America and West Indies
January 1694, 2-15

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'America and West Indies: January 1694, 2-15', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 14: 1693-1696 (1903), pp. 222-232. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=70792 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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January 1694

Jan. 2.763. Minutes of Council of Barbados. Acts for continuing the imprest on liquors and for manning two of the King's ships, received from the Assembly and passed. Orders for sundry payments. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XII., pp. 439–441.]
Jan. 2.764. Journal of Assembly of Barbados. Bill to appoint Agents thrown out. Order for a bill to be drawn for manning the King's ships, which bill was twice read. Adjourned to 20 February. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XIV., p. 361.]
Jan. 3.765. Memorial of the Commissioners for the Leeward Islands to the King. Begging that the appointment of Provost Marshal of the Leeward Islands, vacant by the death of Thomas Belchamber, may be given to William Barnes. Signed. Bastian Bayer, Rd. Cary, Joseph Martyn, Jeff. Jeffreys. ½ p. Inscribed, Order of the King referring the memorial to Lords of Trade and Plantations. 4 Jan., 1693–4. Signed. J. Trenchard. Endorsed, Recd. 3 Jan. '93–4. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 4. No. 29; and 44. pp. 169, 170.]
[Jan. 3.]766. Commissioners of the Leeward Islands to the King. Renewing their prayer that he will give the regiment of the deceased Colonel Lloyd to Governor Codrington. Signed. Jeff. Jeffreys, Joseph Martyn, Bastian Bayer, Rd. Cary. ½ p. Endorsed, Recd. 3 Jan. '93–4. Annexed,
766. I. Memorial of the services of Governor Christopher Codrington. Setting forth his services since he became Governor of the Leeward Islands in 1689, both in military matters and in respect of his generous advances of money for military purposes. 2 pp. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 4. Nos. 30, 30 I.]
Jan. 3.767. Another copy of the enclosure to the preceding. 1 p. [America and West Indies. 551. No. 84.]
[Jan. 3.]768. Abstract of Lieutenant-Governor Stede's letter of 10 March, 1688, respecting Quakers in Barbados. 1 p. Endorsed, Read at the Cabinet. May, 88. His Majesty thinks that Colonel Stede has performed the orders given to him. This paper was evidently brought up in reference to Governor Kendall's letter of 10 July, 1693, which was read in the Committee on 3 January, 1694. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 5. No. 41.]
Jan. 3.769. Minute of the Lords of the Treasury. Referring the petition of the Barbados merchants against the Act for limiting freight, to Commissioners of Customs for report. Signed. Godolphin, Ste. Fox, Edw. Seymour. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 44. p. 68.]
Jan. 4.
Whitehall.
770. Order of the King in Council. Referring the memorial of the Commissioners of the Leeward Islands to Lords of Trade and Plantations for report. Signed. Richard Colinge. ½ p. Annexed,
770. I. Memorial of the Commissioners for the Leeward Islands to the King. Representing anew the dangerous condition of the Leeward Islands, as reported in Governor Codrington's last letters, for want of a fleet; and pressing for despatch of ships and of arms, ammunition and recruits for the English regiment and company in the Leeward Islands. Signed. Bastian Bayer, Rd. Cary, Joseph Martyn, Jeff. Jeffreys. Copy. 1 p. The whole endorsed, Recd. 3 Jan. 1693. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 4. Nos. 32, 32I.; and 44. pp. 156, 157.]
Jan. 4.771. Instructions to Francis Russell, as Governor of Barbados. New instructions are inserted, forbidding the establishment or execution of Articles of War without consent of the Council; and directing that a law be passed, if possible, to ascertain the qualification of jurors. No land is to be granted out in any Island of the Government except Barbados. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. VIII., pp. 407–431; and Board of Trade. Barbados, 44. p. 19.]
