Addenda: June 1697

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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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June 1697

June 13. 1,354. Governor Sir W. Beeston to the Duke of Shrewsbury. I enclose deposition of Edward James and Wm. Fullwood. [The Spanish] have killed many of our people in cold blood, wherever they have met with them, and when asked why, their common answer is "You are Heretick dogs and therefore ought to be destroyed." I hope His Majesty will take notice of this usage of his subjects; otherwise our people in revenge will destroy them. Continues to same effect as Cal. 1697, No. 1080, paragraph 2. Signed, Wm. Beeston. Holograph. 1 p. [America and West Indies. Jamaica, 540. No. 51.]