America and West Indies
September 1691, 16-30

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'America and West Indies: September 1691, 16-30', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 13: 1689-1692 (1901), pp. 542-549. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=70710 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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September 1691

Sept. 16.1,759. Journal of Lords of Trade and Plantations. The New England Agents presented several proposals as to the draft charter (see preceding abstract). Agreed (1) that the word "corporal" in the expression "corporal oath" be struck out (2) that the boundaries of the lands to be granted with the royal approbation be between Kennebec and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and that the name of the province be Massachusetts Bay in New England. [Board of Trade. Journal, 7. p. 50.]
Sept. 16.1,760. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. That the Lord President present to the Queen the draft charter for Massachusetts. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXII., p. 298.]
[Sept.]1,761. Petition of James Smailes to Lords of Trade and Plantations. Recounts his case and prays their order to the Governor that, unless John Hubbard have given security according to order in Council of 17 April, 1690, he shall take execution against him for £785 and costs according to the judgment of the Court. 1 p. Annexed,
1,761. I. Depositions of Samuel Harvey and another, as to the fact that John Hubbard had not given security to prosecute his appeal and that execution had not been carried out. 2 pp.
1,761. II. Stephen Righton to James Smailes, 8 May, 1681. As to the proceedings of John Hubbard in his case. 1 p.
1,761. III., IV. Duplicates of a former petition of James Smailes about his case in 1688.
1,761. V. Copy of a former petition from James Smailes in 1688.
1,761. VI. Copy of a former petition from John Hubbard appealing against the verdict obtained against him by Smailes in 1688. 1½ pp.
1,761. VII. A list of documents concerned in the appeal of Hubbard against Smailes, with receipts for the same. [America and West Indies. 477. Nos. 41, 41 I–VII.]
Sept. 17.1,762. Order of the Queen in Council. Report of Lords of Trade and Plantations. On the petition of James Smailes, we recommend that if John Hubbard shall not have given security to prosecute his appeal, the appeal shall be dismissed and execution levied against him. Ordered accordingly. Governor Richier to take notice and act upon the order. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XVIII., pp. 295–296.]
[Sept. 17.]1,763. Petition of Edward Davies and others to the Queen. Captain John Purvis, who brought our silver from Virginia, tells us that if his bill of lading for the same be returned to him he will deliver us what money he has in his custody, provided he receive quittance for that which he delivered to the Treasury. As he is about to sail for Virginia we beg your order for the delivery to us of the money in the hands of Captain Purvis and of the Treasury. 1 p. Endorsed. Recd. 17 Sept., 1691. [America and West Indies. 637. No. 55.]
[Sept.]1,764. List of names of substantial Protestants submitted by Lord Baltimore for the Council of Maryland. John Beans, Francis Hutchings, Thomas Brooke, John Griggs, Thomas Greenfield, Major Dascey, Henry Hanslop, Colonel Wells, Miles Gibson, James Frisby, St. Leger Codd, Abraham Harman, Captain Milphey, John Hawking, Captain Pinder, John Polard, Captain Willington, George Lingan. [Board of Trade. Maryland, 2. No. 50.]
Sept. 17.1,765. Micaiah Perry to John Povey. I return your list of Councillors for Maryland. We know only those whose names are marked, whom we believe to be good men. Many good men unknown to us might be named by others. Some will be unwilling to accept office having already much espoused Lord Baltimore's interest. Signed. Micaiah Perry. ½ p. Within. A second letter of the same date. Since I wrote I have met Mr. John Hammond who has made me the enclosed list of honest substantial Protestants. ½ p. Annexed,
1,765. I. Copy of Lord Baltimore's list of Councillors for Maryland with marks against the names of Thomas Brooke, Major Dascey, Henry Hanslop, Colonel Wells, Miles Gibson, James Frisby, George Lingan. In the margin, ? John Hammond against the name of Abraham Harmon, and the name Geo. Layfield added. 1 p.
1,765. II. A second list, "by a gent. lately arrived from Maryland." Fourteen names, nine of them either in Lord Baltimore's or Governor Copley's lists. 1 p. [Board of Trade. Maryland, 2. Nos. 51, 51 I., II.]
[Sept.]1,766. A list of proposed Councillors in Maryland, in three divisions "Supposed to be my Lord's party;" "these by Captain Hammond;" "these by I know not whom." 1 p. [Board of Trade. Maryland, 2. No. 52.]
[Sept.]1,767. A classified list of the persons recommended for the Council of Maryland, by Governor Copley, Lord Baltimore and the merchants, jointly and severally. 1 p. [Board of Trade. Maryland, 2. No. 53.]