772. Commission of Francis Russell to be Governor of Barbados, and of St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Vincent, and the rest of the British Islands lying to windward of Guadeloupe. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. VIII., pp. 389–406; and Board of Trade. Barbados, 44. pp. 1–18.]
Jan. 4.
Custom
House.
773. Commissioners of Customs to Lords of Trade and Plantations. We recommend the following persons as Commissioners to enquire into the complaints of Sir William Phips, viz.: Colonel Francis Nicholson, Joseph Dudley, Thomas Graves of Charlestown, Nathaniel Byfield of Boston, Jonathan Ting, Richard Sprague, Francis Foxcroft, Daniel Allyn, John Usher, Captain Legge. Signed. C. Godolphin, Rich. Temple, Jo. Werden, Robert Southwell, Robt. Clayton, P. Ward. 1 p. Endorsed, Read 8 Jan. 1693–4. [Board of Trade. New England, 7. No. 1; and 35. pp. 73, 74.]
Jan. 4.774. Minutes of Council of Virginia. Several letters being read from the Governor of New York asking for assistance, it was resolved that the Secretary draw up an account, showing the reasons why Virginia cannot furnish such assistance. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXXIV., pp. 839–840.]
Jan. 4.775. Minutes of Council of New York. A Committee appointed to enquire as to some who acted as Justices without commissions or without being sworn. Colonel Bayard represented that Governor Copley's bill for £362, being Maryland's contribution to defence, had been protested. Ordered that copy of the bill be sent to Governor Copley, and that he be apprised of all the inconvenience caused by this disappointment. Order for a day of thanksgiving for the King's escape at the battle of Landen. Orders for payments. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXV., pp. 490–492.]
Jan. 5.
Virginia.
776. Governor Sir Edmund Andros to Lords of Trade and Plantations. All is quiet, but the late Assembly, wanting in the several matters recommended to them by Their Majesties, only ran over their old laws (which they call revising), left out that for Ports altogether, and though kept on for some time in the hope that they might be prevailed with, would do no more. On the 18th of November, therefore, I dissolved them. I have since advised with the Council, and am concerned that we can give no further help to New York. The revenue of two shillings per hogshead is in arrear, and the income is insufficient to pay the necessary charges of government. Moreover the country lies open to attack, especially by Indians. We hope to be allowed to use the quit-rents in emergency. All is quiet in Maryland. Signed. E. Andros. 1½ pp. Endorsed, Recd. 2 April. Read 1 June, 1694. Annexed,
776. I. An account of the proceedings in the seizure of the ship Fortune, Philip Willcocks master, in Virginia. 12 pp. Endorsed, Recd. 2 April, 1694. [Board of Trade. Virginia, 5. Nos. 42, 42 I.; and (without enclosure) 36. pp. 251–252.]
Jan. 5.777. Petition of Benjamin Jackson to Lords of Trade and Plantations. I have been appointed by Sir William Phips as his agent to give you a full account of affairs in Massachusetts, and have been further directed by him to ask you for copies of any complaints that may be made against him. Understanding that many such complaints now lie before you, I beg that copies of them may be given to me, that I may be allowed time to answer them or if need be to communicate with Sir William, and that meanwhile all proceedings against him shall cease. 1 p. Endorsed, Recd. 5 Jan. 1693. [Board of Trade. New England, 7. No. 2; and 35. pp. 78–80.]
Jan. 6.778. Minutes of Council of Jamaica. Order for the lookouts who were taken by surprise by the French in St. David's parish to be tried by General Court Martial. Orders for receipts and payments. Since the men in the ships of war refuse to go to sea, ordered that Captain Jacobs have leave to go out in the vessel lately captured from the French, on terms of "no purchase, no pay," and that the tenths and fifteenths on captures be remitted to them. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 77. pp. 266, 267.]
Jan. 6.
St. James's.
779. Lord Sydney to the Board of Ordnance. Ordering them to comply with the Order in Council of 28 December, 1693, for despatch of ordnance stores to New York. Copy. 1 p. [Board of Trade. New York, 5. No. 39; and 48. p. 75.]
