Journal, January 1706
Journal Book K

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'Journal, January 1706: Journal Book K', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 1: April 1704 - January 1709 (1920), pp. 201-215. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81171 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Journal, January 1706

January 2. Present:—Lord Dartmouth, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Newfoundland.

Order of House of Commons for state of trade of Newfoundland.

Mr. Merret, &c., summond.

Letter to Mr. Burchet for Commadore's answer to heads of inquiry.

An order of the House of Commons of the 21st of December last [fo. 155, 156, 157], requiring this Board to lay before that House a state of the trade with Newfoundland and the Western Islands, was read; and thereupon ordered [fo. 155] that Mr. Merrett, Mr. Campbell and Lieutenant Moody (lately arrived from Newfoundland) have notice to attend the Board to-morrow morning. And further ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Burchet to know what answer the Commadore of the Newfoundland convoy has brought to the heads of enquiry that were given him.

New Yorke.

Letter from Captain of the Non-Such about a packet from the Lord Cornbury.

Letter to Mr. Burchet thereupon.

A letter from the Captain of the Non-Such, signifying that he had a box for this Board from the Lord Cornbury on board his ship, and desiring directions how to send it hither, being read; ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Burchet [fo. 154] to desire to know where the said ship is at present, that their lordships may give the captain directions about sending the said box.

Proprieties.

New England.

Order of Councill about irregularities of Charter Governments.

An Order of Councill of the 20th of December last [fo. 148] upon a representation of the same date, relating to New England, directing this Board to lay before her Majesty the misfeasances of the Charter Governments, and the advantages that may arise by reducing such Charter Governments, was read, and directions [fo. 160] given for drawing up the said misfeasances accordingly.

Maryland.

Letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges on petition of Mr. Brown, praying leave to sail without convoy, &c.

A letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges of the 19th of the last month, referring to the Board the petition of Peregine Brown, praying that the Governor of Maryland may have directions to permit the ship Nicholson to saile from thence without convoy, in case the master of the said ship cannot be ready to saile with the convoy, was read; and thereupon ordered [fo. 156] that Colonel Blakiston have notice to attend the Board to-morrow morning.

Virginia.

Col. Nicholson about a bill of 50l. for paying the agent.

Letter to Mr. Lowndes with the said Bill.

Colonel Nicholson attending, and being asked some questions in relation to a Bill of 50l. transmitted in his letter of the 25th of July last to be dispos'd of by their lordships to the sollicitor of the Virginia affairs, he said that he had not appointed any agent after Mr. Thrale's death, that he had been informed by Sir Thomas Frankland that Mr. Wilcocks had acted in that station, but that, however, he submitted the disposal of the said Bill to their lordships; and thereupon ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Lowndes, giving him a state of this matter, and inclosing the said Bill, to be laid before my Lord High Treasurer for his lordship's directions thereupon.

January 3. Present:—Lord Dartmouth, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

New Yorke.

Letter from Mr. Burchet about ship Non-Such being order'd to the Downes.

Letter to the Captain about a box from Lord Cornbury.

A letter from Mr. Burchet [fo. 152], in answer to one writ him yesterday, signifying that her Majesty's ship the Non-Such, lately arrived from New Yorke, is ordered to the Downes, was read; and thereupon ordered that a letter be writ to the captain of that ship, to desire him to send the box he has on board from the Lord Cornbury, by the post or by any other safe conveyance, taking a receipt for the same.

Newfoundland.

Mr. Merret.

Mr. Merret attending [fo. 152, 160], and being ask'd several questions in relation to Newfoundland, he said that, not having yet received his letters, he was not able to give their lordships any account, but that he hoped he should do it in a few days. He added that he had heard that there was not above 40 ships of all sorts there this fishing season.

Affidavit of Richard Sampson relating to Colin Campbell and Capt. Lloyd, &c.

He communicated to their lordships the copy of an affidavit of Richard Sampson, setting forth that Mr. Colin Campbell had indeavoured to suborn him to swear falsely against Captain Lloyd and Mr. Solomon Merret, to which is annexed the copy of what Mr. Campbell would have had him swore (sic) to, which was read.

Mr. Campbell and Lieutenant Moody.

Mr. Campbell and Lieutenant Moody also attending [fo. 152], Mr. Moody acquainted their lordships that upon Major Lloyd's arrival with a new company, he found Mr. Latham was appointed captain, and Mr. Gully and Mr. Philips lieutenants; so that having no more business there, he came away with 54 men of the old company, five whereof were lost when the Loo and the Falkland prize were cast away. He added that they had received but one cloathing, and a part of a cloathing, since his being there, which was about three years; and thereupon ordered that Mr. Thurston have notice to attend the Board to-morrow morning. These gentlemen further said that there was at St. John's about fifty ships of all sorts, and about 12, or 15 in the other harbours. And they promised to bring their lordships [fo. 160] in a few days a particular account, both in relation to the forts and fortifications and to the trade and fishery of Newfoundland.

Letter to Sir William Phippard to know what advice he has received from Newfoundland.

Ordered that a letter be writ to Sir William Phippard [fo. 152, 160], to desire him to communicate to the Board what accounts he has received from Newfoundland, and to acquaint him that their lordships desire to speak to him to-morrow morning.

