America and West Indies: July 1704, 21-31

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 22, 1704-1705. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1916.

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July 1704, 21-31

[July 21.] 480. W. Wharton, Agent for Lt.-Gov. Usher, to the Council of Trade and Plantations. No allowance has been made by the Crown or Province to the Lt.-Gov., some of the leading men in New Hampshire, being his inveterate enemies, purely on account of his loyalty to the Crown and the check he gives to their irregularities, hindering the Province from settling any salary upon him. Prays that an effectual Order may pass for the settlement of a salary, etc. Endorsed, Recd. Read July 21, 1704. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 863. No. 110; and 5, 911. pp. 375–377.]
July 22.
481. Lt.-Governor Bennett to the Queen. Capt. Lancelott Sandys being dead, petitioner prays, in consideration of the smallness of his salary and his care in putting the country into a defensible condition, that H. M. will grant him a Commission for the company of soldiers in Bermuda now vacant. Signed, Ben. Bennett. 1 p. [C.O. 37, 26. No. 4.]
July 24.
482. J. Moore to the Bishop of London. Announces death of Collector for this Port. Col. Quary has put me into that office till the Commissioners shall otherwise dispose of it etc. Mr. Penn and his creatures I expect will appear strenuously my opponents, but I trust in your Lordship's favour to surmount them all. Signed, J. Moore. Endorsed, Recd. Read Nov. 14, 1704. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1262. No. 87.]
July 25.
483. Council of Trade and Plantations to Governor Dudley. Enclose Commission etc. for enquiring into case of the Mohegan Indians. [C.O. 5, 911. pp. 377–379.]
July 28.
484. Governor Handasyd to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Acknowledges letter of May 24. As to the accounts of the Revenue which you are pleased to mention, I have sent to the Deputy Receiver, Mr. Chaplain, whose answer I hourly expect. The answers he formerly gave me were that he had constantly sent the accounts from time to time, and could not have them writ over again here without a great deal of charge, it being a much greater fatigue here than in a cooler country. As to what your Lordships mention about the Spanish letters, I must own that I did believe it a thing of no ill consequence, but rather an advantage, since it was to have been made publick to all Spaniards, which I gave no body an account of but my Lord Nottingham, your Lordships and one gentleman in London, who is Agent to my Regiment, but for the future I shal take care that no body shal have notice but those that ought to have. Encloses Acts and Minutes of Council, and a list of the fleet, that sailed from Port Royal July 11 under the convoy of three of H M. men-of-war, with the number of men, gunns, tunn, French prisoners etc. H.M.S. Nonesuch has a great mortality on board her, having lost 70 odd men, besides 100 sick ashore. I am using all the endeavours I can to put what soldiers can be spared aboard her to get her out a cruize to sea, in hopes by that means to recover the men's healths. I have written to H.R.H. Secretary, acquainting him of this necessity we lye under for want of sailors and a supply of Naval Stores, which we cannot be furnished with here. H.M.S. Guernsey, with the ships under her convoy, is not yet arrived, but we dayly expect them. The island is at present healthy, we are very quiet, not having lately any disturbances from our neighbourhood. The Assembly is to meet Sept. 21, at which time (after having cooled themselves in the country) I hope they will be in a better humour to take care of the Officers and soldiers of the two Regiments, conformable to H.M. and your Lordships' letters, but altho' one of the worst of them, Mr. Totterdall, is expelled the House, yet I am afraid there are several more, who endeavour to oppose publick authority, but I hope they will be catcht in the same snare that malicious man was. I have acquainted the Storekeeper and Agent-Victualler of H R.H. pleasure, that they should immediately return to England. We have had a small insurrection of negroes, about 8 days ago, but having timely notice prevented any great mischief by sending both horse and foot after them. They attacked two or three places, burnt only one house and wounded one man; there were more than 30 negroes, several of which had got firearms plunder'd and took out of houses. We have taken and destroyed 12 of them, and are still in pursuit of the rest: I must own that I am more apprehensive of some bloody design from them, than any other enemy, but all imaginable care shall be taken to prevent it. Their numbers being so very great and the whites so few, makes me wonder that they have not before this destroyed us all, there being in some Plantations 200 or 300 negroes to one or two white men. I can't yet learn whither it was a general design among them, altho' I make all the enquiry into it I can.
P.S.—Just now arrived H.M.S. Guernsey with the Roundhust gally, Ann and Susanna and Richard and Sarah, by which I have received H.M. Commission for Governor in Chief, which next to H.M. I owe to your Lordship's favours, and will faithfully endeavour to deserve them. I have likewise received my Lord Nottingham's letter in relation to trade, and the Gazette of Aug. 10 with H.M. Instructions therein mentioned, shall be punctually observed. Signed, Tho. Handasyd. Endorsed, Recd. 9th, Read Sept. 21st, 1704. 3 pp. Enclosed,
484. i. List of Fleet bound for England, referred to above. 1 p. [C.O. 137, 6. Nos. 60, 60.i.; and (without enclosures), 138, 11. pp. 328–333.]
July 28.
485. Jeronimy Clifford to the Council of Trade and Plantations. If they had been designed to make dispatch, the merchants considering my accounts could have ascertained the sum due to me in 14 days. Prays for relief etc. Signed, Jer. Clifford. 1 p. Endorsed, July 28, Read Sept. 12, 1704. 1 p. [C.O. 388, 75. No. 97; and 389, 36. pp. 201, 202.]
July 30.
Aug. 10.
486. Commandant S. Beeckman to [? the Directors of the Dutch West India Company]. See Venezuelan Boundary Commission, Appendix to Report. Dutch. 18 pp.
486. i–ix. Muster-rolls, Bills of Lading, Inventories of Stores, and List of medicines needed etc. 26 pp. [C.O. 116, 19. Nos. 21, 21.i.–ix.]