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delivered you, and that out of the Hands of a most Savage & Cruel Enemy to the Great God be given the praise.1 (filed) Letter of May' Gen1 Haynes 1677. Copy.
Letter From The Earl Of Sunderland To Gov. Saltonstall Respecting The Intended Expedition Against Canada.
Sb Whitehall. Apr. 28lh. 1709.
Her Maj"0 desyning an Expedition for the reducing of Canada, & having sent the necessarie orders, and instructions about the part you are to act, to the Governour of New-York [Wote 2] I am ordered by her Majestie to signifie to you her pleasure That as soon as this comes to your hands, You repair to New York, there to concert with the Governour thereof, the proper Measures for performing the service, her Majestie requires and expects of you, on this occasion. Not doubting of your readie complyance with this, I onlie add that I am
Y* most faithfull Gov : of Connect: humbleservant
From my Ld Sunderland.
Lord Sunderland's letter to Lord Lovelace, Governor of New-York, of even date with the text, is printed in full in "Documents relating to the Colonial History of New-York," Vol. v. pp. 72-4; in it the Earl gives an outline of the plan of operations of the intended expedition, and states that "instructions " are enclosed.
Connecticut was to raise 350 men, who with about 1200 men to be raised in New-York, New-Jersey, and the Southern colonies, were to make a descent upon Montreal by way of the lakes. Simultaneously with this movement Quebec was to be attacked by a force of 1200 men from Massachusetts and Rhode-Island, assisted by the squadron and five regiments of regular troops expected to arrive from England about the middle of May. But the fleet which was daily expected did not appear, and early in October a ship arrived from England bringing intelligence that the forces intended for America had been ordered to Portugal. In consequence, although the expedition started, the undertaking miscarried—resulting in a heavy loss to the colonies both of men and money.
Connecticut, whose troops were commanded by Col. William Whiting, lost 90 men, and was obliged, for the first time, to emit bills of credit.
Trumbull's Hist, of Connecticut, p. 459.
1 The document from which the text is copied is itself a copy of the original letter, and it is to be regretted that the transcriber omitted to copy the address, for were it not for the copy being found with the original of the preceding letter to Gov. Winthrop, no one, except they were versed in the matter by previous investigation, would have had any idea as to whom the letter was written. The transcriber also omitted the signature in his copy, but fortunately we learn the author's name from the filing.
Vol. XXIV. 12*
Address Of The Colony To Queen Anne Concerning The ProPosed Expedition Against The French.
To the Queens most excellent Majesty.
The humble Address of the Gov' & Company of y* Maj'ties Colony of Connecticut in New-England.
May it please yr Majesty
It is with the deepest Sense of Gratitude, that we have received r Maj11** Commands, by Coll Nicholson & Coll. Vetch, to joyn our proportion of Troops wth those yr Majesty has ordered, for the reducing of the French at Canada; Vliich Expedition we do most humbly & thankfully acknowledge, to be a great Instance of yr Majesties Royall Favour and Princely Care, for the safety of this, with y* adjoyning Provinces; Many of which have suffered exceedingly from that Neighborhood, in the former & present Warr. And as We shall with r Strictest Application, & to the utmost of our Power, pursue yr Maj"" Orders, So, We shall do it w"1 a firm hope, ye through the Blessing of God, yr Maj"M Arms in this Expedition, will be attended w,h a Success, like to that which has crowned them with Victory, wheresoever y' Majty has thought good to carry them1.
We crawe leave also, to acknowledge particularly your Maj"** Favour to this yr Colony, in the Supplies of Arms & Ammunition, which yr Majesty has ordered us, out of Your Stores at New-York. The low Circumstances we, are in, by reason of this long & chargeable Warr, rendering us incapableble at this juncture, of providing our Selves, so suddenly, with what would be necessary on this occasion. And as we cannot hope for a greater Blessing to yr Maj"M Dominions in General, or to this yr Colony in particular, than that yr Majty may long reign over us, So We most earnestly wish it. And that y* Maj"7 may thereby long enjoy' the Satifaction of beholding, the Peace and Tranquility of Europe, together with the Quiet, and Prosperity of yr own Dominions, as the happy Fruit of y* Maj**TM Counsels & Arms, is & shall be, the most hearty Prayer of
Madam Hartford, May f 12* 1709. Y' Maj"M
obedient Subjects. Signed #" order of the Councill &
General Assembly, Gurdon Saltonstall.1
Caleb Stanley' Sec'ry.
(filed) Address to her Majesty.
1 At the next session of the general assembly, in October, 1709, Gov. Saltonstall was appointed agent to present to the queen in person, an address from the colony urging the reduction of Canada, and requesting assistance in another expedition for that purpose. We shall have more to say respecting Gov. Saltonstall in a future article.
