Journal, August 1704
Journal Book I

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Journal, August 1704

August 15. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Prior.

Virginia.

Commissioners of the Customes' report on Bills.

Jamaica.

Revenue Act.

Representation to be prepared &c.

A letter from Mr. Lowndes [fo. 14] of the 10th instant with a report from the Commissioners of the Customes upon two Virginia Bills, approving the same, and further signifying that the Lord High Treasurer [fo. 89] had no objection to the laying the Jamaica Revenue Act before her Majesty, was read; [fo. 97] and thereupon ordered that a representation be prepared for laying the said Act before her Majesty accordingly.

Plantations General.

Letter from Mr. Attorney General about want of laws for barring e[s]tates tailes &c.

A letter from Mr. Attorney General relating to the want of laws in the plantations for barring the estates tailes and the remainders depending on them, was read.

Virginia.

Jennings.

Mr. Attorney General's report on four Bills.

Two of the said Bills return'd to him by Mr. Jennings for further information.

Mr. Jennings [fo. 31, 99] being returned out of Yorkshire and attending, Mr. Attorney General's report upon four Virginia Bills [fo. 68] sent him the 24th of April last, was read; and their lordships not agreeing intirely with some of his objections to two of the said Bills, a letter was writ to him thereupon, and Mr. Jennings was desired to attend him therewith, as also with the said Bills, in order to give him further information therein.

August 17. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt Mr. Prior.

Virginia.

Mr. Perry about writing to the Governour to forbear personal resentments &c. Whilst the complaints are depending.

Letter thereupon.

Mr. Perry attending [fo. 73, 245] and desiring that their lordships would be pleased to write to Colonel Nicholson that he forbear any personal resentment, prosecution or molestation whatsoever against any person upon his own account whilst the complaint against him is depending, a letter was writ and signed accordingly.

New England and New Yorke.

New ingineer appointed.

A letter from the Board of Ordnance [fo. 44, 104] of the 8th instant signifying that they had appointed Captain John Rednap, ingineer, for New England and New Yorke in the room of Colonel Romer, was read, and a letter, in answer thereunto, was signed.

Bermuda.

Acts.

Three Orders of Councill of the 3rd instant upon a representation of the 18th of the last month [fo. 90] relating to the Acts of Bermuda, past in 1690, 1691, 1693, and 1694, viz.:—

Order of Council confirming several of them.

An order for confirming several of the said Acts,and

Another repealing four.

An order for repealing four of them were read, and directions given for preparing a letter to transmit the same to Colonel Bennet.

Order of Council about an instruction to the Governour in lieu of Habeas Corpus Act.

And another order directing the Board to prepare an instruction for the said Colonel Bennet in the same manner as was done for the Governour of Barbados in lieu of the Habeas Corpus Act. One of those repealed by the foregoing order was read, and the said instruction prepared, and a representation signed [fo. 115, 116] to lay the same before her Majesty.

Massachusets.

Order of Council on a representation upon Colonel Dudley's letters.

Letter to be writ to the Governour about Pemaquid and salary.

An Order of Councill of the 3rd instant upon a representation of the 10th of the last month [fo. 83] upon Colonel Dudley's letters directing this Board to prepare letters from her Majesty to Colonel Dudley relating to the building Pemaquid fort and the settling a salary for the Governour and Lieutenant Governour of the Massachusets Bay, was read, and directions given for preparing a letter accordingly [fo. 229].

Copy of an Order of Councill about man of war.

Copy of an Order of Councill of the same date upon the same representation [fo. 83, 132] refering what relates to a man of war to his royal highness, was read.

Rhode Islands.

Copy of an Order of Councill about irregularities, &c.

Copy of another Order of Councill of the same date upon the same representation [fo. 83] refering what relates to the irregularities in Rhode Island [fo. 177] to Mr. Attorney and Mr. Sollicitor General, was read.

Plantations General.

Copy of an Order of Councill about commissions for tryal of pirates.

Copy of an Order of Councill of the same date upon a representation of the 13th of the last month [fo. 87, 113] relating to commissions for tryal of pirates in America, directing Mr. Attorney and Mr. Sollicitor General to prepare commissions accordingly, was read.

Virginia.

