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  3. Quest for Blackbeard

    Review: A truly groundbreaking Book! By Mark Martinez on July 16, 2017 Baylus C. Brooks' Quest for Blackbeard I believe will help to usher in a sea change in the field of piracy in the 18th century West Indies. A highly sourced and entirely readable work, Quest presents a much needed critique of Captain Charles Johnson's 1724 book "A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates" which has served as the principal source used by researchers since the time of its writing in defining the character and exploits of the famous pirate. Brooks helps to reinforce the emerging theory among researchers that the Captain Johnson who wrote "A General History" was actually the 18th-century Jacobite printer and journalist, Nathaniel Mist. Mist's reputation is best understood by examining his "Weekly Journal" which was the most vocal and extreme resistance newspaper to emerge in opposition to the Hanoverian Whig takeover of the British parliament in 1715. Brooks explains how Mist, under the Johnson pseudonym, wrote "a General History" largely as an exploitation and/or propaganda narrative designed to appeal to the unique political sensibilities of his readers. As such, it has been wrong for researchers to use it blindly, as it has been, to define who Blackbeard was and how he should be understood in history. In this regard, Brooks has done groundbreaking work in uncovering the true origins of Blackbeard. Unlike the image painted by Mist of a vulgar and brutal monster of low birth, Brooks has discovered through records he has brought to light found in St Catherine's Parish registries of Jamaica and Jamaican deed books as well as through genealogies compiled from wills kept by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in England that Blackbeard, whose given name was Edward Thache, was actually from a minor aristocratic family who was not far removed from high level players in the political circles of his time - principally among them, the Lechmeres of Hanley Castle in Worcestershire who supported the 1st Whig Junto and who were, through marriage, connected to the Winthrops of Connecticut. Brooks has discovered that Thache began his career, surprisingly, as a well-respected mariner serving in the British Royal Navy aboard the HMS Windsor. Put simply, Brooks has made a compelling case that Thache was perhaps more privateer than pirate, at least in his early days, with sympathies more aligned with the ousted Stewarts than with the ascendant Hanovers. These alignments appear to have led him onto the wrong side of history. It can be argued that he may have gotten caught in his own emerging reputation fostered by his own press along with the unstable politics of his age, a combination that led him into an outlaw career that he perhaps couldn't escape. In all respects, Quest is a groundbreaking book. It offers much food for thought no matter what opinions the reader holds on the subject and, at a minimum, presents much newly discovered source material that makes the light of day for the first time in this work. These documents, by themselves, make the book worth purchasing. The well-conceived conclusions Brooks draws makes it invaluable. In all respects Quest for Blackbeard is well worth the read for all who are interested in the subject.
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  7. Pirate Ship names list

