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YERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 



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COMPILED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF 

WORTHINGTON CHAUNCEY FORD 

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WASHINGTON 

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 
1904 



ILLUSTRATIOI^S 

Autograph letter signed, from Admiral Charles Wager to Col. Martin Bladen, 

1737, Nov. 2 Frontispiece. 

Autograph postscript, June 3, 1740, of letter from Vice-Admiral Edward 

Vernon to Admiral Charles Wager, 1740, May 30 ..... 45 

Plan for an attack on Manila, written by Admiral Charles Wager, Nov. 6, 
1739 91 



PREFATORY NOTE 

This list is based upon a collection of manuscripts which once 
belonged to George Chalmers, of England. The volumes were pur- 
chased by Peter Force, and with his collection came into the possession 
of the Library of Congress in 1867. Known as the Vernon- Wager 
Papers, they comprise the correspondences of two men. Sir Charles 
Wager and Edward Vernon. They cover a very interesting period in 
the history of the English operations in the West Indies. The expe- 
dition against Cartagena and Cuba, a proposed expedition against 
Georgia and Florida, and the attempts to suppress piracy on the 
Spanish main, constitute the naval features. The slave ttade, the 
commercial operations of the South Sea Company, and much relating 
to Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Nova Scotia, are matters of civil con- 
cern. The light thrown upon the history of North America and upon 
British Colonial policy is important; as is also the development of 
naval regulation and policy when Great Britain was contesting with 
Spain the supremacy in the West Indies. 

The list has been prepared by Mr. John C. Fitzpatrick, of the 
Division of Manuscripts. 

WORTHINGTON ChAUNCEY FoRD, 

Chiefs Division of Manuscripts 
Herbert Putnam, 

Librarian of Congress » 

Washington^ June^ 190^ 



LIST OF THE VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

[1654.] [Crom-well, Oliver.] Instructions to General [Robert] Ven- 
[Dec. 9 ?] ables upon the expedition to the West Indies in con- 

junction with [Vice] Admiral William Penn. Early 
copy. 5 pp. 

[1664.] Great Britain, Crown, Charles II, King. Grant to James, 
Mar. 12. " Duke of York of land between Nova Scotia and 
New England. Copy made July 6, 1715. Attested 
Robert Sanderson. 3 pp. 

1669. England, Crown, Charles II, King. Charter granted to the 
May 2. Hudson Bay Company. Contemporary copy. 36 pp. 

1670. G-reat Britain, Treaty With Spain concerning America. 

Copy of articles IV, VII, and XIV. Copy. 3 pp. 
1st page in handwriting of Wager. 

1686. Great Britain, Treatv with France regarding neutrality in 
Nov. 6-16. America. Abstract of 5th, 6th, 18th, and 19th 

articles. 1 p. 

1701. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 
Aug. 11. Letter to the Navy Board, ordering the " imprest" 

of £1,000 to Vice- Admiral John Benbow. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. 

1706. Great Britain, Sandwich canal. Report upon the feasibility 
Sep. 28. and an estimate of the expense. Contemporary 

copy. 5 pp. 

1706 7. George, Prince of Denmark, Lord High Admiral of Great 

Feb. 24. Britain. Letter to Navy Board directing warrant 

as above for Sir Wm. Whetstone as Admiral of the 

Blue. D. S. George. Contemporary copies. 1 p. 

1706 7. George, [Prince of Denmark]. Orders to [Capt.] Charles 
Mar. 22. Wager [London] to complete complement of ships 

under his command and carry supernumeraries also 
to Jamaica to recruit squadron now there. D. S. 
2 pp. Countersigned: " By Command of his Royal 
highness, J. Burchett." Endorsed by Wager: 
"Ord: Cap* Wager to bear supernumeraries ab^ 
the ships of his squad" &c. Dated ye 22^* March, 
1707. Rec'*: at London y« 24*? C. W." 



8 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1707. Greorge, [Prince of Denmark] Instructions to [Capt. 
Mar. 25. Charles Wager [London], on appointing him com- 

mander in chief on the Jamaica Station. Protec- 
tion of trade; attacking Spaniards; impressing sea- 
man etc., etc. D. S. 15 pp. Countersigned: "By 
Comand of his Roy! highness, J. Burchett." 

[1707?] [Wager, Charles] Memorandum of ships to go the West 
Indies. Auto draft. 1 p. Endorsed by Wager: 
" Storer Ships to be sent abroad." 

1709. G-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 
Feb. 18. Letter to the Navy Board, directing issuing of 

warrant for Sir Charles Wager's pay as Admiral of 
the Blue. 

1711. G-reat Britain, Treasury. Memorandum of account paid to 
June 30. [Edward] Earl of Orford and to Henry Preistman 

out of money from sale of old navy stores. " In the 
Trearship of Rob* Walpole, Esq'*" 
1721. Similar memorandum of account paid Josiah Bur- 
Dec. 7. chett. "In the Trearship of Lord Torrington." 
Ip. 

1715'6. G-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
Mar. 2. tions. Report to the King [George I] on the New- 

foundland fisheries. Contemporary copy. 14 pp. 

1718. Gale, AVingate. [New] Providence. Letter [to the Lords 
Nov. 4. Commissioners of the Admiralty? London]. Re- 

ports condition of the ship and events of his stay at 
Providence with reasons therefor. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
1720. Account of the " Delitias" expenses while lying at 
July 25. Providence from July 26, 1718, to July 25, 1720. 
A. D. S. 1 p. 

1718. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
Dec. 19. tions. Report to the King [George I] on condition 

etc. of the Newfoundland fisheries. Contemporary 
copy. 42 pp. 

1718/9. Rogers, Woodes. New Providence. Letter to ? 

Mar. 3. Probability of Spanish attacking the islands; de- 

fenses etc. ; copartners business. A. L. S. 3 pp. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 9 

1719. Grohier, James. Nassau. Account for subsisting Spanish 
May 8.- prisoners brought in by privateers. Names given. 

Aug. 8. A. D. S. 

Dec. 9. West Indies, Bahamas, Executive, Governor and 
Council. Certification of correctness of above ac- 
count. D. S. : Woodes Rogers. W. Fairfax, 
Wingate Gale, Nath! Taylor. 3 pp. 

1719. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 
July 4. Order to Captain [Edward] Vernon to proceed to 

Jamaica and take command of all ships there; pro- 
tect the island; capture and punish pirates; convoy 
merchant vessels, etc. Extract of order. 5 pp. 

1719. West Indies, Bahamas, New Providence. A State of the 
Aug. 20. settlement. Conditionof inhabitants, fortifications, 

trade, etc. 4 pp. 

1719. Grohier, James. New Providence. Letter to William 

Oct. 15. Chetwynd, Admiralty [Office, Whitehall.] Actions 

of Captain [Hildersley] of H. M. S. Flamhorough\ 

trade and Copartner's buildings; island affairs. A. 

L. S. 3 pp. 

1719. West Indies, Bahamas, Executive, Governor and Council. 
Dec. 9. See: Gohier, James. 1719, May 8-Aug. 8. 

1719 20. West Indies, Bahamas, Copartners for settlement of [Lon- 
Feb. 3. don]. Memorial to the Lords Commissioners of 

Trade and Plantations in answers to " several insin- 
uations" in extracts of certain letters; means used 
to settle the Islands; character of the inhabitants; 
importance of the place; trade arrangements; pro- 
tective measures; rents; judiciary system; customs 
duties, etc. A. L. S. of Samuel Buck in behalf "of 
the rest of the copartners." 6 pp. 

1720. G-ohier, James. Nassau. Letter to the Copartners for set- 
May 16. tling the Bahama Islands [London]. Demonstra- 
tion of Spanish against New Providence; Capt. 
Hildersley's, of H. M. S. Flamhorough; actions. 
A. L. S. " 2 pp. 

1720. Gohier, James. Nassau. Letter to William Chetwynd 
June 18. [London]. State of things at the islands; Governor 

Woodes Rogers actions, etc. A. L. S. 2 pp. 



10 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1720-8. Bahama Society. A brief state of the affairs of the. 2 pp. 
June. 

1720. G-ale, Wingate. See: Gale, Wingate, 1718, Nov. 4. 
July 25. 

1721. [Wager,? Sir Charles. London?] "Observations on the 
Sept. 8. Board of Trade's Representation * * * relating 

to * * * Nova Scotia. A. D. 4 pp. 

1721. Rogers, Woodes. Description of Bahama Islands. 3 pp. 
Nov. 21. Endorsed by Wager; " by Capt. Woods Rogers, 

late Govern"", there." 

[1721 ?] Rogers, Woodes. The case of. History of the colony and 
[Nov. 27?] Rogers connection therewith and claiming reim- 

bursement. 11 pp. 

1722. Candler, . Port Royal. Extract of letter [to Vice 

May 17. Adml. Sir Charles Wager?, London]. Hanged 40 

pirates of the Spanish pirate Yengence\ complaints 
of illicit trade with Bastimientos and South Sea 
certificates of security against the Spanish. 2 pp. 

1722. [Midleton, Christopher.] Extract from the Journal of John 
June. Scroggs relative to Rowe's Welcome [Welcome 

Bay] and the North West Passage, with comments 
on same. 3 pp. 

1723. [Vernon, Edward. Jamaica?] Orders to Capt. [Barrows?] 
Apr. 13. Harris, Jamaica, to seize all Spanish vessels found 

preying upon English merchant trade. "The like 
[orders] to Capt. Scott of the Dragon, dated 24th of 
April, 1725." Contemporary copy? 1 p. 

1723. Great Britain, Crown, George I, King. Order to the Corn- 
Apr. 26. missioners of the Navy to pay Edward Vernon 
£1,000 as reward for his services at Jamaica. Con- 
temporary copy? 

1725. Metcalfe, William. Account of Santiago de Cuba. Bear- 
May 15. ings, etc., of harbor. A. D. S. 2 pp. 

1725-32. Bahama Society. Accounts. 8 pp. 
June 1- 

May 2. 



VERNON-WAGEB MANUSCRIPTS * 11 

1726. Q-reat Britain, Crown, George I, King. Instructions for 
Mar. 28. Vice-Admiral Francis Hosier. Ordering him to 

Cartagena to intercept the Spanish treasure gal- 
leons, protect the South Sea Company's property, 
etc. Contemporary copy. 15 pp. ^ 

1726, i. G-reat Britain. Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 
Mar. 28- inces. Abstract of instructions to Vice-Admirals 

Mar. 25. [Francis] Hosier and [Edward] Hopsonn. To 

Hosier: Mar. 28 — Blockade Spanish flota and gal- 
leons at Cartagena, or pursue and capture them at 
sea; protect the South Sea Company. Sep. 29 — 
Flota is of secondary consideration to the galleons; 
refit at Jamaica. Nov. 18 — Reinforcements sent 
him, orders him to Matanca. 1727. May 19— Flota 
has escaped, Gibraltar beseiged, may make prizes of 
any Spanish ship he meets. July 18 — Repeats 
former orders about the galleons, he is to act on the 
offensive. Sep. 12 — Necessity of stopping the gal- 
leons; King of Spain and Duke of Newcastle's letter 
of June 1. To Hopsonn: 1727. Nov. 16— To take 
command in West Indies if Hosier be dead. Nov. 
18— Stop the galleons. 1727-8. Mar. 21— Peace 
soon ; send home ships, ships at Jamaica under com- 
mand of [Capt. Edward] St. Loe. Mar. 25— Pre- 
liminaries [of peace]; ship sent to Vera Cruz not 
to trade. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

1726. Cailey, William. Abstract of his letters. Spanish ships 
Apr. 5^16- destined for and sailing to West Indies, their move- 

Nov. 8 19. ments, etc. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

1726. Grreat Britain, Crown, George II, King. Instructions to 

Apr. 11. [Vice-Admiral] Sir Charles Wager for his guidance 

in command of the Baltic Squadron. D. S. : 

"George R." also: "GR." 17 pp. Seal attached. 

1726. Great Britain, Crown, George II, King. Additional 

Apr. 11. Instructions to [Vice-Admiral] Sir Charles Wager 

for his guidance in command of the Baltic Squadron. 

D. S.: "George R." also "G. R." 2 pp. Seal 

attached. 

1726. Great Britain, Crown, George II, King. Private and addi- 

Apr. 11. tional instructions to [Vice-Admiral] Sir Charles 

Wager for his guidance in command of the Baltic 

squadron. D. S.: "George R." also: "G. R." 

Seal attached. 



12 . VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1726. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State. Letter to [Vice-Adml.] 
May 10. Sir Charles Wager [Stockholm, Sweden]. The 

King pleased with his management at the Danish 
Court: Pretender has left Rome. L. S. : "Towns- 
hend." 4 pp. Endorsed: "rec^: 11 June, 1726, 
OS. by the P. Mahon from Helingfors bj'^ pap. 
under Mr. Poyntz's cover ans*?: 13 D? viaD?" 

1726. Pojmtz, Stephen. Stockholm. Letter [to Vice-Adml. Sir 
May 21. Charles Wager, Stockholm]. Dispute with one of 

Wager's captains; the man talks too much; careen- 
age of the Elizabeth; news from St. Petersburg, 
etc. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

1726. Great Britain, Secretary of State. Letter to [Vice-Adml.] 
May 31. Sir Charles Wager. [In the Baltic Sea.] Ap- 

proval of his actions by the King. L. S. : " Towns- 
hend." 2 pp. Endorsed: "reef IJuly 1726 OS: 
by y® P. Mahon from Helingfors under Mr. 
Poyntz's cover. Ans*? 31 D*? enclosed to my Lord 
Glenorchy by a Danish Frigate bound to Copen- 
hagen." 

1726. Great Britain, Secretary of State. Letter to [Vice-Adml.] 
June 17. Sir Charles Wager. [In the Baltic Sea.] The King 

approves of his at the Swedish Court and his orders 
to the Danish Admiral; approves the letters to the 
Russian ministers and is impatient for their answers; 
Czarina's intention to march against Sleswic; out- 
lines considerations Wager should urge upon the 
Russian minister's to prevent this. L. S. : " Towns- 
hend." 9 pp. 

1726. Hosier, Francis. Account of Spanish ships in the West 
June 25. Indies, numbers, names, and rates. Contemporary 

copy. 2 pp. 

1726. Great Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 
June 29. inces. Whitehall. Letter to [Admiral] Sir John 

Jennings [St. Helens, Sicily]. Reports of the flota 
and galleons putting into St. Andero; detach Rear- 
Adml, [Edward] Hopsonn to cruise off that place to 
I intercept them; Hopsonn to be given copy of Vice- 

Admiral [Francis] Hosier's instructions; Gibraltar 
and Port Mahon ships to join Jennings. D. S.: 
" Holies Newcastle." 2 pp. 



VERNON-WAGEE MANUSCRIPTS 13 

1726. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State. Whitehall. Letter to 
July 26. [Vice-Adml.] Sir Charles "Wager. [In the Baltic 

Sea.] The Czarina's letter to the King; the Pre- 
tender's agents at the Russian Court; Wager's 
instructions in case of hostilities Swedish ships; 
design on Sleswic abandoned; Wager to remain 
in Baltic until October and reasons therefor; the 
Swedish Diet and treaties; the King much pleased 
with Wager's course. L.S. : "Townshend." 8 pp. 

1726. Great Britain, Secretary of State. Letter to [Vice-Adml.] 

Aug. 12. Sir Charles Wager. [In the Baltic Sea.] The King 

greatly pleased; compliments his letter to Prince 

Menzikoflf and is not concerned what the Czarina 

thinks of it. L. S.: "Townshend." 2 pp. 

1726. Grieat Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 
Sep. 6. Letter to [Vice-Adml.] Sir Charles Wager. [In the 

Baltic Sea.] Instructions respecting length of his 
stay and provisions for the fleet being sent to Copen- 
hagen. "Duplicate." L. S.: "Holies Newcastle" 
2 pp. 

1726. Great Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 

Sep. 20. Letter to Rear-Admiral [Edward] Hopsonn [off the 

Groyne, Spain]. Instructions for cruizing; Sir 

John Jenning's orders, etc. Contemporary copy. 

2 pp. 

1726. Gi-reat Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 

Sep. 20. Letter to Admiral Sir John Jennings [off the coast 

of Spain]. Approves his audience with King of 

Portugal; effect on Spanish of Jenning's presence. 

Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 

1726. Great Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 
Sep. 29. inces. Letter to Vice-Adml. Francis Hosier. See: 

Great Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern 
Provinces. 1726-7/8, Mar. 28-Mar. 25. 

1726. Great Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 

Oct. 25. Letter to Rear Adml. [Edward] Hopsonn [off the 

coast of Spain]. Altering previous instructions and 

urging all possible means to intercept the Spanish 

galleons or flota. Contemporary copy. 5 pp. 



14 VERNON- WAGER MANC SCRIPTS 

1726. Hunter, Ro[bert]. Charleston. Letter [to Charles, Viscount 
Nov. 12. Townshend, London]. The situation as to raising 

troops in the colonies; outlines plan for same; sug- 
gests St. Augustine as first objective of attack; 
Havana can then be attempted. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

1726. Great Britain, Secretarv of State for Southern Provinces. 

Nov. 18. Letter to Vice Adml. [Francis] Hosier [off Porto 

Bello, South America.] Reenforcements sent him 

and instructions given for intercepting the galleons 

or flota in any case. Contemporary copy. 7 pp. 

1726. [Stanhope, William], Madrid. Abstract of letter [to Thomas 

Nov. 28- Holies, Duke of Newcastle, Whitehall]. Reports of 

Dec. 9. projected attack upon Gibraltar by Spanish; Hop- 

sonn's squadron to be prevented from separating. 

3 pp. 

1726. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 
Nov. 30. inces. Letter to Rear Adml. [Edward] Hopsonn [off 

Porto Bello, South America]. His wrong inter- 
pretation of orders; to continue on station until 
further orders, to intercept the galleons and all 
Spanish ships from America. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. 

1726. Great Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 
Dec. 23. inces. Letter to Rear Adml. [Edward] Hopsonn 

[off the coast of Spain], Sir Charles Wager is 
appointed commander in chief off the Spanish coast; 
sends copy of his instructions. Contemporary copy. 
Ip. 

1726. West Indies, Bahamas. Memorandum of expenditures of 
Dec. 28. the present lessees. Additional memo, in Wa- 

ger's handwriting respecting period of lease. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Wager: "Bahama Islands. What 
the new lessees have expended thereon." 

1726. Great Britain, Secretary of State, Southern Provinces. 
Dec. 29. Letter to [Vice Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Ports- 

mouth]. Spanish designs on Gibraltar and attempts 
in behalf of the Pretender; Wager's instructions. 
L. S.: "Holies Newcastle." 3 pp. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 15 

1726/7. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 

Jan. 2. Letter to [Vice Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Ports- 

mouth]. His instructions have been communicated 
to the Court of France; if Gibraltar is attacked is 
fully authorized to act as he shall think proper; 
Spanish embarkation at Cadiz. L. S.: "Holies 
Newcastle." 2 pp. 

1726/7. Great Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 

Jan. 10. Letter to [Vice Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Ports- 

mouth]. Sending advices from Cadiz and Malaga; 
storeship for Gibraltar . L. S. : " Holies Newcastle. " 
Ip. 

1726/7. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 

Jan. 13. Letter to [Vice Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Ports- 

mouth]. Vice Adml. [Francis] Hosier's West Indies 
squadron has been weakened; Wager to send him 
two ships if he can do so with security to himself. 
L. S.: "Holies Newcastle." 3 pp. 

[1727?]. [Great Britain, Crown, George II, King.] Private instruc- 
[Jan. ?]. tions to Vice Adml. Sir Charles Wager [Ports- 

mouth?]. To attack Spanish squadron at Cadiz, 
alternatives of Gibraltar and detachment under Sir 
George Walton to St. Christopher and West Indies. 
5 pp. Endorsed: " Foul draught of private 
instructions." * * * 

1726/7. Great Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 

Feb. 17. Letter to [Vice Admiral] Sir Charles Wager [off 

Gibraltar]. Orders him to detach four 50-gun ships 
to Vice Adml. [Francis] Hosier in the West Indies; 
the flota has not left Havana; Spanish preparations 
against Gibralter. L. S. : "Holies Newcastle." 
3 pp. 

1726/7. Great Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 

Feb. 28. Letter to [Vice Admiral] Sir Charles Wager .[off 

Gibraltar]. Vice Adml. [Francis] Hosier's squadron 
weakened; is greatly in need of the four ships from 
Wager; importance of intercepting the galleons; 
trusts Wager to accomplish this and also defend 
Gibraltar; Pretender's expedition has been given 
over. L. S. : " Holies Newcastle." 2 pp. 



16 VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1726/7. Great Britain, Secretary for Southern Provinces. Letter 
Mar. 7. to [Vice Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Gibraltar]. 

King approves governor's action in firing on Span- 
iards; reenforcements are being sent; reports of 
Spanish preparations of fleet and rumor of galleons. 
L. S.: "Holies Newcastle." 4 pp. 

1726/7. Great Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 

Mar. 14. Whitehall. Letter to [Vice Adml.] Sir Charles 

Wager [Gibraltar]. Has news of arrival of the 
flota from the Havana at St. Andero. L. S. : 
"Holies Newcastle." 2 pp. 

1726/7. Great Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 

Mar. 21. Letter to [Vice Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [off coast 

of Spain]. Flota has arrived safe; orders him to 
despatch two ships to West Indies; intelligence 
from Paris respecting Gibraltar; convoy for Tur- 
key company. L. S. : "Holies Newcastle." 3 pp. 

1726/7. Great Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 
Mar. 24. Letter to [Vice Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [off coast 

of Spain]. Convoy of the Turkish company's ships. 

L. S.: "Holies Newcastle." 1 p. 

1727. Great Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 
Apr. 4. Letter to [Vice- Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [off the 

coast of Spain]. Disposition of prizes; intentions 
of Spanish fleet and reenforcement of Vice- Adml. 
[Francis] Hosier in the West Indies; reenforcements 
for Gibraltar have sailed from Portsmouth. L. S. : 
"Holies Newcastle." 3 pp. 

1727. Great Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 

Apr. 18. Letter to [Vice-Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [off coast 

of Spain]. Reported attack on Port Mahon and 

reenforcements for Gibraltar from that place. L. S. : 

"Holies Newcastle." 2 pp. 

[1727] Wager, Sir Charles. [Gibraltar] List of prizes taken by 

[May 8.] squadron under command of. Tabular statement 

of vessels taken, by what ship & where sent. 1 p. 

Endorsed by Wager?: "8: May, 1727. Sentcopie 

to the Duke of New Castle and Mr. Burchett." 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 17 

1727. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 
May 19. Letters to [Vice-Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [off 

Cadiz]. King iias no blame for him because of safe 
arrival of the Flota; two ships to be sent Vice- 
Adml. [Francis] Hosier; his movements in West 
Indies; Wager to prevent any attempt being made 
by Spanish fleet on British dominions; siege of 
Gibraltar must soon be raised and troops and ves- 
sels are to be sent home on that event; Spanish 
privateers. L. S. : "Holies Newcastle." 4 pp. 

1727. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 
May 19. inces. Letter toVice Adral. Francis Hosier. See: 

Great Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern 
Provinces, 1726-7/8, Mar. 28-Mar. 25. 

1727. Q-reat Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 

May 22. Letters to [Vice-Adml.] Sir Charles W^ager [off 

Cadiz]. Directs retention of ships ordered to [Vice] 

Adm! [Francis] Hosier, until further orders. L. S. : 

' ' Holies Newcastle. " 1 p. 

1727. G-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
June 7. tions. Report to the Privy Council on [memorial 

of Col. Richard Philipps relating to] settlement of 
Nova Scotia. Contemporary copy. 19 pp. 

1727. Wager, Sir Charles. List of Spanish ships taken and car- 
[June ?] ried into Gibraltar by the squadron under. 1 p. 

1727. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade & Planta- 
June 7. tions. See: Armstrong, Laurence, 1727, Nov. 3. 

1727-39. Canada, Nova Scotia. Settlement of. An abstract of the 
June 7- steps that have been taken toward settling the prov- 

Nov. 9. ince. June 7. — Abstract of propositions in letter of 

Board of Trade to Lords Commissioners of Planta- 
tions. 1728, May 21. — Board of Trade's recom- 
mendations to the King. 1728-9, Mar. 21. — Repre- 
sentation of Board of Trade to the King. 1729, 
May 14. — Board of Trade to Lords Comm? of 
Plantations. Dec. 4. — Same to same. 1730?, Jan. 
22. — Same to same. Mar. 25. — Same to same. 
Apr. 20. — "Instructions Approved in Council." 
1731, Feb. 9.— Board of Trade to King. May 11.— 
Instructions approved. 1739, Nov. 9. — Gov. 
Philipps's report submitted to Sir Chas. Wager. 
6 pp. 
32066—04 2 



18 VEENON-WAGEK MANUSCKIPTS 

1727-39. [Wager? Sir Charles.] An abstract of the steps taken 
June 7- toward settling the province of Nova Scotia. Copy 

Nov. 9. by Wager of: Canada, Nova Scotia. Settlement of 

1727-39, June 7-Nov. 9. 

This document lacks first 1 found in Canada. 
Nova Scotia, 1727-39, June 7-Nov. 9, and begins 
at 1728, Mar. 21. A start to copy the abstract of 
June 7, 1727, was made, but the few lines written 
have been crossed out. A. D. 6 pp. 

1727. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 
July 18. Letter to [Vice-Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [off 

Cadiz]. Spaniards have agreed to cessation of hos- 
tilities, but have not given up the Prince Freder- 
ick; orders him to seize the galleons if possible, 
even at the cost of breaking through the suspension 
of hostilities; these orders to be kept secret. L. S. : 
"Holies Newcastle." 2 pp. 

1727. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 
July 18. inces. Letter to Vice-Adml. Francis Hosier. See: 

Great Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern 
Provinces, 1726 '7-^, Mar. 28-Mar. 25. 

1727. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State. Whitehall. Letter to 
Aug. 5. [Vice-Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [off Cadiz]. Span- 

iards show no disposition to raise siege of Gibral- 
tar and release the Prince Frederick; Spanish 
squadron at Groyne to join that at Cadiz; Wager 
to be reenf orced and prevent this junction, by force, 
if necessary; to blockade Spanish in Cadiz; send 
ships to West Indies; take a Gibraltar battalion on 
board to supply his want of seamen; if Spaniards 
compl}^ with preliminaries of peace, to avoid giving 
offense, etc. L. S. : "Townshend." 6 pp. 

1727-8. Great Britain, Navy, West Indies squadrons. List of ships, 
Aug. 8- rates, with complement of each, and number of 

Dec. 19. deaths from first fitting out until return to Eng- 

land. Tabular statement. 1 p. 

1727. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 
Aug. 11. Order to Vice-Adml. Sir Charles Wager, on the coast 

of Spain, to administer the oath of allegiance to all 
officers of his squadron who have not taken same 
since accession of the present King. D. S. : Tor- 
rington, Jno. Norris, S: Molyneux. By Command 
of their Lord'^^ J. Burchett. Seal of Admiralty 
attached. 1 p. 



VEBNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 19 

1727. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 
Aug. 21. Orders to Vice-Adml. Sir Charles Wager [on the 

coast of Spain] to take certain ships, sent him as 
reenforcements, under his command. D. S. : Tor- 
rington, Jno. Norris, S: Molyneux. By Command 
of their Lord"." J. Burchett. 1 p. 

1727. Grreat Britain, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 

Sep. 6. Orders to Vice-Adml. Sir Charles Wager [on coast 

of Spain] to send home bomb-vessel and sloops. 

D. S. : Torrington. Malpas. S: Molyneux. By 

Command of their Lordships: J. Burchett. 1 p. 

1727. Grreat Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 
Sep. 12. inces. Letter to Vice-Adml. Francis Hosier. See: 

Great Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern 
Provinces. 1726 7-^, Mar. 28-Mar. 25. 

1727. Grreat Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 
Sep. 29. Letter to [Vice-Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [off 

coast of Spain]. Reenforcements sent him ; to send 
ships home and reenforce Vice-Adml. [Francis] 
Hosier, in the West Indies as he thinks proper; 
negotiations with Emperor of Morocco; Count 
Rottembourg goes to Spain to insist on prelimina- 
ries for peace being carried out. L. S. : "Holies 
Newcastle." 3 pp. 

1727. Grreat Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 

Oct. 2. Letter to Vice-Adml. Sir Charles Wager [off coast 

of Spain]. The King directs him to seize the 

Spanish Register ships coming from Buenos Ay res. 

L. S. : "Holies Newcastle." 2 pp. 

1727. Grreat Britain, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 
Oct. 5. Orders to Vice-Adml. Sir Charles Wager [on the 

coast of Spain] to take H. M. S. Sufolk and 
Reijenge under his command and furnish convoy 
for ships bound for Gibraltar, Port Mahon, and the 
Turkey ships bound up the Mediterranean. List 
of merchant ships to be convoyed with names of 
captains. D. S. : Torrington, Jo: Cokburne, Jno. 
Norris, Malpas. 3 pp. 

1727. Gt-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 
Oct. 17. Orders to Vice-Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Gibral- 

tar, placing the H. M. S. Gibraltar under his com- 
mand. D. S. : Torrington, Jo: Cokburne, Jno. 
Norris, S. : Molyneux. By command of their 
LordP" J. Burchett. 1 p. 



20 VERNON -WAGEE MANUSCRIPTS 

1727. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 
Oct. 20. Letter to [Vice-Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [on coast 

of Spain.] The King approves his conduct respect- 
ing the Spaniards repairing the Thessa battery 
[before Gibraltar]; preliminaries of peace; galleon 
treasure said to be coming home in single ships; 
seizure of British vessels by Spanish after suspen- 
sion of hostilities. L. S. : "Holies Newcastle." 
3 pp. 

1727. G-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 
Oct. 21. Orders to Vice-Adml. Sir Charles Wager [on coast 

of Spain] to forbid commanders of His Majesty's 
ships harboring Portuguese political offenders. 
D. S. : Torrington, Jo: Cokburne, Jno. Norris. By 
command of their Lord*?^ J. Burchett. 1 p, 

[1727.] Armstrong, Lawrance. Abstract of account of Nova Scotia. 
[Nov. 3.] Industries, soil, inhabitants. 

June 7. G-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and 
Plantations. Abstract of so much of the report as 
refers to settlement of Nova Scotia. 2 pp. Part 
of document in autograph of Wager? 

1727. Armstrong, L[awrance.] Annapolis Royal. Letter [to the 
Nov. 3. Lords Committee of the Privy Council, for Plantation 

Affairs, Whitehall]. Has proclaimed George II, as 
King of England throughout the province; French 
papists refuse to take oath of allegiance; sends 
observations on state of Province. L. S. 2 pp. 
Endorsed: "Read to y** Lords of y*" Committee 
the 26. March 1728." 

[1727.] Armstrong, L[awrance]. Observations on state of the 
[Nov. 3.] province of Nova Scotia. D. S. 5 pp. Endorsed: 

"Read to the Lords of ye Committee the 26 Mar. 
1728." Enclosed in letter: Armstrong to Lords 
Committee of Priv}^ Council for Plantation Affairs, 
1727, Nov. 3, q. v. 

1727. Great Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 
Nov. 16. Letter to [Vice-Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [on coast 

of Spain]. Rumor of Vice Adml. [Francis] Hosier's 
death ; Wager to detacK Vice Adml. [Edward] Hop- 
sonn to West Indies; his instructions, etc. ; prelim- 
inaries for peace and the galleons; Count Rottem- 
bourg at Court of Spain; letter to Emperor of 
Morocco and gunpowder to Bashaws of Tangier and 
Tetuan. L, S.: "Holies Newcastle." 7 pp. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 21 

1727. Great Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 
Nov. 16. inces. Letter to Vice-Adml. Edward Hopsonn. 

See Great Britain, Secretary of State for the South- 
ern Provinces. 1726' 7-|, Mar. 28-Mar. 25. 

1727. Great Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 
Nov. 18. Letter to [Vice Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [on coast 

of Spain]. Orders him to take the galleons; to 
detach Sir George Walton to cruize off Cape Fin- 
ister; countermands orders to Vice Adml. [Edward] 
Hopsonn, who is not to send any of the West Indies 
squadron home, but retain them all and intercept 
the galleons. L. S. : "Holies Newcastle." 3 pp. 

1727. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 
Nov. 18. inces. Letter to Vice Adml. Francis Hosier. See: 

Great Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern 
Provinces. 1726/ 7-i, Mar. 28-Mar. 25. 

1727. Great Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 

Nov. 18. inces. Letter to Vice Adml. Edward Hopsonn. 

See: Great Britain, Secretary of State for the 

Southern Provinces. 1726/7-4, Mar. 28-Mar. 25. 

1727. West Indies, Bahamas, Council. New Providence. Cer- 
Dec. 2. tificate of work done on the fortifications b}'^ Gov. 

[George] Phenny. Contemporary copy. Endorsed 
b}'^ Wager: "Certificate of the Council of Provi- 
dence in favour of Governf Phenny." 1 p. 

1727. Great Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 
Dec. 24. Letter to [Vice Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [on coast 

of Spain]. Conditions of peace negotiated at Madrid 
are repudiated by the King of England; Wager to 
countermand all orders he may have issued looking 
toward the preliminaries of peace and renew his 
vigilance; to intercept all Spanish supplies and 
reenforcements for West Indies; to send intelligence 
of the situation thither; the "Prince Frederick;" 
to disregard all orders looking toward peace that 
do not come from England or Paris. L. S.: "Hol- 
ies Newcastle." 6 pp. 

1727. Great Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 
Dec. 25. Letter to [Vice Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [off 

coast of Spain]. Rupture with Spain seems immi- 
nent; orders him to suggest, as coming from him- 
self alone, to British merchants the inadvisability 
of remaining in Spanish ports longer than neces- 
8ar3\ L. S. : "Holies Newcastle." 2 pp. Marked: 
"private." 



22 VEKNON-WAGER MANUSCEIPT8 

1727/8. G-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 

Jan. 15. Orders to Vice Admiral Sir Charles Wager, on the 

coast of Spain, regarding convoy of the Turkey 
ships of the Levant Company. L. S. : Torrington. 
Jo. Cokburne. Jno. Norris. T. Lyttelton. By 
Command of their Lordsps. J. Burchett. 3 pp. 

1727/8. Great Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 

Feb. 23. Letter to [Vice-Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [off the 

coast of Spain]. The preliminaries of peace to be 
accomplished; ships to be detached to Gibraltar and 
Port Mahon ; Wager to come home with rest. L. S. : 
" Holies Newcastle." 3 pp. 

1727/8. Great Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Provinces. 
Mar. 21. Letterto Vice Adml, Edward Hopsonn, See: Great 

Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 
inces. 1726/7-f, Mar. 28-Mar. 25. 

1727/8. Great Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Provinces. 
Mar. 25. Letterto Vice Adml. Edward Hopsonn. See: Great 

Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 
inces. 1726/7-i, Mar. 28-Mar. 25. 

1728. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade & Planta- 
May 21. tions. See: Canada, Nova Scotia. 1727-39, June, 7- 

Nov. 9. 

1728. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
May 31. tions. Report to the King on Col. [Richard] Phil- 

lips's memorial on settlement of Nova Scotia. D. S. : 
Westmoreland. P. Docminique. Orl°. Bridgeman. 
, M. Bladen. W. Cary. 2 pp. 

1728. St£uiyan, Temple. Order referring report of Lords Com- 
June 12. missioners of Trade and Plantations on Col. 

[Richard] Phillips' memorial on settlement of Nova 
Scotia to the Privy Council. D. S. 1 p. Endorsed: 
"19 June, 1728. Coll" Philips attended and y« 
Lords Directed him to Depart forthwith to his 
Goverm*, and the Lords Comm^'f for Trade are to 
prepare his Comission & Instruct"^ and what orders 
are necessary to be given on this Report to be sent 
after him. 1 Feby., 1728. Read at y® committee." 

1728-33. Wager, Sir Charles, Edward Harrison, and John Hyde, jr. 
June 21- Account of their South Sea Company stock. 2 pp. 

June 25. 



VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 23 

1728. Bahama Society. List of receipts for 873 shares of the 
Sep. 1. Society's stock. Tabular statement. Names of 

shareholders, etc. 5 pp. See also: Bahama Society. 
Subscription receipts outstanding. 1728, Sep. 1. 

[1728.] Bahama Society. Subscription receipts outstanding. Tab- 
[Sep. 1 1] ular statement. Names of shareholders, etc. 5 pp. 

See also: Bahama Society. List of receipts for 873 
shares of stock. 1728, Sep. 1. 

1728. Vanbrugh, Ph[ilip]. Chatham [New Brunswick]. Letter 
Sep. 11. [to Vice Adml. Sir Charles Wager? London]. 

[Josiah] Burchett's letter; war with Spain; pirates; 
Irish Papists in New Brunswick; defenseless con- 
dition of harbors. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1728. Lilly, Christian. Directions for overseer of workmen at 
Sep. 20. Port Anthony. "Sent to [Maj.] Gen. [Robert] 

Hunter Sepf: ye 20'^, 1728." "A true Copy by me, 
Isaac Pearson." 2 pp. 

1728. Wager, Sir Charles. [London.] Letter [to Dennis Bond, 
Sep. 28. England.] The survey of New Foundland fishing 

grounds; Capt. Tavener. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1728. G-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
Dec. 20. tions. Report on the Newfoundland trade, being 

"Heads of a Bill for remedying the abuses in the 
Newfoundland Trade. 17 pp. Endorsed: "26*?* 
March, 1729— Ref* to a Committee 2, 19*!^ Aprill, 
1729. Read at y* Committee." 

1728. GrreaA Britain, Lords Commissioners /)f Trade and Planta- 
Dec. 20. tions. Report to the King [George II] Respecting 

the Newfoundland fisheries and garrison at Placentia. 
12 pp. D. S.: Orl" Bridgeman. W. Cary. Tho: 
Frankland. P. Docminique. T. Pelham. Martin 
Bladen. 

1728. Belcher, Jonathan, and others. Boston, [Mass.]. Letter 
Dec. 28. to Capt. William Atkinson [Boston]. Instructions 

for his guidance on voyage to Guinea; to bring 
back slaves; directions for landing on his return; 
slaves are for Virginia, etc. Contemporary copy 
of D. S.: Jon^ Belcher. Pet": Pusulton. Will" 
Foy. Eben;- Hough. W" Bant. And!' Janvill. 
2 pp. 



