80. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury. Request payment of enclosed account
of office expenses and nine months' salaries due Michaelmas last.
[C.O. 389, 37. pp. 81–84.]
81. Lord Townshend to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
Encloses following for their report, etc. Signed, Townshend.
Endorsed, Recd. 9th, Read 10th Nov., 1714. 1 p. Enclosed,
81. i. Extract of letter from Caleb Heathcote to Lord Bolingbroke, New York, Sept. 1st, 1714. Presses his former
scheme for bringing over 6,500 men to work on the production of Naval Stores. The design is altogether new,
but there is no other way of effectually doing it in
this age. For the people of America, can by going on
in the beaten road of raising of grain, stock, and the like,
live easy enough, and it will be very difficult to persuade
them to fall upon anything, which they are not certain
will pay them well for their labour, but was the ice
broke for them, without any expence or risque of theirs,
by which they could be made sensible, how much it
is for their interest, they would afterwards fall upon
it readily enough, etc. 2 pp.|
81. ii. An account of the value of the stores proposed to be
raised by 6,500 men, etc. 1¼ pp. [C.O. 5, 1050. Nos.
72, 72 i., ii.; and (without enclosure) 5, 1123. p. 137.]|
82. Governor Hunter to Mr. Popple. Begins with duplicate
of Oct. 18. Continues:—I am unwilling to interrupt the publick
joy with my private grievances, not knowing as yet to whom I am
to apply for redresse I have given that trouble to my particular
friend the Earle of Stair, pray Sr. be assisting in procureing and
expediteing H.M. approbation of the Acts for paying the publick
debts here, you know well that the Revenue bill was never
intended to be pass'd tho' prepar'd by the Lords so these matters
no waws interfere. I have beg'd for one half of what is indue
upon the Palatine account in the mean time untill matters
are setled, I'm sure no man has suffer'd more then I have done
so no body has a better excuse for crying out for reliefe. I shall
not doubt it nor of your good endeavours toward it, etc. Signed,
Ro. Hunter. Endorsed, Recd. 14th Jan., Read 21st June, 1715.
2 pp. [C.O. 5, 1050. No. 85; and 5, 1123. pp. 289, 290.]
83. Governor Hunter to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
Refers to letter of Oct. 18. All things are quiet and easey since
H.M. accession to ye Crown, and I have faire hopes of a better
settlement. I must once more earnestly recommend to your
Lordps. the Acts for paying the publick debts here. I cannot
doubt of your Lordps'. recommendation for H.M. approbation
knowing your generous endeavours for my poor interests, that
you are well appriz'd of my sufferings and know how considerable
my share is in that debt. Recommends to their Lordships " the
presenting the inclosed Address to his Majesty who has a people
here in all appearance ready to sacrifice everything to his service.
I wrote to your Lordps. that all had like to run into confusion
upon our frontiers, but I have quieted the Indians and undeceived
them and now they seem firmer to our interests than ever."
Refers to enclosure ii. etc. Signed, Ro. Hunter. Endorsed, Recd.
