William Blathwayt Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: William Blathwayt papers
Dates: 1657-1770
Bulk dates: 1660-1709
Collection Number: mssBL 1-423
Creator: Blathwayt, William, 1649?-1717
Extent: 461 items in 9 boxes and 1 oversize folder
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2203
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: manuscripts@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection contains 461 pieces of correspondence and documents primarily accumulated by English civil servant William Blathwayt (1649-1717) in his capacity as a British government official in such roles as surveyor and auditor general of plantation revenues and secretary and member of the Lords of Trade. The bulk of the papers date from 1660 to 1709 and chiefly relate to the British colonies in North America and the West Indies.
Language of Material: The records are in English and French.

Administration Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Blathwayt papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach in July 1924.

Provenance

With the exception of twenty-seven letters addressed to Richard Nicolls, first English governor of the colony of New York, and a few odd pieces written after 1717, the collection appears to have been a natural accumulation of Blathwayt's office records. Presumably these were transferred from London to Dyrham Park in 1712. After Blathwayt's death they were carried to King's Weston by his son-in-law, Edward Southwell. Here they remained until purchased by Sir Thomas Phillipps of Cheltenham, and were known as Phillipps MSS. no. 8550. A portion of the Phillipps Library was offered for sale in 1908, including these papers, and they changed hands at least once more, through the agency of Sotheby's.

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Biography

English politician and administrator William Blathwayt (1649-1717) was one of the most distinguished civil servants of his time. Blathwayt was born in London, England, in 1649. Beginning in 1665, he attended the Middle Temple and in 1668 entered public life as clerk in the embassy of Sir William Temple at The Hague (1668-1672). In 1672, Blathwayt toured Germany and Italy, before returning to England.
Through the influence of his uncles, Thomas and Richard Povey, both of whom were prominent in colonial affairs, Blathwayt secured a position in the Plantation Office in 1675 as a minor clerk. Advancement came rapidly, and among the offices administered from that time on, were: Clerk Extraordinary of the Privy Council (1678); Secretary of the Lords of Trade (1679-1696); Surveyor and Auditor General of Plantation Revenues (1680-until his death); Under-Secretary of State to Lord Conway in the Northern department (1681-1683); Secretary at War (1683-1704); Clerk in Ordinary of the Privy Council (1686-1689); acting Secretary of State with William III, during his campaigns in the Low Countries in Flanders (1692-1701); member of Parliament for Bath (1693-1710); and a member of the Board of Trade (1696-1707).
During the reign of Queen Anne, he gradually lost his posts: in 1704 he was dismissed as Secretary at War, in 1707 lost his Board of Trade position, and three years later, his seat in Parliament. In 1712, Blathwayt, driven from active public life by ill health, withdrew to his seat at Dyrham Park, where the last five years of his life were spent in retirement.
Blathwayt married Mary Wynter (1650-1691) of Dyrham Park in December 1686 and the couple had two surviving sons and a daughter. William Blathwayt died at Dyrham Park on August 16, 1717.

Scope and Content

This collection contains 461 pieces of correspondence and documents primarily accumulated by English civil servant William Blathwayt (1649-1717) in his capacity as a British government official in such roles as Surveyor and Auditor General of Plantation Revenues and Secretary and member of the Lords of Trade. The bulk of the papers date from 1660 to 1709 and chiefly relate to the British colonies in North America and the West Indies.
Papers having to do with the British West Indies primarily concern relations with the Crown (including administration, taxation, and defenses) and local conditions (including orders of governor, council, and assembly; management of blacks; piracy; and trade and shipping). Geographically, the documents concern: Antigua (7 pieces), Bahamas (4), Barbados (48), Bermudas (5), Jamaica (35), Montserrat (1), Nevis (4), St. Christopher's (2), and Tobago (1).
Papers having to do with North America pertain to relations with the Crown (including the administration of governments, charter and proprietary; taxation; and defense) and local conditions (including orders of governor, council, and assembly; political corruption; trade, shipping, etc.; Indian affairs; French encroachments; and piracy). Geographically, the documents concern: Canada (14), Newfoundland (4), Rhode Island (3), Massachusetts (43), New Hampshire (19), Connecticut (1), New York (77), Pennsylvania (4), Maryland (26), Virginia (51), Carolinas (2), Florida (3).
Within the collection there are also 27 unofficial letters, dating from 1664 to 1668, addressed to Richard Nicolls, the first English governor of the colony of New York, from Sir William Berkeley, Charles Calvert and Philip Calvert, Thomas Ludwell, Nathaniel Utie, and Jerome White. The correspondence deals with trade and shipping, runaway slaves, and tobacco.
Correspondents represented by five or more pieces in the collection are: Sir William Beeston (5), Sir William Berkeley (14), William Blathwayt (32), Philip Calvert (7), George Clarke (8), Edward D'Oyley (6), Edward Hyde, Lord Cornbury (7), William Lowndes (9), John Nanfan (16), Samuel Penhallow (6), John Povey (8), and Edward Randolph (10).
Within the collection, originals predominate slightly. Copies are all contemporary, and most of them are attested and bear Blathwayt's endorsement.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Nicolls, Richard, 1624-1672.
Blathwayt, William, 1649?-1717 -- Archives.

Geographic Areas

Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- History -- 17th century -- Sources.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Sources.
West Indies -- History -- 17th century -- Sources.
West Indies -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.

Genre

Letters (correspondence) -- Great Britain -- 17th century.
Government records -- Great Britain -- 17th century.
Personal papers -- Great Britain -- 17th century.


Container List

Box 1

1656/57 Jan 16 - 1670

 

D'Oyley, Edward & others. A Certificate (in Relation to our Stores Committed to Commissarie Povey's Charge) ... (1656/57, Jan. 16), Jamaica.  BL 312 

 

Burroughs, Cornelius. The ship Edward, her account for Victualling of 20 men ... for four months. (1660, June 7), [Jamaica].  BL 313 

 

D'Oyley, Edward & others. Invoice ... of the Cost & Charges of cargo on board the "Edward" of Jamaica ... (1660, July 7), Jamaica.  BL 314 

On verso: Instructions to James Carr, Master.
 

Povey, Richard & Pugh, Peter. Account of Tortoise Shell consigned to William Dalyson. (1660, July 7), Jamaica.  BL 315 

 

Carr, James. An account of the ship "Edward's" men ... (1660, July 11).  BL 316 

 

D'Oyley, Edward and others. An account of the Costs and Charges of the ship "Edward." (1660, July 11), Jamaica.  BL 317 

 

Povey, Richard & Pugh, Peter. Petition to Edward D'Oyley. (1660, Dec. 31).  BL 318 

 

D'Oyley, Edward. Memorandum of the Devident [of his Majesty's funds.] ([c. 1660]), [Jamaica].  BL 319 

 

D'Oyley, Edward. Lt. Generall D'Oyley's Answer to our desires about Capt. Phenny. (1660/61, Jan. 3), [Jamaica].  BL 320 

Annexed: Particulars on the subject offered for D'Oyley's consideration.
 

Charles II, King of Great Britain. Commission [portion only] & Instructions for Edward D'Oyley, Governor of Our Island of Jamaica. (1660/61, Feb. 8).  BL 321 

Removed to Oversize Box 9.
 

D'Oyley, Edward. [Instrument appointing Richard Povey a Justice of the Peace for the Island of Jamaica] (1661, July 20), [Jamaica].  BL 322 

 

Barbados. General Assembly. "An act for the better ordering & governing of Negroes. (1661, Sep. 27).  BL 369 

Includes original and photostat facsimile. Signed by Humphrey Walrond.
 

Great Britain. Privy Council. Order in Council for Settling ye Interests in ye Caribbee Islands. (1663, June 13), Virginia.  BL 370 

 

Berkeley, Sir William. To Richard Nicolls. (1664, Oct. 4).  BL 67 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Berkeley, Sir William. To Richard Nicolls. (1664, Oct. 22).  BL 68 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Berkeley, Sir William. To Richard Nicolls. (1664, Dec. 7).  BL 69 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Ludwell, Thomas. To Richard Nicolls. (1664, Dec. 7), James Cytty, Virginia.  BL 81 

 

Utie, Nathaniel. To Richard Nicolls. (1664, Dec. 9), New Castle.  BL 61 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

White, Jerome. To Richard Nicolls. (1664/65, Jan. 24), St. Mary's.  BL 62 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Calvert, Philip. To Richard Nicolls (1664/65, Mar. 4), St. Mary's.  BL 54 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Berkeley, Sir William. To Richard Nicolls. (1664/65, Mar. 7).  BL 70 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Great Britain. Privy Council. To William Willoughby, 6th Baron Willoughby of Parham. (1665, Apr. 19), Whitehall.  BL 371 

 

Calvert, Charles. To Richard Nicolls. (1665, Apr. 20), Patuxent.  BL 52 

 

Calvert, Philip. To Richard Nicolls. (1665, Apr. 20), St. Mary's.  BL 55 

Includes original and photostat facsimile. With seal.
 

