219. Certificate similar to that of Capt. Fairborn, No. 217.
Signed, T. Bridge. Endorsed, Recd. Read April 2, 1706. ¾ p.
[C.O. 194, 3. No. 158.]
220. London Merchants trading to Virginia and Maryland.
Answer to Col. Quary, Feb. 22. Those Plantations produce one
crop of tobacco yearly, but it is not ready at one time, so that
it must be a great loss for a whole fleet to stay till all is ready,
and if the whole fleet arrive from England at once, by the
struggling of every one, it must be an encouragement to the planter,
being in such a hurry, to produce worse tobacco. Good ships,
well fitted with men and guns, should be allowed to come and
go as they please; and regular convoys should go twice a year, etc.
24 signatures. Endorsed, Presented by Mr. Milner, March 29,
Read April 1, 1706. 2 pp. [C.O. 5, 1315. No. 18.]
221. Governor Handasyd to the Council of Trade and Plantations. I have received none from your Lops. since yours of
Oct. 29, but by this packett am favoured with a letter from
Sir C. Hedges of Jan. 17, etc. and a small trunk of King Charles'
Declarations, etc., which are to be distributed among the
Spaniards in these parts, and which I hope will have true effect.
Nothing shall be wanting on my part to accomplish this matter;
in order to which on March 27, I called a Councill, that the most
speedy and effectuall measures might be considered and resolved
on for the carrying on and perfecting this weighty affair. My
first proposall was that a Gentleman of the Councill, who understands Spanish very well and has considerable dealings with
some Spanish merchants, should be the person by whom this
matter was to be wrought, but finding him not willing, have
pitch't upon a Spanish Captain, Don Augustine Olaravall, who
was taken in a Spanish advice-boat, and has since been imployed
by severall merchants here, and sent to the Spanish coast on
Business of Trade, in which he has discharged himselfe faithfully;
whom I sent for, and after some discourse with him to discover
which way his inclinations were, finding he was willing to undertake
this matter, I made severall proposalls to him, and withall assured
him of H.M. gracious protection and reward, if he managed
this affair to effect, and that H.M. would recommend him,
according to his meritt, to his lawfull King, Charles III, and for
a further encouragement to him I offered to deposite in the hands
of Mr. Chaplin 500 pistoles to be paid to him on his return from
Carthagene, if he acted with ffidelity; in answer to which he
told me that he desired nothing more then what would bear his
expences during his stay there, and that 25 or 30 pistoles were
sufficient. This matter was approved of by the Councill, and
further means agreed on by them and me are, that a sloop be
immediately hired, on board which this Spanish Captain, with
all the Spanish prisoners here, are to be sent to Carthagene, and
that Admiral Whetstone with his squadron should lie off to
windward of Carthagene, and send in there the sloop wearing
a fflagg of Truce, with the Spanish Captain and prisoners, and
at that time deliver to some Spaniards the publick letters
directed to the Governor with King Charles's Declaration,
disperseing severall Declarations and letters, by which means
the People's inclinations may be known; the Spanish Captain
is likewise to take a private letter, which he is to convey to the
Governor by his Father Confessor, who is very well inclined
to King Charles's interest, and is intimate with the Governor:
the fflagg of Truce is to continue there 4 or 5 days, that if the
Governor is well disposed, he may have the opportunity of
returning an answer. The Admirall is desired by me that while
he lies off that place he write a letter to the Governor and
acquaint him that the Queen of Great Brittain sent him there
not to molest or do any injury to those who were her ancient
allies, but to protect all those who are willing to throw off the French
yoke, and declare for their right and lawfull King, Charles III,
of whose clemency and protection they might be assured. H.M.
has been graciously pleased to signify by Sir C. Hedges that my
Regiment shall be relieved at the expiration of 6 years from our
landing here, which determines June 8, 1707. In answer to
which I have desired of Sir C. Hedges to return H.M. our most
humble and hearty thanks and recommend to H.M. my earnest
desire to be relieved at the same time from my Government,
which I must entreat your Lordships' favour in forwarding:
it being my misfortune after all the faithfull endeavours I have
used to reclaim a headstrong ungovernable people to have no
effect on them, nor have it in my power to make them sensible
of our gracious Queen's care for them, and the yearly expence
she is at in preserving their lives and ffortunes. Altho my
ffortune, considering my numerous family, is very small, yet I
am willing to content myself in depending on your Lorps.
