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April 1735

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'America and West Indies: April 1735', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 41: 1734-1735 (1953), pp. 402-412. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=72782 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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April 1735

April 3.
St. James's.
516. Order of King in Council. Appointing Samuel Byam to the Council of Antigua in the room of Francis Carlisle decd. Signed, Temple Stanyan. Endorsed, Recd. 31st May, Read 12th June, 1735. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 21. ff. 34, 37v.]
April 3.
St. James's.
517. Order of King in Council. Appointing Josiah Martin to the Council of Antigua in the room of John Morris decd. Signed and endorsed as preceding. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 21. ff. 35, 36 v.]
April 3.
St. James's.
518. Order of King in Council. The Governor of the Leeward Islands upon the arrival of the stores of war sent to Antigua (enumerated), to cause the same to be forthwith distributed amongst all the said islands, in proportion to the numbers of the militia in each island etc. Signed, Temple Stanyan. Endorsed, Recd. 31st May, Read 12th June, 1735. 1½ pp. [C.O. 152, 21. ff. 28, 28v., 33v.]
April 3.
St. James's.
519. Order of King in Council. Approving draught of Additional Instruction to Governor Mathew, empowering him to give his assent to an act for continuing the powder duty in Antigua etc. Signed and endorsed as preceding. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 20. ff. 39, 40v.]
April 3.
St. James's.
520. Order of King in Council. Whereas the Right Honble. The Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs have represented to H.M. at this Board, that they consider it proper, that an Enquiry should be made into the fees taken for several years past in all the offices and court in H.M. Island of Barbados; and therefore humbly proposed, that the Govr. or Commander in Chief of that Island should be directed to transmit to H.M. a particular account of such fees as they were taken and received in all the said offices and courts at the time of her late Majty. Queen Anne's accession to the Crown, together with such variations as have been since made therein, distinguishing thesame in separate columns. H.M. this day took the said Representation into his Royal Consideration, and was pleased, with the advice of his Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed, and to order, as it is hereby ordered, that his Grace, the Duke of Newcastle, one of H.M. principal Secretarys of State, do signify H.M. pleasure to the Govr. or Commander in Chief of Barbados for the time being, to transmit the said account of fees accordingly. Copy. Signed, Temple Stanyan. [C.O. 324, 36. pp. 502, 503.]
April 3.
St. James's.
521. Order of King in Council. Ordering that the Governor of Barbados be directed to transmit an account of the fees taken in all the offices and courts there at the time of the accession of Queen Anne, and subsequent variations etc. (v. A.P.C. III. pp. 419, 420). Signed, Temple Stanyan. Endorsed, Recd. 31st May, Read 12th June, 1735. 1 p. [C.O. 28, 24. ff. 63, 64v.]
April 3.
St. James's.
522. Order of King in Council. Ordering that, since there hath not been any supply of ordnance stores sent to Barbados since 1702, and the Governor and Council have represented that most of their cannon are honeycombed and their small arms decayed, the like quantity of ordnance stores with those sent thither in 1702 should be now sent, except the train of artillery, which is not at present demanded, and likewise 4000 firelocks with bayonets, the said firelocks and bayonets to be paid for by the Island, in regard the inhabitants are obliged by their Militia acts to supply themselves with such arms etc. The charge for said stores to be laid before Parliament by the Office of Ordnance; the part to be paid for by the Island to be sent thither upon the Agent giving good security the H.M. Office of Ordnance for the value thereof etc. (v A.P.C. III. pp. 409, 410.) Signed, Temple Stanyan. Endorsed, Recd. 31st May, Read 12th June, 1731. 3 ¾ pp. Enclosed,
522. i. Estimate of ordnance and stores proposed to be sent to Barbados and the Leeward Islands, pursuant to Order of Lords of Committee of Privy Council, 6th Aug., 1734. Totals: To be sent to Barbados, at the expense of the Crown: £3573 14s. 8d.; at the expense of the Island (4000 muskets and bayonets, and freight): £5800. 1⅓ pp.
