Journal, September 1732
Journal Book J.J

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1928

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'Journal, September 1732: Journal Book J.J', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 6: January 1729 - December 1734 (1928), pp. 314-319. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81613 Date accessed: 25 November 2014.


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Journal, September 1732

September 5. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

South Carolina.

Georgia.

The draught of an instruction upon the petition of the trustees for establishing the colony of Georgia in America, ordered to be prepared at the last meeting, being agreed, a report of the same to the Lords of the Committee, was agreed and signed.

Rhode Island.

Bills of credit.

The representation upon the Act, passed in Rhode Island, for emitting bills of credit, agreed the 30th of last month, was signed.

September 6. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Jamaica.

Duties on negroes.

The Secretary acquainting the Board that a Committee of Council was appointed for to-morrow evening to consider the Act, passed at Jamaica, for laying duties on negroes, upon which subject a report from the Board to the Committee was returned the 16th of the last month, the Board agreed and signed another report to the Committee upon the petition of the merchants of Bristol against the said Act, mentioned in the Minutes of the 18th of July last.

September 7. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

The Secretary laid before the Board the forty four following copies of Orders in Council, and the same were read.

Maryland.

Mr. Ogle, Lieutenant Governor.

Order in Council, of the 28th of October, 1731, approving the draughts of instructions of trade for Samuel Ogle, Esquire, Governor of Maryland.

Lord Baltimore's petition approved.

Order in Council, of the 21st of July, 1732, approving the petition of the Lord Baltimore, who is going to take upon him the government of Maryland, praying that Samuel Ogle, Esquire, may be continued Lieutenant Governor, when his Lordship leaves the said province.

New Jersey.

Act, registering deeds, repealed.

Order in Council, dated the 25th of November, 1731, repealing an Act, passed in New Jersey, concerning the acknowledging and registering deeds and conveyances of land, and declaring how the estate or right of a feme covert may be conveyed or extinguished.

Act, shortening of law suits, repealed.

Order in Council, dated the 25th of November, 1731, repealing an Act, passed in New Jersey, for shortening of law suits, and regulating the practice and practitioners of the law and other officers.

Act, meeting of the General Assembly, repealed.

Order in Council, dated the 25th of November, 1731, repealing an Act, passed in New Jersey, for the frequent meeting and calling of the General Assembly of this province, etc.

New seal approved.

Order in Council, dated the 29th of November, 1731, approving a new seal for New Jersey, a former one being lost, and directing the Board to prepare the draught of a warrant for transmitting the said seal to the Governor of New Jersey.

Act, convicts, repealed.

Order in Council, dated the 13th of April, 1732, repealing an Act of New Jersey, imposing a duty of persons convicted of heinous crime, and to prevent poor and impotent persons being imported, etc.

Act, to support Government, confirmed.

Order in Council, dated the 4th of May, 1732, confirming an Act, passed in New Jersey, the better to enable the inhabitants of this colony, to support Government, discharge their engagements in the loan offices, etc.

Act, abjuration oath, confirmed.

Order in Council, dated the 4th of May, 1732, confirming an Act, passed in New Jersey, prescribing the forms of declaration of fidelity, the effect of the abjuration oath, etc.

Instructions for Colonel Cosby approved.

Order in Council, dated the 18th of May, 1732, approving the draughts of instructions for Colonel Cosby, Governor of New Jersey.

Massachusetts.

No alteration in the 16th and 30th articles of instructions.

Order in Council, dated the 23rd of December, 1731, approving a representation of this Board, that no alteration be made in the 16th and 30th articles of the instructions given to the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay.

17 Acts confirmed.

Order in Council, dated the 27th of January, 1731—2, confirming seventeen Acts, passed in the Massachusetts Bay in April, 1731.

New Hampshire.

A Councillor appointed.

Order in Council, dated the 24th of February, 1731–2, appointing Benning Wentworth, Esquire, one of His Majesty's Council in New Hampshire.

A Councillor appointed.

Order in Council, dated the 24th of February, 1731–2, appointing Joshua Peirce, Esquire, one of His Majesty's Council in New Hampshire.

A Councillor appointed.

Order in Council, dated the 24th of February, 1731–2, appointing Benjamin Gamblin, Esquire, one of His Majesty's Council in New Hampshire.

A Councillor appointed.

Order in Council, dated the 24th of February, 1731–2, appointing Richard Waldron, Esquire, one of His Majesty's Council in New Hampshire.

Lieutenant Governor, 1st Councillor.

Order in Council, dated the 24th of February, 1731–2, appointing the Lieutenant Governor of New Hampshire for the time being, to take place as first Councillor in that province.

A Councillor appointed.

Order in Council, dated the 4th of May, 1732, appointing Ephraim Dennit, Esquire, one of His Majesty's Council in New Hampshire.

A Councillor appointed.

Order in Council, dated the 4th of May, 1732, appointing Theodore Atkinson, Esquire, one of His Majesty's Council in New Hampshire.

