America and West Indies: February 1690

Pages 20-21

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Addenda For 1688-1696. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1969.

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February 1690

Feb. 8
51. John Coode to Col. Nathaniel Bacon. Yours of 29 Jan. received. Except as regards the shipping I have had no satisfactory answer to my 2 former letters. You do not mention Major Sewell who investigated the murder; Mr. Josephs and others are at large; `priest Hubbard' is with his papist patron, Mr. Brent, in Stafford County. We can make good our charge and therefore I hope that neither the King's enemies nor Papists will be countenanced. When you fled hither from rebellion in Virginia you were sheltered by Protestants and I lay three months upon the water in your defence: As your loyalty drove you thence, so I beg you to believe that it is the enormity of their offences that has driven these fugitives to you. I repeat the requests of my former letter. If you doubt the legality of this government, the answer is that it is the only one; for the late government, being papist, is disabled by the King's proclamation. Signed Jno Coode, commander of the military affairs in Maryland. Postscript: The messenger misrepresented the date of my letter. 1 p. Endorsed; Recd. 14 April 1690 from Mr. Coode. Printed in Archives of Maryland, Vol.8, pp. 168 169. [C.O. 5/718 f.83]
Feb. 18
52. John Coode to the Secretaries of State. The enclosures from myself to you are 'a letter of account of letters to yourselves whereunto this is especially referred'. The murder of Mr. Payne 'is begged the consideration of and especially advised to' in letters to yourselves and to the Commissioners of Customs. Signed Jno Coode. ¼ p. Endorsed: Recd. 14 April 1690. Printed in Archives of Maryland, Vol.8, pp. 169–170. [C.O. 5/718 f.79.]
Feb. 18 53. Acknowledgement by Capt. Nicholson that he has received from William Blathwayt a letter under the signet to the government of Maryland which is to be forwarded by him on his arrival in Virginia. Signed Fr. Nicholson. ¼ p. Printed in Archives of Maryland, Vol.8, p.169. [C.O. 5/718 f.78]