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what was allowed to others in other provinces, in such a post, viz., four pounds ten shillings per month,— and shall ever pray, &c.

Nic Davison. 234 October, 1710.

Read in Council and ordered the same pay as the Massachusetts pays a Capt.-Lieut. under a L Colonel.

Cha: Story, Secretary.
Ajda till Saturday morning, ten of the clock.
Met accordingly; Present antea.
Adja till Monday morning next, ten of the clock.

[P. 349.] Province of New Hampshire.

At a Council and General Assembly
held at Portsmouth by adj', on Mon-
day the 23 October, 1710.

Present,
His Excellency Joseph Dudley, Esq., Gov', &c.,
Wm Vaughan,

Rich Waldron,
Nath. Weare, Esqrs. Sam' Penhallow, Esqrs.
Robert Elliott,

John Plaisted,

Mark Hunkin, Esq. In the affair of the New Parish in Hampton, there appearing difficulty in making any division of the Lands or inhabitants for the support of the ministers in the two several parishes;

And whereas the inhabitants and Auditory of the old church have agreed with their present minister to pay him annually eighty pounds, half in current money and the other * half in provisions, &c.; And to allow him the parsonage in the said town of Hampton, long since purchased by certain inhabitants there; and fire wood as in the said vote and agreement in the record will appear:

And whereas the inhabitants adjoining to the new parish

have considered to raise sixty pounds, and fire wood for their minister, and to lay out of the waste and unimproved lands in Hampton five acres for a house lot, and twenty-five acres for pasture, &c., for the parsonage there:

Voted, that it be recommended to the select men of Hampton to lay out the said two parcels of land indifferently, as well for the service as may be ;

And that the Town of Hampton lay a tax annually for the said two sums, Amo to 140165, in species as above, and pay the incumbent of the old Church according to the agreement made with him ; and the remainder to the incumbent of the New Church, from time to time.

234 October, 1710. Consented to.

J.'DUDLEY.

Read in Council and agreed to, Nemine contradicente, and sent down to the House of Representatives for concur

rence.

Cha. Story, Secretary. October 234, 1710. Read in the House of Representatives and agreed with the Honble Council herein.

Sam' Keais, Clerk. [P. 350.] The following address was read at this Board and sent down to the House of Representatives, who agreed that the same be fairly ingrossed and sent to her Majesty, viz:

To the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty. The humble Address of the Governour, Council and Representa

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

England,
Most humbly sheweth,-

That your most sacred Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects are deeply sensible of your Majesty's princely regard and favour in the support and defense of this province by the late supply of cannon and other warlike stores sent hither, as well as in your Majesty's most gracious care for us in sending such a force of ships

and marine forces, who in conjunction with the forces drawn out of these provinces, have, by the Good providence of Almighty God, put your Majesty into possession of the important fort of Port Royal, the head of Nova Scotia and L'Acadie, who have been these seven years the great pest and trouble of all the navigation and trade of your Majesty's Provinces on the coast of America.*

Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects do from this success and benefit take encouragement most humbly to address your Majesty, that such a number of your Majesty's ships of war and

*Capture of Port Royal. [Penhallow's Indian Wars, Coll. N. H. Hist. Soc., Vol. I., pp. 63–66.) Col. Nicholson arrived at Boston, July 1st, 1710, in her Majesty's ship Dragon, attended by the Falmouth, and a bombship, with several transports, British officers, a regiment of marines, provisions, and stores of war; bringing with him her Majesty's royal command to the several Governors of the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island, to be assisting in the said expedition; who very readily obeyed and supplied their respective quotas of good effective men, with transports, provisions, stores of war, pilots, chaplains, chirurgeons, and all necessaries for the service.

Col. Nicholson was apppointed general and commander in chief, who embarked September 18th, from Nantasket, having with him her Majesty's ship the Dragon, Commodore Martyn; the Falmouth, Capt. Riddle; the Loustiff, Caj Gordo the Feversham, Capt. Pastor; the Province Galley, Capt. Southack; the Star Boom, Capt. Rochport. Besides tenders, transports, hospitals, store-ships, and twenty-five lesser vessels, with open floats, for carrying boards and necessaries for the cannon. The land forces consisted of five regiments of foot, whereof Col. Vetch was Adjutant-General; Sir Charles Hobby, Col. Walton, Col. Tailer, Col. Whiting, and Col. Reading, had commissions sent them from the Queen.

