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Another privateer, the Reindeer, was built by Calvin Turner for Benjamin Rich and others in 1814. On April 15, 1815, a libel was brought in the United States court at Boston by Nathaniel Snow and others against

sundry goods, wares and merchandise taken from the brig “Daphne,” seized as prize on or about the 7th day of January, and took from her 12 bags of coffee, 16 bags of cloves, 32 leopard skins, a lot of goat skins, one lion skin, 5 boxes of ostrich feathers, 2 boxes of seeds, one box of shells, one bundle of merchandise and two casks of wine.

Also on or about the 20th day of January last seized as prize the ship “Maid of the mill,” Alex Sute, master, and did take from her 7 boxes of raisins, 9 sacks and 1 bag of almonds.

The captain of the Reindeer put a prize crew on board both vessels but both of them were recaptured. It is interesting to learn (Federal Court Records, Boston) that the merchandise brought the following prices:—

Ostrich feathers

Lot No. 1 7 lb. 8 oz. @$27.25 (per lb.)
Lot No. 2 9 lb. 9 oz. @8. 50
Lot No. 3 6, lb. 13 oz. @13.25
Lot No. 4 30 lb. 0 oz. @11.75
Lot No. 5 12 lb. 5 oz. @8.75
24 Leopard skins @$5
1 Lion skin @31
2000 lbs. Coffee @24 cts.
2093 lbs. Cloves @92 cts.
345 lbs. Raisins @16 1/2 cts.
41 1/2 yds. Broadcloth @$6 7/8
17 Gals. wine @$3.05
Total———$4036.89 1/2
Less 6 Bags coffee sold under an interlocutory decree$159. 84
$3877.05 1/2
Less Invalid Fund 2%58.85
Rec'd by Benj. Rich$2883.71

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