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Engaged in Elizabethan efforts to colonize the New World on behalf of England, Portuguese native, Simon Ferdinando, made several trans-Atlantic voyages to the Americas. Tried and convicted as a pirate in 1578, Ferdinando was spared from the gallows and forced into a navigation position under Sir Humphrey Gilbert. After returning from several successful voyages, Ferdinando was granted the position, Commander of the English Expedition Fleet, continuing England's exploitation of the Americas via ship. Upon retirement, Ferdinando became an advisor to the newly chartered East India Company.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 30 Issue 15, Dec 1962, p9, il
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Prize money was a factor in the intrepidity and ingenuity of sailors during the Civil War as captured vessels yielded high rewards for the dominant crews. Spread unevenly amongst the men, in accordance with rank, captains received up to five figures whereas cabin boys, three. The EOLUS and the USS MEMPHIS are used as examples in this article.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 30 Issue 15, Dec 1962, p11, il
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The total property valuations for the 100 counties in North Carolina for 1961 were $794,591,504. The average tax rate is slightly decreased from the year before however the total tax bill is much higher due to industrial growth and re-evaluation of properties. The property tax bill for 1961 is the largest in the state's history.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 30 Issue 15, Dec 1962, p10
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