Maryland.

Col. Blakiston about petition of Mr. Brown for the ship Nicholson to come thence without convoy.

Letter to be writ Mr. Secretary Hedges thereon.

Colonel Blakiston attending according to order [fo. 153], and being acquainted with the petition of Peregine Brown, praying that the ship Nicholson may have leave to come from Maryland after the departure of the convoy, in case the convoy sail before the said ship can be ready; he said that the said ship was to carry over for the use of the Government of Maryland 110 half barrels of powder, 100 cutlaces, 200 cartouch boxes, 150 musquets, 5,000 weight of lead in bullets, and 22 drums, and that he paid freight for the same; whereupon their lordships gave directions for preparing an answer to Mr. Secretary Hedges's letter [fo. 160] mentioned in yesterday's minutes upon the foresaid petition of Peregrine Brown with their opinion that the said ship be permitted to saile after the convoy now bound thither, but not before the convoy.

Representation on two Acts about Popery.

A representation upon two Acts past at Maryland in October and December, 1704 [fo. 150, 163] (growth of popery in Maryland, vide fo. 247, 248) relating to popery, was signed.

Newfoundland.

Letter from Mr. Jackson, lately come from Newfoundland.

Answer.

A letter from Mr. Jackson, late minister at Newfoundland, signifying his arrival in England, and that by reason of indisposition he was not able to attend their lordships, was read; and thereupon ordered [fo. 152, 160] that he be desired to put into writing what account he can give of the state of the trade and fishery of Newfoundland, particularly for this and the preceding year.

Antegoa.

Order of Councill on representation repealing two Acts.

The copy of an Order of Councill of the 13th of December last [fo. 88, 158], upon a representation of the 1st of November last, for repealing two Acts past at Antegoa in June, 1704, intituled An Act for holding a Court of Chancery &c., and An Act for establishing of Courts &c., approving the said representation, was read.

Antegoa.

Copy of an Order of Councill on representation confirming an Act.

The copy of an Order of Councill of the same date, upon the foresaid representation [fo. 88, 157], confirming An Act past at Antegoa for impowering a Councill of Officers to appoint methods for the repairing and carrying on of trenches &c., was read.

Virginia.

Orders on a representation about Mr. Smith and Lewis's being of the Councill.

The copies of the two Orders of Councill of the 20th of the last month [fo. 148], upon a representation of the same date, proposing that Mr. John Smith be readmitted into the Councill of Virginia to fill up the present vacancy by the death of Colonel Bird, and that Mr. John Lewis be readmitted into his place in the said Councill upon the first vacancy that shall happen, approving the said representation, were read.

January 4. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Trade.

Case of the Levant Company in relation to Turkey goods imported from neutral ports.

Some members of the Turkey Company attending, presented to their lordships a paper intituled "The Case of the Levant Company," relating to the importation of Turkey goods from the neutral ports in Italy, which was read; and to which they added that the French had of late found means to import great quantities of Turkey goods into Leghorn and other ports in Italy, from whence the said goods were brought into England by Jews and other persons, which was of great detriment to the Turkey Company, and therefore they said that they intended to make application to the Parliament for relief, by some clause of an Act to be passed for that purpose, and desired their lordships' assistance therein: whereupon their lordships did promise them their assistance as there should be occasion.

Maryland.

Letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges about ship Nicholson bound to Maryland.

A letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges, in answer to his of the 19th of the last month [fo. 157] relating to the ship Nicholson, bound for Maryland, as directed in yesterday's minutes, was signed.

Newfoundland.

Draught of report to the House of Commons.

The draught of a report to the House of Commons [fo. 152, 161], in answer to an order of that House of the 21st of the last month, relating to Newfoundland, was laid before the Board, and a progress made in the consideration thereof.

January 7. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

New England.

Proprieties.

Draught of Articles against Propriety Governments.

The draught of articles against the Propriety Governments in America [fo. 153, 163] in pursuance of her Majesty's Order of Councill of the 20th of the last month, was laid before the Board, and a progress made in the consideration thereof.

Maryland.

Copy of Lord Baltemore's letter to Popish priests in Maryland.

Copy thereof to be sent to Col. Seymour.

The Lord Baltemore communicated to the Board the copy of his letter to William Hunter and other Papists in Maryland [fo. 67, 76], blaming them for their late indiscreet zeal in indeavouring to make proselytes in that colony, and requiring them to be more circumspect in their behaviour for the future, which was read, and thereupon ordered that a copy of the said letter be sent to Colonel Seymour for his information.

Newfoundland.

Report to House of Commons.

Their lordships made a further progress in their report to the House of Commons about Newfoundland [fo. 160, 166], and gave directions for some additions thereunto.

January 8. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

Newfoundland.

Mr. Roop to give account of the trade and fishery and of French trade.

Mr. John Roop, lately arrived from Newfoundland, attending, acquainted their lordships that he was taken prisoner by the French in their attempt upon St. John's the last winter, and was kept at Placentia eight months, but was with others afterwards exchanged for some French prisoners that were at St. John's, particularly the nephew of Monsieur Du Casse. He said that the French had but 120 soldiers at Placentia; that their forts are not so good as ours at St. John's, but that they are now going to make additional works for the better securing of that place. He was then desired to draw up and give their lordships in writing an account of the trade and fishery [fo. 165], as far as he was able, for the year 1704.

