1083. J. Clifford to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
My case has been waiting for near ten years, and I am reduced
to that degree of want that without speedy relief both myself
and my good wife must certainly perish. I pray that your
honble. Board will cause inclosed petition to be read before H.M.
in Council, whereby myself and my good wife may be relieved
with bread. Signed, Jer. Clifford. Holograph. 1 p. [C.O. 388,
75. No. 122; and 389, 36. pp. 271, 272.]
1084. W. Popple, jr., to J. Clifford. In reply to letters
(April 17, 21, 30) the Council of Trade and Plantations have and
will continue to do all within their power for the dispatch of your
affair. They have sent one of their clerks to solicit a final
determination by the merchants to whom your accounts were
referred. It is not usual for the Board to present any petition
to H.M., for which reason they return your petition [May 1st].
[C.O. 389, 36. pp. 273, 274.]
1085. Council of Trade and Plantations to Sir Charles Hedges.
We desire you would please to lay before H.M. the Additional
Instruction for New Jersey, as likewise that for settling Ports in
Maryland, and the warrants for using the new Seals in the
Plantations, that, if possible, they may be sent to Col. Nott,
who only waits now for a fair wind, after which there will be no
other opportunity of conveyance for many months, etc.
[C.O. 5, 994.A. p. 202.]
1086. Order of Queen in Council. Upon reading Mr. Clifford's
petition (cf. May 1st), Ordered that he be recommended to the
Lord High Treasurer for some allowance whilst his case is
depending, and that the Council of Trade and Plantations recommend the persons to whom his accounts are referred to hasten their
report etc. Signed, John Povey. Endorsed, Recd. Read May 9,
1705. 1¼ pp. [C.O. 388, 75. No. 123; and 388, 36. pp. 274–276.]
1087. S. Thomson to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
The accusers of Governor Nicholson swear point-blank contrary
to the Records. I never heard of any uneasiness of H.E.
administration. The country seems to be without the least apprehension of any insurrection. Refers to Journal of Council to
clear him of any partiality etc. Signed, S. Thomson. Endorsed,
Recd. Read May 3, 1705. 1 closely written p. [C.O. 5, 1314.
No. 58; and 5, 1361. pp. 201–204.]
1088. W. Popple, jr., to Mr. Jones, Secretary of Bermuda.
The Council of Trade and Plantations having been informed that,
notwithstanding the admonitions they gave you at your
departure from hence, you have in several places since then
taken some undecent liberties in speaking against H.M. Lieut.
Governor of Bermuda, though they are unwilling to take this
for truth, they order me however to give you this caution, that
you take care to live in a peaceable and respectfull manner with
the Governor, as their injunctions and your promise oblige you.
[C.O. 38, 6. pp. 124, 125.]
1089. Warrant for allowing and directing the use of a new
Seal for ye Province of New Jersey. To our right trusty and
well-beloved Edward Lord Viscount Cornbury, our Captain
General and Governor in Chief of our Province of New Jersey
and the territories depending thereon in America, and to the
Commander in Chief of the said Province for the time being,
greeting. Herewith you will receive a Seal appointed by us
for the use of our Province of New Jersey and the territories
depending thereon in America; the same being engraven on
the one side with our Arms, Garter, Supporters, Motto and
Crown, with this inscription round the same. Sig. Provinciæ
nostræ de Nova Cæsarea in America, which said Seal we do
hereby authorize and direct to be used in the sealing all patents
and publick grants of lands, and all publick Acts and Instruments,
which shall be made and passed in our name, and for our service
within our said Province and the territories depending thereon,
and that it be to all intents and purposes of the same force and
validity as any former Seal within our Province or as any other
Seal whatsoever appointed for the use of any of our Plantations
in America. Countersigned, C. Hedges. [C.O. 5, 994.A. pp.
1090. Similar warrant for a New Seal for New York "engraven
on the one side with our Royal Effigies and two Indians kneeling
and offering presents unto us, with our Royal titles round the
circumference, and on the other side with our Royal Arms, with
the Garter, Crown, Supporters and Motto, and this Inscription
round the circumference, Sigillum Provinciæ nostræ novi Eboraci
in America. [C.O. 5, 1120. pp. 289, 290.]
1091. Draught of a warrant directing the use of a new Seal
for the Leeward Islands, "engraven on the one side with our
Royal Effigies in a Chariot drawn by two Sea-horses," and this
inscription round the circumference, Sigillum Insularum St.
Christopher, Nevis, Antegoa, Mountserrat etc., and on the other
our Royal Coat of Arms etc., and title round the circumference.
[C.O. 153, 9. pp. 120, 121.]
1092. Similar Warrant for a new Seal for Maryland, engraven
on the one side with the Royal Arms and title, and on the other
"the Royal Cypher crowned, and this inscription round the
circumference, Sigillum Provinciæ de Maryland in America."
