Brig "George and James", Andrew Carey - 1828
1828 LDS microfilm 1494330 - FO446/3 folio 73-75, pages 119-122 -Printer friendly version
By this Public Instrument
of Declaration and Protest Be it known
to all whom it may concern that on the thirteenth day of June in the Year
of Our Lord of One thousand eight hundred and twenty eight before me Woodbine
Parish Esq. His Britannic Majesty's Consul General personally came and
appeared Andrew Carey Master of the British Brig "George and James"
of the burthen of Ninety five tons or thereabouts belonging to the Port
of London, Mr.Isaac Spence Owner (who duly noted his Protest in my Office
on arrival at this Port)
who declared as follows that on the second day of May last he sailed from St.Catherine's with a Cargo of Farina shipped by Mr. Mathew Pease, citizen of the United States, now residing at that place for Rio Grande to the Consignment as per Bill of Lading of the said Andrew Carey, That on the fifth day of May in about Lat 28° 56' South, Long 47° 50' West he fell in with the Buenos Ayrean Schooner Privateer "Triunfo Argentino" under Brazilian Colours which were hauled down and those of Buenos Ayres hoisted and a gun fired to bring the Brig to, a Boat was sent on board with an Officer to take the said Appearer (the Master Carey) on board the Privateer with his Papers, during the time He was on board the Privateer the whole of his Crew excepting the Cook (seven persons) were taken out of his vessel.
After about two hours detention the said Appearer was sent back together with a Prize Master, a Frenchman, and a Prize Crew of six men. The Commander of the Privateer detaining part of his Papers amongst the rest the Ship's Register and some of his private Accounts. During his absence from the Brig his Cabin was plundered and his Money was brought on board to the Commander of the Privateer while He was with him there were in all three hundred and thirty five
Patacones in silver and about one hundred Milreas [sic] in Copper for which the Commander gave him a receipt which he lost in the confusion.
Besides his Wearing Apparel, a Watch, a Spy Glass, and sundry of the Ship's
Stores etc. etc. were taken away. The Privateer then
stood away, shaping her course to the Northward and the Prize Master sailed
away for the Salado with the English Brig.
On the 25th of May at about four o'clock in the afternoon when a about six leagues south of Cape St. Antonio the Prize Master intentionally (as he previously declared he would do to avoid falling into the hands of the Brazilians) ran the English Brig ashore upon the Coast. All hands were taken on Shore immediately in the boat and remained there under a tent made of the Brig's sails for three days.
On the 28th a number
of the natives having come down to the wreck the Prize Master and his
crew together with the said Appearer embarked in their boat and proceeded
to the Salado from whence the said Appearer arrived in Buenos Ayres this
Whereupon the said Appearer Andrew Carey Master of the said British Brig "George and James" in and on behalf of the said Owner or Owners of the said Vessel and Cargo hereby Protests as He Doth by these Presents most solemnly Protest against the Commander of the said Schooner Privateer called the "Triunfo Argentino" and also against the Owners thereof or whomsoever else may be justly liable for the same for the detention and loss of the said Brig "George and James" as aforesaid to the end that all losses, costs, charges, detriments delays and expenses already suffered and sustained or which may hereafter be sustained and suffered by reason thereof as well as for the personal losses charges and expenses suffered and incurred by the said Appearer and Protester in consequence thereof or any which may be sustained and suffered on account of the same shall be borne and paid by whom of right it may concern.
Thus done and protested
He the said Appearer hath hereunto subscribed his name in the British
Consulate at Buenos Ayres the day and the date before written.
And in Testimony whereof
I the said Consul General have granted to the Said Master this Instrument
of Protest under my hand and Seal of Office to serve and avail him and
all concerned as occasion shall or may require the same having been in
all true form declared and solemnly Sworn by the aforenamed Appearer and
entered in the Official Register of the British Consulate in this City.
Lloyd's Register 1828 - George & James - Brig sheathed with copper in 1823, Master J. Donald, 94 tons burthen, single deck, built in America 1808, damages repaired in 1822 & 1823, Owned by R. M. Foster, draws 11 feet of water when loaded, survey port: London, voyage to Africa, 1 proven iron cable, class E (second class), last surveyed in 1824
Note that the George and James was recorded as on a voyage to Africa, not to Brazil.
Final resolution of the claims of Andrew Carey master of the George and James vs Government of Buenos Ayres:
In the settlement of claims
submitted by the British Government after the war and settled in 1831-4,
compensation of £3,052 for damage to ship and cargo was awarded.
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