The like account for this present year.

An account of the French trade and fishery, how they maintain their settlements and stages, with his opinion how they may best be destroyed.

Their cruelty—last winter.

An account of the cruelties used by the French and their Indians to the English in their attempt the last winter.

And account of our settlements northward.

And an account of our settlements to the northward of Bonavista. To which he answered [fo. 165] that, having lost all his papers when the French took him, he was not able to give so particular an account as might be expected, but, however, he would do the best he could on Friday next.

Copy of a letter from Monsieur Subercasse about exchange of prisoners.

New England.

Extract thereof to be sent to Col. Dudley.

He then communicated to their lordships the copy of a letter from Monsieur De Subercasse, Governor of Placentia, to the Admiral of St. John's Harbour, relating to the exchange of prisoners, which was read; and thereupon ordered that an extract thereof, relating to Mr. Keen, be sent to Colonel Dudley.

Newfoundland.

Letter to Mr. Burchet for Capt. Bridge to attend, with his answer to heads of inquiry.

And further ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Burchet [fo. 164], to desire him to move his Royal Highness the Lord High Admiral's Councill, that Captain Bridge, Commadore of the Newfoundland convoy, may have notice to attend the Board with such papers as he may have brought from thence, in answer to the heads of inquiry given him relating to that trade and fishery.

Proprieties.

New England.

Representation on misfeasances of Propriety Governments.

Their lordships made a further progress in the draught of a representation [fo. 160, 164] relating to the misfeasances of the Propriety and Charter Governments.

January 9. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt.

Maryland.

Order of Councill on representation about two Acts relating to Popery.

Clause to be thereupon added to Col. Seymour's letter.

An Order of Councill of the 3rd instant [fo. 157], upon a representation of the same date relating to two Acts of Maryland about popery, approving the said representation, and directing the Board to signify her Majesty's pleasure to the Governor of Maryland accordingly, was read, and directions given for adding a clause to the letter to Colonel Seymour, pursuant to the said order.

Newfoundland.

Letter from Mr. Burchet about Capt. Bridge's being to attend.

A letter from Mr. Burchet, in answer to one writ him yesterday [fo. 163, 168], signifying that orders were sent to Commadore Bridge that he attend the Board with such answer as he may have to the heads of inquiry given him relating to Newfoundland.

Trade.

Copy of Mr. Stepney's memorial to the Emperor for revoking an edict about serges.

Copy of a memorial presented by Mr. Stepney to the Emperour, dated the 30th of December, 1704, desiring that the edict whereby English serges are prohibited in Austria may be revoked, was read.

Proprieties.

New England.

Draught of report on misfeasances.

Their lordships made a further progress in the draught of a representation [fo. 163, 165] upon the misfeasances of the Proprietary and Charter Governments.

January 10. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

Proprieties.

New England.

Representation on misfeasances, &c.

A representation upon her Majesty's Order in Councill of the 20th of December last [fo. 164, 211] relating to the misfeasances of the Proprietary and Charter Governments in America [fo. 180, 183, Rhode Island, 182 Connecticut], was signed.

Trade.

Hambourgh Company.

Trade with the Empire.

Ordered that a letter be writ to the Governor of the Hambourgh Company [fo. 141, 171], to put him in mind of sending their lordships the account he promised the Board the 17th of December last, relating to their trade in the Emperor's territories.

January 11. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

Newfoundland.

Memorial from Mr. Roop about state of the fishery.

Mr. John Roop attending [fo. 162], presented to their lordships a memorial relating to the state of the English trade and fishery of Newfoundland, as also relating to the French settlements there, together with a particular account of the number of fishing ships, sack ships, boats, quantity of fish taken &c. this present year, and a list of the names of the English settlements to the northward of Bonavista, which were read. He further acquainted their lordships that, in his opinion, nothing was more detrimental to that fishery than the great quantities of rum imported thither from the other plantations; and therefore he proposed that the importation of strong liquors to Newfoundland be prohibited, except what shall be carryed thither from England. He added that they had lately found a sort of a slate at Newfoundland, which was very hard and fit for building.

Newfoundland.

Report to House of Commons.

Their lordships then took into consideration the draught of a report to the House of Commons relating to Newfoundland [fo. 161, 167], and made a progress therein.

Connecticut.

New England.

Major Palms about Mohegan Indians.

Major Palms, one of the commissioners appointed by her Majesty [H. fo. 165; fo. 56, 178] to examine into the complaints of the Mohegan Indians against the Government of Connecticut, attending, acquainted their lordships that the magistrates of that Government had protested against the authority of her Majesty's commission in that behalf; that the commissioners, however, proceeded to a sentence in favour of the said Indians, but that he did not know how far the Government will comply therewith.

January 14. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Maryland.

Queen's warrant permitting Sir Thomas Lawrence to stay in England.

Sir Thomas Lawrence communicated to the Board a warrant from her Majesty, dated the 31st of December last, permitting him to be absent from Maryland during her Majesty's pleasure, he putting in a sufficient deputy to execute his place of secretary there, during his said absence, which was read, and a copy thereof ordered to be kept.

