Journal, November 1725
November 4. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.
Bond's petition to be restored to Council.
Mr. Sharpe, attending, with Mr. Kingston, their Lordships
took again into consideration the Order of Council of the 20th
of July last, upon the petition of Francis Bond, Esquire [folios
230, 249], late one of the members of His Majesty's Council in
Barbadoes, 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, mentioned in the Minutes
of the 5th of August last, as also read a letter from Sir Robert
Sutton and another from Mr. Newport, signifying the death of
Mr. John Lucy Blackman, late one of the Council of that Island,
and recommending Mr. Bond to supply the said vacancy.
These gentlemen being withdrawn, their Lordships gave some
directions to prepare the draught of a representation upon the
aforesaid Order in Council.
Letter from Mr. Worseley.
A letter from Mr. Worseley, Governor of Barbadoes, dated the
1st of July last, was read, as also.
A list of the names of twelve persons fit to supply vacancies
in the Council of the said Island.
Letter from Mr. Moore, Charles Pym, Esq., Councillor.
A letter from Mr. Moore, recommending Charles Pym, Esquire
[folio 249], to supply a vacancy in the Council in the Island of
St. Christophers, in the room of Major Richard Holmes, lately
deceased, was read; whereupon ordered that a representation
be prepared accordingly.
Letter from Colonel Hart.
A letter from Colonel Hart, Governor of the Leeward Islands,
dated the 26th of July last, was read, as also
Some queires in relation to the tryal of Mr. White, who killed
one cary there.
Sent to Mr. Fane.
Ordered that the said queries be sent to Mr. Fane [folio 274],
for his opinion thereupon in point of law, as soon as may be.
Letter from Mr. Delafaye.
Letters from Mr. Coleman, Resident at Florence.
Duties at Lehorn.
A letter from Mr. Delafaye, secretary to the Lords Justices,
referring to the Board, by order of their Excellencies, copies and
extracts of some letters from Mr. Coleman, His Majesty's Resident
at the Court of Florence, Mr. Skinner, the British Consul at
Leghorn, and Mr. Crowe, Chaplain to the Factory there, in relation
to certain duties payable at Leghorn, was read; whereupon
ordered that several Leghorn merchants be acquainted that the
Board desire to speak with them thereupon on Thursday morning
John Vernon, Esquire.
A representation, ordered to be prepared the 21st of the last
month, for confirming an Act, passed at Antego, the 1st of May,
1724 [folio 239], entituled, An Act for cutting off the entail of certain
lands, tenements and hereditaments in Antego, belonging to John
Vernon of the Parish of St. James's, Westminster, Esquire, was
November 11. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr.
Mr. Alderman Porteen, Sir John Lambert, Mr. Jackson and
some other merchants trading to Leghorn, attending, as they
had been desired, their Lordships acquainted them with the
subject of the reference from the Lords Justices, and of the other
papers, therein referred to, (mentioned in the Minutes of the 4th
instant), and desired they would let their Lordships have their
opinion thereupon, as soon as may be, which they promised to do
Mr. Fance's report, Debenture.
Mr. Fane, attending, presented to their Lordships his report
upon the claim of Thomas Chezus as administrator of the real and
personal estate of Richard Weldon [folio 243] and his wife,
deceased, to a Debenture No. 567 for £76 2s. 2d., which was read.
Representation, Mr. Bond's petition to be restored to the Council.
A representation upon an Order in Council of the 20th of July,
mentioned in the Minute of the 5th of August last, referring to
the Board a petition from Mr. Bond, late one of the councillors
of Barbadoes, praying to be restored to his place in the said
Council, ordered to be prepared the 4th instant, was agreed and
signed; as also
Representation Charles Pym. Esquire a Councillor.
A representation for proposing Charles Pym Esquire [folio 246]
to supply a vacancy in the Council of St. Christophers, occasioned
by the death of Major Richard Holmes.
November 17. Present— Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr.
Letters and papers from Mr. Worseley.
The three following letters from Mr. Worseley, Governor of
Barbadoes, were read, and the papers, therein referred to, laid
before the Board, viz:—
A letter from Mr. Worseley, dated the 13th of September, 1725.
Minutes of Council in Assembly, from the 13th of April, 1725,
to the 3rd of August following.
Proceeding in the Court of Grand Sessions in June, 1725.
Proceedings in the Court of Grand Sessions in June, 1725.
