America and West Indies
July 1702, 1-4


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'America and West Indies: July 1702, 1-4', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 20: 1702 (1912), pp. 437-441. URL: Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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July 1702

July 1.
684. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of Nottingham. In reply to above, We refer to our letter of June 22. Signed, Dartmouth, Robt. Cecill, Ph. Meadows, Wm. Blathwayt, John Pollexfen, Mat. Prior. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 3. No. 4; and 324, 8. p. 174.]
July 1.
July 12.
685. Governor Beeckman to the Dutch West India Company. Signed, Samuel Beeckman. Endorsed, Read Nov. 27 [N.S.], 1702. Dutch. 12 pp. [Cf. British Guiana and Venezuela Boundary Commission. No. 3 (1896). p. 68.] [C.O. 116, 19. No. 12.]
July 1.
July 12.
in River
686. Jan Van Dijck to [? The Dutch West India Company]. Signed, Jan Van Dijck. Endorsed, Recd. Nov. 27 [N.S.], 1702. Dutch. 2¾ pp. Enclosed,
686. i. List of the inhabitants of Essequibo who require negro slaves. Dutch. 1½ pp. [C.O. 116, 19. Nos. 14, 14.i.]
July 1.
New York.
687. George Larkin to the Council of Trade and Plantations. For want of the conveniency of a passage to Jamaica or Bermuda, I have been forced to return the Continent of America. The people of this Province seem extreamly pleased with the regulations made by my Lord Cornbury since his coming to the Government. His Lordship has for some reasons thought fit to suspend Mr. Weaver, the Collector of the Customs, and to lodge that employment in the hands of Commissioners until H.M. pleasure shall be further known. I cannot express the hardships I have undergone in the service I am now upon. If Mr. Weaver should be layd aside, I hope your Lordps. will be pleased to thinke upon, Signed, Geo. Larkin. Endorsed, Recd. Nov. 30, Read Dec. 9, 1702. Holograph. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1047. No. 57; and 5, 1119. p. 245.]
[? July 1.]688. John Usher to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Having laid before this Honble. Board, William Partridge, late Lieut.-Governor, Province New Hampshire, and his Councill, raising of money and laying heavy taxes on H.M. subjects, applying the same to private ends and uses; in particular an Act for raising five hundred and fifty pounds, one hundred pounds of which for Sr. Henry Ashhurst their Agent; Sr. Henry Ashhurst as Agent being summoned to give into this Honble. Board an answer: hitherto have waved the same, and Major William Vaughan being here arrived as Agent for the Province New Hampshire, he being one of the Councill and Treasurer for many years, humbly pray the said Vaughan, as Agent, may render an acct. of what monyes raised, to what ends and uses the same hath been applyed or is to be, with a particular account thereof. Signed, John Usher. Endorsed, Recd. Read July 1, 1702. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 862. No. 120; and 5, 910. pp. 239, 240.]
July 1.689. Journal of Council of Trade and Plantations. Mr. Bradinham was granted a copy of the account of his effects.
Letter from the Earl of Nottingham, relating to Dummer's proposal, read and answered.
Memorial from Mr. Usher read. Ordered that a copy be sent to Sir Henry Ashurst, and that he attend this Board on Monday.
Letter from Mr. Usher, June 15, laid before the Board.
Letter from Mr. War read, signifying H.M. pleasure that the Board attend her at the Committee at St. James to-morrow.
July 2.Their Lordships attended the Committee of the Council, according to yesterday's Order, and were called in, together with H.R.H.'s Council of the Admiralty, where the matter of the power given in the Commissions to the Governor of Barbados about suspending Captains and other Officers of Ships, was debated, and thereupon ordered that the said power be left out of all Commissions to Governors of Plantations for the future, the same being so to be inserted in the Commissions or Instructions which the Lord High Admiral shall give to the several Governors as his Vice-Admirals, so nevertheless that the power of suspending and discharging all Captains and Commanders of ships of war that shall be taken up and employed by the Governor of any Plantation, and paid by that Plantation, do remain in the said Governor; as also that the clause for punishing officers for misdemeanours on shore do remain as it is.
July 3.Their Lordships agreed upon the alteration to be made in Governor Sir Bevil Granville's Commission and sent the same to be laid before the Earl of Nottingham. Ordered that the draught of an Instruction be prepared, which may refer to the Commissions and Authoritys to be given by H.R.H. in that behalf. [C.O. 391, 15. pp. 115–119; and 391, 96. Nos. 117–119.]
July 2.
690. Capt. Handasyd to Mr. Secretary Vernon. Refers to death of Governor Selwyn. The Regiment wants now about four score men, and I am afraid before the two hot months be out, we shall want 110 or 120 men. Capt. General Selwyn brought out about 23 Volunteers, or we should have wanted more, etc. The state of the Island is sicklier now than usual. Signed, Tho. Handasyd. Endorsed, R. Sept. 10, 1702. Holograph. Addressed. 1 p. [C.O. 137, 45. No. 11.]
July 2.
St. James's.
691. Order of Queen in Council. Referring the enclosed petition of Capt. Haskett to the Council of Trade and Plantations for their report. Signed, John Povey. Endorsed, Recd. Read July 6, 1702. ½ p. Enclosed,
691. i. Copy of petition of Capt. Haskett to the Queen. Prays for redress for wrongs and losses suffered at the hands of the people of Providence. 1½ pp. [C.O. 5, 1261. Nos. 125, 125.i.; and 5, 1290. pp. 97–101.]
July 2.
St. James's.
