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Saco, and other the Eastern Parts of Ilis Majesty's Province aforesaid, having had the several Articles of the foregoing Treaty distinctly Read & Interpreted to us, by a Sworn Interpreter, at this time, Do Approve of, Recognize, Ratify & Contirm all, and every the said Articles, (excepting only the Fourth & Fitth Articles, which relate to the Restraint, and Limitation of Trade & Commerce which is now otherwise managed.)
And whereas some rash & inconsiderate Persons amongst us, have Molested some of our good fellow Subjects the English in the Possession of their Lands, and otherwise ill-Treated them, We do Disapprove & Condemn the same, and freely Consent that our English Friends shall Possess, Enjoy & Improve all the Lands which they have formerly Possessed, and all which they have obtained a Right & Title unto; Hoping it will prove of mutual and reciprocal Benefit and Advantage to them and us, that they Cohabit with us.
In Testimony, and Perpetual Memory whereof We have hereunto set our Hands and Seals, in behalf of our Selves, and of the several Tribes of the Indians, that have delegated us to appear for, and Represent them the Day and Year aforementioned.
This Affair being finish'd several Sachems that Supplies might be sent to Winter Harbour, Small Point, and a Sloop with Supplies to Pen told them he would gratify them in. As hunt the Fowl with floats.
Mug. Complain'd he had left Fifteen Sh that he would not restore it to him.
And they Desired that Capt. Lane might ter, or some other Person sent in his room.
Sarimbamet Complained that Mr. Novel for him an English Young Woman, a Captive succeeded, and £10 if he attempted, and did Endeavoured it without success, and said his bargain.
To all which his Excellency Replied that he should be done them.
Then all the Sachems and Chief Men came his Excellency their hands; one of them Peace might continue as long as the Sun.
And his Excellency ordered then munition, which they accepted very thankfully, and Pray'd that their Young Men might be allowed to come over, and give his Excellency a dance, which his Excellency allowed of.
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BOSTON. Printed by B. Green, Printer to His Excellency the GOVERNOR &
COUNCILL: And Sold by Benj. Elliot, at his Shop below the Town-house, 1717.
[P. 70.] Pro: N. Hamp".
At a Gen' Assembly held at Portsmo
by prorogation, Sept. 24, 1717.
Present in Councill,
Geo. Jeffrey, Esqs.
This day his Hon' the Lt. Govt was pleased in the name of his Majtio King George, to suspend Sam! Penhallow, Esq., from sitting, acting or voteing at the Councill board (till his Majtie's pleasure should be further known) for such reasons as he should transmit to the King.
Mr. Penhallow prayed to know for what reason it was that he was suspended: the Lt. Gov' answered and said as before, the reasons of his suspension he should send to his Maj'tie the King.
The Lt. Govr read an ord' from the Gové sent to him to prorogue the Gent Assembly to the 20 gbr; which then stood prorogued to je 24th 7br.
The L'. Gov' sent the clerk to call the house of representatives to this board: they came accordingly; when his Hon' was pleased in the name of the King, to dissolve the Genl Assembly. After wth Jno. Wentworth, Geo. Jeffrey and Richa Wibird, Esq., entered their dissent to yo proceedings; yre advice not being asked therein.
The Lt. Govr asked the opinion of the Councill abt calling a new Assembly. Mr. Atkinson answered that in that matter he should not act, since, in suspending Mr. Penhallow nor in dissolving the Assembly, he did not ask any advice.
The two following speeches were this day made at the Councill board, by his Hon" ye L. Gov; the former to the Councill, ye latter to ye Assembly:
[Speech to the Council.] [P. 71.] Gent: You cannot but believe that I am informed of many things spoken to my p’rejudice; when private whisprs defamatory to me are handed forward, I pass ym over wth slight and disregard, and believe that every thing designed agøt me has turned · to my advantage, and will still do so. But when matters are carryed further, wherein ye honour of the Crown and the interest of the King's Maj'tie is especially struck at; when revenge's mother utters bold challenges, raiseth batteries & begins to cannonade the pow" established of my sovereign, I acknowledge myself alarmed; which I shall in no wise tolerate or endure; as
I am honored of the King, I will do my utmost to support it, and not lett his Commission be vilifyed at the rate some will have it: To have a due defference paid to it is wt the King requires and expects, especially from his Ministers; and to have them studious of lessening the authority therein granted, is an aggravated fault, and I cannot but wond' at ye arrogancy and pride of those who do not consid: I am a superiour match, as being armed wth pow? from my prince, who doth execution at ye utterance of a word; and I hope none will be so sturdy as to dispute it. If I soar too high, the fall won't crush them: if they run too fast, their repentance may be timely. What I have to say to you, Mr. Penhallow, is in gross, & is, That yor busyness for å long time has been to sow discord in the Commonwealth, and yor endeavors to propagate confusion and diference in each town wthin ye Governm', wch your avowed principles oblidge you to sodder as much as in you lies, ye affections of majestrates & people — thereby to diver all things weh naturally produce dissention, tumults and fueds: the piticulars I have and shall transmitt to my principaì Lord, the King, in whose name & by virtue of whose pow' I suspend you, Sam' Penhallow, from sitting, voteing, or assisting at the Councill board, till his Majties pleasure shall be known.
