Aug. 7, 1813 by Retrieve (pri- 
vateer). Cargo : molasses and some rum. Restored. 

Carl Gcjstaff (306), ship, 374 tons, G. B. Baker, 
master, New York to Beaufort, N. C, captured June 14, 
1813 by Statira and Martin. Cargo : ballast. Restored. 

Carlotta (259), brig, J. DeLonza Carvatho Souza, 
master, Porto Rico to Philadelphia, captured June 22, 
1813 by Spartan, Statira and Martin. Cargo : some money, 
48 bbls. rice and 20 bbls. coffee. 

Caroline (171), brig, 195 tons, John Homer, master, 
Wilmington to Boston, captured Apr. 11, 1813 by La 
Hogue. Cargo : 1508 bbls. tar, 170 bbls. turpentine, 8 
bbls. pitch and 10 of rosin. 

Caroline (194), schr., 25 tons, A. Burgess, master, 
North Carolina to Mass. Bay, captured Apr. 18, 1813 by 
Sir John Sherbrooke (privateer). Cargo : corn and beans. 
Taken into Liverpool. 

Catalina (497), brig, 160 tons, J. F. Cerrero, master, 
St. Domingo to New Bedford, captured May 13, 1814 by 
Superb. Cargo : 245 hhds. molasses and 600 hides. Re- 
stored. 



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Catalina Patriota (394), ship, J. Riva, master, cap- 
tured Sept. 16, 1813 by Shannon. 

Catharine (199), brig, C. Hammond, master, St. Bar- 
tholomew to London, recaptured May 2, 1813 by La- 
Hogue. Cargo : rum, etc. 

Catharine (470), schr., J. Church, master, captured 
Dec. 4, 1813 by Majestic and Junon. 

Catharine (29), (letter of marque), 281 tons, F. A. 
Burnham, master, from Boston, cruising, captured July 26, 
1812 by Colibrie. Cargo : guns, ammunition and provi- 
sions. 

Centurion (164), schr., 56 tons, C. Blanchard, mas- 
ter, Charlestown, S. C. to Providence, R. I., captured Apr. 
2, 1813 by Atalante. Cargo : 120 bales cotton. 

Ceres (68), ship, S. Webber, master, Liverpool to Bos- 
ton, captured Aug. 31, 1812 by Spy, store ship. Restored 
on payment of costs. 

Chance (354), brig, W. Rodgerson, master, Working- 
ton to Mirimachie, recaptured Aug. 13, 1813 byLaHogue 
and Tededos. Cargo : ballast. 

Charles (658), brig, 137 tons, J. Everett, master, St. 
Johns, N. B. to Barbadoes, recaptured Nov. 5, 1814 by 
Saturn. Cargo : fish and lumber. 

Charles (539), schr., Jn° Brown, master, captured 
June 26, 1814 by Rolla (privateer). 

Charles (432), sloop, 95 tons, J. Cook, master, Occra- 
coke to St. Johns, New Brunswick, captured Oct. 4, 1813 
by Paz. Cargo : 679 bbls. flour. 

Charles (461), sloop, 75 tons, J. Andrews, master, 
Kennebeck to Boston, captured Dec. 10, 1813 by Wol- 
verine (privateer). Cargo : 18 ft. timber, 30 ft. boards, 
and 10 staves. Taken into Liverpool. 



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Cha s Fawcett (83), ship, J. Colburn, master, captured 
Sept. 6, 1812 by Emulous. Restored on payment of costs. 



Charlotta (419), ship, 208 tons, B. Ellstrom, master, 
Landscrona to Rhode Island, captured Oct. 11, 1813 by 
Comet. Cargo : iron, steel, glass, linen and other mer- 
chandize. Restored. 



Charlotte (606), brig, 176 tons, Ezekiel Allen, mas- 
ter, Antiqua to Port Glasgow, recaptured Aug. 31, 1814 
by Wasp. Cargo : 42 punch s , 116 tierces, 27 bbls. sugar, 
2 hhds. & 17 punch 53 rum, 20 hhds., 33 tierces coffee and 
20 punch s molasses. 



Chase (125), schr., 98 tons, S. York, master, Portland 
to Norfolk, captured Dec. 9, 1812 by Liverpool Packet 
(privateer). Cargo : lumber. 



Chesapeake (241), frigate, [James] Lawrence, master, 
36 guns and 380 men, from Boston, cruising, captured 
June 1, 1813 by Shannon. 



Chili (452), ship, 260 tons, R. Gardner, master, Nan- 
tucket, on her return from a whaling voyage, captured 
Dec. 2, 1813 by Nimrod and Albion. Cargo : 500 bbls. 
sperm oil and 500 bbls. flour, the flour was taken out of a 
sloop by the Nimrod and put on board the Chili. 



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Christiana (246), brig, 132 tons, C. Finlay, master, 
in possession of a privateer called the Teazer, captured 
June 16, 1813 by Borer and Wasp. Cargo : lumber. Ves- 
sel restored. 

Cida de de Leiria (554), brig, 230 tons, J. J. Claudio, 
master, Lisbon to Boston, captured June 26, 1814 by Fan- 
tome. Cargo : wool, salt, wine, juniper berries, 25 merino 
sheep. Taken into St. John's, N. B. Cargo restored. 

Clara (513), schr., J. Newman, master, captured May 
23, 1814 by Niemen. 

Cod Hook (699), ship, recaptured bet. 1st and 30th 
Sept., 1814 by a conjunct military & naval force. Taken 
into Castine. 

Columbia (134), schr., 87 tons, S. T. Wheldon, mas- 
ter, Richmond to Boston, captured Dec. 18, 1812 by Liver- 
pool Packet (privateer). Cargo : flour and tobacco. 

Columbia (227), schr., 39 tons, D. Carleton, master, 
Penobscot to Martinique, captured May 10, 1813 by Rat- 
tler. Cargo : lumber and potatoes. Taken into New 
Brunswick. 

Columbia (212), brig, 98 tons, S. Holland, master, 
Savannah to Boston, captured May 15, 1813 by Sir John 
Sherbrooke (privateer). Cargo : 173 bales cotton and a 
quantity of reeds. 

Comet (690), schr., 66 tons, Eben Cushman, master, 
New Bedford to Elizabeth City, captured Jan. 13, 1815 by 
Rolla (privateer). Cargo : 1000 bushels salt and 3 boxes 
merchandize. Taken into Liverpool. 

Commerce (262), brig, 185 tons, T. Collinck, master, 
Philadelphia to Gottenburg, captured May 30, 1813 by 
Spartan, Statira and Martin, Cargo : 498 bales cotton 
and 3000 staves, 



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Commerce (545), brig, 195 tons, James Ives, master, 
Liverpool to Halifax, recaptured May 2, 1814 by Superb. 
Cargo : dry goods, hardware and cordage. 

Commodore Barry (201), sloop, 25 tons, cruising, 
captured July 19, 1812, by Spartan and Maidstone. Taken 
into St. Johns, N. B. 

Concordia (55), ship, A. Adams, master, from Liver- 
pool, captured Aug. 4, 1812, by squadron. Restored on 
payment of costs. 

Condedos Arcos (601), ship, 210 tons, T. de Mello, 
master, Bahia to New Haven, captured Aug. 20, 1814, by 
Saturn, Forth and Loire. Cargo, 100 chests tea, 50 cases 
sugar, 6000 arabos of fustic, and 90 chests sheet iron. 
Restored. 

Consolation (178), sloop, 70 tons, David Joy, master, 
New York to Nantucket, captured April 15, 1813, by Liv- 
erpool Packet (privateer). Cargo, 200 bbls. flour, 1 pipe 
gin, 1 hhd. tobacco, 6 d° salt, and 15 bbls. pork. 

Constellation (548) schr., W. Barnes, master, cap- 
tured July 8, 1814, by Retaliation (privateer). Taken 
into Liverpool. 

Cordelia (13), brig, 197 tons, Jos' 1 Kilby, master, 
Figuera to Boston, captured July 16, 1812, by Emulous. 

Cossac (182), schr. (privateer), Jn° Upton, master, 
from Salem, cruising, captured Apr. 4, 1812, by Emulous. 

Cranberry (187), schr., cut out of Bass Harbour, cap- 
tured , 1813, by Rattler and Bream. Cargo : beef, 

pork, and other articles taken from on board a vessel that 
was not seaworthy. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Cuba (245), ship, 176 tons, Ge° Thomas, master, New- 
haven to Portland, captured June 6, 1813, by Dart (pri- 
vateer). Cargo : 1600 bbls. flour. Taken into New 
Brunswick. 



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Curlew (27), brig (privateer), 278 tons, W m Wyer, 
master, from Boston, cruising, captured July 24, 1812, by 
Acasta. Cargo: guns, ammunition and provisions. 
Taken into possession for the use of the King's service. 

Cynthia (675), schr., 95 tons, Sam 1 Cross, master, New 
York to New Providence, captured Dec. 2, 1814, by Rolla 
(privateer). Cargo : rye, grain, flour, lumber, cotton 
wool, juniper berries, &c. 

Daedalus (623), schr., Joseph Myrrick, master, Port 
au Prince to New York, captured Sept. 18, 1814, by 
Niemen. Cargo : coffee. 

Dalkarlen (577), brig, 224 tons, Johan Magnus Berg, 
master, Amsterdam to Boston, captured Aug. 5, 1814, by 
Leander. Cargo : iron and steel. Restored. 

Dantzic (496), brig, J. Reid, master, Bath to Bermu- 
da, captured May 9, 1814, by Fantome. Cargo : lumber, 
boards, staves and shingles, Taken into St. Johns, N. B. 

Dart (356), schr., W. Glover, master, Boston to Port- 
land, captured Aug. 9, 1813, by Broke (privateer). Cargo: 
flour, rye, coffee and corn. 

Deborah (390), schr., 41 tons, H. Snow, master, Chassit 
to Saco, captured Sept. 1, 1813, by Dart (privateer). 
Cargo : some corn, little salt, and a few apples. Taken 
into New Brunswick. 

Defiance (184), schr., 113 tons, T. Altham, master, 
Castine to Boston, captured Mar. 31, 1813, by Bream. 
Cargo : cordwood. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Defiance (502), schr., S. Marshal, master, captured 
May 19, 1814, by Shannon (privateer). Taken into Liv- 
erpool. 

Defiance (172), sloop, 104 tons, T. J. Farrow, master, 
Wiscasset to New York, captured Apr. 4, 1813, by Liver- 
pool Packet (privateer). Cargo : spars, oaks, timber and 
lumber. 



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Defiance (542), sloop, 62 tons, E. Sterling, master, 
captured June 3, 1814, in a harbour of New Haven by the 
boats of the Liverpool Packet (privateer). Cargo : 400 
bbls. flour, 2 doz. chairs and a waggon. 

Defiance (581), sloop, 46 tons, Mulford Howes, mas- 
ter, Chatham to a fishery, captured Aug. 3, 1814, by Live- 
ly (privateer). Cargo : salt and fishing stores. Taken 
into Liverpool. 

Defiance (573), sloop, E. Sterling, master, captured 
, 1814, by Superb and Sylph. 



Delaware (578), schr., 79 tons, Joseph Merrihew, 
master, Wilmington to Cuba, captured Aug. 2, 1814, by 
Acasta and Menelaus. Cargo : 546 bbls. fine flour, 39 
kegs crackers, 6 half bbls. flour and 60 boxes soap. 

Del Carmen (260), schr., J. Ivinada, master, New 
York to Havannah, captured June 14, 1813, by Spartan, 
Statira and Martin. Cargo : 405 boxes soap. Restored. 

Delphin (231), brig. A. C. De Selvia, master, New 
York to Oporto, captured May 19, 1813, by La Hogue. 
Cargo : corn, rye, beef, pork and candles. Restored. 

Deslesdernier (536), schr., J. Shackford, master, 
Boston to St. Andrews, captured June 22, 1814, by Tene- 
dos. Part of cargo restored. 

Diamond (383), brig, 229 tons, A. McLelland, master, 
Antigua to Portland, captured Aug. 16, 1813, by Fly 
(privateer). Cargo : 143 puncheons molasses. Restored. 

Diana (90), ship, A. Wilson, master, Jamaica to Glas- 
gow, recaptured Sept. 20, 1812, by San Domingo. 

Diana (565), sloop, 69 tons, W m Paynter, master, 
Philadelphia to Havannah, captured July 19, 1814, by 
Acasta. Cargo: 480 bbls. flour. 



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Diomede (206), brig, 233 tons, J. Bruce, master, Salem 
to Manilla, captured May 10, 1813, by Nymphe and La 
Hogue. Cargo : redwood, indigo, sugar, tea, oil and ships' 
blocks. 

Diomede (510), schr. (privateer), 150 tons, Jn°Crown- 
inshield, master, 33 men and 3 long 12 pounders, from 
Salem, cruising, captured May 28, 1814, by Rifleman. 
Cargo : 6 or 7 trunks of goods taken out of a British 
vessel, the Cod Hook. 

Dispatch (175), brig, 168 tons, H. Bancroft, master, 
Boston to Cadiz, captured Apr. 16, 1813, by La Hogue. 
Cargo : 5650 bushels corn and 60 bbls. rye flour. Restored. 

Dispatch (430), brig, J. Thompson, master, recaptured 
Oct. 25, 1813, by Albion. 

Divina Pastora (381), ship, 385 tons, J. G. Colado, 
master, Havannah to New York, captured Sept. 1, 1813, 
by Statira. Cargo : hides, sugar, molasses and coffee. 

Dolphin (38), schr. (privateer), 26 tons, John Wood- 
berry, master, from Portsmouth, cruising, captured Aug. 
12, 1812, by Earl of Moira. Cargo : guns, ammunition 
and provisions. 

Dolphin (41), schr. (privateer), 43 tons, W m Dyer, 
master, from Boston, cruising, captured Aug. 13, 1812, by 
Colibrie and Maidstone. Cargo : guns, ammunition and 
provisions, 

Dolphin (362), schr., 67 tons, R. O. Bean, master, 
Portland to Boston, captured July 29, 1813, by Dart 
(privateer). Cargo : cord wood. Taken into New Bruns- 
wick. 

Dolphin (653), schr., 28 tons, Stephen Thomson, mas- 
ter, Boston to Bath, U. S., captured Oct. 22, 1814, by 
Lunenburg (privateer) . Cargo : 23 bars iron. Taken 
into Lunenburg. 



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Dolphin (382), sloop, E. Johnston, master, captured 
Aug. 16, 1813, by Fly (privateer). 

Dominica (540), schr., F s Beaufew, master, captured 
May 22, 1814, by Dotterell, Majestic and Morgiana. Car- 
go : 15 casks claret wine, 23 hhds. tobacco, 80 tierces rice, 
4 cases musquets, 11 cheese, some rosin and black varnish. 

Don Carlos (337), schr., 118 tons, P. Miguel, master, 
Boston to Halifax, captured Aug. 12, 1813, by Weazel 
(privateer). Cargo: flour and shooks. Restored. 

Doris (79), ship, 202 tons, S. Chamberlain, master, 
Londonderry to Philadelphia, captured Aug. 28, 1812, by 
Nymphe. Cargo : ballast. 

Dove (135), schr., 77 tons, W m Rogers, master, Phila- 
delphia to Gloster, captured Dec. 17, 1812, by Liverpool 
Packet (privateer). Cargo : Indian corn. 

Dove (485), schr., Benj n Barber, master, captured Nov. 
27, 1813, by Martin. Taken into St. Johns, N. B. 

