America and West Indies: March 1676

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 9, 1675-1676 and Addenda 1574-1674. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1893.

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'America and West Indies: March 1676', in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 9, 1675-1676 and Addenda 1574-1674, (London, 1893) pp. 355-365. British History Online [accessed 1 March 2024]

March 1676

March 1.
830. Order of the King in Council. That one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State forthwith prepare an effectual letter for the King's signature to the Governor of Barbadoes transmitting copies of petition of the Royal African Company and a narrative from their agent in Barbadoes, strictly requiring him inviolably to observe and maintain the privileges granted to said Company by Charter, as he will answer the neglect at his peril. See the King's letter, 10th March 1676, No. 841. [Col. Entry Bks., Vol. I., pp. 29–31, and Vol. XCVI., pp. 51–53.]
March. 3.
831. Order of the King in Council. The answer of Edmund Stapleton, Governor of Montserrat, to the petition of Richard [? John, see No. 826] Moor, late owner of the Prudence, declared satisfactory. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XCVI., p. 54.]
6 March.
St. James's,
832. Sir John Werden to Major Andros. Recommends Mr. Delavall who is going to New York in hopes to recover by degrees part of that good fortune which the late public disaster deprived him of. ½ p. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXX., p. 22.]
833. The King to Sir William Berkeley, Governor of Virginia, or in his absence to the Regent Councillor or Council there. Understanding that Richard Lee, a planter of and formerly resident of Virginia and of the Council there, is now going over to improve his plantation, the King requires the Governor to admit and swear said Richard Lee to be of the Council and in the Commission of oyer and terminer, and to such place and precedence in the Council as he formerly had. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XXXVI., No. 29.]
6 March.
834. Journal of the Lords of Trade and Plantations. Mr. Secretary Coventry desiring to be informed about the steps and progress made in a patent intended to be passed about Virginia, Sir Robert Southwell gave him a large account; that Colonel Moryson and the agents petitioned his Majesty in Council, 23rd June 1675 (see ante, No. 602), to be enabled by a charter of incorporation to purchase out the Earl of St. Albans, Lord Culpeper, &c., and have certain privileges. This was referred to the Attorney and Solicitor General, who reported on 12th Oct. (see ante, No. 696), which was approved and reported on by the Committee of Trade to the Privy Council on 19th Oct. (see ante, No. 697), who on 1st Nov. order copies of all for Mr. Secretary Williamson's perusal who had not been present before [see ante, No. 701], and on 19th Nov. the report was made to his Majesty in full Council and approved. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. CIV., p. 83.]
7 March.
Spring Garden.
835. [Sir Robert Southwell to Secretary Coventry.] Has made inquiry into the Virginia patent, and reports the progress in that business. 1. Petition presented by the agents of Virginia to the King in Council on 23rd June 1675. 2. Report of the Attorney and Solicitor General on 12th Oct. following. Meeting of the Lords of the Committee on the 19th Oct. and 1st Nov. (see ante, No. 697 I.), and their report on 19th Nov. to his Majesty in Council. "But whether after all the patent be yet actually passed I am not able to say." Draft with corrections. 3 pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. XXXVI., No. 30.]
836. Seven Acts passed at a Grand Assembly begun and holden at James City, 20th Sept. 1671, viz.:—1. An Act prohibiting millers taking more than one-eighth part of English grain toll for grinding thereof. 2. Permitting the exportation of wool, hides, and iron (obsolete). 3. For moderating the rates of liquors. 4. Providing how negroes belonging to orphans shall be disposed of. 5. Repealing the Act making it death for Indians coming into Henrico county (repealed). 6. Concerning sheriffs' fees for arrests. 7. An Act of naturalization (private Act).
1672. Ten Acts passed at a Grand Assembly begun and holden at James City, 24th Sept. 1672. See titles in previous volume of this Calendar, No. 932. Also An Act for naturalization of Joseph Moulder, and private Act.
1673. Seven Acts passed at a Grand Assembly begun and holden at James City, 20th Oct. 1673, the titles of which are as follows, viz.:—1. An Act for establishing the dowers of widows. 2. Providing for the supply of arms and ammunition (expired). 3. For the better putting in execution the Act for processions. 4. For the advancement of the manufacture of flax and hemp (repealed). 5. Concerning tradesmen and other artificers to pay levies (needless). 6. Permitting the counties of the Isle of Wight and Lower Norfolk to erect each of them a fort (private Act). 7. For the naturalization of John Peterson (private Act).
