Journal, February 1711
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'Journal, February 1711: Journal Book O', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 2: February 1709 - March 1715 (1925), pp. 235-243. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81234 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Journal, February 1711

February 1. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Mr. Baillie.

New foundland.

Memorial from Mr. Keen against comanders of the garrison.

Letter to Lord Dartmouth.

A memorial from Mr. Keen, who has long resided in Newfoundland [fo. 208], containing an account of the irregular proceedings and mismanagements committed by the commanders of the garrison there, was read. Whereupon ordered that the draught of a letter to the Lord Dartmouth [fo. 215] be prepared for transmitting a copy of the said memorial to his lordship.

Trade.

Barbados.

Africa.

Representation, &c.

A representation upon the petitions from the Royal African Company and from several planters and inhabitants of Barbadoes &c. [fo. 213], agreed yesterday, together with a letter to the Duke of Queensberry inclosing the same, were signed.

New foundland.

Mr. Campbell about representation on his petition.

Mr. Campbell attending [fo. 222] and desiring their lordships would be pleased to proceed in finishing their representation on his petition, he was asked what objections he had, to what their lordships had already done in that matter. Whereupon he said that in his memorial, delivered to their lordships the 26th of May last, he had stated all he had to offer upon that subject, upon which he was directed to mark out such places of his said memorial as he thought of most importance, that their lordships may reconsider the same, which he promised to do accordingly.

February 2. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie.

New foundland.

Letter to Lord Dartmouth.

Mr. Keen's memorial.

A letter to the Lord Dartmouth, inclosing the copy of a memorial from Mr. Keen [fo. 214, 250], a Newfoundland merchant, containing an account of several illegal and indirect practices committed by the commander of her Majesty's fort and garrison there, directed at the last meeting, was signed.

New York.

Representation.

Colonel Hunter's letters.

Palatines.

The draught of a representation upon what Mr. Hunter, Governor of New York writes, in relation to the progress that has been made there in the settlement of the Palatines &c. [fo. 204, 221], was agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.

Pennsylvania.

Memorial from Mr. Penn.

Surrender.

A memorial from Mr. Penn, in addition to his petition to her Majesty, referr'd to this Board (mentioned in the minutes of the 18th last month), relating to the surrender of his government of Pennsylvania to her Majesty [fo. 191, 222], was read, and directions given for preparing the draught of a representation upon Mr. Penn's said petition.

February 5. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Moore.

Jamaica.

Letter from Lord Archibald Hamilton.

Rigby recomended to be of the Council.

A letter from the Lord Archibald Hamilton, of the 1st instant, recommending Mr. Richard Rigby to be a member of the Council of Jamaica, in the room of Mr. Richard Thompson, who his lordship says has no thoughts of returning to that island, was read. Where-upon ordered that an answer be returned to his lordship, that

when Mr. Thompson [fo. 223], does inform the Board that he has no intention of going to Jamaica, their lordships will take the same into further consideration.

New England.

Commission appointing Mr. Dummer agent.

Copy of a commission dated at Boston the 11th of November, 1710, from Colonel Dudley, appointing Mr. Jeremiah Dummer, agent of the province of the Massachusets Bay [fo. 3, 218], was read.

New England.

Memorial from Mr. Dummer.
Fishery, &c.

A memorial from the said Dummer, in behalf of the province of the Massachusets Bay, praying a free liberty to fish and whale off that coast in all its harbours, bays &c. [fo. 217], and that her Majesty will pursue the late success at Port Royal by another expedition against Canada &c. was read.

February 7. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney.

Maryland.

Letter from Lord Dartmouth.

Petition from Lord Baltimore about right of appointing a Governor.

A letter from the Lord Dartmouth, of the 5th instant, referring to their lordships a petition from the Lord Baltimore [fo. 239], relating to his right of appointing governors for the province of Maryland, was read, and directions were given for laying before the Board the papers in this office relating to that matter.

Trade.

Letter to Lord Dartmouth.

Treaty of commerce with Venice.

The draught of a letter to the Lord Dartmouth, in answer to his lordship's of the 30th of November last, relating to a treaty of commerce, with the Republick of Venice [fo. 126, 221], was agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.

Plantations General.

Trade.