Dove (614), schr,, 31 tons, D. Gorham, master, New 
York to Rhode Island, captured Aug. 28, 1814, by Lively 
(privateer). Cargo : 575 bushels corn and 15 bbls. flour. 
Taken into Liverpool. 

Dove (634), schr., 24 tons, John Proctor, master, near 
Salem, fishing, captured Sept. 21, 1814 by Lunenburg 
(privateer). Cargo: 1 bbl. oil and some green fish. 

Drake (424), sloop, 89 tons, R. Middlebrook, master, 
Newbury to New York, captured Sept. 2, 1813 by Belvi- 
dera. Cargo : 99 bbls. rosin and 7 bbls. spirits and tur- 
pentine. Vessel burnt. 

Dromo (613), schr., 27 tons, J. Parker, master, from 
Yarmouth, fishing, captured Sept. 2, 1814 by Lively (pri- 
vateer). Cargo : salt, fish and fishing stores. Taken into 
Liverpool. 



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Duck (214), ship, T. Selly, master, Waterford to New- 
f d land, recaptured May 18, 1813 by Bold. Cargo : pro- 
visions. 

Eagle (664), schr., 70 tons, captured in Long Island 
Sound, Oct. 17, 1814 by Narcissus and Dispatch. Cargo : 
8 guns mounted and 6 casks pistol stocks. 

Eastern Star (56), ship, 217 tons, Sam 1 Medcalf, 
master, Corrunna to New York, captured Aug. 17, 1812 
by Africa. Cargo : ballast and $21,813. 

Eclipse (570), sloop, captured July 10, 1814 in the 
harbour of the Chesapeake, the tobacco taken out of store 
houses and vessels sailing under the American flag which 
were burnt. Captured July 2, 1814 by Albion, Dragon, 
Acasta, Loire, Severn, Narcissus, Jaseur and St. Lawreuce, 
33 hhds. tobacco. Captured July 10, 1814 by Albion, 
Dragon, Loire, Severn, Jaseur and St. Lawrence, sundry 
dry goods. 

Economy (123), brig, 80 tons, R. Homes, master, Alex- 
andria to Boston, captured Nov. 18, 1812 by Liverpool 
Packet (privateer). Cargo : flour, corn and segars. 

Edward (409), brig, J. Garrison, master, recaptured, 
, 1813 by Fan tome. 



Edward & Hiram (120), schr., 108 tons, E. Raymond, 
master, Nantucket to Kennebeck, captured Nov. 10, 1812 
by Liverpool Packet (privateer). Cargo : leather, cheese, 
&c. 

Eleanor (75), schr., 66 tons, T. Atkin, master, Porto 
Rico to New Haven, captured July 31, 1812 by Africa 
and Shannon. Cargo : 47 casks rum. 

Elipse, Peacock, Madison (626), schrs., captured, bet. 
Aug. 1 and 31, 1814, in the Potomack and Patuxent riv- 
ers, by a conjunct expedition of naval and military force. 
Cargo : 510 hhds. tobacco. 



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Eliza (158), brig, 105 tons, Resquil, master, St. 

Kitts to London, recaptured, Mar. 31, 1813 by La Hogue. 
Cargo : rum. 

Eliza (136), schr., 90 tons, P. Joy, master, Philadelphia 
to Boston, captured Dec. 30, 1812 by Liverpool Packet 
(privateer). Cargo : flour, leather and gin. 

Eliza (34), schr., S. Roberts, master, recaptured , 

1812 by Chub. 

Eliza (511), schr., 100 tons, B. Driggs, master, Wil- 
mington to Halifax, captured July 1, 1814 by Armideand 
Endymion. Cargo : flour and tar. 

Eliza (566), schr., 41 tons, Ab m Merrit, master, New- 
York to East Port, captured July 3, 1814 by Rifleman. 
Cargo : 1500 bushels corn. Taken into St. Johns, N. B. 

Eliza Ann (669), sloop Hogg, master, New Bed- 
ford to New York, captured Oct. 31, 1814 by Minerva (pri- 
vateer). Cargo : Indian corn. Taken into Liverpool. 

Elizabeth (371), brig., A. Halson, master, recaptured 
Aug. 26, 1813 by Shelbourne. 

Elizabeth (374), sloop, at anchor back of Moose 
Island, captured Aug. 25, 1813 by star (privateer). In 
ballast, no papers of any kind or people on board. 

Ellen (288), brig., Ja s Asken, master, St. Bartholo- 
mews to Portland, captured July 7, 1813 by La Hogue 
Cargo : 280 hhds. molasses. Restored. 

Elvira (404), sloop, captured Sept. 19, 1813 by Or- 
pheus. 

Emeline (467), sloop, 44 tons, O. Adams, master, New 
York to Rhode Island, captured Dec. 13, 1813 by Rover, 
Valiant, Statira and Loup Cervier. Cargo : 240 bbls. 
flour. 



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Emperor (210), schr., North Carolina to Boston, cap- 
tured May 10, 1813 by Ramilies and Orpheus. Cargo : 
Indian corn. 

Endeavour (359), sloop, 104 tons, N. Stover, master, 
Castine to Boston, captured Aug. 17, 1813 by Curlew and 
Nymphe. Cargo : corn and wood. Wrecked by coming 
into H x harbor. 



Enigheton (586), brig, 180 tons, Swedish, J. A. Doltz, 
master, St. Andrews to Philadelphia, captured Aug. 7, 
1814 by Niemen. Cargo : plaister paris and hardware. 

Enterprise (4), brig, 193 tons, F. Bourne, master, St. 
Ubes to New York, captured July 7, 1812 by Ringdove. 
Cargo : salt. 

Enterprise (218), schr., 225 tons, T. A. Morgan, mas- 
ter, 4 guns and 100 men, from Salem, cruising, captured 
May 21, 1813 by Tenedos and Curlew. 

Enterprise (457), schr., J. Plumpley, master, Boston 
to Philadelphia, captured Dec. 8, 1813 by Wolverine 
(privateer). Cargo : salt. Taken into Liverpool. 

Enterprise (463), schr., 119 tons, R. Stevens, master, 
Boston to Bath, captured Dec. 16,1813 by Shannon (priv- 
ateer). Cargo : ballast. Taken into Liverpool. 

Enterprise (608), schr., 26 tons, Barnstable to Wash- 
ington, captured Aug. 30, 1814 by Niemen. Cargo : 400 
bushels salt and 4 bbls. glauber salts. 

Eposy Mina (372), schr., J. D. Olagubel, master, La 
Guira to New York, captured Aug. 26, 1813 by Statira. 
Cargo : hides and indigo. 



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Esperanzo (487), schr., 70 tons, J. Massa, master, 
Porto Rico to New London, captured Mar. 29, 1813 by 
Belvidera. Cargo : coffee, hides, cocoa and hats. Re- 
stored. 

Eunice (249), schr., 139 tons, A. R. Riggs, master, St. 
Ubes to Boston, captured June 18, 1813 by Wasp. Car- 
go : salt. 

Eunice (523), sloop, 57 tons, Eb r Hill, master, N. Yar- 
mouth to Boston, captured June 10, 1814 by Shannon 
(privateer). Cargo : cordwood. Taken into Liverpool. 

Euphemia (370), schr., 90 tons, J. D. Maria, master, 
Havannah, to Boston, captured Aug. 27, 1813 03^ Majes- 
tic. Cargo : copper and logwood. 

Ex Bashaw (535), sloop, M. Robinson, master, cap- 
tured June 23, 1814 by Bulwark. 

Expedition (185), sch., 125 tons, A. Brooks, master, 
Boston to East Port, captured Apr. 11, 1813 by Rattler 
and Emulous. Cargo : gin, tobacco, flour, meal, wine and 
sundry other articles. Taken into St. Johns. 

Experiment (503), schr., 40 tons, Z. Lovell, master, 
Barnstable to New York, captured May 13, 1814 by Bul- 
wark. Cargo : fish and oil. 

Experiment (270), sloop, J. Boardman, master, Ma- 
chias to Portsmouth, captured June 24, 1813 by Dart (Pri- 
vateer). Cargo : coffee and sundry articles. Taken into 
New Brunswick. 

Experiment (689), sloop, 91 tons, Peter C. Myrick, 
master, New York to Nantucket, captured Jan. 21, 1815 
by Lunenburg (privateer). Cargo : flour, corn, oats, but- 
ter, candles, &c. Taken into Lunenburg. Restored. 

Fabius (85), ship, 460 tons, J. Manson, master, Amelia 
Isl d to Portsmouth, captured Sept. 6, 1812 by Shannon. 
The cargo claimed as being the property of British sub- 
jects was restored to the claimant. 



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Erie (576), schr., 76 tons, John Hearn, master, 
Havannah to Baltimore, captured Dec. 11, 1813 by Sophie. 
Cargo : sugar and coffee, this cargo was unladen in the 
Chesapeake and afterwards sent to Bermuda, the vessel 
was employed in the Chesapeake as a tender to "his 
Majesty's squadron. 

Factor (88), ship 291 tons, S. Lowe,. master, Oporto 
to Norfolk, captured Sept. 7, 1812 by Liverpool Packet 
(privateer). Cargo : wine and jewellery. This ship was 
plundered at sea of 130,000 and some wine on Aug. 20, 
by the ship Hero of London, bound to Quebec. Taken 
into Liverpool. Cargo restored to Portuguese owners. 

Fame (672), sloop (privateer), captured Nov. — , 
1814 by militia of Yarmouth. Taken into Yarmouth. 



Fair Play (365), sloop, captured July 25, 1813 by 
Boxer. Taken into New Brunswick. 



Fair Trader (73), schr. (privateer), 29 tons, John Mor- 
gan, master, from Salem, cruising, captured July 16, 1812 
by Indian. Cargo : guns, ammunition and provisions. 
Taken into New Brunswick. 



Fair Trader (680), sch., 29 tons, Joseph H. Allen, mas- 
ter, New Bedford to New York, captured Dec. 6, 1814 by 
Rolla and Liverpool Packet (privateers). Cargo: rice, 
wine, salt, candles and fish. Taken into Liverpool. 



Falun (479), schr., A. Thompson, master, Halifax to 
U. S., captured Jan. 21, 1814 by Retaliation and Liverpool 
Packet (privateers). Taken into Liverpool. Restored. 



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Fame (167), sloop, G. Walden, master, New Port to 
New York, captured Apr. 1, 1813 by Sir John Sherbrooke 
(privateer). Cargo : 193 bbls. rosin, 2 pipes brandy and a 
cable. 

Fame (504), sloop, Aron Clarke, master, captured May 
14, 1814 by Liverpool Packet (privateer). 

Fame (516), sloop, 85 tons, N. Locke, master, New 
Port to Ocracock, N. C, captured May 31, 1814 by En- 
dyniion. Cargo : 1900 gal. spermaciti oil. 

Fame (564), sloop, 48 tons, Tim y Folger, master, Bos- 
ton to Nantucket, captured July 23, 1814 by Spencer, 
Nymphe and Leander. Cargo : beef and pork. Restored. 

Fanny (284), brig, 146 tons, Ja s Breath, master, New 
Haven to Halifax, captured July 8, 1813 by La Hogue. 
Cargo : 1050 bbls. flour. 



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Fanny (313), brig, James Moffat, master, Morris River 
to Philadelphia, captured July 22, 1813 by Statira. 

Fanny (15), ship, — Coleton, master, Port Glasgow 
to St. Johns, recaptured July 19, 1812 by Colibrie. Car- 
go: dry goods valued at X7800. 

Favorite (607), brig, 158 tons, W. Ay ton, master, 
Calcutta to Port Jackson, N. South Wales, recaptured 
Sept. 2, 1814 by Alban. Cargo: tea, sugar, rice and peice 
goods. 

Favourite (173), schr., 67 tons, Ge° West, master, 
Plymouth to East Port, captured Apr. 5, 1813 by Valiant. 
Cargo : 2248 bushels corn, 50 bushels pease, 1 bbl. hogs 
lard, 374 lb. hams, 42 bbls. tar and 130 bushels flaxseed. 

Federal (104), brig, 115 tons, Sam 1 Swan, master, 
Africa to Boston, captured Sept. 17, 1812. Cargo : ivory, 
cam wood, coffee, palm oil, old copper and some remains 
of the outward cargo ; dry goods and provisions. 



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Fenelon (126), schr., 109 tons, T. Ropes, master, 
Baltimore to Boston, captured Dec. 16, 1812 by Liver- 
pool Packet (privateer). Cargo : flour and corn. 

Fidelia (221), ship, 243 tons, A. Gardner, master, 
New York to Cadiz, captured May 19, 1813 by Orpheus 
and Ramilies. Restored. 

Financier (443), sch., A. Webber, master, captured 
Nov. 9, 1813 by Shannon (privateer). 

Finland (276), ship, 245 tons, W m Chapman, master, 
Alexandria to Halifax, captured May 20, 1813 by Marl- 
boro, Victorious, Barrossa, Narcissus and Junon. Cargo : 
2327 bbls. flour and 220 bbls. flour. Restored. 

Firmina (674), ship, 260 tons, Antonio Jose Fereira, 
master, Boston to Amelia Islands, captured Nov. 23, 1814 
by Maidstone, Junon, Arab and Curlew. Cargo : ballast. 
Restored. 

Flash (526), sloop, Ja s Barstow, master, captured June 
7, 1814 by Niemen and Saturn. 

Flight (310), schr., Kelly, master, Bourdeaux to 

Baltimore, captured Apr. 12, 1813 by Spartan and Vic- 
torious. Cargo : 60 chests & cases of merchandize, 1 
cask glasses, 2 bags gloves, china, oil, 62 casks brandy and 
52 hhds. wine. 

Floe. De Lisboa (258), brig, F. D. Viena, master, 
Porto Rico to Philadelphia, captured June 2, 1813 by 
Spartan, Statira and Martin. Cargo : sugar and rice. 

Flor De Mar (353), ship, 311 tons, J. J. N. Carvallo, 
master, Fayal to Boston, captured Aug. 16, 1813 by La 
Hogue. Cargo : 74 pipes wine, 60 tons redwood and 
3339|. 

Flor De Tejo (327), brig, P. J. Mezado, master, Ba- 
tavia to Providence, captured July 31, 1813 by Manly. 
Cargo: camphor, sugar, coffee, nutmegs and dragons 
blood wine. Restored, except 14 casks wine. 



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Flower (414),schr., 26 tons, A. B urges, master,Roches- 
ter to Manchester, captured Sept. 14, 1813 by Star (pri- 
vateer). Cargo : fish. 

Fortune (131), schr., 114 tons, Ja s Crocker, master, 
Machias to Boston, captured Aug 28, 1812 by General 
Smyth (privateer). Cargo : 72,955 ft. of boards and 6 
puncheons of rum. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Fortune (393), schr., B. Bates, master, fishing voyage, 
captured Aug. 31, 1813 by Boxer. Cargo : mackarl and 
codfish. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Fortune (2), ship, 317 tons, D d Stickney, master, Cape 
De Verds to Newbury Port, captured June 25, 1812 by 
Belvidera. Cargo : 184 moys salt. 

Four Brothers (112), schr., 134 tons, J. Coombs, 
master, Machias to New York, captured Oct. 16, 1812 by 
Liverpool packet (privateer). Cargo: 95 ft. of lumber. 

Four Brothers (330), schr., R. Sinclair, master, re- 
captured Aug. 4, 1813 by Emulous. 

Four Friends (534), schr., W. Shackleford, master, 
captured June 15, 1814 by Shannon (privateer). 

