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TitleMINUTES
Date1701-1708
DescriptionNOTE. Some of the minutes are endorsed as of the 'society' and some as of the 'committee'. In the latter case the word is inserted in parenthesis before the summary.
In abstracting the minutes the effort has been made to take note of all missionary appointments and actions affecting missions, but measures deemed to be of a routine or procedural nature are not noted.
1-2. 27 Feb. 1701. Bishop of London asked to recommend a missionary for Narragansett. Governor designate of New Jersey asked to divide colony into parishes. George Keith granted £200 per annum travelling allowance and immediate payment of £50.
3-4. 8 July 1701.
5. 10 July 1701.
6-7. 18 July 1701.
8. 28 Apr. 1702.
9. 22 Mar. 1703. (Committee.) Mr. [Charles] Smith told that if he refuses appointment to North Carolina, he must wait for another. William Vesey asked to supervise work of Elias Neau as catechist in New York. John Thomas, formerly assistant to Evan Evans in Philadelphia, appointed to Hempstead, New York.
10. 21 Jan. 1703/4.
11-12. 11 Feb. 1704.
13. 14 Mar. 1703/4. (Committee.) Gift of books to William Johnson, appointed by Bishop of London to Jamaica, W. I. Elias Neau granted £15 for catechisms.
14-15. 14 May 1704. Agreed to repay £20 advanced by Bishop of London to Mr. [Thomas] Barclay, sent to Braintree. Voted £50 allowance for Mr. [John] Lockier, minister at Newport. Christopher Bridge attended and reported on his dispute with Samuel Myles in Boston. Granted £10 to Mr. [John] Clubb, schoolmaster in Philadelphia.
16-17. 18 Jan. 1705. Received letter from Samuel Myles introducing Gersham Rawlins, who has come to England for orders. Preliminary action on Andrew Auchinleek as missionary to South Carolina.
18-19. 21 Jan. 1705. (Committee.) Approved Auchinleek for South Carolina, but left parochial appointment to governor.
20. 31 Jan. 1705. (Committee.)
21-2. 1 Feb. 1705.
23-4. 11 Feb. 1705. (Committee.) A report by Mr. Thomas that an act of South Carolina subjected rectors to removal by lay commissioners referred to Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of London.
25-7. 15 Feb. 1705.
28. 18 Feb. 1705 (Committee.)
29-30. 20 Feb. 1705. Meeting of subcommittee to prepare a new system of accounting.
31-2. Duplicate of 29-30.
33-4. 25 Feb. 1705. (Committee.) Recommends that society consider increasing allowance for Mr. [John] Brooke as he reports that he has no local support and [John] Talbot confirms this.
35-6. 28 Feb. 1705. Advance one year's salary (£30) to Mr. [Andrew] Rudman. Gift of books to Mr. Rea, appointed by Bishop of London to Jamaica.
37-40. Duplicate of 35-6 with committee report appended.
41. 4 Mar. 1705. (Committee.) Recommends some gratuity to Mr. [William] Huddleston, schoolmaster in New York, but hold it improper to grant an annual salary to a schoolmaster not employed by society. Renders opinion that £60 is due to Mr. [John] Jackson.
42. 6 Mar. 1705. (Committee.)
43. 11 Mar. 1705. (Committee.)
44. 13 Mar. 1705. (Committee.)
45-6. 15 Mar. 1705. Committee appointed at request of Archbishop of Canterbury to meet with him to consider destruction of college in Virginia. Gift of books to Cyprian and Paul Appia of Piedmont.
47. Committee reports to above meeting.
48. 18 Mar. 1705. (Committee.) Richard Townsend recommended to Bishop of London for deacon's orders, having volunteered to go as schoolmaster to the colonies. Committee recommends that missionaries be required to give exact account of local contributions. Recommends sending Bibles, Prayer Books, and tracts to Long Island. On information from clergy in New York that William Bradford was printing Book of Common Prayer and Tate and Brady, committee recommends that he be requested to send over a specimen. Reports request of Mr. [John] Bartow for payment of salary. Recommends that Mr. [Thomas] Crawford be allowed to move from Dover Hundred to Hopewell for reasons of health.
