844. Mr. Jackson to the Council of Trade and Plantations
Encloses following, and prays that Adams' name may be concealed,
lest he suffer from Capt. Lloyd. Signed, John Jackson.
Endorsed, Recd. Read April 1st., 1707. 1 p. Enclosed,
844. i. Mr. Jackson's denial of the charges made against him
by the inhabitants of St. John's. They are egregious
falsehoods hatched by Major Lloyd and his party, etc.
March 28, 1707. Signed, John Jackson, Minister.
844. ii. T. Adams, Surgeon at the Fort of St. John's, to
Mr. Jackson. Oct. 10, 1706. Major Lloyd has told
me he has not any money to pay me. Threats and
good punch etc. force some to say anything wch. is
required. Most of the signatories of the petitions
have already signed petitions also in your favour, etc.
Signed, Tho. Adams. 2pp. [C.O. 194, 4. Nos. 25,
845. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of
Sunderland. Reply to March 29. We have nothing to object
to the persons proposed for the Commission of Nevis and St. Kitts.
[C.O. 153, 9. pp. 474, 475.]
846. Council of Trade and Plantations to Lt. Governor
Usher. Having writ to Col. Dudley at large in relation to his
Governments, we are now to acknowledge the receipt of your
letters of March 21 and 27, and Nov. 1, 1705, and Oct. 13, 1706.
We are sorry the Assembly have not complied with your desire in
relation to your accounts, but we hope that at their next meeting
they will be in better temper, and consider the hardship of your
case and make you satisfaction. However we think that whils
you remain H.M. Lieut. Governor of New Hampshire, you ought
to make your chief residence in that Province. We are expecting
the accounts of the Revenue which you promise us, and you will
do well therefore to signify the same to the proper officer, that
no delays may be made therein. H.M. has been pleased upon
our representation to appoint Col. Hilton and Major Smith to
be of the Council, and the orders, when taken out, will be sent
to Colonel Dudley. Repeat part of letter to Gov. Dudley
March 26, relating to Vetch, Rouse etc; to correspondence,
and laws. [C.O. 5, 912. pp. 343–348.]
847. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Commissioners
of the Victualling Office. Enclose copy of Capt. Moody's reply,
March 30. [C.O. 195, 4. p. 381.]
848. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of
Sunderland. Enclose following to be laid before H.M.
848. i. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen. It
fully appears from the proceedings of the Court at
St. Kitts (see Oct. 31), 1706, that Pogson was guilty
of the murder of Col. Johnson, but was acquitted,
and upon Col. Park ordering him to be tried anew upon
the statute of stabbing, he fled off the Islands. Quote
Attorney General, March 28. We do nevertheless
humbly offer that, for the discouragement of all such
heynous attempts, your Majesty be pleased to signify
your pleasure to Col. Park that Pogson be turn'd out
of his place in your Majesty's Council and out of all
other publick employments in your Majesty's service.|
848. ii. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen. It
not appearing that Charles Squire (March 27) has anyways
misbehaved himself in his profession, we recommend that
the Governor of Barbados be directed to permit him
to practice. [C.O. 153, 9. pp. 476–478; and (No. ii.
only) 29, 10. pp. 433, 434.]|
849. Lord Sunderland to the Council of Trade and Plantations. H.M. having been pleased to appoint Col. Hunter to
succeed Mr. Nott in the Government of Virginia, I desire you
will prepare a commission and Instructions for him in the same
manner, and that you will consider of the enclosed Memoriall,
and prepare a clause accordingly, if you have no objection to
it. Signed, Sunderland. Endorsed, Recd. Read April 7, 1706/7.
1 p. Enclosed,
849. i. Memorial referred to in preceding. It is humbly
prayed that in H.M. warrant for the Government of
Virginia a clause may be incerted directing ye payment
of the Governor's appointments from the day of
Mr. Nott's death, deducting thereout such proportion
as has been customaryly paid to the President of the
Council for the time the Government has been vacant. ½ p.
[C.O. 5, 1315. Nos. 46, 46.i.; and 5, 1362. pp. 119, 120.]|
850. Copy of protest of 4 of the Council of Barbados against
the dissolution of the Assembly See. Jan. 2. Feb. 9. etc. Signed.
