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Catherwood, Robert (fl. 1764-1783) Legal documents relating to captured American privateers [Decimalized .01-.10]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01411 Author/Creator: Catherwood, Robert (fl. 1764-1783) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1776-1779 Pagination: 10 documents

Summary of Content: Collection of ten documents relating to captured American vessels, cargo and enslaved people.

People: Catherwood, Robert, fl. 1764-1783

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: African American HistoryMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPrivateeringRevolutionary WarMaritimeNavyMilitary HistoryFinanceSlaveryLawCommerceMerchants and Trade

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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