Tuesday, January 8, 2013

CJ (#16) Lord Baltimore

The last post describes a letter sent from Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) to Lord Baltimore requesting permission to trade with the Indians in the Maryland and Delaware area.  The following is a copy of the letter that "Lord Baltimore" sent to "William Blathwayt", dated March 26, 1682.  It is given as follows:

"By my last I sent you copies of letters from William Penn, and from the Council here to the Government of New York.  I now send you one received lately from Colonel Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) who commands the fort on Rappahannock river by which you will see that Captain Josias Fendall (lately banished Maryland) is now a resident in Virginia where there is a particular eye over all his actions.  He is certainly the most likely person in both these Governments to take advantage of the discontent in Virginia to stir up another rebellion there, and had he not been narrowly watched whilst he was in Maryland he would have broken out last summer here, and then our neighbours in Virginia would not have remained long quite.  As it is both Colonies are now at peace. ...."

The letter shows that Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) was identified as "Colonel" and was in command of the fort on the Rappahannock River during the year 1682.

The later is taken from America and West Indies, Vol. VII, 1682, p. 211.  Full content of the letter is not copied, only that part referring to our Cadwallader Jones (JO-1).

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