In the statement Joseph G. White, commander of the "Washington," attests that his ship was "captured on the high seas, as prize of war" and arranges for its release: "I...am desirous of ransoming said ship for the benefit of myself and of the...
Joseph H. Hall is the son of William Terrell Hall, grandson of Dixon Hall, Sr., and thus cousin of Bolling Hall. In the letter Joseph asks Bolling to help his brother, James, secure a transfer to the company in which his brothers are serving: "he...
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