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    [Confederate Congress]. An Amendment to an Act Recognizing Privateers. One page, 7.75" x 9.75", Richmond, May 21, 1861. This act amends a previous act legalizing piracy on May 6, 1861. The two amendments were added to the act on May 21, 1861, and read in part: "Section 1...the Government of the Confederate States will pay to the cruiser or cruisers of any private armed vessel commissioned under said act, twenty per centum on the value of each and every vessel of war belonging to the enemy, that may be sunk or destroyed by such private armed vessel or vessels, the value of the armament to be included in the estimate...Sec. 2. That if any person who may have invented or may hereafter invent any new kind of armed vessel, or floating battery, or defence, shall deposit a plan of the same...in the navy department." On light blue paper, very fine.

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    April, 2012
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