America and West Indies
November 1691

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'America and West Indies: November 1691', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 13: 1689-1692 (1901), pp. 563-572. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=70712 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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November 1691

Nov. 2.1,871. Minutes of Council of Jamaica. The Council was summoned for the inspection of the accounts, but they were not ready. Order for them to be prepared. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 77. p. 110.]
Nov. 2.1,872. Commission of the Palatine of Carolina to Colonel Philip Ludwell to be Governor of Carolina. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XXII., p. 199.]
Nov. 2.1,873. Order of the King in Council. Granting Lord Baltimore's petition that his agent, Henry Darnall, be allowed to collect his dues in Maryland, and ordering a letter to be written accordingly. Copy. 1½ pp. America and West Indies. 556. No. 13.]
Nov. 4.1,874. Minutes of Council of Barbados. The Governor recommended to the Assembly amendment of the Act for a tax on windmills, of the Militia Act, of the Act for raising labour for the fortifications, and also to pass an Act to fix the price of freight. The Assembly brought up amending Acts to the Acts for tax on windmills and for raising of labour, which were passed. Joint Committee appointed to examine the Militia Act and draw a new bill. Order for holding of Courts of Quarter Sessions in the several parishes, to secure the compliance of dissenters with the English Act for the exemption of dissenters from certain penalties. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XII., pp. 220–223.]
Nov. 5.
Boston.
1,875. Samuel Ravenscroft to Francis Nicholson. Yours of 15th has given satisfaction to many and terror to more; for young Mather, Dr. Winthrop and several others are on the wing for England, fearful that when the Governor arrives they may be brought to the test. I told you in my last of Nelson's and Tyng's expedition to Port Royal. After they had been there some time, in comes a French man-of-war and took all the pillgarlicks prisoners. Nelson is to be sent to France, and all ransom for him is refused, except a person of quality, for they want him for information. He wrote to the Government to be on their guard against French and Indian attack, but we will take no warning, though several of our towns lose men every day. The man-of-war is designed to ply between our capes and the Virginian. She is a prime sailer, the same that carried King James to Ireland. There are two frigates more in Canada, of greater force, which it is thought will do us great injury. Unless a Governor come out to take care of this place this fall, they will be with us in the spring. I send you Mark Emerson's relation of his captivity with the French and Indians. He will take his oath of it, but our authorities will not hear him against Mr. Alden, though others offer to swear the same. This last trip he carried sixteen barrels of powder, lead and other articles of trade to help our enemies to kill our friends. It is rumoured that Sir E. Andros is coming from Barbados with a regiment of foot, and Randolph with him. This makes the New Englanders abate their mettle; they are not so firm about the rates as they were. Copy. 1 p. Copied on the other side,
Information of Mark Emerson, sometime a soldier under Captain Francis Nicholson. Two years and a half ago I was at Boston and was pressed and sent by the Revolutionary Government to keep garrison, where I was captured with several others of the Indians and taken up Kennebec River near a hundred miles to Norridgeway. After staying some time I was taken round to St. John's river and thence to Quishmaquig, where I was sold to the French. Before that, I was often tortured by the Indians to make them sport. Awhile after I was sold I went with my master to Canada, where hearing that the English were near, we returned to Quishmaquig. There I lived, doing such work as I was put to, so long as we were able for starving. For last winter and spring both French and Indians were forced to eat their dogs, since having no powder or shot they could not kill a fowl, though they swarmed in numbers before their doors. In March however, Mr. Alden arrived in the St. John's river with the Mary, and brought them supplies of food and ammunition, without which they would have perished. He has been with them often since the war began, as lately as last September. I was redeemed by Mr. John Nelson, who was on his way to Canada a prisoner. Mr. Alden might have had me last trip for little, but said he came to trade, not to redeem captives. Copy. 1 p. [Board of Trade. New York, 4. No. 67.]
Nov. 5.1,876. Another copy of the preceding letter, with the deposition copied on the other side. 1½ pp. Endorsed. Recd. 19 March, 1691/2;, from Colonel Nicholson. [Board of Trade. Virginia, 5. No. 5.]
Nov. 6.1,877. Minutes of Council of Virginia. Letters from the Commissioners of Customs giving the names of ships that had sailed direct from Scotland, read, and no such ships being known to have arrived here, it was resolved to send H.M.S. Henry to Maryland in search of them. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXXIV., p. 613.]
