Letters of marque and reprisal for the St George. Declaration of William Dampier.
TNA: PRO ref: HCA 26/17 f.170 (13 October 1702)

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13 October 1702
Appeared personally Capt[ain] William Dampier and produced a Warr[ant] from the R[ight] hon[ourable] the Comm[issioner] deputed by his Royall Highnes Prince George of Denmarke etc Lord High A[d]m[ira]ll of England Ireland etc and of all Her Ma[jest]ties Plantations etc for the granting of a Com[missi]on or L[ett]ers of Marque
to him the s[ai]d W[illia]m Dampier, and in pursuance of her Ma[jes]ties Instructions to Privateers made the following Declaration viz. that his ship is called the St George, and is of the burthen of ab[ou]t Two hundred & sixty Tonns, mounted with Twenty Two Gunns, that he the Declarant goes Cap[tain] of her, that she carryes one hundred men, one hundred small Armes, thirty Cutlaces, thirty Barrells of powder, thirty Rounds of great Shott and ab[ou]t one thousand w[eigh]t of small shott, that the s[ai]d ship is victualled for Eight months, has two Suites of Sails and some spare Sailes, five Anchors & five Cables, and ab[ou]t one Tonn of spare Cordage that Sam[ue]ll Huxford goes Lieuten[ant], Jo[h]n Hill Master, Rob[er]t Edlington Boateswaine, Rob[er]t Carr Gunner, W[illia]m Joy Carpenter, Edw[ar]d Morgan Cooke and John Phelps Surgeon of the said Ship, and that W[illia]m Price of Kingstreet neer Golden Square in the County of Middl[ese]x, Gent is the sole Owner and setter out of the s[ai]d ship.

The same day This Declaration was made before William Dampier Geo[rge] Bramston Jur[or?]

St George [in margin]
The like Comm[issi]on as is entered F of 11. [???] granted to Cap[tain] William Dampier to set forth the St. George of the burthen of ab[out] Two hundred & sixty Tonns, whereof the said William Dampier goeth Com[m]ander Dated the Thirteenth day of October in the yeare of Our Lord 1702. And in the First year of her Ma[jes]ties Reigne.

[Rd’ F.C. ??]

 

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