24 VERNON-WAGEE MANU8CEIPT8 

1728. Newfoundland, Fisheries. Scheme of the fisheries for year 

1728. Tabular statement. 3 pp. 

[1728?] "West Indies, Jamaica, Ordnance for. An estimate of ord- 
nance and stores demanded for the security and 
defense of Jamaica. 1 p. 

1728/9. St. Loe, [Edward]. Jamaica. Extract of letter to [Josiah] 
Jan. 3. Burchett [London]. For six weeks or so the trade 

out of "St. lagodeCuba" has been undisturbed 
by privateers. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En- 
dorsed by Wager: "Abstract of St. Lo's Letter 
* * * ." Document is headed, " Extract of 
Rear Admiral St. Lo's Letter," but he did not attain 
that rank until Mar. 4, 1729. 

1728/9. Colebrooke & Rogers, London. Invoice of goods shipped 
Jan. 27. to, via the JVassau^ John Sidy, master. 4 pp. 

1729. West Indies, Bahamas, New Providence, Distillery. An 
Jany. account of the cost and charge of utensils for the 

distillery. 4 pp. 

1729. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 
Feb. 12. Instructions to British naval captains in the Plan- 

tations [America] respecting restitution of prizes 
taken from the Spaniards. D. S. : Torrington. J. 
Cokburne. Jno. Norris. Chas. Wager. T. Lyt- 
telton. A. Hamilton. To Capts. Davis. Jones. 
Toller. Barnsley. Mayne. "By command of 
their Lordships J. Burchett." "A copy." 3 pp. 

% 
1728/9. Hyde, John. [London.] Letter [to Vice Adml. Sir Charles 

Mar. 4. Wager, [Whitehall?] Track of the Indian traders; 

subscriptions to Bahama Company's stock.] A. L. 

S. Ip. Endorsed by Wager: " Cap* Hyde about 

subscriptions." 

1728/9. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
Mar. 21. tions. Heport to the King on memorial of David 

Dunbar, regarding petition of Maine families to 
settle in Nova Scotia. D. S. : Westmorland. Edw. 
Ashe. Orl? Bridgeman. W. Cary. Thos. Frank- 
land. Seal of Trade & Plantations attached. 6 pp. 
1729. Great Britain, Privy Council, Committee, Report 
Apr. 19. on above. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 25 

1728 9. G-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade & Plantations. 
Mar. 21. Report to the King on memorial of David Dunbar. 

Contemporary cop3^ 6 pp. 

1729. Southwell, Edward. Order referring report of Lords 
Mar. 26. Commissioners of Trade and Plantations on [Col.] 

David Dunbar's memorial to a committee of the 
Privy Council. D. S. 1 p. Endorsed: "19Aprill 
1729. Read at y" committie and ref*! back to the 
Board of Trade. Memor*^ this Report is in the 
Bundle of Oct". 3, 1729." 

1729. La Vega, Dionisio Martinez de. Havana. Commission to 
Apr. 16. Felix Joseph D'Acosta Hortado, jr., to act as a 

guarda costa in the West Indies. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. 

[1729.] Bahama Society, Receipts. An account of Bahama receipts 
[May 7.] sent to Cap' [John] Hyde. 1 p. 

1729. Hyde, John, and others. London. Letter to GovT Woodes 
May 13. Rogers [New Providence, Bahama]. Instructions 

for administering government at New Providence. 
Contemporary copy of L. S. John Hyde. E. Har- 
rison. Ed. Fenwicke. Tho. Liell. 2 pp. 

1729. G-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
May 14 tions. Report to committee of the Privy Council 

on memorial of David Dunbar respecting settlers in 
Nova Scotia. D. S. : Westmoreland. T. Pelbam. 
M. Bladen. W. Cary. Tho^ Frankland. En- 
dorsed: "Recv*? 14 May, 1729. D° Die. Con- 
sidered at y® committee and to be taken again into 
Consideration at y® next Committee. But Coll. Dun- 
bar was ord^ not to Sta}^ on acco* of this Affair, but 
Depart imediately to his Post in New England 14 
OctoT, 1729. Reconsidered, and Hintz heard there- 
upon, and the Board of Trade ord*? to prepare 
proper Instruct" on this Affair. 9 pp. Seal of 
Trade and Plantations attached. 

1729. Great Britain. Privy Council, Committee for Plantation 
May 14. Affairs. Report of committee on report of Lords 

Commissioners of Trade & Plantations relating to 
Newfoundland fisheries. Contemporary copy. 5 pp. 
Endorsed: "22d May 1729 Read & app** and the 
necessary ord" to be issued to the Sec}-, of State 
' Secry at War & B[isho]p of London thereupon. — 

That part ab* y* Independ"^ only Ref? to y^ Secy of 
War for his Opinion." 



26 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1729. Grray, John. Twickenham. Letter [to Josiah Burchett, 
June 7. London]. Respecting harbor of Port Ansonio, 

called also Port St. George, Jamaica, and establish- 
ment of fortifications, hospitals ec. there. Contem- 
porary copy? 3 pp. 

1729. Dunbar, David. [London.] Letter [to Charles, Viscount 

June 30. Townshend, London]. Respecting his memorial 

and settlement of Nova Scotia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

Endorsed: "Read at y^ Committee 23 Oct. 1729." 

[1729.] [Wager, Sir Charles]. Observations on letter and memorial 
[June?] of West Indies merchants to Sir Robert Walpole, 

June 5, 1739, "relating to the better security of 
the Trade to America." Signers are not the big 
merchants; the orders to H. M. S. ships in the Plan- 
tations cover all points of the memorials; pirates 
at Porto Rico, guarda costas, etc. A. D. 3 pp. 

1729. Bahama Society. Effects. A list of effects at New Provi- 
Aug. 25. dence when Gov. [Woodes] Rogers arrived. 1 p. 

1729. West Indies, Bahamas, New Providence, Fortifications. 
Aug. 25. Remarks on condition of, on arrival of Gov. 

[Woodes] Rogers. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

1729. Groudet, P[ete]r. New Providence. Deposition of ill treat- 

Oct. 15. ment, assault etc. at hands of Gov. and Mrs. 

Phenney. "A true Copey W. Rogers" Further 

deposition respecting above. "John White, C. J. 

Vera Copia." 4 pp. 

1729. Colebrooks, John. Nassau. Letter to [George,] Lord 
Nov. 13. Forbes, London. His voyage to Bahama; effects 

of recent hurricane; the islands, people, political 
situation etc. A. L. S. 7 pp. 

1729. Rogers, Woodes. New Providence. Letter to [Adml.] Sir 

Nov. 15. Charles Wager [London]. Effect of hurricane; 

encouragement given to immigrants; measure of 

government adopted; Gov. Phenney and his wife; 

Capt. Gascoigne and naval support. L. S. 3 pp. 

1729. Phenney, George. New Providence. State of account with 
Nov. 25. Gov. Woodes Rogers. Receipt to Rogers for full 

settlement of same. D. S. : G. Phenney, Woodes 
Rogers. 3 pp. 



VEKNON-WAGEE MANUSCRIPTS 27 

1729. Fairfax, W[illiam]. Salem, [Massachusetts.] Letter to 
Nov. 26. [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager, [London]. Short ac- 

count of commencement of Gov. [Woodes] Rogers's 
rule in the Bahama Islands [West Indies]. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 

1729. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
Dec. 4. tions. Report to Committee of the Privy Council 

on former reports on memorial of Col. David Dun- 
bar and settlement of Nova Scotia. D. S. P. Doc- 
minique. T. Pelham. M. Bladen. W. Cary. 
Tho: Frankland. 8 pp. 

1729. [Toller, eTohn.] Inventory of negroes and goods on board 
Dec. 20. [pirate] sloop Catherine delivered to provost mar- 

shal at Antego. 1 p. with note in Exton Sayer's 
handwriting. See: Sayer opinion regarding case 
of Capt. John Toller. 1730, Dec. 17. 

1729. Colebrooke & Rogers. London. Invoice of goods shipped 
to. 4 pp. 

[1729?] Q-reat Britain, Lord Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
tions. Synopsis of reports on Col. [David] Dun- 
bar's memorial to settle Irish Protestants in Nova 
Scotia. 4 pp. 

[172-.] Londonderry, [Thomas Pitt,] Lord. "Abstract of what con- 
cerns Lord Londonderry and others in relation 
to settling the Bahama Islands." Statement of 
finances. 2 pp. Endorsed by Wager: "L. Lon- 
donderry's Ac* of Bahama." 

1729/30. Sidy, John, London. Invoice of goods shipped to the 

Jan. 7. "Windward & Gold Coast of Africa." 3 pp. 

Endorsed: "Papers relating to the Bahama Accts 

in the Partnership of John and Joseph Eyles, 

Raym** and Burrell." 

1729/30. Grreat Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
Jan. 22. tions. Report to the Lords Committee of the Privy 

Council. Submitting drafts of instructions to 
[Brig. Gen.] [Richard] Phillips and [Lt.] Col. 
[David] Dunbar respecting settlements in Nova 
Scotia. D. S: Westmoreland. P. Docminique. 
Orl°. Bridgeman, W. Cary, T. Pelham, M. Bladen. 
1 p. Endorsed: "9 9*'' Febry, 1729-30. 18 D:* 
Read at ye Committee & ref ^ back to the Board of 
Trade." Seal attached. 



28 VEENON-WAGEE MANUSCEIPTS 

1730. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
Feb. 9. tions. Report to the King, suggesting amending 

mode of marking out land reserves for the Navy 
so that the settlements in Nova Scotia may go for- 
ward, D. S. : P. Docminique. T. Pelham. M. 
Bladen. Edw. Ashe. Orl°. Bridgeman. 3 pp. 
Endorsed: ? 13**^ Feby, 1780-31. 10 March, 1730. 
Ref*^ to a Committee." Seal attached. 

1730. Vernon, James. Court at St. James. Order of Council 

Mar. 10. /referring report from the Lords Commissioners of 

Trade and Plantations on settlement of Nova Scotia, 

to a committee of the Privy Council. D. S. 1 p. 

1730. Q-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
Mar. 25. tions. Report to Lords Committee of the Privy 

Council. Submitting revised instructions to [Brig, 
(xen. Richard] Philipps and [Lt.] Col. [David] Dun- 
bar respecting laying out of lands in Nova Scotia for 
settlement. D. S. : Westmoreland. P. Docminique. 
T. Pelham. M. Bladen. Edw. Ashe. 2 pp. En- 
dorsed: "5 10*^ April, 1730. 15 D" Read at 
3^e Committee and Agreed to." 

1730. G-reat Britain, Privy Council. See: Canada, Nova Scotia, 
Apr. 20. 1727-39, June 7-Nov. 9. 

1730. Colebrooke & Rogers, London. Invoice of goods shipped 
Apr. 25. to, via Princess Louisa^ William Banks, master. 

4 pp. 

1730. Rogers, Woodes. N[ew] Providence. Letter to Capt. 
May 11. Joseph Boswell, London. Personal matters; immi- 

gration to the islands ; buildings etc. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Endorsed by Wager: "Governf 
Rogers to Cap* Boswell 11 May 1730 about the 
great increase of Inhabitants." 

1730. Bahama Society. List of outstanding receipts for Bahama 
May 20. stock. Tabular statement. Names of subscribers 

etc. 7 pp. 

1730. West Indies, Jamaica. British forces at. Victualling allow- 
June 3. ance of seamen and soldiers. 1 p. 

1730. Barnsley, Henry, Barbadoes. Extract of a letter to [Josiah] 
July 6. Burchett respecting satisfaction from Spanish Gov- 

ernors of Porto Rico and San Domingo for prizes 
of English merchantmen taken by the Spanish. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Endorsed: "Was This 
Sent?" 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 29 

1730. Burrell, Peter. [London.] Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles 

Aug. 19. Wager, London]. Expense of trading venture to 

the Bahamas; has been little return. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

Endorsed b}' Wager: " . . . . About our Expense 

to the Bahama w! Colebrooke and Rogers." 

[1730.] Toller, John. Petition to the Lords Commissioners of the 
[August?] Admiralty of Great Britain, respecting cargo of 

pirate sloop taken by him while commanding H. M. S. 
Pearl. D. S. Ip. See also: Sayer, Exton. Opin- 
ion, 1730, Dec. 17. 

[1730.] Anon3auous. Proposed heads for a proclamation for the 
[Sep. 15.] better suppression of piracies in West Indies. 3 pp. 

1730. Saltmarsh, John. H. M. S. Adventure at Port Royal, 
Sep. 27. Jamaica. Letter to [Josiah] Burchett [London], 

Sends observations of difference in time obtained 
solely through their instruments. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. A True and Just Account of our Ob- 
servations on voyage to Jamaica for finding out 
the difference in time from the London meridian. 
1729-30 Aug. 22-Mar. 23. Tabular statement. 
2 pp. 

1730. G-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 

Sep. 29. Orders to captains of His Majesty's ships in the 

Plantations respecting depredations committed by 

pirates and Spanish on British merchant vessels. 

Contemporary copy. 6 pp. Endorsed: "Copy of 

an Order to cruize against the Spanish 

Guarda Costos." 

1730 — |. G-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. Ab- 
Sep. 29- stracts of orders sent to the commanders of His 

Feb. 10. Majesty's ships in Jamaica. 8 pp. 

[1730?] Anonymous. Instructions proposed to encourage naval 
[Sep. ?] captains to take piratical vessels. 2 pp. 

1730. Delafaye, Charles. Whitehall. Letter to [Adml.] Sir 
Oct. 25. Charles Wager, [Admiralty] respecting order for 

cutting of masts in New England and Mr. Gulston's 
position in the matter. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by 
Wager: "Mr. Delefa3^e about Golston Contractor 
for N. England Mast." 



30 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1730. Delafaye, Charles. Whitehall. Letter to [Adml.] Sir 
Oct. 26. Charles Wager [Admiralty]. Suggests Port An- 

tonio as the best landing place for troops sent to 
Jamaica. L. S. Ip. Endorsed by Wager: "Mr. 
Delefaye about the two Regiments Landing at Port 
Antonio." 

1730. [G-reat Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 
Oct. 29. inces, Thomas Holies, Duke of Newcastle.] Instruc- 

tions to Rear Admiral [Charles] Stewart [Stuart, 
West Indies], Respecting piracies in West Indies. 
"The like orders were sent .... to the Com an- 
ders of his Maj. ships at the several places, etc." 
Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 

1730. Sayer, [Exton] [Doctor of Laws, London]. Opinion re- 
Dec. 17. garding case of Capt. John Toller, H. M. S. Pearl 
and cargo of a captured pirate sloop. A. D. S. 1 p. 

1730. Newfoundland Fisheries. ' Scheme of the fishery, 1730. 

4pp. 

[1730?] [Dummer, William?] A short sketch for attempting the 
Havana. " Some Considerations about forming a 
Descent in the Spanish West Indies." "An Esti- 
mate of the Force and its Charge for a Descent 
upon the Havana." Contemporary copy in hand- 
writing of Isaac Pearson. 7 pp. 

[1730?] [Wager, Sir Charles.] Places in the West Indies proper for 
English ships to obtain wood and water. A. D. 
3 pp. 

1730/1. Grreat Britain. Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plan- 
Feb. 9. tations. Representation to the King regarding 

setting aside of timber tracts for the navy and set- 
tlement of Nova Scotia. Contemporary copy. 3 

pp. Endorsed: " 30th March, 1731. 

^ Read and the Board of Trade to prepare instruc- 

tions accordingly." 

1730/1. Crookshanks, Jonathan. London. Letter to [Adml.] Sir 
Feb. 21. Charles Wager [London]. Discusses book sent 

him relating to sugar trade; obversations thereon. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1731. Hyde, John. London. Letter to Alured Popple, White- 
Apr. 3. hall. His letter of yesterday and answers to queries 

of Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations 
in relation to Bahama Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 31 

1731. Bahama Lessees. Salters Hall [London]. Minutes of 
Apr. 8. meeting. Decision to surrender their lease of the 

Bahama Islands to the King. A. D. S. of Tho. 
Baynton, Secy. 1 p. 

1731. Popple, Alured. Whitehall. To Capt. [John] Hyde [Lon- 
Apr. 8. don]. The Lords Commissioners desire a copy of 

the lease of the Bahama Islands from the Lords Pro- 
prietors. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1731. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
Apr. 22. tions. Letter to Committee of Privy Council 

[Whitehall.] Submit drafts of instructions to Govf 
of Nova Scotia and Surveyor of Woods respecting 
setting aside land for timber for Royal navy and 
for settlement. D. S. T. Pelham, Edw. Ashe, 
M. Craft, M. Bladen. . 1 p. Endorsed: "Report 
* * * with Draughts of Instruct*^ for Govf 
Philips & Coll" Dunbar * * *." "9 29*^Aprill 
1731-3 May 1731. Read at the Committee & the 
Draught of Instructions to be Repated to the King 
as proper to be app^ " 

1731. Crookshanks, Jonathan. London. Letter to ? 

Apr. 28. Respecting duty on tobacco and the Charitable 

Corporation. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1731. Bahama Society. A Computation of Goods shipped to New 
April. Providence of account of the Bahama Society. Tab- 

ular statement of shipments from 1720. 1 p. • 

1731. Q-reat Britain, Crown, George II, King. Additional In- 

May 11. structions to Col. David Dunbar [New Hampshire], 

Respecting marking out land for settlement in Nova 

Scotia. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 2^ copy of 

same. 3 pp. 

1731. Stert, Arthur. Seville. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wa- 
May 27. ger [London]. Gibraltar and trade with the Spanish 

West Indies. L. S. 5 pp. Endorsed by Wager: 
"M-- Stert Seville 27 May 1731 N. S." " 

1731. Great Britain, Crown, George II, King. Instructions to 

July 5. Adml. Sir Charles Wager, [The Downs?] respecting 

his cooperation with the Spanish in the Leghorn 

expedition. D. S.: "George R." also " G. R." 

3 pp. Seal attached. 



32 VEKNON-WAGEU MANUSCRIPTS 

1731. G-reat Britain, Crown, George II, King. Private Instruc- 

July 5. tions to Adral. Sir Charles Wager, [The Downs ?] 

respecting giving and receiving salutes from the 

French and others. D. S. : " George R " also " G. 

R." Seal attached. 

1731. G-reat Britain, Crown, George II, King. Additional Instruc- 

July 5. tions to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, [The Downs?] 

for his guidance in command of the English forces 

upon the Leghorn expedition. D. S. : "George 

R " also " G. R. ^' 7 pp. Seal attached. 

1731. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 

July 8. Letter to [Vice Adml.] Sir Charles Wager, [The 

Downs ?] enclosing the King's instructions for his 

guidance while on the Leghorn expedition. L. S. : 

" Holies Newcastle" 1 p. 

1731. Bahama Society. London. Balances in new books. Tab- 
July 13. ular statement. 2 pp. 

1731. Rogers, Woodes. [New Providence.] Account and descrip- 
Sept. 12. tion of the Bahama Islands sent to the Lords Com- 

missioners of Trade and Plantations. 15 pp. 

1731. Mari, Marquis de. "St. Isabel" Bay of Cadiz. Signals for 

Oct. 15. the [Spanisn] fleet "for the present Expedition 

only " [convojang troops to Leghorn ?] Contempo- 
rary copy in English. 2 pp. 

1731. West Indies, Bahamas, Cat Island (San Salvadore) A par- 
Dec, ticular description of, taken by order of ex-Govf 
Woodes Rogers. 3 pp. 

1731. Spain, Navy. List of ships going to Italy. Names of ves- 
sels and number of guns. (In Spanish) 2 pp. 
Endorsed: "Papers on the Expedition to Italy 



1731/2 Wager, [Sir] Charles. [London.] Letter [to Jose Patiiio, 

Jan. 1. Madrid? Spain]. Honors conferred on Wager by 

King of Spain; Marquis de Mari at Cadiz & Count 

de Charni at Lisbon. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. 

1731/2 Wager, [Sir] Charles. [London.] Letter [to Rear- Admiral 
Jan. 2. Marquis de Mari, Cadiz, Spain]. Congratulations 

on success of the I^eghorn expedition; Wager's 
voyage home &c. Auto, draft signed. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 38 

1731 2 Wager, [Sir] Charles. [London.] Letter to ? The 

Jan. 2. Parma and Placentia [Leghorn] expedition; piracies 

in the West Indies; Jenkins and others; Wager 
likes the Spaniards. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 

1732. West Indies, Bahamas. List of sundry papers relating to, 

Apr. 19. delivered by Admiral Sir Charles Wager [to Lords 

Commissioners of Trade and Plantations?]. 2 pp. 

Endorsed: "Abstract of Sundry papers touching 

N. Providence * * *." 

1732. West Indies, Jamaica, Legislative. House of Assembly. 
Apr. 28. Instructions to Agents in Great Britain. Outlines 

course of action to be pursued in advancing interests 
of the island. " Resolved That the House do agree 
to the said Instructions. John Stewart Speaker." 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

1732. Hyde, John & Company. Account with Thomas Baynton. 
May 4- 2 pp. 

June 25. 

1732. Hemenes, Pedro Yago. St. lago de Cuba. Letter to [Rear- 
May 18. Admiral] Charles Stewart [Stuart, Jamaica]. Has 
refused to grant commissions to priv^ateers and 
hopes the depredations on the British trade will 
cease. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

1732. La Vega, Dionisio Martinez de. Havana. Letter to [Rear- 
May 26. Admiral] Charles Stewart [Stuart, Jamaica]. Re- 
specting trial of John Fondino [Juan de Leon Fan- 
dino]; Spanish privateers and English and Dutch 
traders; has revoked all privateer commissions. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

1732. W3mdhani, Charles. Memorandum of demands made on 
July 3-6. Gov. of Porto Rico respecting Spanish privateers 

and depredations committed on English merchant 
trade. 
Forbes, [Hugh?]. Memorandum of similar demands — con- 
tinuation of above. 10 pp. Endorsed: "Capt. 
Forbes about Portorico." 

1732. [Wager, Sir Charles.] Memorandum respecting "L* Forbes" 
July 5. [Capt.? Hugh?], report to Commodore [Richard] 

Lestock of demand of Govr. of Porto Rico. A. D. 
1 p. Endorsed by Wager. " Memorandum about a 
clause in the K. of Spain's Cedula relating to Lati- 
tudes that English Ships are allowed to sail in in 
the West Indies." 
32066—04 3 



34 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1732. Delafaye, Charles. Kensington. Letter [to Adml. Sir 
July 11. Charles Wager, London]. Reports received of 

Spanish expedition against Mazalquivir [Mero- 
el-Kebir, Algiers]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1732. Selash, Antonia de. Cartagena. Letter to [Rear- Admiral] 
July 16. Charles Stewart [Stewart, Jamaica? West Indies]. 

The King of Spain's cedula relating to Spanish pri- 
vateers. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 

1732. G-reat Britain, Lords commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
Aug. 3. tions. Report to the Queen [Wilhelmina Charlotte 

Caroline, of Anspach] on the address of the Council 
and Assembly of Jamaica respecting duty on slaves 
and petition to the King from citizens of Bristol 
respecting same. Contemporary copj'. 2 pp. 

1732. Delafaye, Charles. Kensington. Letter to Adml. Sir 
Sep. 4. Charles Wager [London] respecting dut}^ on negro 

slaves in Jamaica. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1732. BrathTvaite, John and B Feake. [Guinea, Africa.] 

Nov. 7. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, London]. 

Describing forts and posts of the company, antago- 
nism of the Dutch, state of trade, etc. A. L. S. ? 
17 pp. 

1732. Anon3mious. Reasons for the speedy settlement of Nova 
Dec. 21. Scotia. 5 pp. 

1732. Grreat Britain, Crown, George II, King. Order to the 
Dec. 21. Governor of Nova Scotia to grant the isle of Holt 

to John Hart. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

1732. West Indies, Bahamas, Cat Island (San Salvadore). a. 
Dec. particular description of, taken by order of ex-Gov. 

Woodes Rogers. 9 pp. 

1732. Baynton, Thomas. Account with. 

17323. Wager, [Sir] Charles. London. Letter [to Sir Ben jamin ?] 

Jan. 8. Keene [Madrid]. West Indies affairs; guardacostas, 

seizure of merchant ships, etc. ; Spaniards at Oran 

and Algiers; Moors and Turks; Algerian pirates, 

etc. Contemporary copy. 9 pp. 

1732/3. Day, Peter. Bristol. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, 
Feb. Y. London]. The sugar trade and plans for encourag- 

ing it; Walpole's proposal. Contemporary copy. 
4 pp. 



VERNON-WAGEB MANUSCRIPTS 35 

1732 3. [Wager, Sir Charles.] London. Letter [to Peter Day, 
Feb. 9. Bristol, England]. Replying to his letter of 7th 

inst. (q. V.) respecting sugar trade. Contemporary 

copy. 3 pp. 

1733. Manning, Edward, jr. Jamaica. Letter to [Adml.] Sir 
Feb. 13. Charles Wager. [Whitehall]. Respecting shipment 

to Wager of woolens. L. S. 2 pp. 

1733. Bahama Society. liondon. List of papers relating to the 
Mar. 2(). Bahama Islands. 1 p. 

[1733?] [Wager, Sir Charles.] [Whitehall.] Memorandum of points 
[Apr. 26?] in case of Capt. Mathew Norris. A. D. headed: 

"Dr. Strahan." 2 pp. See also: Norris, Mathew. 
Case of. 1733? Apr. 26? 

[1733.] Norris, Mathew. [London.] Case of snuff and tobacco 
[Apr. 26.] belonging to King of Spain captured by. 3 pp. 

Endorsed: "to be heard at 10 this morning 26 
Apl. 1733." 

1733. [Ogle, Sir Chaloner. Jamaica.] Letter [to Adml. Sir 
July 7. Charles Wager, London]. Recommending various 

offices; Port Antonio and the Lynche's Islands 
works. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

1733. Greorgia, Trustees, Grant of land, (in blank). "By order 

of the said Common Council." Benj" Martin, 
Secrety." 8 pp. 

1734. [Fitz- William, Richard.] New Providence. Letter to 
Jan. 29. [Adml.] Sir Charles W^ager [London]. Runaways 

from New Providence will try to injure Fitz- 
William's character in England. Draft. 4 pp 

1733/4. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Charlotte, Chatham. Letter 
Mar. 7. [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall ?]. Respect- 

ing preparations and fitting out ships for sea. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. Catherine, Blackstakes. Letter to 
Mar. 29. [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall?]. Respect- 

ing fitting out of ships for sea. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Namur, Noire. Letter to 
Mar. 30. [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Is ready 

to sail but there is great clamor because of bounty 
money not being paid. A. L. S. 2 pp. 



36 VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Namur, The Downs. Letter 
Apr. 3. to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Move- 

ments of French ships; pay of seamen, etc. A. 
L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Tavemer, William. Poole. [England.] Letter to [Adml.] 

Apr. 3. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall, London. French 

encroachments in Newfoundland. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Nmnur, The Downs. Letter 
Apr. 5. to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager, [Whitehall]. Move- 

ment of French ships and troops at Calais and 
Dunkirk. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Namur, The Downs. Letter 
•Apr. 7. [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. Re- 

porting sailing of French ship from Calais to 
Eastward with troops. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Namnr, The Downs. Let- 
Apr. 10. ter [to Adml, Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. 
Information furnished by French deserter from 
Calais of bombardment of Dantzic by Russians, and 
ships expected at Calais. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Nmnur, The Downs. Let- 
Apr. 11. ter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. 
Respecting movements of French ships. A, L. S. 
2 pp. 

1734. McAlpin, John. St. Christopher. Affidavit respecting 

Apr. 17. capture of the Friends Adventure by a Spanish 

sloop. D. S. 4 pp. Sworn to before James 

Losack, Depy. Secy, of St. Christopher & Notary 

Public. Testes: Anthony Carroll. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Namur, The Downs. Let- 
Apr. 22. ter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager, The Downs. 
Capt. [Richd. ?] Norris, and dispute with Colonial 
Governor respecting flying a flag; news of French, 
and want of seamen. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Namur, The Downs. Let- 
Apr. 24. ter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager, Downs. The 
elections and case of a soldier ordered discharged 
by the board of Admiralty. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

[1734.] Wager, Sir Charles. Memorandum of accounts of the 
[Apr. 25.] Bahama Society. A. D. 1 p. Endorsed: "25 

April, 1734. Bahama Account, stated by Sir Cha. 
Wager, from Mr. Hyde." 



VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 37 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Namur, The Downs. Let- 
Apr. 27. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Dover ?]. Latest 
intelligence; sickness on \hQExete7\ A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Namjui\ The Downs. Let- 
Apr. 29. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Dover?]. French 
ship flying a broad pennant; elections and want of 
seamen. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Namut\ The Downs. Letter 
May 10. [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Dover?]. Transfer 

of officers; case of the sailor who enlisted in the 
army. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Namur, The Downs. Let- 
May 15. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Dover?]. Infor- 
mation of scarcity of small arms in fleet has been 
given to French; more troops in Calais and rumor 
that Prince Eugene has beaten the French. A. L. 
S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. The Downs. Letter [to Adml. Sir 

Ma}'^ 17. Charles Wager, Dover?]. Kespecting transfers 

and appointment of certain officers. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia [The Downs]. 
May 23. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Dover?]. 

Death of Capt. Drake, of the Argyle, and conse- 
quent changes of officers; transfer of men to various 
ships; movements of ships; news of blacks [Maroons] 
in Jamaica. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia^ The Downs. Let- 
May 26. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Dover ?]. Respect- 
ing appointments in Navy on recommendation of 
the Admiral of the fleet; Capt. [Richard?] Norris's 
case; accounts of French ships; obtaining of sea- 
men. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia^ The Downs. Let- 
May 31. ter [to Adml. ? Sir Charles Wager, Dover?]. Re- 
ports from Calais; impressment of seamen. A. L. 
S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia, The Downs. Let- 
June 1. ter[to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Dover?]. Impress- 
ment of seamen; Capt. [Curtis] Barnet's experience 
off Salle; Russians and French forces. A. L. S. 
Ip. 



38 VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia, [The Downs]. 
June 3. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Dover?], Re- 

specting impressment of seamen and intelligence 
from Gibraltar and Calais. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia, The Downs. Let- 
June 5. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. Im- 
pressment of seamen. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia, [The Downs]. 
June 6. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Impressments and sick. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia, The Downs. Let- 
June 7. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall ?]. Sug- 
gesting a transfer of ship; Duke of Berwick killed 
at Philipsbourgh. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britam,nia, The Downs. Let- 
June 8. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. Lord 
"Biron's" son; bedding for seamen. A, L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia, The Downs. Let- 
June 11. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Dover?]. Impress- 
ment and transfer of seamen; payment of allowance 
to sick. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia, The Downs. Let- 
June 15. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 
French embarkation at Calais; accidental shooting 
of seaman on board Capt. [Francis] Perc3^'s ship; 
the sick. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia, The Downs. Let- 
June 17. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 
Intelligence of French at Calais; fleet in the Downs 
is ready; strength of the Russians before Dantzic. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia, The Downs. Let- 
June 19. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 
Intelligence of French at Calais; impressment of 
seamen from the Cinque Ports. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia, The Downs. Let- 
June 20. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 
Respecting Dr. Ledderdale; reports from Calais; 
thinks French will find the Russians ready for them. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 39 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia, The Downs. Let- 
June 23. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 
Impressment of seamen from Cinque Ports and 
elsewhere and his report to Admiralty on same; 
number of men in service; news from Calais; Capt. 
[William?] Douglas wishes to be retained in pay. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia^ [The Downs]. 
June 26. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Impressment of seamen ; fate of Danzic should soon 
be known; rumor of Englishmen who were with 
the Russians being captured; payment of ships; 
Capt. [William?] Douglas and his chest of silver; 
Spanish ships from West Indies; French at Toulon; 
protections of Admiralty for seamen. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia, The Downs. Let- 
June 28. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall ?]. 
Capt. Hutchinson's [H. M. S. ?] Salamander, activity 
in gathering seamen. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia, The Downs. Let- 
July 1. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. 
French troops are leaving Calais; rumor of action 
in Italy. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. The Downs. 
July 4. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. 

' Ships in The Downs 1,000 men short of their com- 

plements; French troops leaving Calais. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. The Downs. 
July 8. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. 

Death of boatswain of the Torhay and consequent 
changes of petty officers. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. The Downs. 
July 11. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. 

Intelligence of the French; impressment of pro- 
tected seamen; miscellaneous navy matters. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. The Downs. 
July 15. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. 

Complaints of traders; Capt. Hutchinson & im- 
pressed men; payment of seamen and miscellaneous 
navy matters. A. L. S. 2 pp. 



40 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. The Downs. 
July 17. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

News of French; intelligence from Gibraltar. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. The Downs. 

July 21. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Commission for Wager's nephew; pay of seamen; 

chaplains in fleet; the chaplain of the Torhay has 

run off with another man's wife. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. The Downs. 

July 21. Letter to [Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Discharge and punishment of certain sailors for 

crime; chaplain of the Torhay unworthy to be in 

His Majesty's service. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. The Downs. 
July 24. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Movements of various ships. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. The Downs. 
July 27. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Punishment of sailors and removal of the [Zbr- 
l)ay''s\ chaplain; commission for Norris's son; 
French and Spanish; movement of certain ships. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. The Downs. 
July 29. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. 

Commissions for certain officers and impressments. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. The Downs. 
Aug. 1. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Sick and impressments; lack of beer and poor 
qualit}^ of same. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. The Downs. 
Aug. 2. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Acknowledging receipt of orders to proceed, with 
ships, to Spithead. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. The Downs. 
Aug. 3. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Is ready to sail for Spithead; minor matters. 
■ A. L. S"! 2 pp. 



VERNON -WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 41 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. 
Aug. 7. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Punishment of seamen; impressments; appoint- 
ments in Navy, etc. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. 
Aug. 9. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

French ships from the Baltic; case of the chaplain 
of the Torhay. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. 
Aug. 12. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Court-martial of men for desertion; impress of 
foreign sailors of British merchant ships; minor 
movements of ships; appointments, etc. ; has received 
orders of 10*** & will hasten ships out of harbor. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 

[1734] Sibert, Lewis. [Spithead.] Examination of. Report of 
[Aug. 12] his voyage, destination, etc. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Norris, Sir John, to Sir Chas. Wager, 1734, Aug. 
12. q. V. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. 

Aug. 15. ^ Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Desertions of seamen; intelligence of French; cere- 

mon}^ between land and sea forces; supplies of 

ships. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. 
Aug. 22. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. 

Small arms for the ships; question of certain naval 
etiquette with French. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Wager, [Sir] Charles. [London.] Letter to [Thomas Holies] 
Sep. 2. Duke of Newcastle [Whitehall?]. Respecting 

reports from Gibraltar of Spanish entrenchments 
being erected. Auto, draft signed. 4 pp. 

1734. Anon3nnous. Letter to Capt. Chas. Cotrell, Canso. 
Sep. 4. Account of the fishery, fortifications, and troops 

at Louisbourg. Signature obliterated. 2 pp. 

1734. Canada, Nova Scotia. Louisbourg. Account of fisheries, 
Sep. 4. fortifications, and forces at. 3 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. 
Sep. 4. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

The launch of the Dunkirk. A. L. S. 1 p. 



42 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. 

Sep. 15. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. 

A Mr. Batson and his instrument; pork and beef 

supplies; changes desired on death of Chandler, 

purser of the Monmouth. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. 
Sep. 15. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. 

Impressed seamen and punishment of deserters; 
ships and ordnance matters; recommends that ten- 
ders be employed to impress. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. 
Sep. 23. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. 

Defeat of Imperialists in Italy; has stopped im- 
pressing men. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1734.] Thomson, Robert. [Spithead.] Examination of . Reports of 
[Sep. 23.] French and Spanish ships at Cadiz. 1 p. Enclosed 

in: Norris, Sir John, to Sir Chas. Wager, 1734, 
Sep. 23. q. v. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. 
Sep. 26. • Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. 

Reporting presence of one Terryl [?], a Spanish 
spy. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. 
Sep. 27. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Respecting desertions and punishment for same. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. 
Sep. 28. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, W^hitehall?]. 

Respecting refitting and laying up vessels for the 
winter and payment of men. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. • 
Sep. 30. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Transfers of masters; Capt. Forrester's arrival at 
Spithead; number of deserters and sick. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 

1734. Keene, W[illiam]. St. Johns, Newfoundland. Letter [to 
Oct. 1. Robert Maccarthy]. Lord Muskerry [St. Johns]. 

The fisheries, trade, and fortifications of Newfound- 
land. A. L. S. 3 pp. 



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VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 43 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. 
Oct. 1. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Sick and deserters; transfer of masters and other 
minor naval matters. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. 
Oct. 6. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. 

Movements of ships and convenience of the cap- 
tains. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. 
Oct. 7. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Respecting Sir William Terry being a spy of the 

Pretender. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. Let- 

Oct.10. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Intelligence from Gibraltar, of French and Spanish 

ships at Cadiz; information should be obtained of 

the ships in Brest. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. 
Oct. 11. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

General situation of affairs; [Sir William] Terry 
and the Spanish minister. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. Let- 
Oct. 12. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Minor naval matters. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. Let- 

Oct. 14. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Respecting news from Gibraltar; probabilities of 

fleet going abroad; minor naval matters. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. Let- 

Oct. 17. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. 

Neutrality of Dutch in case of war; news of French 

naval movements; appointments in nav3^ ^' L- S* 

^ 1 p. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. Let- 

Oct. 23. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Provisioning ships for winter; beer for seamen; 

proclamations and articles of war; French ships at 

Toulon. A. L. S. 2 pp. 



44 VERNON-WAGER MANDSORIPTS 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. Let- 

Oct. 24. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Provisioning; ships; orders for sailing; docks at 

Spithead; exchange of Dutch and English seamen. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1734. Anonymous. Some considerations relating to the present 
Oct. 26. state of Jamaica with respect to their runaway 

negroes. 7 pp. 

1734. Mendoca, Diego. [London.] Heads of memorial respect- 
Oct. 28. ing Indians held as slaves in the English planta- 

tions. 3 pp. 

1734. [Wager, Sir Charles. London.] Letter to John Courand. 
Oct. 28. King of Spain's cedula to the Archbishop of Mex- 

ico respecting delivery of English merchant vessels 
taken by the Spanish. Auto, draft. 2 pp. Indorsed: 
"... about the Cedula sent to Mexico for Restor- 
ing the 4 salt ships taken the 13 Mar 1732/33." 

