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Letter of Capt. Harry Beverley, 1716.

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Abstract

Contains a letter from Capt. Harry Beverley, [Commander of the Sloop Virgin], to [Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood] defending his actions during his mission to the West Indies to search for wrecked goods found near the Bahamas. In his letter, Beverley argues that arms were put on board his ships to protect against the pirates preying on the Virginia salt trade. In addition, Beverley writes that his ship was fired upon near Bermuda