War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0061 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION,

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high seas aforesaid and out of the jurisdiction of any particular State and within the jurisdiction of this court, piratically, feloniously and violently put in great bodily fear and danger of his life; and the said schooner called the Enchantress, and the tackle, apparel and furnisture thereof of the value of $3,000, and 75 sacks of corn, 100 barrles of mackerel, 170 grindstones, 50 boxes of candles, 23,000 feet of white pine boards, 200 covered hams, 30 tierces of lard, 50 barrels of clear pork, 200 quarter boxes of soap, 240 half boxes of candles and one package of glassware of the value of $10,000, the same being then and there of the lading of the said schooner called the Enchantress of the goods, chattels and personal property of the said John Devereux, in his presence and against his will did piratically, feloniously and violently take, seize, rob, steal and carry away, against the formof the statute of the United States of America in such case made and provided, and against the peace and dignity of the said United States.

And the inquest aforesaid inquiring as aforesaid upon their oaths and affirmations aforesaid do further present that the said william Smith, on the 6th day of July, in the year of our Lord 1861, upon the high seas out of the jurisdiction of any particular State, within the admirably adn maritime jurisdiction of the United States of America and within the jurisdiction of this court, in and upon one John Devereux, then and there being a citizen of the said United States, and he, the said John devereux, then and there being in and on board of a certain vessel of the United States of America, to wit, a schooner called the Enchantress, and the said schooner being then and there upon the high seas aforesaid, did piratically, feloniously and violently make and assualt and him, the said John Devereux, did then and there upon the high seas aforesaid out of the jurisdiction of any particular State, piratically, feloniously and violently put in bodily fear and danger of he said schooner called the Enchantress, and the tackle, apparel and furniture thereof of the value of $3,000, and 5 sacks of corn, 100 barrels of mackerel, 170 grindstones, 50 boxes of candless, 23,000 feet of white pine boards, 200 covered hams, 30 tierces of lard, 50 barrels of clear pork, 200 quarter boxes of soap, 240 half boxes of candless and one package of glassware of the value of $10,000, of the goods, chattels and personal property of the said John devereux, from the said John Devereus and in his presence and against his will then and there on the high seas aforesaid and out of the jurisdiction of any particular State and within the jurisdiction of this court did piratically, feloniously and violentlyseize, rob, steal, take and carry away against the form of the statute of the United States of America in such case made and provided and against the peace and dignity of the United States.

And the inquest aforesaid inquiring as aforesaid upon their respective oaths and affirmations aforesaid do further present that the said William Smith, on the 6th day of July, in the year of our lord 1861, upon the high seas out of the jurisdiction of any particular State and within the admirably and 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 vessel, being a schooner called the Enchantressm, then being a vessel belonging to certain persons to the said inquest unknown, and then and there piratically, feloniously are also yet unknown, in the same vessel and in the peace of the said United States then and there being, and then and there upon the high seas aforesaid, out of the jurisdiction of any particular State and within the jurisdiction of this court, piratically, feloniously and violently the said mariners, in and on board of said schooner called the Enchantress then and there being, did put in bodily fear and danger of their lives; and r called the Enchantrees, and the apparel, tackle and furniture of the same of the value of $3,000, together with 75 sacks of corn, 100 barrles of mackerel and 50 boxes of candles of the lading thereof, of the goods, chattels and personal property of certain persons to this inquest unknown, and then and there upon the high seas aforesaid out of the jurisdiction of any particular State and within the jurisdiction of this court, being under the care and custody and in the possession of the mariners aforesaid, he, the said William Smith, from the care, custody and possession of the mariners aforesaid then and there, to wit, upon the high seas aforesaid out of the jurisdiction of any particular State and within the jurisdiction of this court, piratically, feloniously and by force and violence and against the will of the mariners aforesaid did steal, rob, take and run away with against the form of the statute of the said United States of America insuch case made and provided and against the peace and dignity of the United States.

And the inquest aforesaid inquiring as aforesaid upon their respective oaths and affirmations aforesaid do further present that the eastern district of Pennsylvania, in the third circuit is the district and circuit into which the said William Smith was first apprehended for the said offenses.

GEO. A. COFFEY,

Attorney for the United States for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.