The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lord Nelson (Schooner), 1 Jul 1817

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DISTRICT COURT. -- The Northern District Court for the State of New York, held a session in this village last week. This court has been established by law about five years; yet unhappily it has heretofore been hardly known to the public.
      The Hon. M. B. Talmadge - is the judge and president at the late terms, R. R. Lansing, Esq. of this village, is the clerk and John W. Livingston, Esq., of Skameateles, is the marshall.
      At the late session, considerable important business was done. Several causes of consequence, some of which have been long pending, were tried and decided. Among others was the case of the LORD NELSON, a schooner captured on Lake Ontario a few days before the declaration of war for a supposed violation of the non-intercourse law. The claimants were Messrs. W. & J. Crooks of Upper Canada. The case was without hesitation, decided in their favor, and payment awarded them, for the captured property.
      Buffalo Gazette
      Tuesday, July 22, 1817

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      My Lord --- I have received and laid before the Queen, the joint address to Her Majesty from the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly of Canada, which accompanied your despatch, No. 247, of the 8th of April, praying that Her Majesty would cause measures to be adopted for procuring indemification from the Government of the United States for Mr. Crooks, whose vessel, the LORD NELSON, was captured by an American Citizen previously to the Declaration of War in 1812. (part)
      The Argus, Kingston
      March 23, 1846
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NOTE:- The LORD NELSON after her capture became the U. S. SCOURGE and was lost as such in Aug. of 1813. The Crooks family claim for reparation was finally settled in 1930
      from " Ghost Ships "
      by Emily Cain

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Lord Nelson (Schooner), 1 Jul 1817