Image from page 527 of “Manual of the corporation of the city of New York” (1857)
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Title: Manual of the corporation of the city of New York
Year: 1857 (1850s)
Authors: New York (N.Y.). Common Council Willis, Samuel J Valentine, David T. (David Thomas), 1801-1869
Publisher: New York
Contributing Library: Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
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favorable to his old associates, some of whom sufferedthe extreme hardship of being tried and hanged under his authority; andone crew of buccaneers, most of them Englishmen, who fell into his hands,he sent to be deliverd up to the Spaniards at Carthagena. The second expedition to the South. Sea set sail from the ChesapeakeBay in 1683. They were composed of many of the old buccaneers, who,having left the West Indies on account of the severe proceedings takenagainst them there, had directed their course to the northern ports, as be-fore-mentioned. This party remained on the western coasts of North andSouth America, pillaging the towns and capturing vessels until June, 16b7,when they returned by different routes. Whilst these matters were passing in the Pacific Ocean, small progresswas made in the reform which had been begun in the West Indies. TheEnglish Governors, by a few examples of severity, restrained the Englishbuccaneers, from undertaking any enterprise of magnitude. With the 460
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461 French the case was different. The number of them who left Hispaniolafor the South Sea, alarmed the French government for the safety of theircolonies, and especially Hispaniola, the security of which against the Span-iards, had almost wholly rested on its being a place of residence and thehome of these adventurers. To persist in a rigorous police against theircruising, it was apprehended, would make them quit Hispaniola, for whichreason it was judged prudent to relax in the enforcement of the prohibi-tion. The Flib.ustie.fs accordingly continued their couses as usual. Butsoon after, (in 16b6) 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 Flibustiersmore under control, and making them more manageable. This was thetaking into the Kings service some of the principal leaders of the Flibus-tiers, and giving them commissions in the army and navy. These n
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