[Speech to the House.] (P. 72.] Gent: You have been sent to, to know if any thing · &c. and the answer returned, is,*
I have three things to direct myself to you in, as
1". That yor sessions last was dilatory and little or nothing affected, whih does not bespeak yor unanimity.
2y. That I have sundry allegations, complaining of the Illegality in the choice of sundry membrs of your house, and prayers. thereon, and
3ly. That I esteem myself much dishonored and disregarded by your house in your last sessions (viz.), That whereas I came and sent to you three times to desire an opportunity to offer some things for the King's interest, I could not find admittance, nor be heard at all, tho' I was told I should p’sently be honored in my request, and
4. Whereas I have had the King's stores of cannon, powd, &c., in my hands as Commander of the Fort, and had an account
* The only Record relative to this in the Journal of the House is as follows: “ The House met according to prorogation, Sept. 24, 1717.
Mr. Speaker, Tho. Packer,
Joseph Smith. “Sept 24, 1717. The House sent for up by the Lt. Governr Vaughan & dissolved in his Majesty's Same.
Jos. SMITII, Cler."
of last year's extraordinary expence und Col. Shadrach Walton & Mr. Coats, the fort-keeper's hands, sent to board of Ordinance lodged in the Secretary's office, and likewise ofered to be laid before the Representatives; yet there came an insinuation of an Imbesilm', notwithstanding there was a survey of the powd', &c, by a Committee from ve Councill board, to their satisfaction, (viz.): Capt. Atkinson & Col. Walton; wch. I cannot but esteem as a grievance; and that you are not well disposed to business, I do therefore, by virtue of my Royal Master, King George's power to me given & in the King's namne, dissolve this present Assembly.
[P. 73.] Pro: N. Hamp",
At a Gent Assembly held at Portsmo
gbr 24, 1717.
Present in Councill,
Gentn: I cannot omit at the opening this session to take notice of the unwarrantable and illegal proceedings of Lt. Gov Vaughan.
In the Commission he received from his Majitie King George, he is commanded to observe all such orders wch from time to time he shall receive from the King or myself; and all p’sons are required to take notice of the same.
Some months since w God, ye wise disposer of the elements, was pleased to atliet us wth a great drought, I sent orders to the Lt. Gov' to proclaim a fast, to implore God's favour, and that He would be pleased in his great mercy to water the parched earth
*(From Journal of the House.)
Capt. Jno. Gillman,
Mr. Speakr Packer,
wth refreshing showers; wch order he refused to obey, and there was no fast in the Province.
Abt ye 16th Sept., I wrote to ye Lt. Gov' and ordered him to prorogue the Assembly, weh was ordered to meet on ye 24th Sept., to the 20 8br. Instead of performing wt I had directed, he has p’tended to dissolve you, so that he has not only disobeyed the King's commands and mine, butt would have imposed on you, who are the representatives of this Province, by assuming a powe to himself wch he [P. 74.] is not invested with, when I am in America; nor can I believe any p’son can be so void of sense or reason as to imagine that the King made me Gov' of New Hamp" onely for the six weeks in a year that I am here, as the Lt. Gove would have you believe.
Give me leave, therefore, Gent, to observe to you, wt confusions would attend this Province if we this Gent" has been aiming at was practicable.
It is very possible that it might so happen that not only a Govi & Lt. Gov' might disagree, but that also the oldest Council might jarr wth both of them, what then must be the consequence? Why truly, if an Assembly was chosen wch the Gov' thought to be for his Majties service, and also of this Province, if the Lt. Govt did not like them, so soon as I was gone to Boston, he would dissolve them: If then another Assembly was chosen & they were approved of by the Lt. Gov', and not by the Gov", he then would dissolve them; If a third should be chosen wch the Gov' & Lt. Gov' did approve of & the oldest Council' did not, when we were both out of the Province, he would dissolve them also; so that this Province would be like a monster wth three heads and three hands, each endeavoring in their turn to undoe we the other had done. There could be nothing then butt elections and dissolutions, the King's commands would remain unknown and unexecuted, and ye affairs of the Prov: neglected & at a dead stand.
I do not, therefore, in the least doubt that since you are mett, that you will show your resentments to these mischievous proceedings, and put a stop to them; wch tend to nothing but to inflame the people, and would end in nothing but utter ruin and lestruction of this Province.
[r. 75.] I am glad I can inform you that since I saw you last, I have had an interview wth the Eastern Indians, and liave brouglit them into such measures as are for the lon' of my master, King George, and that tend to the quiet and peace of these Provinces, wch are the two principal things I aim at' in all my transactions. After the treaty was concluded, and the former articles of peace, and some new ones signed and ratifyed, the Indns complained to me abt the English men's fowling upon floats; and desired that where either of the Provinces had any new settlem", that p'sons might be appointed there to furnish them wth all necessaryes at a moderate rate. I promised them that I would endeavour to redress their grievances and to assist them, wch I recommend to your care, since what they desire is so very reasonable.
'Tis your harvest time, and my affairs at Boston will quickly require my p’sence there: therefore, hope you will dispatch what shall be necessary, and that you will, agst our meeting in the