We received your Letter, Dated Septr ye 15th 1714, Your opinion in relation to the Money Bills not being accepted in Payment for the purchasing of Lands, was just, and we return you our thanks for your Care.
You say, that in your Instructions, four of our Deputies are to be join'd with you in determining publick matters, But you desire that two only with your Self may be a sufficient number for that purpose We think that too material a point to be altered, but we are willing to give you all reasonable assistance in our Power, and have therefore sent you Blank Deputations for you to put in such Persons Names into them, as you shall think willing to give their Attendance, and will be most ready to assist you in the Administration of your Government.
We readily comply with your request in making Mr Christopher Gale, Our Chief Justice, and have given Our Secretary Orders to draw a Commission and prepare Instructions accordingly.
We wish you Success in the Treaty of Peace with the Indian Captains, and we doubt not but your care and prudence will bring that War to a happy conclusion.
Tho' we are convinced that a re-survey of the Land in your Province might tend to the Advantage both of us and every Plantor, yet we think it proper, to have that matter a little longer deferr'd, least the peace and quiet of the Country should by that means at present be interrupted.
We hope that you will take care that our Receivr General Mr Richardson, do send his Accounts to us as soon as the next General Courts are over; and that such Effects of Ours as are in his hands, and are proper to be sent to Europe, be constantly remitted to us by all convenient Opportunities.
We think it proper to give all due Encouragement to such persons as are willing to come and settle among you, and we do therefore hereby require you to give a Power or Liberty to any New England Men or others to catch Whale, Sturgeon or any other Royal Fish upon your Coast, during the Term of three years, they paying only two Deer Skins