Calvert, Philip. To Richard Nicolls. (1665, May 22).  BL 56 

Includes original and photostat facsimile. With portion of seal.
 

Ludwell, Thomas. To Richard Nicolls. (1665, June 12), James Citty, Virginia.  BL 82 

With seal.
 

Berkeley, Sir William. To Richard Nicolls. (1665, June 21).  BL 71 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Berkeley, Sir William. To Richard Nicolls. (1665, June 23).  BL 72 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Berkeley, Sir William. To Richard Nicolls. (1665, June 24).  BL 73 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Berkeley, Sir William. To Richard Nicolls. (1665, July 7).  BL 74 

 

Berkeley, Sir William. To Richard Nicolls. (1665, Oct. 26).  BL 75 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Calvert, Philip. To Richard Nicolls. (1666, May 3), Maryland.  BL 57 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Berkeley, Sir William. To Richard Nicolls. (1666, May 26), James=Towne, Virginia.  BL 76 

 

Calvert, Charles. To Richard Nicolls. (1666, June 10), St. Mary's.  BL 53 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Berkeley, Sir William. To Richard Nicolls. (1666, July 30).  BL 77 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Berkeley, Sir William. To Richard Nicolls. (1666/67, Jan. 22), Berkeley Farm.  BL 78 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Ludwell, Thomas. To Richard Nicolls. (1667, Apr. 28).  BL 83 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Ludwell, Thomas. To Richard Nicolls. ([16]67, Nov. 11), Virginia.  BL 84 

Includes original and photostat facsimile. With portion of seal.
 

Berkeley, Sir William. To Richard Nicolls. (1667, Nov. 14).  BL 79 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Great Britain. Privy Council. Order that a copy of the Petition of the Creditors of the late Earl of Carlisle be delivered to Lord Willoughby's Agent, for his answer. (1667/[68], Jan. 10), Whitehall.  BL 372 

 

Calvert, Philip. To Richard Nicolls. (1667/68, Jan. 28), St. Mary's.  BL 58 

Includes original and photostat facsimile. With seal.
 

Great Britain. Privy Council. Order that all Papers relating to the petition of the creditors of the late Earl of Carlisle be referred to the Committee for Trade & Plantations ... (1667/68, Mar. 13), Whitehall.  BL 373 

 

Calvert, Philip. To Richard Nicolls. (1667/68, Mar. 22), Head of Chesapeack Bay.  BL 59 

With seal.
 

Berkeley, Sir William. To Richard Nicolls. (1668, Apr. 26).  BL 80 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Calvert, Philip. To Richard Nicolls. (1668, June 23).  BL 60 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Yeamans, Edward. An abstract of the Muster of Colonell Sir Tobias Bridge's Regiment. (1668, Oct. 20).  BL 374 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Bridge, Sir Tobias. To the Governor of Barbados: Christopher Codrington (Deputy). (1668, Dec. 8).  BL 375 

 

Bridge, Sir Tobias. A true narrative of the present state of the Moyety of the King's Duty ... (1668, Dec. 15), Barbados.  BL 376 

 

Bridge, Sir Tobias. To the Privy Council. (1668, Dec. 21).  BL 386 

 

Great Britain. Privy Council Committee for Trade and Plantations. Report upon the Petition of the Creditors of the late Earle of Carlisle. (1668/69, Feb. 25).  BL 377 

 

Hay, William, 4th Earl of Kinnoulle. Petition to the King's most Excellent Majesty [Charles II]. ([1668/69, Mar. 6?]).  BL 378 

 

Antigua. Council. The Order for Respiting ye 4 & 1/2 p cent in Antego till his Majesty's Order. (1669, Apr. 7).  BL 349 

Signed by Joseph Hodgkin, Secy.
 

Great Britain. Privy Council. An account of Carybee Islands. (1669, May 12).  BL 368 

 

Great Britain. Treasury. To the Privy Council, Committees for trade & Plantations. (1669, July 1).  BL 379 

 

Bushell, Edward & others. To the King's Most Excellent Majesty [Charles II]: Petition of the Commanders and Owners of ships that transported Sir Tobias Bridge's Regiment to Barbados. ([1669, before July 21]).  BL 380 

 

Andros, Sir Edmund & Cotter, James. Petition to the King's Most Excellent Majesty [Charles II] in behalf of the Regiment under the Command of Sir Tobias Bridge. ([1669, before July 23]).  BL 381 

 

Hay, William, 4th Earl of Kinnoulle. Petition to the King's most Excellent Majesty [Charles II]. (1669, [Oct. ?]).  BL 382 

 

Dalzell, Katherine (Abington) Countess of Carnwath & others. To the King's Most Excellent Majesty [Charles II] and the ... Lords of his ... Privy Council : The Petition of ... the creditors of James, late Earl of Carlisle. ([c. 1669]).  BL 383 

 

Bridge, Sir Tobias. To the Privy Council. (1670, Apr. 16).  BL 384 

 

Bridge, Sir Tobias. Account of collection of His Majesty's Moiety of the Duty of 4 1/2 percent for the six months ending Apr. 13th. (1670, Apr. 16).  BL 385 

 

Wood, William & others. To the Kings Most Excellent Majesty [Charles II] : Petition of divers Merchants & Owners of Shipps which were taken up at Barbados in ye time of ye late Warr. (1670, [before May 6]).  BL 387 

 

Great Britain. Privy Council Committee for Trade & Plantations. List of Papers relating to the Earl of Carlisle. ([after 1670]).  BL 388 

Box 2

c. 1671-1668

 

Barbados. General Assembly. Memorandum Concerning the debts upon the 4 1/2 p cent. ([c. 1671]).  BL 389 

 

Povey, John. A List of Ships to be Paid out of the Barbados and Leeward Island Revenues. (1672, Apr. 11).  BL 390 

The last two entries are in the hand of John Povey.
 

Bradgate, Thomas. [An account of the receipt of the duty of the 4 1/2 P cent in the Leeward Islands, for the year 1672.] (1672, May 15).  BL 357 

 

Charles II, King of Great Britain. [Commission appointing George Harris to the Office of Secretary of Our Island of Jamaica and also Commissary of Stores] (1675, Nov. 25).  BL 323 

 

Bacon, Nathaniel . The Declaration of the People against Sir William Berkeley and present Governours of Virginia. ([1676, Aug. 3]).  BL 85 

 

Barrett, James. Petition to the King's Most Excellent Majesty [Charles II] and his ... Privy Council. (1676, [before Oct. 25]).  BL 391 

 

Shales, John. Auditor Shales opinion to Auditor Aldworth of the ffarmrs Accot. (1676/77, Feb. 19).  BL 392 

 

Great Britain. Privy Council. Committee for Trade & Plantations. [Report to the King on measures necessary to be taken for the security of the Leeward Islands.] (1677, May 17).  BL 363 

 

Downing, William. To the King's Most Excellent Majesty [Charles II] : The most humble Petition of William Downing in behalfe of the Inhabitants of Newfoundland. (1679).  BL 11 

 

Virginia. General Assembly. House of Burgesses. To Thomas Lord Culpeper : [Offer of a gift 500ℓ] (1680, June 8), James Citty, [Virginia].  BL 100 

 

Strode, John & others. To the King's Most Excellent Majesty [Charles II] in Council : The Answer to Dame Elizabeth Carteret's petition. (1680, July 28).  BL 393 

 

Wicks, Michael. To William Blathwayt : Report that noe Ship hath been Entered in the Port of London [from St. Christopher's] from Lady day, 1672 - Michs. 1675. (1680, Oct. 27), [London, England].  BL 360 

 

Great Britain. Court of Exchequer. Order for stay of Process in the trial of Robert Spencer, Charles Wheeler, Bart, and John Strode. (1680, Dec. 4).  BL 394 

On verso: Instructions of Sir William Montagu, dated 15 Dec. 1680.
 

Congregational Churches of Massachusetts. Elders . The Answer of the Elders to the Question propounded to them by ye Hond. Genll. Court. (1680/81, Jan. 4).  BL 226 

Attested by Edward Rawson, Secy to the General Court.
 

Great Britain. Privy Council. Committee for Trade & Plantations?. Last minute of Barbadoes Farmers' defalcations. (c. 1680/81, Feb. 11).  BL 395 

 

Guy, Henry. To William Blathwayt. (1680/81, Mar. 10).  BL 101 

 

Randolph, Edward. To Sir Robert Southwell. (1680/81, Mar. 12), Whitehall.  BL 227 

 

Howard, Charles, 1st Earl of Carlisle 2d crea. To William Blathwayt. (1681, Apr. 14), Carlisle.  BL 324 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Leeward Islands. General Assembly. Answer to His Majesty [Charles II] on his proffer to commute or exchange the duty of 4 1/2 per cent. (1681, Apr. 15), Charlestowne, Nevis.  BL 364 

 

Blathwayt, William. To Comte Lamberge. ([1681, May 25]), Bath, [England].  BL 292 

 

Chicheley, Sir Henry. To [King Charles II, of England : An Account of an insurrection in Gloucester County, Virginia] (1682, May 8), Middle Plantation.  BL 86 

 

Great Britain. Privy Council. Committee for Trade & Plantations. To the King's Most Excellent Majesty [Charles II]: Report in ye Case of the Earl of Carlisle's Creditors, & Errata in same. (1682, July 21).  BL 396 

2 items.
 

