America and West Indies
February 1694

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'America and West Indies: February 1694', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 14: 1693-1696 (1903), pp. 244-254. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=70794 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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February 1694

Feb. 1.853. Minutes of Council and Assembly of Montserrat. Order for the seizure or destruction of corrupted indigo, in pursuance of an Act to prevent adulteration thereof. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XLVIII., p. 326.]
Feb. 1.854. Minutes of Council of New York. Letter from Colonel Henry Beeckman read, reporting a design of the French to attack Kingston and march thence against Albany, also that he had stopped 50 men who were on march to Albany and acquainted Major Ingoldsby thereof. The Council thought the report very unlikely, but urged that the detachments of the militia should be kept in readiness. The Council addressed the Governor to go to review the militia in King's and Queen's Counties and give them something to drink their Majesties' health. Patent for land granted to Peter Billian.
Feb. 2.Letter from Governor Hamilton read, reporting the presence of the enemy among the Minissuck Indians. Order for a detachment to be sent thither. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXV., pp. 499, 500.]
Feb. 1.
Whitehall.
855. Order of the King in Council. For payment of £50 to Captain Cyprian Southwick, for the buying of a gold chain as a mark of the King's favour in consideration of his services in several expeditions against the French from New England. [Board of Trade. New England, 35. p. 115.]
Feb. 2.856. Journal of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Petition of the Governor and Company of Connecticut read (see No. 845 I.) and referred to the Attorney and Solicitor General.
Further hearing of the complaints against Sir W. Phips, when decision was taken.
The Attorney General's report on the Act concerning John Kirton read, which it was agreed to recommend in Council.
Agreed to represent to the King the danger from the number of Quakers in North America, and the little help that they contribute towards defence.
The draft Charters of the Pennsylvanian and New Jersey Companies read, and the former approved.
Proposals of sundry gentlemen as to import of Naval stores read. Sir Matthew Dudley's was referred to the Attorney General, that of Sir Stephen Evans to the Admiralty.
The report of the Admiralty on ships for the defence of the Leeward Islands read. Agreed to lay the whole matter before the King. [Board of Trade. Journal, 7. pp. 259–265.]
Feb. 2.
Whitehall.
857. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. To recommend that the Attorney General prepare a clause, such as he has suggested, in the Act concerning John Kirton, after which it may be confirmed. (See No. 742.) [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. VIII., pp. 443, 444.]
Feb. 2.858. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. On considering the report of the Admiralty as to the ships that can be sent out to Barbados and the Leeward Islands, and the further request of the Agents of the Leeward Islands for ships, the Lords agree to lay the whole matter before the King for his pleasure. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 44. pp. 160–161; and Barbados, 44. pp. 51–52.]
Feb. 2.859. Memorial of Commissioners for the Leeward Islands to Lords of Trade and Plantations. Being summoned by the Admiralty to say what number of ships we desired to be allotted to the Leeward Islands, we returned the answer enclosed, asking for six. We are since informed that the Lords of the Admiralty have allotted six ships for Barbados and the Leeward Islands jointly. We would point out the necessity of six ships for the Leeward Islands alone, and beg that they may be despatched thither straight, without going out of their way to Barbados as they have hitherto done, with great prejudice to the service and great loss to our merchants and traders. We beg also that the ships allotted to the Leeward Islands may be ordered to remain therein and not depart from thence without Governor Codrington's orders, as many of the ships detailed for that service have spent great part of their time in going up to Barbados and lying in the road there. Signed. Bastian Bayer, Jeff. Jeffreys, Rd. Cary, Joseph Martyn. 1 p. Annexed,
859. I. Commissioners for the Leeward Islands to Lords of the Admiralty. We beg that six ships may be sent to the Leeward Islands, one of them to be of about 16 guns and a good sailer to keep French small privateers at a distance; and we beg that they may be sent at once to prevent the mischief that must come from the French being masters at sea. We would also represent the mischief of the ships designed for the Leeward Islands going first to Barbados. It is 100 leagues out of the way, and many men have been lost there, insomuch that of the 420 sent out to recruit the regiment in the Leeward Islands all but 195 died or were lost in Barbados. We beg therefore that the commander of these ships be strictly ordered to attend the service of the Leeward Islands. Copy. 1 p. The whole endorsed, Recd. 2 Feb., 1693–4. Read same day. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 4. Nos. 35, 35I.; and (enclosure only) 44. pp. 159, 16.]