49-50. Duplicate of 48.
51.7 May 1705. (Committee.) Receives testimonials of William Guy.
52.14 May 1705. Preliminary action on James (Jacob) Rice and Thomas Lloyd as missionaries to Newfoundland and Bermuda respectively.
53. 21 May 1705. (Committee.) Further action on Rice and [William] Guy.
54. 4 June 1705. (Committee.) Requires further testimonials of [Jacob] Rice.
55. 11 June 1705. (Committee.)
56-7. 15 June 1705. Further testimonials required of [William] Guy.
58. 18 June 1705. (Committee.) Gift of books to Edward Brice, appointed by Bishop of London to a school in Barbadoes.
59. 2 July 1705. (Committee.) Proposal to establish a Protestant minister at Leghorn referred to society.
60-1. 20 July 1705. [William] Guy appointed to Narragansett and [George] Muirson to Rye.
62. 23 July 1705. (Committee.)
63. 6 Aug. 1705. (Committee.)
64-5. 17 Aug. 1705.
66-7. 21 Aug. 1705. Samuel Thomas presented testimonial and letter from Governor N. [Nathaniel] Johnson of South Carolina, and reported donation from Colonel [Francis] Nicholson to buy books for parishes in South Carolina.
68. 14 Oct. 1705.
69. 5 Nov. 1705. (Committee.) Gift of books to Mr. Trockerman appointed by Bishop of London to Leeward Islands.
70. 6 Nov. 1705. (Committee.) Recommends allowance to Andrew Rudman. Directs [William] Dunn and [Andrew] Auchinleek to obtain further testimonials.
71. 12 Nov. 1705. Doctor [Francis] Le Jau presented a paper concerning religion in the Caribee Islands.
72-3. 16 Nov. 1705. Grants £50 (third year) allowance to Samuel Thomas in South Carolina and £60 to John Talbot in New Jersey.
74. 19 Nov. 1705. (Committee.) Doctor [Francis] Le Jau granted £50 allowance at Goose Creek, South Carolina, and £33 to aid in moving his family. William Dunn directed to produce additional testimonials, and recommended to Stone River, South Carolina with an allowance of £25, if they are satisfactory. [Andrew] Auchinleek recommended to North Carolina.
75. 10 Dec. 1705. (Committee.)
76-7. 21 Dec. 1705. Grants £50 to Samuel Thomas if he remains at his station in South Carolina; £20 to Thomas Hassel as catechist and schoolmaster in Charleston.
78. 31 Dec. 1705.
79. 7 Jan. 1705/6. (Committee.)
80. 13 Jan. 1706. (Committee.)
81. 20 Jan. 1706. (Committee.) On receiving petition of Robert Keith, directs inquiry into support of ministers in Maryland. Receives testimonials from Robert Maule.
82. 27 Jan. 1706. (Committee.) Authorizes payment of 'some part' of half year's salary to [William] Cordiner.
83-4. 31 Jan. 1706. Robert Maule appointed missionary at £50 a year.
85. 10 Feb. 1706. (Committee.)
86. 3 Mar. 1706. (Committee.) Recommends that Bishop of London appoint [Francis] Le Jau to Charleston, if vacant, and send Robert Maule to Goose Creek. Grants Le Jau an advance of half year's salary to move his family.
87-8. 25 Mar. 1706. (Committee.) Proposes to transfer [John] Talbot to North Carolina and [Thorogood] Moore from Albany to Burlington.
89-90. 28 Mar. 1706.
91. 1 Apr. 1706. (Committee.)
92. 8 Apr. 1706. (Committee.)
93-4. 19 Apr. 1706. [Richard] Townsend appointed Schoolmaster on Staten Island with allowance of £20. £5 granted to [Gersham] Rawlins.
95. 22 Apr. 1706. (Committee.)
96. 29 Apr. 1706. (Committee.) Rules that it would not be proper to grant an allowance to [Daniel] Bondet in New York unless he conformed to the Church of England.
97. 6 May 1706. (Committee.) Receiving reports of great need of ministers in North Carolina, recommends that next applicants for missionary appointments be sent there. Recommends gift of communion service and Prayer Books to Rye.
