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December 1701, 9-10

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'America and West Indies: December 1701, 9-10', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 19: 1701 (1910), pp. 659-670. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=71585 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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December 1701

[Dec. 9.]1056. Copy of a Surrender of the rights of Government by the Proprietors of East New Jersey inhabiting there in 1701. June 19, 1701. Signed, Robert Burnet, Miles Forster, John Johnstone, Michael Hawdon, John Barclay, Thomas Warne, Thomas Gordon, David Lyell. Endorsed, Recd. Read Dec. 9, 1701. Communicated to the Board by Mr. Morris. 5¼ pp. [C.O. 5, 1261. No. 34.]
[Dec. 9.]1057. Mr. Usher to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Being here arriv'd, looke upon itt to be my duty (haveing been honored with H.M. Commission as Lieut.-Governor in province New Hampshire) to lay before your Lordships a brief account of proceedings there. John Hincks, William Vaughan, Richard Walderen, three suspended persons, seized H.M. Government, and on Feb. 8, 1696/7, did raise men with arms to apprehend and seize my person, as may appear by a Proclamation by them issued out, requiring all persons not to yield due obedience persuant to the King's Commission, and giveing warrant to Mr. Vaughan to seize my person, as may appear by minuit Council. Your Lordships ill resenting those proceedings was pleased to send orders, Aug. 3, 1697, directed to me as Lieut.-Governor, to take care of that H.M. Government until Mr. Partridge had qualified himself to take care of the Government, or my Lord Bellomont's arrival, requiring all persons to yield obedience persuant to said Commission, which Orders was there published Dec. 13, 1697, Council called, sett and several orders passed : Dec. 14, Wm. Partridge, with said Hincks, Vaughan and Walderen, three suspended persons, in contempt of and disobedience to said Orders, by force of armes entered on ye Government. July 31, 1699, my Lord Bellomont entering on ye Government, I then gave under my hand a charge against Partridge, Hincks, Vaughan and Walderen, and that I was ready then and there to prove my charge, but reasons then best known to himself omitted the hearing thereof. The Government is now in the hands of Partridge as Lieut.-Governor and two suspended persons of his Council, wch. were never restored by the King's Signet or sign manual, the wch. with all humble submission think in duty bound to lay before your Lordships. Signed, John Usher. Endorsed, Recd. Read Dec. 9, 1701. Holograph. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 862. No. 84; and 5, 910. pp. 11–13.]
Dec. 9.1058. Mr. Champante to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Repeats history of Bills of Exchange drawn upon him by the Council of New York for the pay of the forces. The Lords of the Treasury on July 15, did upon receipt of your Lordships' communication June 25 [No. 579] direct the Earl of Ranelagh to pay over to me all such moneys as he had or should receive for the subsistence of the said forces till further orders, upon my giving security for the due application thereof, which I immediately did. But several of the aforementioned Bills of Exchange having been presented to me before the said Order of their Lordships, I humbly hope I was not in the wrong to decline engaging myself personally to the payment of them, by formally accepting them when Lord Cornbury's appointment had made the Pay Office refuse to issue to me any further subsistance. I took care, however, to tell the persons who brought them that they need not at all question the punctual payment of them, noting the day of their presentment, and saying that if I received authority from the Treasury, I would immediately accept their Bills as of the day they were presented, which I made it my business to do. They all seem'd very well satisfied, so that what reason anyone could have to alarm them on the other side, unless it was of malice, I can't imagine. All the said Bills of 1,100l. have been punctually answered, and H.M. Lieut.-Governor of the Province having since his arrival therein drawn upon me for 1,464l. 16s. 6d., I have paid the same except. 383l., the Bills therefore being not yet due, but have been accepted by me, whereby I am become personally liable, tho' there is again a stop put to my receit of any further subsistance, and no ballance on account of subsistance in my hands to answer the same. For Lord Cornbury, having impowered by his letter of Attorney, Oct. 1, Mr. Andrews to receive the pay of himself, officers and companies, and having by letter of the same day to Mr. Paunceforte forbid ye issuing of any more money to me, Mr. Andrews has petitioned the Treasury that he might have the receit of the same, setting forth that notwithstanding such his authority, I had received subsistance to the 25th of the last month, which petition stands now in a manner referred to Lord Ranelagh, and in the meanwhile there is a stop put to the issuing of any further pay, whereby the credit of H.M. Government of the Province or myself must suffer, if it continues till the Bills yet standing out become due. And I humbly submit it to your Lordships' consideration whether it can be for H.M. service that Lord Cornbury should take upon him the disposition of the pay of the said forces while they are actually under the command of the Lieut.-Governor, who can only answer for them to H.M., and wch. trust he cannot discharge without having their pay issued to his order, or whether your Lordships will not rather think it proper to consult the safety of the Province, which so very much depends on the ease and satisfaction of the soldiers therein, by preserving the credit of the Lieut.-Governor who has had the happiness to serve H.M. so advantageously in his late negotiations with the Indian Nations. Signed, J. Champante. Endorsed, Recd. Read Dec. 9, 1701. 2 pp. [C.O. 5, 1047. No 8; and 5, 1119. pp. 11–15.]
