|72. Mr. Popple to Capts. Taylor, Holland and Arnold.
In reply to Aug. 29, desires their attendance at Mr. Moore's (fn. 1)
house in Bloomesbury Square on Fryday, etc. [C.O. 5, 913. p.
|73. Governor Douglas to Mr. Lewis (v. July 10). Encloses
by H.M.S. Panther, copy of the General Pardon (Feb. 6) "and
make it my humble petition to the Earl of Dartmouth, to have
his further directions for my conduct in this embarrassing affairs."
Signed, Walter Douglas. Endorsed, R. Dec. 16, 1712. 1 p.
[C.O. 152, 42. No. 90.]|
|74. Governor Bennett to [? the Earl of Dartmouth]. Repeats part of Aug. 15. Continues:—In a letter to me from Major
General Lambert, Governor of St. Christopher's, is the following
paragraph (vizt.): I have by late advice from a spy-boat, that
there is got together at Guardalupa 16 ships and 32 sloops,
therefore believe they design to attack something greater than
their last interprize, etc. Signed, Ben. Bennett. Holograph.
2 pp. [C.O. 37, 28. No. 14.]|
|75. Order of Queen in Council. Repealing act of Barbados
enabling the executors of Christopher Estwick, etc. (v. April 26).
Signed, Edward Southwell. Endorsed, Recd. 14th, Read 31st
Oct. 1712. 2 pp. [C.O. 28, 13. No. 96; and 29, 12. pp. 441,
Charles Fort in St. Christophers.
|76. Robert Cunynghame to the Council of Trade and Plantations. As I still continue a prisoner, so do my complaints against
General Douglas and Lieut. Governor Lambert, humbly praying
your Lordships, that effectual orders may be given, that affidavits
be taken against them, for maintaining my complaints, and that
they as well as myself be obliged to appear before H.M. in Council,
your Lordships, or at the Queen's Bench Bar etc. Signed, Ro.
Cunynghame. Endorsed, Recd. Nov. 8th, Read Jan. 20th, 17 12/13;.
1 p. [C.O. 152, 9. No. 148; and 153, 12. pp. 59, 60.]|
|77. Lt. Governor Bennett to Mr. Popple. The packett
herewith inclosed was designed to be sent by the way of Newfoundland according to its date, but the vessell was detain'd by contrary winds: and on the 8th inst. about two in the afternoon,
began the most severest hurricane that has been known here,
and continued till ten att night: a great many houses were quite
blown down, none escapeing without being much shattered, very
many trees toren up by the rotts, and several of the largest
cedars that were most fast in the ground twisted off in the middle
by whurle-winds, to our great amasement, five sloopes (being all
that were) in the Town harbour were driven on shoar, and most
that were a building (throughout the country) blown off the
stocks, a woman and child killed by the fall of a house, and one
old woman blown off from an Island where she lived into the sea
and drown'd. It was fear'd before enquiry made that much more
mischief had been done to people's lives. The sloop that was to
carry my packet suffered in the storme, soe that this now goes by
the way of Barbados, etc. Signed, B. Bennett. Endorsed, Recd.
Jan. 30, Read Feb. 2, 1712–13. Holograph. 1 p. [C.O. 37,
9. No. 25; and 38, 7. pp. 177, 178.]|
|Sept. 13.||78. Mr. Attorney General to the Council of Trade and Plantations. I have no objection in point of law to the Act of Virginia
to enable John Custis, etc. (v. Aug. 26). Signed, Edwd. Northey.
Endorsed, Recd. 19th, Read 25th Sept. 1712. ¾ p. [C.O. 5,
1316. No. 83; and 5, 1363. p. 414.]|
Charles Fort in St. Christophers.
|79. Robert Cunynghame to the Council of Trade and Plantations. I have further cause of complaint, etc. By accompt
adjusted by a Committee of Council and Assembly the publick
of this Island is indebted to me £163, I continue a prisoner, have
wife with eleven smal children to maintain, notwithstanding
which my estate is this day distrained upon for my part of the
levey, which amounts to £30, and is chiefly for a present to the
General, which is contrary to the Queen's intentions, and which
had not the consent of the majority of the Assembly, etc. v. supra.