Nov. 6.1,878. Thomas Milner to Lieutenant-Governor Nicholson. I meant to have waited on you with enclosed notes but send them instead. I shall ascertain the latitudes of Weyanock and Corotuck as soon as possible. Signed. Tho. Milner.
On the front page. Notes of the boundaries of Carolina according to the patents of 1664 and 1665. The whole, 3 pp. [America and West Indies. 637. No. 61.]
[Nov.]1,879. Copy of the representation of the Proprietors of Carolina to Lords of Trade and Plantations of 20 December, 1681, asking for a delimitation of their boundary with Virginia. 1 p. Endorsed. Recd. from Captain Nicholls. Feb., 1692. [America and West Indies. 637. No. 62.]
Nov. 7.1,880. Lord Howard of Effingham to William Blathwayt. Hearing that Charles Scarborough has been recommended for appointment to the Council of Virginia, I think it my duty to tell you that he is of small estate, and that his bills of exchange here are generally protested. I submit therefore that he is unfit for the Council. I should have waited on the Lord President but he was ill, and I am prevented by business from attending the Committee, so pray recommend Colonel Richard Johnson and Mr. Henry Hartwell in Scarborough's place. Signed. Effingham. 1 p. [America and West Indies. 637. No. 63.]
Nov. 7.1,881. Journal of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Lord Inchiquin's letter of 12 August, read (see No. 1,698). The Lords agreed as to their decision thereon.
Governor Kendall's letter of 4 July read (see No. 1,621), and an extract, so far as concerns Captain Wright, ordered to be sent to the Admiralty. [Board of Trade. Journal, 7. pp. 68, 69.]
Nov. 7.1,882. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. To lay before the King Lord Inchiquin's letter of 12 August (No. 1,698), but not to recommend the removal of Messrs. Beckford, Bernard and Lawes from the Council until their defence has been heard; but to submit to the King none the less the expediency of adding Messrs. Hanson, Peake, Ruding and Sutton to the Council. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 53. pp. 22, 23.]
Nov. 7.1,883. Commissioners of the Treasury to Governor Codrington. Having orders to despatch £2,500 in farthings for the Duke of Bolton's regiment, we beg you to pay such an amount of the same as you think fit to the officers, and send the rest to other Islands or use it in exchange for commodities as you think best. Signed. J. Lowther, R. Hampden, Ste. Fox, T. Pelham. Note. This is dated 1692 in the entry and 1691 in the index. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 43. p. 420.]
Nov. 8.1,884. Instructions to Colonel Philip Ludwell as Governor of Carolina. (1) We, the proprietors, have agreed that the proprietor who was senior on 1 March, 1670, shall be Palatine, but that (2) after the decease of these he that has been longest a proprietor and has paid his proportion in full shall be Palatine. (3) There shall be seven other great offices erected, viz., Admiral, Chamberlain, Constable, Chief Justice, Chancellor, High Steward and Treasurer, to be enjoyed by Proprietors only and chosen by them according to seniority as aforesaid. (4) The oldest of the proprietors of 1670 in Carolina shall be Palatine's deputy. (5) The Palatine will nominate the Governor, the Admiral the Marshal of Admiralty, the Chamberlain the registrar of births and marriages, the Constable the Marshal of the regiments, the Chief Justice the registrar of records, the High Steward the Surveyor of lands, and the Chancellor the serjeant in Chancery. (6) Any deputy of a Lord Proprietor, however constituted, shall cease to be so when ordered by the Palatine and three more proprietors. (7) Governors may be similarly removed. (8) On the death of a proprietor you shall admit no one to any office in the disposal of the deceased until his right thereto has been certified by the Palatine and three more proprietors. (9) Every proprietor shall have the right to appoint a deputy, who (10) shall be your council. Vacancies are to be filled by ballot of the deputies pending appointment of a successor. (11) You, with the assent of three or more deputies, will appoint a chief judge for trial of causes, where we have not done so. (12) Where no Court is erected in a county the case shall be tried in the county next adjacent. (13) All County Court actions shall be recorded by the clerks, who will be appointed by the chief judges. (14, 15) You will appoint a Marshal for each county, with consent of the deputies, and the Marshal will execute all writs. (16) You and the deputies will hear writs of error (17) and criminal causes and judgments thereon, though you are also empowered to grant commissions to others to do so. (18) You and the Council may exercise the prerogative of mercy. (19) You may appoint officers and (20) call an assembly of twenty delegates. (21–23) The boundaries of the counties are here laid down. (24) Every county with forty freeholders may elect four delegates; while they include less than forty freeholders they shall vote for members in the next adjacent county. (26) The Landgraves and Caciques shall be summoned at the