Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The impressed American Seaman.



Although these were American ships many of the crew were not Americans but were under the protection of the American laws. The British navy was on patrol of the seas and was on the look out for any ships from other nations and when one was found it was boarded and the crew looked over and any one they thought was a born British subject or for any reason they liked was taken and impressed into the British service, but not all were impressed into service many were sent to prison and held for ransom.


On August 2, 1796, the Schooner Ann, under the command of E. P. Brown, was stopped by the British ship Argonaut and Peter Vantuyl was taken and impressed.

On August 2, 1796, the ship Schooner Ann, under the command of E. P. Brown, was stopped by the British ship Argonaut and James Collins, was taken and impressed.

On August 3, 1796, the Brig Molly, under the command of Walter Midlen, was stopped by the Ceres frigate and John Rush who was born in Philadelphia was taken and impressed.

On August 8, 1796, the ship Amiable Creole under the command of James M’Kever was stopped by the ship Africa, and John Bane who was born in Ireland, was taken and impressed.

On August 15, 1796, the ship Active under the command of (?) Robertson, was stopped by a Press Gang and Philip Hay who was a citizen by residence was taken and impressed.

On August 18, the Brig Isabella and Ann under the command of George Hawkins was stopped by the Frigate Success and George M’Cormic, was taken and impressed.

On August 22, 1796, the Brig Fame under the command of Thos. Churnside was stopped by the Thetis and John White from the State of Delaware was taken and impressed.

On August 29, 1796, the ship Aurora under the command of Amasa Parker was stopped by the Sampson and James Mason who was born in Rhode Island and had a protection was taken and impressed.

On September 6, 1796, the Brig Governor Brook was under the command of Andrew Kelly and was stopped by the Drake sloop and John Malone who was born in Ireland and had no protection but had taken an oath of allegiance to the United States was taken and impressed.

On October 17, 1796, the ship Eagle was under the command of Kearney and was stopped and Thomas Jackson a Englishman was taken and impressed.

On October 13, 1796, the Ship Edward was under the command of Howlaud and was stopped and William Collet who was not known to be a citizen was taken and impressed.

On October 17, 1796, the ship Caroline was under the command of Hilton and was stopped and Jonathan Glover who was born in Massachusetts was taken and impressed.

On October 18, 1796, the Brig Friendship was under the command of Repley was stopped and Joseph Johnson who was born in Delaware was taken and impressed.

On October 18, 1796, the Brig Sea Nymph was under the command of Hastie was stopped and Isaac Lawrd who’s nationality was uncertain was taken and impressed.

On October 19, 1796, the Schooner Hannah was under the command of Phippen was stopped by the Thetis Frigate and John Smith who was born in Pennsylvania was taken and impressed.

On October 20, 1796, the ship Charlotte was under the command of Bell and was stopped and John McCarley who was born in Philadelphia was taken and impressed.

On November 19, 1796, the Schooner Dolphin was under the command of Tice and was stopped and Richard Lary who’s citizenship was uncertain was taken and impressed.

On November 19, 1796, the Brig Cincinnatus was under the command of Semple
and was stopped by the Resolution and Wm. McMullen, Mate, who Had sailed out of the U. S. since 1783, was taken and impressed.

On November 21, 1796, the Schooner Musquito was under the command of Hershau and was stopped by either the Frigate Thetis or Prevoyante and John McDonald who was born in New York and had protection but was taken and impressed.

In November of 1796, Thomas Cooper who was A foreigner and had protection was
on a American ship name unknown and was stopped by either the Frigate Thetis or Prevoyante and was taken and impressed.

In November of 1796, Negro George who was a native of Maryland was
on a American ship name unknown and was stopped by either the Frigate Thetis or Prevoyante and was taken and impressed.
In November of 1796, the Schooner Eagle was under the command of Dana and was stopped by a unknown ship and Lewis Rollen who was born in Rhode Island was taken and impressed.

On November 26, 1796, the Ship Old Tom was under the command of Flerron was stopped by a unknown ship and John Crafter who was born in Swede was taken and impressed.

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