Addenda: November 1674

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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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November 1674

Nov. 3.
1,115. Governor Jonathan Atkins to Sir Joseph Williamson. I arrived here on the 1st inst., and find letters which inform me of your established condition of Secretary. Give me leave to congratulate you. I hope you will esteem me worthy of your friendship, and I shall make it my endeavour to deserve it. At present I can give only a short account of the King's affairs here. The late attempt of the Dutch upon the French Islands became fruitless by the hurricane that surprised them. Could they have stayed twenty-four hours upon the place they had carried it and all the rest of them. They left eight hundred men ashore, who were all killed or taken. The storm has done inexpressible damage in the Leeward Islands upon ships, houses, mills and all their fruits. Considerable ships were wrecked in this harbour. But, not to leave you in a storm, once more all happiness to you. Present my humble duty to the King and let him know of my safe arrival. Signed, J. Atkins. Holograph. 1 p. On the back, Address of the letter to Sir Joseph Williamson. [Colonial Papers, Vol. LXV., No. 12.]