America and West Indies
August 1733, 1-15

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'America and West Indies: August 1733, 1-15', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 40: 1733 (1939), pp. 154-163. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=79274 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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August 1733, 1-15

Aug. 2.
Hampton Court.
279. Order to King in Council. Approving draughts of Instructions for Governor Johnston etc. Set out, N.C. Col. Rec. III. 499. Signed, Temple Stanyan. Endorsed, Recd., Read 20th Dec., 1733. 2⅓ pp. [C.O. 5, 294. ff. 78-79 v. ; and, (signed, Wm. Sharpe) 1¾pp., 5, 195. ff. 399, 399 v.]
Aug. 2.
Hampton Court.
280. Two Orders of King in Council. Approving nomination of Lt. Govr. Gordon etc., and an Instruction to the Governor of Virginia to administer the oaths to and take security for him etc. Signed, Temple Stanyan. Endorsed, Recd., Read 20th Dec., 1733. 5 pp. [C.O. 5, 1268. ff. 130-132, 133 v.]
Aug. 2.
Hampton Court.
281. Order of King in Council. Approving Representation of Council of Trade and appointing Richard Salter to the Council of Barbados in the room of Samuel Barwick decd. Signed, Temple Stanyan. Endorsed, Recd. Read 20th Dec., 1733. 1¾ pp. [C.O. 28, 23. ff. 124, 124 v., 125 v. ; and (Signed, W. Sharpe) 5, 21. ff. 35, 35 v.]
Aug. 2.
Hampton Court.
282. Order of King in Council. Appointing Joseph Sherburn and Ellis Huske to the Council of New Hampshire, in the room of Richard Wibird and John Frost decd. etc. Signed, Temple Stanyan. Endorsed, Recd. Read 20th Dec., 1733. 1¾ pp. [C.O. 5, 875. ff. 244, 244 v., 245 v. ; and (Signed, W. Sharpe) 5, 21. ff. 33, 33 v.]
Aug. 2.
Hampton Court.
283. Order of King in Council. Ordering an increase of the Independent Company at the Bahamas to 150 men. Signed, Temple Stanyan. Endorsed, Recd., Read Dec. 20th, 1733. 1¼ pp. [C.O. 23, 3. ff. 89, 89 v., 92 v.]
Aug. 2.
Hampton Court.
284. Order of King in Council. Approving report of Committee upon Governor Fitzwilliam's proposal that the right in the soil of the Bahama Islands should be purchased of the Proprietors and the Governor empowered to grant out lands under a quit-rent. The proposal of the Committee, that 1000 guineas each be paid to the Proprietors, and £2000 to the Proprietors' lessees for their improvements and the unexpired term of their lease, is approved and referred to the Lords Commrs. of the Treasury to consider the properest method to compleat the said purchase. Set out, A.P.C. III. 372-374 q.v. Signed and endorsed as preceding. 5½ pp. [C.O. 23, 3. ff. 94-96 v., 97 v.]
Aug. 2.
Hampton Court.
285. Order of King in Council. Ordering, upon Governor Fitzwilliam's request, that an Engineer be sent over to view the islands and report in conjunction with him what is necessary to be done, with an estimate of the expence etc. The Engineer's pay to be increased to 20s. a day whilst on said service etc. Signed and endorsed as preceding. 2¾ pp. [C.O. 23, 3. ff. 90-91, 92 v.]
Aug. 3.
Whitehall.
286. Mr. Wheelock to Mr. Carkesse. My Lords Commrs. etc. being directed to prepare Instructions for admitting Surveyors General of Customs in America to sit in the respective Councils etc. desire etc. the names of the respective Surveyors General and a list of the islands comprehended in their districts. [C.O. 324, 12. p. 3.]
Aug. 3.
Hampton Court.
287. Order of King in Council. Approving Major Patrick Gordon as Depty. Governor of Pennsylvania, and the Three Lower Counties, he being continued in that office by John, Thomas and Richard Penn, the only surviving sons of Wm. Penn, upon the death of Springett and Hannah, by whom he was first appointed ; provided the said John etc. make the usual declaration for saving the right claimed by the Crown to the Three Lower Counties, and provided that Major Gordon qualify himself as the law requires and give security as usual etc., and that they take security in £2000 for his observing the Acts of Trade and Navigation and H.M. Instructions relating thereto etc. Signed, G.R. 2⅓ pp. [C.O. 5, 195. ff. 458-459.]
Aug. 3.
Hampton Court.