Wm. Cleland, John Mills, James Colleton, John Holder
Endorsed, Recd. April 3, Read May 20, 1707. 3½ pp. [C.O. 28
10. No. 6.]
851. Copy of Writ directed to Col. Holder for electing;
Member of Assembly for St. Joseph's parish, Barbados, Dec. 27
1706. Signed, Wm. Sharpe. See Jan. 2, Feb. 9, 1707. Endorsed
as preceding. 1½ pp. [C.O. 28, 10. No. 7.]
852. Copy of Memorial of Members of a Court of Oyer and
Terminer, held in Barbadoes Dec., 1706., to Mr. Cox, Chief Judge
against his proceedings in empanelling Juries. Signed, Thomas
Alleyne, John Sandford, Reynold Alleyne, Thomas Prideaux
Elisha Holder. Endorsed, Recd. April 3, Read May 29, 1707
1¾ pp. [C.O. 28, 10. No. 8.]
853. Copies of Protests of several Members of the above
Court, and depositions relating to the proceedings on above
occasion, read at the hearing of the Board on May 29. See
Journal of Council of Trade etc. Signed by the above 5, and by
Paul Lyte, Robt. Vaughan, Edward Jordan, Nathl. Holder,
Robt. Lett. Hooper, Peter Mascoll, Henry Evans, Samll. Osbourn
Gyles Theyer, John Rouse, Simon Lambert, Robt. Hacket,
John Whitstone, Danl. Hooper, John Rushworth, John
Harris, Edward Skeet, jr., John Holder, Alleyne Culpeper,
Dr. Thomas Stokes, Richd. Brewster, and Othniel Haggat.
Endorsed as preceding. 34 pp. [C.O. 28, 10. Nos. 9–12,
854. Copy of Warrant of Samll. Cox, Chief Justice of
Barbados, for committing John Dormer for not keeping silence
in Court. 1 p. [C.O. 28, 10. No. 13.]
855. Imports and Exports of Pennsylvania. 1699.
Imported (omitting s. and d.), 1699, 1,477l; 1700, 4,608l.; 1701,
5,220l.; 1702, 4,145l.; 1703, 5,160l.; 1704, 2,430l. Exports,
English Manufactures or Product, 1699, 11,774l.; 1700, 14,676l.;
1701, 8,354l.; 1702, 5,980l.; 1703, 8,154l.; 1704, 8,633l.
Endorsed, Recd. Read May 12, 1707. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1263.
No. 146; and 5, 1291. pp. 470, 471.]
856. W. Popple, jr., to W. Lowndes. Encloses copy of
Memorial concerning Col. Hunter's salary (April 3) to be laid
before the Lord High Treasurer. [C.O. 5, 1362. p. 120.]
857. W. Lowndes to W. Popple. Encloses following for
the guidance of the Council of Trade and Plantations in making
an estimate of the quantum that may be reasonable to allow
Mr. Penn etc. [See March 18.] Signed, Wm. Lowndes.
Endorsed, Recd. April 10, Read May 6, 1707. 1 p. Enclosed,
857. i. Imports from Pennsylvania, Xtmas 1698—Xtmas,
1705. Custom House. London, March 21, 1706/7. Total
customs paid for 7 years—36,589l. 10s. 8¾d.=5,227l.
1s. 6¼d. average per annum. Details given. Endorsed,
Read April 1st, 1707. 2 large pp. [C.O. 5, 1263. Nos.
144, 145; and (without enclosure) 5, 1291. pp. 460, 461.]|
858. Attorney General to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Reply to Feb. 18. I have perused an Act of Antego
to enable Robert Freeman and Mary his wife to sell three parcells
of land etc. This Act recites a petition of Robert Freeman and
Mary his wife for passing an Act for disposing several lands of
which Robert Freeman was seized in right of Mary his wife,
then under age, in which petition they sett forth the great charges
they were and had been at yearly about the said lands, and that by
reason of the infancy of the said Mary they could not sell the same.