[1734.] [Wager, Sir Charles.] Remarks on the Spanish Ambassa- 
[Oct. 29.] dor's memorial of Oct. 28, respecting Indian sub- 

jects of the King of Spain being held in slavery on 
English Plantations. A. D. 3 pp. 

1734. Norris, [Sir] John. H. M. S. Britannia. Spithead. Let- 
Oct. 29. ter [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 

Plymouth ships and sick; news from Gibraltar. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1734.] Wager, Sir Charles. [London.] Observations on Diego 
[Nov. 12.] Mendoca's letter [to James, Lord Tyrawley, Lis- 

bon]. Respecting Portugese captives at Mequinez 

[Morocco]. A. D. 4 pp. Endorsed: " 

from the D. Newcastle 12 Nov." 

1734. Anon3mious. Georgia. Letter [to Rev. ? England]. 

Nov. 28. Affairs of the colony and the case of Joseph Watson. 

Contemporary copy. 17 pp. 

1734. Courand, John. [Whitehall]. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles 
Nov. 29. W^ager, Whitehall]. [Thomas Holies,] Duke of New- 

castle desires draft of answer to enclosed papers 
[relating to the African Gum Trade]. A. L. S. Ip. 
For draft of Wager's answer see: Wager to Courand 
1734, Nov. 30. 



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^ - lINrnai, |8irj John. U. M. S. Bn'tanjiia. Spithtad. Lefc- 
tJT [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. 
Plymouth ships and sick; news from Gibraltar. 
A." L. S. 1 p. 

Sir Charles. [Ix)Jidon.] Observations on Diego 
fN Mendoca's letter [to James, Lord Tyrawley, Li.s- 

ynm]. Respecting Portugese captives at Me<^uine« 
? Monxjco]. A. D. 4 pp. Endorsed; 
f ■ sn the D. Newcastle 12 Nov.'' 

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YERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 45 

1734. Wager, [Sir] Charles. [Whitehall.] Letter to John Cou- 
Nov. 30. rand, [Whitehall]. Regarding- complaint of French 

East India Company of H. M. S. Antelope and Dia- 
mond having protected English ships in trading on 
the Gum coast of Africa. Auto-draft. 4 pp. 

1734. [Stert, Arthur and John Goddard.] London. Letter to 
Dec. 5. [Thomas Holies] Duke of Newcastle [Whitehall?]. 

Giving arguments to induce King of Spain to trans- 
fer business of Commission to London. Contem- 
porar}' copy. 4 pp. 

1734. Craufurd, Charles. Scheme of the Fishery of New Found- 
land with state of inhabitants and planters. Tabular 
■ statement. 7 pp. Enclosed in letter Craufurd to 
W^ager, 1735, July 5. q. v. 

[1734.] "Wager, Sir Charles. Observations on the representations 
from Lord Essex on the port of Ancona. A. D. 1 p. 

1734. West Indies, Bahamas, Inhabitants. Case of: Recital of 
actions of Gov. [Richard] Fitz-William towards in- 
habitants. 7 pp. 

[1734?] Anonymous. Memorandum of treatment by English of 
French East India ship Pontchartrain on the coast 
of "Portendick" [Portendik, now Marsa, in Trarza, 
on west coast of Africa]. 1 p. 

[1734?] [Cunningham, Henry.] Some queries concerning troops 
at Jamaica. 2 pp. Endorsed: '•'Queries about 
Jamaica and Answers to them Gov. Cunningham." 

[1734?] Tavemer, William. Representation to [Adml.] Sir Charles 
Wager of ''properest" method to encourage the 
trade and fishery of New Foundland. 12 pp. 

1734/5. Hull, Richard. [London.] Extracts of letters relating to 
Feb. 26. discovery of a forest of gum trees. 3 pp. 

1734 '5. Anon3rmous. Extract of a letter from South Carolina 
Mar. 3. respecting New Providence, Bahama Islands and 

Governor [Richard] Fitz-William. 2 pp. 

[1735.] Coram, Thomas. [London.] Memorial to the King 
[Mar. 31.] [George II]. Respecting settlement of Nova Scotia. 

A. D. S. 2 pp. See also: England, London Crafts- 
men. Petition to the King, 1735, Mar. 31. 



46 VERNOK-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

[1735.] London, (England,) Craftsmen. Petition to the King 

[Mar. 31.] [George II] for free passage, and subsistence for 

one year, to Nova Scotia. 3 pp. 102 signatures. 

See also: Coram, Thomas. Memorial to the King, 

1735, Mar. 31. 

1735. Geraldino, [Sir] Thomas. London. Letter to the Court of 
Apr, 30- Directors of the Ro3^al Assiento Company [Lon- 

May 11. don]. Proposals on behalf of the King of Spain for 

disposing of their trade in the West Indies. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 

1735. Hoist, Nicholas. Plat of part of Port Royal harbor, Jamaica, 
May 14. showing land proposed to be used for the King's 

dockyard. 1 p. Ink and water color sketch. 

1735. [Bladen, Martin.] Memorandum respecting inquiries of 
June 3. Parliament; calls for papers from Lords Commis- 

sioners of Trade and Plantations; settlement of 
Nova Scotia. 2 pp. 

The same (Containing additional matter and 
endorsed by Wager: " 1735, Col". Bladen 3d June 
about Nova Scotia." 2 pp. 

1735. Bladen, Martin. Albrohatch [England]. Letter to [Adml.] 
June 10. Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Respecting pro- 

posed settlement of Nova Scotia. L. S. 4 pp. 

1735. C[oram], T[homas]. [London]. Answer to Lords Commis- 
July 4. sioners of Trade and Plantations on his memorial 

respecting settlement of Nova Scotia and Cat Island. 
Contemporary copy. 6 pp. "The original read 
& considered at the Board for Trade & Plantations 
the 15 of ye same month." 

Estimate for transporting one hundred men and 
their families to Nova Scotia. 2 pp. Contemporary 
copy. 

[1735.] Coram, Thomas. [London.] Further considerations, offered 
[July 4.] to the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 

tions respecting his memorial on the settlement of 
Nova Scotia. 6 pp. Contemporary copy. 

Estimate for transporting one hundred men and 
their families to Nova Scotia. 2 pp. Contemporary 
copy. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 47 

1735. Craufurd, Charles. H. M. S. Roebuck^ Spithead. Letter 
July 5. [to Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. The state 

of the fishery at Newfoundland and inhabitants at 
Portobask and fortifications at Placentia. A. L. S. 
3 pp. For enclosure respecting state of fishery at 
Newfoundland, See: Craufurd, Charles. Scheme 
of the fishery at Newfoundland, 1734. 

[1735?] [Wager, Sir Charles.] Observations on the proposals of 
[July?] Capt. [Thomas] Coram for settling Nova Scotia. 

A Draft. 6 pp. and "A scheme for Settling Nova 
Scotia." A. D. 1 p. Also, contemporary copy of 
above with additional paragraph at end. Also, 2d 
cop3'^ of same. 

1735. Stone, Andrew. Whitehall. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles 
Oct. 6. Wager, [Whitehall]. Respecting yachts destined for 

Holland; instructions regarding sailing, &c. A.L.S. 
2 pp. 

[1735.] [Bladen? Martin] [Lo-ndon]. Answers to [Govf Henry] 
Cunningham queries respecting troops at Jamaica. 
A. D. ? 5 pp. 

1735. To-wry, J[ohn]. Heads of Inquiry relating to the trade 
and fishery of Canso in Nov^a Scotia and parts adja- 
cent sent to Lords Commissioners of Trade and 
Plantations. D. S. 18 pp. 

[1735?] Bladen, [Martin]. Considerations about Jamaica. In hand- 
writing of Sir Chas. Wager. 2 pp. 

[1735 ?] Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
tions. Proposals for beginning civil government 
in Nova Scotia, with replies to each article by a 
memorialist [Capt. Thomas Coram?] 4 pp. 

[1735?] London, England, Merchants, Petition to the House of 
Commons. 4 pp. 

[1735?] [Wager, Sir Charles. London.] Additional Instructions 
to " Commadore " [Capt. Charles] "Browne" [Ja- 
maica, West Indies], directing that reprisals be 
made upon the Spanish. 3 pp. 



48 VERNON- V7AGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1735-6. Shields, James. [London.] Account current of expenses, 
Jan.-April. etc., of voyages to the "Gum Coast" [West coast 

of Africa.] D. S.: " Hen^ Lascelles." 3 pp. 

1735 6. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State, Southern Provinces. 

Mar. 24. Whitehall. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager 

[Whitehall]. Respecting three deserters from 
Spanish. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Endorsed: 
"Copy of Letter from the Duke of Newcastle to 
Sir Charles Wager." 

1736. W[ager], C[haries. London]. Letter to [Thomas Holies,] 
May 5. Duke of Newcastle [Whitehall]. Respecting ships 

with Sir John Norris, those remaining at home, 
etc. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

1736. [Wager, Sir Charles. London.] Remarks on extract of 
May 31. a letter from Gov. [William] Mathews of the 

Leeward Islands, to the Lords of Trade and Plan- 
tations. Auto, draft signed. 4 pp. 

1736. [Wager, Sir Charles. London.] Remarks on a letter 
Sep. 25. from Mr. Cales [William Cayley] to [Thomas 

Holies,] Duke of Newcastle. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 
Endorsed: "Remarks on a letter from Consul 
Cayley. . . . about Capt. Wall's an Irishman going 
to the West Indies." 

1736. Cocke, Leonard. Santiago de Cuba. Letter to [Capt.] 
Nov. 3. Digb}^ Dent [Jamaica]. Gives information obtained 

of a projected attack on Georgia by the Spanish. 
2 pp. "Copy Dent." See also: Dent, Digby. Let- 
ter to Josiah Burchett, 1736, Jan. 8. 

1736. Parker, Robert. London. "Some Occurrencys while I 
Nov. 9. was in Georgia in the years 1734-1735." "A True 

Copy." 4 pp. Endorsed: "Copy of the Paper 
which Alderman Parker, late of Linn, laid before 
the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Geor- 
gia in America since his retiring from that Colony." 

1736. Bridge, Timothy, H. M. S. Antelope [At Sea?] Letter 
Dec. 17. to [Capt.] Digby Dent [Jamaica, West Indies]. 

Recital of encounter with French man of war while 
protecting two British merchant ships at Donna 
Maria Bay. 3 pp. " Coppy Dent." See also: 
Dent, Digb3^ Letter to Josiah Burchett, 1736, 
Jan. 8. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 49 

1736. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 
Dec. 28. Whitehall. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager. 

Joy at news of the King's safe arrival at Helvoet 
Sluys; anxiety caused by recent storms^ etc. L. S. : 
Holies Newcastle. ^ 

[1736?] Fitz- William, Richard. New Providence. Memorial to 
the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations 
respecting fortifying the Islands. 5 pp. 

Account of ordnance and other stores necessary. 
5 pp. 

1737. Dent, [Digby]. H. M. S. Dunkirk^ Port Royal, 
Jan. 8. Jamaica. Letter to Josiah Burchett, [Whitehall]. 

Capture of British merchant vessels by the French 
and expressed intention of that nation regarding 
watering at Donna Maria Bay; information of 
Spanairds furnished by [Leonard] Cocke from San- 
tiago de Cuba; measure taken to verify same; 
movements of ships; health of fleet. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Endorsed by Burchett?: "Gives account of the 
effect of the edict of 1727 in the condemnation of 
the Eagle sloop for watering in Donna Maria Bay 
which sloop, tho carried to Jamaica by Capt. Bridge, 
was sent back, by the advice of the president and 
Attorney Gen! of Jamaica." 

Note: This letter is dated, through inadvertence, 
1736. 

1737. Watson, Sarah. [London.] Deposition respecting treat- 
Jan. 19. ment \y\ military authorities in Nova Scotia. D. S. 
Sworn to before A. Allen. 3 pp. 

1736/7. "Wager, [Sir] Charles. [London.] Observations on two 
Mar. 16. French papers sent in Lord Waldegrave's letter to 

the Duke of New Castle, relative to the illicit trade 

in the West Indies. "Paper marked A." Auto. 

draft signed. 2 pp. 

Same — "Remarks on the ffrench paper — Marked 

B." A. D. 3 pp. 

1737. Wager, [Sir] Charles. [London.] Observations on the 
Apr. 20. letter from Havana, Jan. 23, 1737, respecting sus- 

pected designs of Spanish vessels on South Carolina 
and Georgia. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

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50 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1737. Grreat Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
Apr. 22. tions. Report to Lords Committee of Privy Coun- 

cil on memorial of Thomas Coram and petition of 
several inhabitants of London relating to settling 
Nova Scotia and Cat Island, Bahamas. D. S. : Fitz- 
Walker. T. Pelham. M. Bladen. R. Plumer. 
4 pp. Seal of Trade & Plan" attached. Endorsed: 
" 5 23*^ Aprill 1737 5*.** May 1737. Read at the 
Committee and the consideration of it put off to 
another day. July 7*'' 1737. Read at the Com- 
mittee and the Lords desired Sr Chas. Wager to 
take the papers relating to this Affair and talk with 
Coram thereon." 

1737. [Wager, Sir Charles. London.] Letter to Sir Robert 
Apr. 25. Walpole, [London] respecting money to be advanced 

for Barbary state. Secretary's draft. 1 p. En- 
dorsed: " Copy of a letter to Sir Robert Walpole 
with a State of our Negotiations and Trade at 
Morocco and the Case of the Mohegan Indians." 

1737. W[ager, Sir] C[harles. London]. "Case of the Indians 
Apr. 26. of Connecticut Colony." Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

[1737] [Wager, Sir Charles.] London. Observations on Span- 
[Apr. ?] ish design of attacking South Carolina or Georgia. 

Auto, draft. 3 pp. 

1737. [Wager, Sir Charles. London.] Letter to Andrew Stone 
May 6. [London ?]. Respecting complaint of Capt. Forres- 

ter, of H. M. S. Kinsale^ at Bastimentos. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. 

1737. [Wager, Sir Charles.] London. Order to Capt. [Rich- 
June 9. ard?] Norris, H. M. S. Tartar^ New York, respect- 
ing projected attack of Spanish on Providence 
[Bahamas] and Georgia. Contemporar}^ cop3^ 1 p. 

1737. [Wager, Sir Charles. London.] Order to Capt. [Charles] 
June 9. Windham [W3^ndham] PL M. S. Rose, So. Caro- 

lina, respecting probable attempt of Spanish on 
Providence, the Bahama Islands, and Georgia. 2 
pp. Contemporary copy. 

1737. Grreat Britain, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 
Aug. 5. " Duke of Newcastle [London]. Respecting trade 

between French and English in America. Contem- 
porary copy. 3 pp. 



VERNON-WAQER MANUSCRIPTS 51 

1737. Stone, Andrew. Hampton Court. Letter [to Adml. Sir 
Sep. 1. Charles Wager, Whitehall]. [Thomas Holies,] Duke 

of Newcastle requests opinion on Moors seizure 
from English ships, Spanish refugees, as reported 
by Consul [William] Cayley ; also opinion on Adml. 
Paver being a bona fide ambassador from Morocco. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1737. Philipps, R[ichard]. Stanwell, Nova Scotia. Letter to 
Sep. 22. [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Protest- 

ing against proposed change of government and 
Thomas Coram's plan for settling Nova Scotia. L. 
S. 7 pp. 

1737. Castres, A . Segovia. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles 

Sep. 30. Wager [London], respecting two chests shipped to 

Wager from Cartagena by Don Miguel Reggio. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1737. Ne-wcastle, [Thomas] Holies, [Duke of] Hampton Court. 
Oct. 11. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall?]. 

Requesting an appointment in the navy for one 
Alexander Leith. L. S. 1 p. 

[1737.] Leith, Alexander. Memorandum concerning. Enclosed in 
[Oct. 11.] letter: Newcastle, Thomas Holies, Duke of, to Sir 

Chas. Wager, 1837, Oct. 11. 

1737. G-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty 

Oct. 31. [London]. Letter to [Thomas Holies,] Duke of 

Newcastle [London], relating to trade between 

English and French in America. Contemporary 

copy. 4 pp. 

1737. Wager, [Sir] Charles. [London.] Letter to [Martin] Bla- 
Nov. 2. den [Whitehall?]. Respecting agreements with the 

French as to West Indies trade and losses inflicted 
by Spanish guarda costas. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

1737. [Wager, Sir Charles. London.] Letter to [Thomas 
Nov. 2. Holies,] Duke of Newcastle [London], respecting 

English ships anchoring in French ports in the 
West Indies. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 

1737. Hyde, John. [London.] Receipt to [Adml.] Sir Charles 
Nov. 3. Wager for 125 Spanish pistoles. A. L. S. 1 p. 



52 VEENON-WAQER MANUSCRIPTS 

1737. W[ager, Sir] C[harles. London.] Letter to Andrew Stone 
Nov. 26. [London?]. Respecting English merchant ships in 

the Mediterranean held by the Spanish. Contem- 
porary copy. 1 p. 

[1737?] Anonymous. Memorandum of proposal to the South Sea 
Company to furnish negroes from Providence 
[Bahamas] to Havana. 2 pp. 

[1737?] Hardy, Sir Charles. [London?] Memorandum to [Adml.] 
Sir Charles Wager of sailing of four Spanish men- 
of-war from Buenos Ay res with four million pieces 
of eight on board. A. D. ? Signed in body of 
document. 1 p. 

1738. Trelawny, Edward. Jamaica. Letter to Francis Gashry 
Jan. 2. [Whitehall]. Respecting dispute with Commodore 

[Charles] Brown. Auto, draft signed. Marked 
"A. Copy." 3 pp. 

1738. [Trelawny, Edward]. Jamaica. Letter [to William Sharpe, 

Jan. 4. Whitehall]. Desires ruling from the Admiralty 

respecting disputes respecting foreign vessels with 

captains of the British Navy and Naval Officer of 

the port. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 

1738. [Trelawny, Edward]. Jamaica. Letter to [Adml.] Sir 
Jan. 6. Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Sends intelligence of 

Spanish ships for what it is worth; certain appoint- 
ments to offices in Jamaica. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1737/8. DureU, Thomas. London. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles 
Jan. 12. Wager [Whitehall]. Giving an account of An- 

napolis Royal and Nova Scotia, inhabitants, forti- 
fications, etc. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1737/8. [Wager, Sir Charles. London.] Extract of Instructions 

Feb. 10. to [Capt.] Charles Brown, Jamaica, [West Indies]. 

To protect Georgia from Spaniard's attack; gives 

list of British War ships at Jamaica, ordered to this 

service. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 

1738. Tyrawly, [James O'Hara, Baron.] Lisbon. Letter [to 
Feb. 14. Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. Respecting 

calumnies against Tyrawly; details his actions; his 
standing with the King of Portugal; Sir John Nor- 
ris, his actions and the consequences. A. L. S. 
6 pp. 



VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 53 

1738. West Indies, Jamaica, Maroons. Articles of agreement 
Mar. 1. between John Guthrie, Francis Sadler and Capt. 

Cudjoe. 2 pp. Contemporary copy. Endorsed: 
"In Gov^ Trelawny's 30 June 1739." 

1738. [Wager, Sir Charles. London.] Letter [to Admiral 
Mar. 23. Nedgar]. Respecting one. Burroughs, a thief; the 

responsibility of the British nation in such instances. 
Draft. 2 pp. 

1738. Trelawny, Edward. Madeira. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles 
Mar. 25. Wager [Whitehall?]. Personal matters; news of 

French ships. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1738. B[rown,] C[harles]. H. M. S. Hampton Couri^ Barbadoes. 
Apr. 16. Orders to (^apt. Miles Stapylton, H. M. S. Sheerness^ 

to seize Spanish guarda costas found preying on 
British merchant ships. Same orders given to 
Capt. [Charles] Knowles of the Diammid and to 
Capts. Windsor and Torrington. Contemporary 
^ copy. 2 pp. 

1738. Trela-wny, Edward. Barbadoes. Letter to [Adml.] Sir 
Apr. 19. Charles Wager [Whitehall]. His voyage, personal 

matters etc. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1738. Tyra-wly, [James O'Hara, Baron]. Lisbon. Letter [to 
May 10. Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. Suggesting 

the taking of Majorca; Wager and he to command; 
the French on the Dutch frontier; suggestions for 
ruining Spain; alliance against France, and helping 
the Moors regain Grenada. A. L. S. 6 pp. 

1738. G-reat Britain, Parliament, House of Commons. Resolve 
May 14. respecting Council order relating to Lords Proprie- 

tor's interests in the Bahama Islands. 
May 24. Resolve respecting Lord's Proprietor's title to 
Carolina. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Endorsed: 
"South Carolina". 

1738. Great Britain, Parliament, House of Commons. Resolve 
May 18. to address the King on subject of purchasing the 

Bahama Islands from the Proprietors. 
May 20. Extract of report of the Comptroller to the House 
of the King's acceding to above request. 2 pp. 

1738. G-reat Britain, Parliament, House of Commons. See: Great 
May 24. Britain, Parliament, House of Commons. 1738, 

May 14. 



54 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1738. [Wager, Sir Charles. London.] Letter to Capt. [Vin- 
May 31. cent?] Pearse. Respecting thefts of [Capt. Edward] 

Burroughs; Moors will make reprisals if satisfac- 
tion is not given. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosing: List of papers relating to above. 

[1738.] [Wager, Sir Charles.] List of papers sent to Capt. [Vin- 
[May 31.] cent?] Pearse, H. M. S. Flamhorough., relating to 

thefts of Capt. Edward Burroughs. Enclosed in 
letter, Wager to Pearse, 1738, May 31. q. v. 

1738. Bloom, Daniel. New York. Affidavit respecting his being 
June 9. captured, and plundered by the French; Sworn to 

before Richard Nicholls, Notary Public. June 16. 
Note of oath of William Burns, Mate of Turtle 
Dove^ and others to truth of above statement. A. 
D. S. of Nicholls. 4 pp. Enclosed in: Trelawny, 
Edw. to Sir Chas. Wager, 1738, July 27. - q. v. 

1738. Wager, [Sir] Charles. Parsons Green, [London.] Letter to 
June 11. [Thomas Holies,] Duke of Newcastle [Whitehall]. 

Respecting observations on settling trade with 
French in America; Newfoundland fisheries; Donna 
Maria Bay in West Indies; clandestine trade etc. 
Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. 

1738. Stone, Andrew. Newcastle House [London]. Letter [to 
July 12. Adml. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall?]. [Thomas 

Holies,] Duke of Newcastle, desires his observations 
on enclosed papers, relating to French project of 
orders for Governors in West Indies. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 

1738. Trela-wny, Edward. St. lago de la Vega, [Jamaica]. Let- 
July 27. ter [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [London]. Protest 
of [Daniel] Bloom against seizure of his vessel by 
the French; complaint of [John] Tristram of seizure 
of his vessel by the French; one Williams has 
brought in a Spaniard and an Indian, former will 
be hung. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosing: Bloom, 
Daniel, Afiidavit, 1738, June 9. q. v. Tristram, 
John, Affidavit, 1738, July 29. q. v. 

1788. Tristram, John. Jamaica. Deposition respecting capture 
July 29. and condemnation of his vessel b}^ the French. 

Sworn to before Will, Hen: North. Enclosed in: 
Trelawny, Edward, to Sir Chas. Wager, q. v. 



VERNON -WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 55 

1738. Trelavrny, Edward. St. lago de la Vega [Jamaica]. Let- 
Aug. 1. ter to M. De L'arney [Charles Brunies, Marquis de 

Larnage], Hispaniola. Enclosing protests of Daniel 
Bloom and John Tristram respecting capture of 
their vessels; has no doubt of justice being done in 
these cases. Contemporary cop3\ 3 pp. 

1738. Jones, J . St. lago de la Vega [Jamaica]. Letter to 

Aug. 11. [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [London]. Gov. [Ed- 

ward] Trelawny has gone to the north-side [of 
Jamaica]; sends copies of his letters to Gov^ of 
Hispaniola and Jno. Tristram's affidavit. A. L. S. 

1 p. Endorsed: "Rec'? not till 12 May 1739." 

1738. Wibault, James. [Placentia.] [Newfoundland.] Report 
Aug. 20. of state of fort, storehouse, magazine, etc., at 

Placentia. A. L. S. 21 pp. 

1738. Bradstreet, John. Canso. Letter to ? Capt. Jeple- 

Sept. 4. son's affair & Capt. Heron's trial; Bradstreet's 

troubles; wishes aid of Sir Charles Wager enlisted 
in his case; account of country about Canso and 
Minas Basin. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1738. Spain, Navy in West Indies. List of Spanish men-of-war 
Sept. 6. in the West Indies. 

Nov. 13. Memorandum of movements of the Havana fleet. 

2 pp. Also 2 pp. copy of same, endorsed: " in Gov'' 
Trelawney's of the 6th Jan3\" 

1738. Stone, Andrew. Whitehall. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles 
Oct. 19. Wager, Whitehall]. By order of [Thomas Holies,] 

Duke of Newcastle sends drafts of papers relating 
to Convention on disputes with French over West 
Indies trade; desires Wager's opinion on the Donna 
Maria Ba}^ and Cape Nicola mole controversies. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. • 

1738. [Wager, Sir Charles.] [London.] Letter to Andrew Stone 
Oct. 20. [Whitehall]. Respecting the Convention with 

French on disputes about West Indies trade; hopes 
French prohibitions respecting Donna Maria Bay 
and Cape Nicola mole will not be insisted upon. 
Auto, draft. 2 pp. 2'' copy of same. Draft signed: 
" Cha. Wager. " Minor changes and additional P. S. 
respecting reported smuggling carried on at above- 
mentioned places. 5 pp. 



56 VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1738. ^^[ager, Sir] C[harles. London.] Letter [to Andrew Stone, 
Oct. 20. London ?]. Dispute over Donna Maria Bay as an 

anchorage or watering place for ships. L. S: Con- 
temporary copy. 4 pp. 

1738. W[ager, Sir] C[harles. London.] Letter to Andrew Stone 
Nov. 7. [London?]. [Thomas Holies,] Duke of Newcastle's 

letter to [James, Earl] Waldegrave respecting con- 
vention to settle trade and navigation with French 
West Indies; British rights at Donna Maria Bay. 
Draft. 2 pp 

1738. [Wager, Sir Charles. London.] Letter to Andrew Stone 
Nov. 8. [London], Treaty with Spain relative to plunder- 

ing of British Mediterranean trade; sends some 
observations on West Indies trade. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. For draft of observations on West 
Indies trade, see; Wager, Observations 1738, Nov. 8. 

[1738.] W[ager, Sir] C[harles]. Observations of the project of a 

[Nov. 8.] treaty with Spain dealing with depredations upon 

trade in the West Indies and logwood cutting. 

Auto, draft. 2 pp. Enclosed in letter. Wager to 

Andrew Stone 1738, Nov. 8, q. v. 

1738. Memorandum. See: Spain, Navy. 1738, Sept. 6. 

Noy. 13. 

1738. Wager, [Sir] Charles. [London.] Letter to [Thomas Hol- 
Nov. 13. les,] Duke of Newcastle [Whitehall?]. Respecting 

reduction of number of men in sea pay. Contem- 
porary copy. 2 pp. Auto, note signed by Wager 
of King's approval of suggestions in above. 

[1738.] [Wager, Sir Charles.] [London.] Report [to Thomas Hol- 
[Dec. 27.] les, Duke of Newcastle, Whitehall?] respecting 

Grand Ance and British trade in the Windward 
Passage. Auto, draft. 1 p. Also contemporary 
copy of same, endorsed: " 9 from S'" Charles Wager 
Dec'" 27, 1738." 1 p. Also 2d contemporary copy 
unendorsed. \ 

[1738.] [Sharpe, William. Whitehall.] Memorandum of Lords 
of Treasury's action on Sharpe's report respecting 
Gov": [Edward] Trelawny's claim. A. D. ? 2 pp. 
Endorsed: "State of the Case with regard to the 
Duties on Enumerated Commodities payable in the 
Plantations." 



VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 57 

1738. [Wager, Sir Charles.] Memorandum [of Spanish ships 

fitted out]. A. D. 1 p. 

[1738?] [Wager, Sir Charles.] Memorandum of places where the 
Spaniards may be attacked in Europe and the West 
Indies; brief descriptions — Corunna, Majorca, 
Oran, Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Baracoa, San 
Juan de Porto Rico, Carracas, St. Martha, Carta- 
gena, Porto Bello, Vera Cruz, South Sea, East 
Indies, Buenos Ayres, and islands on the coast of 
China. A. D. 4 pp. 

1739. Vernon, E[dward] H. M. S. Burford, Port Royal, 
Jan. 7. [Jamaica.] Orders to Capt. [Thomas] Watson, 

H. M. S. Burford, to provision and water as rap- 
idly as possible and cruise to assist vessels of 
squadron scattered by storm; take, burn, sink & 
destroy all Spanish ships met with, etc. Contem- 
porary copy. 3 pp. 

1739. Anonymous. London. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles 
Jan. 14. Wager?, Whitehall]. Outlines scheme for attack- 

ing Spanish in America; alliance with Mosquito 
Indians; troops from North American colonies and 
privateering. 3 pp. Endorsed: "Scheme in regard 
to an American Expedition against Spain." 

1739. Bum, Patrick. An account of the fortifications at and near 
Jan. 17. Cartagena. 2 pp. JB^nclosed in: Vernon to Wager, 

1739. Jan. 18-31. 

1739. Vernon, E[dward]. Jamaica. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles 
Jan. 18-31. Wager, [Whitehall]. Gales encountered and dam- 

age done the squadron; refitting; fortifications of 
Cartagena reported by Patrick Burn (q. v.); sup- 
plies from England; war proclamation & bounty 
to seamen; convoy of trade; obtaining Dutch sea- 
men; practise of overmasting new ships; opinion 
on same; changes of officers; capture of English 
trader off Hispaniola suspected to be by French 
vessel flying Spanish colors. L. S. 19 pp. 

1739. Vernon, Edward. Jamaica. Letter to the " Navy Board " 
Jan. 20-31. [Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, White- 

hall]. Reports damages to the various ships of his 
squadron by late storm; want of masts and rigging; 
watering squadron; hospital needed; measures 
adopted to supply ships, etc. Contemporary copy. 
12 pp. 



58 VERNON -WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1739. West Indies, Jamaica, Kingston merchants. Letter to 
Jan. 21. Vice-Adml. Edward Vernon [Jamaica] requesting 

convoy. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

1739. Vernon, E[dward] H. M. S. Hampton Court [Jamaica]. 
Jan. 31. Orders to Capt. [Edward] Boscawen, H. M. S. 

Shm'eham. Orders him to capture or destroy 
Spanish privateers at the Grand Camanes; take 
station off the Tortugas and intercept the Spanish- 
Havana trade; gain intelligence respecting Havana, 
etc. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

1T39. South America, Cartagena. State of. Present posture of 
Feb. 4. defense, etc. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. En- 

dorsed: "* * * 4th of February, 1740." 2d 
copy of same. 3 pp. Under date of 1740, Feb. 4. 

1739. Fletcher, William. London. Letter to [Adml.] Sir 
Feb. 14. Charles [Wager, Whitehall]. Has an invention for 

moving a fire ship without help of wind or man 
power; is the inventor of a moving battery which 
he showed to Col. Foley; explains his patent com- 
pass. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1739. Fletcher, William. Plan for a moving battery. Explana- 
Feb. 14. tion and sketch. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in: 

Fletcher to Sir Chas. Wager, 1739, Feb. 14. 

1739. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Strafford, Port Royal 
Feb. 22. [Jamaica]. Orders to Commodore Charles Brown 

[.Jamaica]. Leaves him in command at Jamaica; 
refitting ships; protection of island; convoy of local 
trade and impressment of seamen. Contemporary 
copy. 8pp. 

1739. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Strafford, Jamaica. Let- 
Feb. 23. ter to [Charles Brunies, Marquis de] Larnage, Leo- 

gane. Complaining of breach of neutrality on 
part of one Mons. Petit, a French master, in carry- 
ing contraband stores to Spanish; reports evidence 
of trial in cases of the Nuestra Senora de 
Rosario and the Mdry; expects offenders to be 
punished. Contemporary copy. 5 pp. 

1739. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Strafford. At sea. Let- 
Feb. 25. ter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. 

Accident to Burford and refitting and stationing of 
other ships; means to bombard Cartagena, but is 
" too weak for any considerable Enterprize." L. S. 
with auto. p. s. 6 pp. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 59 

1739. Anonymous. London. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles 

Febr^ Wager [Whitehall]. Suggesting- scheme of land 

bounty to encourage enlistment in case of raising 

troops in North America for expedition against the 

Spaniards. 2 pp. 

1738 9. TrelaTvny, Edward. Jamaica. Letter to [Adml.] Sir 

Mar. 5. Charles Wager [London]. Treaty with Cudjoe; 

Col. Guthrie and Lt. Sadler's conduct; the situation 

and hoped-for aid from Parliament. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1738/9. Holden, Edward. Algiers. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles 
Mar. 12. Wager [London]. Wager's health; British cap- 

tives of the Dey; their chances of release, etc. 
L. S. 3 pp. 

1739. Anonymous. List of cargoes of the three men of war 

Mar. 13. and "Register Ships" which arrived from Buenos 

Ayres in the Bay of Cadiz March 13, 1739. 

1,317,520 pieces of eight, 3,344 pistoles, hides, 

ingots, etc. 1 p. 

[1738 9.] Wager, [Sir] Charles. [London]. Letter to the Mayor 
[Mar. 1.5.] and Alderman of Plymouth [England], recommend- 

ing Capt. [Philip] Vanbrugh as a candidate for 
Parliament. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

1739. Vernon, E[dward]. Articles of capitulation granted to 
Mar. 24. Capt. Juan Carlos Gutierez de Lauallos on sur- 

render of Castle St. Lorenzo at mouth of river 
Chagre. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

1739. Trela-wny, Edward. Jamaica. Letter to [Adml.] Sir 

Mar. 31. Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Treaty with the 

Maroons; Dr. Stewart for Receiver-General of 

the island; Spanish warship wrecked at Anegada. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1739. Copithome, Richard, [London?]. Letter [to Adml. Sir 
May 10. Charles Wager? London]. Respecting the planta- 

tion's trade in sugar, wool, etc. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1739. Trela-wny, Edward. Jamaica. Letter [to Francis Gashry, 
Maj^ 10. Whitehall]. Has not made charges against Com- 

modore [Charles] Brown; details misunderstanding 
and wishes it cleared up; desires a lieutenantcj^ for 
Mr. Pratten. A. L. S. 3 pp. 



60 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1739. Hamilton, J . [London.] Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles 

May 14. Wager? London]. Submits proposition for tak- 

ing Cuba. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1739.] H[amilton], J . [London.] Proposal for taking Cuba 

[May 14.] by a force to be raised in America. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

1739. Parker, [John?] Corunna. Extract of a letter [to A—? 

May 27 Castres, Segovia?]. Arming of Spanish ships of 

war at Ferrol; movements of troops, etc. 3 pp. 

Endorsed: "in Mr. Keene's private Letter of 29 

May, 9 June, 1739." 

1739. Tyrav/ly, [James O'Hara, Baron]. Lisbon. Letter to 
June 6. [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Loss of 

English leather trade; England has lost counte- 
nance in Portugal; reasons and means by which 
King can be mollified; French influence; nobility 
marrying French ladies; council to be revived; 
new duty put on wines; England as losing trade 
in Portugal. A. L. S. 8 pp. 

1739. Keene, [Benjamin]. Madrid. Extract of a letter [to 
June 11- Thomas Holies, Duke of Newcastle, Whitehall?]. 

22. With intelligence of Spanish men of war. 1 p. 

1739. Tyrawly, [James O'Hara, Baron]. Lisbon. Letter [to 
June 13. Adm! Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. News of 

Tyrawly's proposed advancement and effect same 
will have; trade with Portugal. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

1739. G-reat Britain, Crown, George H, King. Instructions to 

June 15. Capt"? Charles Brown, Jamaica, to make reprisals 

upon the Spanish, to seize and take every Spanish 

vessel, merchant or man of war, to intercept the 

galleons, etc., etc. Contemporary copy. 5 pp. 

1739. [Wager, Sir Charles.] "List of pacquets deUvered to Mr. 
June 15. [Josiah] Burchett." 1 p. Endorsed b}'^ Wager: 

"List of Packets from the Duke of Newcastle's 
Office to the several Govern''.^ " 

1739. Stanyford, [Ambrose]. Alicante [Spain]. Extract of a 
June 17. letter to [Thomas Holies,] Duke of Newcastle 

[Whitehall?]. Movements of Spanish ships to and 
from Cadiz. 1 p. 



VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 61 

1739. Trelawny, Edward. [Jamaica.] Letter [to Adml. Sir 
June 17. Charles Wager, Whitehall]. Recommending Dr. 

[John] Stewart for Receiver-General of Jamaica; 
state of the rebels [Maroons]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1739. [Bladen, Martin? and John Bladen? Tinker.] [London.] 
June 18. Letter to [William Stanhope,] Lord Harrington 

[Whitehall ?]. Proposition and general plan of set- 
tling Darien. 11 pp. Endorsed: "For the R* 
Hon*'I« S" Charles Wager." 2d copy of same. 10 
pp. See: Great Britain, Lord Com'rs. of the 
Admiralty. Report to Com" of Privy Council on 
project of settlement at Darien. 1739, June. 

1739. Stewart, John. Jamaica. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles 
June 18. Wager, Whitehall [London]. Respecting appoint- 

ment of James Barclay as Receiver-General of 
Jamaica. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1739. Great Britain, Secretary of State, Southern Provinces. 
June 20. Whitehall. Letter to Rear- Admiral [Nicholas] 

Haddock [on coast of Portugal]. Orders him to 
detach three ships to Cape St. Vincent to intercept 
two Spanish treasure ships from Buenos Ayres. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

1739. Courand, John. Whitehall, Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles 

June 28. Wager [Whitehall]. King's messenger has been 

sent to Plymouth to apprehend the persons who 

took soundings in Torbay and any other suspicious 

persons in those parts. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

[1739.] G-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 

[June] Report [to Committee of the Privy Council] on 

project of settlement at Darien. The country can- 
not spare the troops* and naval force necessary. 
Auto, draft in Wager's handwriting. 1 p. 2d copy 
of same. 1 p. See : Bladen, Martin and John Bladen 
Tinker. Letter to William Stanhope, Lord Har- 
rington, 1739, June 18. 

