Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 1, April 1704 - January 1709. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1920.
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Journal, January 1706
An order of the House of Commons of the 21st of December last [fo. 155, 156, 157], requiring this Board to lay before that House a state of the trade with Newfoundland and the Western Islands, was read; and thereupon ordered [fo. 155] that Mr. Merrett, Mr. Campbell and Lieutenant Moody (lately arrived from Newfoundland) have notice to attend the Board to-morrow morning. And further ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Burchet to know what answer the Commadore of the Newfoundland convoy has brought to the heads of enquiry that were given him.
A letter from the Captain of the Non-Such, signifying that he had a box for this Board from the Lord Cornbury on board his ship, and desiring directions how to send it hither, being read; ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Burchet [fo. 154] to desire to know where the said ship is at present, that their lordships may give the captain directions about sending the said box.
An Order of Councill of the 20th of December last [fo. 148] upon a representation of the same date, relating to New England, directing this Board to lay before her Majesty the misfeasances of the Charter Governments, and the advantages that may arise by reducing such Charter Governments, was read, and directions [fo. 160] given for drawing up the said misfeasances accordingly.
A letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges of the 19th of the last month, referring to the Board the petition of Peregine Brown, praying that the Governor of Maryland may have directions to permit the ship Nicholson to saile from thence without convoy, in case the master of the said ship cannot be ready to saile with the convoy, was read; and thereupon ordered [fo. 156] that Colonel Blakiston have notice to attend the Board to-morrow morning.
Colonel Nicholson attending, and being asked some questions in relation to a Bill of 50l. transmitted in his letter of the 25th of July last to be dispos'd of by their lordships to the sollicitor of the Virginia affairs, he said that he had not appointed any agent after Mr. Thrale's death, that he had been informed by Sir Thomas Frankland that Mr. Wilcocks had acted in that station, but that, however, he submitted the disposal of the said Bill to their lordships; and thereupon ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Lowndes, giving him a state of this matter, and inclosing the said Bill, to be laid before my Lord High Treasurer for his lordship's directions thereupon.
A letter from Mr. Burchet [fo. 152], in answer to one writ him yesterday, signifying that her Majesty's ship the Non-Such, lately arrived from New Yorke, is ordered to the Downes, was read; and thereupon ordered that a letter be writ to the captain of that ship, to desire him to send the box he has on board from the Lord Cornbury, by the post or by any other safe conveyance, taking a receipt for the same.
Mr. Merret attending [fo. 152, 160], and being ask'd several questions in relation to Newfoundland, he said that, not having yet received his letters, he was not able to give their lordships any account, but that he hoped he should do it in a few days. He added that he had heard that there was not above 40 ships of all sorts there this fishing season.
He communicated to their lordships the copy of an affidavit of Richard Sampson, setting forth that Mr. Colin Campbell had indeavoured to suborn him to swear falsely against Captain Lloyd and Mr. Solomon Merret, to which is annexed the copy of what Mr. Campbell would have had him swore (sic) to, which was read.
Mr. Campbell and Lieutenant Moody also attending [fo. 152], Mr. Moody acquainted their lordships that upon Major Lloyd's arrival with a new company, he found Mr. Latham was appointed captain, and Mr. Gully and Mr. Philips lieutenants; so that having no more business there, he came away with 54 men of the old company, five whereof were lost when the Loo and the Falkland prize were cast away. He added that they had received but one cloathing, and a part of a cloathing, since his being there, which was about three years; and thereupon ordered that Mr. Thurston have notice to attend the Board to-morrow morning. These gentlemen further said that there was at St. John's about fifty ships of all sorts, and about 12, or 15 in the other harbours. And they promised to bring their lordships [fo. 160] in a few days a particular account, both in relation to the forts and fortifications and to the trade and fishery of Newfoundland.
Ordered that a letter be writ to Sir William Phippard [fo. 152, 160], to desire him to communicate to the Board what accounts he has received from Newfoundland, and to acquaint him that their lordships desire to speak to him to-morrow morning.
