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1Author:  New Hampshire.Admiralty Court.Requires cookie*
 Title:  Lusanna Prize Case Records     
 Dates:  1777 - 1778 
 Abstract:  Although the record states that this bound volume contains the proceedings of the controversial Admiralty Courts for New Hampshire, the court cases brought before it cover all of New England, especially Massachusetts. The records in this volume date from 1775 to 1778 and involve a single case brought against Elisha Doane from Wellfleet. A variety of evidence is included in this case, including copies of letters, cargo manifests, depositions, and court proceedings. The case appears to have continued until 1778. The last page is signed by Charles Thomson, secretary of the Continental Congress, who reports that the case files were sent to him, but he does not know why.

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 Call #:  Mss.973.3.N41 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | International Trade. | Law | Military History 
 Genre:  Legal Records 
 Subjects:  Admiralty | Lusanna (Vessel) -- Trials, litigation, etc. | Privateering -- New Hampshire | Prize-courts -- New Hampshire | Prizes -- Cases