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Bradford, William (1729-1808) [Instrument of protest]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02108 Author/Creator: Bradford, William (1729-1808) Place Written: Bahama Islands, New Providence Type: Document signed Date: 16 September 1797 Pagination: 4 p. ; 33 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed by Bradford as notary public. James Bowers, Master of the Brigantine Flora from New York, had been seized and all his goods confiscated by a Royal Navy Schooner of War, the George and Ophelia. The protest notes that "perfect Peace and Amity existed between Great Britain and the... United States" at that time.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: CaribbeanMaritimeNavyMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsCommerceMerchants and TradeQuasi-war

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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