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Capturing of merchant vessels

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CollectionLibrary of Congress: MMC, McHenry, James view image
Document Information
Date April 16, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Letter to the President of the United States regarding the belligerent capture of neutral merchant vessels, particularly by Great Britain. The letter addresses neutral vessels carrying enemy goods, seizure of cargo, and the delivery of deserters from British Vessels.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; James McHenry; Secretary of War; President of the United States; belligerent power; merchants; thieves; pirates; Secretary of State; Timothy Pickering; crew; America; Great Britian; deserters; seamen; Mr. Liston; ;
Related Places War Department; Great Britain; ;
Keywords merchant vessels; Laws of Neutrality; vessel; cargo; prize; capture; property; war; contraband; enemy goods; neutral vessel; right to search; Law of Nations; treaty; ;
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