Chapter 5 + 6
sufficient to pay their debts at Jamaica. Hereupon Captain Morgan propounded to
them, they should think upon some other enterprize and pillage before they retur-
ned home. But the Frenchmen not being able to agree with the English, seperated
from their company, leaving Captain Morgan Alone with those of his own nation;
notwithstanding all the persuasions he used to induce them to continue in his com-
pany. Thus they parted with all external signs of friendship; Captain Morgan rei-
terating his promises to them that he would see justice done upon the criminal.
This he performed: for being arrived at Jamaica, he caused him to be hanged; which
was all the satisfaction the French Pirates could expect.
Captain Morgan resolves to attack and plunder the city of Porto Bello. To this ef-
fect he equips a fleet, and, with little expense and small forces, takes the said
Some natons may think that the French having deserted Captain Morgan, the English
alone could not have sufficient courage to attempt such great actions as before.
But Captain Morgan, who always communicated vigour with his words, infused such
spirits into his men as were able to put every one of them instantly upon new de-
signs; they being all persuaded by his reasons, that the sole execution of his or-
ders would be a certain means of obtaining great riches. This persuasion had such
influence upon their minds, that with inimitable courage they all resolved to fol-
low him. The same likewise did a certain Pirate of Campeche, who in this occasion
joined with Captain Morgan, to seek new fortunes under his conduct, and greater
advantages than he had found before. Thus Captain Morgan in a few days gathered a
fleet of nine sail, between ships and great boats, wherein he had four hundred and
threescore military men.
After that all things were in a good posture of readiness, they put forth to sea,
Captain Morgan imparting the design he had in his mind to nobody for that present.
He only told them on several occasions, that he held as indubitable he should ma-
ke a good fortune by that voyage, if strange occurrences altered not the course of
his designs. They directed their course towards the continent, where they arrived
in few days upon the coast of Costa Rica, with all their fleet entire. No sooner