288. H.M. Instructions for Governor Gabriel Johnston. Signed, G.R. [C.O. 5, 195. ff. 400-431.]
Aug. 3.
Hampton Court.
289. H.M. Instructions for Same, relating to the Acts of Trade and Navigation. Signed, G.R. [C.O. 5, 195. ff. 432-447, 448 v., 449.]
Aug. 5.
Edenton.
290. Journal of Assembly of N. Carolina, 5th-8th Nov., 1733. Attested by, Ayliffe Williams, Clk., Certified by, Governor Burrington. 10 pp. [C.O. 5, 308. Nos. 20, 20 i.]
Aug. 7.
Custom ho., London.
291. Mr. Carkesse to Mr. Popple. In reply to 3rd inst. encloses following. Signed, Cha. Carkesse. Endorsed, Recd., Read 8th Aug., 1733. 2/3 pp. Enclosed,
291. i. List of Surveyors General of the Customs in America and their districts. (i) Charles Dunbar, Barbados, Leeward I., Bermudas. (ii) George Phenney, Carolina S. and N., Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Bahamas I. and Jamaica. (iii) John Peagrum, N. Jersy, N. York, Connecticut, Rhoad I., N. England, N. Hampshire and Newfoundland. 2/3 p. [C.O. 323, 9. ff. 128, 129, 131 v.]
Aug. 7.
Portsmo., N. Hampshire.
292. Lt. Governor Dunbar to Mr. Popple. Sends duplicate of letter announcing his arrival etc. Continues :—Immediately upon my arrival here, I acquainted Govr. Belcher therewith and applyed to him on the behalf of the poor people in the New Settlements to put a garrison into the fort and take them under his protection, I told him I had left the guns in the fort and the flagg in one of the houses, and herewith I send you an original paper he sent me wch. will prove that the opposition made to the settlemts. was not with a view to carry them on themselves so that they will soon return to their original state, many industrious poor people will be ruined by removeing and no one be the better for all the mony and labour expended there, nothing can prevent this except H.M. is pleased to take it under his imediate care, since those who have given him so much trouble in opposeing it, now refuse to take farther notice of it, it is a common tack yt. they have gained their ends and do not intend or desire that country should be settled. It is now the 20th of August, this letter being begun and intended by a vessel wch. went by way of Lisben, this goes by way of Boston, from whence you will see His Excie's. speech on the 15th instant chiefly relateing to the settlements I have been obliged to quit, I am obliged to him for recommending me to their consideration, methinks I had rather they should decline accepting ye country than pay me, because then I flatter myself H.M. would take it under his immediate care, and, I believe there is no danger of the Masachusets takeing any care of it, but you'l see by the answer of the representatives pr. this oppertunity, you have ye Councils hereinclosed. I humbly hope my Lords Commissioners will not suffer it to be abandoned when so much mony and pains is takeing to establish other Collonies, I have mentiond it so very often that I fear I have tired my Lords. As I have a character of a Leiut. Governr. in this Province, tho' no sort of power but by the grace and favour of His Excie. Governr. Belcher, for want of H.M. determination upon our former disputes, which he will construe as he pleases, notwithstanding every lawyer and other gentleman are expresly against him, I earnestly beseech my Lords to recommend the hearing of these disputes, that they may be decided, and upon this occasion I request you will read to their Lordships a short instruction to Mr. Usher, Lt. Govr. on the 26th of July 1703, from her late Majesty Queen Anne, from which their Lordships can draw inferences better than I. Govr. Belcher and I have a civil correspondence, and I will do anything to prevent new disputes, waiting the issue from hence of our former. The people in this Province are much pleased and full of thanks to my Lords Commissioners for hastening the settlement of the lines, I can answer they will chearfully acquiesce under any judgmt. from home, but if Govr. Belcher's scheme of referring ye lines yet to Commissioners be approved, it will be as far off as ever, the Governour in his letter to my Lords of the 13th of January last a copy whereof is now transmitted to Capt. Thomlinson as Agent for this Province has done the gentlemen justice to say how dutyfull they have allways been to Royal orders and willing to be at peace with their neighbours ; this little Province does really and honestly deserve that character, and to be distinguished from the next ; no place was ever soe distressed for want of something to pass in lieu of mony, they have not sufficient even for marketting, so that there is a total stagnation of trade. I beg, Sir, you will lay this before my Lords with my most humble duty. Signed, David Dunbar. Endorsed, Recd. 28th Sept., 1733, Read 12th Sept., 1735. Holograph. 4 pp. Enclosed,
292. i. Minute of Council of the Massachusetts Bay, 17th July, 1735. Endorsed as preceding. 1 p. [C.O. 217, 7. ff. 141-144 v., 145 v. (with abstract).]
