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own salary, and soldiers wages for service at the Fort according to his petition.
Ordered, that the Treasurer have order to pay to Sampson Sheafe Secretary for use of the Chamber for the Council and the Hall for the Assembly, and for wood and candles, until this 26th January, the sum of three pounds.
The petition of John Cross one of the soldiers at the Fort, for wages due to him was read.
Ordered, that the Treasurer have order to pay John Cross his wages from the arrival of the Honorable Samuel Allen Gov. being the 234 of August unto 26th January, being 19 weeks, £9, 10, and six shillings for his attendance on the · Council, is nine pounds 16 shillings.
[Lxvi.] Ordered, that whereas there was an order of Council on the 13th of December last past, that Major William Vaughan forth with deliver all ye Books, Court Rolls, writings, ascrypts, minum's and records whatsoever, deliver unto him the 13th June 1696 ; and all records Books, Court Rolls, writings and minumts since, which may, ought or should be in his hands, unto Sampson Sheafe Secretary and Register of this Province; since which the sa Major William Vaughan absconds;—and whereas sundry persons have complained & petitioned this Board to order and determine soine way whereby his Maj’tys subjects may come to have copy of such records and Deeds as they have occasion for, It is ordered, that there be a strict search made within this Province for finding out of said Books, Court Rolls, Writings, escripts, minum and Records, and that there be a Warrant issued out for apprehending the person of said Major William Vaughan to answer for his concealing said books; and if he be not found nor said books, that a proclamation issue out for discovery of said Books, Records &c. and of the person of said Major Wm. Vaughan ; and that the Secretary draw up said Proclamation into form & subscribe it, and that it be published in the several towns within this Province.
Whereas on the twenty-sixth day of this instant Jan" it was ordered by the Hon'ble Samuel Allen, Esq. Goven' & Council, that having recd complaints from sundry persons, inhabitants of this Province, that they had Law-suits to commence, & that the copies of their Deeds being upon Record, they had at several times & often been at the dwelling-house of Maj. William Vaughan, where they were informed that the Books, records, & other writings and evidences belonging to the Inhabitants of this Province were lodged, & that he was obliged to give them copies of the same, they paying him the fees appointed by law; but that the said Maj. William Vaughan was alwaies denied to be at home: And that there was no person there could give them any copies of any Records, whereby they were likely to be greatly wronged and damnified; & therefore petitioned that some method might be ordered & deterinined whereby they might come to obtain authentick copies of their Deeds: the Honble Govern' & Council, then taking the same into consideration, did order that strict sarch should be made for finding out all books, Records, escripts, minumts and other writings belonging unto the Inhabits of this Province, which were delivered into the custody of the sd Vaughan: and that a Warrant be made out to apprehend the person of sd William Vaughan, to ansa' for such his contempts, Imbezling or concealing the same.
These are therefore (in his Majtys name) strictly to charge & command you and every of you, forthwith, upon sight hereof, to make diligent search and inquiry (within this Province) for the said bookes, Records, escripts, minutes, and other writings as aforesaid, which were delivered into the custody of said Vaughan, or which since may have been in his custody, or which are in the custody of any other person or p'sons whatsoever; and if upon search, you find the said books, Records, escripts, minuments, or other writings aforesa, or any part of them, you are to deliver the same unto the Secretary of our Province: And you are also farther to make diligent search & inquiry for the person of the said William Vaughan, Esq. and if found to carry him before some one of his Majtys Justices of Peace of this Province, where he shall be taken (to be dealt with according to law). Hereof fail not at y? perill, and make returne of your doings herein into our Secretaries office: And for your so doing this shall be your warrant. Given under my hand and seale, this thirtieth day of Jan in the tenth year of his Majtys reign, Anno. Dom. 1698–9
SAMUEL ALLEN, Governor.
Prov. of New Hampshire.
At a Council held at New Castle,
mander in Chief &c. &c.
John Usher Esq. Lieut. Governor. Nathaniel Fryer 1
Sampson Sheafe Esq. Kinsley Hall LXVII.
Lieut. Peter Wear of Hampton having been summoned, appeared at this Board and was admitted a member of his Maj’tys Council in this Province, and having first taken the oaths appointed by Act of Parliment, and repeated and subscribed the Declaration, took his place accordingly.
