Catalogue description Admiral Charles Stewart, the Lyon, Port Royal. Receipt of letters by the Oldfield and...

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Details of ADM 106/842/1
Reference: ADM 106/842/1

Admiral Charles Stewart, the Lyon, Port Royal. Receipt of letters by the Oldfield and the Gosport. The King's negroes are Cormantees and reports on the measures taken to ensure they remain in the King's service. There are rebellious negroes in the neighbourhood and describes what measures must to taken to secure the harbor at Port Antonio. Hopes the Hanover will land at Kingston. If he cannot get the mast into the storehouse at Port Antonio, he will have to have her sent to Port Royal for storage. When the Garland was last at Cuba he intended Captain Berkeley to buy some tallow, but he returned without it. He sees no reason why ships stationed in South Carolina should not bring Naval stores unless it contravenes the Act of Parliament relating to carrying merchant goods. The last defeat of our Party has dispirited the people of Port Antonio and the Governor has difficulty persuading some of the settlers to remain. The legislature is encouraging soldiers to remain on the Island to deal with the rebellious negroes. The Lyon is being refitted on board the hulk so he will go round to Port Antonio on the Gosport to try to keep up the spirits of the inhabitants. Asks for the Lyon to be paid off at Chatham rather than Portsmouth as she will be carrying his things home and it would be more convenient to take them from Chatham. Is sending his affidavit regarding the complaint made by Sarah Wright against Alexander Campbell, Surgeon of the hospital

Date: 1732 Jan 13
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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