522. ii. Account of stores sent in 1702. Copy. 3½ pp. [C.O. 28, 24. ff. 67–71v., 72v.]
April 3.
St. James's.
523. Order of King in Council. Approving draft of Instruction to Governor of Virginia as ordered 7th March. Signed, Temple Stanyan. Endorsed, Recd. 31st May, Read 12th June, 1735. 1½ pp. [C.O. 5, 1323. ff. 119, 119v., 124v.]
April 3.
St. James's.
524. Order of King in Council. Conforming 13 acts of Georgia, (i) for maintaining the peace with the Indians; (ii) for rendering the Colony of Georgia more defencible by prohibiting the importation and use of black slaves or negroes; (iii) to prevent the importation or use of rum and brandies in the province of Georgia. Signed, Temple Stanyan. Endorsed, Recd. 31st May, Read 12th June, 1735. 2 pp. [C.O. 5, 364. ff. 35, 35v., 38v.]
April 3.525. Order of the House of Commons. That the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations do lay this House a copy of the memorial delivered to them in the year 1734 by Mr. Torriano concerning the liberty of carrying enumerated commoditys from the British Colonys in America directly to foreign parts. Signed, N. Hardinge, CI. Dom. Com. Endorsed, Recd. 3rd, Read 11th April, 1735. [C.O. 388, 34. ff. 20, 27v.]
April 7.
Nevis.
526. James Wimble to the Duke of Newcastle. Describes his losses in the West Indies, whither he sailed in his own vessel from Hastings in 1718. He has been taken seven times by the Spaniards, who "still play the same game with us as they was wont to do." Despairing of obtaining redress, he has settled in Boston, and asks for his Grace's favour in obtaining for him a small place as Collector etc. in New England etc. Signed, James Wimble. Addressed "To His Grace, Thos. Pellom, Duke of New Castell, In Linkinensfealls (Lincoln's Inn Fields). Sealed. 2 pp. [C.O. 152, 44. ff. 39, 39v., 40v.]
April 9.527. Earl of Westmoreland to Mr. Popple. Being a little lame of the gout, and taken yesterday with a great hoarseness will prevent my stirring out this day, of which excuse you'l acquaint my Brethren of the Board when mett, and withal that, as I hear, we have lost Mr. Wheelock, I hope, they will immediately agree to nominate and appoint a successor; and as Mr. Gillibrand is the first clerk, and hath through a long service in the Office, rose to the place he now holds in it, and hath always been esteem'd for his diligence and capacity, most fit for the employ; I think there can be no just exceptions to him to succeed, as others have done before him; and therefore recommend it to them, my Brethren, and hope they will this day appoint and cause the same to be enter'd, to take the seal of Under Secretary vacant by the death of Mr. Wheelock, as of most right it belongeth unto Mr. Gellibrand, to the which they have my hearty concurrence. Signed, Westmoreland. Endorsed, Recd., Read April 9, 1735. Holograph. 1 p. [C.O. 388, 80. ff. 130, 131v.; and 389, 37. p. 362.]
April 9.
St. James's.
528. H.M. Warrant appointing Josiah Martin to the Council of Antegoa, in the room of John Morris, decd. Countersigned, Holles Newcastle. Copy. 1 p. [C.O. 324, 36. p. 499.]
April 12.
St. James's.
529. H.M. Warrant appointing Samuel Byam to the Council of Antegoa, in the room of Francis Carlisle decd. Countersigned, Holles Newcastle. Copy. [C.O. 324, 36. p. 500.]
April 14.
St. Christopher.
