America and West Indies
July 1728

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'America and West Indies: July 1728 ', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 36: 1728-1729 (1937), pp. 154-166. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=72452 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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July 1728

July 1.
St.
Christophers.
305. Mr. Willett to Mr. Popple. In reply to his letter relating to his complaint against Lt. General Mathew explains that they have accommodated their difference, which arose from the Lt. General thinking that his protest in Council reflected on his administration, which he never meant. He has resigned his seat in Council owing to declining health and private affairs. This was not occasioned by Governour Mathew's behaviour to him. "I had writ my friends in London of this my purpose many months before; that I might be left out of my Lord Londonderry's Instructions." Signed, John Willett. Endorsed, Recd. Read 8th Oct., 1728. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 16. ff. 357, 358v.]
July 2.
Whitehall.
306. Duke of Newcastle to the Council of Trade and Plantations. It having been represented to H.M. that there is great occasion for an Engineer at Jamaica, for the raising and repairing such works, as are judged necessary for the defence and security of that Island, H.M. out of a tender regard to the good and safety of his subjects there, is pleased to allow that Mr. Lilly should attend that service etc. But in regard to the extraordinary charge of his going and residing there, it is expected that he should be paid 20s. per diem, which is the allowance that has been constantly made to Engineers in the West Indies, and his pay here being no more than £200 pr. ann., H.M. judges it proper, that Major General Hunter should be directed to recommend it to the General Assembly of Jamaica to allow him the difference etc. You are to prepare an Instruction accordingly for H.M. approbation etc. Signed, Holles Newcastle. Endorsed, Recd. Read July 3, 1728. 2 pp. [C.O. 137, 17. ff. 43, 43v., 44v.]
1728.
July 3.
New York.
307. Governor Burnet to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Has received his Commissions and Instructions etc. and is preparing to go to Boston with all possible dispatch. Gives account of 12 Acts passed in the last Sessions. Regrets to learn that the Board is still apprehensive that the sinking fund was not complete without the interest, and that the credit of the bills would suffer by applying it another way. Encloses certificates to show that the value of Jersey money is still encreasing. Encloses printed acts and minutes of the Session, "in which your Lordships will observe that there were more contests than have ever happened before, and that the Council have moderated and refused several unreasonable things proposed by the Assembly" etc. Set out, N.J. Archives 1st Ser. V. 190. Signed, W. Burnet. Endorsed, Recd. 9th Oct., Read 13th Nov., 1728. 9 pp. Enclosed,
307. i. Certificate of merchants of Perth Amboy that New Jersey proclamation money has risen so that one pound currently passes at £l. 1s. 3d. New York money. 18th May, 1728. 24 signatures. 1 p.
307. ii. Certificate that the Signatories of preceding are the chief traders of Perth Amboy etc. 18th May, 1728. Signed, John Parker, Mayor of Perth Amboy. ½ p.
307. iii. Certificate by Merchants of New York, confirming encl. No. i. 1st June, 1728. Signed, Rip van Dam and 10 others, ¾ p.
307. iv. Certificate that the signatories of preceding are of the chief traders of New York etc. 29th June, 1728. Signed, Robt. Lurting, Mayor of New York. Seal of City of New York ¼ p.
Nos. I–iv endorsed, Recd. 9th Oct., 1728.
307. v. Act of New Jersey, 1698, declaring the rights and privileges of the subject etc. Endorsed as preceding. Copy. 3 pp. [C.O. 5, 972. ff. 159–163, 164, 165, 166, 166v., 167v–169,171v.]
July 4.
Whitehall.
308. Council of Trade and Plantations to Governor the Earl of Londonderry. Enclose for publication Order repealing Act of St. Kitts repealing Act for settling £2000 etc. (12th June). Conclude: We shall be glad to hear of your Lordship's safe arrival. [C.O. 153, 14. pp. 403, 404.]
July 4.
