Sir: Between buccaneers, no ceremony; I take your dry goods, and in return I send you pimento; therefore, we are now even. I entertain no resentment.... Nothing can intimidate us; we run the same fortune, and our maxim is that the goods of this world belong to the strong and valiant.
For the State of Florida, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Part of a letter from the pirate José Gaspar (Gasparilla), a hero in Florida folklore, to a passenger on a ship he had captured. Florida: A Guide to the Southernmost State (The WPA Guide to Florida), p. 397, Oxford University Press (1939).