Clause of a Bill about drawbacks on iron and steel.

A letter from the Lord Dartmouth, of the 5th instant, directing their lordships to prepare a clause to be offer'd to the House of Commons, in order to its being inserted in a Bill for enacting that no drawbacks be allow'd in the exportation of foreign unwrought iron and steel to the plantations [fo. 208, 220]. was read. Where-upon their lordships agreed to take the same into consideration at their next meeting.

Trade.

Memorial from Hamburgh Company.

Coarse cloth at Hannover.

Letter to Mr. Secretary St. John.

A memorial from the Hamburgh Company, in answer to the letter writ them the 3rd of the last month, relating to the duties laid by the Elector of Hannover on foreign coarse cloth [fo. 165, 221], imported into his highness's dominions was read. Whereupon the draught of a letter to Mr. Secretary St. John, in answer to his of 23rd December last, relating to the said duties, was agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.

February 8. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie.

Plantations General.

Trade.

Drawback on iron and steel.

Clause of a Bill thereupon.

The letter from Lord Dartmouth, of the 5th instant, relating to a clause to be inserted in a Bill, enacting that no drawbacks be allowed on the exportation of foreign unwrought iron and steel to the plantations [fo. 219], mentioned in yesterday's minutes, was again read, and the draught of a clause for that purpose being prepared, Sir Charles Turner, at the desire of the Board, undertook to follow it in the House of Commons.

Miscellanies.

Incident accounts.

The accounts of the incidents’ charges of this office, from Michaelmas, 1710, to Christmas following, were laid before the Board, and are as follows, vizt.:

l. s. d.
The secretary's account of petty expences, from Michaelmas, 1710, to Christmas following, amounting to 32 6 0
The stationer's account for the same time, amounting to 22 14 1
The post officer's account for the same time, amounting to 11 7 5
In all £66 7 6

Letter to the Lords of the Treasury.

And a letter to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, to desire the payment thereof, as also of the salaries due to the office, was signed.

Trade.

Letter to Mr. Secretary St. John.

Coarse cloths at Hannover.

A letter to Mr. Secretary St. John, in answer to his of the 8th and 23rd of December last, relating to the duty laid on British coarse cloths imported into the Elector of Hannover's dominions [fo. 219, 235], agreed yesterday, was signed.

New York.

Representation.

Naval stores.

Palatines.

Letter to Lord Dartmouth.

A representation, relating to the production of naval stores in New York, and to the settlement of the Palatines there [fo. 216] for that purpose, together with a letter to the Lord Dartmouth, inclosing the same, were signed.

Trade.

Letter to Lord Dartmouth.

Treaty of commerce with Venice.

A letter to Lord Dartmouth, relating to a treaty of commerce with the Republick of Venice [fo. 219], agreed at the last meeting, was signed.

February 9. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Moore.

New foundland.

Mr. Campbell's petition.

Representation.

Their lordships took into consideration the draught of a representation upon the petition of Mr. James Campbell [fo. 215, 223], relating to his losses and sufferings in Newfoundland (mentioned in the minutes of the 1st instant), and the same was agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.

February 12. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Moore.

Pennsylvania.

Mr. Penn's surrender.

Representation.

Mr. Penn attending in relation to his proposal for surrendering his government of Pennsylvania [fo. 216, 226], to her Majesty, and after some discourse with him thereupon, the draught of a representation (mentioned in the minutes of the 2nd instant) was agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.

New foundland.

Representation.

Mr. Campbell's petition.

A representation upon Mr. James Campbell's petition, relating to his losses and sufferings in Newfoundland [fo. 222], agreed at the last meeting, was signed.

Maryland.

Petition of Sir Thomas Lawrence.

Sir Thomas summond.

Their lordships taking into consideration the petition, of Sir Thomas Lawrence, referred to the Board by her Majesty's Order in Council of the 13th of December last [fo. 163, 228], ordered that Sir Thomas have notice to attend the Board on Fryday morning next.

February 13. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie.

Jamaica.

Letter from Mr. Thompson on his leaving the Council.

Letter to Sir Gilbert Heathcote about Mr. Rigby.

