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Instructions of Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood, 1716 June 15.

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Abstract

Contains instructions of [Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood] to Capt. Harry Beverley, Commander of the Sloop Virgin of Virginia, to meet with a Commander from Spain appointed for examining into the affair of the wrecks on the coast of Florida. In addition, he instructs Beverley to acquaint him with Josiah Forbes, master of a sloop belonging to Philadelphia, who is suspected of taking away plate & other goods from the Spaniards and in confinement in Virginia until he can answer his charge.