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  1. John Palliser

    Taking Care of Business, Wed AM

    John did not offer more of his thoughts on either subject but waited patiently for his receipt to be draw up. "I thank you Mister Clark for your time and for hearing me out. I think that we have concluded for today." He stood and offered a tilt of his head then made ready to leave. Once outside he swore quietly under his breath. It would seem that the problem of the absent Governor was not going to an easy thing to resolve. Perhaps if His Majesty was called upon to step in ..... His thoughts tumbled around as he set out on foot to make his way back to the Inn. He had a few stops to make on the way and he just might go in to a coffee house and listen to all the news. He had to begin to make his return plans soon - the end of May at the latest - and so spending time in a place like that, well, he was bound to hear all the latest and that he could take back with him to be repeated.
  2. John had changed his plans a bit. Originally he had thought to go to the major property but that it turned out would take several days worth of travel there and back. He intended to now visit a 'lodge' in the county of Surrey which was well with the five mile distance he had judged they could travel that day. Realistically the coach he had hired with two horses would only be able to travel for two hours before needing to be rested. He knew that coaching inn's abounded so he was not worried about that. In fact he fully intended to take advantage of one or two. Since this property was not overly large or so he assumed by its description in the paperwork he had been given he was confident that today would be another opportunity to enjoy the Lady's charms. He had awoken early and broke his fast on bread cheese and beer. From his window he saw clearly that the morning mist was intending to cling and despite it being April the air held a chill which would mean he needed to make sure that Anne Elizabeth was well bundled up and kept warm. He had borrowed a wool clock from his sister who had asked the reasonings but had handed it over. That her brother now had a woman she had guessed but it was his business and she would not interfere unless it should turn serious then naturally she would have to step in. He was dressed and ready and went down to make sure that the coachman was there and the things he had asked for from the Inn Keeper were also ready. *(placeholder for John and Anne E)
  3. John Palliser

    Taking Care of Business, Wed AM

    John was not stupid. He knew, naturally, that what was being said did not express the views of The Board but rather the man seated opposite him. He also knew that he would not be seen by anyone on this day. "Ah. Yes. But since Virginia's Governor, Thomas Culpeper, remains here in England and maintains his responsibilities on the Isle of Wright. He sends information or decrees by a third party which take months to arrive and then return." "That he has such a lack of interest is part of the problem. How can he possible understand the conditions there by simple words on a report I ask you." "The grumblings are many as you might expect from those of us that must depend upon Him. Which is why we are asking for intervention." "But all of this is a matter for The Board is it not? No decision will be made here." "So I must thank you for your time Mister Clark. If I might trouble you for a receipt of our petition then? I would hate for it to become misplaced amongst all the other materials that must come across this Office." It was a common enough request in such circumstances and it was a way for John to keep record in the very good chance that it would indeed 'go missing'. "And might you provide me with the name or names of those Gentlemen that will read it? Tis simply so that I may had reference as to whom to address my correspondences." His manner was courteous but was clear that he would accept no nonsense. After all he WAS a Baron now while the other was but a servant to this Establishment.
  4. John Palliser

    Taking Care of Business, Wed AM

    The offer accepted he began "I have said I have come from Massachusetts which is true tis where my Father settled. We farm crops there but my father wanted to grow tobacco so land was purchased along the York River in Virginia ten years ago and I now own that Plantation and tis where I will be returning." "I have come to deliver this ...." He took from his satchel the petition and unrolled it handing it across the desk. " There are twenty five signatures - all from Plantation owners from several states who have all agreed to its contents - we are asking that an easement to the Second Navigation Act of 1660 be considered by The Lords." "As you know tobacco can only be shipped to England and only on English built and crewed ships. It also can not be shipped to Europe. This, we, feel, is an unfairness and so we hoping that The Lords would find it acceptable to allow for those Colonies to be able to build and crew our own ships. It is not an unreasonable request by any means and tis not meant to be taken as an insult. England has the monopoly. All know it and those that need to send goods across the Sea have no choice but to wait for the ships too arrive and be outfitted and made sea ready and then loaded with out crops." "Tobacco is a time sensitive crop. I must know the way to pack and to know just the right amount of moisture to make the trip across the Atlantic - too much and the leaves will mold. Too little and the leaves will dry out and crumble. Having to wait on a ship means that the leaves are left to hang in barns and are susceptible to mold there as well. This in turn means a loss of profit for the Planters. Many turn to 'other' means to secure transport and that is a thing that unless it can be check'd will soon turn into a bigger problem." "I can not afford to have my 'branded' * tobacco shipments held up. My reputation is an excellent one and since it is made on my plantation where I live and therefore I saw to the whole management of it myself I know it will be exceedingly good." "Tis said that the quality of a man's tobacco often serves as the measure of the man." He added a bit humorously. "If profits continue to be lost in tobacco trades that has a ripple effect on us all for those profits are used to purchase not just fine items but for me, as well as others', some of that profit will be used to purchase contracts for indentured male servants to come to Virginia to work our fields. And without those workers I will not be able to farm profitably." He paused and then continued. "There is also another issue that relates to Virginia directly. Last year the Treaty of 1677 was signed by King Charles and ten or eleven of the Native American Tribes. It was supposed to end the conflicts between the settlers and the Tribes but both sides do not follow it as a matter of course. The Treaty allowed them to keep their territories and too hunt and fish but they were all seem as 'tributaries' of the English Crown and so those rights were provided - as long as they paid taxes and remained obedient. The new boundary lines are not held to by either side and skirmishes happen often but are on the increase. Last month there were four families that were attacked with several dead and two of the children taken captive." "I am asking the The Lords also review this and to send militia to further support the Planters and to uphold the Treaty. And to ensure that there is no more loss of life." *Tabacco shipments were "branded" with a signature unique to its planter before they were sent overseas, and guarantors regarded brands as a seal of approval from the planter himself.*
  5. John Palliser

