The proposal for pardoning the pirates had passed in court and the Hamilton family is sent to Nassau with the Queen’s blessing. Thomas is to be the Governor of the New Providence Island and his job is to eradicate piracy and restore legitimate trade with the help of Her Majesty’s Navy. In the meantime, Lieutenant James McGraw has been promoted to Captain McGraw and is given the role to organize the navy and establish the militia. Most of the pirates have yielded, accepted the pardons and turned to honest work, the rest had scattered. Nassau slowly flourishes under the command of its good and just leaders, and is soon back under full colonial rule.