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This is a faithful reproduction of the original work with the exception of changes listed at the end. Also:

Notation: Words in italics are indicated like this . But the publisher also wanted to emphasize names in sentences already italicized, so he printed them in the regular font which is indicated here with: The pirates then went to =Hispaniola=. Superscripts are indicated like this: S^{ta} Maria. Footnotes are located near the end of the work.

HISTORY

OF

THE BUCCANEERS

OF

AMERICA.

By JAMES BURNEY, F.R.S.

CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL NAVY.

London:

Printed by Luke Hansard & Sons, near Lincoln's Inn Fields;

FOR PAYNE AND FOSS, PALL MALL.

1816.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

Considerations on the Rights acquired by the Discovery of Unknown Lands, and on the Claims advanced by the Spaniards.

CHAP. II.

Review of the Dominion of the =Spaniards= in =Hayti= or =Hispaniola=.

Page Hayti, or Hispaniola, the Land on which the Spaniards first settled in America 7 Government of Columbus 9 Dogs made use of against the Indians 10 Massacre of the Natives, and Subjugation of the Island 11 Heavy Tribute imposed 12 City of Nueva Ysabel, or Santo Domingo 14 Beginning of the Repartimientos 16 Government of Bovadilla ib. The Natives compelled to work the Mines 17 Nicolas Ovando, Governor ib. Working the Mines discontinued 18 The Natives again forced to the Mines 19 Insurrection in Higuey 20 Encomiendas established ib. Africans carried to the West Indies 21 Massacre of the People of Xaragua 22 Death of Queen Ysabel 23 Desperate condition of the Natives 24 The Grand Antilles 26 Small Antilles, or Caribbee Islands ib. Lucayas, or Bahama Islands ib. The Natives of the Lucayas betrayed to the Mines 27 Fate of the Natives of Porto Rico 28 D. Diego Columbus, Governor ib. Increase of Cattle in Hayti. Cuba 29 De las Casas and Cardinal Ximenes endeavour to serve the Indians 30 Cacique Henriquez ib. Footnotes

CHAP. III.

Ships of different European Nations frequent the =West Indies=. Opposition experienced by them from the Spaniards. Hunting of Cattle in =Hispaniola=.

Adventure of an English Ship 32 The French and other Europeans resort to the West Indies 33 Regulation proposed in Hispaniola, for protection against Pirates ib... Continue reading book >>




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