Four Sisters (24), ship, 204 tons, W. C. Williams, 
master, Lisbon to New York, captured July 19, 1812 by 
Ringdove. Cargo : ballast. 

Fox (631), schr., at Machias, captured Sept. 8, 1814, 
by Bacchante, Tenedos, Rifleman and Pictou. Cargo : 
beef and pork, taken in Machias at the capture of that 
place and put on board the Fox. Taken into St. Johns, 
N.B. 

Fox (684), sloop, 52 tons, Samuel Swasy, master, New- 
berry Port to Elizabeth, N. C, captured Dec. 5, 1814 by 
Rover (privateer). Cargo : salt, potatoes, &c. Taken 
into Liverpool. 



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Franklin (294), schr., H. Nickerson, master, from 
George's River, captured July 3, 1813 by Weazel (pri- 
vateer). 

Francklin (448), sloop, 80 tons, S. B. Vail, master, 
George's Town to New York, captured Nov. 23, 1813 by 
Belvidera. Cargo : rice, cotton, and some poles. 

Francisca De Paula (525), brig, 90 tons, Frederica 
Arenos, master, Havannah to Boston, captured June 4, 
1814 by Nimrod. Cargo : 145 hhds. molasses, including 
Capt* Adventure. 

Frederick Augustus (170), ship, 328 tons, El- 

dred, master, Cadiz to New Port, captured Apr. 9, 1813, 
by Sir John Sherbrooke (privateer). Cargo : 99 casks 
salt and 5 p s Spanish clothes. Restored. 

Free Port (379), sloop, A. Dyer, master, captured 
Aug. 4, 1813 by Broke (privateer). 

Friendship (72), schr. (privateer), 22 tons, A. Rich- 
ard, master, from Boston, cruising, captured July 19, 1812 
by Indian. Cargo: guns, ammunition and provisions. 
Taken into New Brunswick. 

Friendship (91), schr., 98 tons, S. Cook, master, 
Charleston to New York, captured Sept. 11, 1812 by Bel- 
videra. Cargo : 260 bales of cotton. 

Friendship (139), schr., 114 tons, P. Gibbs, master, 
Oporto to Boston, captured Mar. 5, 1813 by Liverpool 
packet (privateer). Cargo : ballast. 

Friendship (322), schr., 97 tons, J. Smith, master, 
Union River to Beversby, captured July 13, 1813 by Ma- 
tilda (privateer). Cargo : cord wood, bark and shingles. 

Friendship (348), schr., 74 tons, D. Rider, master, 
Province Town to Penobscot, captured July 28, 1813 by 
Fly (privateer). Cargo : ballast. 



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Friendship (345), sloop, 100 tons, S. Dackendoff, mas- 
ter, Black Rock to East Port, captured July 6, 1813 
by Boxer. Cargo : flour and tar. Taken into New 
Brunswick. 

Friendship (402), sloop, captured July 11, 1813 by 
La Hogue. 

Fylinda (646), sloop, 40 tons, Peter Burr, master, 
Fairfield Black Rock to Rhode Island, captured Oct. 1, 
1814 by Liverpool packet (privateer). Cargo : Indian 
corn and rye, abt. 1400 bushels. Taken into Liverpool. 

Galloway (638), ship, captured Sept. 17, 1814, at 
Penobscot, by united naval and military force. Cargo : 
wine and spirits taken from the Decatur and other Ameri- 
can vessels destroyed at Penobscot and put on board the 
Galloway. 

Gamala La Delso (403), brig, 162 tons, C. C. Berg, 
master, Gottenburg to Rhode Island, captured Sept. 19, 
1813, by High Flyer tender to San Domingo. Cargo : 
tons iron, 6 tons steel, 17 tons allum, 300 boxes glass and 
24 boxes iron plates. Vessel and part cargo restored. 

Gannett (358), schr., 35 tons, J. Marble, master, 
from Hingham, fishing, captured Aug. 12, 1813, by Cur- 
lew and Nymphe. Cargo : Codfish. 

Gardiner (455), ship, J. Ray, master, captured Dec. 
4, 1813 by Loire and Ramilies. 

General Green (145), sloop, 83 tons, J. P. Hand, 
master, Boston to Albany, captured Mar. 8, 1813 by Liv- 
erpool packet (privateer). Cargo : 1 ton iron, 180 boxes 
herrings, 1000 quintals fish, 85 hhds. N. E. rum and 5 
boxes sugar. 

Gen l Hodgson (219), sloop, 61 tons, Agustus, 

master, Halifax to Martinique, recaptured May 19, 1813, 
by Sir John Sherbrooke (privateer). Cargo : fish, lumber 
and prize goods. 



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General Marion (450), schr., Smith, master, 

captured Dec. 1, 1813 by Ramilies, Loire and Endymion. 

Gen l Putnam (662), schr. (privateer), J. Evans, mas- 
ter, 4 guns and 41 men, from Salem, cruising, captured 
Nov. 8, 1814 by Leander. 

George (5), brig, 149 tons, J. Robertson, master, 
Rochelle to New York, captured July 8, 1812, by Guer- 
riere. Cargo : brandy, wines, silks and dry goods. 

George (23), brig, 211 tons, C. F. Tucker, master, 
Messina to Salem, captured July 17, 1812, by Emulous. 
Cargo : wine, brandy, juniper berries, sewing silk, essence 
lemmon, oil and nuts. 

George (30), brig, T. Gossard, master, Poole to Nova 
Scotia, recaptured July 22, 1812 by Maidstone. 

George (692), brig, 172 tons, Jacob Almy, master, 
George Town to New Bedford, captured Feb. 16, 1815, by 
Dove (privateer). Cargo : 330 tierces rice, 20 hhds. mo- 
asses and 2 M. reeds. Taken into Liverpool. 

Ge° Washington (215), schr., 105 tons, S. Sterns, 
master, Bermuda to New Haven, captured May 1, 1813 
by Retaliation (privateer). Cargo : ballast. Restored. 

Georgiana (64), ship, E. Chamberlain, master, Liver- 
pool to Norfolk, captured Aug. 28, 1812, by Nymphe. 
Restored on payment of costs. 

Gift (686), schr., 41 tons, Josiah Turner, master, Bos- 
ton to Charlestown, captured Jan. 16, 1815 by Rover 
(privateer). Cargo: beef, pork, soap, earthenware, salt, 
cards oil, herrings, saws, baggs, &c. Taken into Liver- 
pool. 

Gleaner (25), sloop (privateer), 56 tons, J. Robinson, 
master, from Kennebeck, cruizing, captured July 23, 1812 
by Colibrie. Cargo : guns, ammunition and provisions. 
Taken into the Provincial service. 



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Gleaner (679), sloop, 70 tons, Timothy Chapman, 
master, New York to East Haddam, captured Dec. 3, 1814 
by Rolla (privateer). Cargo: flour, rye and other arti- 
cles. Taken into Liverpool. 

Good Hope (645), schr., captured Sept. 26, 1814 by 
Loire. Cargo : spirits of turpentine and shingles. Taken 
into Liverpool. 

Gossamer (32), ship (Letter Marque), 223 tons, 
Cha s Goodrich, master, from Boston, cruising, captured 
July 23, 1812 by Emulous. Cargo: guns, ammunition 
and provisions. 

Gov R Plumer (233), schr., J. Mudge, master, 6 guns 
and 50 men, from Newhampshire, cruising, captured May 
27, 1813 by Sir John Sherbrooke (privateer). 

Governor Shelby (557), schr., 185 tons, J. Newman, 
master, New York to Amsterdam, captured July 13, 1814 
by Narcissus and Saturn. Cargo: 121 hhds. tobacco and 
6000 lb. tobacco stems. 

Grace (40), brig, Bartlet, master, St. Marys to 

England, recaptured Aug. 7, 1812, by Chub. 

Guerriere (683), brig, 169 tons, Francis A. Burnham, 
master, 4 guns and 60 men, from Portsmouth, cruising, 
captured Jan. 3, 1815, by Junon. 

Gustava (255), brig, 123 tons, C. Swenburg, master, 
Boston to Madeira, captured June 22, 1813 by Sylph. 
Cargo : 200 bbls. beef & pork, 157 kegs butter, 5 pipes 
gin, 118 bbls. tar and 25 bbls. pitch. 

Gustava (430), schr., 88 tons, Just Nelson Berg, mas- 
ter, St. Bartholomews to Boston, captured Jan. 22, 1814 
by Retaliation and Liverpool Packet (privateers). Cargo : 
54 hhds., 19 ts., 32 bbls. molasses, 2 bbls. coffee and 2 
bbls. sugar. Taken into Liverpool. Restored. 



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Halifax (656), packet, ship, Hogg, master, 

Aberdeen to Halifax, recaptured Oct. 30, 1814 by Bul- 
wark. Cargo : dry goods, flour, oatmeal, cordage, &c. 

Hannah(495), brig, Connelley, master, Demerara 

to Bermuda, recaptured Apr. 30, 1813 by Martin. Cargo : 
rum and molasses. 

Hannah (366), schr., 46 tons, A. Johnston, master, 
Boston to Thomas Town, captured Aug. 3, 1813, by 
Boxer. Cargo : corn. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Hannah (303), sloop, 71 tons, J. Smith, master, 
Frenchmans Bay to Nantucket, captured July 10, 1813 
by Retrieve (privateer). Cargo : lumber. 

Hare (53), brig, 246 tons, Cha s Bertoddy, master, 
Naples to Boston, captured Aug. 1, 1812 by Belvidera. 
Cargo : brandy, silks, sweet oil, cream of tartar, soap and 
15 bales of feathers. 

Harlequin (650), schr. (privateer), 232 tons, Elishu 
D. Brown, master, 10 guns and abt. 117 men, from Ports- 
mouth, cruising, captured Oct. 23, 1814, by Bulwark. 

Harriet (417), brig, coasting vessel, captured June 8, 
1813 by Victorious and the blockading squadron of the 
Chesapeake. 

Harriet (275), schr., A. Winnerholt, master, New- 
inland to London, recaptured June 28, 1813 by Dover. 
Cargo : oil and sealskins. 

Harriet (321), sloop, J. Collins, master, Penobscot to 
Portland, captured July 13, 1813 by Matilda (privateer). 
Cargo : fish, pickled and smoak'd. 

Hazard (575), schr., 30 tons, D. Gorhani, master, 
Matomken, Md., to Boston, captured July 24, 1814 by 
Acasta. Cargo : corn and flour. 



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Hector (155), brig, 258 tons, P. Newford, master, 
Dublin to Quebec, recaptured Aug. 23, 1812 by Plum- 
per. Cargo : ballast. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Hector (203), brig, 156 tons, Escopinische, mas- 
ter, Havannah to New York, captured Apr. 30, 1813 by- 
Spartan. Cargo: sugar and coffee. 

Helen (590), ship, 237 tons, Tho s Holmes, master, 
Havannah to Greenock, recaptured Aug. 16, 1814 by 
Wasp. Cargo : sugar and logwood. 

Henrietta (62), ship, Mason, master, recaptured 

Aug. 25, 1812 by Emulous. 

* Henry (252), schr., 89 tons, J. Merryman, master, 
Passamaquaddy to Boston, captured June 19, 1813, by 
Matilda (privateer). Cargo: boards. 

Henry (37), ship, Jackson, master, recaptured 

Aug. 11, 1812 by Emulous. 

Henry (198), ship, 181 tons, B. Gardiner, master, Liv- 
erpool to Boston, captured Apr. 28, 1813 by La Hogue. 
Cargo : earthen ware and salt. Restored. 

Henry Gilder (562), brig, 194 tons, Sam 1 Newson, 
master, 8 twelve and 2 long nine pounders, 45 men, New 
York to Bourdeaux, captured July 12, 1814 by Niemen. 
Cargo : ballast. 

Herald (591), schr. (privateer), 231 tons, John Miller, 
master, had 60 men and 8 guns mounted at time of cap- 
ture, pierced for 18 guns, captured Aug. 15, 1814 by 
Armide and Endymion. 

Herculaneum (519), brig, 111 tons, And w Smith, 
master, Hayti to Boston or Madeira, captured June 6, 
1814 by Nimrod. Cargo : 19801 gal. molasses and 19 
hhds. sugar. 



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Herman (279), ship, 413 tons, A. Horn, master, Balti- 
more to Lisbon, captured June 24, 1813 by Barrossa, Vic- 
torious, Narcissus, Success, Emulous, Diomede, Diadem, 
Atalante, Laurestinus, Mohawk and Moselle. Cargo : 
5426 bbls. flour and 500 half bbls. flour. 

Hero (264), brig, 165 tons, R. Stan worth, master, Lim- 
erick to Lisbon, recaptured June 12, 1813 by Martin, 
Spartan and Statira. Cargo : beef, pork and provisions. 

Hero (388), schr., E. Langdon, master, Kennebeck to 
Boston, captured Aug 29, 1813 by Dart (privateer). 
Cargo, ballast. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Hero (441), schr., Merrihew, master, captured 

Nov. 14, 1813 by Belvidera. 

Hero (547), schr., Peter Lurvey, master, captured 
July 3, 1814 by Retaliation (privateer). Taken into Liv- 
erpool. 

Hero (481), sloop, Ge° Fishley, master, captured Jan. 
13, 1814 by Hare (privateer). Taken into St. Johns, 
N. B. 

Hero (671), sloop, Burrows, master, captured be- 
ginning of Nov., 1814 by Tenedos. Taken into Barring- 
ton. 

Hesper (26), brig, 264 tons, E. Isley, master, Liver- 
pool to Norfolk, captured July 20, 1812 by Ringdove. 
Cargo : ballast. 

Hetty (261), brig, 151 tons, H. Skinner, master, Ma- 
deira to Philadelphia, captured June 1, 1813 by Spartan, 
Statira and Martin. Cargo : ballast. 

Hibernia (604), schr., 69 tons, W. Fountain, master, 
Philadelphia to Boston, captured Aug. 21, 1814 by Nie- 
men. Cargo : 641 shooks and 300 bdls. hoops. 



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Hiland Hill (610), sloop, 18 tons, T. L. Davy, mas- 
ter, New York to New Port, captured Aug. 29, 1814 by 
Lively (privateer). Cargo: o20 bushels Indian corn. 
Taken into Liverpool. 

Hiram (12), schr., 182 tons, Josiah One, master, 
Lisbon to Salem, captured July 18, 1812 by Spartan, Em- 
ulous. Cargo: fruit, also $13,107. 

Hiram (92), schr., 195 tons, John Hays, master, Paler- 
mo to Philadelphia, captured Sept. 12, 1812 by Belvidera. 
Cargo : brimstone, salt petre, drugs, oil, soap and feathers. 

Holstein (488), schr., 113 tons, M. Bates, master, Man- 
tan za Island, Cuba, to Rhode Island, captured Mar. 28, 
1813 by Belvidera. Cargo : molasses. 

Honestus (66), ship, 300 tons, J. Stevens, master, St. 
Ubes to New Bedford, captured Aug. 24, 1812 by Nymphe. 
Cargo : salt. 

Hope (543), brig, J. Strang, master, Teneriffe and Bon 
aventure to London, recaptured June 29, 1814 by Rolla 
(privateer). Cargo : 60 casks Teneriffe wine and Barilla. 

Hope (595), schr., 33 tons, — Dewson, master, Boston 
to Machias, captured Aug. 16, 1814 by Liverpool Packet 
(privateer). Cargo : 30 bbls. flour, 36 bbls. pork, 149 kegs 
tobacco, 10 boxes candles and 5 casks shoes. 