Colonel Blakiston attending according to order [fo. 153], and being acquainted with the petition of Peregine Brown, praying that the ship Nicholson may have leave to come from Maryland after the departure of the convoy, in case the convoy sail before the said ship can be ready; he said that the said ship was to carry over for the use of the Government of Maryland 110 half barrels of powder, 100 cutlaces, 200 cartouch boxes, 150 musquets, 5,000 weight of lead in bullets, and 22 drums, and that he paid freight for the same; whereupon their lordships gave directions for preparing an answer to Mr. Secretary Hedges's letter [fo. 160] mentioned in yesterday's minutes upon the foresaid petition of Peregrine Brown with their opinion that the said ship be permitted to saile after the convoy now bound thither, but not before the convoy.
A letter from Mr. Jackson, late minister at Newfoundland, signifying his arrival in England, and that by reason of indisposition he was not able to attend their lordships, was read; and thereupon ordered [fo. 152, 160] that he be desired to put into writing what account he can give of the state of the trade and fishery of Newfoundland, particularly for this and the preceding year.
The copy of an Order of Councill of the 13th of December last [fo. 88, 158], upon a representation of the 1st of November last, for repealing two Acts past at Antegoa in June, 1704, intituled An Act for holding a Court of Chancery &c., and An Act for establishing of Courts &c., approving the said representation, was read.
The copy of an Order of Councill of the same date, upon the foresaid representation [fo. 88, 157], confirming An Act past at Antegoa for impowering a Councill of Officers to appoint methods for the repairing and carrying on of trenches &c., was read.
The copies of the two Orders of Councill of the 20th of the last month [fo. 148], upon a representation of the same date, proposing that Mr. John Smith be readmitted into the Councill of Virginia to fill up the present vacancy by the death of Colonel Bird, and that Mr. John Lewis be readmitted into his place in the said Councill upon the first vacancy that shall happen, approving the said representation, were read.
Some members of the Turkey Company attending, presented to their lordships a paper intituled "The Case of the Levant Company," relating to the importation of Turkey goods from the neutral ports in Italy, which was read; and to which they added that the French had of late found means to import great quantities of Turkey goods into Leghorn and other ports in Italy, from whence the said goods were brought into England by Jews and other persons, which was of great detriment to the Turkey Company, and therefore they said that they intended to make application to the Parliament for relief, by some clause of an Act to be passed for that purpose, and desired their lordships' assistance therein: whereupon their lordships did promise them their assistance as there should be occasion.
The draught of a report to the House of Commons [fo. 152, 161], in answer to an order of that House of the 21st of the last month, relating to Newfoundland, was laid before the Board, and a progress made in the consideration thereof.
The draught of articles against the Propriety Governments in America [fo. 153, 163] in pursuance of her Majesty's Order of Councill of the 20th of the last month, was laid before the Board, and a progress made in the consideration thereof.
The Lord Baltemore communicated to the Board the copy of his letter to William Hunter and other Papists in Maryland [fo. 67, 76], blaming them for their late indiscreet zeal in indeavouring to make proselytes in that colony, and requiring them to be more circumspect in their behaviour for the future, which was read, and thereupon ordered that a copy of the said letter be sent to Colonel Seymour for his information.
Mr. John Roop, lately arrived from Newfoundland, attending, acquainted their lordships that he was taken prisoner by the French in their attempt upon St. John's the last winter, and was kept at Placentia eight months, but was with others afterwards exchanged for some French prisoners that were at St. John's, particularly the nephew of Monsieur Du Casse. He said that the French had but 120 soldiers at Placentia; that their forts are not so good as ours at St. John's, but that they are now going to make additional works for the better securing of that place. He was then desired to draw up and give their lordships in writing an account of the trade and fishery [fo. 165], as far as he was able, for the year 1704.
And an account of our settlements to the northward of Bonavista. To which he answered [fo. 165] that, having lost all his papers when the French took him, he was not able to give so particular an account as might be expected, but, however, he would do the best he could on Friday next.
He then communicated to their lordships the copy of a letter from Monsieur De Subercasse, Governor of Placentia, to the Admiral of St. John's Harbour, relating to the exchange of prisoners, which was read; and thereupon ordered that an extract thereof, relating to Mr. Keen, be sent to Colonel Dudley.
And further ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Burchet [fo. 164], to desire him to move his Royal Highness the Lord High Admiral's Councill, that Captain Bridge, Commadore of the Newfoundland convoy, may have notice to attend the Board with such papers as he may have brought from thence, in answer to the heads of inquiry given him relating to that trade and fishery.