patronage so to recommend me to H.M. that a faithfull servant
may never want bread, I having served her present Majesty and
his late Majesty as King and Prince of Orange these 32 years
past, therefore assure myself I shall not be forgott. Whoever
is appointed to succeed me in the Government ought to be a
man of unquestionable loyalty to H.M., as well as of courage
and conduct, for if it should fall into other hands I am
apprehensive of a very evill consequence. I have been obliged
to continue an imbargo here these 5 weeks past, upon apprehensions of the enemy's attempting us, but they not being
supply'd with fforces from old France, as they expected, believed
themselves not strong enough for us, and so fell on St. Christopher's
where they have burnt and destroyed all the Plantations. I put
everything here in the best posture of defence I could, considering
the small number of men I have to defend so large a place, for I
believe the French certainly had a designe on this Island. They
have had great mortality by a spotted feavour, as well on board
their Fleet as at Martineco, of which severall hundreds have died.
Refers to enclosed lists, by which your Lops. may be informed
of our weakness. Encloses Minutes of Council, with an account of
the Stores of ordnance, and a copy of a bond of Robert Daniell
of Carolina, for the return of some stores of war he borrowed
for the use of that place, which I before sent your Lordships
but miscarried in the packett boat that was lost; I send the
same by this packett to the Board of Ordnance. I have received
by this packett boat a Lieutenant, an Ensign, a Serjeant, two
Corporals, a Drummer and 38 private men of my regiment, and
part of the cloathing. Four men, I am informed, dyed on their
passage. Signed, Tho. Handasyd. Endorsed, Recd. 21st,
Read May 27th, 1706. 3½ pp. Enclosed,
221. i. Copy of the bond of Robert Daniell, Dec. 4, 1702.
Described in preceding. Endorsed, Recd. May 21,
1706. 1 p.|
221. ii. Present strength of the 8 Regiments of Militia of
Jamaica, containing white men, free Indians, free
mulattoes and free negroes. Total, 2,550 men,
91 officers. Endorsed, Recd. 21st, Read 27th May, 1706.
221. iii. Copies of the letters sent, in Spanish, by Governor
Handasyd to the Governors of Cartagena, Porto Bello,
Havana etc. March 30, 1706. Encloses papers to
demonstrate the great affection the subjects of King
Charles III have shewn to him in Spain. The French
King designs with subtlety to send ships into the Indies
by 2 or 3 at a time till he hath made up sufficient strength
to sieze Cartagena or the Havana, therefore your Honour
cannot be safe without denying them admittance etc. I
am expecting here more ships of war for the succour of
any of the Spanish West Indies that are for King
Charles III, as also stores of war for their defence when
desired. I send what Spanish prisoners are in this Island,
and shall be obliged if you send me those you have and
advise me if you have occasion of any ammunition etc.
Signed, Tho. Handasyd. 1¼ pp.|
221. iv. Copy of private letter from Governor Handasyd to
the Governor of Cartagena. I have received dispatches
from the Queen my Lady by wch. I can assure any of
the Governors of the Spanish Ports, that I have a vallue
for, that they will be continued in the same posts they
now are, or put into others of greater consequence,
if they declare for King Charles III, shakeing off that
avaricious and devouring French Batt [? vampire]
etc. etc. March 31, 1706. Signed, Tho. Handasyd.
Endorsed, Recd. May 21, 1706. 1 p.|
221. v. Account of Ordnance Stores sent over to Jamaica,
1704. 1 p.|
221. vi. Account of Ordnance stores in Jamaica, November,
1705. Endorsed, Recd. May 21, 1706. 3½ large pp.
[C.O. 137, 7. Nos. 23, 23.i.-vi.; and (without enclosures)
138, 11. pp. 463–473; and (extract of covering letter)
137, 51. No. 11.]|
222. Governor Handasyd to Mr. Secretary Hedges. Acknowledges letters etc. of Jan. 17. Repeats parts of preceding letter,
and refers to enclosures. Add: I have a list of 2 or 3,000 slaves,
wch. may doe a great deal of service, if they are trusty, especially
in a pursuit, but that I dare not depend on, etc. Signed, Tho.
Handasyd. Endorsed, R. May 21. 2½ pp. Enclosed,
222. i.-iii. Duplicates of Nos. 221.ii.-iv. [C.O. 137, 45. Nos.
223. Mr. Jackson to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
Prays that the Commodore may be directed to oblige the
inhabitants of St. Johns to pay the arrears of fish, due to him
upon the subscription they voluntarily undertook to pay him,
to his correspondents there, Mr. Joseph Pemberton, and Archibald
Comings. Signed, John Jackson. Endorsed, Recd. Read April 3,
1706. 1 p. [C.O. 194, 3. No. 159; and 195, 4. pp. 276–278.]
