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Benito de Soto, the pirate...

Item # 662329

July 21, 1830

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Massachusetts, July 21, 1830 

* Pirate Benito de Soto

The entire front page and a bit of page 2 are consumed  by an article on: "Benito De Soto, The Pirate". De Soto was the most notorious of the last generation of pirates to plunder shipping in the Atlantic, one of those arising from the ending of the Napoleonic Wars. The article begins: "The subject  that shall occupy the remainder of this letter is the career of a desperate pirate, who was tried and executed last week..." Incredible detail on his life of pirating.
Four pages, very light damp staining, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War