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A new history of Jamaica. In thirteen letters from a gentleman to his friend. Containing. I. The Author's Voyage to that Island; with an Account of several curious Particulars which he met with in his Passage. II. A Description of Jamaica; its natural Advantages, Manners of the People, &c. III. Spanish Cruelty on-first Settling there. Expedition of Sir Anthony Shirley, and Col. Jackson, against them. Its Conquest by the English. IV. The Enterprizes of the famous Buccaneers. V. The Life and Actions of Sir Henry Morgan, and his Enterprizes against the Spaniards. VI. Institution of the General Assembly, and other curious Particulars. Vii. Abstract of all the Laws and Statutes in Force in Jamaica. Viii. The first Assiento Contract. Enterprizes of the Rebel Negroes. Dreadful Earth-Quake. French Invasions. Col. Lillingstone's Expedition against Hispaniola. The Scots Settlement at Darien. Gallant Actions and Death of Admiral Bembow, &c. IX. Port-Royal burnt to the Ground. A dreadful Huricane. Of Blackbeard, a famous Pyrate. Character and Importance of the Mosqueto Indians. Formidable Power of the Rebel Negroes. X. The Rebels submit to Terms. Admiral Vernon's Success against Porto-Bello. XI. Of the Government Ecclesiastical, Civil and Military, of Jamaica, Customs of the Inhabitants. The Sacrifices, Libations, Exercises, and Diversions of the Negroes, &c. XII. Of the Products of Jamaica; of its Trees, Plants, Birds, Beasts, Fish, Insects, &c. XIII. Its Trade and Commerce. Its Importance to Great Britain. Number of its People. Money it returns to Great Britain. Directions to new Settlers, in Relation to their Healths. In which are briefly interspers'd, the characters of its governors, and lieutenant-governors.

  • Leslie, Charles, of Jamaica.
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MDCCXLI. [1741]
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Dublin : printed by and for Oli. Nelson, at Milton's Head in Skinner-Row, MDCCXLI. [1741]

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iv,248p. ; 12⁰.

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ESTC T142442

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.

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