America and West Indies: July 1735, 16-31

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 42, 1735-1736. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1953.

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July 1735, 16-31

July 17.
26. Council of Trade and Plantations to John Ayscough, Commander in Chief at Jamaica. Acknowledge letters of 4th, 13th and 15th April, 20th Aug., 16th Sept., 21st Oct. and 2nd Nov. 1734, 4th and 11th Jan., 27th Feb., 22nd March and 16th April last, with acts and papers enclosed. Continue: We do not doubt but that you have us'd your utmost endeavours to suppress the negroes in rebellion, as well as for the general safety of the Island, but we do not find any act. of the Companies, sent to Jamaica to be employ'd against the rebells have been sent out against them except in your letter of the 27 of February last notwithstanding you complain that in the quarters you assygn'd them at Port Antonio, and among the Plantations they have destroy'd their health and many of them lost their lives by drinking of rum to a great excess; these are evils which their officers ought to endevour as much as possible to prevent and employing them in the publick service is more likely to do it than by their being idle and unemploy'd. By former accounts which have been sent to this office, we have been informed that the Musqueto Indians have been of service, when sent out against the negroes in rebellion, from their being us'd to fighting in the same manner, and therefore we are surpriz'd that you now represent them as weak of body and enur'd to fatigue, and therefore not fit for this service ; upon this occasion we must inform you of a different reason which has been assign'd, why the service of these Indians has of late years been neglected by the people of Jamaica, and that is, that the last time they were made use of, the promised rewards were not made good to them, which ought to be always punctually comply'd with ; whether this is so or not, we do not take upon us to detirmine, but if it should, we cannot think it a good reason for not desiring the assistance of those people who have formerly been of service upon the like occasion. Upon this, as well as upon some other parts of your letter, we should write more at large, but that Mr. Cunningham, whom H.M. has thought fit to appoint his Governor of Jamaica, will soon set out for his Govert. of that Island with full powers and instructions, and capacitated, we hope, entirely to put an end to the rebellion, if not already done. In the mean time, we must desire you will send us as soon as possible, in order to be laid before the King, an acct. of the present state of affaires, as also a particular account of the present condition of the Independant Companies how many of them are dead, and what steps have been taken towards preventing their destroying themselves by drinking of rum, as likewise toward reducing the negroes in rebellion since your last letter. We likewise desire you would point out to us what particular good effects the putting of martial law in execution has had towards your success against those rebellious negroes; and that if you send out any parties against them before your next letter to us, you would inform us of the number and strength of the said parties. So we bid you heartily farewell etc. [C.O. 138, 18. pp. 35–38].
July 17.
27. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Committee of Privy Council. Submit for confirmation 25 acts of the Massachusetts Bay, passed Dec. 31, 1731—April, 1733, "no objection arising to us against any of them during the time they have lain by in our Office" etc. [C.O. 5, 917. pp. 125–128].
July 18.
28. Lt. Governor Gooch to the Council of Trade and Plantations. In obedience to the Board's command for sending annual accounts of laws made, manufactures set up and trade carried on in the Colony, transcribes account already sent, with alterations for the last twelve months. Continues: And first, I know of no law subsisting in this Government which can be said to affect the British trade. The act for encouraging the making of linen cloth made in 1730, which I then complied with, purely for the sake of the present tobacco law then depending, is suspended in the execution of it, till H.M. shall approve it. So that can do no harm, and I hope your Lordships will give me leave to say I had rather it should lie by, than be repealed. We have at York Town one Potter's work, so very inconsiderable, that it has not lessened the importation of such manufacture since it was sett up. There are four ironworks in this Colony employed