530. Governor Mathew to Mr. Popple. I will serve Mr. Bromiker in every circumstance I can. I now have received your letter of the 13 February and am now sending orders not only to Wavell Smith Esqr., Secretary of these Islands, but those repeated also to his respective deputys at each Island, to get the collection of laws compleated as soon as may be, and as soon as I can obtain them, I shall not fail transmitting them to you, to be laid before their Lordships. As for any neglect of transmitting laws home, that must have been out of my time of the Chief Command heretofore or now. What laws have been past and not sent home you can know from the Journals of Council or Assembly, I shall also call immediately on the respective officers for the Minutes of Council and Assembly you write for. Herewith I send you to be presented to their Lordships. Minutes of the Council of Montserat from 25 Dec., 1734 to 25 March, 1735. Minutes of the Assembly of Monserat from Jan. 7, 1734/5 to 8 March foll. The present Treasurer of St. Christopher's accots from 7 May, 1734 (when he entered into that office) to the 10 Jany. last. The former Treasurer's accots from the time I came to this Government to last May, I cannot yet get, he having not yet accounted for two levys. The late Treasurer of Antigua's accots from 1st March, 1733/4 to the 13th Novr., 1734, when he dyed, expected to have had them from the 1st Novr. afore, when I came to the Government, and I wrote for them, but these only are come to hand. The Treasurer of Montserat sent me an accot. not sworn to, and writes me it has never been usual to keep books, but only receipts on files, and so the Council and Assembly have allways examined those vouchers, and passed his accots. That has allways been the method there; I have therefore (since my order given when I first arrived, and renewed since, have not been prevailing to obtain a new method, agreeable to H.M. Instructions) sent to Mr. President a transcript of that Instruction, with the most positive orders I can give upon them. The treasurer of Nevis I have as yet heard nothing from. I send also an act of the Island of Nevis entituled An Act to explain and amend an Act entituled an Act for all vessells to pay tonnage powder and arms. This Act I desire you will lay before their Lordships. It is of utmost concern to that poor Island. Whilst the gunner (who is mostly a man of low circumstances) received the powder duty, the Island was very much abused, powder sold, the receipt of money embezeled etc. Therefore I advised them to provide by a law that the Treasurer (who is allways a person of good substance and figure, and who allways gives security for a due performance of his trust) should receive this duty of powder, tonnage, etc. The other articles being in favour of shipping and trade, I thought it for H.M. service, as it is for the good of the planter and merchant and to provide better for the Island's safety by providing that the stores of war shou'd be safely kept, for these reasons I passed it. I pray, as I am accounting to you for an Act of this nature, that you will please to inform their Lordships, that among the new restraints I brought over in my Instructions, if I am to have continued to me a restraint from renewing any laws that brings no new duty (as of powder, arms etc.) but only continues such as have been usual, ever since these Islands became English Colonies, and this out of regard to merchants or factors, who owe their substance to these Islands, and will not help with a single finger to lift the burthens of supporting them, even to trifles, and yet no stores of powder can be obtained from H.M., I will venture to foretell, the inhabitants here will, in case of a warr especially, be reduced to accidents that may be absolutely fatal. And really this method of our factors at home, taking upon them, without our leave or consent, to make applications, where we only are concerned, for what they pretend is for our good, is a most extraordinary way of taking the guardianship of us upon them, or wou'd be thought so, if the share they really have in trade hither, upon their own substance, was looked into. I send the returns of births and burials for Antigua from the 1st Novr., 1733, to the 31st Octr., 1734, both inclusive. I send what I can get of them for St. Christophers and a letter from one of the Ministers which will let you into the impossibility of obeying this H.M. Instruction wholly. I have .received none of these lists yet from Montserat or Nevis. The Antigua Powder Act is expired, and so their little magazine of powder is emptying; I was forced to reject such a law for Montserat. How these Islands are to be defended without powder is easy to imagine. I am desired to ask for a copy of this kind representation, with the subscribers' names at the bottom, if you may send it me. It seems to me as mean and ungratefull an ill office done us, as our worst enemys cou'd have devised. Signed, William Mathew. Endorsed, Recd. 16th June, Read 30th July, 1735. Duplicate. Holograph. 2½ pp. Enclosed,
530. i. Account of Powder duty, St. Christophers, May 7, 1734—Jan. 10, 173 4/5. Totals: 3011 lb. powder, £401 105. Signed and sworn to in Council, by William Pym Burt, Treasurar. Endorsed as preceding. 4¾ pp.
