• When Pirate Jean Lafitte became aware
that
the governor was
awarding a
$500 reward
for his capture, Lafitte offered $5,000 for the
capture of the governor.
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    • This is true! Born in 1780, Jean Lafitte, along with his brother, made his fortunes through smuggling and piracy. The Latiffe brothers earned a reputation for piracy because sometimes they raided and looted Spanish ships in the Gulf, but it was smuggling that really made them their riches.
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    • Really fucking proud to be able to say and prove that I'm related to him
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    • Outstanding move
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    • So it would seem.
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    • PIRATE?!
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    • My great (x7) grandfather was Captian Jean Lafitte's 1st mate Randolph the Terrible during the Battle of New Orleans where they governor let them out of jail in exchange for their naval protection of NOLA during the battle, as LA had no naval force to speak of.
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    • Oh god the baiting Canadians are back
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    • Pirate fun fact! Blackbeard’s iconic flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, sailed under Blackbeard for only several months before it ran aground and then sunk.
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    • He is also canon in the Pirates Movies, he is referenced several times in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. If you look up in the loading area where you board your boat you will see a sign that says “Lafitte’s Landing”
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    • You ever just imagine how uncomfortable people who lived in that time work? The fact that they couldn't clean their teeth and mouth in the morning means that they always had a bad taste in their mouth. The fact that they couldn't bathe often, meant they had to walk around smelling themselves.
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    • So it would seem.
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    • Did it work tho?
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    • Power move
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    • Get fucked
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    • So it would seem.
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    • Such a baller move
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    • Seems lafitting
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    • Uhh. How much is 500 and 5,000 back then
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    • Yes
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    • I just rewatched the entire series
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    • That’s a Louisiana king right there
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    • I wish I was worth 5000 in old time money measurement
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    • Thanks reaction image for not really adding anything to the meme there
      Fritzor 6 aug
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    • How do you even get top comment? Is it when people have that little fire thing on their name?
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    • So it would seem
      queef_ 9 aug
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    • Ayeeee my town is named after him let gooooo
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    • I used the bounty to return the bounty
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    • I remember reading this on a sign at a pirate themed mini golf place
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    • Crimes are cool when white people do them
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    • Offhand Disney: JEAN LAFITTE
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    • Estimated that’s about $170,000
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    • So inflation $102,300.40 mother fucker was balling
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    • "She came through my window"
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    • A bunch of pirates capture the governor and bring him to the captain. “So I hear you’ve been looking for me”
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    • Fun fact: this guy also ran a spy ring/smuggling operation/sabotage campaign that helped US forces win the Battle of New Orleans in 1814
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    • Alright alright alright
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    • I live these power moves
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    • What did he do with the governor?
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    • I got a camp in jean Lafitte LA lol
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    • My great great great great grandfather was Jean Lafitte's finance attorney! I like to think he had many wild stories like this and other bullshit shinanagins he had to deal with
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    • Out bounty the bounty
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    • So it would seem...
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    • Ayyy the Pirate King of New Orleans
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    • Or so it seems
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    • Is that fucking Mathew Mcaughnhey? Idk how to fucking spell his last name xD
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    • Good counter
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    • Which adds up to how much in today's inflation?
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    • Holy shit is that a motherf#cking offhand Disney reference
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    • So it would seem
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    • its actually very likely I'm a descendant from Jean Lafitte
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    • The history of this man and the treasure he and his brother amassed is unrivaled. I suggest finding a book called “Coronados Children” and reading it. As well as listen to the podcast “Astonishing legends” and specifically the episode of the same title
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    • No, Edward Kenway was the best pirate ever seen.
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    • No you
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    • Capture both, easy $5,500
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    • My grandfather is still to this day convinced we’re descendants of Jean Lafitte. I wouldn’t doubt it, mostly just because that dude had hundreds of bastardized kids everywhere
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    • You put the muffler in the fuel tank
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    • You weren’t supposed to do that.
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    • Whenever I see that guy's name I think of Offhand Disney on YouTube
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    • Noone has more resilience or matches my practical tactical brilliance-lafayete
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    • This dude is my ancestor
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    • Jean Lafitte:
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    • The story gets better too. When the brits were planning to attack New Orleans in 1814, they approached him for guidance in the bayou but he went back to the Americans, warned them of the plan and offered his ships to help defend the city, earning a pardon from the US.
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    • This is false, he’s an ancestor of mine, when the governor actually put a reward for his arrest he ignored it and kept doing what he did, privateering not pirating there is a dif
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    • How much was 500 and 5k in their day?
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    • Count dankula needs to do more mad lads based around pirates.
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    • Jean was offering around $111,000 compared to the governer’s $11,000 in today’s money
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    • Parry this you fucking casual
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    • He also had an affair with the governor's wife. They met at a plantation where they were both stayinf
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    • Good fellow he was
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    • The pirate look like Matthew McConaughey
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    • As an offhand Disney fan I realize how appropriate the use of potc is for this post
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    • Yeah but like. Did anyone cash it in?
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    • So it would seem...
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    • So it may seem...
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    • that is my great great great grandfather!!
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    • Jean labite
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    • Mid tier pirateposting
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    • Is that Mathew McConaughey with a mustache?
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    • Wasn’t he also in the battle of New Orleans?
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    • But did it work tho
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