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certain islands called the Gallipoll, being insormed by some os the crew that captain Eaton had formerly left some flour there; and accordingly found it true, and took in seven hundred packs of flour and proceeded for Truxillo, but milsed it, the wind blowing so hard that it was not polsible for them to turn to windward of it or row ahead with their canoes, and so bore up for Sarnia, 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 abarque of siftysive men, who sell 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 sall on another inland town called Pura, about ten leagues to leeward of Samia, and about the same distance hi the country; and to that purpose, being insormed by their pilot of the scarcity of water in the way, had sitted themselves with calabashes to carry every man's portion of water sit 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 consessed the designs to the Spaniards, and never acquainted them with it, being let go again; but suffered them lo 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 betrayed, and that town in arms; so they altered their purpose, and sell on a place called Payla, which they formerly burnt, where the said master told them were two ships, one with sive hundred negroes, and the other with magazine goods and friars, and took the town and ships; but took not away above thirty-nine negroes and lome goods for cloathing; where the examinant also, with thirty-eight mord of their company, desired the said captain Davis to send them back again; on-which the said captain Davis gave them two small barques to carry them back intothe river Andriel; at the mouth of which river they left their barques and bought six canoes of-the Indians,, and embarked on them, having each of them a negro to carry their luggage over kind'; and, after six days spent in coming up the river, they arrived at the foot of the mountain above the Stockadoes, and from thence in two days maccU to a place called Matauze, being about eight leagues
from. from the said mountain, where they all divided again into small parties; this examinant and sive other Englishmen, viz. John Mitchell, William Ruyler, Samuel Leigh, Willam Nevil, and Robert Davves, betaking themselves .to canoes, being disturbed by a Spanish periagua sent thither on purpose to interrupt their passage, and so designed in their canoes for the' Musquitoes; but off Point Blanco, about sifty leagues to windward of the Musquitoes, they met with a sloop„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 exa*minant saith further, that he never saw 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 sifty 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, designed to make an attempt upon a place about seven leagues to the southward of Lima, after which it was resolved that he would sit #iis ship 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 fortisied the same, as had been reported, and that he arrived here on Saturday night, beipg the 24th of July, 1686, and surther iaith not. SAMUEL BARRY'S PETITION TO THE KING.
The humble petition of Samuel Barry, an ancient inhabitant of your
mojejlys island of Jamaica.
THAT your petitioner hath lived under several governor's in the said island, and hath always behaved himself dutisully and loyally towards your majesty, and respectsully towards the several governors your majesty's royal brother hath been pleased to set over us; and, at the arrival of the present governor, was of the council: That, contrary to hi§ instructions (as your petitioner is insormed) 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 choosing, and prevented your petitioner of the opportunity of appealing, which has forced your petitioner to leave the island, tft 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, arid estates, as both/know to do, and will do, equal justice,or otherwise to relieve your petitioner, as to your great wisdom, piety, and justice, (hall seem meet.
And your petitioner shall ever pray, fisc.
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.
I»lOST GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN,
TX7E, your majesty's most dutiful subjects of this new world, warmed * * by the benign influence of your royal beams, from which no distance of place can seclude us, do, in all humble and gratesul manner, acknowledge unto God and your majesty the many blessings we enjoy under the prosperous reign of so august a prince; and more elpecially do, with most dutisul and thanksul hearts, acknowledge the continuance of that unparallelled blessing* the protection of the church of England, given us by your royal savour, 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 transcendant honour done to this insant colony, in appointing so illustrious a prince to govern us; from whose care and conduct, with the continuance os your majesty's savour towards us, we may justly hope for many advantages; promising on our parfos, 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 majclty's island; praying unto Almighty God for a long continuance of your happy reign over us, and that there may never be wanting of royal iliue to tit upon your throne from generation lo generation.—Amen.
AN ADDRESS OF THE CATHOLICS IN J VMAICA, TO THE DUKE OF ALBEMARLE.
folds grace, Christopher duke of Albemarle, lieutenant-genera1 and general-sov'et nor of this l.is m ijcjiys island of Jamaica, and territories thereon depending.
May It Please Your Grace,
THE extraordinary benesits we have already received by your accession to the government, and that we have of suture happiness under so suspicious an insluence, oblige us, with the deepest sense of gratitude, to express and publish our acknowledgments and beg your grace will be pleased savourably 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 island, we humbly offer; and do therefore, illustrious prince, return you our unseigned thanks for your repeated assurances of sasety and protection to us, equal with the rest of his majesty's subjects under your government, unless the divine will, that directed his majesty to convey to us the blessings and satissactions 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 consident there never was more mercy, never more goodness and clemency, or more justness and compassion, contained in sewer expressions than is in his majesty's said late declaration for libeity ot conscience, so we dare afsirm, 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; whereof, we being the proper objects here, have sufsiciently tasted, and which gives us encouragement humbly to recom-. mend ourselves to your grace's savourable representation of us to his majestv, with this assurance to our obedience and consormity to your grace's command and government, lliall evidence both our loyalty to the king