224. Mr. Popple to Capt. Gardiner. Encloses extract,
for his answer, from Governor Handasyd's letter [? Nov. 20,
1705], complaining of the hardships his regiment suffers at
Jamaica. [C.O. 138, 11. pp. 442, 443.]
225. Col. Quary to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
Elaborates memorial of Feb. 22. Never was so great a quantity
of tobacco come from the Plantations in one year, as is expected
in England this summer, nor was there ever so dismall a prospect
of a market. The Dutch and their neighbours in Germany
are said to have planted the last year 33,500 hhds; if true, this
threatens ruin to Virginia and Maryland. Proposes that one
or two gentlemen of known integrity and experience be sent
to the Continent to investigate etc. etc. Signed, Robt. Quary.
Endorsed, Recd. Read April 11, 1706. 3 pp. Enclosed,
225. i. An account of the tobacco planted in Gelderland and
the places adjacent, as above. ½ p. [C.O. 5, 1315.
Nos. 22, 22.i.; and (without enclosure) 5, 1362. pp. 23–28; and (enclosure only) 318, 3. No. 33.]|
226. Col. Quary to Sydney, Lord Godolphin, Lord High
Treasurer. Encloses following. Signed, Robt. Quary. 1 p.
226. i. Duplicate of preceding Memorial. [C.O. 5, 3. Nos.
227. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Board of
Ordnance. Enclose copy of Minutes of Council of Jamaica
July–Oct., 1705, relating to stores of war. We desire you to
take notice of the intention there was of putting on board H.M.S.
Montague several old iron guns to be delivered to you. [C.O.
138, 11. pp. 443, 444.]
228. Council of Trade and Plantations to Mr. Secretary
Hedges. We have examined the Petition of Lt. Moody, which
you were pleased to deliver to us at our last attendance, setting
forth his services to the Crown for 9 years past, and do find the
matter of the said Petition, as to his defending the Fort at
St. Johns against the French, to be true, and that he was
superseded in his command of Lieut. of the Company by a Commission carried over by Major Loyd in favour of an other person.
We have likewise examined several affidavits and papers of
complaint against Moody, and find the chief charge is, that he
caused a woman to be whipped within the Fort at St. Johns, and
otherwise ill used by his soldiers, that she died in 14 days; to
which accusation he has replied that this fact was tried at a
Court Martial, whereupon he was acquitted etc. [see March
14, 28, 30]. As to the charge against him of having imbezled
H.M. provisions and misbehaved himself on other occasions,
we are of opinion that these informations are malitious, and
we are confirmed in the said opinion by a letter he produced to
us from Capt. Fairborn. [C.O. 195, 4. pp. 274–276.]
229. Sir C. Hedges to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
Encloses following, for their opinion what method is proper to be
taken for the relief of H.M. subjects in Carolina, and the protecting
them in their just rights. Signed, C. Hedges. Endorsed, Recd.
9th, Read April 10th, 1706. 1 p. Enclosed,
229. i. Address of the House of Lords to the Queen, March 13,
1705, relating to Carolina, with H.M. Reply. Printed.
1 p. See Lords' Journal, XVIII. pp. 150–153. Overleaf,|
229. ii. Petition of Joseph Boone, merchant, on behalf of
himself and other inhabitants of Carolina and London
merchants, to the House of Lords. Printed. 1 p.
Set out, House of Lords MSS. New Series, VI. pp.
406–408. [C.O. 5, 1263. Nos. 101, 101.i., ii.; and
5, 1291. pp. 357, 358.]|
230. Council of Trade and Plantations to Governor Park.
Enclose Order of Council July 9, 1705, upon the petition of
S. Baron. [C.O. 153, 9. pp. 307, 308.]
231. Sir C. Hedges to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
Encloses following, that you may state the Fact and give your
opinion what you think fit to be done. Signed, C. Hedges.
Endorsed, Recd. 9th, Read April 10th, 1706. ¾ p. Enclosed,
231. i. Address of the House of Lords to the Queen. March 18,
1705–(6). Upon the petition of John Graves [see House
of Lords MSS. New Series, VI. pp. 410, 411]. We
humbly beseech your Majesty that, as well in compassion
to your Majesty's distressed subjects in those parts, as for
the security of the Trade in generall, you will be pleased
to take the Bahama Islands into your hands in order
to secure the same to the Crown of England and to the
safety and advantage of the trade of your subjects etc.
