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Letter of marque - until The Paris Declaration of 1856, these letters allowed privateers legitimacy.

Letter of marque - In the days of fighting sail, a letter of marque and reprisal was a government license authorizing a person (Bucaneers or privateer) to attack and capture enemy vessels and bring them before admiralty courts for condemnation and sale

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Drake viewing treasure taken from a Spanish ship, print courtesy New York Public Library

Privateer Letter of Marque...Being  Sir Francis Drake was more of a Privateer than Pirate,the Queen would have presented him with one of these Documents or "Letter of Marque"

Privateer Letter of Marque.Being Sir Francis Drake was more of a Privateer than Pirate,the Queen would have presented him with one of these Documents or "Letter of Marque"

Captain Kidd's letter of Marque 1695

Pen and Pension -- Privateers Off England's East Coast (Image is Captain Kidd's Letter of Marque)

$15.00 Pirates of the Caribbean letter of marque

Small Pirates of the Caribbean Letter of Marque Reproduction Prop Replica

Letters Of Marque, under Admiralty Law The American Constitution possesses many fine words, but no one reads the small print. Later sections declare citizens to be legalised pirates, or Letters Of Marque, under Admiralty Law. The US is the only country in the world to do this. It is legal for US Government personnel to steal from, rape and kill American 'citizens'. The people are a legalised enemy.

I never understood why any state of local police force "needs" military style weapons, tactical vehicles or Tactical body armor

natural self-reliance: Earthquakes, Hurricanes and floods, Hurricane Mari...The city was constructed by Pirates, treasures and "booty" from all around the world would end up at its docks in the holds of the pirate ships. During that period England was at war with Spain, a fairly common occurrence, it was the time of "Letters of Marque", a license to be a "Pirate" or "Privateer".

Sunken Pirate City at Port Royal – Port Royal, Jamaica - Atlas Obscura