[Dixon, William and James Dickson]:|
PETITION OF WILLIAM DIXON AND JAMES DICKSON, TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, PRAYING THE REMISSION OF A FORFEITURE, &C.
Printed by William Bunce, Augusta, Ga.:, 1825
22, [2 blanks] pp. Printed margin notes. Stitched as issued. Light scattered dusting. A couple of small holes in the last leaf [listing documents, but which were not printed with this Petition] take a couple of letters, else complete and Very Good. Final blank is addressed to William Bradley of Vermont, former Senator from that State. A rare Georgia imprint. Petitioners were a partnership-- an American citizen [Dickson] and a British citizen [Dixon]-- based in Savannah and Liverpool. The Liverpool branch placed the firm's goods on the ship Thomas Gibbons, bound for Savannah. The War of 1812 having commenced, the ship "was captured by the private armed schooner Atas, fitted out for the express purpose of intercepting this ship and brought into the port of Savannah, on the same day." Petitioners claimed the capture violated the President's order exempting from forfeiture goods carried to American ports under these circumstances. Though the Supreme Court held the capture illegal, and the American partner [Dickson] received his share of the value of the goods, the British half was never returned. Their petition, attested by their attorney, George Rockwell, seeks reimbursement. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 20372. OCLC 27715091 [3- Harvard, Cornell, Texas] [as of 1/12]. Not in American Imprints, De Renne, Marke, Harv. Law Cat, BEAL.
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