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Collection Reference Number GLC03942
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1775 
Title Assessment of value of the Prosper, a British ship
Date 18 November 1775
Author Laurens, Henry (1724-1792)  
Additional authors Blake, Edward (ca. 1753-1800); Smith, Roger (fl. 1775)
Document Type Military document
Content Description Laurens, Roger Smith, and Edward Blake obey orders of the South Carolina Provincial Congress in assessing the value the Prosper, which had been seized for service by the colonies. The men state that the ship is worth 2,000 pounds and recommend that government pay the sum and procure a ship register from Captain Smith, former commander of the Prosper.
Subjects Privateering  Navy  Maritime  Revolutionary War  American Statesmen  Military History  Finance  Government and Civics  
People Laurens, Henry (1724-1792)  Blake, Edward (ca. 1753-1800)  Smith, Roger (fl. 1775)  
Place written Charleston, South Carolina
Theme The American Revolution; Naval & Maritime; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Laurens was elected president of the Provincial Congress in June 1775.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859