Great Britain. Treasury. Fees due for the Lord Culpeper's Commission being two Skins. ([? 1682]).  BL 102 

 

Barbados. General Assembly. List of Bookes relating to 4 1/2 p Ct. in Barbados and Leeward Islands. ([after 1682]).  BL 398 

 

Spencer, Nicholas & others. [Certificate of Lord Culpeper's paying ye Soldiers in Virginia] (1683, May 10).  BL 103 

Includes original and photostat facsimile. Attested by Lord Culpeper.
 

James, aftw. II, King of Great Britain. Order, By his Royall Highnesss. Command : To Sir Allen Apsley, Sir Peter Apsley & Sir Benjamin Bathurst ... (1683, Apr. 5), St. James's.  BL 167 

 

Culpeper, Thomas, 2d. Baron Culpeper. To Nathaniel Bacon. (1683, May 28).  BL 104 

 

Randolph, Edward. Articles of High Crimes & Misdemeanors exhibited against ye Governor & Company of the Massachusetts Bay ... (1683, June 12).  BL 228 

2 pieces.
 

Great Britain. Privy Council. Order and Report for a Quo Warranto against the Bostoners Charter. (1683, June 13), Hampton Court.  BL 229 

3 pieces.
 

Randolph, Edward. To Sir Robert Southwell : Severall perticulars fitt to be Submitted unto by the Government of the Colony of ye Massachusetts Bay ... as necessary to obtaine a neerer dependance upon the Crowne of England. ([1683, Aug.]).  BL 230 

3 pieces (i.e., 3 copies)
 

Howldon, Randall & Greene, John. To Sir Robert Southwell. (1683, Sep. 29), Warwick, Rhode Island.  BL 287 

 

Blathwayt, William. Lord Culpeper, Governor of Virginia : [accounts for salary, House Rent &ca.]. ([c. 1683]).  BL 105 

2 pieces.
 

Blathwayt, William. To Sir Charles Littleton and William Beeston. (1683/84, Jan. 22), Whitehall.  BL 329 

 

Nevis. Council. To the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations : Application against Sir John Knight. (1683/84, Feb. 14).  BL 358 

 

Blathwayt, William. Report to the Lords of the Treasury on the Petition of Sir John Witham. ([16]84, Apr.).  BL 399 

 

Charles II, King of Great Britain. To Francis, 5th Baron Howard of Effingham : Order for the payment of 700ℓ to Lord Culpeper. (1684, May 24), Windsor.  BL 106 

Agreement to the above signed by Lord Culpeper
 

Howard, Charles, 1st Earl of Carlisle, 2d crea. To the Commissioners of H.M. Treasury. (1684, Aug. 19), Henderskelfe.  BL 325 

 

[-----]. Extract of Letter from Boston. (1684, Sep. 15), Boston, [Massachusetts].  BL 231 

 

Great Britain. Treasury. To the Lieut. Governor Hender Molesworth and Council of Jamaica. (1684, Nov. 30).  BL 326 

Handwriting of William Blathwayt.
 

Randolph, Edward. To Francis North, 1st Baron Guilford, Lord Keeper. (1684, Dec. 3), Whitehall.  BL 232 

 

Rhode Island. Map of ye Narragansett Country. (c. 1684 ).  BL 233 

MS. Map. 1 leaf, 9 1/4 x 14 5/8 in. in ink. Scale: 1 in = 3 leagues. Possibly drawn by Thomas Hinkley.
 

Great Britain. Privy Council. Order by the King in Council, upon a Report from the Treasury concerning the Debts of the late Bermuda Company. (1684/85, Jan. 14).  BL 303 

Endorsement in hand of John Povey.
 

Hyde, Laurence, 1st Earl of Rochester. Order to Edwyn Stede. (1685, Mar. 31).  BL 400 

 

Dutton, Sir Richard. To John Codrington : Order for payment of £500 to Henry Waldrond. (1685, June 17), Barbados.  BL 401 

Copy of Waldrond's receipt on verso.
 

Blathwayt, William. Reflections on a Paper concerning America. ([c. 1685]).  BL 416 

 

Payne, Richard. Proposals to the King's Most Excellent Majesty [James II] and to the ... Lords Commissioners of Plantations. ([c. 1685]).  BL 407 

 

Massachusetts. Court of Admiralty . Charges of ye Court for ye tryall of ye Ship Swallow ... in his Matys Court of Admiralty. (1686, July 10), Boston, [Massachusetts].  BL 234 

 

Arnold Richard. The examination of Richard Arnold [seized for piracy]. ([1686, Aug. 4]).  BL 327 

Box 3

1686/7-1694-95

 

Blathwayt, William. To Nathaniel Bacon. (1686/87, Jan. 24), Virginia.  BL 99 

Draft.
 

Andros, Sir Edmund. To the Lords of Trade & Plantations. Extracts of Letters ... relating to Fortifications [in Massachusetts]. (1687, Mar. 30-Nov. 28).  BL 235 

 

Guy, Henry. To William Blathwayt. (1687, May 9).  BL 188 

 

Louis XIV, King of France. Copie de la letre du Roy escrite a Monsieur le Marquis de Denonville. (1687, June 16), Versailles.  BL 30 

 

Bacon, Nathaniel. An account of H.M. Revenue in Virginia by the 2s per hogshead Port Dutys. (1687, Aug. 28).  BL 89 

 

Blathwayt, William. [Notes on topics for discussion at a meeting of the Lords of Trade to be held Nov. 3, 1687.] (1687, Nov. 2).  BL 293 

 

Great Britain. Commissioners appointed for the execution of the Treaty of Neutrality in America. 1686. [To the French Commissioners : Memorial.] ([1687, Nov. 16]).  BL 31 

3 pieces.
 

Great Britain. Commissioners appointed for the execution of the Treaty of Neutrality in America. 1686. Memorandum concerning the Treaty. ([1687, Nov. 16]).  BL 32 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Great Britain. Commissioners appointed for the execution of the Treaty of Neutrality in America. 1686. To his Majesty [James II] Report concerning the French in America. (1687, Nov. 16).  BL 33 

2 pieces; same in French.
 

Great Britain. Commissioners appointed for the execution of the Treaty of Neutrality in America. 1686. ... & France. Commissioners. Instrument for the Quieting all Disputes between the English and French in America. (1687, Dec. 1/11), Whitehall.  BL 34 

5 pieces, 1 in Latin.
 

James II, King of Great Britain. To Francis, Lord Howard of Effingham : [Warrant for the appointment of William Byrd I, as auditor of Virginia.] (1687, Dec. 4), Whitehall.  BL 93 

 

France. Les Commissaires nommés ... pour l'execution du traitté de neutralité dans l'amerique. 1686. [Article] ([1687, Dec. 5]).  BL 35 

2 pieces. Endorsed by William Blathwayt, as follows: French Draught of an article of Truce in America.
 

Andros, Sir Edmund. Account for one year ending the 30 of Dec. (1687, Dec. 30).  BL 236 

 

Louis XIV, King of France. To M. le Comte de Blenac. To M. le Marquis de Denonville. (1688, Jan. 9), Versailles.  BL 36 

 

Schuyler, Peter. To Thomas Dongan : Account of Sundry disbursements for sundry Gifts and Presents made to ye Indians and Reliefe of Christian Prisoners. (1687/88, Mar. 12), Albany, [New York].  BL 189 

 

Blathwayt, William. To Henry Guy. (1688, June 2), Whitehall.  BL 237 

 

Randolph, Edward. To John Povey. (1688, Oct. 2), New York.  BL 139 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Usher, John. Acctt. Rates in this Government [New England[ standing outt & nott recd from Severall Towns ... (1688).  BL 238 

 

James II, King of Great Britain. [To the Governors of the Colonies : Circular] ([1688/89, Jan. 22]).  BL 37 

 

Southwell, Sir Robert?. To Daniel Finch, 2d, Earl of Nottingham. ([1688/89, Mar. 22]), [London], [England].  BL 418 

 

Bulkeley, Gershom. To Robert Treat ... & the Justices of Severall County ... assembling at Hartford to advise concerning holding of a Court of Election ... (1689, May 8).  BL 285 

In the handwriting of Edward Randolph.
 

Jamaica. Council. Ordered that ye Deputy Audr. Genll. remitt home ye Receiver General's Accounts to the Lords ... of Trade ... (1689, July 19), St. Jago de la Vega, Jamaica.  BL 330 

 

Bacon, Nathaniel. To the King's Most Excellent Majesty [William III : Petition that the Moiety of Salary belonging to the Governor be paid him for his services during the absence of Governor Lord Howard.] ([1689, before Dec. 19]).  BL 90 

 

Ryves Thomas?. Abstract of orders relating to the Account of Revenue in Jamaica for twelve months ending 25th Mar. 1690. (1690, Mar. 25).  BL 331 

 

Sloughter, Henry & others. Articles of Agreement between Coll. Sloughter, Mr. Daniell Coxe and Mr. William Whitehurst touching the Revenue at New Yorke. (1690, Mar. 25).  BL 157 

 

Lidget, Charles?. Extract of a letter from Boston. (1690, Apr. 11), Boston, [Massachusetts].  BL 239 

In the handwriting of John Povey.
 

