1424. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of
Sunderland. Enclose Mr. Wigington's Memorial (March 31). The
scituation of the Bahama Islands makes it absolutely necessary
that they should be preserved to this Kingdom; for should the
Enemy get possession of Providence, and make a settlement
there, the trade from Jamaica, which is highly advantageous,
would be interrupted, if not totally lost to this Kingdom. Refer
to Representation of June 17, 1707. We are still of opinion that
the securing of those Islands is a matter of such moment to H.M.
service, and to the trade of this Kingdom, that it is necessary
H.M. pleasure be declared thereupon. [C.O. 5, 1292. pp. 37, 38.]
1425. Order of Queen in Council. Confirming an Act of
Virginia for regulating the size of tobacco hogsheads etc. (See
March 23.) Signed, Chris. Musgrave. Endorsed, Recd. 8th,
Read 20th April, 1708. 1¼ pp. [C.O. 5, 1316. No. 3; and
5, 1362. pp. 293, 294.]
1426. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of
Sunderland. Enclose following to be laid before H.M. in
1426. i. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen. Report
upon the petition of James and Mary Benger. See
Jan. 22, 1708. Recommend that the Commodore
of this year's convoy to Newfoundland be ordered to
put petitioners in possession of Pool Plantation, unless
proof be made to him that they were not in actual and
quiet possession pursuant to the Act of Parliament of
1698. Set out, Acts of Privy Council, II. pp. 539–541, q.v. [C.O. 195, 5. pp. 24–29.]|
1427. Order of Queen in Council. Repealing Acts of
Maryland, (1) Ascertaining the guage of tobacco hhds., Oct. 3, 1704,
(2) To prevent cropping, cutting and defacing tobacco taken upon
freight, April 15, 1707. Signed, Chris. Musgrave. Endorsed,
Recd. 8th, Read April 20th, 1708. 1¼ pp. [C.O. 5, 716. No.
49; and 5, 727. pp. 39, 40.]
1428. Order of Queen in Council. The Governor of
Maryland is to move the Assembly that instead of the above Act
for ascertaining the guage of tobacco hhds., they pass another law
conformable to that of Virginia, in respect both to the size of
the hhds., and to the penalty on the offenders therein, and to
transmit the same to this Board by the first conveniency for H.M.
Royall approbation. The reasons for the repeal of the above Acts
are given. Set out, Acts of Privy Council, II. No. 1056. Signed,
Chris. Musgrave. Endorsed, Recd. Read April 20, 1708. 3 pp.
[C.O. 5, 716. No. 50; and 5, 727. pp. 41–44.]
1429. Mr. Solicitor General to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. Reply to March 12, upon Whitchurch's petition, etc.
It is my opinion that the Crown's title is not bound by anything
in the said Act of Jamaica, because the plea of five years' possession
is only to barre a plaintiffe or demandt. that is not a minor or
under coverture, both which disabilities or rather protections
are in no wise applicable to the person that wears the Crowne,
which shews the design of the said Act to be only to barre such
demandts. and plaintiffes as are sometimes lyable to those
incapacities. But notwithstanding the petitioner cannot make
title against the Crowne by force of that Act, yet I doe humbly
conceive the inquisition which finds the Queen's title is not valid
in Law, and consequently Mr. Whitechurch's right to the Negroes
mentioned in the said writt is not thereby sett aside, for the
inquisition does not find the Negroes mentioned in the writt
to be the same as Charles Delamain dyed seised of, but only says
that the Jurors doe beleive them to be the same, and therefore
since it is asserted that the Negro woman from whom the rest
have issued was many years agoe sold to the wife of the petitioner
by the administrator of Wroth Delamain, whose property she
was at the time of his decease, for a debt owing bona fide from
Wroth Delamain, and that Charles Delamain was never seised
of her, or any of her offspring, which if true will take away all
pretences to an escheat, and after so long and uninterrupted
enjoyment, everything ought to be presumed that can be thought
of in favor of the possessor. And since this inquisition was sett
on foot in the absence of the petitioner, even when he was out of
the Isle after all his papers had been destroyed by the ffire at Port
Royall, my humble opinion is that it will be more for H.M. service
to direct a grant to be made ad corroborandum titulum of the
petitioner than to give any countenance to the grant which
Brigadeer Handiside has made of the 11 Negroes to the Provst.
Marshall and Secretary, Mr. Rigby. Signed, Ja. Mountague.