Jan. 8.780. Journal of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Petition of Charles Mein read (see No. 750), and the parties concerned summoned to attend on the 12th.
Report of the Commissioners of Customs as to the Charges against Sir W. Phips read, and next meeting fixed for hearing them.
Governor Codrington's letter of 6 November read (see No. 662). Memorial of the Leeward Islands Agents read, as to which the Lords agree to move that the command of the English regiment be given to Governor Codrington. Agreed to move for payment of the arrears due to the troops in the Leeward Islands. The request of the Agents for military stores to be referred to the Board of Ordnance. Decisions taken as to other affairs of the Leeward Islands.
Governor Fletcher's letters of 18 August and 10 October read, also his letter to the Treasury of 6 August. Agreed to lay his memorial for leave to accept a present before the King.
Governor Kendall's letter of 10 July read. [Board of Trade. Journal, 7. pp. 245–253.]
[Jan. 8.]781. Memorial of Governor Fletcher to Lords of Trade and Plantations. Praying for leave to accept the rate of one penny in the pound voted to him by the Assembly of New York. Copy. 1 p. Endorsed, Read. 8 Jan. 1693. [Board of Trade. New York, 5. No. 40; and 48. pp. 85–86.]
Jan. 8.782. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. To recommend that Governor Fletcher be allowed to accept a present from the Assembly of New York. [Board of Trade. New York, 48. p. 86.]
Jan. 8.783. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. On reading Governor Fletcher's letter of 10 October (see No. 612) concerning John Reaux, agreed to submit it to the King whether the said John Reaux be not prosecuted for the crimes he has committed in those parts. [Board of Trade. New York, 48. p. 84.]
Jan. 8.784. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. The Lords decide, on the report of the Solicitor General (see No. 622) to recommend the Acts of the Leeward Islands to the King for confirmation, excepting the Act of Antigua for encouraging the importation of white servants, as to which they will represent the Solicitor General's objection, and the Act to deprive people corrected of stealing slaves and negroes of benefit of clergy, as to which they advise that the Act be remitted to the Leeward Islands for insertion of a clause to save the Royal prerogative. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 44. pp. 143, 144.]
Jan. 8.785. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Recommending the appointment of William Barnes to be Provost Marshal of the Leeward Islands, so long as he shall reside therein. Mem.: A patent was accordingly directed to be passed on 11 January, 1693–4. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 44. pp. 170, 171.]
Jan. 8.786. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Agreed to move the King to grant the late Colonel Lloyd's regiment to Governor Codrington, and to order the arrears of the regiment and of Colonel Hill's company to be paid. Mem.: On presentation of this minute on 11 January the King declared that he would consider of the command of Lloyd's regiment. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 44. pp. 162, 163.]
Jan. 8.787. William Blathwayt to the Agents for the Leeward Islands. Desiring them to state in detail what military stores they require. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 44. p. 164.]
Jan. 8.788. William Blathwayt to the Secretary of the Admiralty. Forwarding copy of the prices of Naval stores given by Governor Fletcher that they may be compared with the prices of the same commodities in England. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. C., p. 326.]
Jan. 8.789. Minutes of Council of Nevis. Letter from the Governor read, ordering the withdrawal of Captain Holt's company to Montserrat. Address to the Governor, protesting against this, pointing out the weakness of the Island, now reduced from 420 armed men to much below that number by emigration to St. Kitts and by sickness, recalling the value of the Island and its efforts in the past, and that it had already borne the expense of the company for two years and was ready to bear it still. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XLVIII., pp. 283, 284.]
Jan. 8.790. Minutes of Council of New York. The Governor asked the Council to use their influence to get the best men elected for vestrymen. A letter from Connecticut read setting forth the artifice used by the Government to pervert the meaning of the King's Commission to Governor Fletcher to command the Militia, and to stifle Governor Fletcher's proclamation. Advised that the Commission and proclamation be printed and copies distributed all over Connecticut. Rebate of certain Customs-duties granted to Thomas Merritt for reasons shown. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXV., pp. 492, 493.]
