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In the 1720s, Colonial leaders arrested many pirates, acting under pressure from the British government.

Many were hanged in Newport and were buried on Goat Island.

Rivera introduced the manufacture of sperm oil which became one of Newport's leading industries and made the town rich.They had been practicing Judaism in secret for 300 years in Portugal, and they were attracted to Rhode Island because of the freedom of worship there.They brought with them commercial experience and connections, capital, and a spirit of enterprise.In 1758, his son James founded the weekly newspaper Mercury.The famous 18th century Goddard and Townsend furniture was also made in Newport.

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