December 29 (December 19, o.s.)

Jamaica: The Council meets in Port Royal. The captain of the recently arrived slave ship appears before the councilors, who order him to take his slaves and go away. The councilors also order that gunpowder for the Port Royal fortifications be purchased, that Lord Inchiquin’s executor be charged 800 pounds, that the wreckage of HMS Swan, which was destroyed in the earthquake, be sold, and that HMS Mordaunt cruise toward Porto Bello in Panama. A letter from Queen Mary dated September 7 promising to send a squadron of troops to the West Indies and exhorting the Jamaicans to take heart is read and a reply is ordered to be written.

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