Addenda: Miscellaneous, 1668

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 17, 1699 and Addenda 1621-1698. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1908.

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Miscellaneous 1668

[? 1668.] 1,112. Petition of Thomas Martyn to the King. The French in the West Indies seized the Hope, Christopher Tugwell, master, laden from Dublin to Jamaica, 13 weeks after the war was ended. (See Cal. 1668, No. 1907.) Damage about £6,000 sterl. In March last, Gov. M. de Baas seized the Hope, Capt. Thomas Blackman, bound from Virginia to Barbados, which had put into Martinique through stress of weather, because Jonas Reakes, a privateer of Jamaica, had taken a Spanish vessel to which M. de Baas had given a pass. Damage to Thomas Martyn about £2,000 sterl. The Marchand's Adventure, laden with provisions and horses from Ireland to Barbados, was not allowed to water at Guadeloupe, thereby involving T. Martyn in a loss of above £4,000 sterl. Martyn proved his damage in the Admiralty, and petitioned the French Ambassador for satisfaction according to the Treaty at Breda, but cannot obtain justice. Petitions that there may be an order to the Commissioners of the Navy for the non-payment of moneys claimed by and granted to the French West India Company by the King in Council for losses through the English in 1665, until petitioner be satisfied. 1 p. No signature, date or endorsement. [Colonial Papers, LXV., No. 92.]