Endorsed, Recd. 12th, Read 21st April, 1708. 2 pp. Enclosed,
1429. i. Duplicate of No. 1390.|
1429. ii. Extract of Governor Handasyd's Instructions relating
to escheats. ½ p.|
1429. iii. Duplicate of No. 1307.|
1429. iv. Clause of an Act of Jamaica for prevention of Lawsuits. 1½ pp.|
1429. v. Act of Jamaica confirming titles to estates. 3 pp.
[C.O. 137, 7. Nos. 78, 78.i.–v.; and (without enclosures)
138, 12. pp. 237–239.]|
1430. Lt. Governor Bennett to Mr. Popple. Refers to letters
of May 9, 1707, etc. and repeats letter of Feb. 10, 1708. My
letter Sept. 22 I conclude lyes at Virginia, that ffleet being not yet
sail'd. Signed, B. Bennett. Endorsed, Recd., from Mr. Nodin,
Sept. 22, Read Dec. 17, 1708. Holograph. 3¾ pp. [C.O. 37, 8.
No. 74; and 38, 6. pp. 434–438.]
1431. H.M. Letters Patent to Norman Mackasgell to be
Clerk of the Markets in all the towns of Barbados. Countersigned,
Cocks. I approve and allow preceding. Signed, M. Crowe,
July 19, 1708. [C.O. 319, 1. pp. 90, 91.]
1432. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Lord High
Treasurer. Enclose Office accounts, Christmas, 1707—to Lady
Day, and call attention to the half-year's arrear in their own
salaries. [C.O. 389, 36. pp. 360–363.]
1433. W. Popple, jr., to Josiah Burchett. The Council
of Trade and Plantations desire you wou'd lett me know whether,
upon the Union with Scotland. it be necessary to make any
alteration in the enclosed draught of Instructions for the Lord
Lovelace for the Government of New York. [C.O. 5, 1121. pp.
1434. Circular letter from the Council of Trade and Plantations to Governors of Plantations. Concerning the African Trade.
Set out, Pennsylvania Archives, 1st Ser., I, 152, q.v. It being
absolutely necessary that a trade so beneficial to the Kingdome
should be carryed on to the greatest advantage, etc., and as the
well supplying of the Plantations and Colonies with sufficient
numbers of negroes at reasonable prices is in our opinion the chief
point to be considered in regard to that trade, and as hitherto
we have not been able to know how they have been supplyed, etc.
Wherefore, that we may be able at the next meeting of the Parliament, to lay before both Houses, when required, an exact and
authentick state of that trade, particularly in regard to the
severall Plantations and Colonies, we do hereby strictly require
you, that upon the receipt hereof, you do inform yourself, in the
best manner you can, what number of negroes have been yearly
imported directly from Africa into [that Government] since June 24,
1698, to Dec. 25, 1707, and at what rate per head they have been
sold, distinguishing the numbers that have been imported on
account of the Royal African Company, and those which have
been imported by seperate traders; as likewise the rates at which
such negroes have been sold by the Company, and by seperate
traders. Wee must recommend it to your care to be as exact and
diligent as possibly you can, and with the first opportunity to
transmit to us such accounts, that they may arrive here in due
time; as also duplicates by the first conveyance. Wee must
further recommend it to you to confer with some of the
principal planters and inhabitants within your Government
touching that matter, and to let us know how the negroe trade
was carried on and [that government] supplyed with negroes till
1698, when that trade was laid open by Act of Parliament;
how it has been carryed on and negroes supplyed since yt. time,
and in what manner they think the said trade may best be
mannaged for the benefit of the Plantations. We further desire
you will inform us what number of ships, if any, are imployed
from [that government] to the coast of Africa in the negro trade,
and how many seperate traders are concerned therein. Lastly,
whatever account you shall from time to time send us touching
these matters of the negroe trade, we desire that the same may
be distinct and not intermixt with other matters, and that for the
time to come, you do transmit to us the like half-yearly accounts
of negros, by whom imported and at what rates sold, the first of
such subsequent accounts to begin from Christmas, 1707, to
which time those now demanded are to be given.
