America and West Indies: July 1700, 11-15

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 18, 1700. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1910.

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July 1700

July 11. Bill in addition to the Act for building with stone, etc., was read a second time and voted to be dismist.
Bill, for repealing a clause in the Act for collecting and assessing taxes, was read again and voted to be dismist.
Bill in addition to the Act for regulating weights and measures, sent up, was read, passed and received His Excellency's consent.
An Order was passed by the Board and agreed to by the Representatives that all the lands belonging to Thomas Danforth be and belong unto Framingham, and that the inhabitants of Framingham on the first Tuesday in August next do choose Selectmen and Town Officers to serve until March next.
The Committee reported that Mr. Increase Mather made answer that he could not remove without acquainting his Church; if they consented to give him up to this work, he would, as to his own person, remove to Cambridge, but could not see his way clear to remove his family, while he heard of the passing the Charter in England. Mr. Mather was again sent to from the Court to call a meeting of his Church this evening. A Committee of the two Houses was sent to the said Church to desire their consent that Mr. Mather might remove to Cambridge and under-take the care of the College as President thereof.
Bill for continuing the Act for giving necessary supplies to the Eastern Indians, sent up from the Representatives, was read a first time. [Board of Trade. New England, 49. pp. 392–396.]
July 11.
634. William Popple to Josias Burchet. Enclosing copies of papers, relating to pirates, received from Lord Bellomont and with his comments upon them, to be laid before the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. Annexed,
634. i. List of Papers referred to. [Board of Trade. New England, 38. pp. 84–88.]
July 11.
635. Minutes of Council of Massachusetts Bay. 1000l. paid to H.E. the Earl of Bellomont, and 15l. to Samuel Austin, formerly of Wells, innholder, but now of Charlestown, in consideration of divers good services formerly, he being reduced to great want. 25l. 16s. paid to Capt. Samuel Legg for hire of warehouse. Payment ordered for the subsisting of troopers at Aimsbury, Haverhill and Woodstock in March and April. [Board of Trade. New England, 49. pp. 303, 304.]
July 12.
636. Governor Day to [? Mr. Secretary Vernon]. In obedience to your letters, July 11 and 17, 1699, I send by this first opportunity, the Marigold, Capt. Leonard White, Commander, the body of Daniel Smith, who hath been many months in prison for piracy, together with copies of depositions against him. I have taken up Thomas Smith his father, upon great suspicion of his aiding Daniel Smith and other pirates in purchasing lands for them with their ill-gotten treasure. Our Justices of the Peace have thought fit to bail him. Isaac Adderley (the Dolphin) has no respect to the proceeding on his voyage. I think he never intended it, for he makes here another diversion of his owners' money. All the time the Dolphin was approaching these islands, the sea was very tempestuous. When we discovered her to be upon the rocks and almost dry, I ordered my own boat out and sent my Deputy Vice-Admiral, pilot, and a very choice gang, who with great danger and difficulty got to her and released her; otherwise she had quickly perished. I demanded reasonable salvage, being advised it was due. But the Master having got a great lump of the owners' money prodigally swaggered up and down, extravagantly and profusely ranting, affronting and threatening. His men sued him for their wages; for his repeated impudencies to me and my officers he was committed to gaol. Upon his petition I set him at liberty, but yet he swore he would carry his vessel out in spite of me and all the forts, which was the occasion of my taking his sails, which I have returned to him. But he proceeds not and continues in his riotous way of living. Signed, Sam. Day. Endorsed, R. 23 Aug., 1700. 2½ pp. Enclosed,
636. i. Receipt for the person of Daniel Smith. July 13, 1700. Signed, Lin. White. Seal. 1 p.
636. ii. Copy of deposition of Sampson Pendley, Master of the Mayflower of Boston. In 1696 he heard Daniel Smith, William and Benjamin Griffen, Thomas Hollingsworth,—Mincks, Anthony Packer and Thomas Joy several times declare that they came to Providence in the Fancy with Henry Avery, the Pirate, etc. ¾ p.
636. iii. Copy of deposition of Sarah Birch. (See Cal. 1699. No. 235. iv.) 1 p.
636. iv. Copy of deposition of Daniel Johnson jr. as to the piracies of Daniel Smith and Benjamin and William Griffen with Avery. 1 p.
636. v. Copy of deposition of Ephraim Watkins as to land in Devon Tribe bought by William Griffen, reputed a South Sea man. 1 p.
