|West Indies Squadron|
|"Dum spiramus tuebimur"|
|Timezone:||Eastern-Central (GMT -6:00, -5:00)|
|Leaders:||William Roberts Billy Bowsprit Abigail Bradford|
By the King - P R O C L A M A T I O N,
For Suppreffing of Pirates.
Whereas complaints having been made to His Majefty, by great Numbers of Merchants, Mafters of Governours of His Majefty's Iflands and Plantations in the Weft-Indies, that the Pirates are grown fo numerous that they infeft not only the Seas near Jamaica, but even thofe of the Northern Continent of America; and that unlefs fome effectual Means be ufed, the whole Trade from Great Britain are in imminent Danger of being loft: His Majefty has been gracioufly pleafed, to order a proper Force to be employed for fuppreffing the faid Piracies; That being the West-Indies Squadron.