same time, and shall sit with the deputies. (27) Laws passed by the Deputies, Landgraves, Caciques and Delegates shall, if ratified by you, be in force for two years only, unless confirmed by us. (28) The Palatine and three proprietors may dissent from any law. (29) All laws shall be transmitted to us. (30) The Assembly may be prorogued etc. by you and three deputies. (31) You are to suffer no Indians within 400 miles of Charlestown to be sent out of Carolina. (32) You are Commander-in-Chief of the forces. (33) You may summon the Deputies as often as you think fit. (34) In case of your death or departure the Proprietor's deputies will appoint a Landgrave to be Governor, or if there be no Landgrave, then one of their own number. (35) You will permit no hostile acts against the Spaniards. (36) All fines are to be reserved to our use. (37) You with the consent of three deputies may suspend any officer except Proprietors' deputies and the Receiver General. (38) Deputies appointed by officers nominated by the Proprietors shall be approved by you. (39) You will strictly enforce the Acts of Trade and Navigation and (40) against pirates. (41) Further orders for Government may be made by you with the consent of three or more deputies. (42) These instructions shall be binding on your successors and (43) all former instructions are hereby revoked. Signed. Craven, P. Colleton, John Archdale for Thomas Archdale, Ashley, Tho. Amy. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XXII., pp. 187–192.]
Nov. 8.1,885. Commission of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina to Philip Ludwell to be Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Carolina. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XXII., p. 193.]
Nov. 8.1,886. Private Instructions to Governor Philip Ludwell. (1) As our constitutions have been defied by Seth Sothell and as we are informed that none are acknowledged by the people, we have based your instructions on our charter. You will call no Grand Council until the people consent that the proposing power of laws be vested therein, according to the constitutions. (2) You will report to us on the grievances of which the people complain. (3) You will examine and report as to the charge against James Colleton, that he set up martial law in order to engross the Indian trade to himself. (4) You will indict and try any persons guilty of having killed Indians, and proclaim their punishment to the Indians and all the world. (5) You will report to us as to the authority whereby Mr. Beresford acted as deputy and as to Mr. Sothell's conduct therein. (6) You will enquire by what authority Robert Quarry sat as Chief Judge of Berkeley County, and if you find his commission illegal, you will cancel his judgments. (7) You will restore Paul Grimball to all his places and allow him and others to take legal remedy for injuries done to them. (8) You will restore Bernard Schenking to his place of Chief Judge of Berkeley County and add to him four assistants. (9) If the number of offenders in the late disorders be great, you will try the ringleaders only. (10) You will consider how to turn to account the pearls found in the rivers. (11) You will encourage people to reside at Savannah town or elsewhere among the Indians and (12) suffer all that will to trade freely with them. (13) You will find out if Seth Sothell granted commissions to pirates and cancel any such commissions. (14) We have made rules for the sale of land to such as dislike paying rent, and you will encourage such sales. (15) No land is to be run out north of the Santee. (16) You may appoint a deputy for North Carolina if you think fit. (17) You will try to improve the morals of the people. (18) You will cause restitution to be made in cases of extortion as quietly as possible. (19) You will appoint none to any office but such as are well affected to the King's Government. (20) You will enquire and report if Seth Sothell refused to govern by our instructions. (21) You will endeavour to settle a town remote from the sea, to be the seat of Government. (22) You will give us an account of rents and perquisites due to us. Signed as the preceding. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XXII., pp. 194–196.]
Nov. 8.1,887. Lord Proprietors of Carolina to Seth Sothell. As you have seized our letters and orders and some of our deputations, held illegal parliaments, granted commissions to pirates, and committed many other arbitrary and illegal acts, we suspend you from the Government and appoint Colonel Philip Ludwell in your place. Signed as the preceding, with the additional signature, Carteret. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XXII., p. 196.]
Nov. 8.1,888. Additional Instructions for Governor Philip Ludwell. If you find it impracticable to get delegates chosen by Albemarle County for the assembly of South Carolina, then you will cause Berkeley County and Colleton County to choose seven delegates apiece and Craven County six delegates. Signed as the preceding with the omission of Lord Carteret's signature. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XXII., p. 197.]