636. vi. Copy of Attestation of Rebecca, wife of Ephraim Watkins. Thomas Smith collected rents for Daniel Smith and William Griffen. 1 p.
636. vii. Copy of deposition of George Stone, shipwright. Three or four years ago he took on rent from William Griffen one share of land in Devon Tribe with a house at 6l. 10s. a year. Thomas Smith collected rent. 1 p.
636. viii. Copy of deposition of Thomas Watkins as to land held by Daniel Smith. 1 p.
636. ix. Copy of deposition of Capt. John Morris as to land bought by William Griffen, "the easternmost share of land which Capt. Rush bought of Governor Trott." 1 p.
636. x. Copy of depositions of John Wilkinson, John Knight, John Jackman, John Woodley and Ferdinando Meade, marriners of the Dolphin. Without the aid of the pilot the vessel must certainly have been lost. July 4, 1699.
636. xi. Isaac Adderley to Gilbert Nelson. I apologise for my words and disobedience to the Governor and beg to be released from gaol, promising submissiveness. Copy. ¾ p.
636. xii. Copy of petition of Isaac Adderley to Governor Day. To same effect as preceding. ¾ p.
636. xiii. Deposition of William Croskeys, Deputy Pilot. The Dolphin lost two anchors, a piece of her gripe, and had gauled her bough bend. The weather was very stormy. The vessel had been inevitably lost but for the Governor's speedy aid. ¾ p.
636. xiv. Certificate of Governor Day that Ed. Jones, Secretary, testified to the correctness of the above copies, Ap. 30, 1700. Signed, Sam Day. ½ p. [America and West Indies. Bermuda, 447. Nos. 63, 63.i–xiv.]
July 12. 637. Deposition of Col. Outerbridge, Justice of the Quorum and Member of Council of Bermuda. On April 23rd the Governor summoned him to St. George's, and there told him he had created to himself a fine voyage, for that if he did not answer such questions upon oath as he should put to him, he would send him to England. Deponent truly answered some questions put to him by the Governor, who "fell into an extravagant passion, calling this deponent the common and usual names of dog, rogue, villain, rascal, etc.," and charged him with taking affidavits without his knowledge or consent. To which deponent replied that at present he should not satisfy His Excellency therein, but, if he had so done, they would in due time appear. "With that the Governor flew into a violent rage and strangely abused this deponent, threatening to pull him by the nose," etc. Signed, Wm. Outerbridge. Sworn July 12th, 1700, before John Brooke, J.P., Member of Council. Endorsed, Communicated to the Board by Mr. Randolph. Recd. Read Aug. 26th, 1700. Copy. 2 pp. [Board of Trade. Bermuda, 4. No. 35; and 30. pp. 52–54.]
July 12. 638. Minutes of Council in Assembly of the Massachusetts Bay. John Foster, one of Mr. Increase Mather's Church, acquainted His Excellency and the Board that they had consented to his going to Cambridge.
Draft of a Charter for Incorporating of Harvard College in Cambridge, agreed by the Board to be solicited for unto His Majesty, and sent down to the Representatives, was returned with their concurrence.
Address to His Excellency was signed by both Houses and presented with the draught of the Charter of Harvard College.
Bill for continuing the Act for giving necessary supplies to the Eastern Indians read a second time, and a concurrence was passed with the Representatives that it be engrossed.
Bill granting His Majesty a tax upon polls and estates, sent up, was read a first and second time, and a concurrence was passed with the Representatives that it be engrossed.
James Taylor, a new elected Treasurer of the Province, took the oath.
500l. advanced to His Excellency to be improved in managing the Address of this Court to the King.
50l. paid to the Honble. William Stoughton for his service as Chief Justice of the Superior Court.
50l. paid to Rev. Mr. Increase Mather, President of Harvard College, for his service in that office the year past.
30l. paid to Lawrence Dennis, as part of the debt due to him for his disbursements for the Public.
A resolve of the Representatives, that the report of the Committee of Claims be so far accepted, as that half of what is reported and shall finally be found to be due by the said Committee be paid to each of the respective creditors or claimers out of the tax raised the present Session of this Court by the Treasurer, read and agreed to.
Bill continuing the Act for giving necessary supplies to the Eastern Indians, sent up, was read, passed and received His Excellency's consent.
