The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates by Howard Pyle:|
sixteen at his side, who made the fourteenth that he had in
various ports here and there in the world.
Becoming tired of an inactive life, Blackbeard afterward resumed
his piratical career. He cruised around in the rivers and inlets
and sounds of North Carolina for a while, ruling the roost and
with never a one to say him nay, until there was no bearing with
such a pest any longer. So they sent a deputation up to the
Governor of Virginia asking if he would be pleased to help them
in their trouble.
There were two men-of-war lying at Kicquetan, in the James River,
at the time. To them the Governor of Virginia applies, and
Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates