America and West Indies: February 1659

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 1, 1574-1660. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1860.

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February 1659

Feb. 10. 67. Certificate of Capt. Edward Blagge of the States frigate the Dunbar, written at the request of Capt. Roger Morton, agent for the Island of Nevis. Has traded for more than twenty years with the island, especially in the time of Capt. Jacob Lake's government, and knows him to have been a person of integrity and very prudent and laborious in the discharge of his trust. Col. Luke Stokes, who succeeded him, behaved faithfully and was attached to the Commonwealth; and Major James Russell, the present Governor, is very fit for his present employment, and beloved amongst his neighbours. [Signed and sealed.]
Feb. 20.
Boston, New England.
68. Col. Thos Temple to [Lord Fienes and Company of Adventurers] for Nova Scotia. Hopes Capt. Breedon has safely arrived with Temple's considerations and that they have given satisfaction; but fearing the danger of the seas, now sends by Capt. Hugh Middleton similar powers and instructions to his brother Col. Purbeck Temple, to treat and conclude with their Lordships. Capt. Middleton, who is now recovered, having seen a great part of the country, will give a satisfactory account of affairs. Acknowledges Middleton's great kindness. His cousin Wolseley expected with the fall season trade amounting to about 2,000l. Promises ready compliance if they think fit to agree to his propositions.
Feb. 20.
Boston, New England.
69. Col. Thos. Temple to Thos. Povey. Has sent three letters in answer to his by Capt. Middleton. Will make the best use he can of the advantages Povey has put into his hands. As to his own affairs in Nova Scotia, Middleton, who has fully informed himself and seen great part of the country, will give a more acceptable relation by word of mouth. Believes him to be a person worthy of much more considerable employment. Begs he will get two bills of exchange for 300l. drawn upon Watts and Collier, passed for him. Hopes his propositions will give satisfaction.