- Long, Richard, author.
- Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2018
- Book — 1 online resource
Description: Letter dated 5th December 1700 and signed by Richard Long to King William III of England, concerning Long's proposals to explore and colonise Darien. He describes an encounter with the local tribe and chief. Long's letter to the king describes the great wealth which can be had from five gold mines, if the English, with the help of the Indians, can seize control of the area from the Spanish. Long suggests that the 'negro' mine workers be used to build fortifications at the mouth of the river in the Gulf of Darien, so that the country will be secure for English colonisation. He also proposes that the king send English missionaries to win over the natives. Includes a cover letter signed by Long to James Vernon, Secretary of State to King William III. Long asks the secretary to see that the king reads his letter