Friday, February 12, 2016

CJ (#51) A Reaction

On the same date that the letter from Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) was received at the Council of Colonial Virginia [July 5th 1692] a response was recorded as follows:

"On Considertion of the Intelligence received from Coll. Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) that a Barcho longo fitted out of Peteete Gwavors with two hundred Men, was designed to Chesepeake Bay and of the account received from New Yorke that the French have taken three Vessells of, of [off] Block Island.  The Rt Honoble the Lieut Govr is desired to acquaint his Excy Lionell Copley Esqrs (COP-1) Capt Genll and Govr in Chiefe of their Mas Province of Maryland with the News wee heare, and that it is Judged absolutely Necessary to keepe their Mas Ship Henry prize here to Cruise about the Capes."

A warning was sent to Maryland about the information from Cadwallader (JO-1) and the ship Henry was to "...Cruise about the Capes."  So at this point; Virginia, New York, and Maryland became aware of the increasing dangers from the French.

Taken from: Executive Journals, Council of Colonial Virginia, pp. 258 - 259.

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