530. ii. Account of licences in St. Christopher's, June 12, 1734—Jan. 10, 1734/5. Total receipts, £147 10s. 24 taverns and punch-houses. Signed and endorsed as preceding. 1 p.
530. iii. Account of the Liquor Office, St. Christophers, July 18, 1734—Jan. 10, 1734/5. Total receipts, £54 16s. 8d. Signed and endorsed as preceding. 1 p.
530. iv. Account of revenue of Antigua, 1st March—13th Nov., 1734. Shows total receipts and expenditure, £20,390 3s. 10½d., including £7057 7s. 6½d. due from the public, and £6457 14s. 4½d. due to the Treasury. Signed, for George Byam,Treasurer, decd., John Bayton. Audited by Committee of Accounts, 21st Feb., 1734/5. Endorsed as preceding. 5½ pp.
530. v. List of Christenings (7) and Burials (26) in the Parish of St. Paul's, Antigua, 1st Nov., 1733—31st. Oct, 1734. Signed, Thos. Wilson. 2¼ pp.
530. vi. List of Christenings (8) and Burials (11) in St. Mary's parish, Antigua, 1st Nov., 1733—31st Oct., 1734. ½ p.
530. vii. Duplicate of No. vi.
530. viii. Duplicate of No. v.
530. ix. Abstract of Christenings (8) and Burials (6) in the parish of Trinity, Palmeto Point, St. Christophers, 1st Nov., 1733—31st Oct., 1734. Signed, John Merac. 1 p.
530. x. Duplicate of No. ix.
530. xi. List of Christenings (10) and Burials (6) in Christ's Church, Nicholas Town, St. Christophers, 4th Nov., 1733—17th Aug., 1734. Signed, Archibald Cockburn. 1 p.
530. xii. List of Christenings (3) and Burials (10) in the parish of St. Mary Cayon, St. Christophers, Oct. 4, 1733—Oct. 29, 1734. Signed, Archibald Cockburn. Copy. ¾ p.
530. xiii. Copy of No. xi.
530. xiv. Original of No. xii.
530. xv. List of Christenings (54), Marriages (20), and Burials (84) in the parish of St. George, Basseterre, St. Christophers, 3rd Nov., 1733–1734. 10¼ pp.
530. xvi. List of Christenings (3) and Marriages (3), Burials, none, in the parish of St. Peter's, 3rd Nov., 1733–1734. ½ p.
530. xvii. List of Christenings (31) and Burials (38) in the parish of St. Ann, Sandy Point, St. Christophers, 1st Nov., 1733—31st Oct., 1734. 3 pp.
530. xviii. List of Christenings (28) and Burials (26) in the parish of St. Thomas, Middle Island, St. Christophers, 1st Nov., 1733—31st Oct., 1734. Signed, John Merac, Rector.
530. xixxx. Duplicates of Nos. xvii, xviii.
530. xxi. Rev. John Dumény to General Mathew. [St. Kitts.] 20th March, 1734/5. Explains difficulty of obeying H.E. orders, his predecessor in the parish having never kept a register book, and he can find no account of baptisms and burials during his time etc. Signed, John Dumény. Endorsed, Recd. 16th June, Read 30th July, 1735. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 21. ff. 110–111 v., 113–115, 116 v.–121 v., 122 v., 123, 124–125, 126, 127, 128, 128 v., 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136–138, 139–141 v., 142 v.–144, 145, 146–147, 148, 149 v., 150, 151 v.]
April 16.
Jamaica,
Spanish Town.
