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Miscellaneous, 1734


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'America and West Indies: Miscellaneous, 1734', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 41: 1734-1735 (1953), pp. 341-343. URL: Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Miscellaneous, 1734

[1734.]429. Mr. Coope to the Duke of Newcastle. Encloses following, "in order to know if it be acceptable" etc. Concludes: I wish there had not been notice taken in the Address of the application of the money raised upon the sale of the French lands etc. Signed, Ric. Coope. ¾ p. Enclosed,
429. i. Address of the Governor, Council and Assembly of Antigua to the King. St. Johns, 11th June, 1734. Congratulate H.M. on the marriage of the "Princess Royal with the heir of Our Glorious Deliverer King William III" etc. Protestant nations in ages to come will join in acclamations etc. Signed, William Mathew, Edwd. Byam, 8 other Councillors, Ashton Warner, Speaker, and 12 other Assemblymen. 1 large p.
429. ii. Address of the Lt. General of the Leeward Islands, Lt. Governor, Council of St. Christophers to the King. July 22, 1734. Similar congratulations, "We presume to say that it hightens our satisfaction, and we value it as a great honour to us, that it was your Majestie's Royal pleasure, that monies raised to your Majesty in this Island should be appropriated to serve so great and happy an occasion etc. Acknowledge with grateful hearts the wisdom, justice and mildness of H.M. administration etc. Continue: It is a particular happiness we owe to your Majesty, that in your auspicious reign, we find the importance of the Sugar Colonies to our Mother Country more fully considered and understood, We see laws made to retreive the sinking state of these islands, with respect to our product, and we are assured of your Majestie's protection by a sufficient naval force, against the attacks or insults of any power that may invade us. 1 large p. Torn. [C.O. 152, 44. ff. 25, 27–28, 29 v., 30.]
[? 1734.]430. Some queries, by Governor Cunningham, concerning the troops at Jamaica, (i) How are the Companies to be recruited, there being none, or few recruits in Jamaica, and it being impossible for the Captains to recruit for Great Brittain and keep their companys anything near to compleat, out of their non-effective money. (ii, iii) In what manner are officers' vacancies to be supplied. If by warrant from the Governor, until H.M. Commission arrives, if such person be superseded, how is he to be paid etc. (iv) At what times, and at what exchange are the Companys to be paid their sterling pay? (v) Are the two old Companys to be kept constantly in the garrisons at Spanish Town and Port Royal, or to be ordered out in their turn against the slaves in rebellion etc. Troops cannot be transported from one part of the island to another, but at considerable expence. (vi) Are Court Martials to be held as directed by the Act for punishing mutiny etc., and what is to be done when that Act expires, March 25th, 1735? Without date or signature. 1¾ pp. [C.O. 137, 55. ff. 136, 136 v.]
431. Reply to preceding. (i) The surest and best way will be from Gibraltar etc. (ii) It seems necessary the Governor should have such power, subject to H.M. confirmation. Such officers to be paid till superceded, and from that time till the officer arrives in Jamaica the pay to be divided between them. (iv) At certain times and in the currency of the country at a reasonable exchange. (v) No distinction between the companies. Troops are easily transported by sloops and not at a great expence. (vi) The Act may be presumed to be always renewed before expired; or may be supplied by an Act of the country. It may be necessary to send a Field Officer to command the whole and preside at Courts Martial etc. Without date or signature. 2 pp. [C.O. 137, 55. ff. 138, 138 v.]
1734–1756.432. Abstracts of letters from South Carolina. [C.O, 5, 327. ff. 21 v –33; and 5, 406. ff. 18–55.]
1731–1734.433. Abstract of letters etc. from Jamaica, since the arrival of the two Regiments there (1731–1734).? By Charles Delafaye. 30¼ pp. [C.O.137, 55. ff. 25–40.]
1734.434. Correspondence of Commandants of Essequibo with the Directors of the Dutch West India Company. [C.O. 116, 27.]