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Extract from An act, for the relief and protection of American seamen.

Author/creator United States
Format Book and Microform
Publication Info[Newport, R.I.] : [Printed by Henry Barber or for Ann Barber], [between 1796 and 1809]
Description1 sheet (1 unnumbered page) ; 21 x 11 cm.
Uniform titleAct for the relief and protection of American seamen
Series Early American imprints. First series ; no. 47979
Early American imprints. First series ; no. 47979. ^A478749
General noteSections 5 and 6 of the act passed on May 28, 1796, concerning American seamen detained or seized by any foreign power. Signed: A true extract:-- [blank] To be distributed by district collectors "from time to time ... to all masters of ships and vessels of the United States."--section 6.
General noteSeveral editions noted. In this edition the first line of title ends "protec-"; section 5 contains twenty-five lines of text and section 6 contains nineteen lines.
General noteThe only known copy, held by the American Antiquarian Society, is signed in ms. by William Ellery, district collector for the Treasury Department at Newport, R.I., from 1790 to 1820. Typographical evidence suggests imprint date before 1810.
General notePresumably printed by Henry Barber, the only printer active at Newport, R.I., in 1796 and 1797, or by Ann Barber who succeeded her husband and operated the printing office of the Newport Mercury from 1800 to 1809.
General notePrinted area measures 16.5 x 8.7 cm.
General noteNot in Shaw & Shoemaker.
References Bristol B9751
References Shipton & Mooney 47979
Reproduction noteJoyner- Microfiche. [New York : Readex Microprint, 1985] 11 x 15 cm. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 47979).

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