Journal, June 1730
Journal Book G.G

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'Journal, June 1730: Journal Book G.G', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 6: January 1729 - December 1734 (1928), pp. 119-128. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81586 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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Journal, June 1730

June 2. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Sir O. Bridgeman, Sir A. Croft.

Trade.

Spain.

Losses.

Mr. Evans attending, presented to the Board an account of his losses, and acquainted them that the original papers were already in Spain.

Mr. Buck attending, presented to the Board an inventory of the ship Hope, of Bideford, taken by the Spaniards in 1718.

Ordered that the following advertisement be inserted in the three next Gazettes, viz:—
Advertisement.
Whereas advertisements were inserted in the Gazettes of the 25th and 28th of April and of the 2nd of the last month, to inform all such as have any claims upon the court of Spain for losses sustained by them, that the Rt. Honble. the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations would meet every Tuesday and Friday at their office in order to receive the said claims; these are now to inform such claimants that, instead thereof, the said Lords Commissioners have appointed every Tuesday and Thursday for that purpose.
By Order of their Lordships,
Alfred Popple.
Whitehall.
June 2, 1730.

Santa Lucia.

King's title.

Their Lordships then took into consideration the state of the King's title to Santa Lucia, mentioned in the Minutes of the last meeting, and made a progress therein.

Letter to Mr. Pulteney.

Ordered that a letter be wrote to Mr. Daniel Pulteney, desiring he will communicate to the Board any particular facts or observations that may have occurred to him, material for the fixing His Majesty's title to Santa Lucia.

June 3. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Sir O. Bridgeman, Sir A. Croft.

Jamaica.

Act, papists.

The Board taking into consideration An Act, passed at Jamaica in 1729, to prevent danger that may arise from disguised as well as declared papists, Mr. Fane's report thereupon was read, and their Lordships agreed that the said Act should lye by probationary.

Letters from General Hunter, with papers.

A letter from Major General Hunter, Governor of Jamaica, to the Secretary, dated October, 29th, 1729, was read, and the paper, therein transmitted, laid before the Board, viz:—
Copy of a letter from Peter, king of the Musketoes, to Major General Hunter.

A letter from General Hunter to the Board, dated the 12th of March, 1729–30, was likewise read, and the paper, therewith transmitted, laid before the Board, viz:—
General Hunter's speech to the Council and Assembly.

Mr. Hayman to be a councillor.

Ordered that the draught of a representation be prepared for recommending Mr. Hayman to be of the Council of Jamaica, in the room of Mr. Swymmer, deceased.

Answer to the letters.

Ordered that the draught of a letter be prepared in answer to General Hunter's said letters.

North Carolina.

Instructions agreed.

The draught of instructions for Captain Burrington, Governor of North Carolina, directed to be prepared the 7th of January last, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

June 4. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Pelham, Sir O. Bridgeman.

South Carolina.

Memorial about the laws.

They are sent to Mr. Fane.

A memorial from several merchants trading to South Carolina, desiring the Board to consider the several laws of that province relating to the distribution of justice, was read; whereupon ordered that a copy of the said memorial be sent to Mr. Fane, together with the several laws of his province, for his opinion in point of law; whether any of the said laws are lyable to the merchants' objections.

Carolina, North and South.

Validity of Grants.

Ordered that a letter be wrote to Mr. Fane, for his opinion in point of law, whether, according to the charter of Carolina, any grants made by the lords proprietors be valid, unless signed by them all and be under the common seal.

Representation, Instructions.

Ordered that the draughts of representations be prepared upon the draughts of instructions to Colonel Johnson, Governor of South Carolina, agreed the 27th of the last month, and upon the draughts of instructions to Capt. Burrington, Governor of North Carolina, agreed at the last meeting.

Order in Council, Bills of Credit.

Their Lordships, taking again into consideration the Order of the Committee of Council, dated the 14th of July, 1727, referring to the Board a petition from South Carolina for permitting old bills of credit to be continued, read the 27th of September, 1727, ordered that the draught of a report be prepared thereupon.

The undermentioned copies of Orders in Council were severally read, viz:—

Barbadoes.

Mr. Maxwell, a councillor.

Order of Council of 16th, approving a representation of the 3rd of March, 1729–30, for Mr. Maxwell's being constituted of the Council of Barbadoes, in the room of Mr. Hagget.

Plantations General.

6d. per month, Greenwich Hospital.