A letter from Mr. Richard Thompson [fo. 217, 236], one of the members of the Council of Jamaica, dated the 8th instant, signifying that being come to this kingdom he does not intend to return any more to that island, was read; and Mr. Richard Rigby having been recommended as a person fitly qualify'd to serve her Majesty in that station, ordered that a letter be writ to Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Lord Mayor, to acquaint him therewith, and to desire his lordship to let the Board know whether by himself, or any other persons, he or they may have anything to offer, for or against the said Rigby's being appointed a member of the said Council accordingly.

Trade.

Letter from Mr. Secretary St. John.

Memorial from Monsieur Bonet.

Trade of Prussia.

Letter to Mr. Carkesse about the infection in Prussia.

A letter from Mr. Secretary St. John of the 9th instant, referring to their lordships a memorial from Monsieur Bonet [fo. 297], Resident from the King of Prussia, desiring that the trade between this kingdom and Prussia may again be open'd, in regard that the infection in that country is now ceased [fo. 229], and that the Prussian ships may have free leave to trade to France; whereupon ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Carkess [fo. 237], inclosing an extract of the said memorial, and that he be desired to acquaint their lordships, whether the Commissioners of her Majesty's Customs do find that the said infection be ceased, and whether they have anything to offer thereupon.

Letter to Sir Charles Hedges about Prussian ships trading to France.

Further ordered that a letter be likewise writ to Sir Charles Hedges, inclosing an extract of the said memorial, praying that Prussian ships may be permitted to trade to France [fo. 311], without molestation, and to desire that he would let their lordships have his opinion whether her Majesty may reasonably grant what is therein requested.

Leeward Islands.

Reference from the Lord Dartmouth.

Petition of Capt.

Walton aboutVirgin Islands.

A reference from the Lord Dartmouth, upon the petition of Captain John Walton [fo. 249], relating to the present state of the Virgin Islands in America, praying that he may have a grant of the said islands, or a commission for the government thereof, was read; whereupon ordered that, when he calls at the office, a day be appointed for his attendance on their lordships, touching the subject matter of his said petition.

Pennsylvania.

Representation about Mr. Pen's surrender.

Letter to Lord Dartmouth.

A representation upon the memorial of Mr. Penn, containing his proposals for the surrender of his government of Pennsylvania to her Majesty [fo. 222]. agreed at the last meeting, together with a letter to the Lord Dartmouth, inclosing the said representation, were signed.

February 15. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton.

New York.

Representation.

Revenue.

The draught of a representation, relating to the difficulties Mr. Hunter, Governor of New York, has met with [fo. 198, 227], in procuring a grant for the settlement of a revenue for the support of that government, was agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.

New Jersey.

Place of the Assembly's sitting.

Act relating thereto.

Representation.

Their lordships, taking into consideration paragraph G of Mr. Hunter's letter without date, read the 10th of January last, touching the Council of New Jersey's being divided about the place of sitting of the Assembly of that province, together with an Act pass'd there, entituled An Act for ascertaining the place of sitting of the representatives to meet in General Assembly [fo. 175, 228]; order'd that the draught of a representation be prepared for laying the same before her Majesty, proposing her Majesty's allowance and approbation of the said Act.

Jamaica.

Letter from the Governor.

Extract sent to Mr. Burchet.

A letter from Major General Handasyd, Governor of Jamaica, dated the 4th of December, 1710, was read; whereupon ordered that paragraph B and C, relating to the arrival of some ships in those parts from France, be sent to Mr. Burchet, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.

February 16. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Moore.

New York.

Representation.

Difficulties in settling a revenue.

Letter to Lord Dartmouth.

A representation relating to the difficulties Mr. Hunter, Governor of New York [fo. 226, 254], has met with in procuring a grant of the settlement of a revenue for the support of the government there, agreed at the last meeting, together with a letter to the Lord Dartmouth, inclosing the same, were signed.

New Jersey.

Representation.

Act about place of Assembly's sitting.

A representation upon an Act past in New Jersey in 1709, entituled, An Act for ascertaining the place of sitting of the representatives to meet in General Assembly [fo. 227, 259], proposing her Majesty's royal allowance and confirmation thereof, was signed.

Maryland.

Sir Thomas Lawrence['s] petition about ordinary.licences.

