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The Governor proposed for provision: viz. 4 cwt. Bread for each town, to be ready for a march.
Advised its very convenient & to be provided; and that notice hereof be given to the selectmen of each town.
The Lt Govern' proposed to call the companies together, to see whether they are provided with arms & amunition according to law.
Advised - that all the Capt doe inspect their respective companies to see whether they are provided accordingly; by sending their serjt. & clerk to see whether they be provided, as above.
Capt. Dow 80
B. II. p. 146.
At a Councill held at New Castle, August 10, 1694, at 12 of the clock.
The Lt. Govern".
Wm. Vaughan, ?
Richa. Waldron, 3 Peter Coffin, Gentlemen—I give you an acct of all my proceedings since I came here last: and read the same.
Having issued warrants to Maj. Vaughan to visitt the garrisons in Hampton, Exeter, Oyster River, Dover, &c.; wch accordingly he did and made return.
As to Portsmo and New Castle, I have visited there: see some garrisons not yet repaired: which I desire some care may be taken therein.
My occasions calling me to Boston, they suffering much by my absence, and finding the country will not give me bread to eat, do therefore acquaint you, I design for Boston; and in case you desire me to endeavor a supply of men from that Government for this Province, shall use my endeavors, if you desire it; and in my absence Capt. Fryar, being Comm'-in-Chief he, with yourselves, is to take care of the governmt in my absence.
The Board desired the Lt. Govern' to endeavor a supply of men from Boston for security of this Province.
The Lieut. Govern' acquainted the Board that Torlington, constable of New Castle, had offered a great contempt to himself, in impressing his saddle, when he had notice it was the Lt. Governor's, and had no warrant to impress it: and that he lookd upon it as an affront to him, being invested with the King's commission.
The Constable owned he took the saddle, and Mr. Cobitt acquainted him, it was the Governor's saddle, and not to meddle with it.
The Board advised, Captain Fryar should take the examination of Richa Torlington and bind him over to the Quarter Session; and in the mean time to be of good behaviour.
Ordered, That Dan! Duggin be paid for 36 days work at fourt Wm. & Mary.
Ordered, That Jonathan Whidden be paid for 3 days' work at their Maj'tie's fourt, Wm. & Mary.
Ordered, That John Marden be paid for 3 days work at their Maj'tie's fourt, Wm. & Mary, as a laborer.
Ordered, That Capt. Walton be paid 50s for his attendance as purser of the workmen at their Maj’ties' fort.
The Lt. Governo declared, that whereas Capt. Jno. West and Jno. Long, arriving in two mast ships from England on the gth or gth instant, and to this day have not made their entry according to acts of Parliament, 15 Caro. 2: I having given notice to Mr. Phesant Estwick, Dept. Dist. Collector of the same, and ordered him to make seizure of the ships & goods, which is not done; therefore acquaint this Board that due care be taken on his Maj'ty's behalf therein.
Their Maj'ties' letter being read in Council
Ordered, That John Taylor or his agents be not any ways molested or interrupted in the legal prosecution of their trade for Naval stores for their Maj'ties' service, & for the building of ships in these parts; but that they have given them all assistance in their due undertaking.
The Lieut. Governor made a speech, &c.
B. II. p. 148.
At a Councill held at New Castle
August 11th, 1694.
Nath'. Fryar, Esq. President.
Richo. Waldron llen. Green The President acquainted the Board of what the Lt. Governor spake concerning the Mr (master) of mast-ships not showing their clearings to him, as to acts of Parliament.
Ordered, That notice be given from the Board, to the officers thereto appointed, that they take care that if the master of the mast ships complained of, omit their duty in the breach of any of their Maj'ties' Laws, they be prosecuted (according] to law.
The Council was dismist.
B. II. p. 149.
Boston, 20 October, 1694. Gent This day Wm. Stoughton, Elisha Cooke, Isaac Addington, Esqs. discoursed with myself relating to supply ye Province Hampshire with men &c. for reliefe and defence of yo Province: whoe, I acquainted that I was desired by yourselves, to make aplication to Sir Wm. Phips & Council, for men and ammunition & provision for your posts; whoe signified to me that their law had now made provision for supply of, and reliefe to other places, and that they were ready and willing to the same; but withal, do judge the Province Hampshire ought to pay for men, amunition and provision, proportionable with themselves, of which are desirous to know what may be done therein; & withal acquaintt me that many soldiers whoe had been in the Province to serve itt, were very ill treated; the which I am altogether ignorant of.
