Order for 'Young Teazer' prize money, Portland, 1813

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An order for Elihu Gunnison, who was a carpenter aboard the privateer Young Teazer, to be paid $222.20 in prize money.

The privateer attacked British ships in the Gulf of Maine and the captured ships or its goods were sold, with prize money paid to the crew.

The Young Teazer was blown up June 27, 1813 by one of its crew members when cornered in Nova Scotia by British ships.

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  • Title: Order for 'Young Teazer' prize money, Portland, 1813
  • Creator: Fickett, John
  • Creation Date: 1813-09-04
  • Subject Date: 1813
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 13.2 cm x 21 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 21, Box 7/6
  • Collection: Thomas G. Thornton papers
  • Object Type: Text

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