14th April, Read 21st June, 1715. 1½ pp. Enclosed,
83. i. Address of the Justices of the Peace, Sheriff and Grand
Jurors of the City and County of New York at Quarter
Sessions to the King. With hearts full of joy we
congratulate your Majesty's accession to the Crown and
Dominions of Great Britain, by which we and all your
subjects are secur'd in the enjoyment of all those
blessings which Heaven has bestow'd on a country so
happily constituted; and while we behold that Constitution so confirm'd to us by the amiable prospect of it's
continuance to the latest posterity in the succession of
an illustrious race of Princes, with the deepest sense of
gratitude to Heaven and our Deliverer, we reflect on the
fatal consequences which must have attended the success
of a Pretender, and his adherents, whose advances gave
so sad a view, to all those to whom their Religion, their
Country, or its Laws were dear, in each of whose defence
and preservation your Majesty shall ever find our hearts
and hands prepar'd. Most Gracious Sovereign, Those
of your People remote from your Dominion, who are so
happy to be more immediately under your Majesty's
Administration, have so often felt the ill effects of mistaken power from such of their Governors, who fancy'd
themselves above, and us below the condition of subjects,
and such were our melancholy circumstances for some
past years, that we most humbly implore your Majesty's
pardon if amidst our joy and congratulations on your
accession to the throne, we take leave to assure your
Majesty, that now none of the British Territories have a
fairer prospect of the enjoyment of that happiness,
which naturally flows from the present settlement of
our religious and civil rights, than we of this Province,
who have liv'd in tranquility, and enjoy'd the blessings
of Peace in the midst of a long war, from the auspicious
conduct of Brigadier Hunter etc., who by admonition
and example has daily inculcated and cherish'd in us
an early affection to your Majesty's person and Royal
progeny. And it was from him we long since learn'd
that the liberties of Great Britain, the Protestant
Succession and the Protestant Religion, howsoever
divided or distinguish'd by factious and turbulent
spirits, must stand or fall together, etc., etc. New York,
City Hall, 2nd Nov., 1714. Signed, Ralph Hurnnau,
H. v.d. S.p. cyel, Petrus Kip, John Graham, J.v.D.
Leul, Henry Play, Oliver Schuyler, Thomas Roberts,
junr., John Bankes, Dirck Eghberts, Samuel Provoost,
Villiam Jackon, John Johnston, Jacobus Kip, Jacobus
Bayard, John Cruger, Joh. Jansen, J.D. Riemer, Fra.
Harison, Sheriff, Will. Sharpas, Cl. pacis, Jno. Crooke,
Leeudert Huygd de Kleyn, Isaac Kip, Abraham Gouneau,
Andrew Fresneau. Same endorsement. 3 pp.|
83. ii. Conference between Governor Hunter and the Five
Nations of Indians, Albany, Sept. 20, 1714. Set out,
New York Documents V., pp. 382–389. Signed, Robt.
Livingston, Secretary for the Indian Affairs. Same
endorsement. 9 pp. [C.O. 5, 1050. Nos. 86, 86 i., ii.;
and (without enclosures) 5, 1123. pp. 290, 291.]|
84. Lord Townshend to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
H.M. having been pleased to appoint Robert Lowther Esq. to be
Governour of Barbadoes, I desire you will direct a Commission and
Instructions to be prepared for him as usual, for H.M. approbation. Signed, Townshend. Endorsed, Recd. 11th, Read 16th
Nov., 1714. ¾ p. [C.O. 28, 14. No. 26; and 29, 13. p. 127.]
85. Lord Townshend to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
Refers following for their report " what may be proper to be done
herein." Signed, Townshend. Endorsed, Recd. 15th, Read
16th Nov., 1714. 1 p. Enclosed,
85. i. M. le Comte de Pontchartrain to M. d'Iberville. Nov.
7 (N.S.), 1714. Monsieur Soubras Commissary at
Isle Royale formerly called Cape Breton informs me
by his letter of Sept. 22 (N.S.) that on his arrival he
found M. de la Ronde and Captain de Pensens had been
sent to Accadie in two different vessels, the first by M.
L'Hermite, and the latter by M. de St. Ovide, upon
occasion of the complaints of the French inhabitants
of Accadie, and in order to obtain from M. Nicholson
the Governor, entire liberty for them to retire with their
cattle and corn to l'Isle Royale. M. Pensens has
returned, and has submitted a report of his negotiation,
from which it appears that by M. Nicholson's leave,
these two officers assembled the inhabitants to learn
their intentions; that upon demanding that they should
have the term of one year according to Article XIV. of the
Treaty of Utrecht to remain upon their estates without
any hindrance, the decision has been referred to the Court
of London, as likewise their demand for power during
that time to transport their corn and cattle, for building
ships to transport their effects, and for receiving from
the French the tackle and other necessarys for those
who shall build at Port Royal and elsewhere; upon
the demand of having an ordinance published granting
them permission to sell their habitations and to leave
powers of attorney, it was answered, "Referred to the
Queen, and to her letter, which ought to be a sure
guarantee." As M. Nicholson has promised a speedy
dispatch of all these articles, the King, to whom I have
given an account of the matter, desires you to take such
measures as you shall judge most fit to press for their
execution, and that you should act in such manner
that the King of England may give as soon as possible
the necessary orders to that purpose, etc. Copy. French.
