America and West Indies
May 1722, 16-31

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'America and West Indies: May 1722, 16-31', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 33: 1722-1723 (1934), pp. 68-79. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=72000 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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May 1722, 16–31

May 17.
St. James's.
138. Order of King in Council, approving draughts of Instructions for the Governors of Plantations in America, enjoyning the due observance of the severall laws of Trade and Navigation, more particularly with regard to the Trade from the East Indies, except to the Governors of Jamaica and Barbados, who have had them already inserted in their Instructions; and also two other draughts of Instructions for the Colonies of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Providence Plantation, relating to the Acts of Trade and Navigation, which have been thought proper to be renewed to the said Charter Governments etc. Signed, Robert Hales. Endorsed, Recd. 9th, Read 13th Nov., 1722. 1¾ pp. [C.O. 323, 8. No. 33].
May 17.
Whitehall.
139. Alured Popple to Mr. West. Presses for report upon Acts of New York now in his hands. [C.O. 5, 1124. p. 280.]
May 17.
St. James's.
140. Order of King in Council. Upon report of Committee of Privy Council upon representation on Capt. Gookin's petition for grant of islands in Delaware River (v. 8th Jan., 1720, 1st Sept. and 28th Dec., 1721), it is referred to the Board of Trade to particularize which of the said Islands appear to them to be improved, and to consider, whether it would be most proper, that the persons who have improved such islands should be quieted in the possession thereof paying a quitt rent to the Crown, or whether they should be allowed a compensation for their said improvements by such person to whom H.M. shall think proper to grant the same, and in what proper manner such compensation may be setled, etc. The Committee report that, in spite of caveat by the widow of W. Penn, claiming them for Pennsylvania, the said Islands were not comprehended within the boundaries of Pennsilvania or New Jersey, but remained in the Crown. They suggest conditions for a grant, and that the Government thereof should be annexed to New Jersey etc. Set out, N. J. Archives, 1st Ser. V. 28. q.v. Signed, Robert Hales. Endorsed, Recd. 24th, Read 25th May, 1722. 3¾ pp. [C.O. 5, 1266. ff. 43–45v.]
May 17.
St. James's.
141. Order of King in Council. Approving Additional Instruction to Governor the Duke of Portland as to payment of Lt. Governor Du Bourgay etc. Signed, Robert Hales. Endorsed, Recd. 9th, Read 13th Nov., 1722. 1 p. [C.O. 137,14. ff. 161, 162v.; and 5, 191. p. 460d.]
May 18.
Jamaica.
142. Governor Sir N. Lawes to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Encloses duplicate of April 27th. Continues: Since which, a very fortunate accident has happen'd Capt. Candler, in H.M. Lanceston being sent out by Comodore Harris to cruise off of the S.W. end of Hispaniola for protection of our trade agst. the pirates, luckily met with a notorious Spanish pirate comanded by an Italian one Mathew Luke, the crew consisted of fifty eight, cheifly mulattoes and Spaniards of Porto Rico. Last week I had them all brought to a trial, the Comander pretended he had a commission from the Alcaldee of Porto Rico to be a guard de la coast but it having been plainly proved that he had taken two English vessels who were going on their lawfull occasions and noways near to or within the sight of any part of Hispaniola, the Judges found them all guilty of piracy except seven, two we were oblidged to make evidences of, and it appearing on the trial that eight more were young raw lads and had never been at sea before, the judges recommended them as objects of H.M. mercy; so that out of the fifty eight there were forty one hanged. The seventeen who were saved are to be distributed among the merchant ships in order to be sent to Europe as opportunity offers. I am told that the Comander of this pirate when he was to dye confessed the taking two other vessels besides those he was accused of and that one of the crew confessed his murdering upwards of twenty Englishmen with his own hands. I make no question but the example that has been made of those rogues will deter others in these parts, particularly the Spanish guard de coast from committing such notorious piracies as they have lately been guilty of. Since my last letter, I have thought proper with the advice of the Council to call an Assembly, and writs are now issued for their convening on the 14th of the next month by which time His Grace the Duke of Portland my successor is expected. Should he then not be arived, I shall recommend to them their making provision for his reception and to enable the Treasury to discharge the debts affecting the Government. But really I cannot but