America and West Indies: Miscellaneous, 1724

Pages 296-298

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 34, 1724-1725. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1936.

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Miscellaneous, 1724

[? 1724]. 445. The case of Robert Johnson, late Governor of S. Carolina. When the Assembly asked to be taken under H.M. protection, they sent the Governor an Address thanking him for his services, in particular for having in person taken several pirate vessels and declared how earnestly they desired the continuance of his Government. He was at great expense in transporting his family to Carolina as also in going against the pirates, for he declined receiving the perquisites as Admiral, having to encourage the undertaking promised the volunteers all advantages etc. Owing to these extraordinary expenses, the small income of the Government under the Lords Proprietors and the short time he enjoyed it, have rendered his circumstances £1,000 worse than when the Government was given him. Refers to his father's services as Governor before him. Before that, his father was General of the Leeward Islands, and on account of his salary as General and pay as Captain of an Independent Company there is an arrear of £3,000 due from the Crown to petitioner as his executor. Petitioner's mother and her children returning to England from the Leeward Islands were taken by the French, whereby the family sustained a very great loss, they were kept prisoners above a year and used with great severity and hardships under which she died: his brother died in the East Indies Commander of a man of war. Upon his leaving Carolina where his wife and family now are, Col. Nicholson acquainted him that he had desired H.M. leave to return. Prays to be appointed to succeed him etc. 3/4 large p.[C.O. 5, 382. No. 40.]
[? 1721]. 446. Petition of Jeremiah Dummer, Agent for the Massachusetts Bay, to the Duke of Newcastle. Refers to Address of Lt. Governor, Council and Representatives, Dec. 26th, 1723 (q.v.) complaining of the assistance given by M. Vaudreuil, Governor of Canada, to the rebel Eastern Indians. Prays that an order may be obtained from the King of France to restrain him, and that H.M. will command all his Colonies on the Continent to contribute to the carrying on the War, and direct the Government of New York to engage their dependant Indians to assist in it. No date or endorsement, l 1/2 pp. [C.O. 5, 10. No. 150.]
[? 1724]. 447. Same to the Lords Justices. Prays for a letter from the Court of France as in preceding. No date or endorsement. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 10. No. 151.]
[1724]. 448. James Colleton to the Duke of Newcastle. Petitions for extension of leave for 12 months from Council of Barbados, 3/4 p. [C.O. 28, 39. No. 17.]
[? 1724]. 449. Petition of Governor Phenney to the Duke of Newcastle. Prays that H.M. will provide the Church, newly erected, and the Council Chamber at Providence with a service of plate, furniture for the Communion table, pulpit, desk etc. and picture of H.M. Royal person for the Council Chamber etc. Without date or signature. 1 p. [C.O. 23, 12. No. 86.]
[? 1724]. 450. Articles of Governors' Instructions relating to the Revenues. Copy. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1085. No. 51.]
1724. 451. An Apology or Vindication of Francis Nicholson, Esq.; His Majesty's Governor of South Carolina, from the unjust aspersions cast on him by some of the Members of the Bahama-Company, London. Printed in the year 1724. Explains the course of the Duck sloop, of the seizure of which they complain. Bound from Providence to Jamaica she was to touch at Charles Town for necessary stores, "that is to say, she was to sail 540 miles due North for provisions sufficient to have carried her 480 miles South " etc. Though cleared for Jamaica, she was really bound to Hispaniola to trade among the French etc. Describes case of the Recovery sloop. Concludes with three Appendices, (i) Trial of the sloop Recovery,(ii) Copies of Correspondence between Thomas Walker and Col. Rhett, 1721, intercepted by the Governor, and (iii)Memorial of Lt. John Howell to Governor Nicholson, 11th July, 1721, relating to the straits of the garrison of Providence. ?. C. S. P. 1721. Printed. 63 octavo pp. [C.O. 5, 387. No. 50.]
[? 1724.] 452. Memorandum. To desire the Governor of Barbados that Mr. Dodsworth's offices may be executed by deputy incase of his sickness etc. No date or signature. 1/2 p. Endorsed, Col. Selwyn. Memo. 1/2 p. [C.O. 28, 44. No. 99.]
(? Henry Dodsworth Judge of Vice Admiralty Court Barbados 1724. C. H.)