Capt. Sterling

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  1. On September 5, 1717 King George signed his "Act of Grace," an offer of amnesty designed to pardon any piratical acts committed after Queen Anne's War. The proclamation was signed on September 5, 1717 and extended for one year. Anyone ever seen a copy of this printed any where? If yes, could you possibly share the wording of it?
  2. Things overheard at FTPI 2012

    I love ye guys!
  3. buttonhole

  4. Hampton Blackbeard Festival 2013

    OH well done ye... wishing ye much success with this..
  5. Some interesting pictures.

    Question... can some one point me in the direction of the summary of this painting that says it is of a sea captain? NAIVEU, Matthijs The Cloth Shop 1709 Oil on canvas Stedelijk Museum, Leiden as compared to Frans Van Mieris’s “Cloth shop” much obliged...
  6. Happy Birthday Captain Jim

    Many happy returns
  7. Things overheard at FTPI 2012

    "I get syphilis regularly..." ~ Israel Cross, Bosun, Archangel oh joy....
  8. Happy Birthday Stynky!

    Many happy returns of the day! Was grand to see ye again.
  9. Name the Captain

    Just post em here, much obliged
  10. Name the Captain

    Right...we shall leave it up to the Mercury, then, to get it wrong... any way a few dates would be helpful if possible.
  11. Name the Captain

    Oh I reckoned as much...t'is always nice, though, to have someone get it right for the sake of the crowds...
  12. Name the Captain

    It does not matter who ye take her from, what matters is what ye do with her after ye have her... ye could have taken her from the queen of Sheba...if ye do not take the necessary steps to return her to her owners, yer actions could still be judged as pyracy....and just for the record, the proper address fer the time from would be ' your honour', not necessarily a lord presiding over the court session ..
  13. Name the Captain

    Ah the English cutter, now that would get my attention ...I could not give a damn over how many Spanish ships ye have harassed
  14. Name the Captain

    I am sure everyone is doing what they can.
  15. Name the Captain

    Any chance this will be done prior to this weekend as mention was made of getting such information to me as soon as possible? I need to write examinations, depositions, etc..etc... Well, I've been doing some work on the background of Capn' Richard Southard (pronounced South-erd) for the upcoming paperwork and materials to be used at trial. I'm currently making 'bills of lading' and 'letters of marque' for our good captain. Nothing overtly dramatic, but detailed papers that can be used as props for education and dramatic demonstrations. I think Capn' Richard should be a simple man of the sea, firmly set with roots in the working class.
  16. Happy Birthday Grymm

    Wishing ye a very happy birthday
  17. Birthday Wishes to Mr. Braze

    A most happy birthday to ye
  18. Happy Birthday "Gentleman of Fortune"

    Many happy returns!
  19. FTPI Roll Call 2012

    I'm just off I-95 about 6 hours north of Key West. I'd like to join up with your caravan on the way down. I'll have an extra seat in the car and room in the trailer if anyone further south needs a ride or help with transporting equipment. By all means Iron Jon, we would be most honoured to have yer company. I shall send along a pm with information that should be of assistance in this endeavor...
  20. FTPI Roll Call 2012

    fwit, Bo, the 'angels are traveling in caravan mostly down the east coast. We are leaving from VA late Wednesday afternoon/early evening and driving straight through, picking up members along the way down. I honestly don't know if it would be worth your meeting up with us some where, it may not prove to be the most direct route for you, but you are more than welcome to do so...traveling in a pack would at least give you some safety in the idea that someone would be around that could at least get ye off the road and to the neareast gas station to find help if worse came to worst... just a thought, if interested message me.
  21. Your "authentic" Pirate Kit - Pictures

    Ah Mister March and Skittles still Archangel ...glad to see em included. Thanks gents for the kind words.
  22. Your "authentic" Pirate Kit - Pictures

    Well thank William, for that bit of information. Nice to know.
  23. Performances at Fort Taylor Pirate Invasion

    Amen to that!
  24. What would make you STOP being a pirate???

    If that's directed at my last comments (and it's not clear so I'm just guessing), I've noticed that everyone does this; most people just don't admit it to themselves. I love hanging around with a lot of the people in pirate reenacting - some of them are the best (and most generous) folks I think I've met. I love learning about them and writing about them and hanging out with them. However, once I stop reenacting, I recognize that I will go on to some new interest where I will meet new people and those folks will do likewise. It's human nature. How many of the people from your last personally engrossing endeavor with which you're no longer involved are you still good friends with? (Not casual acquaintances, good friends.) How about the endeavor before that? I'll bet it's one or two people. Sure, I get in touch with some of my friends from the past every once in a while, but we do different very things now so it's more of an acquaintanceship. couldn't agree more... people change, move on and life takes em in different directions... although fortunately I have managed to remain good friends with more than one or two ....