Jan. 8.791. John Povey to the Secretary of the Treasury. The Lords of Trade desire the attendance of some of the Commissioners of Customs on Friday the 12th, when the charges against Sir William Phips will be examined. Draft. ½ p. [Board of Trade. New England, 7. No. 3.]
Jan. 8.792. John Povey to Mr. Sotherne. Desiring the presence of some of the Lords of the Admiralty on the 12th, when Captain Short's complaint against Sir William Phips will be heard. Draft. ½ p. [Board of Trade. New England, 7. No. 4.]
Jan. 9.793. Commissioners for the Leeward Islands to Lords of Trade and Plantations. Being asked to particularise our wants, we ask for 500 good fire-arms, 2,000 lbs. of bullets for the same, 1 barrel of flints. Signed. Bastian Bayer, Joseph Martyn, Rd. Cary. ½ p. Endorsed, Recd. 9 Jan. '93–4, at night. Read 12 Feb. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 4. No. 33; and 44. p. 164.]
Jan. 9.
Virginia.
794. Ralph Wormeley to Earl of Nottingham. The Royal order to give assistance to New York has been laid before the Burgesses, with Governor Fletcher's letter, but they utterly refused to raise men or money for the service. The charge of our own soldiers at the heads of the rivers is very great, and the Government of New York has misrepresented this country by saying that it is any protection to us. It never has been a protection to us, nor can it possibly hinder the enemy from attacking us; and the raising of men for defence of New York would weaken us, who are quite as much exposed to the attempts of the French and Indians. We are always willing to do our best for Their Majesties' service, but the Auditor's accounts show that we cannot give the assistance which New York expects. Signed. R. Wormeley. 1½ pp. Endorsed, R. March 28, 1694. [America and West Indies. 638. No. 16.]
Jan. 10.
Bermuda.
795. Governor Goddard to the Marquis of Carmarthen. Repeats the substance of his former letters of 17 November, and continues. I beg your favour in procuring for me to be transferred from this government to that of Maryland, vacant by Colonel Copley's death. The perquisites of this place are so small that they will hardly pay my expenses. Without a wonderful Providence I may live here twenty years and not get twenty pence, for the inhabitants are so base and niggardly that they would deprive me even of the fees enjoyed by my predecessors. Your favour herein would lay me under great obligations. Signed. J. Goddard. 2 pp. Endorsed, Recd. 22 Feb. 1693–4. [Board of Trade. Bermuda, 2. No. 15.]
Jan. 10.
Bermuda.
796. Governor Goddard to Sir John Trenchard. I have sent a full account of the Islands to the Lords of Trade and Plantations. Here follows a repetition of the account of the Fifields and of his appointments to the places of Sheriff and Secretary as given in letter of 17 November, 1693 (see No. 680). Signed. Jo. Goddard. 1¼ pp. Endorsed, R. Feb. 22, 1693. [America and West Indies. 477. No. 52.]
Jan. 10.
Bermuda.
797. Governor Goddard to the Earl of Nottingham. A repetition of the preceding. 1¼ pp. Endorsed, R. Feb. 23, 1693. [America and West Indies. 477. No. 53.]
Jan. 10.
Bermuda.