    24.) Henry Avery- The Pirate King Fancy- formerly "Charles II" man of war 46 guns 150 men (Dow+Edmonds who on page 346 called it "Fanny") Fancy- formerly "Charles" 46 guns 150 men (J. Franklin) 25.) John Phillips Revenge- schooner 4 men (Conlin) Revenge- sloop formerly "Squirrel" 4men then to 11 men ex French Guarda Costa 12 guns (Seitz+ Stephens) 26.) Robert Sample Flying King- formerly "Mercury" sloop 4 guns 70 men (Seitz) 27.) Matthew Luke- Matteo Luca a Genoese (Earle) Venganza (Vengence)- sloop 58 men (Earle) 28.) John Taylor- actually Richard Taylor (Fox) Cassandra- 140 men (Breverton) Victory- formerly "Nostra Senhora de Cabo" 30 guns (Breverton) 29.) Francis or Farrington Spriggs Bachelor's Delight- sloop 24 guns *1724 in Honduras (captain Smith) Has ship named "Delight" 60 men (Dow+Edmonds) Low gave "Fancy" to Spriggs (per Philip Ashton said, only 22 men in schooner when Low and Spriggs got seperated) 30.) George Lowther- called Edward (Cordingly) Delivery- formerly "Gambia Castle" 8 guns 30 men (Cordingly) called "Delivery" by (Seitz) (Tom McCarthy states "Gambia Castle" was 16 guns if that is the case why would lowther take 8 guns away?) (Johnson states "Delivery" formerly "Gambia Castle" 16 guns 50 men) But Johnson+Seitz both later call ship "Happy Delivery") * I wonder if "Delivery" was renamed "Happy Delivery" since both sources change the name when Edward Low joins with Lowther? 31.) Thomas Tew Amity- sloop 16 guns 70 tons 70 men (Cecil Milliner) 32.) Robert Culliford *interesting note states 60 woman were taken by him and Chivers as captives back to Ile Sainte Marie (Grey+Rogozinski) Mocha Frigate- 40 guns 125 men (Charles Grey, Rogozinski, and Professor Aydin Ucar) 33.) Richard "Dirk" Chivers Soldado- 20 guns 125 men (Charles Grey, Rogozinski, and Professor Aydin Ucar) ship so badly damaged transfers guns to "New Soldado" formerly "Great Mahomet" Turkish 600 tons (Charles Grey, Rogozinski, and Professor Aydin Ucar) 34.) Edward England Royal James- formerly "Pearl" 26 guns 180 men (Cordingly)Seitz) Victory- formerly "Peterbough" galley (Seitz+Johnson) Fancy- Dutch ship frigate 34 guns 300 tons (Johnson) 35.) Stede Bonnet- Major Revenge- later renamed "Royal James" sloop 10 guns 60 tons 70 men (Woodard) * When taken over by Blackbeard 2 guns added total 12 guns 150 men one Lt. Richards placed in temporary command (Woodard) 36.) John Gow George Galley- 20 guns 200 tons (Johnson) Then states renamed it "Revenge" (Johnson+Wikipedia) * Wikipedia has it wrongly listed as formerly "Caroline" "George" 18 guns 200 tons *George painted on stern and inside lettered "The Revenge" (Seitz) "George Galley" 200 tons in "All The Year Around" by Dickens Oct.7th 1893 37.) John Quelch Charles- Brig 80 tons 43 crew (Dow+Edmonds) Charles- galley 10 guns 80 tons 70 crew (Beal) 38.) John Rackam- Calico Jack Ranger- Brig replaced Vane as Captain sent Robert Deal, Vane, and 15 others onto a sloop (Johnson) Other 75 men sided with Rackam (Woodard) * Woodard makes the point Vane stated the French man of war(24guns) was twice their force. This tells us possibly the Ranger was 12 guns 90 men since 75 sided with Rackam 15 with Vane. William- sloop 4 guns 2 swivels 12 men (Cordingly) William- sloop 6 guns 12 tons stolen from Privateer John Ham (Woodard) *Possibly swivels (2) were added to gun count (4) making a total of 6 guns? 39.) Samuel Burgess * Don't believe he was a Pirate only a Privateer only commanded the "Pembroke" for a short time trading at Madagascar. Can't find any evidence he took any ships.Loses command goes back to London on trial escapes gallows returns to sea but not as a Captain. Then dies of poisoning.