July 13. Letters to the Lords Commissioners of the Council of Trade and Plantations and to several of the Ministers of State, acquainting them of the Address to His Majesty and requesting them to favour it, were approved and signed by both Houses.
Bill for granting His Majesty a tax upon polls, etc., sent up, was read, passed and received His Excellency's consent.
The Order for accommodating the differences relating to the Ministry of Watertown was returned by the Representatives with a non-concurrence. The Resolve of the Board, June 28th, upon the petition of Thomas Jackson, was returned by the Representatives with a non-concurrence.
12l. paid to John White as Clerk of the House of Representatives.
The appointment of a Committee by the Representatives, to provide a suitable place at Cambridge for the reception and entertainment of the President of Harvard College and to consider what is meet to be done with respect to the house already built for the President's House, was agreed to.
The appointment of a Committee by the Representatives, to agree with the parties concerned what shall be paid for the house rent and accommodations of His Excellency the Governor, and to reserve the same or some other until His Excellency's return, was consented to.
The Board read and concurred with the resolve of the Representatives, that the garrison for the Castle on Castle Island near Boston be paid, the Captain 100l. per annum, the Lieutenant, for performing the duty of lieutenant and gunner, 80l., the Gunner's mate 30l., every private centinel the usual pay, and six men to have the name of Quarter Gunners, to be included in the number of the 20 already allowed for the Castle in time of peace, 10s. per month more than the private centinels; provided that the Captain be upon the place at least three days in a week and as oft else as extraordinary occasions call for him, except in case of sickness, etc., and that the Lieutenant be constantly there, and that care be taken to discipline and train the men in gunnery.
The Representatives concurred in the order of the Board empowering the President and Fellows nominated to take the oversight, care and government of Harvard College and students, until His Majesty's pleasure be known as to the settlement of the College or that this Court take further order therein.
Capt. Ephraim Savage was appointed Collector of Excise for Suffolk in place of Penn Townsend resigned.
The Board read and assented to the resolve of the Representatives, that, if any of the Commissioners for Excise chosen by this Court die or refuse to serve, it be left to the Governor or Commander-in-Chief for the time being with the Council to appoint others.
His Excellency ordered that the Acts and Laws, passed this Session since the last publication, be published, and, after a short Address to the Representatives, prorogued them till Aug. 21. [Board of Trade. New England, 49. pp. 396–403.]
July 13.
639. Council and Assembly of Massachusetts Bay to the Council of Trade and Plantations, begging them to present their Address to the King and to countenance the ends therein proposed. Signed, Isa. Addington, Sec., John Leverett, Speaker. Endorsed, Recd. Sept. 23. Read 25 ditto, 1700. 1 p. [Board of Trade. New England, 10. No. 55; and 38. pp. 232, 233.]
July 14.
640. Minutes of Council of New York. Proclamation ordered summoning the Representatives punctually to give their attendance on July 25th, and intimating that the Session will be short. [Board of Trade. New York, 72. pp. 329, 330.]
July 15.
641. Governor the Earl of Bellomont to the Council of Trade and Plantations. The General Assembly of this Province having addressed His Majesty, I send your Lordships the Address which I, as well as the Council and Representatives make it my humble desire your Lordships will please to present to His Majesty. It may be said to contain three of the most important points that relate to this Province—the bounds between us and the French to the Eastward, the fishery, and the establishment of the College here by the King's Royal Charter. It grieves me to think of Nova Scotia's being in French hands, rather for the sake of the noble fishery on that coast than of the soil. But for the present I see no remedy. If England were in better circumstances of power than it can now be supposed to be after so long and expensive a war, perhaps it may become the wisdom of the nation to question the validity of the cession of Nova Scotia by Charles II. The French King, tho' absolute, has on several occasions disclaimed the power of alienating any of the dominions of his Crown without the consent of his Parliament; and that a King of England, who we call a Limited Monarch, should give, sell or truck away so very valuable a part of the dominions of the Crown without the consent of the Parliament of England, is what I cannot reconcile to sense and good reason. By the several evidences I have lately sent you it plainly appears the French do immoderately thirst after these Plantations. Besides, Mr Nelson, a marchand of this place, told me in London and has often told me since, that during the late war, when he was prisoner in Canada, Governor Count de Frontenac used often to wish his Master had Boston and this country, that then he would quickly be master of all America. Some marchands of this town have told me 'tis the common language of the French fishermen to ours, as they often fish together on the coast, they admire these countries and say their King will have 'em in a little time. 