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"Leverage", says you. "I think I feel a change in the wind," says I. I'll find
us a crew.
Le Vasseur was killed by two of his henchmen in 1652, but the new governor
sent by de Poincy also welcomed buccaneers. In January 1654, Spanish troops
again drove the pirates out and this time tried to found a permanent colony.
However, when an English fleet invaded in 1655, the Spanish governor withdrew
its troops to defend Santo Domingo.
In 1656, soon after the English occupied Jamaica,
Elias Watts acquired a commission as governor and recruited English and French
settlers. The islanders soon returned to piracy. Watts was expelled in 1659 by a
French adventurer and Tortuga fell under French control in 1665 when Bertrand
D'Ogeron became governor.
D'Ogeron encouraged French settlement along the northern and western coast of
Hispaniola, creating the French colony of Saint Dominguez. He also imposed order
on Tortuga, but never tried to suppress the pirates, who formed the French
colony's best defense in wartime. Pirates continued to visit the Island until
France outlawed piracy after 1713. From the 1670's, however, Petit Groave
replaced Tortuga as the main pirate haven in the French Islands.
1. They finally struck a bargain after weeks of wrangling over who would get
2. The tourists feast their eyes on the Grand Canyon.
Don't lay your hands on that book. That's John's
"Some girls said that: "I
see no point in living if i can't be beautiful."
I swear on pain of death that I will take your love to