America and West Indies
November 1698, 16-18

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J. W. Fortescue (editor)

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1905

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'America and West Indies: November 1698, 16-18', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 16: 1697-1698 (1905), pp. 559-560. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=70988 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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November 1698

Nov. 16.The Governor acquainted the Representatives with the report of the gentlemen employed to negotiate with the Eastern Indians, and that the Indians insisted on the return of their prisoners. He also informed them of the pretensions of the French and of his letter to Whitehall thereupon, and recommended the supply of the Treasury, the lessening of the soldiers on the frontiers, some recompense to the Agents in England and the appointment of a day of thanksgiving.
Nov. 17.Bills to suppress rogues and vagabonds read. Proposal to amend the clause in the Polygamy Act, wherein people are allowed to marry again if their husband or wife has been absent seven years, reducing that term to less in some cases.
Nov. 18.The 15th December appointed as a day of thanksgiving. The question of opening a Court of Chancery was postponed till next week. The dispute between Topsfield and Salem village dismissed.
Nov. 19.An Address to the King as to the late order concerning the power of appeal of Customs officers to the King and Council was approved and Signed. [Board of Trade. New England, 48. pp. 255–258.]
Nov. 16.999. Journal of Council of Trade and Plantations. Representation upon the Acts of Massachusetts agreed on, and orders given as to the supply of copies thereof, as to printing the Acts and as to sending a complete set to the office of the Board.
The Secretary was ordered to desire the Solicitor-General to hasten despatch of the Acts of the Leeward Islands in his hands.
Mr. Graham's letter to Mr. Blathwayt of 19 September read, and order given that a copy be kept.
Mr. Blathwayt's letter of 8 October last, relating to French trade-regulations, was ordered to be preserved among the records,
Sir Thomas Laurence, sending a duplicate of Governor Nicholson's letter of 13 March, 1697, respecting William Dent, was acquainted of the answer written thereupon.
Lord Bellomont's letters of 14 and 16 September with their enclosures read. Resolved to represent to the King the state of the Five Nations.
Nov. 17.Sir Bartholomew Gracedien submitted a list of names for the Council of Jamaica. (See next abstract.)
Lord Bellomont's letter of 21 September and its enclosures read.
Nov. 18.Memorial of the Attorney-General of New York to Lord Bellomont as to ports in New Jersey, dated 30 June last, was presented and read. Deposition of William Teller as to the English sovereignty over the Five Nations read. Agreed to make a representation as to sending ships of war to New York, and as to ports in New Jersey.
Governor Nicholson's letter of 20 August last from Maryland read. [Board of Trade. Journal, 11. pp. 284–289.]
Nov. 17.1,000. List of persons recommended by Sir Bartholomew Gracedieu for the Council of Jamaica. Emanuel Morton, Colonel Modyford Freeman, Captain Thomas Hudson, Charles Kent. These are very worthy men and well affected. Signed, Bartho. Gracedieu. ¼ p. Endorsed, Recd. Read 17 Nov., 1698. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 8. No. 99; and 56. p. 241.]
Nov. 17.1,001. Minutes of Council of New York. Mr. Ducie Hungerford reporting that he had doubts concerning the trial of the vessels Swift and Concord, the question was referred to the Chief Justice and Attorney-General. [Board of Trade. New York, 72. pp. 161–162.]