'Tis agreed on all hands the River of Ste. Croix is the true western boundary of Nova Scotia, but the French are cunning enough to pretend as far as Kenebeck River, westward, well knowing that between Ste. Croix and Kenebeck there's a noble tract of country of 190 miles in length along the coast affording excellent timber and masts, which are wanting to the E. of Ste. Croix, besides the fishery on all that coast, which is not less valuable than the woods. Now if the French can bubble us out of that tract of country, they will be in the right of it, and we in the wrong; but I hope we shall not be so foolishly good-natured to 'em. If the King will please to order me to build a good fort at Ste. Croix and allow me the means of doing it, I will quickly obey his commands. The French Jesuits, it seems, are resolved not to stay for a determination of bounds, they having built a great Church at a place called Narigewack on Kenebeck River, where the Indians have a Castle, as they call it, and the Jesuits have writ hither for a bell for their Church, but I do not suffer a bell to be sold 'em. And if I had my will I would soon rout 'em out of that place and all other places on this side of the River Ste. Croix. I send you the copy of an Address to me from the Council and Representatives, wherein they recommend to me the promoting all I can the obtaining the ends they humbly propose in their address to the King, which I hope will easily be obtained by your Lordships' influence and advice. The settlement of Harvard College seems to involve the ardent desires and affections of these people beyond all other things in this world; for as they have an extraordinary zeal and fondness for their religion, so anything that disturbs 'em in that, touches 'em in their tenderest part. I joined with the Assembly in this Address, not because I approve at all of their Church government, but out of a principle of moderation, for tho' I have all my life been of the Church of England, yet I have ever thought the Protestant Churches in the wrong to quarrel about the modes of worship and the externals of it, when the essentials of religion were the same; therefore I have long since concluded in my own mind that we ought to bear with our Protestant brethren in their way of worship, and leave the rest to God Almighty. Whoever goes about to abridge Protestants of the exercise of their consciences does not rightly distinguish between the quarrel of some hot-headed Churchmen and the cause of God. Your Lordships know very well I have not spared to acquaint you with the faults of these people, and I am as plain with them, but then I reprove 'em with temper and not with passion, and I endeavour to reason 'em out of their errors, by which means I have gained upon 'em, and I flatter myself much if I have not a good interest in the people here of all sorts and ranks; which interest I labour to improve for the King's service and the interest of England.
I have desired Sir Henry Ashhurst to wait on your Lordships from time to time, to receive your directions towards carrying on the College-charter. The General Assembly do not desire there should be any clause in the Charter exclusive of Members of the Church of England, but they desire the power of visitation may be lodged in the Governor and Council, and not in the Governor singly, because, as this country is very remote from England, a Governor that were a violent man and an enemy to their religion might probably vex and disturb the whole by an attempt upon their College, in order to innovate in matters of discipline or religion, and that before they could make their complaint to the King and be relieved against such a Governor. I hope you will gratify 'em in this point, which I humbly conceive is reasonable enough, as it is consonant with the liberty of conscience which the Act of Toleration allows, with His Majesty's generous temper and singular moderation, and with the wisdom of the Government of England, which I am apt to believe will think it safest and best to cramp these people, as often as they deserve it, in their trade rather than to abridge or disturb their consciences. If it be objected that the lodging of the visitation in the Governor and Council is derogatory to the King's prerogative, I answer, ' tis not so great a condescention in the King as the constitution of His Majesty's Council in this Province, who by an express clause in their Charter are annually chosen by the House of Representatives. There is this to be considered too, that whenever these people abuse the King's favour, a writ of Quo warranto or an Act of Parl. will reach 'em.
