America and West Indies: October 1701, 21-23

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 19, 1701. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1910.

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'America and West Indies: October 1701, 21-23', in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 19, 1701, (London, 1910) pp. 591-593. British History Online [accessed 11 April 2024]

October 1701

Oct. 21.
964. Mr. Yard to the Council of Trade and Plantations. The Lords Justices refer enclosed letters, from the Judge of the Vice-Admiralty of the Bahama Islands, for your opinion upon the matter. Signed, R. Yard. Endorsed, Recd. Read Oct. 23, 1701. 1 p. Enclosed,
964. i. Tho. Walker to [? the Lords of the Admiralty]. New Providence, Oct. 21, 1700. Acknowledges his Commission and Instructions (see 685 ii. etc.), which he promises to execute faithfully. Signed, Tho. Walker. Copy. 1¾ pp.
964. ii. Tho. Walker to [? the Lords of the Admiralty]. Carolina, Feb. 19, 1700 (1701). The Deputy Governor of the Bahamies and his Council are in open contempt and in opposition against the Vice-Admiral's Commission (and mine), and do hinder the people of the Island from paying the royalties of wrecks etc. to the Vice-Admiral. They have voted in Council that the same shall be paid to the Lords Proprietors. The Dep. Governor has lately attempted to murder me and the Vice-Admiral, but I have warily prevented him, and for the better maintaining and upholding the power of our Commissions (and collecting and secureing the King's royalties and dues of wrecks) I have imbarqued upon a vessel of my own well victualled and manned for the King's service, and am in my passage to Virginia to Governor Nicholson, there to crave the aid and assistance of a man of war, if any in his Government, to come to the Bahamies, in order to suppress the opposers of our Commissions, and stand by the Vice-Admiral until he has brought the people in due subjection, to pay the King his dues, and will be obedient to our Commissions (and the charge of the present voyage I am at myselfe), and hope to be in Providence again in a month's time. Signed, Tho. Walker. Copy. 1¼ pp. [C.O. 5, 1261. Nos. 27, 27.i., ii.; and 5, 1289. pp. 291–297.]
Oct. 22. 965. Journal of Council of Trade and Plantations. Draught of a Commission for a Governor of New Jersey considered.
Oct. 23. On the petition of Jeronimy Clifford, praying to inspect the Books in the Office relating to Surinam, ordered that he be told that if he can name any particular paper, or any particular matter of fact that he wou'd have enquired into, it shou'd be done, but that their Lordships do not think fit to permit the inspection of all the Books.
Letter from Mr. Yard, Oct. 21, read. Ordered that Mr. Thornburgh be desired to inform the Board what title the Lords Proprietors of the Bahama Islands have to wrecks, jetsam, floatsam, etc., and how that title is grounded.
Oct. 24 Letter from Mr. Blathwayt, Oct. 17/28, with copies of some letters relating to the French Fleet in America, to their settlement at Mississipy, to their woollen manufactures in France, and to their agreement with the Spaniards for negroes, read.
Draught of Instructions for a Governor of New Jersey considered. [Board of Trade. Journal, 14. pp. 185–188.]
Oct. 22. 966. Minutes of Council of the Massachusetts Bay. Joseph Arnold of Boston, mariner, retained in H.M. service as gunner at the Castle.
Proclamation signed appointing Thursday, Nov. 20, for a day of General Thanksgiving.
55l. paid to Mr. Increase Mather for one quarter of a years' service as President of Harvard College, ending July 6, during which time he resided at Cambridge.
The Assembly having voted that a piece of plate, value 20l., be presented to Col. Romer, and a piece of plate, value 10l., to his son, in grateful acknowledgment of his great service in directing the fortifying Castle Island, and that the Representatives of the Town of Boston take care to see it effected, ordered accordingly.
30l. each paid to Thomas Brattle and Capt. Timothy Clarke towards acknowledgment of their services in their directing the laying out the money already disbursed towards fortifying Castle Island.
Warrant to the Treasurer, to remit 100l. sterl. to Constantine Phips and 60l. to John Champante, signed.
The Assembly having ordered that Josiah Parker and the Administrix of the estate of Jacob Amsden, late of Cambridge, deceased, Fermers of the Excise in the County of Middlesex, 1698, be abated 3l. out of what is owing from them to the Treasury, being so much agreed to be paid by Henry Cookery of Charlestown, Alehouse Keeper, for his excize in that year, wch. was afterwards remitted to him by the General Assembly, warrant signed accordingly.
Oct. 23. Licence granted to John Baker to erect a timber dwelling-house on his land on the North side of the Mill Creek in Boston, being part of that vacant land of late belonging to John Jepson. [C.O. 5, 788. pp. 101–103.]
Oct. 23.
967. William Popple to Mr. Tho[r]nburgh. A complaint having been laid before the Lords Justices about the opposition the Judge of the Bahama Islands meets with in recovering H.M. share of wrecks, etc., and by their Excellencies referred to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, they desire you to let them know immediately what title the Lords Proprietors of the Bahama Islands have to wrecks, jetsam, floatsam, lagan and such royalties, and how that title is grounded, in order to which you are desired to produce to their Lordships a copy of the grant of the said Islands, or at least of such clauses as may have relation to the aforesaid matters. [C.O. 5, 1289. pp. 297, 298.]
[Oct. 23.] 968. Petition of Jeronimy Clifford to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Petitioner and his father, Andrew Clifford, being inhabitants in Surinam, when that Colony was surrendered by the English to the Dutch, upon the Articles of Capitulation, 1667, whereby petitioner and his father became intituled to the benefit of those Articles and Treatys of Peace 1667, and 1674, they have since suffered by the Government of Surinam several great injuries and damages both in their persons and estate, contrary to those articles and treaties. Prays for leave to look at certain Records relating to that Colony in the office of the Board of Trade. Signed, Jer. Clifford. Endorsed, Recd. Read Oct. 23, 1701. 1 p. [Board of Trade, Miscellanies, I. No. 49.]