98-9. 17 May 1706. Gift of £10 to [Daniel] Bondet. Archbishop of Canterbury asked to urge Lord Cornbury to secure payment of arrears of salary from Province of New York.
100. 20 May 1706. (Committee.)
101. 27 May 1706. (Committee.)
102. 3 June 1706. (Committee.)
103. 10 June 1706. (Committee.) Refers to society a memorial of Samuel Thomas refuting charges brought against him in a pamphlet written by [Edward] Marston.
104. 17 June 1706. (Committee.)
105-6. 21 June 1706.
107. 24 June 1706. (Committee.)
108. 1 July 1706. (Committee.) In the interest of [Joseph] Cleator, appointed school-master at Rye, the Bishop of London is asked if royal bounty applies to school-masters.
109. 8 July 1706. (Committee.) Learns that bounty has been granted to [Joseph] Cleator. Adopts an instruction that schoolmasters teach children of Indians and Negroes when they have an opportunity.
110. 15 July 1706. (Committee.) Receives testimonials of [Robert] Lord.
111-12. 19 July 1706. Archbishop of Canterbury has agreed to take care of [Gersham] Rawlins for a year, placing him under Doctor [Josiah] Woodward. Committee reports that Robert Lord's testimonials have not been found satisfactory.
113-14. Duplicate of 111-12.
115. 22 July 1706. (Committee.) Further testimonials required of Thomas Jenkins.
116. 12 Aug. 1706. (Committee.)
117-18. 16 Aug. 1706. [John] Jackson granted £5 or £10 for relief of want.
119. 7 Sept. 1706. (Committee.) Votes to remove Christopher Bridge from Boston to Newport.
120. 16 Sept. 1706. (Committee.) Recommends that society ask Bishop of London to appoint [William] Black as successor to Bridge in Boston.
121-2. 20 Sept. 1706. Society confirms above proposals. Votes £10 for relief of [John] Jackson and approves payment of £50 salary to [John] Bartow.
123. 14 Oct. 1706. (Committee.) Receives recommendation from Bishop of London to send [William] Black to Narragansett and [Edward] Roberts to Salem.
124-5. 18 Oct. 1706.
126. 28 Oct. 1706. (Committee.) Receives some proposals from Samuel Weale concerning administration of society's funds and testimonials from [William] Cordiner and [William] Black.
127. 4 Nov. 1706. (Committee.) Refers Weale's proposals to society.
128. 11 Nov. 1706. (Committee.)
129-30. 15 Nov. 1706. Appoints [William] Black to Narragansett and directs committee to ask Bishop of London what other posts are vacant.
131-2. Duplicate of 129-30.
133. 18 Nov. 1706. (Committee.)
134. 25 Nov. 1706. (Committee.) Receives testimonials of Thomas Jenkyns.
135. 27 Nov. 1706. (Committee.)
136. 9 Dec. 1706. (Committee.) Receives testimonials from Robinson.
137. 16 Dec. 1706. (Committee.)
138-9. 20 Dec. 1706. Votes £10 to [John] Talbot on learning the Bishop of Gloucester had deprived him of his living in that diocese. Directs Mr. [Philip] Stubbs to ask the bishop the reason for his action. [Thomas] Jenkins appointed to Apoquimininck. Votes £10 present subsistence to Lubominsky, formerly Roman Catholic missionary in China, now a proselyte. [William] Cordiner appointed missionary, post to be determined.
140. 30 Dec. 1706. (Committee.)
141-2. 16 Jan. 1707. Vestry of Pascotank, North Carolina to be informed that society has anticipated their request by sending two ministers into colony. (Note: It seems probable, from later minutes, that this should be dated 1708, but 1707 is the date shown.)
143-4. 17 Jan. 1706/7. Reply of Bishop of Gloucester and rejoinder of [John] Talbot considered. Apparently the issue was one of residence (cf. vii. 232). Talbot is asked if he will consider returning to service of the society. He also presents a petition for colonial bishops. Archbishop of Canterbury is asked to present [John] Jackson's case to the Lord Keeper.
