Revolutionary War Prize Cases - Captured Vessels record example

    Revolutionary War Prize Cases - Captured Vessels

    Records: 7,661 · Complete: 100%

    During the American Revolution, armed vessels serving under individual colonies began to prey upon British commerce. The lack of courts for the condemnation of prizes taken by the Continental vessels was a source of annoyance to General Washington. He saw a need for speedy and regular condemnation of the prizes taken by all these ships to avoid conflict among colonies. The cases in this publication cover the appeals process that resulted for dealing with prize cases.

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    Example Records

    Papers Relating to the Capture of the Brig Jose
    Papers Relating to the Capture of the Brig Jose
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    Sample
    Sample
    Sample
    Papers Relating to the Capture of the Schooner Betsey
    Papers Relating to the Capture of the Schooner Betsey

    Source Information

    "The Revolutionary War Prize Cases: Records of the Court of Appeal in Cases of Capture, 1776-1787" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/468/revolutionary-war-prize-cases-captured-vessels: accessed October 3, 2022)

    Publication Title
    Revolutionary War Prize Cases - Captured Vessels
    Total Records
    7,661 · Complete: 100%
    Content Source
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    Publication Number
    M162
    Record Group
    267
    Published on Fold3
    19 Apr 2007
    Last Updated
    19 Apr 2007
    Description
    NARA M162. Prize cases heard on appeal from Colonial and state courts by the Continental Congress and the Court of Appeals in Cases of Capture.