692. Order of Queen in Council. Approving Representation upon the appointment of Sir Nathaniel Johnson as Governor of Carolina. The Council of Trade and Plantations are to take care that good and sufficient security be given by him accordingly. Signed, John Povey. Endorsed, Recd. Read July 31, 1702. 1¼ pp. [C.O. 5, 1261. No. 124; and 5, 1290. pp. 145–147.]
July 2
July 9.
693. Minutes of Queen in Council, July 2 and 9, approving of Representation of June 25 and July 7, against Col. Hamilton being appointed Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania or Governor of New Jersey. Signed, John Povey. Endorsed, Recd. 11, Read Sept. 15, 1702. ½ p. [C.O. 5, 970. No. 2; and 5, 994.A. p. 21.]
July 2.
694. Lt. Governor Beckford to [? Mr. Secretary Vernon]. I am informed by a sloop just now arrived from the Bay of Campeache that a company of Spaniards, about 20 or 30, came by land from their town called St. Peter and Paul, surprised our logwood-cutters, carried away about 20 white men, and as many negroes, with some of their small boats and canoes. On May 18 the said sloop met off Cape Couranta with H.M.S. Fowey and the several merchant-men under her convoy, so that the fear of their being taken is now, I hope, removed, the said Cape lying to the Eastward of Cape Antonio, where we were informed the four French men of war, mentioned in my former, cruised off, and might, had it been true, easily have met with them. On May 21 the sloop touched at the west end of Cuba, the Master spoke with some Spaniards, who informed him that the French Fleet lay then in harbour at the Havanna. Signed, Pe. Beckford. 1 p. [C.O. 137, 45. No. 10.]
July 2.
St. James's.
695. Order of Queen in Council. Approving a Representation of June 25, and ordering that the Treasurer of Barbados do pay to Lord Grey the 2,000l. voted him by the Assembly, Nov. 17, 1701. Signed, John Povey. Endorsed, Recd. 10th, Read July 14, 1702. ¾ p. [C.O. 28, 6. No. 63; and 29, 8. pp. 109, 110.]
July 2.696. Minutes of Council of the Massachusetts Bay. Upon a representation by the inhabitants of Deerfield, in the County of Hampshire, the most westerly frontier of this Province, that a considerable part of the line of fortification about their Plantation is decay'd and fal'n down, and praying some assistance for rebuilding the same, for that they are apprehensive of some evil designs forming by the Indians, an unwonted intercourse of Indians from other Plantations being observed, Advised that H.E. write to John Pynchon, Col. of the Regiment of Militia, directing him forthwith to send his Lieut.-Col. to Deerfield to view the palisado about that Town, and to stay there some short time to put the inhabitants upon the present repair of the Fortification in all places where it is defective, and to cover them with a scout of ten men by turns out of the next towns, whilst they are about the said work, and to assure them of all necessary support, and to take the like order as to Brookfield, saving the scout. The Scout not to be paid for.
Upon a representation of the inhabitants of Wells, County of York, one of the outmost frontiers Eastward, praying orders to put themselves into a posture of defence, and to have some assistance, Advised, that H.E. give directions to Joseph Hammond, Major of the Regiment of Militia, forthwith to return home and to repair to Wells, and there to give directions what number of garrisons are fit to be maintained in the said town, and to order that they be suitably and speedily repaired, and that the inhabitants be forbidden to remove, and to see that the Law to prevent the deserting of the Frontiers be duely put in execution.
Advised, that Capt. John Marsh be forthwith commissioned and sent to his post at Cascobay, and that the garrison be enforced with six men.
H.E. nominated Major Francis Wainwright to be Sheriff of the County of Essex. The Council consented.
H.E. nominated Jeremiah Dummer and Nathaniel Oliver, Justices of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas in the County of Suffolk. The Council consented not to the appointment of Oliver.
Capt. Turfrey was heard in his defence and acquitted from any censure. [C.O. 5, 788. pp. 171, 172.]
July 3.697. Copy of bond for 2,000l. entered into by Thomas Cary, of London, merchant, and Robert Johnson, of London, Esquire, with the Lords Proprietors of the Bahamas, that Governor Birch "shall well and truly administer justice in his Government and suffer not anything to be done contrary to Law or the interest of the Crown or the Lords Proprietors." Signed, Thom. Cary, Robt. Johnson. [C.O. 5, 289. pp. 102, 103.]
July 3.698. Copy of bond, similiar to preceding, for Governor Sir N. Johnson, with the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. Signed, Thom. Cary, Robt. Johnson. [C.O. 5, 289. pp. 103, 104.]
July 4/15.
699. Governor Beeckman [? to the Dutch West India Company]. Signed, Samuel Beeckman. Endorsed, Read Nov. 27 [N.S.] 1702. Dutch. 3 pp. Enclosed,
699. i. Copy of Letter to the Chamber of Amsterdam. Signed, Samuel Beeckman. Fort Kijkoveral, May 30 [N.S.], 1702. Dutch. 4 pp.
699. ii. List of goods received from the Fortuijn. Signed, Samuel Beeckman. Dutch. 2 pp.
699. iii. List of provisions received for the Fortuijn from Governor Beeckman. Signed, Jacob Volle. Dutch. ½ p.
699. iv. Minutes of Council, July 3 [N.S.], 1702. Dutch. 1 p.
699. v. List of persons who have drawn Bills of Exchange for slaves bought, imported by the Fortuijn, April 10, etc. [N.S.], 1702. Dutch. 5 pp.
699. vi. List of persons who require slaves. Dutch. 1 p.
699. vii. vii. Bill of lading of the Fortuijn, sailing for Holland. Goods from each Plantation enumerated. Dutch. 5 pp. [C.O. 116, 19. Nos. 13, 13.i.–vii.]