Journal, February 1730
Journal Book G.G

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1928

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'Journal, February 1730: Journal Book G.G', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 6: January 1729 - December 1734 (1928), pp. 91-96. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81582 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Journal, February 1730

February 3. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgman, Mr. Cary.

Trade.

Gibraltar.

Charter.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee, upon the draught of a charter of incorporation for Gibraltar, mentioned in the Minutes of the last meeting, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Massachusetts.

Wearing a Jack.

A letter from Mr. Burchet, Secretary to the Lords of the Admiralty, upon the 51st article of the Massachusetts instructions, relating to the Governor's wearing a Jack, when he goes by water, was read; and their Lordships taking the same into consideration, gave directions for preparing an answer thereto.

North Carolina.

New seal.

The representation, proposing a new seal for North Carolina, ordered to be prepared the 29th of the last month, was agreed and signed.

February 4. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Sir O. Bridgman, Mr. Cary.

South Carolina.

Paper money.

Colonel Johnson, Governor of South Carolina, attending with Mr. Wragg, Mr. Wyeth and some other merchants, trading to that province, presented to the Board a memorial, desiring paper currency might be continued there under proper limitations, which was read; and their Lordships, after some discourse with them upon this subject, gave directions that Colonel Johnson and these gentlemen should have the same queries as those sent to Mr. Belcher the 27th inst., relating to paper money.

Massachusetts.

Wearing a Jack.

The letter, directed yesterday to be prepared, to Mr. Burchet, in relation to the Jack, described by Mr. Belcher's 51st instruction, was agreed and ordered to be sent.

February 5. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgman, Mr. Cary, Sir T. Frankland.

Trade.

Gibraltar.

Charter.

Their Lordships took into consideration the draught of a report, mentioned in the Minutes of the 3rd inst., upon the draught of a charter of incorporation for Gibraltar, and made a progress therein.

Plantations General.

Whale Fishery.

A representation, with the draughts of instructions for all the King's Governors, except the Governor of Bermuda, in relation to the whale fishery, agreed the 8th of the last month, was signed.

February 6. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Cary, Sir T. Frankland.

Trade.

Gibraltar.

Charter.

The report, agreed yesterday, upon the draughts of a charter of incorporation for Gibraltar, was signed.

Massachusetts.

Instructions.

Their Lordships then took into consideration the draught of instructions for Mr. Belcher, Governor of New England, and made a progress therein.

February 13. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman, Sir T. Frankland.

Leeward Islands.

Santa Cruz.

Vessel taken by the French.

A letter from the Duke of Newcastle, dated yesterday, referring to the Board an affidavit of the master of an English vessel, and one of his sailors, concerning her being plundered and carried away from Santa Cruz by a French ship of war, whose crew also destroyed two other English sloops at anchor there, was read; and their Lordships, taking the same into consideration, gave directions for preparing the draught of a representation thereupon.

February 17. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Cary, Sir T. Frankland.

Leeward Islands.

Santa Cruz.

Vessel taken by the French.

The representation, ordered to be prepared at the last meeting, upon a letter from the Duke of Newcastle, then read, about an English vessel being taken from Santa Cruz by a French ship of war, was agreed and signed, as also a letter for enclosing the same to the Duke.

Plantations General.

Bishop of London.

A letter from the Duke of Newcastle, inclosing a copy of the Bishop of London's commission to exercise ecclesiastical jurisdiction in the plantations, and directing the Board to prepare draughts of instructions to all His Majesty's Governors in America to support the Bishop and his commission in the exercise of such jurisdiction, was read, and directions given for preparing draughts of instructions accordingly, and a representation thereupon to His Majesty.

South Carolina.

Stores of War.

Their Lordships, then taking into consideration the memorial of Colonel Johnson, Governor of South Carolina, read the 18th of January last, gave directions for preparing the draught of a letter to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, to desire he will move the King in relation to the stores of war desired by Colonel Johnson's said memorial.

Jamaica.

Letters and papers from General Hunter.