Feb. 2.860. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Having considered the complaints made against the Quakers of Pennsylvania by Governor Fletcher and a letter from Mr. Penn bidding his people protest against Governor Fletcher's Commission for the Government of Pennsylvania, the Lords agree to lay the whole matter before the King. [Board of Trade. New York, 48. p. 88.]
[Feb.]861. John Povey to the Attorney and Solicitor General. Ordering them to consider the charters of Connecticut, Rhode Island and the Jerseys, with a view to uniting those Colonies with New York under one Commander-in-Chief, commissioned by Their Majesties, for defence of the frontier. [Board of Trade. New York, 48. p. 88.]
Feb. 2.
Whitehall.
862. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Recommending that Sir William Phips be summoned home by first ship to answer the charges against him; that free liberty be given to all concerned to collect authenticated copies of records and depositions, wherein Sir William shall not intermeddle except in respect of such proofs as he may himself require; and that a letter be written to the Lieutenant-Governor accordingly. Draft. 1½ pp. [Board of Trade. New England, 7. No. 15; and 35. pp. 93, 94.]
Feb. 2.863. William Blathwayt to the Attorney-General. Forwarding copy of the proposals of Sir Matthew Dudley's Company of 27 January, with directions to report if they encroach on the charters of the New England Colonies, and to prepare a clause to prevent stock-jobbing. [Board of Trade. New England, 35. pp. 47, 48; and Col. Entry Bk., Vol. C., pp. 332–333.]
[Feb. 2.]864. Memorial of Governor Samuel Allen and Sir Stephen Evans to Lords of Trade and Plantations. We and several others have formed an association to carry on the making of tar, pitch and rosin and provide all sorts of Naval stores in New Hampshire. We have raised stock sufficient for all purposes and have engaged skilled persons from Sweden. Samuel Allen is preparing to go to New Hampshire with more men, and we propose that the King shall have the refusal of all the said Naval stores. 1 p. Endorsed. Read 2 Feb. 93–4. [Board of Trade. Plantations General, 2. No. 72.]
Feb. 2.865. William Blathwayt to the Secretary of the Admiralty. Forwarding the various proposals for importation of Naval stores from North America for the report of the Lords of the Admiralty. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. C., p. 332.]
Feb. 3.
Whitehall.
866. William Blathwayt to the Attorney and Solicitor General. Referring the petition of the Colony of Connecticut to them for their report, in conjunction with the question previously referred to them of uniting the Colonies for defence. [Board of Trade. New York, 48. p. 113.]
Feb. 5.867. Minutes of Council of New York. Another letter from Colonel Beeckman that the people were flying into Kingston from all parts. The Council still disbelieved in the probability of danger there. The Governor said that it was high time to have 500 men ready to march at short notice, and expressed his sense of the hardships of marching men away from their families on every uncertain report, though himself ready at a moment's notice. The Council approved his suggestion to call out the nearest troops of horse for service. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXV., p. 500.]
Feb. 8.868. Minutes of Council of New York. Committee appointed to examine the accounts of the Governor's journey to Pennsylvania. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXV., pp. 500–501.]
Feb. 8.
Whitehall.
869. Order of the King in Council. For the Attorney-General to prepare a clause for insertion into the Act concerning John Kirton, after which the Act will be confirmed. (See No. 742.) Signed. John Nicholas. ½ p. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 5. No. 46; and Col. Entry Bk., Vol. VIII., p. 444.]
Feb. 8.
Whitehall.
870. Order of the King in Council. That one fourth-rate ship, two fifth-rates and one sixth-rate be forthwith equipped and sent to the West Indies, and that the Admiralty give directions as to their disposition and appoint a commander-in-chief in order to their joining when necessary for mutual defence. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 44. pp. 161, 162; and Barbados, 44. pp. 52, 53.]
Feb. 9.871. Minutes of Council of Jamaica. Captain Philip Dawes, of H.M.S. Falcon, was brought before the Council for misconduct and encouragement of his men to mutinous behaviour, and after examination was suspended from his command. Order for payments on account of gunpowder. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 77. pp. 267–269.]
