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them but himself, or whom he pleased to permit; he had indeed no regard or respect to any, either planters or traders, but those who had been of the army.
About October this year, there came a report that the Lord Windsor was coming to be governor in his place; .this (though he pretended always to be willing to quit the government and return for England) very much troubled him, insomuch that he spoke very disrespectsully of that noble lord; discouraged the traders, used all means to get money and inrich himself; and the lord Windsor's arrival being prolonged from the time he was expected in, made him almost conssident he would not come at all; on which he began to threaten the abolishment of the patents, and to new model the government.
December 14.—His majesty's ship, the Great Charity, captain Pople commander, arrived from England, with about two hundred passengers; and the sifth of June the Diamond, who had been sent to the Windward islands to setch passengers, arrived with about two hundred more from those islands.
April 24-, 1662.—The Diamond sailed for England, but uv the voyage the commander, captain Whiteing, died at the Caymanas.
July 30.—The Grifsin frigate, captain Smart commander, arrived, and brought news that they left the lord Windsor at Barbadocs, who might be expected to arrive every 'day.
August 7.—Arrived another of their fleet, the Westergate, captain Hodges commander, which brought passengers, stores, and goods.
August 11.—The Lord Windsor arrived in the Centurion, captain Miners commander; with him came sir Charles Lyttleton, chancellor, and deputy governor, and with them a seal and mace for the island; also then came colonel Mitchel, who was made judge of the common law, admiralty, SCc. and many gentlemen for preferment, and in hopes of. offices and employments. And. a donation the king lent to the army, which was a great respect from his majesty, and in lieu of their pay, which the king had no obligation to give them; but this being put into the hands t>f some in England, they laid it out in several sorts of goods, and so ma
M m 2 naged naged it, that, bv the time it came to be divided amongst the soldiers, it was inconsiderable.
General Doyley received the lord Windsor and general with seeming kindness, 1old my lord he doubted not but he would be told complaints of him, but they were salse; and by that time his lordship had been here one year, he must expect the same to be raised on himself: However the lord Windsor ordered him to provide himself to be gone for England ist a very sew days, against which he petitioned my lord, and afterwards the council, but to no purpose.
September 10.—In the Westergate he went away for England; aster which the lord Windsor calls his council, models the government, settles the law again, which had slept about three months, constitutes judges and justices, establishes the militia, and takes the regiment of Port-Royal to himself; then begins to grant out the lands by patent under the great seal, in common soccage, and do all things that might encourage people to settle and plant the country. Nevertheless, rumours were raised amongst the people, that he intended many great sees and taxes on the seal and land, and on sugars and other commodities, insomuch that the old soldiers were like to mutiny; to prevent which, some of the most noted were sent to prison, and a guard of thirty horse, commanded by captain Ivy, ^ on the thirteenth September, appointed to watch at Passage-Fort, and to have two shillings a day for each man's pay: Yet still the old soldiers miifmur, and threaten to relinquish their plantations; on which my lord issues out commissions for settling the several regiments of the train bands, and also, on the sifteenth September, publishes a declaration throughout the island, wherein he manisests his respects to the people, and tells them, the reports raised about the seal and taxes was only done by incendiaries and disturbers of the peace, and that they were salse and no such things appointed; that he should consider the poverty of the country, and not burthen them more than was convenient. Soon after which, my lord and his council orders a war with the Spaniards, on this ground, that, having power in himself to make either war or peace, and being in Barbadoes, he had sent the Griffin frigate before to Porto-Rico and St. Domingo, to demand a trade* which they resused; therefore a design was formed against St. Jago de Cuba, and a fleet sitted, of which captain Miners in the Centurion was admiral. The soldiery being poor, and wanting conveniencies lo settle, they gladly embraced this opportunity j so that there
were were soon gotten together about 1300 men, who with eleven sail of /hips, small and great, parted from Port-Royal the twenty-sirst September, .with great hopes of a lnrge booty. Whilst these were abroad, the militia was sully settled, the commissions all given out, and the regiments formed, so that the sixth of October the regiment of Port-Royal met completely ofiicered and armed. About this time also, the dividend sent by his majesty to the soldiers was distributed, as his royal gift for disbanding the old army, and the council sat and made many acts, viz. One about servants that run away from their masters, another' rating the commodities ©f the country, how they should pass in payment from man to man; for though my lord had power to call an assembly to make laws, yet he put it not in practice in his time. And now, whether through sickness, melancholy, or dislike to the place, or all together, my lord resolves to return for England as soon as the fleet arrived from St. J ago, and orders the Bear to be forthwith provided for his transportation with all expedition, and settles his business in readiness; and, on the twenty-lirst October, arrives a shallop from the lleet, which brought news they had taken St. Jago. On the twenty second arrived the sleet, with all their and plunder, having taken the town and burnt it, blown up the castle, brought away the guns, taken seven ships in the harbour, and wasted the country round about it, and brought with them abundance of sugar, hides, plate, wine, and much other plunder; and all this only with the loss of six men by the Spaniards, though there were about twenty more lost by other accidents. And now the ileet being arrived, my lo^d was impatient