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EXPLANATION OF THE TABLE.

1. As regards the twenty-eight merchant-vessels the table shows the following facts:

The sum of $999,040 in paper is claimed for the vessels, outfits, and provisions, after deduction of the double claims.

The sum of $224,536 in paper is claimed for gross freights, after deduction of the double claims, which makes a total of $1,223,576 in paper for the vessels and freights.

We estimate the losses for which this claim is advanced at $734,386 in gold; of which $709,400 represent the value of the vessels and outfits at the beginning of the voyage, and $24,986 the interest on this sum, together with the wages from the beginning of the voyage up to the time of the capture.

The sum of $2,311,541 in paper is claimed for the cargoes and profits, the insurance and commission on the same cargoes, as well as for the damages, resulting from the non-arrival at the port of destination, after deduction of the double claims which can be clearly demonstrated for the moment. We have reduced this claim to $2,034,156 in paper, and we can show that this reduction is, in all probability, far from being sufficient.

As to the personal effects of the captain or crew we have allowed them to pass in all cases, save four. We are able to show that in these four cases the claims are evi. dently exaggerated, and we have therefore reduced them.

As regards the claims for damages, they are mainly composed of the following items: There are two new claims brought for the first time in the month of March last by the first and second mates of the Crown Point, for wages and damages ; they amount to the extravagant sum of $20,000. There is a claim brought by Martha Williams, a passenger on board of the Jacob Bell, for personal effects amounting to $20,230 : we can show that there are sufficient reasons for rejecting this claim. There is also a claim for $13,500, brought by the owners of the Tacony for losses in consequence of the interruption of their business; we are of the opinion that it should be struck out.

II. As regards the five other merchant-vessels we can show that there are special reasons requiring the reduction of the claims to the sums inserted in the table.

III. As regards the seven fishing-vessels and the Rienzi we have allowed the claims to pass in full.

IV. As regards the Golconda we have reduced the claim of $162,081 in paper to $71,005 in gold, in the manner and for the reasons stated on page 27 of the seventh volume of the British Appendix.

So that the total allowance, provisionally estimated, for vessels captured by the Florida, is $805,391 in gold for the vessels, outfits, freights, and profits, and $2,174,585 in paper for other claims.

TABLE No. VII.-Claims of prorisional claims and allowances as regards ressels captured by the Florida.

Vessels for which claims are brought.

Object.

Claims.

Allowances.

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The 28 merchant-vessels, (gross tonnage, 17,73.5,) viz:

Aldebaran..
Anglo-Saxon
Avon..
B. F. Hoxie
Clarence
Commonwealth
Corris An..
Crown Point
Electric Spark
Estelle
George Latimer
Henrietta
Lapwing
M. J. Colcord.
Mondamin
Oneida
Red Gauntlet.
Southern Cross
Star of Peace.
W. B. Nash.
W. C. Clark
Windward
Zelinda..
Mary Alvina.
Tacony
Byzantium
Umpire

Jacob Bell
Five other merchant.vessels, viz:

Margaret Davis.
Harriet Stevens.
Good Speed
General Berry
Greenland

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Seven fishing-vessels, viz:

Ada
Marengo
Elizabeth Ann
Rufus Choate
Archer.
Ripple
Wanderer

49, 965

$49,965, (paper dollars.)

TABLE No. VII.-Claims of provisional claims and allowances as regards vessels captured by the Florida—Continued.

Vessels for which claims are brought.

Object.

Claims.

Allowances.

The entire gross claim, including the double inadmissible claims, those for gross expected profits, gross freights earned, &c., amounts to $4,173,097 in paper. The total allowance, provisionally estimated, amounts to $805,391 in gold for the vessels, outfits, profits, and freights, and to $2,174,585 in paper for the other claims.

Claims relative to vessels destroyed by the Shenandoah after the month of January, 1865.

Page of state

ment.

Name of vessel.

Claims for vessel.

No, of days of voyage

Claims for ex. pected profits.

Claims for profits earned.

Tonnage.

Claims for personal

effects.

Claims for damages and miscellaneous claims.

Total.

Abigail

310

44

$169, 819

$23, 303

$254, 696

Double claim.

$60,000 73, 200 23, 200

$1,514 13, 379 1,000

227

Brunswick

295

Double claim.

38,625

1, 080

126, 284

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Golconda
Rienzi.

$162, 081

8, 487

$71,005, (gold dollars.) $8,487, (paper dollars.)

233 Covington

Edward Carey

Euphrates

365

100, 875

17,814

3, 213

181, 652

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Claims relative to vessels destroyed by the Shenandoah after the month of January, 1865–Continued.

$75,000

Double claim.

20,000

390

$218, 125

$7,087

$5,000

$305, 837

55, 000

1, 325, 768

2, 781, 269

418, 238

103, 156

158, 676

4, 768, 127

Page of state

ment.

Name of vessel.

Claims for vessel.

No. of days of voyage.

Claims for ex.
pected profits.

Claims for profits earned.

Claims for personal

ettects,

Tonnage.

Claims for dam.
ages and mis-
cellaneous
claims.

Total.

265 W.C. Nye

Gross claims.
Double claims.

1,954, 666

628, 898

2, 781, 269

453, 550
35, 292

104, 156

1,000

158, 676

5, 452, 317

684, 190

8, 560

Gross tonnage
941 General Pike

James Maury
Milo
Nile

315
29.3
400

2

76, 149 73, 039 144, 648 92, 915

386, 751

5, 839, 068

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