Newfoundland.

Report to House of Commons.

Their lordships made a further progress in the draught of a report to the House of Commons relating to Newfoundland [fo. 166, 170].

Newfoundland.

Letter to Mr. Burchet about answer to heads of inquiry given to Capt. Bridge.

Ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Burchet [fo. 164, vide infra] to desire to know whether Commadore Bridge be yet come to town, or whether he have made any answer to the heads of inquiry given him relating to the trade and fishery of that place.

Letter to Mr. Moody for an account of the fishery.

Ordered that a letter be writ to Lieutenant Moody for such account as he is able to give of the fishery of Newfoundland for this present year 1705.

January 15. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Newfoundland.

Letter from Mr. Fawler about Capt. Bridge's being ordered to attend the Board.

A letter from Mr. Fawler, in answer to that writ Mr. Burchet yesterday [vide supra], signifying that directions were sent to Commadore Bridge, at Deptford [fo. 201] to attend the Board this day, was read.

Leeward Islands.

Memorial from Col. Park about soldiers.

Letter to Secretary Hedges thereon.

A memorial from Colonel Parke relating to the soldiers in the Leeward Islands, was read, and a letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges thereupon, was signed.

Newfoundland.

Memorial from Mr. Roop about attempts of the French.

Mr. John Roop attending, presented to their lordships another memorial [fo. 69 and infra] relating to what past at Newfoundland during the attempts the French made upon the English settlements there the last winter; unto which is annexed a copy of his letter to Lieutenant Latham, and of two letters from Monsieur Subercasse to Lieutenant Moody.

Letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges with relation of occurrences in Newfoundland during Moody's command.

A letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges, dated yesterday [vide supra, New attempts of ye French, fo. 364], referring to the Board a relation of the most material occurrences and transactions at St. John's and parts adjacent in Newfoundland, during the time that Lieutenant Moody commanded in cheif there, was laid before the Board; and their lordships resolved to take the same into consideration at the first opportunity.

Lieutenant Moody with another copy thereof.

Lieutenant Moody attending, presented to their lordships another copy of the forementioned relation.

January 16. Present:—Lord Dartmouth, Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Newfoundland.

Report to the House of Commons.

A report to the House of Commons [fo. 167], in obedience to an Order of the 21st of the last month, requiring a state of the trade of Newfoundland, was signed.

Letter from Major Lloyd about imbezlement of provisions.

Mr. Roop attending, presented to their lordships a letter from Major Lloyd, dated at St. John's in Newfoundland the 21st of November last, complaining that the provisions for the soldiers was embezled during Lieutenant Moody's commanding there, which was read, and a copy thereof ordered to be sent to Lieutenant Moody [fo. 174] for his speedy answer.

Mr. Roop about necessaries wanting for the Boom.

Abstract of the Muster Rolls.

Mr. Roop also presented to their lordships an account of things necessary for the perfecting the Boom at St. John's Harbour, which was read; and at the same time communicated to their lordships an abstract of the Muster Rolls of the company of soldiers there.

January 17. Present:—Lord Dartmouth, Mr. Cecill, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Newfoundland.

Memorial from Mr. Jackson about state of Newfoundland.

A memorial from Mr. Jackson, late minister at St. John's in Newfoundland [fo. 196, 248], containing an account of the present state of that place, was now received.

Petition of several masters of ships about decay of trade.

Mr. Roop presented to the Board a petition of several masters of ships, dated at St. John's in Newfoundland the 15th of October last, giving their reasons for the present decay of the Newfoundland trade, which was read.

Trade.

Memorial from the Hambourgh Company about hardships in their trade.

Letter to Mr. Secretary Harley desiring a conference with the Emperor's ministers thereon.

A memorial from the Hambourgh Company [fo. 165], setting forth several hardships they undergo in their trade to Austria and other the Emperor's territories, was read, and a letter writ to Mr. Secretary Harley, acquainting him that the Board are desirous to speak with the Emperor's Commissioners any morning the next week [fo. 173]; and ordered that the foresaid memorial be translated into French, to be communicated to the said Commissioners.

Pennsylvania.

Representation on laws.

A representation upon the laws of Pennsylvania agreed the 26th of November last [fo. 115, 148, 228], was now signed and sent to the Councill Office.

January 18. Present:—Lord Dartmouth, Mr. Secretary Hedges, Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Maryland.

Memorial from Sir Thomas Lawrence about an Act that takes away his benefit by ordinary licences.

Sir Thomas Lawrence presented to their lordships a memorial [fo. 119; L. fo. 27], setting forth that an Act lately past in Maryland takes away the benefit of ordinary licences from the secretary's office, and thereupon praying that the Governor may have directions that the profits arising by that Act may be kept in bank till her Majesty's pleasure be known upon the said Act, which was read; whereupon their lordships resolved to take the same into further consideration when they shall write to the Governor of Maryland.

January 21. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Trade.

Emperor's ministers at the Board about memorial from the Hambourgh Company.

Translation thereof given them.

Letter to Mr. Secretary Harley thereupon.