P.S.—We expect the best account you can give us with that
expedition which the shortness of the time requires.|
Mem. This letter was writ to the Governors of Jamaica,
Barbadoes, the Leeward Islands, Bermuda, New York, New
Jersev. Maryland the President of the Council of Virginia, the
Governor of New Hampshire and the Massachusets Bay, the Deputy
Governor of Pensilvania, the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, the
Governors and Companys of Connecticut and Rhode Island. The
following paragraph was added to those for the first eight, vizt., We
the more expect a speedy complyance herewith, since hitherto due
care has not been taken to send an account of what number of negroes
[that government] is yearly supplyed with, at what rates and by
whom, as by your Instruction for that purpose you were directed
and required to do. [C.O. 324, 9. pp. 165–170.]|
1435. Order of Queen in Council. Referring following to
the Council of Trade and Plantations to examine and report upon.
Signed, Chris. Musgrave. Endorsed, Recd. Read April 27, 1708.
1 p. Enclosed,
1435. i. Col. Richard Lloyd to the Queen. A writ of escheat
is issued out against some 18 of petitioner's negroes in
Jamaica, upon pretence that his title to his Plantation
is defective, in order to enable the Governor to grant
them, as he has already promised, to Capt. Whitgift
Aylmer, the prosecutor. Two or three of these slaves
were purchased by Capt. Richard Guy, petitioner's
late wife's father, from whom the rest are descended,
and passed by his will to petitioner. Prays that they
may be confirmed to him. Copy. 2 pp. [C.O. 137, 8.
Nos. 1, 1.i.; and 138, 12. pp. 240–243.]|
1436. Order of Queen in Council. Referring following
to the Council of Trade and Plantations to examine and report
upon. Signed and endorsed as preceding. 1½ pp. Enclosed,
1436. i. Merchants and Planters of Jamaica to the Queen.
Several writs of escheat have of late issued out of the
Supream Court of Judicature in Jamaica, and, upon
judgment given on pretence of defective titles, petitioners' lands and negroes, of which they have been
quietly possessed for 20 or 30 years, have been granted
to the prosecutors and informers. Pray for redress,
etc. Signed, Bartho. Gracedieu, Richard Lloyd, John
Heathcote, James Whitchurch, Miles Mayhew, Thomas
Sherwood, D. Pughe, Thomas Wood, Samuel Jones,
Wm. Coward, Benjn. Way, Charles Kent, V. Harris,
John Freeman, N. Micklethwaite, Wm. Parrot, Cha.
Long, Richard Richardson, Gervase Brough. Copy.
2 pp. [C.O. 137, 8. Nos. 2, 2.i.; and 138, 12. pp.
1437. Mr. Burchet to Mr. Popple. Reply to April 15.
H.R.H. has noe objections, etc. Printed. N. Y. Docs., V. 40.
Signed, J. Burchett. Endorsed, Recd. Read April 20, 1708. ¾ p.
[C.O. 5, 1049. No. 48; and 5, 1121. p. 123.]
1438. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of
Sunderland. Enclose following to be laid before H.M. in Council.
1438. i. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen.
Enclose following for H.M. signature.|
1438. ii. Draughts of Commissions for the Rt. Hon. John
Lord Lovelace to be Governor of New York and New
Jersey with the same powers as were granted to the
Lord Cornbury. Countersigned, Westminster, May 13,
Wrighte. [C.O. 5, 994.a. pp. 329–348; and 5, 1121.
pp. 121, 122, 147–167.]|
1439. Council of Trade and Plantations to Governor
Seymour. Enclose Order of Council (April 1st, q.v.), which you
are to cause to be published and entred in the Council Books
and punctually comply'd with. [C.O. 5, 727. pp. 44, 45.]
1440. W. Popple, jr., to Mr. Lowndes. The Council of Trade
and Plantations thinking it for H.M. service that the two Acts
past this session, (1) for the encouragement of the trade to America,
(2) for the ascertaining the rates of foreign coines in H.M. Plantations, be sent to the Plantations as soon as may be, desire you
to move my Lord High Treasurer for 50 copies of each, to be
transmitted by the first ships. Repeats request of March 25 for
Mr. Blathwayt's Patent, etc. [C.O. 324, 9. pp. 170, 171.]
1441. The Queen to Governor Lord Cornbury. Whereas
humble suit has been made unto us in your behalf that We would
grant you leave to come to Great Britain, for some time upon
your private affairs, Wee are graciously pleased to gratifye you
in your request, and grant you full leave to continue here during
Our pleasure, you taking effectuall care to leave things there in
such a condition that Our service and the welfare of those Our
provinces of New York and New Jersey may suffer no prejudice,
and that the Government be administred as is appointed by
your Commission and Instructions. [C.O. 5, 210. pp. 96, 97.]