145. 19 Jan. 1707. (Committee.)
146. 9 Feb. 1707. (Committee.) Receives letter from [Thorogood] Moore, reporting his arrest by Lord Cornbury.
147-8. 14 Feb. 1706/7. Receives report from committee on case of Robert Keith, who asked help on ground that his Maryland salary of 25,000 lb. of tobacco was only worth £35 sterling.
149-50. 17 Feb. 1706/7. (Committee.) Asks society to rule on case of [Andrew] Auchinleek, who has gone to Bermuda instead of to Carolina as directed. Decides that Daillé, French minister in Boston, is not eligible for employment, as his congregation did not conform, and he had not been sent by society.
151-2. 21 Feb. 1706/7.
153. 24 Feb. 1706/7. (Committee.)
154. 1 Mar. 1707. (Committee.)
155-6. 7 Mar. 1706/7. (Committee.) [William] Cordiner allowed £20 to transport his family. [Robert] Maule appointed to Elizabeth and Rahway.
157. 8 Mar. 1707. (Committee.)
158. 15 Mar. 1707. (Committee.) Recommends suspending salary of Robert Keith for failing to comply with the society's condition.
159. 17 Mar. 1706/7. Gift of books to Edward Shanks, appointed by the Bishop of London to Jamaica.
160-1. 21 Mar. 1706/7. Dismisses [Andrew] Auchinleek and approves committee's decision concerning Daillé.
162-3. Duplicate of committee's report with society's action noted.
164. 24 Mar. 1706/7. (Committee.)
165. 31 Mar. 1707. (Committee.) Recommends that [William] Black be sent to Sussex, Delaware, as Bishop of London has appointed [Christopher] Bridge to Narragansett.
166-7. 3 Apr. 1707. Lubominski held to be no longer worthy of the society's encouragement. Keith allowed £50 to supplement his salary. (Probably refers to Robert Keith.)
168-9. Duplicate of committee's report.
170. 7 Apr. 1707. (Committee.)
171-2. 18 Apr. 1707. [John] Talbot re-employed on condition of returning to Burlington at first opportunity. [William] Black appointed to Sussex. [Thorogood] Moore to Hopewell and [Robert] Maule to South Carolina.
173. 21 Apr. 1707. (Committee.)
174. 28 Apr. 1707. (Committee.)
175. 5 May 1707. (Committee.)
176. 12 May 1707. (Committee.)
177-8. 16 May 1707.
179-80. Duplicate of 187-8.
181. 26 May 1707. (Committee.) Recommends appointment of Alexander Wood to North Carolina, if his testimonials are satisfactory.
182-3. 30 May 1707. [Christopher] Bridge's appointment changed from Newport to Narragansett. Half-year's salary granted to [Elizabeth Thomas] widow of Samuel Thomas.
184-5. Duplicate of 182-3.
186. 16 June 1707. (Committee.)
187-8. 20 June 1707. [William] Cordiner granted half year's salary because of his difficulty in obtaining passage.
189-90. Duplicate of 187-8.
191. 23 June 1707. (Committee.) Recommends vacating appointment of Richard Townsend as schoolmaster on Staten Island, as he has not gone there.
192. 30 June 1707. (Committee.) Recommends payment of £25 to Mrs. [Elizabeth] Thomas.
193. 7 July 1707. (Committee.)
194. 14 July 1707. (Committee.)
195-6. 18 July 1707. [Richard] Townsend suspended.
197. 21 July 1707. Gideon Johnston directed to produce additional testimonials.
198. 28 July 1707. (Committee.)
199. 11 Aug. 1707. (Committee.)
200-1. 15 Aug. 1707.
202. 1 Sept. 1707. (Committee.) Francis Milne and William Glen, recommended by Bishop of London, directed to secure required testimonials. [Gideon] Johnston's testimonials approved.
203. 8 Sept. 1707. (Committee.) Recommends [William] Black and [Thomas] Jenkins to Society's consideration because of their difficulty in securing passage.
204. 15 Sept. 1707. (Committee.) Recommends [Gideon] Johnston for appointment. Directs [William] Gordon, recommended by Bishop of London, to obtain testimonials.
