This series comprises papers of the High Court of Appeals for Prizes, ususlly in manuscript.
The spine of each appeal is the copy of process in the lower court, received in London from the relevant prize jurisdiction (the Vice-Admiralty Courts and the High Court of Admiralty). As well as documents filed during the course of the appeal, the appeals can contain exhibits and ship's papers, passed on from the lower courts. (In some appeals from the High Court of Admiralty, this type of exhibit remains in whole or part in HCA 32).
Among the wide variety of documents passed on from the lower courts for the appeal 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 set of duplicate printed appeals, still folded and never bound, from 1793 to 1833.