The History of Leith

March 25, 2011

War at Sea

In September, 1641, a Bill was brought before the Parliament at Edinburgh by John, Earl of Rothes, Sir George Hamilton of Blackburn, Andrew Eusley, and George Arnot, merchants, to
enforce restitution from the Hamburgers to the value of 300,000 meiks, taken from them in shipping and goods, and to grant Letters of Marque against the said Hamburgers; and in the ensuing November Letters of Reprisal by sea and land were granted under the Great Seal

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