[C.O. 5, 726. p. 307.]
1093. Similar warrant for a new Seal for the Massachusetts
Bay, "engraven with our arms, Crown and Garter, and this
inscription round the circumference, Sig. Reg. Provinciæ de
Massachusets Bay in Nova Anglia in America, and this other
Inscription, Anna D.G.M. Br. Fr. et Hib. Reg." etc. Former
seals to be defaced and broken. [C.O. 5, 911. pp. 466, 467.]
1094. Similar warrant for a new seal for New Hampshire,
"engraven with our arms, Garter, Supporters, Motto and Crown,
and this Inscription round the same, Sig. Provinciæ Nostræ Novæ
Hamptoniæ in Americ." Former seals to be defaced and broken.
[C.O. 5, 911. pp. 467–469.]
1095. Similar Warrant for a new Seal for Bermuda. A new
Seal, enclosed, to be used, "which Seal is engraven with our
Arms, Garter, Supporters, Motto and Crown, with the Inscription
round the same, Sigil. Insular. Nostrar. de Bermud. in Americ."
[C.O. 38, 6. pp. 103, 104.]
1096. Similar warrant for a new Seal for Virginia, which
Seal is engraven with our arms, Garter and Crown, with this
Inscription round the same, En dat Virginia Quintum. [C.O. 5,
1361. pp. 196, 197.]
1097. Similar warrant for a new Seal for Barbados etc.,
"engraven on the one side with our Royal Effigies in a Charriot
drawn by two Sea-Horses, and this motto in the circumference,
Et penitus toto regnantes orbe Britannos, and on the other side
with our Royal Coat of Arms, with the Garter, Crown, Supporters
and Motto, and our titles round the circumference, with this
addition, Domina Barbadæ et Insularum Charbearum," etc.
[C.O. 29, 9. pp. 282, 283.]
1098. Sir Charles Hedges to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. It is H.M. pleasure that you give the reasons for
putting the command of the garrison in Newfoundland into the
hands of the Captain of the Convoy, and what inconvenience
there may be, if it be not done, and whether you have observed
any to arise to the Colony when it was otherwise. The Additional
Instructions for New Jersey and Maryland etc. are signed by
H.M. Signed, C. Hedges. Endorsed, Recd. Read May 8, 1705.
1 p. [C.O. 194, 3. No. 55; and 195, 3. pp. 438, 439.]
1099. Mr. Merrett to [? Sir Charles Hedges]. Pursuant to
your commands I send you the copy of what I laid before your
Honour March 21 relating to Placentia. For the more effectually
keeping this design private (as yr. Hon. was of the opinion) the
detachment of the force sent thither should be made from Lisbon
to saile by the middle of August next, the Office of Ordnance to
have orders in time to take up a ship at Lisbon on pretence to
carry them to the West Indies or New England, with a man of
war for convoy, to open their orders at sea etc. Capt. Lloyd
to have a Commission to be sole Commander of this expedition etc. Signed, Solomon Merrett. ½ p. [C.O. 194, 22.
1100. Sir H. Ashhurst, Agent for Connecticut, to the Council
of Trade and Plantations. The Act [complained of, April 21] was
made 32 years ago, and intended chiefly for the suppression of
persons called Adamites and Ranters, and if the same be
now in force, it is looked upon as obsolete, nor do the petitioners
so much as insinuate that any one of their Friends have undergone
any of the penaltys of the said Law. There are sufficient
witnesses in the Town that can testifie that the Quakers live as
peaceably in this Colony as in any other H.M. Plantations. The
Established Religion in this Country is the same with the Church
of England in doctrine, and the inhabitants of the country do
not enjoy their Religion by an Act of Toleration, as Petitioners
set forth, but by the Law of the Country made in H.M. Royall
Predecessor's time, when they first became a Colony. Within
this 3 or 4 years there have been more complaints against that
poor Colony, without any crimes proved, then ever was since they
were a Colony, that makes him believe there are some persons
disafected to H.M. Governmt. that are endeavouring by all means
to make them weary of their Charter Governmt., under which
by the grace and favour of H.M. Royal Predecessors they have
enjoyed an uninterrupted peace and quiet for many years last
past, and would have done so to this day, had it not been for
the fals representation of a Governor since H.M. happy accession
sent into those parts, who ordered the printing of this Act at
Boston two years ago on purpose that the Quakers here might
joyne with his other engines set on work with their loud clamours
to prevaile with the Governmnt. here to take away their Charter
unheard. Prays their Lordships to await the Reply of the
Colony etc. Signed, Hen. Ashhurst. Endorsed, Recd. Read
May 4, 1705. 2¾ pp. [C.O. 5, 1263. No. 16.]
