America and West Indies
September 1702, 11-15

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1912

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'America and West Indies: September 1702, 11-15', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 20: 1702 (1912), pp. 588-592. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=71675 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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September 1702

Sept. 11.Letters from Lt. Gov. Beckford read. Extracts sent to Mr. Burchet.
Petition of several Creditors of Capt. Hasket read. Some of the said creditors, being present, added that there were several persons besides themselves to whom Capt. Hasket owed considerable sums of money, and who could not have justice of him by reason of his absconding. Whereupon they were acquainted that when anything relating to Capt. Hasket should come before the Board, their petition should be considered, and in the meantime they were told that it might be proper to lay their case before the Lords Proprietors.
Mr. Attorney General's answer to the queries sent him July 14, read. [C.O. 391, 15. pp. 199–202; and 391, 96. Nos. 149, 150.]
[Sept. 11.]952. Petition of Alexander Roberts and other Creditors of Capt. Hasket to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Petitioners furnished Capt. Hasket, two and a half years since, with goods for his ship the Providence galley. The day he left London in order for his Government he appointed petitioners to meet him at the Rummer Tavern, Gracechurch Street, and there to pay them, but the same morning early went down to Portsmouth to embarque. Petitioners deputed Parsons to go down there with an Admiralty writ to seize the said ship. But Hasket upon the coming up of Parsons and the officers in a boat to the said ship, did with other persons armed for that purpose present fyre-arms at them, and swore many oaths that he would sink the boat, if they offered to come on board, so that they were forced to a fruitless return. Pray that before Haskett's further proceedings before the Board in order to his being reinstated, petitioners may be heard etc. Signed, Alexander Roberts, James Tayler, Richd. Lee, William Beddard, Francis Parsons, James Fordham. Endorsed, Recd. Read Sept. 11, 1702. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1261. No. 155.]
[Sept. 11.]953. Memorandum of letter from the Attorney General relating to the Admiralty Jurisdiction in the Plantations. ¼ p. [C.O. 323, 3. No. 140.]
Sept. 11.
Whitehall.
954. Wm. Popple to Josiah Burchet. Enclosing extract from Col. Beckford's letter for the information of the Admiralty. [C.O. 138, 10. p. 366.]
Sept. 14.
Council
Chamber,
Boston.
955. Minutes of Council of the Massachusetts Bay. The Assembly was further prorogued till Oct. 15.
The accompt of Elizabeth Monke, of Boston, Taverner, for a publick dinner, May 27, the anniversary day of election of Councillors, amounting to 10l. 15s., was approved.
Accompt of soldiers' pay referred to a Committee. [C.O. 5, 789. p. 457.]
Sept. 14.956. Minutes of Council of the Massachusetts Bay. Copy of Proclamation proroguing the Assembly till Oct. 15. Signed, J. Dudley. [C.O. 5, 788. p. 366.]
Sept. 15.
Whitehall.
957. Council of Trade and Plantations to William Penn. H.M. has been pleased by Order in Council, Aug. 24, upon our Representation relating to the defence and security of all her Plantations in America, and upon particular consideration of your omitting to put her Province of Pennsylvania into any state of defence, notwithstanding the frequent instances that have been made to you on that subject, expressly to direct us to require you to take care that due preparations be made in H.M. said Province of Pennsylvania for the defence and security of the same against any attempt that may be made upon it by the enemy during this time of war. And likewise that in case of an invasion or appearance of imminent danger on the side of New York, you do forthwith send assistance to that Province, in men or money, according to former directions given you, which being thus signified to you by H.M. command, your punctual observance thereof is accordingly expected. Signed, Robt. Cecill, Ph. Meadows, John Pollexfen, Math. Prior. [C.O. 5, 1290. pp. 221, 222.]
Sept. 15.
Whitehall.
958. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. H.M. has been pleased by Order in Council, Aug. 24, upon considerations relating to the defence of all her Plantations in America, and in particular of the danger to which H.M. Provinces of North and South Carolina are exposed in this present conjuncture, expressly to direct us to require you to take care that due preparations be made in the said Provinces for the defence and security of the same against any attempt that may be made upon them by the enemy during this time of war. Signed, Robt. Cecill, Ph. Meadows, Jon. Pollexfen, Mat. Prior. [C.O. 5, 1290. pp. 222, 223.]
Sept. 15.