represent to your Lordships the many difficulties a Governor is to struggle with in supporting of the King's honour and promoting his service when he is not supported from home. I have frequently laid matters of the greatest importance to the welfare of this Colony before your Lordships and the Secretary of State but have never been honoured with any answers to them and it is very surprizing that tho' I named Mr. Beckford to your Lord-ships as the cheife instrument of all our divisions and animosities and that he has as well in former Governments as mine constantly opposed whatever has been recomended for the publick service, should meet with such countenance from home as not only to be continued in his post of Comptroller of the Customs but he gives out that he has had sent him copys of my letters which I wrote to your Lordships about him. And I cannot help but observing to your Lordships that of all the gentlemen I ever recomended to be of the Council not one has been put in and those whom your Lordships have thought fit to recommend since I left England live in remote parts of the countrey and at so great a distance that it is with the greatest difficulty imaginable (let the urgency be never so great) to get a quorum together to do business. My duty is only to represent those matters to your Lordships which I think is for H.M. service. If I have not been supported any miscarriage that has or may happen to the King's service cannot be imputed to me, seeing I have laid them regularly from time to time before you. Encloses Naval Officer's accounts etc. Signed, Nicholas Lawes. Endorsed, Recd. 23rd July, Read 15th Aug., 1722. 3½ pp. [C.O. 137, 14. ff. 152–153v.]
May 20.
Bermuda.
143. Lt. Governor Hope to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Encloses Journals of Assembly 3rd Nov., 1718—10th Nov., 1721, and Minutes of Council, 21st June, 1720—3rd April, 1722, etc. Asks for reply to letters of 17th and 26th March. Signed, John Hope. Endorsed, Recd. 27th, Read 28th June, 1722. 1 p. [C.O. 37, 10. No. 32.]
May 21.
St. James's.
144. H.M. Additional Instruction to Governor the Duke of Portland. You are to cause payment of a salary of £1000 per annum to be made out of Our revenue to Lt. Governor Charles Dubourgay etc. Signed, G. R. [C.O. 324, 34. pp. 120, 121.]
May 21.
Whitehall.
145. Lord Carteret to Governor Burnet. Acknowledges letter of 18th March. Commissions for Capt. Holland and Capt. Banks have been signed as you desired. Continues: I was under some difficulty to learn the names of these persons from your letter; which I only mention to prevent mistakes for the future etc. I am sensible the writing your letters in your own hand, is intended by you as a mark of respect; however, I should be glad, that such, as relate any way to the publick were wrote a little more in an official way. I will only add, that as you were directed by your Instructions to transmit hither a discription of the country under your Government, with an account of the soil, product, strength, trade and inter-course with the Indians, I should be glad to receive from you some full and particular relations upon these heads, with such additional lights and observations as you shall judge proper; which I am confident you are very capable of doing in such a manner as may render them of good use to the publick. Signed, Carteret. [C.O. 324, 34. pp. 121, 122.]
May 21.
Pensilvania.
146. B—., B.—., G—. to the Council of Trade and Plantations. The Sovereign Lord of heaven and earth and wise disposer of all things hath so ordered that during the several reigns from the granting Colonies in N. America, etc., no mines of copper, silver or gold were found until his present Majesties at length peacefull reign etc. Now it is that more rich mines are found not in one Colony only vizt. New Jersey wherein indeed was the first opened but in Connecticut New York Pensilvania Maryland etc. The number and riches of mines discovered and the many signs of mines, occasion many doubts whether Royal Mines are granted or not etc. Refers to Charter of Pennsylvania. Continues: Some persons in Pensilvania having found mines of silver mixed or unmixed and finds themselves not secure of any part of them or any such part as can be reasonably expected to answer the charge closeth and as far as they can conceal the mines and think it is highly propper so to do forasmuch as the Agents of the Companies of London and Bristol at times give out they have or will advise their employers to get patents out of H.M. for all Royal Mines and that then few mines will escape becomeing forfeit to them etc. Urge that in H.M. grants of mines to Companies, one fifth should be assigned to the discoverer and three fifths to the owner of the lands etc. These parts want artists to separate and refine mixed ores etc. Signed, B: B: G:. Endorsed, Recd. 3rd, Read 4th July, 1722. 3½ pp. [C.O. 5, 1266. ff. 52–53v.]
May 21.
Treasury
Chambers.
