General Greene was a State ship commissioned to overtake Tory privateer vessels, patrolling the waters near Philadelphia. It launched in 1779.
This collection consists of two documents related to the ship General Green and the schooner Industry. The first item is a letter to Captain Robert Caldwell, dated April 26, 1779, from the Philadelphia Council, naming him captain of Marines on board the ship General Greene. The second itsm is an October 18, 1787 court decision by Francis Hopkinson, Esq., judge of the Court of Admiralty of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, instructing John Gifford, the owner of the schooner Industry to sell the ship, including tackle apparel and furniture, at public sale to pay the wages owed to the hired mariners who brought the suit to court. Hired mariners were listed as John Milligan, James Young, Samuel Allen, William Hogdon, and William Shepherdlake.
- Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791
- Legal documents
- General Green, Revenue Cutter