High Court of Appeals for Prizes: Papers
This series comprises papers of the High Court of Appeals for Prizes. As well as documents filed during the course of the trial the series contains exhibits.
Among the wide variety of documents are abstracts, accounts of damages, Acts, allegations, answers, appeals with protocols, appraisements, attestations, bills of lading, citations, claims, commissions, depositions, examinations, exemplifications of restitution with affidavits annexed; inhibitions, interrogatories, journals of proceedings, letters from envoys, letters of attorney, libels, monitions, passports, petitions, proceedings of Vice-Admiralty courts abroad, process, registrars' reports, relaxations, reports, sentences, ships' papers, translations, and other documents. There is also a printed set of cases of 1790 to 1833.
The series is divided into subseries, each subseries containing papers from a particular war. Within each war, papers are arranged alphabetically by ship names.
For the first five wars, HCA 42/1-165, the description shown in the catalogue is the initial letter of the ship names; this is shown either at piece level or at item level. For the War with France, 1793-1802 (HCA 42/166-363), the catalogue description shows the name of each ship and the name of its master, at item level; the same applies to the Napoleonic Wars, 1803-1815 (HCA 42/364-524). The miscellaneous papers (HCA 42/525-574) are listed by initial letter.
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