With English translation. 3 pp. [C.O. 217, 1. Nos.
18, 18 i.; and 218, 1. pp. 90–103.]|
86. Lord Townshend to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
Encloses following for their report. Signed, Townshend. Endorsed,
Recd. 15th, Read 16th Nov., 1714. ¾ p. Enclosed,
86. i. Le Comte de Pontchartrain to M. d'Iberville, Oct. 10,
1714. M. de la Malmaison, Commander in Chief at
Martinique, informs me by his letter of July 28th that
he has received one from the Governor of Nevis demanding the return of M. d'Iberville's hostages, alleging
that by the Articles XI. and XXIII. of the Treaty of
Utrecht all prisoners are to be set free without distinction and without ransom, and that he has replied that
by the same Article XI. it is stipulated that Commissioners should be nominated to settle differences
not decided, and particularly the capitulation of Nevis,
and that it is therefore necessary to await the decision
of the said Commissioners, and that besides he had
received no orders to send back these hostages. Upon
the report I have given to the King, His Majesty has
thought fit to signify to M. de la Malmaison that he
approves of his reply, and that he must keep the hostages
until this Article is executed, etc. French. Translation
annexed. Copy. 2¼ pp. [C.O. 152, 10. Nos. 34, 34
i.; and 153, 12. pp. 145, 146.]|
87. Council of Trade and Plantations to Lord Townshend.
Enclose following for H.M. signature. Annexed,
87. i. Draft of H.M. Commission to Governor Lowther (v.
Nov. 10) in the usual form. [C.O. 29, 13. pp. 127–153.]|
Boston, New England.
88. Governor Dudley to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
Acknowledges letters of the 11th Aug. "giving the sorrowfull
news of the death of Her late Majesty of Blessed Memory, and the
happy accession of H.M. King George" etc. Continues:—The
abovesaid letters (with others for the several Governments)
were sent express upon H.M.S. the Hazard gally Capt. Richard
Green Commander who parted from Deel the 14th of Aug. as we
were often here inform'd by several merchant shipps, but whither
he went or where he stay'd we are not capable to give accompt,
but so it is that on the 12th of November she was cast away upon
the coast in the Great Bay of the Massachusetts, and broken to
pieces upon the rocks; No one soul escaping to give any accompt,
but by broken letters, and peices of packets, coming on shoar,
found in the snow and sand we are assured that it was Green,
and that he had packets for Newfoundland, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, Road Island, Connecticut, New York, Virginia,
Maryland, Pensilvania. Peices of all which I have found and
sent forward every way; however her stay so long in her voyage
was such as made her late coming less necessary for that on the
15th Sept. by loose papers coming in our merchant ships, H.M.
sickness and death were told, and within a few days after I receiv'd
a Gazette of H.M. death, and the proclamation of H.M. King
George, and took the oaths of several masters, and passengers
that they were present, some of them at London, others at
Canterbury, others at Dublin in Ireland, at the Proclamation of
the King. Whereupon with the advice of H.M. Council I proceeded on 22nd Sept. to proclame H.M., to which solemnity I gave
notice to all the Members of the Council, and Assembly, the
Military officers, and Gentlemen of the Country to attend, and
raysed the Militia of Boston, consisting of a thousand foot, and
two troops of Horse to attend, and the proceeding is set down in
the News Letter enclos'd. The same day it was repeated at
Salem, and the day after at Portsmouth in New Hampshire.
