America and West Indies
October 1702, 21-24

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1912

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'America and West Indies: October 1702, 21-24', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 20: 1702 (1912), pp. 687-690. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=71683 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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October 1702

Oct. 21.1074. Col. Jory and others to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Recommending John Warde, an inhabitant of Nevis, a man of known integrity and recommended by Governor Codrington, to be Lieutenant-Governor of Nevis. Signed, Joseph Jory, Agent for Nevis, Rd. Cary, Richd. Meriwether. Endorsed, Recd. Read Nov. 9, 1702. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 5. No. 13.]
Oct. 21.1075. Minutes of Council of Bermuda. The Governor set Mr. Larkin at his liberty. [C.O. 40, 2. p. 51.]
Oct. 22.
St. James's.
1076. Order of Queen in Council. Approving of draught of Instructions for Governor Nicholson, and ordering them to be prepared for H.M. signature. Signed, John Povey. Endorsed, Recd. Read Dec. 9, 1702. ¾ p. [C.O. 5, 1313. No. 2; and 5, 1360. p. 327.]
Oct. 22.
St. James's.
1077. Order of Queen in Council. Approving Representation of Oct. 16 upon Instructions relating to the Acts of Trade for Governor Nicholson, and ordering the same to be prepared for H.M. signature. Signed, John Povey. Endorsed, Recd. Read Dec. 9, 1702. 1¼ pp. [C.O. 5, 1313. No. 3; and 5, 1360. pp. 328, 329.]
Oct. 22.1078. Order of Queen in Council, approving Representation of Oct. 16 upon Instructions relating to the Acts of Trade for Governor Codrington, and ordering the same to be prepared for H.M. signature. Signed, John Povey. [C.O. 153, 8. p. 127.]
Oct. 22.
(Dec. 9.)
1079. Memorandum of preceding. ¼ p. [C.O. 152, 5. No. 14.]
Oct. 22.1080. Memorandum of Order in Council, approving Representation of Oct. 16, upon the Instructions relating to the Acts of Trade for Mr. Birch, Governor of the Bahamas. Endorsed, Recd. Read Dec. 9, 1702. ¼ p. [C.O. 5, 1262. No. 2.]
Oct. 22.1081. Memorandum of similar Order in Council upon Instructions for Sir Nathaniel Johnson, Governor of Carolina. Same endorsement. ¼ p. [C.O. 5, 1262. No. 3.]
Oct. 22.1082. Memorandum of Order in Council, approving the Representation of Oct. 16, upon the Instructions relating to the Acts of Trade for Governor Sir Bevill Granville. Endorsed, Recd. Read Dec. 9, 1702. ¼ p. [C.O. 28, 6. No. 85.]
Oct. 22.1083. Memorandum of Order in Council, approving Representation of Oct. 16 upon the Instructions relating to the Acts of Trade for the Governor of Jamaica. ¼ p. [C.O. 137, 5. No. 85.]
Oct. 22.1084. Memorandum of Order of Council, approving Representation of Oct. 16, upon the Instructions relating to the Acts of Trade for Lord Cornbury, Governor of New Jersey. ¼ p. [C.O. 5, 970. No. 10.]
Oct. 22.
St. James'.
1085. J. Granville to the Council of Trade and Plantations. In reply to letter of Oct. 14. We have no objection against your taking security from Mr. Birch, for we should never have proceeded so far as to have given him a Commission if we had not thought him very well quallified for the execution of it. Signed, J. Granville. Endorsed, Recd. Read Oct. 23, 1702. Holograph. ¾ p. [C.O. 5, 1261. No. 156; and 5, 1290. pp. 230, 231.]
Oct. 22.
Whitehall.
1086. Earl of Nottingham to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Being informed that Mr. Atwood and Mr. Weaver are come to Plymouth, and having heard great complaints against them, but not knowing the particulars which are objected to them, nor consequently what proceedings should be in their case, I desire you to tell me the nature of their offences laid to their charge, and what proofs you have of them, that such orders may be given as are just and proper. Signed, Nottingham. Endorsed, Recd. Read Oct. 23. 1702. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1047. No. 77; and 5, 1119. p. 211.]
Oct. 23.
Whitehall.
1087. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of Nottingham. Reply to preceding. We can only acquaint your Lordship[s] that we have received from Mr. Lodwick, a merchant of this City, great complaints of their conduct, especially in the proceedings against Col. Bayard and others. But having not yet received from the Lord Cornbury the full account which he has promised us of that matter, we are not able at present to give any other proof. Only we observe that Mr. Atwood, being Chief Justice of that Plantation, and Mr. Weaver Receiver-General of the Customs and other H.M. Revenue there, have withdrawn themselves without leave of the Governour, as we suppose, and in contempt of Proclamations issued for the apprehending of them. Signed, Weymouth, Dartmouth, Ph. Meadows, Wm. Blathwayt, Jno. Pollexfen. 2 pp. [C.O. 5, 1084. No. 9; and 5, 1119. p. 212.]
Oct. 23.
Whitehall.
1088. William Popple to William Lowndes. The Council of Trade and Plantations being informed by the Earl of Nottingham that Mr. Weaver, Collector of H.M. duties in New York, is arrived at Plymouth under a borrowed name, and understanding that he has thus withdrawn himself without the Governor's leave, and in contempt of a Proclamation issued for the apprehending of him, their Lordships have commanded me to desire you to acquaint the Lord High Treasurer, that H.M. Revenues in that Province may not suffer thereby. [C.O. 5, 1119. p. 213.]