Hope (328), ship, 164 tons, J. Jordan, master, Lisbon 
to Boston, captured Aug. 2, 1813 by Manly. Cargo: fruit, 
whalebone and wine. 

Hope (368), ship, 416 tons, J. Emery, master, Lisbon 
to New Port, captured Aug. 28, 1813 by Loup Cervier. 
Cargo : salt. Restored. 

Hope (678), sloop, 42 tons, Geo. W. Dennison, master, 
Providence to New York, captured Dec. 4, 1814 by Liver- 
pool Packet (privateer). Cargo: salt, candles and codfish. 
Taken into Liverpool. 



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Hope foe. Peace (315), shallop, E. Crowel, master, 
Mass. Bay to Halifax, captured July 18, 1813 by Capt. 
McPherson and 2 Co. Militia. 

Hoppet (426), brig, 150 tons, C. F. Sandstrotn, master, 
Gottenburg to Boston, captured Oct. 25, 1813 by Rom- 
ulous. Cargo : iron, allum, bale goods and glass. Restored. 

Howe (154), brig, 162 tons, J. Askew, master, Penzance 
to Pictou, recaptured Sept. 5, 1812 by Plumper. Cargo : 
ballast. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Hunter (150), sloop, 33 tons, M. Peck, master, Edgar 
Town to Boston, captured Mar. 11, 1813 by Retaliation 
(privateer). Cargo : 2400 bushels corn and 3M staves. 

Huntress (442), sloop, J. Currie, master, captured 
Nov. 11, 1813 by Borer and Valiant. 

Husaren (440), brig P. T. Isnardon, master, St. Bar- 
tholomews to New Haven, captured Nov. 14, 1813, by 
Jaseur. Restored. 

Hussar (514), schr. (privateer), Fr s . Jenkins, master, 
97 men, cruising, captured May 25, 1814 by Saturn. 

Ida (602), brig, 180 tons, Pearce, master, 10 car- 
riage guns, 18 16 pounders and 64 men, Boston to France, 
captured Aug. 9, 1814 by Newcastle. 

Illuminator (11), brig, 254 tons, Rob 1 Patterson, 
master, Havannah to Boston, captured July 11, 1812 by 
Emulous. Cargo : molasses, sugar, hides and coffee. 

Illuminator (11), brig, 254 tons, R. Patterson, mas- 
ter, Havannah to Boston, captured July 11, 1812 by Em- 
ulous. Cargo : molasses, sugar, coffee and hides. Restored. 

Industry (377), schr., F. Webster, master, captured 
Aug. 20, 1813 by Broke (privateer). 

Industry (435), schr., T. Rice, master, captured Nov. 
3, 1813 by Arab. 



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Industry (619), schr., Moses Brown, master, Halifax 
to Newberry Port, captured Sept. 10, 1814 by Lively 
(privateer). Cargo : dry goods. Taken into Liverpool. 

Industry (687), sloop, cargo of Oliver Slate, master, 
New York to Sag Harbour, captured Jan. 16, 1815 by 
Rover (privateer). Cargo ; flour, cyder, gin, &c. Taken 
into Liverpool. 

Invincible (593), ship, Peter Destebecho, master, 
Charlestown to New York, recaptured Aug. 16, 1814 by 
Armide, Cargo : 77 boxes sugar and part cargo ship Helen 
found on board. 

Invincible (593), ship, 331 tons, Peter Destebecho, 
master, 16 carriage guns and 60 men, Charlestown to 
New York, captured Aug. 16, 1814 by Armide, Endymion 
and Pique. Cargo : 314 tierces and 103 half tierces rice. 

Isabella (304), brig, 128 tons, P. Slaygur, master, Al- 
gesiras to Boston, captured July 19, 1813 by Pictou. 
Cargo : wine, silk, oil and cork. 

James (622), schr., Eli Crawford, master, Washington 
to New York, captured Sept. 5, 1814 by Niemen. Cargo : 
185 bbls. flour. 

Jane (660), brig; 224 tons, David George, master, 
Liverpool to New Brunswick, recaptured Nov. 9, 1814 by 
Maidstone. Cargo : salt. 

Jane (459), schr., no person on board, captured Dec. 
10, 1813 near Cape Ann, by Wolverine (privateer). Car- 
go : cord wood. Taken into Liverpool. 

Jane (65), ship, N. Thomas, master, to New York, 
captured Aug. 27, 1812 by Colibrie. Restored on payment 
of costs. 

Jane (451), sloop, 65 tons, J. Brown, master, Cape 
Cod Bay to Boston, captured Dec. 6, 1813 by Majestic, 
Junon. Cargo : cord wood and bark. 



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Jane (579), sloop, 70 tons, Geo. Grainsby, master, 
Porto Rico and Wilmington, captured Aug. 2, 1814 by 
Acasta. Cargo : sugar and hides. 

Jane (668), sloop, 65 tons, Josiah Snow, master, Bos- 
ton to Harpswell, captured Nov. 12, 1814 b}' Rover 
(privateer). Cargo: ballast. Taken into Liverpool. 

Janus (530), sloop 77 tons, P. Justin, master, New York 
to New Port, captured June 14, 1814 by Liverpool Packet 
(privateer). Cargo : 700 bbls. flour. Restored. 

Janus (572), sloop, P. Justin, master, captured , 

1814 by Niemen. 

Jefferson (318), schr., 99 tons, J. Colcord, master, 
Boston to Prospect, captured July 12, 1813 by Bream. 
Cargo : ballast. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Jennett (176), brig, J. Pritchard, master, East Port to 
Chesapeake, captured Apr. 12, 1813 by Junon. 
Cargo : lumber, beef, bread, herrings, candles and soap 
butter. 

Jerusalem (380), ship, 750 tons, Panagi Corcori, 
master, Havannah to Boston, captured Sept. 3, 1813 by 
Majestic. Cargo: 2000 boxes sugar, a number bbls. sugar, 
200 bags coffee, 200 quintals copper, 150 hides, 5000 
horns and 4 boxes tapes. 

Jerusha (336), sloop, W. Freeman, master, captured 
July 11, 1813 by La Hogue. 

Joannah (242), schr., 48 tons, A. Newcomb, master, 
Boston to East Port, captured June 1, 1813 by Dart (pri- 
vateer). Cargo : 1589 bushels corn. Taken into New 
Brunswick. 

John (45), brig, 164 tons, John Alden, master, Liver- 
pool to Portland, captured Aug. 15, 1812 by Maidstone 
Cargo : salt and earthen ware. 



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John (168), brig, 130 tons, C. Woodward, master, New 
York to Portland, captured Apr. 5, 1813, by Liverpool 
Packet (privateer). Cargo : 1056 bbls. flour. 

John (515), sloop, J. L. Stover, master, captured May 
18, 1814 by Shannon (privateer). 

John Adams (317), brig, 223 tons, John Goold, master, 
Portland to St. Bartholomews, captured July 11, 1813 by 
Retrieve (privateer) and Rattler. Cargo : lumber, staves 
and shingles. Taken into New Brunswick. Restored. 

John & Mary (437), brig, T. Collins, master, recap- 
tured Oct. 29, 1813, by Loup Cervier. 

Jno & Miriam (375), schr., S. Rhodes, master, captured 
Aug. 20, 1813 by Broke (privateer). 

Joseph & Mary (693), brig, 267 tons, Stephen Stan- 
ton, master, Prince Edw ds Island to Falmouth, recaptured 
Jan. 24, 1815, by Bulwark. Cargo : lumber. 

Juan A (208), sloop, Avery, master, Havannah to 

New Port, captured May 1, 1813, by Spartan. Cargo: 
coffee, raisins and campeachy wood. Restored. 

Judith (627), captured Aug. 20 or 21, 1814 by Espoir. 
Cargo : brandy, spirits, coffee, cotton, tobacco, nails, iron, 
&c, taken from prize schr. Hornet and transshipped into 
the Judith. 

Judith (444), schr., M. Fowler, master, captured Nov. 

7, 1813 by Shannon (privateer). 

Julian (117), schr., 80 tons, D. Hallet, master, Boston 
to New York, captured Nov. 13, 1812 by Liverpool 
Packet (privateer). Cargo : salt, oil and fish. 

Julian (471), schr., E. Foster, master, captured Dec. 

8, 1813, by Martin. 



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Julian (598), schr., 38 tons, Eppes Griffin, master, 
Boston to Machias, captured Aug. 6, 1814, by Borer. 
Cargo : flour, pork, beef, gin, meal, soap, candles, tobacco, 
shoes, tar and mustard. Taken into St. Johns, N. B. 

Julian (665), schr., 70 tons, John Darah, master, St. 
Vincents to Liverpool, N. S., recaptured Nov. 17, 1814 by 
her own crew. Cargo : 65 casks of rum. 

Juliana Smtth (205), schr., 37 tons, H. Cooper, mas- 
ter, 3 guns and 31 men, from Boston, cruising, captured 
May 11, 1813 by Nymphe. 

Juliet (222), sloop, 92 tons, C. Southworth, master, 
Cuba to New Port, captured May 10, 1813 by Paz. 
Cargo: 113 hhds. and 19 tierces of molasses. 

King George (355), brig, 204 tons, J.Thompson, mas- 
ter, from Liverpool, recaptured Aug. 18, 1813 by Recruit. 
Cargo : salt. 

Lady Prevost (677), brig, 146 tons, Alex r Strang, 
master, Lisbon to St. Johns, Newf d land, recaptured Dec. 
8, 1814 by Nimrod. Cargo : salt. 

Landrail (605), cutter, 90 or 100 tons, Lt. John Hill, 
master, 4 guns and 30 men, England to Gibralter, recap- 
tured Aug. 24, 1814 by Wasp. 

Lark (247), schr., J. Terrio, master, recaptured June 
15, 1813 by Borer. 



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Lark (229), sloop, TO tons, J. Dodge, master, Ports- 
mouth to Penobscot, captured Apr. 19, 1813 by Bream. 
Cargo : 4 bags corn, 3 parcels cotton, 1 cask molasses and 
2 wheelbarrows. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Laura Jane (460), schr., 73 tons, Milliken, mas- 
ter, Scarborough to Boston, captured Dec. 10, 1813 by 
Wolverine (privateer). Cargo : 50M ft. boards and 40M 
shingles. Taken into Liverpool. 

Lavinia (300), ship, T. Connel, master, recaptured 
July 18, 1813 by Recruit. 

Lawry (147), schr., 104 tons, J. Hilyard, master, Bos- 
ton to New York, captured Mar. 9, 1813 by Liverpool 
Packet (privateer). Cargo : china ware, 4 boxes glass, 80 
tons: 8 c : 1 qr: 16 lbs. iron, 92 bbls. sugar and 2 trunks. 

Legal Tender (698), brig, 116 tons, W ra Irvine, mas- 
ter, Newf d land to Lisbon, recaptured Mar. 7, 1815 by 
Spencer. Cargo : 1640 quintals codfish, 676 gal. cod oil. 

Leonidas (295), sloop, E. Cummings, master, captured 
July 7, 1813 by Weazel (privateer). 

Lewis (69), schr. (privateer), 36 tons, B. Pendleton, 
master, from Connecticut, cruising, captured Aug. 13, 
1812 by A. S. Hope. Cargo : guns, ammunition and pro- 
visions. 

Little Bill (278), schr., John Roach, master, St. Bar- 
tholomews to N. Carolina, captured June 27, 1813 by 
Loup Cervier. Cargo : 105 hhds. & 163 bbls. sugar Mus- 
covado, 5 hhds. clayed d° and 10 hhds. molasses. Re- 
stored. 

Little Joe (111), schr., Ja s Fairweather, master, Bos- 
ton to New York, captured Oct. 17, 1812 by Liverpool 
Packet (privateer). Cargo : gum, myrrh, hops, allum, 
sugar and pepper. 



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Little Sisters (401), schr., G. Montgomery, master 
from Trinidad, captured Sept. 18, 1813 by Belvidera and 
Statira. Cargo : sugar. 

Lively (16), schr., 78 tons, Sam 1 Burgess, master, St. 
Bartholomews to Boston, captured July 12, 1812 by Emu- 
lous. Cargo : molasses, sugar and rum. 

Lively (305), schr., E. Forret, master, St. Thomas to 
Halifax, recaptured July 20, 1813 by Epervier. 

Lively (341), schr., 22 tons, G. Frim, master, Boston 
to Penobscot, captured July 24, 1813 by Fly (privateer). 
Cargo : iron, turpentine, coffee, rum and gin. 

Lively (522), sloop, 70 tons, Jn° M. Loring, master, 
North Yarmouth to Boston, captured June 7, 1814, by 
Shannon (privateer). Cargo : cord wood. Taken into 
Liverpool. 

Lively (654), sloop, 38 tons, Barzilla Adams, master, 
New Bedford to George Town, captured Oct. 26, 1814 by 
St. Lawrence. Cargo : 300 bushels salt and 200 bushels 
potatoes. 

Liverpool Packet (274), ship, S. Nichols, master, 
captured June 30, 1813 by Dover. Restored. 

Lizard (483), schr. (privateer), 60 tons, B. Cook, mas- 
ter, 2 guns and 32 men, from Salem, cruising, captured 
Mar. 5, 1814 by Prometheus. 

Logan (583), sloop, 31 tons, Chas. Willoughby, mas- 
ter, Newhaven to New London, captured July 29, 1814 
by Lively (privateer). Cargo: 2253^ bbls flour. Taken 
into Liverpool. 

Louisa (702), brig, 65 tons, William Newel, master, 
Gibralter to Greenock, captured Mar. 26, 1815 by Maid- 
stone. Cargo : 60 pipes & 90 hhds. Teneriffe wine and 500 
boxes raisins. Restored. 



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Louisa (340), sloop, P. Erquinigo, master, Laguira to 
Providence, captured Aug. 3, 1813 by Martin. Cargo : 
hides and indigo. 

Loyal Sam (250), ship, J. Mclntire, master, recap- 
tured June 16, 1813 by Sir John Sherbrooke and Matilda. 

Lucia (695), sloop, New York to New Bedford, cap- 
tured Dec. 3, 1814 by Liverpool Packet, Rolla (privateers), 
Dec. 30, 1814 taken possession of by Curlew. Cargo : 
cyder, gin and apples. Vessel lost on Ragged Islands near 
Shelburne. 

Lucretia (119), schr., 97 tons, John Hunt, master, 
Boston to Savannah, captured Nov. 11, 1812 by Liverpool 
Packet (privateer). Cargo : beef, candles and butter. 

Lucy (237), brig, J. Hutchinson, master, recaptured 
May 25, 1813 by Shannon. 

Lucy (192), schr., Boston to East Port, captured Mar. 
30, 1813 by Rattler. Cargo: 9 puncheons gin taken out 
as prize. Taken into New Brunswick, 

Lucy (637), schr., 30 tons, from Newberry Port, fishing, 
captured Sept. 15, 1814 by Lunenbury (privateer). Cargo: 
a few hhds. salt. Taken into Lunenburg. 

Lydia (133), schr., 89 tons, J. Rich, master, Buckstown 
to Baltimore, captured Oct. 24, 1812 by General Smyth 
(privateer). Cargo : boards and fish. Taken into New 
Brunswick. 

Lydia (162), schr., 113 tons, A. Burt, master, Warren 
to Havannah, captured Apr. 4, 1813 by Liverpool Packet 
(privateer). Cargo : boards, hoops and shooks. 