Sir Thomas Lawrence attending in relation to his petition, referr'd to this Board by her Majesty's Order in Council of the 13th of December last [fo. 223, 324], praying a full satisfaction for the losses he has sustained in his office by the taking away the ordinary licences, and, being asked if he had anything to offer to their lordships touching the allegations set forth in his said petition, further than what he has already given in writing, he said that he had not.

Memorial against the Assembly and Mr. Bladen.

Letter to Mr. Hyde.

Then he presented to their lordships a memorial containing new matter of complaint against the Assembly of that province, and Mr. Bladen, her Majesty's Attorney General there, and Sir Thomas being withdrawn, their lordships agreed to take the same into consideration at a convenient opportunity, and gave directions for writing to Mr. Hyde, to know whether he or any other person has any instructions to appear in behalf of that province.

Trade.

Letter to Mr. Wordsworth about infection in Prussia.

Ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Wordsworth, to desire to know what accounts he, or any other gentleman of his acquaintance, may have received of the infections being ceased in the King of Prussia's dominions [fo. 224].

February 19. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie.

New England.

Letter to Mr. Bridger.

Connecticut

to Mr. Saltonstal.

Rhode Island

to Mr. Cranston.

Barbadoes to Mr. Lillington.

The draughts of letters from the Secretary of this Board to Mr. Bridger, Surveyor General of her Majesty's woods on the continent of America, to Mr. Saltonstal, Governor of Connecticut, to Mr. Cranston, Governor of Rhode Island [fo. 201], and to Mr. Lillington, President of the Council of Barbadoes [fo. 200], were agreed, and ordered to be sent.

Jamaica.

Letter to the Governor.

A letter to Major General Handasyd, Governor of Jamaica, was sign'd.

Leeward Islands.

Letter from Colonel Parke.

Answer to complaints.

Sent to Mr. Perry.

A letter from Colonel Park, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated the 11th of November, 1710, inclosing a duplicate of his answer to the articles of complaint exhibited against him by Mr. Nevin, desiring that the same might be deliver'd to Mr. Micajah Perry, was read; whereupon the said answer was immediately sent to Mr. Perry accordingly.

Virginia.

Carolina.

Colonel Spotswood's letter.

Boundaries.

Representation.

Virginia.

Draught of representation about granting lands.

Their lordships, taking into consideration paragraph H of Colonel Spotswood's letter of the 24th of October, 1710 [fo. 171, v. infra], relating to the settling of the bounds between Virginia and Carolina, gave directions for preparing the draught of a representation there-upon, as also the draught of another representation upon paragraphs C, D and I of the said letter [fo. 232], relating to the granting of lands in that province, and for proposing the repeal of an Act of 1666, declaring what is meant by seating of lands.

February 21. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie.

Virginia.

Carolina.

Representation.

Boundaries.

The draught of a representation, relating to the settling of the bounds between Virginia and Carolina [v. supra], directed at the last meeting, was agreed, and order'd to be transcribed.

Virginia.

Representation.

Seating of lands.

The draught of another representation, proposing the repeal of an Act pass'd in Virginia in 1666, declaring what is meant by seating of lands [fo. 231, 234], likewise directed at the last meeting, was agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.

Carolina.

Order of Council.

Certificate of Lords Proprietors.

New Governor.

Representation.

An Order of Council, of the 9th instant, referring to the Board a certificate from the Lords Proprietors of Carolina to her Majesty, representing that they have nominated Mr. Charles Craven their Governor of that province [fo. 234] and desiring her Majesty's approbation of him &c. was read, and directions given for preparing a representation thereupon.

Trade.

Letter from Mr. Secretary St. John.

Convention with Hamburg.

Herring trade.

Extracts of letters from Mr. Wych and Monsieur D'Alais.

Hannover.

Coarse cloths.

Answer to Mr. St. John.

A letter from Mr. Secretary St. John, of the 19th instant, with the copy of a convention concluded by Mr. Wych, with the city of Hamburgh, relating to the herring trade, conformable to what this Board had proposed in their letter to Mr. Secretary St. John of the 1st of December last [fo. 175, 235], and an extract of Mr. Wyche's letter thereupon, as likewise extracts of two letters from Monsieur D'Alais, relating to the promises of the ministers of the Elector of Hannover, that the new duty laid there upon foreign coarse cloths would soon be taken off, which letter together with the said papers were read; whereupon an answer to the said letter from Mr. Secretary St. John was agreed [v. infra], and ordered to be transcribed.

