excerpt from ''America and West Indies: July 1730, 1-5', in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 37, 1730' pp. 155-165 (189 words)

excerpt from ''America and West Indies: July 1730, 1-5', in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 37, 1730' pp. 155-165 (189 words)

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'America and West Indies: July 1730, 1-5', in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 37, 1730

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[Original spelling retained. The listening experience occurs during an attempted suppression of slave rebellion. An earlier communication, item 309, states: ‘We are at present threatned by strong bodys of rebellious negroes in severall parts of the island’.]

 

Examination of Nicholas Plysham before the Governor and Council of Jamaica, 18th June, 1730. Examinant on 28th May last with Capt. Soaper and Tho. Ascroft with the partys under their command consisting of 95 shott and 22 baggage negros [marched over a number of days to a plantation near Port Antonio in search of around three hundred escaped slaves] […] They came to the edge of a precipice just over the town, and Soaper thinking there might be some difficulty in geting down ordered them to stay there that night and about eight at night he ordered them to fire off their pieces (as he said to clear their arms) which they did in three vollies. About 9 or 10 [at night] (the rebels continuing beating their drums) one of Col. Nedham's negros belonging to the party called out to the rebels to send home his master's negros, and was answered by the rebels that they would not etc.

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