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The Buccaneers in the West Indies in the XVII Century
written by "Haring, Clarence Henry, 1885-1960"
...278: (return)According to Exquemelin the booty amounted to 250,000 crowns in money and jewels, besides merchandise and slaves. Modyford, however, wrote that the buccaneers received only £30 per man. Footnote 279: (return)C.S.P. Colon., 1669-74, No. 1; S.P. Spain, vol. 54, f. 118; vol. 55, f. 177. Footnote 280: (return)C.S.P. Colon., 1669-74, Nos. 227, 578. Footnote 281: (return)C.S.P. Colon., 1669-74, No. 129. Footnote 282: (return)Ibid., No. 149. In 1666 the Consejo de Almirantazgo of Flanders had offered the government to send its frigates to the Indies to pursue and punish the buccaneers, and protect the coasts of Spanish America; and in 1669 similar proposals were made by the "armadores" or owners of corsairing vessels in the seaport towns of Biscay. Both offers were refused, however, because the government feared that such privileges would lead to commercial abuses infringing on the monopoly of the Seville merchants. Duro, op. cit., V. p. 169. Footnote 283: (return)C.S.P. Colon., 1669-74, Nos. 113, 161, 162, 172, 182, 264, 280. Footnote 284: (return)Ibid., Nos. 207, 211, 227, 240. Footnote 285: (return)C.S.P. Colon., 1669-74, Nos. 207, 209-212, 226. Footnote 286: (return)Ibid., No. 194. Footnote 287: (return)Ibid., No. 237. Footnote 288: (return)C.S.P. Colon., 1669-74; Nos. 310, 359, 504; Exquemelin, ed. 1684, Pt. III. pp. 3-7; Add. MSS., 13,964, f. 24. Footnote 289: (return)C.S.P. Colon., 1669-74, Nos. 293, 310. Footnote 290: (return)S.P. Spain, vol. 57, ff. 48, 53. Footnote 291: (return)C.S.P. Colon., 1669-74, Nos. 293, 310; Add. MSS., 13,964, f. 26. The Spaniards estimated their loss at 100,000 pieces of eight. (Add. MSS. 11,268, f. 51.) Footnote 292: (return)C.S.P. Colon., 1669-74, Nos. 310, 359, 504. In a report sent by Governor Modyford to England (ibid., No. 704, I.) we find a list of the vessels under command of Henry Morgan, with the name, captain, tonnage, guns and crew of each ship. Th...

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