Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CJ (#48) Setting The Stage

On the 19th of June 1690, Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) arrives to the Bahama Islands as the new Governor.  The last three post has presented the key factors that were to impact the lives of those who begin writing the pages of history.  The stage is set for a history that had become the accepted record of this story, but it is not the whole record.  It begins this summer of 1690 with the stage set as follows:

Thomas Bulkley (BUL-1) was a merchant under a Protestant plan to settle a group called the "Eleutherian Adventurers" at "Eleuthera". [Greek word meaning freedom]  Our Cadwallader (JO-1) was Catholic, under the authority of a group of "Proprietors" who claimed the Bahamas as part of their "Carolina".  Monarchist -vs- Republican; Catholic -vs- Protestant; with the only common ground being their view of social status.  Setting the stage for the next story in the life of Cadwallader Jones (JO-1).

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