in running pig iron only, which they send to Great Britain to be forged, and these works are thought rather beneficial to the trade than inconsistent with it; forges for barr iron have been long talked of, but since the first settlement there is but one in this Government, nor can I learn any more are intended ; a sure sign the attempting to manufacture iron for the use of the Plantations, more than is necessary for agriculture and planting, for mending as well as making tools, is a tiling impracticable and unprofitable ; at the furnaces, as the people call for them, they make pots, backs and and irons for fire places. There is one air furnace at work, which does the same. They have yet had no manner of success in either tinn, lead or copper mines, though the searches have been very expensive to many gentlemen. After the strictest enquiry, I can't find any trade carried on to or from this country, but with our Mother country, the British Islands in the West Indies, and the Island of Madeira. To Great Britain is sent tobacco, pitch and tarr, with skins and furrs bought of the Indians, and returned from thence in goods and necessaries for the inhabitants. To the West Indies is carried beef, pork and tobacco, exchanged for rumm and molasses, and also Indian corn is exported thither. We fetch our wine from the Madeira, purchased sometimes with Indian corn, but mostly with bills of exchange. I am now to lay before your Lordships an account of some new projects sett on foot there. The first and principal is the proposal of one Mr. Ball, etc. as in letter to Duke of Newcastle, infra, July 19th., No.31. Continues:— Another manufacture begun here is that of wine, for which many thousands vines of the kinds used by Mr. King at Brampton Park have been sent over to his correspondant, Mr. Armistead, and thrive exceedingly. But as this is the first year they have borne grapes in any quantity, no judgment can yet be made of this project, nor what alteration the change of climate may occasion. However I am of opinion, that if this undertaking is attended with success, it will be very beneficial to this country, if not to Great Britain, and no ways prejudicial to its trade, for it will lessen the importation of wine from the Madeira, which for the most part is purchased by bills of exchange payable in London. Encloses journals of Council etc. Signed, William Gooch. Endorsed, Recd. 9th Oct., 1735, Read 7th Oct. 1736. 4 pp. Enclosed,
28. i. Same to Same. On reading lately your Lordships' representation to the House of Lords in Feb. 1734, I found your Lordships had reported (of Virginia) several laws then subsisting which were long before repealed, that only excepted made in 1680 for raising a public revenue for the support of the Government, and this act, my Lords, was prepared in England, and had the roial assent etc. The act mentioned in the Representation exempting Virginia owners from the payment of the 2s. per hhd. and the Castle duty, now called Port duty, of 15d. per tunn, were confirmed by the before-mentioned act etc., and was an antient priviledge granted to the inhabitants, who by being obliged in their own persons to appear under arras for the defence of the country, were considered more favourably than those who trade hither, and acquire great estates, and can't otherwise contribute to the safety of the Colony, than by that small duty. The act in 1663 concerning foreign debts was repealed by his late majesty's express order the 14th May, 1718. The act in 1664 for the priority of payment to the country creditors was repealed by an act of Assembly pass'd in 1705, and was of no use whilst it subsisted, because the debts of the country creditors upon a suspicion of insolvency would always be recovered before any creditor in England could hear of such insolvency. The act in 1705, which is chap. 34th of that session of Assembly, was on the earnest sollicitation of the British merchants to the King repealed in 1730, tho' I believe it can't be proved that any inhabitant of Great Britain was ever injured by it. 1 p.
28. ii. Account of H.M. revenue of 2s. per hhd. 25th Oct., 1734—25th April, 1735, Showing balance of £5829 0s. 9d. Signed, and sworn to by, John Grymes, Recr. Genl. Endorsed, Recd. 9th Oct., 1735. 2 pp.
28. iii. Proclamation for dissolving the Assembly, 1st May, 1735. Signed, William Gooch. Endorsed as preceding. 1 p.
28. iv. Account of H.M. Revenue of Quitrents, 25th April 1734—1735. Showing balance of £5742 5s. 4d. Signed and endorsed as encl. i. 4 pp. [C.O. 5, 1324. ff. 5–7, 8 v.—10, 11 v., 12 v.—14 v., 15 v ; and (abstract) 2—4 v.]
July 18.
