9.10.2014

Scottish merchants pass resolution declaring injury to commerce and pride


September 10, 1814


Scottish merchants pass resolution declaring injury to commerce and pride:

“That the number of American privateers with which our channels have been infested, the audacity with which they have approached our coast, and the success with which their enterprise has been attended, have proved injurious to our commerce, humbling to our pride, and discreditable to the directors of the naval power of the British nation, whose flag of late waved over every sea and triumphed over every rival.

There is reason to believe. 

In the short space of twenty-four months, above eight hundred vessels have been captured by the Power whose maritime strength we have hitherto impolitically held in contempt.”

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