Lydia (352), schr., 74 tons, J. Walker, master, from 
Harwich, fishing, captured Aug. 7, 1813, by Matilda 
(privateer). Cargo : codfish and oil. 



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Lynx (236), schr., 225 tons, E. Taylor, master, Balti- 
more to Bordeaux, captured Apr. 3, 1813 by LaHogue, 
Marlborough, St. Domingo, Statira, Maidstone and Fan- 
tome. Cargo : cotton, coffee and sugar. 

Macdonough (659), brig (privateer), 180 tons, Joseph 
Weeks, master, 60 men, and pierced for 16 guns, had only 
5 mounted when captured, from Portsmouth, cruising, 
captured Nov. 1, 1814 by Bacchante. 

Magdalena (538), schr., 62 tons, J. Nyman, master, 
Boston to Halifax, captured June 5, 1811 by Martin. 
Cargo: 150 bbls. flour and 50 bbls bread. Restored. 

Magnet (18), ship, 172 tons, T. Drew, master, Belfast 
to New York, captured July 18, 1812 by Ringdove. 
Taken into possession for the use of the King's service. 

Malaren (344), brig, 139 tons, P. Jostrand, master, 
Portsmouth to St. Bartholomews, captured July 14, 1813 
by La Hogue. Cargo : staves, lumber and hoops. 

Malcolm (1), brig, 197 tons, J. Jordan, master, Madeira 
to Portland, captured June 24, 1812 by Belvidera. Cargo : 
19 pipes, 8 half pipes and 16 quarter pipes of wine. 

Manchester (302), brig (a packet), R. Elphinstone, 
master, recaptured June 18, 1813 by Maidstone, Poictiers 
and Nimrod. 

Manhatton (453), sloop, D. Gladding, master, cap- 
tured Dec. 3, 1813 by Nimrod. 

Margaret (694), brig, 119 tons, Francis Leavitt, mas- 
ter, St. Johns to West Indies, recaptured Feb. 23, 1815 by 
Bulward. Cargo : lumber, fish and staves. 

Margaret (486), schr., P. Sparling, master, recaptured 
Mar. 16, 1813 by Maidstone and Belvidera. 

Margaret (422), sloop, 123 tons, J. Dunn, master, 
St. Johns to West Indies, recaptured Oct. 10, 1813 by 
Martin. Cargo : fish and lumber. Taken into New Bruns- 
wick. 



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Maria (289), brig, 110 tons, G. Wierman, master, 
Stockholm to Boston, captured June 24, 1813 by Bold. 
Cargo : iron and steel. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Maria (94), ketch, Bunker, master, captured 

1812. Cargo: 24 pipes Fayal Avine, 86 bbls. coffee 



and 2 hhds. coffee damaged. 

Maria (624), schr., New Port, R. I. to New York, 
captured Sept. 4, 1814 by Nimrod. Cargo : salt, fish and 
oil. 

Maria (9), ship, 344 tons, J. C. Norden, master, Cadiz 
to New York, captured July 13, 1812 by Emulous. Car- 
go : ballast and 14 bales cloth and $30,993. 

Maria Francisca (509), brig, Nicholas Calveras, mas- 
ter, Havannah to Boston, captured May 4, 1814 by 
Curlew. Taken into Shelburne. Ship and part cargo 
restored. 

Maria Frederica (559), brig, Wigle Swart, master, 
Amsterdam to Boston, captured July 14, 1814 by Seahorse 
and Peruvian. Cargo : gin and other articles. Restored 

Maria Windsor (160), schr., 131 tons, J. Fish, mas- 
ter, North Carolina to East Port, captured Mar. 29, 1813 
by Sir. Jn°. Sherbrook (privateer). 

Mariner (386), brig, T. Fraser, master, recaptured, 
Aug. 29, 1813 by Poictiers. 

Mariner (31), ship, Lygett, master, Glasgow to 

St. Andrews, recaptured July 22, 1812 by Colibrie. 

Marquis De Somerlous (6), ship, 359 tons, T. Mor- 
iarty, master, Civita Vichia to Salem, captured July 10, 
1812 by Atalanta. Cargo: brandy, wines, silks and dry, 
goods. 

Martha (22), schr., J. Darley, master, recaptured, July 
18, 1812 by Paz. 



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Mary (10), brig, 200 tons, W. G. Weld, master, Gib- 
ralter to Boston, captured July 17, 1812 by Spartan. 
Cargo: wines, currants, juniper berries and marino wool. 

Mary (140), schr., 97 tons, J. Matthews, master, New 
Haven to Bait., captured Mar. 23, 1883 by Sir John Sher- 
brooke (privateer). Cargo: 350 bushels corn, 15 hhds, 
sugar, 200 cheese and 10 bbls. apples. 

Marv (200), schr., D. Jones, master, captured, Mar. 
27, 1813 by Lt. Sweeney, Com g . Officer at St. John. Cargo : 
soap, candles, tea, cheese, rum, brandy, tobacco, butter, 
smoak'd herring and codfish. 

Mary (378), schr., Pyam Prince, master, captured Aug. 
7, 1813 by Broke (privateer). 

Mary (391), schr., 36 tons, H. Walker, master, Boston 
to Halifax, captured Sept. 10, 1813 by Wolverine (priva- 
teer). Cargo : bread, flour and tobacco. Vessel and part 
cargo restored. 

Mary (400), schr., 61 tons, C. Tiedeman, master, Hayti 
to Boston, captured Sept. 13, 1813 by Sylph. Cargo: 
sugar and coffee. 1-3 restored. 

Mary (643), schr., 92 tons, R. Burrows, master, Hali- 
fax to Martinique, recaptured Oct. 6, 1814 by Wasp. 
Cargo : fish and flour. 

Mary (531), ship, Moore, master, Waterford to 

Quebec, recaptured June 1, 1814 by Martin. Cargo: 
flour. 

Mary (281), sloop, 43 tons, M. Thurlo, master, Boston 
to Kennebeck, captured July 4, 1813 by Retaliation 
(privateer). Cargo : rice, molasses, glass and other articles. 
Taken into Liverpool. 

Mary (326), sloop, F. Glawson, master, recaptured 
July 27, 1813 by Nimrod. 



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Mary (475), sloop, 91 tons, S. Farrow, master, Pe- 
nobscot to Boston, captured Jan. 6, 1814 by Wolverine 
(privateer), Cargo : cord wood. Taken into Liverpool. 

Mary Ann (28), schr., — Dugas, master, Halifax to 
Quebec, recaptured July 23, 1812 by Maidstone. 

Mary Ann (466), sloop, 50 tons, E. Lewis, master, 
New York to Rhode Island, captured Dec. 22, 1813 by 
Liverpool Packet (privateer), Cargo : 300 bbls. of flour. 

Mary Elizabeth (78), brig, 167 tons, C. Crandal, 
master, St. Ubes to Portland, captured July 8, 1812 by 
Indian. Cargo: ballast and $2313. Taken into New 
Brunswick. 

Massachusetts (397), ship, 286 tons, B. Weeks, mas- 
ter, Lisbon to New York, captured Sept. 11, 1813 by 
Canso. Cargo : 396 moys salt. 

May Flower, (339), sloop, A. Barnes, master, New 
York to Boston, captured July 31, 1813 by Matilda (pri- 
vateer). Cargo : 600 bushels corn and 14 bbls. rye 
flour. 

Medil Padria (423), brig, 70 tons, Occracock to 
Halifax, captured Oct. 5, 1813 by Conflict. Cargo : 750 
bbls. flour. 

Melantho (95), ship, 402 tons, Wm. Davidson, master, 
Chili to Baltimore, captured Sept. 17, 1812 by Spartan, Sta- 
tira, Acasta, Nymphe, Orpheus, Maidstone, Aeolus and 
Emulous. Cargo : 229 tons copper, 9 bales of furs and 
143,000. 

Mentor (651), ship, 227 tons, Isaac Balston, master, 
Portsmouth to Quebec, recaptured Oct, 27, 1814 by 
Maidstone. Cargo : beef, pork, bread and some rum. 

Mentor (335), sloop, 56 tons, J. Perry, master, 
Province Town to New Bedford, captured July 11, 1813 
by La Hogue. Cargo : lumber. 



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Meqctait (361), sloop, 76 tons, J. Woodward, master, 
Bath to Portland, captured July 29, 1813 by Dart (pri- 
vateer), Cargo : small quantity corn and rye and some 
fish. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Merchant (63), ship, T. Noyes, master, Liverpool to 
New York, captured Aug. 28, 1812 by Colibrie. Restored 
on payment of costs. 

Merchant (67), ship, 270 tons, C. Hopkins, master, 
Gottenburg to Portsmouth, captured Aug. 29, 1812 by 
Statira. Cargo : iron. 

Middlesex (87), ship, M. Pollard, master, captured 
Sept. 8, 1812 by Liverpool Packet. Taken into Liver- 
pool. Restored on payment of costs. 

Minerva (3), brig, 256 tons, James F. Trott, master, 
Liverpool to Boston, captured July 6, 1812, by Africa, 
iEolus, Shannon, Belvidera. Cargo : coals and salt. 

Minerva (269), brig, 184 tons, T. Patterson, master, 
Boston to Lisbon, captured June 30, 1813 by La Hogue. 
Cargo : beef, pork and staves. Restored. 

Minerva (494), brig, 55 tons, A. C. White, master, 
Matanza to New London, captured Apr. 21, 1814 by La 
Hogue. Cargo : 140 hhds. 22 tierces and 22 bbls. molasses, 
22 hhds. and 4 bbls. sugar. Restored. 



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Minerva (373), schr., 136 tons, J. E. Scott, master, 
Barbadoes to Wiscasset, captured Aug. 30, 1813 by 
Weazel (privateer). Cargo : ballast and $4,000. Restored. 

Minerva (597), schr., 43 tons, Elida Baldwin, master, 
New York to Bridge Port, captured Aug. 11, 1814 by- 
Shannon and Liverpool Packet (privateers). Cargo : 
flour, fish and other articles. Taken into Liverpool. 

Minerva (636), schr., 136 tons, Dav d . Pinkham, 
master, Wiscasset to Boston, captured Sept. 26, 1814 by 
Lunenburg (privateer.) 

Minerva (351) sloop, 43 tons, B. Belvin, master, New 
York to New Port, captured Aug. 5, 1813 by Matilda 
(privateer). Cargo : 250 bbls. flour, 24 bbls. pease and 
400 lb. snuff. 

Model (512), schr., 250 tons, John Austen, master, at 
anchor in Little Egg Harbour, captured May 23, 1814 by 
Niemen. Cargo : 270 bbls. flour. 

Monk (61), ship, 253 tons, J. P. Felt, master, Rio 
Janeiro to Salem, captured Aug. 23, 1812 by Colibrie. 
Cargo : sugar, hides and horns. 

Morning Star (357), schr., 32 tons, A. L. Burges, 
master, Folly Land to East Port, captured Aug. 18, 
1813, by Curlew and Nymphe. Cargo : 1000 bushels 
Indian corn. 

Morning Star (272), sloop, captured June 13, 1813 
by Spartan, Statira and Martin. 

Morning Starr (568), sloop, captured in the harbour 
of the Chesapeake, the tobacco taken out of store houses 
and vessels sailing under the American flag, which were 
burnt. Captured June 11, 1814 by Albion, Dragon, 
Acasta, Loire, Narcissus, Jaseur and St. Lawrence, 
13 hhds. tobacco. Captured July 2, 1814 by Abion, Dra- 
gon, Acasta, Loire, Narcissus, Severn, Jaseur and St. 
Lawrence, 4 hhds. tobacco. 



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Monsoon (52), ship, N. Williams, master, from Liver- 
pool, captured Aug. 22, 1812 by iEolus. Restored on 
payment of costs. 

Montezuma (420), ship, 320 tons, M. Rodriquez, 
master, Boston to Cadiz, captured 1813 by La Hogue and 
Tenedos. Cargo : candles, staves, codfish, chairs, tar, 
turpentine, tobacco, beef and cloves. 

Montgomery (204), brig, J. Strout, master, 12 guns 
and 90 men, from Salem, cruising, captured May 5, 1813 
by Nymphe, Shannon, Tenedos and Emulous. 

Nancy (639), brig, captured bet. Sept. 1 and 18, 1814 
at Penobscot, by united naval and military force. Cargo : 
timber and lumber. 

Nancy (618), brig, J. Tindale, master, Liverpool to 
Halifax, recaptured Sept. 13, 1814 by Pylades. 

Nancy (416), schr., coasting vessel, captured May 28, 
1813, by Victorious and the blockading squadron of the 
Chesapeake. 

Nancy (291), sch., 14 tons, S. B. Wadsworth, master, 
taken in harbour of Little River, captured June 28, 1813, 
by Boxer. Cargo : variety of articles of little value. Taken 
into New Brunswick. 

Nancy (100), ship, E. Stamworth, master, recaptured 
Aug. 17, 1812 by Statira. 

Nancy (580), sloop, 64 tons, Wm. Williams, master, 
New York to Providence, captured July 28, 1814, by 
Lively (privateer). Cargo : 337 bbls. flour and 616 bush- 
els corn. Taken into Liverpool. 

Nancy Sanders (472), sloop, N. Barber, master, cap- 
tured Dec. 18, 1813 by Liverpool Packet (privateer). 

Nautilus (42), brig (American Gov*, vessel of war), 
200 tons, Lt. W. Crane, Comm r ., from New York, cruis- 
ing, captured July 16, 1812 by Shannon, Belvidera, Af- 



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rica, iEolus, and Guerriere. Cargo : guns, ammunition 
and provisions. Taken into possession for the use of the 
King's service. 

Nelly (552), schr., W. Jennings, master, Havannah to 
Greenock, recaptured July 10, 1814 by Bulwark. Cargo : 
sugar, coffee and logwood. 

Neptune (183), schr., 98 tons, B. Mills, master, Fox 
Island to Boston, captured Mar. 31, 1813 by Bream, 
Cargo : timber and cord wood. Taken into New Bruns- 
wick. 

New Fokge (118), schr., 47 tons, J. Stutevant, mas- 
ter, New York to Boston, captured Nov. 11, 1812 by 
Liverpool Packet (privateer). Cargo : sugar, wheat, ware 
and snuff. 

New Zealander (492), ship, Cheswicke, master, 

recaptured Apr. 21, 1813 by Belvidera. 

Nimrod (21), schr., J. Ford, master, recaptured July 
17, 1812 by Paz. 

North Star (256), brig, 177 tons, S. Moore, master, 
St. Salvadore to Boston, captured June 24, 1813 by Ten- 
edos. Cargo : 117 trunks and bales, 8 casks brandy and 
cordials, 2 bbls. tea, goat skins, horns, hides, sugar, &c. 

Nymphe (149), schr., 48 tons, W. Patterson, master. 
Virginia to Salem, captured Mar. 14, 1813, by Liverpool 
Packet (privateer). Cargo : 2300 bushels corn, 24 pack- 
ages shoes and 33 bbls. beans. 

Nymphe (251), schr., 20 tons, W. Ryan, master, Boston 
to Machias, captured June 11, 1813 by Matilda (privateer). 
Cargo : 70 bbls. flour and 190 bushels corn. Taken into 
Dig by. Restored. 

Ocean (384), brig, J. Huddeston, master, recaptured 
Aug. 11, 1813 by Borer. 



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Ohio (297), brig, Ja s Webray, master, captured July 
12, 1813 by Manly. Restored. 

Old Carpenter (584), schr., 22 tons, W m M c Daniel, 
master, Halifax to Boston, captured Aug. 7, 1814 by Spen- 
cer. Cargo : dry goods. 