29. Council of Trade and Plantations to President Dottin. Having had under our consideration, some letters from the late Ld. Howe, to whom we should have sent an answer, had he liv'd, we take this opportunity of writing to you on some parts of them, which relate to such laws as my Lord Howe conceiv'd proper to be repeal'd, viz.: An Act concerning forestallers and Ingrossers of Provisions, dated the 7th of May 1672 ; An Act entituled An Act to prevent the inconveniency upon the Inhabitants of this Islands by forestallers, Ingrossers and Regraters, dated the 29th of Nov. 1676 ; An Act to prevent the exportation of horses and asses from this Island, dated the 7th of September 1715 ; An Act entituled An Act for laying an imposition or duty on all sugars, molasses, rum, cotton, and ginger, imported into this Island which are not the natural product, growth and manufacture of some of H.M. Colonies, dated the 21st of March 1715. An Act entituled a Supplemental Act to the last mentioned dated the 14th of May 1717. My Lord Howe has represented these five Acts as very great cramps to the trade of Barbados and has acquainted us, that the chief Planters and merchants were of the same opinion. But that altho' the late Act of Parliament pass'd here in 1733 entituled An Act for the better securing and encouraging the trade of H.M. Sugar Colonies in America had provided against the importation of sugar, rum and molasses into Barbados, by which the two last acts were render'd needless with regard thereto, yet the importation of cotton not being mention'd in the said Act, the same might be imported tho not under the heavy duty of six pence p. pound, which almost amounts to a prohibition of a commodity of which and much greater quantity is requir'd, than is produc'd in all the British Colonies. Upon this occasion we have read the two first of these laws, and as we do not find any objection to them, we desire you will again consult the planters and merchants upon them as likewise upon the three others and send us your and their opinion concerning them and also your particular reasons for proposing their being repeal'd. In which case, you may likewise send over an Act for that purpose (if it shall be thought necessary) to be pass'd by you the Council and Assembly, but not without a clause for suspending the execution of it, until the King's pleasure shall be known, according to your 17th Instruction. In this manner we shall have the whole matter fully before us, and no time will be lost, in receiving H.M. directions upon an affaire that my Lord Howe has represented of so much consequence to the trade of Barbados. H.M. having been pleased to give directions, upon the representation we made to him upon the necessity there was of sending cannon and stores to Barbados, we desire you will in your next letter inform us, what quantities of them have been receiv'd, and that you will constantly, as often as occasion shall offer, give us accounts of all transactions in your Government. [C.O. 29, 16. pp. 38—41].
July 19.
30. Lt. Governor Gooch to the Duke of Newcastle. The season of the year calling upon me to forward to your Grace the Journals of Council and other public transactions of this Government, it is with much satisfaction I have the honour to acquaint your Grace, they come attended with no animadversions which require one moment's loss of your Grace's time, the same quiet amongst the people, and the same harmony in the Government which hath hitherto subsisted continuing still here, I have only to add, the paper I have inclosed for your Grace's perusal, and that I have received your Grace's dispatch with H.M. Additional Instruction for regulating the rank and precedency at the Council Board of the present and future Surveyors General of H.M. Customs in America which shall be punctually observed. Signed, William Gooch. Endorsed, R. Oct. 9. Holograph. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1337. 179, 180 v.].
July 19.
31. Same to Same. My design in this paper is to lay before Your Grace an account of a new project sett on foot here for the improvement of the trade and manufactures of this Colony; to which I was encouraged to hearken by the assurance the Projector gave me, that it had been communicated to the Lords Commissioners of Trade, who were pleased to approve of it so much, as to promise him their assistance towards obtaining a patent for the sole benefit of that trade for fourteen years. One Captn. Ball, who resided some time in Brazil, and as he says, hath acquired a perfect knowledge in the manner of curing and preparing the tobacco there, so valueable in the European markets, as well as on the coast of Guinea, where he hath also traded for several years, proposes, and is very confident in it, that by curing and preparing the tobacco of this country in the same manner, he can give it all the qualitys both of substance and scent with that of the best Brazil, and affirms, from the observations he has made of the trade to Guinea and other parts of the African coast, that at least six thousands hogsheads