An: Authentic Account of the Most Remarkable Events; Containing the Lives of the Most Noted Pirates and Piracies. Also, the Most Remarkable Shipwrecks
by R. Thomas
ISBN 1235846695 (1-235-84669-5)
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Softcover, General Books LLC, 2012
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Book summary: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1837 Excerpt: ... was to clear the coasts of rovers, five more, ex tremely rich (one especially in gold) being to follow her, she had 300 soldiers on board, besides her seamen. Tew, on making this ship, told his men she carried their fortunes, which they would find no difficulty to take possession of; for though he was satisfied she was full of men, and was mounted with a great number of guns, they wanted the two things necessary, skill and courage: and, indeed, so it proved, for he boarded and carried her without loss, every one taking more care to run from danger, than to exert himself in the defence of his goods. In rummaging this prize, the pirates threw over a great many rich bales, to search for gold, silver and jewels; and haying taken what they thought proper, together with the powder, part of which (as being more than they could handsomely stow) they threw into the sea, they left her, sharing JE3000 sterling a man. Encouraged by this success, Capt.Tew proposed going in quest of the other five ships, of which he had intelligence from the prize; but the quartermaster opposing him. he was obliged to 'drop the design, and steer for Madagascar. Here the quarter-master finding this island productive of all the necessaries of life; and the air was wholesome, soil fruitful, and the sea abounding with fish, proposed settling; but only three and twenty of the crew came into the proposal: the rest stayed with Captain Tew, who having given the new settlers their share of plunder, designed to return to America, as they afterwards did; but spy, ing theVictoire and her prize, he thought he might, by their means, return somewhat richer, and resolved to speak with them, as I have already said. Tew and his company having taken the above resolution of visiting Monsieur Misson's colony...
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