147. Mr. Lowndes to Mr. Popple. The Lords Commrs. of H.M. Treasury desire the Council of Trade to examine enclosed allegations and accounts and report what may be fitt for H.M. to give Col. Armstrong etc. Signed, Wm. Lowndes. Endorsed, Recd. 21st May, Read 26th June, 1722. 1 p. Enclosed,
147. i. Lt. Col. Armstrong to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury. After the French had plundered the inhabitants at Cansoe Governor Philipps sent Memorialist thither from Annapolis, and, after great expence and hazard, he obtained from the French Governor of Cape Breton £1600 for H.M. subjects. Governor Philipps sent Memoralist back in the dead of winter with his company, to protect the said inhabitants. The ship with his effects and provisions purchased for his company was lost. At Cansoe he built a fort there by subscription of the inhabitants and traders, without any expence to the Crown (v. No. iii) and he continued there till Governor Philipps came himself. On his voyage back to Annapolis he lost all the remainder of his effects and provisions. Being destitute of all necessarys, he obtained leave to return to England. Prays for relief. 1⅓ pp.
147. ii. Particulars of Lt. Col. Lawrence Armstrong's losses. Total, £1138 17s. 10d. 1 p.
147. iii. Testimonial of masters of vessels, Captains of Militia, Justices of the Peace and inhabitants of Cansoe, to Lt. Col. Armstrong. 10th June, 1721. The preservation of this port is entirely owing to his care in his embassy to Lewisbourg and in his dangerous enterprise in coming to the succour of this place in the middle of winter. He has always acted entirely for H.M. honour and the benefit of this port, refusing to be concerned in merchandize or fishery and never laying one penny of tax etc. 66 signatures. 1 p. Nos. i–iii. Endorsed, Recd. 21st May, 1722. [C.O. 217, 4. ff. 63–64, 65, 66v., 67, 68v.]
May 23.
Whitehall.
148. Certificate by Mr. Popple that John Conrad Weiser has several times attended the Board upon behalf of the poor Palatines at New York etc. [C.O. 5, 1124. p. 282.]
May 24.
Pennsilvania.
149. Lt. Governor Sir William Keith to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Having heard that a Company in Bristol in conjunction with others at London intend to apply to H.M. for a grant of the Royal Mines in these parts, and having reason to believe from some experiments which I have lately made, that some very useful discoveries of that nature may be made in many places of this Province, proposes that Governors be ordered to report to H.M. the particular discoveries that have been already made in their Governments, before H.M. grant away any such royalties etc. Signed, W. Keith. Endorsed, Recd. 11th Sept., Read 27th Nov., 1722. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1266. ff. 71, 72v.]
May 24.
St.
Christophers.
150. Governor Hart to Lord Carteret. Encloses copy of his 87th Instruction. Continues: Pursuant to this Instruction immediately upon my arrival on St. Christophers I made enquirey whether the subjects of any foreign state had possessed themselves of any of the Virgin Islands within this Government and found that the subjects of the King of Denmark under the command of his Governor of St. Thomas had setled several families on the Island of St. John about four years past, and had erected a fort at the entrance of the harbour and ortifyed a considerable town at the upper end of the Bay commonly called Crawley Bay, the draft of which is here represented to your Lordship. H.M.S. the Hector under the command of Capt. Brand going in quest of the pirates among the Virgin Islands upon advice that I had given him of their being there, I laid hold of that occasion to write to the Governor of St. Thomas for the King of Denmark, to reclaim the Island of St. Johns a copy of which is herewith enclosed with his answer, etc. Your Lordship will find by that letter that he refuses to withdraw the subjects of the King of Denmark from the Island of St. Johns and as I am commanded by my Instructions to inform H.M. with all convenient speed in such an event, so I only wait H.M. commands before I proceed further. But if it shou'd be H.M. pleasure that I should dispossess the Danes by force I am perswaded it may be done without any charge to H.M. by the assistance of his troops that are here, the men of war on this station and the rest of the Expedition will be effected at the charge of the inhabitants of these Islands who shew a very chearfull disposition towards it. The Island of St. John lyes in the latitude 17½ and is about 7 leagues long 30 leagues to the northward of St. Christophers and as your Lordship may perceive by the draught has the finest harbour in the West Indies and the only one (besides in the possession of the English) from Antigua to