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I recently chanced upon your page of pirate info and was very impressed...and want to thank you for referring readers to my story on "Gentleman Pirate...." Your page, by the way, inspired me to join Suite101.com. Joe Geringer, author of Jean Lafitte: Gentleman Pirate
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