America and West Indies: June 1708

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 24, 1708-1709. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1922.

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June 1708

June 16.
1. W. Popple, jr., to Mr. Lowndes. Encloses estimate for transporting German refugees to New York etc. (June 7), to which the Council of Trade and Plantations have no objection. But Mr. Perry having informed them that if a Virginia ship cou'd be found that wou'd drop them at New York, it would be much the cheaper way, and might come to £250 instead of £333, they have desired him to endeavour to find such a ship, and to bring terms to-morrow, which shall be transmitted to you. Their Lordships propose that the tools and money for subsistance be committed to the care of the Lord Lovelace to issue from time to time. [C.O. 5, 1121. pp. 264–266.]
June 16.
2. Lt Governor Usher to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Since mine by ye mast ships [see June 28, 1708], have bin in the province of New Hampshire, find H.E. taken care to putt the fourtt into a good condition for defence, whereas butt 8 men formerly, now 20 men belonging to the ffourtt. H.E hath taken care getting an actt pastt for preserveing trees [see June 1st and 28] fitt for H.M. Navy, wish in ye Actt care had bin taken for a nursery. Unexpectedly we have bin preserved from insults of ye enemy. Repeats part of June 28, 1708. In Province, doe say country nott willing to contribute for Mr. Walderen's case, the Representatives have raised money and ordered itt outt of Treasury. The Treasuror acquaintts that £250 apointed by Representatives was advanced, and in enclosed Minuitt Councill more mony for Agency, in all £488; am informed a minuitt in assembly; ytt. Mr. Vaughan doth goe as Agentt, thatt all his exspences be borne by ye province, and to be allowed £80 a year and necessary suplys for his family in his absence. if Assembly raise and dispose of mony in such a maner, wth. submistion doe nott actt as a Govermtt. immediately under the Crown, butt Comonwealth Govermtt.; 'tis certain £1000 issued outt of Treasury under notion of Agency; when in truth onely to maintain Mr. Walderen's law-suite. When I wentt into the province to se H. M. Order in Councill as to direction for a spetiall verdictt, my charges nott to be allowed, because I wentt on a private case etc. I thinck Mr. Allen's case very hard, for he to be in disburse aboutt £2000, to recover his rightt, as hath bin owned in all reign, and now a people being weary in advanceing mony for a private cause of controversy in Law, ytt. same mustt be maintain'd by a Govermtt. I hope this mony will nott be allowed of in the Treasuror's accotts. att home, and ytt. some care will be, such things to be rectified, many in country dissatisfied, they to be rated for maintaining private Law suites, and same time refuse to raise mony to pay poore men there just due in serveing ye country. Signed, John Usher. Endorsed, Recd. (from Mr. Armstrong) 4th, Read 11th Nov., 1708. Holograph. 1 p. Enclosed,
2. i. Minute of Council of New Hampshire, May 8, 1708. Present, Governor Dudley etc. The Treasurer stated that the £250 appointed by Assembly for the Agency was all advanced, and that he had his warrants for the same. Further sums advanced on the same account were allowed, and £1100 voted for soldiers' wages and other debts, including £210. 9s. for the Agency. Copy. 1 p.
2. ii. Account of money advanced for the Agency. Total, £488. 16. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 865. Nos. 2, 2.i.ii.; and (without enclosures) 5, 913. pp. 26–28.]