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[P. 377.] Pro: N. Hamp".

At a Council held at the Council Chamber
in Portsmo, Feb. 14, 1718.

Present in Councill,
The Hon ble John Wentworth, Esq., Lt. Gov'.
Sam’ Penhallow, )

Geo. Jaffrey, E.
Mark Hunking, Esqs.

Rich. Wibird, Theo. Atkinson, )

Several Indians from the Eastward appeared at this board, wth whom the board had a short Conference, as on file.

Shad. Walton, Esgs.

Pro. N. Hamp".

At a Council held at New Castle, April 15, 1718.

. Present in Councill, Sam' Penhallow, ) Theo. Atkinson, } Esqs.

Rich Wibird, Geo. Jaffrey, ) Whereas the Sloop Hawk, Rob' Almory, master, is this day

arrived from Barbadoes into the river of Piscataqua, and whereas the s' Almory hath in his passage been distempered wth the smal-pox, wch is still green upon him, & may probably spread amongst the Inhabitants of this Province, in case the sd master or any of his men be allowed to go at large amongst his Majesties' good subjects : for prevention whereof, it was

In Council Ordered, That the sRobert Almory, master of the Sloop Hawk afores", do forthwth remove the sd sloop from ye place where she now lies to Jackson's Island, & there anchor her between that & Anthony's Island, & that she be not removed thence, till further ordr of governm'; & that no goods be taken out of sd Sloop of any sort whatsoever, and the sd Almory shall not go on shore nor any of his men, save on ye uninhabited Islands thereabout: and further, That the sa master & men shall not admit any p’son to come on board sd Sloop or unto them, except such as carry them provision pr ord of Government; & that each article before mentioned be strictly observed till further order.

Rich" Waldron , Cler. Coun.

[P. 378.] Pro: N. Hamp".

At a Councill held at Portsmo, April 16, 1718.

Present in Councill,
Sam' Penhallow, )
Geo. Jaffrey, Esqs.

Richa Wibird, Ordered, that the Clerk issue out a Proclamation to prohibit all p’sons going on board the Sloop Hawk, &c.

Richa Waldron. Cler. Coun.

Pro: N. Hamp'.

At a Council held at Portsmo, April 17, 1718.

Present in Council, [as before.] Ordered, That Robert Almory, master of the Sloop Hawk, forthwith remove himself and any such of his Sloops company as are sick, to the house of John Partridge on Partridge Island, wch is appointed pr the Gorernm' as an hospital or pest house for reception of them : and that the cotton wool on board sa Sloop may be removed into sa Partridges ware-house ; & further that the rum on board sa Sloop may be delivered to the owners provided they receive it in the water.

Richd Waldron, Cler. Con.

Pro: N. Hamp'.
At a Councill held at N. Castle, June ye guh, 1718.

Present in Councill,
His Hon' John Wentworth, Esq., Lt. Gov'.
Sam! Penhallow, )

Geo. Jaffrey, )
Mark Hunking, Esqs.

Shad: Walton, | Esqs. Theo. Atkinson, )

Richa Wibird, His Hon? the Lt. Gov' was pleased to communicate two letters from Mr. Agent Dummer, bearing date March 10 & 16, relating unto the Surveyors prohibition of felling trees, &c. [P. 379.] Whereupon Theo. Atkinson and George Jaffrey, Esqs., were directed to draw answer thereunto. And, forasmuch as Paul Dudley and Jno. Valentine, Esqs., did implead Jno. Kenniston in behalf of the King at the late Superiour Court :

Ordered, That the Treasurer p’sent the ga Paul Dudley wth the sum of twelve pounds, & tlie sd John Valentine wth eight pounds as an acknowledgment of their services therein.

Pro: N. Hamp'.

At a Councill held at the Council Cham-
ber, in Portsmo, June 26, 1718.

Present in Councill,
His Hon' John Wentworth, Esq., Lt, Govt.
Sam' Penhallow, )

Geo. Jaffrey, )
Mark Hunking, Esqs. Shad. Walton, Esgs.
Theo. Atkinson, )

Richa Wibird, His Honthe Lieut. Gov. produced and laid before this board a new Seal for the Prov: of N. Hamp' wth orders & instructions from his Majesty King George for using the same, & for breaking the old seal in p'sence of the Counpill; wch was accordingly broken into two pieces at the same time.

The Lt. Gov' also produced an additional Instruction woda was read at this board in relation to shipping, &c.

Whereas there are sundry familys of credit and reputation

late arrived in this Government from Ireland, most of them being farmers and disposed either to buy or rent lands, if to be had on reasonable terms wthin this Province (1):

Ordered, That publick notice be given throughout the Province, thereof, that any p’sons inclined either to lett or sell land may have an opportunity so to do.

Richa Waldron, Cler. Coun.

Geo. Jaffrey,

Esas.

Pro: N. Hamp?.

At a Councill held at the Council Cham-
ber in Portsmo Augs' 12, 1718.,

Present in Councill,
His Hon' John Wentworth, Esq., Lt. Gova.
Sam’ Penhallow, .
Theo. Atkinson,

Shad. Walton, Mr. Hugh Adams p’sented a petition to this board exhibitting a complaint agst ye last years selectmen & the p’sent years selectmen, and the last years constable, for the Parish of Oyster river, as on file (2). [P. 380.] All parties appearing and being heard ;

Ordered, That the matter be suspended till the third day of Sept next, and the constable do his duty in the mean time, & that the parties agree the matter between themselves if possible, &c.

Richa Waldron, Cler. Coun,

(1) This is the first notice on our records of the Scotch.ir 17W E HITst nouce on our records of the Scotch-Irish, who subsequently set(2) Not now to be found.

Pro: N. Hamp?.

At a Councill held at the Councill Cham-
ber in Portsmo, Sept. 4, 1718.

Present in Council,
The Hon ble John Wentworth, Esq., Lt. Gov'.
Sam' Penhallow, )

Geo. Jaffrey,)
Mark Hunking, Esqs. Shad: Walton, Esqs.
Theo. Atkinson, )

Richa Wibird, ) His Hon', the Lieut. Gov' laid a letter before this Board from Mr. Richa Partridge of London, in relation to the taking of [off] the duty upon lumber in Great Britain : Also another letter from Sr. Mathew Dudley on the same head, very much to the benefitt of this province: Upon wch ye Councill determined to send a letter of thanks to the sa Dudley and Partridge for their concern and care in behalf of this province & to pray the continuance of their favour in y regard.

Cull,

Pro: N. Hamp?.

At a Councill held at the Councill Cham-
ber in Portsmouth, Novem' 11, 1718.

Present in Councill,
The Honble John Wentworth, Esq., Lt. Gov'.
Sam' Penhallow, ! Esgs.

Shad: Walton,
Geo. Jaffrey,

Richa Wibird,' }
Thoms Westbrook, Esq.

In Councill Ordered, That his Hon' Lieu Gov. Wentworth, be paid out of ye treasury thirty pounds,—it being for a bill of Exch” of fifteen pounds sterling paid unto Messrs. Dummer and Newman, for and in behalf of this Province, by the so Lt. Gov' Wentworth, for their soliciting for liberty to cut timber &c. within this Province.

Richa Waldron, Cler. Con.

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