It is easy to put privateers afloat.
There are an abundance of brave men among us ready to volunteer to fight anywhere.
There are many among us ready to give money to the cause of their country, not looking for return.
In this privateering the most enormous returns are promised with but trifling risk.
Let the men of means fit out privateers, if they would best serve their country and advance their own interests.
Let companies be formed to embark capital in privateering.
If they can't get the craft here, they can get them somewhere.
It is a pursuit of honor, patriotism, profit.
Let us scour the seas, and sweep their commerce from it with the besom of destruction.--N. Y. Evening Post, May 13