Order in Council of 22nd January last, approving the draughts of additional instructions to several Governors in America, requiring them to assist the deputy receivers of the 6d. per month out of the seaman's wages, for Greenwich Hospital.

Whale fishery.

Order in Council of the 21st of February last approving the draughts of instructions to several Governors in America, relating to the whale fishery.

Jurisdiction, Bishop of London.

Order in Council of the 20th of April, 1730, approving the draughts of additional instructions to several Governors, relating to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Bishop of London in the plantations.

Bermuda.

Mr. Dinwiddle, a councillor.

Order in Council of the 10th of April, 1730, approving a representation of the 17th of March foregoing, for Mr. Dinwiddie's being constituted of the Council of Bermuda, in the room of Capt. Tucker.

Nova Scotia.

Settling Irish families.

Order in Council of the 20th of April, 1730, approving the draughts of additional instructions to Colonel Phillips, Governor of Nova Scotia, and to Colonel Dunbar, Surveyor General of the Woods, about settling some Irish and Palatine families in that province.

Leeward Islands.

Commission, Lord Forbes.

Order in Council of the 11th of December, 1729, approving the draught of a commission for the Lord Forbes to be Governor of the Leeward Islands.

St. Christophers.

Act, negroes, approved.

Order in Council of the 2nd of February, 1729–30, (upon a representation of the Board of Trade and a report of the Lords of the Committee of Council), approving an Act, passed at St. Christophers in January, 1728–9, for raising a tax on negroes for erecting a court house, etc.

Antigua.

Act confirmed to vest lands for the use of the Navy.

Order in Council of the 19th of November, 1729, upon a representation for confirming an Act, passed at Antigua in September, 1725, to invest certain lands in His Majesty, etc., for the use of His Majesty's ships of war, etc.

Instruction, fuel and water for His Majesty's ships.

Order in Council of the 19th of November, 1729, approving the draught of an additional instruction for the Governor of the Leeward Islands relating to English Harbour in the Island of Antigua, and to the better accommodation of His Majesty's ships with fuel, water, etc.

Act confirmed.

Duties on liquors, Additional salary.

Order in Council of the 19th of November, 1729, upon a representation of the Board of Trade and a report of the Lords of the Committee of Council, approving an Act, passed in Antigua in 1728, for granting to His Majesty certain duties upon the import of liquors and house rent, etc., for the payment of six hundred pounds per annum to the Earl of Londonderry.

Massachusetts.

New Hampshire.

Instructions approved.

Order in Council of the 11th of December, 1729, approving the draughts of commissions for Mr. Belcher to be Governor of the provinces of the Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire.

Massachusetts.

Instructions, late Governor's salary to his children.

Order in Council of the 8th of May, 1730. requiring Mr. Belcher to acquaint the General Assembly of the Massachusetts that it is expected they should make good to the children of Mr. Burnet, the late Governor, the sum voted to him in August, 1729, or such a sum as should appear due to him at the rate of £1000 per annum.

Trade.

Gibraltar.

Alterations in the charter.

Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated the 18th of February, 1729–30, referring to Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General some alterations proposed to be made in the draught of a charter for Gibraltar.

North Carolina.

Commission approved.

Order in Council of the 22nd of January, 1729–30, approving the draught of a commission for Capt. Burrington to be Governor of North Carolina.

Complaints against the Governor and Assembly, given to Mr. Burrington.

Order in Council of 22nd January last, requiring copies of the papers of complaint from the members of the Council of North Carolina against Sir Richard Everard, Deputy Governor of that province, under the Lords Proprietors: as likewise of the complaint made by Sir Richard against the said Council, to put into the hands of Captain Burrington, now appointed Governor, for his examination into and report of the facts.

New seal.

Order in Council of the 10th of April last, approving a representation for a new seal for the province of North Carolina.

South Carolina.

Commission approved.

Order in Council of the 11th of December, 1729, approving the draught of a commission for Colonel Johnson to be Governor of South Carolina.

New York.

Acts repealed, Indian trade.

Order in Council of the 11th of December, 1729, for repealing several Acts, passed at New York from 1720 to 1729, relating to the trade with the Indians, etc.

Mr. Courtland made a councillor.

Order in Council of the 22nd January last, upon a representation of the Board of Trade, approving the suspension of Mr. Morris from the Council of New York, and for appointing Mr. Courtland to supply his place.

Jamaica.

Acts, settlement of Port Antonio.