The Right Honorable the Governor, presented a letter from William Stoughton Esq. Lieut. Governor of his Majestys Province of the Massachusetts Bay, with a Proclamation inclosed concerning a Peace made by sa Province with the Eastern Indians, & for regulating buildings and settlement in that Province of Maine, and for regulating trade with the Eastern Indians; and laid it before the Board for consideration.
Copy of a Letter from Lieut. Governor Stoughton, of Massachu
setts, to Gov. Samuel Allen.
[Farm. Belk. p. 155. Note.) "Hon'ble Sir:
Upon the late submission made by the Eastern Indians, which it's hoped will settle all things in a present quiet, I have thought fit, with the advice and consent of his Maj’tys Council here, to emit a Proclamation (copy whereof is enclosed) to promote the regular settlement of the Eastern parts of this Province, and for regulating of Trade with the Indians, the better to secure and preserve his Maj’tys Interests and the future peace and tranquillity of his subjects, that no just provocation may be given to the Indians, or any abuse or injustice done them therein—the terms whereof the Governmt here expect an exact compliance with, and conformity unto. And judge it necessary for Maj'tys service that your honor be acquainted therewith to the end his Maj'tys subjects within your Government may be notified thereof in such way as you shall think most adviseable, that neither the good intent of the sd Proclamation be defeated, nor they suffer any loss or damage by acting anything contrary thereunto within the parts of this his Maj’tys Government. Assuring myselfe nothing will be wanting on your honors part to prevent the mischiefes that may ensue upon neglect of the due observance thereof,—I am with much respect, Sir, your very humble servant
WM. STOUGHTON." “Boston, February, 16th 1698–9."
The said letter was read, considered and debated. It is thereupon ordered that the said Proclamation be read on the morrow, being the 26th instant by the several ministers of this Province after Sermon unto their several congregations, and that after the reading thereof, it be delivered unto one of the constables of the said several towns, who are hereby ordered and required to affix the same on the most convenient door of each respective Meeting House in this Province, that so all his Maj’tys subjects within this Province may have notice thereof; and that it be also notified that in the articles of Peace it is contained that at all time and times forever and after the date of submission, the said Indians engage to cease & forbear all acts of hostility towards the subjects of the Crown of England, that they will abandon & forsake the French interest, and that all captives in the hands of any of the sd Indians be forth with restored without any Ransom or payment.
SUBMISSION OF 1698.
[Coll. N. H. Hist. Soc. II. p. 265-267.] The renewed Submission of the Eastern Indians, and recognition
of their obedience to the Crown of England. Province of the Massachusetts Bay
in Newland:Whereas divers Sagamores, and Chief Captains of all the Indians belonging to the severall rivers of Penobscott, Kennebeck, Amarascoggin and Saco, parts of the said Province of the Massachusetts Bay, within the sovereignty and dominions of his most Excellent Majesty, William the Third, by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c., being assembled together at Fort William Henry, at Pemaquid, the eleventh day of August, in the fifth year of the reign of his said Majesty and the late Queen Mary, did then and there, by their submission and agreements, under their hands and seals, for themselves and each of them respectively, and in the name and with the free consent of all the Indians belonging to the several rivers aforesaid, and of all other Indians within the said Province of the Massachusetts Bay, of, and from, Merrimack river, unto the most easterly bounds of said Province, lay down their armes, cast themselves upon his said Majesty's peace and favour, and acknowledged their hearty subjection and obedience to the Crown of England, and did also solemnly covenant, promise and agree to, and with his Excellency Sir William Phipps, Knight, then Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over the aforesaid Province or Territory, on his said Majesty's behalf, in manner following, that is to say:
[See preceding Treaty, 1693 pp. 110–112.] Whereas, notwithstanding the aforesaid submission and agreements, the said Indians belonging to the rivers aforesaid, or some of them, through the ill counsel and instigation of the French, have perpetrated sundry hostilities against his Majesty's subjects, the English, and have not delivered and returned home several English captives in their hands, as in said submission they covenanted:
Wherefore we, whose names are hereunto subscribed, Sagamores, Captains and principal men of the Indians belonging unto the rivers of Kennebeck, Amarascoggin and Saco, and parts adjacent, being sensible of our great offence and folly, in not comply