Livingston, Robert. To Sir Edmund Andros : Extract. (1690, Apr. 19).  BL 214 

Also an extract of a letter to Andros from William Banton & Thomas Pound, dated, July 8, 1690.
 

Jefferies, David. To John Usher : Extract of a letter from New England. (1690, May 28), Boston, [Massachusetts].  BL 240 

 

Blathwayt, William?. To Sir Edmund Andros. (1690, May 31), Whitehall.  BL 241 

In the handwriting of John Povey.
 

Banton, William? & Pound, Thomas?. Abstract of a Letter from Falmouth. (1690, July 10), Falmouth.  BL 291 

 

Bullivant, Benjamin. To John Usher : Extract of a letter from Mr. Bullivant. (1690, July 10), Falmouth.  BL 242 

 

Blathwayt, William. To the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury : Representation about a Wreck near Jamaica. (1690, Aug. 6), Whitehall.  BL 328 

 

Coode, John. [The names of Ships, and Commanders, trading into Maryland, & An accompt of the Profits arising from duties upon Shipping, Aug. 1, 1689 to Aug 22, 1690.] ([1690, Dec. 26]).  BL 38 

 

Coode, John. A State of the Accompt of the Duties ... Received from Ships ... and for Tobacco exported ... in one year Ending the 22d. of August, 1690. ([after 1690]).  BL 43 

2 pieces.
 

Great Britain. Privy Council. Committee for Trade and Plantations?. List of Bundles of Letters relating to the Colonies, 1670-1690. ([after 1690]).  BL 296 

 

Povey, John. Abstract of the Charter 4:Car. 1 of the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New England. ([1691, Apr.?]).  BL 243 

 

New York. General Assembly. House of Representatives. Proceedings of ye Assembly touching Fees. (1691, May 12).  BL 166 

 

Randolph, Edward. To the Lords of His Majesty's Treasury : Petition to be surveyor of the Woods in the north part of America. (1691, Nov. 13).  BL 140 

(Referred by the Lords of the Treasury to William Blathwayt.)
 

Blathwayt, William. To the Lords of His Majesty's Treasury : Draft of a Report concerning Mr. Edward Randolph upon his Petition to be Surveyor of the Woods. (1691, Nov. 20).  BL 141 

 

Coode, John?. Acc[oun]t of tunnage in Maryland, 1690 & 1691. (1691).  BL 44 

Endorsed as above by John Povey, "Fryday 27 Feby. 1691/2"
 

Delanoy, Peter. To his most Excellent Majesty William [II] : Petition. ([?1691]).  BL 158 

 

Paggan, Peter. Account of Bills of Exchange recd. from Majr. Samuel Bourne for ... the Province of Maryland. (1691).  BL 39 

 

Paggan, Peter. A List of Bills rec'd from Mr. Samuel Cooksey ... for the Province of Maryland. (1691).  BL 40 

 

Povey, John. [Memoranda etc. on Tonnage and Revenue in the Province of Maryland] ([?1691]).  BL 41 

 

Guy, Henry. To William Blathwayt followed by Blathwayt's reply. (1691/92, Jan. 11).  BL 42 

In the handwriting of John Povey.
 

Great Britain. Privy Council. Order referring ye Petition of Peter Delanoy, the Collector of Dutys of New York to the Treasury. (1691/92, Mar. 17).  BL 159 

 

Tucker, John. The Account of Capt. John Tucker, Receiver of the Liquor Tax Imposed by the last Assembly. (1692, Apr. 13), Bermuda.  BL 304 

 

Lowndes, William. To John Povey. (1692, Aug. 15), Treasury Chambers.  BL 116 

 

Randolph, Edward. The names of the present Collectors & Surveyors of H.M. Customs in the Plantations ... who are on the Establishment ... (c. 1692 ).  BL 142 

 

Hallett, John. The Case of Collo. John Hallett. ([1692/3, Feb. 10, Feb. 10]).  BL 402 

 

Nicholson, Francis. To William Blathwayt. (1693, June 15), Annapolis, [Maryland].  BL 64 

 

Ward, Edward. To the Lords of the Treasury : Report on ye Petition of Colo. [Thomas] Dongan. (1693, July 31).  BL 190 

 

William III & Mary II, King & Queen of Great Britain. To Our Commissioners for Executing the Office of Lord High Admiral : Warrant for trying Prizes in the West Indies & America. (1693).  BL 419 

 

Purfrey, [-----]. Memorial to be accomptant out in New England. (1693/94, Feb. 13).  BL 244 

 

Mather, Increase. An account of moneys expended whilst in the Countries Servise ... (1694, June 7).  BL 245 

Contemporary copy; on the reverse: 1695, Sep. 14 Phips, Sir William. Speach.
 

Blathwayt, William. To the [Charles Talbot] Duke of Shrewsbury. ([16]94, July 5/15), Roosebeck, [Holland].  BL 365 

This letter originally addressed as above was altered, and sent to Sir John Trenchard.
 

Nicholson, Francis. To William Blathwayt. (1694, Nov. 16).  BL 63 

 

Fletcher, Benjamin. To William Blathwayt. ([16]94, Nov. 19), [New] York.  BL 191 

 

Taylor, James. The Accompt of James Taylor, Treasurer and receiver Generall of H.M. revenue within the Province of the Massachusetts Bay ... (1694-1695, June 29-May 29).  BL 246 

Box 4

1695-c. 1699

 

Massachusetts. General Court. Vote of approval on the accounts of James Taylor, Treasurer and Receiver General of the Province. (1695, May 29).  BL 247 

 

Lowndes, William. To William Blathwayt. (1695, Aug. 9), Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.  BL 87 

 

Randolph, Edward. To William Blathwayt. (1695, [before Aug. 26]), At sea..  BL 143 

 

Povey, John. Extract of the Case of Robert Livingston of Albany in the Province of New York. ([1695, Sep. 3]).  BL 216 

 

Daniel, [Richard]. Note about New England. (1695, Dec. 23).  BL 249 

 

Merrett, Christopher. To William Blathwayt. (1695, Dec. 23), Boston, [Massachusetts].  BL 250 

 

Povey, John?. To Benjamin Fletcher. ([1695, Dec.]).  BL 215 

 

Honan, Daniel. The surplusage Arising from ye Money Received for ye pay of H.M. forces in the Province of New York for the year 1695. ([1695/96, Jan.]).  BL 168 

 

[-----.]. Petition that the territory of the Royal African Company be not extended beyond Acra. (1695/96, Mar.).  BL 299 

 

Randolph, Edward. [To the Board of Trade] : A Computation of the 5th parts of Prizes not accounted for in North America. ([1696, Apr.]).  BL 144 

 

Van Schaick, Lavinas (Lovinus). Report on Indian affairs in North America. (1696, May 11).  BL 192 

Delivered to Mr. Blathwayt May 16, 1696 ... at the Hague, by Charles Pilsworth.
 

Trumbull, Sir William. Instructions to Captain William Allen ... for his Voyage to Hudson's Bay ... (1696, June 12), [Whitehall].  BL 15 

 

Povey, John. Abstracts of Capt. [Charles] Thomas's & [Edward] Cranfield's letters, from Barbados. ([16]96, July 4 & 27).  BL 403 

 

Hudson's Bay Company. To His Majesty [William II] : Petition. (1696, Nov. 1).  BL 16 

 

Trumbull, Sir William. To the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury : [Order]. (1696, Nov. 2), Whitehall.  BL 17 

 

Great Britain. Treasury. Warrant for delivering the Goods found in Yorke fort to the Hudson's Bay Comp. (1696, Nov. 9), Treasury Chamber, Whitehall.  BL 18 

 

Great Britain. Board of Trade. To William III, King of Great Britain : Representation relating to a Squadron sent to the West Indies & America. (1696, Dec. 3).  BL 420 

 

Brissac, [-----]. Relation of the French Plantation in America. ([c. 1696]).  BL 421 

In French.
 

Great Britain. Board of Trade?. List of the Forces in the West Indies, and the Independent Companies. (c. 1696 ).  BL 422 

 

Povey, John. Memorandum of the salary due from the Barbados to the Auditor General of the Plantations. ([1696]).  BL 404 

 

William III, King of Great Britain. To the Clerk of the Signett : Warrant for Commissioners of Trade Establishment. ([1696]).  BL 298 

 

Usticke, Richard. To William Blathwayt. (1696/97, Jan. 12), Bideford.  BL 12 

With seal.
 

Great Britain. Board of Trade. To the Kings Most Excellent Majesty [William III : Report on the Complaints of three lieutenants serving in the province of New York.] (1696/97, Feb. 18), Whitehall.  BL 169 

2 pieces and 1 cover.
 

