America and West Indies: Miscellaneous, 1706

Pages 341-343

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 23, 1706-1708. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1916.

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Miscellaneous, 1706

[1706.] 681. Godfrey Dellius, Minister of the Reformed Church at Halteren in Brabant, to the Queen. Prays for payment of arrears due to him viz., one year's salary of 60l. as Minister at Albany, 1698, and 50l. promised to him by Lord Bellomont for going as Commissioner with Col. Peter Schuyler to notify the Governor of Canada of the Peace etc. Signed, G. Dellius. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1084. No. 33.]
[1706?] 682. A short account how the Government of Barbados becomes arbitrary. Repeats charges against Sir B. Granville. (See C.S.P. 1704, No. 431 etc.) Proposes that no Member of Council be suspended by a Governor till his case has been heard by H.M. in Council; that no Judges, Justices or Field Officers be appointed, but by the Governor and ¾ ths of the Council; that H.M. send over two able, qualified Judges; and that appeals to H.M. be granted more largely, viz. for sums over 50l. if applied for in 60 days. 2¼ large pp. [C.O. 28, 43. No. 10.]
[1706.] 683. Certificate by Wm. Sharpe, President of Barbados, approving the following.
683. i. List of Interrogatories to be put in the case of prizes in the Admiralty Court of Barbados. [C.O. 319, 1. pp. 26–32.]
[1706.] 684. Petition of Merchants trading to the Plantations to the House of Commons. During the late intervall of Peace many thousand hhds. of Virginia and Maryland tobacco were yearly bought in England by the French Merchants and exported directly for France. Since the war, fforreigne Nations have cheifly engrossed that trade by supplying the French with part Virginia and part European Tobacco, to the aparent damage of H.M. Plantations, and the great advantage and increase of ye European Plantations. To remedy which Petitioners desire that a clause may be inserted in some Act of Parliament giving free liberty to all H.M. subjects that have commission from Forreigners being in amity with H.M., to export in Dutch or neutrall ships directly for France any commodity of the growth or production of the English Plantations in America, except masts, pitch, and tarr of the growth and product of America, and all counterband goods, without being hindered or molested by any of H.M. Custom-house Officers, ships of warr or privateers. Signed, Micajah Perry, and 26 others. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 3. No. 33; and 5, 1341. No. 5.]
[1706.] 685. Merchants trading to Virginia and Maryland to the Queen. Pray for the consideration of the Report of April 6th, and for speedy measures to preserve the Virginia and Maryland Tobacco trade, in opposition to the great increase of European Tobacco Plantations. Signed, Micajah Perry and 17 others. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1341. No. 4.]
[1706 ?] 686. Proposals for increasing the tobacco trade with foreign countries. No date or signature. Cf. preceding. 1 p. [C.O. 318, 3. No. 32.]
[1706 ?] 687. Juan Corso to H.M. and H.R.H. Proposes to capture the Island of Havanna, if given the men and shipping he requires. Signed, Jun. Corso. 1 p. [C.O. 318, 3. No. 34.]
1706–1710. 688. Lists of Councillors recommended for the several Plantations. [C.O. 324, 48. No. 1.]
[1706?] 689. Sir Wm. Phippard, M.P., to H.M. Commissioners of Customs. His ship the William and Mary has been siezed at Barbados for illegally importing 20 reams of paper from Portugal, on the false evidence of a discharged seaman. Prays that she may be discharged.
Jan. 26.
H.M. Commissioners of Customs to Commissioners of Customs at Barbados. All proceedings against the William and Mary are to cease.
Feb. 3. Charles Cox to — Cox. Sir W. Phippard desires me to persuade you to release the William and Mary. 20 reams of paper is hardly sufft. to justify the severity of the condemnation.
Feb. 7.
Cha. Mompesson to Wm. Sharpe. As preceding.
Feb. 12.
Sir W. Phippard to Wm. Sharpe. As preceding. [C.O. 319, 1. pp. 124–127.]