And that it might go thro all the Governments on the coast of
America I gave accompt thereof along the shoar, and they
proceeded to do the same, and I suppose have given your Lordships
account thereof by this time. On the same 22nd of September
I proceeded to administer to all the Members of H.M. Council,
Representatives, Officers Civil and Military present, the oaths
instead of the oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, the Test,
the oath of abjuration and renunciation, and all the other oaths
enjoyn'd by Act of Parliament to enable them to proceed in their
places of office and trust, and since have ordered the Judges,
Justices and Colonels to administer to every officer civil and
military thro'out both Provinces the abovesaid oaths, which is
punctually performed in every county and part, and I may
assure your Lordships, that I have not person in these
Governments, freeholder, or other that I have reason to suspect
ill-affected to H.M., but do universally rejoyce in H.M. most
happy accession to the Government, and promise themselves
great and lasting happiness under the same. Signed, J. Dudley.
Endorsed, Recd. 18th Feb., 1714/15, Read 26th June, 1718. 2¾ pp.
88. i. Copy of the Boston News-Letter, Sept. 20–27, 1714,
announcing the death of Queen Anne and describing
the proclaiming of King George I. etc. Boston, Printed
in Newbury Street, for John Campbell Post Master.
2 pp. [C.O. 5, 866. Nos. 168, 168 i.; and (without
enclosure) 5, 915. pp. 155–158.]|
89. H.M. Warrant revoking patent of Arthur Wynter, and
appointing Thomas Windham Register of Jamaica. Countersigned, Townshend. Copy. [C.O. 5, 190. pp. 22, 23.]
90. H.M. Warrant revoking patent of John Baber, and
appointing William Congreve Secretary of Jamaica. Countersigned, Townshend. Copy. [C.O. 5, 190. pp. 24, 25.]
91. H.M. Warrant re-appointing William Forbes Provost
Marshal of Barbados. Countersigned, Townshend. Copy. [C.O.
5, 190. p. 25.]
92. Order of King in Council. Suspending approbation of
Act of Jamaica, 1713, for the more effectual relief of the freeholders
and inhabitants of Kingston, until provision be made for indemnifying such persons whose houses are by the said Act to be pulled
down, or a new Act be prepared etc. (v. July 16 and A.P.C. II.,
No. 1211). Endorsed, Recd. Read 22 July, 1717. 1½ pp. [C.O.
137, 12. No. 49; and 138, 15. pp. 268–270.]
93. H.M. Commission to Robert Lowther, Governor of
Barbados. Countersigned, Townshend. Copy. [C.O. 5, 190.
94. Col. Vetch to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
Reply to letter of Nov. 23. (i.) The number of French inhabitants
in L'Accadie and Nova Scotia is computed at 2,500. (ii.) They
have all obliged themselves to remove save two families, Mr.
Allen and Mr. Gourday. (iii.) There are about 500 families upon
Cape Breton, besides the garrison which consists of 7 companys
already, etc. (iv.) The consequences of the French removing
from Nova Scotia to Cape Breton are evidently (a) leaving that
country intirely destitute of inhabitants. (b) They have
intermarried with the Indians, by which, and their being of one
Religion, they have a mighty influence upon them, so it's not to
be doubted but they will carry along with them to Cape Bretton,
both the Indians and their trade; which is very considerable,
(c) and as the accession of such a number of inhabitants to Cape
Bretton, will make it at once a very populous Colony (in which
the strength of all country's consists), so it is to be considered
that 100 of the French who were born upon that Continent and
are perfectly known in the woods can march upon snow shoes
and understand the use of birch canows, are of more value and
service then five times the number of raw men newly come from
Europe; so their skill in the fishery as well as the cultivating
the soil must inevitably make that Island by such an accession
of people and French at once the most powerfull Colony the French
have in America, and of the greatest danger and damage to all
the Brittish Colonys as well as the universal trade of Great Britain.
