America and West Indies: February 1702, 11-14

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 20, 1702. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1912.

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February 1702

Feb. 11. Orders of Council, Dec. 18, considered. Ordered that Mr. Mead and Mr. Hutchinson attend to-morrow.
Feb. 12. Mr. Mead, attending, acquainted the Board that he has not received the exemplification of the Appeal certified by Mr. Quarme, the Secretary of Antego, to have been granted by Col. Codrington and the Council of that Island, Sept. 6 last, nor does he know anything, directly or indirectly, of its being arrived in England. Mr. Hutchinson, attending, acquainted the Board that what he has offered upon occasion of Mr. Mead's petition has been done only upon his own voluntary inclination to vindicate Col. Codrington from the reflections cast upon him, but not by any Instruction from him, adding solemnly that he does not believe Col. Codrington to have any manner of interest in the suit between Herbert and Mead. As to Herbert's concern, he leaves it to be managed by Mr. Merryweather.
Further progress made in the Report under consideration relating to the petitions of Mead and Shipman. [C.O. 391, 14. pp. 324–328; and 391, 96. Nos. 24–26.]
Feb. 11.
109. Josiah Burchett to William Popple. I have communicated to my Lord High Admiral your letter of Feb. 2, and his Excellency did yesterday discourse with the Navy Board about that matter. Formerly the Navy did send a large chain for a boom for the security of St. John's Harbour, but it was then agreed that the Officers employed by the Ordnance should take care for the fixing thereof, and buoying it with masts, and the rather for that the country does abound with trees fit for that service, and in regard the performance of a work like this is altogether remote from the business of the Navy and consequently ought not to be done at the charge thereof, H.E. does not doubt but the Principal Officers of the Ordnance will take the necessary care for its being done. Signed, J. Burchett. P.S.—The Officers and Companies of the ships that next go to Newfoundland will be directed to assist in this service. Endorsed, Recd. Read Feb. 17, 170½. Addressed. 1 p. [C.O. 194, 2. No. 58; and 195, 3. pp. 34, 35.]
Feb. 11. 110. Minutes of Council of the Massachusetts Bay. 400l. paid for work on the Castle.
John Viall of Boston, brewer, paid 31l. 18s. for 116 barrels of beer supplied to the Castle garrison, Aug. 9–Dec. 9.
John Jepson, Carpenter, paid for new shingling the Town house.
Thomas Powell and John Roulstone of Boston, Innholders, paid for entertaining several Indians lately sent by the Eastern Indian Sagamores on a message to the Government.
Licence granted to John Borland, Merchant, of Boston, to erect a building on his orchard at the N.W. end of Atkinson's Lane, provided that if he raise a steep roof thereon he shall cover the same with slate or tile.
Licence granted to Samuel Wentworth, shopkeeper, of Boston, to erect a timber building for a crane and salthouse upon his wharf abutting on the Mill Creek lying before the Bakehouse of Richard Tally.
Licence granted to Thomas Adkins of Boston, housecarpenter, to erect a timber building on the land formerly belonging to Peter Butler decd., nigh unto the North Burying-place.
Licence granted to Richard Keats to build a cowhouse near to his dwelling-house at the Southerly end of the Town in Seven Star Lane.
Licence granted to Andrew Belcher to substitute boards for roughcast in the building of the warehouse for which he formerly received licence. [C.O. 5, 788. pp. 115–117.]
Feb. 12.
Custom House,
111. John Sansom to Mr. Popple. Enclosing following account. Signed, Jno. Sansom. Endorsed, Recd. Read Feb. 17, 170½. ⅓ p. Enclosed,
111. i. Account of exports and imports to and from St. Christophers:—
To London, Xmas, 98–Xmas, 99.
Brown Sugar 513 cwt.
Tamarines 150 lb.
Wool Cotton 1 bag
To the Out Ports Nil
To the Out Ports, Xmas, 99–Xmas, 1700.
Lignum Vitæ 36 cwt.
Melasses 11 cwt. 1 qr.
Brown Sugar 1,459 cwt.
Succaos 24 lb.
Wool cotton 2 cwt.
From London, Xmas, 98–Xmas, 99.
Iron wrought 2 cwt. 2 qr.
Pewter 1 qr.
From London, Xmas, 99–Xmas, 1700.
Apothecary ware 1 cwt.
Apparell 4 suits
Beer Strong 11 tun 31 gall.
Books printed 14 lb.
Hatts Castor 1
Hoops, barrel 14,600
Iron wrought 2 cwt. 2 qr.
Leather wrought 28 lb.
Pewter 14 lb.
Silk wrought 1 lb.
Stockings, men's worsted 6 prs.
Canes, headed, value 4l.
Pictures, value 6l.
Turnery ware, value 4l.
1 p. [C.O. 152, 4. Nos. 84, 84.i.; and 153, 7. p. 409.]