The Comte de Gallas, the Emperor's Envoy, and Monsieur Vecelly, Commissary Generall of Commerce to the Emperor, attending, their lordships communicated to them the contents of the memorial from the Hambourgh Company [fo. 171, 275], mentioned in the minutes of the 17th instant; whereupon they desired a copy thereof in French, and that the said Company would give in a particular account of all the hardships they complain of, and of the remedies [fo. 174], and they, appearing sensible of the inconveniencies arising by such hardships to the course of trade and mutual correspondence, did promise to write effectually to the Court of Vienna that the same might be taken off; whereupon a translation of the Hambourgh Company's foresaid memorial was delivered to them [fo. 275], and a letter writ to Mr. Secretary Harley giving him an account of what had been now done.

Trade.

Letter to the Hambourgh Company about conference with Imperial ministers.

Ordered that a letter be writ to the Hambourgh Company [fo. 173, 188], giving them an account of what has past as aforesaid, and desiring what further particulars they can give of the hardships they suffer in their trade to Germany.

Newfoundland.

Petition from merchants of Biddyford about erecting a fort at Ferryland, and convoy.

Letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges thereon.

A petition from the merchants of Biddyford trading to Newfoundland, praying that a fort may be erected at Ferryland, and that a man-of-war may be ordered to Milford by the 20th of February to convoy the ships of those parts to Newfoundland, was read;, whereupon their lordships agreed to represent their desire of a convoy to her Majesty. And as for their desire of a fort, their lordships writ to Mr. Secretary Hedges, proposing that Sir John Gibson, Deputy Governor of Portsmouth, may be ask'd his opinion therein.

Letter from Lieut.

Moody in answer to Major Lloyd's about soldiers' provisions.

Letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges thereupon.

A letter from Lieutenant Moody, in answer to one from Major Lloyd [fo. 170], which was sent him the 16th instant, relating to the embezlement of the soldiers' provisions at Newfoundland and to the hardships they indured there, was read; whereupon a letter was writ to Mr. Secretary Hedges [fo. 184, 185], proposing that Sir John Gibson may have directions to examine the said soldiers, who are now at Portsmouth, touching proceedings and what has fallen within their knowledge during their stay at Newfoundland.

Maryland.

Order of Councill on representation about state of Maryland.

An Order of Councill of the 18th of December last [fo. 118] upon a representation of this Board of the 29th of November foregoing, requiring the Board to give directions to the Governor of Maryland, pursuant to the said representation, was read.

Draught of letter to the Governor.

New Jersey.

Draught of letter to the Governor.

The draughts of letters to Colonel Seymour, Governor of Maryland, and to the Lord Cornbury, Governor of New Jersey, were agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

January 22. Present:—Lord Dartmouth, Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Virginia.

Letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges returning the address against Col. Quary.

Representation thereupon.

A letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges, of yesterday's date [fo. 121], referring back to this Board the address of the Assembly of Virginia which had been sent to him the 16th of October last [fo. 59], containing complaints against Colonel Quary, was read, and a representation thereupon agreed and ordered to be transcribed [fo. 178].

New England.

Quakers complaining of a print published at Boston.

Col. Dudley to be writ to thereon.

Mr. Field and Mr. Wyeth attending, communicated to their lordships a news letter published at Boston the 29th of October last, in which there are some reflexions against the proceedings of the Quakers here, and desiring their lordships to write in their next letter to Colonel Dudley thereupon; their lordships gave directions for writing accordingly.

Draught of a letter to Col. Dudley.

The draught of a letter to Colonel Dudley, Governor of the Massachusets Bay, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Letter from Col. Dudley.

A letter from Colonel Dudley, dated at Boston the 1st of November last, was read, and the papers therein referr'd to laid before the Board, and are as follows, vizt.:
Papers therein refer'd to.
Three proclamations, the one ordaining a general thanksgiving &c., the other two about the ship Deptford's being to sail to Saltertudos &c.
Lists of causes tryed in several Courts in New England from October, 1704, to October, 1705.
Register of births in the several townes in the Massachusets Bay from the 5th of Aprill, 1704, to the 5th of Aprill, 1705.
Proposition of the representatives and freeholders of New Hampshire to Mr. Allen.
Letter from the commissioners appointed by her Majesty to make inquiry into the complaints of the Mohegan Indians against Connecticut, with their proceedings upon that matter, dated the 25th of August, 1705.
Proceedings of the commissioners appointed by her Majesty to make inquiry into the complaints of the Mohegan Indians against the government of Connecticut.

Whereupon their lordships gave directions for adding several clauses to the forementioned letter to Colonel Dudley.

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

Maryland.

Storekeeper to be appointed.

Colonel Blakiston attending, was acquainted that her Majesty had been pleased to approve of Colonel Seymour's desire of a store keeper to be sent over to Maryland, for taking care of the publick arms there, and that he would do well to endeavour to find out such a person to be sent thither accordingly.

Virginia.

Representation on address against Col. Quary.

A representation upon the address from the Assembly of Virginia against Colonel Quary [fo. 175], as agreed in yesterday's minutes, together with a letter inclosing the same to Mr. Secretary Hedges, were signed.

Connecticut.

Letter from Commissioners appointed to hear complaints of Mohegan Indians, with their proceedings.