    Taking Care of Business, Wed AM

    John stood as he was approached and it went as he had fear'd. He would not meet one of the Lords but that might not be such a bad thing. "Mister Clark I am happy to have your time indeed. John Palliser." He did not extend his hand as he might to a fellow countryman but instead offered a polite bow of his head. "I am recently come from Massachusetts to hand deliver a signed petition as well as to hopefully discuss issues that we Tobacco Plantation owners are facing. Might you be the person that I can deal with?" "If now is inconvenient perhaps we might set another time and I will return then? It really is of importance."
  6. He'd not been to his own bed after returning from Anne Elizabeth's. Instead he had sat, pipe in hand, looking out the window as the dawn broke through and life began to once again stir. He heard the bells ring out from all across the City and the 'criers' ' calling out the hour as the passed by. In truth it was never actually silent which he was having a hard time adjusting to. Yet given time he knew he'd acclimate. He had called for hot water and a knock had him call out to enter and a servant put the streaming bowl on a stand made specially. Tapping his pipe carefully against his tankard he rose and gave a great stretch surprised at how sore he was in some places. The grin came naturally as he began his morning absolutions and his eyes went to the visual evidence left behind on his shoulder and arm by his lover. She was full of Spirit and willingness and he suspected that their outing on the morrow might well provide for further explorations between them. By today was reserved for Business and so he tended to his attire with greater care. Somber yet well tailored but without the showiness of a Court Gentleman he knew that he had to be taken seriously if he was to have any success. He had been told before leaving that it would prove to be a waste of time, that here in London The Colonies were seen as a thing to exploit, and the promises of aid were mostly full of hot air. He had sent a note to his sister Verity telling her of his plans and that he would lunch with her. He had been a bit neglectful of his younger sister and he needed to make up for that. Her situation was pressing as well but how he was to find her a suitable husband escaped him. He knew no one really and besides there was hardly enough time for him to establish a relationship before he had to return back Home. The tobacco crops would be ready to harvest and he could not linger longer here. Dressed now in black and burgundy he was glad that the sun shone and the skies held no threat of rain. Tucking his portfolio under his arm he took up his hat and made his way downstairs. He'd take a coach up to Westminster. ______________________________ The office of the Lords of Trade and Plantations was in a place called Scotland Yard - which John had learned was called that as the Scottish Nobility had once been housed there as they were just a stone's throw from the Palace of Westminster. The Lords of Trade handled all matters relating to The Colonies and it was into that building John now entered. He doffed his hat and made his introduction to a clerk stating that he indeed had an appointment and then was asked to take a chair and wait. Not impatient by nature he nevertheless found himself in just that frame of mind. He wanted to present the petition as well as have a chance to discuss other issues that plagued the other Plantation owners - one of which was to try to get the 2nd Navigation Act of 1660 - eased. As it stood now tobacco crops could only be shipped to England or to English held island and not to any place in Europe or the Far East. It was all a matter of Profits for those here in London as well as the fact that only English built ships could be used as transport and the crew had to be half British. Mother Country was getting richer and richer and that had created a system of profiteering in The Colonies that was hard to actually enforce. A thing that he himself had dappled in on several occasions but would never admit to publicly. He hoped that he would not sit here for hours but he would wait it out. If he was turned away without the chance to discuss then he would make another appointment and come again until found the chance.
  7. John Palliser