1739. Masters, John, London. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles 
July 3. Wager [Whitehall]. Requesting protection for 

Newfoundland fisheries in case of rupture with 
Spain; desires permission to go to Newfoundland; 
value of trade etc. A. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by 
Wager: "John Masters Merch* at London, State 
of Newfoundland Trade, 3 July 1739. Hasten the 
N. Found Land ships." 



62 VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1739. Warren, Peter. H. M. S. Squirrel^ Boston. Report [to 

July 9. Adiiil. Sir Charles Wager? London]. State of 

French fishery at Cape Breton, June, 1739, with 

account of British fisheries and fortifications at 

Canceaux. A. D. S. 5 pp. 

1739. Tyra'wly, [James O'Hara, Baron]. Lisbon. Letter to 
July 11. [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Diplo- 

matic conditions; money is necessary to advance 
England's interests; the Prime Minister's standing; 
amount of gold that annuall}^ goes into England 
from Portugal. A. L. S. 4 pp. Separate 2 pp. 
auto, sheet marked "Separate Paper," containing 
arguments respecting Tyrawly advancement to 
ambasadorship. 

1739. G-reat Britain, Crown, George II, King. Instructions to 
July 16. Vice Adml. Edward Vernon [Portsmouth]. To wage ' 

war upon the Spanish in the West Indies; capture 
the galleons, etc. Contemporary copy. 7 pp. 

Note: These are the instructions for Vernon's 
Porto Bello expedition; for others see same rubric, 
same date. 

1739. Great Britain, Crown, George II, King. Separate instruc- 
July 16. tions to Vice Adml. Edward Vernon [Portsmouth]. 

To cruize 14 days off Cape Finistere to intercept 
the Azogues ships; instructions for his guidance in 
various circumstances. Contemporar}^ copy. 6 pp. 
Note: These are part of the instructions for Ver- 
non's Porto Bello expedition; for others see same 
rubric, same date. 

1739. Great Britain, Crown, George \\^ King. Secret instruc- 

July 16. tions to Vice Adml. Edward V^ernon [Portsmouth]. 

To report to England on best practicable place for 

attacking Spaniards in West Indies. Contemporary 

copy. 2 pp. 

Note: These are part of the instructions for Ver- 
non's Porto Bello expedition; for others see same 
rubric, same date. 

1739. Tyrawly, [James O'Hara, Baron]. Lisbon. Letter to 
July 17. [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Attitude 

of the King of Portugal toward England ; Ty rawly 's 
warnings; matter of his commission and advance- 
ment and effect upon relations between the coun- 
tries. A. L. S. 7 pp. 



VERNOJ?^- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 63 

1739. W[ager Sir] C[haries] Parsons Green [London]. Letter 
July 20. to R[ear] A[dmiral Edward] Vernon [Portsmouth, 

England, Rear] Admiral [Nicholas] Haddock 
cruizing off Cadiz; Spain anxious about the Azo- 
gues ships; orders for fitting out British privateers 
in the West Indies. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

1739. Wager, [Sir] Charles. Parsons Green [London]. Letter 
July 20. to V[ice] Adml. [Edward] Vernon [Portsmouth]. 

Sends latest news of the Azogues ships & urges 
haste in sailing; orders of Admiralty respecting the 
70-gun ships; recommendation of Lt. ? Stephens. 
Auto-draft signed. 2 pp. 

1739. Grreat Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 
Jul}^ 29. Claremont [England]. Letter to [Adml.] Sir 

Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Wishes his draft of 
letter to [Rear] Adml. [Nicholas] Haddock, also his 
thoughts in writing on attempt against St. Augus- 
tine, sending squadron to Mediterranean and burn- 
ing Spanish ships at Carthagene; Darien settlement 
& other projects to be considered at coming meeting 
at the Archbishop's [of Canterbury, John Potter]. 
L. S. : "Holies Newcastle" with auto-postscript. 
3 pp. 

1739. Tjnra-wly, [James O'Hara, Baron.] Lisbon. Letter to 

Aug. 1. [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Attitude 

of Portugal toward England; negotiations with 

Cardinal Motta; the King and Spain; French and 

Spanish ambassadors. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1739. Courand, John. Whitehall. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles 
Aug. 5. Wager [Whitehall]. [Thomas Holies,] Duke of 

Newcastle desires all letters containing intelligence 
from Com'!"" [Charles] Brown; and other advices 
from W^est Indies; possibilities of Azogues ships 
being safe in port; instructions to Vernon. A. L. 
S. 2 pp. 

1739. Great Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 
Aug. 5. Claremont [England]. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles 

Wager [Whitehall]. Considerations of attack on 
St. Augustine; French ship sounding off Scotland; 
Azogues ships at Corunna; intelligence from [Com**.""] 
C[harles] Brown of Fair at Panama, etc. L. S. : 
"Holies Newcastle." 



64 VEENON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1739. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 
Aug. 8. Whitehall. Letter to Rear Adml. [Nicholas] Had- 

dock [off coast of Spain]. Respecting statements 
of a French merchant captain; King desires a report 
and all papers relating thereto. Contemporary 
copy by Andrew Stone. 1 p. 

1739. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 
Aug. 8. inces. Whitehall [London]. Letter to Rear 

Admiral [Nicholas] Haddock [off Cadiz? Spain]. 
The King is pleased with his diligence; Sir Chal- 
oner Ogle's movements to intercept the galleons; 
Vice Adml. [Edward] Vernon has been sent to the 
West Indies; Haddock to blockade Cadiz & take, 
burn, sink, or destroy all Spanish vessels. L. S. : 
Holies Newcastle. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

1739. Stone, Andrew. Whitehall. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles 

Aug. 8. Wager, Whitehall]. Sends drafts of [Thomas 

Holies,] Duke of Newcastle's letters to Rear Adml. 

[Nicholas] Haddock for his approval; the duke 

desires to see him. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1739. Trelawny, Edward. Jamaica. Letter to [Adml.] Sir 

Aug. 8. Charles Wager, [Whitehall]. Efforts to furnish 

men to the navy here; disagreement [with Com'*.'" 

Charles Brown]; Havana is the place to take, not 

St. lago de Cuba. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

1739. Anon3anous. [London.] Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles 

Aug. 9. Wager, Whitehall]. Respecting scheme to attack 

Manila. 1 p. Signature torn off. 

1739. Trela-wny, Edward. Jamaica. Letter to [Francis] Gashry 
Aug. 10. [Whitehall]. Right to issue letters of marque; 

Com'*5 [Charles] Brown's attitude; outline of dif- 
ferences. L. S. 4 pp. 

1739. Stone, Andrew. Claremont. [England.] Letter [to Adml.] 

Aug. 11. Sir Charles Wager, Whitehall]. Sends draft of 

[Thomas Holies,] Duke of Newcastle's letter to Vice 

Adml. [Edward] Vernon for approval and sundry 

other letters for his perusal. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1739. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 
Aug. 13. inces. Whitehall. Letter to Vice Admiral [Ed- 

ward] Vernon [off Cape Finistere, Spain]. Orders 
covering his movements off Cape Finistere to 
intercept the Azogues and Buenos Ayres ships and 
his West Indies expedition. Contemporary copy. 
7 pp. 



VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 65 

1739. Trelavmy, Edward. Jamaica. Letter to [Adml.] Sir 
Aug. 15. Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Misunderstandings 

between Commodore [Charles] Brown and himself. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1T39. Medley, H[enry]. H. M. S. Romney, Placentia, New- 

Aug. 19. foundland. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager 

[London?]. Reports arrival; fort at Placentia a 

mere burlesque on fortification. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1739. Gx'eat Britain, Secretary of State for the Northern Prov- 
Aug. 21. inces. Whitehall. Letter to Vice Admiral [Ed- 

ward] Vernon [off Cape Finistere, Spain]. The 
Azogues ships are at St. Andero; orders him to 
Canaries to intercept the Buenos Ayres ships, thence 
to the West Indies. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 

1739. T3rrawly, [James O'Hara, Baron.] Lisbon. Letter to 
Aug. 22. [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Portugal 

affairs; arrival and departure of various French 
personages of importance; Ty rawly 's ambassador- 
ship; reprisals upon Spain, etc. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1739. Stone, Andrew. Claremont, [England]. Letter to [Adml.] 
Sep. 2. Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Despatches for 

Rear Adml. [Nicholas] Haddock will be ready to- 
morrow. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1739. T3nra-wly, [James O'Hara, Baron.] Lisbon. Letter to 

Sep. 5. [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Portugal 

and the disposition and temper of the King; method 

England should pursue; French ambassador. A. 

L. S. 3 pp. 

1739. Stone, Andrew. [London.] Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles 
Sep. 19. Wager [Whitehall]. [Thomas Holies,] Duke of 

Newcastle desires certain lists of ships in the ser- 
vice for the King; matter of bounty for voluntary 
enlistments of seamen. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1739. Trelawny, Edward. Jamaica. Letter to [Adml.] Sir 
Sep. 20. Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Evils to Jamaica 

resulting from naval impressments; Spanish treas- 
ure at Panama & Porto Bello; Com**^ [Charles] 
Brown off the Havana; fortifications at Port 
Antonio. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

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66 VERNON-WAGEB MANUSCRIPTS 

1739. Trelawny, Edward. Jamaica. Letter to [Adml.] Sir 
Sep. 22. Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Jamaica inhabitants so 

disgusted with Com'^^ [Chas.] Brown's actions they 
will not make provision for prisoners brought in by 
the navy; Trelawny blamed for Capt. [Miles] 
Stapylton's actions off Cartagena. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

[1739.] Stone, Andrew. Whitehall. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles 
Sep. 24. Wager, Whitehall]. Enclosing letters and papers 

relating to [Rear Adml.] [Nicholas] Haddock & 
[Vice Adml. Edward] Vernon; [Thomas Holies,] 
Duke of Newcastle desires Wager to call. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1739. Stone, Andrew. Claremont [England]. Letter [to Adml. 

Sep. 27. Sir Charles Wager Whitehall]. Sends letters 

received by [Thomas Holies,] Duke of Newcastle 

with information of Spanish ships; suggestion for 

intercepting Pizzaro's squadron. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1739. Le Fran9ois, Philip. See Warren, Peter. Feb. 2, 1740. 
Sept. 28. 

n. s. 

1739. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 
Sep. 28. inces. Whitehall. Letter to Vice-Admiral [Ed- 

ward] Vernon [West Indies]. The Azouges reached 
St. Andero, Aug. 2; Spanish men of war at Porto 
Bello and Cartagena are to be burned if possible; 
project of settlement on Isthmus of Darien; the 
Spanish Ferrol squadron. Contemporary copy. 
4 pp. 

1739. Philipps, R[ichard]. [Annapolis Royal ?] Account of effect- 
Sep. 28. ive troops in Nova Scotia. Tabular statement. 

1 p. A. D. S. See: Great Britain, Privy Council, 
(Committee for Plantation Affairs. Order of coun- 
cil respecting report on Nova Scotia. 1739, Nov. 9. 

[1739.] Philipps, R[ichard]. [Annapolis Royal?] A State of the 
[Sep. 28.] Province of Nova Scotia sent to Sir William Yonge. 

A. D. S. 4 pp. See: Great Britain Privy Council, 
Committee for Plantation Affairs. Order of 
council respecting report on Nova Scotia. 1739, 
Nov. 9. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 67 

1739. Medley [Henry]. H. M. S. Romney, Newfoundland. 
Oct. 1. Extract of letter to [Josiah] Burchett [London], 

relative to his convoy of merchant ships to coast of 
Portugal. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

1739. Grreat Britain, Navy. List of ships in sea pay. Tabular 
Oct. 9. statement of names of ships, rates, commanders, 

number of guns, men, and stations. 5 pp. 

1739-41. G-reat Britain, Navy. Account of ships sent out, whither 
Oct. 23- and under what orders from declaration of war 

Dec. 21. with Spain to Dec. 21, 1741. 45 pp. 

1739. Tassell, Hubert. London. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles 

Oct. 24. Wager [London]. Gives his opinion relative to 

the projected attack on Havana. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1739. T3rra-wly [James O'Hara, Baron]. Lisbon. Letter to 
Oct. 24. [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. His regi- 

mental appointment and restoration to plenipoten- 
tiary ship; condition on negotiations; Chavigny 
may be ambassador from France; asks for a ship 
for Lieut. O'Hara. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1739-41. G-reat Britain, Navy. Abstract of number and rates of 
Oct.- ships employed as cruisers from the Lizard and 

Dec. Bristol Channel to Cape Finistere in each month 

since the declaration of war with Spain and account 
of the number of convoys since same time. (No 
names given.) 3 pp. Also 3 copies of same. 3 
pp. each. 

[1739.] [Wager, Sir Charles.] Memorandum respecting proposed 
[Nov. 6.] expeditions to Manila and Cartagena. Auto draft. 

2 pp. 

1739. G-reat Britain, Secretary of State for the Southern Prov- 
Nov. 7. inces. Whitehall. Letter to Rear Admiral [Nich- 

olas] Haddock [off the coast of Spain]. Commends 
his diligence; no decision made as yet by the King 
regarding the squadron's prizes. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. 

1739. Great Britain, Secretary of State for Southern Provinces. 
Nov. 7. Whitehall. Letter to Rear Adml. [Nicholas] Had- 

dock [off coast of Spain]. Reenforceraents sent; 
to distress and annoy Spaniards wherever possible; 
to winter at Port Mahon & protect Gibralter; 
Cambis's memorial; French treaties; encloses dec- 
laration of war against Spain. Contemporar}^ copy. 
4 pp. 



68 VEENON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1739. G-reat Britain, Privy Council, Committee for Plantation 
Nov. 9. Affairs. Whitehall. Order of council respecting 

report on Nova Scotia by Maj. Gen. [Richard] 
Philipps. D. S. : W. Sharpe. Seal of council 
attached. 1 p. See: Philipps, Richard. A State 
of the Province of Nova Scotia 1739, Sep. 28. And 
also: Philipps, Richard. Account of effective troops 
in Nova Scotia 1739, Sep. 28. 

1739. Trela-^ny, Edward. Jamaica. Letter to [Adml.] Sir 
Nov. 24. Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Desires Mr. Dalley 

Pope appointed Register of Admiralty; has turned 
James Cancanen out of that office, his brother the 
Atty. Genl., having secretly opposed Trelawny from 
his arrival on the island; will endeavor to live at 
peace with the admiral [Vice Adm. Edward Ver- 
non]; the under officers on both sides cause the 
trouble. L. S. 1 p. 

1739. Trelawny, Edward, Jamaica. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles 
Nov. 25. Wager [Whitehall]. Thanks for appointing Capt. 

Lawrence, post-captain; Vice Adml. [Edward] Ver- 
non sails for Porto Bello to-morrow. L. S. 1 p. 

1739. Great Britain, Navy. Abstract of the fleet at several 
Dec. 1. periods of time, to wit: 1710-1714 and 1739. Tabu- 

lar statement, 1 p. 

1739. Lezo, Bias de. Galleon Conquestador^ Cartagena. Letter to 

Dec. 27. Vice- Admiral Edward Vernon [Jamaica]. Capture 

of Porto Bello and treatment of Spanish prisoners. 

Contemporary copy of L. S. 4 pp. 2"? copy of 

same. 4 pp. 

[1739 ?] G-reat Britain, Secretary' of State for Southern Provinces. 
Memorandum [of outline of plan of operations of 
war]. Wager to prepare instructions for Ogle- 
thorpe to attack St. Augustine; detach [Sir 
Chaloner] Ogle to protect Mediterranean trade; 
Haddock and attempts on Spanish coast; authorize 
governors of Port Mahon and Gibraltar to grant 
letters of marque. A. D. of Thomas Holies, Duke 
of Newcastle. 



VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 69 

[1739?] South America, Cartagena. Defenses, etc. Memorandum 
of, 1 p. 2? copy of same with slight variation in 
wording. 

[1739?] Spain, Navy. List of men-of-war at Cadiz, Biscay, and 
Carthegena. Names, number of guns, and men. 
Ip. 

[1739.] [Wager, Sir Charles.] Abstract of the French fisheries at 
Cape Breton. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

[1739?] [Wager, Sir Charles.] Memorandum of "attempts that 
may be made upon the Spanish Coast of Europe or 
America." Auto, draft. 7 pp. Contemporary 
copies of above 5 & 7 pp. respectively. 

[1739?] [Wager, Sir Charles.] Memorandum of force required for 
expedition against Cartagena, with discussion of 
advisability of attacking Panama and sending expe- 
dition to the South Seas. Contemporary copy. 
4 pp. 

[1740] Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burfcyrd [Jamaica]. Let- 
Jan. 5. ter to [Charles Brunies, Marquis de] Larnage 
[Hispaniola]. Detailing at length various causes of 
complaint against the French; Spanish money sent 
under French flag, etc.; Vernon's own conduct 
respecting British privateers found preying upon 
the French, etc. Contemporary copy. 8 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford, Port Royal 
Jan. 5. [Jamaica]. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager 

[Whitehall]. [Rear Adml.] Sir Chaloner Ogle's 
arrival at St. Christopher; his correspondence with 
Larnage; Marquis D'Antin's junction with Spanish 
at Cartagena; brutality of North American priva- 
teers; Edsbury, a Jamaica privateer, and his plun- 
derings; news of French squadron. L. S. 7 pp. 

1740. Speed, Samuel. Jamaica. Letter [to Thomas Holies?] 
Jan. 28. Duke [of Newcastle ?, Whitehall ?] Report of Lord 

Aubrey Beauclerk's action with the French [part of 
d'Antin's squadron off Hispaniola, first part of Jan. , 
1740]. A. L. S. 6 pp. Cf. Clowes. Hist, of 
Eoyal Navy, Lond., 1898, v. 3, p. 64, and Beat- 
son, Naval & Military Memoirs, Lond., 1804, 
V. 1, 69-70. 



70 VERNON-WAGEE MANUSCRIPTS 

[1T40?] [Wager, Sir Charles.] [Whitehall.] Instructions to Vice 

[.Tan. — .] Adm. [Edward] Vernon [Jamaica].} General 

orders to cooperate with Lord Cathcart in such 

expedition against the Spaniards as a council of war 

may determine. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 

1740. Warren, P[eter]. H. M. S. Squirrel. Port Royal, Jamaica. 
Feb. 2. Letter to Vice Admiral Edward Vernon [Port Royal] , 

respecting Spanish papers found on his recent cap- 
ture; sends translations of same; is under sail, etc. 
[1739.] Le Fran9ois, Philippe. Contract with Spanish 
Sep. 28. Intendant of Marine at Ferrol for carrying King 
(n. s.) of Spain's effects to Porto Rico. (Translation in 

English.) 
1741. Abadia, Mathias de. Extracts of letter to Dn. 
Jan. 21. Rodrigo de 'Torres, Cartagena, respecting carrying 
(n. s.) of Spanish effects under French flag. (Translation 

in English.) 
1741. Abadia, Mathias de. Letter to Dn. Sebastian de 
(n. s.) Esclavas, Santa Fe. Praying for relief such as can 
Jan. 18. be sent him. (Translation in English.) 
1741. Masclary, Francis. Letter to Dn. Juan de Vera 
(n. s.) Gallardo, Santa Martha. Enclosing letter to Ber- 
Jan. 20. nard Grangent. (Translation in English.) 
Jan. 20. Masclary, Francis. Letter to Bernard Grangent, 
Cape Francois. Giving an account of seizure of 
his sloop by a Spanish privateer. (Translation in 
English.) Contemporary copies, 9 pp. 
1740. G-reat Britain, Navy. List of ships in sea pay. Names of 
Feb. 3. ships, rates, commanders, number of men, guns, 

and where station. Tabular statement of Admi- 
ralty Office. 7 pp. 
1740. Vernon, E[dward], Thomas Wentworth, [Sir] C[haloner] 
Feb. 8. Ogle, and J[ohn] Gruise. Proceedings of a general 

council of war held on board H. M. S. Princess 
Carolina [off Cape Tiburoon, Hispaniola]. Determi- 
nation to destroy French squadron now at Port 
Louis. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
1740. La Vega, Dionisio Martinez de. Panama. Letter to the 
Feb. 12. King of Spain [Philip V]. Efforts made to put 

Porto Bello in state of defense; capture b}^ the 
English; history of the event; measures taken, etc., 
from time of appearance of English squadron until 
it sailed for Jamaica; return of storm-driven ships; 
English treatment of inhabitants; cowardice and 
thievery of the guarda costa crews and disaffection 
of the Indians. (Translation in English.) 22 pp. 
2^ copy of same. 22 pp. Endorsed: "In Vernon's 
of the 5*1^ April C. W." 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 7l 

1740. Chegoyen, Joseph de'l. Panama. Letter to Santiago de 
Feb. 14. Yrissario. Capture of Porto Bello; damage to 

Vernon's fleet by the storm; help of the Governor 
of Lima and the Indians; bravery of Dn. Juan 
Francisco de Garganta at Iron Castle. Contempo- 
rary cop}'. 7 pp. 2'*. copy of same. 8 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward], Thomas Wentworth, [Sir] C[haloner] 
Feb. 16. Ogle, and J[ohn] Gruise. Proceedings of a council 

of war held on H. M. S. Carolina^ Isle of Ash 
[West Indies]. Reports of scouts and determina- 
tion to attack Cartagena. Contemporary copy 
"Ex-^" 3 pp. 

1740. Laws, William. H. M. S. Sp&nce off Cape Tiberoon 

Feb. 22. [Hispaniola]. Letter to Vice- Admiral Edward 

Vernon [off Port Louis? Hispaniola, West Indies]. 

Reports men-of-war at Petit Guave [Hispaniola]. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

1740. Vemon, E[dward], Thomas Wentworth, [Sir] C[haloner] 
Feb. 23. Ogle, and J[ohn] GS-uise. Proceedings of a council 

of war held on H. M. S. Carolina^ Irish Bay, His- 
paniola. Reports of Capt".* [William] Laws and 
[Peter] Warren, determination of IG**' inst. [to 
attack Cartagena] confirmed. Contemporary copy. 
"Ex**" Ip. 

1740. Warren, P[eter]. H. M. S. Squirrel off Donna Maria Bay 
Feb. 23. [Hispaniola]. Letter to Vice-Adml. Edward Ver- 

non [Irish Bay, Hispaniola]. Reports intelligence he 
has obtained respecting Cartagena and its defenses. 
Contemporary copy. "Ex*?/" 4 pp. 

1740. Vemon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Princess Carolina^ Irish Bay, 
Feb. 24. Hispaniola. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager 

[London]. Events of departure from Porto Bello; 
Port Louis attempt given over; disposition of 
French to aid Spanish; Vernon wishes to return to 
England; Cartagena expedition decided upon; great 
harmony exists between land and naval forces of 
the expedition. L. S. 9 pp. 

[1740.] Harris, . [Jamaica.] Memorandum of information 

[Feb. 'i\ respecting French fleet. 2 pp. 

[1740.] [Wager, Sir Charles.] [London.] Additional instructions 
[Feb. ?] to "Comodore" [Capt. Charles] Brown [Jamaica]. 

Demand satisfaction from Spaniards for depreda- 
tions on British merchant trade; reprisals author- 
ized. .5 pp. 



72 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1740. Lea, William, London. Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles 
Mar. 3. Wager? Whitehall?]. Proposing that attempts be 

made on the Mosquito coast, Guatemala, Honduras, 
and Campeachj^; Yucatan Indians should be encour- 
aged to side with English. A. L. S. 6 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward], and others. Proceedings of council of 
Mar. 5. war held on H. M. S. Princess Carolina off Cartha- 

gena. Agreement as to proportionate distribution 
of booty between land and sea forces. Contempo- 
rary copy of D. S. : E. Vernon, Thos. Wentworth, 
C. Ogle, J. Guise, Rich*? Lestock, Will. Blakeney, 
C. Wolfe, J. Hemington. 5 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Princess Carolina off Carta- 
Mar. 6. gena. Orders to Rear Adml. Sir Chaloner Ogle for 

his guidance in bombarding the fortifications of 
Cartagena. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

1739/40. Stapylton, M[iles]. H. M. S. Sheerness "In the Groute." 
Mar. 7. Letter to Vice-Adml. Edward Vernon [Jamaica]. 

Reports rash conduct of Capt. Thomas Grubb in a 
Jamaica privateer attacking the Porto Bello bat- 
teries; privateer disabled and captured; demanded 
men and vessel from Spanish and obtained them. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 

1740. Knovrles, Charles, and others. Off Cartagena. [Report to 
Mar. 8. Vice-Adml. Edward Vernon.] Observations of 

enemies' works at Boca Chica, soundings, etc. Con- 
temporary copy "Ex"?/ "of D. S. Chaf Knowles, 
T. Cooper, Ja. Rentone, Wm. Laws. 2 pp. 

1470. Vernon, E[dward], and others. Proceedings of a council of 
Mar. 8. war held on H. M. S. Princess Carolina^ off Car- 

tagena. Decision to attack at once in manner out- 
lined by Sir Chaloner Ogle's orders. Contempo- 
rary copy "Ex"?/" of D. S. E. Vernon, Thos. 
Wentworth, C. Ogle, J. Guise, Rich'*. Lestock, 
Will. Blakeney, C. Wolfe, J. Hemington. 

1740. Chastenoye, Etienne de, et Jean Baptiste Samson. Orders 
Mar. 11. to Capt. Pierre Durocher, of the St. George. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. (In French.) 2^ copy 
of same. 1 p. 



VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 73 

1740. Vernon, E[dward], and [Sir] C[haloner] Ogle. H. M. S. 

Mar. 11. Jersey,, off Terra Bomba. Letter to Maj. Gen. 

[Thomas] Wentworth [before Cartagena]. Eecom- 

mending pushing forward of troops and landing of 

provisions. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

[1740?] "St. Jago." Inventory of cargo on her voyage to Carta- 
Mar. 16. gena. 1 p. Endorsed: " Factory of the St. Jago's 

cargo. Rec'*' 16 March by Colechester." 

1740. Belaqnin, . Havana. Letter to [Jean Frederic Phely- 

Mar. 18. peaux,] Comte de Maurepas [Paris]. Fall of Porto 

Bello, attack on Cartagena, and preparations for 
defense at Havana. Contemporary copy "Ex**." 
2 pp. 

1739/40 Cole, Thomas. Oporto, [Portugal]. Report to Robert 
Mar. 21. Jackson, Porto. Number of troops at various 

places in Spain. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. En- 
dorsed: " R. 26*'' April, in Consul Jackson." 

1740. Vernon, E[dward], [Sir] C[haloner] Ogle and Richard Les- 
Mar. 23. took. H. M. S. Jersey,, off Terra Bomba. Let- 

ter to Maj. Gen. [Thomas] Wentworth [before 
Cartagena]. Recommends taking of Boca Chica by 
army at once. 
Mar. 24. Same to same: Ships can not get closer in; urges 

him to attack with army. 
Mar. 24. Same to same: Urging an attack. 
Mar. 25. Same to same: Disappointed at his not attacking; 
considers that fort could easily be stormed and 
taken; recites navy's success as evidence of dispo- 
sition of Spaniards; urges attack. 
Contemporary copies. 9 pp. 

1740. Cole, [Thomas]. Porto, [Portugal]. Letter [to Adml. Sir 

Mar. 25. Charles Wager, Whitehall]. Reporting ships and 

conditions found in French ports, and describes his 

experiences, and gives information obtained in 

Spain. 22 pp. 

1740. Berkeley, G[eorge]. H. M. S. Windsor,, Porto Bello. 

Apr. 4. Letter to Vice-Adml. Edward Vernon [Jamaica]. 

Reporting an unsuccessful attempt to bring to a 

French trading sloop which ran into Cartagena. 

Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 



74 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford, Porto Belle. 
Apr. 5. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. 

Describes bombardment of Cartagena; French pri- 
vateers obtaining Spanish commissions; pardon for 
the pirate, Lowther; bombardment and destruction 
of Chagres fort; intelligence contained in captured 
Spanish letters; efforts to secure English trade at 
Porto Bello. L. S. 16 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Strafford, Porto Bello. 
Apr. 5. Orders to Captains of Navy and privateers to have 

regard for the welfare and safety of the inhabit- 
ants of Porto Bello and refrain from annoying 
them in any way. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in: Vernon to Wager, 1740, Apr. 5. 

1740. Hodgson, Robert. Sandy Bay [Panama]. Letter [to Gov. 

Apr. 8. Edward Trelawny, Jamaica]. Reports events and 

success of his mission to Veraguan Indians? 

[Country about Trinidad and Santa Fe.] A. L. S. 

10 pp. 

1740. Tyra-wly, [James O'Hara, Baron.] Lisbon. Letter to 
Apr. 21. Vice- Admiral Edward Vernon [Jamaica]. Notifyes 

him of sailing of [Admiral Joseph] Pintado's squad- 
ron from Cadiz for the West Indies. Contempo- 
rary copy. 3 pp. 2d copy of same. 3 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Strafford. Off the Little 
Apr. 21. Baru. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager 

[Whitehall]. Intelligence found in captured Span- 
ish letters; successful land expeditions impossible 
in these regions; changing place of holding the 
galleon fair from Porto Bello to Panama; recon- 
noitering Cartagena. L. S. 4 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Strafford. Under the 
Apr. 25. Grand Baru. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager 

[Whitehall]. Squadron damaged by gale; informa- 
tion obtained from French sloop; force at Carta- 
gena and galleon fair at Porto Bello; intelligence 
of route of couriers between Cartagena and Panama. 
• L, S. 4 pp. • 

1740. West Indies, Cuba, Havana Junta. Proceedings relative 

Apr. 27. to aid to other Spanish colonies in the West Indies, 

Florida, ec, and more especially for subsistence, 

ec, of the two men-of-war Galicia and San Carlos 

and the troops recently arrived. Contemporary 

' copy. 7 pp. "Ex." 



VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 75 

1740. Lamage, Charles Brunies, Marquis de. Leogane [Hispani- 

Apr. 29. ola]. Order to Chev\ Raymond to cruise in the 

Tempete through the Leeward Islands as a guarda 

costa. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. (In French.) 

2d copy of same. 2 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford, Port Royal 
May 5. [Jamaica]. Order appointing Messrs. Merry- 

weather, Manning, and Tickell agents for prizes 
taken at Porto Bello. " By Command of the Admi- 
ral, W"!" Pearse." 2 pp. 2d copy of same. 2 pp. 

1740. Ordonez, . Panama. Letter to % Cartagena. Re- 
May 7. specting the King's treasure. Vernon at Carta- 
gena. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 2d copy of 
same. 3 pp. 

1740. Gruemes y Horcasitas, Juan Francisco de. Havana. Let- 
May 9. ter to [Etienne] de Chastenoye [Cape Francois, 
Hispaniola]. Requesting assistance of money and 
supplies for the two men-of-war Galicia and Sa7i 
Carlos and troops recently arrived. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. 

1740. Guemes y Horcasitas, Juan Francisco de. Havana. Let- 
May 9. ter to [Charles Brunies, Marquis de] Larnage 
[Leogane, Hispaniola]. Requests him to assist Dr. 
Pedre de Guaragcoschea to procure loan of 60,000 
pieces of eight needed by the Spanish colonies. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

[1740.] Seambry, Pascal. Memorandum of his intelligence respect- 

[May 9.] ing defences of Cartagena. 2 pp. Endorsed 

"Memorandum of Cartagena, by His Maj: Ship 

Sheernessy 2d copy of same. 2 pp. Enclosed 

in 533. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford, Port Royal, 
May 9. Jamaica. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager 

[Whitehall]. Disposition of ships to protect trade ; 
first attempt to open markets with Spaniards; 
French aid to Spain ; could have taken Cartagena 
with 3,000 troops ; news of galleon fair at Guyaquil. 
L. S. 3 pp. 



76 VEBNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1740. Wimbleton, Charles. H. M. S. Worcesie?', Port Royal, 
May 11. Jamaica. Extract of report [to Vice- Adml. Edward 

Vernon, Jamaica], respecting conduct of one John 
Lush, commander of a privateer from New York 
toward a French sloop. Attestating to correctness 
of above before Edward Trelawny May 13, 1740. 
Contempoi'ary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in 539. 

1740. Vernon, Edward. [Port Royal.] [Jamaica.] Letter to 

May 18. Messrs. Merryweather, Manning, and Tickell, 

[Jamaica?] Respecting sale of [Porto Bello] prizes 

and valuations. Contemporary copy, 2 pp. 2d 

copy of same. 2 pp. ^ 

1740. Wyndham, Charles. H. M. S. Greenwich Privateer 
May 22. Bay [Hispaniola]. Letter to Vice-Adml. Edward 

Vernon [Port Royal, Jamaica.] Took English sloop 
from Chevl. Raymond's guard a costa; Spanish ship 
at Port Louis. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 2d copy 
of same. 2 pp. 

1740. Vernon, Edward. [Port Royal]. [Jamaica.] Letter to 
May 24. [Gov.] Edward Trelawny [St. lago de la Vega, 

Jamaica]. Instructions from England to prevent 
junction [of Rodrigo de Torres] with Dn. Bias de 
Lezo; ships he will leave to protect Jamaica; 
scarcity of seamen and impressment. Contempo- 
rary copy. 3 pp. 

May 25. Trelavrny, Edward. Letter to Vernon. Sends 
proceedings of the council on Vernon's letter of 
24th. 

May 25. West Indies, Jamaica, Council Proceedings. Sol- 
diers provided for the fleet ; stations of the ships 
protecting the island ; vagabonds ; Spanish ship at 
Port Louis, and Spanish goods are lawful prizes at 
all times. 

May 25. Vernon, Edward. Letter to Edward Trelawny. 
Thanking him for promised assistance, etc. Con- 
temporary copies. 6 pp. 2d copy of same. 7 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford, Port Royal 
May 30. [Jamaica]. Order to Messrs. Merryweather, Man- 

ning, and Tickell, [Jamaica] to ship home Capt. 
[Charles] Knowles's, his officers' and crew's share 
of Porto Bello prizes, in H. M. S. Diamond to the 
Bank of England until royal decision in matter has 
been made. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 77 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford, Port Royal [Ja- 
May 30- maica]. Letter to Adml. Sir Charles Wager [White- 

June 3. hall]. Lt. [Charles] Wimbleton's report (q. v.); 

protection of the trade; disposition of prize money 
[of Porto Bello]; [James O'Hara, Baron], Tyrawly's 
intelligence of Spanish squadron for the West Indies; 
lack of cordage and masts; watering of squadron; 
Capt. Forest's appointment; difficulties of subsist- 
ence; trade of northern colonies with French; trade 
of English with Spanish colonies; leaky ships; sug- 
gestion of attack of St. laga [de Cuba]. L. S. with 
autograph postscript. 11 pp. 2d L. S. of same. 
12 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford, Port Royal [Ja- 
June 4. maica]. Orders to Capt. [Perry] Mayne [Port 

Royal]. To capture ships from Cadiz with Spanish 
viceroy on board and protect British homeward- 
bound fleet in its passage past Havana. Contem- 
porary copy. 3 pp. 2d copy of same. 3 pp. 

1740. Shinvill, William. An account of the town and defences of 

June 5. St. Sebastian [Spain]. A. D. S. 1 p. Auto, sketch 

plan of harbor, etc., with explanatory notes. A. D. 

S. 2 pp. See also: Spain, St. Sebastian. Sketch 

plan of harbor. 

1740. Great Britain. Navy. List of ships in sea pay. Names, 
June 13. rates, commanders, number of guns, men, and where 

stationed. Tabular statement of Admiralty Office. 
7 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford, oflf St. Martha. 
Juna 17. Orders to Capt. [Digby] Dent. Continue to cruis6 

oflf this station to obtain intelligence of Spanish 
squadron from Cadiz and return to Hispaniola after 
June 24, etc. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 2d copy 
of same. 2 pp. 

1740. Hodgson, Robert. Mosquito coast. Letter [to Edward 
June 21- Trelawny, Jamaica]. Account of his expedition 

July 12. with Mosquito Indians against the Spanish. A. L. S. 

10 pp. 



78 VEENON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1740. Vernon, E[dward], H. M. S. Burford, Port Royal. 
June 24. Orders to Capt. [Richard] Herbert, Port Antonio 

[Jamaica], to capture Spanish privateer said to be on 
the west coast of Hispaniola, break up contraband 
trade between Port Louis and Cartagena, and obtain 
intelligence of Spanish squadron said to be coming 
from Cadiz. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 2d copy 
of same. 3 pp. 

[1740.] Brodrick, Thomas. Port Royal. Letter [to Vice- Adml. Ed- 
[June 26.] ward Vernon Port Royal]. Reports results and 

information obtained by his reconnoissance off 
Cartagena; news of Spanish squadrons from Cadiz, 
and capture of one Stewart, commanding an Eng- 
lish snow; damage to" Cartagena from Vernon's 
bombardment. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

1740. Ma3rne, Perry. At sea. Letter to Vice-Adml. Edward 
June 28. Vernon [Port Royal, Jamaica]. Reporting events 

of his cruise; capture of Dutch ship from Cadiz, etc. 
List of names of Spaniards on Duich ship. Con- 
temporary copy. 3 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford^ Jamaica. Letter 
June 28. to [Charles Brunies,] Marquis [de] Larnage [His- 

paniola]. Apologizing for seizure of a French 
guarda costa, and detailing circumstances of the 
just capture of a certain French trading brigan- 
tine \Ne'ptune\. Contemporary copy. 3pp. 2d 
copy of same. 3 pp. 

1740. Leso, Bias de. Cartagena. Letter to the Archbishop, Vice 
July 6. King of New Spain. Respecting treasure for the 

galleons and English ships seen off Cartagena. 
Contemporary copy of translation. 3 pp. 

1740. G-eorgia, Trustees. Power of attorney to Harman Verelst 
July 14. to receive money from the Lords Commissioners 

of the Treasury of Great Britain for further set- 
tling and improving Georgia. A. D. S. of Benj. 
Marty n. Secy. Seal of Georgia attached. "Intrat 
in officie Audit Recep* Secry. y 27 die July 1740 H. 
Bury." 1 p. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 79 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford, Port Royal. 
July 19. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [White- 

hall]. Squadron hampered by weak masts and 
shrouds; Lt. [Thomas] Brodrick's reconnoissance 
(q. V.) of Cartagena; dispositions to defend Jama- 
ica; treasure at Cartagena; release of French 
guarda costa; patching up his ships; capture of 
Viceroy of Santa Fe. L. S. 12 pp. 



