letter of marque
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Shortly afterward the Milford, accompanied by a British letter-of-marque, put in an appearance, and gave chase.The Story of John Paul Jones
Chelsea Curtis Fraser
The ship fell in with an American letter-of-marque, and the first lieutenant was ordered to board the American ship.Historic Boyhoods
Rupert Sargent Holland
In that day, even a French ship-of-the-line was no model of discipline or order, and a letter-of-marque was consequently worse.
The prize proved to be the ship I have mentioned, a letter-of-marque, from Guadaloupe, bound to Nantes.
Well, as if that wern't enough, we ship together again in this vessel, and a time we had of it with the French letter-of-marque.