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Title: Manual of the corporation of the city of New York, for the years ..
Year: 1842 (1840s)
Authors: New York (N.Y.). Common Council Willis, Samuel J Valentine, D. T. (David Thomas) 1801-1869 Shannon, Joseph Hardy, John
Publisher: New York : The Council
Contributing Library: University of Pittsburgh Library System
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation
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e to his old associates, some of whom sufferedthe extreme hardship of being tried and hanged under hi.s authority; andone crew of buccaneers, most of them lingiishmen, who fell into his hand.%he sent to be deliverd up to the Spaniards at Carthagena. The second e.xpfdition to the South Sea set sail from the ChesapeakeBay in 16-S3 Tiiey were composed of many of the old buccaneers, who,having left the West Indies on account of the severe proceedings takenagainst tboni there, had directed their cimrse to the northern ports, as be-fore-mentioned. This party remained ou the western coasts of North andSouth America, pillaging the towns and capturing ves.-els until June, 1657,when thty returned by difiLrent routes. Wiiilst these matters were passing iu the Pacific Ocean, small progresswas made in the reform which had been begun iu the West Indies. TlieEnglish Governor-, by a fjw examples of severity, restriiined the Englishbuccaneers, from undertaking any enterprise of magnitude. With the 460
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461 French the case was difforont. The number of them who left Hispaniolafor the South Sea, ahinned the French government for the safety of theircohiuies, and especially Hispiiniohi, the security of which agiiinst the Span-iards, had almost wholly r«sted on its being a place of residence and thehome of these adventurers. To persist in a rigorous police against theircruising, it was iipprshended. would make them quit Hispaniola, for whichreason it was judged prudent to relax in the enforcement of the prohibi-tion. The F///))(v/ie/-.? accordingly continued their couses as usual. Butsoon after, (in MMi) a measure was adopted by the French Government,which certainly trenched on the honor of the regular military establish-ment of France, but was attended with success in bringing the Flibusttersmore under control, and making them more manageable. This was thetaking into the Kings s*vice some of the principal leaders of the Flibns-tiers, and giving them commissions in the army and navy. The
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