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Livingston, Robert, et al Indenture between Livingston, William Kidd and Richard Blackham re: privateering

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00239 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert, et al Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1696/02/07 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Indenture for one-fifteenth of the share of "goods m[er]chandizes or . . . other thiungs of value" amassed by Captain Kidd and his crew of the Adventure Galley, in their privateering efforts in the Red Sea. Detailed to seek the pirates who preyed upon ships from "new England R[h]ode Island, New Yorke & Elsewhere", Kidd and his crew were promised pay only upon the capture of a pirate ship. Blackham is offered a full refund in the event that Kidd fails in his charge.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Pirates, Privateering, Maritime, Contract, Middle East, Commerce, Merchants and Trade, Finance, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The 13 Colonies