Hampton
Court.
309. Order of King in Council. Referring to a Committee of the Council the Representation of 27th June with draughts of Instructions to Governor Worsley. Signed, Edward Southwell. Endorsed, Recd. 19th Oct., Read 20th Nov., 1728. ¾ p. [C.O. 28, 20. ff. 66, 67v.]
July 4.
Whitehall.
310. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Duke of Newcastle. Enclose following to be laid before H.M. Annexed,
1728.310. i. Same to the King. Submit following.
310. ii. Additional Instruction to Governor Hunter, requiring him to move the Assembly for an additional salary of £165, to make up his pay to 20s. per diem, for Col. Lilly, Engineer, whilst employed in the service of that Island etc. (v. 2nd July). [C.O. 138, 17. pp. 242–244.]
July 4.
Whitehall.
311. Mr. Popple to Mr. Fane. Encloses, for his opinion in point of law, 19 Acts of the Massachusets Bay, 1727, (titles given). [C.O. 5, 916. pp. 166–169; and 1729, Copy, ¾ p. 28.]
July 4.
Barbados.
312. Extract of letter from Mr. Forbes to [?——]. Confirms his previous statement as to numbers settled on Sta. Lucia. There are now upwards of 1200 French familys there and daily increasing. They are very curteous and civil to the few English amongst them, but it may be justly feared, that the very first opportunity they'l readily embrace to dispossess them etc. Endorsed, Recd, (from Mr. Wood), Read 11th Dec. 1729. Copy. ¾ p. [C.O. 28, 21. ff. 22, 22v.]
July 4.
Whitehall.
313. Mr. Popple to Mr. Attorney and Solicitor General. Encloses Act of New York, 1727, for preventing prosecutions by informations, for their opinion in point of law. [C.O. 5, 1125. p. 119.]
July 9.
Whitehall.
314. Council of Trade and Plantations to the King. Propose Joseph Pilgrim for the Council of Barbados in the room of George Lillington (v. 27th June), who by reason of his ill state of health and the disposition of his affairs does not design returning etc. [C.O. 29, 15. p. 96.]
July 9.
Annapolis
Royal.
315. Lt. Governor Armstrong to the Duke of Newcastle. Refers to letter Nov. 17th etc. Scarce anything material has occurred since etc. The French inhabitants continue still in the same temper and disposition of making no submission to H.M. etc. As an aggravation of their crime I can add that notwithstanding they have had the way open to reconcile themselves to the Governmt. pursuant to a Minute of Council, 13th Nov. last, by admitting them to swear allegiance to H.M. on their requiring the same, yet the success has not answer'd my good intention for not above two or three have taken the benefit thereof. I think they have an insuperable aversion to the English Nation both Church and State and as they are become a great people I hope the wisdom of the Government will speedily see cause to curb their insolence and reduce them to their duty before the task becomes much harder by the dayly increase of their strength and number which is already very considerable etc. The great lenity of the Governmt. is in some measure the cause of the peoples disobedience, for I have no warrant nor authority by H.M. Royal Commission and Instructions to Governor Philipps, to proceed further against them that refuse the oaths than only to debar them from fishing during H.M. pleasure, which restraint many of them are willing to bear with in hopes of some speedy revolution or change of Governmt. which they are encouraged by their priests and neighbouring French Governors to look for very soon. However I can hardly think that when matters are brought to the push, either to swear, or go, that they will persist in their disobedience so far as to quitt their plantations and improvements to settle new Colonies, tho they want neither invitations nor promises from the Islands of Cape Breton and St. Johns for that purpose. I acquainted your Grace in my last of several murthers and robberys committed by the Indians in this Province and Newfoundland last fall which manifestly appear to have been done through the instigations if not by the assistance of the French. I am since advised that a great body of those people made an appearance near Canso last winter as if they intended to attempt some mischief but at last retired without committing any hostilitys. On the month of May last an Indian tribe consisting of about 26 men under the command of 3 or 4 of their Sachems from the village of Meductoo an Indian settlement of 50 odd leagues up the River of St. Johns came here to ratifye the peace concluded at Boston and to make their submission to the Governmt. Whereupon I advisd with the Commission Officers here in garrison about their treatment and reception. Who were unanimously of opinion that they should be handsomely entertained while they staid and at their going away should receive some testimonies and marks of H.M. bounty in regard that they were the first of the upper villages who had been here to pay their respects to the Governmt., upon which