America and West Indies
Miscellaneous, 1714


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'America and West Indies: Miscellaneous, 1714', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 28: 1714-1715 (1928), pp. 61-62. URL: Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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Miscellaneous, 1714

1714 ff.135. Abstracts of Governor's letters from New Jersey, 1703–1754. [C.O. 5, 1000.]
1714 ff.136. Abstracts of letters from Governors of New Hampshire, 1705–1754. [C.O. 5, 944.]
[? 1714.]137. Mr. Merret to [?]. Prays on behalf of himself and other merchants trading to Newfoundland, that the Prize Officer at Newfoundland may be enjoined not to trade otherwise than as is mentioned in the Representation of the Council of Trade. ½ p. [C.O. 194, 23. No. 15.]
[? 1714.]138. The case of Brigadier Hunter. [? by Governor Hunter's Agent, Alexander Strahan.] Recapitulates the transactions concerning the settling of the Palatines, his Instructions and Representations of the Board of Trade from Aug. 1709 (v. C.S.P.). Notwithstanding the reports of the Commrs. for Trade, setting forth the great advantage and necessity of that undertaking, nothing was done upon them, nor were any of the Governor's Bills paid. However, he having copys of the said Representations, took them as a sufficient incouragement for him to go on, whilst he had money or credit; so that there is owing to him above £20,000. At last for want of payment, he was obliged to abandon that work, when it had so fair a prospect of success; and is, unless reliev'd, ruin'd by pursuing a national service, wch. he was instructed to see perform'd, etc. He writ sevl. letters to the then Ministers to desire that he might either receive the payment of his bills, or have orders to desist from a work, wch. it was not possible for him to carry on; but he could never obtain any answer in writing, to either of his requests; and he did not think it warrantable to desist of his own accord, from a work that was so recommended by the Board of Trade, and was look'd upon to be so beneficial to the Publick, whilst he had either money or credit. 6¼ pp. No signature or endorsement. 6¼ pp. [C.O. 5, 1085. No. 16.]
[? 1714.]139. Address of J. Falckner and J. Kocherthal, Lutheran Ministers at New York, etc. to the King. Pray for continuance of Royal protection (v. C.S.P. 1708 etc.), and some crumbs of the Royal bounty, their congregations being small and incapable of making a suitable maintenance for them, etc. Signed, Justus Falckner, Joshua Kocherthal. Without date or endorsement. Parchment, 1 large p. [C.O. 5, 1085. No. 36.]
[? 1714.]140. Memorial to Lord Townshend. Of the lands surrendered by the French in St. Kitts, there is about 10,000 acres very good, the rest barren, only there is wood upon some of it, which may be usefull in time. This land is not of any present advantage to the Crown, the people who possess some parts of it paying certain acknowledgments to the Governour, by which the land is impoverished. If the King will grant the inheritance of it, there may be raised that way at least £45,000, if the barren part should remain till time may make it valueable. There is about £1,000 due to William Penn's family upon his surrender of the Government of Pennsylvania to the late Queen. Such of that family to whom the money shall be due by a decree in the Court of Chancery where matters are now depending, will be willing to accept a competent quantity of this land for that money. So it may be made easier both to the Crown and relief of that family, who are in considerable distress for want of the settlement of that affair. No date, signature or endorsement. ¾ p. [C.O. 239, 1. No. 34.]
[? 1714.]141. Address of the Lt. Governor, Council and Assembly of St. Christophers to the King. Congratulate H.M. on his accession. "The early sacrifice we once fell in opposition to a Popish Prince, and the dismall apprehensions we lay under, if any such had again succeeded may persuade your Majesty, that our congratulations are more sincere than eloquent" etc. Pray that the same Regiment may be continued in the Leeward Islands, "the weak and unsettled condition of this Island and the maintenance of two forts etc. render it very necessary to have some soldiers here," etc. Signed, Mich. Lambert, Clemt. Crooke Spr., 10 Councillors and 7 Assemblymen. Undated. 1 large p. [C.O. 239, 1. No. 22.]