Feb. 10.872. Minutes of Council of Nevis. Letter from the Governor read to the following effect. I have received your address protesting against the withdrawal of Captain Holt's company. I have as much regard for Nevis as for any of the Islands, but having intelligence of French designs against Montserrat, owing to their dependence on a rising of the Irish, I have thought it my duty to do as I have done. As to Antigua, it contains many more landing places than Nevis which require to be guarded. Had I intelligence of an intended attack on Nevis I should not only not withdraw troops from it, but should go there myself to defend it. My intention is to take care of all the Islands; all have been at equal expense for their defence; and you may be sure that I shall neither neglect you nor suffer my commands to be disobeyed. I pitched upon Captain Holt's company as the fittest to be under the eye of a field officer. (Letter ends.) Warrant for the Lieutenant-Governor and Council of Nevis to sit as a Court of Admiralty to condemn certain prizes. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XLVIII., pp. 285, 286.]
Feb. 10.873. Arent Schuyler to Governor Fletcher. I submit the following journal of my journey to the Minnesink Country. Feb. 3. Left New York and reached Bergenstown in East New Jersey, where I hired two men and a guide. Feb. 4. Travelled about ten miles beyond Hackinsack to an Indian place called Peckwes. Feb. 5. Travelled about thirty two miles north by west. Snowy and rainy weather. Feb. 6. Travelled to within a half a day's journey of the Minnesink. Feb. 7. About 11 a.m. arrived at the Minnesink, where I enquired of the Sachems and others whether the French or their Indians had sent for them or had been in the Minnesink Country. They say that neither one nor the other had been there, and promised to inform you at once if the French should happen to come. They told me further that six days ago three Christians and two Shawanees had passed by on their way to Albany from the Shawanee Country to fetch powder for Arnout Vielle and his Company; and that Arnout and 700 Shawanees were expected to arrive with furs about June. They said also that they feared that one of their hunting parties had been cut off by the Senecas, and desired that the Senecas might have order not to molest them. I left the Minnesinks that same afternoon and arrived in New York on the 10th. Signed. Arent Schuyler. 2 pp. [Board of Trade. New York, 5. No. 46.]
Feb. 12.874. Journal of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Letter from the Ordnance of 22 January read. The Lords agreed to lay the whole matter of arms for the Leeward Islands before the King.
Petition of Richard Rawstone, complaining of false imprisonment, was referred to Governor Nicholson, to deal with on his arrival in Maryland. [Board of Trade. Journal, 7. pp. 266–268.]
Feb. 12.875. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Agreed to lay Lord Sydney's letter of 22 January, as to stores for the Leeward Islands, before the King. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 44. p. 166.]
Feb. 12.
Jamaica.
876. Lieutenant-Governor Sir William Beeston to Lords of Trade and Plantations. Just before the departure of the fleet in November, I dissolved the Assembly. I sent the Mordaunt to convoy the fleet beyond danger, but on the night when she left it she ran ashore, through the obstinacy of her pilot, and was cast away. Her Captain, who is a very honest man and good officer, went home in the fleet and about forty of his men were left ashore at Cuba, whither I have sent a vessel to bring them away, and shall put them on board an advice-boat sent by Sir F. Wheler. The Spaniards at St. Domingo make no preparations to join us against the French but send me word that they cannot proceed till they have received men and orders from the Viceroy of Mexico. They have sent me a packet addressed to him, desiring me to send it on to him and a gentleman with it who can concert matters; but this is too foreign and too tedious to undertake. I would have undertaken it without them, but apart from the loss of the Mordaunt, I cannot raise 500 men for the expedition, and should they be baffled and cut off it would leave us exposed to the insults not only of the French but of our blacks, who are twenty to one white and know their strength so well that they might be encouraged to reduce Jamaica to another Guinea. I have therefore resolved to stand on the defensive till we are stronger. The French on the night of the 12th of December landed about 170 men unobserved, seized three look-out men who were asleep, secured all the passes and great guns, so that no alarm could be given nor message sent for help, and then plundered the whole parish, taking off 370 negroes, all the money that they could find and all the goods that they liked. They got clear off with their booty, though they had landed at a place but seven leagues from Port Royal. As soon as I had notice of it I sent the Advice and Falcon after them; but the Advice was not manned, and the Falcon made such hauls and delays that they got clear away. The Captain of the Falcon has had so many complaints against him, that by the Council's advice I suspended him from his command. I have written fully to Lord Nottingham and to the Admiralty and enclosed depositions on the neglect. Mr. Fulke Rose was gone to England when the warrant for his appointment arrived. I recommend that Captain Brodrick, the Attorney General, be admitted to the Council. I have added one large bastion to Fort Charles and design to add another if I can, which when finished will bring the strength of the fort to forty guns, "being very regular, beautiful and serviceable." But we are still so short of men that the seamen in the Island's sloops of war though victualled, paid forty shillings a month and allowed all prizes without defalcation, mutinied and would serve no longer. The reason is that men can get seventy to eighty shillings a month from trading vessels. I went myself to Port Royal to remonstrate with them, but they only grew the more obstinate and insolent, so I ordered guards on all the boats to prevent them from getting off, caused the drums to beat and brought the regiment to arms, and then sending for Captain Harman of the Advice pressed fifty of them and put them aboard him. This was all that could be found, the rest being hid by their wives and friends. But though the Advice has thus some help to her manning, the sloops lie still. Signed. Wm. Beeston. 1½ pp. Endorsed, Recd. 13 June. Read 14 Aug. 1694. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 7. No. 28; and 53. pp. 185–188.]