Signed, Math. Johnson, Cler. Parliamentor. [see Lords'
Journal, XVIII. p. 159]. Copy. 1¼ pp. [C.O. 5, 1263.
Nos. 100, 100.i.; and 5, 1291. pp. 354–356.]|
232. W. Popple, jr., to Mr. Attorney General. The Council
of Trade and Plantations having received the enclosed paper
from Mr. John Bridger relating to the exportation of wooll-cards
to New England, and believing the same to be destructive and
prejudicial to the woollen manufacture of this Kingdom, desire
to know whether there be any Law whereby such exportation
may be prevented. [C.O. 5, 912. pp. 128, 129.]
233. W. Popple to Constantine Phipps. Encloses Memorial
from Thomas Newton relating to the want of a Court of Chancery
in the Massachusetts Bay (March 29). The Council of Trade
and Plantations desire you would procure them Mr. Attorney
General's opinion thereupon. [C.O. 5, 912. pp. 129, 130.]
234. Anonymous letter to Sir Philip Meadows. Those
who propose one fleet and a good convoy for Virginia and
Maryland once a year [Feb. 22], are beyond all controversy
in the right. By this method the planter might, instead of 10s.,
yea, sometimes loss of the whole, make six times the value; by
the former he is ruined, and cannot cloathe himself and servants,
etc. etc. Endorsed, Recd. April 4, 1706. Addressed. 2½ pp.
[C.O. 5, 1315. No. 20.]
235. Order of Queen in Council. Repealing Act of Barbados
for confirming titles, etc. (see March 19). Signed, Chris.
Musgrave. Endorsed, April 26, 1706. 1¾ pp. [C.O. 28, 9.
No. 38; and 29, 10. pp. 48–50.]
236. W. Popple, jr., to Mr. Champante. Encloses extract
of letter from Lord Cornbury relating to Mr. Nanfan (? Nov. 20,
1705). [C.O. 5, 1120. p. 440.]
237. W. Popple, jr., to N. Gould, etc. [see March 5]. The
Council of Trade and Plantations, having received information
from several Virginia merchants that all our tobacco in Muscovy
is now sold, desire to know whether you have any account thereof.
[C.O. 5, 1362. p. 21.]
238. Order of Queen in Council. Approving Representation
No. 197. Mr. Jones is to return to England etc. Signed, Chris.
Musgrave. Endorsed, Recd. Read May 7, 1706. 1½ pp. [C.O.
37, 7. No. 24; and 38, 6. pp. 171, 172.]
239. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Commodore
of the Newfoundland Convoy. Enclose Mr. Jackson's petition
(April 2), and the original subscription of the inhabitants of
St. Johns. We desire you to befriend him that he may receive
his arrears. Annexed,
239. i. Subscription of some inhabitants of St. Johns, undertaking to pay Mr. John Jackson certain quantities of
fish, annually so long as he stays. April 16, 1702.
Signed, Jno. Collin, Wm. Legarsick (mark), Wm. Roberts,
Ricd. Colesworthy, Jno. Marshal, Henry Newman,
Robt. Delbridge, Tho. Hawkins, jr., Gilbert Jane (mark),
John Cock, Tho. Grichie, Chr. Archer, Wm. Sharpe
(mark), James Benger. [C.O. 195, 4. pp. 278, 279.]|
240. W. Popple, jr., to Mr. Sloper. My Lord Cornbury
having acquainted the Council of Trade and Plantations (see
Nov. 27, 1705), that H.M. has appointed him, as Governor of the
Jerseys, a salary of 500l. per annum, desire you will inform me
when and how the said salary was setled. [C.O. 5, 994.A. p.
241. Contractors with the Czar to Mr. Popple. We have
no such advice as No. 237, nor do we believe that anybody else
hath; but we are well assured by our youngest letters that nothing
therein could be done till the Czar's return from the army, etc.
Signed, Nathl. Gould, Saml. Heathcote, Wm. Dawsonne, Edwd.
Haistwell. Endorsed, Recd. Read April 8, 1706. 1 p. [C.O. 5,
1315. No. 21; and 5, 1362. p. 22.]
242. W. Clayton to Wm. Popple. Encloses following.
Signed, Wm. Clayton. Addressed. Sealed. ½ p. Enclosed,
242. i. Merchants of Liverpool to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. Reply to Col. Quary's Memorial Feb. 22.
His proposal will wholly destroy the trade of the
purchasers of the tobacco crop, and be chiefly advantagious to traders per commission, rich planters
and shippers. A great part of the tobacco in Virginia
and Maryland is not strip't and pack't till May and June.