Dec. 9.
Whitehall.
1059. William Popple to Edward Northey, Attorney General. The Council of Trade and Plantations request your attendance on Thursday or Friday next, in order to advise with them about the methods in which the Surrender of the pretended right to the Government by the Proprietors of East and West New Jersey may be most fitly made. [C.O. 5, 1289. p. 317.]
Dec. 9.1060. Journal of Council of Trade and Plantations. Ordered that Mr. Attorney General be desired to attend on Thursday or Fryday, in order to advise upon the methods in which it may be fit that the Proprietors of the Jerseys should surrender their right to the Government of that country.
Mr. Usher presented a Memorial relating to the disorders in New Hampshire, 1697.
Mr. Blathwayt communicated to the Board a letter from Lord Cornbury to himself, Nov. 8, which was read. Ordered that a copy be given to Mr. Champante for an answer in writing. Mr. Fauconier was called in and made acquainted with this resolution, and ordered to attend again on Friday for such further directions as shall seem necessary after the receipt of Mr. Champante's answer. Messrs. Docmenie, Morrice, Dockwra, and Sonmans returned to the Board the draughts of a Commission and Instructions, which had been sent to Sir Thomas Lane in pursuance of the Minutes of the last meeting. And upon the mention of a Governor, Mr. Dockwra objecting against Col. Hamilton's being appointed, was ordered to bring his objections in writing. He also desired to have the said Commission and Instructions lent him in order to communicate the same to the Proprietors of East Jersey, and they were lent to him with orders to return the same on Thursday next at the furthest. Col. Morrice exhibited to the Board an original surrender of the right of Government of that country under the hands and seals of several of the General Proprietors inhabiting in East Jersey, so far as lies in their power, and left the same to be copied and then returned to him.
Mr. Champante presented to the Board a Memorial relating to the pay of the Forces at New York, as ordered Nov. 28, and the same being read, was ordered to be taken into further consideration when he shall have given in his answer to the letter from Lord Cornbury to Mr. Blathwayt.
Letter from Mr. Addington, Oct. 27, read, and the duplicate of the Acts of the Province therein mentioned laid before the Board.
Dec. 10.Draught of a Report relating to the Administration of Justice in Barbadoes considered.
Dec. 11.The above report was agreed upon and ordered to be transcribed.
Letter from Lieut.-Governor Partridge, Oct. 13, read.
Mr. Dockwra, with Mr. Sonmans, delivered back the draughts of a Commission and Instructions for a Governor for the Jersies which had been lent him. And upon his proposing some further alterations to be made therein, he was ordered in the first place to settle that matter with the Proprietors of West Jersey. He also communicated the draught of a Surrender of Government intended to have been presented to the late King James by the Proprietors of East Jersey in 1688. [Board of Trade. Journal, 14. pp. 226–232.]
Dec. 10.
Whitehall.
