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TO WHAT PORT.

REMARKS.

VOL. VIT

42

[Received in Mr. Saaby's letter of October 16, 1809.] (C.)

AMERICAN SHIPS, which have been carried in by Privateers.
NAMES OF VESSELS. MASTERS' NAMES.

Condemned in the prize court; appealed.
Ship Rebecca, Captain Nimmo,

In Copenhagen,

Condemned in prize court; has not appealed
Commerce,
Otis,

ditto,

Cleared in both courts.
Harriet,

Weeks,

ditto,
ditto,

Cleared in the prize court.
Hebe,

Ogle,
ditto,

ditto.
Henry,

Harris,
Two Friends,

Condemned and appealed.
Livingston,

ditto,

Cleared in the prize court.
Spencer,

M'Carthy,

ditto,

Condemned and appealed.
Ann Louisa,

J.O. Roch,

ditto,

Cleared in the prize court; appealed.
Helvetius,

Bariet,
ditto,

ditto,

ditto.
Aurora,

Masters,

ditto,
Hesper,

Cleared in the prize court.
Cushing,

ditto,
ditto,

ditto.
Antelope,

Hopkins,
ditto,

ditto.
Ann,

Donaldson,

ditto,

Condemned and appealed.
James,

Coffin,
Concordia,

Not decided.
Johnson,

ditto,

In Aulburg and Fladstraud, Cleared and appealed.
Alexander,
Hodge,

ditto,
Mary Ann,

ditto,

ditto. Martin,

ditto,

ditto. Washington,

Story,

ditto, Swain,

ditto,

Condemned.
David Gelston, Wm. Booth,

ditto,

Cleared and appealed.
M. Hale,

ditto,
Mary,

Cleared and sailed.
ditto,

Cleared, but appealed.
Hetty,
John Shore,

Cleared without being brought before court.
Susan,

Henly,

ditto, Drinkwater, In Christiansand, in Norway, Condemned, but appealed. North America

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In Christiansand, in Norway, Condemned, but appealed.
M•Lellan,
Lewis,

Condemned and appealed.
Leach,

Condemned and appealed.
Chamberlain,

Condemned and appealed.
Cook,
Petrick,

Condemned and appealed.
ditto,

Condemned and appealed.
Harding,

Condemned and appealed.
Martin,

Condemned and appealed.

Condemned and appealed. Shatford,

ditto,
ditto,

ditto,

Jane,
Herschell,
Suwarrow,
Raphael,
Endeavour,
Pacific,
Doris,
Industry,
Packett,
Edward Henry,
Ann,
Washington,
Good Friends,
Atlantic,
Elizabeth,
Commerce,
United States,
Commerce,
Bellan,
Livia,
Chesapeake,
Wonolamot,
Washington,
Byfield,
James,
Topaz,
America,

ditto,

Cleared.

ditto, Joseph,

ditto,

Cleared.
Lovett,

ditto,

ditto. Becket,

ditto,

ditto,

Cleared.

Cleared.
Forster,

ditto,

ditto. How,

ditto, James,

ditto,

Cleared.

Condemned and appealed.
Thompson,
Fountain,

ditto.
ditto,

ditto, Campbell,

ditto,

Cleared.
Hanner,

ditto,

ditto,

Cleared.
Ingersoll,

ditto,

ditto. Jacobs,

ditto.

ditto,

Cleared.

ditto.
Mann,
Blackler,

ditto,

Cleared.
Randall,
Forster,

ditto,

ditto.

ditto,

ditto,

ditto. Herrick,

ditto. Stone,

ditto,

ditto,

ditto,

ditto,

ditto,

(D.) Extract from a Letter of Mr. Saabye to the Secretary of

State. August 1, 1809. “I an fortunate enough to be able to inform you of a royal order given to day, by which all privateers are ordered back into port, and all privateering prohibited, except about Helegoland.”

(E.) Resolutions of several Merchants, &c. of Philadelphia,

respecting Danish Captures.

Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1809. At a Meeting of the Merchants and Underwriters of this

city, interested in the vessels and property captured in Europe by Danish cruisers, held this day at the Merchants’ Coffee House, the following Resolutions were unanimously agreed to:

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to prepare a representation to the President of the United States, of the facts and circumstances attending the late enormous and alarming depredations committed by Danish cruisers on the property of citizens of the United States, lawfully navigating the high seas, and actually destined for ports in Denmark, Sweden or Russia :

And of the vexatious proceedings and unjust condemnation of such property, in courts acting under the authority of Denmark; not only in violation of the law of nations, (in the maintenance and defence of which, that government has hitherto been distinguished,) but in contempt of those documents and evidences of neutrality, which have hitherto been deemed sufficient :

Respectfully requesting that such measures may be speedily adopted as the wisdom of the Executive may devise, and the magnitude and emergency of the case require.

Resolved, That the committee be instructed to collect áll the testimony which the nature of the case may re

quire, or the parties interested may furnish, together with satisfactory evidences of the neutrality of the property, and the other documents which accompanied it in each case, with the nature and amount of their several claims :

That memorial be signed by the parties interested, and together with a certified copy of the proceedings of this meeting (signed by the chairman,) bc forwarded without delay to the Secretary of State, to be laid before the Président :

That the chairman, T. Fitzsimons, W. Jones, IIcnry Pratt, Stephen Girard, Charles Pleasants, be a committee.

THOMAS FITZSIMONS, Chairman.

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The Memorial of the Subscribers, Merchants and Under

writers of the City of Philadelphia, respectfully represents ;

That during the present year, and since the expiration of the embargo laws, your memorialists have fitted out and loaded or insured several vessels, with valuable cargoes, destined for the ports or countries in amity with the United States, and not known to be under blockade or any restriction that would render the admission of American vessels hazardous ; that some of those vessels having departed from the United States previous to the proclamation which took off the restriction from the ports of the united kingdoms and their dependencies, took clearances for a permitted port in Europe, but were actually destined for a port in Russia, or some one in Denmark or Sweden.

That notwithstanding their being furnished with all the documents and evidences of the neutral character of both vessels and cargoes, in every instance in which they have been met with by Danish cruisers, they have been captured and sent into the ports under the dominion of that nation, and with their cargoes have been condcmned, (with very few exceptions,) and even when acquitted, the sentences have been appealed from, so as to prevent a Testitation of the property, and at the last advices the

whole was detained to abide the sentence of the superior tribunals. That from the destruction or dilapidations of the papers by the captors, as well as from other circumstances, your memorialists have too much reason to apprehend an unfavourable issue of the cases, and that if the property should be distributed, no subsequent determination would enable them to recover its value, the captors being (as they understand) generally without property or responsibility,

That besides the vessels and cargoes enumerated and specified, in the schedule transmitted by your memorialists to the department of state, there is certain information that a great number of vessels belonging to other ports of the United States, have been captured, and are under like circumstances with those of your memorialists, and likely to share the same fate.

Under these circumstances, and considering the magnitude of the object--Your memorialists presume to hope for the interference of government in their behalf, by des. patching a publick vessel, and a person to represent the case to the Danish government, or such other measures as the wisdom of the President may deem proper, which with the proofs ready to be adduced by your memorialists, warrant the expectation that the property would be restored.

Pratt and Kentzing, Wm. Jones, Charles Pleasants, Godfrey Haga, John Evans, Edward Carrell, Murdoch and Duffield, James Tatem, Savage and Dugan, Charles Macalesters, William Bell, Howell and Pleasants, Wm. W. Smith, Simon Gratz and Co. John Claxton, James Smith and Co. James Oldden, jun. Thomas Fitzsimons, president of the Delaware insurance company, Samuel W. Fisher, president of the Philadelphia insurance company, David Lewis, president of the Phenix insurance company, Philadelphia, John Inskeep, president of the insurance company, North America, James S. Cox, president of the insurance company of the state of Pennsylvania, George Latimer, president of the Union insurance company of Philadelphia, John Leamy, president of the Marine insurance company of Philadelphia, Samuel Yorke, Israel Pleasants, president of the United States insurance company, Stephen Girard, Joseph Carson, for Lancaster and Susq.

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