Journal, June 1723
Journal Book Z

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1928

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'Journal, June 1723: Journal Book Z', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 5: January 1723 - December 1728 (1928), pp. 26-32. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81498 Date accessed: 31 August 2014.


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Journal, June 1723

June 12. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Bladen.

Barbados.

Letter from Mr. Worsley.

A letter from Mr. Worsley, Governor of Barbadoes, dated 26th of March, 1723, giving an account of this arrival there, complaining of illegal trade to the French islands, and proposing some remedies, was read.

Another.

Another letter from Mr. Worsley, dated 9th April, 1723, transmitting public papers, was also read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—
Papers therein referred to.
Minutes of Council, from 19th January, 1722-3, to 26th of February following, both days included.
Minutes of Assembly, from the 23rd August, 1722, to the 6th February, 1722–3.
An Act intituled An Act for supporting the honour and dignity of this government.
Copy of an address of the Governor, Council and Assembly to His Majesty on the discovery of the late conspiracy.
Copy of an address of the Council and Assembly to His Majesty, expressing their satisfaction of having Mr. Worsley for their Governor.

Addresses sent to Mr. Secretary Walpole and an Act to Mr. Attorney and Solicitor General.

Whereupon ordered that the said two addresses be sent to Mr. Walpole in order to their being laid before His Majesty; and the said Act to Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General, for their opinion thereupon in point of law.

Jamaica.

Draught of letter to Duke of Portland.

The draught of a letter to His Grace the Duke of Portland, Governor of Jamaica, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

New Hampshire.

Memorial from Mr. Newman about Councellors.

Colonel Shute and Mr. Newman to attend.

A memorial from Mr. Newman, agent for New Hampshire, recommending Colonel Plaisted and Mr. Frost to be of the Council of that province, was read, and ordered that Colonel Shute and Mr. Newman be acquainted that the Board desire to speak with them to-morrow morning upon that subject.

Letter from Mr. Burchet.

One Nayler, intestate, unknown, extract of letter thereupon sent to the Treasury.

A letter from Mr. Burchet, dated 7th May, 1723, with an extract of one from Colonel Wentworth, Lieutenant Governor of New Hampshire, relating to one Nayler, a stranger there, dying intestate, was read; whereupon ordered that the said extract be sent to Mr. Horace Walpole, to be laid before the Lords of the Treasury.

Trade.

Letter from Mr. Carkesse, imports and exports.

A letter from Mr. Carkesse with the account of imports and exports for the year 1719 was likewise read.

June 13. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Bladen, Sir John Hobart.

Barbados.

Letter to Mr. Secretary Walpole.

Addresses.

A letter to Mr. Walpole, enclosing two addresses from the Governor, Council and Assembly of Barbadoes, in order to their being laid before His Majesty (as agreed yesterday), was signed.

Letter to Mr. Worsley.

Their Lordships taking again into consideration the two letters from Mr. Worsley, Governor of Barbadoes, which were read yesterday, agreed and signed an answer thereto.

Extract of Mr. Wolsey's letter about illegal trade with Martinique to be sent to the Treasury.

Further ordered that an extract be made of so much of Mr. Worsley's said letter, dated the 26th of March, 1723, as relates to the illegal trade to Martinique, and sent to Mr. Horace Walpole to be laid before the Lords of the Treasury.

Jamaica.

Letter to Duke of Portland.

A letter to the Duke of Portland, agreed yesterday, was signed.

New Hampshire.

Colonel Shute and Mr. Newman about councillors.

Representation proposing two new ones.

Colonel Shute and Mr. Newman attending, as they had been desired, Colonel Shute acquainted their Lordships that Mr. Peter Weare and Mr. Nicholas Gilman had refused to qualify themselves as councillors for New Hampshire, and at the same time recommended Mr. John Plaisted and Mr. John Frost as persons well qualified to serve His Majesty in that station, their Lordships, after some discourse with Colonel Shute and Mr. Newman thereupon, agreed and signed a representation for that purpose.

Virginia.

Letter from Major Drysdale, Lieutenant Governor.