[Feb. 12.]877. Proposals offered by Gerard Slye of Maryland for supplying Naval stores at Wiccocommoco. 1 p. Endorsed, Recd. 12 Feb. 1693–4. [Board of Trade. Plantations General, 2. No. 73.]
Feb. 13.878. Minutes of Council of Maryland. John Courts, who was sworn on the 8th, now took his seat. Letters from the Governor of New York read, reporting that £362 of Governor Copley's bills had been protested, and asking what further assistance might be expected this May.
Feb. 14.Resolved to send an express to Sir E. Andros for his orders as to New York, and another express to New York to explain. Mr. George Plater, collector for Patuxent district, representing that several Navigation bonds are in his custody for which he has no certificates, it was ordered that notice be given that twelve months will be allowed for procuring certificates, during which time the bonds will not be put in suit. Order for displacing Philip Clark, put in as Collector by Edward Randolph.
Feb. 15.Order appointing William Taylard to be Registrar, and Nicholas Greenberry to be judge in Chancery. Order for no ships to be cleared for Europe without giving security to join the fleet in Virginia. [Board of Trade. Maryland, 13. pp. 7–10; and 12. pp. 42–63.]
Feb. 15.
Whitehall.
879. The King to Governor Sir William Phips. Summoning him home to answer the charges of Jahleel Brenton and Captain Short, and the additional charge of having condemned the prize St. Jacob without reserving the King's share. The rest is in the terms of the report of 2 Feb. (see No. 862). Countersigned. J. Trenchard. Draft. 4½ pp. [Board of Trade. New England, 7. No. 16; and 35. pp. 95–99.]
Feb. 15.880. The King to the Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts. Recounting the reasons for the recall of Sir William Phips to take his trial, and giving directions, according to the report of 2 February, for the collection of evidence. He will administer the Government during Sir William's absence. Draft. 3½ pp. [Board of Trade. New England, 7. No. 17; and 35. pp. 100–105.]
Feb. 15.
Whitehall.
881. The King to the Governor of New York. Ordering him to encourage people to contribute freely for the rebuilding of the chapel in the fort at New York. [Board of Trade. New York, 48. p. 89.]
Feb. 15.882. The Attorney General to the King. Submitting a clause for insertion into the Act concerning John Kirton, as directed. Signed. Edw. Ward. ½ p. Endorsed, Read in Council, 15 Feb. '93. Barbados, 5. No. 47; and Col. Entry Bk., Vol. VIII., p. 445.]
Feb. 15.
Whitehall.
883. Order of the King in Council. For Lord Sydney, Master-General of the Ordnance, to make an estimate of the stores desired by the Agents for the Leeward Islands. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 44. p. 167.]
Feb. 15.884. Reasons offered against quartering soldiers on free quarter in Barbados, notwithstanding the Act of the Island for that purpose.(1) When the Act was passed, the people were apprehensive of a negro rising as well as of foreign invasion; also (2) they were in a better condition to bear the expense, having since expended £30,000 on the expedition to Martinique, for which they were warned to be ready in October 1692, whereas the ships did not arrive till February 1693. (3) The Island is further disabled by great losses during the two past years, by the capture of their ships by the French, and by excessive rates of freight. (4) Free quarter was given to the troops under Sir F. Wheler, and became almost insupportable after no more than a month. For these reasons as well as in consideration of the impoverishment and sacrifices of the people, it is hoped that the King will not expect free quarter for the regiment, but will send it to Barbados to be paid and quartered like all other forces on the English establishment. 2 pp. Endorsed, 15 Feb. 93–4, Read 27 Feb. 93–4. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 5. No. 48.]