1740. Barranco, Pedro. Cartagena. Letter to his wife at 
July 25. Havana. His capture by the English and his escape; 

personal matters. Contemporary cop}^ of transla- 
tion. 3 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[d ward]. H. M. S. J^wr/or^Z, Jamaica. Letter to 
July 25. [Charles Brunies, Marquis de] Larnage [Hispaniola]. 

The Neptune^ a French trading brigantine, has 
been condemned in Admiralty for carrying arms to 
the Spaniards; sends Larnage, master and crew. 
July 26. Same to same. A French sloop having been taken 
through misapprehension has released and supplied 
her with necessaries and sends her on to him. 
Contemporary copies. 3 pp. 
/ 

1740. Trelawny, Edward. Jamaica. Letter[to Adml. Sir Charles 
July 26. Wager, Whitehall]. Bloody encounter of one Stew- 

art, a privateer, with Spanish off Cartagena; Lt. 
[Robert] Hodgson's mission to Mosquito Indians; 
Commodore [Charles] Brown's actions. A. L. S. 
4 pp. 

1740. Anonymous. Journal of a Spanish land officer of occur- 
July 31- rences of voyage from Ferrol to Cartagena. Con- 

Nov. 2. temporary copy of translation. 6 pp. 

1740. [Naish, John?]. Memorandum. Respecting Anson's voy- 
Aug. 2. age, taking of Manila & the trade in the South Sea; 

is willing to subscribe £20,000 toward defraying 
expense of such an expedition. 3 pp. 



80 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford^ Jamaica. Letter 
Aug. 5. to Francisco Carigal de la Vega, Santiago de Cuba, 

demanding the release of the South Sea Company's 
Factors, servants, etc. Contemporary copy. • 

Aug. 24. La Vega, Francisco Carigal de. Santiago de Cuba. 
Letter to Vice Adml. Edward Vernon. South Sea 
Company's Factor is staying of his own free will; 
exchange of prisoners, etc. Contemporary copy of 
translation. 

Aug. 24. Cocks, Leonard. Santiago de Cuba. Letter to 
Vernon. Personal affairs only are detaining him at 
Santiago; exchange of prisoners, ec. Contemporary 
copy. 6 pp. 

1Y40. Lamage, Charles Brunies, Marquis de. See: Larnage, Aug. 
Aug. 5. 28, 1740. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford, Port Royal. 
Aug. 6. Orders to Capt. [Miles] Stapylton [Port Royal], to 

proceed to Santiago de Cuba with letter to the 
Spanish Governor demanding release of South Sea 
Company's Factors. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 
"Ex<?" 

1740. Flo-wer, Robert. Jamaica. Deposition respecting his cap- 
Aug. 23. ture by Spanish privateer. Sworn to before T. 

Tickell. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 

1740. France, Navy. List of ships that sailed from Toulon Aug. 
Aug. 25. 25 and reached Cadiz Sep. 20. Names of ships and 

commanders, number of guns and crew. In French. 
Endorsed: " In Consul Parkers. " 

1740. Lamage, [Charles Brunies, Marquis de]. Leogane [His- 
Aug. 28. paniola]. Letter to Vice Adml. Edward Vernon 

[Port Royal, Jamaica]. Respecting seizures of mer- 
chant vessels. 
Aug. 5. Larnage. Letter [to Vernon] respecting seizure of 
the Tempete by the Greenwich; relations between 
French and Spanish, etc. Contemporary copies in 
French. 9 pp. 

1740. Trelawny, Edward. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager 
Aug. 29. [Whitehall], Discusses attack on Havana; Cartagena 

and St. lago de Cuba are under consideration; 
[Robert] Hodgson's visit to Mosquito Indians. 
A. L. S. 7 pp. See: Hodgson, Robert, to Tre- 
lawny, 1740, June 21-July 12. 



VERNON-WAGER MANU8CBIPTS 81 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burfm'd, Port Royal. 
Aug. 30. Letter to [AdniL] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. 

Convoys of merchantmen; capture of Vice Roy of 
Santa Fe; captures of Spanish privateers and intelli- 
gence thereby obtained; Marquis de Larnage's 
Spanish sympathies; various instances thereof; 
movements of vessels of the squadron, their captures, 
etc. ; brutality of Spanish; dangers of English priva- 
teers turning pirates; lack of rigging. L. S. 9 pp. 

1740. Vemon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford^ Jamaica. Letter 
Sep. 11. to "• Duque de la Conquista and Marquis de Gracia" 

[Hispaniola ?J, respecting return of his captured per- 
sonal effects, demanding release of South Sea Com- 
pany's Factors at Vera Cruz and suggesting an 
exchange of prisoners. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 
^'Ex**:" 2d copy. 3 pp. 

1740. Vemon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford^ Jamaica. Letter 
Sep. 12. to [Charles Brunies, Marquis de] Larnage [Leogane, 

Hispaniola]. Larnage's charges against Vernon 
unfounded; cases of filibusters Nuestra Sefiora de 
la Rosario and Neptune discussed; complains of 
Paul Rousett; La Font's treatment; privateers; 
demands English prisoners detained by Larnage. 
Contemporary copy. 6 pp. 2d copy, 6 pp. 

1740. Trelawny, Edward. Jamaica. Letter to [Adml.] Sir 
Sep. 12. Charles Wager [Whitehall]. [Robert] Hodgson's 

• visit to Mosquito Indians; Panama should be taken; 

Dr. [John] Stewart and the Receiver-Generalship of 

Jamaica; relations with Stewart. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

See: Hodgson, Robert, to Trelawny, 1740, June 21- 

July 12. 

1740. Tyra-wly, [James O'Hara, Baron]. Lisbon. Letter to 
Sep. 17. [Adml.] »ir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. The 

question of packets on the coast and their use; 
English trade; Tyrawly's ambassadorship; breach 
of neutrality of the port by Spanish privateer; the 
agreement of neutrality. A. L. S. 5 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. Jamaica. General orders to command- 
Sep. 18. ers of the fleet respecting cruizing, etc. D. S. 3 pp. 

1740. Vemon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford, Port Royal. Orders 
Sep. 18. to Capt. Thomas Trevor, H. M. S. Stratf(yrd, to 

reconnoitre Cartagena. Contemporarj- copy. 3 pp. 
32066—04 6 



82 VERNON-WAGEE MANUSCRIPTS 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. U.M. S. Burfor(^, PortRoynl Letter 
Sep. 21. to [Maj. Gen. Charles] Lord Cathcart [Spithead?]. 

Arrival of storeships and lack of rigging-; suggest- 
ing S. W. end of Hispaniola as rendezvous on account 
of danger by sickness to troops at Port Royal; 
Havana, St. lago de Cuba and Cartagena as points 
of attack. L. S. 3 pp. 

1740. Grodet, Jacob. Examination of. Questions and answers 

Sep. 23- in parallel columns. Additional interrogatories 

Sep. 25. and answers. 8 pp. Endorsed: "* * * late 

Ma' of a Dutch sloop from Curaso seiz** by an 

English Privateer off Santa Martha and brought 

into Jamaica * * * " 

1740. Godet, Jacob. [Port Royal ?] Letter to Vice Adml. Edward 
Sep. 26. Vernon [Port Royal]. Wishes to take oath of alle- 

giance to Great Britain and serve against Spain; 
Avays in which he could be of use. Contemporary 
copy. 4 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. [Port Royal.] Letter [to Maj. Gen. 
Sep. 28. Alexander Spotswood, Annapolis? Md.]. Spots- 

wood's order to rendezvous at Port Antonio have 
been changed to Port Royal; Vernon considers 
latter unhealthy for large fleet and requests that he 
join Lord Cathcart and himself off the bays in S. W. 
part of Hispaniola. L. S. 3 pp. 

Note: Spotswood was then dead, having died at 
Annapolis June 7. 

[1740.] West Indies, Jamaica, Kingston. Merchants. Petition to 
[Sep. — .] Vice-Admiral Edward Vernon presenting copy of 

the representation to Gov. Edward Trelawny and 
affidavit of Richard Lee respecting actions of Chris- 
topher Edzer}'^ and Jjahn Ford. Representation of 
merchants to Gov. Trelawny, Edzery and Ford are 
ruining the Spanish trade by their privateer expe- 
ditions; hope the}^ may be checked. 
Sep. 15. Lee, Richard. Aflidavit respecting actions of Ed- 
zery and Ford. Contemporary copy. 7 pp. 2? 
copy. 6 pp. of same. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford, Port Royal. Or- 
Oct. 1. ders to Capt. [Robert] Maynard, H. M. S. Sheerness 

to act as convoy for English merchants going to 

Porto Bello. A. D. 2 pp. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 83 

1740. Tavemer, William. [London.] Representation to [Adml.] 
Oct 2. Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall] of the advantages 

to be derived and reasons for taking I^ouisbourg 
from the French. D. S. 7 pp. Endorsed: "A 
Representation relating to Cape Briton. New 
1 jigland, Nova Scotia & Newfoundland by W™ 
^"ivener, datted Oct!- y« 2^ 1740." 

1740. France, Minister of Marine, Fontainbleu. Letter to [Louis 
Oct. 7. Antoine de Pardaillan de Gondrin] Marquis d'Antin 

[West Indies]. Present situation; affairs between 
Great Britain and Spain; sends extract of the 
instructions of Adml. Dn. Rodrigo de Torres. Con- 
tempoi'ar}'^ copy of D. S. : " Maurepas. " Extract of 
de Torres's instructions. His orders in event of 
certain moves by the British fleet. 7 pp. 2** copy 
of same. 7 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford [off Jamaica]. Let- 
Oct. 7. ter to [Adml] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. 

Arrival of storeships and refitting the squadron; 
Lord Cathcart and Port Royal rendezvous; distri- 
bution of the Porto Bello prize money; apprehen- 
sions respecting food supplies; correspondence with 
Dn. Bias de Leso; Viceroy [of Santa Fe]; Jacob 
Godet and "that Canary Bird, Mr. William Foster;" 
Convoys for Jamaica merchants; appointments of 
certain young officers in the fleet. L. S. 12 pp. 

1740. [Vernon, Edward.] H. M. S. Burford [Gulf of Darieri]. 

Oct. 11. Instructions to fleet captains. Is awaiting arrival 

of Lord Cathcart; strict orders not to lose sight of 

the flag; sink, burn, and destroy Spanish ships, etc. 

Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 

1740. Herbert, Richard. Port Royal. Letter to Vice-Adml. 
Oct. 14. Edward Vernon, Cape Donna Maria [Hispaniola]. 

Reports his visit to [Gov. Charles Brunies, Marquis 
de] Larnage and encounter with Marquis de Chav- 
agnac and the snow La Fee\ sends extract of his 
journal, giving account of the affair; has consulted 
Gov. [Edward] Trelawny respecting disposition of 
Chavagnac. Extract of Herbert's journal, giving 
account of engagement with La Fee. Memorandum 
of intelligence respecting Adml. Rodrigo de Torres's 
fleet, obtained by Herbert at Leogane, Oct. 7, and 
sent to Vernon. Contemporary copies. 5 pp. 



84 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1740. Crymble, Murray. Jamaica. Letter to Artnur Stert [Lon- 
Oct. 15. don]. The situation in Spanish- America; news of 

recent events, etc. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

[1740.] Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford [at sea]. Letter to 
[Oct. 22.] [Charles Brunies, Marquis de] Larnage [Hispaniola]. 

Sends account of unfortunate encounter between 
the Marquis de Chavagnac and Capt. Herbert; 
intends setting the Marquis at liberty at once; 
deplores the affair brought on by youthful hot- 
headedness. Contemporar}^ copy. 3 pp. 2* copy 
of same. 3 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford, Port Royal. Let- 
Oct. 28- ter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. 

Nov. 7. Narrow escape of the Strafford off Cartagena; 

thoughts of attempting St. lago [de Cuba?], as Car- 
tagena is too strong; protection of trade & arrival 
of French squadron at Martinico. L. S. twice. 
4 pp. 

1740. Chavagnac, . Marquis de. [Spanish Town? Jamaica.] 

Nov. 5. Account of engagement with H. M. S. Norwich, 

Capt. [Richard] Herbert sent to [Vice-Adml. Edward 
Vernon. 
Nov. 8. Spanish To"wn. Representation of above to Gov^ 
[Edward] Trelawny. Contemporary copies. (In 
French.) 6 pp. See also: Vernon to Larnage. 
1740, Oct. 22. 

1740. Anonymous. Extracts of translations of two letters from 
Nov. 5-6. Spanish ojQScers on the Ferrol squadron, dated from 

Cartagena. Lack of money and disgust of things 
prevalent in the fleet. 3 pp. 

1740. Lezo, Bias de. Cartagena. Letter to [Charles Brunies, 
Nov. 6. Marquis] de Larnage, Leogane [Hispaniola]. Ar- 

rival of Spanish squadron and need of supplies. 
Nov. (). Lezo. Letter to Segretier, Leogane. Ordering 
supplies. 

Nov. 9. Desaimbol, . Cartagena. Letter to Segretier. 

Supplies. Contemporar}" copies. (In French.) 
4 pp. 

1740. Chavagnac. See Chavagnac, Nov. 5, 1740. 
Nov. 8. 

1740. Desaimbol. See Lezo, Nov. 6, 1740. 
Nov. 9. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 85 

1740. Vernon, E[d ward]. Jamaica. Letter to Gov. Jonathan Bel- 
Nov. 13, cher [Boston, Mass.]. Kecommends that no provi- 

sions be allowed to be shipped to French or Dutch 
ports in the West Indies. Contemporary copy, 2 pp. 
Same sent to Gov" Lewis Morris, Jersey; Geo. 
Thomas, Pa.; Geo. Clark, N. Y. ; Jas. Blair, Va.; 
Rich** Ward, R. I. ; Jos. Talcut, Conn. 

1740. La Vega, Francisco Carigal de. Cuba. Letter to [Charles 
Nov. 15. Brunies,] Marquis de Larnag^e [Leogane, Hispa- 

niola]. Relative to supplies for San Domingue; 
capture of French trading vessels by a Spanish 
privateer; sale of certain negro slaves etc. Con- 
temporary copy of a translation. 3 pp. 

1740. Trelawney, Edward. See: Vernon, Edward, Nov. ?, 1740. 
Nov. 15. 

1740. Pearse, Vincent. New York Court of Admiralty. Libel 

Nov. 20. of the Spanish merchant ship Canary Merchant 

and snow Restoration. Contemporary copy. 2 

pp. Endorsed: * * * Capt. Pearse, Ag* Key 

& Hubbard. * * * 

1740. La Vega, Francisco Carigal de. Cuba. Letter to [Charles 
Nov. 22. Brunies,] Marquis de Larnage [Leogane, Hispa- 

niola]. Respecting forwarding of packets of let- 
ters. Contemporary copy of translation. 1 p. 

1740. Zeldran, Felix. Cartagena. Letter to Davon, Cadiz 

Nov. 24. [Spain]. Personal matters; [Adml. Rodrigo] de 

Torres's squadron; wrecks and failure to capture 
British frigates; Adml. [Sir John] Norris's British 
squadron a political one; observations on the war; 
wants to return home. Contemporary copy of 
translation. 2 pp. 

1740.. Tyra-wly, [James O'Hara, Baron]. Lisbon. Letter to [Adml.] 
Nov. 26. Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Suggesting the 

necessity of a naval officer at Lisbon, and recom- 
mending William Mawman for the position. A. L. S. 
4 pp. 

1740. Boscavren, Edward. Bertientes, South Keys. Letter to 
Nov. 27. Vice Adml. Edward Vernon [Jamaica]. Report of 

his convoy and the trading prospects; one Vincente 

Lopez and three English prisoners; alarm in Cuba 
1 over rumored attack on Havana; news of Adml. 

[Rodrigo] de Torres's squadron. Contemporary 

copy. 3 pp. 



86 VEBNON-WAGER MANUSCRIFl'S 

1740. Vernon, E[dwardj. H. M. S. Burford^ Jamaica. Letter 
[Nov. ?] to John Dottin, Barbadoes, [West Indies]. Prob- 

able destination of the French armament now fitting 
out at Martinique. 
Nov. 15. Trelawny, Edward. Jamaica. Letter to John 
Dottin respecting French armament at Martinique. 
Contemporary copies. 3 pp. 

1740. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Burford^ Jamaica. Lette^- to 
Dec. 12. [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Intelli- 

gence of Spanish gained by captured letters ; French 
aid to Spain; Marquis D'Antin's fleet at Port Louis; 
prevention of shipments of provisions to enemy 
from northern colonies; land transfer of treasure; 
galleons at Cartagena; arrival of stores; defense of 
Jamaica; employment of blacks. L. S. 10 pp. 

1740. Vernon, [Edward]. List of ships under command of. 
Dec. 15 Tabular statement of names, rates, names of cap- 

tains, number of men, & guns. List prepared by 
Admiralty office. 3 pp. 

1740. Lamage, [Charles Brunies, Marquis de]. St. Domingo. 
Dec. 21. Letter to Vice Adml. E[dward] Vernon [Jamaica]. 

Complaints of British seamen enlisted on French 
men of war; case of Paul Rousset; encounter be- 
tween Capt. Herbert and Marquis de Chavagnac. 
Contemporary copy. (In French) 3 pp. 

1740. Vernon, P][d ward]. Jamaica. Letter to [Maj. Gen Charles,] 
Dec. 26. Lord Cathcart, [at sea]. Advises against Jamaica 

as a rendezvous, best place is in bays south of Cape 
Tiberoon. 
Dec. 26. Vernon. Letter to Sir Chaloner Ogle. Orders 
him to rendezvous in bays south of Cape Tiberoon, 
provided Lord Cathcart so agrees. Contemporar}^ 
copies. 6 pp. 

[1740.] Anonymous. Project for attacking La Vera Cruz and 
Mexico. 10 pp. Endorsed: "No. 1." 2** copy 
11 pp. 3^^ copy 9 pp. 

[1740] Anon3mious. Project for attacking La Vera Cruz and 
Mexico. 7 pp. Endorsed: "N? 2" 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 87 

[1740?] Anonymous. Memorandum of information sent to Vice 
Admiral Edward Vernon, respecting sailing of 
fleet and transports from Great Britain. Draft. 1 p. 

[1740?] [Wager, Sir Charles.] Observations on present condition 
and future operations of the war in the West Indies. 
British force in West Indies; Cartagena, Vera 
Cruz, Honduras, etc., discussed as points susceptible 
of attack. A. D. 4 pp. 

[1740?] [Wager, Sir Charles.] [London.] Orders to " Comodore " 
[Capt. Charles] Brown [Jamaica], to capture all 
Spanish vessels, men of war, and merchantmen, by 
way of reprisals for depredations committed on the 
British marine. A. draft. 3 pp. 

[1740?] Waldegrave, James, Earl. Project proposed by, based on 
the treaty between Great Britain and France 1686, 
Nov. 16, with observations of the French Court 
thereon. 3 pp. 

[1740?] West Indies, Jamaica, British Forces at. Establishment 
of eight companies of foot at Jamaica. 1 p. 

1741. Willson, John. [London?] Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles 

Jan. 17. Wager, ? Whitehall]. Describes harbor and sailing 

marks of Vera Cruz [Mexico], and fortifications of 

same. A. L. S. 3 pp. Endorsed by Wager: 

"Lt. Willson's ace' of La Vera Cruz." 

1741. Abadia, Mathias de. See Warren, Peter, Feb. 2, 1740. 
Jan. 18. 

1741. Masclary, Francis. See Warren, Peter, Feb. 2, 1740. 
Jan. 20. 

1741(n.s.) Abadia, Mathias de. See Warren, Peter, Feb. 2, 1740. 
Jan. 21. 

1741. Etcoslois, Mithon. Hispaniola. Letter to Vice Adml. 
Feb. 26. Edward Vernon [near Cartagena]. Breach of neu- 

trality. Contemporary copy. (In French.) 1 p. 

1741. Great Britain, Trade. Evidence before the House of Coni- 
Feb. 26. mons relating to trade in the Mediterranean and 

America. Complaints of negligence of navy cap- 
tains, with marginal notes of the Admiralty 
respecting same. 11 pp. 



88 VEENON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1741. Torres y Morales, Rodrigo de. Havana. Letter to [Charles 

Feb. 26. Brunies, Marquis] de Larnage [Leogane? Hispa- 

niola]. Regrets withdrawal of the Marquis D'Antin; 

Cartagena in a good state of defense; requests flour 

and provisions. Contemporary copy of translation. 

2 pp. 2d copy of same. 2 pp. 

1741. Larnage, [Charles Brunies, Marquis de]. San Domingo. 
Mar. 5. Letter to Vice Adml. Edward Vernon [Playa 

Grand Bay, near Cartagena]. Respecting neutrality 
of the French in the present condition of affairs; 
contraband trade; privateers, etc. Contemporary 
copy. (In French.) 7 pp. 

1741. Gruexnes y Horcasitas, Juan Francisco de. Havana. Let- 
Mar. 12. ter to [Charles Brunies, Marquis] de Larnage 
[San Domingo]. Fails to understand the recall of 
Marquis D'Antin's squadron; Havana in excellent 
condition to resist attack; no news of the English 
fleet since it left Jamaica; Panama its suspected 
destination. Contemporary copy of translation. 

3 pp. 2** copy of same. 

1741. Torres y Moralles, Rodrigo de. Havana. Letter to 
Mar. 12. [Charles Brunies, Marquis] de Larnage, San 

Domingo. Forwards letter from French court for 
the Marquis D'Antin; reminds Larnage of flour 
needed. Contemporarj^ copy of translation. 2 pp. 
2** copy of same. 2 pp. 

1741. Larnage, [Charles Brunies, Marquis de]. Leogane. Letter 

Mar. 19. to Dn. Francisco Carigal de la Vega, Santiago de 

Cuba. Destination of the British fleet; affairs in 

Europe. Contemporary copy of translation. 2 pp. 

I 2*^ copy of same. 

1741. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Princess Carolina, Cartagena. 
Mar. 27. Orders to Commodore [Richard] Lestock. To 

assume command at Boca Chica, refit ships, etc., 
and assist land forces in every possible way; Capt. 
[William] Laws with the Spends is ordered home 
with despatches, ec. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 

1741. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Princess Carolina, Cartagena. 

Mar. 28. Orders to Rear Adml. Sir Chaloner Ogle. To 

move forward in specified manner and post his 

ships, obtain intelligence, etc. Contemporary copy. 

2 pp. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 89 

1T41. Anonymous. Account of landing places near" Cartagena. 
Mar. 29. A. D. ? 4 pp. Contemporary copy of same. 4 pp. 

1741. La Vega, Francisco Carigal de. Santiago de Cuba. Letter 
Mar. 30. to Joseph de la Quintana [Madrid]. English have 

probably gone to Cartagena; that place and Havana 
strong; Santiago weak, and reinforcement from 
Havana refused; Marquis D'Antin has sailed for 
Europe; has sent out a privateer under Barthola- 
mew Valadon. Contemporary copy of translation. 
2 pp. 2*^ copy of same. 

1741. Vernon, E[dward] and others. Proceedings of a council of 
Mar. 30. war, held on H. M. S. Princess Carolina, Carta- 

gena Harbor. Resolve to land the troops and 
invest the town. Contemporary copy of L. S. : 
E. Vernon. Thos. Wentworth. C. Ogle. J. Guise. 
Rich* Lestock. Will. Blakeney. E. Wolfe. J. 
Hemington. 2 pp. 

[1741.] Anonymous. "Abstract of letters. " List of letters passed 
Mar. ? between French and Spanish Governors of the West 

Indies, etc. 1 p. 

Note: This is merely a list of letters and not an 

abstract of their contents. 

1741. Vernon, E[dw^rd]. H. M. S. Princess Carolina, Cartagena. 

Apr. 1. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall?]. 

Describes assault and taking of Boca Chica and the 
operations of expedition to date. L. S. 22 pp. 

1741. Wentworth, Thomas and J[ohn] Guise. Porsets hire Trans- 
Apr. 2. port, Cartagena. Letter to Vice Adml. [Edward] 

Vernon. Number of troops insufficient, request 
reinforcement of marines and 1,500 men from the 
American regiment. Contemporary cop3\ 1 p. 
2^ copy of same. 

1741. Vernon, E[dward], [Sir] C[haloner] Ogle, and Richard 
Apr. 3. Lestock. Proceedings of a council of war held on 

H. M. S. Princess Carolina, Cartagena harbour. 
Demand of Gen'? Wentworth and Guise for reen- 
forcements from fleet; recites advantages gained by 
naval forces and considers number of troops wanted, 
unnecessary; recommend that attack be made 
tomorrow. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 2d copy 
of same. 



90 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1741. Wentworth, Thomas. Dorsetshire Transport, Cartagena. 
Apr. 4. Letter to Vice Adml. Edward Vernon. Landing 

of troops, signals, etc. 

Apr. 4. Vernon, E[dward] and [Sir] C[haloner] Ogle. 
H. M. S. Princess Carolina. Letter to Went- 
worth in answer to above. Will furnish boats for 
debarking troops; necessity of pushing matters. 

Apr. 4. Wentworth, Thomas. Letter to Vernon in answer 
to above. Designates troops to be embarked. Con- 
temporary copies. 4 pp. 2d copy of same. 4 pp. 

1741. Wentworth, Thomas, [before Cartagena.] Letter to Vice- 
Apr. 6. Admiral Edward Vernon. Asks for boats for land- 
ing facines, a ship to shell St. Lazarus, and the 
Americans from Commodore Lestock's squadron. 
Apr. 6. Vernon, E[dward] and [Sir] C[haloner] Ogle. 
H. M. S. Princess Carolina. Letter to Went- 
worth. Will comply with his requests ; urge speedy 
action; send plan for investing the town; recom- 
mend summons to surrender be sent. Plan for 
investing Cartagena toward Boquilla. Contempo- 
rary copies. 7 pp. in all. 2d copies. Went- 
worth's letter, 1 p. ; Vernon and Ogle's and plan, 
4 pp. 

1741. "Wentworth, Thomas, [before Cartagena]. Letter to Vice- 
Apr. 7. Adml. Edward Vernon. Walls of St. Lazarus 
must be breached; wishes ship to bombard. 
Apr. 7. Wentworth, Thomas, and Others. Council of War. 
Decides that batteries must be erected and walls of 
St. Lazarus breached. Thos. Wentworth, Will: 
Blakeney, E. Wolfe, William Robinson, A. Lowther,- 
J. Wynyard, L. D. Moreton, John Grant. 
Anonymous. Information sent Vice-Admiral 
[Edward] Vernon by British prisoners in Cartagena. 
State of town, strength of forces, ec. 
Apr. 7. Vernon, E[dward] and [Sir] C[haloner] Ogle. 
H. M. S. Princess Carolina^ Cartagena harbor. 
Letter to Wentworth. Works could have been 
carried the first day if assault had been pushed with 
vigor; erecting battery against so small a fort as 
St. Lazarus a great waste of time; nav}" has ful:^lled 
every duty and will continue to comply with every 
request practicable. Contemporarj' copies. 8 pp. 
2 copies of same. 6 pp. 



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l)efore Cartagena]. Letter to Vice- 

\ Vernon. Walls of St. Lazarus 

iied; wishes ship to bombard. 

worth, Thomas, and Others. Council of War. 

-. that })atterH's must be erected and walls of 

.azarus breached. Thos. Wentworth, Will: 

fcMakeney, E. Wolfe, William Robinson, A. Lowthrr, 

J, Wynyard. L. D. Moreton, John (-^ ^ 

Ajaonymons. Information sent 

. ni] Vernon by British prisoners »> 

f town, strength o£ forces, ^ 
>a, E[dwardJ and [Sir] C'l 

S. l*rhu)esi< Carolina^ ■ '>r. 

to Wentworth. Work ;>oen 

i tlie first day if assault h ued with 

erecting batter \ i a fort as 

i.mrusagreatwasu - . . ijas ful^Ued 

>\ . rv duty and will continue to comply with every 
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VEBNON-WAGEE MANUSCRIPTS 91 

1741. Wentvrorth, Thomas, and Others [before Cartagena]. Pro- 
Apr. 10. ceedings of a council of wai*. Number of troops 
insufficient; if [Vice] Adml. [Edward] Vernon can- 
not guard batteries and troops, expedition should be 
abandoned. Thos. Wentworth, J. Guise, Will. 
Blakeney, E. Wolfe, William Robinson, A. Lowther, 
J. Wynyard, L. D. Moreton. Contemporary copj'. 
"Ex**" 1 p. 2'' copy of same. 

1T41. Vernon, Edward. See Wentworth, Thomas, Apr. 13, 1741. 
Apr. 10. 

1741. Knowles, Charles. See Wentworth, Thomas, Apr. 13, 1741. 
Apr. 10. 

1741. Vernon, E[dward], [Sir] C[haloner] Ogle, and Richard 
Apr. 12. Lestock. Proceedings of council of war held on 

H. M. S. Princess Carolina^ [Cartagena harbour.] 
From representations of council of war of land 
forces and its unanimous opinion of inadvisability 
of continuing the siege, concur in same, and rec- 
ommend method and plan of reembarkation, ec. 
Contemporary copy. 6 pp. 2*^ copy of same. 4 pp. 

1741. Wentworth, Thomas, and Others. Proceedings of council of 
Apr. 13. war held at La Quinta [before Cartagena]. Neglect 

of nayy to furnish support and supplies; retreat 
necessary. Thos. Wentworth, J. Guise, Will. 
Blakeney, E. Wolfe, W" Robinson, A. Lowther, 
J. Wynyard, L. D. Moreton. 

Apr. 10. KnoTvles, Charles. Declaration respecting mes- 
sages passed between [Vice-Adml. Edward] Vernon 
and Wentworth. Fortifying Boquilla. 

Apr. 13. Vernon, E[dward] and [Sir] C[haloner] Ogle. 
Answer to above representation of army officers. 
Denials of implications and recitals of things done 
by the navy. 

Apr. 13. Wentworth, Thomas. Letter to Vernon. Re- 
quests assembling of a joint council of war of land 
and sea officers. 

Apr. 10. Vernon, E[dward]. Order Capt. [Thomas] Cooper, 
H. M. S. Dunkirk^ to cover and victual the 
Boquilla guard. 

Contemporary copies. 7 pp. 2d copy of same. 
11 pp. "Ex." 



92 VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1741. Norris, R[ichard]. H. M. S. Kingston^ Lisbon. Letter to 
Apr. 14. [Josiah] Burchett [London]. Account of taking 

Spanish privateer; news of sailings of certain French 
and Spanish ships. L. S. 2 pp. 

1741. Vernon, E[dward], and Others. Proceedings of a general 
Apr. 14. council of war held on H. M. S. Princess Carolina. 

Strength of the army daily decreasing through sick- 
ness, unanimously agree to raise the seige; artillery 
to be embarked first; forts to be blown up, etc. 
Rich^ Lestock. WilP Blakeney, W? Robinson, 
J. Hemington, E. Vernon, Thos. Wentworth, C. 
Ogle, J. Guise. Contemporary cop3^ 3 pp. 

1741. Wentworth, Thomas. [Before Cartagena.] Letter to Vice 

Apr. 15. Adml. [Edward] Vernon, respecting embarkation of 

troops. 

Apr. 15. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Princess Carolina., 

Cartagena. Letter to Wentworth — arrangements 

for embarking troops. 

Contemporary copies. 3 pp. 2d copy of same. 
3 pp. 

1741. Vernon, E[dwardj. H. M. S. Princess Carolina., Carta- 
Apr. 17. gena. Letter to Sebastian de Eslava, Santa Fe. 

Proposing an exchange of prisoners. 
Apr. 18. Eslava, Sebastian de. Letter to Vernon. Agree- 
ing to exchange. 
Apr. 19. Vernon — Letter to Eslava. Sending prisoners, 

padres, ec. 
Apr. 19. Eslava — to Vernon. Thanks for prisoners. 
Apr. 21. Vernon — to Eslava. Return of Spanish officer, etc. 
Apr. 22. Eslava — to Vernon. Thanks for prisoners, for- 
wards letter for same, ec. 

Contemporar}^ copies. 7 pp. 2d copy of same. 
7 pp. 

1741. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Princess 6'«w^^na, Cartagena. 
Apr. 23. Orders to Capt. [Thomas] Brodrick, H. M. S. 

Shoreham. To proceed to Jamaica and stop for- 
warding of supplies, etc. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. 2d copy of same. 1 p. 



VERNON -WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 93 

1741. Vernon, E[dward], Thomas Wentworth, [Sir] C[haloner] 
Apr. 23- Ogle, and J[ohn] Gruise. Proceedings of a Council 
Apr. 24. of War held on H. M. S. Princess Carolina, Car- 
tagena harbor. Vernon's plan of attacking Panama; 
army too sick to undertake an3'^ enterprise; deter- 
mination to proceed to Jamaica. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. 2d copy of same. 3 pp. 

1742. G-reat Britain, Navy. List of ships in sea pay. Tabular 
Apr. 26. statement of names of ships, rates, commanders, 

number of men, guns, and where stationed. Admi- 
ralty oflSce statement. 7 pp. 

1741. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Princess Carolina, Carta- 
Apr. 26. gena. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Lon- 

don]. Enclosing proceedings of councils of war 
and letters that passed between Gen. Thomas Went- 
worth and him which explain the situation, causes, 
effects, ec, of the Cartagena expedition; behavior 
of the fleet; measures for retreat, ec, ec. L. S. 
15 pp. 2d L. S. of same. 15 pp. 

1741. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Princess Carolina^ Carta- 
Apr. 26. gena. Letter to Sebastian de Eslava [Santa Fe, 

Varagua]. Forwarding Spanish officer. 
Apr. 27. Eslava, Sebastian de. Letter to Vernon. Release 
of slaves, ec. 

Vernon, Letter to Eslava. Regarding slaves, ec. 
Contemporary cop3\ 5 pp. 2d copy of same. 
'5 pp. 

1741. Vernon, E[dward.] H. M. S. Princess Carolina^ Carthagena. 
Apr. 27. Orders to Capt. [Thomas] Davers, H. M. S. Snf- 

folk to cruize with a specified squadron oft' St. 
Martha to intercept the Register ships and Aviso; 
take, sink, burn, or destroy Spanish ships and those 
of other nations aiding and assisting them. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. 2d copy of same. 2 pp. 

[1741.] Anon3mious. An account of the expedition against Carta- 
[Apr. — .] gena. 18 pp. 

1741. W[ager,] C[harles]. Whitehall. Letter [to Vice Adml. 
May 23. Edward Vernon, Jamaica]. Success at Cartagena; 

politics, elections, and Parliament in England. Con- 
temporary copy. 5 pp. 



94 VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1741. Vernon, E[dward,] Thomas Wentworth, [Sir] C[haloner] 
May 26. Ogle, and J[ohn] Guise. Proceedings of a council 

of war held at Santiago de la Vega [Jamaica]. De- 
cision to attack Santiago de Cuba and send a portion 
of the fleet back to England. 

Trelavmy, Edward, Dissenting from above decision 
and advises attack on Panama. 

Contemporary copy. 5 pp. 2d copy of same. 
Printed: Amer. Hist. Review, Vol. IV, no. 2, p. 323. 

1741. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Princess Carolina,, Port 
May 30. lioyal. Letter [to Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Lon- 

don]. Description of retreat from Cartagena to 
Jamaica; sickness in the fleet; lack of provisions; 
capture of Spanish and French correspondence; 
Spanish squadron; news of Commodore Anson; 
movements of ships of Vernon's fleet in West India 
waters; ships to be sent home; prejudicial reports 
in England regarding Vernon; prize money of Porto 
Bello, etc. L. S. with A. L. S. postscript respect- 
ing Vernon's correspondence. 27 pp. 2d L. S. 
without above postscript. 27 pp. 

1741. [Vernon, Edward.] Jamaica. Memorandum of letters sent 
May 30- to [Thomas Holies,] Duke of Newcastle. Noted as 

July 29. "Abstract of Letters sent," etc. 

Mote: This is simply a list of letters passing be- 
tween the French and Spanish authorities that were 
intercepted by Vernon's cruizers. 1 p. Endorsed 
by Vernon: "30 May, 1741, Jamaica the 29*^ July, 
1741." 

1741. [Stert, Arthur.] "Some Thoughts relating to our Con- 
June 6. quests in America." Conditions of trade and plan 
suggested for acquiring same. A. D. ? 3 pp. 
Endorsed by Wager: "M": Stert L** Veres." 
[Beauclerk?] 

1741. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Boyne^ Jamaica. Letter 
June 13. to [Charles Brunies, Marquis de] Larnage [Leo- 

gane, Hispaniola]. Sends him Frenchmen taken at 
Cartagena, requests return of any English seamen 
he may have and information of English snow 
reported wrecked in the Windward passage. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. "Ex^" 2^ copy of same. 
2 pp. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 95 

1741. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Boyne, Port Royal. In- 
June 13. structions to Capt. [Digby] Dent, of the Tilbury. 

To carry certain French seamen to Hispaniola and 
demand the return of all English seamen there; 
to enquire of the sloop Wolf to obtain complete 
intelligence of the Spanish fleets; burn, sink, and 
destroy all such he may meet, and report to rendez- 
vous noted in his sealed orders. Contemporary 
copy: "By command of the Admiral W? Pearse. 
A copy." 3 pp. 

1741. Vernon, E[dwardJ. Orders to Capt. [Digby] Dent, H. M. S. 
June 13. Tillhury. To take French officers and seamen to 

Leogane and demand all English seamen who may 
be there; obtain intelligence of Spanish fleet at 
Havana and French fleet at Petit Guaves; take, sink, 
burn, and destroy all Spanish ships met with, etc. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

1741. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Boyne^ Port Royal. Letter 
June 18. to [Adml.] Sir Charles Wager [Whitehall]. Disposi- 

tions to cover the West Indies station and send ships 
home; zeal of the inhabitants of Jamaica. 5 pp. 
L. S. 2'* L. S. 5 pp. 

1741. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
June 23- tions. Proceedings relating to reenforcements for 

July 23. the W^est Indies, consisting of copies of following 

papers: 
June 23. G-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and 
Plantations. Proceedings recommending reenforce- 
ments and appointing the Duke of Montague and 
others to arrange for same. 
July 2. Bladen, M[artin]. Letter to [Thomas Holies,] 
Duke of Newcastle enclosing resolutions of above 
Board. 
June 30. Montague, eJohn, Duke of, and others. Proceed- 
ings of the Board. Recommending sending of 
certain supplies and gives list of same. 
Jul)^ 1. Stone, Andrew. Letter to [Martin] Bladen. En- 
closes scheme for repairing Boca Chica. 
[June ?J [Stert, Arthur.] Scheme for repairing Boca Chica 
and retaking Cartagena. 