Ships arriving all together will bring such a glut of goods
yt. the planters will not buy them except at their own
terms, and hold their tobaccos at such high prices as
will greatly discourage traders to those parts. The
shippers and rich planters, having stocks, will ingross
ye trade and oppress the poorer planters, during the
absence of the Fleet at their pleasure, wch. seems to
us one thing intended, because they'l get their tobacco
in readiness against the Fleet arrive, but the purchasers
must stay 3 or 4 months before they can get ready.
The ships coming in one fleet will be of no advantage
to the markets. Great quantities of goods ever lowers
their prices. The same wind cannot carry all the ships
at once to the place of rendezvous: some of the fleet
may therefore be a month or 2 later than others, and
the time fixt being so short, must be left behind and
then obliged to stay till the following year. Propose
that all ships have liberty to sail as they get ready,
and that a certain time, as now practic'd, be appointed
for the convoy to depart from Virginia, and that such
ships as are not ready then, have liberty to sail in Aug. or
Sept., when there will not be so much danger of privateers
on the coasts of England and Ireland. 22 signatures.
Endorsed, Recd. Read April 11, 1706. 2 pp. [C.O.
5, 1315. Nos. 23, 23.i.]|
243. Col. Yate to W. Popple, jr. The merchants of this
city, trading to Virginia and Maryland, are of opinion that, during
the present war, Oct. 1st may be a very proper time for the
convoys to sail from England and May 1st for their return with
all ships that are bound for Europe. Signed, Robert Yate. Endorsed, Recd. Read April 11, 1706. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1315. No. 24;
and 5, 1362. p. 31.]
244. Lt. Governor Hodges to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. The 21st of the last month, early in the morning,
was discover'd to the windward of this Island 50 odd sayle, all
with French Collours, 12 whereof, by report of a French prisoner,
were men of war, they all bent their course for Antigua, and by
12 the same day was gott close under the shore of that Island,
where they continued for about 2 houres, and then bore downe
to the Northward of this Island, but before night was past, soe
farr to Leeward as to give us reason to conjecture their intentions
were for Nevis. By advice from St. Christophers, we understand
that the day following the Enemy's men of warr came to anchor
close under the fortifications of Nevis and imediately began their
attacque, which continued for neare foure hours, as 'tis beleived,
for soe longe was discover'd nothing but fire and smoke, which
being over, was discern'd two French fflaggs flying in two several
fforts. The enemy hath bin now 14 days on that Island, and
from the many fires for these severall dayes and nights have
been seen thereon, it may be presumed they have compleated
the distruction thereof. It's thought St. Xt.phers may be the
next place they will attempt, and then this Island in turnn. I
hope your Lordships will beleive I have been wanting in nothing
that may contribute to the safety of this Island. It's possable
the enemy may flatter themselves that this will be but an easie
conquest, derived from some confidence that the Irish here are
in their intrest, but I promise myselfe herein they will be deceived,
having made it good part of my care, soe to temper the minds
of those people as to remaine under a great deal of assurance
of their being firme to the Queen's intrest. The foregoing relation,
my Lords, is too melancholly to dwell on, however, I thought
in duty I could doe no less, etc. Signed, Antho. Hodges. Endorsed,
Recd. 20th, Read June 21st, 1706. 1½ pp. [C.O. 152, 6. No.
53; and 153, 9. pp. 377–379.]
245. Governor Sir B. Granville to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. Encloses following, brought to me by an express
from Antego 2 days since. By it yor. Lordships will see the danger
of the Leeward Islands, and the nearness of it to us, at least all
people here are apprehensive that this Island will at last be
attack'd, and from the present strength of the French, as well
as what we have reason to believe they expect further, we are
as vigorously as we can preparing to receive them. We endeavour
to supply our weakness in men with intrenchments and redoubts,
which tho in some forwardness, are far from being finished, what
we have shall be made use of to the best advantage of H.M.
service, etc. According to the best intelligence I have the French
force is, 15 sail of men of war, most 70 and 60 guns; 3,600 land
soldiers of their regular troops from Europe; number of criolls
with their sloops and brigantines uncertain; more men of war
and land forces expected daily from Europe. Signed, Bevill
Granville. Endorsed, Recd. June 24, Read July 1, 1706. 2 pp.