The three following letters from General Hunter, Governor of Jamaica, were read, and the papers, therein referred to, laid before the Board, viz:—

A letter from him of the 6th of September, 1729.
Minutes of Council, beginning 29th April, and ending the 16th August, 1729.
Minutes of Council in Assembly, beginning the 24th of July, and ending the 16th of August, 1729.
Minutes of Assembly, beginning the 24th of July, and ending the 16th of August, 1729.
Copy of the Minutes of a Council of War, held the 30th of June, 1729.
Extract of a letter from Sir William Beeston to the Secretary of State, dated the 23rd of June, 1694, about a descent designed upon the island by the French, and promoted by Irish Papists.
Acts.
Three Acts, passed the 16th of August, 1729.

A letter from him to the Secretary, dated the 25th of October, 1729.

A letter from him to the Secretary, dated the 14th of November, 1729, giving an account of the death of Mr. Forbes, one of the Council; ordered that the draught of a representation be prepared recommending Mr. Henderson in his room.

Ordered that the aforesaid Acts be sent to Mr. Fane, for his report thereupon in point of law.

February 18. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Cary, Sir T. Frankland.

Barbadoes.

Santa Lucia.

Address.

House of Commons.

A letter from the Duke of Newcastle, dated the 12th inst., inclosing an address from the House of Commons desiring copies of such accounts as are in this office, relating to the settlement of the French at Santa Lucia, was read; and directions given for laying before the Board to-morrow morning the several papers in this office relating thereto.

February 19. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Cary, Sir T. Frankland.

Barbadoes.

Santa Lucia.

The Secretary laying before the Board, the several papers in this office in relation to Santa Lucia, ordered yesterday to be looked out, their Lordships gave directions that the following should be transcribed, to be laid before the House of Commons.
Papers.
1. Representation relating to the designs of the French to settle Santa Lucia.
2. Letter to Mr. Delafaye with a memorial from Mr. Lillington, relating to the Islands of Santa Lucia and St. Vincent's.
3. Extract of a letter from Mr. Bladen, dated at Paris, the 7th of November, 1719, N.S.
4. Copy of a letter from Mr. Pulteney, dated at Paris, the 15th of January, 1720, N.S.
5. Extract of a letter from Mr. Pulteney, dated at Paris, the 10th of February, N.S., 1720, inclosing copy of the order for putting Santa Lucia into its former condition, dated the 16th of February, 1720.
6. Account of the Duke of Montagu's intended settlement at Santa Lucia, and of his being repulsed from thence by the French in 1722 and 1723.
7. Letter to the Lord Carteret, with an extract of a letter from Colonel Hart, Governor of the Leeward Islands, to this Board, dated the 26th of January, 1722–3, about the capitulation of Santa Lucia, etc.
8 and 9. Copy of the capitulation for evacuating the island of Santa Lucia on the 21st of January, 1722–3, and the French King's orders for dislodging the English from thence.
10. Letter to the Duke of Newcastle inclosing.
11. The extract of a letter from Mr. Bennet to the Duke of Montagu, dated the 30th of November, 1727, relating to the proceedings of the French at Santa Lucia.
12. Copy of the deposition of Mr. John Ridley, dated the 28th November, 1727, relating to the proceedings of the French at St. Vincent's.
13. Letter to the Duke of Newcastle with the
14. Extract of one to the Duke of Montagu from Mr. Bennet, dated at Barbadoes, the 14th of September, 1728, in relation to the danger the sugar trade and the Charibee will be exposed to, if the French should take possession of Santa Lucia.
15. Letter to the Duke of Newcastle with the undermentioned papers.
16. Copy of a letter from Mr. Freelove to Mr. Wood, dated the 1st of July, 1729.
17. Extracts of two letters from Capt. Davies, Commander of His Majesty's ship Dolphin, to Mr. Burchet, dated at Barbadoes, the 3rd of April and 27th of May, 1729.
18. Extract of a letter from Mr. Forbes, dated at Barbadoes, the 4th of July, 1728.

South Carolina.

Custom House Officers.

A letter from Mr. Carkesse, dated yesterday, relating to the establishment of Custom House officers in South Carolina, was read; ordered that the Secretary do acquaint Mr. Carkesse with that part of Colonel Johnson's memorial, read the 28th of the last month, in relation thereto.

February 20. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgman, Mr. Cary, Sir T. Frankland.

Barbadoes.

Letters and Papers.