Order in Council of the 11th of December, 1729, referring to the Lords of the Committee a representation of the Board of Trade, and several Acts of Jamaica, relating to the settlement of the north east part of that island, near Port Antonio.

Mr. Henderson made a councillor.

Order in Council of the 16th approving a representation of the 3rd of March last, for Mr. Henderson's being constituted of the Council of Jamaica, in the room of Mr. Forbes.

Trade.

Africa.

Prices of goods.

The Secretary then laid before the Board the copy of an account of the prices of several sorts of goods proper for the African trade, which are bought cheaper in Holland than in England, which he had received from Mr. Tinker; and the same being read, ordered that the draught of a report be prepared upon the Order of the Committee of Council, relating to some inconveniences, which the trade to Africa at present labours under, read the 13th of March last.

Trade.

Ireland.

France.

Woollen manufacture.

Two letters, the one from the Mayor of Tiverton, dated the 13th of May, 1730, the other from the Mayor of Exeter, without date, both relating to the decay of their trade in the woollen manufacture by the running of wool from Ireland to France, were severally read; whereupon ordered that the draught of a report be prepared upon the Order of the Committee of Council upon the same subject, read the 4th December last.

Jamaica.

North Carolina.

Newfoundland.

Answer to papers.

Their Lordships, taking again into consideration the letter from his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, referring to the Board several papers, relating to Jamaica, North Carolina and Newfoundland, read the 26th of November last, gave directions for preparing the draught of an answer thereto.

June 5. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Brudenell, Sir A. Croft.

Jamaica.

Mr. Hayman a councillor.

The representation proposing William Hayman, Esq., to be of the Council of Jamaica, in the room of Mr. Swymmer, deceased, ordered to be prepared the 3rd inst., was agreed and signed.

June 9. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman.

North and South Carolina.

Mr. Fane's report, validity of grants.

Mr. Fane's report into the validity of such grants of offices from the late Lords Proprietors of Carolina as are not signed by them all, was read, and ordered that copies thereof be given to Colonel Johnson and Capt. Burrington, Governors of South and North Carolina.

Colonel Johnson about his instructions.

A memorial from Colonel Johnson, relating to the draught of his instructions, was read.

Reports, Instructions agreed.

The draughts of reports, directed to be prepared the 4th inst., with the draughts of instructions for Colonel Johnson and for Capt. Burrington, were agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Barbadoes.

Santa Lucia.

King's title.

A letter from Mr. Daniel Pulteney, in answer to one wrote to him the 2nd inst., in relation to the King's title to Santa Lucia, was read.

June 10. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Brudenell.

South Carolina.

Representation, Instructions signed.

The draught of a representation, with Colonel Johnson's instructions for the government of South Carolina, agreed yesterday, was signed, as also

A letter, for the inclosing the same to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle.

South Carolina.

Complaints against the Assembly to be given to Colonel Johnson.

Ordered that a letter be prepared to Colonel Johnson, for inclosing to him copies of several complaints against the Assembly of South Carolina, referred to the Board by an Order of the Committee of Council, read the 28th of July, 1729.

June 11. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Brudenell, Sir A. Croft.

South Carolina.

Palatine settlements.

A letter from Mr. De la Fontaine, dated the 29th of the last month, in relation to some Palatines, who are desirous of settling in South Carolina, was read; and their Lordships gave directions for acquainting Mr. De la Fontaine with the encouragement the Board had proposed by Colonel Johnson's instructions for this purpose.

Settlements.

Ordered that Mr. Missing, whose letter upon this subject was read the 13th of March last, and Mr. Purry, whose memorial was read the 25th of the same month, be likewise acquainted therewith, as also all others, who may at any time have made or make any proposals for settling this province.

A letter from the Duke of Newcastle, dated the 5th inst., was read, and the papers, therewith transmitted, were laid before the Board, viz:—
Potashes.
A letter from Mr. Thomas Lowndes to the Duke of Newcastle in relation to the making of potashes in South Carolina.
Copy of Mr. Lambton's letter to Mr. Lowndes upon the same subject.

A letter from Mr. Thomas Lowndes to the Secretary, dated the 19th of May last, was read; and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—
Copy of a letter from Mr. Lambton to Mr. Lowndes in relation to the making of potashes in South Carolina.
Provost Marshal's place.
Copy of a paragraph of Colonel Bull's letter to Mr. Lowndes about the Provost Marshal's place in South Carolina.

