February 18 (February 8, o.s.)

Jamaica: The Council meets in Port Royal.  Most of the matters discussed pertain to the war. Robert Scroope is given a privateering commission, a resolution to proclaim martial law is adopted, and orders for guns to be mounted at various places throughout the island are given.  In the afternoon the Council of War meets and orders that the Articles of War be proclaimed.

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