Oct. 23.
Whitehall.
1089. William Popple to William Lowndes. Enclosing draft of Mr. Byrch's bond for the Lord High Treasurer's directions, that the same may be taken at the Exchequer or elsewhere, as his Lordship shall think fit, it being a matter chiefly relating to H.M. Revenue. [C.O. 5, 1290. pp. 231, 232.]
Oct. 23.
Whitehall.
1090. Journal of Council of Trade and Plantations. Mr. Hutcheson attending, was told, in relation to the Address [delivered Oct. 20], that all matters of that kind ought properly to be communicated to a Secretary of State.
Letter from Lord Nottingham, Oct. 22, read and answered.
Letter to Mr. Lowndes [Oct. 23] ordered.
Letter from Col. Granville, Oct. 22, read. Letter to Mr. Lowndes relating thereto ordered [Oct. 23]. [C.O. 391, 15. pp. 250–252; and 391, 96. No. 170.]
Oct. 23.
Cambridge.
1091. Minutes of Council of the Massachusetts Bay. H.E. nominated for Justices of the Peace within the County of Middlesex : Capt. James Meriot, Capt. John Browne, Jonas Bond, Edward Emmerson. For Judge of Probate, John Leverett; Register of Wills, Thomas Swan; Sheriff, Samuel Gookin; Coroner, Andrew Boardman. The Council assented. H.E. nominated for the Council of Essex : Jonathan Corwin, Justice of the Inferior Court; John Appleton, Judge of the Probate; Daniel Rogers, Register of Wills; William Gedney and Major Daniel Davinson, Sheriffs; Capt. John Browne, of Marble-head, Coroner.
H.E. nominated for the Council of Bristol : Nathaniel Byfield, Judge of Probate ; John Carey, Register; Henry Mackintosh, J.P. For the County of Suffolk: Giles Dyer, Sheriff. County of Plymouth : Nathaniel Thomas, jr., Register of Wills. The Council assented.
Petition of Jonathan and Christopher Peake, administrators of their father Jonathan Peake, late of Roxbury, read; ordered that the estate be valued and that they give security to pay to the elect men of Roxbury ¼ of the annual income towards the support of their aunt Sarah Peake, a distracted person, during her lifetime. [C.O. 5, 789. pp. 462, 463.]
Oct. 23.1092. Journal of House of Representatives of New York. Joint Committee of the two Houses appointed to prepare an Address for congratulating H.M. on her accession.
Resolved that a Chaplain be appointed to read prayers to the House.
Ordered that the Votes of this House be printed.
Resolved, that 1,800l. be granted to H.M. for the raising of men, to be placed at Albany and Schenectady, or other suitable places, for the defence of the frontiers this winter.
Oct. 24.Ordered that a Message be sent to H.E. to enquire what those works are H.E. thinks proper for the defence of the Country, with an estimate of the sum necessary for making them.
Committee appointed to examine a petition of David Provost, Isaac D'Riemer, Nicholas Resevelt, and Barent Reynders, complaining of an undue election for the City and Council of New York.
Congratulatory Address to H.M. agreed to nem. con. Printed. [C.O. 5, 1185. pp. 3–5.]
Oct. 23.1093. Minutes of Council of Virginia. Pursuant to an Order of Council, Aug. 21, the Pamunkie, Chickahominy and Nanscatuo Indians having sent two great men each to answer the complaint of the Nattoway Indians, they were asked if they knew anything of the captives carried away from the Nattoways. They declared not, and, the Nattoways making nothing to appear against them, they were dismissed.
The Nattaway, Pamunkie and Chickahominy Indians complaining that the Tuscoruro Indians came in great bodies into this country to hunt, whereby the game, which is their chief support, is destroyed, and also they are in danger of being assaulted by them, ordered that the said complaint be referred to be considered at some more convenient time.
Oct. 24.Letter from Capt. James Moodie, H.M.S. Southampton, and Thomas Layton, purser, read, representing that the 12 months' provisions which they brought out of England was expended June 2, and ever since they have supplied said ship upon their own credit, but now, being refused money for their Bills of Exchange unless endorsed by H.E. or some gentleman residing in the country, they prayed H.E. consideration. H.E. informed Mr. Layton that the reason his Bills were refused was because the Bills formerly drawn by the Captains and others concerned in the ships of war here have not been answered by the Commissioners of the Victualling Office, and particularly that H.E. having advanced to Capt. Jno. Aldred upwards of 100l. sterl. upon a letter of credit from the said Commissioners, he had not yet recd. any payment thereof, and the reason he apprehended to be that they believed he must have had some profit here by the advance of the money, whereas indeed he had no other consideration but only to serve the Crown. But H.E. declared that, as he always thought it his duty to venture not only his fortune, but also his life for H.M. service, if Capt. Moodie and all his officers would certifie that the credit now desired was absolutely necessary for H.M. service, he will supply Capt. Moodie as far as shall be necessary, and for preventing the like straits, will represent the same to H.R.H. Prince George of Denmark. [C.O. 5, 1409. pp. 259–260.]