The French Assault on American Shipping, 1793-1813

The French Assault on American Shipping, 1793-1813

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qDuring the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras, French privateers and cruisers legally and illegally took cargo from merchant vessels. Filed by descendants of anyone who had a financial interest, these claims give the approximation of American goods lost. Section I presents an index of losses, Section II presents court cases and Section III presents disposition of claims filedq--Provided by publisher.Departed Baltimore for London on January 1, 1799, with 100, 000 Spanish milled dollars and letters of credit on Madras to the ... Departed Calcutta for Baltimore on December 31 in company with the American ship Criterion, Captain Benjamin Weeks. ... The two masters soon realized it was a French privateer flying the bloody flag and they had no chance of escaping. ... He decided to go to Calcutta and, as he stated: This was not only a laborious and expensive un- dertaking but anbsp;...

Title:The French Assault on American Shipping, 1793-1813
Author:Greg H. Williams
Publisher:McFarland - 2009-04-20


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