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B. II. p. 8.

Province of New Hampshire. At a Council held at Portsmouth the 4th day of October, 1692,

Present,

The Lieut. Governor,
John Hincks )

Peter Coffin )
Nathan' Fryer Esqs. Wm. Vaughan Esqs.
Rob Elliott )

Richd Waldron ) The oaths of a privy Councilor were administered to each of the said Council this day as followeth: You do swear, &c.

Capt. Pickering appearing before this Board to answer to his contempt in not delivering the books of Laws & Records, the Lieut. Governor demanded by what authority he had received them, or if he had any commission for his soe doing, and by what authority he now detaines them: to which he replied, They were delirered to him by the people, and he detained them till the meeting of the Assembly.

Ordered, That the sd books of Laws & Records now in the hands of the sd Capt. John Pickering, be delivered and received by Mr. Tho Newton, Secy. of this Province, to be preserved and secured by him for the use of the inhabitants thereof.

Upon the humble petition of Mr. J. C., master and owner of the shallop, Gift, to have her freed from her seizure for not entring in the custom here according to Law, pleading wt was omitted by him was thro Ignorance:

It is hereby ordered, That the sd Joseph Chownes, pay to the Capt. of the Fort 13s. 4d. for the shotts fired at him for not obeying command: and alsoe pay to the deputy collector the charge of the seizure and other expenses about sd vessel by him justly laid on; that the seizure be taken off and the sd shallop permitted to goe about the lawful occasions of the sd J. C.

B. II. p. 9.
At a Council held at Portsmouth, the 5th day of October, 1692,

Present

The Leiut. Governour,
John Hincks
Nathan'. Fryer

Henry Green )
Robt Elliott | Esqs.

Wm. Vaughan Esqs.
Peter Coffin

Richa. Waldron) Ordered, That the Treasurer advance the Sum of 15 lb. to be drawne out of his hands, for the service of the country, as he shall from time to time be ordered by the Leiut. Governor.

Ordered, That Capt Volear [?] be desired to lend as many hands as he can spare to raise the great guns at the Fort, & to doe other things that may be for the service of their Maj'ties' and the defence of the Fort; and that the Leiut. Govern' allow something for a gratuity to the men for the same, to be defrayed out of the publick revenue.*

* The preceding “Minnitts of Council," from the 29th of September to the 5th of October, 1692, are in the handwriting of Thomas Newton, Secretary. – ED.

Custom-House Returns.

The following papers are valuable as showing the coasting trade carried on in the Province in 1692:

in

Custom House)

Clearings Outward. '
New Hampshire Coasting Vessells from Port to Port.

Portsmouth in New England, 18th August, 1692.
Boston.

James Flood Comm'. of the sloop John and Abigaile of Boston, of twenty tunns burthen or thereabouts, with no gunns, navigated with two men, Plantation built, cleareth for Boston, having these goods following on board, viz:

Twenty barls, of traine oyle, sixty Quinls. and one hhd of fish, four bundles, six parcells, three truncks, one large chest, five barrls., two halfe barrels, one teirce, two boxes, two anchors, two bags, one casque cheese, two bayles, one trunck, one small p'cell, one drum casqe, one dry-ffat, eleven boxes, two parcell of haberdashery, one piece serge, sixty bundles of pinns, two pieces of silks, fifteen pounds silk, four parcells buttons & galloons, four cheeses, a parcel of bedding and divers small p'cells of English goods. Boston.

September 25th. John Jackson, Command". of the sloop the Builder's Adventure, of Boston, twenty tunns burthen or thereabouts, with no gunns, navigated with two men, Plantation built, cleareth for Boston, having on board twelve thousand of wh'. oake staves, one thousand foot of Pine boards. Boston.

September 30th. Humfrey Horrill Commar of the sloop Sea Flower of Beverly, twenty tunns burthen or thereabouts, wth noe gunns, navigated wth two men, Plantation built, cleareth for Boston, having on board six thousand of red-oake hhd staves, three thousand foot of Boards. Boston.

Paul Miller, Commdr. of the sloop Endeavor, of Boston, twenty tunns burthen or thereabouts, wth noe gunns, navigated wth two men, Plantation built, cleareth for Boston, having on board three tunns and a halfe of Rigging, eleven thousand of hhd. staves, and fifty quin's, of fish.

