MISCELLANEOUS. NO.1. (1900.) CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE SEIZURE OF THE BRITISH VESSELS "SPRINGBOK" AND "PETERHOFF" BY UNITED STATES' CRUIZERS IN 1863.

London: Harrison and Sons, March 1900. 69pp. Stitched. Titlepage loose. Else very good, clean. Item #WRCAM26249

A lawsuit over blockade running carries on for 35 years. The SPRINGBOK was originially seized by the United States because it was carrying "contraband of war." The subsequent legal struggles for compensation and discussions of the legality of such a move are discussed in these documents. The PETERHOFF also was transporting contraband and had false papers, and the British government refused to "find ground to interefere." The 5 documents relating to this ship deal with the subsequent conflict between the United States and Britain.

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