    Lead Me Not Into Temptation | Tuesday April 12, 2 pm

    He smiled at her remarks his own thoughts creating imaginings of all the places they could explore together and what might be done there. Her invitation was a welcome one and he shifted his weight a bit reaching out to draw her closer again one hand gently covering a breast and needing it softly as he spoke. "This 'lying abed to rest' is not a thing I have practice of, yet I have heard tales of such things where afternoons are spent abed, most from Merchants from Spain and farther even than that. Is it on that island you from as well?" "Nor have I slept with a woman held close like this in a long time. I am glad that it is you. You are a surprise indeed little Island Girl and that you are adventurous pleases me even more." "I think that is my line is it not - worn out? Yet I shall do as you say and so let us rest. You shall be in need of sustance for I intend to take my time with you well into the night." He gave a soft sigh and she might well feel him begin to relax into that soft bedding. "I must to an appointment upon the morrow and then Thursday we shall make our way into the countryside .... what I shall find I have no idea ......" His words drifted off until there was but silence and he slept. If she answered back he did not hear it. fin
  8. John Palliser

    Lead Me Not Into Temptation | Tuesday April 12, 2 pm

    She was magnificent! So eager and so willing reading his wants and needs which in turn spurned him on even more. He knew she was right behind him in her own release and he returned her kiss his hands on either side of her face. "I am too heavy for you I think." Said as he rolled to one side tucking her into the crook of his arm. "You are far too delicate a creature to bruise. I needs must have a care." He smiled down at her his breathing slowing to a normal pace as he brushed the hair from her flushed face then kissed the tip of her nose. "I am unused to such comforts being so far from Home - the Red Lion unfortunately has no 'softness' and so I much like this bed of yours - not that I am intending to make it the only place I take you in." He was quiet then content to hold her sure that soon both would fall asleep if that was what she wanted. He would indeed welcome that regrouping his strength for a repeat performance. The next time he intended to throughly enjoy all that her body offered. Knowing every part of her as he would allow her to do of his own body. He was not a many to deny a woman her own pleasures.
  9. John Palliser

    Lead Me Not Into Temptation | Tuesday April 12, 2 pm

    She was as eager as he. He pressed inwards as she rose to meet him tight as an untried girl yet he knew she was all woman. He began to push harder his breath hot on her neck his chest pressed to her skin - he moaned his words 'you are tremblin' as he continued to thrust and pull. Full of force and power. He felt her arch upwards to meet him all the while he inhaled her scent as he nibbled on her neck. He pulled out and touched her between her legs repeating his words about her trembling. "You tremble here, like you are anticipating me, like you want." He entered her then with a rush his lips running down her cheek. "I will not be gentle. Not this time." His pace increased and he shoved hard and deep. Faster and faster as he reached down to pull her legs up higher changing the position allowing him too push more if that were possible. There was no easing the temp and soon he felt the shaking of his body as he reached his release on a shout and a groan then relaxed down onto her body.
  10. John Palliser

    Lead Me Not Into Temptation | Tuesday April 12, 2 pm

    She unveiled herself and stood bare and beautiful before him. Like a Peach ready to be tasted. Before he could make a move she had and soon he too was bared and quite obviously glad to be free of confines. Her light touch made him give a hiss of breath inwards .... He reached out and brought her to him as his large hands slid down, inch by inch, past her waist to the dip at the small of her back, then lower to follow the curve of her buttocks with a heavier touch, pulling her even closer. He bent his head to that place against her neck and began to kiss but then she was quickly lifted and settled back on the bed. He leaned over her his mouth hot on hers in a searing kiss that probed and teased the heat of his erection pressing on her belly. One hand began to trail down her belly until it slid across the junction of her thighs. He didn't break the kiss just plunged deeper as his fingers brushed across that most sensitive point teasing and testing her readiness for him. His knee nudged at her legs, parting them, inviting them to open. He broke the kiss and raised up so that his gaze locked with hers. He did not smile, did not speak. His eyes had a glazed look, as if he focused inward. And then, with a single slow unstoppable movement, he eased down into her. Shifting his weight he pulled her legs higher, easing the tension a fraction, sliding even deeper.
  11. John Palliser