Great Britain. Board of Trade. To the King's Most Excellent Majesty [William II] : Report on the uniting New England &c and New Yorke under one governor. (1696/97, Feb. 25), Whitehall.  BL 225 

2 pieces.
 

Great Britain. Privy Council. Report of the Business of the Hudson's Bay Company and M. La foret ... heard before the Council 16 Feb. 1696/7. (1696/97, [Feb. 25]).  BL 19 

 

Kick, Abraham. To John Nelson : Pass for returning into England. (1697, June 21), Rotterdam.  BL 252 

 

Nelson, John. To William Blathwayt. (1697, June 21), Rotterdam.  BL 251 

 

Great Britain. Board of Trade. To the Lords Justices : Considerations about the Scotch East India Company trading to Spanish West Indies. (1697, Aug. 10).  BL 6 

 

Perry, Micajah & others. To William Blathwayt? (1697, Aug. 17), London, [England].  BL 65 

Endorsed : Copy of a letter from the Virginia Merchant.
 

Great Britain. Board of Trade. To the Lords of Justices : Report concerning the Golden Island. (1697, Sep. 16).  BL 7 

 

Blathwayt, William. Deductions of His Majesty's Title to Hudson's Bay. ([c. 1697]).  BL 21 

 

Great Britain. Board of Trade. New forme for clearing ships in the Plantations. (1697).  BL 295 

2 pieces.
 

Hudson's Bay Company. Etat des Droits de Sa Majté: Sur la Baye de Hudson, par rapport au present Traité avec la France. ([c. 1697]).  BL 20 

A translation from the English Memorial : "His Majesty's Right to Hudson's Bay."
 

Lee, Richard. A List of Ships & Vessells, which have Entered & Cleared in ye Upper District of Potomack River from ye 25 March 1697 to ye 25 March 1698. ([1698]).  BL 91 

Attested : William Aylett
 

Villiers, Edward, 1st Earl of Jersey. Answer to the French Ambassador's [Comte de Tallard] Memorial relating to the Island of Tobago. (c. 1698 ).  BL 415 

In French.
 

Beeston, Sir William. Copies of Severall Letters from the Governors of the Spanish West Indies to Sir Wm. Beeston, with his answers to them. (1698, Dec. 12-1699, June 9, ).  BL 10 

 

Quary, Robert. To the Lord of Trade & Plantations. (1698/99, [Mar. 1]), Philadelphia.  BL 1 

 

Andrews, Francis. [To Edward Randolph] : A Brief account of St. Augustine by [the] Mate of the Sloop Mary of Virginia att Charles Towne in Carolina ... (1698/99, Mar. 23).  BL 137 

 

Plowman, Richard & Andrews, Francis. To Edward Randolph : A narrative of ... the M[aste]r & ... the Mate of the Sloop Mary of Virginia of their voyage from N[ew] York to Virginia. ([1689/99]).  BL 138 

Handwriting of Edward Randolph.
 

Smith, Edmund. Copies of three letters to the Honoble. James Vernon. (1699, Mar. 31-June 15), Teneriffe.  BL 302 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Quary, Robert. To the Lords of Trade & Plantations. (1699, May 18), Philadelphia.  BL 2 

 

Great Britain. Board of Trade. To James Vernon : [Report upon the Scotch Settlement at Darien]. ([1699, May 26]).  BL 8 

 

Blakiston, Nathaniel. To James Vernon. (1699, June 8).  BL 50 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Turner, Theophilus. Deposition concerning pirates, sworn before Nathaniel Blakiston, Governor of Maryland. (1699, June 8).  BL 51 

2 pieces. Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Hudson's Bay Company. Representation to the Commissioners. (1699, July 5).  BL 22 

 

Burt, William. To James Vernon. ([16]99, July 7).  BL 359 

 

Muschamp, George. An Account Currant for all Dues and Duties received by the Receiver & Collector of Potomack District, Maryland, for the period Dec. 25, 1698 to July 15, 1699. (1699, July 15).  BL 47 

 

Sanson, John. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Sanson, Secretary to Comrs. of ye customs, to Mr. Ellis [also] Copy of a Letter from Capt Nash to the Commrs. of ye customs, dated at Gravesend 11 Augt. 99. ([16]99, Aug. 12).  BL 92 

 

New Hampshire. General Assembly. An act for a Tax or Assessment of 500 pounds to be given until Richard, Earle of Bellomont in testimony of "our great regard." (1699, Aug. 19).  BL 271 

 

Great Britain. Admiralty. To Robert Yard, Secretary to the Lords Justices. (1699, Aug. 28), Admiralty Office.  BL 253 

 

Penhallow, Samuel. The Accompt of Samuell Penhallow Esq., Treasurer & Receiver Generall of H.M. Revenue within the Province of New Hampshire ... for the year 1699. (1699, Dec. 20), Portsmouth, [New Hampshire].  BL 272 

 

Sheils, [-----]. Letter about Scottish efforts to found a Colony at Darien. (1699, Dec. 25), Caledonia.  BL 9 

 

Hudson's Bay Company. Abstract of what passed between the English and French Commissioners in relation to the Capitulation of Fort Bourbon. ([?1699]).  BL 23 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Hudson's Bay Company. To His Majesty [William II] : Petition for a release from payment to the French. (c. 1699 ).  BL 24 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Great Britain. Lords Justices. State of the Matter concerning the French demands in relation to the goods found in Yorke Fort in Hudson's Bay ... (c. 1699 ).  BL 25 

Includes original and photostat facsimile. In the handwriting of Robert Yard, Secretary to the Lords Justices.
 

Hudson's Bay Company. To His Majesty [William II] : Petition for reparations. ([c. 1699]).  BL 26 

 

Hudson's Bay Company. To the King's Most Excellent Majesty [William II] : Petition for the restitution of goods ... ([c. 1699]).  BL 27 

Box 5

1699/1700-1701

 

Blakiston, Nathaniel. To George Plater, Receiver of the District of Pattuxent : [Warrants in favor of himself (Blakiston) for payments out of the duties on Tobacco.] (1699/1700, Mar. 11).  BL 48 

3 pieces.
 

Plater, George. The account of H.M. duty on Tobacco exported out of the Patuxent District, Maryland, collected ... for the support of Government ... (1699/1700, Mar. 11).  BL 49 

3 pieces.
 

Haskett, Elias. To the King's Most Excellent Majesty [William III] : Petition. ([1700, Apr.]).  BL 308 

 

Laborie, James. To Richard Coote, 1st Earl of Bellomont. (1700, June 17), New Oxford, [Massachusetts].  BL 254 

In French.
 

Nanfan, John. To [Richard Coote, 1st] Earl of Bellomont : Extract of a letter. (1700, June 24).  BL 193 

Attested by Bellomont.
 

Atwood, William & Broughton, Sampson Shelton. To their Excellency's the Lords Justices of England : Petition. ([1700, Aug.?]).  BL 160 

 

Weems, James. Captain John Nanfan's Debt to Captn. James Weems. ([1700, Sep.?]).  BL 194 

 

Randolph, Edward. To the Lords Commissioners for Trade : A Paper Humbly Presented Shewing the State of Bermuda on Summer Islands. ([1700, Nov. 15]).  BL 305 

 

Partridge, William. To William Blathwayt. (1700, Dec. 2), Portsmouth, [New Hampshire].  BL 286 

 

DePeyster, Abraham. To William Blathwayt. (1700, Dec. 6), New York.  BL 146 

Includes original and photostat facsimile.
 

Bayard, Nicholas. To William Blathwayt. (1700, Dec. 10), New York.  BL 147 

 

Povey, John. [Memorandum about William Blathwayt's salary in New York] ([c. 1700]).  BL 195 

 

Coote, Richard, 1st Earl of Bellomont. To William Blathwayt. (1700/01, Jan. 1), New York.  BL 148 

 

Great Britain. Privy Council. [Order that an Additional Establishment be prepared for the support of four companies and garrison at New York] (1700/01, Jan. 16).  BL 170 

With seal. Signed by John Povey.
 

Penhallow, Samuel. The Accompt of Samuell Penhallow, Esq., Treasurer & Receiver Generall of H.M. Revenue within the Province of New Hampshire ... for the year 1700. (1700/01, Feb. 4), Portsmouth, [New Hampshire].  BL 273 

 

Blathwayt, William. To Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester (1700/01, Mar. 22).  BL 340 

 

Cowse, James. The Case of James Cowse Esq. and Elizabeth, his wife. ([1700/01, March & 1701, Apr. 10], ).  BL 405 

2 pieces.
 