A letter from Major Drysdale, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, dated 20th of December, 1722, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, laid before the Board, viz:—
Papers therein referred to.
Minutes of Council in Assembly, from 9th May, 1722, to 7th June following.
Minutes of Council from 27th September to 22nd November, 1722.
Minutes of Assembly, from 9th May, 1722, to the 7th June following.
Account of His Majesty's revenue of 2s. per hogshead arising in Virginia, from 25th April, 1722, to 25th October following. Reasons for the better securing the frontiers of Virginia by exempting the inhabitants of the two late erected counties from the purchase of rights and payment of quit rents.
Three proclamations in 1722.

Whereupon ordered that an answer be prepared to the said letter.

Pennsylvania.

Letter from Sir William Keith.

Answer.

A letter from Sir William Keith, Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania, dated the 18th of December, 1722, was read, and ordered that the draught of an answer be prepared thereto.

June 14. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Bladen.

Bahamas.

Letter from Captain Phenney.

Letter from Captain Phenney, Governor of the Bahamas, dated 2nd of March, 1722-3, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—
Papers therein referred to.
Copy of a letter from Captain Phenney to the Spanish Governor of the Havana, and the Spanish Governor's answer thereto relating to pirates.
Minutes of Council in February and March, 1722-3.
Description of the Bahama Islands.
Present state of the forts on Providence Island.
Account of ordnance, powder, shot, etc., carried to the Bahamas, and what remains thereof on the 28th of February, 1722–3.

and their Lordships resolved to consider further thereof at another opportunity.

Leeward Islands.

Letter from Colonel Hart.

A letter from Colonel Hart, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated the 20th of January, 1722-3, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—
Papers there in referred to.
Colonel Hart's speech to the Council and Assembly of Antego, and their addresses in answer thereto.
Copy of the capitulation for evacuating of St. Lucia to the French and of the French king's orders for disloding them from thence.
Three Acts passed in Nevis, St. Christophers and Montserrat.

St. Christophers.

Private Act.

Sent to Mr. West.

Whereupon ordered that the Act, passed at St. Christophers the 7th of November, 1722, entituled, An Act to enable Andrew Audain and Peter Audain or the survivor of them, infants under the age of twenty one years, with the consent of Isaac Peter Audain their father, to sell the plantation and lands therein mentioned unto William Pym Burt Esquire, and for securing the monies arising thereby unto the said Andrew Audain and Peter Audain, be sent to Mr. West, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Answer to Colonel Hart.

Further ordered that the draught of an answer be prepared to Colonel Hart's letters.

June 19. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Bladen.

Agreed.

Draught of a letter to Colonel Hart, Governor of the Leeward Islands, directed to be prepared the 14th instant, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Pennsylvania.

Letter to Sir William Keith.

A letter to Sir William Keith, Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania, was agreed and signed.

South Carolina.

Representation on Act about Charles Town.

A representation upon an Act, passed in Carolina in 1722, entituled, An Act for the good government of Charles Town, ordered to be prepared the 20th of last month, was agreed and signed.

Virginia.

Letter to Major Drysdale.

A letter to Major Drysdale, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, directed to be prepared the 13th instant, was agreed and signed.

June 20. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen.

Leeward Islands.

Letter to Colonel Hart.

A letter to Colonel Hart, Governor of the Leeward Islands, agreed yesterday, was signed.

Bermuda.

Letter to Mr. Secretary Walpole.

Address.

A letter to Mr. Walpole, inclosing an address from the Governor, Council and Assembly of Bermuda to his Majesty, was signed.

Jamaica.

Act about Pera Plantation.

Mr. West's report.

Mr. West to attend.

Their Lordships taking into consideration an Act passed at Jamaica in 1722, entituled, An Act for encourageing the speedy settling of the plantation commonly called Pero or Pera Plantation, situate at Port Morant in the parish of St. Thomas in the East in this island, and for obliging all persons entituled to the equity of redemption thereof to redeem the same by a prefixed time; Mr. West's report thereupon was read. Whereupon ordered that he be acquainted that the Board desire to speak with him thereupon to-morrow at 1 o'clock.

June 21. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen.

Leeward Islands.

Letter from Colonel Hart.

A letter from Colonel Hart, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated the 9th of April, 1723, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—
Papers therein referred to.
Copy of a letter to Colonel Hart about the ill-treatment of English mariners by the French at Martinique.
Ill-usage of English at Martinique.
Copy of an affidavit of Habbijah Savage, mariner, relating to the ill-usage of English mariners at Martinique.