1674. Ten Acts passed at a Grand Assembly begun and holden at James City, 21 Sept. 1674, the titles of which are as follows, viz.:—1, An Act for an address and supplication to be made to the King's most excellent Majesty (repealed). 2. For the continuance of 200l. sterling per annum over and above the 1,000l. sterling per annum to Sir William Berkeley, Knt., Governor (expired). 3. Ascertaining allowance for evidence summoned to the General Court. 4. Prohibiting the justices of the several county courts from levying tobaccos upon the people for their accommodation and expenses whilst they are keeping court (obsolete). 5. Empowering Mr. Secretary Ludwell, as Notary Public, to appoint deputies (obsolete). 6. Commanding such Indians who keep hogs to mark the same. 7. Empowering femmes couvertes to make good acknowledgments of sales of land. 8. Ascertaining the bounds of the counties of the Isle of Wight and Nancemond (private). 9. For settling the lands of the Green Spring in Sir William Berkeley, his heirs and assigns (private). 10. For settling the lands conveyed from Sir William Berkeley and Dame Francis his wife in Colonel William Cole, his heirs and assigns (private).
1676. Four Acts passed at a Grand Assembly holden at James City by prorogation, from 21st Sept. 1674 to 7th March 1676. Titles as follow, viz.:—1. An Act for the safeguard and defence of the country against the Indians (expired). 2. Prohibiting trade with the Indians (repealed). 3. Prohibiting the exportation of corn. (expired). 4. For the naturalization of Christian Peterson (private). [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXXVIII., pp. 80–90; also Vols. LXXXIX., XC., XCI. Printed.]
9 March. 837. Secretary Williamson to Lord Vaughan, Governor of Jamaica. Received yesterday his of 8th Dec., with paper of accusations against Captain Davyes. Is very sorry for the "ill name our fellow servant Mr. Cranfield has left behind him there. l wish we may find cause to restore him here to any part of it. I foresee some matters will not fall out well in the account he is to give us." Thanks for his consideration of Mr. Beckford. Repeats a like suit of recommendation for the bearer Mr. Beale, son of Dr. Beale, a worthy and learned man of the clergy, and a member of very good note in our Gresham College society. The son comes to seek his fortune; hopes his Lordship will find him deserving the countenance and protection asked for. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XCIII., pp. 148–149.]
March 10.
838. The King to the Governor and Magistrates "of our town of Boston in New England." Has for a long time been solicited by Robert Mason and Ferdinando Gorges to interpose for their redress [altered to relief] in the matter of their claims and pretended right to the provinces of New Hampshire and Maine, out of the possession of which they allege they are kept by the violence and strong hand of the people of Boston and others of the Massachussetts Colony. Said petitioners have presented a long deduction of all proceedings in proof of their demands as of the hardships they have undergone, and upon debate of these matters before the King in Council his Majesty thinks it high time to afford a solemn hearing to the complaint, and to see that justice be equally administered to all. Has therefore directed that copies of two petitions be transmitted herewith that they may show cause why his Majesty should not afford petitioners relief. They are therefore commanded to send over agents within six months fully instructed and empowered to answer for them to the end they may receive his royal determination. [Added in a different hand: "This was added to the former part prepared by the Committee, by Mr. Secretary Coventry, pursuant to his Majesty's commands."] His Majesty commands that this letter and the petitions be read in full Council, and that the bearer, Edward Randolph, be admitted to the Council and hear same read and bring back their answer, or render an account of their proceedings in the matter. [Col. Papers, Vol. XXXVI., No. 31.]
March 10. 839. Copies of preceding letter. [Col. Entry Bks., Vol. LX., pp. 82–84, and Vol. CX., pp. 82, 83.]
March 10. 840. Order of the King in Council. Contrary to the laws of this kingdom and his Majesty's express commands, a ship laden with tobacco from New England has lately been brought into Jersey, "which contempt his Majesty being resolved shall not pass unpunished," ordered that the Commissioners of Customs immediately send over officers to take account of cargo of said ship and bring both ship and lading to this kingdom to be proceeded against according to law. Annexed,
840. i. Lords of Trade and Plantations to Governor of Jersey. To secure the above-mentioned ship. 1676, March 10.
840. ii. Same to Governor of Guernsey. To secure ships trading from the Plantations to Guernsey contrary to the Acts of Parliament. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XCVI., pp. 57–59.]
