THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD
Publication No. 828.
The Order of the Privy Council on the Petition of J. Sherwood.
Source :-Calendar of State Papers. Acts of the Privy Council.
November i8th, 1763.
Joseph Sherwood, Agent for Rhode Island, petitioned on
behalf of Daniel and John Jenks of Providence who are
merchants and owners of the sloop Kinnicut, George Hopkins
Commander. This sloop was captured after the cessation of
hostilities by the Spanish schooner Fortes commanded by
Juan Baz and carried into Trinidad and detained by the
Spaniards without any process of adjudication.
He prayed that His Majesty would intervene with the
King of Spain to obtain restitution to the value of C2,566
sterling for the capture of the sloop Kinnicut and also satisfaction
from the Governor of Trinidad and others for the barbarous
treatment of the crew by committing them to prison and after
releasing them therefrom, by causing them to be carried to
sea and put on shore, some of them on a desolate part of the
Main where none but savages inhabit and the rest on an
uninhabited part of the Island of Tobago without leaving
them any provisions or subsistence whatever ; all contrary to
the articles of peace.
Order : To be transmitted to the Minister at the Court