Grey, Ralph, Baron of Werke. To William Blathwayt. (1701, Apr. 3), Barbados.  BL 406 

 

[-----]. [Extracts of Letters from New England in favour of Colonel Joseph Dudley] (1701, Apr. 3-Oct. 28).  BL 256 

 

Beeston, Sir William. To John Povey. (1701, Apr. 30), Jamaica.  BL 335 

 

Great Britain. Parliament. A Bill for reuniting to the Crown the Government of Several Colonies and Plantations in America. ([1701, Apr.]).  BL 289 

 

Richards, Michael. To William Blathwayt. (1701, May 3), St. Johns.  BL 13 

 

Heathcote, Sir Gilbert. To William Blathwayt. (1701, May 10), St. Swithin's Lane.  BL 341 

 

Bennett, Benjamin. To William Blathwayt. (1701, May 19), Bermuda.  BL 306 

 

Livingston, Robert. To William Blathwayt. (1701, May 23), New York.  BL 149 

 

Bennett, Benjamin. To William Blathwayt. (1701, June 9).  BL 307 

 

Nanfan, John. To William Blathwayt. (1701, June 9), New York.  BL 171 

 

Beeston, Sir William. To William Blathwayt. (1701, June 15), Jamaica.  BL 336 

 

Handasyd, Thomas. To William Blathwayt. (1701, June 16), Spanish Town, Jamaica.  BL 342 

 

Beeston, Sir William. To William Blathwayt. (1701, July 7), Jamaica.  BL 337 

 

Presbyterian Ministers of London, England. To Increase Mather & Samuell Willard. (1701, July 28).  BL 257 

2 pieces.
 

Hyde, Edward, afterwards 3d Earl of Clarendon. To William Blathwayt. (1701, Aug. 5), Hammersmith.  BL 172 

Signature "Cornbury" cut away.
 

Byfield, Nathaniel. To Joseph Dudley. (1701, Aug. 7), Boston, [Massachusetts].  BL 258 

 

Pope, Seth and others. Dissent of fifteen members of the House of Representatives to the appointment of Waite Winthrop as agent. (1701, Aug. 9).  BL 255 

 

Nanfan, John. To William Blathwayt. (1701, Aug. 20), New York.  BL 173 

 

De Peyster, Abraham. To William Blathwayt. (1701, Aug. 22), New York.  BL 150 

 

Mather, Cotton. To Joseph Dudley. (1701, Aug. 25), Boston, [Massachusetts].  BL 259 

 

Nicolls, Witt & others. To the House of Representatives : Petition of the English Representatives convened to assist the Lieut. Governor in General Assembly. ([1701, Aug?]).  BL 218 

 

Livingston, Robert. To William Blathwayt. (1701, Sep. 3), New York.  BL 217 

 

Van Cortlandt, Geertruydt (Schuyler). To William Blathwayt. (1701, Sep. 4), New York.  BL 151 

 

Hyde, Edward, afterwards 3d Earl of Clarendon. To William Blathwayt. ([1701, Sep. 9]).  BL 174 

Signature "Cornbury," missing.
 

Willett, Thomas & others. To the Assembly of New York : Remonstrance of the representatives in Queens County and Westchester County. (1701, Sep. 13).  BL 219 

 

Hyde, Edward, afterwards 3d Earl of Clarendon. To William Blathwayt. (1701, Sep. 16), Hammersmith.  BL 175 

Signed : Cornbury.
 

New York. General Assembly. House of Representatives. Order that Thomas Willett, John Talman, and William Willett be summoned to attend this House on Friday next. ([1701, Sep. 16]).  BL 220 

Annexed : Letter from Willett, Talman, and Willett to the Gentlemen of the House of Representatives.
 

Jamison, David. To John Nanfan : Reasons against the passing of the bill intitled : An Act for confirmation of a certain agreement made by Thomas Swartwont and Gerret Aertsen & Co. (1701, Oct. 6).  BL 196 

 

Heathcote, Caleb & others. [To the House of Representatives of New York : Opinion of the members elected for Westchester and Queen's Counties in New York] (1701, Oct. 10), [New York].  BL 221 

 

Heathcote, Caleb & others. To John Nanfan : [Statement of the Elected members for Queens and Westchester Counties to serve in the General Assembly of New York] (1701, Oct. 13).  BL 222 

 

Great Britain. Lords Justices. Instructions for William Selwyn, Governor of Jamaica [for "gaining advantage against the French"] (1701, Oct. 23), Whitehall.  BL 343 

 

Hyde, Edward, afterwards 3d Earl of Clarendon. To William Blathwayt. (1701, Nov. 8).  BL 176 

Signed : Cornbury.
 

Beeston, Sir William. To William Blathwayt. (1701, Dec. 17), Jamaica.  BL 338 

 

Great Britain. Board of Trade. To the Kings Most Excellent Majesty [William III : Representation about the Secretary's place in Virginia]. (1701, Dec. 22), Whitehall.  BL 94 

 

Jamison, David. To Benjamin Fletcher. (1701, Dec. 26), New York.  BL 197 

 

Bahama Islands. Inhabitants. To the Board of Trade : The humble & Just Remonstrance of ... the Inhabitants of Providence and the rest of the Bahama Islands against Elias Haskett, Governor. ([1701, Dec.]).  BL 309 

 

Lightwood, Ellis. A breviate of sundry Articles shewing the absolute and necessary cause and reason of Deposing Elias Haskett, Late Governor of Providence ... ([1701, Dec.]).  BL 310 

 

Fletcher, Benjamin. The Case & Complaint of Coll. Fletcher ... in reference to a Bond of Ten Thousand pounds. ([c. 1701]).  BL 198 

4 pieces.
 

Haskett, Elias. The Proposalls ... Humbly offered to the ... Council of His Royall Highness Prince George of Denmark, Lord High Admiral of England. ([after 1701]).  BL 311 

 

Heathcote, Caleb. To Gilbert Heathcote? ([1701]).  BL 224 

 

Muschamp, George. To ... Sidney, Lord Godolphin ... The Humble Petition of [the] Coll[ecto]r of Peteuxent and Receiver of Potomore in Maryland. ([1701]).  BL 45 

 

New York. Westchester County Freeholders. To Caleb Heathcote. ([1701]).  BL 223 

Box 6

1701/2-1704

 

Codrington, Christopher. To William Blathwayt. ([1701/02], Jan. 30).  BL 350 

 

Codrington, Christopher. To William Blathwayt. (1701/[02], Mar. 15).  BL 351 

 

Beckford, Peter. To William Blathwayt. (1702, Apr. 10), Jamaica.  BL 344 

 

Beckford, Peter. To William Blathwayt. (1702, Apr. 24), Jamaica.  BL 339 

 

Frye, Thomas. To William Blathwayt. (1762, Apr. 10), St. Jago de la Vega[Jamaica].  BL 345 

 

Larkin, George. To William Blathwayt. (1702, May 11), Antigua.  BL 352 

 

Vetch, Samuel. To William Blathwayt. Mr. Secretary Blethwood. (1702, May 25), New York.  BL 199 

 

Lowndes, William. To William Blathwayt. (1702, May 29), [Whitehall].  BL 107 

 

Quary, Robert. To Sidney, Baron Godolphin : Memorial. ([1702, May?]).  BL 28 

 

Fairfax, Thomas, 5th Baron Fairfax of Cameron. To Sidney, Baron Godolphin? ([1702, May?]).  BL 108 

Enclosed in: 1702, May 29 Lowndes, Wm. To Wm. Blathwayt.
 

Sloper, William. A State of the Lord Fairfax's Allowance of 600ℓ per ann. (in Compensation of the Quittrents of Virginia) in the Earl of Ranelagh's Office. (1702, June 9), [Pay Office].  BL 109 

 

Anne, Queen of Great Britain. To Edward Randolph: Pass ... (1702, June 15).  BL 145 

 

Lowndes, William. To William Blathwayt. (1702, June 23), [Whitehall].  BL 110 

 

Honan, Daniel. An account of the Charges of ... Lord Cornbury's Journey to Albany ... and return to New York. (1702, June 27-Oct. 13).  BL 200 

 

Gennes, Comte de & Hamilton, Walter. Copy of the Articles of Capitulation upon the Surrender of the French part of St. Christophers to the English. ([1702, July 4/15]).  BL 361 

 

Swinford, J. . [Note of date of Mr. John Yeomans Commission as Lieutenant Governor of Antigua] (1702, Sep. 7).  BL 353 

 

Finch, Daniel, 2d Earl of Nottingham, & 7th of Early Winchilsea. To Sidney, Baron Godolphin. (1702, Dec. 7).  BL 423 

 

Lowndes, William. To William Blathwayt. (1702, Dec. 10), Treasury Chambers.  BL 417 

 

Partridge, William. Pay warrant on Samuel Penhallow, Treas., in favour of Shadrach Walton. (1702, Dec. 16), New Hampshire.  BL 278 

Receipts on verso.
 

Champante, John. A true Copy of what Mr. Champante Maketh the Compa. of the Late Earl of Bellomont Debtor to his Lordsp. ... ([1702]).  BL 183 

 

Nanfan, John. A list of the accounts relating to ... John Nanfan and the forces during his administration [in New York], from Mar. 8 1700/01 to May 8, 1702. [together with the eleven pieces listed.] ([1702]).  BL 182 

12 pieces.
 