245. i. J. Yeamans to Governor Sir B. Granville. Antigua,
March 25, 1706. Gives news of the descent of the French
fleet upon Nevis [see June 3]. We expect to be the
next attack'd, and that very soon. 'Tis much to be
doubted succors from England will come too late, and
except this Island be reinforced by throwing in what
men your Excellency can speedily part with to our
assistance, we may fall a sacrifice with the rest; which
may prove of that evil consequence as to encourage
France to attempt Barbadoes itself, etc. Signed,
Jno. Yeamans. P.S.— The Commander in Chief lately
went hence with the Queen's troops in hopes to throw both
them and himself into Nevis, to the assistance of our
friends there, but we have reason to judge that Island's
so begirt with the enemy that it's altogether impracticable. I pray the sloop may be dispatch'd with an
account of what wee may depend on. If the fleet should
arrive from England sooner than expected, or whensoever they do, I pray yor. interest in hast'ning them
to us. Copy. 2½ pp. [C.O. 152, 39. Nos. 109, 109.i.;
and 28, 9. Nos. 46, 46.i.; and 29, 10. pp. 71–75;
and (enclosure 1 only) 7, 1. No. 9.]|
246. Same to Mr. Sec. Hedges. Repeats part of preceding.
This Island is in no condition to spare any men to help others,
and it will be found difficult enough for it to defend itself, etc.
But how great soever our disadvantages may be, my confidence
is no less in the blessing wch. has ever so signally attended H.M.
arms, etc. Signed, Bevill Granville. Endorsed, R. June 23.
2 pp. [C.O. 28, 38. No. 47.]
247. Same to Governor Handasyd. Forwards letter from
Antego, and news of 12 sail sighted on the 6th off Barbadoes.
If this is the reinforcement from France expected at Martinique,
the French have a force in these parts which may be formidable
to all the English Southern Colonies. I am perswaded they will
make an attempt on this Island; it is not unlikely but that they
may have an eye afterwards towards you, etc. Repeats part of
preceding. I desire you to acquaint Sir Wm. Whetstone, etc.
Signed, Bevill Granville. 1 p. [C.O. 28, 38. Nos. 48, and
248. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen. Having
received letters from New York and New Jersey relating to
Col. Ingoldesby's two Commissions as Lieut. Governor of New
York and New Jersey [see Nov. 10, 1705], we do find that
the execution of the said two Commissions does cause disorders
and differences in those Governments with regard to the Governor
in Cheif and otherwise. Upon the surrender of the Government
of New Jersey to your Majesty, the Governor in Cheif of New
York, was, by a distinct Commission, constituted Governor of
New Jersey, and whereas the Governor of New York does most
reside at New York and, upon the occasions of his being absent
from thence to visit the Jerseys, there is a President and Councill
in New York for the dispatch of business there, we are humbly
of opinion that your Majesty's service no ways requiring that
there be a Lieut. Governor of New York, [and] that therefore
the Commission to Col. Ingoldesby as such be revok'd. And
whereas we do find that notwithstanding his being Lieut. Governor
of New Jersey, where it will be his duty to reside, he is not as
yet appointed of the Councill there, we are humbly of opinion
that your Majesty be pleased to appoint him of ye said Councill.
[C.O. 5, 1120. pp. 447–449.]
249. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Board of
Ordnance. Enclose account of the Ordnance and stores in the
Leeward Islands (see Sept. 17, 1705). [C.O. 153, 9. p. 325.]
250. Sir John Cooke to Mr. Popple. Reply to March 19.
I conceive that the Laws of War and of Nations do prohibite
such trade, and such prohibition seems to be contained or implyed
in H.M. Declaration of War, May 4, 1702; "We strictly forbid
all our subjects to hold any correspondance or communication
with France or Spain," etc. Nevertheless ye Queen may by
contrary Declaration and Instructions allow such Trade, so as
the same shal not be interrupted by any English ships of war
or privateers, as H.M. was pleased to do in respect to Spain,
by her Instructions Jan. 29, 1704/5, wch. I think was in time
precedent to ye passing of ye Bill to ye same effect. However,
I conceive that unlesse ye States General can be brought to
consent to such trade, the goods so sent will be liable to their
seizure and confiscation according to ye Laws of Nations: as
the effects of their subjects were here, notwithstanding ye
permission they had from ye States General, till H.M. was pleased
to allow thereof. Signed, J. Cooke. Endorsed, Recd. Read
April 18, 1706. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1315. No. 25; and 5, 1362.
pp. 31, 32.]
