Journal, September 1705
September 1. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Prior.
Mr. Penn's grant of Pennsylvania abstracted.
Mr. Penn presented to the Board an abstract of the clauses
contained in his grant of Pennsylvania [fo. 43], which he is willing
to surrender to her Majesty, as also a paper containing the heads
of what he desired from her Majesty, both which were read, and
their lordships resolved to take the same into consideration at
their first meeting.
Letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges about English prisoners in the Spanish West Indies.
A letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges [vide supra], in answer to that
part of his of the 24th of the last month which relates to the English
prisoners in the Spanish West Indies, proposing that her Majesty's
directions be sent to the Governor of Jamaica, requiring him to
endeavour to get the said prisoners exchanged, was signed.
September 4. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pollexfen,
Mr. Penn attending [fo. 39, 43], their lordships made a further
progress in the consideration of the Pennsylvania laws, and resolved
to proceed further therein at their next meeting.
September 25. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pollexfen,
Representation for a new counsellor.
A representation proposing Colonel Edmond Edlyn to be of the
Council of Jamaica in the room of Colonel Thomas Ascough,
deceased, [fo. 82] was signed.
Papers from Mr. Dyer about cruelty of the Spaniards to the English prisoners.
Two papers from Mr. Dyer, lately a prisoner at the Havana
[fo. 34] vizt.:
An account of the Spaniards' cruelty to the English prisoners
taken by them in America.
An account of the several ports the Spaniards have in those
parts, with a description of their fortifications &c.
Letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges inclosing the same.
were read; whereupon a letter, inclosing the same to Mr. Secretary
Hedges, was signed.
Order of Council on representation about stores of war.
Copy of an Order of Councill of the 22nd of February last
[I. fo. 281], upon a representation of the same date about stores
of war for New Yorke, referring the same to the Duke of
Marlborough, General of the Ordnance, was read.
Order of Council on representation about presents for the Indians.
Copy of an Order of Council of the 22nd February last [I. fo. 281],
upon a representation of the same date about present for the
five nations of Indians, referring the same to the Lord High
Treasurer, was read.
Order of Councill on representation about new seal, &c.
Copy of an Order of Councill of the 17th of May last [I. fo. 383],
upon a representation of the 10th ditto with a new seal and warrant
for using the same in the Island of Jamaica, approving the said
representation, was read.
Order of Councill on representation with Col. Park's instructions.
Copy of an Order of Councill of the 17th May last [I. fo. 383]
upon a representation of the 10th ditto with Colonel Park's
instructions for the government of the Leeward Islands, approving
the same, was read.
Order of Councill on representation for settling the estate of Tho. Butler, &c.
Copy of an Order of Councill of the 13th [fo. 32] upon a representation of the 10th August for confirming an Act past at Nevis,
for settling the estate of Captain Thomas Butler, deceased, on his
three sons &c., approving the same, was read.
Draught of representation on laws.
Letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges on Mr. Penn's proposal of surrender.
Ordered that the draught of a representation be prepared upon
the Pennsylvania laws [fo. 41, 44], and a letter to Mr. Secretary
Hedges [fo. 40, 44] upon Mr. Penn's proposal for a surrender.