Proceedings in the several Courts of Common Pleas, from
Christmas, 1724, to the 20th of August, 1725.
Proceedings in Chancery, from the 14th of April, 1725, to
the 4th of August following.
An Act for laying an imposition or duty on wines or other
strong liquors imported into this Island, in order to raise
money to carry on the fortifications for payment of such
persons as are or shall be imployed at the public charge, and
for such other public uses as are herein appointed.
A second letter from Mr. Worseley, dated the 14th of August,
An Act requiring all persons what soever in this Island to produce
to the Treasurer for the time being all orders for money due
to them from the public of this Island.
Passed in 1725.
An Act to prevent the dangers which may happen to the inhabitants of this Island from contagious distempers brought here
by ships or other vessels arriving from foreign parts.
Passed in 1725.
A third letter from Mr. Worseley, dated the 1st of October,
The deposition of Gilbert Alberson and John Reeves, etc.,
taken at Barbadoes the 4th of September, 1725.
An Act to prevent the vessels that trade here to and from Martinique
or else where from carrying off any negro, indian or mulatto
slaves, persons indebted or contracted servants.
Passed in 1722.
Acts to Mr. Fane.
Ordered that the beforementioned Acts be sent to Mr. Fane,
for his opinion in point of law.
Paper from Mr. Oxenford.
The secretary then laid before the Board a paper from Mr.
Oxenford [folio 243], which he had been desired to prepare the
28th of the last month, containing abstracts of several Acts of
Parliament, in relation to ships that enter inwards and clear
outwards, to and from this kingdom, which was read; and their
Lordships resolved to consider further thereof at another
Accounts from the Custom House. Rice.
The following accounts were laid before the Board, viz:—
Accounts from the Custom House.
An account of what quantity of rice has been imported into
this Kingdom from the British Plantations, from Christmas,
1717, to Michaelmas, 1724, with an account of duties paid
for the same, and what has been entered for exportation,
and to what places, with the drawbacks allowed thereupon
for the same time.
Tar and pitch.
An account of what quantity of tar and pitch has been
imported from the British Plantations for seven years last
past, and how much of it has been exported again, and to
An account of what plantation tar has been imported in to
England since the 29th of September last.
An account shewing what quantity of Naval Stores were
imported from Russia or the East Country, from Christmas,
1700, to Christmas, 1704, and likewise what has been
imported from the same places, from Christmas, 1720,
to Christmas, 1724, distinguishing the countries whence
Letter from Colonel Gledhill.
A letter from Colonel Gledhill, Lieutenant Governor of Placentia
[folio 189], dated the 10th of October, with the papers undermentioned, were read, viz:—
Papers relating to the house or Plantation complained of by
Mr. Salmon to have been arbitrarily taken from him by
Supplement to Colonel Gledhill's answer to Mr. Salmon's
complaint of his Plantation being arbitrarily taken from
November 18. Present:— Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr.
Letters and papers from General Nicholson.
Their Lordships took into consideration and read several
letters and papers from General Nicholson, Governor of South
Carolina [folio 265], viz:—
Letter from General Nicholson, dated the 30th of October, 1724.
Copy of a Minute of Council of the 27th of October, 1724.
Commissions for reprinting the Bills Report of £55, 138
15s. 10½d. burnt and of £10,300 ready for burning.
Petition of the Grand Inquest to His Majesty.
Addresses from the Grand and Petit Juries and Supreme
Court to the Governor.
The merchants' memorial to His Majesty.
Papers relating to the murther of Captain Simmons.
The Bank Commissions Report of £48,000 to be paid in 12
The Treasurer's account of £7,380, to be burnt or sunk on
the 10th of November, 1724.
The Treasurer's account of negroes imported from Africa,
from the 24th of July, 1724, to the 24th of October following.
The Collector's account.
A list of vessels entered in the Collector's office, from the
25th of June to the 29th September, 1724.
A list of vessels cleared in the Collector's office, from the
25th of June, to the 29th September, 1724.
List of the vessels in the harbour of Charles Town, the 28th
of October, 1724.
Letter from General Nicholson, dated the 31st of October,
1724, to the secretary.
Letter from General Nicholson to the Board, dated the 14th
Memorial of the Council to the Governor in vindication of
his proceedings there.
The Council's address to His Majesty in favour of the paper
An account of Specie Bills burnt by the directions of an Act
of Assembly in November, 1724.