Letter to the Governour not to molest Wallace.

A letter to Colonel Nicholson [fo. 67] in pursuance of the minutes of the 7th June last, directing him not to give Mr. Wallace, one of the complainants against him, any molestation upon account of his said complaints, was signed and delivered to the said Wallace.

Jamaica.

Representation upon Revenue Act.

A representation [fo. 94] upon an Act past at Jamaica in November last [M. fo. 287] for raising a revenue to her Majesty for the support of the government of that island, was signed.

Newfoundland.

Memorial from Mr. Thurston about the convoy's being taken by the French.

Letter to be writ to Mr. Lowndes thereupon.

A memorial from Mr. Thurston [fo. 63] signifying that the Coventry man of war, convoy to the Newfoundland fleet, on board of whom was the money for paying the soldiers there, has been taken and carryed into Brest, and praying their lordships' consideration thereof, being read, directions were given for preparing a letter to Mr. Lowndes [v. infra] to lay the same before the Lord High Treasurer, and further ordered that a duplicate of the heads of inquiry and additional instructions which had been sent to Mr. Burchett [fo. 29] the 4th May last be again sent to him to be given to the commander of the convoy appointed for Newfoundland.

August 18. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Prior.

Newfoundland.

Letter to Mr. Lowndes about the convoy's being carried into Brest.

A letter to Mr. Lowndes [v. supra], as ordered yesterday, upon Mr. Thurston's memorial relating to the Newfoundland convoy's being carryed into Brest, was agreed and ordered to be sent.

Miscellanies.

Incidents.

The account of the incident charges of this office, from Christmas, 1703, to Midsummer, 1704, were laid before the Board, and are as follows, viz.:—

l.s.d.
The secretary's account of petty expenses, amounting to42155
The stationer's account, amounting to3698
The postman's bill36411
On the account for wood and coles3391
Amounting in the whole to146191

Letter to Lord Treasurer thereupon.

And a letter was thereupon writ to the Lord Treasurer to desire his lordship's order for payment thereof.

Maryland.

Proposal about Naval stores.

Sir Thomas Lawrence attending communicated to their lordships two proposals made to Colonel Seymour, Governour of Maryland, relating to the furnishing her Majesty with plank, timber, masts &c., and to the building of men of war in Maryland, and the producing pitch and tar in Maryland and Virginia, copies whereof were ordered to be taken.

Virginia.

Mr. Jennings, about Bills.

Mr. Jennings [fo. 94] acquainted their lordships that he had attended Mr. Attorney General, as directed the 15th instant, and that he had cleared some difficulties Mr. Attorney had relating to the Virginia Bills that had been refer'd to him, whereupon directions were given for preparing a representation [fo. 114] upon the collection of Virginia Bills received from Colonel Nicholson.

New Yorke.

Suit of clothing &c. given to Patrick Wardrope.

Patrick Wardrop, an old soldier who had served 28 years at New Yorke, having been some while since returned from thence as an invalid, attending; ordered that the suit of the cloathing returned from New Yorke and brought to the Board the 25th May, 1703, by Mr. Thrale, be delivered to the said Wardrope.

August 22. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Prior.

New Yorke.

Letters from the Governour.

Several letters from the Lord Cornbury, Governour of New Yorke, to the Board, with the papers therein refer'd to, were laid before their lordships and are as follows, viz.:—

Letter from him about the Countess of Bellomont's accounts.

A letter from his lordship relating to the accounts of the late Earle of Bellomont [H. fo. 455; fo. 102] dated the 17th June, 1704.

Papers refer'd to therein.

Seventeen papers relating to the accounts between the late Earle of Bellomont and the forces at New Yorke.

Eleven papers relating to the accounts between the late Earle of Bellomont and the forces at New Yorke.

N.B.—The letters and papers inclosed in the black line weare sent to the Lord Treasurer, the 24th instant. (fn. 1)

Valuation of the cloathing sent by Mr. Champante to New Yorke for the use of the four companies there in 1702.

An account of the contingencies of New Yorke in the late Earle of Bellomont's and the Lord Cornbury's governments for one year.

Account of the warrants issued by the late Earle of Bellomont for the payment of money for the use of the forces at New Yorke, from the 2nd of April, 1698, to the 5th of March, 1700.