96 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1741. Great Britain, etc. — Continued. 

June 30. G-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and 
Plantations. Further proceedings relative to reen- 
forcing the West Indies. 

July 2. Montague, John, Duke of, and others. Proceed- 
ings of the Board. Advise against repairing Boca 
Chica; stores and transports to be got read3^ 

July 7. Proceedings. Bomb-ketches and engineers 

to be sent to West Indies. 

July 9. Proceedings: Orders to be issued to hold 

transports ready to receive troops. 

July 14. Proceedings: Difficulty in obtaining engi- 
neers. 

July 16. Proceedings: Business finished. 

July 23. Bladen, M[artin]. Letter to Duke of Newcastle. 
Board has completed its work and awaits further 
orders. 
Contemporary copies. 28 pp. 

1741. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
June 30. tions. See: Great Britain, Lords Commissioners 

of Trade and Plantations, 1741, June 23-July 23. 

1741. Montague, John, Duke of , and Others. See: Great Britain, 
June 30. Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, 

1741, June 23-July 23. 

1741. Great Britain, Navy. List of ships and vessels in sea pay. 

June. Tabular statement of rate, name, name of com- 

mander, number of men and guns, and where sta- 
tioned. (Admiral t}^ Office list.) 9 pp. 

[1 741] [Stert, Arthur. ] Scheme for retrieving the disaster at Carta- 
[June?] gena. A. D. ? 2 pp. 

1741. [Stert, Arthur.] See: Great Britain. Lords Commissioners 
[June?] of Trade and Plantations, 1741, June 23-July 23. 

1741. Courand, John. Whitehall. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles 
July 1. Wager [Whitehall]. Encloses despatches from 

V[ice] A[dml. Edward] Vernon and Brig. [Gen. 

Thomas] Wentworth and also intelligence from 

Brest. A. L. S. 1. p. 



VEENON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 97 

1741. Stone, Andrew. See: Great Britain, Lords Commissioners 
July 1. of Trade and Plantations, 1741, June 23- July 23. 

1741. Bladen, Martin. See: Great Britain, Lords Commissioners 
July 2. of Trade and Plantations, 1741, June 23-July 23. 

1741. Montague, John, Duke of, and Others. See: Great Britain, 
July 2. Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, 

1741, June 23-July 23. 

1741. Montague, John, Duke of, and others. See: Great Britain, 
July 7. Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, 

1741, June 23^uly 23. 

1741. Montague, John, Duke of , and others. See: Great Britain, 
July 9. Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, 

1741, June 23^uly 23. 

1741. Montague, John, Duke of, and others. See: Great Britain, 
July 14. Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, 

1741, June 23-July 23. 

1741. Montague, John, Duke of, and others. See: Great Britain, 
July 16. Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, 

1741, June 23-July 23. 

1741. Campbell, Daniel. London. An account of the Guipuscoa 

July 22. or Biscay Company's trade with Carracas. Details 

richness and strength of the company and suggests 

attack on its principal ports. A. D. S. 6 pp. 2** 

A. D. S. 4 pp. 

1741. Bladen, Martin. See: Great Britain, Lords Commissioners 
July 23. of Trade and Plantations, 1741, June 23-July 23. 

1742. Vernon, E[dward]. H. M. S. Boy7ie[Fort Royal?]. Let- 
Oct. 4. ter [to Gov. Edward Trelawnj^ Jamaica]. Advises 

that an apology be made to Sir Chaloner Ogle. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. 

1742. Trela-wny, Edward. [Jamaica.] Letter to Vice Adml. 
Oct. 5. [Edward] Vernon [Jamaica]. Agreeing to make 

peace with Sir Chaloner [Ogle]; Vernon the sole 
cause of all trouble; his private animosities have 
sacrificed his countries interests. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. 

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98 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

[174] .] Anonymous. Project for making a settlement on the Span- 

[Oct. 8.] ish Continent near Vera Cruz. Contemporary copy. 

2 pp. Endorsed: "Copy sent to Mr. Wentworth 

& Mr. Vernon Oct. 15*^ 1741, in Mr. Selwyn's of 

Oct. 8, 1741." 

1741. Norris, Sir John. List of ships under command of. Tabu- 
Oct. 11. lar statement of number of ships, rates, names of 

captains, names of ships, number of men and guns. 
List issued by Admiralty Office Dec. 2. 

1741. G-reat Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
Oct. 15. tions. Extract of minutes on proceedings of [Har- 

man] Verelst's proposals relating to war in Georgia 
and Florida. Referring proposals to board consist- 
ing^ of [John] Duke of Montague, Sir Charles 
Wager, Gen. [George] Wade and [Martin] Bladen. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

1741. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 

Oct. 15- tions. Proceedings upon proposals of Harman 

}k)Y. 20. Verelst in behalf of Gov. Oglethorpe, relating to 

the war in Georgia and Florida. Consisting of 

copies of the following papers: 

Oct. 18. Courand,John. Letter to Martin Bladen. Verelst's 
paper referred by Lords Commissioners to [John] 
Duke of Montague, Sir Charles Wager, Gen. 
[George] Wade, and Bladen as a board to consider 
the proposition. 
[ ] [Oglethorpe, James Edward.] Proposals relating 
to the war in Georgia and Florida. Offensive and 
defensive plan outlined; assistance by sea, etc. 

Oct. 16. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and 
Plantations. Extract of minutes of proceedings. 
Referring Verelst's proposals to before-mentioned 
board. 

Nov. 4. Montague, John, Duke of, and others. Proceed- 
ings of the board. Proposals of Verelst in such 
general form that his attendance in person requested 
b}'^ the board; Bladen to prepare queries. 

Nov. 10. Bladen, Martin. Letter to [Thomas Holies,] Duke 
of Newcastle. Enclosing minutes of proceedings 
of the board, composed of Montague and others. 

Nov. 14. Montague, John, Duke of, and others. Proceed- 
ings: Examination of Verelst, Capt. Horton, Govf 
Glen, respecting attack on St. Augustine. 

List of queries prepared by Bladen for Verelst 
to answer. 



VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 99 

1741. G-reat Britain, etc. — Continued. 

Nov. 14. Bladen. Letter to Duke of Newcastle, enclosing 
proceedings of the board meeting of Nov. 10. 

Nov. 14. Montague, and others. Proceedings: List of papers 
read and considered. Examination of Verelst and 
Govf Glen. Bladen to prepare report on Verelst's 
proposals. 

Nov. 14. Verelst, Harman. Answers to queries upon pro- 
posals relating to war in Georgia and Florida. 

Nov. 19. Bladen. Letter to Duke of Newcastle, transmitting 
minutes of proceedings of the Board of Nov. 14*? 
Montague, and others. Proceedings: Directs Bla- 
den's report sent to Duke of Newcastle. 

Nov. 19. Bladen. Report on Verelst's proposals. Number 
of troops, expense etc., required; recommend re- 
duction of St. Augustine and acceptance of Govf 
Glen's proposals to furnish troops. 

Oct. 2Y. Wills, Charles, George G-regory, John Armstrong 
and W. B. Earle. Report to Duke of Montague 
relating to demand of ordnance stores for Georgia. 
Tabulated statement of A Proportion of Ordnance 
stores for the forts at Georgia. Tabulated state- 
ment of abstract of ordnance and shot sent to South 
Carolina and Georgia from 1730 to 1739; also that 
proposed sent in 1741. 

Nov. 20. Bladen. Letter to Duke of Newcastle, transmitting 
report of the board, minutes of proceedings, etc., 
on Mr. Verelst's proposals. Contemporary copies. 
52 pp. 

1741. Courand, John. Whitehall. Letter to [Adml.] Sir Charles 

Oct. 18. Wager [London ?], notifying him of appointment on 

the board to consider [Harman] Verelst's proposals 

respecting the war in Georgia and Florida. A. L. S. 

Ip. 

1741. Courand, John. See: Great Britain, Lords Commissioners 
Oct. 18. of Trade and Plantations, Oct. 15, 1741. 

1741. Naish, J[ohn?] London. Letter to ? Respecting 

Oct. 26. Anson's voyage, Manila, the Philippines, East India 

Company and the China trade. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1741. Wills, Charles George Gregory. See: Great Britain, Lords 
Oct. 27. Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, Oct. 15, 

1741. 



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100 VERNON- WAGEE MANUSCRIPTS 

1741. Montague, John, Duke of . See: Great Britain, Lords Com - 
Nov. 4. missioners of Trade and Plantations, Oct. 15, 1741. 

1741. Bladen, Martin. See: Great Britain, Lords Commissioners 
Nov. 10. of Trade and Plantations, Oct. 15, 1741. 

1741. Bladen, Martin. See: Great Britain, Lords Commissioners 
Nov. 14. of Trade and Plantations, Oct. 15, 1741. 

1741. Verelst, Harman. See: Great Britain, Lords Commission- 
Nov. 14. ers of Trade and Plantations, Oct. 15; 1741. 

1741. Montague, John, Duke of. See: Great Britain, Lords Com- 
Nov. 14. missioners of Trade and Plantations, Oct. 15, 1741. 

1741. Bladen, Martin. See: Great Britain, Lords Commissioners 
Nov. 19. of Trade and Plantations, Oct. 15, 1741. 

1741. Bladen, Martin. See: Great Britain, Lords CoDMnissioners 
Nov. 20. of Trade and Plantations, Oct. 15, 1741. 

[1741 ?] Clinton, George. "Short heads to show the Reasonableness 
of Governour Clinton's Application for an allowance 
by way of Equipage Mony." 3 pp. Endorsed by 
Wager: "Observations on the Governm* of New 
York and Instructions to the Governor." 

[1741?] [How, Edward.] Canso, Nova Scotia. An account of Canso 
[sent to Adml. Sir Charles Wager?]. A. D. 1 p. 

[1741?] How, p]d ward. Canso, Nova Scotia. Memorial to [Adml.] 
Sir Charles Wager praying for appointment as 
Judge of Admiralty for Nova Scotia. A. D. ? 1 p. 

[1741?] [Vernon, Edward.] Line of battle. Tabular statement — 
divisions of squadrons, ships names, commanders, 
rates, complement, guns, etc. Endorsed by Wager: 
"Vernon's Line of Battle." 1 p. 

1742. Morris, J . West Indies. Letter to ? Respecting 

May 12. the projected expedition against Panama; state of 

the country, etc.; expresses dissatisfaction at his 
present position. A. L. S. 11 pp. 

1742. [Wager, Sir Charles.] List of papers relating to the Bahama 
June 16. Islands sent to John Hyde. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 



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VERNON- WAGEE MANUSCRIPTS 101 

[1746.] Anonymous. Letter to the Duke of Bedford transmitting 
[Aug. 30.] observations of Sir Charles Wager on proposal to 

settle Nova Scotia and maps of the coast of New 
England and Nova Scotia. Draft, 1 p. 

1748. Grashry, F[rancis. London.] Letter [to Adml. Sir Charles 

Mar. 18. Wager? Whitehall]. Has read the proposal for 

settling Nova Scotia and encloses some remarks 

thereon. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. For enclosure 

see following entry. 

[1748.] [Grashry, Francis. London.] Remarks on a proposal to 
[Mar. 18.] settle Nova Scotia [sent to Sir Charles Wager?]. 

Auto, draft. 4 pp. Enclosed in letter: Gashry to 
Wager. 1748, Mar. 18. 

1748. Anonjrmous. [London.] Letter [to Gov. Edward Tre- 
Dec. 20. lawny, Jamaica]. Respecting Manning and Gray 

and the appointment as Factor [in the South Sea 
Co. ?] ; Price's commission. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. 

1749. Anonymous. [London.] Letter to Gov. [Edward] Tre- 
Aug. 29. lawny [Jamaica]. Respecting appointment of 

Gregory as Chief Justice of Jamaica; Fuller's peti- 
tion; matter of Trelawny's resigning command of 
the regiment, etc. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 

1749. Anonymous. [London.] Letter to Gov. [Edward Tre- 
Sep. 30. lawny, Jamaica]. Relative to Dr. Campbell suc- 
ceeding Mr. Hume as Deputy Receiver General. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 

1749/50. Anonymous. [London.] Letter [to Gov. Edward Tre- 
Jan. 25. lawny, Jamaica]. Respecting appointment of col- 

lector of customs for Jamaica; Mr. Graham & Mr. 
Hume etc. Draft. 4 pp. 

1749/60. Anonymous. [London.] Letter [to Gov. Edward Tre- 
Feb. 3. lawny, Jamaica]. Proceedings in Parliament com- 

mittee on Fuller's petition; Pelham's attitude. 
Draft. 2 pp. Endorsed: '^ Sent to Mr. Baker." 

1750. Knovrles, Charles. London. Letter [to Gov. Edward Tre- 
Nov. 27. lawny, Jamaica]. Has laid weakness of Jamaica 

before the Duke of Bedford and Mr. Pelham ; hos- 
tility between these two and state of the ministry; 
political situation in Europe; Prussia's East India 
company; Knowles succeeding to Trelawny's gov- 
ernorship, h. S. 6 pp. 



102 VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1750. Anonymous. [London.] Letter [to Gov. Edward Tre 
Dec. 30. lawny, Jamaica]. Money due Trelawny and his 

efforts to obtain same from the Treasury. Draft. 

3 pp. 

1751. Anon3rnious. London. Letter [to Gov. EdwardTrelawny, 
June 14. Jamaica]. Money due Trelawny; Prince of Wales 

death and changes resulting therefrom. Draft. 

4 pp. 

1751. Anonymous. [London.] Letter [to Gov. Edward Tre- 
July 14. lawny, Jamaica.] Respecting rumors of strained 

relations between the King and Mr. Pelham. 

1751. Anonymous. [London.] Letter to Gov. [Edward] Tre- 
July 30. lawny [Jamaica]. Respecting payment of money 

due Trelawny and his resignation of governorship. 
Draft. 4 pp. 

1751. Anonymous. [London.] Letter to Gov. [Edward] Tre- 

Sep. 26. lawny [Jamaica]. Trelawny's memorial to the 

Treasury for payment of money due; Adm! 

Knowles chances for appointment as Lt. Gov. of 

Jamaica and Trelawny's proposed visit to England. 

1751. Trelav^ny, Edward. Jamaica. Letters to [Rear] Admiral 
Oct. 23- [Charles] Knowles [England]. Respecting Fuller's 

Nov. 2. hostility to Trelawny and endeavors to reach a 

peaceful understanding. A. L. ? 4 pp. 

1751. Trela-wny, Edward. Jamaica. Letter to Francis Gashry 

Nov. 2. [Whitehall]. Reimbursement for his losses in wine 

and brandy seizures; question of Lord Loudoun 

and [Rear] Adml. [Charles] Knowles succession to 

governorship of Jamaica. L. S. 2 pp. 

1751. Trela-wny, Edward. Jamaica. Letter to Francis Gashry 
Nov. 6. [Whitehall]. Honest opinions written to the Board 

of Trade have been communicated to Trelawny's 
enemies; if Adml. Knowles is not to be governor 
nor Mr. Price Lt. Gov. Trelawny will have to 
remain in Jamaica; his approaching marriage. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1751. Trelawny, Edward. Jamaica. Extract of a letter to Lord 
Nov. 6. Holderness respecting being succeeded by [Rear] 

Admiral [Charles] Knowles as governor of Jamaica. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 



VERNON- WAGER MANUS0RIPT8 103 

» 

1751. Anonymous. [London.] Letter [to Gov. Edward Tre- 
Nov. 30. lawny, Jamaica]. Respecting Admiral Knowles 

succeeding to Governorship of Jamaica, etc. Draft. 
3 pp. 

1751. Nedham, Ham[ilton] and others. St. lago de la Vega [Ja- 
Dec. 7. maica]. Letter to Gov. Edward Trelawny. Re- 

gretting his departure and suggesting that he rec- 
ommend Mr. Price as his successor. Attested copy 
in handwriting of Trelawny. 3 pp. 

1751. Trelavmy, Edward. Jamaica. Letter to Francis Gashry 
Dec. 9. [Whitehall]. Respecting succession to his governor- 

ship; [Rear] [Adml. Charles] Knowles and Mr. 
Price. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1751. Trela^vny, Edward. Jamaica. Extract of letter to [Rear] 
Dec. 9. Admiral [Charles] Knowles [England]. Respecting 

Knowles chances of obtaining the Governorship; 
parties in Jamaica, etc. A. L. 2 pp. 

1752. Trela-wny, Edward. Jamaica. Letter to Francis Gashry 
Jan. 14. [London]. Respecting a commission for Mr. Tutle 

in the Jamaica regiment. L. S. with autograph 
postscript. 2 pp. 

1752. Anon3mious. [London.] Letter [to Gov. Edward Tre- 
Feb. 15. lawny, Jamaica]. Regarding successor to the gov- 

ernorship of Jamaica; [Rear] Admiral [Charles] 
Knowles and his affairs; Trelawny's claim against 
the Treasury, etc. Draft. 6 pp. 

1752. Anon3nnous. [London.] Letter to Gov. [Edward] Tre- 

Feb. 22. lawny [Jamaica]. Respecting Admll Knowles and 

succession to governorship of Jamaica. Draft. 

2 pp. 

1752. Anon3rmous. [London.] Letter to Gov. [Edward] Tre- 

Apr. 1. lawny [Jamaica]. Respecting Adml Knowles's 

trial and the governorship of Jamaica. Draft. 

3 pp. 

1752. Trelavrny, [Edward.] Jamaica. Letter to Lords Commis- 

Aug. 15. sioners of Trade and Plantations [Whitehall]. 

Respecting certain duties and the North American 

trade; French sugar trade. Contemporary copy. 

2 pp. 



104 VEENON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

1752. Trelaivny, Edward. Jamaica. Letter to Francis Gashry 
Aug. 16. [Whitehall], respecting payment of his claim against 

the Treasury. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1753. Anonymous. [London.] Letter [to Edward Trelawny, 
Jan. 6. Lisbon?]. Politics in England; family troubles; the 

French on the Guinea coast, etc. Draft. 3 pp. 

1753. Trela-wmy, Edward. [Lisbon.] Letter to Francis Gashry 
Mar. 7. [Whitehall]. State of his health. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

1753. Kno^w^les, Charles. Jamaica. Letter [to Francis Gashry 
Apr. 23. Whitehall]. Enquiring after his letters; Port 

Royal in poor state of defense; wishes active serv- 
ice in case of war. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

[1753.] Trelawny, Edward. Bath. Letter to Francis Gashry 
July 19. [Whitehall]. Gashry's standing for Parliament; 

Trelawny's claim and fund for payment thereof; 
his health. A.L. S. 3 pp. 

1753. Trelavyny, Edward. Bath. Letter to Francis Gashry 
Aug. 7. [Whitehall]. Personal matters and payment of his 

claims. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1753. Trela-wny, Edward. Bath. Letter to Francis Gashry 
Oct. 1. [Whitehall]. Trying to restore his health so as to 

return to Jamaica; would prefer to retire. A. L. 
S. 3 pp. 

1753. G-arthwaite, Edward. "Eashing," England. Letter to 

Nov. 1. ? Respecting Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Trelawny and 

the former's illness. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

[1770] Virginia, Legislature, House of Burgesses. Titles of four 

[June] acts submitted for royal approval, 1 p. Enclosed 

in: Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade 

and Plantations. Letter to John Murray, Earl of 

Dunmore. 1773, Mar. 11. 

1773. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trades and Planta- 
Mar. 11. tions. Letter to [John Murray,] Earl of Dunmore 

[Williamsburg, Virginia]. Requesting information 
upon certain Virginia acts relative to sheriffs & 
Tobacco-inspectors as members of House of Bur- 
gesses. L. S. : Dartmouth. Soame Jenyns. Bam- 
ber Gascoyne. Greville. W. Jolliffe. Garlics. 



VEBNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 105 

[ ] [Abadia, Mathias.] [Porto Rico.] Memorial to the King 
of Spain [Philip V.], respecting seizures by English 
privateers. 2 pp. Contemporary copy. Name 
and title of the Governor added at bottom of 2d 
page in Wager's handwriting. 

[ ] Anonymous. (Bahamas.) Letter to ?, respecting 

building of distillery at New Providence, Bahamas, 
sugar cane cultivation ec. 4 pp. draft? 

[ ] Anonymous. (Bahamas.) Memorandum respecting Ba- 
hama Islands, probable war with Spain, necessary 
measures of defense, etc. 3 pp. 

[ ] Anon3nnous. (Buenos Ay res.) Memorial respecting Bue- 
nos Ayres. Two copies, 15 pp. each. 

[ ] Anonymous. (Caracas.) Proposal for taking La Guaira 
and Porto Cavallo on the coast of Caracas. Ways 
and means outlined with statement of relative mone- 
tary advantage to be gained by Great Britain and 
the loss to Spain. 4 pp. 

[ ] Anon3anous. (Cuba.) A proposal for taking Cuba by 
attacking Havana, Santiago, and other cities of the 
island. Outline of scheme. 6 pp. 

[ ] Anon3rmous. (French settlement.) Observations on the 
state of French settlements in America. 5 pp. 

[ ] Anonymous, (Georgia and Florida.) Proposals relating to 
the war in Georgia and Florida. Sketch of opera- 
tions for offensive and defensive action, assistance 
by sea and in case of war with France. 3 pp. 

[ ] Anon3rmous, (Honduras.) Memorandum respecting the 
English logwood cutters at Honduras. 1 p. 

[ ] Anon3mious, (Jamaica.) Letter from a North side Planter 
[Jamaica] to his friend in Spanish town. Respect- 
ing the disadvantages under which they are laboring 
and suggesting a plan for removing them. 4 pp. 
Endorsed by Wager: "Send Dr. Stewarts Bond 
Cancel'd Affrican Comp." 

[ ] Anonymous, (Jamaica.) Some observations offered on 
behalf of the government of Jamaica in support of 
the Additional Duty Bill. 7 pp. 



106 VEKNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

[ ] Anonymous, (San Salvador.) Memorial to Sir Charles 
Wager respecting settlement of San Salvador, or 
Catlsland. 2 pp. Endorsed by Wager: "Proposal 
for settling Cat Island one of the Bahama's." 

[ ] Anon3anous, (South America.) Reasons for the establish- 
ment of a new colony in [South] America. 2 pp. 
Endorsed by Wager as above. 

[ ] Anonymous, (South Sea.) An account of the South Sea 
Company's Greenland trade and whale fishery. 1 p. 

[ ] Anonymous, (South Sea.) Plan of proposed expedition to 
the South Sea. Ships and force necessary — various 
Spanish places that could be taken, Calloa, Panama, 
Darien, Guatamala, etc. 11 pp. 

[ ] Anonymous, (Spanish settlements.) Remarks on Spanish 
settlements in America. 4 pp. Endorsed: "A 
Paper Relating to New Spain in America." 

[ ] Anonymous, (Tobacco. ) A computation of what a Virginia 
planter must save on 20 hhds. of tobacco. D. S. : 

"S. E." Ip. 

[ ] Anonymous. (Trade.) Some considerations of the trans- 
actions of the Spaniards toward the English trade 
and navigation in America. 4 pp. 

[ ] Anonymous. (Trade.) List of treaties or prohibitions in 
force to forbid trading with French or Spanish 
islands from the Continent in America. 2 copies. 

1 p. 4° 1 p. F°. 

[ ] Atkinson, Joseph. Description of the Virgin Islands. 5 pp. 

[ ] Bahama Society. Directions for settlement of its affairs. 

2 pp. 

[ ] Canada, Nova Scotia, Annapolis Royal. Account of. 7 pp. 

[ ] Canada, Nova Scotia, British force at. Charge of the regi- 
ment at Nova Scotia. Endorsed by Wager as 
above. 1 p. 

[ ] [Chetwynd, Sir William]. Memorandum of computation 
of expense of the Bahama Society touching New 
Providence. A. D. ? 1 p. 



VERNON- WAGER MANUSCRIPTS l07 

[ ] Chiloe (or Castro) Island. [On west coast of Chile.] Mem- 
orandum as being a fit place for ships in the South 
Sea to refit. 1 p. 

[ ] Forbes, [Hugh? London f] Account of Porto Rico and 
harbor defeaces of San Juan. A. D. S. 3 pp. 

[ ] G-ascoigne, J[ohn]. A description of Port Royal in South 
Carolina. A. D. S. 10 pp. 

[ ] Grovernors. British colonial. Memorandum of amounts 
allowed for transporting their baggage to the West 
Indies and their governments. 1 p. 

[ ] G-reat Britain, Arm}^, Colonial Garrisons. Charge of the 
garrison at: Annapolis Royal, Placentia, Bermudas, 
Providence, and South Carolina. 3 pp. 

[ ] G-reat Britain, Army, Colonial Garrisons. Allowance of 
garrisons at Placentia and Annapolis. 1 p. En- 
dorsed: "Price of the Contract for the Garrisons 
of Placentia & Anapolis." 

[ ] Great Britain, Crown, King, George II. Extract of so 
much of the orders to his Majesty's ships in Amer- 
ica and the West Indies as relate to cruising against 
pirates. 2 pp. Endorsed: " Standing Orders." 

[ ] Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
tions. Proposals for beginning a civil government 
in Nova Scotia, with a reply to each article. 2 
copies. 4 pp. and 6 pp. each. 

[ ] Great Britain, Navy, Treasurer. Order form (in blank) 
on the Treasurer [of the Navy] for payment of pre- 
mium on masts, pitch, tar, etc. Printed form. 
Ip. 

[ ] Innes, James. News of capture of English ships by Span- 
ish privateers. 2 pp. Endorsed by Wager: "In- 
telligence from the West Indies." 

[ ] Jarrold, Jacob and James Jenner. [New Providence.] 
Bill of complaint against Peter Goudet on behalf of 
heirs of Edward Cole. 4 pp. 

[ ] Movre, William. Letter to Sir Charles Wager, respecting 
Spanish whale fishers [from the Bay of Biscay?]. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 



108 VERNON -WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 

[ ] Newfoundland, Justices of Peace and Constable appoint- 
ments. List of persons appointed to administer 
justice in the several districts during the winter 
season. Tabular statement. 2 pp. Belongs with 
Newfoundland Trade. Report to Lords Commis- 
sioners of Trade and Plantations on operation of 
Act of Parliament to encourge the trade. 

[ ] Nevrfoimdland, Trade. Report [to the Lords Commission- 
ers of Trade and Plantations] on the operation of the 
Act of Parliament to encourage the trade. 14 pp. 

[ ] Philippine Islands, Expedition against. Memorandum of 
instructions to the British Commodores respecting 
victualing, watering, etc., of ships on voyage out 
and back. 2 pp. Endorsed: " Mr N — Memoran- 
dum." 

/ 

[ ] [Philipps, Richard]. Establishment of regiment of and the 
charge for garrisons at Annapolis Royal, Canso, 
and Placentia. Tabular statement. 2 pp. 

[ ] Roach, . Sketch plan [of Port of Passages. Near 

San Sebastian, Province of Biscay, Spain]. In ink 
and pencil. 2 pp. Endorsed: "Port Passage, 
Cap*". Roach." 

[ ] Rogers, Woodes. Some observations on the importance of 
the Bahama Islands to Great Britain. 3 pp. 

[ ] St. Loe, [Edward]. Observations on the fishery of Placentia, 
in Newfoundland. Two Is of additional memo- 
randa in Wager's handwriting. 4 pp. 

[ ] Saltzburghers. A proposal for establishing a colony of them 
in America. 2 pp. Endorsed: "* * * Capt. 
Coram." 

[ ] Saltzburghers. Heads of a scheme for transporting 10,000 
Protestant Saltzburghers to South Carolina. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Wager: " Scheme for sending 10,000 
Saltzburghers to Carolina." 

[ ] South America, Buenos Ayres. An account of. 2 pp. 

[ ] South America, Buenos Ayres. An account of. 3 pp. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 109 

f ] Spain, St. Sebastian. Sketch plan of harbor. 1 p. Memo 
randum of "The Marks for the Dimond Rocks " 
[St. Sebastian harbor entrance]. Ip. See also: Shir- 
will, William. Account of the town and defenses 
of St. Sebastian. 1740, June 5. 

[ ] Tollor, . Abstract of memorial [to the Lords Com- 
missioners of the Admiralty?]. Respecting certain 
effects of the King at Antega. 1 p. 

[ ] Vernon, Edward. Line of battle, signals, etc. 1 p. 

[ ] [Vincent, Nicholas?.] Account of dimensions of various 
foreign ships of war: Spanish, French, and Dutch. 
6 pp. 

[ ] Virginia, Dismal Swamp. Description of. Advantages of 
draining. Conditions of draining, Proposals for 
draining. Estimate of the first expense, Petition to 
the King for grant of the Dismal. 11 pp. En- 
dorsed by Wager?: "Description of the Dismal." 

[ ] [Wager?, Sir Charles.] Abstract of steps taken toward 
settling Nova Scotia [sent to Thomas HolleS, Duke 
of New Castle]. The desirability of colonizing; 
Cape Breton. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 

[ ] [Wager, Sir Charles.] A proposal for taking St. Augustine. 
Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

[ ] [Wager, Sir Charles. London.] Letter [to Charles 
Wager Purvis?]. Giving advice respecting per- 
sonal matters. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 

[ ] [Wager, Sir Charles.] Memorandum respecting Indian 
trade in Georgia. A. D. Endorsed by Wager: 
"Purser Benjamin, DD: A purser of a 5 rate to 
succeed and make Coleman." 1 p. 

[ ] [Wager, Sir Charles.] Memorandum respecting claim of 
Proprietors of the Bahama Islands to perquisites of 
the Admiralty. A. D. 2 pp. 

[ J [Wager, Sir Charles.] Memorandum of French and Span- 
ish ships in and supposed to be going to the West 
Indies. A. D, 1 p. 

[ ] [Wager, Sir Charles.] Memorandum of French and Span- 
ish and English ships going the West Indies. A. D. 



no 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 



[Wager, Sir Charles. London.] Memorandum respecting 
proposed expedition to Manila [Philippine Islands]; 
forces required, etc. 4 pp. Also copj^ of 1st two 
pp. of same. 

[Wager, Sir Charles. London.] Memorandum respecting 
proposed attempt on Cartagena, forces required, 
etc. 2 pp. 

[Wager, Sir Charles.] Memorandum of Spanish places in 
America. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 

[Wager, Sir Charles.] Memorandum of names of places in 
West Indies and South America. A. D. Endorsed 
by Wager: " Plans of Different places in the West 
Indies, etc." 1 p. 

[Wager, Sir Charles.] Memorandum [on Sir William Chap- 
man's memorial] respecting South Sea Companies 
land. A. D. 2 pp. Endorsed: "Report to Sir 
Wm. Chapman's, &c. Memorial." 

[Wager, Sir Charles.] Memoranda of miscellaneous naval 
and other matters to be attended to. A. D. 2 pp. 

[Wager, Sir Charles.] Memorandum respecting the Indian 
nations and Indian trade in America. Auto, draft. 
Ip. 

[Wager, Sir Charles.] Memorandum of the present state of 
Newfoundland and the fisheries and settlements 
there. Auto, draft. 4 pp. 

[Wager, Sir Charles.] Memorandum regarding imports and 
exports — slave trade and the West Indies. Auto, 
draft. 1 p. 

[Wager, Sir Charles.] Observations on petition [of London] 
merchants regarding protection of trade; reports of 
captures and note of British men of war covering 
the stations where same were taken, in parallel 
columns. A. D. 6 pp. Endorsed by Wager: "A 
Proposal to make an Attempt on Guatimala and 
that Part of the Spanish West Indies near the Gulf 
of Honduras &c." 

] [Wager, Sir Charles.] Observations on trade and navigation 
of West Indies. Locations of islands, trade winds, 
smuggling, etc. A. D. 6 pp. 1 additional page in 
different hand. 



VERNON-WAGER MANUSCRIPTS 111 

[ ] [Wager, Sir Charles.] Remarks on objections to project of 
regulating navigation in America between French 
and English "as it has been proposed by L^ 
Waldegrave." A. D. 1 p. 

[ ] [Wager, Sir Charles.] A scheme or proposal for taking the 
city of Manila, Philippine Islands. Auto, draft. 
3 pp. Also complete and partial contemporary 
copies of same. 

[ ] [Wager, Sir Charles.] Scheme for establishing Nova Scotia 
and improving the fisheries there and at Newfound- 
land. A. D. 2 pp. 

[ ] West Indies, Bahamas. A short computation of expense 
in settling and improving the Islands for the first 
three years. 1 p. 

[ ] West Indies, Bahamas, Aberco Island. Memoradum 
respecting wood-cutting and settlement of. 1 p. 

[ ] West Indies, Bahamas. Copartners. Account by way of 
abstract, what became of the goods and stores sent 
to the Bahama Islands. 2 pp. Endorsed as above. 

[ ] West Indies, Bahamas New Providence. Troops at. Pro- 
posal for establishing a new Independent Company 
at New Providence out of the four independent 
companies at New York. 1 p. 

[ ] West Indies, Bahamas. Proprietors. A report to the 
Lords of the Treasury [of Great Britain] giving 
abstract of title of the Proprietors. 3 pp. 



APPENDIX 



The following documents relating to the expulsion of the Acadians 
and military matters in Canada and Virginia are found in the last two 
volumes of the Vernon- Wager collection. They have no bearing upon 
the papers preceding, and were probably placed in this collection by 
Chalmers for convenience sake only. These documents are not 
indexed. 

1754. La-wrence, Charles. [Z^. Oov.^ Nova Scotia.^ Halifax. 
Dec. 12. Letter to Lt. Col. [Robert] Monckton [Boston]. 

Hopes Gov. [William] Shirley will be convinced 
"of the necessity of undertaking the grand Project" 
[against Forts Beausejour and Gaspereau]; the 
Chignecto lands; Massachusetts and the expense of 
the war. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1765. La^vrence, Charles. [Z^. Gov.^ Nova Scotia.'] Halifax. 
Jan. 9. Letter to [Lt.] Col. [Robert] Monckton [Boston]. 

Seige supplies, arms and recruits from New Eng- 
land; no intelligence from Beausejour; measures 
of defense against French; naval force on this 
station; lines of commucation, etc. A. L. S. 4pp. 

1755. La^vrence, Charles. [Z^. Gov.^ Nova Scotia.] Halifax. 
Jan. 30. Letter to Lt. Col. [Robert] Monckton [Boston]. 

Warns against dishonesty of contractors; the extra- 
ordinary expense of clothing; military stores to be 
procured at Boston; officers in charge of purchas- 
ing, etc. ; Gov. [William] Shirley's son-in-law urged 
for appointment in commissary dept, by the Gover- 
nor; succession to command; declaration to be made 
to French inhabitants of Chignecto; does not wish 
them to take oath of allegiance as that would "tie 
up our hands and disqualify us to extirpate them" ; 
New Englanders to be encouraged to settle on the 
thus vacated lands; money for the expedition; Shir- 
ley's son-in-law's desire; St. Johns and Canada. 
A. L. S. 8 pp. 
32066—04 8 113 



114 APPENDIX 

1755. Lavrrence, Charles. \^Lt. Gov.^ Nova Scotia.'] Halifax, 
Feb. 1. Letter to [Lt.] Col. [Robert] Monckton [Boston]. 

Movements of officers; intellig^ence of French; can- 
non needed for security of Halifax. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1755. Lavrrence, Charles. \^Lt. Gov'.^ Nova Scotia.'] Halifax. 
Feb. 16. Letter to [Lt.] Col. [Robert] Monckton [Boston]. 

Indian overtures for peace and intelligence from 
Beausejour and Louisbourg; arms in store at 
Annapolis Royal; desires intelligence of French on 
the Ohio. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1755. Lavrrence, Charles. {^Lt. Gov., Nova Scotia.] Halifax 

Feb. 20. Letter to [Lt.] Col. [Robert] Monckton [Boston]. 

Recruiting in New England; supplies and additional 

men proposed by Gov. [William] Shirley. A. L. S. 

3 pp. 

1755. La-wrence, Charles. {Lt. Gov.., Nova Scotia.] Halifax. 
Mar. 2. Letter to [Lt.] Col. [Robert] Monckton [Boston]. 

Intelligence of Chignecto; news of [Monckton's] 
intended expedition has leaked out; has plans of 
Chignecto; French spy in New York; state of sup- 
plies at Louisbourg. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

1755. La-wrence, Charles. {Lt. Gov.., Nova Scotia.] Halifax. 
Mar. 28. Letter to Lt. Col. [Robert] Monckton [Boston]. 

Arms of recruits; scarcity of powder; different 
calibre of arms; Gov. [William] Shirley's departure 
for Maryland; Annapolis Royal a better rendezvous 
than Minos Basin; conflict of rank between pro- 
vincial and regular army officers; whaleboats; 
deserters; need of despatch boats; Capt. [John] 
Winslow's pay; provisions and contract for same, 
for troops on intended expedition [against Beause- 
jour and Gaspereau]. L. S. 20 pp. 

1755. La-wrence, Charles. \Lt. Gov.., Nova Scotia.] Halifax. 
Mar. 29. Letter [to Lt. Col. Robert Monckton, Boston]. 

Introducing Capt. [Charles] Broome; lack of offi- 
cers. A. L. S. 2 pp. 



APPENDIX 115 

1755. La-wrence, Charles. [^Lt. Gov.^ Nova Scotia.] Halifax. 
May 1. Letter to Lt. Col. [Robert] Monckton [Boston.] 

Thinks inhabitants should be driven out [of Acadia] 
" and country destroyed if Fort Beausejour can be 

taken; his instructions are general; intelligence of 
French; necessity of maintaining communications; 
courts-martial; urges economy; King's order set- 
tling rank of regular and provincial oflficers; powder 
from Annapolis Royal. L. S. 6 pp. 

1756. La-wrence, Charles [Zt. Gov., Nova Scotia.] Halifax. 
May 2. Letter to[Lt.] Col. [Robert Monckton, Boston]. The 

Vulture and transports have sailed for Annapolis; 
he will find his instructions there on his arrival; 
wishes him success [in expedition against Fort 
Beausejour and Gaspereau]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1755.] Lavnrence, Charles \Lt. Gov., of Nova Scotia.] [Halifax.] 
[June 14.] Letter to [Lt.] Col. [Robert] Monckton [before 

Beausejour]. Respecting question of tax on rum 
carried on transports; desires proved accounts of 
quantities on board and will forward opinion of 
council as soon as given. L. S. 1 p. 

