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96         NARRATIVES OF THE INSURRECTIONS        [1676


excepted out of the Governours pardon, by his Proclamation
of June last, and severall papers since, and for to dye with-
out Marcy, when ever taken, as they were the cheife Incen-
diarys, and promoters to and for Bacons Designes; and by
whose Councells all transactions were, for the grater part,
managed all along on that Side. Drummond was formerly
Governour of Carolina,1 and all ways esteemed a Parson of
such induments, where Wisdom and honisty are contending
for supriority; which rendred him to be one of that sort of
people, whose dementions are not to be taken by the line of
an ordnary Capassety. Larance was late one of the Assem-
bley, and Burgis for Towne, in which he was a liver. He was
a Parson2 not meanely aquainted with such learning (besides
his natureall parts) that inables a Man for the management
of more then ordnary imployments, Which he subjected to an
eclips, as well in the transactings of the present affaires, as in
the darke imbraces of a Blackamoore, his slave: And that in
so fond a Maner, as though Venus was cheifely to be wor-
shiped in the Image of a Negro, or that Buty consisted all to-
gether in the Antiphety of Complections: to the noe meane
Scandle and affrunt of all the Vottrisses in or about towne.

       When that West point was surrendred, and Greene Spring
secur’d for the Governour, these two Gent: was at the Brick-
howse,3 in New Kent: a place Situate allmost oppossitt to
West point, on the South side of York River, and not 2 Miles
removed from the said point, with som Soulders under there
Command, for to keepe the Governours Men from landing on
that Side; he haveing a Ship, at that time, at Ancor nere the
place. They had made som attempts to have hindred Grant-
hams designes (of which they had gain’d som intilligence)
but there indeviours not fadging, they sent downe to Coll.
Bacons to fetch of the Gard there, under the Command of
Whaley, to reinforce there owne strength.

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