(v.) The fortifications upon Cape Bretton as they are very
considerable, especially at Louisbourg and St. Anne upon which
the French have laboured for these two summers past with the
utmost diligence having the assistance not only of the garrison
and a considerable number of people from Canada together with
the inhabitants that are gone to settle there, but have had likewise
the assistance of three men of warr, who carry'd them all sorts
of stores and remained with them all summer to help work
upon the fortifications, one of which is to continue all winter
there to assist them upon the said fortifications, as Mr. Cummings
will more particularly inform your Lordships, etc. (vi.) As to
the time of their removing from Nova Scotia with their effects,
several who have no very great substance have already remov'd
thither this summer, and the rest design to do so next summer
as soon as their harvest is over. (vii.) There may be about
5000 black cattle, besides a great number of sheep and hoggs in
all that country, the greater part of all wch. no doubt they will
carry of if permitted. The consequences of which are evidently,
it will intirely strip that country and reduce it to its primitive
state; to replenish which at the same rate it now is from New
England the nearest Colony at a moderate computation of freight
only will cost above pount;40,000, besides the long time it will require
to stock that country. But the French by this means will have
their new Colony almost stockt at once, and save near £100,000,
and the transporting their grain will be of very great service to
them, there being a considerable quantity of wheat and peas
rais'd there now. (viii.) As to the consequences of allowing
the French to sell their lands in those parts; (a) it would intirely
disappoint the settlement of that valuable country because it is
never to be supposed that any person will goe to buy land in
a new country when in all H.M. Plantations abroad there is such
encouragement of land gratis to such as will come to settle in
them. (b) It would be a breach of the public faith contain'd in
H.M. Royall Instructions when the reduction of that place was
undertaken by which the lands are promis'd away to the Captors
for their encouragement to reduce the same. Nor is there any
Article in the Treaty of Peace that entitules the French to any
such priviledges; nay moreover I am of opinion that by the
Treaty the French inhabitants are allowed either to remove if
they design'd it or at least to make a demand of the same in a
years time after the ratification of the Treaty, neither of which
was done, nor wou'd the inhabitants have offer'd to goe had they
not been, not only importuned but threatned by the French
officers in the French King's name, to be treated as rebels if they
did not remove, which how far that is consistent wth. the Treaty
is most humbly submitted. Endorsed, Recd. Read Dec. 22, 1714.
4½ pp. [C.O. 217, 1. No. 20; and 218, 1. pp. 105–112.]
95. Governor Hunter to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
To the duplicate (Nov. 8) on the other side I have only now
to add that by the last post from Boston I have receiv'd what
could be sav'd out of the sands and snow on the shoar, of the
packets sent by the Hazard sloop of warr wch. was lost with all
her equipage in a storm about ten leagues from Boston. I had
there your Lordps.' letter with the Proclamations and orders,
etc. With this also your Lordps. will receive the remaining
part of the Acts past in the last Session of Assembly here
which could not be gott ready for the former conveyance, these
are (1) An Act for the Treasurer's paying the money therein
mention'd. (2) An Act for the Treasurer's paying the arrears
due to the Clerk and door-keeper of the Assembly. (3) An Act
to intitle Gerrard de Grau and his assigns to the fishery of
porpoises. (4) An Act for shortning law suits and regulateing
the practice of the law. (5) An Act for preventing the multiplicity
of law suits. These two last are of ye same kind and for the same
reasons with these past in the Jerseys, upon which I have already
remark'd. (6) An Act for appointing Commissioners to lett
to farm the excise in this Colony. (7) An Act for regulating fences.
(8) An Act for encourageing the Indian Trade at Albany. I
must again implore your Lordps.' recommendation of the Acts
for paying publick debts to H.M. for his Royal approbation. My
share in it is chiefly what is indue to me for fireing for the Garrisons
for rebuilding and repairing the Forts and barracks and the
arrears of my bare sellary. Signed, Ro. Hunter. Endorsed,
Recd. April 14, Read 21st June, 1715. 2 pp. [C.O. 5, 1050.
No. 87; and 5, 1123. pp. 292–294.]
