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Brig Milford of Baltimore ship passport

 Unprocessed — Folder: 1
Identifier: ViU-2020-0051

Content Description

This collection contains a ship passport issued to the Brig Milford of Baltimore to load at Port Republican, Santo Domingo. Issued under the authority of Toussaint Louverture as the Général en chef de l' Armeé de San-Domingue, a position in which he had recently been confirmed by the newly-installed First Consul, Napoleon Bonaparte. This document gives permission for the six-gun brig MIlford of Baltimore, Captain Littleton Waters, to load her cargo of sugar in five days "without molestation or detention." Signed by Toussaint, with customs stamp; and the ten lines of manuscript in English specifying the terms of the Milford's visit, countersigned by Hugh Cathcart, a Jamaica merchant, and at that time the British agent at Port-au-Prince, and Robert Ritchie, the American consul. Wood-engraved cartouche of the French Republic with the figure of Liberty, seated on a cannon barrel, laurel wreath in one hand and a staff with Phrygian cap in the other; an orb and a scepter beneath her feet.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased, 26 June 2020.

Restrictions Apply

No

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Dates

  • 1800

Creator

Extent

0.04 Cubic Feet (1 legal folder)

Inventory

1 ship passport