Couronian privateers in the 18th century Americas?

Sep 2018
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There's a claim on the wikipedia article for Couronian colonization of the Americas which raised an eyebrow for me. It's in the section discussing the end of their colony on Tobago:

"In May 1690, shortly after the island was sold by Courland the previous year, the Couronian government permanently left Tobago, and those who remained essentially joined the buccaneers or other Anglo-Dutch colonies. Absentee governors would continue to be appointed until 1795, thereby facilitating the continued use of covert privateering Letters of Marque and Reprisal in the region."
Couronian colonization of the Americas - Wikipedia

Does this mean there were Couronian privateers operating in the Americas during the 18th century? I've never heard of this, but I'm no expert on the subject so I'd be interested to find out if its true.
 

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