March 10. 841. The King to Sir Jonathan Atkins, Governor of Barbadoes, St. Lucia, &c. Has formerly taken notice that ships have been sent to trade upon the coast of Africa where the Royal African Company have the sole right of traffic, and issued his Royal Proclamation for prevention thereof [see previous volume of this Calendar, 25th Nov. 1674, p. 626, No. 1393], by which means his Majesty thought he had well provided against what would occasion the loss of the whole trade of those countries. But said Company has informed the King by petition that several ships have lately arrived at Barbadoes with negroes and other goods from Africa, and others are on said coast all set out by private traders. That said African Company's agents seizing about eighty negroes, part of one hundred and fifty so imported into Barbadoes, the same were violently taken away from them, and the agents and their assistants beaten and wounded, who, complaining to the Governor, had no other redress except that the assaulters were bound over in recognizances of 40l., with sureties of 20l. apiece, to appear at the next sessions, and to keep the peace, as appears by the narrative herewith sent, together with copy of said African Company's petition. His Majesty cannot but justly resent the aforesaid contempts of his proclamation, and the more that the observance thereof was recommended by letters of the Privy Council to the Governors of the several plantations, dated 2nd November 1674. Considering how much such proceedings tend to the hindrance of trade in those parts, and that it will be impossible for said Company to maintain their forts and factories if such practices be not speedily prevented, his Majesty has thought fit, with advice of his Council, to let the Governor know that he is very much "unsatisfied" with him for taking so insignificant a recognizance in the case of so high an offence, and strictly commands that hereafter no such prevarications be suffered, but that the Governor see that the privileges of the African Company be punctually observed according to the King's proclamation, and hereafter to proceed with the utmost severity against all offenders, and if any oppose the agents of said Company in the execution of their duty, or any ways obstruct justice, to send over their names that they may undergo the effects of the King's displeasure according to the measure of their demerits. Countersigned by Secretary Coventry. Annexed,
841. i. The Petition of the Royal African Company to the King above referred to.
841. ii. The narrative of the Royal African Company referred to in above letter. 1675, November 26, and 1675, December 10. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. I., pp. 32–42, and Vol. CX., pp. 83–85, and89–92.]
March 15. 842. "Memorial concerning Edward Randolph." He desires instructions, and that the master of the ship in which he goes should have order to deliver the letter in case of mortality or other accident that might disable Randolph from delivering it himself. If he comes safely thither and deliver it, he desires to know whether a time shall be limited for his stay there to expect their answer, and if so, what time. The master's name is John Smith, Commander of the ship Welcome. "Rec. from Mr. Cooke by order of Mr. Sec. Coventry, 15th March 1675–6." 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XXXVI., No. 32.]
March 16.
843. Thomas Cole to the Commissioners of Customs. Acknowledges letter of 14th instant, with enclosed despatches from the King, Council, and the Commissioners, touching the ship at Jersey with tobacco from New England. Reminds them that he begged the order might be directed to the Bailiff and Jurats of the Island as well as to the Governor, for that otherwise the officers might be baffled as formerly. Is confident since probably the magistrates themselves are concerned that unless the orders are directed to the Bailiffs, the officers will not be permitted to bring away the ship till new orders are sent. Proposes, since "the wind is now out the way," these considerations as a most certain way of effecting the King's commands at once. If it were inserted that they should assist the officers in searching after goods embezzled out of the ship, it would quicken their dispatch. Would have wished that the directions had been positive that the ships and goods should be seized by their officers, as most agreeable with the Navigation Act, Jersey being neither in Asia, Africa, or America, but hopes there will be no dispute with Sir Thomas Morgan's deputy. Hopes the wind will continue contrary till Sunday night, but if it should come fair before, will send forward his brother and Mr. Pantin with the despatches. Postscript: Has advised them that one Brock, of Jersey, had imported 3 hhds. of tobacco from New England with other goods, which were landed in France; conceives it not improper to direct seizure. 2 pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. XXXVI. No. 33.]
March 20. 844. The King to the Governor and Magistrates of Boston, New England. Duplicate of the letter of 10th March [see ante, No. 838] with this preamble added. We sent our letters dated 10th of this month by Edward Randolph, upon a complaint of Mason and Gorges, but in case Randolph should miscarry, or be incapacitated, we have thought fit to send duplicate by John Smith, master of the Welcome, who will deliver same if Randolph shall not be able to do it himself. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. CX., p. 85.]