J Caleb Stanly was a son of Timothy Stanley, of Cambridge, Mass., who removed to Hartford, of which he was an original proprietor, and there died in October, 1648. The son held an honorable position in the colony and received many marks of confidence from the people, being elected to various offices of trust and honor. He was a freeman in 1665, sergeant in 1G69. in due time made the captain, and in 1691 elected a magistrate. In 1709, '10 and '11, he was secretary of the colony. He had three wives, and died May 5,1718, at the age of 76.
THE FIRST RECORD-BOOK OF THE FIRST CHURCH IN CHARLESTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS.
[Communicated by James F. Hpnnewell, Esq., of Charlestown.]
Continued from page 12.
Page 38 (concluded).
r Benjamin Lawrence
mr Samuel Hill junr
Capt Charles Chambers — —
mr. Timothy Goodwin — —
Mr Caleb Call
[erasure of one line, Eads, below.]
MTM. Grace Eads. w. of mr John Eads
Mr Peter Fowl
Elizabeth Call wife of mr Jonathan Call
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John Badger — —.
MTM. Hanah Dymon, w. of mr John
The widdow of mr Caleb Crossewel —
Mr Elias Stone junr — —
W. Sarah Dows, w. of mr. Maximilian Dows
W. Elizabeth Phillips w. of mr Joseph Phillips.
Ambrose Coleby — — —
M' Hanah Breed, w, of mr Eben Breed,
John Davis — — —
Jacob Deny — — —
wife of mr. Timothy Read junr
mr Edward Brazier
Ms Ruth Dady w. of mr William Dady
Hannah Johnson & her sister Abigail Johnson.
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Admitted to full Communion. 1719
W. Parnel Codman w of mr John Codman.
w. of inr James Fowl
w. of mr Stephen Kidder — — Kidder' s Esther Hall — — — _ Hall.
17 M. L22 Febr. March April
Page 40 (concluded.)
mary Nossiter — —
mary Cater — — —
I Sarah Jackson w. of mr Thomas
inTM Margarit Sherman: W. of mr James
Abigail Adams — — —
Elizabeth (D. of mr Nath 1.) —
Mr. Thomas Jackson — —
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mr. Isaac Parker — — —
M>. Eliz : Cheever, w. of mr Ezekiel —
M". Call wife of mr Caleb Call —
[erasure.1] MrThomas Jenner
[■ Of "M« Anne Hall."]
W. Mary Smith (w. of mr John Smith —
Wife of Mr Edward Sheriff —
M. Mary Sutton wife of mr Richard Sutton —
Mr Zechariah Chickcring
— Page 42 — Admitted to Full Communion
Nathaniel Lord — — — Lord.
The Wife of m' Joseph Austin junr — — Austin,
Mr Samuel Trumball & his wife — — Trumball
The Widdow m«. Elizabeth Kidder — — Kidder
Mrs. Sarah Smith — — — Smith
M'. Samuel Call — — — — Call.
M". Abigail Call, wife of mr. Samuel Call Call.
Ms. Abigail Smith w. of mr William Smith Smith
M" Abigial Sweetzr (who then was Baptizd also) Sweetzr
m« Anna Kettel. W. of mr. Richard Kettel. Kettel.
Mrs. Lydia Stimpson — — — Stimpson
1665. July. 23.
1665. July. 30.
1666. April. 22.
1667. April. 28.
De votes, Page 5 (376) concluded.] Our messengers having delivered the message above said I to bro: Gool, bro: Osburn, & sister osburn. the Answer I returned by them was the same (in a manner) they gave I the Week before, bro: Gool denying his relation to ye | church, in charlestown, & that they had nothing to doe | wth him, & also said that they were to have the Lord's | supper administered in their Church the next Lords day | & yrf: he should not come: bro: osburn said he should I not come to the church, & that the church might | proceed as they pleased with him. or sister osburn's |
answer was, as formerly, refusing to come
— Page 6 (375.) — whereupon it was propounded to vote (after a proposal of it had I been made by some of the brethren) That if there did come in | nothing of repentance manifested by these persons to y" church | betw: this & the next Lord's day, whither then the church should I proceed (seeing these matters had formerly been so fully & I often debated) without further debating the matter the next | Lord's day, & (if nothing of more then ordinary weight to | hinder did fall out in ye jnterim) that then these our brethren | & she or sister should have the censure of excommunica- | tion past against them? It was unanimously carried by a | silentiary vote in the Affirmative, not one of the bre- | -thren present expressing a word against it.
— nothing of Repentance interveening
bro: Thomas Gool, bro: Thomas Osburn, & his wife oT sister
John Gool (who 1
The acknowledgment & (Confessio of bro
had been formerly admonished Anno: .
acceptance to Communion again was vizt:
"God hath helped me to see many things wrin J have
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"Justify the Church in their proceeding with me; looking