Porto Rico is that of St. Thomas also in possession of the Danes which if they are permitted to retain all our trade to Jamaica and all our homeward bound trade from the Leeward Islands have no place of safety to put into in case of stress of weather or any other danger. In the time of warr the Dane act as neuter in these seas and receive the ships of all foreign nations by which means our trade was greatly annoy'd during the late war by St. Thomas being a free port. The King of Denmark has no right nor pretention to the Island of St. Thomas and St. Johns but by permission of the Crown of Great Britain, and I cannot help observing that they were ever suffered at all to settle at St. Thomas's but that their taking possession in that matter of the Island of St. Johns is a matter of so great consequence that I am surprized the Ministry were not earlier informed of it for in my humble opinion these two Islands are of as great moment for the preservation of the West India Trade as the town of Gibraltar and Port Mahon to that of the Levant. Should the Danes be permitted to keep possession a much longer time (which would give them a better title) I am jealous for the honour of Great Britain that either of these Islands or both might be sold either to the French or Dutch which in case of a war with either would greatly distress our trade to the West Indies and of what consequence that is to Great Britain your Lordship is so well inform'd that I need not enlarge etc. I must humbly but earnestly beg that your Lordships will take this into consideration for that I am apprehensive that the demand I have made the Dane knowing the consequence of the Island of St. Johns will fortifye it so as to make it an expensive undertaking to reduce it. But if I have the good fortune to be honour'd with H.M. commands to reduce it soon I can promise your Lordship to effect it without any considerable loss. Signe d, John Hart. Copy. 4 pp. [C.O. 314, 1. No. 5.]
May 24.151. John Gosling to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Proposes that Instructions be given to Governors in America empowering them to grant licences for working mines, and thereby to avoid monopolizing by Companies etc. Set out, N. J. Archives, 1st Ser. V. 36. Signed, John Gosling. Endorsed, Recd. Read 4th July, 1722.¾ p. [C.O. 5, 972. ff. 47, 51v.]
May 25.
Whitehall.
152. Council of Trade and Plantations to Lord Carteret. Your Lordship will perceive by the copy of a letter from Colo. Shute (13th March), and of two French letters intercepted by him, which we send your Lordship inclos'd, what dangerous practices the French are carrying on against H.M. interest in America, in direct opposition to all Treaties and good faith between the two Nations; Wherefore we must desire your Lop. would please to lay the same before H.M., that the necessary directions may be given upon so important an occasion. [C.O. 5, 915. pp. 338, 339.]
May 25.
Whitehall.
153. Mr. Popple to Sir R. Raymond, Att. Gen. Quotes Governor Shute upon his dispute with the General Court, in whose right the power of nominating an Attorney General for N. England is. Encloses extract of N. England Charter and copy of the Governor's 40th Instructions, and desires his opinion in point of Law. [C.O. 5, 915. p. 340.]
May 25.
New York.
154. Governor Burnet to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Acknowledges letter of 22nd Feb., relating to the Acts in Jersey now repealed. Continues:—I shall take effectual care, to publish it in such a manner as to set the Secretary's Office in possession of his just pretensions. A Cabal of wicked people in Jersey headed by George Willox a Jacobite had contrived in this last Sessions just now over, among many other laws to hurt the Prerogative, one particularly to destroy the Secretary's Office, which was entitled an Act to oblige clerks and other officers that keep records to give security for ye performance of their respective Offices. In a former Act to this effect, for acknowledging and recording deeds, etc. one of the new Acts now disallowed etc., the Secretary's Office was distinctly excepted in a clause by itself, but in this last there is no exception and it runs . . any laws to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding . . ., which words would have repealed the clause in the former Act, if the last had past. Encloses a copy of that last bill as it came up to the Councill passed by the Assembly; upon which I was informed it was George Willox's drawing by the person who copyed it from his hand writing, which led me to examine that person before ye Councill and upon that followed that Minute of Councill where the whole discovery appears and that upon one of the Councill justifying this Jacobite plot I suspended him which I hope H.M. will