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[P. 422.] Province of New Hampshire.

Att a Council and General Assembly
held at Portsmouth, by adjournm', on
Wednesday, the 7th day of May, Anno
Domini 1712.

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

Sam' Penhallow, Nath" Wear, Esqrs.

John Plaisted,

Esqrs. Richard Waldron,

Mark Hunking, The Petition of William Partridge, Relating to his being Grosly abused by Capt. — Armstrong, was Read at this Board, in hæc verba sequens: To His Excellency Joseph Dudley, Esq., Capt. General and Com

mander in Chiefe of Her Majestie's provinces of the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, &c., and Vice Admiral of the same, and to the Honourable Her Majestie's Council:

The Humble petition of William Partridge, Inhabitant and freeholder in the Town of portsmouth, in the province of New Hampshire, sheweth,

That your petitioner sometime in October last past was in his own House, at which time one Capt. Armstrong with two of his men, forceably entred your petitioner's House, seized his person and forceably carried him on Board said Armstrong's vessell, there kept him several Dayes under pretence of your petitioner having a hand in Concealing or Conveying away one Rust, a soldier ; on Board said Armstrong Punished your petitioner at his pleasure, and forced him to signe a writing, but what it was yor petitioner knoweth not, save onely as is Reported that it was for Listing him a soldier; then Turned your petitioner on shoar; But now said Armstrong is come hither againe and Demanded at your [P. 423.] Petitioner's House for Him : That your petitioner is under Great fear that the said Armstrong will do him Injury, as at first.

Your petitioner doth therefore humbly pray Your Excellency's favor in this case soe farr as that your petitioner may be secured from such violent Actions of said Armstrong, and his person Preserved in such manner as in yor Excellency's Wisdom shall see meet.

Soe prays your Excellency's most
Humble servant,

Wm Partridge, Jun.

In Answer to this petition It is supposed by the Honourable the Council, that noe person [?] will presume to take by force any of Her Majestie's Subjects out of this province.

However, It is Ordered that the Justices and High Sheriffe of this province take care that none of Her Majestie's said Subjects be taken or Carried away out of the said province without the Knowledge and Approbation of the Goverment, Agreeable to Law. Consented to in Council,

Cha: Story, Secretary.
Some proofs upon file relating to this petition.
Adja to 3 o'clock, poste merediem.

[P. 424.] Province of New Hampshire.

Att a Council and General Assembly
held at Portsmouth by adjourm', on
Wednesday the 7th of May, 1712, post
merediem.

Present,
His Excellency Joseph Dudley, Esq., Govern",
William Vaughan,

Sam" Penhallow,
Nath" Weare, Esqrs. John Plaisted, Esqrs.
Richard Waldron,

Mark Hunking, These are to certifie that Salathiel Denbow was Imprest for the Expedition to Canada last Summer.

James Davis, Cap. Dover, April 29th, 1712.

These are to certifie that Salathiel Denbow was wounded in her Majestie's service in the late expedition to Canada, having his thigh broke and a fracture in the skull.

James Jaffrey, Cap'. Portsmo March 274, 1712.

7th May, 1712. Read and Recommended to the Representatives for subsistance and satisfaction.

Cha: Story, Secretary.

Voted, That there be paid unto the said Salathiel Denbow from the Treasury Tenn pounds for subsistance and satisfaction. P. order of the House of Representatives.

Sam" Keais, Clerk. 7th May, 1712. Consented to by the Council.

Cha: Story, Secretary. The following vote was sent upp from ye House of Representatives, in hæc verba sequen:

Voted, That there be seven soldjers added to them at Her Majestie's fort at New Castle for the Summer Service. Past by the House,

Sam" Keais, Clerk. 7th May, 1712. Consented to by the Council.

Cha: Story, Secretary. Adja till to-morrow morning 10 o'clock, ante merediem.

[P. 425.] Province of New Hampshire.

Att a Council and General Assembly held at Portsmouth, on Thursday, the 8th day of May, 1712, Ante Merediem.

Present, Wm Vaughan,

Sam" Penhallow, Nath" Wear,

Esqrs. John Plaisted, Esqrs. Richa Waldron,

Mark Hunking, The following note was sent down to the House of Representatives, in hæc verba sequen:

Upon a message of the House of Representatives Refusing to lay any dutyes of Impost upon Goods & Merchandize,

The Council take leave to Represent to the Govern' that they are very willing to come into any Act for the Establishment of a just Impost upon the Trade of the province, as has been used in all past times, and as in force in all

other Her Majestie's Governments in America ; Thereby to assist & ease the Land Tax, which is very heavy upon the Husbandry of the province, if it might be obtained ; And this they Judge to be their Duty to Her Majestie and all Her Majestie's Good Subjects within this province. Read in Council, 8th May, 1712.

Cha : Story, Secretary. The Petition of John Hinkes, Esq., was read at this Board Relating to an action Commenced agt him by John Cross, and for money due to him from this province, &c., as on file,

Whereupon his Excellency the Govern" was humbly desired in Council that nothing may be done In Answer to the said petition to stopp the proceedings of Law and Justice; there being Judgement age the petitioner, In Her Majestie's Inferior [P. 426.] Court of Common pleas in this Province, and that the Committee of publick acct receive any Challenge of Debt upon the province, from the petitioner, and to Report the same to the General Assembly.

Sent down to the Representatives for Concurrence.
In Council,

Cha: Story, Secretary. Read in the House of Representatives and Concurrd with the Council's Opinion.

Sam" Keais, Clerk. Adja till to-morrow morning, 10 of the clock, ante merediem:

Province of New Hampshire.

Att a Council and General Assembly
held by adje at Portsmouth, on Friday,
the ninth day of May, 1712, ante mere-
diem.

Present,
His Excellency the Governour,
Wm Vaughan,

Sam" Penhallow,
Nath' Wear, Esqs. Jno Plaisted, Esqs.
Rich" Waldron,

Mark Hunking, The following petition was read at this Board, in hæc verba Sequen:

To His Excellency Joseph Dudley, Esq., Capt. General and Gov

ernour in Chiefe, in and over Iler Majesties provinces of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire, &c., and to the Honourable the Council now sitting at Portsmouth, together with the Representatives in General Assembly:

The Humble petition of the Poor Inhabitants of the Townshipp of Kingstown within said province of New Hampshire, Sheweth,

Whereas, the Inhabitants of the Said Town have hitherto on acct of the Warr been cleared from all publick charge, and the enemy now insults us as much [P. 427.] as ever, and there now being a Representative required of us, our circumstances being in a very Low Condition, and the enemy like to be as troublesome as ever they have been:

Yo' Petitioners therefor humbly prays yor Excellency and the Honourable the Council, that wee may as yett stand on the Establishment wee did before, till such time as your petitioners are better able; Wee humbly submitting our selves to what your Excellency and the Honourable the Council shall Judge meet. Soe prays yo' humble Petitioners,

Jona Sanburn, In behalfe of the Town.

Upon Reading this petition, The Council Declares that they are very sensible of the good service of the Inhabitants of Kingstown and the hardshipp they labour under in and shall use all methods for their Encouragement.

And therefor Recommend to the Representatives the prayer of being eased of the present tax and of the at

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