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certain islands called the Gallipoli, being informed by some of the crew that captain Eaton had formerly left some flour there; and accordingly found it true, and took in seven hundred packs of four and proceeded for Truxillo, but missed it, the wind blowing so hard that it was not poffible for them to turn to windward of it or row ahead with their canoes, and so bore up for Samia, about twelve leagues to leeward of them, and landed at a barquadier called Chereby, and took it with all the Indians belonging to that town, to prevent being descried, and marched for Samia, being about seven leagues up in the country, with two hundred and thirty men, commanded by captain Davis and one captain Knight, in a barque of fiftyfive men, who fell in with them as they came from the westward ; which town they took and kept three days, and plundered it, where they shared about three hundred pieces of eight a man in money and plate. In their return, they found in a storehouse about four hundred jars of wine, and ten thousand pounds of indigo, but meddled not with any thing but a little liquor, the seas running too high to carry off any heavy matter : After which they concluded to fall on another inland town called Pura, about ten leagues to leeward of Samia, and about the same distance in the country; and to that purpose, being informed by their pilot of the scarcity of water in the way, had fitted themselves with calabashes to carry every man's portion of water fit for the march; but they were descried by an Irishman, who was taken by the Spaniards as he was returning from Samia to the ships, who confessed the designs to the Spaniards, and never acquainted them with it, being let go again; but suffered them to proceed on it, and were going ashore in their canoes for Pura, where by chance they took a small barque, the master of which told them they were betraved, and that town in arms; so they altered their purpose, and fell on a place called Payla, which they formerly burnt, where the said master told them were two ships, one with five hundred negroes, and the other with magazine goods and friars, and took the town and thips; but took not away above thirty-nine negroes and some goods for cloathing; where the examinant also, with thirty-eight more of their company, delired the said captain Davis to send them back again; on which the said captain Davis gave them two small barques to carry them back into the river Andriel; at the mouth of which river they left their barques and bought fix canoes of the Indians.. and embarked on them, having each of them a negro to carry their luggage over land; and, after fix days spent in coming up the river, they arrived at the foot of the mountain above the Stockadoes, and from then in two days march to a place called Matauze, being about eight leagues from thefaid mountain, where they all divided again into small parties; this examinant and five other Englishinen, viz. John Mitchell, William Ruyler, Samuel Leigh, Willam Nevil, and Robert Dawes, betaking themselves to canoes, being diiturbed by a Spanish periagua sent thither on purpose to interrupt their pallage, and so designed in their canoes for the Musquitoes; but off Point Blanco, about fifty leagues to windward of the Musquitoes, they met with a floop,one Peter Courtney master, with whom they agreed to be put on shore at Sact-Tartudos, but the wind overblowing, and not able to beat up to windward, stood up for Jamaica, where they landed at Manatee-Bay to leeward of Port-Royal. And this exam. minant faith further, that he never faw captain Eaton, but was told that he went about by the East-Indies about six months before Swan left them ; neither did he hear any more of the French that deserted them: That he left about two hundred and fifty men under the command of captain Davis, amongst whom was Peter Harris, with whom the examinant went over, who was related to Peter Harris that was formerly killed in those parts. The said captain Davis, at the coming away of the deponent, defigned to make an attempt upon a place about seven leagues to the southward of Lima, after which it was resolved that he would fit his thip in order to return with such as would go with him through the streights of Magellane, when the rest have determined to return over land by way of Darien, for that it was the examinant's opinion that they will be all come away in less than four months from this time. And the examinant further saith, that they never settled in any island or fortified the same, as had been reported, and that he arrived here on Saturday night, being the 24th of July, 1686, and further faith not.
SAMUEL BARRY'S PETITION TO THE KING.
The humble petition of Samuel Barry, an ancient inhabitant of your
majesty's island of Jamaica.
