|1. Permits for 10 ships to sail without convoy. [C.O. 5, 210.
pp. 190, 196, 204, 207.]|
|Jan. 2.||2. Mr. Baber, Secretary, Mr. Compere, Receiver General
and Mr. Wynter, Register of the Court of Chancery, Jamaica,
to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Petition against the
Act for regulating fees as prejudicing the rights and interests
of their offices, and intended to make them rather dependent upon
the planters than upon H.M. etc. Signed, John Baber, Leonard
Compere, Arth. Wynter. Endorsed, Recd. 2nd, Read 20th Jan.
170 9/10. 2 pp. [C.O. 137, 8. No. 75; and 138, 13. pp. 84–86.]|
|3. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of Sunderland.
Report upon the complaints against Mr. Jones, Secretary etc. of the
Bermuda Islands. Summarize evidence given B. of T. Journal, May
9, 10, 16, 1709. q.v. Conclude:— We desire to know H.M. pleasure
whether we are to allow the defendant to enter into the merits
of the Articles laid to his charge, and in order thereunto to produce
evidence to disprove the facts contained in the judgments and
convictions against him, or whether the same are to be conclusive
proofs of his guilt as to those articles. And in case H.M. shall
not think fit to allow such averment to be made by the defendant
against the said judgments and convictions, whether the Governor
shall be directed by H.M. to allow the said Jones to appeal to
H.M. in Council from the said judgments etc. We desire your
Lordship to receive and signify H.M. pleasure as soon as conveniently may be, till when we cannot proceed further in the hearing
the said complaints. And the said Jones declining to proceed
upon the several articles of complaint by him exhibited against
the Governor till he has first been allowed to defend and justify
himself against those wherewith he is charged, in regard that some
of the articles in those several complaints do relate to and depend
one on the other, if H.M. shall think fit to allow him an appeal
as is before mentioned, it will in our opinion be convenient that
he be obliged to bring and effectually prosecute such appeal
within a reasonable time in order to his making a further defence
to the rest of the articles exhibited against him if occasion be,
and that he may prosecute his charge against the said Governor,
who is ready to come to a hearing and justify himself against
what is laid to his charge. Autograph signatures. 6 pp.
|3. i. Copy of petition of the Council, Assembly, Judges,
Justices of the Peace, Clergy, Officers Civil and Military
and other inhabitants of Bermuda. Exonerate the
Governor from Mr. Jones' charges, and pray that Mr.
Jones may not be restored. Signed, Anthony White,
Michael Burrows, Benj. Hinson, Tho. Brooke, Members
of Council; 29 members of Assembly and 425 others
(some repeated). 11 pp. [C.O. 37, 26. Nos. 17, 17
i.; and (without enclosure) 38, 6. pp. 477–482.]|
Custom House, Sandwich.
|4. Custom House Officers at Sandwich to Mr. Popple.
Enclose following. Signed Jeff. Haford, Benj. Fisher. Endorsed,
Recd. 6th, Read 20th Jan. 170 9/10. Addressed. ½ p. Enclosed,|
|4. i. Account of boats trading to Newfoundland from
Sandwich, Dec. 25, 1708–9, Nil. Signed as preceding.
½ p. [C.O. 194, 4. Nos. 102, 102 i.]|
|5. The Queen to John Bridger, Surveyor of Woods in America.
Upon notice received from Governor Hunter, you are to repair
to the immigrant Palatines in the Province of New York and
instruct them in working Naval Stores, etc. Countersigned,
Sunderland. [C.O. 5, 210. pp. 188, 189.]|
|Jan. 4.||6. Mr. Owen to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
Recommends Mr. Berwick as a gentleman of probitye and
great concerns of his own, etc. cf. July 27. Signed, Wy. Owen.
Endorsed. Recd. Read Jan. 4, 170 9/10. ¾ p. [C.O. 28, 13. No. 5.]|
|7. Mr. Popple to Mr. Burchett. Encloses extract of Col.
Jenings' letter, Oct. 8, 1709. relating to a sloop to attend Virginia.