Ontario (508), ship, Jn° Potter, master, Alicant to 
Greenock, recaptured May 25, 1814 by Curlew. Cargo : 
150 pipes wine, 541 cut cork wood and 480 hhds. salt. 

Orient (528), schr., captured June 11, 1814 by being 
cut out of a harbour near Boston by the boats of Bulwark 
and Nymphe. 

Orion (232), brig, 191 tons, J. M. Jubin, master, New 
York to Lisbon, captured May 16, 1813 by LaHogue 
Cargo : 743 bbls. flour and 534 bbls Indian meal. Restored. 

Oronoke (8), ship, 427 tons, John Richards, master, Lis- 
bon to New York, captured July 11, 1812 by JEolus, 
Shannon, Belvidera, Guerriere, Africa. Cargo : ballast. 

Osbourne (48), ship, Watson, master, Gibraltar to 

New Brunswick, recaptured Aug. 19, 1812 by Emulous. 

Packet (106), ship, N 1 Noyes, master, from Liverpool, 
captured, , 1812. 

Packet (177), sloop, 57 tons, E. Luce, master, Savannah 
to Providence, R. I., captured Apr. 10, 1813 by Valiant. 
Cargo: 124 hides, 158 bales of cotton and 3 bbls. old 
copper. 

Packet (268), sloop, H. Mowat, master, captured 
June 19, 1813 by Matilda (privateer). Cargo : cord wood. 

Paragon (213), brig, J. Gardner, master, Aberdeen to 
New Brunswick, recaptured May 19, 1813 by Sir John 
Sherbrooke (privateer). 



145 

Paragon (360), schr., 157 tons, W. Weston, master, 
Charlestown to Boston, captured Aug. 13, 1813 by Curlew 
and Nymphe. Cargo: 173 bales cotton, 146bbls. rice and 
34 half bbls. rice. 

Paris (434), bark, W. Harrison, master, recaptured 
Oct. 28, 1813 by Ring Dove. 

Patriot (81), schr., 140 tons, W. Reardon, master, 
Norfolk to Lisbon, captured Sept. 7, 1812 by Acasta. 
Cargo : flour and beans. Restored. 

Patriot (474), sloop, 49 tons, T. M. Sayre, master, New 
York, to Rhode Island, captured Dec. 19, 1813 by Liver- 
pool Packet (privateer). Cargo: 430 bbls. flour and 5 
boxes candles. Taken into Liverpool. 

Patty ( 189), schr., 75 tons, E. Hamblen, master, Port- 
land to Long Island, captured Apr. 18, 1813 by Retalia- 
tion (privateer). Cargo : lumber. Taken into Liverpool. 

Paulina (188), schr., 109 tons, W. Hathway, master, 
Norfolk to New York, captured Apr. 20, 1813 by Sir John 
Sherbrooke (privateer). Cargo : 3650 bushels coals, 20 
kegs tobacco and 12 bbls. flour. Taken into Liverpool. 

Peggy (436), sloop, 91 tons, W. O. Fuller, master, 
George's River to Boston, captured Nov. 3, 1813 by 
Epervier, and Fantome. Cargo : timber and wood. 

Penelope (196), brig, C. Perkins, master, Demerara to 
Halifax, recaptured Aug. 13, 1812 by General Smyth 
(privateer). Cargo : rum and coffee. 



146 

Plough Boy (180), schr., 115 tons. Elisha Swift, 
master, Charlestown to Providence, R. I., captured Apr. 
16, 1813 by Orpheus. Cargo : 288 bales cotton. 

Penelope (196), British brig, C. Perkins, master, 
Demerara to Halifax, captured July 15, 1813 by General 
Smyth (privateer). Cargo : 13 tierces coffee. Taken in- 
to St. Johns, N. B. 

Perseverance (642), sloop, 133 tons, Rob 1 James, mas- 
ter, Moose Island to Castine, captured Sept. 18, 1814 by- 
Bacchante. Cargo : dry goods, rum, molasses and other 
articles. Restored vessel and part of cargo. 

Phebe (51), brig, 200 tons, E. Bradley, master. Civi- 
ta Vichia to Boston, captured Sept. 19, 1812 by Aeolus. 
Cargo: brandy, juniper berries and paving stones. 

Pilgrim (490), boat, 25 tons, Ant? Brooks, master, Bos- 
ton to East Port, captured Apr. 27, 1813 by Bream. Car- 
go : gin, tobacco, flour, &c. 

Pilgrim (235), brig, 269 tons, J. W. Baker, master, 
New Orleans to Cadiz, captured May 18, 1813 by La 
Hogue, Marlborough, St. Domingo, Statira, Maidstone and 
Fan tome. 

Pilgrim (320), schr., 22 tons, J. Bibbin, master, Port- 
land to East Port, captured July 8, 1813 by Matilda 
(privateer). Cargo : ballast. 

Pitt (96), brig, Mussen, master, recaptured Oct. 

5, 1812, by Nymphe. 

Planter (84), ship, Friths, master, Surinam to 

England, recaptured Sept. 2, 1812 by Shannon. 

Planter (612), sloop, 48 tons, S. Crowell, master, from 
Dartmouth, fishing, captured Sept. 2, 1814 by Lively 
(privateer). Cargo : fish, oil, salt and fishing stores. 
Taken into Liverpool. 



147 

Plough Boy (324), sloop, R. Ogden, master, Marrier 
River to Philadelphia, captured May 30, 1813 by Statira, 
Spartan and Martin. 

Plutus (489), ship, 182 tons, D. Graham, master, Gib 
ralter to London, recaptured Apr. 9, 1813 by Curlew' 
Cargo : 360 casks rice and return goods say linens, threads' 

&c. 

Policy (456), ship, J. Bowman, master, recaptured 
Dec. 4, 1813 by Loire and Rarailies. 

Polly (44), schr. (privateer), 34 tons, P. L. Favour 
master, from Marblehead, cruising, captured Aug. 11, 
1812 by Colibrie and Acasta. Cargo: guns, ammunition 
and provisions. 

Polly (115), schr., 85 tons, H. Snow, master, Charles- 
town to Boston, captured Oct. 14, 1812 by Liverpool 
Packet (privateer). Cargo: rice and leather. 

Polly (342), schr., F. Roberts, master, recaptured Aug. 
13, 1813 by Statira. 

Polly (465), schr., 88 tons, S. French, master, Penobscot 
to Boston, captured Dec. 10, 1813 by Wolverine (priva- 
teer). Cargo : lumber and fish. Taken into Liverpool. 

Polly (346), sloop, 92 tons, J. Morton, master, Bos- 
ton to Friendship, captured July 28, 1813 by Fly (priva- 
teer). Cargo : 25 bushels corn and 5 chairs. 

Polly (599), sloop, 45 tons, Stephen Allen, master, 
Newhaven to New York, captured Aug. 10, 1814 by Liv- 
erpool Packet (privateer). Cargo : rum, molasses and 
cheese. 

Porcupine (248), brig, 330 tons, T. Beckford, master, 
Bayonne to Boston, captured June 17, 1813 by Valiant, 
Acasta and Wasp. Cargo : brandy, wine, silks, dry goods 
and other merchandize. 

Porpois (364), schr., 32 tons, P. Pratt, master, from 
Cohasset, fishing, captured July 31, 1813 by Rattler. Car- 
go : fishing stores. Taken into New Brunswick. 



148 

Portland Packet (190), schr., 63 tons, E. Paine, mas- 
ter, Newbern to Boston, captured Apr. 16, 1813 by Retal- 
iation (privateer). Cargo : 581 bbls. tar and 20 bbls. tur- 
pentine. Taken into Liverpool. 

Portsmouth Packet (412), schr., Perkins, mas- 
ter, cruising, captured Oct. 5, 1813 by Fantome. 

Post Boy (239), schr., 154 tons, W. Cook, master, Sa- 
lem to St. Domingo, captured May 24, 1813 by Rattler, 
Shannon and Tenedos. Cargo : candles, oil, perfumery, 
paper, soap, wine, fish, brandy and dry goods. Taken into 
New Brunswick. 

President (165), schr., 93 tons, G. W. Carr, master, 
Charlestown, S. C. to Providence, R. I., captured Apr. 1, 
1813 by Atalante. Cargo : 212 bales cotton and some in- 
digo. 

Prevoyante (33), schr., W. Austen, master, Martinique 
to Halifax, recaptured July 31, 1812 by Emulous. Cargo : 
sugar and rum. 

Prince of Austrias (97), brig, Glasgow to New 
Brunswick, recaptured Aug. 13, 1812 by Statira. 

Priscilla (287), schr., 61 tons, J. Small, master, to 
Boston, captured July 9, 1813 by Curlew. Cargo: fish. 

Protectress (277), ship, 292 tons, W. Jeffery, master, 
Norfolk to Lisbon, captured June 18, 1813 by Victorious- 
Marlboro, Barrossa, Junon, Narcissus and Mohawk. Cargo : 
3200 bbls. flour. 

Providence (312), schr., B. Sire, master, recaptured 
July 25, 1813 by Nymphe. 

Prudence (46), brig, 157 tons, John Anderson, master, 
Dublin to New York, captured Aug. 11, 1812 by Morgi- 
ana. Cargo : a few trunks of linen and hardware. 

Prudence (553), schr., 18 1-2 tons, L. G. Crocker, 
master, Washington, N. C. to Barnstable, captured July 
10, 1814 by Acasta. Cargo : spirits of turpentine, bright 
varnish and reed poles. 



149 

Prudentta (292), ship, Domingo Pagia, master, Oca- 
croke to Cadiz, captured July 7, 1813 by Rattler. Cargo 
1000 bbls. flour, 3 staves, 30 bbls. tar and 50 kegs tobac- 
co. Taken into New Brunswick. Restored. 

Pythagoras (77), sloop (privateer), 42 tons, Cyrus 
Libby, master, from Saco, cruising, captured Aug. 9, 1812 
by Bream. Cargo : guns, ammunition and provisions. 

Queen Charlotte (396), schr., C. Livingston, master, 
Antigonish to Newf d Land, recaptured Sept. 3, 1813 by 
Shannon. Cargo : cattle. 

Quiz (511), schr., 214 tons, W. Phillips, master, 28 
men and 2 guns, St. lago to Philadelphia, captured May 
23, 1814 by Niemen. Cargo : 25 hhds. sugar, 250 bbls. 
sugar, 30 casks molasses and 1 bbl. coffee. 

Racer (238), schr., 230 tons, West, master, from 

Raphahanoc, cut out bound to France, captured , 

1813 by Victorius. Cargo : coffee, cotton and sugar. 

Rachel (663), brig, 120 tons, John Patterson, master, 
Portland to Wilmington, captured Nov. 3, 1814 by Rover 
(privateer). Cargo : 200 bushels potatoes and 275 hhds. 
salt. Taken into Liverpool. 

Randolph (439), schr., W. Clarke, master, captured 
Oct. 14, 1813 by Paz. 

Randolph (331), sloop, 32 tons, J. Webster, master, 
Boston to East Port, captured July 23, 1813 by Fly 
(privateer). Cargo : 170 bbls. flour, 20 bbls. beef, 30 
bbls. pitch and tar. 

Ranger, schr., 33 tons, Dan 1 Covell, master, New York 
to Providence, captured July 13, 1814 by Superb. Cargo : 
flour. 

Ranger (666), schr., 85 tons, John Burton, master, 
Friendship to Boston, captured Nov. 5, 1814 by Lunen- 
burg (privateer). Cargo : wood and scantling. Taken 
into Lunenburg. 



150 

Rapid (109), brig fprivateer), 190 tons, Joseph Weeks 
master, from Portland, cruising, captured Oct. 18, 1812 
by Maidstone and Spartan. Cargo : guns, ammunition 
and provisions. 

Rattlesnake (546), brig, 280 or 300 tons, J. Renshaw, 
master, 14 guns and 130 men, Bay of Biscay returning 
from a cruise, captured July 11, 1814 by Leander. 

Raven (369), schr., W. Kingston, master, captured 
Aug. 27, 1813 by Manly. Restored. 

Rayo (99), brig, 118 tons, J. Moreno, master, Balti- 
more to Porto Rico, captured July 28, 1812 by Maidstone. 
Cargo : flour. Restored. 

Rebecca (290), schr., 86 tons, G. Vaughan, master, 
New York to Cadiz or Halifax, captured June 27, 1813 
by Boxer. Cargo : 584 bbls. flour. Taken into New 
Brunswick. 

Rebecca (347), schr., 64 tons, J. Dennis, master, Pen- 
obscot to Marblehead, captured July 27, 1813 by Fly 
(privateer). Cargo: cord wood. 

Rebecca (367), schr., 117 tons, A. Elwell, master, 
Townshend to Boston, captured Aug. 3, 1813 by Boxer. 
Cargo : cord wood. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Recovery (484), brig, 190 tons, D. Dunbar, master, 
Bermuda to Castine, captured Jan. 15, 1814 by Hare 
(privateer). Cargo : ballast and specie. Specie landed 
before capture. Taken into Shelburne. 

Red Bird (141), sloop, 55 tons, J. Foster, master, 
Murros Borough to Boston, captured Mar. 18, 1813 by 
Sir John Sherbrooke (privateer). Cargo : 1811 bushels 
corn and 206 bbls. tar. 

Regulator (43), schr. (privateer), 40 tons, J. Mans- 
field, master, from Salem, cruising, captured Aug. 11, 
1812 by Colibrie. Cargo: guns, ammunition and provis- 
ions. 



151 

Reliance (146), sloop, 56 tons, S. Crowell, master, 
Boston to New York, captured Mar. 10, 1813 by Liver- 
pool Packet (privateer). Cargo : 5 kegs brimstone, 3 
hhds. molasses, 1 bale cotton, 1 chest tea, 3 kegs tobacco, 
1 bbl. rice, 41 bbls. ashes, 1786 bars iron, 3 boxes and 1 
bbl. sugar. 

Republican (299), ship, A. Baupen, master, New 
York to Port au Prince, captured July 11, 1813 by Nim- 
rod. Cargo : provisions, lumber, tobacco, fruit and dry 
goods. 

Resolution (410), ship, 215 tons, C. Olson, master, 
Gottenburg to New Bedford or Boston, captured Sept. 
25, 1813 by Majestic. Cargo : iron and deals. 

Resolution (413), sloop, 57 tons, W. Gibbs, master, 
Martha's Vinyard to Worsham, captured Sept. 11, 1813 
by Star (privateer). Cargo : iron ore. 

Revenge (124), schr. (privateer), 69 tons, J. Sinclair, 
master, from Salem, cruising, captured Dec. 4, 1812 by 
Paz. Cargo : guns, ammunition and provisions. 

Reward (132), brig, 182 tons, A. Hill, master, Salem 
to Lisbon, captured Oct. 10, 1812 by General Smyth 
(privateer). Cargo : flour, beef, &c. 

Rhoda (697), schr., 129 tons, A. F. Wright, master, 
Bermuda to Liverpool or London, recaptured Feb. 26, 
1815 by Bulwark. Cargo : sugar, coffee and cotton. 

Richard D. Stanley (405), schr., 115 tons, Ful- 

ford, master, to Boston, captured Sept. 13, 1813 by Paz. 
Cargo : 506 bbls. tar, 170 bbls. pitch, 69 bbls. turpentine 
and 100 bbls. flour. 