    Lead Me Not Into Temptation | Tuesday April 12, 2 pm

    Her answer pleased him and her hands on his body sent a shiver thru him and then when she touched him but briefly he knew such an ache from just that alone. What could else could she do .... He turned her round his fingers seeking out what would soon be set free. The ties obliged and soon her bodice would relax and slide free leaving her corset, chemise, skirts and little else. "This next I think. But first ......" His mouth found the side of her neck and be began to nibble gently but with increasing strength. He had no wish to actually hurt her but he knew that she would be responsive given the way her body was reacting even now. As his lips worked one area his hands were busy with the lacings of her corset. He knew from experience that to unlace too quick would like to cause her to feel dizzy and even swoon so he was careful until it began to ease and he knew twas safe to ease it off her body. Reaching round his hand found the soft swelling of her breast, cupping it gently, feeling it react to his touch. His mouth left the skin of her neck. as his hand continued to kneed as with the other he turned her so that he was able to bend to touch her. A low growl in his throat and then this tongue reached out to circle the rosy crest through the fabric of her chemise, feeling it harden then tightly bud. Her reaction made him smile slightly and he greedily began to suck, drawing in more of it. He felt the ache in his groin grow deeper like hot fire singing through his veins. "Shall I continue ..." He murmured softly blowing on the wet of her chemise. "Or are you too impatient like me and this our first joining will not be soft but hard and fast."
  12. John Palliser

    Lead Me Not Into Temptation | Tuesday April 12, 2 pm

    "Well whatever it is never stop using it with me. When you run out I will buy you more." His mouth still teased as his hands slowly began to explore upwards but stopped just short of the intended destination. Raising himself up on one elbow he looked at her all flushed and so eager it was obvious that their little "Game" was soon to be completed in a much more hurried ending. "Yes. Far too much I think. Here ..." He offered her a hand to raise herself up and then continued. "Let us begin from the top and work downwards hmmm .... Unlacing first or are you just buttoned up inside all that? Well. Come closer and turn round." He leaned over to kiss her letting his teeth nibble a bit on her lower lip and then a soft pass of his tongue to sooth. "Or are you expecting me to continue? If so ....." He shrugged out of his jacket tossing it aside then pulled at the ties of his shirt tugging them free of his neck. Now all that remained were his breeches and stockings and boots. He looked at her with amusement in his eyes but something else as well. A touch of feral intensity as his head dipped closer and his mouth found hers. HIs touch hard but gentle. Exploratory as his thumbs trailed across her jaw as his hands went to the back of her head where he felt and then began to remove her hair pins so that her hair began to tumble about her shoulders. The air fairly bristled with the heat between them.
  13. John Palliser

    Lead Me Not Into Temptation | Tuesday April 12, 2 pm

    His hands were feather light then he tightened his grip which drew her closer into him than with a smile he bent down and placed a kiss on the bare skin just above her bodice top first to the left then the right. "How lucky I am then not to face an impediment or risk an injury." He teased and followed up the kiss with his tongue tasting her. It was like a brand - it burned but left no mark. "Perhaps but I do not think t'would cause you to suffer unduly ..... You have far too many layers for my liking and we are wasting time." this was an amusement to be sure but it was not giving him what he wanted and he knew it was the same for her. "This sport I admire - hunting I mean - but today I do not have the patience." It was a quick maneuver and she was then held in his arms and he strode to the bed in a few strides and she was laid down with him towering over her. "Now I think tis time for me to make the next move ...." One hand moved her skirts up and then went to her leg inching up the stocking until he came to where it was gartered and with a gently tug it was pulled down and soon tossed aside. Lips replaced fingers and so he began to explore teasing and nibbling as the other stocking followed the first. "Your skin is soft and tastes of something .... a flower I can not place or mayhap a fruit ...."
  14. John Palliser

    Lead Me Not Into Temptation | Tuesday April 12, 2 pm

    Her lips on his skin was electric and the 'jolt' went directly to that place that needed no encouragement. "Mmmmmm ....." He murmured softly as he shifted her slightly so that his mouth captured hers in a lingering kiss. He teased sure in the fact that she would be receptive. He moved his hands across her back and then down her sides - just for the wanting but also searching out for any objects like pins that might be holding her clothing closed - he was well enough familiar with how a woman was dressed for oft times he too was pinned together in places. His hands then ran along her ribcage then upwards to linger but not touch her breasts. "You must tell me afore I am stung by pins or at least where they are placed so that I can take then out. And I won't count them but instead what they hold together." She was a delicious female all brightly wrapped and he was impatient to begin the opening.
  15. John Palliser

    Lead Me Not Into Temptation | Tuesday April 12, 2 pm

    She raised his chin and he looked up as she then bid him to stand. He complied making no effort to hide his smile. "I should warn you ... I am exceedingly good at Games ..."
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