Addenda: May 1687

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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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May 1687

May 19. 1,151. Deposition of Captain David Mitchell, R.N. As to his having been sent to demand satisfaction for the seizure of the sloop James at Petit Guavos. 1 p. [Colonial Papers, Vol. LXV., No. 44.]
May 20. 1,152. Sworn statement of James Wale or Wall respecting the seizure of his sloop, the James. 3 pp. [Colonial Papers, Vol. LXV., No. 45.]
May 20. 1,153. Extract of a letter from Governor Thomas Dongan from New York, of 20 May, 1687. Not a farthing of the debts which Mr. Santen said to be outstanding is to be had. Mr. Graham and Mr. Van Cortlandt do miracles. I am a bold man and have many irons in my fire, building chimneys from the ground, sodding the fort, mounting all the guns, and paving the batteries with freestone from Newark, which, though expensive, will be made up by its lasting maybe for ever. I have sent my Lord Sunderland propositions of the Maquas, informing how industrious the French Jesuit is to draw our Indians over to Canada. The people of Canada are out of their wits for our hunters going to the Ottawas. I hope they will not disturb them in their passage. The last account of them was that they were all well, and had carried some of the prisoners along with them. It will be great ruin to the French if the Ottawas will come to trade with us. The French ought to have the north and east of the Great Lakes, but I hope they will leave us the south and west. If any proposition be made, let not the King be surprised for want of information. Shew him upon the map how the land lies. In John Povey's handwriting. 2 pp. [Colonial Papers, Vol. LXV., No. 46.]