Saturday, January 02, 2010

Christiansand 1809

Document dated 1809, a letter from Captain Joseph Eck, in Christiansand, where his ship has been captured by Danish Privateers. In this letter Captain Eck states that to date 29 American ships have been captured and brought into port, they has a trial and were convicted for crimes such as not listing all crew members on docket and that one of the crew members swore at the Registrar....he knows not when they will finally be released from this place....signed Charles S. Smith and Joseph Eck.

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