March 20.
845. The King's instructions to John Smith, master of the Welcome bound for Boston. To transport on board his vessel Edward Randolph to New England, but in case he be incapacitated to deliver the duplicates of the King's letters to the Governor and Magistrates of Boston. To press them to assemble a full Council with all speed to which he shall demand admittance, and so be able to render an account of their proceedings. To call for an answer to the King's letters within a month after their delivery, which he is to bring back with all convenient speed. If opportunity of writing offer, to give account of his proceedings to one of the Secretaries of State. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. CX., p. 86.]
March 20. 846. Secretary Sir Joseph Williamson to Governor Leverett. Is extremely sorry to hear by his letter of 18th December the public calamities fallen upon those countries in the hostilities exercised upon them by the Indians. His Majesty is much concerned, and the rather that it looks like a general conspiracy and contrivance between those natives of his neighbourhood and those others in the more distant parts of that continent. Will be most ready in his little sphere to serve the interests and concerns of those countries; begs he may have frequent accounts of all that passes. 1p. [Dom. Entry Bk., Vol. XLIII., p. 83.]
March 20. 847. Minutes of the Lords of Trade and Plantations. Mr. Mason, Mr. Randolph, and Mr. Smith, master of the Welcome bound for New England, called in, and the master told by Mr. Secretary Coventry, that in case Mr. Randolph fell ill by the way and should miscarry that the master should receive his Majesty's letter and present it to the magistrates at Boston, which the master promised he would take care of and that he was to return directly to London. Mem.—That Mr. Secretary Coventry prepare instructions for Randolph, whereof he gave his Majesty an account who came soon afterwards into the Council Chamber and approved it as given in Council. Annexed,
847. i. The King's Instructions to Edward Randolph. Having delivered the letter to press the Governor and Magistrates of Boston to assemble a full Council with all possible speed, and when they meet to demand admittance to it in the King's name, that he may be present at the reading of the letters and so be able to give an account that they were read in full and public Council. Is then to demand an answer from the Governor and Magistrates within a month, which he is to bring back with all convenient speed. If opportunity of writing offers before his return, is to give, an account of his proceedings to one of the Secretaries of State. Countersigned by Sir H. Coventry. Minute.—Their Lordships (of the Committee) were pleased at same time to approve a certain paper of inquiries, and directed Secretary Coventry to give them to Randolph for his better observation. Then follow List of Inquiries and an Abstract of New England [see No. 849]. [Col. Entry Bk., No. LX., pp. 100–105.]
March 20. 848. Journal of the Lords of Trade and Plantations. Copy of preceding minutes with the following addition. Their Lordships entered into long debate whether this particular time were proper for the sending of circular letters into New England, Sir R. Southwell having drawn forth a scheme of all heads of enquiry, which hath been sent to other places, and others which seem more peculiar to New England, but their Lordships do put off the consideration of this affair to a further time, as vide 4th February [see ante, No. 813], but they do agree this is the conjuncture to do something effectual for the better regulation of that Government, or else all hopes of it may be hereafter lost. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. CIV., pp. 92, 93.]
