CASES DECIDED IN THE DISTRICT AND CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES for the Pennsylvania District,; and also a case decided in the District Court of Massachusetts, relative to the Employment of British Licences on board of vessals of the United States.

Philadelphia: Redwood Fisher, 1813. First edn. 8vo, pp. 91. Untrimmed and uncut, little soiled sewn self-wraps, a very good copy . Imprints 28087 (ArSC, OCLaw). Scarce. Item #18282

With a very small Navy, the US and its New England merchants paid a stiff price for the Napoleonic Wars. The situation continued to retrict US exports and the northeastern merchants were by no means enthusiastic supporters of the policies that brought on the War of 1812. Indeed, Massachsetts merchants tried to employ the use of British licenses to insure their safety on the seas. This offers the case histories of four shipsthat were seized by the British.

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