America and West Indies
October 1698, 3-5

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'America and West Indies: October 1698, 3-5', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 16: 1697-1698 (1905), pp. 468-470. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=70979 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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October 1698

Oct. 3.
London.
867. Christopher Fowler to Council of Trade and Plantations. When Governor Grey assembled the Council on his arrival at Barbados his instructions were found to continue Richard Lillington as one of the Council. It should have been George Lillington, which error must be due to the Clerk, for there is no other person of the name of Lillington in the island. Pray give orders for the correction of the mistake. Signed, Christo. Fowler. 1 p. Endorsed, Recd. Read 21 Oct., 1698. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 7. No. 70; and 44. pp. 222–223.]
Oct. 3.868. Journal of House of Burgesses of Virginia. The usual orders were given as to the sitting of the Committee of Claims. Resolved that John Keeton, being naturalised under an Act of Assembly of 1679, is qualified to sit as a burgess. Committee of the whole house on the Governor's speech, Colonel Philip Ludwell in the chair, when it was resolved that a bill against pirates should be prepared, and that the other questions touched on by the Governor be referred to the Committee of Grievances. Several grievances, propositions and petitions were referred to the Committee of Grievances.
Oct. 4.Several petitions and claims referred to the Committees of Claims and Grievances.
Oct. 5.Certain election returns were amended, and propositions read and referred.
Oct. 6.The Committee of Elections reported as to a disputed return, and the Committee of Grievances, on bringing up its report, was directed to prepare a bill to ascertain the value of coin. Resolved to consider the question of the Council sitting as judges without being sworn as such, in Committee of the whole house. Resolved that it is unnecessary to continue the Rangers. The House then attended the Governor by his summons, when he dissolved the Assembly.
The Governor in his speech declared the occasion of his doing so was an Act of Parliament (p. 63). [Board of Trade. Virginia, 52. pp. 333–340.]
Oct. 4.
Whitehall.
869. Instructions to Nathaniel Blakiston as Governor of Maryland. If the Assembly pass the threepence per hogshead duty for his maintenance during his term of office, he may accept it without asking leave. Collectors and Naval Officers are not to be different persons. Half of the two shillings per hogshead exportduty, and of the fourteen pence per ton on shipping is to go to Lord Baltimore. Power of impressing seamen is vested solely in him. He is to send home a list of the inhabitants, free and unfree, a yearly account of their increase or decrease, and ability to bear arms, and a map of the Province and of each county. Countersigned, Ja. Vernon. [Board of Trade. Maryland, 9. pp. 253–289.]
Oct. 4.870. Minutes of Council of New York. Abraham Depeyster sworn as a Judge of the Supreme Court. James Spencer committed to the custody of the Mayor of New York for scandalous words against the Governor. Warrant for payment of a year's salary to Lieutenant Thomas Sharp, gunner of the fort at Albany. [Board of Trade. New York, 72. p. 141.]
Oct. 4.871. Minutes of Council of Barbados. Orders for payments for imported servants and towards accommodating the Governor's servants. A question as to the sufficiency of a letter of denizenation was referred to the Solicitor-General. Address of the Assembly asking that their consent may be obtained to all orders for payments not according to the express uses specified by Acts. The case of the late Thomas Walrond's will considered.
Oct. 5.Order for payment for the reward and cure of a boy wounded in action in 1696. Order that when bills are passed by the Assembly when the Council is not sitting, the Clerk of Council shall take charge of them and inform the Governor. The instructions to the law-officers as to the letter of denizenation narrowed to a single query, to which they returned their reply. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 65. pp. 375–378.]
Oct. 4.872. Journal of Assembly of Barbados. The fines imposed on two members for absence were remitted. Address to the Governor and Council as to orders for payments (see preceding abstract). A letter from Francis Eyles laid by for consideration.
Oct. 5.Bill for further provision of white servants read, debated and passed through its first reading. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 65. pp. 314–318.]
Oct. 4.873. Memorial of Thomas Weaver, Agent for New York, to Council of Trade and Plantations. The four companies of the New York Garrison are so weak that they require 200 recruits, which cannot be supplied there. The want of a large number of troops to guard the frontier of Albany during the last war enabled the French to destroy great part of the province and might have brought about the loss of New York, and, with it, of the adjacent Colonies. The pay is subject to a deduction of 30 per cent., which starves the privates and discourages the officers. I beg that recruits may be sent over immediately, or rather that, on Lord Bellomont's representation, a whole regiment may be sent over to secure the province if another war should break out and to secure the allegiance of the Indians, and that the pay of the forces there may be made equal to that of the King's forces in Europe. Signed, T. Weaver. 1 p. Endorsed, Recd. Read 4 Oct., 1698. [Board of Trade. New York, 8. No. 8; and 52. pp. 493–494.]
Oct. 4.874. Journal of Council of Trade and Plantations. Humphrey Perkins attending gave evidence as to illegal shipping of goods from Madagascar, but denied that he had ever been in the East Indies till two or three years ago, or had ever sailed with the pirate Coates.
Sir Thomas Lawrence presented an Order in Council of 29th ult. upon a petition from him (No. 863) and was ordered to attend again to-morrow.
Memorial of Mr. Weaver as to the soldiers in New York read (No. 873).
Mr. Yeaman's letter of 25 July read (No. 696). Order for a duplicate of the Lords Justices' letters upon the devolution of the Government of the Leeward Islands to be sent to him.
Two letters from Mr. Randolph of 26 April and 16 May read (Nos. 404, 460). Order for the latter to be considered when there shall be any treaty with the French Commissioners upon boundaries in America.
Oct. 5.Sir Thomas Laurence attending gave his arguments for claiming £150 as salary, he being senior member of Council on the death of Governor Copley.
Oct. 6.The Proclamation and Commission for the Commissioners of the expedition against pirates laid before the Board. [Board of Trade. Journal, 11. pp. 239–247.]
Oct. 5.875. Minutes of Council of Bermuda. The sheriff brought in the accounts of stores and of prices at quarter-sessions. Charles Walker, Samuel Trott and Thomas Harford appointed Auditors. [Board of Trade. Bermuda, 39. pp. 3–4.]
Oct. 5.876. Minutes of Council of Virginia. Five members present. The Governor desired the Council's opinion as to the revision of the laws, the appointment of an Agent, and as to the election of a member, who was a native neither of Ireland nor of England, to the House of Burgesses.