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brought in his accounts. The Lt. Governor and Council perused & allowed the same and ballance due to him £25, 13, 1, as P. acct. on file. 13 June, 1698.
IT So far, from the beginning of Lt. Governor Partridge taking upon him ye Government, are the minutes of Council sent for England by Capt. Jno. Lang.
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Province New Hamp.
At a Council held at Portsmouth 7th June, 1698.
Lt. Governor Partridge. Peter Coffin,
Wm. Vaughan, Henry Greene,
My Lord Bellimonts letter to the Lt. Governor and Council, was read and communicated to the Council.
Ordered, that notice be given to the Selectmen of Portsmouth that John Reed, a disabled soldier be taken care of by them for his subsistance, and that Major Vaughan sa soon as money is in the Treasury, shall have order to pay them his wages due.
Ordered that another soldier be sent by Maj. Vaughan to Heards Garrison from whence said Jno. Reed came to supply that vacancy.
Province New Hampshire.
At a Council held at Portsmouth 14th June, 1698. Present.
Jno. Watsons petition being read as on file — Ordered, that the Treasurer be desired to take security for him for the payment of what is due to the Province from him, in one months time; and when security is given, to order him out of prison, he paying the charge.
Allowed Hannah Permitt of New Castle three pounds six shillings by her account on file for liquors ordered to be given to the two companys of soldiers.
Allowed James Robinson of New Castle, Cooper, by his acct. on file 16s, 6d.
It appearing to this Board in the business of Jno. Mogoon (long depending) by papers and otherwise that he ought to [xlvi.] remain at Exiter, Ordered, that the town of Esiter do receive the said Jno. Mogoon into their town as an inhabitant, and that the Town of Hampton pay the fees due to the Secretary in all that affair and for other charge each town to bear their own.
Allowed Rowland Jenkings departure as a soldier at Heards Garrison at Dover from the 15th June 1697 to the 4th October following, as by account on file; and to be paid 41b. 8s.
Secretary Penny's his acct. being brought in amounting to twenty pounds nineteen shillings, as on file, said acct. being examined and found due to him 20, 19, 0, to this 24 day of June 1698, was then by Lt. Governor & Council allowed of.
At a Council held at New Castle
John Hinks Esq.
Rich. Waldron, I
Whereas Mr. Samp" Sheife, appears this day with a deputation from Jahacel Brinton* Esq. Coll. &c. within this Province the Council are of opinion that the said deputation be allowed and the said Sheife be countenanced & assisted in the execution of his office, accordingly, and whereas the said Sheife hath proposed to the Lt. Governor that all vessels having his clearing may be permitted to pass the Fort, and that the Naval officers appointed by Jno. Usher, Esq. late Lt. Governor of this Province may give security three thousand pounds according to a late act of Parliament, entitled, “ An Act for preventing frauds and regulating abuses in Plantation Trade;" that notwithstanding said Brinton has been arrived in N. England more than six months, and has never yet visited this place, nor let the [xLvII.] Government know what powers he has relating to the affairs of this Province; yet if he, the said Brinton or Mr. Sheife be appointed by the Commissioners of the Customs in England to take such security according to the aforesa Act, they be desired now to show it in order to a ready obedience thereto, that his Maj’tys service may not be interrupted, nor his subjects burthened with unnecessary affairs.
The above being the opinion of ye Council I see no cause but to acquiese therein.
Wm. PARTRIDGE, Lt. Gov.
Ordered, Major Wm. Vaughan Treasurer pay Rob. Elliott forty shill. out of the 400 lbs. rate, as so much disbursement by him towards Widow Langmaids son's wages for part of his service as a soldier at the Fort. Allowed in Council 7th April 1698.
* See MS. copy of Commission in Sec'ry's office.
At a Council held at New Castle 25 August, 1698. Present.
Lt. Governor. Jno. Hinks
Peter Coffin Rob. Elliott Esqs.
Wm. Vaughan Esqs. Nath. Fryer
Rich. Waldron Hannah Permitt brought in her acct. of disbursement by order of Council, and was allowed three pounds to be paid out of the Public Treasury.
(Governor SAMUEL ALLEN assumed the Administration of Government in the Province of New Hampshire, on the 15th of September, 1698. See his Commission, bearing date March 1st, 1692, on pp. 57–69. – ED.)
Province of New Hampshire.
Lt. Governor Partridge, Esq. Jno. Hinks,
Rob. Elliott, Nath. Fryer, Esqs.
Hen. Greene, Esqs. Peter Coffin,
Nath. Waer, Wm. Vaughan, Esq. After some debate in Council, ordered the Secretary from this Board signify to Gov. Allen (xLvIII.] that the Council is now setting & pray his company, and he came accordingly; and after a friendly discourse he told them he would take upon him the Government and that the oaths appointed by Act of Parliament instead of the oaths of allegiance, &c. might be administered, which was accordingly done in Council as also the Test signed by the Governor as on file. Then the Commission, Instructions and Seal were delivered by Lieut. Gov. Partridge.
Ordered, a Proclamation by the Governor be issued out to the several Towns in this Province to publish that all officers within this Province both Civil & Military be continued in their offices till further order.
Ordered, that notice be given to the Selectmen of every Town in this Province that all persons who have any claims due from the Province that they bring them in to the Committee appointed, who are Peter Coffin, Nath. Waer, Rich. Waldron, Esqs. at ye house of Jno. Pickering Jun" at Portsmouth, the first Tuesday in October next 10 of the clock forenoon.
Province New Hamp.
By the Honorable the Governor,
Dated at New Castle 15th September 1698, in the 10th year of his
HEN. PENNY, Sect.
Then the Governors Commission was proclaimed at the Fort, also Lieut. Governors Commission.