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Proposal by the Lords of the Treasury of Great Britain concerning Courts of Vice-Admiralty in North America
Great Britain. Treasury
July 02, 1768
Volume 11, Pages 218-219

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[B. P. R. O. America and West Indies. Vol: 107. p. 29.]
A Plan of Districts proper to be allotted to the Courts of Vice-Admiralty to be appointed in America.

The Court of Vice-Admiralty to be established at Halifax to have original Jurisdiction in all causes arising within the limits of the following Colonies and within three leagues of the shores thereof.

Quebec
Newfoundland
Nova Scotia

The said Court to have also original Jurisdiction in all Causes arising from the Capture of Ships to the Northward of the Latitude of 43. 15. North or of Ships whose Port of destination shall be within either of the said Colonies. The said Courts to have also Jurisdiction in Appeals from the Courts of Vice-Admiralty established or to be established within either of the said Colonies. The Court of Vice-Admiralty to be established at Boston to have original Jurisdiction in all causes arising within the limits of the following Colonies and within three leagues of the shores thereof.

New Hampshire
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Connecticut.

The said Courts to have also original Jurisdictiction in all causes arising from the capture of ships between latitudes of 40. 30 & 44. 30 North or of ships whose Port of destination shall be within either of the said Colonies The said Court to have also Jurisdiction in appeals from the Courts of Vice Admiralty established or to be established within either of the said Colonies. The Court of Vice Admiralty to be established at Philadelphia to have original Jurisdiction in all causes arising within the limits of the following Colonies and within three leagues of the shores thereof

New York. New Jersey. Pensilvania
The Lower Counties on Delawar
Maryland. Virginia.

The said Court to have also original Jurisdiction in all causes arising from the capture of ships between the Latitude of 41. & 36. 15 North or of ships whose Port of destination shall be within either of the said Colonies.

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The said Court to have also Jurisdiction in Appeals from the Courts of Vice Admiralty established or to be established within either of the said colonies—The Court of Vice Admiralty to be established at Charles Town to have original Jurisdiction in all causes arising within the following Colonies and within three leagues of the shores thereof

North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia
East Florida
West Florida

The said Court to have also original Jurisdiction in all causes arising from the capture of ships to the Southward of Latitude 36. and 45 North or of Ships whose port of destination shall be within either of the said Colonies. The said Court to have also Jurisdiction in appeals from the Courts of Vice Admiralty established or to be established within either of the said Colonies.