96. Lt. Governor Spotswood to Mr. Popple. By this ship
I send you some Virginia seeds, wch. my friend Mr. Richd.
Brayne, in Manchester-Court Westminster, will deliver to you,
they being packt up with some other things of his. The Gentleman who collected them for me here, is a person very curious in
such matters, and says he has marked on ye several papers what is
needfull, or what he knows of ye soil they particularly delight in,
some you may find without any directions upon them, as being
uncertain what to give, or unnecessary to give any at all. Refers
to enclosures etc. by which you may perceive how wrongfully
I have been charged wth. playing Mr. Berkeley foul. I observe
your sentiments of Councellors appointed by a Governor and
should pay abundance of deference to your opinion; but certainly
ye continual practice of a Council, must be ye rule of preceedence
at that Board, unless H.M. thinks fit to order it otherwise, and
then if his pleasure be in favour of Mr. Berkeley, it will be ye
first precedent upon ye Council Journals of this Colony. The
same may be said of ye laws passed by a Governor, wch. you
say of Councellors appointed by him; that they are but provisionally such: yet they are in force till ye Sovereign's disallowance
thereof be notifyed. And as it has been very seldom known
yt. ye Royal sanction has been given to a law of Virginia, so I
find yt. it has almost as rarely hapned yt. H.M. Predecessors
have thought fitting by their letters or warrants to confirm those
Councellors whom any Governor had appointed, pursuant to
ye power given him under ye Broad Seal, whenever the Council
here falls under ye number of nine, etc. Signed, A. Spotswood.
Endorsed, Recd. 29th Jan., 17 14/15, Read 16th May, 1716. 1½
96. i. Copy of Minutes of Council of Virginia, Nov. 4, 1714,
as to the precedence of Mr. Berkley. Same endorsement.
96. ii. Council of Virginia to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Refer to preceding, in reply to insinuations
made against themselves and the Lt. Governor in that
matter. Signed, Robert Carter, James Blair, Phill.
Ludwell, John Smith, John Lewis, W. Byrd, Wm.
Cocke, Nathl. Harrison, Mann Page, Robt. Porteus.
Same endorsement. 2 pp. [C.O. 5, 1317. Nos. 25,
25 i., ii.; and (extract, without enclosures) 5, 1364. pp.
97. President Sharpe to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
Your Lordships will please to observe from the inclosed, that I
have been at last, in a manner compell'd, in support of the dignity
of Government here, to remove Mr. Frere from the Council.
Refers to enclosure for reasons, etc., and to his former letters to show
in what a condition I found this place, divided into partys,
inflam'd against each other; that the methods I thought most
proper to bring 'em to some reasonable state of tranquility, was
to interpose against any invectives, or malicious prosecutions,
and to divide the powers amongst the least exceptionable persons,
without any regard to their little heats and divisions; and where
I was oblig'd to displace any, who might have used their authority
too arbitrarily, to soften it as much as possible, by carrying my
resentments no further. In pursuance of which, I divided the
eight regiments, of which the Militia here consists, among the
men of best estates, four of which I continu'd as I found 'em,
together with the commissions of General Officers in the Colonels
of three of them. The other four I gave to gentlemen of very
good estates and characters, who had formerly been in commission.
The civil power had much the same division. From which
impartiality, I promis'd myself some good fruit, and, in great
measure, as far as so short a time would admit, I have found it;
but Mr. Frere not satisfy'd, unless everything follow'd his inclinations, has constantly made it his business, as far as his influence
reach'd, to oppose all these calm measures, and altho' I have, by
myself, and others, in a great degree, courted him to an acquiescence, he has, presumeing upon my temper, rose from one
indignity to another to me; till at last, forgetting all the bounds
even of decency, he presum'd to treat me at the Council Table in
the manner express'd in the within charge, which I most humbly
entreat your Lordships will be pleas'd to take into your consideration, and to do not me only, but the character I have the honour
to wear, that justice which your Lordships, in your great wisdoms,
shall think proper, etc. Permit me humbly to pray your Lordships
to lay this affair before H.M.etc., that the honour, indeed the
very being of the Government here, may not suffer, in my person.