Nov. 8.1,889. Warrant of the Proprietors of Carolina for grant of three hundred acres of land to James Jones. Signed. Craven, Ashley, Tho. Amy, P. Colleton. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XXII., p. 197.]
Nov. 8.1,890. Warrant of the same to the Trustees for land-grants to sell land to such as desire to be free of paying rent, according to former instructions. Signed as the preceding, with the additional signature of Tho. Amy. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XXII., p. 198.]
Nov. 8.1,891. Proclamation of the same to the inhabitants of Carolina. Announcing the appointment of Governor Philip Ludwell, and the suspension of Seth Sothell. Signed. Craven, P. Colleton, Carteret, John Archdale for Thomas Archdale, Ashley, Tho. Amy. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XXII., p. 198.]
Nov. 9.
Whitehall.
1,892. William Blathwayt to Mr. Sotherne. Requesting the Admiralty to examine Lord Inchiquin's statement touching the behaviour of the Commander of the convoy at Jamaica. (see No. 1,698). [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 53. p. 28.]
Nov. 9.1,893. Memorial of Sir William Phips and Increase Mather, praying for liberty of coinage, on the following grounds. (1) There is practically only Spanish money in New England, and many of the people have been cheated by bad money. (2) The prosperity of New England depends greatly on trade; there can be no quick trade without money, nor money without liberty of coinage. (3) Liberty of coinage will remove the difficulties of shopkeepers for want of small change. (4) The privilege has been granted to other Colonies, the East India Company, etc. (5) It will satisfy the people that they are not losers but gainers by the new settlement of Government. Signed. William Phips, Increase Mather. 1 p. Endorsed. Recd. 9 Nov., '91. Read. 28 Dec., '91. Referred to the Treasury. [Board of Trade. New England, 5. No. 202.]
Nov. 9.1,894. Minutes of Council of New York. Warrant for payment of half a year's salary to Judge Johnson. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXV., p. 292.]
Nov. 10.1,895. William Blathwayt to Mr. Sotherne. Forwarding extracts from Governor Kendall's letters and papers to be used at the trial of Captain Wright. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. VIII., p. 272.]
[Nov. 10.]1,896. Names of harbours and places suitable for townships in East New England and Nova Scotia. Puttdumquoar, Penobscot, Muchyasse, Passamaquoddy, Meenus, Port Royal, Grand Passage, Cape Sable, Port La Have, Port Mattoon, Port La Flore, Chittabucto (which lies in the gut of Canseau and is the easternmost part fit for settlement). Signed. William Phips. 1 p. Endorsed. Recd. 10 Nov., 1691. [Board of Trade. New England, 5. No. 203.]
Nov. 13.
James City,
Virginia.
1,897. Lieutenant-Governor Nicholson to Lords of Trade and Plantations. We have been and are in peace and quiet. I hope their Majesties will send their own Governors to all the Colonies. I enclose a journal of our proceedings and beg your assistance. A frigate arrived in September to attend this Government, but as she wants masts and is ill-manned she has been of little service. I have given all the help that I could, and hope to get her fitted in a few days, after which I shall see to the manning of her. The people begin to feel the want of clothing at the approach of winter, but I hope for the arrival of a strong fleet from England to bring us clothing and take away our tobacco. If the fleet come, I hope the King will receive as much customs, if not more, for this crop as for the last. I beg that the ships bound hither may arrive at about this time of year, and that the merchants may send a suitable quantity of clothing, which will prevent the people going upon the linen and woollen manufactures. For if they have no clothing they will be obliged to make it. If the ships come in early, it will prevent the stripping and cutting of the tobaccos, by which nearly a quarter of the customs is lost. The winter is an idle time and if shipping be not here they strip and cut because they get proportionably more by it, especially now that they hear that the great quantity of tobacco-stalks spoils the market. If it be ordered that the quit rents be employed for the support of the Government or the purchase of the Northern Neck, I beg that an instruction may be sent for the quit rents to be well looked after. I have observed in my travels about the country how the royal interest can be advanced that way. Signed. Fr. Nicholson. 1½ pp. Endorsed. Recd. 13 Jan., 1691/2;. Read 9 March, 1692. Annexed,
1,897. I. Copies of the Minutes of Council of Virginia of 17th, 20th, 22nd, and 29th October, relating to the boundaries of Carolina; and of October 30th respecting the condemnation of the ship Society of Bristol. The whole, 6 pp. Endorsed. Read 13 Jan. 1691–2.
