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.