'Tis thereupon enacted that the said Robert Freeman and Mary his
wife should have power to sell the inheritance of all or any of
the said lands, provided the consideration of such sale be first
approved by the Governor in Cheif of the Leeward Caribbee Islands
for the time being, or the Lieutenant or Deputy Governor of
Antigua, together with four or more of the Councill of that Island,
and such approbation signified by their subscribing their names
as witnesses to such deed as should be executed for the sale of
such lands. I humbly observe that the infancy of the said Mary
is the only thing suggested for making this Act necessary, and
the charges they were at for making it reasonable. As to the
infancy, it being above six years since the Act pass'd in all probability that impediment is now removed, and she hath attain'd
her age long before this time, and therefore no such Act would
be necessary, if Robert Freeman and Mary his wife be still living
and no sale made. But 'tis suggested to me that they have
sold the said lands, and that the lands have been since much
improved by the purchasors, and that Robert Freeman is since
dead, and Mary his wife married to one Perne, and that Perne
and his wife are now suing for recovery of the said lands from
the purchasors. 'Tis likewise suggested to me that the lands
sold in pursuance of the Act were not worth above 200l., and
that Robert Freeman had by his will devised to his wife the
value of 500l. and upwards, for making out the truth of which
suggestions the affidavit hereunto annexed was brought to me,
but your Lordships will observe the said affidavit to be founded
on letters and reports only. Supposing the several facts in the
affidavit mentioned to be really true, 'twould be a great hardship
to the purchasor, if this Act should not be confirmed, and I have
no objection against the confirmation thereof; but in regard
to the uncertainty of the facts contain'd in the affidavit, the
great length of time since the Act passed, the marriage of
Freeman's widdow to Pern, and their commencing a suit against
the purchasor for recovery thereof, I humbly submitt whether
it may not be reasonable, before your Lordships lay this Act
before H.M., for your Lordships to be farther informed of the
truth of these facts, from the Governor, who may hear the parties
concerned touching the premisses and certifie the truth thereof
to your Lordships, and likewise whether (in case any deed was
executed by Freeman and his wife for sale of the lands in
pursuance of this Act) the consideration of such sale was
approved of by the Governor in Cheif then being, or the Lieutenant
or Deputy Governor of Antigua and four of the Council of that
Island, and their approbation signified by their subscribing
their names as witnesses to the deed of sale thereof. Signed.
Sim. Harcourt. Endorsed, Recd. Read May 7, 1707. 2 pp.
858. i. Affidavit of Arthur Freeman, of London. Feb. 22.
1706 (7). Described in preceding. Signed, A. Freeman.
858. ii. Copy of Act of Antigua, referred to in preceding. 4¼ pp.
[C.O. 152, 7. Nos. 5, 5.i., ii.; and (without enclosures)
153, 9. pp. 494–497.]|
859. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of
Sunderland. Enclose following to be laid before H.M.
859. i. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen. In
obedience to your Majesty's commands, April 3, we
have prepared the draught of a Commission for Robert
Hunter, Esq. to be your Majesty's Lieutenant and
Governor General of Virginia, with the same powers
and authorities of Government as were granted to Coll.
Nott. But whereas, by a Clause in the Commissions
and Instructions to the Governors of your Majesty's
Plantations it is directed that upon the death or absence
of each respective Governor, and in case there be no
Lieutenant Governor appointed by your Majesty upon
the place, the then Council do take upon them the administration of the Government and that the eldest Counsellor
do preside, and we having observed that this Instruction
has given occasion of many controversies and disputes
between the President and your Majesty's Counsellors,
and between the Counsellors themselves, and otherwise
to the great hindrance of the public business and to
the prejudice and disturbance of your Majesty's service
there (whereof there is an unhappy instance at this
time in Barbadoes), we have thereupon presumed to
alter that Instruction [see April 22] etc. Which
Clause so altered and adapted, as we humbly conceive,
to your Majesty's service, if your Majesty be pleased
to approve the same to be inserted in the Commission
of Coll. Hunter, we do likewise most humbly offer that
an additional Instruction be sent to all other your
Majesty's Governors in America to the same purpose
or effect, as the most effectual means to prevent the
many inconveniencies that may continue to happen
from the frequent misunderstandings and disagreements
between your subjects in the Governments of your
Maiesty's Plantations in America.|
859. ii. Governor Hunter's Commission for the Government
of Virginia. Same as that of Governor Nott ,
with additions proposed above. Westminster, April 22.