1442. Mr. Secretary Boyle to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. H.M. commands me to transmit the enclosed
petition of the Evangelical Minister etc., for your opinion what
place in the West Indies is most proper to send them to, and how
they may most conveniently be transported thither, and that you
do cause enquiry to be made into their present circumstances, and
what means of livelyhood they have, that due care may be taken
for their necessary subsistance. Signed, H. Boyle. Endorsed,
Recd. Read April 22, 1708. 1½ pp. Enclosed,
1442. i. Joshua de Kocherthal to the Queen. Most Serene,
and Most Potent Queen, Most Gracious Princess and
Lady! Your Royall Majesty will most graciously be
pleased to have laid before you, in all humility, in what
manner a number of people that dwelt in High Germany
upon the Rivers Rhine and Neckar, have, by the present
warr, but particularly by the French ravages in those
parts, 1707, been ruined and utterly spoyled, in
such manner that, according to the judgement and
opinion of man, they cannot possibly attain unto sufficient
meanes of livelyhood during the hard times, which still
continue in those parts; in which their miserable condition, after many consultations had on that account,
they have lastly, in the name of the Great God, taken
the resolution, to committ themselves to your Majesty's
most generous protection, and to seeke for shelter and
assistance under your most glorious and in all the world
renowned Government; to which end (after a representation made to your Majesty's Resident at Frankfurt
in this matter), they are already come hither, and now
throw themselves at your Majesty's feet, etc., praying
your Majesty to assigne them, without prescription,
a dwelling place for their maintenance in the English
West Indies, as also most graciously to afford them
some Royall assistance and allowance for their passage
and buildings of that place etc. The whole Colony
consisting of 41 persons, and in the name of all of them,
their Evangelical Minister, Signed, Joshua de
Kocherthal. 3 pp. [C.O. 323, 6. Nos. 55, 55.i.;
and 324, 9. pp. 171–174.]|
1443. W. Popple, jr., to Mr. Lowndes. Encloses draught
of Instructions for Governor Lord Lovelace, relating to the
Acts of Trade and Navigation, to be adapted by the Commissioners
of Customs to the Act of Union, and the Act for the encouragement
of the Trade to America, and in order to their making such further
amendments as may render the several parts of the said Instructions conformable in all particulars to the several Acts of Trade, as
soon as possible. [C.O. 5, 1121. pp. 123, 124.]
1444. Order of Queen in Council. Referring Representation
of June 17, 1707, relating to the Bahamas, to Mr. Sollicitor General
for his opinion thereon. Signed, John Povey. Endorsed,
Recd. 19th, Read 21st July, 1708. ¾ p. [C.O. 5, 1264. No. 51;
and 5, 1292. pp. 68, 69.]
1445. Council of Trade and Plantations to Mr. Secretary
Boyle. Having discoursed Mr. Kocherthal (see April 20), wee
shall make such further enquiry as is proper to be made, and give
as great dispatch therein as the nature of it will allow. But in
regard it will take up some time, etc., we must take notice that
we find their persons are reduced to such a necessity that they
are not able to subsist themselves without H.M. immediate relief.
[C.O. 324, 9. p. 175.]
1446. Order of Queen in Council. Approving drafts of
Commissions for Governor Lord Lovelace. Signed, John Povey.
Endorsed, Recd. 19th, Read 21st July, 1708. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1049.
No. 84; and 5, 1121. pp. 309, 310.]
1447. Order of Queen in Council. Referring following to
the Council of Trade and Plantations to examine and report
upon. Signed, Chris. Musgrave. Endorsed, Recd. Read April 28,
1708. 1 p. Enclosed,
1447. i. Petition of Mary Bowden to the Queen. Governor Parks,
soon after his arrival, dispossessed petitioner of a plantation in the French part of St. Kitts, which she had planted
and improved upon a grant from Col. Codrington. She
was at the same time deprived of a ripe crop and mills
worth 940l. for no other reason than that the said plantation lay convenient to him. Taking advantage of her
necessity, he then paid her 397l. for cattle and negroes
appraised at 794l. He detained her from sailing with the
fleet to appeal to H.M., until obliged by the representations of the Council to grant her leave. He would not
permit her to sell her 13 remaining negroes, valued at
500l., to any but himself, for which he would only pay her
180l., etc. Prays redress. Copy. 2¾ pp. [C.O. 152, 7.
