Record Number 20

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Basic information

Case Number: 20

Date: 1836-04-17

Summary of incident: Captain Henry Williams imprisoned in Matamoros for refusal to sign a document. Vessel seized and detained. Goods traded in violation of embargo.

Amounts claimed

Principal: $6791

Interest: $749

Interest percentage: 5%

Total: $7540

Date claim filed:


Award by U.S. judge: $2310

Award by Mexican judge: $230

Final award principal: $915

Final award interest: $242

Final award total: $1157

Date of final decision: 1841-11-15

Location of incident

Place name at time: Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Place name today: Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico


Name: Henry Belden

Name: Henry Williams

Company: Belden & Williams

Ship (if ship involved)

Ship name: Jane

Ship type: Brig

Home port: New Orleans, LA, USA

     (today New Orleans, LA, USA)

Destination port: -

Destination of goods: -


Text of memorial:

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