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United StatesContinental Congress.Thomson, Charles1729-1824Claypoole, David C.1757?-1849
By the United States in Congress assembled, April 7, 1781: Be it ordained and it is hereby ordained, by the United States in Congress assembled, that the following instructions be observed by the captains or commanders of private armed vessels, commissioned by letters of marque or general reprisals, or otherwise by the authority of the United States in Congress assembled
David C. Claypoole
1 sheet ( p.) ; 34 x 22 cm.
Thirteen numbered regulations governing privateers and privateering.
Signed: Extract from the minutes, Charles Thomson, secretary.
Imprint from Evans.
Line endings differ from those given by the Journals of the Continental Congress, v. 21, p. 1199-1200.
Journals of the Continental Congress,
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