A Compendious History of the Indian Wars: With an Account of the Rise, Progress, Strength, and Forces of Angria the Pyrate. Also the Transactions of a Squadron of Men of War Under Commodore Matthews, Sent to the East-Indies to Suppress the Pyrates. To which is Annex'd, an Additional History of the Wars ... With an Account of the Life ... of John Plantain, a Notorious Pyrate at Madagascar; ... By Clement Downing, ...

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T. Cooper, 1737 - 238 sidor
 

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Sida 107 - Plantain's house was built in as commodious a manner as the place would permit and for his recreation he took a great many wives and servants whom he kept in great subjection and after the English manner called them Moll, Kate, Sue, or Peg. These wives were dressed in the richest silks and some of them had diamond necklaces.
Sida 117 - Fronting the landing place are five trees, among which, he said, the money was hid. I cannot warrant the truth of this account; but if I was ever to go there, I should find some means or other to satisfy myself, as it could not be a great deal out of my way. If anybody should obtain the benefit of this account, if it please God that they ever come to England, 'tis hoped they will remember whence they had this information.
Sida 116 - Anthony told me he had been among the pirates, and that he had belonged to one of the sloops in Virginia when Blackbeard was taken. He informed me that if it should be my lot ever to go to York River or Maryland, near an island called Mulberry Island, provided we went on shore at the watering place where the shipping used most commonly to ride, that there the pirates had buried considerable sums of money in great chests well clamped with iron plates. As...
Sida 116 - ... should be my lot ever to go to York River or Maryland, near an island called Mulberry Island, provided we went on shore at the watering place, where the shipping used most commonly to ride, that there the pirates had buried considerable sums of money in great chests well clamped with iron plates. As to my part, I never was that way, nor much acquainted with any that ever used those parts; but I have made inquiry, and am informed that there is such a place as Mulberry Island. If any person who...
Sida 4 - Galleywats we make great use of ; they sail with a Peak Sail like the Mizen of any of our Ships of War, and row with 30 or 40 Oars ; very few with less than 20 Oars. Their Compliment is generally 20 fighting Men, besides the Rowers ; but they are fit for no other Service.
Sida 50 - Commodore that he did not perceive anything to be the matter with the Viceroy. On the appointed day, the whole army advanced to the attack with scaling ladders, whereupon the Angrians came down in a great body, with several elephants, which the general of the North perceiving, he broke the order of his wing ; and the seamen being employed in storming the castle (which for certain they would have taken, had they been properly supported), the whole army fell into confusion. So soon as the enemy saw...
Sida 117 - I have made inquiry, and am informed that there is such a place as Mulberry Island. If any person who uses those parts should think it worth while to dig a little way at the upper end of a small cove, where it is convenient to land, he would soon find whether the information I had was wellgrounded.
Sida 118 - Jewels and Diamonds he had, and gave her twenty Girl Slaves to wait on her.
Sida 71 - Orders for us to proceed after him to the Ifland of St. Jago, which is one of the Cape de Verd Iflands.

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