I have laboured all this while under great difficulties, but can be no longer silent. My appointments are so very narrow that I am not able to live on them; I have but 400l. a year salary for New York Government and 700l. for this, that is their 1,000l. here makes but 700l., sterl., and I am their pensioner just as long as they please. I suppose, too, that, whenever I fail of being here at their May Session of Assembly, I must go look for the 1,000l. So that I am upon an ill foot as to a salary here, and not reputable either for the King or myself. I cannot find fault with the people for not allowing me more, because they used to give their Governor, in the time of their old Charter, but 100l. a year salary. I hope your Lordships will advise the King to settle such a salary as may for the time to come encourage men of quality and honour to come from England and accept of these Governments. I do not see how a Governor can be easy under 1,200l. a year sterl. for this Government, 300l. for N Hampshire, a 1,000l. sterl. for N. York, or the present 400l. for N. York, with the command of a regiment. Sir Edmond Andros had 1,200l. a year sterl. by way of salary for this Government, and 1,400l. sterl. for the last year he was Governor here, as appears by a paper I send you extracted from Mr. Usher's accounts, then Treasurer. I send you a copy of the Lords Justices' engagement for my salary, there having been then no salary ascertained. Tho' no sum be therein mentioned, yet 1,200l. a year was the salary I proposed, and was tacitly consented to, and for proof of it, I received 1,200l. equipage-money before I left London, and 'tis the constant practice to pay the Governors of Plantations a sum of money equal to a year's salary to provide their equipages. I desire you will please to move the King that I may have 2,500l. a year for the time to come and all arrears on that foot since the date of the King's Commission; other wise I shall have had a very uncomfortable time, having run in debt considerably, which is all I have got by taking a world of pains and serving the King faithfully. What sum of money they give me here yearly, I will accept as part of the 1,200l. salary, but I hope you will so order the matter that I may be allowed the deficiency out of the Exchequer in England or out of the Revenue of N. York, for I am certain the Assembly here will not exceed 1,000l. a year, their money. 'Tis high time this thing of a Governor's salary should be settled, for the King's honour and interest. Few men are honest out of pure principle: 'tis best therefore that Governors of Plantations have competent salaries and certain, that they may find their account in being honest. I hear nothing of a Judge and Attorney General for N. York, and without 'em I shall not possibly be able to improve the Revenue nor to keep good order among the people. A sound good lawyer and honest will well deserve 1,000l. a year sterl. as Judge of N. York and N. Hampshire, and a good Attorney General 500l., to serve for this Province as well. A good and upright administration of justice in N. York and N. Hampshire would do a wonderful service to the Crown by the influence it would have on the people there and in the neighbouring Plantations, who seem to be out of conceit with the Laws and Government of England, because they know not the blessings of either, and because those pettifoggers who practice the Law among 'em are rooks and pickpockets, having no skill in the law, but put people upon litigating and then take fees from both sides, so that, right or wrong, the issue goes for him that has the better purse. The Revenue of N. York under a good management will be double what 'tis now. I desired you formerly that I might have a man of sense to be Secretary at N. York; I am not possibly able to bear with the present Secretary, Mr. Clarkson, he is so very weak and uncapable. He keeps the same Scotch boy in the Secretary's office that served Jamison in that office; the boy is about 15 years of age and all the Records of the Province are entrusted with him, which is shameful and unfit to the last degree. Your Lordships may perhaps think me very querulous, but I do undertake to prove at the hazard of my reputation, that there is not one tolerable officer of all those that have civil employments in the Province of N. York, except it be the Lieut. Governor, who I believe is a man of honour. I would rather govern four such provinces as this for matter of my ease, than that of N. York. The assistance I have from Mr. Stoughton and Mr. Addington, both of 'em men of business and integrity, is a great advantage to me. The Gen. Assembly ended their session but two days ago. I send your Lordships the laws we have passed this session. Within two days, I intend, God willing, to embark for N. York, where I have appointed a meeting of the General Assembly on the 25th, and will hold a session of 3 or 4 days to try if they will grant the King a tax of 2,000l. to build a fort for the Five Nations at the Onnondage's Castle, and to repair with new stakes the forts of Albany and Schenectade, if no better forts will be allowed to be built there. I meet the Sachems of the Five Nations at Albany, Aug. 10, when no endeavour of mine shall be wanting to confirm their obedience to the King. I beseech you to consider the vast fatigue I undergo and to dispose His Majesty to recompense my services by allowing me a suitable salary for the time to come and the full arrear for the time past. I hope I shall receive orders from your Lordships before I go to Albany, that I may be directed how to conduct myself for the King's service. Signed, Bellomont. I have prorogued the Assembly to Aug. 21, that if the Penicook and Eastern Indians fall on the Monheag Indians, as 'tis expected, the Assembly may be resorted to for advice and assistance. The Monheags live in Connecticut Colony, are about 120 fighting men and have been always faithful to the English. 'Twas their Sachem that discovered the confederacy and designed insurrection of the Penicooks and Eastern Indians against the English, about March last, to the Governor of Conecticut. 'Tis in revenge for that discovery that the other Indians intend to make war on 'em; of which I have given that Governor notice and advised him to put the Monheag Indians on their guard. Endorsed, Recd. Sept. 2. Read ditto, 25, 1700. Holograph. 8 large pp. Enclosed,
641. i. Abstract of preceding. 2¼pp.