P.S. On Tuesday the 23rd instant I read my charge to Mr.
Frere in Council, and enter'd it in the Council Books; and on
Thursday morning he receiv'd a copy of it from the Secretary
of H.M. Council here. I have not yet, my Lords, receiv'd his
answer thereto; as soon as I do, I shall transmit it to your
Lordships, with what further proofs I shall take on this occasion.
Signed, Wm. Sharpe. Endorsed, Recd. 26th Jan., Read 4th Feb.,
17 14/15. 3 pp. Enclosed,
97. i. Certificate that the following are genuine copies. Signed,
Wm. Sharpe, Nov. 27, 1714. 1½ pp.|
97. ii. Copy of President's Reasons and Order of Suspension of
Mr. John Frere referred to in preceding. (v. Minutes of
Council). Nov. 23, 1714.Endorsed as letter. 3¾pp.|
97. iii. Deposition of Hall Belgrave, Deputy Clerk of the
Council, Barbados, Nov. 26, 1714. Corroborates preceding and describes Mr. Frere's rude and factious behaviour
in Council and in Church towards President Sharpe,
etc.Signed, Hall Belgrave. 2½ pp.|
97. iv. Deposition of Samuel Cox, Barbados, Nov. 26, 1714.
Corroborates preceding, etc. Signed, Saml. Cox. 3¼
97. v. Deposition of Thomas Alleyne, Barbados, Nov. 25,
1714. Corroborates No. iii., etc. Signed, Tho. Alleyne.
97. vi. Deposition of Richard Carter, Attorney General of
Barbadoes, Nov. 26, 1714. Corroborates No. iii., etc.
Signed, Rich. Carter. 3½ pp.|
97. vii. Deposition of William Savage, Sollicitor General of
Barbadoes, Nov. 26, 1714. Corroborates No. iii., etc.
Signed, William Savage. 4 pp.|
97. viii. Deposition of Nathaniel Clarke, Barbados, Nov. 15,
1714. Col. Frere urged deponent to vote against Col.
John Sandford, a Candidate for the Assembly, saying
that the Government here would be altered in two or
three months, and that then the power and places would
be in his, Frere's, and his friends' hands, etc.Signed,
Nath. Clarke. 1 p.|
97. ix. Deposition of John Sandford, Barbados, Jan. 26, 1714.
Corroborates part of No. iii. Signed, Jno. Sandford.
1 p. [C.O. 28, 14. Nos. 34, 34 i.–ix.; and (without
enclosures) 29, 13. pp. 167–171.]|
98. Governor Dudley to Mr. Popple. Inclosed are the Acts
of Assembly and Minutes of the Council of Newhampshire to this
date, etc. We all rejoyce in the news arrived this day that H.M.
and the Royal Family are safe arrived and making their publique
entry to St. James. Enclosed are seeds of two or three sorts of
annual flowers to be sowed in the spring in good grounds and if
you have them not already are fine colours. Tell me any you
want for the Garden and if they be here I will send them. P.S.
We know nothing of any new establishment of the ministry and
therefore must be pardoned, but we are very sure to be happy in
H.M. reign. Signed, J. Dudley. Endorsed, Recd. 14th Feb.,
17 14/15. Read 26th June, 1718. Addressed. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 866.
No. 167; and (first two sentences only) 5, 915. p. 154.]