That there may be no neglect on my part, accordingly writ to Capt. Fryer to call you, gentlemen of the Council, to consult what may be proper to be done therein, as to ye whole or part; and upon receipt of your conclusions and result therein, and notification from yourselves, what may be proper for me to doe, I shall withal readiness doe that which may be for the preservation and well-being of yo Province; and that no time may be neglected, your speedy answer hereto will be requisite:
which is all at present from
B. II. p. 150.
Boston, 18th October, 1694. Gentl".
Yors of 13th instant is come to my hands-in which take notice of your willingness to bear a proportionable part according to ye present circumstances of ye Province; & that when an Assembly is called, you hope nothing will be wanting according to your circumstances & ability of the Province: In answer to which I shall be ready and willing to doe what may be proper for their Maj’ty's service and good of the Province.
Therefore, upon signification to me from yourselves, when that itt may be proper and convenient to have an Assembly called, I shall returne to the Province Hampshire and issue out precepts accordingly.
Had you, in yours 13th instant, signified when you desired an Assembly might be called, for their Maj’tie's service, I should have dispatched for accomplishing the same; however, in ye mean time, I shall endeavor to inform my self from this Government, what they judge proportionable, soe that itt may be duly considered and provided for; and your answer hereunto by first opportunity is expected, by, Gentlemen, yo' friend
JOHN Usher. Superscribed -“For Capt. Natheniel Fryer Commo-in-chief, Pres. of the Council, Province of Hampshire.
In their Maj’ties' service."
B. II. p. 151.
New Castle, 34, gbr, 1694. Ilonble Sir
Being informed by our Lt. Govern' of your readiness to give us assistance against the common enemy, upon our signification of what number of men we desire, and what we will contribute to the charge thereof;—we say:
That having late advices of ye enemy's design against us, and hearing from the Eastward that ye Indians encamped are already out, whom we may hourly expect to make an attack upon us; wee think it necessarily incumbent on us to consider and do what may be most proper for defence of their Maj’ties' subjects; & for-asmuch as this Province, being a frontier to the enemy both at sea & land, is at extraordinary charge for soldiers to strengthen the
upper towns, and keep their Maj’ties' post at New Castle in a posture of defence against a sea invasion; besides the constant watching, warding and scouting of our inhabitants, which takes up much of their time: considering also that the preservation of this Province will be very much for their Maj’ties' interest, as well as the loss will be detrimental to your own Government, by giving the enemy the greater encouragement & advantage against you,wee therefore now make our application to you, and desire that for their Maj’ties' service, you would please forthwith to send us 60 soldiers for the better defence of this Province; and, notwithstanding the great charges aforesaid daily growing upon us, we shall take care for supply of said soldiers with provision and amunition during their continuance within this government. An answer hereto we pray by this messenger.
Superscribed — “ Letter to Sir Wm. Phipps gbr 34, 1694.”
B. II. p. 152.
Yours of the 3d currant was this day laid by his Excy before the Board, wherein you propose to be assisted with sixty soldiers from this Province; and that you will subsist them and supply ammunition; representing the extraordinary charge you are at, and the difficulties attending their Maj’ties' subjects within your parts by frequent passing upon duty: In all which you cannot but be sensible that we have much more to say on behalf of this Province; besides that our outposts, which we are at very great expense to support, are no little security to your Province; however, are willing to give what assistance we are able, to our neighbors and fellow subjects; and have advised his Exc that he give orders for levying the numbers of men you desire - expecting that over and above what you propose for subsistence and ammunition, you do further advance one third part at least of their pay; which you cannot think to be out of proportion, but will be readily consented to by you. His Excy is about to prepare orders for raising of the men, who will be got ready with what speed may be, and desire your answer to these: By order of his Excy, the Governor and Council,
ISA. ADDINGTON, Sevy. Boston, November 6th, 1694.