Boston.

Benjamin Bagway, Commar, of the sloop Pellican of Boston, twenty tunns burthen or thereabouts, wth noe gunns, navigated wth two men, Plantation built, cleareth for Boston, having on board twelve barr. of traine oyle, three hundred Quints. of fish. Boston.

Joseph Corvell, Commar, of the sloop Endeavor of Exeter, twenty tunns burthen or thereabouts wth noe gunns, navigated wth two men, Plantation built, cleareth for Boston, having on board six thousand of Pipe staves, four hundred foot of Pine planks. Boston.

John Wells, Commdr. of the sloop Discretion of Boston, twenty tunns burthen or thereabouts, wth two Peterreros, navigated wth two men, Plantation built, cleareth for Boston, having on board ---- teen thousand six hundred hhd staves. Boston.

October 5th. 1692. Joseph Chownes, Commar, of the shallop Gift, of Boston, of fifteen tunns burthen or thereabouts, with noe gunns, navigated wth two men, and Plantation built, cleareth for Boston, having on board seven thousand of white Oake staves, eight hundred foot of Pine boards. Boston.

Samuel Hill, Commar, of the sloop Fryall of Boston, of twenty tunns burthen or thereabouts wth noe gunns, navigated wth two men, Plantation built, cleareth for Boston, having on board five thousand foot of Pine boards, eleven thousand of white-oake staves, two jars of sweet Oyle, three hundred weight of cheese. Nantuckett.

October 13. Benjamin Bagworth, Comdr. of the sloop Pelican of Boston, 20 tuns burthen or thereabouts, wth no gunns, navigated with two men, Plantation built, cleareth for Nantuckett, having on board 10.000 foot of Pine boards, two hhds. fourteen bbls. of apples and Sider, one hhd. of Molasses and 50 oares. Boston.

Job Alcocke Com'. of the sloop Hopewell of Yorke, of 20 tunns burthen or thereabouts, wth no gunns, navigated with two men, Plantation built, cleareth for Boston, having on board 13.000 of staves, two trunckes, two chests wearing apparell. Boston.

October 14th. Paul Miller, Com'. of the sloop Endeavor of Boston, of 20 tunns burthen or thereabouts, wth noe gunns, navigated wth two men, Plantation built, cleareth for Boston, having on board 10.000 of staves, 400 ft. of Planck, 4 chests & trunckes of Passenger goods.

Boston.

Francis Lyford, Com'. of the sloop Elizabeth, of Exeter, of 20 tunns burthen or thereabouts, wth noe gunns, navigated wth two men, Plantation built, cleareth for Boston, having on board 1000 ft. of boards, 4000 staves, 14.000 of trunnells, 1500 ft. of Pine plancks & joyce.

Errors excepted, Dated in Portsmouth, in New England. PHESANT ESTWICK,

Dept. Coll.

Custom House, ? Clearings Outwards. in New England. S Portsmouth, in New England, 27th Aug., 1692. Virginia.

Bariah Higgins, Comdr of the Ketch Elisabeth of Portsmouth, of 15 tuns burthen or thereabouts, with noe gunns, navigated with four men, Plantation built, cleareth for Virginia, having on board these goods following, viz. 10 bbls. mackerill, 40 bush. of Salt, 5 bbls. of Molasses, 6 bbls. rum, 2 pieces of white linnen, seven pieces of blue linnen, and two pieces of ponnistone [pumicestone?] wth certificate.

Canarys.*

September 1st. Jonas Clay, Com". of the ship The Friend's Adventure, of Boston, of 40 tunns burthen or thereabouts, with noe gunns, navigated wth eight men, Plantation built, cleareth for the Canarys, having on board these goods following, viz. 23 hhds. fish, 20.000 of Pipe Staves, and 20 bbls. of mackerill, and 4 bbls. of Oyle. Newfoundland.

September 24th Rob'. Ladd, Com'. of the brigantine William & Samuel, of Kittry, of 30 tunns burthen or thereabouts, with noe gunns, navigated with six men, Plantation built, cleareth for Newfoundland with these goods following on board, viz. 9000 ft. of pine boards, 8 casques of rumm, one teirce sugar, store to Tho. Burrington, one hhd. tobacco, store to Wm. Pepperly.

* Canary Isles.

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