798. Governor Goddard to Lords of Trade and Plantations. I send fourteen new articles against Mr. Richier with affidavits in support thereof. A committee of Assembly has reported as to the great waste of the King's timber. I have also enquired as to the public stores and found only those mentioned in enclosed list remaining. What is become of the rest I know not. The sheriff, who kept them, is dead, and his executors cannot or will not find any account. Mr. Richier was too cunning to write for many barrels under his hand, but the affidavits will show where some of the missing stores are gone, and the general opinion is that the rest are gone the same way. I have sent a list of stores that are required. I send copies of the Acts passed by the Assembly, also a list of those passed in Mr. Richier's time, as there is no record of their confirmation or otherwise. Meanwhile I have adjourned the Assembly till the 1st of March. Recapitulates from this point the substance of his letter of 17 November (No. 680). Signed. Jo. Goddard. 3 pp. Endorsed, Recd. 22 Feb. Read 5 March, 1693–4. Enclosed,
798. I. Additional charges against Governor Richier. (1) That he slighted the King's patent for wrecks, granted to Thomas Neale, ridiculed its authority and impeded its execution. (2) That he condemned Thomas Walker to fine and imprisonment for acting as Agent to the said Patentee. (3) That he dispossessed Robert Hall of the ship Rebecca, and put another commander in his place. (4) That by partial and unjust orders he caused Thomas Walker great loss by preventing him from recovering certain divers. (5) That, when the Island was almost starving, he refused to let a ship go to fetch provisions. (6) That the Governor has been a constant tolerator and encourager of quarrels, drunkenness and debauchery; and in particular stirred up Henry Fifield to fight Thomas Walker. (7) That he assaulted a justice of the peace for enforcing the law for the Collector of Customs. (8) That he loaded a sloop and sent her off without entry to trade direct with Scotland, and resisted the seizure of this vessel for such illegal practice. (9) That he and Henry Fifield permitted the wasting of the King's stores. (10) That he cut down the King's timber and turned it to his private use. (11) That he granted a commission to a known pirate without taking security. (12) That he neglected the guards of the Island against pirates. (13) That he filled up the Council with his own creatures and proposed to bind the majority of the Council in £500 bond, to be true to him. (14) That he did away with civic trial and endeavoured to try them obnoxious to him by court-martial. 7½ pp. Endorsed, Recd. 19 Feb., 93–4.
798. II. Duplicate copy of preceding. Endorsed, Recd. 22 Feb. 1693–4.
798. III. A collection of depositions by William Seymour and three others in support of the 1st charge against Governor Richier. 2 pp.
798. IV. Depositions of John Somarsell in support of the 2nd charge. 1 p.
798. V. Deposition of James Hilton in support of the 3rd charge. 1 p.
798. VI. Depositions of Benjamin Stow in support of the 5th charge. 1 p.
798. VII. Depositions of Thomas Clarke and ten others in support of the 6th charge. 12 pp.
798. VIII. Depositions of William Bryne and three others in support of the 7th charge. 4 pp.
798. IX. Further depositions of Shechariah Burrows in support of the 7th charge. 2 pp.
798. X. Depositions of William Outerbridge in support of the 8th charge. 1½ pp.
798. XI. Depositions of John Richardson and four others in support of the 9th, 11th, and 6th charges. 3 pp.
798. XII. Depositions of Joseph Eyon and nineteen others, with reports of the Committee of the Assembly, in support of the 10th charge. 6 pp.
798. XIII. Depositions of Robert Hall in support of the 11th charge. 1¼ pp.
798. XIV. Depositions of Samuel Stone and three others in support of the 12th charge. 4 pp.
798. XV. Depositions of Thomas Walker, 12 pp., and of William Outerbridge, 1 p., as to divers of the charges. Certificate of the Governor as to the authenticity of all the foregoing depositions, 1 p.
798. XVI. Record of the escheat of laws of Nicholas Worfe at Bermuda in 1688. 1 p. Endorsed, Recd. 22 Feb., 1693–4.
798. XVII. Governor Richier's warrant for the arrest of Thomas Walker. 5 October, 1691. 1 p.
798. XVIII. A second warrant for the arrest of Thomas Walker. 2 November, 1691. 1 p.
798. XIX. Copy of the preceding and of an order to the gaoler. 2 November, 1691. 1 p.
798. XX. Further order as to the custody of Thomas Walker. 11 December, 1691. Scrap.
798. XXa. Record of the court fining Thomas Walker £50 and imprisoning him for a month. 12 Dec., 1691. Scrap.
798. XXI. Order of Governor Richier for upholding the right of Thomas Neale to wrecks in Bermuda. 12 January, 1691–2. 1 p.
