Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Buenos Ayres” in chapter 1.56, section c.1.56.63, page 245 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:
...teps connected with the bona fide sale taken before any overt act.
On October 30, 1864, we captured the first prize, the bark Alina, Captain Staples, of Searsport, Maine, from Newport, Wales, for Buenos Ayres , with railroad iron.
There was no notarial seal (required under law to establish ownership) to the signature of the owner of the cargo, and so she was, as an American vessel, with her cargo a legal...
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