Addenda: August 1681

Pages 771-772

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 11, 1681-1685. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1898.

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August 1681

Aug. 1. 2077. Minutes of Assembly of Nevis. Seven members present. Ordered, that a copy of the proceedings from 14th Aug. 1680 to this time be sent to the Commissioners. Assembly dissolved this day. Election on the 9th. Members sworn in 13th. Endorsed. Recd. 16 Jan. 1681–82. [Col. Papers, Vol. XLV., No. 78.]
Aug. 8.
2078. Sir John Werden to Sir Allen Apsley. I send you a letter from the Duke for Lieutenant Brockholes. If you, Lord Hyde, and Colonel Legge, or any other that you may show it to, approve it, despatch it at once, if not, return it with your opinion. You remember how often you have heard that the releases to the Quakers and Sir George Carteret of New Jersey would lead to the loss of trade and revenue in New York. I believe that it cannot be long averted. For even if the Duke, contrary to Sir W. Jones's opinion, have legal power to levy customs in future, it will equally ruin New York by driving the inhabitants across to New Jersey. But enough of the matter. Despatch it quickly if you pretend to any share of the customs this year. Printed in New York Documents, Vol. III., pp. 291–292. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXX., pp. 37–38.]