of such tobacco may be annually vended there, besides supplying the demand of the Dutch, German and other Europeans' markets. For what is carried to Africa, he says the returns may be made in slaves, gold and teeth, and that either of these may be had for this kind of tobacco alone, without any other commodity, as is demonstrable from the trade carried on with it by the Portuguese from Brazil. As this report from a person willing to venture his all in the project seems to carry a prospect of no small advantage to the tobacco trade in general, no wonder, my Lord Duke, if many of the Gentlemen here, where it can only be made, since no other Colony affords sweet scented tobacco, are very desirous to become adventurers, and have encouraged Mr. Ball, after an hearing before me in Council, to make an experiment of his skill this very year, and he is now gone to bring his family from Boston in New England, proposing to return by the time the tobacco is fitt to be cutt down, so that I hope by the latter ships I shall be able to send over a specimen of this new manufacture. I thought it necessary to give your Grace this early notice that in case the Projector makes the kind of tobacco of the goodness proposed, your Grace may have the more time to consider what encouragement may be fitt for promoting a design which tends to the enlarging of the British trade and navigation, and what regulations are necessary for that end, as well on it's importations into Great Britain as on its being sold in Africa. The Acts of Trade have allowed any of the enumerated commoditys to be carried from any of H.M. Plantations in Asia, Africa or America to any other British Plantation in those parts, paying the dutys imposed by the Act of the 25th of King Charles the second. But it seems doubtful what shall be accounted a Plantation in Africa, unless a settlement be allowed one, seeing there are only some small forts and factorys possessed there by H.M. subjects and no officers appointed to give certificates for discharging the bonds to be taken on the exportation. Another thing your Grace will be pleased to consider of is, that the penny per pound payable on all tobacco exported to the Plantations from Virginia and Maryland is now granted by patent under the Great Seal to the College of William and Mary in this country; and if the trade to Africa should be increased by this project, as no doubt it will, and the forts and factorys should be deemed British Plantations, whether the College would not be entitled to all that duty, if not otherwise directed by Act of Parliament. Signed and endorsed as preceding. Holograph. 2⅓ pp. [C.O. 5, 1337. ff. 181–182 v.].
July 20.
32. Her Majesty's licence to Joseph and Ralph Gulston to fell trees in New England in pursuance of their contract with the Commissioners of the Navy to bring over 17 ships' loadings, or more if required between Lady Day next and Lady Day, 1741. Charter and Act of Parliament quoted. H.M. Governors etc. are to be ordering and assisting to them in the execution of this service etc. Countersigned, Holies Newcastle. Copy. [C.O. 324, 36. ff. 508–511].
July 22.
33. Mr. Popple to Mr. Attorney General. My Lords Commissioners of Trade having this morning consider'd your proposals for heads of a bill, for the better peopling and cultivating the Island of Jamaica, command me to send you inclos'd your proposals again; as likewise a copy thereof, with some part omitted, which my Lords are of opinion should not be inserted in the Act, because the King's hands would be thereby tied up. I likewise inclose to you, the draught of an Instruction to Mr. Cunningham, which is to accompany the said proposals for the heads of a bill; my Lords desire you will reconsider this matter, and as my Lord Fitzwalter will be your way, this evening, his Lordship desires you will let me know where and at what time he may find you and his Lordp. will call upon you either at your house or your chambers. [C.O. 138, 18. pp. 38, 39].
July 23.
34. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Lord Commissioners of the Treasury. Enclose accounts of incidental charges of the office, Lady Day to Midsummer, and request payment of quarter's salaries now due. v. Journal. [C.O. 389, 37. pp. 363, 364].
July 24.
35. Contract of R. and J. Gulston for supplying New England masts etc. for the Navy etc. (v. July 20th). Signed, Ralph Gulston, Joseph Gulston, Holles Newcastle. Copy. [C.O. 329, 36. pp. 512–522].
July 24.
36. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Committee of Privy Council. Pursuant to your Lordships' desire, communicated to us by the Earl Fitzwalter, we have reconsidered the heads of a bill, which wee had prepared in order to be passed by the Council and Assembly of Jamaica for the better peopling and settling that island. We have conferred upon this occasion with Mr. Attorney General and now take leave to transmit to your Lordships fresh heads of a bill, which we have prepared with his assistance etc. Annexed,
36. i. H.M. Additional Instruction to Governor Cunningham, as July 9th, supra.