February 22. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie.

Trade.

Letter to Mr. Secretary St. John.

Hamburgh.

Herring trade.

Hannover coarse cloths.

A letter to Mr. Secretary St. John, in answer to his of the 19th instant, relating to the convention concluded with the city of Hamburgh [v. supra] for regulating the herring trade, and acquainting the Board with the promises of the Elector of Hannover's ministers, that the new dutys laid on foreign coarse cloths imported thither, should soon be taken off, as directed at the last meeting, was signed.

Virginia.

Representation.

Act about seating lands.

A representation, proposing the repeal of an Act past in Virginia in 1666, declaring what is meant by seating of lands [fo. 232, 255], agreed at the last meeting, was signed.

Virginia.

Carolina.

Representation.

Bounds.

Another representation, relating to the settling of the bounds between Virginia and Carolina [fo. 231, 254], likewise agreed at the last meeting, was signed.

Carolina.

Representation.

Mr. Craven, Governor.

A representation, upon her Majesty's Order in Council of the 9th instant, relating to Mr. Charles Craven's being appointed by the Lords Proprietors of Carolina their Governor of that province, [fo. 232, 252], directed at the last meeting, was also signed.

Trade.

Memorial from merchants.

Illegal trade at the Isle of Man.

Letter to Mr.Carkesse.

Duties and drawbacks.

A memorial from the merchants at Whitehaven, complaining of the illegal trade carried on at the Isle of Man, particularly in relation to the tobacco trade, was read [fo. 241]; whereupon ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Carkess for an account of the duties payable upon the imports from the Isle of Man, for three years last past; as also for an account of the drawbacks allowed on tobacco, exported to the Isle of Man for the same time.

Trade.

Letter to Governor of Hamburgh Company.

Herring trade.

Coarse cloths for Hannover.

Letter to Provost of Edenburgh.

Ordered that a letter be writ to the Governor of the Hamburgh Company, to acquaint him, for the information of the company, with what has been done in relation to the herring trade at Hamburgh [fo. 232], as likewise with what has been done for taking off the duties laid upon foreign coarse cloths imported into the Elector of Hannover's dominions [fo. 221, 326]. Further ordered that a letter be likewise writ to the Provost at Edenburgh, inclosing a copy of the convention concluded with the city of Hamburgh [fo. 258], relating to the aforesaid herring trade.

Bermuda.

Memorial from Mr.Jones for copy of letter to Earl of Sunderland.

A memorial from Mr. Jones, secretary and provost marshall of Bermuda, praying that he may have a duplicate of their lordships’ letter to the Earl of Sunderland of the 3rd of January, 170 9/10, upon the hearing of the complaints against the said Jones, was read; whereupon ordered that he have a copy thereof accordingly.

Jamaica.

Letter from Lord Archibald Hamilton.

Representation.
Rigby to be of the Council.

Their lordships, taking into consideration the letter from the Lord Archibald Hamilton, of the 1st instant, desiring that Mr. Richard Rigby may be one of her Majesty's Council of Jamaica in the room of Mr. Richard Thompson [fo. 223, 237], who has declared to their lordships, by his letter of the 8th ditto, that he does not intend to return any more to that island, ordered that a draught of a representation be prepared, proposing that the said Mr. Rigby be appointed a member of the Council of Jamaica accordingly.

February 26. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie.

Jamaica.

Letter from Sir Gilbert Heathcote.

Person recommended to be of the Council.

Representation proposing Mr. Rigby a member thereof.

A letter from Sir Gilbert Heathcote. Lord Mayor, of the 21st instant, recommending Mr. Samuel Moore as a person well qualify'd to be of the Council of Jamaica, was read; and it not appearing by the said letter that his lordship has any objection to Mr. Rigby's being a member of that Council [fo. 236], a representation, proposing that the said Rigby be constituted a member of the said Council, as directed at the last meeting, was signed.

Trade.

Letter from Mr. Carkesse.