Antigua.

Stores of war.

Order in Council, dated the 23rd of December, 1731, directing that stores of war may be sent to Antigua.

Instruction, Court of Chancery.

Order in Council, dated the 27th of January, 1731–2, approving the draught of an additional instruction, relating to the holding a court of Chancery in Antigua.

Two Councillors appointed.

Order in Council, dated the 4th of May, 1732, appointing John Morris and John Duer, Esquires, to be of His Majesty's Council of Antigua.

Act, Robert Oliver, confirmed.

Order in Council, dated the 18th of May, 1732, confirming an Act, passed in Antigua, to enable Robert Oliver of the said island, gentleman, to confirm and make good the title of certain lands, etc.

Saint Christophers.

Stores of war.

Order in Council, dated the 19th of January, 1731–2, directing that stores of war may be sent to St. Christophers.

Virginia.

Act, to prevent the bringing tobacco from North Carolina, repealed.

Order in Council, dated the 25th of November, 1731, repealing an Act. passed in Virginia, for the more effectual preventing the bringing tobacco from North Carolina, etc.

Order in Council, dated the 25th of November, 1731, repealing an Act, passed in Virginia, against importing tobacco from Carolina and other parts without the Capes of Virginia.

A Councillor appointed.

Order in Council, dated the 24th of February, 1731–2, appointing John Tayloe, Esquire, one of His Majesty's Council in Virginia.

Virginia.

South Carolina.

A Councillor appointed.

Order in Council, dated the 24th of February, 1731–2, appointing George Phenney, Esquire, one of His Majesty's council in Virginia and South Carolina.

South Carolina.

Georgia.

Order in Council, dated the 27th of January, 1731–2, approving the draught of a charter for establishing a new colony in His Majesty's province of South Carolina, by the name of the Colony of Georgia.

Act, Courts of Justice, repealed.

Order in Council, dated the 21st of July, 1731, repealing an Act, passed in South Carolina, for the better settling of the courts of justice.

Act, amendment of the law, repealed.

Order in Council, dated the 21st of July, 1732, confirming an Act, passed in South Carolina, for the amendment of the law.

Additional instruction, Swiss Protestants, approved.

Order in Council, dated the 21st of July, 1732, approving the draught of additional instructions to the Governor of South Carolina for his guidance in settling 600 Swiss Protestants, whom Mr. Purry hath undertaken to send over to that province.

Jamaica.

Act, regulating slaves, repealed.

Order in Council, dated the 25th November, 1731, repealing an Act, passed in Jamaica, for the better regulating slaves, and rendering free negroes and mulattoes more useful, etc.

Not to pass any Act laying duties on negroes.

Order in Council, dated the 9th of December, 1731, approving the draught of instructions to General Hunter, Governor of Jamaica, forbidding him to give his assent to any bill for the future, whereby a duty is laid on negroes imported and exported, and likewise approving the draught of instructions to all His Majesty's other Governors in America upon this subject.

Plantations General.

Additional instruction.

People of the plantations not to be put on a better footing than Great Britain.

Order in Council, dated the 4th May, 1732, approving the draught of additional instructions to His Majesty's Governors in America, forbidding them to give their assent for the future to any laws, wherein the people of the plantations are put on a more advantageous footing than those of Great Britain.

Barbadoes.

Three Councillors appointed.

Order in Council, dated the 24th of February, 1731–2, appointing John Ashley, Othniel Haggot and Hugh Hall, Esquires, to be of His Majesty's Council in the island of Barbadoes.

Lord Howe's commission approved.

Order in Council, dated the 18th of May, 1732, approving the draught of a commission for the Lord Viscount Howe to be Governor of Barbadoes.

New York.

New Jersey.

Commissions for Colonel Cosby approved.

Order in Council, dated the 24th February, 1731–2, approving the draughts of commissions for Colonel William Cosby to be Governor of New York and New Jersey.

New York.

Instructions approved.

Order in Council, dated the 18th of May, 1732, approving the draughts of instructions for Colonel William Cosby, Governor of New York.

Bermuda.

Independent Company.

Order in Council, dated the 23rd of December, 1731, directing that the Independent Company, which was some time since ordered from the Bermuda Islands to the Bahama Islands, be sent back to the said Bermuda Islands.

Instructions.

Salary in lieu of whale licenses.

Order in Council, dated the 23rd of December, 1731, approving the draught of instructions for the Governor of Bermudas, directing him to recommend to the Assembly the raising an adequate salary to be paid to him in lieu of the profits arising from granting whale licenses.

Act, deficiency of the funds, repealed.

Order in Council, dated the 13th of April, 1732, repealing an Act, passed in Bermuda, to supply the deficiency of the several funds in these islands, and for defraying the charges of the Government.

Newfoundland.

Governor's commission

Order in Council, dated the 18th of May, 1732, approving the draught of a commission for Captain Edward Falkingham, Governor of Newfoundland.

and instructions approved.