798. XXII. Order for publication of the grant of wrecks to Thomas Neale. 12 January, 1691–2. 1 p.
798. XXIII. Order of the Governor of Bermuda in Council. That all persons suspected of going to search for wrecks to give security to bring what they may recover to Bermuda. 7 March, 1691–2.
798. XXIV. Agreement of several inhabitants of Bermuda with Thomas Walker to send a sloop down to Barbados for recovery of certain divers. 26 March, 1692. 1 p.
798. XXV. Queries put by Governor Richier as to his powers to proclaim martial-law, to suspend persons holding commissions from the Admiralty, and other matters. 1 p.
798. XXVI. Order for arrest of Thomas Walker for inciting to rebellion. 14 Oct., 1692. 1 p.
798. XXVII. Order of Governor Richier to William Outerbridge to sit as a Court Martial to try Thomas Walker for the murder of Henry Fifield. 29 June. 1 p.
798. XXVIII., XXIX., XXX. Similar orders to John Gohan, Samuel Hubbard, and Richard Stafford.
798. XXXI. Proceedings of the Attorney General of Bermuda in the escheat of Lands formerly belonging to John Squire. 3 pp.
798. XXXII. Account of stores of war found by Governor Goddard on his arrival at Bermuda. 2 pp.
798. XXXIII. Account of military stores wanting in the forts at Bermuda; with the following notes by Governor Goddard. I am sending home the 313 matchlocks sent out with Governor Richier, as they are quite eaten up with rust. Pray also send us another seal for the Island, as we have been forced to rase the letters I. R. out of the present seal. We need also a seal for the Admiralty. 1½ pp.
798. XXXIV. Representation of certain masters of vessels that the Governor of New Providence has announced his intention of taking a duty from Bermudians who come to take salt from Turks' Islands; with a protest against the same. Copy. 1 p.
The whole of foregoing enclosures endorsed, Recd. 22 Feb. 1693–4. [Board of Trade. Bermuda, 2. Nos. 16, 16 I.–XXXIV.; and (without enclosures) 28. pp. 103–107.]
[Jan. 10.]799. Abstract of the Additional Articles against Governor Richier (see No. 798I.). 2¼ pp. [Board of Trade. Bermuda, 2. No. 17.]
Jan. 10.800. John Povey to?. Summoning Edwyn Stede to be present at the meeting of the Committee of Plantations on the 12th inst. Draft. ¾ p. Endorsed, 10 Jan. '93–4. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 5. No. 42.]
Jan. 10.801. William Blathwayt to Lord Sydney. Asking if the military stores desired by the Agents for the Leeward Islands can be spared. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 44. p. 165.]
Jan. 10.802. Minutes of Council and Assembly of Montserrat. Captain John Scott appointed captain of the forts, and Jacobus Leduke gunner of Plymouth fort. The President was requested to write to the Governor that the courts at law may be open from March till hurricane time. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XLVIII., p. 325.]
Jan. 11.
Whitehall.
803. Order of the King in Council. For the arrears due to the regiment of foot and to Colonel Hill's company in the Leeward Islands to be paid. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 44. pp. 163, 164.]
Jan. 11.
Whitehall.
804. Order of the King in Council. That Governor Fletcher cause John Reaux to be prosecuted for the crimes committed by him, according to law. [Board of Trade. New York, 48. p. 85.]
Jan. 11.
Whitehall
805. Order of the King in Council. Granting leave to Governor Fletcher to accept a present from the Assembly of New York. [Board of Trade. New York, 48. p. 87.]
Jan. 11.
Whitehall.