A letter from General Nicholson, dated the 5th of December,
The form of the writs for electing the members of the
Commons House of Assembly. Dated the 2nd of
Resolution of the Governor and Council for calling a new
An account of old paper Money Bills burnt.
John Sharpe's letter to the Governor, dated 12th November,
1724, from the Cherokees, complaining of being plundered
of several goods by the Indians.
Captain Hatton's letter, from the Cherokees, dated 18th
November, 1724, to the Governor, giving an account of
Mr. Sharpe being plundered by the Indians.
A letter from General Nicholson, dated the 16th of December,
A list of vessels in the harbour of Charles Town to the 5th
of December, 1724.
A letter from General Nicholson, dated the 21st of January,
A Minute of Council in Assembly, 12th January, 1724.
Copy of the Council's address to His Most Sacred Majesty.
Copy of an address of the President and assistant judges of
the County Court in the parish of St. Helena, etc., to
General Nicholson concerning paper credit.
Copy of an address from the Grand Jurors of Wando precinct
to the Governor upon the merchants' petition about paper
Copy of an address of the justices at the General Sessions in
Wando precinct to General Nicholson upon the merchants
of London's petition about paper credit.
A petition of the inhabitants of the country of Granville to
His Majesty upon the merchants of London's petition
concerning paper credit.
Copy of a writ, dated January 14th, 1724, for electing the
Assembly to meet the 23rd of February following, and of a
Proclamation, dated January 12th, 1724, for dissolving the
Assembly then elected.
Directions to the Churchwardens in each parish, for chosing
members of Assembly; pursuant to an Act of the General
Assembly, ratified September 19th, 1721.
The Collector's account, from Michaelmas, 1724, to Christmas
A list of ships and vessels entered inwards and cleared outwards, from 29th September, 1724, to Christmas following.
Letter from General Nicholson of the 27th of February,
The Governor's speech of the 24th of February, 1724–5,
to the Commons House of Assembly, and their answer
of the 25th of February.
The Speaker's speech to the Governor, and his answer.
The Governor's speech to the Commons House of Assembly
of 25th February, 1724–5.
The Governor's speech to the Commons House of Assembly,
with a list of papers, letters, etc., of 27th February, sent
to the Commons House.
The Governor's thanks for the Commons House of Assembly's
Letter from General Nicholson, dated the 27th of March,
Account of the Present currency, delivered to His Excellency
Francis Nicholson, Esquire, etc., March the 27th, 1725.
Account of Bills burnt by the Bank Commissioners.
The Treasurer's account of moneys received and paid, Bills
burnt and to be burnt, 1725.
Naval Officer's account of ships and vessels, entered and
cleared, from the 1st of March, 1724, to the 25th of March,
Letter from General Nicholson, dated the 30th of April, 1725.
List of the laws passed by the present Assembly.
Copy of the Commons House of Assembly's address to the
Mr. Hammerton's account of ships and vessels in the harbour
of Charles Town.
The docquet of the General Sessions of April 21st, 1725.
A list of vessels entered inwards in the Collector's office, in
the port of Charles Town, from the 25th December, 1724,
to the 25th of March, 1725.
A list of vessels cleared out of the port of Charles Town,
from 25th December, 1724, to 25th March, 1725.
Ordered that General Nicholson be acquainted that the
Board desire to speak with him on Wednesday morning next
November 24. Present:— Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr.
Plummer, Sir John Hobart.
General Nicholson. Queries for his answer.
General Nicholson, attending, as he had been desired, their
Lordships took again into consideration the several letters from
him, mentioned in the Minutes of the last meeting [folio 256],
and after some discourse with him thereupon, gave him several
queries in relation to the state of that Province, to which they
desired, he would give his particular answer in writing; and he
promised to do it accordingly.
November 25. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr.
Plummer, Sir John Hobart.
Mr. Miranda, Answer to Duke of Portland's condemnation of indigo.
Sir Nathaniel Lloyd to attend thereupon.
Mr. Miranda, attending, presented to the Board his answer to
the papers sent by the Duke of Portland [folios 190, 267] in
relation to the condemnation of some indigo at Jamaica,
(mentioned in the Minutes of the 23rd of June last), which was
read; and he desired their Lordships would please to appoint a
day for hearing what he has to offer further upon this subject.
The Board then appointed this day sen'night, and ordered that
Sir Nathaniel Lloyd, His Majesty's Advocate General, should be
acquainted with the Board's desire of speaking with him upon
this subject on Wednesday morning next at 11 o'clock.