Trade with Prussia; the contagion there; letter to Mr. Secretary St. John.

A letter from Mr. Carkess, of the 23rd instant, in answer to one writ him the 13th ditto, relating to the opening the trade between this kingdom and Prussia, in regard the contagion there [fo. 224] is at an end, was read, and the draught of a letter to Mr. Secretary St. John, in answer to his of the 9th instant [fo. 238], relating to that matter, as also to Prussian ships sailing to France &c., was agreed, and order'd to be transcribed.

St. Christopher's.

Letter from Speaker of the Assembly.

Representation.

A letter from Mr. Robert Cuningham, Speaker of the Assembly of St. Christopher's, relating to a Bill prepared by them for raising a publick revenue, and to some disputes with the Lieutenant Governor and Council about their priviledges, dated in November, 1710, was read, and their lordships gave directions for preparing the draught of a representation for laying that matter before her Majesty.

February 27. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Mr. Baillie.

Trade.

Letter to Mr. Secretary St. John.

Memorial from Monsieur Bonnet.

Trade to Prussia.

A letter to Mr. Secretary St. John, upon the memorial from Mr. Bonnet, the Prussian Resident here, desiring that the trade between this kingdom and Prussia may be again open'd [fo. 237], and that Prussian ships be permitted to trade to France unmolested, agreed at the last meeting, was signed.

Maryland.

Letter from Lord Dartmouth.

Lord Baltimore's agents to take minutes of books and papers.

A letter from the Lord Dartmouth, of yesterday's date, signifying that it is her Majesty's pleasure, that the Lord Baltimore or his agents [fo. 218, 256], be permitted to take minutes out of such books and papers as are in this office, relating to the plantation of Maryland, was read; whereupon ordered that his lordship or agent have leave to take minutes accordingly.

St. Christopher's.

Disputes about Revenue Bill.

Repeal of an Act about the Treasurer.

Their lordships, then, taking into consideration the several messages from the Assembly of St. Christopher's, to the Lieutenant Governor and Council, with the answers thereto, about a Bill for raising a publick revenue [fo. 237, 240] (mentioned in yesterday's minute), agreed to propose to her Majesty the repeal of an Act, past at St. Christopher's the 5th of June, 1704, entituled, An Act for the Treasurer's receiving and paying the publick stock of this Island.

Maryland.

Lord Baltimore's memorial.

Their lordship likewise took into consideration the letter from the Lord Dartmouth of the 5th instant [fo. 218, 241], mentioned in the minutes of the 7th ditto, referring to the Board a memorial from the Lord Baltimore, relating to his right of appointing Governors of Maryland, and read several papers in this office relating thereunto.

February 28. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Moore.

St. Christopher's.

Disputes about Revenue Bills.

Representation.

Act about the Treasurer repeal'd.

The draught of a representation relating to the disputes between the Lieutenant Governor, Council and Assembly of St. Christopher's [fo. 239, 242] upon a Bill for raising a publick revenue for repairing her Majesty's fortifications and the support of the government of that Island, and proposing the repeal of an Act past there, the 5th of June, 1704, entituled, An Act for the Treasurer's receiving and paying the publick stock of this Island, was agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.

Trade.

Isle of Man.

Duties on drawbacks.

Merchants summon'd.

The secretary acquainting their lordships that Mr. Carkess had signify'd to him that the accounts of duties and drawbacks desired by his letter of the 23rd instant [fo. 234], relating to the Isle of Man, could not be got ready in less than 4 or 5 months, by reason the same are mixt with those of Ireland, and that he must write to all the out ports before the said accounts can be perfected; ordered that Mr. Lowther, Mr. Milner and Mr. Bailly [fo. 247] be desired to attend the Board thereupon on Fryday morning next.

Maryland.

Lord Baltimore's petition.

Mr. Blathwayt consulted.

Their lordships, taking into further consideration the petition from the Lord Baltimore to her Majesty [fo. 239] touching his right of appointing a Governor for Maryland, mentioned in yesterday's minutes, and their lordships beleiving that several things may have come to Mr. Blathwayt's knowledge, that are not enter'd in the books of the Committee of the Council now in this office; ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Blathwayt, to acquaint him that they desire to speak with him upon that subject, as soon as conveniently he can.