Whitehall.
959. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Lords Proprietors of the Bahama Islands. Signify H.M. commands by Order in Council, Aug. 24, as in preceding. Signed, Rob. Cecill, Ph. Meadows, John Pollexfen, Matt. Prior. [C.O. 5, 289. p. 110; and 5, 1290. pp. 224, 225.]
Sept. 15.
Whitehall.
960. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Governor and Company of Connecticut. Signifying H.M. commands of Aug. 24, as in preceding, directing that "You take care for the defence of the Colony against any attempt that may be made upon it by the enemy during this time of war; and likewise that in case of an invasion or appearance of imminent danger on the side of New York, you do forthwith send assistance to that Province, in men or money, according to former directions given you on that behalf; this being H.M. express command, and your own interest in the safety of that Colony being also so much concerned in the observance thereof, your punctual compliance with H.M. pleasure in these particulars is accordingly expected." Signed as preceding. [C.O. 5, 1290. pp. 225, 226.]
Sept. 15.
Whitehall.
961. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Governor and Company of Rhode Island. Giving similar directions to preceding. Signed as preceding. [C.O. 5, 1290. pp. 227, 228.]
Sept. 15.
Whitehall.
962. Council of Trade and Plantations to Gov. Joseph Dudley. Her Majesty has been pleased by Order in Council 24th Augst. last, upon our Representation relating to the defence and security of all her Plantations in America, to command us to write to you (as Governor of H.M. Provinces of the Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire) in the most pressing manner, that you endeavour according to what has been proposed by Collonel Romer the Ingineer, that a good Fort be built at Pemaquid about the same place where the last stood, and for its better defence in case of an attack from the sea, that a Battery be raised on the next point of land, and a Redoubt or Round Tower in St. John's Island, and a new Fort in Piscataway River, where the present Fort now stands, to be such as the growing trade of that river and country requires according to the design thereof sent hither by Collonel Romer, as also a strong Tower on the Point of Fryers Island, a Battery on Wood Island, and another on Clark's Island. And we are hereupon further directed to acquaint you, that when the said fortifications shall be built, Her Majesty may be induced to send thither some great guns and other stores of war towards the finishing and for the use of the same; and also to require you that in case of an invasion or appearance of imminent danger on the side of New York, you do forthwith send assistance to that Province, of men or money, according to former directions given on that behalf. All which being thus signified to you by Her Majestie's express command, it is expected that you accordingly exert your utmost endeavours in doing whatsoever may be necessary towards the execution of Her Majestie's pleasure in the foregoing particulars, and especially in disposing the Councills and Assemblies of those Provinces under your Government to a concurrence with you in this matter wherein their own interest and safety are likewise so much concerned. Signed, Robert Cecill, Ph. Meadows, John Pollexfen, Mat. Prior. [C.O. 5, 910. pp. 254–256.]
Sept. 15. 963. Journal of Council of Trade and Plantations. Letters to Governors, relating to the defence of the Plantations, signed.
Order of Council, March 18, with Governor Dudley's Instructions, read.
Order of Council, [Aug.] 31, relating to the 4½ per cent. in Barbadoes, [read].
Minutes of Council of July 2nd and 9th, read.
Order of Council, May 31, relating to Mr. Clifford, read.
Order of Council, July 9, confirming Acts of Barbadoes, read.
Minute of Council, July 9, concerning Col. Hamilton, read.
Orders of Council, Aug. 24, approving Instructions and Commissions for several Governors, read.
Draught of an Instruction for the Lord Cornbury for repealing a clause in an Act of New York was agreed, and ordered to be added to his Instructions. [C.O. 391, 15. pp. 203–206; and 391, 96. No. 151.]
Sept. 15.964. Minutes of Council in Assembly of Barbados. Wm. Roberts returned from Martineque in the Flag of Truce, with answer from the Governor of Martineque. Ordered, that he carry the reply of the Board and such French prisoners as are here down to Martineco, in the sloop Callapatch.
This Board being informed that the Constant Jane was on Sunday last cast on shore near Needham's Point, where she now lies very much damaged, and much doubted whether ever she can be got off, and as 'tis generally suspected that she was wilfully run on shore by Thomas Driffield, Lt. of the vessel, and others, ordered that Charles Buckworth, sole Judge of the Court of Admiralty, issue out his warrant to examine them and others upon oath, and report to the Board. [C.O. 31, 6. pp. 275, 276.]