(seitz) Pembroke- sloop 8 guns 80 men (capt. Munthie 1717 deposistion) via (Konstam) 40.) Thomas Howard New England Brig 10 guns 80 men (Johnson+Seitz) Alexander- ex Portugese ship 36 guns 180 men (Seitz) 41.) Edward Low Fortune- 10 guns 70 men (Dow+Edmonds) Rhode Island sloop 8 guns 10 swivels 100 tons *given to Low from Lowther (Dow+Edmonds) I believe Lowther took this sloop back shortly when Low decided to leave)Because (Dow+Edmonds) mention pg.201 Low was given a Brig called "Rebecca" by Lowther when they seperated. Low had 44 men 2 guns 4 swivels on this brig. Lowther gives this sloop to Spriggs. (Johnson) Fancy-schooner formerly "Mary" 10 guns 80 tons (Dow+Edmonds) *(Dow+Edmonds) later say "Fancy" was 8 guns 90 men Ranger- sloop 8 guns 43 men given to Charles Harris at time of capture by HMS Greyhound(Dow+Edmonds) Delight- ex British man of war sloop 12 guns added 4 guns total now 16 guns 60 men given to Francis Spriggs (Dow+Edmonds) Merry Christmas- large ship 34 guns *Proclaimed Admiral of his fleet hoists famous red skeleton flag had only 30 men May 17th 1726 (Dow+Edmonds) 42.) George Booth Speaker- ex British slave ship 50 guns 450 tons (Charles Ellms+Seitz) 43.) Charles Yeates Katherine- Bermuda sloop 8 guns 20 men (Cordingly) *I think Woodard was wrong, when he wrote Vane took over Yeates' sloop it had 10-12 guns. Then when given back to him Woodard states 8 guns 20 men like Cordingly. 44.) Howell Davis King James- 26 guns 150 men (Seitz+Breverton) Royal Rover- sloop 32 guns 27 swivels formerly "Marquis del Campo" Dutch ship prior to that ex British naval ship (Breverton) 45.) Henry Jennings Mary- sloop of war 50 tons (Konstam) Diamond- sloop 10 guns 100 men (Capt. Munthie 1717) via Konstam Diamond- sloop 4 guns (Woodard) *Destroyed Aug.28th 1712 Jamaica during a Hurricane (Woodard) St. Marie French Frigate 14-16 guns (Woodard) Barsheba- sloop 8 guns 40 tons 80 men (Woodard) 46.) John Martel- Jean Martel (French not English) (Baylus Brooks) unknown sloop- 8 guns 80 men (Johnson) *Johnson states Martel left 25 men on this sloop transferred 55 to captured "John and Marshall John and Marshall- galley 22 guns 100 men (Johnson+ Pirate Wednesdays site: John Martel) J+M- 22 gun galley (Woodard) 47.) Charles Harris- 2nd Mate on Greyhound Greyhound- sloop given to Harris from Lowther (Cordingly) Ranger- sloop 8 guns (Cordingly) Ranger- sloop 8 guns 48 men (Capt. Solgard who caught Harris) (Dow+Edmonds) Fancy- schooner 10 guns 80 tons given to Harris from Low (Dow+Edmonds) 48.) Shipton sloop- 12 guns 70 men consort with Spriggs (Dow+Edmonds) 49.) John Fenn Morning Star- Brig 21 guns (Wikipedia+ David Stapleton) Antelope- Frigate 24 guns (David Stapleton) 50.) Lane Queen Anne's Revenge- Formerly "Elizabeth and Katherine" sloop 6 guns (Seitz) 51.) Thomas Goldsmith Snap Dragon- (Gosse+Wikipedia) 52.) Jaspar Seager- mistaken for England(Fox) Fancy- took over England's ship when he was marooned added guns total 38 (Wikipedia, Fox, Grey, Biddulph) 53.) Richard Frowd Brig- 8 guns 60 men (Cordingly) 54.) John Derdrake- * Sources from "The Black Register: Or, Revelations of Crime Selected from the Criminal records of all Nations" London 1852 Brig- 12 guns 50 men (pg.231) (Sells this Brig to Danish Merchants) Russian war sloop 16 guns added 4 guns from previous brig total 20 guns 70 men (pg.231) 55.) Emanuel Wynn or Wynne 150 men (earle) 56.) Contiuning from previous post for: Olivier Le Vasseur, La Bouche or La Buse (The Buzzard) unknown sloop 14 guns 64 men (Breverton) Wyndham Galley- formerly Bird 24 guns (Breverton) Then renames her "Duke of Ormond" (Breverton) Indian Queen- 28 guns 250 tons 90 men wrecked on Mayotte in 1720. (Breverton) Victory- 30 guns given to La Buse from Taylor (Breverton) Too be Continued.....
  8. Pirate Ship names list

