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April 27th, 2006


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06:09 pm - Ned Low's Rules of Order
1. The Captain is to have two full Shares; the Master is to have one Share and one Half; The Doctor, Mate, Gunner and Boatswain, one Share and one Quarter.

2. He that shall be found guilty of taking up any Unlawfull Weapon on Board the Privateer or any other prize by us taken, so as to Strike or Abuse one another in any regard, shall suffer what Punishment the Captain and the Majoirty of the Company shall see fit.

3. He that shall be found Guilty of Cowardice in the time of Ingagements, shall suffer what Punishment the Captain and the Majority of the Company shall think fit.

4. If any Gold, Jewels, Silver, &c. be found on Board of any Prize or Prizes to the value of a Piece of Eight, & the finder do not deliver it to the Quarter Master in the space of 24 hours he shall suffer what Punishment the Captain and the Majority of the Company shall think fit.

5. He that is found Guilty of Gaming, or Defrauding one another to the value of a Ryal of Plate, shall suffer what Punishment the Captain and the Majority of the Company shall think fit.

6. He that shall have the Misfortune to loose a Limb in time of Engagement, shall have the Sum of Six hundred pieces of Eight, and remain aboard as long as he shall think fit.

7. Good Quarters to be given when Craved.

8. He that sees a Sail first, shall have the best Pistol or Small Arm aboard of her.

9. He that shall be guilty of Drunkenness in time of Engagement shall suffer what Punishment the Captain and Majority of the Company shall think fit.

10. No Snaping of Guns in the Hould.

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From:zrblm
Date:April 28th, 2006 12:11 am (UTC)
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10. No Snaping of Guns in the Hould.

Yeah, gum-snapping annoys the hell out of... oh, wait.
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From:dogofthefuture
Date:April 28th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
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I shall never Snape my Gun again, I promise!
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From:ratatosk
Date:April 28th, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)
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You know, those laws sound a lot like the Federal laws regarding piracy (http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title18/parti_chapter81_.html).

Sec. 1651. Piracy under law of nations

Whoever, on the high seas, commits the crime of piracy as defined by the law of nations, and is afterwards brought into or found in the
United States, shall be imprisoned for life.

Sec. 1652. Citizens as pirates

Whoever, being a citizen of the United States, commits any murder or robbery, or any act of hostility against the United States, or against any citizen thereof, on the high seas, under color of any commission from any foreign prince, or state, or on pretense of authority from any person, is a pirate, and shall be imprisoned for life.

. . .


Sec. 1655. Assault on commander as piracy

Whoever, being a seaman, lays violent hands upon his commander, to hinder and prevent his fighting in defense of his vessel or the goods intrusted to him, is a pirate, and shall be imprisoned for life.

. . .


Sec. 1658. Plunder of distressed vessel

(a) Whoever plunders, steals, or destroys any money, goods,
merchandise, or other effects from or belonging to any vessel in
distress, or wrecked, lost, stranded, or cast away, upon the sea, or
upon any reef, shoal, bank, or rocks of the sea, or in any other place
within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States,
shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years,
or both.
(b) Whoever willfully obstructs the escape of any person endeavoring to save his life from such vessel, or the wreck thereof; or
Whoever holds out or shows any false light, or extinguishes any true light, with intent to bring any vessel sailing upon the sea into danger or distress or shipwreck--
Shall be imprisoned not less than ten years and may be imprisoned for life.

. . .

Sec. 1659. Attack to plunder vessel

Whoever, upon the high seas or other waters within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States, by surprise or open force, maliciously attacks or sets upon any vessel belonging to another, with an intent unlawfully to plunder the same, or to despoil any owner thereof of any moneys, goods, or merchandise laden on board thereof, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

. . .

Sec. 1661. Robbery ashore

Whoever, being engaged in any piratical cruise or enterprise, or
being of the crew of any piratical vessel, lands from such vessel and commits robbery on shore, is a pirate, and shall be imprisoned for life.
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From:ratatosk
Date:April 28th, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)
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Sorry for the formatting!
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From:eeka13
Date:April 28th, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC)
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Your icon looks like [Fred]
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 29th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)

Avast ye hearties...

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Intresting list there; couldn't help but think of the Late Great Pirate Cat Martha. (Is Mr. Abbie not feeling inspired enough to write?)

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