Account of the warrants issued by the Lord Cornbury for the payment of money for the use of the regulated forces at New Yorke from the 3rd of May, 1702, to the 6th of April, 1704.

Account of a warrant issued by the late Earle of Bellomont, out of the revenue of New Yorke for services done at several times during his government, from the second of April, 1698, to the 2nd of April, 1699.

Account of warrants issued by the Lord Cornbury out of the revenue of New Yorke for services done at several times &c. from the 3rd of May, 1702, to the 3rd of May, 1703.

Proceedings upon all the actions depending in June, 1704, in the Supreme Court of New Yorke.

New Yorke.

Letter from the Governour about Nanfan's accounts.

A letter from the Lord Cornbury to the Board, relating to the accounts between Captain Nanfan and the forces at New Yorke [H. fo. 412; fo. 103] dated the 22nd June, 1704.

Papers relating thereto.

Affidavit of Mr. Wilson, high sheriff of the county of New Yorke, concerning Captain Nanfan.

Six several papers relating to the accounts of Captain Nanfan.

Eleven papers relating to Captain Nanfan's accounts.

Letter from Lord Cornbury about Countess of Bellomont's accounts.

A letter from the Lord Cornbury to the Board, with what he has done towards stating the Countess of Bellomont's accounts [fo. 100, 103], and about her security, dated the 24th June, 1704.

Letter from him about the Eagle galley.

A letter from the Lord Cornbury [fo. 115, 116] to the Board, about his proceedings relating to the ship the Eagle gally, seized by the Collector for having on board some Canary wine shipt at Madera &c., dated the 26th of June, 1704.

Admiralty proceedings thereon.

Copy of the proceedings of the Admiralty Court held the 8th of April, 1704, against the Eagle gally, seized by the Collector for having loaded Canary at the Maderas.

New Yorke.

Letter from the Governour about Acts past by the Earl of Bellomont, &c.

A letter from the Lord Cornbury to the Board of the 30th of June last, in answer to one writ him the 26th of January, 1702/3, relating to the Acts past by the Earle of Bellomont and Captain Nanfan, with his observation thereupon.

Council of New Yorke's report on those Acts.

Report of the Councill of New Yorke to the Lord Cornbury relating to the Acts of Assembly not confirmed or repealed.

Letter from the Lord Cornbury with Acts.

A letter from the Lord Cornbury to the Board, dated at New Yorke the 30th of June.

Acts past at a General Assembly held at New Yorke the — of — to the — of —.

Acts past at a General Assembly at New Yorke in June, 1704.

Letter to Mr. Lowndes with Lord Bellomont and Captain Nanfan's accounts.

Ordered that copies of the Lord Cornbury's letters relating to the Earle of Bellomont and Captain Nanfan's accounts [fo. 102] be made, as also a list of the papers therewith transmitted, and then that the said original letters and papers be sent to Mr. Lowndes [fo. 113], and that he be desired to move the Lord Treasurer that the said accounts be refer'd to such persons conversant in the accounts of the army as his lordship shall be pleased to direct.

Mr. Champante acquainted therewith.

Mr. Champante attending in relation to Captain Nanfan's accounts, he was acquainted with the foregoing order; whereupon he promised to bring to their lordships a memorial in behalf of Captain Nanfan, which he prayed might be also recommended to the Lord High Treasurer.

New England and New Yorke.

Letter to the Governours in favour of Captain Rednap the ingineer.

Letters to the Lord Cornbury [fo. 95] and Colonel Dudley in favour of Captain John Rednap, who is sent as ingineer to New England and New Yorke, were signed.

Virginia.

Memorial from Mr. Jennings desiring a consideration for his trouble.

Mr. Jennings [fo. 149] presented to their lordships a memorial praying their lordships' consideration of his expences and charges in coming to England and attending here in reference to the Virginia Bills, which was read, and ordered that in the next letter to Colonel Nicholson he be advised to pay Colonel Jennings 100l. (besides the 100l. that he received at his coming away) out of the two shillings per hogshead.

New England.

Order of Council about prisoners taken by the French of Canada.

