Journal, September 1725
September 9. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Bladen, Mr.
Mr. Fane's patent.
Councillor at law to the Board.
A patent under the Great Seal appointing Francis Fane,
Esquire, one of His Majesty's Council for the service of this Board,
was read, and ordered to be entered.
Acts to be sent to Mr. Fane.
Their Lordships were then pleased to give directions that the
several Acts lately sent to Mr. West, and not reported upon by
him, as also all other Acts, upon which the Board have not made
any representation, be sent to Mr. Fane, for his opinion thereupon
in point of law.
September 15. Present:— Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Bladen,
Letter to Mr. Tomlinson and Norris.
King of Sweden's Ordinances.
Ordered that Mr. Tomlinson and Mr. Norris be reminded of the
secretary's letter to them of the 18th of June last, transmitting
to them a translation of the King of Sweden's ordinance [folios
171, 239], where by all merchants and masters of ships trading
thither are to regulate themselves, and that they be desired to
send, as soon as conveniently may be, their opinion and observations, paragraph by paragraph, upon the same.
Letters to Governors for several accounts required by their instructions.
The draught of a circular letter to the Governors of Jamaica,
Barbadoes, Leewards Islands, Bahamas, Virginia, New York and
New Jersey [folio 74], ordered to be prepared the 13th of April
last, directing them to send several accounts, therein mentioned
to be wanting, was agreed and ordered to be sent.
Mr. Bond's petition to be restored to the Council.
Mr. Sharpe, attending, desired their Lordships would please
to appoint a day to hear what he has to offer, in relation to the
petition of Francis Bond, Esquire [folios 219, 230], praying to be
restored to his place and precedency in the Council of Barbadoes,
which was referred to this Board by an Order in Council of the
20th of July last, and he was ordered to attend thereupon
September 16. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Pelham,
Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.
Mr. Kingston about Mr. Bond's being restored to the Council.
Mr. Sharpe, attending, as he had been desired, as also Mr.
Kingston, lately come from Barbadoes, their Lordships took into
consideration an Order of Council of the 20th of July, mentioned
in the Minutes of the 5th of the last month, referring to the Board
the petition of Francis Bond, Esquire [folios 229, 245], late one of
the Council of Barbadoes, praying to be restored to his place there,
which was again read, as also the depositions thereunto annexed,
upon which Mr. Sharpe begged leave to acquaint their Lordships
that some time in the year 1719 one Mr. Bernard Cooke was tried
by a Petty Sessions of the Peace for uttering some words, reflecting
on the modesty of a gentleman's wife in Barbadoes, and that,
although the said Mr. Bond happened to be one of the justices
then setting, yet finding he could not mitigate the sentence given
against the said Mr. Cooke, he left the room, and was not present
when sentence was given, for proof of which he referred himself
to Mr. Kingston, who confirmed what Mr. Sharpe had said, and
further acquainted their Lordships that he was present during the
whole time that Mr. Bond was at the Sessions, and that he went out
with Mr. Bond, which was before the pronouncing of sentence.
Mr. Sharpe to bring papers of proceedings against one Mr. Cooke.
Their Lordships then desired Mr. Sharpe would bring to the
Board the proceedings upon the tryal of the said Mr. Cooke,
when their Lordships would consider further thereof, and appoint
another day for hearing what he might have to offer upon this
September 30. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen.
Colonel Shute and agents, etc., about assistance of the Massachusets against the Indians.
Colonel Shute, Governor of the Massachusets Bay [folio 238],
attending, as he had been desired, as also Mr. Cooke, agents for
New England, Mr. Dummer, agent for Connecticut, Mr. Partridge,
agent for Rhode Island, and Mr. Leheup, agent for New York,
their Lordships took into their consideration and read a reference
from their Excellencies the Lords Justices upon a memorial from
the Lieutenant Governor, Council, and Representatives of the
Massachusets Bay, setting, forth the great expences they have been
at to support the war with the Indians for three years past, and
desiring that the Provinces of New York, Connecticut and Rhode
Island may be directed to furnish their respective quotas of men,
or money in lieu thereof, to maintain the said war, and that the
Governor of New York should use his interest with the six nations
of Iroquois, bordering upon that Government, to make them
join with the people of New England against those Indians at
present at war against that Province.
31 papers produced by Mr. Drummer.
Their Lordships, after some discourse with these gentlemen upon
this subject, and reading 31 papers produced by Mr. Dummer, in
proof of the several allegations in the aforesaid memorial, gave
directions for preparing the draught of a representation upon
the said reference and memorial.