Other Commission, 16 July 1703, Edinburgh


Other Commission

Commission to Captain Mathew Campbell to be Captain of  the Dumbartoun Castle

Commission to Captain Mathew Campbell to be Captain and Commander of her Majesties Shipp the Dumbartoun Castle, Read voted and approven and Subscrybed by a qworim of the Councill in maner underwrittin. Follows the said Commission.

Ann By the Grace of God Queen of Scotland, England, France and Ireland defender of the faith with advice and Consent of the Lords of our privy Councill Doe hereby Constitute and appoint yow Captain Mathew Campbell Captain and Commander of her Majesties Shipp the Dumbartoun-castle, Willing and Requyreing yow furthwith to goe on Board of the said Shipp and to take upon yow the Charge and Command of Captain in her accordingly Strictly Chargeing and Commanding all the officers seamen and Souldiers belonging to the said Shipp to behave themselves Joyntly and Severally in their respective Stations and Imployments with all due respect and obedience to yow their said Captain And yow Likewayes to observe and execute alse well the instructiones herewith to yow delyvered by our privy Councill and attested by their Clerk as what farder orders and directiones yow shall from time to time receive from us or them or any others your Supperior officers for our Service, And wee being now engadged in Warr with the French-King and King of Spain and their adherents, Wee hereby give yow further power and Commission; not only to defend against butt attack these our enemies and with withall your force to subdue and seize them and their Shipps and goods to be Declared Lawfull prize wherin yow nor non of yow may faill as yow will answer to the Contrary at your perrill, And for so doeing these presents (Being recorded in the books of our privy Councill and to continue untill recalled) Shall be your sufficient warrant, Given by Warrant and under the Signet of our privy Councill at Holyruidhouse the Sixteinth day of July Jajvijc and thrie years Sic Subscribitur Queensberry Commissioner Seafeild Cancellar. Annandale P. Athole P:S: Argyle, Crafurd. Mar. Morton. Leven. Dunmore. Boyle.

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