1,897. II. Schedule of the conveyances of land passed out of the Proprietor's office, 1669 to 1690; 3,000 acres. 1 p. Endorsed. Recd. 13 Jan. 1691–2. [Board of Trade. Virginia, 5. Nos. 6, 6 I., II. and (letter only) 36. pp. 101, 102.]
[Nov. 13]1,898. Another copy of a portion of enclosure No. I. of the foregoing, relating to the boundaries of Carolina as fixed in 1664 and 1665; and of the whole of enclosure No. II. 3 pp. Endorsed. Recd. 29 March, 1692. [Board of Trade. Virginia, 5. No. 7.]
Nov. 13.1,899. Lieutenant-Governor Nicholson to the Earl of Nottingham. A duplicate of that to the Lords of Trade and Plantations of same date. [America and West Indies. 637. No. 64.]
Nov. 13.1,900. Minutes of Council of New York. Order for clothing for the troops in Albany to be supplied by merchants in New York, and for the Collector to pay for the same. Order for county officers to be strict in sending in the taxes they have collected on pain of prosecution for contempt. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXV., p. 292.]
Nov. 15.1,901. Journal of Lords of Trade and Plantations. On Sir Thomas Laurence's petition, ordered that Governor Copley be written to, and asked if he intends to alter the Secretary's place at Maryland, as the King desires Sir Thomas to hold it as it was in Lord Baltimore's time. [Board of Trade. Journal, 7. p. 70.]
Nov. 15.1,902. Petition of Nicholas Laurence and Nicholas Page to Lords of Trade and Plantations. For the reference of their case, now under appeal, to the Commissioners of Customs. ½ p. Endorsed. Nov. 15. 1691, at Committee. [Board of Trade. New England, 5. No. 204.]
[Nov. 15.]1,903. Memorandum of Sir Thomas Laurence to Lords of Trade and Plantations. Your Lordships having been good enough to confer the office of Secretary of Maryland upon me, I beg you to declare your judgment as to the ancient laws and constitutions of Maryland so far as relates to the said office, until they shall be definitely explained on the transfer of the Colony to the King's immediate Government. Signed. Thomas Laurence. Holograph. 1½ pp. Endorsed. Read at Committee, Nov. 15, 1691. [Board of Trade. Maryland, 2. No. 58, and Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LII., pp. 231–233.]
Nov. 16.1,904. Lords of Trade and Plantations to Governor Codrington. No musters have been received of Bolton's regiment or Colonel Hill's company. You will cause such musters to be taken monthly, and forward them hither that these troops may be paid. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 43. pp. 424, 425.]
Nov. 16.1,905. Lord Howard of Effingham to John Povey. Pray desire Mr. Blathwayt that Colonel Richard Johnson's name may be placed before Mr. Robinson's in the Council of Virginia. Signed. Effingham. ½ p. Undated, but endorsed. 16 Nov., 1691. [America and West Indies. 637. No. 65.]
Nov. 16.1,906. Memorandum. Warrants were signed by the King for the appointment of Francis Hanson, Walter Ruding, Thomas Sutton and John Peeke to be of the Council of Jamacia. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 53. p. 23.]
Nov. 17.1,907. Minutes of Council of New York. Warrant for payment for cure of Hendrick Gerritse, who was wounded at La Prairie in both arms, and twice through the body. Order for grant of lands at Albany to Sanders Glenn and others at a peppercorn rent (see No. 1,865). Order for payments for medicines sent to Albany. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXV., p. 293.]
Nov. 18.1,908. William Blathwayt to Henry Guy. Ordering the extracts that follow to be laid before the Treasury for their directions.
Letter from John Hincks to Lieutenant-Governor Nicholson. New Hampshire, 3 May, 1691. Captain George Jeffreys who loaded in Virginia last year was obliged to put in to the Piscataqua and unload his cargo there, his ship being rotten and his crew sickly. I believe that there has been no irregularity.
Letter from Lieutenant-Governor Nicholson to William Blathwayt. I should be glad to have the opinion of the law-officers, whether George Jeffreys' bond of £1,000 to land his tobacco in England is not forfeited by his landing it at Piscataqua. If such bonds be not forfeited, the revenue will suffer greatly. Signed. Fr. Nicholson. This letter is written below that of Hincks. [Board of Trade. Virginia, 36. pp. 104–106, and (enclosures only) America and West Indies. 637. No. 66.]
