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The whole House accordingly came up and nominated Captain John Pickerin as their Speaker, who was allowed of.

Adja till tomorrow morning, 9 oclock.

[P. 121.] Province of New Hampshire.

At a Council and General Assembly held at Portsmouth, by adjt, on Friday, the second day of July, 1703.

Present,
His Excellency Joseph Dudley, Esq., Governor, &c.,
The Honorable Wm Partridge, Esq., Lieut. Governor,

John Hinkes, )
Robert Elliot, Esqrs. John Plaisted, ) Esqrs.
Peter Coffin, )

Henry Dow, J. The petition of John Campbell for an encouragement of maintaining the post office betwixt Boston and this place, was read at this Board ; and it was ordered that a committee of both Houses be appointed to consider of the same; and there was appointed two out of the House, viz., John Plaisted and Henry Dow, Esqrs., and then his Excellency sent Mr. Secretary Story to the House of Representatives with the said petition.

Mr. Nathaniel Hill, one of the Members of the House of Representatives, brought up the said petition to this Board, with a vote that they had appointed — Roby and Jr. Wm. Cotton as a committee of that House to join with the Committee nominated by this Board, to consider of the said petition.

Mr. George Vaughan, one of the members of the House of Representatives, took the oaths appointed by law, instead of the oaths of Allegiance and supremacy.

The petition of Francis Jennings was read at this Board, and the same was referred to the consideration of the Justices of her Majesty's superior court, as upon file.

[P. 122.] Province of New Hampshire.

At a Council and General Assembly, held
at Portsmo on Saturday, the 30 day of
July, 1703.

Present,
His Excellency, Joseph Dudley, Esq., Governor, &c.,
The Honorable Wm Partridge, Esq., Lieut. Governor,
John Hinks,

John Plaisted,
Peter Coffin, Esqs. Sam! Penhallow, Esqs.

Robert Elliott, ) Henry Dow, ).
A vote was brought up by one of the members of the
House of Representatives in the foll. words, as upon file:

In answer to his Excellency Joseph Dudley, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over her Majesty's Province of New Hampshire, his speech to the Assembly, setting forth the state and condition the Province, in order to raising money for defraying the charges and supporting of the government,-In answer thereto the assembly humbly offers the continuance of the former tax this last year set on all lumber, goods, wines, Rumm, &c., for one year next coming from the end of the last Act; and pray that a Committee of both Houses be appointed to draw up said Act, and that some addition be made and added on Rumm and other things not mentioned in said last Act, and that all Masters be upon oath to how many thousand they transport every time they go out of the River, and that the receiver be upon oath to the truth and entry of every such master and vessel, of their quantity of all such lumber Exported, and all goods Imported.

Read at the Council Board, and consented thereto, and voted Samuel Penhallow and John Plaisted, Esqs., as a committee to join with some of the members of the House of Representatives, to draw a Bill according to said vote, and then sent the vote down to said House, who immediately sent (P. 123.] the same up again, with a vote that they had made choice of George Vaughan, Esq., and Mr. Samuel Thing, to join with the Committee of this Board in drawing up a Bill according to the said vote.

Cha: Story, Secretary. The following bill having been read a third time, and passed both Houses to be enacted, was consented to by his Excellency, and by him signed accordingly :

A Bill for continuing of several Rates and duties of Impost, Tonnage, &c.

Upon a vote and message of the Representatives, It was agreed in Council that there be two hundred pounds paid out of the Revenue of Impost to the Governor's orders, severally in full, for the charges and expences of the two treaties with the Indians in July, 1702, and June, 1703, and provision for the Gentlemen of the Council, and Gentlemen, soldiers, servants and Horses employed therein, the whole Assembly being desirous to show their duty to support the Governor.

Adja till Thursday, the 24 Sept., 1703.
27th August, 1703. So far gone to England.

[P. 124.] Province of New Hampshire.

At a Council and General Assembly, held
at Portsmouth by adjt on Thursday, the
24 September, 1703.

Present,
The Honorable Wm Partridge, Esq., Lieut. Govern",

John Hinkes, I
Henry Dow, I

Esqs. Samuel Penhallow, Esq. Mr. Secretary Story was sent as a message to the House of Representatives by the Honorable the Lieut. Governor, to acquaint them that for want of a full Council he adjourned that House till tomorrow morning, nine of the clock.

Province of New Hampshire.

At a Council and General Assembly, held
at Portsmouth by adjt on Friday, the third
day of September, 1703.

Present,
The Honorable Wm Partridge, Esq., Lt Governor,
John Hinkes,

Peter Coffin,
Robert Elliot, usqs. Sam? Penhallow, Esqs.

Henry Dow, Esq. A letter from her majesty Queen Anne, dated at Saint James, the twentieth of April, 1703, relating to the settlement of a salary for the Governor and Lieut. Governor of this Province, was read at this Board, the House of Repre. sentatives being present, and is as followeth, viz :

ANNE R. (P. 125.] Trusty and well beloved, we greet you well:

Whereas several inconveniences have arisen to our Government in the Plantations, by Gifts, presents, and temporary salaries made or assigned to our Governors by the General Assemblies: in order to the preventing whereof it is necessary that constant and fixt salaries be appointed and settled for the support of the respective Governors of our said Plantations; And whereas there has been hitherto no provisions made for the support of our Goyernor and Lieut. Governor of our Province of New Hampshire, we do hereby signify to you our Royal will and pleasure, that at the first meeting of the Assembly after the receipt hereof, you do acquaint them with our expectation that in regard of our receiving our good subjects of that Province under our immediate protection and Government, they do forthwith settle a constant and fixt allowance on you our Governor, and our Governor and Lieutenant Governor of our said Province for the time being, and that the same be done without limitation of time:

And upon the settlement of such a constant and fixt allowance for the support of you, our Governor, and of the Governor and Lieut. Governor for the time being, We are hereby pleased to direct that neither you, our Governor, nor any Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Commander in Chief, or President of the Council of our said Province for the time being, do give your or their consent to the passing any Law or Act for any Gift or present to

be made to you or them by the Assembly, And that neither you nor they do receive any gift or present from the Assembly, or other, on any account, or in any manner whatsoever, upon pain of our highest displeasure, and of being recalled from that our Governments. .

[P. 126.] And we do further direct and require that this Declaration of our Royal Will and pleasure be communicated to the Assembly at their first meeting after your receipt hereof, and entered in the Registers of our Council and Assembly, that all persons whom it may concern may govern themselves accordingly. So we bid you farewell. Given at our Court at Saint James, the 20th day of April, 1703, in the second year of our Reign, By her Majesty's Command.

NOTTINGHAM.

A letter from the Lords Commissioners of Council of Trade and Plantations, dated Whitehall, April the 204, 1703, relating to the undue proceedings of the Courts of Justice in the Plantations, was read at this Board, and upon file.

A vote was sent down to the House of Representatives, nominating Robert Elliot and Henry Dow, Esqs., to join with two of the House of Representatives to examine into the Treasurer's account, and make report to this Board at the next sitting of the Assembly, Committee to sit next Wednesday.

The Honorable the L Governor, having moved to this Board to know whether the sixty men under command of Captain James Davis, being out on scouting at the head of our Rivers, should continue or be disbanded,

Ordered, that the said Capt. Davis disband said soldiers, and-that the Honorable the Lieut. Governor issue forth his order to said Davis accordingly.

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