    I'm going to go ahead and source what, I have found for each ship that I have personally researched. Now beware, I don't have a fancy education or masters degree in history just a lifetime member of Star Trek fan club and let's be honest some of these historians just paraphrase one another for the most part. Mission just to clarify Nicholas Woodall is in fact a Pirate! He was one of those pardoned Pirates when Woodes Rogers came to town. He was in command of ship the Wolf sloop 30 tons and traded with Charles Vane. Giving Vane all sorts of valuable information about Roger's men, ships, movements, etc. Picked up and put in chains by Hornigold and sent to England for trial.(Woodard)(Fox) You are also right by what you preach about proper research and how it takes time! 1.) William Kidd Adventure Galley- Frigate 34 guns 287 tons (Wikipedia) 34 guns 287 tons 152 men (Cordingly, Dow and Edmonds) 36 guns (Zacks) 30 Guns 80 men (Johnson) Adventure Prize- formerly Queda Merchant (Quedah or Quedagh) Moorish ship 34 guns 400 tons (johnson) stated all guns taken off Adventure Galley put on this prize. 350 tons (Zacks) also states, "Kidd knew Quedagh to be 400 tons and 18 guns". 2.) John Bowen Speaker- ex slaver Gunieaman 50 guns 450 tons 240 crew (Seitz) stated combined crew and guns from "Alexander". called "Speaking Trumpet" (Earle) Content- Speedy Return- Brig (All three burned transferred crew from "Speedy Return" + "Prosperous" combined 164 men into captured Moor ship) (Seitz) Prosperous- Defiance- ex Moor ship 56 guns 700 tons 164 men (Seitz + Johnson) 3.) Blackbeard Revenge- Stede Bonnet's sloop 10 guns given to Lt. Richards to command for some time (Johnson + Seitz) Queen Anne's Revenge- ex French Gunineaman 40 guns (Johnson) 49 guns 250 tons (Seitz) Formerly "La Concorde" 40 guns 250 tons 150 men (Woodard) 1st Adventure- sloop 10 guns 80 tons given to Isreal Hands in command (Konstam) 2nd Adventure- sloop 8 guns (taken around 1718 Havana) (Konstam) (Cordingly points out "Adventure" 10 guns small sloop in Nov. 22, 1718 Blackbeard is KIA fighting Lt. Maynard in Okracoke Inlet.) 4.) Bartholomew Roberts *Not done with him yet 5.) Thomas Anstis While in Roberts service lost command of "Good Fortune" to John Fenn who was elected Captain. States, Anstis was fond of this ship and ran off with her with some of the crew. (Seitz) Good Fortune- Brig 18 guns (Breverton+Seitz) 6.) John Evans Scourer- small sloop 4 guns (Seitz) 7.) Thomas Cocklyn- named Jeremiah (Fox) Mourroon- formerly "Rising Sun" given to him by William Moody 24 guns (Breverton+Konstam) Speakwell- formerly "Sarah"- Galley 30 guns (Breverton) Two Friends- store ship (Breverton) 8.) Samuel Bellamy Sultana- galley 26 guns (Woodard) Whydah- ex British slaver 28 guns 300 tons 160 men (Woodard) Anne Galley- snow 100 tons 28 men store ship under command of Richard Noland (Woodard) 9.) Charles Vane Lark- sloop 6 guns 16 men (when surrendered to Vincent Pearse HMS Phoenix)(Woodard) then stolen back crew at 75 men (Woodard) Katherine- sloop 10-12 guns 90 men (Woodard) stated commandered from pirate Charles Yeates(Woodard) took a Brig- 12 guns 90 men gives Yeates back his sloop (Woodard) 2 masted 20 gun French ship 200-250 tons 90 men (Woodard) 10.) Christopher Condent- Edmund Condent (Woodard) also various spellings of last name multiple sources Dragon- sloop 97 men (Woodard) Flying Dragon- 135 men (Robert Bousqet) Flying Dragon- formerly Dutch Privateer sloop renamed "Fiery Dragon" 42 guns (The Pirates Own Book) * Condon gave his original sloop to someone to sail in consort with. Took a Dutch ship " Flying Dragon" 36 guns which he transfers 6 guns to another ship now at 30 guns. 1719 attacked "Compagnies Welvaren" Dutch West Indiamen Frigate renames it " Fiery Dragon" 40 guns 20 swivels and 320 men also has 3 portable coehorns mortars. (Sources- Kevin Mcdonald, 2008 Dissertation, Conrad Gill, H.C.V. Leibbrandt, C.R. Pennel, and Jan Rogozinski.) 11.) Louis Guittar La Paix (Peace)- 20 guns * in hold 150-160 men (Earle) La Paix- 20 guns (Zacks) 125 men (Jerry Maddox) 12.) Joseph Bannister- Captain ran away with the ship Golden Fleece- 30 guns 400 tons 115 men (Dr. Gaetan Algoet) www.wrecksite.eu 32 guns 50 men when Bannister escapes from prison runs off again with ship. (Earle) 13.) Jean Hamlin Trompeuse(Deceiver)- French Royal Frigate 32 guns (Earle) Trompeuse(Trickster) 38 men (Kris Lane) La Nouvelle Trompeuse(The New Deceiver)-Privateer 198 men when seized (Earle) or called "The New Trickster" 60 men (Kris Lane) 14.) Phillip Lyne Sea Nymph- sloop 10 guns 16 swivels 45 men (Dow+Edmonds) then (Dow+ Edmonds) say its 4o men 26 guns 16 swivel 10 carriage guns 15.) James Skyrme- Roberts gives command of "Ranger" to him ( Johnson, Earle) Ranger- 32 guns (Earle) 16.) William Moody- sourced (Fox) Rising Sun- 35 guns 130 men (Cordingly) 17.) *Still working on Olivier Levasseur 18.) Paulsgrave Williams Marianne or Mary Anne- sloop 10 guns (Gail Selinger) He was given this ship from Samuel Bellamy 50 tons 41 men (woodard) 19.) Richard Worley- * Tony Malesic in Pyracy Pub states Gosse is wrong. "Eagle" commanded by Worley and N.Y.R.R. commanded by John Cole. Authors Gosse, Stapleton and Downey all paraphrase wrong info. Eagle- sloop 8 guns 25 men (Malesic) 20.) John Cole New York's Revenge Revenge- sloop 6 guns 25 men (Stapleton had crew number right) and (Malesic) 21.) Benjamin Hornigold Ranger- sloop 30 guns (Wikipedia via Konstam) Benjamin- Spanish sloop 10 guns 200 men (Baylus Brooks+ Woodard) 90 tons "Timberlakes Deposistion" (Baylus Brooks) Happy Return- sloop 15 tons (Woodard) Mary- sloop 6 guns 140 men (Baylus Brooks) 6 guns 35-40 tons 140 men (Woodard) 22.) Joseph Cooper *page 279 Dow+Edmonds Cooper was on a sloop Captain DeHaws which was taken by Spriggs in 1724. Says he was born in London England. The Night Rambler- sloop (Wikipedia) large Bermuda sloop 24 men (Earle) So one of these sloops captured by Spriggs was given to Cooper to be in consort. 23. William Fly Fame's Revenge- formerly ex British slaver "Elizabeth"- snow (Dow+Edmonds) snow 6 guns 23 men (Cordingly) John Halsey- was strictly a Privateer and not a Pirate I will have more to be continued.........
  9. Pirate Ship names list