1101. (a) Copy of a Proclamation by Governor Sir B.
Granville against spreading false, malicious and scandalous news.
Jan. 24, 1705. 1 p.
(b) Copy of an Order by the same to Mr. Hinton, Deputy
Postmaster. You are to take out my letters from the packet in
the presence of the Secretary and his clerk only, and to take the
names of all such persons as shall presume to goe on board the
packett-boat before the Capt. hath been with me. Neither are
you to deliver any letters out of your Office till you see ye Capt.
coming on horse-back to me. Dec. 23, 1704. The whole endorsed,
May 8, 1705. ½ p. [C.O. 28, 7. Nos. 153, 153.i.]|
1102. Committee of the Proprietors of the Eastern Division
of New Jersey to the Council of Trade and Plantations. They
are ready to dispatch Peter Sonmans, their Agent, and pray
that he may be appointed of the Council to fill one of the two
vacancies. The Agent for the West Jersey Society, Col. Morris,
has already obtained that favour, a point on which the
Proprietors insisted before surrendering the Government, and
which the Board has always recognised as reasonable. Signed,
Wm. Dockwra, Sec. and Reg. Endorsed, Recd. Read May 8,
1705. 1½ pp. [C.O. 5, 970. No. 29.]
1103. C. Hobby to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
About June, 1703, Governor Dudley persuaded petitioner to
fit out his brigantine, the Charles, as a privateer, and she sailed
in July from Boston. The commander, Daniel Plowman, soon
after dying, the ship's company chose John Quelch, one of their
crew, to be their commander, and went a pyrating, and committed
several acts of pyracies upon the subjects of the King of Portugal,
and in May following returned to Boston with their booty. Whereupon John Coleman, Agent there for H.R.H. the Lord High
Admiral, discovering that Quelch and crew had committed pyracy,
Quelch and divers of his crew were executed, and the vessell and effects forfeited. The owners having at the request of the Governor
and purely for the service of the country at their own charge fitted
out the vessel, it will be a very great hardship unless they have
some compensation for their loss. Prays that the Board will not
make any report until H.R.H. shall have made some determination herein. Signed, Charles Hobby. Endorsed, Recd. Read
May 8, 1705. 3 pp. [C.O. 5, 863. No. 136.]
1104. W. Popple, jr., to Governor Lord Cornbury. Encloses
Additional Instructions relating to New Jersey, and New Seals,
with H.M. Warrant, for New York and New Jersey. [C.O. 5,
994.A. p. 203.]
1105. W. Popple, jr., to Governor Nott. Encloses new Seal
for Virginia and H.M. warrant (May 3) etc. [C.O. 5, 1361.
1106. W. Popple. jr., to Governor Dudley. Encloses new
seals and warrants for using them [see May 3]. [C.O. 5, 911.
1107. W. Popple, jr., to Governor Seymour. Encloses
warrant and seal and additional Instructions [May 3] etc.
[C.O. 5, 726. p. 311.]
1108. Governor Dudley to Mr. Popple. I have been in
this Province about 20 dayes with the Assembly, who have
past 3 Acts only, the first agreable to their Lordships' command
referring to the salary, the other two being the graunt of the
excise and impost, and the graunt of 800l. to H.M. for payment of
their debts. I have adventured to send them by this conveyance
by Lisbon, not foreseeing any oportunity these 6 months more
directly. I hope they will be acceptable to their Lordships etc.
Refers to the case of Mr. Allen as in following. Signed, J. Dudley.
Endorsed, Recd. 24 July, 1705, Read Feb. 27, 1706/7. Holograph.
1½ pp. [C.O. 5, 864. No. 94: and 5, 912. pp. 261, 262.]
1109. Governor Dudley to Wm. Blathwayt. I have sincerely
intended to obey your commands referring to Mr. Allin's affairs,
but could not get hither through the snow and storms till 20
daies since, and I have had an Assembly with me all this time,
and to make the matter more easy and sure, have sent to every
town to chuse and impower two Commissioners to treat with
Mr. Allin, and they got two daies since so far as all of them to
signe enclosed. Mr. Allin was with me all the time, with a great
deal of thankfullnesse for the care taken to move this affair
forward, but four daies since fell sick, and yesterday died of a very
malignant fever, and is to be interred to-morrow at the fort at
New Castle. Mr. Thomas Allin, his only son, being at this time
waiting on you, will I hope have the favour to be directed and
governed by you. Referring to the offer of the Assembly, it is as far
as I could by any means draw them, and whether Mr. Allin had
accepted it or no, I am of opinion that it was his great advantage
to move so forward if but by degrees. The first Article is a hearty
recognition of Mr. Allin's title and sincere in its promise, and I
do not doubt if peace comes to make 4,000l. at least of that 500,000
acres, being much better land than any already planted. The 2nd
Article saves 5,000 acres amongst their towns, which will be good
farms or would presently sell for 1,000l., the 3rd Article gives him
2,000l. The 4th confirms all Mr. Mason and Mr. Allin's leases, bona
fide, but barrs such as have taken other men's houses and lands over
their heads before ejectment, which I think is agreable to law,
and then his money is secured, and the Tenants pray that H.M.