Aug. 8. 293. Mr. Fane to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Report upon act of St. Christophers, 1732, for cutting off all estates tail etc. appointed by Clement Crook decd. etc. Concludes : This act is very proper to be passed, as the person who applies for it has an estate tail in him, as this is the only method of barring entails in this island, and as acts of this kind so circumstanced have very often received your Lordships' approbation etc. Signed, Fran. Fane. Endorsed, Recd. 13th Aug., 1733, Read 27th March, 1734. 1½ pp. [C.O. 152, 20. ff. 14, 14 v., 19 v.]
Aug. 8.
Whitehall.
294. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Committee of Privy Council. In reply to Order of 25th July, are of opinion that the point raised by Governor Fitzwilliam will naturally fall under the consideration of the Governor and the Engineer who is to be sent to the Bahama Islands, and therefore await their report etc. [C.O. 24, 1. pp. 293, 294.]
Aug. 8. 295. Additional Instruction to Governor Lord Howe. Whereas it is convenient for our royal service that all the Surveyors General of Our Customs in America, for the time being, should be admitted to sit and vote in the respective Councils of the several islands and provinces within their districts, as Councillors extraordinary during the time of their residence there ; Now we therefore etc. constitute and appoint etc. Charles Dunbar etc., and the Surveyor General for the time being etc., Councillors Extraordinary of Barbados etc. Continues : But it is Our Royal intention, if through length of time, the said Charles Dunbar or any other Surveyor General, should become the Senior Councillor in any of our said islands, that neither he nor they shall by virtue of such seniority be ever capable to take upon him or them the administration of the Government there, upon the death or absence of any of our Captains General or Governors in Chief or Lieut. Governors. But whenever such death or absence shall happen the Government shall devolve upon the Councillor next in seniority to the Surveyor General, unless we should hereafter think it for Our royal service to nominate the said Charles Dunbar or any other of Our said Surveyors General, Councillors in ordinary in any of Our Governments within their survey, who shall not in that case be excluded any benefit which attends the seniority of their rank in the Council. It is likewise Our will and pleasure, and you are hereby requir'd by the first opportunity, to move the Assembly etc. that they provide for the expence of making copies for the said Charles Dunbar and the Surveyor General of Our Customs in Our said islands for the time being, of all acts and papers which bear any relation to the duty of his office, and in the mean time you are to give orders that the said Charles Dunbar or the Surveyor General for the time being be allowed a free inspection in the publick offices within Our Governmt. of all such acts and papers, without paying any fee or reward for the same. [C.O. 29, 15. pp. 421-423.]
Aug. 8. 296. Draft of H.M. Additional Instruction for Governor Mathew, appointing Charles Dunbar, Surveyor General of Customs of Bermuda, Barbados and the Leeward Islands, to be a Councillor extraordinary of said islands during his residence there, with provisoes as proposed and ordered May 22—July 3rd. v. A.P.C. III. No. 277. [C.O. 153, 15. pp. 297-300.]
Aug. 8. 297. Draught of Additional Instruction to Governor Fitzwilliam, appointing George Phenney, Surveyor General of the Customs in the Bahama Islands and other our Islands and Colonies in America, and the Surveyor General of the Customs within Our said islands and colonies for the time being, Councillors extraordinary in the Bahama Islands. "If the said Phenney or any other Surveyor General should become the Senior Councillor, neither he nor they shall by virtue of such seniority be ever capable to take upon him or them the administration of the Government, upon the death or absence of the Governor and Lt. Governor ; but whenever such death or absence shall happen the Government shall devolve upon the Councillor next in seniority to the Surveyor General, unless We should hereafter think it for Our royal service to nominate the said George Phenney or any other of our said Surveyors General Councillors in ordinary in any of our Governments within their survey, who shall not in that case be excluded any benefit which attends the seniority of their rank in the Council. It is likewise Our will and pleasure, and you are hereby required by the first opportunity, to move the Assembly of the said Bahama Islands, that they provide for the expence of making copies for the said George Phenney and the Surveyor General of Our Customs in our said islands for the time being, of all acts and papers which bear any relation to the duty of his office, and in the mean time you are to give orders that the said George Phenney or the Surveyor General for the time being as aforesaid be allowed a free inspection in the publick offices of all such acts and papers without paying any fee or reward for the same. [C.O. 24, 1. pp. 295-298.]