Countersigned, Wright. [C.O. 5, 1362. pp. 121–138.]|
860. Order of Queen in Council. Approving preceding.
Signed, Chris. Musgrave. Endorsed, Recd. Read May 12, 1707.
1 p. [C.O. 5, 1315. No. 50; and 5, 1362. p. 219.]
861. Order of Queen in Council. Additional Instruction
etc. ordered, as proposed in preceding. Signed, Chris.
Musgrave. Endorsed, Recd. Read April 21st, 1707. 1 p. [C.O.
5, 1315. No. 47; and 5, 1362. p. 139.]
862. Order of Queen in Council. John Pogson (April 3)
is to be discharged from all public employments in the Leeward
Islands. Signed, Chris. Musgrave. Endorsed, Recd. Read
May 12, 1707. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 7. No. 6; and 153, 10. pp. 10,
863. Order of Queen in Council. Repealing Act of Virginia
for granting and settling lands. Signed and endorsed as preceding.
1 p. [C.O. 5, 1315. No. 54; and 5, 1362. p. 221.]
864. Order of Queen in Council. Mr. Squire is to be
permitted to practice the law in Barbados (see April 3).
Signed, Chris. Musgrave. Endorsed, Recd. Read May 12, 1707.
1 p. [C.O. 28, 10. No. 2; and 29, 10. pp. 476, 477.]
865. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Lord High
Treasurer. Enclose office accounts, Xmas to Lady Day, 1707.
[C.O. 389, 36. pp. 324–326.]
866. W. Popple to Josiah Burchet. The Council of Trade
and Plantations desire you would move the Lord High Admiral
that Governor Hunter may have a Commission as Vice-Admiral
of Virginia, as usual. [C.O. 5, 1362. p. 138.]
867. J. Burchett to Mr. Popple, jr. Reply to preceding.
Col. Hunter will be appointed Vice-Admiral of Virginia, and
an order be given to Capt. Mathews of the Dover to carry him
thither with his servants. Signed, J. Burchett. Endorsed,
Recd. Read April 21st, 1707. Addressed. ½ p. [C.O. 5, 1315.
No. 48; and 5, 1362. p. 139.]
868. Governor Handasyd to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. I have received none from your Lops. since yours
of Dec. 13, 1706, etc. I have little now to trouble your Lops.
with, only that we have still a report of a French Fleet being
in these parts, and now at Martineco, but no certain account of
them, or what their design is, whether on the galleons or against
Jamaica; if the latter, I hope myselfe and the Gentlemen under
my command will shew our selves faithfull servants to H.M.
H.M.S. Dunkirk Prize has brought in a Spanish prize, the value
of which I am a stranger to; and one of our privateers has taken
a French ship of 200 or 300 tun, supposed to be of considerable
value, being laden with wine, brandy and dry goods. All publick
news that has come to my hands I have sent to the Spanish
coast, to undeceive the poor Spaniards, who are very much
imposed on by false advices from the French. Our squadror
of men of warr here, I can say little of, but doubt not but
Commadore Kerr has given a particular account of them to
H.R.H. and the Admiralty Board, and of his whole proceedings
since the coming into these parts. I hope your Lops. will not
forgett what I before apply'd myselfe to you in for your assistance,
that a draught of 300 recruits may be sent for my Regiment
it being impossible for my officers to raise them and put them
aboard. The Island is at present healthy. Capt. Kerr has just
now acquainted me that he designs to go a cruize on the Spanish
coast, with all H.M. ships of war under his command, except
one, which he leaves in Harbour, and has desired of me to let
him have 100 men of H.M. Regiment under my command, to
help to man the ships, which I have ordered to be put on board
him this day. Signed, Tho. Handasyd. Endorsed, Recd 2nd,
Read 6th June, 1707. 2 pp. [C.O. 137, 7. No. 50; and 138,
12. pp. 96, 97.]
869. Mr. Jones to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
Prays to be heard to the complaints against him, having been
at great expence in transporting witnesses to England, etc.
Signed, Ed. Jones. Endorsed, Recd. Read April 21, 1707. ¾ p.
[C.O. 37, 8. No. 1.]
870. W. Popple, jr., to Sir John Bennet. The hearing of
your brother's complaints against Mr. Jones cannot be deferred
longer than 3 weeks, etc. [C.O. 38, 6. p. 249.]
871. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of
Sunderland. Enclose following to be laid before H.M. in Council.
871. i. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen. Enclose
Instructions to Governor Hunter.|
871. ii. Governor Hunter's Instructions. Similar to those
of Governor Nott. [1705.] [C.O. 5, 1362. pp. 140–215.]|
872. W. Popple, jr., to W. Lowndes. Applies for 30 or 40
copies of "the Act past this sessions, for the more effectual
suppression of pirates, to be sent by the ships now going to the
Plantations." [C.O. 324, 9. pp. 138, 139.]
873. Councill of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of
Sunderland. Enclose following to be laid before H.M.
873. i. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen
Recommend for repeal the six Acts of the
Massachusetts Bay, laying fines on Vetch, Boreland,
Lawson, Rouse, Coffin and Philips (see Feb. 20, 1707).
The General Assembly, consisting of the Governor,
Council and Representatives, instead of referring the
matter to your Majesty's ord'nary Courts of Justice,
did take upon themselves the committing, charging
and trying of petitioners in an undue and unpresidented
manner. Quote Attorney General's opinion, "with
which we do concur, conceiving that your Majesty's
service in the Plantations will be best carried on by
the ord'nary rules and known methods of Justice, to
which all your Majesty's subjects may readily acquiesce."
[C.O. 5, 912. pp. 354–357.]|
874. Council of Trade and Plantations to Lord Sunderland.
In obedience to Order in Council, April 17, enclose following to
be laid before H.M. in Council. Annexed,
874. i. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen.
Enclose draught of following Instruction.|
874. ii. Additional Instruction to H.M. Governors in America.
Whereas by a clause in our Commission and Instructions
it is directed that upon your death or absence (in case
there be no Lieutenant Governor appointed by us upon
the place) the then Council do take upon them the
administration of the Government, and that the eldest
Counsellor do preside, and we having observed that
this Instruction has given occasion of many controversies
and disputes between the Presidents and the Counsellors,
and between the Counsellors themselves, and otherwise
in several of our Plantations to the great hindrance
of the publick business, and to the prejudice and
disturbance of our service there, Our will and pleasure
therefore is, that if upon your death or absence, there
be no person upon the place commissionated by us
to be Lieut. Governor or Commander-in-Chief, the
eldest Counsellor whose name is first placed in our
said Instructions to you, and who shal be at the time
of your death or absence residing within our said
Province of —, shall take upon him the administration of the Government, and execute our said Commission and Instructions, and the several powers and
authorities therein contain'd, in the same manner
and to all intents and purposes, as other our Governor
or Commander in Chief shou'd or ought to do, in case
of your absence, until your return, or in all cases until our
further pleasure be known therein. Given at our
Court at Kensington. May 3, 1707. Countersigned,
To the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay, the
Instruction is "the eldest Counsellor who shall be at
the time of your death or absence residing within the
Province" etc. [C.O. 324, 9. pp. 136–138; and
(without covering letters) 319, 1. p. 9; and 5, 726.
pp. 432–434; and 5, 912. pp. 352, 353; and 153, 9.
pp. 479, 480; and 29, 10. pp. 455–457; and 138,
12. pp. 77, 78; and. 5, 994.A. pp. 291–293; and 5,
210. pp. 30–33; and 5, 1121. pp. 24, 25; and 38,
6. pp. 250–252.]|
875. Mr. Dummer to Mr. Popple. Sailings of the Prince
George packet-boat. Out and home, 97 days. The Islands
fear further attempts from the enemy, there being a great
squadron of French expected there. Signed, E. Dummer.
Endorsed, Recd. April 25, 1707. 1 p. [C.O. 323, 6. No. 31.]
876. Copy of Col. Hunter's Commission to be Vice-Admiral
of Virginia. Countersigned, Rich. Crawley, Register. Endorsed,
Recd. April 30, 1707. Latin. 20 pp. [C.O. 5, 1315. No. 49.]
877. Commission to General John Cheek, Dr. Nathaniel
Loyd and Dr. Charles Hedges to enquire into the capture of the
Juffrouw or Virgin Margaretta, Frederic Meyer, master, captured
by the Burchet Galley. The enquiry. May 23—June 25, 1707.