Extract of Colonel Dudley's letter about skirmish at Deerfield sent to Secretary Hedges.

An Order of Councill of the 17th instant, directing the Board to give an account to one of her Majesty's Secretaries of State, of the English prisoners that have been lately taken by the French of Canada, was read; and thereupon the copy of paragraph D of Colonel Dudley's letter of the 20th of April last, was sent to Mr. Secretary Hedges.

Maryland.

Letter from the Governour.

A letter from Colonel Seymour [fo. 107], Governour of Maryland, of the 23rd of May last, with the papers therein refer'd to, were laid before the Board, which papers are as follows, viz.:—

Papers of publick proceedings.

Minutes of Council from the 30th of July, 1702, to the 4th of October, 1703.

Minutes of Councill from the 12th of April, 1704, to the 22nd of May following.

Minutes of Council in Assembly from the 26th April, 1704, to the 3rd May following.

Minutes of Assembly from the 26th April, 1704, to the 3rd of May following, when they were dissolved.

Copy of the proceedings of the committee of the accounts in May, 1704.

Abstracts of the proceedings of several courts of justice in 1703.

Act past at a General Assembly the 3rd of May, 1704.

Colonel Blakiston's opinion upon the difference between Colonel Seymour and the late President of Maryland and upon the want of arms there.

Colonel Blakiston attending, and being acquainted with what Colonel Seymour writes about a difference between Mr. Tench, President of the Councill, and himself, relating to a moyety of the 12d. per hogshead on tobaccoes, he said that Mr. Tench's demands were very unreasonable, that he could have no title to the said moyety, the ships not being cleared till after Colonel Seymour arrived. As to what Colonel Seymour writes relating to want of armes, he said that there being a fund settled by Act of Assembly for providing armes, he doubted not but they had 1,000l. at present in bank for that purpose.

August 23. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Prior.

Plantations General.

Letter to all the Governours to enclose the Queen's circular letter about prizes, and additional instructions about navigating English ships.

Her Majesty's circular letters to all the Governours and proprietors in America relating to her Majesty's and the Lord High Admiral's shares of prizes, which had been prepared by this Board and sent to Mr. Secretary Hedges the 31st of May last [fo. 53], as also the additional instructions [fo. 82] relating to the number of seamen allowed to navigate English ships during the war, sent also to Mr. Secretary the 7th of the last month, being now received back, ordered that letters be prepared forthwith for transmitting the same to all the Governours accordingly, and that those to the proprietors here in town be sent to them.

Maryland.

Colonel Blakiston's memorial about qutota for New York.

A memorial from Colonel Blakiston, agent for the province of Maryland, relating to their quota for New Yorke, was read; and thereupon ordered that the Act past in 1701 for raising 300l. in part of the said quota, be looked out in order to their lordships' consideration of that matter.

Bermuda.

Order of Council confirming Revenue Act.

An Order of Councill of the 3rd instant upon a representation [fo. 87] of the 13th of the last month confirming an Act past at Bermuda in 1698 for raising a publick revenue for the support of the government of those islands, was read; and ordered that it be transmitted to Colonel Bennet.

Letter to the Governour.

The draught of a letter to Colonel Bennet [fo. 113] was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Maryland.

Letter from the Governour.

Answer.

Colonel Seymour's letter [fo. 105, 113] mentioned in yesterday's minutes, was read, and an answer thereunto agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Barbados.

Letter from the Governour.

A letter from Sir Bevill Granville, Governour of Barbados, dated 24th of May last, with the papers therein refer'd to, were laid before the Board, and are as follows, viz.:—

Publick papers.

List of persons recommended by Sir Bevil Granville to fill up the vacancies that may happen in the Councill of Barbados, dated 24th May, 1704.

Account of such prizes condemned in Barbados as have come to the hands of James Hanaway, Esquire, marshal of the ViceAdmiralty there.

Abstract of such ships and vessels as have been condemned as prizes in the court of Admiralty of Barbados since the present war.

Minutes of Councill from the 5th of October to the 21st of December, 1703, inclusive.

Minutes of Councill from the 18th of January, 170¾, to the 8th of April, 1704.

Minutes of Councill from the 28th April to the 16th of May inclusive.

