[Document, 1776 April 03]

 

Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Title
[Document, 1776 April 03]
Abstract
Permission given to privateers to attack and subdue all ships of Great Britain except those bringing immigrants and arms for the American cause. The ships shall be brought to a convenient court for trial in admiralty court. The captain and all written documents shall be turned over to the court also. The ship and cargo of every ship shall be preserved until designated lawful prize. No cruelty or in human torture to be used under pain of severe punishment. A written report to Congress of all captures. No ransom of captives. The colonies shall dispose of them. If these instructions are violated this commission will be forfeited.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
April 03, 1776
Physical Description
1 page
Language
English
Library Location
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Also In
The papers of John Jay
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/71ma-1p02