251. Capt. Gardner to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
Encloses following. The power of doing Governor Handasyd
and his Regiment the service he might reasonably expect from
his Agent, was intirely taken away from me by his establishment,
by wch. the Government has the sole directions and remition
of pay there, etc. Signed, Ro. Gardner. Endorsed, Recd. Read
April 24, 1706. Addressed. 1 p. Enclosed,
251. i. Paymaster General to the Lord High Treasurer. The
uncertainty of the arrival of Bills drawn here, and the
great time taken in Jamaica for payment of them has
occasioned great disappointments and delays in
subsisting the forces there. Proposes that, instead of
advancing the subsistance for 6 months upon Bills
drawn here, the same may be issued monthly and paid
over by the Agent of the Regiment to some person
who shall lodge a credit in Jamaica, which Mr. Kent, on
behalf of Col. Knights and Sir Gilbert Heathcote both
offer to perform at a profit of 18l. p.c. to the Regiment
in the exchange. Signed, J. Howe. March 16, 1705/6.
Copy. 1½ pp. [C.O. 137, 7. Nos. 22, 22.i.; and 138,
11. pp. 455–460.]|
252. Instructions to Major Lloyd, Commander of the
Garrison at St. Johns. You are to let the Commodore of the
Convoy for the time being at all seasonable times to inspect
and take an acct. of the stores, ammunition and provisions there,
as also to deliver unto him a muster-roll and muster the garrison
before him, etc. No person is to be listed into our pay by you
in Newfoundland, except in cases of the greatest necessity,
whereof you are to give an acct. to our Capt. General. Neither
you nor any other officer is to carry on any trade in Newfoundland
etc. Signed, A.R. [C.O. 324, 30. pp. 72, 73.]
253. The Queen to the Commander in Chief of the Convoy
at Newfoundland. Whereas by the want of good discipline
among our subjects in Newfoundland the French were encouraged
the last winter to make an incursion into severall harbours
thereof, where they committed great spoil, etc., and Wee being
willing to provide for the better defence of such of our subjects
as remain there during the winter, Wee do hereby give you and
such as shall be appointed by you full power and authority to
constitute a Militia in the severall Harbours Coves and Creeks
of that Country wch. shall be inhabited, and to appoint such
and so many of the inhabitants as shall be judged by you to command the said Militia, etc. The Commander of the Garrison is
to be aiding and assisting them, and the Militia him. Countersigned, C. Hedges. [C.O. 324, 30. pp. 74, 75.]
254. Instructions to the Commander in Chief of the Convoy
at Newfoundland. You are to publish the preceding Declaration
for raising a Militia in the first harbour where you shall arrive,
and cause it to be done in the others. You are to inspect the
stores and garrison of the Forts and report thereupon, and also
as to whether any of the officers trade etc. And whereas We
judge it conducing to ye safety of our subjects remaining in
Newfoundland that they do inhabit as near as may be together
during the winter and the present warr, you are to admonish
them, and endeavour to perswade them in the severall harbours,
creeks and coves distant from St. John's Harbour, to transport
themselves and their families with the most valuable and portable
goods to St. Johns, where besides their own united strength they
will have the protection of our Fort and Garrison, etc. Signed,
A. R. [C.O. 324, 30. pp. 75–78.]
255. W. Popple, jr., to Mr. Perry. The Council of Trade
and Plantations desire to know whether any tobaccos are exported
from England to Portugal and Spain. [C.O. 5, 1362. p. 32.]
256. Order of Queen in Council. Revoking Col. Ingoldesby's
Commission as Lt. Governor of New York, and appointing him of
the Council of New Jersey (see April 8. Set out, N.Y. Docs. IV.
pp. 1174, 1175). Signed, Chris. Musgrave. Endorsed, Recd. Read
April 24, 1706. 2 pp. [C.O. 5, 1049. No. 13; and 5, 1120.
pp. 452–454; and 5, 980. No. 36.]
257. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen.
Recommend 2 Acts of New York (see following) for H.M. approbation. [C.O. 5, 1120. pp. 449, 450.]
258. Order of Queen in Council. Ratifying Acts of New
York, for explaining an Act for settling the Ministry, etc. and
enabling William Bradford to sell the estate of John Dewsbury
decd. etc. Signed, Chris. Musgrave. Endorsed, Recd. Read
May 7, 1706. 1¾ pp. [C.O. 5, 1049. No. 15; and 5, 1120.
pp. 464, 465.]
259. Council of Trade and Plantations to Mr. Secretary
Hedges. We are preparing a report upon Mr. Quary's proposals
(Feb. 22 etc.). H.M. Envoy in Holland may make the enquiries
he suggests concerning tobacco there. And whereas he proposes
that liberty be obtained for H.M. subjects to send tobacco to
Narva etc. without being molested by the King of Sweeden's
men-of-war, we are humbly of opinion that Instructions be sent
to H.M. envoy at the Court of Sweden for obtaining that leave,
if possible, since otherwise those parts, which have been usually
supplied with tobacco from England, will find out another market
for the furnishing themselves with that commodity. Autograph
signatures. 2 pp. Annexed,
259. i. Extract of letter from Col. Quary, April 2, 1706. 1 p.