    Perhaps these sites can be helpful: https://www.threedecks.org http://www.historylogbook.org
  10. Pirate Ship names list

    No, I honestly can't...which is the real problem with the list. It cites no sources, so there's no way to verify it. I used it for an article I wrote several years ago and people occasionally point out errors to me in my list. (This happens sporadically, so I don't remember the complaints. But, one example I do recall: Nicholas Woodall wasn't a pirate and so doesn't belong on the list.) I have been trying to go through the period sources and create my own list so I can correct the one in my on-line article, but it's a very tedious, time-consuming project because you have to read all the contemporary sources and record mentions of the ships, noting who had them, when they had them, how many men and guns the ship had (which usually changes - sometimes dramatically - during the tenure of ownership) and what type of ship it was. Some of this can be really difficult to figure out because the period documents occasionally identify ships by the wrong name, wrong ship type and wrong captain (or are sometimes given an aliases). So I wouldn't rely on this list to be accurate.
  11. Davy Jones and Fiddler's Green and Sea Myths

    Well if I did use Davy Jones as my Death would Diseny Sue me?, LW
  12. How to sew a Ditty-bag

    So many people have mentioned you of late that I'm sending out a shout.
  13. Pirate Ship names list

    Mission you stated this list contains several errors could you please tell us what errors those are?
  14. pirates101 invites

    Hi folks I giving a code for Pirates101 it's an invite TQ45D-2L9E5-53C9M-LL4Q7 I'll get 400 crowns and so will the invite LW
  15. Hi folks I need to know some 17th Century dishes for my 17th Century world in 21th Century timeframe. LW
  16. Um folks hi again I still need help with this setting a 17th Century world in 21th Century timeframe, LW
  17. Port Washington Pirate Festival 2017

    Huzzah! Wish I could be there, but shall certainly promote it.
  18. The Pyracy Pub is Closing!