Mr. Lowndes summoned.

Whereupon ordered that Mr. Lowndes be desired to attend the Board upon this subject on Tuesday morning next.

June 12. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Brudenell.

Newfoundland.

Capt. Osburn's conduct.

The representation, ordered to be prepared the 4th inst., in relation to Capt. Osburn's conduct at Newfoundland, was agreed and signed, as also

A letter, for enclosing the same to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle.

Trade.

Ireland.

France.

Running of wool.

Their Lordships then took into consideration the draught of a representation, ordered likewise to be prepared the 4th inst., relating to the running of wool from Ireland to France, and made a progress therein.

June 16. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Brudenell.

South Carolina.

Mr. Lowndes attends.

Potashes.

Recommended to Colonel Johnson.

Mr. Lowndes attending, as he had been desired, their Lordships took again into consideration the letter from the Duke of Newcastle, referring to the Board a letter from Mr. Lowndes, in relation to the making of potash in South Carolina; and their Lordships desiring he would inform the Board what encouragement he thought necessary for this purpose; he said, that a number of potash makers would go to Carolina, if their passage were to be paid for them, and if their negroes might be tax free for seven years; whereupon their Lordships resolved to recommend this matter to Colonel Johnson, Governor of this province, at their next meeting.

Nova Scotia.

Colonel Williamson attends about Mr. Hintz.

Colonel Williamson attending, acquainted the Board, that he was sorry Mr. Hintz, whom he had recommended to take care of the transporting some Palatines to Nova Scotia, had not answered the character he had given of him, but that the Government should not lose anything upon this occasion, being determined to repay the money Mr. Hintz had received from the Treasury.

Trade.

Africa.

Report agreed.

The draught of a report, ordered to be prepared the 4th inst., in relation to the African trade, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

June 18. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Sir O. Bridgeman.

South Carolina.

Potashes.

Colonel Johnson attending, the Board informed him with what Mr. Lowndes had proposed at the last meeting about making potashes in South Carolina, and desired he would give all the encouragement he could to that undertaking.

Barbadoes.

Santa Lucia.

The King's right.

The draught of a representation, stating His Majesty's right to the island of Santa Lucia, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

June 19. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Brudenell.

Trade.

Africa.

The report to the Committee of Council in relation to the African trade, agreed the 16th inst., was signed.

Pennsylvania.

Act, Court of Judicature.

An Order of the Committee of Council, dated the 14th of the last month, directing the Board to consider An Act, passed in Pennsylvania in 1727, for establishing courts of judicature in this province, complained of by the petition of John Moore, Esq., collector of the customs there, was read, whereupon ordered that Mr. Fane be reminded of the letter wrote to him the 15th of April last, with the said Act, and that he be desired to send his opinion thereupon as soon as possible.

New England.

Woods, penalty to the informer.

An Order of the Committee of Council, dated the 3rd inst., directing the Board to prepare draughts of instructions to the Governor of New England, and to Colonel Dunbar, Surveyor of His Majesty's Woods, about the granting His Majesty's share to the informer of the penalties inflicted by the Act for the further encouragement of Naval Stores, was read, and ordered that the draughts of instructions be prepared accordingly.

Petition of Mr. Waldoe.

An Order of the Committee of Council, dated the 15th of April, 1730, referring to the Board the petition of Samuel Waldoe and others of New England, complaining of an obstruction they met with from Colonel Dunbar, Surveyor of His Majesty's Woods, when they went to make settlements upon their own lands, was read, and their Lordships agreeing to take the same into consideration on Wednesday morning next, ordered that Mr. Waldoe be desired to attend the Board at the same time.

June 23. Present:—Mr. Doeminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Barbadoes.

St. Vincent's.

King's title.

Their Lordships taking into consideration the state of the King's title to St. Vincent's, mentioned in the Minutes of the 5th of the last month, the same was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Trade.

Spain.

Losses.

Ordered that if the several merchants and others, who have given into this office any original papers to prove their losses sustained by the Spaniards, do desire to have them returned, that the Secretary do return the same, taking copies thereof and receipts for the originals.

Nova Scotia.

Mr. Hintz.

The Secretary then acquainted the Board that Colonel Williamson had informed him that Mr. Hintz was certainly gone into Germany to transport some Palatine families to Nova Scotia.

June 24. Present:—Mr. Doeminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Bahamas.

Lord Carteret refuses to consent to the sale.