Order in Council, dated the 18th of May, 1732, approving the draught of instructions for Captain Edward Falkingham, Governor of Newfoundland.

Trade.

Spain.

Losses.

A memorial of the loss and damage which Bryan Blundell, John Hughes and others sustained by the Spaniards in the year 1730, was read.

A memorial of the loss and damage which Abraham Van Vleck, Jacobus Kiersted and Jesse Kiersted sustained by the Spaniards, was read.

To be sent to the commissaries.

And directions were given for enclosing the said losses to the commissaries at Seville.

September 12. Present:— Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Bermuda.

Letters from the Governor, with papers.

A letter from Captain Pitt, Lieutenant Governor of Bermuda, dated the 4th of November, 1731, was read, as also a letter from him, dated the 11th of March, 1731– 2, and the paper, therein referred to, was laid before the Board:
Attested copy of the tryal of the Rebecca in the Vice Admiralty Court of Bermuda, in February, 1731–2, for clandestine and illegal trade.

Answer ordered.

An answer thereto was agreed.

Jamaica.

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

Letters from the Governor, with papers.

A letter from him, dated the 15th of December, 1731.

A letter from him, dated the 20th of December, 1731.

Minutes of Council, from the 5th of October, 1731, to the 16th December following.

Minutes of Council in Assembly, from the 4th to the 27th November, 1731.

Two Acts, passed in 1731.

A letter from him, dated the 5th of January, 1731–2.

The Governor's speech to the General Assembly.

A letter from him, dated the 16th of January, 1731–2.

The Council's address, and the Governor's answer.

The Assembly's address, and the Governor's answer.

Offers made by the Assembly to encourage the soldiers to stay in the island.

A letter from him, dated the 19th of February, 1731–2.
Account of incouragements given the soldiers by an Act of Assembly, passed in 1731–2, and of further incouragements intended by a Bill, which only passed the Assembly, and not the Council.
List of Acts, passed at Jamaica, at a sessions begun in January, 1731–2.

A letter from him, dated the 16th of March, 1731–2.
Minutes of Council, from the 11th January, 1731–2, to the 11th February following.
Minutes of Council in Assembly, from the 3rd January, 1731–2, to the 11th of February following.
Minutes of Assembly, from 3rd January, 1731–2, to the 11th of February following.
Seven Acts, passed in January and February, 1731–2.

A letter from him, dated the 28th of March, 1732.

A letter from him, dated the 14th of April, 1732.
The Governor's speech to the Assembly.

A letter from him, dated the 1st of June, 1732.
Minutes of Council, from the 29th of February, 1731–2, to the 6th of May, 1732.
Minutes of Council in Assembly, from the 4th of April, 1732, to the 6th of May following.
Minutes of Assembly, from the 4th of April, 1732, to the 6th of May following.
Titles of Acts passed in 1732.

A letter from him, dated the 3rd of July, 1732.
Copy of a letter from the gentlemen of the parish of Clarendon to the Governor.

A letter from him, dated the 16th of June, 1732, was likewise read.

Answer agreed.

The draught of an answer was agreed to the several letters.

Virginia.

Letters from the Lieutenant Governor, with papers.

The two following letters from Major Gooch, Lieutenant

Governor of Virginia, were read, and the papers, therein respectively referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—
A letter from him, dated the 30th of March, 1732.
Printed dialogue relating to the Tobacco Act.
A letter from him, dated the 27th of May, 1732.
The Lieutenant Governor's speech to the Assembly, with their address, and his answer.
Copy of an Act to enable the masters of ships to imploy their own sloops, boats and sailors in carrying tobacco from the public warehouses on board their ships.

Answer ordered.

The draught of an answer was ordered to be prepared thereto.

September 13. Present:— Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Virginia.

The Secretary laid before the Board an explanation, received from Mr. Ochs, of the grants about the limits of the Lords Proprietors in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, which was read, and a copy thereof was ordered to be sent to Major Gooch, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.

Letter to the Governor.

The letter to Major Gooch, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, ordered yesterday to be prepared, was agreed and signed.

Jamaica.

Letter to the Governor.

The letter to Major General Hunter, Governor of Jamaica, agreed yesterday, was signed.

Bermuda.

Letter to the Governor.

As also the letter to Captain Pitt, Governor of Bermuda.

Jamaica.

A Councillor recommended.

A representation proposing Henry Dawkins, Esquire, to be of the Council of Jamaica, in the room of Mr. Henderson, deceased, was signed.

September 19. Present:— Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Brudenell.

A letter from Colonel Dunbar, Lieutenant Governor of New Hampshire, dated the 26th of May, 1732, was read, and directions were given for making an answer thereto.

Plantations General.

Acts to Mr. Fane.

Ordered that all the Acts of the several colonies, not yet sent to Mr. Fane, be sent to him, for his opinion thereon in point of law.