[C.O. 5, 1363. p. 36.]|
|8. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen. Recommend for H.M. approval an Act of Jamaica, April, 1709, to enable
trustees to sell part of the estate of George Ivy (=Joy). [C.O.
138, 13. pp. 78, 79.]|
|9. Lords Proprietors of Carolina to Governor Tynte. Whereas
it does manifestly appear that great abuses and wrongs have been
done against ourselves and to the prejudice of our said Colony
by making exorbitant and illegal grants of the lands far exceeding
and contrary to our Commission and Instructions to our Governors
and Officers, we being resolved to remedy the same, do order
and agree that from henceforth no lands shall be sold by any of
our Agents to any person whatsoever except by our immediate
Order, but if any persons shall be desirous to buy land in our
Province, you are to inform them that if they or their Agents
shall apply themselves to our Board, they shall have warrants
for such lands as shall be agreed for. Signed, Craven Palatin,
Beaufort, M. Ashley, J. Colleton, J. Danson. [C.O. 5, 289. p.
|[? Jan. 5.]|
|10. Same to Mr. Mitchel. We having nothing in our minds
so much as that our Province of Carolina in America shou'd
flowrish and prosper, and being fully satisfied that nothing can
more effectually contribute to the same than the increasing and
augmenting ye number of inhabitants and planters, we have
therefore thought fit to comply with your request, and inform
you under our hands on what condition and for what price the
land will be sold in our Province aforesaid. Any person that
shall make application by himself or his Agent to us at our
Board may purchase land in yt. Province at the rate of £20 for
every 1000 acres and 10s. for the said 1000 acres to be paid every
year to us, the sd. Lords Proprietors and our Heirs for ever as
a quit-rent for the same, and such person as shall agree for any
land, and pay his purchase mony for it at our Board aforesaid,
shall immediately have a warrant to our Governor and Surveyor
Genl. to admeasure and sett out so much land, and that upon
his or his Agents arrivall in Carolina possession shall be delivered,
etc. Signed as preceding. [C.O. 5, 289. p. 237.]|
|11. Order of Queen in Council. Confirming Act of Jamaica
to enable trustees to sell part of estate of George Ivy (=Joy),
etc. Endorsed, Recd. 3rd, Read 15th Feb. 170 9/10. 1¾ pp. [C.O.
137, 8. No. 76; and 138, 13. pp. 87–89.]|
|12. The Earl of Sunderland to Governor Hunter. It is
H.M. pleasure that you pursue the method recommended by the
Council of Trade for employing the 3000 Palatines in New York,
etc. Signed, Sunderland. [C.O. 5, 210. p. 190.]|
|13. The Earl of Sunderland to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. H.M. is pleased to approve your report of Dec. 5th,
relating to the Palatines for New York, and I have written to
Col. Hunter accordingly etc. Signed, Sunderland. Endorsed,
Recd. Read Jan. 11, 170 9/10. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1049. No. 149;
and 5, 1122. p. 141.]|
|14. The Queen to Governor Hunter. Warrant for restoring
Thomas Walters to his former place in the Council of New
York, in the room of Thomas Wenham, decd. Countersigned,
Sunderland. [C.O. 5, 210. p. 191.]|
|15. Same to same. Warrant for restoring Lewis Morris
to the Council of New Jersey. Countersigned, Sunderland.
[C.O. 5, 210. p. 192.]|
|16. Same to same. Warrant for removing William Peartree
from the Council of New York, for acting contrary to the Act
for encouraging the trade to America, and appointing Dr. William
Staats to his former place in the Council. Countersigned,
Sunderland. [5, 210. p. 193.]|
|17. W. Popple to Mr. Burchett. H.M. having directed the
sending of new seals to the Plantations the Council of Trade and
Plantations desire to know if there be any of H.M. ships of war
going to Jamaica, Barbadoes and the Leeward Islands, whether
their Captains be in town, and how the seals may be most properly
delivered to them, etc. [C.O. 324, 9. p. 421.]|