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Affidavit on the capture of 'La Union', 1798-05-08

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/72

Scope and Contents

An affidavit on the capture of the Spanish privateer 'La Union' by the English privateer 'Indispensible' on 19 February 1798, heard before the Earl Macartney at the Cape of Gold Hope.


  • Creation: 1798-05-08


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Biographical / Historical

George Macartney (1737-1806), Earl Macartney, was Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, 1796-1798.


1 page(s) (1 page) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 59

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 122.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Sir Harry Wilson, 1915.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes copies of the papers of George Macartney, RCMS 113/73.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from Donald Simpson's R.C.S. catalogue.


Macartney, George, 1737-1806, Earl Macartney

Finding aid date

2004-01-23 12:34:07+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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