Order-in-Council [manuscript]. 1933.
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Captain Fortunatus Wright (d. 1757), English merchant and privateer, was financed by British merchants in 1744 at the outbreak of war with France to outfit a ship to prey on French shipping in the Mediterranean, which he did successfully for more than a decade. When prizes taken from the French included Turkish property, the Ottoman Empire - backed by the merchantsof the Levant company, successfully lobbied the British government to rule that turkish goods could not be seized. Wrwight was arrest...