Addenda: November 1670

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 12 1685-1688 and Addenda 1653-1687. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1899.

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November 1670

Nov. 8. 2,042. Captain Jeffery Peirce to Commissioners of the Navy. I arrived at Barbados 31 October, and am to stay ten days by Lord Willoughby's order, and then go to the Leeward Islands. Colonel Byam being dead, Samuel Winthrop is now Governor of Antigua. Copy. ½ p. [Col. Papers, Vol. LXIV., No. 81.]
Nov. 28.
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2,043. Capt. Jeffery Peirce to the Navy Commissioners. Has conversed with Capt. Winthrop, who is the chief there, Colonel Byam being dead, about their orders, and he having heard that 50 English have been forced on shore at the Island of Portevica, and are in the custody of the Spaniards, has ordered the writer to go and demand them of the Governor, and to let him know of the peace made between England and Spain. On his way thither shall call at Montserrat and Nevis and speak with the Governors there, and if he can recover the English, shall return to Antigua. Hears there are several English in other places, amongst the Spanish, French, and Indians, and supposes that that will be most of his business for some time in those parts, to which he will, by God's assistance, use his utmost endeavours. 1 p. Endorsed. [Col. Papers, Vol. LXIV., No. 82.]