531. President Ayscough to the Council of Trade and Plantations. My Lords, I doe myself the honour to acquaint your Lordships that upon the expiration of the Act for establishing Martial Law on the 10th of this inst. and of the annual laws, and of the Act for providing the additional subsistance for H.M. Independent Companies and of that of laying an Excise on rum being also expired on the 28th of March last, I called together the Assembly, who mett on the 7th inst. as well to renew those laws as to consider of the state and condition of the Island. Inclosed is my Speech with their Address in answer. On their meeting, there was a Conference had, between the gentlemen of the Council, and of the Assembly, to provide for our security, and defence, against the rebells; the result of which was that in regard Martial Law has had that good effect, as to dislodge them, from their strongest hold, and has dispersed them into severall bodies; and they having for many years past, found by experience, that the fitting out of parties, have proved ineffectual, thro the private men, not being under any manner of command, it was resolved, that Martial Law should be continued for—months longer, for which purpose, there is a bill prepared, but whether, it will pass the Council and Assembly I'm not able as yett to inform your Lordships; however the inhabitants of the best estates and distinction, are of opinion, that there is a necessity to have such a law, for three months longer, as your Lordships will perceive, from a copy of an inclosed letter, from a gentleman of a good character, and fortune, and more especially, since the rebells, which I formerly acquainted your Lordships off, went from windward, and have now joined those at leeward. If this law should pass, it will no doubt, make a great clamour, from transient persons, who have no other views, than their own private interest. The gentlemen of the Council, and Assembly, have joined with me, in our hearty acknowledgements, of the many instances of H.M. favour, and particularly for his goodness, in sending over six Independent Companies, for our security and defence, which I have here inclosed. There are already fitted out, and march't, three strong parties, to attack the rebells at leeward, and I shall in a short time send your Lordships, a more particular account of their success and of the proceedings of the Legislature. Signed, J. Ayscough. Endorsed, Recd., Read 2nd July, 1735. l½ large pp. Enclosed,
531. i. President Ayscough's speech to the Council and Assembly. Abstract. The expiration of the act for laying a duty on rum and of other annual laws, together with the present exegency of affairs has made it necessary to summon them. The country is by this time convinced that Martial Law, though disagreeable to a free people, has been the best method to stop the excursions and gatherings of the rebels. It has in a great measure answered their end. Recommends them to improve their success by proceeding with vigour and resolution and passing a law for keeping up parties, cutting roads and enforcing the barracking act etc. Endorsed as preceding. Copy. 1 p.
531. ii. (a) Address of Assembly to President Ayscough. 11th April, 1735. Express agreement with above Speech etc. Signed, Wm. Nedham, Speaker. (b) President Ayscough's reply. Same endorsement. Copy. 1¼ pp.
531. iii. President Ayscough's Speech to the Council and Assembly. Announces arrival of H.M. Six Independent Companies, and invites them to raise the necessary supplies etc. Same endorsement. Copy. ⅓ p.
531. iv. Address of the President, Council and Assembly of Jamaica to the King. 11th April, 1735. Most gracious Sovereign, We your Majestie's most dutifll. and loyal subjects, etc. being filled with the most gratefull sentiments of yor. gracious and constant care of this remote part of your Dominions, particularly in sending over so readily upon our application, Six Independant Companies for its security and defence; Most humbly entreat your Majesty to accept of our hearty acknowledgments of the many and signal instances of yor. favour and protection, and as we are incapable of making any other return, than by a steady and inviolable attachment to yor. Royal person, family and Government, We shall in all our actions give the strongest demonstrations of it, and endeavour to merit a continuance of your goodness to this distressed Colony, which never had more occasion of yor. Majestie's notice and assistance, than at this critical juncture, when we not only contend with intestine but are under apprehensions of forreign enemies, and we should have been as little able of resisting the one, as of repelling the other, without yor. Majestie's timely interposition and support. May your Majesty's unwearied endeavours for the repose of Europe, as well as the happiness of Your Own People, be attended with its desired success, and render yor. Majesty the Delight of all Mankind, as you have ever been of all your own subjects. Signed, J. Ayscough; Jos. Maxwell, CI. Concil.; Wm. Nedham, Speaker. Endorsed as covering letter. Original sent to the Duke of Newcastle. 2 pp.