[C.O. 5, 3. Nos. 30, 30.i.; and (without enclosure) 5,
1362. pp. 28, 29.]|
260. W. Popple, jr., to Col. Quary. Asks for further details
upon his proposals for the tobacco-trade (April 2). Encloses
Memorials from Liverpool and Whitehaven (April 11, Mar. 8)
for his observations "as soon as may be, the Western merchants
being intirely of a contrary opinion to yours." [C.O. 5, 1362.
pp. 30, 31.]
261. Mr. Perry to W. Popple. Gives details as to Continental
tobacco trade. Signed, Micajah Perry. Endorsed, Recd. Read
April 18, 1706. Addressed. ¾ p. [C.O. 5, 1315. No. 26; and
5, 1362. pp. 34, 35.]
262. Mr. Popple to Thomas Allen. Encloses the Attorney
General's opinion, March 23. [C.O. 5, 912. pp. 132, 133.]
263. Capt. Daniel Johnson, the younger, to [?]. Prays an
order to be directed to the Governor of Bermuda to deliver the
goods (enumerated) of himself and his father, on account of the
Royal African Company, detained on pretence of his running
away with the Christopher, lately belonging to that Company, and
a like order to Edward Chester, or other Agent of the Company
at Antego. Endorsed, Ap. 12, 1706. [C.O. 37, 28. No. 1.]
264. Mr. Popple to Attorney and Solicitor General. Encloses
letter and Address upon the Bahama Islands, April 3. The
Council of Trade and Plantations desire your opinion what may
be fittest to be done in Law for H.M. taking the said Islands
into her own hands, in order to secure the same to the Crown,
and for recovering the trade of H.M. subjects in those parts.
[C.O. 5, 1291. p. 359.]
265. Mr. Popple to Attorney and Solicitor General. Encloses
letter and Address, April 3, for their opinion as to what method
in Law is proper to be taken for the relief of H.M. subjects in
Carolina and the protecting them in their just rights. [C.O. 5,
1291. p. 360.]
266. Mr. Dummer to Mr. Popple. Gives sailings of the
West India packet. Out and home 107 days. Describes the
loss of the Barbados packet upon the corrall shoals of Hineago
Isle, Dec. 28, and subsequent plundering by a privateer. These
are losses oweing entirely to the carelessness, want of conduct,
or courage in the seamen, for ye vessels are of all others without
exception, and will doe what a man pleases. However, I am
not discouraged, and these accidents show at the same time
the means that will prevent them etc. Signed, E. Dummer.
Endorsed, Recd. Read April 15, 1706. Addressed. 1 p. [C.O.
323, 6. No. 4.]
267. Council of Trade and Plantations to Governor Parke.
Having had under consideration an Act past at St. Christophers
1704, entituled an Act for subjecting that part of the Island which
was formerly called the French ground to the Civil Government,
we send you the same here inclosed, together with Col. Johnson's
reasons for not affixing the seal thereunto, which we neither
approve of, nor of his not affixing the seal to the Act after he
had past it in order to the registring and publishing of it; we
desire you therefore upon your arrival to give directions that
the seal be affixed to the said Act, and that it be registred and
published there that it may immediately be in force and then
transmitted to us with your opinion thereupon for H.M. allowance
or disapprobation thereof. And whereas we are informed
the inhabitants in the Leeward Islands are under a mistake
in conceiving that no laws made there take place or are in force
untill they are confirmed by H.M., we desire you would make
them sensible of their errour, and let them know that all laws after
they have been past by the Governour in Chief, sealed, registred,
and published, are in force and ought to be put in execution till
H.M. signify her disapprobation thereof. [C.O. 153, 9. 326, 327.]
268. Council of Trade and Plantations to Mr. Sec. Hedges.
Enclose extracts of letters concerning a considerable French
force in the West Indies. Autograph signatures. Endorsed,
Read Apr. 16, 1706. 1 p. [C.O. 318, 3. No. 29; and 138, 11.
pp. 453, 454.]
269. Mr. Popple to Mr. Attorney General. Encloses, for
his opinion, Act of Jamaica, Oct. 30, 1705, to provide an additional
subsistance for H.M. officers and souldiers etc. [C.O. 138, 11.
pp. 454, 455.]