I made them several presents and entertained them for several days and at last sent them away very well satisfied. As I have not any allowance for this nor any other chargeable service, I beg leave to acquaint your Grace that without some methods are used to satisfy the covetous desires of the Indians it will be impossible to retain them in H.M. interest or wean their affections from the French. All the charges of the Government I have hitherto born without either allowance for the same, or salary. I can sincerely affirm notwithstanding these discouragements, I have never been backward to contribute both my money and credit to support H.M. interest, which I hope your Grace will believe is what I have most at heart, notwithstanding the forgerys and insinuations of selfish malicious men, has been the principal aim of my actions. Signed, L. Armstrong. Endorsed, Rd. Nov. 18th. 4 pp. [C.O. 217, 38. No. 17.]
July 9.
Annapolis
Royal.
316. Same to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Duplicate of preceding, mutatis mutandis. Signed, L. Armstrong.
Endorsed, Recd. 14th Nov. 1728, Read 23rd May, 1729. 4 pp. [C.O. 217, 5. ff. 114–115v., 116v.; and (abstracts) 217, 30. pp. 31–33.]
July 12.
Annapolis
Royal.
317. Lt. Govr. Armstrong to Mr. Stanion. Is disappointed at not having heard from him as to the reception of his packet by Capt. Bennett, or received instructions etc. Refers to complaints against him "by two or three malitious traders in this Province, although not exhibited, but lodged in the hands of Govr. Philipps who only wants a proper opportunity off makeing his own use of them to my prejudice. This as well as ye unsettled state of this Province makes me very uneasy and oblidges me to desire your interest to gett me the Kings leave of abscence to come home to settle my affaires" etc. Signed, L. Armstrong. Endorsed, Rd. Nov. 18th. Addressed. Sealed. ¾ p. [C.O. 217, 38. No. 18.]
July 15.
Antego.
318. Lt. General Mathew to Mr. Popple. Acknowledges letter of 8th Feb. Continues:—I am under a very great concerne for having sent the publick papers open to the Agents etc. I never shall be guilty of the like fault again, etc. Encloses duplicate of May 20th etc. Continues:—I have no copy of Mr. Greatheed's petition, so as to know what he alledges against me etc. When he calls upon me I shall be ready to join with him in having the proper affidavits mutually made, as their Lordships direct. I have long since sent to Mr. Meure proofs upon oath to justify every particular of the information I had receiv'd against him, which I should have been glad their Lordships had ordered his laying before them. I know no more of that affair than I did then etc. As to Mr. Willett, there was too much warmth on both sides etc. I was loth to give their Lordships my account of that matter from a remaining concerne still in me for a most dear friend that had been tome from me. We have been for some months past on terms of reconciliation, and now there remains nothing, but to obtain from their Lordships, that all that matter may be forgot, without prejudice to Mr. Willett's character, or mine. The present state of the Leeward Islands I intended to lay before their Lordships, contains so much of my own way of thinking as to these Islands and I am grown so out of conceipt with it, that I pray to be excus'd from exposing myself by laying such notions before them, as I once weakly intended. The Antego duplicate acts (sent to Air. Yeamans) are neither of them signed by the Clerk of the Council, but only by the Clerk of the Assembly; I cou'd not persuade Mr. Wavell Smith, the Secretary to signe 'em. He is at variance with the Clerk of the Assembly, from whom I had these as usual, insisting that the drawing these acts belonged to his office; the other insists they belong to him, and I am forced to send them as they are, or else not at all. Mr. Smith promised to give me his reasons in writing, but he disappointed me etc. Encloses Minutes of Council of Montserrat, of 16th Jan.—26th Feb. last. It is impracticable for me to get from Mr. Smith and his Deputys the Minutes that I am required by the Instructions to send from time to time : I write and speak incessantly, but to no purpose, and as to the abstracts of proceedings in the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, Oyer and Terminer etc. I can get no other answer from him, but that he does not know how to be paid for them, nor will let me have them. He says the Clerks of the Offices at home told him, that instruction was obsolete, and more for forme sake than for any use they can be of at home, that they are never sent, that he will give me a memorial on it in Council, that his clerks are sick, that Lord Londonderry will be here soon etc. This is all I can get from him etc. Signed, William Mathew. Endorsed, Reed. 21st Oct. 1728, Read 28th March, 1729. 1 2/3 pp. [CO. 152, 17. ff. 9, 9v., l0v.]