The fleet arrived in six days. On the 25th the whole army was landed. The fort fired on them, but did no damage. On Thursday, the 26th, at break of day, the General marched with the army on the south side, the marines in the front, Col. Reading at their head, Col. Whiting's regiment in the centre, Sir Charles Hobby in the rear, and Maj. Livingston with a party of Indians flanking the body in their march. Towards evening the Fort fired very smartly, and so did the French and Indians with their small arms, as they lay behind the fences, who killed three of our men. Next day, we mounted some of our guns, and made preparations to bring up the flat bottoin boats, with the artillery and ammunition. In the evening, our bomb ships came up again, and threw thirty-six shells into the fort, which put them in an amazing terror.

October 1st, the great guns were placed on the batteries; the mortars were also planted, and twenty-four cohorts at a little distance from the outward barrier of the fort. These all played upon the fort with good effect. The French, at the same time, firing their great guns and mortars upon us. The General sent Col. Tailer and Capt. Abercromby with a summons to Monsieur Supercast, the Governor, to deliver up the fort for the Queen of Great Britain, as her undoubted right. On October 5th, the Fort was delivered up on terms of capitulation, which allowed the Governor of the Fort, Monsieur Supercast, with his officers and troops, “to march out with drums beating, colours flying, and guns shouldered; each paying their respects to the General as they passed by; then our army entered the Fort, hoisted the union flag and drank the Queen's health, firing all the guns round the Fort, as likewise did the men of war, and other vessels in the River."

In honor of Queen Anne, the place was henceforth called ANNAPOLIS.

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forces may be sent early the next spring to visit Quebec and Mont Royal [Montreal], with such additional forces from all your Majesty's Governments on the shore of America as may, by the favor of Almighty God, reduce these places to your Majesty's obedience, and thereby make the whole North America an addition to your Majesty's imperial Crown and dignity, from whence by the industry of your Majesty's leige people, at p'sent inhabitants, with such others as may be planted here, all sorts of Naval Stores may with industry and without any hazard or interruption be transported home, sufficient not only for your Majesty's service in the Kingdoms of Great Britain and [P. 351.] Ireland, but for all Europe, to the great increase of trade and navigation, the improvement of ships and breed of sailors.

Your Majesty's most loyal and Obedient subjects most humbly beseech Almighty God for your Majesty's health, long life, and the addition of further glorious victories over the great oppressor of the liberties of Europe. We are your Majesty's most Loyal and obedient subjects.

J. DUDLEY Signed in presence and by order of the Council.

Cha. Story, Secretary. Portsmouth, in New Hampshire, in

New England, 234 October, 1710.) Signed in presence and by order of the House of Representatives.

Rich Gerrish, Speaker.

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The following vote was sent from the House of Representatives to this Board in hæc verba sequen:

We rejoice to see your Excellency here at this time, and are thankful for your acceptance of our obedience to your Excellency's commands in the Expedition against Port Royal. We are satisfied that there wants mony in the Treasury and have therefore

Voted, That two thousand five hundred pounds be impressed in Bills of Credit on the same fund in proportion to the last three thousand pounds, and that it be first applied for payment of those debts, amo to about five hundred fifty-five pounds, allow'd by the comittee and assembly, and that the remainder be applied to the payment of such other debts as shall be allow'd by a comittee appointed to ex

amine thereinto, and to settle the Treasurer's accounts, which we pray may be appointed out of both Houses; and that they making their return, allowed by the General Assembly, shall be paid and not otherwise attributed.

[P. 352.] We are thankful to your Excellency for your acquainting us with the letters from the Lords Comm“ about our Lands, and pray your Excellency's continuation of friendship to us in that affair.

We are informed that the Honble her Majesty's Council made some exceptions to part of our vote last session, as thinking they were reflecting upon his Excellency. We intended no such thing but acknowledge your Excellency's care over us in all respects, and pray the continuation thereof, and always intend and shall endeavour to behave ourselves as Loyal Subjects to her Majesty and her Goverment, under your Excellency, which we hope and pray will be long and prosperous.

We think the Law of the Excise is good. It only wants to be put in due execution, but considering there might be considerable come into the Treasury by a duty on lumber exported,

Voted,. That all the timber that shall be exported to any of the Maineland of America shall pay two shill. per ton, and that every vessel shall give bond to bring a certificate thereof, as in other cases, their bond for encouragement of Trade to be frank. That a committee be appointed to. draw up an Act according to the vote, during one year. Past by the House, 234 October, 1710.

Sam' Keais, clerk. In Council.

About the clause in the representatives vote relating to a tax upon lumber, boards, &c., voted unanimously in the negative.

Cha. Story, Secretary. 234 October, 1710.

Adja to 3 o'clock, post merediem.

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