[Sept.]1,768. Final list of the Council of Maryland. Sir Thomas Laurence, Colonel Henry Jowles, Captain Nehemiah Blakiston, Captain Nicholas Greenberry, Charles Hutchings, Colonel George Rowbotham, Colonel David Brown, Thomas Tench, Captain John Courts, James Frisby, Thomas Brooke. [Board of Trade. Maryland, 2. No. 54.]
Sept. 17.1,769. Order of the Queen in Council. That the Charter of Massachusetts pass the Great Seal. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXII., p. 351.]
Sept. 17.
Whitehall.
1,770. Order of the King in Council. That Lord Inchiquin be instructed to restore to George Harris the full execution and fees of his office unless he see reason to the contrary, and that in the meanwhile all the fees be set apart pending the King's pleasure; and that Lord Nottingham draw up a letter accordingly. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 53. pp. 14–15.]
Sept. 17.1,771. Minutes of Council of New York. Johannes Van Burgh's case considered. The case of the Horn, frigate, considered. Decided that the ship was shared by the late Governor Sloughter and Abraham De Peyster. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXV., p. 284.]
Sept. 18.1,772. Names of persons submitted as Governor, Deputy-Governor and Assistants for Massachusetts. Governor, Sir William Phips. Deputy-Governor, William Stoughton. Assistants, Simon Bradstreet, John Richards, Nathaniel Saltonstall, Wait Winthrop, John Phillips, James Russell, Samuel Sewall, Samuel Appleton, Bartholomew Gidney, John Hawthorn, Robert Pike, Jonathan Curwin, John Jolliffe, Adam Winthrop, Richard Middlecock, John Foster, Peter Serjeant, Joseph Lynd, Samuel Heyman, Stephen Mason. Assistants for Plymouth Colony. Thomas Hinckley, William Bradford, John Walley, Barnabas Lothrop. Assistants for Maine. Job Alcott, Samuel Daniel, Silvanus Davis. Signed. Henry Ashurst, Increase Mather. 1 p. Endorsed. 18 Sept., 1691. Original received 22 Sept., '91. [Board of Trade. New England, 5. No. 193; and Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXII., p. 352.]
[Sept. 18.]1,773. A duplicate of the above list, containing the names only, without further comment. [Board of Trade. New England, 5. No. 194.]
[Sept. 19.]1,774. Memorial of the Agents for the Leeward Islands to the Queen. An amplification of the Memorial of 5 September (see No. 1,736), calling attention to Captain Wright's slackness, and the necessity for placing the Naval Commander under control of the Governor and Council of War. Signed. Bastian Bayer, Christopher Jeaffreson, Joseph Martyn, Richard Cary. Inscribed. Order of the Queen referring the memorial to Lords of Trade and Plantations for report. Signed. Nottingham. Whitehall, 19 September, 1691. 1 p. [America and West Indies. 551. No. 43, and Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 43. pp. 360, 361.]
Sept. 21.1,775. Journal of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Governor Codrington's letter of 3 July read (see No. 1,617). Order for arrest of Captain Wright, who is reported to be arrived at Kinsale, on a charge of high treason, if he be not already arrested by order of the Admiralty. Order for that part of Sir Francis Wheeler's instructions which relates to the command of the fleet to be shewn to the Agents for the Leeward Islands for their suggestions. Extract of Colonel Codrington's letter on masts and timber for the fleet sent to the Admiralty. The Agents for the Leeward Islands attended; and their memorial (see No. 1,774) having been read, they were told that the question of sending ships to the Leeward Islands would be considered.
Sir Edmond Andros's petition as to his expenses read. He was ordered to send in the accounts. Mr. John Usher's petition read and his accounts referred to the Governor and Council of New England. [Board of Trade. Journal, 7. pp. 51, 52.]
Sept. 21.1,776. Petition of John Usher to Lords of Trade and Plantations. I was Treasurer of New England at the time of the Revolution, and being called upon to produce my accounts, brought them to England, not thinking the request of the Revolutionary Government to be legal. But being forced to leave New England secretly and suddenly I could not bring the original vouchers with me, and since my arrival I learn that my estate is like to be ruined by several judgments against me for debts due from their Majesties, though the public revenue was at that time my debtor for some hundreds of pounds spent on the King's account. The King granted me protection for my estate on my depositing £2,000, which I did. I beg that my accounts may be shown to the new Government in New England, that what is justly due to me may be paid out of the public revenue, and that the security deposited by me may be restored, on my offering my personal security to pay any balance against me, if such be found. Copy. 1½ pp. Endorsed. Read 21 Sept., 1691, and 28th. [Board of Trade. New England, 5. No. 195; and Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXII., pp. 406, 407.]
