In its earliest days, of course, privateering was the weapon of a nation weak at sea against one with a large navy.
The gallantry of privateering was degenerating into the bloody brutality of piracy.
Thousands of schemes for privateering are afloat in American imaginations.
These were the essential documents of a privateering voyage.
On this condition I would give in my adhesion to the abolition of privateering.
Most narratives of privateering or of piracy are found in the form of depositions.
privateering, the resourceful auxiliary to a weak navy, is also piracy, though not recognized so by the law of nations.
Seamen—you witness—were brutes, in these merry days of privateering.
Your vessels will be armed and prepared for privateering the moment war shall be declared.
In those days not many people thought there was any harm in privateering.