War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0017 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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authority from a person, to wit, one Jefferson Davis, then and there piratically, feloniously and violently put in persons fear and danger of their lives, and did on pretense of authority from a person, to wit, one Jefferson Davis, then and there, the brig, the said Joseph, of the value of $3,000, and the tackle, apparel and furniture thereof of the value of $500, and 250 hogsheads of sugar of the value of $100 each hogshead of the goods, chattles and personal property of certain persons whose names are to the jurors aforesaid unknown, the said 250 hogsheads of sugar being then and there in and on board of the said brig and being then and there the landing thereof, and the said brig, the tackle, apparel and furniture thereof and the said 250 hogsheads of sugar being then and there in the care, custody and possession of the said Thies N. Meyer, Horace W. Bridges, Albert Nash, William H. Clanning, John J. Merritt, John Quinn and Joseph H. Golden, from the said Thies N. Meyer, Horace W. Bridges, Albert Nash, William H. Clanning, John J. Merritt, John Quin and Joseph H. Golden and from their said possession, care and custody, and in their presence and against their will, violently, piratically and feloniously seize, rob, steal, take and carry away against the form of the statute of the said United States of America in such case made and provided and against the peace of the said United States and their dignity.

Seventh count. - And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present: That Thomas Harrison Baker, late of the city and county of New York, in the district and circuit aforesaid, mariner, and John Harleston, late of the same place, mariner, Charles Sidney Passailague, late of the same place, mariner, Henry Cashman Howard, late of the same place, mariner, Joseph Cruz del Cano, late of the same place, mariner, Patrick Daly, late os the same place, mariner, William Charles Clark, late of the same place, mariner, Albert Gallatin Ferris, late of the same place, mariner, Richard Palmer, late of the same place, mariner, John Murphy, late of the same place, mariner, Alexander Carter Coid, late of the same place, mariner, and Martin Galvin, late of the same place, mariner, on the 3rd day of June, A. D. 1861, upon the high seas out of the jurisdiction of any particular State and within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the said United States of America and within the jurisdiction of this court, each then and there being a citizen of the said United States of America, did on pretense of authority from a person, to wit, one Jefferson Davis, 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 on pretense of authority from a person to wit, one Jefferson Davis, 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 ships'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 then did on the pretense of authori, to wit, one Jefferson Davis, then there piratically, feloniously and violently put in bodily fear and danger of their lives, and did on pretense of authority from a person, to wit, one Jefferson Davis, then and there the said brig, the said Joseph, of the value of $3,000 and the tackle, apparel and furniture of the same