36. ii. Proposals for Heads of a bill for the better peopling and cultivating the Island of Jamaica. That all lands in any part of Jamaica now held by any person or persons by or under any grant or grants from the Crown either mediately or immediately, if not already cultivated, shall, from the time of the making of this Act, be held by such person or persons, subject to the following conditions, that is to say, That all and every such person and persons shall within three years after the making of this Act, constantly maintain and employ in the cultivating of the said lands one white man for every hundred acres. And that if any such person or persons shall fail in the performance of this condition, the grant or grants from the Crown by which the said lands are holden, shall from thenceforth be null and void to all intents and purposes, and such person or persons, his, her and their heirs and assignes shall from thenceforth and for ever thereafter be divested of all his, her and their right and title to the said lands, and the said lands shall be immediately vested in H.M., His Heirs and Successors in as full and ample a manner to all intents and purposeses as if such grant or grants had never been made ; and it shall and may be lawfull for H.M., His Heirs and Successors to grant the same to any other person or persons subject to the following conditions. That in every future grant there be a condition expressly inserted, that every such grantee, his heirs or assignes shall within one year after the date thereof constantly maintain and employ in the cultivating of the premises thereby granted one white man, and that the year after he do constantly maintain and employ in the cultivating of the said premisses one other white man, and so annually encreasing the number till he or they shall maintain and employ in the cultivation of the said premisses after the proportion of one white man for every hundred acres. And in case such grantee, his heirs or assignes shall fail in the performance of this condition or any part thereof, that from thenceforth the said grant shall be null and void to all intents and purposes, and such grantee, his heirs or assignes shall from thenceforth and for ever thereafter be divested of all his and their right and title to the said thereby granted premisses, and the same shall be immediately vested in H.M., His Heirs or Successors in as full and ample a manner to all intents and purposes as if such grant had never been made, and it shall and may be lawfull for H.M., His Heirs and Successors to grant the same to any other person or persons, subject to the like conditions. [C.O. 138, 18. pp. 39–46].
July 24. 37. Mr. Coope to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Requests report in favour of Acts of St. Kitts for granting a duty of 8s. pr. poll on negroes and 5 p.c. on rents of houses : and for reducing the fee of 3s. per sheet taken by the Secry. as Clerk in Chancery etc. Signed, Ri. Coope. Endorsed, Recd. Read 24th July, 1735. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 21. ff. 74, 75 v.]
July 26.
38. Bishop of London to Mr. Popple. Good Sr., In the Instructions of my Ld. How for the Government of Barbadoes, his Lordp. had no particular direction to cause my Commission to be enter'd in ye Records of that country ; and accordingly it is not enter'd to this day. When my Commissary spoke to him about it, his answer was, 'That if the Bishop of London would procure an order or Instruction from the Board of Trade or ye Duke of Newcastle, he would readily comply with it.' As a new Governour is now to be sent, I desire that one article of his Instructions may be, to enter that Commission; for wch. I beg leave to depend upon your care and friendship, and am, Sr., your faithful frd. and servt., Signed, Edm. London. Endorsed, Recd. Read 29th July, 1735. Addressed. Holograph. 1 p. [C.O. 28, 24. ff. 126, 129 v.].
July 29.
39. Mr. Furye to the Council of Trade and Plantations. As I have applyed to your Lordships etc. for an explanation of the Instruction for settling the boundarys etc., encloses following, which he hopes will free the Board from any farther trouble in that matter etc. Signed, Peregre. Furye. Endorsed, Recd. Read 29th July, 1735. 1 p. Enclosed,
39. i. Extract from letter from James Abercromby, Attorney General S. Carolina, to Mr. Furye, 27th May, 1735. On my return from Cape Fear in North Carolina, where I have been as one of three Commissioners to settle the boundary between this and that Province, which we have been so lucky as to accomplish to general satisfaction, and at last remove that bone of contention, I had the pleasure of yours etc. Copy. ½ p. [C.O. 5, 364. ff. 53, 54, 56 v.].