1061. Mr. Secretary Hedges to the Council of Trade and Plantations. The three papers enclosed, entituled a Memorial of the Councill and Representatives of the Province of the Massachusets Bay in New England, with an humble Address to his Majesty from the same, both dated the 9th of August last, and another Address to his Majesty from the same Persons, bearing date 13 October last, having been presented to the King, his Majesty has been pleased to command me to transmit the same to your Ldps, for your consideration, and to report your opinion what may fitly be done in the severall matters therein mentioned. Signed, C. Hedges. Endorsed, Read Dec. 12, 1701, Read Jan. 8, 170½. 1 p. Enclosed,
1061. i. Address of the Council and Representatives of the Massachusetts Bay. Boston, Aug. 9, 1701. We crave leave in all humility to express the deep sorrow wherewith we are very sensibly affected under the awfull dispensations of divine Sovereignty towards us, first in the death of the truly noble Earl of Bellomont, your Majesties late Captain General and Governor in Cheif of this your Province, and soon after in the death of the Honble. William Stoughton Esq., yr. Majties. late Lieut.-Governour and Commander in Cheif of the same. Deploring our great unhappiness in being deprived of the conduct of two such worthy persons, more especially at a time when the present conjuncture makes us stand in the greatest need of all that wisdome, skill and prudence for directing the affairs of the Government which we had large experience of in them, our Trust under God is nextly in yr. Majties. Grace towards us, hoping that the same Royal goodness which inclined your Sacred Majesty to be favourable to your good subjects here in your appointing of persons so worthy and desirable to the chief places of Government over us will still dispose yr. Majesty to have the like princely care of and regard to us. Royal Sir, We humbly crave leave further to let yr. Majty. understand that we have had the perusal of your Majesties several gracious Letters of the 19th of January and 2d of February, 1700/1, and on mature consideration of your Majesties Royal pleasure therein signifyed, have humbly made bold in a Memorial accompanying this our Address to represent and set before your sacred Majesty the true state of our affairs, humbly praying your Majesty to be graciously pleased to cast a favourable aspect thereon, and of your Royal Bounty to afford the supplys and assistance therein mentioned, as necessary for the defence of your Majesties Interests within this your Province, whereby your good Subjects will be further encouraged in their Duty. And that Heaven's Blessings may rest on your Majesties Royal person and Government shall be the constant Prayer of etc. Signed, Joseph Lynde, Nathaniel Thomas, Daniel Pierce, Em. Hutchinson, Natha. Byfield, Benja. Browne, John Higginson, Samll. Partridge, Ja. Russell, Elisha Cooke, Wm. Browne, Elisha Hutchinson, Sam. Sewall, Jonathan Corwin, John Foster, Penn Townsend, Isa. Addington. In the name and by the order of the House of Representatives, Nehemiah Jewett, Speaker. Same endorsement. 1 p.
1061. ii. Memorial from the Council and Representatives of the Massachusetts Bay to the King. Boston, Aug. 9, 1701. Upon perusal of your Majesty's several gracious Letters of the 19th of Janry. and 2d of Febr. 1700/1 directed to your Majesty's Governour or Commander in Chief for the time being of this Provice, and on mature consideration of yr. Majesties Royal Commands therein signifyed, We crave leave in all humble and dutifull manner to represent to your sacred Majty;—As to the complaints of the spoil of Woods by cutting down and converting to private uses such Trees as are or may be proper for the service of your Majties. Royal Navy, we are ignorant of any grounds for complaints of that nature, none having been made to the Government here of any such practice within this Province, which had it been we should have endeavoured to restrain or prevent the same. Your Majesty having been pleased by your Royal Commission in the second year of your Majesties Reign to grant unto Jahleel Brenton Gent. the office of Surveyor of all and singular woods, Firtrees and other Timber Trees within these your Territories fit and proper for the use of your Majesties Royal Navy, impowering him, his Deputy or Deputies to view, survey and mark all such Trees, and to register the same etc.; and the said Mr. Brenton and his Deputies being in the actual Exercise of said Office, we might reasonably expect, had any obstruction been given them therein or any spoiles made, they would have made application to the Government for redress thereof; but they have not offered at any time any such complaint. And Timber proper for your Majty's. Service is of so great vallue and esteem here that no persons who have any such will readily spoile, imbezel or convert it to other use, because it would be much to their disadvantage.
