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which may arise upon account of ships merch'dizes or other effects which may be taken at Sea during the time of the Suspension, it hath been also mutually agreed, that such ships, merchant-dizes & effects which shall happen to be taken in the Channel [P. 303.] and in the North Seas after the space of twelve days, to be computed from the eighth of this instant August, on which day the said Treaty of Suspension was signed ; and that all shipps, merchant-dizes & Effects which shall happen to be taken after six weeks from the sd eighth day of August beyond the Channel, the British Seas and the North Seas as far as Cape St. Vincent, or beyond the ga Cape to the Line, whether in the Ocean or in the Mediterranian, shall be restored on both sides.

We have thought fitt, by and with the advice of our Privy Council, to notify the same to all our loving subjects; and we do hereby strictly charge and command all other our subjects whatsoever, to forbear all acts of Hostillity, cither by sea or land, against his most Christian Majestie, his vassals or subjects, during the gd space of four months, under the pennalty of incurring our highest displeasure.

Given at our Castle of Windsor, this eighteenth day of August, in the eleventh year of our Reign, and in the year of our Lord, 1712.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN. Ordered, that Mr. Treasurer Penhallow prepare a Dinner for the Council, Justice and Gentlemen of the Town of Portsmouth, and the officers of the Militia, and yt the three companies of the Militia Soldjers be ordered some Biskett and Drink; and the whole charge accrueing be paid out of the publick Treasury.

[P. 304.] Province of New Hampshire.

Att a Councill held at Portsmo on Thursday, the 13th day of Nov", 1712.

Present. Wm. Vaughan, )

Mark Hunking, Sam' Penhallow, { Esqs. Jno. Wentworth, Jno. Plaisted, ). The following Proclamation being read, Mr. Secretary

Story was ordered to send copies of the same to the sev. erall Towns of this Province:

A PROCLAMATION

FOR A PUBLICK THANKSGIVING. Under a sense of the many divine favours in the present year that demand our thankful acknowledgmt to Almighty God, from whom cometh every good gift and every perfect gift:

I have thought fitt by and with the advice of her Majesty's Council, to appoint and order a General Publick Thanksgiving throughout this Province, on Thursday, the twentieth of Nové next coming, forbidding all servile Labour thereon, & exhorting both ministers and people in their respective Congregations and Assemblys upon the said Day, to offer up sincere & harty praises to Almighty God, for his Innumerable undeserved favours & Blessings; particularly, for his gracious protection of her Majesty's sacred person and Kingdom; for the near view of a Happy peace; for frustrating the Designs and Lyings in wait of our Enemies ; for the General Health we have enjoyed and the plentiful Harvest vouchsafed: And, with our Thanksgiving, to Joyn fervent [P. 305.] supplications, that we may be enabled to order our Conversations aright, and God may shue us more of his Salvation.

Given at the Council Chamber in Portsmo the 13th day of Nov", 1712, in the eleventh year of the reign of our Soveraigne Lady Anne, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France & Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c.

JOSEPH DUDLEY. By order of his Excellency with the advice of yo Council. Chas. Story, Sec.

Province of New Hampshire.
Att a Council held at Portsmouth, the 20th
day of December, Anno Domini, 1712.

Present.
Wm. Vaughan, ) John Plaisted, )
Richard Waldron, Esqs. Mark Hunking, Esqs.
Sam' Penh allow,

John Wentworth, Pursuant to his Excellency's letter of the 15th instant being read at the Board; the following Proclamation was ordered to be published by Beat of Drum, &c., which accordingly was done.

By his Excellency JOSEPH DUDLEY, Esq., Governour and Commander-in-Chiefe

of her Majesties Province of New Hampshire, in New England,

A PROCLAMATION. Whereas, an Act of Parliament was made and passed in the sixth year of Her present Majestie's Reigne, for Ascertaining the Rate and value of forreign coin, within Her Majestie's Plantations in America, reprinted and published within this Her Majestie's Province ; for preventing the laxness and neglect in the due observance and conformity to the said Act:

I have thought fitt, by and with the advice of the Council, to Emit this Proclamation, to command a more strict observance of the said Act, and that none hence forth dare to be soe hardy to transgress the same, by uttering of money at different Rates and value than is thereby sett and prescribed, on paine of suffering the severest pains and penalties of the said Act provided.

