America and West Indies: Miscellaneous, 1692

Pages 753-754

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 13, 1689-1692. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1901.

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Miscellaneous 1692

2,725. List of the Council of Maryland. 1½ p. Endorsed, 1692. [Board of Trade. Maryland, 2. No. 98.]
2,726. List of Acts passed by the Assembly of Maryland in 1692. Eighty-four in all. [Board of Trade. Maryland, 8. pp. 124–129.]
2,727. Acts of Barbados passed in 1692. Act for encouragement of negroes that betray a conspiracy. Act for free quartering of a King's regiment. Act appointing persons to ride armed. Act prohibiting the sale of strong liquors to negroes. Act presenting £2,000 to the Governor. Act to amend the Act for governing negroes. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XIV., pp. 317, 327.]
2,728. List of Acts passed in Massachusetts in 1692. To continue local laws. To enforce collection of arrears of public assessment and town and country rates. For an assessment on Polls and Estates. For an excise and impost on tonnage of shipping. For erecting a Naval Office. For validating former bills of credit. For transporting Militia beyond the province. For holding Courts of Justice. For incorporation of Harvard and Cambridge Colleges. For setting forth general privileges. For quieting possessions and settling titles. For building with stone and brick in Boston. For settling intestate estates. For preventing frauds and perjuries. For equal distribution of insolvent estates. To regulate assize of cask. For punishment of capital offenders. For the suppressing of unlicensed houses. For impost and excise. For better observation of the Lord's day. For prevention of common nuisances. For affirming former judgments and providing for executions. For settlement and support of ministers and school masters. For settlement of boundaries and defrayal of expenses of counties. For regulating townships and choice of town officers. For making lands liable for payment of debts. For regulation of weights and measures. To prevent counterfeiting or clipping of coins. To regulate fishery. To establish courts of judicature. To enforce the taking of the new oath, and to establish forms of oaths. To establish precedents and forms of writs, etc. To regulate fees. To regulate the House of Representatives. To prevent danger from French residents in the province. Against witchcraft. To regulate the Government assessment and grant an additional supply of money. For better securing the liberty of the subjects. To revive an act to continue local laws. To send soldiers out of the province. To pay expenses of Councillors during the session. To pay £500 to the Governor. For holding a Court of gaol-delivery in Essex. To explain certain laws. To continue certain imports. For orderly consummating of marriages. For registration of births and deaths. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXII, pp. 458–462.]
2,729. Memorandum of the allowances made to various Governors for the expenses of transport to their Governments, 1689–1692. 2 pp. [Board of Trade. Plantations General, 2. No. 42.]
2,730. Draft of proposed instruction to Sir Francis Wheeler. As to the expediency of his leaving the West Indies not later than 15 June, 1693, for North America, and returning thence to the West Indies again, returning to England with the two regiments in February, 1694. 2 pp. Undated. [America and West Indies. 551. No. 76.]
2,731. Monsieur Denys to the King of France. When I approached your Majesty to offer you a fox, more curious than beautiful, but which comes from a country that belongs to you, I was so dazzled that I omitted to speak to you of the expense already incurred for Quebec and of that, considerably less, which should be incurred in New France from the River St. Lawrence to the English boundary. I must therefore write to apprise you that a quarter of the sum that has been expended on Quebec will bring you in one year more revenue than Quebec will in forty years. The country is very good for corn and wine; it is full of forests fit for planks and shipbuilding, and pitch and tar and other naval stores are found in abundance. These, with an arrangement that can be made as to the fisheries, will bring you in a revenue of two millions annually, and form a nursery for sailors fit to serve in the Army and Navy. Other considerations might be added, too lengthy to be written down. I therefore beg for an audience. Copy. 1 p. French. Taken in 1692 in the River St. Lawrence. [Board of Trade. New England, 6. No. 16.]