Minutes of the Assembly from the 27th of October, 1702, to the 8th of June, 1703.

Minutes of the Assembly from the 8th of June, 1703, to the 3rd of August following.

Minutes of the Assembly from the 31st of August to the 2nd of November, 1703.

Minutes of the Assembly from the 2nd of November, 1703, to the 16th of March, 170¾, inclusive.

Minutes of Assembly from the 8th of February, 1703, to the 16th of May, 1704, inclusive.

Acts past the 21st of March, 170¾.

An Act to settle five hundred pounds per annum on Sir Bevil Granville during his government, past the 8th of June, 1703. Duplicate.

Acts past the 16th November and 1st of December, 1703, Duplicate.

Letter to Mr. Burchet with extract of Sir Bevil Granville's Letter.

And thereupon ordered that a copy of paragraph G. in the foresaid letter be sent to Mr. Burchet to be laid before his royal highness's Councill.

Jamaica.

Letter from the Governour.

A letter from Colonel Handasyd, Governor of Jamaica, dated the 19th June last, with the papers therein refer'd to, were laid before the Board and are as follows, viz.:—

Publick papers.

Minutes of Councill from the 8th of February, 1703, to the 13th of June, 1704, inclusive:—

Minutes of Councill in Assembly from the 11th of April to the 13th of June, 1704, inclusive.

Minutes of the Assembly from the 11th of April to the 10th of June, 1704, inclusive.

Acts past the 29th of April and 14th May, 1704.

Letter to Mr. Burchet with extracts of Colonel Handasyd's letter.

Acts past the 13th of June, 1704. And thereupon ordered that a copy of paragraph B, and part of paragraph F in the foresaid letter [fo. 210] which relates to the Captain of the Sea Horse, be sent to Mr. Burchet to be laid before his royal highness's Councill.

Virginia.

Two letters from the Governour.

Two letters from Colonel Nicholson, Governour of Virginia, dated the 31st May and 6th June last, and the papers therein refer'd to were laid before the Board and are as follows:—

Publick papers.

Address of the Governour, Council and burgesses of Virginia to her Majesty, 1704.

Naval officers list of ships entred and cleared in Virginia from the 29th September, 1703, to the 22nd May, 1704.

List of tythables for the year 1704.

List of patents for land signed in 1704.

Mr. Auditor Bird's account of her Majesty's quit rents for the year 1703.

Mr. Auditor Bird's account of her Majesty's revenue from the 25th October, 1703, to the 25th April, 1704.

Mr. Carter, the Treasurer's accounts of her Majesty's revenue 1703.

Copies of the Acts past in the General Assembly, April the 21st, 1704.

Proceedings of the General Assembly in April, 1704, in relation to trade.

Proceedings of the Governour and Councill relating to the ships the Dreadnought and Foway, from the 9th February, 170¾, to the 31st of May, 1704.

Minutes of Councill from the 26th of August, 1703, to the 20th of October following.

Minutes of Councill in Assembly from the 20th of April, 1704, to the 12th of May following.

Minutes of Councill from the 23rd of October, 1703, to the 12th of May, 1704.

Journal of the House of Burgesses from the 20th of April, 1704, to the 12th of May following.

Letter from Mr. Moor to Colonel Nicholson, Governour of Virginia, inclosing several papers of publick proceedings of the Assembly of Pennsylvania, dated the 23rd of May, 1704.

Commodore Evans's sailing orders &c. to the convoy, which brought home the Virginia fleet.

Line of battle of the convoy which brought home the Virginia fleet.

List of the merchants ships brought home to England under convoy of Commodore Evans.

Virginia.

Letter from Mr. Thompson, Attorney General.

Letter from Mr. Stephens Thompson, Attorney General of Virginia, dated the 27th May last, was laid before the Board.

August 24. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt Mr. Prior.

Massachusets.

New York.

Maryland.

Virginia.

Bermuda.

Letters to the Governours.

Letters to Colonel Dudley, the Lord Cornbury, Colonel Seymour, Colonel Nicholson and Colonel Bennet, were signed.

Plantations General.

Letter to Mr. Lowndes about commissions for trying pirates.

Ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Lowndes to desire that Mr. Baker may have directions to attend Mr. Attorney General [fo. 97, 353] in the passing of the commissions for the tryal of pirates in America.

New Yorke.

Memorial from Mr. Champante in behalf of Captain Nanfan.

Letter to Mr. Lowndes.

A memorial from Mr. Champante in behalf of Captain Nanfan [fo. 102, 274], late Lieutenant Governour of New Yorke, was read, and a letter writ to Mr. Lowndes according to the minutes of the 22nd instant [fo. 103].

Jamaica.

Barbados.

Leeward Islands.

Letters to the Governours.

The draughts of letters to Colonel Handasyd, Sir Bevill Granville and Sir William Mathew [fo. 114] were agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

New Yorke.

Memorial from Mr. Lodwick about the Act relating to Bayard and Hutchins.

The Act sent to Mr. Attorney General.

A memorial from Mr. Lodwick praying for their lordships speedy representation upon an Act past at New Yorke declaring the illegality of the proceedings against Colonel Nicholas Bayard and Alderman John Hutchins for pretended high treason and for reversing and making null and void the said judgements and all proceedings thereon, which he lately left here, was read. Whereupon ordered that the said Act be sent to Mr. Attorney General for his opinion in point of law [fo. 117], and that Mr. Lodwick have notice thereof.

Barbados.

Letter from Mr. Cox about his brother's suspension.

Representation thereon to be prepared.

A letter from Mr. Cox, relating to the suspension of his brother from the Council of Barbados, was read, and directions given for preparing a representation [fo. 115] to her Majesty thereupon.

August 25. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Prior.

Plantations General.

Letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges about a day of thanksgiving.

Circular letters on that subject.

A letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges desiring to know her Majesty's pleasure about a day of thanksgiving to be appointed in the plantations for the late success of her Majesty's armes on the Danube, was signed. As also circular letters upon that subject to all the Governours and proprietors in America.

Jamaica.

Barbados.

Leeward Islands.

Letters to the Governours.

Letters to Colonel Handasyd, Governour of Jamaica [fo. 113], Sir Bevil Granville, Governour of Barbados, and Sir William Matthew, Governor of the Leeward Islands, was signed.

Virginia.

Representation on Bills.

A representation [fo. 99, 120] upon the body of Virginia Bills transmitted from Colonel Nicholson, was signed.

Barbados.

Representation for restoring Mr. Cox to his place in the Council.

A representation as ordered in yesterday's minutes for restoring Mr. Cox [fo. 114, 128] of Barbados to his place in the Councill of that Island, was signed.

Nevis.

Representation for confirming Colonel Johnson, Lieutenant Governour.

Colonel Whetham attending and desiring their lordships to report upon his memorials presented to the Board the 13th and 21st of the last month [fo. 92, 86] relating to Colonel John Johnson's being Lieutenant Governour of Nevis, a representation was drawn and signed accordingly [fo. 116].

Bermuda.

Order of Council for amendments to the additional instructions relating to the Habeas Corpus Act.

An Order of Councill of the 17th instant upon a representation [fo. 96, 116] of the same date with an additional instruction to Colonel Bennet, in lieu of an Act for the liberty of the subject, which has been repealed, directing this Board to make some amendments in the said instructions, was read, and the said amendments made accordingly.

Plantations General.

Jamaica.

Letter from Secretary Hedges about English prisoners.

A letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges desiring to know what English prisoners the French have in the West Indies, was read, and an answer returned thereunto.

New York.

Proceedings relating to the Eagle gally seized at New York.

Sent to Mr. Attorney General.

The proceedings of a court of Admiralty [fo. 102, 116, 141] held at New Yorke the 8th April, 1704, relating to the Eagle gally, Captain John Davidson, commander, as also a journal of particular account of all transactions which have happened relating to the seizure of the said ship not taken notice of in the proceedings abovementioned, being received from Colonel Byerly, were laid before the Board, and thereupon ordered that the said papers, as also the Lord Cornbury's letter [fo. 102] of the 26th of June last be sent to Mr. Attorney General for his opinion thereupon, and that notice thereof be given to Sir Jeoffry Jeoffries on the one side, and to Mr. Barker in behalf of Mr. Byerly on the other.

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