Richmond (191), brig, 150 tons, W. Thomas, master, 
New York to East Port, captured Apr. 19, 1813 by Re- 
taliation (privateer). Cargo : 230 bbls. wheat and rye 
flour. Taken into Liverpool. Restored. 

Richmond (217), schr., 94 tons, S. Bur, master, Cuba 
to Rhode Island, captured Apr. 25, 1813 by Retaliation 
(privateer). Cargo : molasses. Taken into Liverpool. 



152 

Rising Sun (143), schr., 64 tons, L. Hallet, master, 
No. Carolina to Barnstable, captured Mar. 21, 1813, by- 
Sir John Sherbrooke (privateer). Cargo : 1,350 bushels 
corn, 10 bushels beans and 204 bbls tar. 

Rising Sun (166), schr., 99 tons, G. F. Fash, master, 
Charlestown, S. C, to New York, captured March 31, 
1813 by Atalante. Cargo : 250 bales cotton and 23 kegs 
ground nuts. 

Rising Sun (469), sloop, C. B. Hussey, master, cap- 
tured Dec. 1, 1813 by Loire, Ramilies and Endymion. 

Robust (569), sloop, captured July 10, 1814 in the 
harbour of the Chesapeake, the tobacco taken out of store 
houses and vessels sailing under the American flag which 
were burnt. Captured July 2, 1814 by Albion, Dragon, 
Acasta, Loire, Severn, Narcissus, Jaseur and St. Law- 
rence, 18 hhds. tobacco. Captured July 10, 1814 by 
Albion, Dragon, Loire, Severn, Jaseur, and St. Lawrence, 
6 tons barr iron. 

Rolla (462), schr. (privateer), G. Fellows, master, 
captured Dec. 10, 1813 by Loire. 

Roscio (311), brig, F. Jose Carva, master, captured 
, 1813 by Dover. 



Rose in Bloom (307), sloop, 58 tons, J. Colbroth, mas- 
ter, Saco to Rhode Island, captured July 7, 1813 by Re- 
taliation (privateer). Cargo : lumber. Taken into Liv- 
erpool. 

Rover (19), 98 tons, W m Chapman, master, Liverpool 
to Amelia Island, captured July 19, 1812 by Ringdove. 
Cargo : coals, earthen ware and hard ware. 

Rover (446), schr., J. Atkins, master, captured Nov. 
6, 1813 by Shannon (privateer). 

Roxana (333), ship, C. Blake, master, captured July 
10, 1813 by La Hogue. Restored. 



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Rubicon (468), schr., J. Lassel, master, Boston to 
Belfast, captured Dec. 17, 1813 by Shannon (privateer). 
Cargo : ballast. Taken into Liverpool. 

Russell (101), brig, Parker, master, recaptured 

Aug. 18, 1812 by Statira. 

Ruth (670), schr., 21 tons, Ambrose Jones, master, 
Portland to Portsmouth, captured Nov. 9, 1814 by Rover 
(privateer). Cargo : dry fish. Taken into Liverpool. 

Sally (58), brig, W. Radford, master, recaptured Aug. 
10, 1812, by Morgiana. 

Sally (202), brig, 143 tons, T. Patch, master, Port- 
land to St. Mayaretta, captured Apr. 24, 1813, by Cur- 
lew. Cargo : lumber. Restored. 

Sally (225), schr., 74 tons, J. Cousins, master, East 
Port to Boston, captured May 13, 1813 by Bream. Cargo : 
plaister paris, salt and fish. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Sally (309), schr., 33 tons, D. Townshend, master, 
Saco to Nantucket, captured July 12, 1813 by Retaliation 
(privateer). Cargo : lumber. Taken into Liverpool. 

Sally (406), schr., W. Sabins, master, recaptured Sept. 
15, 1813 by Provincial schr. Gleaner. 

Sally (425), schr., 89 tons, D. Chadwick, master, 
Ge°Town to Halifax, captured Oct. 16, 1813 by Loire. 
Cargo : 143 1-2 hhds. & 15 tierces rice and 2000 bushels 
corn. 



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Sally (193), ship, 194 tons, A. Baker, master, Wis- 
casset to St. Bartholomews, captured Apr. 16, 1813 by 
La Hogue, Nymphe and Curlew. Cargo : 104 M. feet 
lumber, 22 M. red oak staves, 3 white d°., 100 M. shingles 
and 25 kegs lard. Restored. 

Sally (501), sloop, Moses Lowe, master, captured May 

19, 1814, by Shannon (privateer). Taken into Liverpool. 

Sally Ann (86), schr., 124 tons, J. Day, master, New 
London to St. Bartholomews, captured Sept. 16, 1812 by 
Statira. Cargo : flour, corn, tobacco, &c. 

Samuel (376), schr., T. Snow, master, captured Aug. 

20, 1813 by Broke (privateer). 

Sandbird (635), jebacco boat, Nath 1 Pearley, master, 
Halifax to Boston, captured Sept. 10, 1814 by Lunenburg 
(privateer). Cargo : dry goods. 

San Domingo (421), ship, B. Bogman, master, St. 
Bartholomews to New Haven, captured Sept. 29, 1813 by 
George (Privateer). Cargo : sugar, coffee, part materials 
20 hhds. and 30 bbls. turpentine. 

San Gabriel (220), brig, A. Drummond, master, Ha- 
vannah to New York, captured May 19, 1813 by Sir 
John Sherbrooke (privateer) and Nova Scotia. Re- 
stored. 

San Joaquin (491), brig, 190 tons, Jose R de Torres, 
master, Mantanza to New Port or Boston, captured Mar. 
23, 1814 by Albion, Dragon, Armide, Lacedemonian, 
Jaseur and St. Lawrence. Cargo : 38 hhds. & 222 casks 
molasses, 1 hhd. honey, 4 casks coffee, 45 boxes sugar 
and 4 bbls. sugar. Restored. 

Santa Cecelia (398), ship, M. J. Perriere, master, 
Lisbon to New Bedford, captured Sept. 14, 1813 by Wasp. 
Cargo : salt and dry goods. 



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Santiago (267), brig, 267 tons, L. De Austrie, master, 
Salem to Malaga, captured June 26, 1813 by Woolwick. 
Cargo : staves, tobacco, naval stores, beef and bacon. 
Restored. 

Sarah (138), brig, 255 tons, R. Pendergast, master, 
New York to Amsterdam, captured Feb. 19, 1813 by 
Tenedos. Cargo : 425 bales cotton, 186 bbls. pot ashes 
and 3000 pipe staves. 

Sarah (493), schr., 69 tons, Swedish Lasts, F. Sand- 
berg, master, St. Bartholomews to Boston, captured Apr. 
18, 1814 by La Hogue. Cargo : 106 hhds. 20 tierces and 
22 bbls. molasses. Restored. 

Sarah (640), schr., Rob* Hanley, master, St. Johns to 
Barbadoes, recaptured Sept. 28, 1814 by Maidstone. Car- 
go : fish and lumber. 

Saucy Jack (657), captured aground in the Potomack, 
Oct. 20 or 21, 1814 by Saracen. Cargo : corn in bulk and 
sweet potatoes. 

Science (60), schr. (privateer), 74 tons, W. Fernald, 
master, from Portsmouth, cruizing, captured Aug. 25, 
1812, by Emulous. Cargo : guns, ammunition and pro- 
visions. 

Sea Flower (282), brig, G. Atkinson, master, recap- 
tured July 8, 1813 by Fantome. 

Semerimes (224), sloop, 85 tons, D. Loop, master, 
Pleasant River to Boston, captured Apr. 23, 1813, by 
Bream. Cargo : timber and cord wood. Taken into New 
Brunswick. 

Shannon (408), brig, J. Perkins, master, recaptured 
Sept. 27, 1813 by Manly. 

Sibae (211), brig, 115 tons, R. Carter, master, Savan- 
nah to Boston, captured Apr. 23, 1813 by Crown Solomon 
(privateer) and Atalante, Cargo : 301 bales cotton. 

Sir Alexr. Ball (556), ship, 399 tons, J. Skynner, 
master, Bristol to Malta, recaptured July 15, 1814 by 
Niemen. Cargo: British manufacture and Colonial pro- 
duce. 



156 

Snap Dragon (532), schr. (privateer), W. R. Gra- 
ham, master, captured June 30, 1814 by Martin. 

Snow Alexander (615), 207 tons, Jn° Newby, mas- 
ter, St. Thomas to Liverpool, recaptured Sept. 6, 1814 by 
Wasp. Cargo : 306 hhds., 27t s & 179 bbls. sugar, 10 
puncheons rum, 6 casks molasses and 71 1-2 tons fustic. 

Snow Wanderer (594), 168 tons, Sam 1 Saunders, 
master, Newdi' d land to Corunna, recaptured Aug. 19, 
1814 by Tenedos. Cargo : 2900 quintals of codfish. 

Sophia (156), sloop, 66 tons, O. Boles, master, Chand- 
lers River to New Bedford, captured Aug. 30, 1812. 
Taken into St. Johns. 

Specie (174), schr., 93 tons, J. Farrow, master, Alex- 
andria to Boston, captured Apr. 8, 1813, by Nymphe. 
Cargo : 700 bbls. flour. 

Stamper (325), brig, W. Wilson, master, Liverpool to 
Halifax, recaptured July 27, 1813 by Ring Dove. 

Starr (280), ship, 409 tons, Skinner, master, 

Alexander to Lisbon, captured June 14, 1813, by Victori- 
ous, Marlboro, Junon, Narcissus, Barossa and Mohawk. 
Cargo : 4388 bbls. flour and 338 half bbls. flour. 

Start (7), brig, 173 tons, P. Hazleton, master, St. Ubes 
to Newbury Port, captured July 15, 1812 by Spartan and 
Juniper. Cargo : salt. 

Stephanie (560), schr., 71 tons, F. W. V. Reynegom, 
master, Philadelphia to Havannah, captured July 16, 
1814 by Acasta. Cargo : flour, lard and onions. 

Stockholm (82), schr., 145 tons, L. Chaplin, master, 
St. Bartholomews to Boston, captured Sept. 2, 1812 by 
Maidstone and Aeolus. Cargo : rum, sugar and coffee. 
Restored. 

Strong (534), schr., (privateer.) J. Merrit, master, 
captured Junel5, 1814 by Shannon. 



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Success (507), brig, 78 tons, M. Harvey, master, Tor- 
bay to Banks of Newf d land, recaptured May 29, 1814 by 
Charybdis. Cargo : twice laid cordage, beer and cyder. 

Sukey (582), schr., 44 tons, Jabez Howes, master, New 
Haven to Norwich, captured July 29, 1814 by Lively 
(privateer). Cargo : ballast. Taken into Liverpool. 

Superb (673), brigate, 120 tons, W 1 " C. Anderson, 
master, Charlestown to Philadelphia, recaptured, Nov. 24, 
1814 by Spencer. Cargo : rice. 

Superb (673), brig te 120 tons, W 111 C. Anderson, mas- 
ter, Charlestown to Philadelphia, captured, Nov. 24, 1814 
by Spencer. Cargo : rice. 

Susan (128), sloop, 39 tons, J. Ellis, master, Alexan- 
dria to Boston, captured Dec. 17, 1812 by Liverpool 
Packet (privateer). Cargo : flour. 

Susannah (226), sloop, 89 tons, L. Marshal, master, 
Deer Island to Boston, captured Apr. 20, 1813 by Bream. 
Cargo: cord wood. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Susanna and Lucy (216), schr., 117 tons, J. Lewis, 
master, Lyn to N h Yarmouth, captured May 5, 1813 by 
Liverpool Packet (privateer). Cargo : cord wood. Taken 
into Liverpool. 

Swallow (445), schr., S. Frisbec, master, captured 
Oct. 30, 1813 by Shannon (privateer). 

Swift (144), brig,-197 tons, B. Cook, master, Savannah 
to Providence, captured March 14, 1813 by Liverpool 
Packet (privateer). Cargo: 319 bales cotton and 72 
bundles leather. 

Swift (285), schr., 63 tons, T. Crossby, master, Cape 
Cod to Ipswich, captured July 7, 1813 by Curlew. Cargo : 
salt. 

Teazer (265), schr., cruising, captured June 27, 1813 
by La Hogue. 



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Tejo (517), ship, 160 tons, Antonio Fugaca, master, 
Demerara to St. Bartholomews but proceeding for New- 
Port, R. I., captured May 15, 1814 by LaHogue. Cargo: 
rum and molasses, also 76 bbls. and 10 half bbls. flour, 171 
iron bars, 20 bags of rye and 1 bag, taken out of a coast- 
ing vessel off New London by Maidstone. 

Telemachus (427), brig, W. Street, master, recaptured 
Oct. 25, 1813 by Narcissus. 

Ten Brothers (478), schr., 114 tons, T. Colley, mas- 
ter, St. George's to Salem, captured Jan. 6, 1814 by 
Wolverine (privateer). Cargo : 56 cords wood. Taken 
into Liverpool. 

Theodore (661), brig, 287 tons, Owen Lewis, master, 
Maranhai, Brazil to Liverpool, G. B., recaptured Nov. 
15, 1814 by Saturn. Cargo : cotton. 

Thistle (701), schr., 100 tons, Malaga to Halifax, 
recaptured Mar. 19, 1815 by Cossack. Cargo : wine and 
fruit. 

Thomas (254), brig, G. Simmons, master, Cadiz to 
Boston, captured June 22, 1813 by Wasp. Restored. 

Thomas (273), schr., M. Burback, master, 10 guns and 
96 men, from Portsmouth, cruising, captured June 30, 
1813 by Nymphe. 

Thomas and Sally (505), brig, H y Stocks, master, re- 
captured May 26, 1813 by Martin and Curlew. 

Thorn (116), brig, (privateer), 291 tons, Asa Hooper, 
master, 18 guns, 124 men, from Marblehead, cruising, 
captured Oct. 31, 1812 by Teneclos, Shannon, Nymphe 
and Curlew. 

Thorn (551), schr., A. Hathaway, master, captured 
July 11, 1814 by Bulwark. 

Thorn (447), schr., P. Shirley, master, captured Nov. 
8, 1813 by Shannon (privateer). 



159 

Three Brothers (152), schr., 40 tons, J. Cairns, 
master, Baltimore to Boston, captured Mar. 19, 1813 by- 
Retaliation (privateer). Cargo: 248 bushels corn and 50 
half bbls. flour. 

Three Brothers (363), schr., 94 tons, W. Rogers, 
master, Cape Ann to Portland, captured Aug. 7, 1813 by 
Dart (privateer). Cargo : ballast. Taken into New- 
Brunswick. 

Three Friends (567), schr., alias His Majesty's sloop 
Pictou, captured July 30, 1814. 

Three Friends (667), schr., 25 tons, John Philips, 
master, Kittery to Boston, captured Nov. 12, 1814 by 
Lunenburg (privateer). Cargo : ballast. Taken into Lu- 
nenburg. 

Three Friends (129), schr., 79 tons, Otis Fall, mas- 
ter, Baltimore to Boston, captured Dec. 18, 1812 by Liv- 
erpool Packet (privateer). Cargo : flour and corn. 

Three Wtlliams (676), brig, 95 tons, John White- 
way, master, Newf d land to Portugal, recaptured , 

1814 by Arab. Cargo : 1990 quintals dry fish. Taken 
into Shelburne. 

Tickler (648), schr., 41 tons, John Boyd, master, 
Philadelphia to St. Bartholomew, captured Oct. 4, 1814 
by Niemen and Loire. Cargo : 110 bbls. and 35 half bbls. 
flour, 25 bbls. bread, 10 kegs crackers and 50 boxes soap. 