Mr. Shelton, Secretary to the late Lords Proprietors of Carolina, attending, acquainted the Board that he had taken an opportunity of waiting upon the Lord Carteret, one of the Proprietors of the Bahama islands, to know whether his Lordship would join with the other Proprietors in the offer to sell those Islands to His Majesty, presented to this Board the 27th of the last month, but that his Lordship would not join therein.

Bahamas.

Report ordered.

Their Lordships then gave some directions for preparing the draught of a report upon the Order of the Lords of the Committee upon this subject, mentioned in the Minutes of the 31st of October, 1729.

South Carolina.

Swiss settlement.

Mr. Purry, whose memorial concerning a Swiss settlement, proposed to be made in South Carolina, was read the 25th of March last, attending with Mr. Vatt, desired their Lordships would please to let him know what encouragements were proposed for such as were willing to go to that province, and their Lordships ordered that he should have an extract of Colonel Johnson's instruction for this purpose.

New England.

Mr. Waldoe's petition.

Mr. Waldoe attending, as he had been desired, in relation to the petition of himself and several others, referred to the Board by an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, read the 19th inst.; complaining of an obstruction they met with from Colonel Dunbar, when they went to make their settlements upon their own lands, presented to the Board several papers, which their Lordships resolved to consider at another opportunity, and return to him again.

Miscellanies.

Incidents sent to the Treasury.

The Secretary laid before the Board the account of petty expenees and incidental charges for the service of this office, between Lady Day, 1730, and Midsummer following, amounting to £252 12s. 2d.

£s.d.
Account of petty expences, from Lady Day, 1730, to Midsummer following125111
The stationer's account for the same time87138
The postman's account for the same time2708
Account of wood and coals1269
£252122

And a letter to the Lords of the Treasury, desiring payment thereof, as also of one quarter's salary due to the Secretary and other officers this day, was agreed and signed.

June 25. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Sir A. Croft.

Trade.

Spain.

Losses.

Mr. Lopez, attending, presented to the Board an account of losses sustained by his brother from the Spaniards in 1719, which was read; and he acquainted the Board that the original proofs of these losses were already with Mr. Keene.

New England.

Woods, penalty to the informer.

The report and instruction to the Governor of New England and to Colonel Dunbar, signifying His Majesty's being willing to give up his moiety of the penalty inflicted on such as destroy the woods, ordered to be prepared the 19th inst., was signed.

Trade.

France.

Ireland.

Decay, woollen manufacture.

The draught of a report upon the two letters from the Mayors of Tiverton and Exeter, relating to the decay of their trade in the woollen manufacture, by the running of wool from Ireland to France, directed to be prepared the 4th inst., was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

June 26. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Brudenell.

The report, relating to the decay of trade in the woollen manufacture, agreed yesterday, was signed.

Jamaica.

Letter to General Hunter.

The draught of a letter, directed to be prepared the 3rd inst., in answer to several letters from General Hunter, Governor of Jamaica, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

June 30. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Trade.

Spain.

Instructions, Commissaries.

A letter from the Duke of Newcastle of the 23rd inst., was read, inclosing, by His Majesty's order, a draught of instructions for the Commissaries appointed to treat with those of Spain, in pursuance of the treaty of Seville, and directing their Lordships to offer such additions or alterations as this Board may have to propose to the said draught; as also such further informations as may be necessary to be given by their Lordships to the said Commissaries. Whereupon directions were given for laying before the Board their representation of the 25th of September, 1717, relating to the right His Majesty's subjects have to cut logwood in the Bay of Campeachy, and also for collecting and laying before the Board the letters received from His Majesty's consuls in Spain, with regard to grievances suffered by His Majesty's subjects in their trade there, together with several other papers relating to the subject matter of the said instructions.

Plantations General.

Letter from the Duke of Newcastle for a state of the plantations.

A letter from the Duke of Newcastle of the 23rd inst., signifying His Majesty's pleasure that this Board prepare a representation with their observations upon all His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America, particularly with respect to the use, which the Bahama Islands and South Carolina may be of to the trade and security of his subjects in those parts, was read; whereupon some directions were given for preparing the draught of such a representation accordingly.

Barbadoes.

Santa Lucia.

Their Lordships made some progress in collating and examining the several proofs, referred to in the draught of a representation agreed the 18th inst., relating to His Majesty's right to the island of Santa Lucia, whereof copies are to be added by way of appendix to the said representation.