A letter from the Commissioners appointed by her Majesty to make inquiry into the complaints of the Mohegan Indians against Connecticut [fo. 166; H. fo. 465], with their proceedings upon that matter, dated the 25th of August, 1705, was read, and the draught of a representation thereupon agreed [fo. 183] and ordered to be transcribed.

New England.

Letter from Col. Dudley about pirates' treasure.

A letter from Colonel Dudley to the Board [fo. 146], inclosing an account of the pirates' gold and treasure transmitted to the Lord Treasurer, dated the 3rd of November last, was read.

Letter from Col. Dudley about Pemaquidsalaries, &c.

A letter from Colonel Dudley to the Secretary of this Board, with an account of what has been done in the Massachusets Bay about Pemaquid and the Governor's salary &c. [I. fo. 248], dated the 3rd of November last, was read, and the papers therein referr'd to were laid before the Board, and are as follows:
Publick papers.
Colonel Dudley's speech to the Assembly relating to Pemaquid and the settling a salary upon the Governor and Lieutenant Governor &c.
Copy of the Assembly's answer to Colonel Dudley's speech relating to Pemaquid and to the settling of a salary upon himself and Lieutenant Governor.
Copy of the address of the Assembly of New England to her Majesty, setting forth reasons for not complying with the commands for building a fort at Pemaquid &c., and for settling a salary on the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

New England.

Letter from Mr. Addington.

A letter from Mr. Addington, of the 6th of November last, was read, and the papers therein referr'd to laid before the Board, and are as follows:
Papers of publick proceedings.
Minutes of Councill from the 6th of June, 1704, to the 18th of October following inclusive.
Minutes of the Councill from the 28th of October, 1704, to the 3rd of March following, 1704/5, inclusive.
Minutes of Councill in Assembly from the 25th of October, 1704, to the 18th November following inclusive.
Minutes of Councill in Assembly from the 27th December, 1704, to the 6th of January, 1704/5, inclusive.
Minutes of Councill in Assembly from the 21st of February, 1704/5, to the 3rd of March following inclusive.
Minutes of Councill in Assembly from May the 30th, 1705, to June the 30th following inclusive.
Acts past at a General Assembly of the Massachusets Bay in May, 1703.
An Act for reviving and further continuing of two several Acts herein named referring to the war, past the 25th October, 1704.
An Act against soldiers and seamen in her Majesty's service being arrested for debt, past the 27th December, 1704.
Acts past at a Generall Assembly of the Massachusets Bay, the 30th of May, 1705.

New England.

Second letter from Mr. Addington.

Another letter from Mr. Addington, signifying the arrival of Mr. Cary wth the cannon her Majesty had been pleased to give for the Fort William at Boston, dated the 13th November last, was read.

New England.

Rhode Island.

Letter from Col. Dudley with complaints against Rhode Island and proofs of the charge.

A letter from Colonel Dudley to the Board, with proofs of the articles of complaints against Rhode Island [fo. 165, 182, 208], dated the 2nd of November last, was read, and the papers therein referr'd to were laid before the Board, and are as follows, vizt.:
Papers therein refer'd to.
Colonel Cranston, Governor of Rhode Island's receipt to Colonel Dudley for the charge of complaints against that Government, dated the 25th July, 1705.
Colonel Dudley's certificate, testifying that the affidavits to prove the charge against Rhode Island are made by persons of credit and veracity &c.
Several papers and affidavits proving each article of the charge against Rhode Island.
The Governor and Company of Rhode Island's answer to Colonel Dudley upon the Queen's letter relating to their quota towards the assistance of New England, dated December the 28th, 1704.
Copy of Colonel Cranston's letter to Colonel Dudley about the quota demanded from Rhode Island, dated the 28th February, 1704/5, with Colonel Dudley's answer thereto.

Second letter from Col. Dudley against Rhode Island.

Another letter from Colonel Dudley to the secretary of this Board, relating to complaints of the Narraganset Country against the Government of Rhode Island, dated the 15th of November last, was read, and the papers therein referr'd to were laid before the Board, and are as follows:
Papers therein referred to.
Address from the proprietors of the Narraganset Country to Colonel Dudley, praying his favour in representing to her Majesty the hardships they suffer by the Rhode Islanders.
Copy of several papers relating to the Narraganset Country, containing some complaints against ye Government of Rhode Island, and the ill treatment which some French refugees have received in being put out of their settlements.

New England.

Connecticut.

The following papers relating to Connecticut [fo. 165] were at the same time received and laid before the Board, vizt.:
Colonel Dudley's certificate, testifying that the affidavits to prove the charge against Connecticut are made by persons of credit and veracity.
Papers relating to the charge against Connecticut.
Colonel Winthrop's receipt of the charge of complaints against Connecticut &c.
Several papers and affidaivts proving the articles of the charge against Connecticut &c. [fo. 165, 208].

Rhode Island.

Three letters from Governor and Company; one signifying that Mr. Wharton has their answer to the charge.

Letter to Mr. Wharton thereupon.

Two letters from the Governor and Company of Rhode Island, dated the 15th September and 29th October last, inclosing several papers in their justification upon account of a Spanish ship condemned there, and another letter, also of the 29th of October last [fo. 165, 208], signifying that Mr. Wharton, their agent, has their answer to the charge of irregularities exhibited against them, were read; and thereupon ordered [fo. 195] that a letter be writ to the said Wharton, that he bring to their lordships the said answer.

