Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mayor Cranston” in chapter 1.25 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23.:

...defenceless condition. The wealthy and patriotic citizens of Boston offered to send out private vessels at their own expense in search of the pirate, if they could obtain guns from the navy-yard. Mayor Cranston , of Newport, R. I., telegraphed on June 25th: A rebel pirate, supposed to be the Tacony, destroyed several fishing vessels outside our harbor yesterday. Will you not give us an armed steamer? Our...
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