approve etc. Refers to enclosures, including, the Act for the security of H.M. Government “which the Assembly passed upon my sending them the abovementioned Minute of Councill as they have likewise an Act for the support of Government for five years, and of themselves a majority of them told me they were very easy at my laying aside all their factious bills, etc., for that they were deceived into them by their Speaker and his Councillour George Willox and did not desire them to pass. So that I have gained their approbation in every thing and have by their own Act obtained a censure upon all my enemies and a justification of my own proceedings. I hope your Lordships will by this perceive what disappointed me before and where the whole blame ought to lye. I sent them likewise an Act wch. the Councill passed in order to disallow those very Acts, which your Lordships have now obtained a repeal of from H.M., but the season being too advanced and there arising severall querys which required time to answer, they begged then to be dismissed and that they would be ready to go upon it effectually when they met again and were in generall well disposed to serve Mr. Smith,” etc. There are three vacancies which I humbly recommend to your Lordships to be filled up in the Councill. One in the Eastern Division by Mr. Gordon's death, to which I recommend Mr. James Alexander Surveyor General of that Province. Another in the Western Division by the constant absence and entire incapacity of speech and all business of Mr. Byerly, to which I recommend Mr. James Smith, Secretary of the Province, and a third in the Eastern Division by the suspension if approved of Mr. Anderson etc., to which I recommend Mr. William Eires now Treasurer for ye Eastern Division. I have not yet been able to get the Minutes of Councill and of the Assembly fairly transcribed nor their Acts engrossed to be transmitted to your Lordships, but will do it by the next conveyance etc. P.S. I hear with send [sic] the Naval Officer's accounts 25th March 1721–1722. Set out, N. J. Archives, 1st Ser. V. 32. Signed, W. Burnet. Endorsed, Recd. 28th June, Read 5th July, 1722. 4 p p. Enclosed,
154. i. Act of New Jersey to oblige officers that keep publick records to give security etc. Passed by Assembly, 17th April, 1722. Endorsed as preceding. 3 pp.
154. ii. (a) Governor Burnet's Speech to the Assembly of New Jersey, 7th March, 1722; Address in reply; and Governor's Speech, 5th May.
(b) Copy of Act for the security of H.M. Government of New Jersey. The whole, Printed. 9 pp.
154. iii. Minutes of Council of New Jersey. Mr. Anderson was suspended for justifying George Willox, a professed Jacobite etc. v. covering letter. Endorsed as covering letter. Copy. 2¼ pp. [C.O. 5, 972. ff. 48–49v., 50v., 53–61v.]
May 25.
Whitehall.
155. Alured Popple to Mr. Basket. Urges dispatch “in printing those Laws of the Plantations which you are now about.” [C.O. 324, 10. p. 501.]
May 25.
Whitehall.
156. Council of Trade and Plantations to Lord Carteret. Since our letter of the 10th instant etc., Colo. Philipps having again urged to us the necessity of building several forts in proper places for the security of Nova Scotia, we take the liberty to remind your Lordp. of what we represented to H.M. 8th Sept., to which we shall beg leave to add that our sole right to ye Fishery at Canço which is at present the best in H.M. Dominions being contested by the French, and having been interrupted not long ago by the Indians at their instigation, we desire your Lordp. wou'd be pleas'd to lay before H.M. the absolute necessity there is of erecting a small fort without lost of time at Canço, for the protection of the Fishery and of such inhabitants as are allready settled or shall be dispos'd to settle there. [C.O. 218, 2. pp. 12, 13.]
May 30.157. Mr. West to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Report upon several Acts of New Jersey, passed 1719, 1720. Upon an Act for annulling a fraudulent conveyance of Mary Davenport to James Browne of lands etc. belonging to her former husband, he states objections raised by relatives in England. (v. enclosures). Concludes: Considering that the parties in New York have made no application to confirme the Act and that John Miserol's will etc. are not before your Lordships. I am of opinion the said Act is not fit to be passed.
Upon an Act setling the estate of Thomas Lewis of New York, decd., he observes, “that the right of minors is manifestly barred upon pretence of a construction of a will made in Dutch. Which may possibly be equitable, but yet considering that no application has been made for the passing it, and that it appears by the Act itself that minors are concerned in interest, I am of opinion that it is not proper to be passed as yet into law.