Aug. 8. 298. Draft of Additional Instruction to Lt. Gov. Pitt appointing Charles Dunbar, ut supra, to be Councillor Extraordinary in Bermuda during his residence there. [C.O. 38, 8. pp. 174-177.]
Aug. 8. 299. Draft of Additional Instruction to Governor Cosby, appointing John Peagrum Surveyor General of H.M. Customs in the Northern District of H.M. Dominions in America, to be Councillor Extraordinary in New York, under same conditions ut supra. [C.O. 5, 1125. pp. 321, 322.]
Aug. 8. 300. Draft of Additional Instruction to Governor Cosby appointing Mr. Peagrum, Surveyor General etc., to be Councillor Extraordinary in New Jersey, under same conditions ut supra. Printed, N.J. Arch. 1st V. 347. [C.O. 5, 996. pp. 371-378.]
Aug. 8.
Whitehall.
301. Council of Trade and Plantations to Committee of Privy Council. Enclose draughts of Instructions to Governors for admitting Surveyors General of H.M. Customs as Councillors Extraordinary, and to move Assemblies to provide them with copies of papers they require etc., as ordered 3rd July, q.v. [C.O. 324, 12. pp. 4—6.]
Aug. 8.
Whitehall.
302. Mr. Popple to Mr. Fane. Encloses, for his opinion in point of law, act of St. Xtophers, 1722, to enable Andrew and Peter Audain, infants, etc. to sell lands to William Pym Burt and for securing the monies arising thereby to them etc. [C.O. 153, 15. p. 235.]
Aug. 9.
Whitehall.
303. Council of Trade and Plantations to the King. Offer for H.M. confirmation four private acts of Virginia passed in 1730 etc. as 29th June. [C.O. 5, 1366. pp. 108, 109.]
Aug. 11. 304. Mr. Fury to Mr. Popple. In reply to preceding, encloses Carolina Act, "commonly called Archdale's Act." Will wait upon the Board when he returns to town in about three weeks etc. Signed, Perege. Fury. Endorsed, Recd. 13th Aug., Read 17th Oct., 1733. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 362. ff. 193, 194v.] Enclosed,
304. i. Copy of Act of S. Carolina, 1696, to ascertain the prices of land, the forms of conveyances and the manner of recovering rents etc. Copy. Certified by, Charles Hart, Secry. Endorsed, (Recd. from Mr. Fury) 13th Aug., Read 17th Oct., 1733. 5pp. [C.O. 5, 362. ff. 193, 194 v., 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 200 v.]
Aug. 13.
Hampton Court.
305. H.M. warrant of pardon of Ebenezar Wyatt and Thomas Wright condemned for piracy in the High Court of Admiralty, Jamaica, 21st Dec., 1732. Copy. Countersigned, Holles Newcastle. [C.O. 324, 50. pp. 12, 13 ; and 324, 36. p. 422.]
Aug. 15.
Whitehall.
306. Order of Committee of Privy Council. Upon considering the draughts of Instructions for Governors to admit the Surveyors General of H.M. Customs to sit and vote as Councillors extraordinary, (v. 8th Aug.) the Lords of the Committee observe that George Phenney, the Surveyor General in the Southern district, hath been already appointed a Councillor in ordinary in Virginia and S. Carolina. They are therefore of opinion that he ought to be continued a Councillor in ordinary in those provinces, but it is their Lordships' intention that his successors as Surveyor General of the Customs in those provinces shall be admitted only as Councillors extraordinary, unless H.M. shall think it for his service to appoint them Councillors in ordinary. The Council of Trade are to prepare altered draughts of Instructions accordingly, etc. Signed, W Sharpe. Endorsed, Recd. 5th Sept., Read 16th Oct., 1733. 12/3 pp. [C.O. 5, 1323. ff. 83, 83 v., 86 v.]
Aug. 15.
Whitehall.
307. Order of Committee of Privy Council. Referring following to the Council of Trade and Plantations for their report. Signed, W Sharpe. Endorsed, Recd. 21st, Read 28th Aug., 1733. 1¼ pp. Enclosed,
307. i. Petition of Mrs. Campbell to the King. Petitioner beleives herself intituled to certain demesnes and quit rents, of which she hath been provisionally dispossessed by H.M. Order to Governor Philipps to the end that enquiry might be made into the validity of her title etc. Prays that the necessary examinations be made, and, if her title appear just, to be re-instated in her possessions, or granted an equivalent etc. Signed, Agatha Campbell. Copy. 1 p. [C.O. 217, 6. ff. 203, 203 v., 204, 211 v.]