March 20. 849. Inquiries given to Edward Randolph. To inform himself on the following points: (1), where the legislative and executive powers of New England are sealed; (2), what laws are in force derogatory to the laws of England and the oath prescribed by the Government; (3), number of Church Members, Freemen, Inhabitants, Planters, Servants or Slaves, what Professions and Estates, number of men able to bear arms; (4), number of horse and foot, whether trained bands or standing forces, what experienced officers; (5) castles and forts with their situation, and their stores and provisions; (6), reputed boundaries; (7), correspondence with the French on the N. and New York on the S.; (8), causes of the Indian war, advantages and disadvantages of it, probable event thereof; (9), commodities and imports, observation of the Trade and Navigation Acts, number and burden of ships trading thither yearly, where built; (10), taxes, fines, rates, duties on exports or imports, public revenue, how collected; (11), disposition towards the Government of England, what persons in the magistracy are popular or like to be so at the next election; (12), state of ecclesiastical Government, how the Universities are filled and by whom governed. These enquiries to be made of all the Provinces, but particularly of the "Mattachusets"; a particular information will be requisite concerning the town of Boston, how built, fortified, inhabited, governed, &c.; an exact map of the whole country and town of Boston, if it can be procured, will be of great use. Appended is an abstract of an estimate made by those that are curious, that Mr. Randolph may either confirm or disprove the truth thereof:—120,000 souls, 13,000 families, 16,000 that can bear arms, 12 ships of 100–220 tons, 190 of 20–100, 440 fisherboats of about 6 tons, 5 ironworks which cast no guns, 15 merchants worth about 50,000l. or about 5,000l. one with another, 500 worth 3,000l.; no house in New England with more than 20 rooms, not 20 in Boston with more than 10, about 1,500 families in Boston; the worst cottages in New England are lofted; no beggars; not 3 put to death for theft; about 35 rivers and harbours, 23 islands and fishing-places. Boston, Maine, and Hampshire three-quarters of the whole in wealth and strength, the other four provinces of Plymouth, "Kenecticut." Rhode Island and "Kinnebeck," being but one quarter of the whole. Not above 3 of their military men have been actual soldiers, but many are such soldiers as the artillery men in London. Amongst their magistrates, Leveret the Governor, Major Dennison, Major Clark and Mr. Broadstreet are the most popular, and amongst the ministers Mr. Thatcher, Mr. Oxenbridge, and Mr. Higgenson. There are no musicians by trade; one dancing-school was set up, but put down; a fencing-school is allowed; all cordage, sail-cloth, and nets come from England; no cloth made there above 4s. per yard, nor linen of above 2s. 6d., no alum, copperas, or salt by the sun; they take an oath of fidelity to the Government, but none to the King; the Governor is chosen by every freeman; a freeman must be orthodox, above 20 years old, worth about 200l. Endorsed, "20 March, 1675/6. Points of enquiry given to Mr. Randolph by order of the Lords of the Committee at his departure for Boston." 3 pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. XXXVI., No. 34, and Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LX, pp. 100–105.]
Mar. 21–22. 850. Journal of the Council of Barbadoes. Present [see ante, No. 824] also Sir Peter Colleton and Samuel Walrond. Names of the members elected by virtue of the new writs, presented [see following abstract]. Resolved that the return of Sir Peter Colleton be carried in the negative.
March 22. Ordered that the return made by Sir Peter Colleton of the writ for Assemblymen for St. John's be sent to the Assembly for consideration. The Speaker attended and said they had admitted Colonel Christopher Codrington instead of Thomas Colleton for the other Assemblyman with Henry Walrond for the parish of St. John's. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XI., pp. 291, 292.]
Mar. 21–22. 851. Journal of the Assembly of Barbadoes. The returns according to election for the several parishes as they were presented by his Excellency (the Governor) to the Assembly, as follows:—
1. St. Peter's.—Sir William Yeamans, Bart.; Major John Steart. Returned by Colonel Richard Baily.
2. St. Thomas'.—Lieutenant-Colonel James Carter; John Davies. Returned by Honourable Samuel Farmer.
3. St. John's.—Henry Walrond, junior. Returned by Sir Peter Colleton, Bart.
4. Christchurch.—Nat. Kingsland; Richard Seawell. Returned by Honourable Colonel Samuel Newton.
5. St. Lucy's.—John Maddock; Captain Thomas Bowden. Returned by Honourable Colonel Simon Lambert.
6. St. Jamse's.—Edward Littleton; James Walwyn. Returned by Honourable Colonel John Stanfast.
7. St. Michael's.—Colonel William Bate; Colonel Richard Guy. Returned by Honourable Colonel Henry Hawley.
8. St. Phillipp's.—Sir Alexander Walrond, knight; John Wilham. Returned by Honourable Henry Walrond.
9. St Andrew's.—Thomas Lake; Captain John Gibb. Returned by Honourable John Sparke.
10. St. George's.—Captain Rowl. Bulkeley; Benjamin Middleton. Returned by Honourable John Willoughby.
11. St. Joseph's.—William Sharp; Edward Benny. Returned by Honourable Thomas Wardall.
Being met at the house of Paul Gwynn in St. Michael's Town, proceeded to the choice of a speaker, and every member gave in a paper with a name and William Sharp being chosen took the chair. Election of John Higinbotham, clerk, and Joseph Withers, marshal. On perusal of the return of representations sent to them from his Excellency, find there hath not been a full return of the parish of St. John, it being doubtful between Colonel Christopher Codrington and Colonel Thomas Colleton, which was referred to this assembly by his Excellency, but being invited to dine with him and the day far spent they appointed the hearing to-morrow. Adjourned about 3 o'clock until 8 o'clock to-morrow morning.