Signed, R. Cunynghame. Endorsed, Recd. Nov. 8th, Read Jan.
20th, 17 12/13. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 9. No. 149; and 153, 12. p. 61.]|
|Sept. 17.||80. Certificate that publick papers of Barbados "hereunto
annext" are true and exact coppys. Signed, Rob. Lowther.
1 p. [C.O. 28, 43. No. 81.]|
|Sept 23 (?).|
|81. W. Nevine, agent of the Leeward Islands, to [? Erasmus
Lewis. v. July 10.] Daniel Mckinen and Samuel Watkins (two
gentlemen of Antegoa) have been taken up and committed to
Newgate by my Lord Chief Justice's warrant for the murther of
Coll. Park; notwithstanding H.M. most gracious proclamation
of pardon (out of which, it cannot be pretended, they are in any
manner excepted), so that unless the sd. pardon be made an effectual security against imprisonment and prosecution as well as att
tryal, the case of all the persons intitled to the sd. pardon will be
very miserable and the sd. Colony throwne into the utmost
confusion. Prays that they may be admitted immediately to
baile and that the like trouble to any of the persons comprehended in the sd. pardon will be effectually prevented for the
future. Continues:—This is matter of the greatest astonishment
to the merchants and all others concerned in that Colony, and
therefore I beg you will informe my Lord Dartmouth. Signed,
Will. Nevine. . Endorsed, R. Sept. 24th, 1712. 1¾ pp. [C.O.
152, 42. No. 89.]|
|82. The Earl of Dartmouth to Mr. Attorney General. H.M.
thinks fit that you consider of the enclosed Address of the Representatives of the Freemen of the Province of Pensilvania and report your opinion what H.M. may properly do therein. Signed,
Dartmouth. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1233. No. 55.]|
|Sept. 25.||83. Agents for the sufferers at Nevis and St. Kitts to the
Council of Trade and Plantations. Propose an alteration in the
form of oath offered by the Attorney General, Aug. 8. Signed,
Ste. Duport, Cha. Mathew, Rich. Meriwether, Nath. Carpenter,
senr., Rowld. Tryon, Ja. Campbell. Endorsed, Recd. Read,
Sept. 25, 1712. 2 pp. [C.O. 152, 9. No. 129.]|
|84. H.M. warrant to Mr. Attorney or Solicitor General to
prepare a bill for H.M. signature granting the place of Provost
Marshall General of the Leeward Islands, to Aston Warner Esq.,
"to have hold and enjoy the same by himself or his sufficient
deputy or deputys (for whom he will be answerable) for and during
our pleasure and his residence upon our said Islands "etc., and
revoking the patent of John Perrie. Countersigned, Dartmouth.
[C.O. 324, 32. pp. 174, 175.]|
|85. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen. Recommend for H.M. approbation an Act of Virginia to enable John
Custis, etc. (v. Aug. 26, Sept. 13). [C.O. 5, 1363. p. 415; and
5, 1335. No. 177.]|
|Sept. 29.||86. Petty expenses of the Board of Trade, June 25—Sept.
29, £30 12s. 6d. Stationer's bill, £39 3s. 3d. Postage, £26 19s. 1d.
6 pp. [C.O. 388, 76. Nos. 139, 141, 143.]|
|87. H.M. warrant to Mr. Attorney or Solicitor General to
prepare a bill for H.M. signature granting the places of Secretary
and Provost Marshall General of Bermuda to George Tucker,
(etc. as Sept. 25), and revoking the patent of Edward Jones.
Countersigned, Dartmouth. [C.O. 324, 32. pp. 175, 176.]|