Nos. 43, 43.i.; and 153, 10. pp. 142–145.]|
1448. Lords Proprietors of Carolina to the Council of Trade
and Plantations. Acknowledge letter of March 3 and Order in
Council, Feb. 20. The Act to encourage the settlement of Carolina,
neither came to our hands nor received any sanction from us;
and in obedience to H.M. commands wee have taken effectuall
care that H.M. pleasure relating to the said Act shall be forthwith
punctually obeyed. Signed, Craven, Palatine; Beaufort,
M. Ashley, J. Colleton. Endorsed, Recd. Read April 27, 1708.
1 p. [C.O. 5, 1264. No. 34; and 5, 1292. p. 40.]
1449. E. Jones to W. Popple. Prays for an order from the
Board to Lt. Governor Bennett, that the rents of the lands belonging to his places, detained from him ever since he left Bermuda,
may be paid to his Attorney there, etc. Signed, Ed. Jones.
Endorsed, Recd. Read April 27, 1708. ½ p. [C.O. 37, 8. No. 48;
and 38, 6. p. 334.]
1450. J. Burchett to Mr. Sec. Boyle. Encloses following.
Signed, J. Burchett. 1 p.
1450. i. Sir Charles Hedges to Mr. Burchett. March 10,
1707(8). An appeal is admitted in the case of the young
John [Yonge Yan?] and an inhibition and monition
sent to the Admiralty Court in Jamaica. I send you two
affidavits, whereby it seems very probable that this
ship was upon a trade that ought not to have been
interrupted, having a licence from the Dutch West
India Co. and a commission of letter of marque from
the States General. Copy. 1¼ pp. [S.P. Naval, 7.
1451. List of German Protestant Refugees, referred to
April 20. Lorentz Schwisser (Schweizer), wife and daughter. Henry
Rennan, wife, two sisters (Liboscha) and two daughters. Andrew
Volck, wife, son and two daughters. Michael Wigand, wife, a
cousin, one daughter, two sons. Jacob Weber, wife and two
daughters. John Jacob Plettel (elsewhere Pattzel), wife and three
daughters. John Fischer and wife. Melchior Gulch [elsewhere
Gilles. He signed himself Hilg, but was naturalised as Gulch—Ed.], wife, son and daughter. Isaac [de] Turk. Joshua de
Kocherdal, wife, son and two daughters. Total, 41. Endorsed,
Recd. Read April 26, 1708. ½ p. [C.O. 323, 6. No. 56.]
1452. List of the Council of New York. See May 31.
Endorsed, Recd., from the Ld. Lovelace, Read April 26, 1708. 1 p.
[C.O. 5, 1049. No. 49; and 5, 1121. p. 124.]
1453. Duke of Bolton to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Recommends Mr. Betts, who is every way qualified, and
has an estate in Jamaica, to be one of the Counsell there, etc.
Signed, Bolton. Endorsed, Recd. Read April 28, 1708.
Holograph. 1 p. [C.O. 137, 8. No. 3; and 138, 12. p. 259.]
1454. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of
Sunderland. Enclose following to be laid before H.M. in Council.
1454. i. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen. Report
upon the petition of James Whitchurch. See Jan 26.
We concur with the opinion of the opinion of the Solicitor General
(April 2). Governor Handasyd has not complyed
with his Instructions relating to Escheats etc. Set out,
Acts of Privy Council, II. pp. 560–563, q.v. [C.O.
138, 12. pp. 244–252.]|
1455. The Queen to Sir James Montague, Solicitor General.
You are to prepare a Bill for our Royal Signature for Lord
Lovelace's Commission etc. Countersigned, Sunderland. [C.O.
5, 210. p. 94.]
1456. Council of Trade and Plantations to Mr. Secretary
Boyle. Enclose following to be laid before H.M.
1456. i. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen.
Report upon the petition of Joshua de Kocherthal
(April 20). These 41 poor Lutherans are in the utmost
want, not having at present anything (but what they get
by charity) to subsist themselves; they have been
reduced to this miserable condition by the ravages
committed by the French in the Lower Palatinate,
where they lost all they had; they have produced to
us severall testimonials from the Bayliffs or principal
Magistrates in the villages where they dwelt, which,
by the assistance of the Ministers of the Lutheran Church
here, we have examined, and find that they give a good
character of the said Minister and the others with him.
