Journal, August 1725
August 4. Present:— Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr.
Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.
Procedents of proceedings on complaints against Governors.
Draught of representation on complaints against Colonel Hart.
Their Lordships took into consideration several precedents of
proceedings on complaints against Governors of Plantations,
which were referred to by the counsel in behalf of Colonel Hart,
Governor of the Leeward Islands, at the hearing the 28th of the
last month, upon the complaints lately made against him [folios
197, 218], and a progress was made in the draught of a representation to their Excellencies the Lords Justices in relation to the said
Letter from Mr. Barnes.
A letter from to Mr. Elias Barnes [folio 164], dated at the Hague,
the 1st instant, relating to his return to this kingdom, pursuant
to the Acts concerning artificers, who are his Majesty's subjects
settling in foreign countries, was read.
August 5, Present:— Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr.
Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.
Representation on complaints against Colonel Hart.
The draught of a representation to their Excellencies the Lords
Justices, upon the complaints against Colonel Hart, Governor of
the Leeward Islands [folio 217], referred to this Board by their
Excellencies' Order in Council of the 22nd of June last, was agreed,
transcribed and signed.
Order of Council.
Petition of Mr. Bond to be restored to his place in Council.
An Order of Council of the 20th of the last month, referring to
this Board the petition of Francis Bond, Esquire [folio 229], late
one of the members of His Majesty's Council in Barbados, praying
that he may be restored to his former place and precedency in
the said Council, or otherwise constituted one of the said Council
on the first vacancy, was read, together with the said petition and
two depositions annexed, whereupon their Lordships agreed to
consider further thereof at another opportunity.
August 19, Present:— Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Bladen.
Letters and papers from Captain Phenney.
Their Lordships took into consideration the undermentioned
letters and papers from Captain Phenney, Governor of the Bahama
Islands, which were severally read, viz:—
A letter from Captain Phenney, dated the 10th of August, 1723.
Minutes of Council, from 23rd December, 1722, to 17th June,
1723, relating chiefly to the late Governor Rogers.
Minutes of Council of 16th June, and 7th August, 1723,
relating to Captain White, suspected to trade with pirates.
Minute of Council, about erecting a new church in Providence,
and a list of the councillors.
Address from the Council, magistrates and principal
inhabitants to Governor Phenney.
Affidavit of Thomas Walker, relating to the Spaniards
plunderning an English vessel.
A letter from Captain Phenney, dated the 24th of December, 1723.
Account of ordnance, powder and other stores of war brought
to the Bahama Islands by Captain Rogers and Captain
Phenney, with the remains the 12th of November, 1721, and
1st of January, 1723—4.
The Publick Treasury of the Bahamas, debtor and creditor,
from 30th April, 1722, to 24th December, 1723.
Captain Phenney's answers to queries sent him relating to the
A letter from Captain Phenney, dated the 3rd of December, 1724.
Captain Phenney's answer to three more queries sent him by
An address of the justices, grand jury, etc., of New Providence
to Captain Phenney.
A letter from Captain Phenney's, dated the 16th of April, 1725.
Captain Phenney's answer to several queries relating to his
Treasurer's account of Publick Revenue received and paid, for
the year 1724.
Account of ordnance and other stores of war sent and
remaining there in 1724–5.
Account of stores of war wanting for the fort and garrison in
Copy of the affidavit of Thomas Petty, commander of the
sloop Snapper, taken before Captain Phenney the 15th
Copy of the affidavits of Ridley Pinder and William Adams,
mariners, and of Richard Thompson, senior and junior,
Esquires, taken before Captain Phenney the 22nd April,
Affidavit of Mr. John Cullimere, mariner, taken before
Captain Phenney, 16th April, 1725.
Commission in Spanish from the Governor of St. Iago de
Cuba to Augustin Blanco for a Guarda Costa, dated 4th
Letter to the Duke of Newcastle, about insults of the Spaniards.
A duplicate of the last mentioned letter from Captain Phenney,
with a postscript of the 5th of June, 1725, relating to a sloop
brought in from Lyne the pirate.
Affidavits of Roger Stevens and John Ekines, mariners,
relating to his being taken by Spriggs, the pirate, to their
escape from one Lyne, another pirate, and to several
vessels being taken by the said pirates, men forced into
their service, and other their proceedings.
whereupon a letter for inclosing to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, an extract of Captain Phenney's said letter of the 16th of
April, 1725, and copies of the affidavits relating to the insults and
depredations committed by the Spaninards upon His Majesty's
subjects at the Bahama Islands, was agreed and signed.
August 26, Present:— Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen.
Letters and papers from Major Drysdale.
The three undermentioned letters from Major Drysdale,
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, was read, and the papers, therein
referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—
Letter from Major Drysdale, dated the 10th of July, 1724.
Account of the revenue of 2 shillings her hogshead, from
25th October, 1723, to 25th, April, 1724.
Minutes of Council, from the 18th February, 1723–4, to the
6th of May following.
Depositions relating to pirates.
Letter from Major Drysdale, dated the 29th of January, 1724–5.
Account of the Revenue of 2s. per hogshead, from the 25th of
April, 1724, to 25th October following.
Minutes of Council, from the 11th June, 1724, to the 5th of
Four proclamations in 1724.
Account of all the tobacco plants tended in Virginia.
Letter from Major Drysdale, dated the 31st of May, 1725.
Account of the Revenue of 2s. per hogshead on tobacco, the
produce of some pirates' effects and quit rents.
Copies of two proclamations for proroguing the Assembly and
prohibiting the exportation of corn.
Minutes of Council, from the 11th of June, 1724, to the 4th
of May, 1725.
Letter to Mr. Shelton.
Ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Shelton, secretary to the
Lords Proprietors of Carolina, to remind him of the secretary's
letter of 12th November, 1723, in relation to the settling the
bounds between North Carolina and Virginia.
Letter to Commissioners of the Customs about English wrought iron.
Ordered that paragraph D. in Major Drysdale's foresaid letter,
of 10th July, 1724, in relation to the dispute about a vessel from
Whitehaven, carrying English wrought iron from Ireland to
Virginia, be sent to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs,
for their opinion thereupon.
Letter to Duke of Newcastle.
Our ships taken by Spaniards.
Ordered that paragraph F. in Major Drysdale's said letter of
10th July, 1724, in relation to some ships lately taken on the Capes
of Virginia by Spanish Guarda Costas, be sent to His Grace the
Duke of Newcastle, in order to be laid before His Majesty.