July 29. St. Christophers. 40. Governor Mathew to Mr. Popple. Encloses act of Montserrat, which he was forced to reject, as it relates to the shipping of Great Britain. Continues:—As I cannot learn they have fix'd on an Agent, I wish you would undertake this matter for that poor island. There is not an inhabitant in three has a musquet, they are very poor. This is the only way of their being supply'd. What H.M. sends out must be a store in reserve not to be touched, but on an actual invasion to replace what may be broke and spoilt upon service. I also send an act of the island of Nevis for raising a levy. The last clause seemd to me to clash with H.M. Instructions, and I made difficultys on it, but just at this juncture, I was unwilling to reject an act that is of so much immediate concern to the island, however I wish you would obtain and send me their Lordships' sentiments hereon, for my guidance for hereafter. I send too an act of St. Christophers for obliging hawkers etc. to take out licences, and an act of Antigua for continuing publick works on repairs of cisterns, and lastly an act of the island of St. Christophers for the better regulating seamen. I have nothing to remark on these last more than what is specifyd in the respective preambles. I pray you will lay them before their Lordships for their recommendation to H.M. etc. Encloses Minutes of Council of Montserrat, 25th March—25th June, 1735 ; and of Assembly, 16th April, May 31, 1735 ; Minutes of Assembly, Montserrat, June 28, 1729—Oct. 13, 1733. Signed, William Mathew. Endorsed, Recd. 15th Sept., Read 12th Dec., 1735. 2 pp. Enclosed,
40. i. Act of Montserrat for the better supplying this island with small arms etc. Sept. 1734. Copy. Signed, Charles Molineux, Clk. of Assembly; John Molineux Speaker ; Les. French, Clk. Council. Endorsed, 15th Sept., 1735. 1¾ pp. [C.O. 152, 22. ff. 20–21, 22, 22 v., 25 v.].
July 30. Kensington. 41. Order of Queen, Guardian of the Kingdom etc., in Council. Approving draft of Additional Instructions to Governor of Jamaica concerning grants of lands. Signed, Ja. Vernon. Endorsed, Recd. 22nd Sept., Read 14th Oct., 1735. 2 pp. [C.O. 137,22. ff. 1, 1 v,3 v.].
July 31. St. Christophers. 42. Governor Mathew to Mr. Popple. Encloses Treasurer's accounts of St. Kitts to 10th inst. On 24th April he gave Mr. Smith's deputy at Antigua the list of papers Mr. Popple wrote to him for, but Mr. Smith says they have not had leisure. Signed, William Mathew. Endorsed, Recd. 15th Oct., Read 12th Dec. 1735. 1 p. Enclosed,
42. i. Powder Office accounts, St. Christophers, Jan.—July, 1735. Endorsed, Recd. Oct. 15, 1735. 4 pp.
42. ii. Licences Duty account, St. Christophers, Jan.—July, 1735. Signed and sworn to by William Pym Burt, Treas. Endorsed as preceding. 1 p.
42. iii. Liquor duty account, St. Christophers, Jan.—July, 1735. Signed and endorsed as preceding. 1 folded p. [C.O. 152, 22. ff. 23, 24 v., 27–28 v., 29 v. –31 v.).
July 31. Whitehall. 43. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Duke of Newcastle. Upon looking into our books, we find, our predecessors have sometimes found themselves under difficulties for want of being informed of such commissions, orders or instructions as may have passed in the Secretary's Office, for persons and matters relating to the Plantations ; we therefore take leave to remind your Grace of our letter of 22nd Aug., 1727, and to desire your Grace would be pleased to give directions that for the future, proper notice may be given to this Board, of all such commissions, orders and instructions, or of any licences of absence given to any of the Councillors in the Colonies, which we apprehend, will be for H.M. service. Autograph signatures. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 5. f. 123; and 324, 12. p. 123].
July 31. 44. Abstract of letter from Lt. Governor Pitt. [C.O. 37, 24. f. 21 v.]
July 31. London. 45. Daniel Vernezobre to the Council of Trade and Plantations : "It is about a year ago, that a gentleman of my acquaintance is gone to settle with his familly at Parisbourg in South Carolina, at which time I gave him under his care several people to carry over at my own expence, with condition pr. agreement to assign me over my proportion of the lands that should be so given to him for my said servants" etc. As the said lands are in the said gentleman's name, advantage might be taken of the Governor's 43rd Instruction reserving lands within six miles of the said town to the inhabitants. Memorialist having already spent above £1000 sterl. on sending over people with tools, negroes etc., prays that the new Governor may be instructed to transfer these lands to his name etc. Signed, Daniel Vernezobre. Endorsed, Recd. Read 8th Aug., 1735. This memorial not granted on account of the 43rd Instruction to Col. Johnson. 1 large p. [C.O. 5, 364. ff. 58, 63 v.]
July 31. Kensington. 46. H.M. Additional Instructions to Governor Cunningham. v. 9th July, encl. i. The Instructions are here issued "in his Majesty's name." Signed, C.R., C.R. [Carolina Regina, Custos Regni]. Copy. 3¾ pp. [C.O. 137, 55. ff. 153–154 v.].