Church of England in Pennsylvania. Vestry. A Brief Narrative of the Proceedings of William Penn. ([c. 1702]).  BL 4 

 

Great Britain. Board of Trade. An abstract of the severall Papers delivered to the Lords ... of Trade [by Robert Quary]. ([c. 1702]).  BL 5 

 

Kirke, Thomas. To the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty [Anne.]: Petition. ([c. 1702]).  BL 29 

 

Nanfan, John. A List of Severall papers and Accots. Relating to ye accounts Between ye honoble. Cap. John Nanfan and the forces at New York. ([c. 1702]).  BL 184 

 

Quary, Robert. To the Lords of Trade : [A list of papers showing the "dangers that the proprietary Colonies in America are exposed to"]. ([c. 1702]).  BL 3 

 

Fanconnier, Peter. Generall Account of ... Charges of the Government of New York, Debtor to Cash in Thomas Wenham and in Peter Fancconiers hands ... (1702-1703, June 9-July 9).  BL 201 

 

Fanconnier, Peter. Generall account of disbursements made by Peter Fanconnier and ... Thomas Wenham for Fortifications [in New York]. (1702-1703, Sep. 22-July 4).  BL 177 

 

Thomas, Charles. To William Blathwayt. (1702/03, Feb. 2).  BL 408 

Preceded by a copy of a letter written Nov. 13, 1702.
 

Paunceford, Edward. Account of what Money hath been paid ... for ye use of ye Four Companies att New York ... ([1702/03, Feb. 9]).  BL 178 

 

Great Britain. Commissioners of Public Accounts. Precept to William Blathwayt. (1703, Apr. 3), Spring Garden.  BL 117 

 

Great Britain. Privy Council. To the Board of Trade : Order relating to the Governor's salaries in the West Indies. (1703, Apr. 10), Court at St. James's.  BL 366 

2 pieces. Signed by John Povey, Secretary. ---- Extract of the same.
 

De Peyster, Abraham. To William Blathwayt. (1703, July 12), New York.  BL 152 

 

Bradford, William. To Edward, Viscount Cornbury and the Council of New York : [Account of materials supplied for the use of the Government of New York]. ([1703, Aug.?]).  BL 202 

2 pieces. Annexed: The Petition of William Bradford; also, the Report of the Committee appointed to examine Bradford's account.
 

Mathews, Peter. Muster Roll of Officers and Soldiers in Captain Peter Mathew's Independent Company of Fusileers, from Nov. 1, 1703 to Dec. 31, 1703. (1703, Nov. 1), New York.  BL 179 

4 pieces (one on vellum).
 

Schulyer, Peter. [Account of expenses incurred] on my going up into the Mohocks Country with the Three Interpretors and Two more on the Business of the Publick ... (1703).  BL 203 

On verso: Comment in the handwriting of George Clarke.
 

Great Britain. Exchequer. A State of the Accounts of the Duty 4 1/2 P cent arising to Her Majesty in the Charibbee Islands ... from Mar. 24, 1701- Nov. 10, 1703. (1703).  BL 409 

 

[-----]. State of [the Province of] New York, 1703. (1703).  BL 204 

Made by order of the Governor, Lord Cornbury.
 

Van Cortlandt, Geertrudt (Schuyler). To William Blathwayt. (1704, Apr. 24), New York.  BL 153 

 

Gibbes, Robert. To William Blathwayt. (1704, May 15).  BL 410 

 

Hyde, Edward, afterwards 3d Earl of Clarendon. To the Council of Trade & Plantations. (1704, June 22), New York.  BL 180 

 

Gibbes, Robert. To William Blathwayt. (1704, July 2), Barbados.  BL 411 

 

Gibbes, Robert. To William Blathwayt. (1704, Sep. 18), Barbados.  BL 412 

 

Southwell, Edward. An account of Fees received in ye Councill Office in the Month of December 1704 for Edward Southwell Esq. (1704Dec.).  BL 300 

 

Congreve, Charles?. State of the Forces &ca. of New York. (1704).  BL 181 

 

Newfoundland. A State of the Newfoundland Fishery &c. As alsoe an Estimate of wt damage this Kingdome of England doth annual receive by the Encroachments that the French have made ... ([?1704]).  BL 14 

 

[-----]. State of the Church in the Province of New York. (1704).  BL 205 

Made by order of the Governor Lord Cornbury.
Box 7

1704/5-1706

 

Gibbes, Robert. To William Blathwayt. (1704/05, Jan. 31).  BL 413 

With seal.
 

Thomas, Charles. To William Blathwayt. (1704/05, Jan. 31).  BL 397 

 

Kirby, Thomas. [Certificate to the effect that John Yeomans, Lieut. Governor of Antigua has received no salary from the Council or Assembly of the Island] (1704[/05], Feb. 5).  BL 354 

 

Rogers, Francis. [Certificate to the effect that John Yeomans, Lieut. Governor of Antigua has received no salary from the Council or Assembly of the Island] (1704[/05], Feb. 5).  BL 355 

 

Johnston, John. To William Blathwayt. (1704/05, Feb. 6), Montserrat.  BL 356 

 

Anne, Queen of Great Britain. Circular Letter to the Severall Governors of the Plantations for an Account of Ordnance Stores. (1704/05, Feb. 22), St. James.  BL 185 

 

Clarke, George. To William Blathwayt. (1704/05, Feb. 23), New York.  BL 154 

 

Lowndes, William. To William Blathwayt. ([1704/05, Jan. ?]).  BL 297 

 

Addington, Isaack. To William Blathwayt. (1704/05, Mar. 7), Boston, [Massachusetts].  BL 266 

 

Nicholson, Francis. To William Blathwayt. (1704/05, Mar. 7).  BL 95 

 

Dudley, Paul. To William Blathwayt. (1704/05, Mar. 20), New Hampshire.  BL 267 

 

New Hampshire. General Assembly. Representatives and Commissioners of the Several Towns. Minute of a meeting relating to the Claime of Rights and Property of Samuel Allen. (1705, May 3), Portsm[outh], New Hampshire.  BL 268 

 

Byrd, William. To William Lowndes. (1705, May 9), Portsmouth[England].  BL 96 

Enclosed in : 1705, May 22 Lowndes to Blathwayt
 

Dudley, Joseph. To William Blathwayt. (1705, May 9), Portsmouth, [New Hampshire].  BL 269 

 

Lowndes, William. To William Blathwayt. (1705, May 22), [Whitehall].  BL 97 

Enclosure : 1705, May 9, Byrd to Lowndes.
 

Byrd, William. To Sidney Godolphin, Baron Godolphin of Rialton: Representation [concerning the office of Auditor of the Public Accounts in Virginia]. ([1705, May]).  BL 98 

 

Blathwayt, William. Circular letter to the Receivers of the Revenue in the Plantations. (1705, June 6), Whitehall.  BL 332 

 

Lowndes, William. To William Blathwayt. (1705, June 19), Treasury Chambers.  BL 118 

 

Hyde, Edward, afterwards 3d Earl of Clarendon. To William Blathwayt. (1705, July 11), New York.  BL 206 

 

Clarke, George. To William Blathwayt. (1705, July 23), Virginia.  BL 155 

 

Clarke, George. To William Blathwayt. (1705, July 23), Virginia.  BL 207 

 

Dudley, Joseph. To William Blathwayt. (1705, July 30), Boston, [Massachusetts].  BL 262 

 

Van Cortlandt, Geertrud (Schuyler). To William Blathwayt. (1705, Aug. 2), New York.  BL 156 

 

Sloper, William. To William Blathwayt: Receipt for Severall Packetts for New York. (1705, Aug. 13).  BL 208 

 

Wenham, Thomas. To Sir Jeffrey Jeffreys : Bill of exchange in favor of William Blathwayt. (1705, Sep. 4), New York.  BL 209 

 

Clarke, George. To Thomas Byerley. (1705, Sep. 5), New York.  BL 210 

 

Clarke, George. To William Blathwayt. (1705, Sep. 6), New York.  BL 211 

 

Hyde, Edward, afterwards 3d Earl of Clarendon. To William Blathwayt. (1705, Nov. 9), New York.  BL 186 

Signed: Cornbury.
 

Dudley, Joseph. To William Blathwayt. (1705, Nov. 10), Boston, [Massachusetts].  BL 263 

 

Handasyd, Thomas. To William Blathwayt. (1705, Nov. 20), Jamaica.  BL 346 

 

Clarke, George. To William Blathwayt. (1705, Nov. 23), New York.  BL 161 

 

Clarke, George. To William Blathwayt. (1705, Nov. 28), New York.  BL 212 

 

Dudley, Joseph. To Samuel Penhallow : Pay warrant in favour of Thomas Packer. (1705, Dec. 18), Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  BL 279 

 

Anne, Queen of Great Britain. Extract of the Instruction concerning the Office of Auditor and Receiver in Virginia. ([1705]).  BL 115 

 

Great Britain. Board of Trade. [A list of titles of pamphlets relating to] Carolina. (c. 1705 ).  BL 132 

 

Great Britain. Board of Trade. To the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty [Queen Anne] : Copy of a Representation of the Lords of Trade ... relating to the Misfeasances of the Proprietary & Charter Governments in America. (1705/06, Jan. 10).  BL 290 

 

Staats, Samuel & others. To Edward, Viscount Cornbury : The Answer of the late attorneys to Thomas Weaver, late Collector & Receiver General of New York, on a Report of his accounts. (1705/06, Jan. 10), New York.  BL 165 

 

Handasyd, Thomas. To William Blathwayt. (1705/06, Jan. 14), Jamaica.  BL 347 

 

Bridger, John. To ... [Sidney] ... 1st Earl of Godolphin : Petition [that his commission as Surveyor General of H.M. Woods on the continent of America be drawn up at once]. (1705/06, Jan. 15).  BL 294 

On verso : Draft of the Commission for John Bridger, Signed : Godolphin.
 

