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Author United States. Continental Congress.

Title In Congress, May 2, 1780. [electronic resource] : Instructions to the captains and commanders of private armed vessels which shall have commissions or letters of marque and reprisal.

Published [Passy, France : Printed by B. Franklin, 1781]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 sheet ([2] p.) ; 32 x 20 cm.
Series Early American imprints. First series ; no. 17021.
Notes Signed on p. [2]: Extract from the minutes, Charles Thomson, secretary.
A footnote to a line in the first paragraph reads: This exception is taken away by an ordinance of Congress, of March the 27th, 1781, which see.
Printed in 1781 at the Passy, France, press of Benjamin Franklin. See Livingston, Luther S. Franklin and his press at Passy (N.Y., 1914), p. 84-86.
Evans entry 17021 describes the Library of Congress copy of the present edition, but mistakenly ascribes it to the Philadelphia press of David C. Claypoole. The entry is listed among entries for 1780, but the presence of the footnote citing the 1781 ordinance is noted. Claypoole did print an edition of the Instructions in 1780; copies are reportedly held by the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the John Carter Brown Library.
Evans 17021
Other formats Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series.
Reproduction Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2002-2004. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 17021).
Notes France Passy.
Subject Privateering -- United States.
Prize law -- United States.
Contraband of war.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Naval operations.