Tickler (555), sloop, 65 tons, Lloyd Bowers, master, 
New York to Machias, captured June 14, 1814 by Saturn. 
Cargo : 50 bbls. beef, flour, wheat and rye. 

(603) Tobacco, 169 hhds., bro't to Halifax in the trans- 
port brig Tucker, from off the land and shore of the Ches- 
apeake. 119 hhds. captured bet. July 20 and Aug. 7, 
and 50 hhds. on June 11, by Albion and ships of war as- 
sociated in the blockade of the Chesapeake. 

Tomahawk (688), schr., 202 tons, Philip Bessom, 
master, mounting 9 guns, from Boston, cruising, captured 
Jan. 22, 1815 by Bulwark. 



160 

Topedo (392), schr., captured Sept. 11, 1813 by Plan- 
tagenet. Crew and papers escaped before capture. 

Traveller (17), schr., 108 tons, Z. Smith, master, 
Georgia to Alexandria, captured July 12, 1812 by Emu- 
lous. Cargo : live oak timber. The cargo taken posses- 
sion of for the use of the Navy. 

Traveller (228), sloop, 94 tons, J. Stover, master, 
Sedgwick to Salem, captured Apr. 4, 1813 by Rattler. 
Cargo : cord wood. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Trent (458), schr., 69 tons, R. Curtis, master, Bristol 
to Boston, captured Dec. 10, 1813 by Wolverine (priva- 
teer). Cargo : cord wood and 5 cwt. of butter. Taken 
into Liverpool. 

Triton (319), schr., 122 tons, Ge° McFarlane, master, 
St. Thomas to Kennebeck, captured July 14, 1813 by 
Bream. Cargo : 45 puncheons rum and 6 hhds. molasses. 
Taken into New Brunswick. Restored. 

Two Brothers (506), bark, J. Tucker, master, Liver- 
pool to Baltic, recaptured May 25, 1814 by Martin and 
Curlew. Cargo : salt, crates of ware, rum and coffee. 

Two Brothers (186), schr., 131 tons, T. Harden, mas- 
ter, Bass Harbour to Boston, captured Mar. 27, 1813 by 
Rattler and Bream. Cargo : cord wood. Taken into 
New Brunswick. 

Two Brothers (343), schr., 89 tons, J. Mitchel, mas- 
ter, Tanfield to East Port, captured July 6, 1813 by Boxer. 
Cargo : 650 bbls. flour and 400 bushels of corn. Taken 
into New Brunswick. Restored. 

Two Brothers (286), schr., 53 tons, B. Glasin, mas- 
ter, Kennebeck to Ipswich, captured July 7, 1813 by 
Curlew. Cargo : wood, bark and shingles. 

Two Brothers (617), schr., Ambrose Nelson, master, 
Philadelphia to Havannah, captured Sept. 4, 1814 by Nie- 
men. Cargo: flour, soap, onions, locks and Indian corn. 



161 

Two Friends (127), schr., 38 tons, S. Clarke, master, 
Baltimore to Boston, captured Dec. 17, 1812 by Liver- 
pool Packet (privateer). Cargo : flour. 

Two Friends (524), schr., Gideon Bowley, master, 
Province Town to Saco, captured June 11, 1814 by Shan- 
non (privateer). Cargo: ballast. Taken into Liverpool. 

Tulip (130), brig, 150 tons, Ja 8 McCullough, master, 
Philadelphia to Bordeaux, captured Dec. 12, 1812 by At- 
alante. Cargo : cotton, rice and codfish. 

Tyger (563), brig, 173 tons, H y Davison, master, 
Malaga to Stattin, Prussia, recaptured July 21, 1814 by 
Bulwark. 

Ulysses (195), brig, 156 tons, R. Lawton, master, Cuba 
to New Port, captured Apr. 20, 1813 by Orpheus. Cargo : 
molasses and sugar. 

Ulysses (314), brig, 248 tons, Sam' Hill, master, Sa- 
vannah to Bourdeaux, captured June 30, 1813 by Majes- 
tic. Cargo : 359 bales cotton. 

Unice (296), sloop, B. Pulcifer, master, captured July 
7, 1813 by Curlew. 

Union (50), brig, J. Tullock, master, Liverpool to 
Newfoundland, recaptured Aug. 14, 1812 by Morgiana. 

Union (114), schr., 105 tons, Joseph Hall, master, 
Philadelphia to Kennebeck, captured Oct. 14, 1812 by 
Liverpool Packet (privateer). Cargo : flour and corn. 

Union (110), schr., 83 tons, M. Kendrick, master, 
Labradore to Chatham, captured Oct. 19, 1812 by Maid- 
stone and Spartan. Cargo : fish. 

Union (163), schr., 95 tons, S. Snell, master, Warren 
to Havannah, captured Apr. 3, 1813 by Sir John Sher- 
brooke (privateer). Cargo : 35 thousand boards, 4000 
hoops, 450 shook hhds. 

Union (609), schr., 22 tons, W. Bradford, master, 
Camden to Moose Island, captured July 30, 1814 by Rifle- 



162 

man. Cargo : 85 bbls. beef, 2 kegs butter, 4 or 5 cheese 
and ^ bbl. tongues. Taken into St. Johns, N. B. 

Union (49), ship, R. Henry, master, from Liverpool, 
captured Aug. 16, 1812 by Emulous. Restored on pay- 
ment of costs. 

Union (271), ship, 231 tons, Paul Port, master, Cadiz 
to Boston, captured June 26, 1813 by Dart (privateer). 
Cargo : block tin, salt and fruit. Taken into New Bruns- 
wick. Restored. 

Union Lass (35), schr., J. Osborne, master, recaptured 
, 1812 by Chub. 



Unity (574), sloop, 36 tons, J. C. Swain, master, 
Washington, N. C. to Philadelphia, captured July 23, 1814 
by Asia. Cargo: 145 bbls. turpentine, 32 bbls. tar, 12 
bbls. spirits turpentine and 5683 feet floor boards. 

Valaria (283), schr., 96 tons, C. Bollard, master, Hol- 
lower to Providence, captured July 6, 1813 by Retrieve 
(privateer). Cargo : lumber and oars. 

Venus (323), schr., 72 tons, G. Bailey, master, Long 
Island to Datchmans Bay, captured July 13, 1813 by 
Matilda (privateer). Cargo : corn and ballast. 

Venus (449), schr., 100 tons, N. D. Blyden, master, 
Boston to St. Bartholomews, recaptured Nov. 24, 1813 by 
Rifleman. Taken into Shelburne. 

Venus (407), ship, 203 tons, F. Wilson, master, Cuba 
to Salem, captured Sept. 24, 1813 by Borer. Cargo : mo- 
lasses, sugar and coffee. 

Vestal (630), ship, Hanby Loggan, master, Buenos 
Ayres to London, recaptured Sept. 15, 1814 by Dragon. 
Cargo : hides and tallow. 

Victor (498), brig, 52£ tons, Swedish Lasts, Carl 
Fred k Hallberger, master, Hayti to New London, captured 
May 13, 1814 by La Hogue, Maidstone, Sylph and Nim- 
rod. Cargo : 140 hhds. sugar. 



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Victory (153), brig, 126 tons, E. Bradley, master, 
Lisbon to Boston, captured Mar. 19, 1813 by Retaliation 
(privateer). Cargo : 217 raoys salt. 

Victory (477), schr., 52 tons, R. Carey master, Bux- 
ton to Boston, captured Jan. 6, 1814 by Wolverine (pri- 
vateer). Cargo : timber and cord wood. Taken into Liv- 
erpool. 

Victory (585), schr., 45 tons, Tim y Hallett, master, 
fishing, captured Aug. 7, 1814 by Leauder. Cargo : green 
fish. Restored. 

Victory (696), ship, laying at Penobscot, recaptured 
bet. 1st and 30th Sept., 1814 by conjunct naval and mili- 
tary force at Penobscot. 

Victress (596), sloop, 65 tons, S. Pennoyer, master, 
Bridge Port to New York, captured Aug. 10, 1814 by 
Liverpool Packet and Shannon (privateers). Cargo : 
spirits, butter, cheese and oats. Taken into Liverpool. 

Vivid (179), brig, 180 tons, B. Vanderford, master, 
Boston to St. Domingo, captured Apr. 20, 1813 by 
Nymphe. Cargo : 600 boxes soap, 50 boxes candles, 51 
hhds. fish, 250 bbls. Alewives, 47 boxes cheese, 10 half 
bbls. tongues, 3 hhds. bacon, 5 bales bagging, 6 hhds. to- 
bacco, 25 boxes spermaciti candles, 20 cases oil, 32 hhds. 
claret, 2 pipes brandy, 1 bale twine and 13 bales Calcutta 
goods. 

Voador (521), brig, 156 tons, Rob* N. Braga, master, 
St. Salvador to Boston, captured June 16, 1814 by La 
Hogue. Cargo : 3 to 4000 Arabos dye wood, 13 small 
boxes and 66 large boxes sugar. Restored. 

Voador (537), brig, 180 tons, Anthino Monteno, mas- 
ter, Cuba to Boston, captured June 28, 1814 by Nymphe. 
Cargo : 130 hhds. molasses, adventures, 17 hhds. Restored. 

Volador (263), brig, M. Murquaz, master, Philadel- 
phia to Havannah, captured May 20, 1813 by Spartan, 
Statira and Martin. Cargo : some boxes silk, window 
glass and specie. 



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Volant (157), ship, 457 tons, N. M. Perley, master, 
Bayonne to Boston, captured Mar. 26, 1813 by Curlew, 
La Hogue and Valiant. Cargo : brandy, wine, silks, dry 
goods, iron and sundry manufactures. 

Washington (244), schr., 65 tons, E. Sawyer, master, 
Portland to Boston, captured Juue 5, 1813 by Dart (pri- 
vateer). Cargo : boards and shingles. Taken into New 
Brunswick. 

Wasp (308), schr., 99 tons, J. Springer, master, Kenne- 
beck to Falmouth, captured July 9, 1813 by Retaliation 
(privateer). Cargo : shingles and bark. Taken into Liv- 
erpool. 

Wasp (344), sloop, E. A. Irvin, master, 2 guns and 35 
men, from Salem, cruising, captured Aug. 8, 1813 by 
Bream. Taken into New Brunswick. 

Watson (387), brig, W. Greig, master, recaptured 
Sept. 3, 1813 by Poictiers. 

West Indian (454), schr., L. Otis, master, captured 
Dec. 8, 1813 by Loire and Ramilies. 

Wiley Reynard (405), schr. (privateer), 22 tons, W m 
Lane, master, from Boston, cruising, captured Oct. 11, 
1812 by Shannon. Cargo: guns, ammunition and provis- 
ions. 

William (20), bark, J. Hare, master, recaptured July 
8, 1812 by Indian. Cargo: dry goods valued at <£1400. 

William (98), brig, recaptured Aug. 16, 1812 by Sta- 
tira. 

William (243), brig, W. Hunter, master, recaptured 
May 31, 1813 by Shannon. 

William (647), brig, 235 tons, Ge° Powditch, master, 
Rio Janeiro to London, recaptured Oct. 11, 1814 by Ar- 
mide. Cargo : sugar 216 chests, coffee 2120 bags, fustic 
815 pieces, ox horns 10,000, dry hides 120 and 2 casks 
wine. 



165 

William (151), schr., 102 tons, John Williams, mas- 
ter, Charles Town to Lisbon, captured Mar. 12, 1813 by 
Rataliation (privateer). Cargo : 38 bushels of com. 

William (433), schr., S. Nevis, master, New York to 
Charlestown, captured Oct. 27, 1813 by Paz. Cargo : pro- 
visions. 

William (628), schr., from Chesapeake, captured 



1814 by Albion and other ships of war associated in the 
blockade of the Chesapeake. 

William (529), schr., S. Pudor, master, recaptured 
June 19, 1814 by Wasp. 

William (350), sloop, 39 tons, E. Crowell, master, 
from Barnstable, fishing, captured Aug. 7, 1813 by Ma- 
tilda (privateer). Cargo : codfish and stores. 

William & Ann (329), sloop, 77 tons, W. Eadie, mas- 
ter, Scotland to Ireland, recaptured July 31, 1813 by 
Nimrod. Cargo : coals and glass. 

York Town (301), ship, A. Ricker, master, cruising, 
captured July 17, 1813 by Poictiers, Maidstone and Nim- 
rod. 

Young Phoenix (209), ship, P. Duval, master, Jersey 
to Arichat, recaptured May 9, 1813 by Orpheus. 

Zodiac (71), ship, 309 tons, J. Hague, master, Norfolk 
to Lisbon, captured Aug. 28, 1812 by Alpha. Restored. 

(571) Articles on board H. M. ship Dragon, taken out 
of stores and warehouses and out of ships and vessels un- 
der American colours which were burnt. Captured May 
22-24, 1814 by Dragon, Albion, Acasta, Loire, Jaseur, 
and St. Lawrence, 240 bbls. and 94 half bbls. flour, 9 bbls. 
bread, 72 bbls. beef, 153 kegs crackers, 45 boxes segars 
and 74 bbls. tar. Captured June 11, 1814 by Albion 
Dragon, Acasta, Loire, Narcissus, Jaseur and St. Law- 
rence, 238 hhds. tobacco. On sloop Julian captured July 
17, 1814, 316 bbls. and 32 half bbls. flour and 91 kegs 
tobacco. On schr. Buzi, captured July 19, 1814, 274 bbls. 



166 

flour, both captures by Albion, Dragon, Asia, Severn, 
Loire, Jaseur, St. Lawrence, Regulus, Melpomene, Brune, 
Manly and Etna Bomb. 

(589) Sundry articles taken out of an American schr. 
called the Night Hawk and brought to Halifax in the 
Maidstone, captured June — , 1814, near New London 
by Superb, Maidstone and Sylph. Cargo : 38 bbls. tar, 4 
bbls. turpentine, 8 bbls. & 1 box salts, 1 cask cotton, 6 
bbls. & 4 kegs oil and 1 hhd. oil. 

(592) Captured at Moose Island, July 11, 1814 by 
detachment of His Majesty's army and navy, sundry goods 
& merchandize valued at £29,464. 14. 4 currency, perish- 
able goods belonging to American citizens, now resident, 
6 boxes tin, 5 casks sadlery, 9 musquets, 15 bayonets, 15 
belts and scabbards. 

(625) Captured in the Potowmack and Patuxent riv- 
ers, bet. July 20 and Aug. 7, 1814 by Albion and other 
ships of war associated in the blockade of the Chesapeake, 
105 hhds. tobacco, 19 bbls. turpentine and 4 bbls. flour. 

(655) Taken from public stores in Alexandria, bet. 
Aug. 1 and Sept. 20, 1814 by a conjoint expedition cap- 
tured by the boats of the Sea Horse and put on board the 
Severn and bro't to Halifax, 25 hhds. tobacco. 

(644) Captured at Penobscot and Machias, bet. Sept. 1 
and 30, 1814, a ship, 3 brigs, 4 schrs. and 1 sloop. 

(641) Captured at Penobscot and Machias, bet. Sept. 1 
and 30, 1814, a ship 230 tons, schr. 45 tons, brig 115 tons, 
schr. 89 tons, ship 500 tons, schr. 130 tons, brig Sally 110 
tons, and goods found in the woods, supposed value <£20, 
000. 

(682) Sundry goods seized at Windsor by the Collector 
of his Maj s customs, Dec. — , 1814, woolens, linens, cot- 
tons, &c. Restored. 



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