There are three other private Acts (enumerated) to which I can see no present objection. But yet considering how very often private Acts have been sent from America not fit to be passed and of those some of them so grosly unjust that without any complaint made against them in particular, there frequently appears upon the face of the Acts themselves matter sufficient to repeale them, I must submit to your Lordshipps since they are Acts of Grace and not of right whether it is proper to pass any private Act without application for the purpose that there may be allwayes an opportunity to examine the justice of them here in England. I have no objection to the purport of the Act for the encouragement of the Indian trade etc., yet I ought to observe that the power which is given to the officers appointed for the execution of this Act in the County of Albany of breakeing into any persons houses etc. at any time whatsoever without distinction of either night or day does seem to be exorbitant.” Enumerates other Acts to which he has no objection etc. Signed, Richd. West. Endorsed, Recd. 31st May, Read 1st June, 1722. 9½ pp. Enclosed,
157. i. Deposition of Jane Alley, widow, and James Bennett, poulterer, of St. James's, Westminster, 12th Feb. 1721(2). John Price, a near relation, went to New York and married Mary Davenport, alias Miserol, widow, who upon his agreement of marriage assigned to him the reversion of an estate after her decease. He died in 1714, leaving his right of reversion to deponents' children. At the request of his widow, the Assembly of New York have passed an Act to set aside his will, depriving said children of their right etc. Signed, Jane Alley, James Bennett. 1 p.
157. ii. Edward Pennant to John Alley and James Bennet. New York, Nov. 18. 1717. The widow of John Price hath been very active to procure an Act to set aside above conveyance, pretending it was fraudulently obtained etc. Signed, Edward Pennant. Copy. 1¾ pp.
157. iii. Same to Same. July 17, 1718. I have again made all opposition to the passing the Act (referred to in preceding), and have thereby incurred the displeasure of our little House of Commons etc. Signed, Edward Pennant. Copy. 1 p. [C.O. 1053. ff. 60–64v., 66, 67–68, 69v.]
May 30.
Whitehall.
158. Lord Carteret to Governor Hart. I recd. on the first inst. your letter of the 3d March, and am glad to find that you have met with success in what you have hitherto proposed in the Assemblys for the King's service, and the welfare of the people under your Government. I doubt not but by your prudent management you will be able to settle matters there on a good footing. The King is pleased to approve of your diligence in preparing to transmit to me an account of the Islands under your command. I have of late writ to all H.M. Govrs. in the Plantations to remind them of this part of their duty, which has hitherto been in great measure neglected. H.M. directs you to be as particular and exact in your account as possibly you can. I shall be glad of any opportunity of representing your services in the best manner etc. Signed, Carteret. [C.O. 324, 34. p. 126.]
May 30.
St. James's.
159. H.M. Warrant for admitting John Campbell to the Council of Jamaica. Countersigned, Carteret. Copy. [C.O. 324, 34. p. 157.]
May 31.
Whitehall.
160. Lord Carteret to Governor Burnet. Encloses following. Concludes: If the arrears appear to you to be justly due to Capt. Holland, H.M. would have you recommend his case to the Assembly of New York etc. Signed, Carteret. Annexed,
160. i. Petition of Capt. Henry Holland to the King. Prays to be paid arrears of salary due to him (£421 16s.), as Gunner to the Fort of Albany 1708–1721. Copy. [C.O. 324, 34. pp. 123, 124.]
May 31.
Whitehall.
161. Mr. Popple to Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General. Encloses extract of Charter of the Massachusetts Bay and of the Governor's Instructions, and desires opinion whether the three years in which H.M. is either to repeal or confirm the Acts pass'd there, are to be deem'd to commence from the time that they are received either by the Board of Trade, or by one of H.M. Principal Secretarys of State, or from the time they shall be presented to H.M. in Council, for his pleasure thereupon. [C.O. 5, 915. pp. 341, 342.]
1722.
[May 31]
162. Description of the Island of Burlington in Delaware River. If H.M. should grant this Island to any private person it would deprive the inhabitants and Governor of their chief resort for walking and refreshing themselves etc. Set out, N. J. Archives, 1st Ser. V. 38. Endorsed, Recd. Read 31st May, 1722. Given by Col. Cox. 2½ pp. [C.O. 5, 972. ff. 43–44v.]
May [—]
St. James's.
163. H.M. Commission for Major General Charles Sibourg to be Lt. Governor of Nevis in the room of Daniel Smith decd. Copy. Countersigned, Carteret. [C.O. 324, 34. p. 118].