641. ii. Address of the Council and Assembly of Massachusetts Bay to Lord Bellomont, referred to in preceding. Boston, July 12, 1700. Signed, Isa. Addington, Sec., and John Leverett, Speaker. Copy. 1½ pp. Same endorsement.
641. iii. Address of the Governor, Council and Assembly of Massachusetts Bay to the King. About 18 months since we represented to your Sacred Majesty the insults of our neighbours the French, and the interruptions by them given to your Majesty's good subjects in their Fishery, as also their ungrounded claim to a considerable part of your Majesty's dominion, namely, to extend their boundary as far W. as the River of Kennebeck. A copy of this Address and of the proof of the matters therein set forth we presume to lay before your Majesty, humbly praying that your Majesty may cause effectual order to be taken for the speedy and vigorous assertion of the antient acknowledged extent of your Majesty's territory within that Eastern Country reaching to the River Ste. Croix next adjoining to New Scotland in America, as appears by the grant of King Charles II. to James, Duke of York, March 12, 1664; and of the undoubted right and privilege of your Majesty's subjects to fish in the seas on the whole Eastern Coast, conformable to your Majesty's right of Sovereignty over the seas. We are constrained to renew our humble supplications on this occasion forasmuch as applications are now made by divers of the former inhabitants and Proprietors, to resettle that country, and by the Indians, that trading houses may be erected there, as also the necessity there is of removing the French Missionaries and Priests residing in those parts with the Indians, who by their flatteries and lying insinuations are indefatigably industrious to seduce them from their obedience unto your Majesty, and thus prejudice the tranquillity of your good subjects.
And whereas the College at Cambridge in this Province hath by the blessing of Almighty God been a principal means of propagating the Christian Religion within your Majesty's territories and dominions in America, and the advancement of your Majesty's interests, we humbly crave leave further to address your Majesty on behalf of the said College, for your Majesty's grace and favour in the settlement thereof, that it may be done in such manner as may effectually secure the same to be a nursery for supplying these Churches with able, learned Ministers, agreeable to the chief end and intent of the first Founders; which we are encouraged to hope your Majesty will be graciously pleased to continue, inasmuch as your Majesty has most eminently signalized your Royal wisdom and most excellent temper in indulging all your good Protestant subjects in the several parts of your Majesty's dominions with liberty of conscience in the worship of God. Boston, June 14, 1700. Signed and endorsed as preceding. Copy. 3 pp.
641. iv. Address of the L.G., Council and Assembly of Massachussetts Bay to the King. Boston, Nov. 19, 1698. Same endorsement. Copy. 3 pp.
641. v. Memorandum of letter from M. Villebon, French Governor of Nova Scotia, to Mr. Stoughton, L.G. of the Massachusetts Bay, relating to the French pretentions to the Fishery in those parts. Sept. 5, 1698. ¼p.
641. vi. Memorandum of deposition of Jno. Sarasey and Wm. Segglas relating to the interruption given them by the French in their Fishery on the Coast of Cape Sables, 1698. ¼ p.
641. vii. Memorandum of Mr. Nelson's Memorial to the Council for Trade, 1697, relating to the bounds of New England and Fishery upon the coast of Accadie. ¼ p.
641. viii. Memorandum of Mr. Nelson's letter, Paris, Dec., 1697, to the Council for Trade on the same subjects. ¼ p.
641. ix. Copy of certificate of the Lords Justices' engagement, that in case Lord Bellomont, Governor of Massachusetts Bay had not a salary settled upon him by the Assembly there, their Excellencies would move His Majesty that a salary on account of the said Government might be appointed him out of the Exchequer. Signed, Ja. Vernon. Sept. 27, 1697. Endorsed, Recd. Sept. 23, Read Sept. 25. 1700. ½ p.
641. x. Extract of John Usher's accounts relating to Sir E. Andros' salary. Endorsed, Recd. Sept. 23, 1700. 2 pp.
641. xi. Memorandum of Acts of Massachusetts Bay, May 29, 1700. ¼ p. [Board of Trade. New England, 10. Nos. 53, 53.i.–xi.; and 38. pp. 202–229.]