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Yonge, Henry (b. 1712) [Claim made on the sloop "Lucky Strike"]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01411.10 Author/Creator: Yonge, Henry (b. 1712) Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: circa 1779 Pagination: 2 p. ; 38.5 x 23.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Legal document in the Court of Vice Admiralty of East Florida given to Judge Robert Catherwood. Signed by Henry Yonge, King George III's Advocate and Procurator General. Claims that the sloop "Lucky Chance" and her "Tackle Furniture and one Negroe" is the property of "our said Lord the King." The ship previously belonged to a subject of the King of Spain, which Britain is now fighting. The person who captured the sloop, Jacinta Pau, did not have commission or authority to take the ship on the high seas and Yonge is stepping in to take the prize for Britain. Document dated from around the time Spain and Britain began fighting during the American Revolution. Probably written in St. Augustine.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyRevolutionary WarLawMaritimeNavyPrivateeringMerchants and TradeCommerceSlaveryAfrican American HistoryMilitary History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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