The three following letters from Mr. Worseley, Governor of Barbadoes, were read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—

A letter from him, dated the 27th of September, 1720.
Minutes in Chancery, in 1728.
Minutes of the Grand Sessions, in June, 1729.
Minutes of Council, from the 18th of March, 1728–9, to the 8th of July, 1729.
Minutes of the General Assembly, in June and July, 1729.
An Act for the better carrying on, compleating and finishing the magazine at St. Ann's Castle.

A letter from him, dated the 6th of November, 1729.

A letter from him, dated the 1st of December, 1729.
An Act for laying an impost on wines, etc., passed in 1729.
Copies of the reports of the counsel at law upon some doubts, relating to the Act for reducing the rate of interest, from 10 to 8 per cent.

Ordered that the above mentioned Acts be sent to Mr. Fane, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Ordered that the draught of a representation be prepared for proposing Thomas Maxwell, Esq., to be of the Counsel of Barbadoes, in the room of Mr. Haggot, deceased.

Ordered that the draught of an answer be prepared to Mr. Worseley's said letter.

South Carolina.

Stores of War.

The letter to the Duke of Newcastle, in relation to the Stores of War wanting in South Carolina, agreed the 17th inst., was signed.

Trade.

Spain.

Losses.

A memorial from Mr. Butler Chancey, complaining of the Spaniards having seized his ship in her voyage between the Bay of Honduras and the town of Boston, was read; and a letter ordered to be prepared, for inclosing a copy of the said memorial to the Duke of Newcastle.

February 24. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Cary, Sir T. Frankland.

Barbadoes.

Santa Lucia.

Papers.

The Board taking into consideration the several papers relating to Santa Lucia, mentioned in the Minutes of the 19th inst., and the list thereof, Colonel Bladen was desired to lay them before the House of Commons, pursuant to their address.

February 25. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Sir O. Bridgeman, Sir T. Frankland.

Plantations General.

Massachusetts.

Admiralty.

Commissions, private ships.

A letter from Mr. Burchet, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 23rd inst., desiring copies of that part of the patent to the Governors of the Plantations, by which they are empowered to grant commissions to private ships, was read, and directions were given for sending him an extract of so much of Mr. Belcher's commission as relates thereto.

February 26. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Cary.

New England.

Settlements.

Mr. Turner attending, in behalf of Sir Bibye Lake, who claims some land about Kennebeck in New England, presented to the Board a memorial from Sir Bibye, etc., complaining of the interruption given to their settlements by Colonel Dunbar, which was read; and Mr. Waldo attending at the same time, and complaining to the same purpose with respect to his own land, the Board acquainted them that they would consider further of this matter on Tuesday next.

Nova Scotia.

Settlements.

A memorial from Mr. Daniel Hintz, acquainting the Board with the death of his father, and desiring to be recommended to complete the Palatine settlements in Nova Scotia, which was undertaken by his said father, was read; and he was directed to bring to the Board some proper recommendations of his being capable of undertaking the care of carrying the said Palatines to Nova Scotia.

Settlements.

An Order of the Committee of Council, dated the 18th inst., referring back to the Board the instructions prepared by them for Colonel Phillips and Colonel Dunbar, with respect to the settlement of some Irish and Palatine families in Nova Scotia, to be altered, in relation to the powers thereby given of granting lands, was read; and their Lordships resolved to consider thereof on Tuesday morning next.

New York.

Nova Scotia.

Leeward Islands.

Bahamas.

New Seals.

An Order in Council, of the 22nd of the last month, approving new seals for New York and Nova Scotia, the Leeward Islands and the Bahamas, and directing this Board to prepare warrants empowering the respective Governors of these Islands and Provinces to use the said seals, was read, and directions were given for preparing the said warrants accordingly.

Jamaica.

New counsellor.

The draught of a representation, directed to be prepared the 17th inst., for recommending Alexander Henderson, Esq., to be of the Council of Jamaica, in the room of Mr. Forbes, lately deceased, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Barbadoes.

New counsellor.

The draught of a representation, directed to be prepared the 20th inst., for recommending Thomas Maxwell, Esq., to be of the Council of Barbadoes, in the room of Mr. Haggot, lately deceased, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Trade.

Spain.

Losses.

The draught of a letter, ordered to be prepared the 20th inst., for enclosing to the Duke of Newcastle the copy of Mr. Butler Chancey's memorial, read the same day, complaining of the Spaniards having seized his ship in her voyage between the Bay of Honduras and the town of Boston, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.