Addenda: September 1683

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 11, 1681-1685. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1898.

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September 1683

Sept. 25./Oct. 5. 2087. Extract of a letter from the Governor of St. Thomas to the Danish Envoy. Some time since Governor Stapleton sent me an order from the King for the restoration of a sloop that I had confiscated, and which had been taken by pirates. Though I had many reasons to the contrary, I complied at great personal inconvenience: see the release enclosed. The accounts sent to the King have been exaggerated or too much believed before my defence could be heard. The English give us no little trouble here. I beg your interest on my behalf. Copy. French. 1 p. Endorsed. Reed. 28 Feb. 8frac34. Annexed,
2087. I. Release by Thomas Biss and Aaron Chapman, of the sloop seized by the Governor of St. Thomas. 4 Oct. 1683. Copy. French. 1½ pp. Endorsed as the foregoing. [Col. Papers, Vol. LIV., Nos. 149, 149 I.]