America and West Indies: April 1699, 6-9

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 17, 1699 and Addenda 1621-1698. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1908.

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April 1699

April 6.
237. 1. Petition of Edward Chilton, of the Middle Temple, Barrister-at-Law, who was for several years Attorney General of Virginia, praying His Majesty to appoint him Attorney General of Barbados. Signed, E. Chilton. Beautifully written.
2. Order of Council referring the petition to the Council of Trade and Plantations to consider and report thereon. Signed, James Vernon. The whole endorsed, Recd. Read April 19, 1699. 1 p. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 7. No. 83; and 44. p. 250.]
April 6.
238. Order of King in Council approving the Representation of March 30 (Newfoundland), and instructing the Council of Trade to give the necessary directions to the several offices for the speedy dispatch of the matters proposed. Signed, John Povey. Endorsed, Recd. Read April 13. [Board of Trade. Newfoundland, 3. No. 131; and 25. p. 284.]
April 6.
239. Orders of King in Council to the Treasury, Ordnance and Admiralty Offices to give the necessary directions to put the proposals of the Council of Trade, March 30, touching Newfoundland, into execution. 2 pp. Endorsed, Recd. Read April 13, 1699. [Board of Trade. Newfoundland, 3. No. 132; and 25. pp. 285–286.]
April 6. 240. Minutes of Council of Barbados. Col. Leshly (Leslie?) was sworn a member of the Assembly. Mr. Lane was ordered to attend next Council Day. £55 for James Mashart, Clerk to the Committee for Public Accounts, passed. The Assembly attended and presented a Bill entitled an Act to repeal a clause in an Act entitled an Act to ascertain the duty of masters of ships and merchants for the payment of an impost of powder on the tonnage, and a supplemental clause to the said Act was read three times and passed by His Excellency and Council nem. con. and ordered to be published by beat of drum. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 65. pp. 390, 391.]
April 7. 241. Minutes of Council of Massachusetts. Select-men of Watertown and William Johnson, J.P. in Middlesex, summoned to appear about a disorder there. [Board of Trade. New England, 49. p. 198.]
April 7. 242. Attorney and Solicitor General to Council of Trade and Plantations. We are of opinion that the word Insurrection and likewise these words, as also upon soldiers in pay, should be left out in Col. Codrington's Commission, and then the clause will run thus, "and to execute Martial Law in time of invasion or war," and this we think is as far as can be justified by law. Signed, Tho. Trevor, Jo. Hawles. Endorsed, Recd. April 10, Read April 12, 1699. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 6. No. 12; and 45. p. 353.]
April 8.
243. J. Burchett to Wm. Popple. There being a convoy going to Newfoundland, which probably may sail from the Buoy of the Nore in three or four days, if there are any heads of enquiries to be made at Newfoundland you will please to hasten the same hither, that so the Commander of the Convoy may be directed to make them accordingly. Signed, J. Burchett. In case it shall be thought necessary to give this convoy the like heads of enquiry as the last had, without any alterations or additions, I will take care to see it done upon receipt of your answer. Signed, J.B. Endorsed, Recd. April 10, Read April 12, 1699. [Board of Trade. Newfoundland, 3. No. 133; and 25. p. 281.]
April 9. 244. Minutes of Council of New York. Trial of the mariners that ran away with the Adventure and were seized in Connecticut decided to be in the Courts of that colony. Proclamation ordered promising rewards, etc., for seizure of seamen concerned.