of his stay, so makes all the haste he could to be gone, and so expedites his business, that, on or about the twenty-eighth October in the morning, he sailed in the Hear for England, leaving sir Charles Lyttleton deputy-governor, and colonel Mitchel chief over the sea afl airs, and over all the courts. This success made the people quiet, the Centurion stayed in harbour, but the privateers all went to sea for plunder; yet some Spaniards came, under pretence of trading, to the illand, and were kindly received; but consultations Were had, whether the Spaniards, being enraged by this loss of St. Jago, might not meditate revenge, and make some attempt on the island; therefore what money was due to the king was called in, and in November about foity men hired to work on the fort, which is now called Fort-Charles, with intent to sinish it, which hitherto lay open, with only a round tour of stone, and banks of boards and sand towards the sea. On the sirst of .December these men began to work at it; on which day it happened that all the planets in the heavens were in Mars ascendant of the Spanish nation, and such a remarkable convention that does not happen in very many years. About the twelfth of this month, there was again a consultation for another, design against the Spaniards, and the Centurion was presently sitted for Campeehe, and othe. ships to go with her, and men raised, which were ready enough for all such ent^rprizes. In the mean time, the fort went on vigorously, insomuch that, by or about the thirtieth of December, the platform in the half-moon towards the sea was laid, and that day one whole cannon and three demi cannons of brass were mounted on it, and, on Wednesday the thirty-sirst, about one hundred and sifty volunteers wrought on it (besides the labourers), who dug the trenches for the foundation almost all round, and carried several turns of stones to the work, and had then surther prosecuted it, but the death and burial of captain Con. Lyttleton, sir Charles, his brother, that day caused them to desist for that time, and also the present expedition of the fleet, by taking off captain Miners his sailors, caused the work to go on the more flowly; and now on Friday and Saturday, the ninth and tenth of January, the soldiers being in all about sifteen or sixteen hundred, were embarked; and, on Sunday the eleventh in the morning, the Centurion with most of the fleet weighed anchor, and sailed out of the harbour to the Cays,' and on Monday morning, the twelfth, they being in all twelve ships, small and great, sailed away to sea, from whom there was no news for a long time. About the beginning of February, the deputv-governor and council made an order, that all the negroes which were yet abroad in the island in rebellion, being about thirty, or more, if they would come in mould have twenty acres of land for each head that desired it; and Juan de Bola, who had been formerly their commander in the woods, and had been come in some time past, as before, was appointed colonel of the black regiment in the militia. The fleet havingnow been out some time, and no news of them, the expectation of the people began to grow big to hear of their success; when on Saturday, February twenty-eighth, arrives a privateer called the Blessing, captain Mitchell commander, who, having been cruising in the bay of Campeehe, brings this relation: That, about 90 leagues this side of Campeehe, he met three sail of the fleet, viz. Captain William James his ship, sunk in the sea by foul weather, who was the best ship in the fleet next the admiral, and that many of their men in the fleet were dead. This Mitchell also brought news that the Spaniards in Campeehe had timelv notice of the English designing on them from St. J ago; to prevent which they^ had lent their wives, children, and goods, to Merida, an inland town
twenty twenty leagues from Carrlpeche; that they had 1500 men in the town to oppos tiieir landing, and had unrigged all the ships in tiie harbour, that they might not carry them away, and had hauled them on shore, and landed their guns on batteries; had sent one ship to windward and another to leeward, to give advice that no ships might come thither, and set watches along the sea coasts, to give intelligence of their approach: which news seemed very ill, and put the country in doubt os the sasety of the fleet, the miscarriage of which would have been of ill consequence to the island, the molt considerable strength both of ships and arms bein.» there ; and, to add to this ill news, the next morning, being Sunday, March the sirst, arrives colonel Barry in a floop from Tortudo, who had been sent in the Charles of London, captain Robert Maunders commander, about fourteen weeks before, to reduce Tortudo, which was under the French government, to the English, and of which colonel Barry was to be governor; but, when they arrived there, the French stood on their guard, which colonel Barry seeing, desired captain. Maunders to lire at them, but he resused, though he had received a commission and instructions by his own desire to that effect; so the design being overthrown, captain Maunders sets colonel Barry and his men ashore at Corydon, on Hispaniola, and goes away about his merchandize, and leaves the colonel and his men to get to Jamaica how they could; who at length arrived, with this ill news and worse success, in a small boat, and charged captain Maunders with the miscarriage of the whole business*
This twenty-four hours afforded variety of considerable news; for, before the night of this day, came a report that a ketch, which parted here with the fleet, was arrived in Macary-Bay, in Jamaica, one Mumford master, who related, that, on the thirtieth of January, (the same day colonel Barry was deseated at Tortudo), our fleet took the town of Campeche with twenty sail of ships, which proved true; for, on Monday, March second, arrived lieutenant Hoy from on board the said vestel, and gave the relation of all that had happened. The return of the fleet was much desired,,as well for the booty, as that, for want of men and conveniencies, the fort went not forward; but about twenty-sifth of March the workmen that were there were put off, till more recruits of men and materials could be provided.
On the thirty-sirst of March his majesty's ship, the Greatguest, captain Bernard commander, arrived from London, and brought li& Jews (with a