717. Merchants of Maryland to Mr. Secretary Stanhope. The
administration of Governor Hart hath been to the generall satisfaction of the inhabitants and merchants; etc. We pray you
will move H.M. in his favour. Signed, Micajah Perry and 14
others. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 720. No. 23.]
718. The French King has found a way to seperate the
following places from Nova Scotia, pretending they do not
belong to it, tho they are as much a part of Nova Scotia, as
Cornhill is of England. Cleues que, K. Kosaryes, R. grande,
P. Danuel, in Nova Scotia, by the river Canada, which is the only
part of Nova Scotia where any fish is to be caught, this he has
granted a patent for, as also for the Isle of Sable.
Without date or signature. In the handwriting of Capt. Taverner.
Fragment. [C.O. 217, 31. No. 13.]|
719. Address of the General Assembly of South Carolina to
the King. Refer to previous petition for assistance "in this cruel
and bloody war which our Indians have now brought upon us"
being surrounded by numerous Indian Nations, etc. In this our
distress we have made application to the Colonies on the main,
but all the succours we can promise ourselves upon our own
interest or are able to maintain at our own expence are by much
too little to subdue soe many powerful Nations. Therefore we
humbly supplicate your Majestie to issue forth your Royal
Command to your Governments on the Continent more particularly to Virginia to give us such a timely assistance of men and
arms as they are capable of affording, and may be cautioned not
to supply the Indians with any ammunition or warlike stores
but immediately declare warr against those savage Indian
Nations that have soe cruelly and treacherously murdered your
Majesties subjects," etc. Signed, Charles Craven. Governr., Wm.
Rhett, Speaker. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 382. No. 16.]
720. Petition of Lords Proprietors of Carolina to the King.
Eight or ten thousand Indians, without cause or declaration of
war, have invaded South Carolina, barbarously tortured and
killed the traders amongst them (v. May 8th), destroyed over 200
houses, and compelled the inhabitants to seek refuge in Charlestown, etc. There are not more than 1,500 white men capable of
bearing arms, and as they have not sufficient arms and ammunition for their negroes, this Province will infallibly be lost, unless
prompt aid is immediately sent. Petitioners have ordered all
their effects in the country to be appropriated to the use of the
public. They most humbly pray your Majesty to order as many
men, arms and munitions to be despatched at once to the succour
of this afflicted Province as to your Majesty's great wisdom shall
seem fit. French. 1¼ pp. [C.O. 5, 382. No.15.]
721. Draft of H.M. Warrant conferring full powers to treat
upon Martin Bladen, Comptroller of the Mint, Commissioner for
Trade and Plantations, M.P., P.C., Deputy and Commissary for
the execution of the commercial part of the Treaty of Utrecht.
3 pp. [C.O. 5, 4. No. 12.]
722. Naval Officer's accounts of Exports and Imports, New
York, Midsummer, 1715,—Lady Day, 1722. [C.O. 5, 1222.pp.
723. Naval Office Accounts of wine imported from Madera
and exported from Virginia, 25th March 1715—1718. [C.O. 5,
724. List of ships entered and cleared at Bermuda, 1715–1737.[C.O. 41, 6.]