January 24. Present:—Lord Dartmouth, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt. Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

New England.

Connecticut.

Representation about Mohegan Indians.

A representation upon the report of the Commissioners appointed to hear the Mohegan Indians against the Government of Connecticut, [fo. 178, 187, 339] as agreed in yesterday's minutes, was signed.

Virginia.

Draught of letter to Col. Nott.

The draught of a letter to Colonel Nott, Governor of Virginia, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Miscellanles.

Letters from the Plantations, to be open'd before three of the Board, &c.

Ordered that no letters or packets directed to this Board from any of the foreign plantations be opened but in presence of three of the Commissioners sitting at the Board; or, in case the said letters or packets be brought to this office when three of the Commissioners are not sitting, then to be opened by the secretary only, but none to be given out to be read by any particular Commissioner till first read by, or presented to, three of the said Commissioners sitting at the Board.

January 25. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Newfoundland.

Letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges desiring queries upon which the soldiers at Portsmouth should be examin'd.

Answer.

A letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges, of yesterday's date [fo. 174, 185, 202], in answer to one writ him the 21st instant, desiring to know upon what particular heads the Board would have the soldiers lately arrived from Newfoundland examined, was read, and an answer thereunto immediatly drawn up and signed.

Newfoundland.

Letter from Lieutenant Moody with affidavit of the soldiers at Portsmouth about his behaviour at St. Johns.

A letter from Lieutenant Moody, of yesterday's date [fo. 184, 202], inclosing an affidavit from the soldiers at Portsmouth lately arrived from Newfoundland, relating to the said Moody's behaviour during the time that the French beseiged the fort at St. John's, was read; and thereupon ordered that Lieutenant Moody have notice to attend the Board on Monday morning next, and that he bring with him in writing [fo. 186] an account of the defects of the forts at St. John's, and of the wants thereof.

Letter from Mr. Thurston.

A letter from Mr. Thurston inclosing accounts of necessaries wanting for the soldiers at Newfoundland for this present year 1706, was read; and thereupon ordered [fo. 186] that Mr. Thurston have notice to attend the Board on Monday morning next.

Draught of representation relating to Newfoundland.

Mr. Roop summon'd.

The draught of a representation relating to Newfoundland [fo. 187] was laid before the Board, and a progress made in the consideration thereof; and upon that article which relates to the Boom [fo. 186], ordered that Mr. Roop have notice to attend the Board on Monday morning next.

January 28. Present:—Lord Dartmouth, Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Newfoundland.

Lieutenant Moody's answer about forts.

A memorial from Lieutenant Moody, in answer to a letter writ him the 25th instant [fo. 185] relating to the state of the forts at St. John's in Newfoundland, was read.

Letter from Mr. Thurston about cloathing for the soldiers.

A letter from Mr. Thurston [fo. 185], signifying that by reason of the demands out of the off-reck'nings for several things Captain Lloyd took over with him, he was not able to procure a cloathing for the soldiers at Newfoundland this year, notwithstanding the great want they were in of the same, was read.

Mr. Roop's petition about the boom and being taken prisoner by the French.

Copy of memorial he'l present to Committee of House of Commons.

Mr. Roop attending [fo. 185], presented to their lordships a petition relating to his having fixed the boom at the entrance of the harbour at St. John's at Newfoundland, and to his having been taken a prisoner and carryed to Placentia; which their lordships resolved to take into consideration on the first opportunity. He further communicated to their lordships the copy of a memorial he intends to present to the Committee of the House of Commons relating to Newfoundland.

Draught of representation relating to Newfoundland.

Their lordships then took into consideration the draught of a representation relating to Newfoundland [fo. 185, 198], and made some progress therein.

New England.

Connecticut.

Memorial from Sir H. Ashhurst for copies of papers relating to the Mohegan Indians.

A memorial from Sir Henry Ashhurst [fo. 183, 196], praying for copies of the report of the Commissioners appointed to hear the complaints of the Mohegan Indians, was read, and copies ordered to be given him accordingly.

Barbados.

Order of Committee of Lords for papers relating to complaints against the Governor.

An Order of a Committee of the House of Lords of the 25th instant, requiring this Board to lay before them several papers relating to the complaints against Sir Beville Granville, Governor of Barbados [fo. 28, &c.], was read, and directions given [fo. 188] for preparing an answer thereunto.

Letter to Clerk of the Councill for account of particular Councill days.

Ordered that a letter be writ to the Clerk of the Councill in waiting [fo. 188] to desire a particular of the Councill days from the 2nd of March, 1704/5, to the 20th of July following.

January 29. Present:—Lord Dartmouth, Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Trade.

Memorial from Hambourgh Company about state of their trade.

Sir William Gore, with several members of the Hambourgh Company, attending [fo. 174], presented to their lordships a memorial containing an account of their trade as it is at present managed, which was read; and they being asked for an answer to a letter writ them the 22nd instant [fo. 174], desiring a full account and particular instances, and the places such abuses do happen [in], and by whom committed [Trade thro' Germany, fo. 275], they said they were not willing to enter into those particulars, because if by their interposition these hardships should be taken off, the advantage would be to the Dutch and other foreigners who at present cheifly carry on that trade.

