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140         NARRATIVES OF THE INSURRECTIONS        (1677

manders of Shipps then1 riding in the Rivers especially the
Generall Surrender at Wests Point of those headed by Ingram
and Wacklute,2 w’ch was managed and concluded by Capt.
Grantham,3 to the disgust of those Gentlemen of the Gover-
nor’s Party, because Sir Wm. Berkeley had not made them con-
cerned in soe considerable a Piece of Service.

      After Ingram had submitted to the Governor (who lay then
on Board Martyn’s Ship in Yorke River), Laurance that no-
torious Rebell fled, who was the first man that sett fire to James
Towne by burning his owne house, some others were taken
Prisoners after they had lay’d downe their armes, and the rest
went home in Peace. About the 16th of January, 1676 – 7, the
whole country had submitted to the Governour and the two
and twentyeth hee came home to his house at Greene Spring,
and had issued out new writts of summons for the convening
of a free assembly at his owne house, the State house being
ruined with the rest of James Towne.

      The Particulars of this foregoing Narrative being what wee
could collect or observe from the most credible disinterest’d
Persons, most authentique Papers, Records, Reports and the
Publick Grievances of the respective countyes of Virginia, wee
have, with all integrity of mind and the best of our under-
standing, without favor or partialty, selected and sett downe
what wee thought most consonant to Truth and Reality, and

     1The share taken by the captains of merchant vessels at this time in Vir-
ginia in helping to suppress the rebellion became the subject of a special inquiry
before the Privy Council in 1679. The English commissioners had reported
“that the main service for reducing the rebels to their obedience was done by the
seamen and commanders of ships then riding in the rivers,” particularly Captains
Morriss, Consett, Grantham, Prinne, and Gardner. The Privy Council recom-
mended to the Admiralty that these captains should be reimbursed for what they
had spent, should be granted rewards, and should be selected for employment
in the navy (see also Cal. St. P. Col., 1674-1676, § 1035).

      2Governor Notley of Maryland spoke of Lawrence Ingram as the “titular
general, who succeeded Bacon,” and of Walklett as “his lieutenant general.”
After the rebellion was suppressed in January, 1677, Walklett offered to come to
Gloucester with a good troop of horse and arms. Captain Grantham encour-
aged him to do so, and advised him to “declare for the King’s Majesty, the gov-
ernor, and country,” promising to assist him. Berkeley offered him both par-
don and plunder. Though there is no direct evidence to show that Walklett
accepted these offers, it is probable that he did so.

      3For his service Captain Grantham was given a reward of £200.

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