Aug. 15.
Whitehall.
308. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Duke of Newcastle. Enclose following, for H.M. directions thereupon. Autograph signatures. 1 p. Enclosed,
308. i. Extract of letter from Governor Lord Howe, 1st July, 1733. (v. No. 235) 2 pp.
308. ii. Copy of deposition of Richard Crawden, enclosed in preceding. 4 pp. [C.O. 28, 40. Nos. 19, 19 i, ii ; and (without enclosures) 29, 15. p. 424.]
Aug. 15.
Whitehall.
309. Order of Committee of Privy Council. Referring following to the Council of Trade and Plantations for their opinion thereon. Signed, W. Sharpe. Endorsed, Recd. Aug. 23rd, 1733, Read Jan. 16th. Sent to Mr. Fane, Jan. 16th, Recd. back, March 12th, 173¾. No objection. 1 p. Enclosed,
309. i. List of following Acts, certified by, J. Belcher, J. Willard, Secry. 1½ pp.
309. ii. Acts of the Massachusetts Bay May 1732—April, 1733. (i) Act for preventing unnecessary expence of time of pikt jurors etc. ; (ii) for the relief of poor prisoners for debt ; (iii) for the trial of capital offences etc. in the island of Nantucket ; (iv) in addition to act for erecting a powder-house in Boston ; (v) for erecting all lands on the easterly side of the River Merrimack, belonging to the town of Dunstable, into a township, by the name of Nottingham ; (vi) granting £3000 for the support of H.M. Governor ; (vii) in addition to act to prevent unnecessary law-suits ; (viii) in addition to the act for review in civil causes ; (ix) in addition to an act for the suppression of lotteries ; (x) for securing the seasonable payment of town and precinct rates etc. ; (xi) authorizing Commissioners to determine the line between that part of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, late the Colony of Plymouth, and the Colony of Rhode-Island ; (xii) for allowing necessary supplies to the Eastern and Western Indians, and for regulating trade with them. Printed. 12 pp. [C.O. 5, 876. ff. 9-17 v.]
Aug. 15.
North Carolina.
310. Mr. Porter to Mr. Popple. After waiting four months in expectation that Governor Burrington would have proceeded, agreeable ye directions of My Lords for Trade etc. (as you wer pleased to signify to me 16th Aug. last), I am at last constrained in my defence to send over the inclosed depositions etc. which I pray of you to present to their Lordps etc. Mr. Burrington, since his arrival here last, has been guilty of almost every crime, saving that of murther, and in that he hath bid very fair on ye person of the King's Attorney General etc. Requests that enclosed papers may afterwards be laid before the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, in hopes that he may be restored to the Office of Judge of Vice-Admiralty, which Mr. Burrington has maliciously and undeservedly suspended him from, because he would not come into his measures relating to the King's lands etc. If he had done so, it might have been a prejudice to the Crown of above 500,000 acres, "about 50,000 whereof Mr. Burrington himselfe holds (as it is thought) by presents made him from Lovick, Little and Foster ; besides 10,000 acres which he did unjustly acquire, by a breach of the Lords Proprietors' Instructions in 1725 etc. Refers to former memorials on that subject. Afterwards Sir Rd. Everard fell roundly into the fraude, by the instigation of his son Rd. who filled up an old obsolete blank warrt. for 10,000 acres etc. described. Mr. Burrington's Stagg-park and Burgar lands has also been procured much after the same manner etc. by altering an old warrant etc. described. Signed, E. Porter. Endorsed, Recd. 1st Oct., 1733, Read 1st Aug. 1734. 2⅓ pp. Enclosed,
310. i. List of following papers. Signed, E. Porter. Endorsed, Recd. 1st Oct., 1733. 1 p.
310. ii. Deposition of Col. Edward Moseley, Treasurer and Speaker, 7th April, 1733. Of the Governor's treatment of him for defending Mr. Porter against a charge of rioting etc. Signed, E. Moseley. 2 pp.
310. iii. Deposition of John Montgomery, as to proceedings in Council at the suspension of Mr. Porter. 7th April, 1733. Signed, John Montgomery. 2 pp.
