America and West Indies: August 1695, 1-10

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 14, 1693-1696. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1903.

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August 1695

Aug. 1. 1,984. Order of the Lords Justices of England in Council. Dismissing the appeal of William Sharpe and ordering that the original judgment be affirmed. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 44. p. 196.]
Aug. 1. 1,985. Minutes of Council of Jamaica. The Council, on the question of paying subsistence to the forces being raised by Colonel Lillingston, decided that it had no power to issue the same till the forces should arrive. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 77. p. 312.]
Aug. 1. 1,986. Minutes of Council of Nevis. Trial and condemnation of a sloop for illegal practices. The Governor's proposals for preparing quarters for 100 soldiers and for hiring a sloop to go cruising with the frigate were referred to the Assembly. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XLVIII., pp. 299–300.]
Aug. 1. 1,987. Minutes of Council of New York. The Governor reported that the three deserters of his company had been taken at Fairfield, but rescued out of gaol by the people there; and that the justices had informed the officer that he could not expect to retake them if he waited in the town with an armed force, but that they should be secured and sent back if he withdrew. The Council left the matter to the Governor's wisdom, advising only that the Governor of Connecticut be apprised that the matter must be laid before the Lords of Trade. Order for four firkins of soap to be allowed annually to each of the King's foot-companies, and that Major Peter Schuyler make arrangements for care of the sick soldiers at Albany. Order for payment for the buildings in the fort. [Board of Trade. New York, 72. pp. 50–51.]
Aug. 5. 1,988. Minutes of Council of New York. The Governor reported that on Saturday evening, the 3rd inst., he had, on intelligence of a French privateer on the coast, embarked some of his company on H.M.S. Richmond to go in search of her, and that he had since obtained fuller information of the strength and movements of this privateer. The captain of an armed brigantine professed his willingness to serve the King on this occasion, if the government would secure him against damages, but owing to the difficulty of giving satisfactory security the arrangement failed. This entry is dated the first of August, evidently by slip of the pen. [Board of Trade. New York, 72. pp. 52–53.]
Aug. 5. 1,989. Minutes of Council of Nevis. The Assembly agreed to billet 100 soldiers, if the King had not sent provisions, to hire a sloop to cruise with the frigate, and to reward certain messengers sent to St. Christophers, on the last alarm. Joint Committees appointed to survey the stock of powder, and to draw a bill to amend the Act to check the insolencies of negroes. The Council agreed that on the execution of any negro an order be issued for appraising his value, which shall be paid by the Treasurer up to the value of 5,000 lbs. of sugar. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XLVIII., pp. 300–301.]
Aug. 6. 1,990. Minutes of Council and Assembly of Antigua. Message from the Governor announcing that a sloop had been pressed and valued, and asking the Assembly to raise funds to pay for her. The Assembly answered that on second thoughts they were of opinion that the sloop could not do service which would counteract the risk and expenses, and that therefore she should not be employed. Message from the Governor asking the Assembly to advance money for clothing the King's soldiers. Answer of the Assembly that the balance of the powder-money might be devoted to this use, in which the Governor concurred. By their own request the Assembly were adjourned in order to repair to their guards. Order made upon a commission of arbitration. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 64. pp. 140–141.]
Aug. 6. 1,991. Minutes of Council of Barbados. Several claims for payments considered and passed. Order for payment to the Governor of the sums advanced by him for the transport of the soldiers, and that an address be drawn to the King for refund of the same. The Assembly sent up an abstract of certain accounts, and memorandums as to laws to restrain inhumanity to servants and for building of a gaol.
Aug. 7. Petition of Captain Hesketh Holman as to seizure of his ship read, and petitioner referred to his legal remedy.
Aug. 8. A petition of the purser of the Play, prize, for provisions was rejected by the Assembly. The Assembly sent up orders for certain payments, a bill to encourage importation of white servants, and answers to various proposals, which not being in writing, were asked for in writing. The answer then sent was returned as unsatisfactory. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 65 pp. 61–63.]
Aug. 7. 1,992. Journal of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Mr. Bridgeman's letter of 27 July read (see No. 1,981). The Lords agreed on their report thereon. Colonel Russell's letter of 23 March read (see No. 1,738). Agreed to recommend that his orders as to providing for the clergy be repeated and that the law-officers may attend him in Council. Ralph Lane's petition read and decision taken.
Captain Holman's petition for satisfaction for his losses in protecting Ferryland in Newfoundland last year read, and orders given that he shall deliver a particular account of the same.
Sir Edmund Andros's letter of 4 June and Mr. Wormeley's of 10 June read (see Nos. 1,870, 1,871, 1,881).
Governor Fletcher's letter of 29 May read (see No. 1,860). The Lords agreed as to the confirmation of an appointment to the Council of New York.
Petition of Captain Dawes read. Ordered that he be furnished with copies of Sir W. Beeston's charges against him. [Board of Trade. Journal, 8. pp. 86–94.]
Aug. 7. 1,993. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Agreed, in consideration of Sir Edmund Andros's letter of 4 June, to represent his request to supply what money shall be needed to meet expenses of Government out of the quit-rents of Virginia. [Board of Trade. Virginia, 36. pp. 296–297.]
Aug. 7. 1,994. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Agreed to recommend the confirmation of Caleb Heathcote in the Council of New York. Draft. ½ p. [Board of Trade. New York, 6. No. 8.]
Aug. 7. 1,995. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Agreed to lay before the Lords Justices the difficulties reported by Governor Russell as to supplying the King's ships, with the views of the Admiralty and Ordnance officers thereon, and to submit for their determination the expediency or otherwise of keeping an officer resident in the West Indies with provisions, naval stores and ordnance stores. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 44. pp. 180–181.]
Aug. 7. 1,996. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Agreed to recommend, on the petition of Ralph Lane, that Governor Russell be ordered to allow him to come to England to prosecute his appeal, on giving the usual security, and that meanwhile every facility be granted to him to obtain evidence, etc. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 44. pp. 190–191.]
Aug. 8.
1,997. Order of the Lords Justices of England in Council. That a letter signed by the King to be sent to Governor Russell, directing him to recommend to the Assembly of Barbados the provision of fixed stipends for the clergy; also that Governor Russell be authorised to summon the Attorney and Solicitor-General to attend the Council, when needful. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 44. p. 198.]
Aug. 8. 1,998. Minutes of Council of New York. The Governor reported that John Le Reaux had been tried and acquitted. Resolved to devote the money subscribed for redemption of slaves in Algiers to the building of the chapel in the fort, there being no longer use for it in its original purpose. Orders for sundry payments. Sundry accounts referred for examination. Order for renewing the furniture of the officers' lodgings where necessary. [Board of Trade. New York, 72. pp. 52–54.]
Aug. 9. 1,999. Minutes of Council of Virginia. Ordered that writs issue as usual for meeting of the Assembly at the time to which it was prorogued, but that if no further occasion requires their meeting, they be prorogued to some time in the spring. Order for clearance of a ship for Europe. [Board of Trade. Virginia, 53. pp. 5–6.]
Aug. 10. 2,000. Minutes of Council of Barbados. Bill as to importation of white servants read and amended. The disposal of ten French prisoners was left by the Council in the Governor's hands. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 65. pp. 63–64.]
Aug. 10.
Office of
2,001. Commissioners of Ordnance to John Povey. The Agents for Virginia have made no application for the stores ordered for that Colony. Pray inform us where they are to be found, or give them notice to attend us on the matter. Signed, Jon. Charlton, Tho. Littleton, Wm. Boulter. ½ p. [Board of Trade. Virginia, 5. No. 76.]