War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0014 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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maritime jurisdiction of the said United States of America and within the jurisdiction of this court, did with force and arms piratically, feloniously and violently set upon, board, break and enter a certain American vessel, to with a brig called the Joseph, the same then and there being owned in part by George H. Cables, John Cables and Stephen Hatch, then citizens of the United States of America, and did then and there in and on board of the said brig, the Joseph, in and upon one Thies N. Meyer, then and there being a mariner and one of the ship's company of the said brig, the Joseph, and master and commander thereof, and in and upon divers other persons, each then and there being a mariner and one of the ship's company of the said brig, the Joseph, whose names are to the jurors aforesaid unknown, piratically, feloniously and violently make an assault, and them did then and there piratically, feloniously and violently put in bodily put in bodily fear and danger of their fives, and did then and there the said brigh, of the value of $3,000 and the tackle, apparel and furniture of the same of the value of $500 of the goods, chattels and personal property of George H. Cables, John Cables and Stephen Hatch, citizens of the United States of America, and 250 hogsheads of sugar of the value of $100 each hogshead, of the goods, chattels and personal property of one Morales, whose Christian name is to the jurors aforesaid unknown, the said sugar being then and there in and on board of the said brig, the Joseph, and being then and there