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clayton boren

on 4 February 2014

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privateers
fact number 1
american privateering activity during the american revolution became and industry born of nessesity that encouraged patriotic private citicens to harass british shipping while risking there own lifes and recorces for finacial gain
basicly the attacked the british for money
fact number 2
european governments regularly issued documents known as letters of marque and rpisal to legitimize privatly outfitted men-of-war.
they sent letters to privateers to tell them who to attack
fact number 3
with the passage of an act on march, 23, 1776,the contenential congress formalized the commissioning process
that is when privateering was leagal in the colonies
fact number 4
nearly 800 vessels were commissioned as privateers and are credited with capturing or destroying about 600 british ships
fact number five
it is estimated that the total damage to british shipping by american privateers was about $18 million by the end of the war of just over $302 million in today's dollars
Conclusion
in conclusion privateers where people for hire that would harass your enemies during a war or they would harass you in the case of the british. they would attack the fleets of the enemies and would keep the spoils of the ships but at least you didn't have to deal with them!
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