July 16
Whitehall
319. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Duke of Newcastle. Enclose following. Annexed,
319. i. Same to the King. Enclose draughts of Commission and Instructions for Governor Philipps. Continue:— We have inserted the same powers formerly granted by his late Majesty to Colo. Philipps, save only that in the draught of Instructions, we have added one conformable to your Majesty's Order in Council, 28th March, directing hint to be aiding and assisting your Majesty's Surveyor General of Woods etc. in preventing the destruction of them in Nova Scotia, and in punishing such as shall be found offending therein. We have likewise omitted the 34th clause, concerning the fortifications at Placentia, and the removal of part of the Garrison from thence, the design of that Instruction being already complied with ; some further alterations may perhaps hereafter be thought proper to be made both in the said Commission and Instructions. But we thought it our duty to frame these upon the former plan, till such time as your Majesty shall be graciously pleas'd to declare your Royal pleasure upon the Representations formerly made, more particularly that of 7th June, 1727, upon the methods for encouraging your Majesty's subjects to settle in Nova Scotia, for establishing the form of a Civil Government there, and likewise for the preservation of your Majesty's woods in that country. Autograph signatures. 1 p. Enclosed,
319. ii. Draught of Commission for Richard Philipps to be Governor of Placentia and Nova Scotia or Accadie. v. preceding.
319. hi. Governor Philipps' Instructions, v. preceding. 32 Articles. Articles 33—35, directing the encouragement of inhabitants of Newfoundland to remove to Nova Scotia, and the garrison at Placentia, are deleted. Signed, C.R., C.R., (Caroline, Queen, Guardian of the Realm). Kensington, 1st July, 1729. [C.O. 218, 2. pp. 81–119; and (covering letter only) 194, 23. No. 34.]
July 17.
Antego.
