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Province of New Hampshire.

At a Council and General Assembly held at
Portsmouth by adjt on Wednesday, the 17th
July, Post merediem, Anno Domini 1706.

Present,
The Honble John Usher, Esq., L Governor,
Major Wm Vaughan, George Jaffrey,
Robert Ellott,

Esqs. '

Henry Dow, Esq. Theodore Attkinson, his account about billeting On. laborers at the fort Wm and Mary, and for overseeing the sodd work at the said fort, and for cutting of sodds upon · Mr. Cutts' land, Amo to twenty-seven pounds, was allowed in Council.

Mem", that I issue no warrt out for the paym till further order.

Adja till Friday, two o'clock post merediem.

[P. 211.] Province of New Hampshire.

At a Council and General Assembly held at
Portsmouth on Friday, the 19th of July, by
adj', Post merediem, Anno Domini 1706.

Present,
The Honble John Usher, Esq., [L] Governour,
Major Wm Vaughan,

George Jaffrey,
Peter Coffin,

Esqs. Sam' Penhallow, { Esqs.
Robert Ellott,

John Plaisted,

Henry Dow, Esq. Mr. Secretary Story was sent as a message to the House of Representatives to acquaint them that if they had anything to offer to this Board, to send the same up.

The House of Representatives sent up the following vote, in hæc verba sequen:

Voted, that for the supply of provision for the forces that shall be sent forth against her Majesty's French and

Indian enemies, there be a Rate forth with made on all persons and estates throughout this Province, to the value of one hundred pounds money, and paid unto the Treasurer by the first of September next coming.

Per SAML. KEAIS, Clerk. Read in Council and voted that a Bill be drawn and past into an Act, and that the Towns be proportioned.

Cha: Story, Secretary. The several Acts following having been three several times read, was past and enacted:

An Act for Raising of 700lbs.

An Act for continuing of Excise, Impost and tonnage of shipping.

An Act for supply of the forces with provisions.

Mr. William Cotton's debenter, Am° to 4 lbs: 10 s: 04, for one barrel of pork for her Majesty's service, and for a Horse and a man to wait upon the L Governor to Boston, was read at this Board, and ordered to be paid out of the Treasury in course.

Mr. Samuel Penhallow, his debenter, Am° to 12 11:38: 2", for provisions and other necessarys for the forces marching against the enemy, Allowed and ordered to be paid out of the 100164 rate for supply of the forces.

Prorogued till Wednesday, the 24th instant, 10 of the the clock, ante merediem.

[P. 212.] Province of New Hampshire.

At a Council and General Assembly
held at Portsmouth by prorogation, on
Wednesday the 24th July, 1706.

Present,
The Honble John Usher, Esq., Lieut. Governor,
Major Wm Vaughan, Sam. Penhallow,
Robert Ellott, Esqrs. John Plaisted,

Esqrs. George Jaffrey,

Henry Dow, Ordered, that George Jaffrey and Samuel Penhallow,

Esqrs., be appointed as a Committee to join with a Committee of the House of Representatives to consider of wording an address to be sent to her Majesty, relating to his Excellency the Governour.

A vote was sent up from the House of Representatives that William Cotton and Samuel Keais be a Committee to join with the committee of this Board in drawing and wording the address above mentioned, which was consented to by the Council.

Adja till to-morrow morning, 10 of the clock.

Jolin Plaisted," } Esqrs.

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[P. 213.] Province of New Hampshire.

At a Council and General Assembly
held at Portsmouth, on Thursday, the
25th July, 1706, ante merediem.

Present,
The Honble John Usher, Esq., Lieut. Governour,
Major Wm Vaughan, } Esqrs.

Sam' Penhallow,
George Jaffrey,

Henry Dow, Esq. An Address to the Queen's Majesty is agreed upon and drawn up by both Houses in these words foll:

To the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty. The humble address of your Majesty's Council and Representa

tives of your Majesty's Province of New Hampshire, in New

England, convened in General Assembly, Most humbly sheweth:

That your Majesty's Loyal Subjects, the Inhabitants of this Province, having been always happy since your Majesty's accession to the Crown under your Majesty's protection and Government, are humbly bold to acquaint your sacred Majesty, that notwithstand. ing the very great troubles this little Province lies so immediately exposed unto by the barbarous savages and French, our neighbors; Yet by the good Providence of Almighty God, the courage, care and prudence of Colonel Dudley, your Majesty's Capt. Gen- . eral and Governour, we have been exceedingly preserved beyond what has been in former wars; and are perfectly satisfied with the disposal of the people and arms of the Province and the just ex

pences of our money at all times under our present Governor's management, as well as the administration of the civil Government, and humbly pray, if it may consist with your Majesty's pleasure, that he may be continued in the Government of this Prov. ince; which we are well assured will always have a tendency to the promotion of your Majesty's interest here as well as the ease and satisfaction of all your Majesty's good subjects, inhabitants therein.

And wee further pray to be admitted, as the meanest of your Majesty's most dutiful subjects, [P. 214.] humbly to congratulate your Majesty's most glorious success against the common enemy; which that they may be perfected, and that your Majesty's victori. ous arms may give a happy and lasting peace to Europe, is the prayer of

Your Majesty's JOHN PICKERIN,

Most dutiful and obedient Subjects. Speaker. Signed in presence and by order of the

CHAS. STORY, Secretary. House of Representatives.

Signed in presence and by order of the Council.

Voted, that the Honourable the Lieut. Governour be humbly desired to cause this Address to be laid before her most Excellent Majesty, in behalf of the Council and Assembly. Per Order of the House of Representatives.

Sam' Keais, clerk.
Consented to by the Council the 25th July, 1706.
Chas. Story, Secretary.

The Lieut Govern" was pleased to acquaint this Board, that according to their request he would transmit the said Address with all possible expedition to her Majesty.

Adja till three o'clock, post merediem.

His Honour acquainted this Board that his Excellency was come into the Province and would sit in Council this after

noon.

Major W. Vaughan, } Esqrs. John Plaisted,

Major Wm Vaughan, Esqrs. Sam' Penhallow, Esqrs.

[P. 215.] Province of New Hampshire.

At a Council and General Assembly
held at Portsmouth by adjt on Thurs-
day, the 25th July, Post merediem,
Anno Domini 1706.

Present,
His Excellency Joseph Dudley, Esq., Governour,

Sam' Penhallow,

Esqrs. Mr. George Jaffrey and Mr. John Plaisted were sent as a message to the House of Representatives to discourse them in raising of money for payment of officers and soldiers, &c.

A vote was sent up to this Board from the House of Representatives, desiring his Excellency would be pleased to consider of the great charge at her Majesty's fort, Wm and Mary, and ease the same.

A vote was sent up to the Governour and Council about raising 100lbs to pay the officers and soldiers under the command of Lieut. Colonel Hilton, for this year.

Adja till 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. [P. 216.] Province of New Hampshire.

At a Council and General Assembly
held at Portsmouth by adj' on Friday,
the 26th July, 1706.

Present,
His Excellency Joseph Dudley, Esq., Governour,

.
Coffin

John Plaisted, Esq. The following vote was sent up from the House of Representatives, in hæc verba sequen:

Voted, that there be a message sent from this House to the Governour, humbly praying that he will direct that the Treasurer's accounts be duly and fairly kept at all times,

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