1755, La-wrence, Charles \^Lt. Gov., of Nova Scotia.] Halifax. 
June 14. Letter to [Lt.] Col. [Robert] Monckton [before 

Beausejour ?]. Hopes for his success at Beausejour; 
French frigates at St. Johns; powder shipments; 
augmenting of the regiments in Nova Scotia. L. S. 
4 pp. 

1755. Lavrrence, Charles \^Lt. Gov. of Nova Scotia.] Halifax. 

June 19. Letter to [Lt.] Col. [Robert] Monckton [before 

Beausejour], Hopes he has taken Beausejour; ships 

and troops from France; expedition to St. Johns; 

Lawrence needs cannon and a vessel, L. S. 5. pp. 

1755. La-wrence, Charles. \^Lt. Gov. of Nova Scotia.] Halifax. 
June 21. Letter [to Lt. Col. Robert Monckton, before Beau- 

sejour]. Capture of French vessel by [Rear] Adml. 
[Edward] Boscawen; his fleet off Louisburg; rein- 
forcements ; war has not been declared. L. S. 3 pp. 



116 APPENDIX 

1755. Lawrence, Charles. {Lt. Gov. of Nova Scotia.] Halifax. 
June 25. Letter to [Lt.] Col. [Robert] Monckton [before 

Beausejour]. Congratulations on taking Fort Beau- 
sejour; the St. John's expedition; reconstruction 
of the fort; information desired of state of country, 
etc.; rebellious inhabitants; Indians; stores; settle- 
ment of Chignecto. L. S. 11 pp. 

1755. Lawrence, Charles. [Zt. Gov. of Nova Scotia.'] Halifax. 
July 13". Letter to [Lt.] Col. [Robert] Monckton [Acadia?]. 

Destruction at St. John's and panic of Indians; 
hostages and treaty; French inhabitants and English 
settlers; returns of troops wanted for [Maj.] Gen. 
[Edward] Braddock; repairing and garrisoning Forts 
Beausejour and Gaspereau; Capt. Hill's draft for 
subsistence money; wishes return of provisions; 
entire isthmus to be secured; transports dismissed 
and attempt on St. Johns given over for the pres- 
ent. L. S. 12 pp. 

1755. La-wrence, Charles. [Lt. Gov. of Nova Scotia.] Halifax. 
Aug. 11. Letter to [Lt.] Col. [Robert] Monckton [Acadia]. 

Instructing him as to embarkation of the Acadians. 
L. S. 3 pp. 

1755. La-wrence, Charles. [Lt. Gov. of Nova Scotia.] Halifax. 
Aug. 26. Letter to Lt. Col. [Robert] Monckton [Annapolis 

Royal]. Instructions as to his cash accounts; troops 
needed at Forts Cumberland, Gaspereau and Law- 
rence; provisions and ammunition for Col. Wins- 
low; inhabitants and Indians; brick making; pris- 
oners; relief of regular troops; Micmac Indians; 
inhabitants running off with transports; unloading 
of supply ships; prizes; Capt. Lewis's rangers; 
wood for Fort Lawrence; cattle and meat for army. 
L. S. 12 pp. 

1755. Lawrence, Charles. [Lt. Gov. of Nova Scotia.] Halifax. 
Aug. 28. Letter to [Lt.] Col. [Robert] Monckton [Annapolis 

Royal ?]. Orders to Capt. Cobb to go to St. Johns 
River. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1756. La-wrence, Charles. [Lt. Gov. of Nova Scotia.] Halifax. 
Sep. 2. Letter to[Lt.] Col. [Robert] Monckton [Annapolis 

Royal]. Sends cannon by David Bingham; wishes 
him sent to South Carolina. L. S. 2 pp. 



APPENDIX 117 

1755. Lawrence, Charles. [Lt. Gov., Nova Scotia.'] Halifax. 
Sep. 11. Letter to Lt. Col. [Robert] Monckton [Acadia]. 

Minor reverses; instructions regarding expulsion of 
Acadians; good behavior of certain officers; powder 
supply; disposal of cattle; enlistment of provincials 
in regular army; corn to be preserved. L. S. 4 pp. 

1755. La-wrrence, Charles. [Z^. Gov..^ Nova Scotia.] Halifax. 
Sep. 27. Letter to [Lt.] Col. [Robert] Monckton [Acadia]. 

Collection of duties on spirituous liquors sold at 
retail. L. S. 2 pp. 

1755. Lavnrence, Charles. \^Lt. Gov.., Nova Scotia.] Halifax. 
Sep. 30. Letter to [Lt.] Col. [Robert] Monckton [Acadia]. 

Delay in sailing of transports causes uneasiness; 
men to be embarked whether women have come or 
not; complains of expense caused by delay in send- 
ing off the Acadians; disposition of stores and 
French vessels; money for regular troops; Mr. 
Tonge's allowance; his continuance in command; 
reports of the French and Indians. L. S. 3 pp. 

1755. La-wrence, Charles. [Lt. Gov., Nova Scotia.] Halifax. 
Oct. 23. Letterjto[Lt.] Col. [Robert] Monckton [Acadia]. 

Forwards provisions; return of troops; Monckton's 
return; destruction of Acadian villages; desires 
accounts of the [Beaus^jour] expedition. L. S. 7 
pp. 

[1757?] Trelawny, [Sir] W[illiam]. [Lieut., British Navy.] Ply- 
May 27. mouth Dock. Letter [to Francis Gashry, White- 
hall]. Requesting appointment to command H. M. 
sloop Despatch. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1757 Trelawny, [Sir] W[illiam]. [Capt., British Nam/.] H. M. S. 
July 23. Hanvich. Letter [to Francis Gashry, Whitehall]. 

Respecting berth of master for one Brooking. A. 
L. S. 1 p. 

1757. Trelawny, [Sir] W[illiam]. [Capt., British Nanyy.] H.M.S. 
July 31. Harwich. Letter [to Francis Gashry, Whitehall]. 

Respecting his application for Brooking. A. L. S. 
Ip. 



118 APPENDIX 

1757. Trelawny, [Sir] W[illiam]. [Oapt., British Wavy.'] Dover 
Sep. 27. Road. Letter [to Francis Gashry, Whitehall]. 

Requesting him to obtain the Harwich for him from 
[George,] Lord Anson; has been chosen magistrate 
at West Loos. A. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed "29th 
Sept. 1757. Mr. Clevland told me this morning 
that the Harwich was given away to Capt. W". 
Marsh the same day the Capt. Rawley quitted her." 

1760. Fauquier, Francis. \Lt. Gov., Virginia.'] "W^^burgh." 
Mar. 22. Letter to Maj. Gen. [John] Stanwix [Pittsburg?]. 

The strength of the Virginia regiment; application 
of officers for grants of lands under [Dinwiddie's] 
proclamation; recommends Lt. [Leonard?] Price. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1760. Fauquier, Francis. \Lt. Gov., Virginia.] "W^^burgh." 
May 24. Letter to "Maj. [Brig.] Gen." [Robert] Monckton 

{New York?]. Strength of the Virginia Regiment; 
assistance given South Carolina against Cherokee 
Indians; land grants to troops; desires copies of 
Indian treaties which will give information of lands 
at his disposal. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1760. Fauquier, Francis. {Lt. Gov. of Virginia.] "W^^burgh." 
June 12. Letter to Brig. Gen. [Robert] Monckton [Bedford, 

Penn?^]. Apologising for recalling Col. [William] 
Byrd who is to command relief expedition to South 
Carolina against the Cherokees; Lt. Col. [Adam] 
Stephen, who will be left in command, is a competent 
officer. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1760. Amherst, [Sir] Jeffrey. [Maj. Gen. amd Commander in 
Aug. 8. chief, British Army in America.] Oswego [New 

York]. Letter to Brigadier Genl. [Robert] Monck- 
ton [Pittsburg?]. Probable "visit to Detroit"; 
public money and dishonesty [at Pittsburg]; troops 
sent up the St. Lawrence. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1760. Fauquier, Francis. [Zt. Gov., Virginia.] "W"*burgh." 
Sep. 10. Letter to Brig. Gen. [Robert] Monckton [Pitts- 

burg]. Will lay his request [for troops] before the 
Assembly. A. L. S. 1 p. 



APPENDIX 119 

1760. Amherst, [Sir] Jeffrey. [Maj. Gen. a/nd Commander in 
Sep. 12. chiefs British Army in America.'] Camp of Mon- 

i treal. Letter to Brig. Gen. [Robert] Monckton 

[Pittsburg]. The whole of Canada hsm been sur- 
rendered; orders him to forward Vaudreiul's 
enclosed orders to the French posts in his region, 
secure the arms, administer oath to inhabitants, 
etc.; to establish such British posts as he deems 
necessary and use Rogers' Rangers in exploring the 
country, two companies of which are sent him; 
Amherst will probably go to New York and the 
Mississippi may be attempted. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

1760. Fauquier, Francis. [Lt. Gov.., Virginia.] "W^^burgh." 
Oct. 17. Letter to Brig. Gen. [Robert] Monckton [Pitts- 

burg?]. [Maj.] Gen. [Sir Jeffrey] Amherst's success 
has altered affairs; Virginia troops urgently needed 
on southwest frontier; assembly has passed a bill 
recalling all the soldiers in the north and orders 
go with this to Lt. Col. [Adam] Stephen. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 

1760. Fauquier, Francis. {Lt. Gov.., Virginia.] "W"*burgh." 
Oct. 27. Letter to Brig. Gen. [Robert] Monckton [Pitts- 

burg]. Assembly has not put it in his power to 
comply with his request [to send more troops]; 
absolute necessity of guarding the southwest fron- 
tier against the Cherokees. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1760. Fauquier, Francis. [Lt. Gov., Virginia.] "W^'burgh." 
Nov. 12. Letter to Brig. Gen. [Robert] Monckton [Pitts- 
burg]. Can't supply men ; he may keep those Vir- 
ginia troops he now has provided he put them in 
the King's pay; in such case their return is desired 
by next February to guard the southwest frontiers 
from the Cherokees. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1761. Amherst, [Sir] Jeffrey. [Maj. Gen. and Commander in 
May 30. chief, British Army in Am.erica.] Albany. Let- 
ter to Maj. Gen. [Robert] Monckton [New York]. 
Col. [John] Bradstreet's recommendation of Har- 
menius Schuyler for sheriff of Albany. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 



120 APPENDIX 

1761. Amherst, [Sir] Jeffrey. [Maj. Gen. and Commander in 
June 4. Chief .^ British Army in America.] Albany. Let- 

ter to [Maj.] Gen. [Robert] Monckton [Philadel- 
phia]. Movements of Captains [Thomas] Boyd and 
[Arthur Hill?] Pryce; has talked with Sir William 
Johnson on Connecticut and Pennsylvania dis- 
putes. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1761. Amherst, [Sir] Jeffrey. [Jfaj. Gen. and Comnfiander in 
June 28. Chiefs British Army in America.] Albany. Let- 
ter to Maj. Gen. [Robert] Monckton [New York]. 
Settlement of military accounts; artillery and 
Pennsylvania men; Indian chiefs from Detroit and 
[George] Croghan; exploration of upper lake coun- 
try and settlement of posts; requests that Croghan 
and the Indians be supplied with provisions; block- 
house at Sandusky. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

1762. Bradstreet, John. \_Maj. Gen.., British Army in America.] 
June 7. Albany. Letter to [Maj. Gen.] Sir Jeffrey Am- 
herst [New York]. DiflSculties with inhabitants 
over impress of horses and carriages; intention to 
imprison array oflBcers, etc.; Lt. Cuyler's trial. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1762. Amherst, [Sir] Jeffrey. \_Maj. Gen. and Commander in 
June 21. Chief British Army in America.] New York. 

Letter to [Maj. Gen. Robert] Govr. Monckton 
[New York?]. Respecting passage of an act pro- 
viding for impressing horses and carriages into the 
King's service, L. S. 2 pp. 

1762. Amherst, [Sir] Jeffrey. \_Maj. Gen. and Commander in 
July 4. Chief British Army in America.] New York. 

Letter to [Maj. Gen. Robert] Govr, Monckton 
[New York]. Backwardness of New York in sup- 
plying its quota of men for the regular and provin- 
, cial service. L. S. 2 pp. 

1762. Amherst, [Sir] Jeffrey. [Maj. Gen. and Commander in 
July 12. chief, British Army in America.] . New York. 

Letter to [Maj. Gen. Robert] Govr. Monckton 
[New York]. Respecting certain lands in Albany, 
title to which is disputed between the Crown and 
the Dutch Church. L. S. 2 pp. 



APPENDIX 121 

1762. Amherst, [Sir] Jeffrey. [Maj. Gen. and Commander in 
Aug. 4. chiej", British Army in America.] New York, 

t Letter to [Maj. Gen. Robert] Govr. Monckton 

[New York]. Troops necessary to garrison the 
several posts and protect the frontier; enlistments 
in regular army and backwardness of the province 
in this respect. L. S. 2 pp. 

1762. Bradstreet, John. [Maj. Gen., British Army in Amer- 

Aug. 31. ica.] Albany. Letter to [Maj. Gen.] Sir Jeffrey 

Amherst [New York]. Lt. Cuyler's trial bj'^ civil 

authorities for impressing horses and carriages. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 

1762. Amherst, [Sir] Jeffrey. [Maj. Gen. and Commander in 
Sep. 19. chiey, Bi'itish Army in America.] New York. 

Letter to [Maj. Gen. Robert] Govr. Monckton 
[New York]. Bounty money voted by Assembly 
and enlistments in the regular service. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 

1762. Fauquier, Francis. [Lt. Gov. of Virginia.] "W^^burgh." 
Oct. 30. Letter to Maj. Gen. [Robert] Monckton [New 

York]. Conveying his own and the Assembly's 
thanks for his care in securing the colony from 
fraud [in the customs ? service] ; congratulates him 
on success of his West Indies campaign. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1762. Amherst, [Sir] Jeffrey. [Maj. Gen. and Commander in 
Dec. 29. chief., British Army in America.] New York. 

Letter to [Maj. Gen. Robert] Govr. Monckton 
[New York]. French and Spanish in New York 
city are supplying enemy with goods; all of them 
should be compelled to leave. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1763. Amherst, [Sir] Jeffrey. [Maj. Gen. and Co'mmander in 
June 17. chief .^ British Army in America.] New York. 

Letter to [Maj. Gen. Robert] Govr. Monckton 
[New York]. On news of Indian movements has 
detained the New York Provincials; hopes pay will 
be granted them for this additional service. L. S. 
Ip. 

1763. Amherst, William. [Adj. Gen. , British Army in America.] 
Sep. 22. Headquarters, New York. Orders regulating stop- 

pages of soldiers' pay, for provisions. "A true 
Copy. W? Hall, Capt. 45''^ Reg*" 1 p. 



122 APPENDIX 

1T64. G-age, Thomas. [Maj. Gen. and Commander in chiefs 
May 2. British Army in America.^ New York. Orders 

to the officer commanding camp of 45'*' regiment at 
Placentia, regulating stoppages of soldiers' pay, 
for provisions. "A true Copy. W™ Hall, Capt. 
45*'^ Regt." 1 p. 

1764. Gage, Thomas. \Maj. Gen. and Commander in chief., 
June 23. British Army in America.] New York. Extract 

of letter to the commanding officer of detachment 
of 45*'' regiment at Placentia respecting officers 
absenting themselves from their posts without leave. 
"A true Copy. Wm. Hall, Capt. 45*^ Reg*" 2 pp. 

1765. Maitland, Richard. [Deputy Adj. Gen^, British Army in 
Jan. 31- America.] Headquarters, New York. Orders to 
Feb. 16. Capt. [Thomas] Vaughan or officer commanding at 

Placentia, respecting construction of works. D. S. 
1. p. 

1773. Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
Mar. 2. tions. Whitehall. Letter to [John Murray,] Earl 

of Dunmore [Williamsburg ? Virginia]. Comment- 
ing upon certain laws sent for Royal approval ; dis- 
cusses bill for light house at Cape Henry, increase in 
number of representatives in House of Burgesses, 
and act respecting property of infants and feme 
coverts. L. S. : Dartmouth. Garlics. Soame 
Jenyns. Greville. 4 pp. 



INDEX 



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INDEX 



Abadia, Mathias de. Gov., Porto Rico. 

1741, Jan. 18. To Sebastian de Eslavas. • 

1741, Jan. 21. To Rodrigo de Torres, 
n. d. , Memorial to King of Spain. 

Aberco Island, Bahamas. See: West Indies, Bahamas. 

Admiralty, See: Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 

Annapolis Royal. See: Canada, Nova Scotia. 

Anonymous. 

1730, Sep. 15. Proposed heads for proclamation for suppression of piracy. 

1730, Sep. ? Instructions to encourage captains to take pirates. 

1732, Dec. 21. Reasons for speedy settlement of Nova Scotia. 

1734, Sep. 4. Letter to Capt. Charles Cotrell. 

1734, Oct. 25. dtaeiderations of the state of Jamaica and runaway negroes. 

1734, Nov. 28. Letter. Affairs of Georgia. 

1734?, . Memorandum of treatment of the Pontchartrain on west coast of 

Africa. 
1734/5, Mar. 3. Extract of letter respecting Bahamas and Gov. Fitz- William. 

1737? . Proposal to South Sea Company to furnish negroes to Havana. 

1739, Jan. 14. letter to Admiral Wager. 

1739, Feb. Letter to Admiral Wager. 

1739, Mar. 13. List of cai^oes of Register Ships arrived in Bay of Cadiz from 

Buenos Ayres. 

1739, Aug. 9. Letter to Admiral Wager. 

1740, July 31-Nov. 2. Journal of voyage from Ferrol to Cartagena. 

1740, Nov. 5-6. Extracts of letters from officers on the Ferroll squadron. 
1740, . Project for attacking La Vera Cruz and Mexico. "No. 1." Same. 

"No. 2." 
1740?, . Information sent to Vice Admiral Vernon. 

1741, Mar. 29. Account of landing places near Cartagena. 

1741, Mar.? "Abstract of letters" passed between French and Spanish 

Governors of the West Indies, etc. 
1741, April. An account of the expedition against Cartagena. 
1741, Oct. 8. Project for making a settlement near Vera Cruz. 
1746, Aug. 30. Letter to Duke of Bedford. 

1748, Dec. 20. Letter to Gov. Trelawny. 

1749, Aug. 29. Letter to Gov. Trelawny. 

1749, Sep. 30. Letter to Gov. Trelawny. 
1749/50, Jan. 25. Letter to Gov. Trelawny. 
1749/50, Feb. 3. Letter to Gov. Trelawny. 

1750, Dec. 30. Letter to Gov. Trelawny. 

1751, June 14. Letter to Gov. Trelawny. 
1751, July 14. Letter to Gov. Trelawny. 

125 



126 INDEX 

Anonymous — Continued. 

1751, July 30. Letter to Gov. Trelawny. 
1751, Sep^. 26. Letter to Gov. Trelawny. 

1751, Nov. 30. Letter to Gov. Trelawny. 

1752, Feb. 15. Letter to Gov. Trelawny. 
1752, Feb. 22. Letter to Gov. Trelawny. 

1752, Apr. 1. Letter to Gov. Trelawny. 

1753, Jan. 6. Letter to Gov. Trelawny. 

n. d. Bahamas. Letter respecting building distillery at New Providence, etc. 

n. d. Bahamas. Memorandum respecting probable war with Spain, measures 

of defense, etc. 

n. d. Buenos Ayres. Memorial respecting. 

n. d. Caracas. Proposal for taking La Guaira and Porto Cavallo. 

n. d. Cuba. Proposal for attacking Havana, Santiago, etc. 

n. d. French Settlements in America, Observations, 

n. d. Georgia and Florida. Proposals relating to war in. 

n. d. Honduras. Memorandum respecting English logwood cutters, 

n. d. Jamaica. Letter from a North Side Planter respecting disadvantages, 

n. d. Jamaica. Observations in support of the Additional Duty Bill, 

n. d. San Salvador. Memorial to Sir Charles "Wager respecting settlement of . 

n. d. South America. Reasons for establishing a new colony in. 

n. d. South Sea. Proposed expedition to. 

n. d. South Sea Company. Account of the Greenland trade of. 

n. d. Spanish settlements in America. Remarks on. 

n. d. Tobacco. Computation of what a Virginia Ranter must save on 20 

hhds. of tobacco, 

n. d. Trade. Considerations of actions of Spaniards towards English trade, 

n. d. Trade. Treaties in force to forbid trading with French and Spanish 

islands, etc. 

Armstrong', John. Officer of British Ordnance. 1741, Oct. 27. To Duke of Mon- 
tague. 

Armstrong, Lawrence. Lt. Gov., Nova Scotia. 

1727, Nov. 3. To the Lords Committee? of Privy Council for Plantation 

Affairs. 
1727, Nov. 3. Observations on state of Nova Scotia. 
1727, Nov. 3. Abstract of account of Nova Scotia. 

Atkinson, Joseph, n. d. Description of the Virgin Islands. 



Bahama Islands. See: West Indies. 

Bahama Lessees. 1731, Apr. 8. Minutes of meeting. 

Bahama Society. 

1720-28, June- June. Brief state of affairs of society. 
1728, Sep. 1. List of receipts for shares of stock. 

1728, Sep. 1? Subscription receipts outstanding. 

1729, May 7. Account of receipts sent to Capt. Hyde. 

1729, Aug. 25. List of effects at New Providence. 

1730, May 20. List of outstanding receipts for stock. 



INDEX 127 

Bahama Society — Continued. 

1731, April. Computation of goods shipped to New Providence. 
1731,, July 13. Balances in new books. 
1725-32, June 1-May 2. Accounts. 
1733, Mar. 26. List of papers relating to the Bahamas. 

n. d. Directions for settlement of society's affairs. See also: West Indies, 
Bahamas. Computation of expense in settling the Islands, etc. 

Barnsley, Henry. CapL, H.M. 8. " Scarborough." 1730, July 6. To JosiahBurchett. 

Barranco, Pedro. 1740, July 25. To his wife. 

Baynton, Thomas. 1732, . Account with. 

Belaquin, . 1740, Mar. 18. To Comte de Maurepas. 

Belclier, Jonathan and others. Owners of merchant sloop "Katherine." 1728, Dec. 28. 
To Capt. William Atkinson. 

Berkeley, Geoi^e. Capt., H, M. S. "Windsor." 1740, Apr.. 4. To Vice- Admiral 
Vernon. 

Bladen, Martin. Lord Commissioner of Trade and Plantations. 

1735, June 3. Memorandum respecting inquiries of Parliament. 

1735, June 10. To Admiral Wager. 

1735, . Answers to Gov. Cunningham's queries. 

1735, . Considerations about Jamaica. 

1739, June 18. To Lord Harrington. 

1741, July 2. To Duke of Newcastle. 

1741, July 23. To Duke of Newcastle. 

1741, Nov. 10. To Duke of Newcastle. 

1741, Nov. 14. To Duke of Newcastle. 

1741, Nov. 19. To Duke of Newcastle. 

1741, Nov. 19. Report on V^erelst's proposals. 

1741, Nov. 20. To Duke of Newcastle. 

Bloom, Daniel. Master, brigantine " Turtle Dove," of New York. 1738, June 9. AflB- 
davit of his being captured by the French. 

Boscawen, Edward. Capt., H. M. S. "Shoreham." 1740, Nov. 27. To Vice- 
Admiral Vernon. 

Bradstreet, John. Lieut., . 1738, Sep. 4. Letter, respecting his misfortunes. 

Brathwaite, John. Director? Royal African Company. 1732, Nov. 7. To Admiral 
Wager. 

Bridge, Timothy. Capt., H. M. S. "Antelope." 1736, Dec. 17. To Capt. Dent. 

Brodrick, Thomas. IJeut., Commanding, H. M. S. "Tender." 1740, June 26. To 
Vice-Admiral Vernon. 

Brown, Charles. Capt. and Commander in chief, British naval forces at Jamaica. 
1738, Apr. 16. To Capt. Miles Stapylton. 

Buenos Ayres. See: South America. 

Burn, Patrick. 1739, Jan. 17. Account of fortifications about Cartagena. 

Burrell, Peter. 1730, Aug. 19. To Admiral Wager. 



128 INDEX 



Oailey, William. British consul at Cadiz, Spain. 1726, Apr 5-16 - Nov.8-19. 
Abstract of his letters. 

Campbell, Daniel. 1741, July 22. Account of the Guipuscoa or Biscay Company's 
trade with Caracas. 

Canada, Nova Scotia. 

1727-39, June 7-Nov. 9. Abstract of steps taken towards settling the province. 

n. d. "Charge" of the regiment at Nova Scotia. 
, . Annapolis Royal, n. d. Account of. 

■ , . Louisburg. 1734, Sep. 4. Account of fisheries, fortification and forces. 

Candler, . Capt., H. M. S. " Launceston." 1722, May 17. To Vice-Admiral 

"Wager. 

Cartagena. See: South America. 

Castres, A . 1737, Sep. 30. To Admiral Wager. 

Cat Island (San Salvador), Bahamas. See: West Indies, Bahamas. 

Charles II. See: Great Britain, Crown. 

Chastenoye, Etienne de. Gov., French West Indies. 1740, Mar. 11. To Capt. 
Pierre Durocher. 

Chavagnac, Marquis de. Capt., snow "La Fee," FVench Navy. 1740, Nov. 5. Ac- 
count of engagement with H. M. S. Norwich. 

Chegoyen, Joseph de'l. Of Panama. 1740, Feb. 14. To Santiago de Yrissario. 

Chetwynd, Sir William. One of Proprietors of Bahamas, n. d. Memorandum of 
expense of Bahama Society touching New Providence. 

Chiloe (or Castro) Island. On west coast of Chile, n. d. Memorandum as place 

to refit ships in the South Sea. 

Clinton, George. Oov., New York. 1741?, . "Short heads to show the Reas- 
onableness of Governour Clinton's Application for an allowance by Way of 
Equipment Mony." 

Cocke, Leonard. Factor, South Sea Company at Santiago de Cuba. 
1736, Nov. 3. To Capt. Digby Dent. 
1740, Aug. 24. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 

Cole, Thomas. Capt., British Navyf 

1739/40, Mar. 21. To Robert Jackson. 
1740, Mar. 25. To Admiral Wager. 

Colebrooke & Rogers. Merchants, New Providence, Bahama Islands. 
1728/9, Jan. 27. Invoice of goods shipped to them. 

1729, . Invoice of goods shipped to them. 

1730, Apr. 25. Invoice of goods shipped to them. 

Colebrooke, John. 1729, Nov. 13. To Lord Forbes. 

Copithorne, Richard. 1739, May 10. To Admiral Wager. 

Coram, Thomas. 

1735, Mar. 31. Memorial to George II. 

1736, July 4. To Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations. 



INDEX 129 

Courand, John, Under Secretary of State for Southern Provinces, Great Britain. 

1734, Nov. 29. To Admiral Wager and Duke of Newcastle. 
1739, June 28. To Admiral Wager. 

1739, Aug. 5. To Admiral Wager. 

1739, July 1. To Admiral Wager. 

1741, Oct. 18. To Admiral Wager. 

1741, Oct. 18. To Martin Bladen. 

Craufurd, Charles. Capt., H. M. S. "Roebuck." 

1734, . Scheme of the fishery of Newfoundland, etc. 

1735, July 5. To Admiral Wager. 

Cromwell, Oliver. Lord High Protector of England. 1654, Dec. 9? To Gen'l 
Venables. 

Crookshanks, Jonathan. Formerly Comptroller Gen'l of Customs, Scotland. 
1730/1, Feb. 21. To Admiral Wager. 

1731, Apr. 28. Letter respecting duty on tobacco, etc. 

Crymble, Murray. 1740, Oct. 15. To Arthur Stert. 

Cuba. See: West Indies. 

Cunningham, Henry. Gov., Jamaica, West Indies. 1734? . Queries con- 
cerning troops at Jamaica. 

D 

Day, Peter. Merchant?, Bristol, England. 1732/3, Feb. 7. To Admiral Wager. 

Delafaye, Charles. Clerk, office of Secretary of State for Southern Provinces, Great 
Britain. 
■ 1730, Oct. 25. To Admiral Wager. 
1730, Oct. 26. To Admiral Wager. 

1732, July 11. To Admiral Wager. 
1732, Sep. 4. To Admiral Wager. 

Dent, Digby. Capt., H. M. S. "Dunkirk." 1737, Jan. 8. To Josiah Burchett. 

Desaimbol, . 1740, Nov. 9. To Segretier. 

Dismal Swamp. See: Virginia. 

Dummer, William. Lt. Gov., Massachusetts. 1730? . Short sketch for attempt- 
ing the Havana. 

Dunbar, David. Col. & Surveyor Gen'l of the woods in America. 1729, June 30. To 
Viscount Townshend. 

Durell, Thomas. Capt., British Navy. 1737/8, Jan. 12. To Admiral Wager. 

E 

Earle, W B . Officer of Ordinance, Great Britain. 1741, Oct, 27. To 

Duke of Montague. 

Eslava, Sebastian de. Vice King of Santa Fe, Varagua. 
1741, Apr. 18. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 
1741, Apr. 19. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 
32066—04 ^9 



130 INDEX 

Eslava, Sebastian de — Continued. 

1741, Apr. 22. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 
1741, Apr. 27. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 

Etcoslois, Mithon. French Gov. of Port Louis, Hispaniola. 1741, Feb. 26. To Vice- 
Admiral Vernon. 



Fairfax, William. Colkctor of Customs, Salem, Massachusetts. 1729, Nov. 26. To 
Admiral Wager. 

Fitz-William, Richard. Gov., Bahama Islands. 
1734, Jan. 29. To Admiral Wager. 
1736?, . To Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations. 

Fletcher, William. 

1739, Feb. 14. To Admiral Wager. 

1739, Feb. 14. Plan for a moving battery. 

Flower, Robert. Master, New York merchant ship "Mary." 1740, Aug. 23. Deposi- 
tion respecting capture by Spanish. 

Forbes, Hugh. Capt., British Navy. 

1732, . Memorandum of demands made on Governor of Porto Rico. 

n. d. Account of Porto Rico and defences of San Juan. 

France, Minister of Marine. 1740, Oct. 7. To Marquis d'Antin. 

France, Navy. 1740, Aug. 25. Ships sailed from Toulon Aug. 25 for Cadiz. 

G 

Gale, Wingate. Capt., H. M. S. "Delicia." 

1718, Nov. 4. To Lords Commissioners of Admiralty. 
1720, July 25. Account of expenses of Delicia. 

Gartliwaite, Edward. 1753, Nov. 1. Letter respecting Mr. and Mrs. Edward 
Trelawny. 

Gascoigne, John. Capt., British Navy. n. d. Description of Port Royal, South 
Carolina. 

Gashry, Francis. • 

1748, Mar. 18. Remarks on proposal to settle Nova Scotia. 
1748, Mar. 18. To Admiral Wager. 

George, Prince of Denmark. Lord High Admiral of England. 
1706/7, Feb. 24. To Navy Board. 
1706/7, Mar. 22. To Capt. Charles Wager. 
1707, Mar. 25. To Capt. Charles Wager. 

George I and II. See: Great Britain, Crown. 

Georgia, Trustees. 

1733, . Grant of land (in blank). 

1740, July 14. Power of attorney to Harman Verelst. 

Geraldino, Sir Thomas. 1735, Apr. 30-May 11. To Court of Directors of Royal 
Assiento Company. 



INDEX 131 

Godet, Jacob. Master, Dutch merchant sloop. 
1740, Sep. 23. Examination of. 

1740, Sep. 26. Additional interrogatories and answers. 
1740, Sep. 26. To Vice- Admiral Vernon. 

Gohier, James. Councillor, Bahama Legislature and Manager for Bahama Copartners: 
1719, May 8-Aug. 8. Account for subsisting Spanish prisoners. 

1719, Oct. 15. To William Chetwynd. 

1720, May 16. To the Bahama Copartners. 
1720, June 18. To William Chetwynd. 

Goudet, Peter, Formerly Secy, to Gov. George Phenney. 1729, Oct. 15. Deposition 
of ill treatment by Gov. and Mrs. Phenney. 

Governors, British Colonial, n. d. Memorandum of amounts allowed for trans- 
porting baggage to West Indies, etc. 

Gray, John. Capt., British Navy. 1729, June 7. To Josiah Burchett. 

Great Britain, Admiralty. See: Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of the 
Admiralty. 

Army, Colonial Garrisons. 

n. d. Allowance at Placentia and Annapolis. 

n. d. Charge of garrison at Annapolis and other places. 

— ■■ Crown. Charles II, King. 

1664, Mar. 12. Grant to Duke of York. 

1669, May 2. Charter to Hudson Bay Company. 

George I, King. 



1723, Apr. 26. To the Commissioners of the Navy. 
] 726, Mar. 28. To Vice-Admiral Hosier. • 

. George II, King. 



1726, Apr. 11. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727?, Jan.?. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1731, May 11. To Col. David Dunbar. 

1731, July 5. To Admiral Wager. 

1732, Dec. 21. To (jovernor of Nova Scotia. 
1739, June 15. To Capt. Charles Brown. 
1739, July 16. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 

n. d. Extract of orders to his Majesty's ships relating to pirates. 

- Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 

1701, Aug. 11. To Navy Board. 
.1709, Feb. 18. To Navy Board. 

1719, July 4. To Capt. Edward Vernon. 

1727, Aug. 11. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727, Aug. 21. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727, Sep. 6. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727, Oct. 5. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727, Oct. 17. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727, Oct. 21. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727/8, Jan. 15. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 

1729, Feb. 12. To naval captains in America. 

1730, Sep. 29. To naval captains in America. 

1730-38, Sep. 29-Feb. 10. To commanders of British ships in Jamaica. 
1737, Aug. 5. To Duke of Newcastle. 



132 INDEX 

Great Britain, Admiralty — Continued. 

1737, Oct. 31. To Duke of Newcastle. 
1739, June. To Privy Council. 

Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations. 

1715/6, Mar. 2. Report to the King. 

1718, Dec. 19. Report to the King. 

1727, June 7. Report to the King. 

1728, May 31. Report to the King. 

1728, Dec. 20. Report to the King. 
1728/9, Mar. 21. Report to the King. 

1728/9, May 14. Report to Committee of Privy Council. 

1729, Dec. 4. Report to Committee of Privy Council. 

1729?, . Synopsis of reports on Col. David Dunbar's memorial. 

1729/30, Jan. 22. Report to Committee of Privy Council. 
1729/30, Feb. 9. Report to the King. 

1730, Mar. 25. Report to Committee of Privy Council. 
1730/1, Feb. 9. Representation to the King. 

1731, Apr. 22. To Committee of Privy Council. 

1732, Aug. 3. Report to the Queen. 

1735?, . Proposals for beginning civil government in Nova Scotia. 

1737, Apr. 22. Report to Committee of Privy Council. 

1741, June 23-July 23. Proceedings relating to reenforcements for West Indies. 
1741, Oct. 15. Minutes on proceedings of Verelst's proposals relating to war 

in Georgia and Florida. 
1741, Oct. 15-Nov. 20. Proceedings on proposals of Verelst. 
1773, Mar. 11. To Earl of Dunmore. 
n. d. Proposals for beginning a civil government in Nova Scotia. 

Navy. 

1727-28, Aug. 8-Dec. 19. List of ships, etc., in West Indies squadrons. 
1739, Oct. 9. List of ships in sea pay. 

1739, Dec. 1. Abstract of the fleet at several periods of time. 

1740, Feb. 3. List of ships in sea pay. 

1740, June 13. List of ships in sea pay. 

1739-41, Oct. 23-Dec. 21. List of ships sent out since declaration of war with 

Spain. 
1739-41 , Oct. -Dec. Abstract of number and rates of ships employed as cruisers. 

1741, June. List of ships in sea pay. * 

1742, Apr. 26. List of ships in sea pay. 

n. d. Order form (in blank) on the Treasurer of the Navy, 

Parliament, House of Commons. 

1738, May 14. Resolve respecting Lords Proprietor's interests in the Bahamas. 
1738, May 18. Resolve to address the King relative to purchasing the Baha- 
mas from the Proprietors. 

1738, May 20. Extract of report of the King's acceding to purchasing the 
Bahamas. 

1738, May 24. Resolve respecting Lords Proprietor's title to Carolina. 

Plantations. See: Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
tions. 

Privy Council. 

1729, Apr. 19. Committee report on memorial of Col. David Dunbar. 
1729, May 14. Committee report on Newfoundland fisheries. 

1739, Nov. 9. Order on Maj. Gen. Philipps's Nova Seotia report. 



INDEX 133 

Great Britain. Sandwich Canal. 1706, Sept. 28. Report on the feasibility and 

an estimate of the expense. 
Secretary of State. 

1726, May 10. To Vice-Admiral Wj^er. 

1726, May 31. To Vice-Admiral Wager. * 

1726, Jime 17. To Vice-Admiral Wager. • 

1726, June 29. To Admiral Jennings. 

1726-28, Mar. 28-Mar. 25. Abstract of instructions to Vice-Admirals Hosier 
and Hopsonn. 

1726, July 26. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 

1726, Aug. 12. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 

1726, Sept. 6. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 

1726, Sept. 20. To Rear-Admiral Hopsonn. 

1726, Sept. 20. To Admiral Jennings. 

1726, Oct. 25. To Rear-Admiral Hopsonn. 

1726, Nov. 18. To Vice-Admiral Hosier. 

1726, Nov. 30. To Rear-Admiral Hopsonn. 

1726, Dec. 23. To Rear-Admiral Hopsonn. 

1726, Dec. 29. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1726/7, Jan. 2. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1726/7, Jan. 10. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1726/7, Jan. 13. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1726/7, Feb. 17. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1726/7, Feb. 28. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1726/7, Mar. 7. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1726/7, Mar. 14. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1726-7, Mar. 21. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1726/7, Mar. 24. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 

1727, Apr. 4. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727, Apr. 18. To Vice-Admiral AVager. 
1727, May 19. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727, May 22. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727, July 18. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727, Aug. 5. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727, Sept. 29. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727, Oct. 2. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727, Oct. 20. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727, Nov. 16. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727, Nov. 18. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727, Dec. 24. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727, Dec. 25. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1727/28, Feb. 23. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 

1730, Oct. 29. To Rear-Admiral Stuart. 

1731, July 8. To Admiral Wager. 
1735/6, Mar. 24. To Admiral Wager. 
1736, Dec. 28. To Admiral Wager. 

1739, June 20. To Rear-Admiral Haddock. 

1739, July 29. To Admiral Wager. 