320. Lt. Governor Mathew to Mr. Popple. Mr. Meure writes me their Lordships are greatly displeas'd at me for passing the act to repeal Governor Hart's settlement of £2000 a year; that it is charg'd upon me, as an effect of malice and resentment, a breach of H.M. instructions, and on a false foundation. I wish Mr. Hart had stay'd here to this day, rather than I should thus have incur'd their Lordships displeasure; the chief command has been far from a lucrative one to me, and given me sufficient uneasyness, from the perverse contradictions I have met with in opposition to every publick service; for I have pursued nothing for myself. The foundation for which was layd before Governor Hart went home, and constantly kept on foot by letters containing paragraphs of mine to their Lordships; and even one of those letters inform'd the people of St. Christophers (to raise an odium against me) that Mr. Meure at home actually presented a memorial to their Lordships of the Board of Trade craving their Lordships leave for my obtaining a most exorbitant thousand pound a year over and above the two thousand given to Governor Hart etc. Mr. Butler on a very publick occasion charged me with it, in the most insolent manner; and upon my denying it, urged the authority of his information, even to giving me the lye. I have really thus much to say, as to my passing that act; if it was ever confirm'd at home by H.M., 'twas more than I ever knew, or any one man in the Government else; when acts are confirm'd by H.M., that confirmation is allways notified to the Council at least, and enter'd in the Council books; such notification or entry I do aver was never made here etc. Governor Hart's resignation of that present from the Island was so publick, so solemne and so frequent, that I cannot believe what I now heare from England, that he should forget it. I do aver as a fixed truth that the whole purport of that act was only to strengthen that renunciation, against a law, that it was imagin'd in case of his death, his executrs. would set up against the Island; no one person ever imagin'd that it would obviate a claim of Governor Hart's own, for no one believ'd he ever would make one; The law went through both Houses I may say almost unanimously; there was but one single objection made to it, and that was by Mr. Willett his chief friend, in both Houses; the only objection he made was, that if Mr. Hart should returne again Chief Governor, his renunciation then, (which could only be meant during his absence or in case of his removal) would determine; but Mr. Willett added then in words (for he was a witness to that renunciation) that if Mr. Hart did not returne, he did not think he could in honour ask or claim that settlement during his absence. And then Mr. Willett was reminded of the following circumstance to convince him, that if ever Governor Hart should returne he would abate of his expectations from the Island. A very little while before Governor Hart embark'd for England, and when Lord Londonderry was even then dayly expected, he was pleased to make in Council the following declaration; That upon his removal he should become a planter, a brother inhabitant of the Island, that if the Council pleas'd the doors might be shutt, that he was convinced the provision of £2000 a year made for him was exorbitant and a burthen too heavy for the Island to bear, and that he was ready then to joine with the Council in any methods could be contrived to prevent such extortions for the future etc. Continues:—I submit whether etc. after this resignation and declaration, my passing an act to confirme both could give me the least apprehensions, that I should thereby incurr their Lordships' displeasure. Mr. Soulegre and Pym, Members of H.M. Council are now in London, Gentlemen of inviolable truth and great worth; I pray I may be either condemn'd or acquitted by their confirming to their Lordships viva voce, or denying any one circumstance abovemention'd etc. Continues:—I have not broke the Instruction, that says I shall do nothing to lessen H.M. revenue; for this repealing act only alters the application etc. Refers to enclosures. Continues:— The transactions of those days and the debates were publick enough. The secresy recommended by Governor Hart was not join'd in by the Board; and the Councellors' oath is only to keep secret such debates as the Council shall resolve shall be so kept. I have supported the Government most expensively, and from the publick occasion of H.M. accession and other publick days 'twas unavoidable; I have nothing but the half of the sallary of Chief Governor and the £200 a year as Lt. Governor, from H.M.; I have receiv'd nothing for upwards of five years. Their Lordships then must certainly know my own estate alone must have supported me. The island of St. Christophers its true makes me a small present of £200 sterling a year. If Governor Hart has his £2000 a year, I hope their Lordships will permit my endeavouring on Sr. Philipp York's opinion to recover half of it from him etc. Signed, William Mathew. Endorsed, Recd. 9th Nov., 1728, Read 28th March, 1729. 2½ pp. Enclosed,
320. i. Deposition of Francis Phipps. St. Christophers, 29th June, 1728. Deponent heard Governor Hart declare in Council that he was now becoming a planter and ready to join with them to relieve the Island from the intolerable oppression of the settlement of £2000 a year they had till then made on him, which the island could not afford etc. Signed, Francis Phipps. ½ p
1728.320. ii. Deposition by Same. Deponent has often heard several Members of Council say that Governor Hart declared in Council that he would remit the settlement of £2000 pr. annum made on him, from the time of his departure etc. It appearing by the Treasurer's account that part of the money appropriated by Governor Hart's act of settlement had been applied for other services of the public, Mr. Willett in Council said he did not think Governor Hart would ever demand or receive it, but his executors might, and he therefore thought the most proper method would be to repeal that act etc. Signed, Francis Phipps. ¾ p.