Whereupon we would have offered that these people
might be setled in Jamaica or Antego, there being
large tracts of land not taken up or inhabitted, and great
want of white people. But in regard that the climate
of those Islands is so much hotter than that part of
Germany from whence they come, it is to be feared it
may not be agreeable to their constitutions, and therefore
we humbly propose that they be sent to settle upon
Hudson's River in the province of New York, where they
may be usefull to this Kingdome, particularly in the
production of Naval Stores, and as a frontier against
the French and their Indians. And this your Majesty
may be enabled to do by granting them the usual
number of acres of land, if your Majesty shall please to
confirm the Act past at New York March 2, 1699, for
vacating, breaking and anulling several extravagant grants
of land, etc., as we humbly offered to your Majesty July
29, 1707, without wch. there is no land but what is
engrossed by the patentees of the foresaid extravagant
grants. And in case your Majesty shall approve of their
going to New York, we humbly represent that the
cheapest way of transporting them will be in the manof-war and transport-ship that shall be ordered to go
with the Lord Lovelace, for we do not find they can be
carryed thither by any other way under 8l. or 10l. per
head for the men and women, and proportionably
for the children. And we further humbly offer that
they be supplyed here with the necessary tools for
agriculture, to be sent with them, to enable them to
begin and make settlements. As these people are in
the utmost necessity, they will not be able to subsist
there, till they can reap the fruit of their labour (which
will not be till after one year's time), unless assisted
by your Majesty's bounty, or that the province of New
York contribute towards their maintenance during
that time. But, as we are informed that Province is
at present very poor and much in debt, there will be no
reason to expect any great supply from thence. We
further offer that before their departure they may be
made denizens of this Kingdom, for their greater
encouragement in the enjoyment of the priviledges
accruing by such letters of denization. [C.O. 324, 9.
1457. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of
Sunderland. Enclose following to be laid before H.M. in Council.
1457. i. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen.
Recommend John Peck, Esq., an inhabitant of Jamaica,
a person of good ability, well affected to your Majesty's
Government, and having a considerable estate there,
to be appointed a Member of the Council there in the
room of Charles Sadler, decd. [C.O. 138, 12.
pp. 260, 261.]|
1458. Council of Trade and Plantations to Lt. Governor
Bennett. Complaint having been made to us by Mr. Jones (as
April 26), and it being reasonable (as the late Commissioners
of this Board writ you, Aug. 30, 1705) that his Deputies enjoy
one moiety of the fees and perquisites of his places during his
absence, so we think it just that the other moiety be paid to
him or his Attorney, till H.M. pleasure be known upon the
complaints against him; as also that the tenants do pay to
Mr. Jones' Attorney the rents of his lands, and we think you would
do well to advise them to it accordingly. [C.O. 38, 6. p. 335.]
1459. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of
Sunderland. Answer to March 30. We have no objection as
to the character of the said Salter, but he being very young and
not having been long resident on that Island, we cannot but think
it more proper that Col. Wheeler and John Hallet, Esqrs., who
have been formerly recommended to us as persons well qualified
to serve H.M. in that station, being of longer standing, of great
abilities, of more experience and having very considerable estates
on the said Island, ought to be put into the said Councill before
the said Salter upon the next vacancys which shall happen
therein. Having no other objection to the said Salter we do
not at present see any reason why he may not succeed them
upon the first vacancy that shall fall after their being appointed
Members in the said Council as aforesaid. [C.O. 29, 11. pp. 228,
|April 30./May 10. Fort Kijkoveral, Essequibo.
1460. A. Maas to the Directors of the Dutch West India
Company. Signed, Ab. Maas. Endorsed, Read Sept. 17 (n.s.),
1708. Dutch. 2 pp. [C.O. 116, 20. No. 13.]
1461. Council of Trade and Plantations to Governor Parke.
Enclose copy of Mrs. Bowden's petition (April 22). You are to
return us your answer by the first oppertunity, with such
depositions or other proofs in your behalf, as you shall think fit.
And you are to permit the petitioner to be heard before H.M.
Councill of St. Christophers, who are to make a return to us in
words of their proceedings signed by the members of the said
Council, or the major part of them, and in order thereunto, you
are to give free liberty to the Petitioner or other persons concerned
to make affidavits before any Judge or Magistrate, of what they
know in those matters, and such Judge or Magistrate is to summon
before him such persons as the petitioner shall name, which you
are accordingly to signify to such Judge or Magistrate. [C.O.
153, 10. pp. 146, 147.]
1462. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of
Sunderland. Enclose following to be laid before H.M. in Council.
1462. i. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen.
Propose appointment of Wm. Thomas and Richd.
Oliver to the Council of Antego. [C.O. 153, 10. p. 147.]|