Politics is nothing. We are free only on the ocean. ~ Renato Beluche
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Seafaring Sunday: Governor Modyford's Action
March 4, 1666: In retaliation for raids on isolated coastal plantations, Governor Thomas Modyford of Jamaica declares war of Spanish territories in the New World and begins issuing letters of marque against Spain to Port Royal's buccaneers. One of those who receives a commission is the now infamous Henry Morgan, who will go on to become Lieutenant Governor of the island.
Header: Replica of the letter of marque issued to Henry Morgan and signed by Modyford from the wonderful craftsman at Pirate Documents