As to Fortifications. The last summer we caused a small Fortification to be erected at Casco Bay, where there is a Garrison posted, upwards of fifty miles to the Eastward of any present settlement of the English, whereby we designed to accommodate the Indians for Trade, and to supply them at easy rates, tho' with loss to the Publick, to prevent their going to the French therefore, and to fix them in the English Interests, as also to encourage the resettlement of that part of the Province. And a Plantation will be speedily set forward there in case a New War do not commence. The Fort formerly erected at Pemaquid, cost us not less than twenty thousand pounds to build and maintain the same, and we are not sensible we had in any measure a proportionable advantage thereby. The scituation thereof was on a Promontory towards the sea much out of the ordinary roads of the Indians, yet were we carefull to furnish and supply the same with all necessary stores and provisions, and had newly reinforced the Garrison (which with that recruit consisted of more than four score men) and sent them fresh supplies a little before it fell into the hands of the Enemy. Had the Commander been as well furnished with conduct and resolution, it had probably been defended. We are humbly of opinion that the building of a Fort at Pemaquid lying upwards of one hundred miles distant from any part of the Province at present inhabited by the English can be no security to our Frontiers or bridle to the Indians. The only benefit we conceive might arise thereby would be to shelter a few boats that may be imployed in fishing towards those parts and at some times put in there. And it would draw such a considerable charge upon your Majesties Subjects as they cannot possibly support. We are actually at work in raising new Fortifications on Castle Island near Boston (the place of greatest import within this your Majesties Province), under the direction and oversight of Coll. Romer, which works will amount to considerable sums of money. And 'tis further necessary, could we be able to support the charge thereof (which indeed we cannot) that Fortification should be made in several other places within this Bay near Boston, as Salem, Marblehead, Gloucester, Plymouth and Hull, being so many avenues by which the Enemy may make impressions upon us. Our incapacity for doing what is necessary in this respect, where we are more nearly concerned, We hope with submission will sufficiently excuse us from contributing to the charge of building and maintaining Forts in the Province of New Hampshire. Their ability to maintain the Fort in that Province is proportionably much greater than that of your Majesties subjects in this, to do what is necessary as to Fortifications here. This Province was at very great charge to give them assistance during the late war, and must necessarily further assist them if war arise again, tho' they have not done anything towards reimbursing what was before.
As to the Quota of Assistance in Men or Money for New Yorke. We cannot be able to comply therewith without apparent hazard of exposing your Majesty's Interests within this Province. The line of our Frontier both by sea and land is of far larger extent than that of New York and does necessarily require by far a greater number of men to guard the same, we lye much more open and exposed to an attack by sea than New York does, and if they be in hazard much more shall we. And if war happen with France, we must expect the Indians will break forth again. The line of our frontier against them is upwards of five hundred miles in length, and the French or Indians in the late war found none or little difficulty to come from Canada down the rivers, either in their Canoes, or on the ice in the winter season, and infest our Northern and Western Towns, whereto they can have a more easy access than to Albany, and 'tis not to be thought but that they will again make use of such advantage. The Inland Frontiers of New York are strengthened with some of yr. Majties. Foot Companies being constantly upon duty, and have the five Nations a barrier to them, who will be ready at all times to give them notice of the approach of an Enemy and afford them assistance. Also other of yr. Majties. Colonies lye more contiguous to New Yorke and can more readily afford them succours than this Province, they lying less exposed. The vast expence this Province was at in the time of the late War for the preservation of yr. Majties. Interests within the same and in the Province of New Hampshire (which without assistance from hence would become an easy prey to the Enemy) besides the devastations then made by the Enemy, have reduced yr. Majties. subjects here to an extream depth of poverty. The wounds they then received both in their persons and estates are so recent that they would labour of insuperable difficulties to be anew embroyled in War, and lyable to be transported to serve in another Province, whilst their families and estates lye exposed at home.
As to the sending Accessories in Piracy into England for Tryal, We fear the practice thereof will put discouragement on persons to discover any such Accessories they may know or be informed of; least they themselves be obliged to accompany them into England as Witnesses, which may prove ruinous to many to be taken upon a sudden and carryed away from their business and families. And the like may be said as to persons accused or taken up on suspicion, who may appear innocent and be acquitted on their Tryal. By the foregoing Representation in which we have endeavoured truly to set forth the danger your Majesties Subjects and Interests within this Province will be in of being exposed by a New War with France, together with the Indians breaking out again upon us and our incapacity of doing what is necessary for our defence against so potent an Enemy as the French, and to counterworke the crafty designes and surprizes of the barbarous and bloody salvages, who have such advantage against us; yr. Majty. may be pleased to take a view of the state of our affairs, and to judge of our wants, especially of cannon, small armes and other stores of war for the furnishing of yr. Majties. Fortifications within this Province, as also some ships of war of greater force than these at present assigned to this Station, for the better guarding and securing of the coast in case of war: For which we humbly implore your Majties. Grace. We humbly crave leave further to subjoin to the answer made by Sr. Henry Ashhurst to the Petition preferred to yr. Majty. by the Earl of Limerick for the grant of a Tract of Land called Pemaquid, that besides the Grant thereof made in yr. Majties. Royall Charter for this Province, the said Land wth. others lying both to the Eastward and Westward thereof was anciently granted by the Council of Devon to perticular persons as their own property and by them since allotted out, and a great part thereof actually improved, untill the Inhabitants were forced away by the hostility of the Indians, and will be again resettled if Peace continue, which Lands are also purchased of the Indians. Signed, John Foster, Peter Sergeant, Joseph Lynde, Penn Townsend, Em. Hutchinson, Benja. Brown, Jon. Higginson, Barnabas Lothrop, Jon. Thacker, James Russell, Elisha Cooke, John Hathorne, Elisha Hutchinson, Sam. Sewall, Jonathan Corvin, Wm. Browne, Nathal. Byfield. In the name and by the Order of the House of Representatives, Nehemiah Jewett, Speaker. Same endorsement. 3¾ pp.
