It be Wednesday Harrrr. Ye know what that means another instalment of Cap'n Maverick School of Piracy Harrr.
This be the Prince of Pirates Harrrrr. His name be Jean Lafitte.
Nobody knows where he be born Harrrrr. He could speak French English Italian and Spanish Harrr that be a lot of languages Harrr. He appeared in New Orleans in 1803 and was familiar with the bayous and marshes from New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico. Harrr, that gave him an advantage in his trade of privateering, or bein' a pirate. Harrr.
Jean Lafitte fought in the battle of New Orleans in the war of 1812 on the American side . It be quite possible he turn the tide of battle so the Americans won. Lafitte and his men were pardoned for their bravery Harrr.
After that Jean Lafitte disappeared and nobody knows where he went Harrrr.
Ye Mateys can find out more about Jean Lafitte on this web site Harrr.