America and West Indies: September 1712

Pages 56-58

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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September 1712

Sept. 3.
72. Mr. Popple to Capts. Taylor, Holland and Arnold. In reply to Aug. 29, desires their attendance at Mr. Moore's (fn. 1) house in Bloomesbury Square on Fryday, etc. [C.O. 5, 913. p. 381.]
Sept. 4.
73. Governor Douglas to Mr. Lewis (v. July 10). Encloses by H.M.S. Panther, copy of the General Pardon (Feb. 6) "and make it my humble petition to the Earl of Dartmouth, to have his further directions for my conduct in this embarrassing affairs." Signed, Walter Douglas. Endorsed, R. Dec. 16, 1712. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 42. No. 90.]
Sept. 5.
74. Governor Bennett to [? the Earl of Dartmouth]. Repeats part of Aug. 15. Continues:—In a letter to me from Major General Lambert, Governor of St. Christopher's, is the following paragraph (vizt.): I have by late advice from a spy-boat, that there is got together at Guardalupa 16 ships and 32 sloops, therefore believe they design to attack something greater than their last interprize, etc. Signed, Ben. Bennett. Holograph. 2 pp. [C.O. 37, 28. No. 14.]
Sept. 8.
75. Order of Queen in Council. Repealing act of Barbados enabling the executors of Christopher Estwick, etc. (v. April 26). Signed, Edward Southwell. Endorsed, Recd. 14th, Read 31st Oct. 1712. 2 pp. [C.O. 28, 13. No. 96; and 29, 12. pp. 441, 442.]
Sept. 13.
Charles Fort in St. Christophers.
76. Robert Cunynghame to the Council of Trade and Plantations. As I still continue a prisoner, so do my complaints against General Douglas and Lieut. Governor Lambert, humbly praying your Lordships, that effectual orders may be given, that affidavits be taken against them, for maintaining my complaints, and that they as well as myself be obliged to appear before H.M. in Council, your Lordships, or at the Queen's Bench Bar etc. Signed, Ro. Cunynghame. Endorsed, Recd. Nov. 8th, Read Jan. 20th, 17 12/13;. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 9. No. 148; and 153, 12. pp. 59, 60.]
Sept. 13.
77. Lt. Governor Bennett to Mr. Popple. The packett herewith inclosed was designed to be sent by the way of Newfoundland according to its date, but the vessell was detain'd by contrary winds: and on the 8th inst. about two in the afternoon, began the most severest hurricane that has been known here, and continued till ten att night: a great many houses were quite blown down, none escapeing without being much shattered, very many trees toren up by the rotts, and several of the largest cedars that were most fast in the ground twisted off in the middle by whurle-winds, to our great amasement, five sloopes (being all that were) in the Town harbour were driven on shoar, and most that were a building (throughout the country) blown off the stocks, a woman and child killed by the fall of a house, and one old woman blown off from an Island where she lived into the sea and drown'd. It was fear'd before enquiry made that much more mischief had been done to people's lives. The sloop that was to carry my packet suffered in the storme, soe that this now goes by the way of Barbados, etc. Signed, B. Bennett. Endorsed, Recd. Jan. 30, Read Feb. 2, 1712–13. Holograph. 1 p. [C.O. 37, 9. No. 25; and 38, 7. pp. 177, 178.]
Sept. 13. 78. Mr. Attorney General to the Council of Trade and Plantations. I have no objection in point of law to the Act of Virginia to enable John Custis, etc. (v. Aug. 26). Signed, Edwd. Northey. Endorsed, Recd. 19th, Read 25th Sept. 1712. ¾ p. [C.O. 5, 1316. No. 83; and 5, 1363. p. 414.]
Sept. 15.
Charles Fort in St. Christophers.