Letter to Mr. Secretary Walpole.

Postcript to Colonel Hart.

Whereupon their Lordships immediately sent an extract of Colonel Hart's said letter and copies of the papers therewith received, to Mr. Walpole, to be laid before His Majesty, and made a postcript to the letter to Colonel Hart, which was signed yesterday.

Jamaica.

Mr. West about Act concerning Pera Plantation.

Mr. West attending, as he had been desired, in relation to an Act, passed in Jamaica in 1722, entituled, An Act for encouraging the speedy settling of the plantation commonly called Pero or Pera Plantation situate at Port Morant in the parish of St. Thomas in the East in this island, and for obliging all persons entituled to the equity of redemption thereof to redeem the same by a prefixed time; Their Lordships after some discourse with him thereupon, resolved to consider further thereof at another opportunity.

June 22. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen.

Mr. Banks about the said Act about Pera Plantation.

Mr. Banks attending, in relation to an Act in Jamaica, passed in 1722, entituled, An Act for the encouraging the speedy settling of the plantation commonly called Pero or Pera Plantation, situate at Port Morant in the parish of St. Thomas in the East in this island, and for obliging all persons entitled to the equity of redemption thereof, to redeem the same by a prefixed time;

Referred back again to Mr. West for his special report.

Their Lordships were pleased, after some discourse with him thereupon, to order that the said Act be referred back again to Mr. West, for his special report thereupon.

Bahamas.

Letter from Captain Phenny.

A letter from Captain Phenny, Governor of the Bahamas, dated the 24th December, 1722, was read, and the Minutes of 24th September and 12th November, 1722, therewith transmitted, were laid before the Board, viz:—
Minutes of Council.
Minutes of Council of 24th September and 12th November, 1722, relating to Mr. Courant's suspension.

Answer.

Whereupon ordered that the draught of an answer be prepared thereto.

June 25. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Agreed.

Draught of a letter to Captain Phenny, Governor of the Bahamas, directed to be prepared at the last meeting, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Bermuda.

Letter from Colonel Hope.

A letter from Colonel Hope, Lieutenant Governor of Bermuda, dated the 21st of February, 1722-3, was read.

Another letter from Colonel Hope.

Another letter from Colonel Hope, dated the 20th March, 1722-3, was read, and the proceedings of the Assembly from March 4th to March 7th, 1722-3, therewith transmitted, were laid before the Board.

A third letter from Colonel Hope.

A third letter from Colonel Hope, dated the 12th of April, 1723, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—
Papers therein referred to.
Copy of Benjamen Bennet's deposition, late Governor of Bermuda,
Captain Tucker's account of powder money from 25th of July, 1716, to the 18th January, 1722-3.
The receiver of the 5 per cent. upon all dry goods, his account from the 30th of January, 1720-1, to the 16th January, 1722-3.
Captain Brook's account of prizes and thirds of seizures, from the 19th March, 1707, to 24th November, 1721.
Captain Tucker's account of the King's slaves.
Captain Tucker's account of the rent of the King's land, from 14th June, 1716, to the 1st of July, 1722.
The receiver of the liquor tax, his account from the 23rd of May, 1716, to the 13th of February, 1722-3.
Abstract of the titles of the public accounts that at present appear upon record.

Copies sent to Mr. Walpole for Lords of the Treasury.

Whereupon ordered that a copy of Colonel Hope's letter, of the 12th of April, 1723, be sent to Mr. Horace Walpole, to be laid before the Lords of the Treasury.

Answer to Colonel Hope.

Further ordered that the draught of an answer be prepared to Colonel Hope's said letter.

June 26. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Bahamas.

Letter to Captain Phenny.

A letter to Captain Phenny, Governor of the Bahama Islands, ordered yesterday to be transcribed, was signed.

Bermuda.

Letter to Colonel Hope.

The draught of a letter to Colonel Hope, Lieutenant Governor of Bermuda, directed yesterday to be prepared, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Virginia.

Letter from Mr. Forward, act concerning servants, slaves, convicts.

Mr. Forward to attend.