March 22. Colonels Codrington and Colleton appeared to make good their objections against each other in relation to the votes. The House after full examination and debate of the matter declare Colonel Christopher Codrington duly and legally elected. Finding the Act empowering the Committee of Public Accounts to be expired, ordered that a Bill be drawn empowering Commissioners to collect outstanding arrears which was passed. The clerk and marshal of the assembly sworn; their oaths. Paper of proposals presented yesterday by his Excellency for the consideration of the assembly. The Act for regulating negroes. For securing the boats and reasons against the present Act. To consider whether the present actings of the Quakers which may be of very dangerous consequence are to be reformed by law, in relation to their admitting negroes to their meetings under pretence of converting them to the Christian religion. For satisfaction of those whose negroes were put to death on the late rebellion. Collection of taxes. For account of the last tax levied. Estimate of the country's debts. Inspection by a committee into former Acts for regulation of the laws as well as Courts of Justice. Offensive and defensive preparations for their security. As to the pious donations to most of the parishes of this island to appoint commissioners to call to account the church wardens, overseers, and trustees of every parish. The great want of a prison and the necessary repair of the town bridge. The presentments of the last grand jury. Objections of two freeholders of St. Phillip's to the return of Sir Alexander Walrond being under the age of 21 years; time granted for proof. Rules passed for governing the Assembly in their votes, debates, and other proceedings in 22 articles. Letters communicated from the gentlemen planters in England and Colonel Edward Thornburgh. Adjourned to Tuesday next come three weeks. [April 18, see No. 890.] [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XIII., pp. 202–214.]
March 25.
852. Colonel Phillip Warner to (Sir Robert Southwell). From the assurance of his friendship and charity is bold to beg his further favour. Understands that about a month since the King in Council ordered that Warner should go to Barbadoes a prisoner, the place appointed for his trial, in the Phoenix, and that three months were given for the Commissioners from Barbadoes and the Leeward Isles to meet in order to his trial. This was very pleasing news to him not doubting to be cleared "from that most false accusation sent home against me." Is told said ship is ready and apprehends he is forgotten and shall be left to perish in prison unless Sir Robert will stand his friend and move his desires to he King before his Majesty leaves town for six weeks, during which time the ship may be gone and he left behind. Begs for God's sake for charity's sake, and as he tenders the suffering of an innocent gentleman to befriend him in this matter, that the captain may have orders to receive and Sir John Robinson orders to ship him with his servants necessary to attend him, and he will be ever bound to pray for Sir Robert's prosperity, and during life will study and grasp at all occasions to manifest himself his most obliged and most humble servant. 1 p. [Col Papers, Vol. XXXVI., No. 35.]
March 27. 853. The King to Lord Vaughan, Governor of Jamaica. Authorising him to swear and admit Colonel Samuel Long, a Councillor, as recommended by the Governor to be a person very well qualified to discharge that duty. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XCV., p. 107.]
March 28. 854. The King to the Governor of Barbadoes. Has thought fit by advice of Council to order Colonel Philip Warner, late Deputy Governor of Antigua, to be transported to Barbadoes, there to be tried for killing certain Indians on Dominica, the Commission being directed to certain persons in the Leeward Islands and Barbadoes. At the request of Colonel Warner, his Majesty requires the Governor to allow three months from the day the Governor receives said Warner into his care for the coming up of the Commissioners from the Leeward Isles, unless a sufficient number should sooner appear, in which case said Commission is forthwith to be proceeded upon. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. CX., p. 88.]
March 28. 855. Warrant to James Earl of Northampton, Constable of the Tower. To deliver Colonel Philip Warner now prisoner into the custody of Captain Laurence Wright to be by him conveyed on board H.M.S. Phoenix in the Thames and conveyed to Barbadoes. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. CX., p. 87.]
March 28.
856. Secretary Sir H. Coventry to Captain Wright. To take on board one servant who the King has consented to allow to attend upon Colonel Philip Warner on his voyage to Barbadoes. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. CX., p. 88.]
March 29. 857. Warrant to Captain Laurence Wright, Commander of H.M.S. Phoenix. To receive Colonel Philip Warner and transport him to Barbadoes and there deliver him to the Governor to be disposed of according to said Governor's order. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. CX., p. 87.]