December 1670


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'Addenda: December 1670', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 12: 1685-1688 and Addenda 1653-1687 (1899), pp. 636-637. URL: Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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December 1670

Dec. 20.2,044. H. Slingesby to Lord Arlington. I send you drafts of Sir Thomas Lynch's despatches, for presentation to the King, and I am to remind you about inserting a clause allowing Sir Thomas Modyford to return to England. An instruction from the Duke of York to Sir Thomas to command the ships that convoy him to Jamaica should be added. I think an instruction should also be added as to striking the flag in case of meeting a French man-of-war. A copy of the late treaty with Spain should also be given to Sir Thomas. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. LXIV., No. 83.]
Dec. 20.2,045. Sir Thomas Lynch to Joseph Williamson. The King said he would send us ammunition. You would do us a great service by getting the order executed in a day or two. Pray also hasten my commission, for till I have that I cannot have the Duke's orders to put my things aboard. Signed, Thomas Lynch. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. LXIV., No. 84.]
Dec. 23.
2,046. Order of the King in Council. For the complaint of the Western Adventurers as to Newfoundland to be heard on 4 January next. Signed, Ed. Walker. ½ p. Endorsed. [Col. Papers, Vol. LXIV., No. 85.]
Dec. 29.2,047. H. Shngesby to Joseph Williamson. The Lords desire a copy of Sir Charles Wheeler's commission to command in the Leeward Islands, to suit his instructions thereto. I left a paper as to the 26th instruction to Sir T. Lynch with you on Tuesday last. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. LXIV., No. 86.]