Record Number 17

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Basic information

Case Number: 17

Date: 1829-07-15

Summary of incident: Ship seized after trying to take expelled Spaniards to Havana. Passengers went on other vessels, so lost revenue.

Amounts claimed

Principal: $4999

Interest: $4799

Interest percentage: %

Total: $9798

Date claim filed:


Award by U.S. judge: $7455

Award by Mexican judge: $2320

Final award principal: $2001

Final award interest: $1363

Final award total: $3364

Date of final decision: 1841-08-02

Location of incident

Place name at time: Vera Cruz, Vera Cruz, Mexico

Place name today: Vera Cruz, Veracruz, Mexico


Name: Robinson Potter

Ship (if ship involved)

Ship name: William

Ship type: Brig

Home port: Newport, RI, USA

     (today Newport, RI, USA)

Destination port: Vera Cruz, Vera Cruz, Mexico

     (today Vera Cruz, Veracruz, Mexico)

Destination of goods: -


Text of memorial:

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