may establish and ratifye the agreement, for fear any mortgages
or intanglements should appear, as Mr. Usher's do's already
upon record. Besides what those Articles refer to, Mr. Allin has
his Sagadehoc Nichewannock, which are worth 1,000l. in peace,
and after the rates abovesaid, and all his challenge on the other
side of Merrimack, which, if he can enter upon, is very much
superior to what is sold, or intended so to be, to these four towns,
which will make the whole a considerable summe. I once read
these Articles to Mr. Allin the day before his death, and referred
them to a further consideration without any apprehension of
his death, but the whole matter is new now, and how Mr T. Allin
and Mr. Usher will agree to put the affair forward I know not.
They shall have my hearty endeavour in everything, but Mr. Usher
will not be capable to be served by me, being so very unlike
Mr. Allin's even and agreeable temper. If there be any advantage
to the heir of Mr. Allin's by the proceedure so far, I am glad, if
otherwise I ask pardon. This day the Governour and Councill
were to hear the Appeal from the Superiour Court, as the Letters
Patents and the Law requires, but the Appellant is removed and
the matter must lie, untill the heirs pursue, there is no will that
I hear of to be found. I hope Mr. Allin will be directed by you.
Signed, J. Dudley. Endorsed, Recd. Dec. 1705. 2½ pp.
[C.O. 5, 863. No. 137; and 5, 912. pp. 29–32.]
1110. Virginia Merchants to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. Propose that H.M. stop the merchants who are
undertaking the manufacture of tobacco in Russia [April 24]
and that steps be taken to preserve our trade with Russia and
the Baltic. Endorsed, Recd. Read May 10, 1705. 1 p.
[C.O. 5, 1314. No. 57; and 5, 1361. pp. 216, 217.]
1111. Messrs. Shepheard and Gardner to the Council of Trade
and Plantations. We are of opinion that the sentences given
against Mr. Jeronimo Clifford by the Government of Surinam
were unjust, and that the States General of the United Provinces,
or the West India Company of Holland, or Society of Surinam
ought to pay him for costs and damages, as set forth 13,514l. 11s. 6d.
We have made no estimate for his sufferings, but find that he has
been barbarously treated and highly abused and wronged.
Signed, Sam. Shepheard, John Gardner. Endorsed, Recd. Read
May 10, 1705. Copy. 10 pp. [C.O. 388, 75. No. 124; and
389, 36. pp. 276–292.]
1112. W. Popple, jr., to Mr. Clifford. Encloses preceding
for his observations thereupon. [C.O. 389, 36. p. 293.]
1113. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen.
1113. i. Draught of Instructions to Daniel Park for the Government of the Leeward Islands. Same as those given to
Gov. Codrington, C.S.P. 1699. No. 766, with following
alterations and additions. Counsellors' names:—Nevis:
Lt.-Gov. John Johnson, John Smergin (for Smer),
and the others named in No. 112 supra, omitting James
Thynn. Antegoa: As named in No. 112, excepting
John Fry and James Thynn, and adding George Gambell
and Christopher Codrington. Mountserrat: As No. 112,
excepting William Fox, John Scott and James Thynn,
and adding Wm. Broderick, George Wike and Wm.
Gerish. St. Christopher's. Same as No. 112, excepting
James Thynn. The style of enacting Laws is to be
by Governor, Council and Assembly, and, in making
them, different matters are to be provided for by different
Acts. A complete Collection of all the Laws in force
to be made and transmitted. Neither Governor nor
Lieut. Governors to receive presents from the Assembly,
except house-rent, if assigned at the first session after
his arrival and for the whole time of their Governnmt.