Countersigned, Rich. Crawley. Latin. [C.O. 319, 1. pp. 36–49.]
878. The Queen to Governor Parke. Capt. Pogson is to
be discharged from the Council and all publick employments.
Countersigned, Sunderland. [C.O. 5, 210. p. 29.]
879. Order of Queen in Council. Approving draft of
Additional Instructions [April 22]. Signed, Chris. Musgrave.
Endorsed, Recd. Read May 12, 1707. 1 p. [C.O. 323, 6. No. 34;
and 324, 9. p. 141.]
880. Order of Queen in Council. Approving Instructions
for Governor Hunter. Signed and endorsed as preceding. 1 p.
[C.O. 5, 1315. No. 51; and 5, 1362. pp. 219, 220.]
881. W. Popple, jr., to Josiah Burchett. Encloses Lord
Cornbury's letter, etc. Dec. 14, 1706, concerning Capt. Fane,
for H.R.H. directions thereupon. [C.O. 5, 1121. p. 36.]
882. Mr. Burchett to Mr. Popple, jr. Reply to preceding.
H.R.H. commands me to say that altho Capt. Fane has done
noe more than his duty and strictly complyed with his Instructions
(a copy whereof I send you) by appointing a commander to the
Tryton prize, when the vacancy happened, yett H.R.H. has
commanded me to acquaint Capt. Fane that he is very much
dissatisfied with him for his behaviour to my Lord Cornbury
in other particulars, and the more so because he is, by the
Instructions he has from his Highness, particularly required
to obey the orders of his Lordship dureing the time that he
attends on the Government of New Yorke. As the Council
of Trade and Plantations will find by the afore-mentioned extract
of the Prince's Instructions (the which is the same as to the
Captains of all ships that attend on H.M. Islands and Plantations) that Capt. Fane has positive orders to place officers in the
ships under his command, without any regard of those the
Governour might pretend to appoint, soe it is not known here
that any Governour abroad has the least pretence to an authority
or power of appointing Captains or officers to ships putt under
their directions; for as it is directly contrary to the Instructions
given by the Lord High Admiral to the Captains attending on
forreigne Plantations, as is mentioned before, soe is it indeed
such an infringement of the known rights and authority of the
office of Admiral as cannot in the least degree be dispensed with;
and therefore H.R.H. knows of noe further Instructions necessary
for my Lord Cornbury's guidance in this affaire of appointing
officers to H.M. ships; nay, thus much I must further observe
to you, that altho my Lord Cornbury should suspend Capt. Fane
for not complying with his Orders, yett the next officer to him
in seniority must, and will of course, take upon him the command
of both the ships attending the Government (dureing the
suspention), without any regard, in that case, to any person
the Governour may happen to appoint to that charge. What
I have more to add is, that my Lord Cornbury has the same
power invested in him as Vice Admiral to H.R.H., within the
limits of his Lordship's Government, as any his predecessors,
or the Governours of other Colonies or Plantations have, and
the warrant to the Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, to
prepare such a Commission for the Lord Cornbury was dated
Sept. 15, 1702; but his Lordship has no more power by that
Commission to appoint officers to H.M. ships than the Vice
Admirals of the Maritime Counties in this Kingdom have. Signed,
J. Burchett. Endorsed, Recd. 3rd, Read 5th May, 1707. 3 pp.
882. i. Extract of H.R.H. Instructions to Capt. Fane as above.
½ p. [C.O. 5, 1049. Nos. 31, 31.i.; and 5, 1121.
883. W. Popple, jr., to W. Lowndes. Whereas by several of
the Laws of Trade and Navigation the Scots are in many particulars restrained in point of trade and otherwise in the Plantations,
and the Council of Trade and Plantations thinking it necessary
that copies of the Act of Union be sent to all H.M. Governors
in America, they desire you would move the Lord High Treasurer
that they may have 40 of the said Acts. [C.O. 324, 9. p. 139.]
884. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of
Sunderland. Enclose extracts of letters from Col. Handasyd and
Col. Sharpe, relating to a squadron of French ships in the West
Indies. Also a letter from Col. Parke relating to the same matter,
and upon that occasion complaining of the ill condition of the
Regiment there, which your Lordship[s] will please to lay before
H.M. [C.O. 138, 12. p. 84.]