Petition of Don Pedro de Pumaryo and Don Francisco de Ortiz, 1750 Sept. 27.
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To the Honorable Thomas Lee Esquire President and the rest of his Majesties Council of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia The Petition of Don Pedro de Pumaryo Commander of the ship called Nostra Seniora, De los Godas and Don Fransisco de Ortiz Super Cargo of the said ship subjects of his Catholick Majesty the King of Spain
Humbly shew, That, they laded with goods chiefly appertaining to the commerce of Europe at Cadiz and sailed from thence the 27th of October last N.S. to Lavari Cruze and discharged her cargo and laded there with the Effects of that place and proceeded from thence to the Havannah where they loaded with Sugar Logwood and other Merchandize and sailed from thence the 10th of August last New Stile bound to old Spain under the convoy of Don Danniel Mahony Commander of one of his Catholick Majesties Ships of Warr, the Galga and proceeded on their said voiage till the 26th of the same Month when a Hurricane began and continued seven days and nights and was so violent that their Tiller was twice carried away and their foretop Masts so that they had no Government of the said vessel but was entirely left to the mercy of the seas till the crew cut away the Misn Mast That the Timbers of the head of the said ship were so started and weakened that she became so leaky that she had nine feet water between her Decks which obliged them to scuttle her Decks to let water to her Pumps and though they were incessantly pumping could scarce keep her afloat altho they