806. Four orders of the King in Council. Confirming the laws passed in the Leeward Islands, and Antigua, excepting the Antigua Act, to encourage importation of white servants; and referring the act to deprive persons convicted of stealing negroes and slaves of benefit of clergy, to the Leeward Islands for insertion of a clause preserving the Royal prerogative. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 44. pp. 145–150; and (with the confirmed Acts given at length, but without reference to those unconfirmed) Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LI., pp. 95–183.]
Jan. 11.807. Minutes of Council of New York. Orders for sundry payments. The widows of Leisler and Milborne were permitted to continue in enjoyment of their estates, on showing the Royal grant of the same. Patent for land granted to Jannitie Bruys. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXV., pp. 493, 494.]
Jan. 11.
Great
Queen Street.
808. Edwyn Stede to John Povey. Pray tell Mr. Blathwayt when you see him that my health prevents me from waiting on him, but that I shall be ready to answer any command in writing as best I can, and will wait on him the first minute I am able to get abroad. Mr. Cranfield is just come to summon me to attend the Committee to-morrow on the business of the Naval Office at Barbados, but I must ask their Lordships to excuse me. All that I can say of the office is that it was granted to Abraham Langford by King Charles II. about 1676, and that after his death it was granted by like patents both by King James and by their present Majesties to Archibald Carmichael, who held it till his death. Signed. Edwyn Stede. 1¼ pp. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 5. No. 43.]
Jan. 12.809. John Povey to Mr. Sotherne. The hearing of Captain Short's complaints against Sir William Phips has been deferred till the 15th. Draft. ½ p. [Board of Trade. New England, 7. No. 5.]
Jan. 12.810. Journal of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Draft Commission for Governor Nicholson of Maryland read. Agreed to insert clauses making Sir Edmund Andros Commander-in-Chief of Maryland in case of his absence, and Governor Nicholson Commander-in-Chief of Virginia in Sir Edmund's absence.
Mr. Mein and Mr. Cranfield heard as to the Provost Marshal's and Naval officers' places in Barbados, and Mr. Mein's petition referred to the Treasury. [Board of Trade. Journal, 7. pp. 254–256.]
Jan. 12.
Whitehall.
811. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Recommending that the petition of Charles Mein be (see No. 750) referred to the Treasury. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. VIII., pp. 437, 438.]
Jan. 13.
Office of
Ordnance.
812. Board of Ordnance to Lord Sydney. New York's request for Ordnance-stores was referred to us by Order in Council of 15 June, 1693, and we reported thereon that the stores could be supplied if the Treasury would furnish money; since which time no further progress has been made in the affair. We must repeat that without such an assignment of money, it would be a great hardship on the office, and we think that you should insist on the money before you agree with this demand. We enclose an estimate and would point out that the 20 great guns and 200 fusees are inserted by a kind of memorandum, which, if stores proportionable be expected, will greatly exceed the forepart of the demand. There will be great difficulty in finding the 20 guns, so we beg to be eased of that part of the charge at least. Signed. Jo. Charlton, Tho. Littleton, Wm. Boulter. Copy. 1½ pp. Annexed,
812. I. Estimate of the cost of stores desired for New York, £2,347. 4½ pp. [Board of Trade. New York, 5. Nos. 41, 41 I.; and 48. pp. 76–81.]
Jan. 13.813. Minutes of Council of Jamaica. Order for payments. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 77. p. 269.]
Jan. 15.814. Journal of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Captain Short and Mr. Brenton's agent made their complaints against Sir William Phips, and were ordered to put them in writing against the 19th inst. [Board of Trade. Journal, 7. p. 257.]
Jan. 15.815. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. That the evidence given on both sides on the complaint of Captain Short against Sir William Phips be written down and attested, and delivered to the Committee on the 19th inst., each party delivering its evidence to the other meanwhile. 1 p. [Board of Trade. New England, 7. No. 6.]