America and West Indies
November 1698, 26-30

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1905

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'America and West Indies: November 1698, 26-30', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 16: 1697-1698 (1905), pp. 564-567. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=70990 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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November 1698

Nov. 26.1,019. Minutes of Council of New York. Adam Baldridge and another appeared to plead for the ships Swift and Concord, and on the Council's motion agreed that the vessels be first appraised. Sundry petitions read. George Sydenham, escheator, was directed to consult with the Attorney-General as to an escheat. Orders for payment of £50 to the Lieutenant-Governor for the expenses of his expedition to Albany and for other payments. The appraisements of the ships Swift and Concord were received. [Board of Trade. New York, 72. pp. 168–171.]
Nov. 28.1,020. Minutes of Council of Massachusetts. Order for payment of £72 for the expenses of the gentlemen sent to wait upon Lord Bellomont.
Nov. 30.Licence granted for erecting a new meeting-house in Boston of timber, provided that it be slated. [Board of Trade. New England, 49. pp. 180–181.]
Nov. 28.1,021. Journal of General Assembly of Massachusetts. Bill to create Framingham township received from the Representatives and read. A petition from Harvard College for encouragement to be given by the Assembly to a vice-president to reside constantly at the College, was read and debated.
Nov. 29.A proposal of the Representatives as to the impost on wines was read, debated and returned to be perfected in a bill. Several resolutions of the Representatives as to payments, remission of duties, and enquiries as to lands were agreed to. A committee appointed to enquire into one tract of land, and ordered that Sir Henry Ashurst have 1,000 acres therein, if free.
Nov. 30.A private bill was passed and sent down for concurrence. Polltax bill and Impost Amendment bill received from the Representatives and debated. Certain payments voted by the Representatives were agreed to. John Phillips and James Convers appointed to negotiate with the Kennebec Indians.
Dec. 1.Petition from Harvard College again considered and conference held with the Corporation thereof. Votes of the Representatives for certain payments agreed to.
Dec. 2.The Polygamy Act Amendment bill and a private bill were passed into Acts. Poll-tax bill again debated.
Dec. 3.Votes of the Representatives for a payment to John Nelson, and for a salary of £200 to the President of Harvard College agreed to. Bill for a Court of Equity read. [Board of Trade. New England, 48. pp. 264–270.]
Nov. 28.
Newcastle,
New Hampshire.
1,022. Samuel Allen to Council of Trade and Plantations. On my arrival with my family on 23 August, I found that Lord Bellomont had not been here with his commission to supersede mine, and hearing that indisposition would prevent him from coming this winter, I took the oaths, published my commission and assumed the Government, to traverse the irregular proceedings and growing insolence of Lieutenant-Governor Partridge and three or four others of the Council. These, without being qualified, have presumed not only to make laws and raise taxes, but have persisted therein and in keeping Mr. Usher in a hostile manner out of the province, notwithstanding the King's and your orders to the contrary in your letter of 3 August. Since my being in the Government they continue the same, and on all occasions show their aversion to control by any power or laws that come from the King and Parliament; and by all the subtle and designing acts imaginable they infuse into the common people that any power sent from England without the recommendation of their champion, Sir Henry Ashurst, aims at their ruin. This brings the King's authority into such contempt that none will give help for the King's service unless commended by four or five men who (they say) have a mandate from Heaven to live and let live all men in this province at discretion. If you find it necessary to send for these four or five men to reward them according to their merits and to order me or Lord Bellomont to send home evidence against them, then, and not till then, will obedience be paid to the King's authority, Acts of Parliament and the Acts of Trade. Signed, Samuel Allen. Holograph. 1 p. Endorsed, Recd. 30 Dec. 1698, Read 6 Feb., 1698–9. [Board of Trade. New England, 9. No. 47; and 37. pp. 132–133.]
Nov. 28.1,023. Journal of Council of Trade and Plantations. Colonel Fletcher received a copy of the charges against him, to answer the same in writing.
Mr. Yard's letter of 25th inst., with a letter from Governor Nicholson to the Duke of Shrewsbury read (No. 1,018).
An anonymous letter from Jamaica, dated 30 July, was read (No. 711). Laws of Jamaica considered, and order given for a representation to be drawn thereupon.
Dec. 1.Order for Lord Bellomont to be informed in the next letter to him of the exception of William Kid from the pardon offered to pirates.
Mr. Gilbert Heathcote attending, said that he had written to Jamaica about Sir James del Castillo's private Act, but had received no answer. He also suggested four names of persons suitable for the Council of Jamaica, but added that none of the gentlemen lately come from thence recommended Charles Sadler. [Board of Trade. Journal, 11. pp. 292–296.]
Nov. 29.1,024. Minutes of Council of Antigua. Henry Symes sworn Register under the new Act. [Board of Trade. Leeward Islands, 64. p. 286.]
Nov. 29.1,025. Minutes of Council of Barbados. Supplemental bill to the Act for provision of servants read a third time with amendments and sent to the Assembly. The Governor at the same time recommended them to provide for the expense of the Grand Sessions. Major Garth's petition read, on which the Governor agreed to advance him £200 for the subsistence of his company, on his giving bills on the Paymaster-General. The Council offered to bear their proportion of the charge if the bills were not met. At the Assembly's request a conference was held on the Supplemental bill concerning servants, which bill was passed with the Assembly's amendments. Order for copies of all Acts to be sent in future to the member of Council or eldest Assemblyman in each parish. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 65. pp. 380–381.]
Nov. 29.1,026. Journal of Assembly of Barbados. The Assembly received a bill and a recommendation from the Governor (see preceding abstract). Committee appointed to consider the business of Grand Sessions. Conference held on the bill as to white servants, and the bill passed with certain amendments and read to Council. [Board of Trade. Barbados, 65. pp. 324–327.]
Nov. 30.1,027. Minutes of Council of Bermuda. The Act against piracy and some temporary Acts were passed. Note. The Assembly adjourned on the 2nd of December. [Board of Trade. Bermuda, 39. p. 9.]