Feb. 12. 112. Minutes of Council of New York. Edward Antill produced an Order of H.M. in Council, June 12, 1701, declaring the decree of the Governor and Council, June 22, 1700, in favour of Abraham Depeyster against Valentine Cruger reversed and set aside.
The Commission of Oyer and Terminer prepared by the Secretary in obedience to an order of this Board, Feb. 9, being approved of, the Justices therein mentioned took the oaths appointed by Act of Parliament, with an oath for the due execution of the said Commission, and subscribed the Test and Association, and Thomas Weaver took the said oaths, etc. Ordered that the Clerk of the Council go to Col. Bayard and Alderman John Hutchins and acquaint them that a Commission of Oyer and Terminer is this day issued for their trial on Thursday. [C.O. 5, 1184. pp. 620–622.]
Feb. 13.
113. Council of Trade and Plantations to the King. We have examined the petitions of William Mead, Wm. Shipman, and Thomas Harvey (see Cal. A. & W.I., Dec. 18, 1701), and finding the complaints to be principally against Gov. Codrington, have heard Mr. Mead and Col. Codrington's Agents. Arguments summarised. It appearing that an Appeal to your Majesty has been duly granted, it seems to be incumbent upon the petitioner, Mead, to lay the same before your Majesty, in order to your Majesty's determination thereon, without which the proceedings made in the Leeward Islands cannot legally be reversed, nor the petitioner have any remedy, unless he do show cause why such an appeal, granted as aforesaid, has not had its further progress. And whereas Mead alledges that he suffers daily great damages by being kept out of the possession of the [Harvey's] Plantations, we humbly offer that when he shall bring his appeal before your Majesty in Council, a day be appointed for the speedy hearing and determining the same. And in relation to Col. Codrington's conduct in this matter, we further offer that copies of the foresaid petition be immediately transmitted to him, and that he be required to return a speedy answer thereunto; as also that he take all possible care that the Petitioner be not upon any account prejudiced by any forcible or irregular proceedings. Signed, Stamford, Ph. Meadows, Wm. Blathwayt, John Pollexfen, Mat. Prior. [C.O. 153, 7. pp. 400–408.]
Feb. 13.
114. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Board of Ordnance. We desire you would send us an estimate of the value of the stores and materials of war mentioned in the enclosed paper as soon as may be, it being necessary for H.M. service that we be acquainted therewith. Signed, Stamford, Robt. Cecill, Ph. Meadows, Wm. Blathwayt, Jno. Pollexfen, Mat. Prior. List appended:—100 great guns, 12ft. long, with a suitable proportion of shot and all other ordnance stores for them. 50 cannon of 24 to 18lb. ball, and 2 mortars, with granadoes and bullets in proportion. 4,000 hand granadoes with fuzees. 600 firearms. 400 heads for half pikes. 20 long sakers. 12 guns for a small Fort, 6 guns 12 pounders, and 6 18 pounders, with shot. 4 long sakers, 500 saker shot, and 20 barrels of cannon powder. Masts for floating a chain at the entrance of St. John's Harbour in Newfoundland, with a boom and necessaries for fixing the same. [C.O. 324, 8. pp. 68, 69.]
Feb. 13.
115. Journal of Council of Trade and Plantations. Representation on Orders of Council, Dec. 18, relating to Mr. Mead's and Mr. Shipman's Petitions, signed.
Letter to the Board of Ordnance signed and sent.
Report to the House of Lords, in pursuance of their Order of Feb. 5, considered.
Feb. 14. Further progress made with report to the House of Lords. [C.O. 391, 14. pp. 328–330; and 391, 96. Nos. 27, 28.]
Feb. 14. 116. Minutes of Council of New York. Petition of Barne Cosens read and referred to a Committee. Petition of Col. Caleb Heathcote read, praying a patent issue under the Seal of the Province to him, Robert Walters, Leigh Atwood, Cornelius Depeyster, Richard Slater, John Cholwell, Mathew Clarkson, Lancaster Syms, Robert Lurting, and Barne Cosens, under a moderate quit-rent, for a tract of land in the County of Westchester, bounded northerly by Croton River, easterly with Byram River and Bedford Line, southerly by the land of John Harrison and his associates and Rye Line stretching to Byram River, and westerly by the land of Fredrick Phillips and Bronks River, petitioners having purchased the same of the Indians, and granted; the Attorney General being indisposed, ordered that a warrant issue to the Solicitor General to draw a patent as desired, under a yearly quit-rent of 6l. 5s., New York money, and that the Secretary engross the same and affix the seal of the Province thereto. [C.O. 5, 1184. p. 622.]