Impressment

The impressment of an American seaman.
In Newfoundland men were exempt from impressment, an act practiced in the United States.

From a drawing by Stanley M. Arthurs. From Captain A.T. Mahan, Sea Power and its Relations to the War of 1812, Vol. I (London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited, 1905) frontispiece.

Updated February, 2007.
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