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For about 600 years, from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries, the pirates or corsairs of Barbary preyed on European commerce, taking thousands of prisoners, and selling them as slaves in the mines or the galleys. Once harmonious relations between Britain and the colonies became increasingly conflict-riven. He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. Eustatius in the Caribbean became the center of trade with the colonies, a trade which England naturally regarded as contraband.

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