79. Robert Cunynghame to the Council of Trade and Plantations. I have further cause of complaint, etc. By accompt adjusted by a Committee of Council and Assembly the publick of this Island is indebted to me £163, I continue a prisoner, have wife with eleven smal children to maintain, notwithstanding which my estate is this day distrained upon for my part of the levey, which amounts to £30, and is chiefly for a present to the General, which is contrary to the Queen's intentions, and which had not the consent of the majority of the Assembly, etc. v. supra. Signed, R. Cunynghame. Endorsed, Recd. Nov. 8th, Read Jan. 20th, 17 12/13. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 9. No. 149; and 153, 12. p. 61.]
Sept. 17. 80. Certificate that publick papers of Barbados "hereunto annext" are true and exact coppys. Signed, Rob. Lowther. 1 p. [C.O. 28, 43. No. 81.]
Sept 23 (?).
81. W. Nevine, agent of the Leeward Islands, to [? Erasmus Lewis. v. July 10.] Daniel Mckinen and Samuel Watkins (two gentlemen of Antegoa) have been taken up and committed to Newgate by my Lord Chief Justice's warrant for the murther of Coll. Park; notwithstanding H.M. most gracious proclamation of pardon (out of which, it cannot be pretended, they are in any manner excepted), so that unless the sd. pardon be made an effectual security against imprisonment and prosecution as well as att tryal, the case of all the persons intitled to the sd. pardon will be very miserable and the sd. Colony throwne into the utmost confusion. Prays that they may be admitted immediately to baile and that the like trouble to any of the persons comprehended in the sd. pardon will be effectually prevented for the future. Continues:—This is matter of the greatest astonishment to the merchants and all others concerned in that Colony, and therefore I beg you will informe my Lord Dartmouth. Signed, Will. Nevine. . Endorsed, R. Sept. 24th, 1712. 1¾ pp. [C.O. 152, 42. No. 89.]
Sept. 24.
82. The Earl of Dartmouth to Mr. Attorney General. H.M. thinks fit that you consider of the enclosed Address of the Representatives of the Freemen of the Province of Pensilvania and report your opinion what H.M. may properly do therein. Signed, Dartmouth. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1233. No. 55.]
Sept. 25. 83. Agents for the sufferers at Nevis and St. Kitts to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Propose an alteration in the form of oath offered by the Attorney General, Aug. 8. Signed, Ste. Duport, Cha. Mathew, Rich. Meriwether, Nath. Carpenter, senr., Rowld. Tryon, Ja. Campbell. Endorsed, Recd. Read, Sept. 25, 1712. 2 pp. [C.O. 152, 9. No. 129.]
Sept. 25.
Windsor Castle.
84. H.M. warrant to Mr. Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a bill for H.M. signature granting the place of Provost Marshall General of the Leeward Islands, to Aston Warner Esq., "to have hold and enjoy the same by himself or his sufficient deputy or deputys (for whom he will be answerable) for and during our pleasure and his residence upon our said Islands "etc., and revoking the patent of John Perrie. Countersigned, Dartmouth. [C.O. 324, 32. pp. 174, 175.]
Sept. 25.
85. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Queen. Recommend for H.M. approbation an Act of Virginia to enable John Custis, etc. (v. Aug. 26, Sept. 13). [C.O. 5, 1363. p. 415; and 5, 1335. No. 177.]
Sept. 29. 86. Petty expenses of the Board of Trade, June 25—Sept. 29, £30 12s. 6d. Stationer's bill, £39 3s. 3d. Postage, £26 19s. 1d. 6 pp. [C.O. 388, 76. Nos. 139, 141, 143.]
Sept. 30.
Windsor Castle.
87. H.M. warrant to Mr. Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a bill for H.M. signature granting the places of Secretary and Provost Marshall General of Bermuda to George Tucker, (etc. as Sept. 25), and revoking the patent of Edward Jones. Countersigned, Dartmouth. [C.O. 324, 32. pp. 175, 176.]


  • 1. Arthur Moore, Commissioner of Trade, 1712.