Nov. 19.
Whitehall.
1,909. Order of the King in Council. On the petition of Roger Elletson, Thomas Ryves and George Reed, appealing for a judgment given against them for damages to Thomas Daniel, in respect of a ship which they as judges had condemned; ordered that the appeal be heard on the first Council Day in November next. Signed. Rich. Colinge. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 53. pp. 23, 24.]
Nov. 19.
Boston.
1,910. Extract of a letter from Francis Foxcroft to Jeremiah Johnson. A French man-of-war is arrived at Port Royal with stores, ammunition and presents for the Indians. They took an English vessel, worth £2,000, at their coming in and sent the chief merchant, Mr. Nelson, prisoner to Quebec. Sixty bosslopers (sic) are come from thence to St. John's to join four hundred Indians in a design to cut off the East of New England. We fear that before the winter is out they must be lost, and without speedy relief from a man-of-war from England we must follow. Two French men-of-war of fifty guns have been off the coast. Copy. 3 p. Endorsed. Recd. 15 Jan., 1691/2;, from Mr. Mather. [Board of Trade. New England, 5. No. 205.]
Nov. 19.
Boston.
1,911. Extract of a letter from David Jeffreys to John Usher. I told you some time since of the company formed for the settlement of Port Royal. About twenty gentlemen put in £46 each. Colonel Edward Tyng was appointed Governor and was appointed to have about twenty men with him and they sailed in a ketch with old Mr. Alden for master and Mr. John Nelson with them. They reached Port Royal safely and traded with great advantage, but were warned by the inhabitants that they would be in danger, as they could not protect them from the Indians. So they went thence to St. John's where they met with a quick market, for a French man-of-war was there which took them. Nelson was sent prisoner to Canada, Alden has come back with the ketch, having left Colonel Tyng and his son hostages for her. They bring news of about sixty French who intend to join some four hundred Indians in attacking some rich place. They will scarcely find one, but it is supposed that Piscataqua is meant. The people of Piscataqua have asked us here for help, but are not likely to receive much except a few provisions bought with the money collected in the churches on the 5th and 25th of October. The Indians have cut off two families at Rowley and Amesbury. Copy. 1 p. [Board of Trade. New England, 5. No. 206.]
Nov. 19.
Whitehall.
1,912. William Blathwayt to Governor Copley. My Lords have received a memorial from Sir Thomas Laurence (see No. 1,903) which bids them to enquire whether you have any intention to alter the condition or profits of the Secretary's place. Draft. ½ p. [Board of Trade. Maryland, 2. No. 59.]
Nov. 24.1,913. William Blathwayt to the Attorney General. Forwarding Sir William Phips's commission as Governor of Massachusetts for his opinion. [Col Entry Bk., Vol. LXII., p. 353.]
Nov. 24.1,914. Minutes of Council of Barbados. Orders for sundry payments. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XII., pp. 224–226.]
Nov. 27.1,915. Journal of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Draft Commission to Sir William Phips read and referred to the Attorney-General. [Board of Trade. Journal, 7. p. 71.]
[Nov. 27.]1,916. Commission to Sir William Phips to be Governor of Massachusetts and Commander-in-Chief of all forces, by sea and land of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Providence Plantation, King's Province and New Hampshire. Draft. With the clause appointing him Commander-in-Chief added. All clauses previous to that were approved by the Attorney General on 25 November, 1691, the additional clause being approved on the 27th; and the whole passed under the Great Seal 12 Dec., 1691. 14 pp. [Board of Trade. New England, 5. No. 207; and Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXII., pp. 353–364.]
Nov. 27.1,917. Order of the King in Council. Approving the draft Commission for Sir William Phips as Governor of Massachusetts. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXII., p. 364.]
Nov. 30.
Boston.
1,918. Extract from a letter from Benjamin Davis to Edward Hull. The enemy is daily doing mischief about Piscataqua. Boston itself will be in danger next spring if there be no settlement, for the Governor of Canada has written to the King of France that with eight men of war he will engage to take the place. Copy. ½ p. Endorsed. Read 11 Jan., 1691/2;. [Board of Trade. New England, 5. No. 208.]
Nov.1,919. Memorandum of the petition of Edward Davies and others of 17 September (see No. 1,763). Scrap. Endorsed. Nov., 1691. [America and West Indies. 637. No. 67.]