Feb. 15.885. Minutes of Council of New York. Order for payment of £40 towards the expenses of the Governor's journey to review the militia. Accounts of the Governor's journey to Pennsylvannia approved. Orders for sundry payments. The Council refused to recognise the licence brought by the Rev. John Miller from the Bishop of London to act as Chaplain in New York, as entitling him to induction with the living. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXV., pp. 501, 502.]
Feb. 17.
Jamaica.
886. Lieutenant-Governor Sir William Beeston to Sir John Trenchard. A ship has come in from England, but with no letters from Whitehall. I have heard however that you have succeeded Lord Nottingham as Secretary of State, and I beg your good offices for this Island. [America and West Indies. 540. No. 37.]
Feb. 19.887. Minutes of Council of Jamaica. Few members present. Order for a full Council on the 27th. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 77. p. 270.]
Feb. 20.888. Minutes of Council of Barbados. Orders for sundry payments. The Assembly reported that having barely made a house they were entering on no business except the choice of a Committee to arrange for Colonel Russell's reception. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XII., pp. 444–447.]
Feb. 20.889. Journal of Assembly of Barbados. Abel Alleyne elected Speaker. Joint Committee appointed to arrange for Colonel Russell's reception. Two members fined for non-attendance. Adjourned to 2 March. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XIV., p. 363.]
Feb. 20.890. William Blathwayt to the Secretary of the Admiralty. Forwarding copies of Messrs. Bernon's and Slye's memorials as to supply of Naval stores from North America, for the consideration of the Admiralty. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. C., p. 333.]
Feb. 21.891. William Blathwayt to Sir Stephen Evans and Mr. Slye. Directing them to attend the meeting of the Committee of Trade and Plantations on the 26th inst. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. C., p. 334.]
Feb. 22.
Treasury
Chambers.
892. Secretary to the Treasury to William Blathwayt. Forwarding report of the Commissioners of Customs on the Barbados Act for limiting freight. Signed. Hen. Guy. ½ p. Endorsed, Recd. 22 Feb. Read 5 March, 93–4. Annexed,
892. I. Commissioners of Customs to Lords of the Treasury. 10 February 1693–4. We have considered the Act of Barbados submitted to us, and heard the merchants, some of whom tell us that they are directed by their correspondents at Barbados to take up freight at whatever rate. On the whole we think that the Act would prove very prejudicial to the trade of Barbados, especially during this time of war, and would discourage shipping from coming from the neighbouring Colonies, which not only supplies them with provisions, but carries off large quantities of the produce for England. Signed. G. Boothe, Jo. Werden, Robert Southwell, J. Warde. 1 p. Endorsed as the covering letter. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 5. Nos. 49, 49 I.; and 44. pp. 64–66.]
[Feb.]893. Reasons for annulling the Barbados Act for the limitation of freight. (1) It is unprecedented. (2) Losses from war have been so great that if freight in sugars be not in some measure answerable, men will not send their ships to Barbados. (3) Had not the merchants engaged to pay more than the limited price not a ship would have left London for Barbados this season; from which (4) it is clearly a discouragement to trade, and would prevent the supplying of the Island with provisions. (5) It seems to trench on the freedom of English property by limiting the price of that which is to be paid outside their jurisdiction, since the Act says "notwithstanding any contracts made in England." (6) Disallowance of the Act will encourage trade and increase the King's customs. 1 p. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 5. No. 50.]
Feb. 22.894. Minutes of Council of New York. The Governor reported that he had inspected the militia of King's and Queen's Counties and found them very cheerful. Commissioners appointed to consider Governor Hamilton's letter as to laying down the boundary between New York and New Jersey. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXV., pp. 502, 503.]
Feb. 22. Whitehall.895. Order of the King in Council. Referring the petition of Lord Baltimore to Lords of Trade and Plantations for report. John Nicholas. Signed. ½ p. Annexed,
895. I. Petition of Lord Baltimore to the King. An act was passed in Maryland in 1692, enacting that all lands surveyed before 10 July, 1689, shall be held by the persons for whom they were surveyed without being obliged to take patents and grants from me; and that where warrants only were granted and the land not surveyed for the last five years, the persons to whom such warrants were granted may proceed to survey and enjoy the land, as if patent had been granted by me. I beg for disallowance of this Act, which will utterly put an end to my property in the province, and for orders to preserve my right to grant surveys and patents. Copy. 1 p. The whole endorsed, Recd. 24 Feb. '93-'94. [Board of Trade. Maryland, 2. Nos. 104, 104 I.; and 8. pp. 172–174.]