    I wish it wasn't true. I always keep this place in my bookmarks and keep pointing to it like a compass points to true north. I suppose those of us who stick around or keep returning are the fair and true pirates. Considering how fleeting many youth, and elders, interests are and their NEED to have EVERYTHING at their fingertips quite literally that forums are 'inconvenient' to them because if some place doesn't have an app for easy go-to ability, they will no go looking for it. Sad, says I. Down right sad! To be honest, keep fighting for the Pub. I pray it sticks around because the next generation of Pirates will need something. After all, these other places advertising for joining crews require a HUGE payment, and who else really advertises and discusses a lot about piracy? The Pub is a Pirate's Treasure, to be sure. M' black heart remains here at the Pub.
  19. The Pyracy Pub is Closing!

    Ahoy All - It has been a grand sail. and sad to see the Pub sail off into the setting Sun. Thank ye sirs for your time and efforts. Jas. Hook
  20. 18th Century Navies

    I've seen those images before. Even went digging a couple times to find the book they originally came from. Book was too rare to obtain here in the U.S., even through interlibrary loan. It unfortunately meant I couldn't use it for my research. The condition of studies in maritime clothing for English mariners is in bad enough condition (a reason I worked on it). As far as I can tell, even with the language barrier, the study of French maritime clothing is in a worse state. Someday, maybe, someone else will do graduate work on the subject and dig up period sources and provide notes.
  21. 18th Century Navies

    IIRC, this was one of the images:
  22. 18th Century Navies

    Um, good question. There was a long thread about it on the old Pirate Brethren board in which some artists' impressions from a French book were posted. As I recall nobody was able to ascertain how extensive the attempt was - whether it was actually a uniform or whether it was more like the RN slops. Either way, it was all info found on the net.
  23. 18th Century Navies

    Where did you read about that? While French maritime outfits are not the main focus of my maritime clothing work, I tried my best to compare what little is available about the French to the English in regards to Maritime Clothing. It's too bad that there is so little translated into English.
  24. 18th Century Navies

    The French Navy started experimenting with some uniformity for foremastmen in the 1690s, and adopted uniforms for officers in the early 18th (I forget the exact year, but pre-1720. The Royal Navy had uniformed slop clothing for sale to its foremastmen from at least 1663, but it was not required for seamen to buy or wear it. Officers in the RN didn't get a uniform until 1747, though there is slim evidence of some officers on the Gibraltar station adopting an unofficial uniform of a red coat with black tape in the 1720s. I don't know exactly when flintlock mechanisms were added to ships' guns, but it was after the 1730s The earliest evidence of a wheel on an English ship is 1713. Some French ships may have had them slightly earlier.
  25. Davy Jones and Fiddler's Green and Sea Myths

    https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/folklore-and-the-sea-the-american-maritime-library-vol-6_horace-beck/378895/?mkwid=sckPaGqkw|dc&pcrid=70112871912&pkw=&pmt=&plc=&gclid=CPX7k5KGvNMCFUc2gQodnvkCAw#isbn=0785811192&idiq=6123949 Fisherman, sailors, merchantmen, navies, shipwrights, pirates and smugglers - all earned their livlihood from the seas and the shores surrounding them, some honestly, some with cruel and cunning. Here are the stories, the tales, and legends which form the lore and fables of these men and women. The rugged fishermen of Newfoundland and the Canadian Maritime Provinces; the privateers and merchantmen of Maine, Massachusetts and the Chesapeake; the mariners of the British West Indies; the seafarers of the harsh and stormy coasts of Ireland and Scotland - all helped shape myriad legends and tales of the deep. Herein you will discover beliefs and superstitions about boatbuilding, weather, creatures of the deep, and the ghosts and demons that have, in all ages, risen from the sea to terrify and enchant men. FOLKLORE AND THE SEA unravels the sources of these folktales, plumbs their meanings, and helps preserve the customs, beliefs and traditions of hundreds of years of seafaring.
  26. Salted Horse

    Quite a bit of info here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_meat#China
  27. Salted Horse

    For the salt cured horse meat in asian countries, how is it salted? I read that most of the salt in Asia was traditionally transported and used as a brine (such as fish sauce, soy sauce, etc.) instead of as dried salt. Would that still have similar curing properties? Or would it essentially pickle the meat in a salty brine?
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