Journal, November 1732
Journal Book J.J

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1928

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322-325

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'Journal, November 1732: Journal Book J.J', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 6: January 1729 - December 1734 (1928), pp. 322-325. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81615 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Journal, November 1732

November 1. Present:—Mr. H. Walpole, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

South Carolina.

Quit rent Act.

The draught of a representation for repealing the Act, passed in South Carolina in 1731, for remission of arrears of quit rents, ordered to be prepared at the last meeting, was agreed and signed.

November 2. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen.

Nova Scotia.

The letter to Colonel Armstrong, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, agreed the 24th instant, was signed.

Newfoundland.

Merchants of Poole, petition about whale fins.

Mr. Fane's report upon the petition of the Corporation of Poole, relating to the whale fins, oil, blubber, etc., imported from Newfoundland, being entitled to the same benefits as the like commodities imported from Greenland, was read, and a letter was ordered to be wrote to the Mayor of Poole in answer to the above petition.

November 8. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Trade.

A letter from the Lord Harrington, dated the second instant, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—
Hamburgh.
Hirrnigs.
Extract of a letter from Sir Cyril Wich to the Lord Harrington, dated the 31st October, 1732.
Project of a treaty relating to the herring trade.
Extrait des registres du conseil des magistrats de Hambourg, du 20 October, 1732.

And directions were given that Mr. Elkin, who formerly attended the Board upon this subject, should be desired to attend again on Tuesday morning next.

Sicily.

A letter from the Duke of Newcastle, dated the 6th instant, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board.
Copy of the Earl of Essex's letter to the Duke of Newcastle, dated at Turin, September 21st, October 2nd, 1732.
Copy of a memorial of Don Joseph Ghillin, consul at Cagliari.
Copies of certificates of the Lieutenant of the port of Cagliari and the Genoese consul in the same port.

And directions were given for writing to Mr. Jackson, to acquaint him with the Board's desire of speaking with some merchants trading to Sardinia, on Wednesday morning next.

November 14. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Hamburgh.

Herring fishery.

The Secretary acquainting the Board that Mr. Elkin could not attend this morning, according to appointment, upon the letter and papers from the Lord Harrington, read the 8th instant, relating to the herring fishery at Hamburgh; ordered that he be desired to attend the Board on Thursday morning next.

Barbadoes.

A new Councillor.

A representation proposing Thomas Applewaite, Esquire, to be of the Council of Barbadoes, in the room of Mr. Hall, deceased, was agreed and signed.

Nevis.

A new Councillor.

As also a representation, proposing Charles Bridgewater, junior, Esquire, to be of the Council of Nevis, in the room of Mr. Richardson, deceased.

Trade.

Sweden.

A letter from the Lord Harrington, dated the 9th instant, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—
Certificate of some merchants of London, natives of Sweden, sent to Mr. Finch, His Majesty's minister there, dated the 5th of May, 1730.
Copy of Mr. Finch's memorial to the King of Sweden about the heiresses of Mr. Grainger.
Extract of Mr. Finch's letter to the Lord Harrington, dated the 18th of October, 1732.

And directions were given for acquainting Mr. Norris, a merchant trading to Sweden, with the Board's desire of speaking with him on this subject on Tuesday morning next.

November 15. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Mr. Jackson.

Consulage at Cagliari.

Mr. Jackson attending, as he had been desired, the Board took again into consideration the letter from the Duke of Newcastle, relating to a duty to be paid to Joseph Ghillin, consul at Cagliari, read the 8th instant, and desiring Mr. Jackson to inform the Board, what he knew upon that subject: he said, that there was little or no trade carried on between this kingdom and that island, and that there could be no consulage due; but from such ships as either load or unload there, in which case he did not think the merchants would refuse paying, but that he did not think they would agree to pay any consulage upon ships, who only put in there for wood, water or for stress of weather.

Mr. Jackson being withdrawn, the Board gave directions for preparing the draught of a representation upon this subject.

Plantations General.

Acts for the plantations.

The Secretary acquainting the Board that some copies of the late Acts of Parliament, which relate to the plantations, are wanting, directions were given for writing to Mr. Scrope to desire he would move the Lords of the Treasury that the King's printer may be ordered to furnish this office with one hundred copies of each.

November 16. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Trade.

Hamburgh, herring fishery.

Mr. Elkin attending, as he had been desired, the Board took again into consideration the letter from the Lord Harrington, read the 8th instant, about the herring fishery, and desired Mr. Elkin would put his thoughts into writing upon this subject, and attend the Board again on Thursday next, which he promised to do accordingly.

November 21. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Trade.

Consulage.

The draught of a report, relating to the duty to be paid to Joseph Ghillin, consul at Cagliari, directed to be prepared the 15th instant, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

November 23. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Trade.

Consulage.

The report agreed yesterday, relating to a duty on goods to be paid to Joseph Ghillin, consul at Cagliari, was signed, as also a letter, enclosing the same to the Duke of Newcastle.

Hamburgh.

Mr. Elkin, herring fishery.

Mr. Elkin attending, as he had been desired, he presented to the Board some observations he had made upon the subject of the herring fishery, which being read, he was desired to attend again this day sennight, and directions were given for desiring Mr. J. Drummond to attend at the same time.

November 28. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Barbadoes.

Governor's instructions agreed,

The draught of instructions for the Lord Howe, appointed Governor of Barbadoes, ordered to be prepared the —, were agreed, and the draught of a representation to accompany the same, was ordered to be prepared.

November 29. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

and sent away.

The representation with the draughts of instructions for the Lord Howe, appointed Governor of Barbadoes, ordered yesterday to be prepared, was agreed and signed, as also a letter, inclosing the same to the Duke of Newcastle.

November 30. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Trade.

Hamburgh, herring trade.

Mr. Drummond attending, as he had been desired, the Board took again into consideration the letter and papers from the Lord Harrington, relating to the herring trade at Hamburgh, mentioned in the Minutes of the 23rd instant, and desired Mr. Drummond would put in writing what he had to offer upon this subject, and attend the Board again on Thursday next, which he promised to do accordingly.