THAT your petitioner hath lived under several governor's in the faid
1 island, and hath always behaved himself dutifully and loyally towards your majesty, and respectfully towards the several governors your majesty's royal brother hath been pleased to set over us; and, at the ar. rival of the present governor, was of the council : That, contrary to his instructions (as your petitioner is informed) the governor, without the consent of the council, hath suspended him the council, and hath brought an action of scandal. magnatum for a thousand pounds, to be tried before judges of his own chooling, and prevented your petitioner of the opportunity of appealing, which has forced your petitioner to leave the island, to prevent his utter ruin, as by the case hereunto annexed appears.
May it therefore please your majesty to direct the ancient judges to be restored, or such judges to be appointed 'as are men of known wisdom, integrity, and estates, as both know to do, and will do, equal justice, or others wife to relieve your petitioner, as to your great wisdom, piety, and justice, thall seem meet.
AN ADDRESS OF THE COUNCIL AND ASSEMBLY
OF JAMAICA TO THE KING, AFTER THE ARRIVAL OF THE DUKE OF ALBEMARLE.
TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.
The humble address of the council and assembly of your majesty's island of
Jamaica, convened under his grace the duke of Albemarle.
MOST GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN,
W E, your majesty's most dutiful subjects of this new world, warmed
V by the benign influence of your royal beams, from which no diftance of place can feclude us, do, in all humble and grateful manner, acknowledge unto God and your majesty the many blessings we enjoy under the prosperous reign of lo augult a prince; and more efpecially do, with molt dutiful and thankful hearts, acknowledge the continuance of that unparallelled blessing, the protection of the church of England, given us by your royal favour, at your happy accession to the crown, and also for the toleration and general indulgence of religion your majesty hath been pleased to grant the rest of our fellow subjects.
We cannot conclude here, without further acknowledging unto your majesty the tranfcendant honour done to this infant colony, in appointing so illustrious a prince to govern us; from whose care and conduct, with the continuance of your majesty's favour towards us, we may justly hope for many advantages; promising on our parts, as we hereby do, never to be shaken in loyalty to your majesty, due obedience to his grace, and our hearty endeavours for the good and preservation of this your majet. ty's illand; praying unto Almighty God for a long continuance of your happy reign over us, and that there may never be wanting of royal illue to fit upon your throne from generation to generation.--Amen.
AN ADDRESS OF THE CATHOLICS IN JAMAICA,
TOTII E DUKE OF ALBE MARL E.
To his grace, Christopher duke of Albe narle, lieutenant-general and ge
neral-goven or of this lis mijeliy's ijlund of Jamaica, and territories thereon depending.
MAY IT PLEASE YOUR GRACE,
THE extraordinary benefits we have already received by youraccession to
the government, and that we have of future happiness under fo aufpicious an influence, oblige us, with the deepest sense of gratitude, to express and publish our acknowledgments, and beg your grace will be pleased favourably to receive these our hearty tenders of duty and affection, which as well on the behalf of ourselves as the rest of the catholics of this isand, we humbly offer; and do therefore, illustrious prince, return you our unfeigned thanks for your repeated assurances of safety and pro- . tection to us, equal with the rest of his majesty's subjects under your go- vernment, unless the divine will, that directed his majesty to convey to us the blessings and satisfactions which the rest of his subjects enjoy at home, by virtue of his late declaration, through the person of so good and gracious a prince; as we are confident there never was more mercy, never more goodness and clemency, or more justness and compassion, contained in fewer expressions than is in his majesty's said late declaration for libeity of conscience, so we dare affirm, there never was choice made of a more apt and proper minister for the advancement and distribution of those royal attributes than your grace, to whom moderation and temperance, loyalty and constancy, virtues inherent to that memorable and princely stock from which you are descended, are so natural, that, in compliance with his majesty's pleasure and commands, you do but second your own inclinations; whereot, we being the proper objects here, have fufficiently tasted, and which gives us encouragement humbly to recom. mend ourselves to your grace's favourable representation of us to his ma. jesty, with this aflurance to our obedience and conformity to your grace's command and government, thall evidence both our loyalty to the king