Lowndes, William. To William Blathwayt. ([?1705/06, Jan.?]), Whitehall.  BL 88 

 

Dudley, Joseph. To William Blathwayt. (1705/06, Feb. 1), Boston, [Massachusetts].  BL 265 

 

Dudley, Joseph. To William Blathwayt. (1705/06, Feb. 15), Boston, [Massachusetts].  BL 260 

 

Dudley, Paul. To William Blathwayt. (1705/06, Feb. 18), [Bost]on, [Massachusetts].  BL 261 

 

Usher, John. To Samuel Penhallow : Pay warrants. (1706, Mar. 26 & July 20), Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  BL 280 

2 pieces.
 

Dudley, Joseph. To William Blathwayt. (1706, Apr. 13), Boston, [Massachusetts].  BL 264 

 

Blathwayt, William. To Daniel Parke. (1706, Apr. 18).  BL 367 

2 pieces.
 

Great Britain. Board of Trade. To the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty [Anne] : Report upon the Proposalls of Coll. [Robert] Quary relating to Tobacco. (1706, Apr. 26), Whitehall.  BL 66 

 

Dudley, Joseph. To ye Treasurer of H.M. Province of New Hampshire pro. tem. : Pay warrant in favor of Charles Story. (1706, July 26), Portsmouth, [New Hampshire].  BL 281 

Box 8

1706/7-c. 1770

 

New Hampshire. General Assembly. An Act of the Supply of Forces to march against the Enemy in Nova Scotia & L'Acadie. (1707, Apr. 7).  BL 283 

 

New York. Council. The Order of Counsill, and Account of Provisions Bot. for ye French Officers that came from Canada with the Flag of Truce. (1707, Sep. 1), Fort Anne, New York.  BL 213 

Signed by Thomas Byerly.
 

Dudley, Joseph. To Samuel Penhallow : Pay warrant. (1707, Oct. 22), Portsmouth, [New Hampshire].  BL 282 

 

Addington, Joseph. To William Vaughan. (1707, Dec. 8), Boston, [Massachusetts].  BL 270 

 

Byerley, Thomas. Accounts relating to the Queen's Custom House of New York. (1706/07-1709 ).  BL 164 

4 pieces.
 

Penhallow, Samuel. Account of H.M. Revenue with in the Province of New Hampshire ... for the year 1707 & 1708. (1708/09, Mar. 17), Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  BL 274 

 

Chaplin, Charles. Jamaica : Her Majesty's Account Current to December 31, 1708. (1708, Dec. 31), Jamaica.  BL 333 

Removed to Oversize Box 9.
 

Rousby, John. The Account currant of ... Her Majesty's Receiver of Puttuxent District in Maryland. (1709, May 16-July 25).  BL 46 

 

Penhallow, Samuel. Accompt of H.M. Revenue in the Province of New Hampshire for the year 1707-1708. (1709, May 17), Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  BL 275 

 

Blathwayt, William. To Charles Spencer, 3d Earl of Sunderland?. (1709, Nov. 10).  BL 362 

 

Penhallow, Samuel. Accompt of H.M. Revenue within the Province of New Hampshire ... for the year 1709 & 1710. (1710, May 10), Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  BL 276 

 

Penhallow, Samuel. Accompt of H.M. Revenue in the Province of New Hampshire for the year 1710. (1710, Oct. 19), Portsmouth, [New Hampshire].  BL 277 

2 pieces. Removed to Oversize Folder.
 

Byerley, Robert. To William Blathwayt. (1710/11, Jan. 26).  BL 163 

 

Blathwayt, William. [Fragment relative to the revenue in Jamaica] (1710/11, Feb. 7).  BL 334 

 

Great Britain. Commissioners of Public Accounts. Precept to William Blathwayt. (1711, May 26).  BL 119 

2 pieces.
 

Blathwayt, William. To the Commissioners of Public Accounts. (1711, May 28), Durham near Bath.  BL 123 

 

Blathwayt, William. To Thomas Harley. (1711, [after July 19]).  BL 121 

 

Blathwayt, William. To the Commissioners for ... the Public Accompts. (1711, July 23), near Bath.  BL 122 

2 pieces, drafts.
 

King, Gregory. To William Blathwayt. (1711, Aug. 9), London, [England].  BL 120 

Endorsed : From the Secretary of the Comm[issioner]s of [Public] Accts.
 

Blathwayt, William. To Gregory King Secretary to the Commissioners for Public Accompts. (1711, Aug. 15), Gloucestershire.  BL 124 

3 pieces.
 

Blathwayt, William. To the Commissioners for ... the Publick Accompts. (1711, Oct. 6).  BL 125 

 

Blathwayt, William. To Thomas Harley. (1711, Oct. 12).  BL 127 

 

Blathwayt, William. List of Accompts required by the Commissioners for Taking ... the Public Accompts. (1711, [Oct.]).  BL 126 

 

Blathwayt, William. Draught of an Answer to ye Precept of ye Commissioners of Accompts.  BL 128 

Handwriting of Thomas Dod & corrections by William Blathwayt.
 

Blathwayt, William. To the Honorable the Commissioners of Accounts : Report on Plantation Revenues. ([1711]).  BL 129 

 

Blathwayt, William. To the ... Commissioners for ... the Public Accompts. (1711/12, Jan. 18).  BL 130 

 

Blathwayt, William. To Gregory King. (1712, Apr. 17).  BL 131 

 

Byerley, Thomas. An account of the Receipt of H.M. Revenue in New York ... (1712, Mar. 25-1713, Mar. 25).  BL 162 

Stamped signature.
 

Popple, William. To William Blathwayt (1712/13, Feb. 5), Whitehall.  BL 111 

 

Blathwayt, William. To William Popple (1712/13, Feb. 9), Whitehall.  BL 112 

 

Dod, Thomas. To William Blathwayt. ([1713?], Oct. 8), Whitehall.  BL 114 

 

Byerley, Thomas. Abstract of Money Disbursed by Lord Lovelace for Her Majesty's Service in New York and the Jersies ... ([1713]).  BL 187 

 

Taylor, James. Abstract of the State of H.M. Revenues arising in ye Province of Massachusetts from the Accompts of James Taylor, for the year ending May 31, 1714. (1714, [after May 31]).  BL 248 

 

Addington, Issack. To William Blathwayt. (1715, Dec. 5), Boston, [Massachusetts].  BL 284 

 

Blathwayt, William. Salaries and Allowances payable out of his Majesty's Revenues arising in Virginia. (1716, Aug. 3).  BL 113 

On the reverse : Draft of a letter to William Lowndes, covering the above.
 

Faudin, Daniel. Petition to Thomas Pitt, Governor of Jamaica [to be admitted to his "family."] ([c. 1716]).  BL 348 

 

[-----]. Reasons for & Proposals to encourage the making of Pot Ashes, Pearl Ashes, & all other Wood & Weed Ashes in the British Colonies in America. ([c. 1730]).  BL 301 

 

Merchants of London, Bristol & Liverpool. To the King's Most Excellent Majesty [George II] : Petition relative to the paper currency in the Plantations. ([1735/36, Feb.]).  BL 414 

 

Lowndes, Thomas. A method to regulate the paper Currency of America ... ([1739, Aug.]).  BL 134 

 

Merchants of London, Bristol & Liverpool. To the Board of Trade : Extract of a Paper from South Carolina, relative to Prices of gold and silver, 1700-1739. ([c. 1740]).  BL 133 

 

Merchants of London, Bristol & Liverpool. Observations on the Paper Credit ... in America. ([c. 1740]).  BL 135 

 

Lowndes, Thomas. To the Merchants of Bristol : A supplement to the method for Regulating the Paper Currency of America ... (1741, Apr. 27).  BL 288 

 

Florida. Plan of 20,000 Acres of Land in East Florida, the property of Samuel Campbell lying between Nassau River and Trout Creek about 60 miles from St. Augustine. (c. 1770).  BL 136 

Box 9

Oversize items (BL 321 and 333)

 

Charles II, King of Great Britain. Commission [portion only] & Instructions for Edward D'Oyley, Governor of Our Island of Jamaica. (1660/61, Feb. 8).  BL 321 

 

Chaplin, Charles. Jamaica : Her Majesty's Account Current to December 31, 1708. (1708, Dec. 31),  BL 333 

Oversize Folder 1

Oversize items (BL 277)

 

Penhallow, Samuel. Accompt of H.M. Revenue in the Province of New Hampshire for the year 1710. (1710, Oct. 19),  BL 277 

2 pieces.