The Governor to receive 1,200l. per annum and the
Lieut. Governors 200l. out of the 4½ p.c. You are to
endeavour, in consideration of our care in exempting
our good subjects from the customary burden of presents,
to induce the Assemblies to contribute in more ample
and effectual manner to their own safety and preservation,
and to communicate this declaration of our will and
pleasure to the several Assemblies at their first meeting
after your arrival. The same to be entered in the
registers of the Councils and Assemblies. Directions
given concerning care of correspondence, pirates and
pirates' goods, power of the Vice-Admiralty, the granting
of Commissions to privateers, suspending Captains of
men of war, as April 20 supra.|
A survey to be made of the fortifications and accounts
thereof sent half-yearly. The harbours and landingplaces to be surveyed, and fortifications erected, with the
advice of the Council, as thought necessary, at the
publick charges. The duty of 4½ p.c. will not be sufficient
for compleating and keeping in repair all the fortifications
etc., and you are therefore to move the respective
Assemblies to continue the public levies for that purpose
and other public services, in which we doubt not of
their cheerful concurrence from the common security
and benefit they will receive thereby. You are to give
encouragement to the officers of the Admiralty and
Customs, and assist the officers appointed to recover
arrears due for prizes brought into the Leeward Islands
in the last war. You are to give an account of your
neighbours, be they Indians or others, their strength
and plantations. … Courts of Justice to be duly and
frequently held so that all our subjects, and particularly
the Royal African Company, may enjoy the benefit
thereof and not receive any undue hindrance in the
recovery of their just debts. … Appeals to H.M.
in Council to be permitted in cases of fines of 200l. or
over. … You are to get a law passed to make bankrupts'
estates liable to answer debts contracted in England.
In case of death or absence of Governor, Lieutenant
General of the Islands and Lieut. Governor of Nevis,
then the Council of Nevis shall take upon them the
administration of the Government, but shall forbear
to pass any Acts but what are immediately necessary, etc.
All writs are to be issued in the Queen's name. We
hereby empower you to do anything for the immediate
advantage and security of the Islands, with consent of
the Council, giving speedy notice thereof, for our
ratification. Not to declare war without H.M. commands. To send accounts of all proceedings.|
1113. ii. Instructions to Governor Parke relating to the Acts of
Trade. [C.O. 153, 9. pp. 137–232.]|
1114. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen. Enclose
1114. i. Draft of H.M. Warrant for using the new Seal of
Jamaica. [C.O. 138, 11. pp. 395–397.]|
1115. Jeronimy Clifford to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. I am very much wronged by the Report (May 10),
as may be seen by the enclosed etc. Signed, Jer. Clifford.
Endorsed, Recd. Read May 23, 1705. Holograph. 2 pp.
1115. i. Abstract of Mr. Clifford's Accounts. 3½ pp. [C.O. 388,
75. Nos. 125, 125.i.]|
1116. Capt. Lloyd to Mr. Secretary Hedges. Recommends,
according to command, Robert Lasham (? Latham) and Thomas
Phillips to be Lieutenants to the Independent Company in
Newfoundland etc. Signed, Tho. Lloyd. [C.O. 194, 22. Nos. 20;
and (duplicate dated May 9) 21.]
1117. Capt. Lloyd to Mr. Secretary Hedges. Last year
was sent, by ye Commissioners for Victualing, to ye company at
Newfoundland, meal in lew of Biskett, which being useless in
that country for want of ovens etc., I pray they be ordered to
avoid that method, and also order money to buy melosses instead
of malt for beer etc. It will be so late in ye year before I arrive
in Newfoundland, yt. I shall not have time to provide some
things I did intend to do there in relation to Platientia; and
therefore pray your Honour will give orders yt. 18 scaleing
ladders, of 22ft. long each, be provided, that they be made in
joynts and put up in chests. Signed, Tho. Lloyd. Holograph.
2 pp. [C.O. 194, 22. No. 19.]
|[? May 16.]
1118. Memorandum of above, and other notes concerning the
fleet for Newfoundland etc. [? by Sir Charles Hedges]. ½ p.
[C.O. 194, 22. No. 34.]
1119. Council of Trade and Plantations to Mr. Secretary
Hedges. Reply to No. 1098. The usage had its origin from our
Representation (C.S.P., 1698, No. 912). There being no Governor
to see good order kept amongst H.M. subjects (in Newfoundland),
which are very numerous in the fishing season, and we having
often received from thence (notwithstanding the said Commission)
complaints as well from the soldiers against their officers, as of
inhabitants against officers and soldiers, we thought this Commission necessary because the said officers and soldiers will not
be otherwise under any cheek from any power lodged there, and
the inhabitants and fishermen deprived of all speedy relief, if
any abuses be put upon them. It is also very necessary for the
security of the Fort, for his inspection thereof etc. Before it was
built, about 7 years since, there was no Company of soldiers at
Newfoundland. The Commodores carry every year Instructions
to make Enquiries, to which they may be disabled from making
a full return, if their authority should be diminished. We are
humbly of opinion that it is necessary for H.M. service that the
said powers to the Commodores be continued. 2½ pp. [C.O. 195,
3. pp. 439–442; and 194, 22. No. 22.]