205. 22 Sept. 1707. (Committee.) Receives testimonials from James Adams.
206. 29 Sept. 1707. (Committee.) Informs two candidates that society's funds do not allow any new appointments.
207. 6 Oct. 1707. (Committee.)
208-9. 17 Oct. 1707. Agrees to repay £50 advanced by Evan Evans to Andrew Rudman.
210. 27 Oct. 1707. (Committee.)
211. 3 Nov. 1707. (Committee.)
212. 17 Nov. 1707. (Committee.)
213-14. 21 Nov. 1707. Votes £50 to Gideon Johnston, appointed rector of Charleston.
215. 1 Dec. 1707. (Committee.)
216. 8 Dec. 1707. (Committee.)
217-18. 19 Dec. 1707. Adopts standing order (to be confirmed at next meeting) that treasurer should not pay bills drawn by missionaries before their salary was due.
219. 26 Jan. 1707/8. (Committee.)
220-1. 11 Feb. 1707/8. Letter from [Benedict] Picket [actually Pictet] and Turretin of Geneva, asking aid in securing toleration for Protestant inhabitants of Prageles Valley, lately conquered by Duke of Savoy, referred to archbishops and Bishop of London. Inquiry ordered into leaving of their posts by [William] Gordon, [Henry] Nichols, [George] Ross, and [Thomas] Jenkins.
222-4. 18 Feb 1708.
225-6. 20 Feb. 1707 (8).
227. 23 Feb. 1707/8. (Committee.)
228-9. 5 Mar. 1707/8. Votes £10 to [William] Cordiner, taken prisoner by the French. Bishop of London reports appointment of [Henry] Harris as assistant at Boston.
230-1. 14 Mar. 1708. (Committee.) Appoints [Edward] Vaughan to Elizabeth and other stations in New Jersey. (In view of 261 and 264-8, this date is probably 1709.)
232-3. 18 Mar. 1708.
234-5. 19 Mar. 1707/8. Discontinues salary of Robert Keith for failing to comply with conditions. Continues Honeyman's case on offer of Colonel [Francis] Nicholson to allow him £30 pending investigation.
236. 22 Mar. 1707/8. (Committee.) On offer of special contribution from Colonel Nicholson, agrees to recommend sending a missionary to Connecticut.
237. 5 Apr. 1708. (Committee.)
238-9. 16 April. 1708.
240. 17 May 1708. (Committee.)
241-2. 21 May 1708. Votes £20 relief to [William] Cordiner, who was taken prisoner by the French while trying to get to the plantations.
243. 31 May 1708. (Committee.)
244-5. 4 June 1708.
246-7. Duplicate of 244-5.
248-9. 14 June 1708. (Committee.) Decides that Honeyman has been cleared of charges and that Bridge has unjustly driven him out of his church.
250-1. 18 June 1708. Votes to transfer [George] Muirson from Rye to Connecticut.
252. 28 June 1708. (Committee.)
253-4. 1 July 1708. Secretary directed to write Bridge that his salary would be stopped unless he returns to Narragansett.
255-6. 13 July 1708. (Committee.)
257-8. 16 July 1708.
259-60. 20 Aug. 1708.
261. 13 Sept. 1708. (Committee.) Receives testimonials from Edward Vaughan.
262-3. 17 Sept. 1708.
264-5. 11 Oct. 1708. (Committee.) Reports that [Edward] Vaughan fulfills all conditions of employment, except that he is not yet 24 years old.
266-8. 15 Oct. 1708. [Edward] Vaughan notified that he would be accepted as soon as he has satisfied canonical requirements.
269-70. 15 Nov. 1708. (Committee.) Receives request from governor and council of South Carolina for aid in securing ratification of revised establishment act.
271-2. 13 Dec. 1708. (Committee.) Recommends [Richard] Marsden for appointment by society on learning that he has voluntarily resigned church in Charleston to [Gideon] Johnston.
273-4. 17 Dec 1708. Allowances of £50 each granted to [Alexander] Wood and [Richard] Marsden in South Carolina.
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