320. iii & iv. Deposition of William Pym Burt. St. Christophers, 1st July, 1728. Confirms and amplifies Nos. i and ii. Signed, William Pym Burt. 1 p. and ½ p.
320. v. Deposition of James Losack. St. Christophers, June 13th, 1728. Deponent cannot find any entry in the Council books of the confirmation of the Act for settling £2000 per annum on Governor Hart etc. Signed, James Losack, Depty. Secry. 1½ pp. Endorsed, Recd, (from Mr. Meure) 7th Nov. 1728. Nos. i–v endorsed, Recd. 9th Nov., 1728. [C.O. 152, 17. ff. 11–13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 17v., 18v., 22v.]
July 18.
Whitehall.
321. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Duke of Newcastle. Enclose following, to be laid before the King. Autograph signatures. 1 p. Enclosed,
321. i. Extract of Governor Hunter's letter, 4th May, relating to Spanish privateers. [C.O. 137, 46. Nos. 52, 52. i; and (without enclosure) 138,17. p. 245.]
July 18.
Whitehall.
322. Bryan Wheelock to William Popple. Having in your brother's absence got copies prepared of the representations of 28th Sept. 1717 and 20th June, 1728, as desired by H.E. Mr. Walpole by your letter of 13th inst. N.S. with a schedule annexed etc., I have this day sent the same to Mr. Delafaye to be despatch'd to you by the first messenger. [C.O. 389, 28. p. 263.]
July 18.
Whitehall.
323. Mr. Wheelock to Mr. Delafaye. Encloses copies of representations as preceding. [C.O. 389, 28. pp. 362, 363.]
July 20.
Barbados.
324. Governor Worsley to the Duke of Newcastle. After I had several times prorogued the last General Assembly etc., that there might be sufficient time to pass a new Excise Act etc. (v. 9th April), I dissolved the said Assembly, 18th June, and by the advice, and consent of H.M. Council, called a new one to meet the 13th July, when, they accordingly met, and again choses Collo. Peers their Speaker; Whilst there was no Assembly sitting the Countrey was pretty quiet, but upon this last election, the former spirit of faction broke forth, and the general cry was, for the good of their countrey; Upon their first meeting, I made them a speech (copy enclosed). The Assembly has met and once passed the Excise bill, and tho' a Committee was appointed to draw up an answer, as they call it, to my speech, yet they have not done it, in that they say, it seems to require the most mature consideration, and therefore desired a longer time to consider of it; I can't imagine what it is they boggle at in my Speech. Notwithstanding the cessation of Arms, which has been published, between Great Britain and Spain, we have had lately taken, by a Spanish privateer of St. Domingo, a merchant ship, the Dolphin, Jasper Morris master, which was loaden with sugar and bound for London etc. Refers to enclosures. Signed, Henry Worsley. Endorsed, R. Oct. 8. 3 pp. Enclosed,
324. i. Deposition of Jasper Morris, Thomas Markis and Michael Galwey, as to the capture of the Dolphin by a Spanish privateer etc. Barbados, 8th July, 1728. Referred to in preceding. Copy. 1¾ pp.
324. ii. Similar deposition by Same and Walter Quarme. St. Christophers. 29th June, 1728. Copy. 1¾ pp.
324. iii. Governor Worsiey's Speech to the Assembly. We cannot be too zealous in demonstrating our loyalty to H.M. etc. Recommends them, after passing the Excise bill, to consider the ruinous condition of the fortifications etc. Copy. 2½ pp.
324. iv. Address of the Grand Jury of Barbados to the King, 11th-13th June, 1728. Pray for his long and prosperous reign etc. Signed, 17 signatures. 1 large folded p. [C.O. 28, 44. Nos. 121, 121 i–iv.]
