Seaweed that's a bit unfair, ledts face it they were all traitors at the time given that the American colonies were considered part of the Crown! (here we go again another argument with Seaweed on history! OOOO goody!) Besides which his own country had dumped him anyway when he tried to control the discipline on his own vessel, so the miscreat got killed, didn't do it again and they were violent times were they not?
I believe that your second paragraph still holds good tho'!