1120. Governor Sir B. Granville to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. A pacquet boat arrived the 13th inst., but bringing
me no letters from your Lordships. I have not any unanswered
except that of March 6. Enclosed is a copy of mine by the last
ordinary, on board which I had sent all the Laws, and other
publick papers; that pacquet was unfortunately taken after
her departure hence between Nevis and Antigua, and the
duplicates cannot be ready of all to come by this, but they will
by the fleet wch. is to sail according to the time limitted them
in 25 dayes. I shall very strictly observe all your commands,
and particularly prevent any more addresses coming directly
from the Assembly by Agents of their own; and if I did not so
much oppose it before as I ought otherwise to have done, it was
in matters wherein I was accused, and this did more immediately
show the sense of the generality, in opposition to the clamours
of the few who had bin so loud in England, then any representation
of my own could doe. I am very thankfull to your Lops. for their
being received so favorably. I can't think but everything before
this is before your Lops. that may be necessary to my justification,
which I alwaies thought would more clearly appear from the
publick Minutes, they being my vouchers, then from any
explanation or glosses I should make. I can't well make a
regular answer till I know what they swear: I have seen their
petition, but if they swear to any one article as it is laid down
against me, they are forsworn. I can't believe but this matter
is by this time evident to your Lordships, and it is with great
earnestnesse and impatience I expect your determination in regard
to H.M. service and my own honour. Sir Wm. Whetstone with
the fleet and convoys from England arrived here April 28th, and
sailed again the 1st inst. for the Leeward Islands, intending to
touch there in his way to Jamaica. Signed, Bevill Granville.
Endorsed, Recd. 6th, Read Aug. 10th, 1705. Holograph. 3 pp.
[C.O. 28, 9. No. 1; and 29, 9. pp. 358–360.]
1121. Order of Queen in Council. Warrant for using the
new Seal of Jamaica [May 10] to be prepared for H.M. signature.
Signed, John Povey. Endorsed, Recd. Read Sept. 25, 1705.
1 p. [C.O. 137, 7. No. 11; and 138, 11. p. 414.]
1122. Order of Queen in Council. Mr. Secretary Hedges is
to prepare the Instructions for Governor Park [May 10], for
H.M. signature. Signed, John Povey. Endorsed, Recd. Read
Sept. 25, 1705. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 6. No. 21; and 153, 9.
pp. 259, 260; and 152, 39. No. 103.]
On board the Kingston in Plymouth Sound, May 19th past a 11 a clock noone.
1123. Col. Nott to Mr. Popple, [jr.]. Acknowledges letter etc.
of May 8. Signed, Edw. Nott. Endorsed, Recd. Read May 30,
1705. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1314. No. 61; and 5, 1361. p. 232.]
1124. N. Gould to Mr. Popple. Encloses following. Signed,
Nathl. Gould. 1 p.
1124. i. Merchants concerned in the contract with the Czar of
Muscovy to the Council of Trade and Plantations. State
their case. [See April 24th.] Signed, Nath. Gould,
Wm. Dawsoune, Edw. Haistwell, Sam. Heathcote.
London, May 23, 1705. 2½ pp. [C.O. 5, 1314.
Nos. 59, 59.i.; and 5, 1361. pp. 218–224.]|
1125. Council of Trade and Plantations to Governor Handasyd. We have during our consideration of the affairs of Jamaica
been attended by Mr. Wm. Lindal, who now goes over Captain
of a Company in your Regiment, and recommend him to your
favour. [C.O. 138, 11. p. 398.]
1126. Copy of a Draught of a New Patent, upon the granting
of which Mr. Penn is willing to surrender the Government of
Pennsylvania to H.M. With the comments and criticisms of the
Board of Trade in the margins. Endorsed, Recd. Read May 23,
1705. 24¼ pp. [C.O. 5, 1263. No. 17.]
|[? May 23.]
1127. Jeronimy Clifford to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. Corrects error in accounts, May 12, and prays
that he may be subsisted by H.M. bounty till his affair is settled.
Signed, Jer. Clifford. Endorsed, Recd. Read May 23, 1705.
Holograph. 1 p. Enclosed,
1127. i. Corrected account as above. 1¾ pp. [C.O. 388, 75.
Nos. 126, 126.i.]|
1128. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen. Refer
to Order in Council, Feb. 10, 1703, and report No. 1111. We are
of opinion the several articles thereof are clearly and fairly stated,
and that the justice of Clifford's case is such as may deserve
your Majesties grace and favour for the more speedy recovery
of his debts by the renewal of your Majesties royal intercession
with ye States General. [C.O. 389, 36. pp. 295, 296.]
1129. Col. Codrington to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
I have what I aim'd at, tho' I have been denyd the Government,
ye assurance of yr. Lordsps.' good opinion, and ye honour of the
representation you intended are infinitely more valuable than
this or any other post, tho' I should have been pleased with H.M.
acceptance of my services etc. Signed, Chr. Codrington.
Endorsed, Recd. 6th, Read Aug. 10th, 1705. Holograph. 1 p.