July 20.
Barbados.
325. Governor Worsley to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Duplicate of preceding covering letter. Signed, Henry Worsley. Endorsed, Recd. 7th, Read 15th Oct., 1728. 3 pp. Enclosed,
325. i., ii. Duplicates of preceding end. Nos. i, iii. Endorsed as preceding. [C.O. 28, 19. ff. 204–206v., 207v.–208v., 209v.]
July 22.
Horse
Guards.
326. Judge Advocate Hughes to the Duke of Newcastle. See No. 358 iv. Signed, E. Hughes. Endorsed, R. 27. 3 pp. Enclosed,
326. i. Rev. Thomas Curphey to Mr. Hughes. See No. 358 iii. [C.O. 23, 14. ff. 41–44v.]
July 22.
Hampton
Court.
327. Duke of Newcastle to the Council of Trade and Plantations. I herewith send yor. Lops, several papers etc., which I have lately received from Mr. Donovan Agent to the Contractors for victualling H.M. ships at Jamaica, who complains of his being under prosecution there, for having imported from Barbados a quantity of rum for the use of H.M. Squadron in the West Indies, and having caused it to be put on board one of H.M. ships at Port Royal, from whence it was distributed among several ships of the said Squadron, without paying the dutys with which by an Act lately passed in the Assembly of Jamaica, arrack and other spirits are chargeable on importation there, and proposes that when this Act shall be laid before the Council etc., a clause may be inserted in it, to except from the duty thereby laid on spirits, all such rum as shall be imported for the use of H.M. ships. You are to lay before H.M. a state of the case with your opinion thereupon and whether a stop should be put to this prosecution etc. Signed, Holles Newcastle. Endorsed, Recd. 22nd, Read 30th July, 1728. 1½ pp. Enclosed,
327. i. Timothy Donovan to the Duke of Newcastle. Port Royal. April 24, 1728. Complains as above. The latter part of the Act is intirely calculated against the Navy and no other etc. Signed, Tim. Donovan. Endorsed as preceding. Copy. 2 pp.
327. ii. Notification of the duties laid by the Act for granting a revenue to H.M. April 18, 1728. Signed, Charles L(l)oyd, Receiver General. Same endorsement. Copy. 4½ pp.
327. iii. Correspondence between Timothy Donovan, Admiral Hosier and the Receiver General, 15th July-11th Dec, 1727, showing the scarcity and dearness of rum and the difficulty of supplying the demands of the fleet etc. Copy. 4 pp.
327. iv. Timothy Donovan to the President of the Council, Port Royal, Dec. 12,1727. Protests against a summons on account of rum imported from Barbados by the sloop Jolly for the use of the Squadron, which urgently needed it etc. Signed, T. Donovan. Copy. 2¼ pp.
327. v. Answers by Timothy Donovan to the information exhibited against him by the Attorney General of Jamaica relating to preceding. Same endorsement. Copy. 5¾ pp. [C.O. 137, 17. ff. 55, 55v., 56v.–57v., 58v.– 68v., 69v.; and (covering letter only) 137, 46. No. 53.]
[July 23.]328. Petition of Thomas King to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Prays that the Act of Jamaica, 1722, for encourageing the speedy settling of Pero or Pera plantations may be confirmed. Recounts previous procedure concerning it (v. C.S.P. 1725 etc.). The bills preferred by Rev. Wm. Gordon, his wife, Mr. Peers and Mr. Whitehead, have been dismissed, showing that they have no real claim to the estate etc. Endorsed, Recd. 23rd July, 1728, Read 21st May, 1729. 2 pp. [C.O. 137, 18. ff. 11, 11v., 12v.]
July 24.329. Rev. T. Curphey to Sir C. Wager. See No. 358 ii. Signed, Tho. Curphey. Addressed, 1 p. [C.O. 23, 14. ff. 47, 48v.]
July 25.
Hampton
Court.
