29. Note 14
above. The papers in the action are in DNA
Microcopy 162, Case 30, Nos. 37–58. See note
below. See also Deposition of Jacob Williams, 31 Aug. 1778, id.,
No. 140. The claimant had sought an appeal to the Privy Council, but withdrew it upon advice of counsel. Opinion of Daniel Leonard, 4 Aug. 1777, PRO
, Treas. 1:528. The Industry
herself was reported destroyed in March 1776 when the British left Boston. Bourne to Doane, 18 Sept. 1776, DNA
Microcopy 162, Case 30, No. 78. For some earlier problems of her new owners, see PRO
, Treas. 1:513, fol. 266, et seq.
Notes of the contents of the PRO
documents were furnished to the editors by Mrs. Kellock.