1061. iii. Address of the Council and Representatives of the Massachusetts Bay, Praying that their desires in the Meml. of the 9th Aug. may be complyed with. Boston, Octob. 18, 1701. Upon the death of yr. Majties. Captain General and Governor in Chief over this your Province and of the Lieutenant-Governour, we had sometime since prepared an humble address to your Sacred Majesty, and a Memorial accompanying the same, and had also appointed an Agent to attend yr. Majesty, humbly to present our said Address and Memorial, and to solicite the affairs of this Government; But before an opportunity presented for his setting forward, intelligence arriving that yr. Majty. had been graciously pleased to appoint a Governour over this your Territory who might be expected here in a very short time, his dispatch was deferr'd, that we might have the advantage of the Governour's advice and directions in the further humble Representations and Supplications necessary to be made to your Royal Majesty on behalf of this your Province. Now, your Majesties Governour not being arrived, and the ships bound for England in a readiness to saile, we embrace this opertunity (not knowing when another may offer) to forward our said Address and Memorial to be humbly presented by another hand; And crave leave in all humility further to express our dutifull and thankfull acknowledgements of yr. Majties. Princely care of and Royal Bounty to us in the supply of fifty barrels of powder which yr. Majty. has been graciously pleased to bestow upon us and is arrived. And we are thereby encouraged to hope that yr. Majties. Royal Bounty will extend to a further supply of Stores of War as mentioned in our aforesaid Memorial. Our Fortifications on Castle Island being much enlarged by the direction of Collonel Romer, your Majesties Engineer, wherein we have and shall be at very great charge. And forasmuch as we are given to understand, that through the suggestion of some persons not well affected to Charter Governments, a Bill has been preferr'd in the House of Lords, for the vacating of Charter and Proprietary Governments within yr. Majties. Plantations, we in all submission crave leave humbly to pray yr. Majties. grace and favour towards your good subjects within this your Province; that no such suggestions may make impression in your Royal Brest to deprive us of those priviledges which we enjoy under yr. Majties. most gracious Grant, And that we may not be included in any such Act to our prejudice, without having opportunity given us of being heard and speaking for ourselves, which will greatly animate yr. Majties. good subjects in continuing to pray for yr. Majties. long life and prosperous reign. Signed, Joseph Lynde, Nath. Thomas, Em. Hutchinson, Danl. Peirce, Penn Townsend, Saml. Partridge, Isa. Addington, Wait. Winthrop, Ja. Russell, Elisha Cooke, Elisha Hutchinson, Sam. Sewall, John Foster, Peter Sergeant, John Walley. In the name and by order of the House of Representatives, Nehemiah Jewett, Speaker. Same endorsement. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 862. Nos. 85, 85.i–iii; and 5, 910. pp. 155–172.]
Dec. 10.
Maryland.
1062. Governor Blakiston to the Council of Trade and Plantations. I have the honour to receive yours of June 13, with the Act for Religion as it is now corrected by H.M., and since your Lordships have not laid any commands upon me to call the Assembly on purpose but have directed it to be laid before the General Assembly at their first meeting, the other Law subsisting in the interim, I have with the advice of the Council defer'd calling them till the Spring, for after October it is hardly possible to bring the General Assembly together by reason of the badness of the weather, the Rivers being usually frozen up.