[C.O. 152, 6. No. 15; and 153, 9. p. 242.]
1130. Lt. Governor Johnson to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. Enclosed are accounts of the Imports and Exports
to and from this Island (except what is in boates or sloopes
transported daily from Island to Island for their mutuall maintenance, which 'tis believed your Honours don't expect account
of, being so very intricate and troublesome) from Jan. 12 to
Aprill 12 last. The like accounts for the preceeding 3 months
had gone by the former packet boate, had she not been
unfortunately taken neer this Island, ere she gott into either
of the Leeward Islands, but now those accounts do go too by
this packet boate. Signed, Jon. Johnson. Endorsed, Recd. 6th,
Read Aug. 10th, 1705. 1 p. [C.O. 152. 6. No. 17; and 153, 9.
1131. Capt. Lloyd to Mr. Secretary Hedges. The money
for the subsistance of the Company at Newfoundland is ordered
to be paid to Mr. Thurston, the Agent, who after having always
made the officers uneasy by confounding their accounts and
other impositions, has now quitted the Agency. Prays that the
Order be made payable to himself or his Agent, etc. Signed,
Tho. Lloyd. 1 p. Enclosed,
1131. i. Extract of letter from Mr. Thurston to Capt. Cartwright,
Secretary to the Comptroller of the Army. April 17,
1705. I have more than once acquainted Capt. Lloyd
that I would have noe further to do with the Company
at Newfoundland etc. 1 p.|
1131. ii. Mr. Thurston to Mr. Lloyd. March 12. I am resolved
to have no further to do with that business. The last time
I met Capt. Lloyd upon that head, I was used so very
coarsly by him, as that I cannot consent to any other
meeting etc. Signed, J. Thurston. Addressed. 1 p.
[C.O. 194, 22. Nos. 23, 23.i., ii.; and (duplicates) 24,
1132. J. Vaux to W. Popple. The man sent to spin and
roll tobacco in Muscovy was Peter Marshall. Signed, John
Vaux. Endorsed, Recd. Read May 26, 1705. Addressed. ½ p.
[C.O. 5, 1314. No. 60; and 5, 1361. p. 231.]
1133. Capt. Lloyd to [? John Tucker]. Having yesterday
given in a memorial to Mr. Secretary Hedges about Newfoundland
and omitted to represent the inconveniencys may attend H.M.
service for want of a power to punish deserters and mutineers by
Court Martial, I humbly desire you'l offer this to his consideration.
Signed, Tho. Lloyd. 1 p. [C.O. 194, 22. No. 25.]
1134. Council of Trade and Plantations to Mr. Secretary
Harley. Enclose following [see April 24, and May 10 and 22].
1134. i. Report on manufacture of tobacco in Muscovy. Propose
that no persons versed in that Mystery and no instrument
for the same be allowed to be sent there, such
"proceedings being of the most pernicious consequence
to the trade of your Majesty's subjects and the welfare
of your Plantations"; and that H.M. Envoy assist all
H.M. subjects to a free trade in tobacco there. Set out,
Acts of Privy Council, II, pp. 487–489. [C.O. 5, 1361.
1135. Lt.-Governor Johnson to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. I thought by this time in obedience to your
Lordships' commands to have sent collections of the laws for the
four Islands, but it being what has never been practised here
before, I with great difficulty got these for the Island[s] of Nevis,
the faults I hope your Lordships will excuse, and let me know,
that they may be corrected; per next packquett I hope to send
the laws of the other three Islands. Repeats following. Signed,
Jon. Johnson. Endorsed, Recd. 6th, Read Aug. 10th, 1705.
Holograph. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 6. No. 18; and 153, 9. p. 249.]
1136. Lt. Gov. Johnson to [? Sir Charles Hedges]. Since my
last, the pacquett whereof one Dudley was Commander, was
very unfortunately taken in the sight of these Islands. We have
received 100 prisoners from Martinique since my last. The
Islands are very healthy. Signed, Jon. Johnson. Endorsed,
R. 6 Aug. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 39. No. 105.]
1137. Lt. Governor Johnson to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. The inclosed papers give a true and just accot.
of all the Proceedings against Mr. Vanbell in this Island. I am
very well informed the Court proceeded with the greatest caution
immaginable and heard all that cou'd be offered by Mr. Vanbell's
Councell on his behalfe, before they dismist the libell. I find
likewise it has been allwaies practicable for the Generall, or in
their absence or death, for the Governors or President and Councill
of Nevis to hold Courts of Admiralty in their proper persons,
if they think fitt, and then and their preside and determine causes.