A letter from Mr. Forward to the secretary, dated the 26th of June, 1723, desiring the repeal of an Act passed in Virginia in 1722, entituled, An Act for amending the Act concerning servants and slaves, and for the better government of convicts imported, and for the further preventing clandestine transportation of persons out of this colony, was read, and ordered that he be acquainted that the Board desire to speak with him thereupon to-morrow morning.

June 27. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Miscellanies.

Accounts of incidental charges.

The secretary laid before the Board an account of the incidental charges of this office, from Michaelmas, 1722, to Midsummer, 1723, amounting in the whole to £505 8s. 7¾d., viz:—

£s.d.
Account of petty expenses, from Michaelmas, 1722, to Christmas following, amounting to1151710¼
The like account, from Christmas, 1722, to Lady Day, 17231201
The like account, from Lady Day, 1723, to Midsummer following3241
The stationer's account, from Michaelmas, 1722, to Christmas following53157
The like account, from Christmas, 1722, to Lady Day, 17235003
The like account, from Lady Day, 1723, to Midsummer following38148
The postman's account, from Michaelmas, 1722, to Christmas following1530
The like account, from Christmas, 1722, to Lady Day, 172321116
The like account, from Lady Day, 1723, to Midsummer following24190
Mr. Clarke's account of wood and coals3315
£5058

Letter to the Treasury thereupon and for the salaries due.

Whereupon a letter to the Lords of the Treasury desiring payment thereof, as likewise nine months salary due to the secretary and other officers in the service of this commission, was agreed and signed.

Virginia.

Mr. Forward about act concerning servants, convicts, etc.

The Act sent to Mr. West.

Mr. Forward attending, as he had been desired, in relation to an Act passed at Virginia, in 1722, entituled, An Act for amending the Act concerning servants and slaves, and for the better government of convicts imported, and for the further preventing the clandestine transportation of persons out of this colony; their Lordships, after some discourse thereupon, ordered that the said Act should be sent to Mr. West, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Bermuda.

Letter to Colonel Hope.

Representation.

A letter to Colonel Hope, Lieutenant Governor of Bermuda, agreed yesterday, was signed.

Counsellor.

A representation to the Lords Justices, proposing Captain Daniel Tucker to be of the Council of Bermuda, in the room of Thomas Brooke, whom Colonel Hope has desired to be removed, was agreed and signed.

June 28. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen.

Nevis.

Memorial from Mr. Stracey, Act about estate of Thomas Herbert.

Sent to Mr. West.

A memorial from Mr. Stracey, desiring the confirmation of an Act, passed at Nevis in 1721, entituled, An Act for the settling an estate in fee simple of and in the lands and tenements, negroes and other the appurtenances which were of Thomas Herbert late of this island deceased in his three sons John, William and Joseph Herbert and for the confirming the estate of John Richardson Esquire, and John Smith planter, purchasers of part of the said estate from and under the said John Herbert, was read. Whereupon ordered that the said Act be sent to Mr. West, for his opinion in point of law.

Barbados.

Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General's report on act for support.

Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General's report upon an Act, passed in Barbadoes the 26th of February, 1722, entituled, An Act for supporting the honour and dignity of the Government, was read, as also the said Act. And their Lordships resolved to consider further thereof at their next meeting.

Bahamas.

Letter from Captain Phenny to Colonel Bladen.

Mr. Fairfax proposed to be secretary, draught of representation.

Colonel Bladen then communicated to the Board a letter he had received from Captain Phenny, dated the 31st of March, 1723, desiring Mr. Fairfax may be recommended to be Secretary to the Bahamas, and their Lordships were pleased to order that a draught of a representation be prepared accordingly.

Virginia.

Draught of representation upon Act about quit rents.

A draught of a representation, ordered to be prepared the 30th of August last, for repealing an Act, passed in Virginia in 1720, entituled, An Act for the better discovery and securing His Majesty's quit rents, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Mountserrat.

Draught of representation upon Act about duties and £500 per annum to Colonel Hart.

Ordered that a draught of a representation be prepared for repealing an Act, passed at Montserrat in 1722, entituled, An Act for granting to His Majesty his heirs and successors, certain duties upon the impost of dry goods and liquors etc. and for the payment of £500 annually to his Excellency John Hart, Esquire, Captain General and Governor in chief of all His Majesty's Leeward Charribee Islands in America.