531. v. Col. Ely to President Ayscough. St. Ann's. April 9, 1734. Abstract. On receipt of H.E.'s express of 5th inst. he drafted of the parish 80 shot with supplies for 20 days etc. But the white man who brought the express declaring that Martial Law had ceased, the men refused to march. The inhabitants of St. James' are leaving that place etc. Signed, Gersham Ely. Same endorsement. Copy. 1 p. [C.O. 137, 21. ff. 146, 147, 149, 150, 150 v., 151 v.–154, 155 v., 156 v.]
April 16.
Jamaica,
Spanish Town.
532. President Ayscough to the Duke of Newcastle. Duplicate of preceding covering letter, mutatis mutandis, Signed, J. Ayscough. Endorsed, R. 30th June. 13/4 pp. Enclosed,
532. i.–vi. Duplicates of i.–v. preceding.
532. vii. Muster-rolls of the effective men in Capt. Mark Delaunay's and Capt. James Draper's Companies at Fort Charles and the Breast Work, Companies at Jamaica, Nov., 1734—6th May, 1735. 4 pp. [C.O. 137, 55. ff. 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 175, 177 v., 178, 179, 181 v ]
April 16.
Admiralty
Office.1735.
533. Mr. Burchett to Mr. Popple. H.M.S. Falkland, under the command of the Honble. Captain Lee, being designed this year for Newfoundland, etc. requests that such heads of Enquiry as the Lords Commissrs. for Trade and Plantations shall think proper for him, may be prepared and sent hither, as soon as conveniently may be. Signed, J. Burchett. Endorsed, Recd. 17th, Read 23rd April, 1735. ¾ p. [C.O. 194, 9. ff. 251, 256 v.]
April 16.
Barbados.
534. James Dottin, President of the Council of Barbados, to the Council of Trade and Plantations. I thought it my duty to acquaint your Lordships that his late Excellency the Lord Viscount Howe, our most worthy Governor, having dyed in this island the twenty-seventh of March last, I did pursuant to H.M. Commission and Instructions which were immediately deliver'd me by H.E.'s executors take on me the Government, and which etc. I shall endeavour to execute in the best manner I am capable tho' indeed it must be imperfect when compared to our noble decesd. Lord who surely excell'd in all his actions, and will much eclipse his successors. This island was particularly bless'd and happy under his administration which we all had the greatest reason to wish a very long continuance of; but since we were so soon deprived of it and I have succeeded in his stead I shall study to obey your Lordships' commands etc. Signed, James Dottin. Endorsed, Recd., Read 17th June, 1735. ¾ p. [C.O. 28, 24. ff. 73, 78 v.]
April 16.
Barbados,
535. Mr. Dottin to the Duke of Newcastle. Reports death of Lord Howe etc. to same effect as preceding. Signed, James Dottin. Endorsed, R. 15th June. 1 p. [C.O. 28, 45. ff. 331, 332 v.]
April 18.
Whitehall.
536. Duke of Newcastle to the Council of Trade and Plantations. The King having been pleased to appoint Fitzroy Henry Lee Esqr. Commander of H.M.S. Falkland, to be Governor of Newfoundland, I am to desire you will accordingly prepare draughts of a Commission and Instructions for him, in order to their being laid before the King for His approbation. Signed, Holles Newcastle. Endorsed, Recd. 18th, Read 23rd April, 1735. ¾ p. [C.O. 194, 9. ff. 252, 255 v.]
April 22.
Whitehall.
537. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Committee of the Privy Council. In reply to Order of 6th March relating to the sale of Sta. Cruz by the French, state title of Great Britain to that island, quoting their letters to Lord Harrington (v. C.S.P. 27th June; and 12th Sept., 1734) and to Govr. Mathew (v. C.S.P. 26th Sept., 1734). Continues:—This, my Lords, was all that occurred to us upon the most diligent search in the records of our Office, and in the most authentick authors that have given accounts of these matters, but we have lately received from the Lord Harrington a copy of the contract for the late sale of this island by the French King to the Danish West India Company, and likewise a specification of the several records and proofs delivered to that Company of the part of France, relating to the property of Sta. Cruz, from which last paper it appears that the American Company in France laid claim to this island in 1642; that they sold it to the Order of Malta in 1651, which was ratified by the French King in 1653; that the West India Company which was erected in France in 1664, did afterwards repurchase Sta. Cruz from the Order of Malta, and took possession of it in the year 1665; and lastely that upon the suppression of that Company by the French King's edict in Dec., 1674, this island was by the same authority re-united to the Dominions of the Crown of France, which papers pretty well agree with the facts mentioned in our state of this case to Mr. Mathews and also further explain how this right came back again to the Crown of France. We have also received an answer from Mr. Mathews (C.S.P. 26th Nov., 1734), that according to the best informations he can procure from the oldest inhabitants in his Government, our pretentions to Sta. Cruz are over-ruled both by the Treaty of Bredah and that of Neutrality in 1686 etc. Upon the whole we must submit it to your Lordships whether it may be proper to advise H.M. to insist any longer upon a title so weakly supported. [C.O. 153, 15. pp. 300–314.]
April 23.
Whitehall.
538. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Duke of Newcastle. Enclose following to be laid before the King. Annexed,
538. i. Same to the King. Submit following.
538. ii. Draught of H.M. Commission for Fitzroy Henry Lee, Commander of H.M.S. Falkland, to be Governor of Newfoundland. In the usual form etc. [C.O. 195, 7. pp. 343–352.]
April 24.
Admiralty
Office.
539. Mr. Burchett to Mr. Popple. Capt. Towrey, of H.M.S. the Shoreham, being under orders to proceed this year to Canso etc., asks for Heads of Enquiry as usual. Signed, J. Burchett. Endorsed, Recd. 24th, Read 29th April, 1735. Addressed, ¾ p. [C.O. 217, 7. ff. 108, 109 v.]
April 30.
Whitehall.
540. Duke of Newcastle to Governor Lord Howe. My Lord, the Lords of the Committee of Council, who have lately had under their consideration, the affair relating to the fees taken in the several Courts and Offices in the Island of Barbadoes, having represented to the King, that they conceive it proper, that an enquiry should be made into the fees taken, for several years past, in all the Offices and Courts of that Island, as you will be more fully informed by H.M. Order in Council, which I enclose, I am to signify to your Ldps. H.M. pleasure, that you transmit, as soon as conveniently may be, an account of the fees directed by the said Order in Council, in the manner and form therein prescribed. Signed, Holles Newcastle. Copy. [C.O. 324, 36. p. 501.]
1735.
April 30.
St. James's.
541. H.M. Warrant, appointing Anthony Wheelock Clerk of the Markets, Jamaica, etc. Countersigned, Holles Newcastle. Copy. [C.O. 324, 36. pp. 504, 505; and 324, 50. pp. 19, 20.]
April 30.
Whitehall.
542. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Duke of Newcastle. Enclose following to be laid before the King. Annexed,
542. i. Same to the King. Submit following.
542. ii. Draught of H.M. Instructions to Governor Lee. "To the same purpose as those given in 1733 to the Lord Muskerry." [C.O. 195, 7. pp. 353, 354, 357–401.]
April 30.
Whitehall.
543. Mr. Popple to Mr. Burchet. Reply to 16th April. H.M. has thought fit to appoint Capt. Lee his Governor of Newfoundland, and the Heads of Enquiry usually given to the Commadores, are now changed into Instructions for him: But as my Lords Commissioners etc. do observe from the returns made by former Commadores that notwithstanding a clause in the Act of Parliament 10th and 11th K. William, etc. directing that no ballast etc. shall be thrown out of any ship to the prejudice of the harbours etc., the harbours of Bonavista, Trinity Bay, Carbonier, and some others are very much damaged by the stone ballast thrown into them etc.; and as my Lords do observe that, there are no penalties inflicted by the said Act, on such as shall offend against the same; I am commanded to desire you will please to move the Lords of the Admiralty that directions may be given to the Commadore to take care so far as his authority extends to prevent the further progress of this evil. [C.O. 195, 7. pp. 355, 356.]