Feb. 22.896. Copy of the above Order in Council, without enclosure. [Board of Trade. Maryland, 2. No. 105.]
Feb. 22.897. The Attorney General to Lords of Trade and Plantations. I am of opinion that the proposals of Sir Matthew Dudley and Company do not interfere with the charters of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island; and I enclose draft of a clause to prevent members of the proposed corporation from selling any share or interest in the joint stock for three years after the date of the Charter. Signed. Edw. Ward. ½ p. Annexed,
897. I. Draft of a clause to above effect. 1 p. The whole endorsed, Recd. 27 Feb. 1693–4. [Board of Trade. New England, 7. Nos. 18, 18I.; and 35. pp. 51–55.]
Feb. 24.898. Journal of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Petition of Lord Baltimore read (see No. 895 I.) and referred to the Attorney and Solicitor General.
Petition of the owners of the ship Joseph read and referred to the Treasury. [Board of Trade. Journal, 7. p. 268.]
Feb. 24.899. John Povey to the Attorney and Solicitor General. Forwarding copy of Lord Baltimore's petition for their report. [Board of Trade. Maryland, 8. pp. 174–175.]
Feb. 26.900. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. That notice be sent to the merchants and planters of Barbados to attend the meeting of the Committee on 27th inst., on the business of the regiment of foot that is to be sent to Barbados. Draft. 1 p. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 5. No. 51.]
Feb. 27.901. Minutes of Council of Jamaica. The Council being consulted as to the expediency of calling an assembly, in view of a sudden alteration in the government, decided against it. The Rev. Samuel Cook made a recantation of certain writings published by him. Several accounts passed. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 77. pp. 270, 271.]
Feb. 27.902. Minutes of Council of New York. Letters from the Council of Maryland read, as to the dishonouring of their bill for £360. Committees appointed to draw up an answer and to make a draught of the new battery. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXV., p. 503.]
Feb. 27.903. Journal of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Reports of the Treasury as to sending a regiment to Barbados, and of the Commissioners of Customs as to the freight Act, were read, and copies of them given to the Agents. [Board of Trade. Journal, 7. p. 269.]
Feb. 27.904. Secretary of the Treasury to William Blathwayt. As regards the regiment for Barbados, the King is willing to ease the Island of giving it free quarters, if the Island will bear the charge of transporting it and the recruits. Signed. Hen. Guy. 1 p. Endorsed, Recd. 27 Feb. and 5 March, 1693–4. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 5. No. 52; and 44. p. 54.]
Feb. 28. Whitehall.905. William Blathwayt to Henry Guy. Forwarding all the papers concerning the hire of ships in Jamaica for attack on the French in 1691, with reference to Sir John Fleet's petition. Draft. ½ p. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 7. No. 29.]
Feb. 28.906. John Povey to the Agents for Barbados. Forwarding copy of Mr. Guy's letter of 27 February, and directing them to attend the Lords of Trade and Plantations, on the 2nd March. Draft. ½ p. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 5. No. 53.]
Feb. 28.907. John Povey to the Agents for Barbados. Forwarding copy of the report of the Commissioners of Customs on the Barbados Act for limiting freight, and summoning them to be present at the meeting of the Committee of Plantations on 2 March. Draft. ½ p. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 5. No. 54.]
[Feb.]908. State of the case of the Charter desired by Sir Matthew Dudley and Company. A summary of the transactions up to the Attorney General's report of 22 February. 1 p. [Board of Trade. New England, 7. No. 19; and 35. pp. 57, 58.]
[Feb.]909. A second state of the case of Sir Matthew Dudley's Company, carried one stage further; and with a request that the charter may be passed. 1 p. [Board of Trade. New England, 7. No. 20.]
[Feb. ?]910. Sir John Evelyn to Lord Godolphin. Asking for the appointment of Mr. Parks to the Council of Virginia. Signed. J. Evelyn. Scrap [Board of Trade. Virginia, 5. No. 44.]