Barbados.

Report to House of Lords on complaints against Sir B. Granville.

A report, in answer to an Order of a Committee of the House of Lords [fo. 187, 189] of the 25th instant, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Account of general Councill days.

An account of the general Councill days from the 1st of March, 1704/5, to the 20th of July following, being now received from the Clerk of the Councill in waiting [fo. 187], in pursuance of the letter writ him yesterday, was read.

January 31. Present:—Lord Dartmouth, Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Prior.

Barbados.

Report in answer to Order of Committee of Lords about complaints against the Governor.

A report, in answer to the Order of the Lords' Committees of the House of Lords of the 25th instant [fo. 188, 200], relating to the complaints against Sir Beville Granville, Governor of Barbados, was signed and sent to their lordships with the books and papers therein referr'd to.

Newfoundland.

Order of Committee of Commons for several papers.

An Order from a Committee of the House of Commons appointed to consider the trade to Newfoundland, dated the 28th instant, requiring this Board to lay this morning before the said Committee several papers relating to Newfoundland [fo. 224], which papers were immediatly look'd out and sent accordingly, with a list of them, a copy of which list is as follows:—

Moody.

Mark'd.
A Relation of the most material occurrences and transactions at St. John's and parts adjacent in Newfoundland during the administration of Lt. John Moody &c. No. 1.[H. 10.]
Memorial from Lieutenant Moody, in answer to a letter writ him the 25th January, 1705/6, relating to the state of the forts at St. John's in Newfoundland. No. 2.[H. 20.]
Letter from Mr. Moody with affidavits from the A.B. soldiers at Portsmouth[H. 18.]

Campbell.

A memorial from Mr. Colin Campbell relating to the attempts made by the French in NewfoundlandG. 30.
Letter from Mr. James Campbell of the 18th October, 1705, relating to the continued incursions of the French in Newfoundland &c.G. 52.

Merchants memorial.

New [foundland].

Paper from Mr. William Cary relating to the trade and fishery in Newfoundland.G. 7.
Copy of proposals of the Newfoundland merchantsG. 90.
Petition of several merchants &c., praying for a speedy reinforcement of men, arms and ammunition sufficient to defend the fortifyed places in Newfoundland, to suppress the enemy; with an affidavit of Colin Campbell relating thereuntoG. 31.
Letter from Sir William Phippard, Mayor of Pool, in answer to one writ him the 5th July, 1705, upon a memorial of the Newfoundland merchantsG. 38.
With a proposal inclosed from the town of PoolG. 36.
Memorial of the Mayor and merchants of Biddiford, in answer to a letter writ them the 5th July, 1705, inclosing a memorial about the affairs of NewfoundlandG. 44.
Memorial from the Mayor and merchants of Bristoll, in answer to a letter writ them the 5th July, 1705, inclosing a memorial about the affairs of NewfoundlandG. 45.
Memorial from the Mayor and merchants of Barnstable, in answer to a letter writ them the 5th July, 1705, inclosing a memorial about the affairs of NewfoundlandG. 46.
Memorial from the Mayor &c. of Exeter in answer to a letter writ them the 5th July, 1705, enclosing a memorial about the affairs of NewfoundlandG. 48.
Memorial &c. from the Mayor &c. of Weymouth, in answer to a letter writ them the 5th July, 1705, inclosing a memorial about the affairs of NewfoundlandG. 51.

Lloyd.

Petition of John Adams, setting forth the cruel usage he has received from Captain Lloyd, Commander of St. John's, praying a consideration, he being rendered incapable of doing any business for the futureF. 35.
Deposition of several of the inhabitants of Newfoundland relating to the cruel usage John Adams received from Captain LloydF. 36.
Certificate of the two surgeons who dress'd John Adams of the wounds he received in his head by the beating of him by Captain LloydF. 38.
Certificate of Thomas Adams and others relating to the ill usage John Adams has received from Captain LloydF. 37.
Certificate from Captain Bridge, late Commadore of the Newfoundland convoy, in favour of Captain Lloyd against the complaints of John AdamsF. 45.
Letter from Mr. Roop to the Board relating to the state of the forts &c. in NewfoundlandF. 46.
Deposition of Mr. John Roop relating to Captain Lloyd's refusing to let his men assist the said Roop in fixing the boom at St. John's HarbourF. 47.
Petition of the inhabitants of Newfoundland against Captain LloydF. 48.
Deposition of John Marshall relating to Captain Lloyd's threatning to kill him, upon his refusing to sign a paper in favour of the said LloydF. 49.
Copy of a paper drawn by Captain Lloyd, to be signed by the company at Newfoundland in his behalf, with certificates of non-commission'd officers relating thereuntoF. 50.
Answer of Captain Lloyd to the complaints against him, with 15 papers therein referr'd to &c.F. 52.
Declaration of the chief inhabitants of St. John's Harbour, setting forth the behaviour and practices of Captain Lloyd whilst Commander of the garrison in NewfoundlandG. 5.
Memorial from Mr. Jackson, late minister of St. John's in Newfoundland, containing an account of the present state of that placeNo. 3.
[H. 13.]