Prize court records

On 8-9 August 1861, District Court Judge Asa Biggs issued several warrants while presiding over a court session in New Bern. They included:

– advertising the sale of the Schooner Transit on 26 August 1861

– advertising the sale of the perishable cargo (fruit) of the Sea Witch on 12 August 1861

– advertising the sale of the perishable cargo (fruit) of the Nathaniel Chase

– advertising the sale of the perishable cargo (molasses and sugar) of the Itasca for cash on 19 August 1861

The proceeds of these sales were to be placed in the Registry of the Court prior to the 4 September 1861 court session at Beaufort Court House.

Also in this latest batch of records were accounting lists for the public sale of cargo items from the Hannah Balch and Herbert Manton dated 9 August 1861.

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