330. Order of King in Council. Approving Instructions for Governor Worsley as 27th June, except that the Council of Trade having now proposed Joseph Pilgrim in place of Mr. Lillington, he is appointed to the Council. Signed, Edward Southwell. Endorsed, Recd. 19th Oct., Read 20th Nov., 1728. 3 pp. [C.O. 28, 20. ff. 68, 69v.]
July 25.
Hampton
Court.
331. Copy of above Instructions, [C.O. 5, 194. ff. 303– 407.]
July 25.
Hampton
Court.
332. Order of King in Council. Approving draught of Governor Philipps' Commission. Signed, Edward Southwell. Endorsed, Recd. 19th Oct., Read 20th Nov., 1728. 1 p. [C.O. 217, 5. ff. 89, 90v. ; and 5, 194. f. 420.]
July 25.
Hampton
Court.
333. Order of King in Council. Approving draught of Governor Philipps' Instructions and representation of the Board of Trade thereon etc. Signed and endorsed as preceding. l¼ pp. [C.O. 217, 5. ff. 91, 92v. ; and 5, 194. ff. 433, 433a.]
July 25.334. Petition of Assembly of Barbados to the King. A repetition of the petition of the Majority, Jan. 4, q.v., but concluding :—Nor can the inhabitants bear the necessary charge either of buying powder sufficient or repairing the fortifications etc. while the heavy tax which they have for so many years paid chiefly for H.E.'s use is continued, by which tax allmost all the current cash of this Island is annually brought together and hoarded in H.E.'s coffers, trade is stagnated, and the value of the produce of the Island is very considerably lowered, to the vast damage of the distrest inhabitants who are forced to part with their goods at any price to raise their quota of a tax not only heavy in itself but much more so in regard of the ill effects it has upon trade and the marketts in the Colony. Petitioners are ready to prove the truth of these allegations etc. Signed, Robt. Warren, Cl. of the Assembly. [C.O. 28, 39. No. 44.]
July 25335. (a) Governor Worsley's Speech to the Council and Assembly of Barbados.
(b) Address of the Assembly in reply. Copy. Signed, Robt. Warren, Clk. of the Assembly. The whole endorsed, Recd, (from Mr. Price), Read, Feb. 25,1728/9. 5 pp. [C.O. 28, 20. ff 97, 98–99v., l00v., 101v., 102v.]
July 25
Hampton
Court.
336. Order of King in Council. Approving representation of Nov. 10, 1726, and ordering accordingly that stores of war be sent to the Bahama Islands, and that the Governor be empowered to call an Assembly of 24 Members by an instruction in his Commission now being prepared etc. v. A.P.C. III. No. 151. Signed, Edward Southwell. Endorsed. Recd 30th. Read 31st July, 1728. If pp. [C.O. 23, 2. ff. 146, 147v. ; and (copy of first part of order, endorsed, Recd. 19th Oct., Read 20th Nov., 1728) ff. 180, 181v.]
July 30.
Whitehall.
337. Mr. Wheelock to Mr. Fane. Encloses Revenue Act of Jamaica etc. for his opinion how far it is agreeable to the intention of the draught and Instructions relating thereto etc. [C.O. 138, 17. pp. 245, 246.]
July 30.
Whitehall.
338. Same to the Commissioners for Victualling the Navy. In relation to Mr. Donovan's complaint (July 22), enquires whether the contractors for supplying H.M. ships in the West Indies with rum or other provisions, have paid duties in any of H.M. Colonies in America for such supplies, etc. [C.O. 138, 17. p. 247.]
July 30.
Whitehall.
339. Same to Mr. Fane. Encloses 6 Acts of Jamaica, 1728, for his opinion in point of law, etc. [C.O. 138, 17. pp. 248, 249.]
July 31.
Hampton
Court.
340. Copy of Governor Philipps' Commission. [C.O. 5, 194. ff. 421–428.]