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