Sept. 21.1,777. Memorial of Sir William Phips to Lords of Trade and Plantations. For the Expedition against Canada there will be needed (1) A third or fourth rate frigate, well fitted. (2) Cannon to be planted by the river St. Lawrence. (3) Two good mortars. (4) Two or three hundred barrels of powder. With this force I should doubt not to conquer Quebec; but a small squadron would make the conquest much greater, and I doubt if Canada can now be reduced with a squadron of frigates. I leave the rest to your favour. Signed. William Phips. This paper is only slightly altered from that of 30 June, see No. 1,600. 1 p. Endorsed. Recd. 21 Sept., 1691. [Board of Trade. New England, 5. No. 196.]
Sept. 21.1,778. William Blathwayt to Mr. Sotherne. Asking for a copy of the Admiralty's instructions to Sir Francis Wheeler. Draft. ½ p. [America and West Indies. 551. No. 44.]
Sept. 21.
Treasury
Chamber.
1,779. Henry Guy to William Blathwayt. Requesting that orders may be issued to the Governors to return muster-rolls of the soldiers in the West Indies. Signed. Hen. Guy. ½ p. [America and West Indies. 551. No. 45; and Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 43. p. 424.]
Sept. 21.1,780. Minutes of Council of Jamaica. Reginald Wilson delivered the King's account current for 1690. Cash balance, £1,450. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 77. pp. 107–108.]
Sept. 22.1,781. Lords Proprietors of Carolina to the Governor and Magistrates of South Carolina. We dissent to all Acts passed under Seth Sothell's government for banishing or disabling persons from office in the province, as well as all acts passed by the pretended Parliaments which met at Charlestown in December 1690 and in March 1691. Signed. Craven, P. Colleton, Tho. Amy, Ashley. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XXII., pp. 186–187.]
Sept. 23.1,782. Petition of Sir William Phips to Lords of Trade and Plantations. That H.M.S. Dinant now at the Nore be ordered for the service of the Canadian Expedition, she being suitable and time being precious. Signed. William Phips. 1 p. Endorsed. Recd. 23 Sept., 1691. [Board of Trade. New England, 5. No. 197.]
[Sept. 25.]1,783. Memorandum. To move the Committee as to transport for Governor Copley and family to Maryland. ¼ p. Endorsed. Recd. 25 Sept., 1691. [Board of Trade. Maryland, 2. No. 55.]
Sept. 25.1,784. The Queen to the Governor of Jamaica. In the terms of Order in Council of 17th September (see No. 1,770) as to the Secretary's office in Jamaica. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 77. p. 149.]
Sept. 25.1,785. Minutes of Council of New York. Warrant for payment of sundry small charges disbursed by the Commander in Chief.
Sept. 26.On the petition of Rodolphus Varrick and others, Johannes Schenck was appointed sole schoolmaster at Flatbush. A committee appointed to examine the late Governor's accounts. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXV., p. 285.]
Sept. 27.
Boston.
1,786. Sir Robert Robinson to Lords of Trade and Plantations. It is more than seven months since Captain Hicks landed Mr. [Illegible] (sic) to be Governor at Bermuda (what he was formerly I say nothing of). I delivered over the Government and found that the Captain's orders were to receive me if I desired; so after fifteen days' importunity of the Captain, he having sent his boat four times for me, I took leave of my friend and went aboard, with the papers which the new Governor ought to have had and should have had if he desired it; but having never been in command before, he thought everything was in his own breast. When aboard, by advice of Colonel Sloughter I desired my goods to be sent aboard also, whereupon my house (which I had paid for) was basely and vilely ransacked, and my goods seized and sold. We came to New York in sixteen days where my ship was stopped, though I could see no reason for it, and is still detained for no purpose to but waste the public money, so I was obliged to go to New England in hopes to get a passage, but without success. After Colonel Sloughter's death I asked Major Ingoldsby, the present Governor, that I might have Captain Hicks to carry me home, but was refused. I hear she is to be laid up. If so it will be for six months, and "there will be a sweet charge to the King in the end." I advised that she should be sent home, since before next spring the King might send them a fifth rate frigate, but not prevailing I am forced to stay here unless their Majesties send some opportunity for me to return to England. Merchant ships say they won't fight, which makes a passage in them dangerous to me, with the bonds that I hold. It may be that employment may be found for me here, but I hope that I may be sent for in due time, for though I love the air I cannot agree with the people, who do not affect the old Englishmen, especially those with a fondness for Kingly Government. Touching my oil I am surprised that Sir Robert Clayton should strike at that when I allow the King £100 a year for it and never made £15 a year. I am almost ashamed of myself for saying that I have sent all the money as well as the guns and a good ship to the Exchequer and have not paid myself my salary for four years and a half. Signed. Robt. Robinson. Duplicate. 1½ pp. Endorsed. Recd. 8 June, 1692. [America and West Indies. 477. No. 42, and Board of Trade. Bermuda, 48. pp. 14–17.]