And all Courts, Judges, Grand Jurors and Sheriffs, are hereby commanded and Enjoyned to use their utmost Endeavors to see that the aforesaid Act in the several Branches & Articles thereof, be strictly observed and kept; and that the Breakers of the same be presented accordingly.

Given at the Council Chamber in Portsmouth, the 20th day of December, 1712, in the Eleventh year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lady Anne, by the Grace of God, Queen, &c. By command of his

J. DUDLEY. Excellency, with the Advice of the Council.

Cha. Story, Sec... GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

[P. 307.] Province of New Hampshire.

Att a Council held at Portsmouth on
Fryday the tenth day of April, Anno
Dom., 1713.

Present.
Major Wm. Vaughan, lisos John Plaisted, lisos.
Sam' Penhallow,

Esqs. Mark Hunking,

John Wentworth, Esq. The following Proclamation being read, Mr. Secretary Story was ordered to send copys to each Town, that the same might be published and observed accordingly.

A Proclamation for a General Fast. Upon consideration of the present state of affairs in Great Brittaine, particularly with reference to the important Negotiations on foot for the Establishment of a lasting and happy peace, the quiet and repose of Her Majesties kingdoms and Dominions, and of all her subjects depending on the good issue of those negotiations : Considering also, the many other causes that demand our instant bumble addresses to Almighty God, who is the author of Peace, and all other blessings depending thereon:

I have thought fitt, by and with the advice of Her Majesties Council, to order a General Fast to be observed and kept throughout this Province, upon Thursday, the sixteenth day of April currant; and exhorting both ministers and people thereon, religiously to apply themselves to the duties thereof, both in their private Devotions and in the Publick congregations and Assemblies, with broken and contrite Hearts to make penitential confessions of sinns, and with fervent and importunate supplications, [P. 308.7 humbly to implore the Divine Majesty for his gratious preservation and protection of the sacred person of our Soveraigne Lady the Queen, and of her Kingdoms, Dominions and people ; for direction of her Majesties Councils ; for the smiles of Heaven on this Province and the Government thereof; on the Springing of the earth, and fruits of the summer ensuing ; for the continuance of Health, and other blessings Religious and Civil; and for prosperity of the Church of God throughout the world.

Given at the Council Chamber in Portsmouth, upon Fryday, the tenth day of April, 1713, in the twelfth year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lady Anne, by the Grace of God, of Great Brittaine, France and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c. By his Excellency's Command,

J. DUDLEY. and with the advice of the Council.

Cha. Story, Sec. God Save the Queen.

[P. 309.] Province of New Hampshire.

Att a Council held at Portsmouth, the

11th day of April, Anno Domini, 1713. Wm. Vaughan, ) Esos.

John Plaisted,
Sain' Penhallow,

Mark Hunking, S
John Wentworth, Esq.
The following Letter was read at this Board in hæc verba
sequen.

Boston, April 6th, 1713. Gentlemen: I am upon the most difficult poynt with the Indians eastward, in order to restore them to obedience to her Majesties Government, and nothing cann prevent it soe much as vessels going thither to trade with them, in which a bottle of Rumm will unavoidably make a new breach, and gett some body knoct on the head, as heretofore hapned more than once.

Mr. Secretary Addington comes to you, with this, a copy of the Proclamation here, which I desire, mutatis mutandis, you will publish in the Province of New Hampshire.

You all know the cessation of Arms wants much of a Peace; and when that happily arrives, I must have a Treaty with them to secure their obedience ; and then persons for factors and proper places must be determined before wee cann safely supply them; and all that must be done in the province of Maine, within the Government of the Massachusetts, and not by having Sloops upon the Coast, who will make them drunk, and murder will ensue; and if that should happen by your people out of their own Province, it

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