'THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD
Publication No. 369.
The Governor of Jamaica to Sir Leoline Jenkins, Secretary of Stale
.Source :-Public Record Office. State Papers Colonial. C.O. 50.
Published by the courtesy of the olasler of the Roll and the
Deputy Keeper of the Public Records.
November 61h, 1682.
Sir Thomas Lynch, the Governor of Jamaica writes of
many affairs including pirates, rogues, &c.
Yesterday arrived one Mr. Dendy in a vessel that went
from Antigua to settle at Tobago but found the people most
.dead and gone, the Island dry and unfit for a plantation,
the Courland Governor, sottish and arbitrary, that took from
him by force four negroes and will, as this man says, leave
the Island and go to St. Thomas, a Danish Island commanded
by Captain Esmit.
Thus fortune has done for us what we should for ourselves;
for their settlements (especially under strong princes) may be
exceeding prejudicial to the King, Customs and Trade of