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America and West Indies: Miscellaneous, 1719

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 31, 1719-1720. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1933.

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Miscellaneous, 1719

[?1719.] 499. The case of the Marquis of Navares. He was robbed and marooned by John Lewis whom the Governour of Carolina, Mr. Craven, allowed to escape (1715). Urges that the prosecution of Mr. Craven, which was begun by the Crown, but has been allowed to languish for a year and a half, may be continued, the Treasury refusing to supply any more money. It is necessary to send commissions to Jamaica and Carolina to examine witnesses etc. Without date or signature. [C.O. 23, 13. ff. 1, 2.]
[? 1719.] 500. Memorandum of law, 5 George I. c. 27. restraining artificers from being enticed abroad etc. 1¼ pp. [C.O. 5, 4. No. 21].
[1719.] 501. Mr. Bridger to Mr. Popple. Encloses following, to show the original cause why the Surveyor was allowed deputies. Brenton was Collector at Boston and therefore was allowed to Act by deputy etc. From him and his predecessor Mr. Randol the distruction of the woods arose first of all, for they never knew their duty nor where it lay etc. 'Tis plain by the leters which came in the last ships that Mr. Dummer removed me and Mr. Burniston has no other intrest but his etc. I have brought those very people which has been the greatest destroyers of H.M. woods into such a method that the(y) shall not cut one tree this winter, wch. is more than I could ever do before, and I defie any stranger to do it, etc. P.S. I'm so cold I cannot write wch. I hope you will excuse etc. Signed, J. Bridger. Endorsed, Recd. 28th Jan., 1719/20. Read 5th July, 1722. Addressed. 2⅓ pp. Enclosed,
501. i. H.M. Warrant appointing Jahleel Brenton Surveyor of H.M. Woods in Main and New Hampshire, to view the woods himself or by deputy etc. 24th Sept., 1690. Copy. 1½ pp. [C.O. 5, 868. ff. 243–245v.]
[1719.] 502. (a) Copy of Act of Parliament for giving further encouragement for importing Naval Stores, as passed by the House of Commons. (b) Copy of Lords' Amendments to preceding. Endorsed, Recd. (from Mr. Jodrell's Clerk) 15th Sept., 1721. 20½ pp. [C.O. 323, 8. Nos. 22, 23.]
[1719.] 503. Letter of Attorney from some Palatines in New York to John Conrad Weiser, William Schef and Gerard Walract to represent their grievances to H.M. etc. No signatures. Endorsed, Recd. Read 16th Aug., 1720. 1¾ pp. [C.O. 5, 1052. ff. 77, 77v, 78v.]