Bacon's Rebellion

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was at Coll: Bacons, now clear’d [of] the Rebells by the hapey
removeall of Whally, after [he] had (by the aideing helpe of his
party) devouered [no] less then 2000 pounds (to my certaine
knowledg) [of] Coll. Bacons estate, the grater part in Store
goods. [Here] he meets with Mr. Drummond, taken1 the day
be[fore] in New Kent, where he had absconded, ever since [th]e
brakeing up howse keepeing at Coll: Gouges. The [Govern]our
. . . . . . a more then ordnary gladness for to [see h]im, which
(as he saide) did him more good then the [sigh]t of his owne
Brother. If the Governour was soe [glad] to see Drummon,
Drommon was no less sad to see [his h]onour, the sight of
whom (with out the help of an As[trol]egr) might inform him
what death he should [die,] and that he had not many days to
live. That night [he] was sent aborde a Ship in Irons, while
the Governour [re]moved the next day in his Coach to Mr Brays,
a [jour]nye of some 5 Miles. The next day after, being Sater-
[day,] Drummond was, by a party of Horss (who recev[ed him]
at Coll: Bacons) convayed to his tryall: In his way [thi]ther
he complained very much that his Irons hurt [him], and that
his fine Cloake, as he called it, a green-. . . . . . for the H[a]ng-
man had taken his fur’d Coate from [him,] (a bad presage) did
much hinder him in his way. [When?] proffer’d [a h]orss, to
ride, he refused, and sade he [would] com to. . . . . . e to his
port before he was preparde [wi]th his Anc[hor]: ading that he
did very much feare [Sir Wil]liam w[ould] not al[low h]im time
to put of his dir[ty cl]othes b[efore] he went to lye downe upon
his ev[en]ing b[e]d. [He s]aide, welcom be the grace of God,
for [it would clea]nse him from all his filth and pollution. He
ex[pressed] abundance of thankes for being permitted to res[t
hi]m selfe upon the Roade, while he tooke a pipe of Tobacco.
He discoursed very much with that parson who comm[anded]
his gard concerning the late troubles, affirming that he was
wholly innoscent of those. . . . . .2

      1Drummond was taken January 14, 1677.

     1By the 24th the rebellion was entirely suppressed, and Berkeley was back
at Green Spring before the 27th. On the 29th the English commissioners, Berry
and Moryson, arrived on the Bristol in James River.

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