1739, Aug. 5. To Admiral Wager. 

1739, Aug. 8. To Rear-Admiral Haddock. 

1739, Aug. 13. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 

1739, Aug. 21. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 

1739, Sept. 28. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 

1739, Nov. 7. To Rear-Admiral Haddock. ^^ 

1739?, . Outline of plan of operations of war. 



134 INDEX 

Great Britain. Trade. 1741, Feb. 26. Evidence before House of Commons relat- 
ing to trade in Mediterranean and America. 

Trade and Plantations. See: Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade 

• and Plantations. 

Treaties. 

1670, . With Spain. Concerning America. 

1686, Nov. 6-16. With France. Neutrality in America. 

Treasury. 

1711, June 30. Memorandum of account paid Earl of Orford and Henry 

Preistman. 
1721, Dec. 7. Memorandum of account paid Josiah Burchett. 

Gregory, George. Officer of Ordnance, Great Britain. 1741, Oct. 27. To Duke of 
Montague. 

Guemes y Horcasitas, Juan Francisco de. Gov. Gen' I. of Cuba. 
1740, May 9. To Marquis de Larnage. 

1740, May 9. To de Chastenoye. 

1741, Mar. 12. To de Larnage. 

H 

Hamilton, J . Of London. 

1739, May 14. To Admiral Wager?. 

1739, May 14. Proposal for taking Cuba. 

Hardy, Sir Charles. Vice-Admiral of the Blue, British Navy. 1737?, . To 

Admiral Wager. 

Harris, . Of Jamaica, West Indies. 1740, Feb.? Memorandum respecting 

French fleet. 

Harrison, Edward. 1728-33, June 21-June 25. Account of stock of South Sea 
Company. 

Havana, Cuba. See: West Indies, Cuba. 

Hemenes, Pedro Yago. Gov., St. lago de Cuba. 1732, May 18. To Rear- Admiral 

Stuart. 

Herbert, Richard. Capt., H. M. S. "Norivich." 

1740, Oct. 14. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. Extract of journal of engagement 
with La Fee. Memorandum respecting Rodrigo de Torres' s fleet. 

Hodgson, Robert. " Warrant Lieutenant," Commissioner frmn Governor of Jamaica 
to Mosquito Indians. 
1740, Apr. 8. To Gov. Trelawny. 
1740, June 21-July 12. To Gov. Trelawny. 

Holden, Edward. British Consul at Algiers. 1738/9, Mar. 12. To Admiral Wager. 

Hoist, Nicholas. Surveyor. 1735, May 14. Plat of part of Port Royal Harbor, 
Jamaica. 

Hosier, Francis. Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Commander in Chief, British naval force 
in West Indies. 1726, June 25. Account of Spanish ships in West Indies. 



INDEX 135 

House of Commons. See: Great Britain, Parliament. 

How, Edward. Merchant of Canso, Nova Scotia. 

1741?, . To Admiral Wager. 

1741?, . An account of Canso. 

Hudson Bay Company, Charter. 1669, May 2. See: Great Britain, Crown, 
Charles II, King. 

Hull, Richard. Chief merchant, Royal African Company of England, at Gambia. 
1734/5, Feb. 26. Extracts of letters relating to discovery of gum trees. 

Hunter, Robert. Maj. Gen., British Army. 1726, Nov. 12. To Viscount Towns- 
hend. 

Hyde, John. Director? Bahama Society. 

1728-33, June 21-June 25. Account of stock of South Sea Company. 
1728/9, Mar. 4. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 
1729, May 13. To Gov. Rogers. 

1731, Apr. 3. To Alured Popple. 

1732, May 4-June 25. Account with Thomas Baynton. 
1737, Nov. 3. Receipt to Admiral Wager for pistoles. 



Innes, James. Master, English merchant snow '^Blackwood." n. d. News of cap- 
ture of English ships by Spanish privateers. 



Jamaica. See: West Indies. 

Jarrold, Jacob and James Jenner. Judge of Vice-Admiralty Court and Surveyor- 

Genl., Bahamas, respectively, n. d. Bill of complaint against a. jter Goudet. 
Jones, J . Secretary to Gov. Trelawny, of Jamaica. 1738, Aug. 11. To Admiral 

Wager. 

K 

Keene, Benjamin. British Consul- General at Madrid, Spain. 1739, June 11-22. To 
Duke of Newcastle. 

Keene, William. 1734, Oct. 1. To Lord Muskerry. 

Kingston, Jamaica. See: West Indies, Jamaica. 

Knowles, Charles. Capt., British Navy, 1740; Rear-Admiral of the White, 1750; Gov., 

Jamaica, West Indies, 1753. 
1740, Mar. 8. To Vice- Admiral Vernon. 
1741 Apr. 10. Declaration respecting messages between Vice-Admiral 

Vernon and Gen. Wentworth. 
1750, Nov. 27. To Gov. Trelawny. 
1753, Apr. 23. To Francis Gashry. 



Larnage, Charles Brunies, Marquis de. Governor, French Leeward Islands. 
1740, Apr. 29. To Chevalier Raymond. 
1740, Aug. 5. To Vice- Admiral Vernon. 
1740, Aug. 28. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 



136 INDEX 

Larnage, Charles Brunies, Marquis de — Continued. 

1740, Dec. 21. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 

1741, Mar. 5. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 

1741, Mar. 19. To Francisco Carigal de la Vega. 

La Vega, Dionisio Martinez de. Oov., Cuba, 1729; President, Panama, 1740. 
1729, Apr. 16. To Felix Joseph D'Acosta Hortado, jr. 
1732, May 26. To Rear- Admiral Charles Stewart. 
1740, Feb. 12. To the King of Spain. 

La Vega, Francisco Carigal de. Gov. , Santiago de Cuba. 
1740, Aug. 24. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 
1740, Nov. 15. To Marquis de Larnage. 

1740, Nov. 22. To Marquis de Larnage. 

1741, Mar. 30. To Joseph de la Quintana. 

Laws, William. Capt. H. M. S. "Spence." 1740, Feb. 22. To Vice-Admiral 
Vernon. 

Lea, William. Of the South Sea Company. 1740, Mar. 3. To Admiral Wager? 

Le Francois, Philippe. Capt, French merchant ship. 1739, Sep. 28. Contract with 
Spanish Intendant of Marine at Ferrol for carrying the King's effects to 
Porto Rico. 

Leith, Alexander. Formerly Surgeon, H. M. S. '^Pembroke." 1737, Oct. 11. 
Memorandum concerning. 

Lezo, Bias de. General commanding the Spanish galleons at Cartagena. 

1739, Dec. 27. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 

1740, July 6. To the Archbishop, Vice King of New Spain. 
1740, Nov. 6. To Marquis de Larnage. 

1740, Nov. 6. To Sagretier. 

Lilly, Christian. Chief Engineer, West Indies. 1728, Sep. 20. Directions for over- 
seer of workmen at Port Anthony. 

London, England. 

1735, Mar. 31. Petition of craftsmen to the King. 

1735, . Petition of merchants to House of Commons. 

Londonderry, Thomas Pitt, Lord. 172-, . "Abstract of what concerns Lord 

Londonderry * * * in settling the Bahamas." 

Louisbourg. See: Canada, Nova Scotia. 

M 

McAlpin, John. Supercargo, brigantine " Friends Adventure" of Barbadoes. VIM, 
Apr. 17. Affidavit respecting capture of Friends Adventure by a Spanish 
sloop. 

Manning, Edward, jr. Agent, South Sea Company ai Jamaica. 1733, Feb. 13. To 
Admiral Wager. 

Marl, Marquis de. Rear-Admiral, Spanish Navy. 1731, Oct. 15. Signals for the 
fleet. 

Maroons of Jamaica. See: West Indies, Jamaica. 

Masclary, Francis. 

1741, Jan. 20. To Juan de Vera Gallardo. 
1741, Jan. 20. To Bernard Grangent. 

Masters, John. Merchant of London. 1739, July 3. To Admiral Wager. 



' INDEX 137 

Mayne, Perry. Capt, H. M. S. " Worcester." 1740, June 28. To Vice-Admiral 
Vernon. 

Medley, Henry. Capt., H. M. S. " Romney." 
1739, Aug. 19. To Admiral Wager. 

1739, Oct. 1. To Josiah Burchett. 

Mendoca, Diego. Spanish Minister to Great Britain. 1734, Oct. 28. Heads of 
memorial respecting Indians held as slaves. 

Metcalf, William. Lieut., British Navy. 1725, May 15. Account of Santiago de 
Cuba. 

Midleton, Christopher. Capt., in service of Hudson Bay Company. 1722, June — . 
Extract of journal of John Scroggs. 

Montague, John, Duke and others. 

1741, June 30. Proceedings of a board. 

1741, July 2. Proceedings of a board. 

1741, July 7. Proceedings of a board. 

1741, July 14, Proceedings of a board. 

1741, July 16. Proceedings of a board. 

1741, Nov. 4. Proceedings of a board. 

1741, Nov. 14. Proceeding of a board. 

1741, Nov. 17. Proceedings of a board. 

1741, Nov. — . Proceedings of a board. 

Morris, J . Lieut., Engineers, British Army. 1742, May 12. Letter respect- 
ing projected expedition against Panama. 

Mowe, William, n. d. ,To Sir Charles Wager. 

N 

Naish, John? 

1740, Aug. 2. Memorandum respecting Anson's voyage, taking of Manila, etc. 

1741, Oct. 26. Letter, respecting Anson's voyage, Philippines, etc. 

Nedliam, Hamilton and others. Inhabitants of Jamaica. 1751, Dec. 7. To Go" 
Trelawny. 

Newcastle, Thomas Holies, Duke of. Secretary of State, Southern Provinces, Great 
Britain. 1737, Oct. 11. To Admiral Wager. See also: Great Britain, Sec- 
retary of State. ' / 

Newfoundland, Fisheries. 

1728, . Scheme for fisheries for the year. 

1730, . Scheme for fisheries for the year. • 

, Justices of Peace and Constable appointments, n. d. List of appointees. 

, Placentia Fort. 1738, Aug. 20. Report on State of. See: Wibault, James 



, Trade, n. d. Report on the operation of act of Parliament to encourage 

trade. 
New Providence, Bahamas. See: West Indies, Bahamas. 

Norris, Sir John. Admiral and Commander in Chief, British Navy. 
1733/4, Mar. 7. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Mar. 29. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Mar. 30. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Apr. 3. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Apr. 5. To Admiral Wager. 



138 INDEX 

Norris, Sir John — Continued. 

1734, Apr. 7. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Apr. 10. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Apr. 11. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Apr. 22. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Apr. 24. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Apr. 27. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Apr. 29. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, May 10. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, May 15. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, May 17. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, May 23. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, May 26. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, May 31. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, June 1. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, June 3. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, June 5. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, June 6. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, June 7. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, June 8. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, June 11. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, June 15. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, June 17. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, June 19; To Admiral Wager. 
1734, June 20. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, June 23. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, June 26. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, June 28. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, July 1. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, July 4. To Admiral W^ager. 
1734, July 8. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, July 11. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, July 15. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, July 17. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, July 21. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, July 24. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, July 27. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, July 29. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Aug. 1. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Aug. 2. To A(^iiral Wager. 
1734, Aug. 3. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Aug. 7. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Aug. 9. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Aug. 12. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Aug. 15. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Aug. 22. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Sep. 4. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Sep. 15. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Sep. 19. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Sep. 23. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Sep. 26. To Admiral Wager. 
■ 1734, Sep. 27. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Sep. 28. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Sep. 30. To Admiral Wager. 
1734, Oct. 1. To Admiral Wager. 



INDEX 139 

Norris, Sir John — Continued. 

1734, Oct. 6. To Admiral Wager. 

1734, Oct. 7. To Admiral Wager. 

1734, Oct. 10. To Admiral Wager. 

1734, Oct. 11. To Admiral Wager. 

1734, Oct. 12. To Admiral Wager. 

1734, Oct. 14. To Admiral Wager. 

1734, Oct. 17. To Admiral Wager. 

1734, Oct. 23. To Admiral Wager. 

1734, Oct. 24. To Admiral Wager. 

1734, Oct. 29. To Admiral Wager. 

1741, Oct. 11. List of ships under command of. 

Norris, Mathew. Capt., H. M. S. "Lowstoff." 1733, Apr. 26. Case of snuff and 
tobacco captured by. 

Norris, Richard. CapL, H. M. S. '^Kingston." 1741, Apr. 14. To Josiah Burchett. 

Nova Scotia. See: Canada, Nova Scotia. 

.o 

Ogle, Sir Chaloner. Rear-Admiral of the Blue, British Navy. 

1733, July 7. To Admiral Wager. 

1741, Apr. 4. To Maj. Gen. Wentworth. 

1741, Apr. 6. To Maj. Gen. Wentworth. 

1741, Apr. 7. To Maj. Gen. Wentworth. 
1741, Apr. 13. Answer to representation of army officers. 

Ogrlethorpe, James Edward. Gov., Georgia. 1741, . Proposals relating to 

war in Georgia and Florida. 

Ordonez, . Of Panama. 1740, May 7. Letter respecting King's treasure 

and Vernon at Cartagena. 



Parker, John? British Consul at Corunna, Spain. 1739, May 27. To A- 
Castres. 



Parker, Robert. Alderman of London. 1736, Nov. 9. " Some Occurrencys while I 
was in Georgia. * * * 1734-1735." 

Peake, B . Director? Royal African Company. 1732, Nov. 7. To Admiral 

Wager. 

Pearse, Vinc^t. Capt., H. M. S. " Flambarough." 1740, Nov. 20. Libel of Span- 
ish merchant ship Canary Merchant and snow Restoration. 

Phenney, Geoi^e. Former Gov., Bahamas, West Indies. 1729, Nov. 25. State of 
account with Governor Rogers. 

Philippine Islands. Expedition against, n. d. Memorandum of instructions to 
the British commodores respecting supplies of ships. 

Philipps, Richard. Maj. Gen. and Gov., Nova Scotia. 
1737, Sep. 22. To Admiral Wager. 

1739, Sep. 28. Account of effective troops in Nova Scotia. 
1739, Sep. 28. State of province of Nova Scotia.- 
n. d. Establishment of regiment, etc. 



140 INDEX 

Popple, Alured. Secretary, Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, Great 
Britain. 1731, Ap. 8. To Capt. John Hyde. 

Poyntz, Stephen. Envoy Extraordinary from Great Britain to Sweden. 1726, May 21. 
To Vice-Admiral Wager. 

Prisoners, British, in Cartagena. 1741, . Information to Vice-Admiral 

Vernon. 

R 

Roach, . Captain . n. d. Sketch plan of Port of Passages. 

Rogers, Woodes. Gov., Bahamas. 

1718/9, Mar. 3. Letter respecting probability of Spanish attacking the Bahamaa. 
1721, Nov. 21. Description of the Bahamas. 
. 1721, Nov. 27? Case of. 

1729, Nov. 15. To Admiral Wager. 

1730, May 11. To Capt. Joseph Boswell. 

1731, Sep. 12. Account and description of the Bahamas. 

n. d. Some observations on the importance of the Bahamas. 

s • 

"St. Jago." Spanish merchant ship. 1740? Mar. 16. Inventory of cargo on her 
voyage to Cartagena. 

St. Loe, Edward. Capt., British Navy. 

1728/9, Jan. 3. To Josiah Burchett. 

n. d. Observations on the fishery of Placentia, ISpwfoundland. 

St. Sebastian. See: Spain. 

Saltmarsh, John. 1730, Sep. 27. To Josiah Burchett. 

Saltzburghers. 

n. d. Proposal for establishing a colony in America. 

n. d. Scheme for transporting Saltzburghers to South Carolina. 

Samson, Jean Baptiste. Commissary of Marines, French West Indies. 1740, Mar. 11. 
To Capt. Pierre Duracher. 

Sandwich Canal. See: Great Britain. 

San Salvador (Cat Island). See: West Indies, Bahamas. 

Sayer, Exton. Doctor of Laws. 1730, Dec. 17. Opinion regarding case of Capt. 
John Toller, etc. 

Searabry, Pascal. Deserter from Spanish. 1740, May 9. His intelligence respecting 
defense of Cartagena. • 

Selash, Antonio de. Gov., Cartagena. 1732, July 16. To Rear- Admiral Stuart. 

Sharpe, William. Clerk in ordinary. Privy Council, Great Britain. 

1738, . Memorandum of Lords of Treasury's action on Gov. Trelawny's 

claim. 
1739, Nov. 9. Signature. 

Shields, James. Capt., African trading ship "Adventure." 1735-6, Jan.-Apr. 
Account current of expenses, etc., to the "Gum Coast." 

Shirwill, William. 1740, June 5. Account of St. Sebastian, its defences, etc. See 
also: Spain, St. Sebastian. Sketch of harbor, n. d. 



INDEX 141 

Sibert, Lewis. Master, French merchantman ^^ Royal Clementine" of Bulleine. 1734, 
Aug. 12. Examination of, his voyage, destination, etc. 

Sidy, John. Master, English merchant snow "Nassau." 1730, Jan. 7. Invoice of 
goods shipped to Africa. 

Southwell, Edward. Clerk, Privy Council, Great Britain. 1729, Mar, 26. Referring 
report on Col. Dunbar's memorial to a committee of Privy Council. 

South. America, Buenos Ayres. n. d. Account of. i 

, Cartagena. 1739, Feb. 4. Present posture of defence, etc. 

1739, . Memorandum of defences, etc. 

Spain, Navy. 

1731, . List of ships to go to Italy. 

1738, Sep. 6. List of men-of-war in West Indies. <» 

1738, Nov. 13. Memorandum of movements of Havana fleet. 
1739?, . List of men-of-war at Cadiz, Biscay, and Carthegena. 

, St. Sebastian, n. d. Sketch plan of harbor. 

Speed, Samuel. 1740, Jan. 28. To Duke of Newcastle? 

Stanhope, William. British Ambassador to Spain. 1726, Nov. 28-Dec. 9. To Duke 
of Newcastle. 

Stanyan, Temple. Clerk, Privy Council, Oreat Britain. 1728, June 12. Referring 
report on memorial of Col. Phillips to the Privy Council. 

Stanyford, Ambrose. British Consul at Alicante, Spain. 1739, June 17. To Duke 
of Newcastle. 

Stapylton, Miles. Capt., H. M. S. " Sheemess." 1740, Mar. 7. To Vice- Admiral 
Vernon. 

Start, Arthur. Commissary to Spain for carrying oui provisions of Treaty of SeviUe. 
1731, May 27. To Admiral Wager. 

1734, Dec. 5. To Duke of Newcastle. 

1741, June 6. "Some thoughts relating to our Conquests in America." 
1741, June? Scheme for retrieving the disaster at Cartagena. 

Stewart, John. Of Jamaica. 1739' June 18. To Admiral Wager. 

Stone, Andrew. Under Secretary of State, Southern Provinces, Great Britain. 

1735, Oct. 6. To Admiral Wager. 

1737, Sep. 1. To Admiral Wager. 

1738, July 12. To Admiral Wager. 

1738, Oct. 19. To Admiral Wager. 

1739, Aug. 8. To Admiral Wager. 
1739, Aug. 11. To Admiral Wager. 
1739, Sep. 2. To Admiral Wager. 
1739, Sep. 19. To Admiral Wager. 
1739, Sep. 24. To Admiral Wager. 
1739, Sep. 27. To Admiral Wager. 
1741, July 1. To Martin Bladen. 



Tassell, Hubert. 1739, Oct. 24. To Admiral Wager. 

Tavemer, William. Former surveyor of Newfoundland. 
1734, Apr. 3. To Admiral Wager. 
1740, Oct. 2. To Admiral Wager. 



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Thomson, Robert. Master, merchmniman '^Margaret." 1734, Sep. 23. Examina- 
tion of. 

Toller, John. Capt., British Navy. 

1729, Dec. 20. Inventory of negroes and goods on pirate sloop. 

1730, Aug.? To Lords Commissioners of Admiralty, Great Britain, 
n. d. To Lords Commissioners of Admiralty. 

Torres y Morales, Rodrigo de. Admiral, Spanish Navy. 
1741, Feb. 26. To Marquis de Larnage. 
1741, Mar. 12. To Marquis de Larnage. 

Towry, John. Capt. H. M. S. "Shoreham." 1735, . Heads of inquiry relating 

to trade, etc., at Canso. 

Trade and Plantations. See: Great Britain, Lords Commissioners of Trade and 
Plantations. 

Trelawny, Edward. Oov., Jamaica. 
1738, Jan. 2. To Francis Gashry. 
1738, Jan. 4. To William Sharpe. 
1738, Jan. 6. To Admiral Wager. 
1738, Mar. 25. To Admiral Wager. 
1738, April 19. To Admiral Wager. 
1738, July 27. To Admiral Wager. 

1738, Aug. 1. To Marquis de Larnage. 
1738/9, Mar. 5. To Admiral Wager. 

1739, Mar. 31. To Admiral Wager. 
1739, May 10. To Francis Gashry. 
1739, June 17. To Admiral Wager. 
1739, Aug. 8. To Admiral Wager. 
1739, Aug. 10. To Francis (5ashry. 
1739, Aug. 15. To Admiral Wager. 
1739, Sep. 20. To Admiral Wager. 
1739, Sep. 22. To Admiral Wager. 
1739, Nov, 24. To Admiral Wager. 

1739, Nov. 25. To Admiral Wager. 

1740, May 25. To Vice- Admiral Vernon. 
1740, July 26. To Admiral Wager. 
1740, Aug. 29. To Admiral Wager. 
1740, Sep. 12. To Admiral Wager. 

1740, Nov. 15. To John Dottin. 

1741, May 26. Dissent from decision of Council of War. 

1742, Oct. 5. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 
1751, Oct. 23. To Rear-Admiral Knowles. 
1751, Nov. 2. To Rear-Admiral Knowles. 
1751, Nov. 2. To Francis Gashry. 

1751, Nov. 6. To Francis Gashry. 

1751, Nov. 6. To Lord Holdemess. 

1751, Dec. 9. To Francis Gashry. 

1751, Dec. 9. To Rear-Admiral Knowles. 

1752, Jan. 14. To Francis Gashry. 

1752, Aug. 15. To Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations. 

1752, Aug. 16. To Francis Gashry. 

1753, Mar. 7. To Francis Gashry. 
1753, July 19. To Francis Gashry. 
1753, Aug. 7. To Francis Gashry. 
1753, Oct. 1. To Francis Gashry. 



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Tristram, John. Formerly master merchant ship "Elizabeth" of Liverpool. 1738, 
July 29. Deposition respecting capture, etc. , by the French. 

Tyrawly, James O'Hara, Baron. British Envoy Extraordinary to Porttigai, 
1738, Feb. 14. To Admiral Wager. 

1738, May 10. To Admiral Wager. 

1739, June 6. To Admiral Wager. 
1739, June 13. To Admiral Wager. 
1739, July 11. To Admiral Wager. 
1739, July 17. To Admiral Wager. 
1739, Aug. 1. To Admiral VVager. 
1739, Aug. 22. To Admiral Wager. 
1739, Sep. 5. To Admiral Wager. 

1739, Oct. 24. To Admiral Wager. 

1740, Apr. 21. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 
1740, Sep. 17. To Admiral Wager. 
1740, Nov. 26. To Admiral Wager. 



Vanbrugh, Philip. Capt., British Navy. 1728, Sep. 11. To Vice-Admiral Wager. 

Verelst, Harman. Georgia Agent in Great Britain. 1741, Nov. 14. Answers to 
queries relating to war in Georgia and Florida. 

Vernon, Edward. Capt., British Navy, 1723; Vice-Admiral of the Blue and Com- 
mander in Chief British Navy in West Indies, 17S9. 
1723, Apr. 13. To Capt. Barrows Harris. 
Jan. 7. To Capt. Thomas Watson. 
Jan. 18-31. To Admiral Wager. 
Jan. 20-31. To the " Navy Board." 
Jan. 31. To Capt. Edward Boscawen. 

To Commodore Charles Brown. 
To Marquis de Larnage. 
To Admiral Wager. 

Articles of capitulation granted to Capt. de Lauallos. 
To Admiral Wager. 
To Marquis de Larnage. 
Proceedings of general council of war. 
Proceedings of council of war. 
Proceedings of council of war. 
To Admiral Wager. 
Proceedings of council of war. 
To Rear-Admiral Ogle. 
Proceedings of council of war. 
To Maj. Gen. Wentworth. 
To Maj. Gen. Wentworth. 
To Maj. Gen. Wentworth. 
To Maj. Gen. Wentworth. 
To Admiral Wager. 

Orders to captains of navy and privateers. 
To Admiral Wager. 
To Admiral Wager. 
Order appointing Merryweather, Manning, and Tickell agents 



1739 
1739 
1739 
1739 
1739 
1739 
1739 
1739 
1740^ 
1740^ 
1740 
1740, 
1740 
1740, 
1740 
1740 
1740 
1740 
1740 
1740, 
1740 
1740 
1740, 
1740, 
1740 
1740 



Feb. 22. 
Feb. 23. 
Feb. 25. 
Mar. 24. 
Jan. 5. 
Jan. 5. 
Feb. 8. 
Feb. 16. 
Feb. 23. 
Feb. 24. 
Mar. 5. 
Mar. 6. 
Mar. 8. 
Mar. 11. 
Mar. 23. 
Mar. 24. 
Mar. 
Apr. 
Apr. 
Apr. 
Apr. 25. 
May 5. 
for prizes. 
1740, May 9. 



25. 
5. 
5. 
21. 



To Admiral Wager. 



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INDEX 



Vemon, Edward — Continued. 

1740, May 18. To Merryweather, Manning, and Tickell. 
May 24. To Gov.? Trelawny. 
May 25. To Gov.? Trelawny. 
May 30. To Merryweather, Manning, and Tickell. 
May 30-June 3. To Admiral Wager. 
June 4. To Capt. Perry Mayne. 
June 17. To Capt. Digby Dent. 
June 24. To Capt. Richard Herbert. 
June 28. To Marquis de Larnage. 
July 19. To Admiral Wager. 
July 25. To Marquis de Larnage. 
July 26. To Marquis de Larnage. 
Aug. 5. To Capt. Miles Stapylton. 
Aug. 5. To Francisco Carigal de la Vega. 
Aug. 30. To Admiral Wager. 

Sep. 11. To "Duque de la Conquista and Marquis de Gracia." 
Sep. 12. To Marquis de Larnage. 
Sep. 18. To Capt. Thomas Trevor. 
Sep. 18. To the commanders of the fleet. 
Sep. 21. To Lord Cathcart. 
Sep. 28. To Maj. Gen. Spotswood. 
Oct. 1. To Capt. Robert Maynard. 
Oct. 7. To Admiral Wager. 
Oct. 11. To fleet captains. 
Oct. 22. To Marquis de Larnage. 
Oct. 28-Nov. 7. To Admiral Wager. 
Nov. 13. To Gov. Belcher. 
Nov.? To John Dottin. 
Dec. 12. To Admiral Wager. 
Dec. 15. Ships under command of Vernon. 
Dec. 26. To Lord Cathcart. 
Dec. 26. To Rear- Admiral Ogle. 
Mar. 27. To Commodore Lestock. 
Mar. 28. To Rear-Admiral Ogle. 
Mar. 30. Proceedings of council of wa 
Apr. 1. To Admiral Wager. 
Apr. 3. Proceedings of council of war. 
Apr. 4. To Maj. Gen. Wentworth. 
Apr. 6. To Maj. Gen. Wentworth. 
Apr. 7. To Maj. Gen. Wentworth. 
Apr. 10. To Capt. Thomas Cooper. 
Apr. 12. Proceedings of council of war. 
Apr. 13. Answer to representation of army officers. 
Apr. 14. Proceedings of general council of war. 
Apr. 15. To Maj. Gen. Wentworth. 
Apr. 17. To Sebastien de Eslava. 
Apr. 19. To Sebastien de Eslava. 
Apr. 21. To Sebastien de Eslava. 
Apr. 23. To Capt. Thomas Brodrick. 
Apr. 23-4. Proceedings of council of war. 



1740; 

1740, 
1740 
1740 
1740 
1740; 
1740 
1740 
1740; 
1740 
1740; 
1740 
1740; 
1740, 
1740 
1740 
1740 
1740 
1740 
1740 
1740 
1740; 
1740; 
1740 
1740; 
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1740; 
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1741 
1741 
1741 
1741 
1741 
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1741 
1741 
1741 
1741 
1741 
1741 
1741 
1741 
1741 
1741 
1741 
1741 
1741 
1741 



Apr. 26. To Admiral Wager. 
Apr. 26. To Sebastien de Eslava. 
Apr. 27.? To Sebastien de Eslava. 



INDEX 146 

Vernon, Edward — Continued. 

1741, Apr. 27. To Capt. Thomas Davers. 

1741, May 26. Proceedings of council of war. 

1741, May 30. To Admiral Wager. 

1741, May 30-July 29. Memorandum of letters to Duke of Newcastle. 

1741, June 13. To Marquis de Larnage. 

1741, June 13. To Capt. Digby Dent. 

1741, June 18. To Admiral Wager. 
1741, . Line of battle. 

1742, Oct. 4. To Gov. Trelawny. 
1742, n. d. Line of battle, signals, etc. 

Vernon, James. Clerk, Privy Council, Great Britain. 1730, Mar. 10. Referring 
report on settlement of Nova Scotia, to committee of Privy Council. 

Vincent, Nicholas? Capt, British Navy. n. d. Account of dimensions of foreign 
ships of war. 

Virg^inia, Dismal Swamp, n. d. Description of, draining, etc 

, Legislature, House of Burgesses. 1770, June. Titles of four acts submitted 

tor royal approval. 

w 

Wager, Sir Charles. Capt., British Navy 1707; Rear-Admiral of the Blue 1707; Vice- 
Admiral of the Red 1716; Admiral of the Blue 1718; First Lord of the Admi- 
ralty 1733; Treasurer of the Navy 174^. 

1707?, . Ships to go to West Indies. 

1721, Sep. 8. " Observations on the Board of Trades Representation * * * 
relating to * * * Nova Scotia." 

1727, May 8. Prizes taken by squadron. 

1727, June? Spanish ships taken and carried into Gibraltar. 
1727-39, June 7-Nov. 9. Steps taken to settle Nova Scotia. 
1728-33, June 21-June 25. Account of South Sea Company stock. 

1728, Sep. 28. To Dennis Bond. 

1729, June? To Sir Robert Walpole. 

1730?, . Places in West Indies for English ships to obtain wood and 

water. 
1731/2, Jan. 1. To Jos4 Patifio. 
1731/2, Jan. 2. To Marquis de Mari. 

1731/2, Jan. 2. Letter on Parma and Placentia expedition, etc. 
1732, July 5. Memorandum respecting Capt.? Forbes's report to Commodore 

Lestock. 
1732/3, Jan. 8. To Sir Benjamin Keene. 
1732/3, Feb. 9. To Peter Day. 
1733?, Apr. 26? Points in case of Capt. Norris. 
1734, Apr. 25. Memorandum of accounts of Bahama Society. 
1734, Sep. 2. To Duke of Newcastle. 
1734, Oct. 28. To John Courand. 

1734, Oct. 29. Remarks on Spanish Ambassador's memorial. 
1734, Nov. 12. Observations on Diego Mendoca's letter. 
1734, Nov. 30. To John Courand. 

1734, . Observations on representation from Lord Essex. 

1735?, July? Observations on proposals of Capt. Thomas Coram. 
1736?, . To Capt. Charles Browne. 

32066—04 10 



146 INDEX 

( 

"Wager, Sir Charles — Continued. 

1736, May 5. To Duke of Newcastle. 

1736, May 31. Remarks on letter of Gov. Mathews. 

1736, Sept. 25. Remarks on letter of William Cayley. 
1736/7, Mar. 16. Observations on two French papers. 

1737, Apr. 20. Observations on letter from Havana. 
1737, Apr. 25. To Sir Robert Walpole. 

1737, Apr. 25. "Case of the Indians of Connecticut Colony." 

1737, Apr.? Observations on Spanish design of attacking South Carolina or 

Georgia. 
1737, May 6. To Andrew Stone. 
1737, June 9. To Capt. Charles Wyndham. 
1737, June 9. To Capt. Richard Norris. 
1737, Nov. 2. To Martin Bladen. 
1737, Nov. 2. To Duke of Newcastle. 

1737, Nov. 26. To Andrew Stone. 
1737/8, Feb. 10. To Capt. Charles Brown. 
1737/8, Mar. 23. To Admiral Nedgar. 

1738, May 31. To Capt. Vincent Pearse. 

1738, May 31. Papers sent Capt. Vincent Pearse. 

1738, June 11. To Duke of Newcastle. 

1738, Oct. 20. To Andrew Stone. 

1738, Nov. 7. To Andrew Stone. 

1738, Nov. 8. To Andrew Stone. 

1738, Nov. 8. Observations on project of treaty with Spain. 

1738, Nov. 13. To Duke of Newcastle. 

1738, Dec. 27. To Duke of Newcastle. 

1738, . Memorandum of Spanish ships fitted out. 

1738?, . Memorandum of where Spanish may be attacked in Europe 

and West Indies. 
1738/9, Mar. 15. To Mayor and Aldermen of Plymouth, England. 

1739, June 15. Packets delivered to Josiah Burchett. 
1739, July 20. To Vice- Admiral Vernon. 

1739, Nov. 6. Proposed expeditions to Manila and Cartagena. 
1739, . French fisheries at Cape Breton. 

1739?, . "Attempts that may be made upon the Spanish Coast of 

Europe or America. ' ' 
1739?, . Force required for expedition against Cartagena. 

1740, Jan. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 

1740, Feb.? To Capt. Charles Brown. 

1740, . Present and future operations of war in West Indies. 

1740, . To Capt. Charles Brown. / 

1741, May 23. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 

1742, June 16. Papers relating to Bahamas. 

n. d. Memorandum of Indian trade in Georgia. 

n. d. Remarks on objections to regulate navigation in America between 

French and English, 

n. d. Observations on petition of London merchants, 

n. d. Observations on trade and navigation of West Indies, 

n. d. Memorandum on claim of Proprietors of the Bahamas, 

n. d. French and Spanish ships in and about West Indies, 

n. d. French, Spanish, and English ships going to West Indies, 

n. d. Scheme for taking city of Manila, 

n. d. Memorandum on proposed expedition to Manila, 

n. d. Memorandum on proposed attempt on Cartagena. 



INDEX 147 

Wager, Sir Charles — Continued. 

n. d. Memorandum of Spanish places in America. 

n. d. Proposal for taking St. Augustine. 

n. d. Names of places in West Indies and South America, 

n. d. To Charles Wager Purvis? 

n. d. Memorandum on Sir William Chapman's memorial, 

n. d. Scheme for establishing Nova Scotia. 

n. d. Miscellaneous naval matters, etc., to be attended to. . 

n. d. Steps taken to settle Nova Scotia. 

n. d. Memorandum of Indian nations and trade in America, 

n. d. Present state of Newfoundland, etc. 

n. d. Memorandum regarding imports and exports, slave trade and West 
Indies. 

Waldegrave, James, Earl. 1740?, . Project proposed on treaty between 

Great Britain and France, 1686. 

Warren, Peter. CapL, H. M. 8. "Squirrel." 

1739, July 9. To Admiral Wager. 

1740, Feb. 2. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. ^ 

1740, Feb. 23. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 

Watson, Sarah. Wife of Joseph Waison, Mariner. 1737, Jan. 19. Deoosition 
respecting treatment by military authorities in Nova Scotia. 

Wentworth, Thomas. Maj. Gen. and Commander in Chief, British land forces, Car- 
tagena expedition. 

1741, Apr. 2. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 
1741, Apr. 4. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 
1741, Apr. 6. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 
1741, Apr. 7. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 
1741, Apr. 7. Council of War. 

1741, Apr. 10. Council of War. 

1741, Apr. 13. Council of War. 

1741, Apr. 13. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 

1741, Apr. 15. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 

West Indies, Bahamas. 

1719, Aug. 20. State of settlement at New Providence. 
1719, Dec. 9. Certificate of Governor and Council. 

1719/20, Feb. 3. Copartners to Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- 
tions. 

1726, Dec. 28. Memorandum of expenditures of lessees. 

1727, Dec. 2. Council's certificate of work of Gov. Phenny. 
1729, Jan. Account of distillery at New Providence. 
1729, Aug. 25. Fortifications at New Providence. 

1731, Dec. Particular description of Cat Island. 

1732, Apr. 19. Papers relating to Bahamas by Admiral Wager. 
1732, Dec. Particular description of Cat Island. * 
1734, . Case of the inhabitants. 

n. d. Report of proprietors to Lords of the Treasury, 
n. d. Proposal for establishing troops at New Providence, 
n. d. Account of goods sent to the Bahamas by Copartners, 
n. d. Computation of expense in settling the islands, etc. 
n. d. Settlement and wood-cutting of Aberco Island. 
See also: Bahama Society. 

, Cuba. 1740, Apr. 27. Proceedings of Havana Junta. 



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"West Indies, Jamaica. 

1728?, . Ordnance demanded for defense of Jamaica. 

1730, June 3. Victualling allowance for seamen and soldiers. 

1732, Apr. 28. Assembly's instructions to agents in Great Britain. 

1738, Mar. 1. Agreement beween John Guthrie, Francis Sadler, and Capt. 
Cudjoe. 

1739, Jan. 21. Kingston merchants to "Vice-Admiral Vernon. 

1740, May 25. Council proceedings. 

1740, Sept. Kingston merchants to Vice-Admiral Vernon. 
1740, . Establishment of British forces at Jamaica. 

"Wibault, James. 1738, Aug. 20. State of fort, etc., at Placentia, Newfoundland. 

"Wills, Charles, George Gregory, John Armstrong, and W. B. Earle. Principal 
Officers of Ordnance, Great Britain. 1741, Oct. 27. To Duke of Montague. 

Willson, John. Lieut., British Navy. 1741, Jan. 17. To Admiral Wager. 

"Wimbleton, Charles. Lieut., H. M. S. ''Worcester.'' 1740, May 11. To Vice- 
Admiral Vernon. 

Wyndham, Charles. Lieut., British Navy 1732; Capt. 1740. 

1732, July 3-6. Memorandum of demands made on Governor of Porto Rico 

respecting Spanish privateers, etc. 
1740, May 22. To Vice-Admiral Vernon. 



Zeldran, Felix. Capt., Spanishman-of-war ''Don Carlos." 1740, Nov. 24. To- 
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