America and West Indies: Miscellaneous, 1714

Pages 379-380

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 27, 1712-1714. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1926.

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Miscellaneous, 1714

[1714.] 738. Petition of Michael Ayon to the Queen. Prays to be recompensed for his charges and time in attending to give evidence concerning the murder of Governor Parke, now three years etc. Petitioner has been at 500l. charge besides loss of time etc. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 40. No. 1.]
[1714.] 739. [? Bishop of London to the Queen.] (Cf. April 24, 1714.) There being a good disposition in several persons in the Island, Barbados, either to build new churches, or endow such as are already built, if Her Majesty will be pleased to grant such a patent, as shall empower any person to build a new church or to endow those already built with £1,000 or £100 per ann., and convey to such person and his heires the perpetual advowson of such church so built or endowed; his Clark receiving induction from the Governour. Her Majesty is humbly desired to make a gracious answer to this proposal, etc. ½ p. [C.O. 28, 38. No. 88.]
[1714.] 740. Extracts of despatches from Maryland (v. Feb. 20 and July 11th). 1 p. [C.O. 5, 720. No. 22.]
[1714.] 741. Officers of the garrison of Annapolis to the Queen. Whereas we have been informed by letters from Great Brittain of the scruples and difficultys yt. have been made against ye allowing ye troops in garnison here provisions besides their pay etc., it appears to us impossible that they can subsist without. The country here is so farr from being able to furnish them att any rate that ye greatest part of them who live in the neighbourhood have their whole dependance upon the garnison for provisions. There is no supply to be had nearer than Boston. The victualling of your Majesty's ships there comes to 9d. sterl. per man each day wch. is one half more than a private soldier's pay, besides the transportation here which comes to a 4th part of the price of the provisions. European goods cost near 4 times as much here as in Great Brittain. Add to this the disadvantage our troops are under in this new Colony where they can have no opportunity att all of gaining any money by working when not upon duty (save only when att work upon the fortifications) whereas the troops in New England when not upon duty can allways have employ and earn att least 3s. per day, notwithstanding of all which they [have] att least 5s. per week pay besides good provisions, etc. Pray for similar pay and provisions. No signature or date. 1 large p. [C.O. 217, 31. No. 12.]
[1714.] 742. Petition of Col. William Codrington of Antegoa, to the Queen, offered by his brother in law, Christopher Prisick. Prays to be appointed Lt. Governor of the Leeward Islands and Deputy Governor of Antegoa, not for the profit of the said places, being very small, but for the honour of serving the Queen, etc. Signed, Chris. Prisick. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 39. No. 124.]