Mr. Vanbell's Agents did demur to the jurisdiction of the Court
because they were parties to the forfeitures, perhaps they will do
the same before the Councill, H.M. being likewise a party and
entituled to one third of the forfeitures. What sort of practise
or combination there might be between the then Governor of
St. Christophers and Mr. Vanbell I know not, it is plain the
negroes etc. were imported directly contrary to the Acts of
Parliament resited in the libell, and the Comissioner of H.M.
Customes did nothing but what he was obliged to, by virtue
of his oath; this is plaine fact upon the strictest enquiry;
we cannot preserve our Records so authentick as wee
would, by reason of the vermine and other casualties, but these
are sufficiently attested; the Commissioner Mead is dead, his
executors in England, and wholy ignorant of all transactions, and
I believe bond delivered up, and the mony apportioned as the
law directs. Signed, Jon. Johnson. Endorsed as preceding.
1 p. Enclosed,
1137. i. Minutes of a Court of Admiralty held at Nevis,
May 3–25, 1699, relating to the case of Mr. Vanbelle.
[See C.S.P., 1699, Nos. 666, 685.i., etc.] Upon the
information of Wm. Mead, 50 negroes imported in a
foreign vessel were confiscated, the claimers, Capt. Michael
Lambert and Capt. Edwd. Perrie, not appearing, in
spite of several adjournments, to prove they were legally
imported. Signed, John Smargin, jr., Dep. Sec.
Endorsed, Recd. Aug. 6, 1705. 2½ pp.|
1137. ii. Copy of Information of Wm. Mead referred to in
preceding. Same endorsement. 1½ pp. [C.O. 152, 6.
Nos. 19, 19.i., ii.; and (without enclosures) 153, 9.
1138. Council of Trade and Plantations to Governor Sir B.
Granville. Enclose new Seal, with warrant. You are to cause
the former seal to be brok before you in Council and transmitted
to this Board etc. [C.O. 29, 9. p. 303.]
1139. Council of Trade and Plantations to Lt. Governor
Bennett. Enclose new Seal etc. as preceding. [C.O. 38, 6.
pp. 125, 126.]
1140. W. Popple, jr., to Mr. Burchett. The Council of Trade
and Plantations desire that the enclosed Commission for trying
pirates in Newfoundland may be sent to the Commodore of the
Convoy, with directions to leave it with the Commanding Officer
of the garrison at his departure, which is again to be put into
the hands of the next Commodore the succeeding year etc.
[C.O. 195, 3. p. 443.]
1141. Governor Parke to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. I think it my duty to lay before your Lordships
the state of the Leeward Islands in respect to the troops that
are now on those Islands. There is at present but one Regiment,
which is commanded by Col. Whetham, who with his Lieut. Col.
are now, and have been some time in England, solliciting the
return of the Regiment. According to the muster taken Feb. 24,
there were then no more than 287 private men, the Major and
six Capts., besides Lts. and Ensignes. Urges that speedy care be
taken that one compleat Regiment be there at least, and that
Col. Whetham's be either recruited or relieved; or otherwise
the Islands to be on the same foot as during the last warr, that
is, to have 5 Companys of 100 in each, to be commanded by a
Col., 4 Capts. and 10 Lts., which will save to the Queen half
the expence and be more agreeable to the Planters, by easing
them of the burthen of quartering of so many Officers. I am of
opinion that the 287 men are at this time not more than 200,
and if the Queen shall think fitt to releive Col. Whetham's
Regiment. I am informed the private men (the major part of
them at least) would be willing to remaine there; so that if the
Officers are sent for, the Regiment will be still preserved and
the Queen save 2,000l. at least by the transport of 200 men
theither and back; and one of those seasoned men is better there
than two that shall be sent, so that the releiving Col. Whetham's
Regiment should be by sending the Officers of another Regiment
with a sufficient number of men to make up those there a compleat Regiment. Or if it shall be thought more advisable to
have 500 men in 5 Companies, and that no troops can be spared
till after the expedition be over, if H.M. grant an order, one man
of war with one transport ship may be sent from the Grand Fleet
with a detachment from those troops of 300 men, with 4 Capts.
and 10 Lieuts. And if your Lordships thinks it proper I will
take some opportunity of goeing to the Grand Fleet with the
order, and that way transport myself, which will be an other
expence saved to the Queen. Since I waited on your Lordships,
I was with Admirall Churchill to desire a ship, I was answer'd,
no ship cou'd as yett be spared. As to my own part. I have been
ready ever since I had an order for a Commission, and Mr. Secretary
Hedges tells me my Instructions will be signed next Councill.
I have now nothing to do but to wait your Lordships' commands,
and an opportunity of transporting myself to my Government;
I desire your Lordships will lay this whole matter before the
Queen in Councill, that something may be done therein. Signed,
Daniell Parke. Endorsed, Recd. Read June 5, 1705. 3 pp.
[C.O. 152, 6. No. 14; and 153, 9. pp. 235–238.]