Sept. 28.1,787. Journal of Lords of Trade and Plantations. The Admiralty requested to hasten the despatch of the instructions for the Commander of the West Indian Squadron. Mr. Guy's letter of 21st inst. as to the musters of Bolton's regiment read. Order for a letter giving the necessary directions to be written to Governor Codrington (see Nov. 16).
Directions given as to a frigate for New England, and as to Sir E. Andros's petition. Order for draft Commission and instructions for a Governor of Massachusetts to be prepared with blanks for names. Sir Henry Ashurst and Mr. Mather submitted the names of a governor, deputy-governor and assistants. Agreed to lay them before the King. Report on Mr. Usher's petition.
Governor Sloughter's letter of 7 May read (see No. 1,463). Agreed to take the King's pleasure as to the execution of Leisler and Milborne.
Governor Richier's letter of 12 May (see No. 1,484) to be laid before the King. [Board of Trade. Journal, 7. pp. 53–55.]
Sept. 28.1,788. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. That the Lord President move the King to send a fourth or fifth rate frigate to New England and a sixth rate to New York. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXII., p. 399.]
Sept. 28.1,789. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. That the Lord President recommend that John Usher's accounts be examined by the New England Government, and his security changed to such as shall be approved by the New England Agents. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXII., p. 407.]
Sept. 28.1,790. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. That the Lord President recommend, on the petition of Sir Edmund Andros, that his accounts be referred to the Governor and Council of Massachusetts. (see No. 1,792). [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXII., p. 411.]
Sept. 28.1,791. Petition of John Usher to Lords of Trade and Plantations. Since you have permitted my accounts to be submitted to the New England Government, I beg that my deposited security may be restored to me, on my giving like security to pay any balance, if such be found, against me. 1½ pp. Copy. Endorsed. Recd. 28 Sept., 1691. [Board of Trade. New England, 5. No. 198.]
Sept. 28.1,792. Petition of Sir Edmund Andros to Lords of Trade and Plantations. From 1686 until the Revolution I made several journeys on public service, some as far as three hundred miles from Boston, and just at the time of the Revolution I had been with forces engaged in fighting the French and Indians. These journeys put me to much expense, especially that to the seat of hostilities, not only on my own account but for subsistence of the troops. I beg that my accounts may be submitted to the Government of New England and the sums due to me refunded. 1¼ pp. Copy. Endorsed. Recd. 28 Sept., 1691. [Board of Trade. New England, 5. No. 199; and Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXII., pp. 409, 410.]
Sept. 28.
Portugal
Row.
1,793. Sir Robert Southwell to William Blathwayt. Mr. Mein is now employed by the Commissioners of Customs as Surveyor General to the West Indian Islands. He is now at Barbados, and the Commissioners think that it would be for the King's service if he were added to the Council there. Pray lay the matter before the Lords of Trade and Plantations. Signed. Robert Southwell. Holograph. 1 p. Endorsed. Recd. 8 Oct., 1691. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 4. No. 68.]
Sept. 28.1,794. William Blathwayt to Mr. Sotherne. Again requesting a draft of the Admiralty's instructions to Sir Francis Wheeler. Draft. ½ p. [America and West Indies. 551. No. 46.]
Sept. 28.1,795. The same to the same. Forwarding an extract of Governor Codrington's letter of 3 July (No. 1,617) concerning masts and yards for the Navy, for communication to the Admiralty. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 43. p. 415.]
Sept. 28.1,796. Minutes of Council of New York. Warrant for grant of land to William Britton. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXV., pp. 285, 286.]
Sept. 29.1,797. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. That the Lord President lay Sir William Phips's instructions before the King for approval. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXII., p. 395.]
Sept. 30.
Fort William
Henry.
1,798. Proclamation of the Governor Council and Assembly of New York for a fast on the first Wednesday in very month until June next. Copy. 1 p. Endorsed. Recd. 27 Feb., 1691–2. [Board of Trade. New York, 4. No. 57.]
Sept. 30.Duplicate of foregoing. Endorsed. Recd. 6 Sept., 1692. [Board of Trade. New York, 4. No. 58.]
Sept. 30.
New York.
1,799. Proclamation of the Governor of New York. Forbidding the export of wheat from the Province. Copy. Large sheet. Endorsed. Recd. 6 Sept., 1692. [Board of Trade. New York, 4. No. 59.]