99. Lord Townshend to Lt. Governor Moody. I am in the
absence of Mr. Secretary Stanhope by H.M. Order to transmit to
you the enclosed Proclamation, which as you will see provides
for the security of the Government of H.M. Plantations, that it
may no ways suffer by the elapsing the six months from the
death of the late Queen, in case before that time H.M. should,
by the weighty affairs in which he is engaged, be diverted from
perfecting their settlement. I doubt not but that you will take
care that it be published in due form, as also of everything that
may be necessary for H.M. service, in your parts. This dispatch
is recommended to General Nicholson to be forwarded to you if
he can have an opportunity, wch. the season of the year, rendred
impracticable from hence, and therefore the sloop that set out
about the middle of August with stores and money for Placentia,
having been driven by stress of weather into Kinsale in Ireland,
is now ordered to return, the Lords of the Admiralty having been
of opinion, that by the season's being so far advanced, it was
not possible for her to make Newfoundland; as soon as the
season will permit, she is to set out again with such orders as H.M.
service may require, and then you may expect a particular return
to your dispatches of the 25th Augt., wch. by this I shall only
acknowledge to be in my hands, in the absence of Mr. Secretary
Stanhope, on whom the concerns of H.M. Plantations are devolved,
the Southern Province falling to his share. Signed, Townshend.
[C.O. 5, 190. p. 14.]
100. Lord Townshend to Governor Nicholson. Begins as
preceding. Continues:— "I have no particular directions for
you, nor any of your's to acknowledge there having come no
letters from you since the Queen's death, what despatches are
sent hither from you, shall be taken care of by me, whilst Mr.
Stanhope is absent, etc. as preceding. [C.O. 5, 190. p. 15.]
101. Lord Townshend to Lt. Governor Spotswood. Begins
as preceding. Concludes:—The sloop which carries this dispatch,
is ordered to put in first, if it possibly can, at Virginia, as the port
it may soonest reach in this season of the year, as soon as it arrives
you are directed to transmit the several dispatches for the Plantations on the Continent with all possible expedition H.M. service
requiring that there should be no time lost. Signed, Townshend.
[C.O. 5, 190. p. 16.]
102. Lord Townshend to Governor Hart. Begins as preceding.
Continues:—I am now to acknowledge my having in my hands
your last dispatches to my Lord Bolingbroke of the 7th of July,
and as soon as the Board of Trade is setled, which his Majesty has
just now thought fit wholly to change, I shall lay before them
what you represent in relation to the necessity of encouraging the
planting of Tobacco, that so upon their report H.M. may give such
directions as he shall judge necessary for his service there, etc.
as preceding. If by any accident this sloop puts into your port,
you are to forward the other dispatches, etc. Signed, Townshend.
[C.O. 5, 190. p. 17.]
103. Lord Townshend to Governor Dudley. As preceding
beginning and ending. Signed, Townshend. [C.O. 5, 190.
104. Lord Townshend to Governor Hunter. Begins as
preceding. I am to acknowledge my having in my hands your
last dispatches of Aug. 27th to the Ld. Viscount Bolingbroke.
What you represent of the hardships you are under, and the
discouragemts. you have met with, shall be faithfully laid
before H.M. whom the weighty affairs in which he has been
engaged since his accession to the throne, has hitherto hindred
from that consideration of the state of his Plantations in America
that they seem to require besides that the Council of Trade being
but just now wholly changed, have not entred on their business
of which, I hope, they will look upon the setling of H.M. Colonies
on a fast foot and redressing the many abuses that have crept
into them, as no small part … What I have further to add is to
assure you that in my station I shall be ready to do justice to
your character and embrace every occasion of convincing you
that I am etc. Signed, Townshend. [C.O. 5, 190. pp. 19, 20.]
105. Lord Townshend to President Sharpe. Begins as preceding. Acknowledges letter and addresses of Aug. 12th and Sept.
30th etc. Concludes:—Having no other way of conveying the
enclosed to the Governor of Bermuda, I desire you'l forward it
to him with all expedition. Signed, Townshend. [C.O. 5, 190.
pp. 20, 21.]
106. Lord Townshend to Lt. Governor Pulleyn. Begins as
preceding. I have no particular directions for you, nor any of
your's to acknowledge, there having come no letters from you
since the Queen's death, etc. Similar letter to Governor Lord A.
Hamilton, and the Commander in Chief of the Leeward Islands.
[C.O. 5, 190. pp. 21, 22.]