310. iv. Deposition of Mr. Ashe. 7th April, 1733. Upon Mr. Porter's suspension etc. Signed, Jno. Bapta. Ashe. 5¾ pp. Nos. ii-iv, endorsed, Recd. 1st Oct., 1733.
310. v. Narrative of Edmund Porter relating to the complaints of Governor Burrington against him and his complaints against Governor Burrington. Sworn to by, E. Porter, 15th May, 1733. Endorsed, Recd. 1st Oct., 1733, Read 1st Aug., 1734. 13 pp.
310. vi. Certificate of Mr. Rice that in obedience to the order of the Board (16th Aug., 1732) he summoned John Conner, Attorney, to give his testimony in relation to the above complaints, but he refused to swear for or against the Governor. 7th April, 1733. Signed, Nath. Rice, Sec. Endorsed, Recd. 1st Oct., 1733. ½ p.
310. vii, viii. Minutes of Council of N. Carolina relating to the suspension of Mr. Porter. 20th and 21st Jan., 1732. With notes by Mr. Porter. Endorsed as preceding. Copies. 2 pp.
310. ix. Certificate by Mess. Rice and Ashe that they were present in Council on 30th March, 1733, when Mr. Porter delivered to H.E. the following paper etc. Signed, Nath. Rice, Jno. Bapta. Ashe. ¾ p.
310. x. (a) Mr. Porter to Governor Burrington in Council. 30th March, 1733. Acquaints him with Mr. Popple's letter of 16th Aug., 1732, and that he is ready to proceed in the matter of affidavits etc. as therein directed. Signed, E. Porter.
(b) Deposition by Same. 19th July, 1733. Deponent has had no reply to preceding, and is therefore constrained to transmit above papers to the Board of Trade, believing that H.E. has no desire to proceed as prescribed etc. Signed, E. Porter. Nos. ix and x endorsed, Recd. 1st Oct., 1733. 2½ pp.
310. xi. Governor Burrington to Mr. Porter. 3rd May, 1725. On the prices of horses, whip-saws etc. Recommends him to be diligent during his absence etc. Signed, Geo. Burrington. Addressed. Holograph. 1 p.
310. xii. Same to Same. Is entirely of opinion that the levy cannot be raised without the Assembly, for then there would be no occasion for Assemblys, as Gale say's there is none. Therefore I have told all people I have talked with, that no mony can be lawfully demanded before so ordained by the Assembly, everybody is of the same opinion here. I design for Bertie to-morrow where I shall preach the same doctrine as I hope you will in your neighbourhood etc. My humble respects to Madam Porter etc. Signed, G.B. Holograph. 1 p.
310. xiii. Same to Same. Coll. Moseley's after dinner. I am sorry you could not conveniently favor us with your good company etc. Wee are now drinking your health all happiness attend you. Signed, Geo. Burrington. Addressed. Holograph. Slip.
310. xiv. Same to Same. Aug. 17th, 1725. Has set out on his journey into the lower precincts. "I doubt not but the Gentry will be in motion, if they have any meetings with the votes of Chowan, your presence will quash and defeat their ill designs, the knight and his honest company seem much disquieted, and low in spirit, they talk (especially Gale) that there is no occasion for an Assembly, they will have none etc. But this I take for a fetch to make us slacken our diligence in promoting the choice of good men to serve their country in the ensueing Assembly, which must be chosen and meet according to the fundamental constitutions of Carolina, as you well know, I am sure nothing shall be wanting on my part to rescue the administration out of the hands of these rogues etc. If you have any leisure etc., I hope you will employ it in drawing up an Address to the Proprietors for the Assembly men to sign etc. Signed, Geo. Burrington. Holograph. Addressed. 1 p. Overleaf, Note by Mr. Porter, that this having been in the first year of Sir R. Everard's government, when Mr. Lovick was his only adviser, and Secretary etc., he must therefore be one of the "rogues" mentioned therein. But he had now thought fit to appoint him a Councillor etc. Signed, E.P. ¾ p.
310. xv. Remarks by Mr. Porter on above letters. Wrote about seven years past, tho' he pretended to the Board of Trade that he knew little of me before his last coming over etc. This shows the value of his evidence etc. The whole, Set out, N.C. Col. Rec. III. 501-528. Endorsed, Recd. 1st Oct., 1733. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 294. ff. 153-159 v., 160 v., 161 v.-168, 169 v., 170, 171, 172, 173-174 v., 175 v., 176 v., 177 v., 178, 179, 180-181 v., 182-183 v.]