CollectionFrederick and Augusta, Prince and Princess of Wales
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleCopy of the affidavit written by Captain Thomas Petty and taken before Captain Phenny
Date15 April 1725
WriterPetty, Thomas, Captain; Mariner and Commander of the Sloop Snapper
AddresseePhenny, George; Governor of the Bahamas
DescriptionCaptain Petty gives an account of how his vessel was assailed by a Spaniard vessel commanded by Augustin Blanco of Baracoa. Blanco took Mr Thompson and his family as prisoners and robbed the vessel of all his goods. The Spaniards, then, sailed towards Providence. Captain Petty reports a specific discourse made by Blanco who highlights the warlike nature of the Spaniards.
Place Of WritingNew Providence
NotesEnclosure of GEO/MAIN/54147.
Extent1 document (1 page)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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PublicationsThis affidavit and other documents related to the events which occurred the day before at the Bahamas are recorded in the '"Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations: Volume 5, January 1723 - December 1728", Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1928'. The event of the assault to the Snapper is also narrated in Cordingly, David (2013), Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates. New York: Random House Publishing Group.
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