By way of New York I received H.M. letter of Jan. 19, recommending to the General Assembly of this Province a supply of 650l. towards fortifications on the frontiers of New York, as also a quota of men is required. I must owne that the Assembly having sat in the summer, and this letter coming afterwards, [that] to have called the Assembly immediately again might rather, than have procured, obstructed there complying, for the charge of calling the Assembly is considerable, unless an absolute and immediate necessity require it, their charge amounting to above 10,000lb. of tobacco per day, which at a penny per pound is above 40l. sterl. I must further owne that as the Assembly was appointed to be held some time in Sept. in Virginia, I knew H.M. letter would come under theire consideration, and H. M. great care of sending men of war always to guard that Colony, and many other reasons induced me to believe they would not have rejected it, and if they had done it, I would then have taken hold of that occasion to have call'd the Assembly, and it would have been a good precident for us. The Assembly at Philadelphia met about the same time, and they also refused it, so that we did not think it advisable to call them at that time, when we had fresh before us two ill examples. But in the Spring I shall lay it before the General Assembly and enforce it with all the industry I am capable off, which I hope will be early enough, the Government of New York not having made the least demand of it as yet. Your Lordships' of July 22 by Sir Thomas Lawrence came not to my hands till about. Nov. 15. I have endeavoured to return as speedy an answer as possible; your Lordships are sensible I am a stranger to the transactions of this Government before H.M. took it under his more immediate protection; and I did judge the Council, who have most of them been long inhabitants here, might have furnished me with what miscarriages had been committed during the Proprietors' time. At the meeting of the Assembly I will endeavour to furnish you with some things more particular, which I dare not presume to report to your Lordships till I have the undeniable proofs made more plaine.
As to Pensilvania, I am altogether a stranger in holding a corrispondency with anybody there (they being all Quakers) unless it was with Col. Quarry and Mr. Moore, who is H.M. Attorney General there. Col. Quarry is gone for England about a month agoe, who told me he was well prepared to give your Lordships the best account of the Transactions in that Provicne. Notwithstanding, I have writ to Mr. Moore to know if he can furnish me with anything material to transmit to your Lordships, either of the mismanagement of the Governments of Pensilvania or the Jerseys. Signed, N. Blakiston. Endorsed, Recd. Feb. 4, Read March 25, 1702. Holograph. 2⅓ pp. Enclosed,
1062. i. Abstract of preceding. 2 pp.
1062. ii. Memorandum of Minute of Council of Maryland, Sept. 1, 1701. Slip.
1062. iii. Memorandum of Minutes of Council of Maryland, Nov. 19, 29, 1701. Slip. [C.O. 5, 715. Nos. 49, 49.i.–iii.; and (without enclosures) 5, 726. pp. 122–126.]
Dec. 10.
Annapolis.
1063. Sir Thomas Laurence to the Council of Trade and Plantations. On Sept. 10 I sailed from the Downs and arrived at Annapolis Nov. 11. I then gave to His Excellency the pacquet in which was contained the Law for Religion as it is settled by your Lordships, etc. Signed, Thomas Laurence. Endorsed, Recd. 13, Read May 21, 1702. Addressed and Sealed. Holograph. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 715. No. 48; and 5, 726. pp. 127, 128.]
Dec. 10.
Charlestown.
1064. Minutes of Council of the Massachusetts Bay. Capt. Henry Crofts, H.M.S. Gosport, ordered to sail for Barbados with a convoy, the first good opportunity of wind and weather, and not to stay there more than 6 days, but to repair to the Island of Salt Tertudos with such merchant ships as shall be ready to accompany him thither, and to remain there to guard ships that come to load salt until March 10, and then to sail with such ships as are ready, and return with what speed he can directly to this place.
Accounts for fitting out the Gosport ordered to be audited.
20l. paid to Timothy Wadsworth, of Boston, gunsmith, and his apprentice, Thomas Broughton.
3l. paid to George Felt, formerly of Cascobay, now of Salem, for 3,600 hard bricks and about 18 paving tile, used in building the Trading-house at Cascobay. [C.O. 5, 788. pp. 112–114.]
Dec. 10.
Whitehall.
1065. Wm. Popple to Isaac Addington. Acknowledges receipt of letters. You have undoubtedly heard long ago that there was a stop put to the passing of a Commission for the Governor intended for your Province; that matter remains yet in suspence, but I believe it will not be so long, for it is evident that a determination, one way or other, is very necessary. The appointment of Mr. Phips, as you write, to solicite the affairs of the Province, will I hope tend to the dispatch of all. [C.O. 5, 910. pp. 13, 14.]