25. As to the role of the Industry
in this case, see text at notes 29–32
Microcopy 162, Case 30, contains the record of the proceedings in the Court of Vice Admiralty at Boston, including the libel filed against her by Samuel Fitch on behalf of John DeLaTouche, Commander of H.M.S. Halifax,
dated 18 Sept. 1775 (No. 37); the claim of Henry Bromfield, agent for the owners of the Industry
for vessel and most of the cargo (No. 38); decrees of Nathaniel Hatch, Deputy Judge, dated 10 and 12 Oct. 1775, condemning the unclaimed portions of the cargo, as well as the vessel and claimed portions (Nos. 39, 42); Bromfield's claim of an appeal to the Privy Council, dated 19 Oct. 1775 (No. 45); and an invoice, dated 7 Sept. 1775 (No. 89), and bill of lading, dated 17 July 1775 (No. 56), under which 102 casks of oil and head matter belonging to Doane were shipped aboard the Industry,
consigned to Bourne or Lane, Son & Fraser in London. Bourne's journal, note
below, and his Memorial, note
above, document his petition to the Lords of Trade.