An Order of Councill of the 3rd instant [fo. 157], upon a representation of the same date relating to two Acts of Maryland about popery, approving the said representation, and directing the Board to signify her Majesty's pleasure to the Governor of Maryland accordingly, was read, and directions given for adding a clause to the letter to Colonel Seymour, pursuant to the said order.
A letter from Mr. Burchet, in answer to one writ him yesterday [fo. 163, 168], signifying that orders were sent to Commadore Bridge that he attend the Board with such answer as he may have to the heads of inquiry given him relating to Newfoundland.
A representation upon her Majesty's Order in Councill of the 20th of December last [fo. 164, 211] relating to the misfeasances of the Proprietary and Charter Governments in America [fo. 180, 183, Rhode Island, 182 Connecticut], was signed.
Ordered that a letter be writ to the Governor of the Hambourgh Company [fo. 141, 171], to put him in mind of sending their lordships the account he promised the Board the 17th of December last, relating to their trade in the Emperor's territories.
Mr. John Roop attending [fo. 162], presented to their lordships a memorial relating to the state of the English trade and fishery of Newfoundland, as also relating to the French settlements there, together with a particular account of the number of fishing ships, sack ships, boats, quantity of fish taken &c. this present year, and a list of the names of the English settlements to the northward of Bonavista, which were read. He further acquainted their lordships that, in his opinion, nothing was more detrimental to that fishery than the great quantities of rum imported thither from the other plantations; and therefore he proposed that the importation of strong liquors to Newfoundland be prohibited, except what shall be carryed thither from England. He added that they had lately found a sort of a slate at Newfoundland, which was very hard and fit for building.
Major Palms, one of the commissioners appointed by her Majesty [H. fo. 165; fo. 56, 178] to examine into the complaints of the Mohegan Indians against the Government of Connecticut, attending, acquainted their lordships that the magistrates of that Government had protested against the authority of her Majesty's commission in that behalf; that the commissioners, however, proceeded to a sentence in favour of the said Indians, but that he did not know how far the Government will comply therewith.
Sir Thomas Lawrence communicated to the Board a warrant from her Majesty, dated the 31st of December last, permitting him to be absent from Maryland during her Majesty's pleasure, he putting in a sufficient deputy to execute his place of secretary there, during his said absence, which was read, and a copy thereof ordered to be kept.
Ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Burchet [fo. 164, vide infra] to desire to know whether Commadore Bridge be yet come to town, or whether he have made any answer to the heads of inquiry given him relating to the trade and fishery of that place.
A letter from Mr. Fawler, in answer to that writ Mr. Burchet yesterday [vide supra], signifying that directions were sent to Commadore Bridge, at Deptford [fo. 201] to attend the Board this day, was read.
Mr. John Roop attending, presented to their lordships another memorial [fo. 69 and infra] relating to what past at Newfoundland during the attempts the French made upon the English settlements there the last winter; unto which is annexed a copy of his letter to Lieutenant Latham, and of two letters from Monsieur Subercasse to Lieutenant Moody.
A letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges, dated yesterday [vide supra, New attempts of ye French, fo. 364], referring to the Board a relation of the most material occurrences and transactions at St. John's and parts adjacent in Newfoundland, during the time that Lieutenant Moody commanded in cheif there, was laid before the Board; and their lordships resolved to take the same into consideration at the first opportunity.
Mr. Roop attending, presented to their lordships a letter from Major Lloyd, dated at St. John's in Newfoundland the 21st of November last, complaining that the provisions for the soldiers was embezled during Lieutenant Moody's commanding there, which was read, and a copy thereof ordered to be sent to Lieutenant Moody [fo. 174] for his speedy answer.
Mr. Roop also presented to their lordships an account of things necessary for the perfecting the Boom at St. John's Harbour, which was read; and at the same time communicated to their lordships an abstract of the Muster Rolls of the company of soldiers there.
Mr. Roop presented to the Board a petition of several masters of ships, dated at St. John's in Newfoundland the 15th of October last, giving their reasons for the present decay of the Newfoundland trade, which was read.
A memorial from the Hambourgh Company [fo. 165], setting forth several hardships they undergo in their trade to Austria and other the Emperor's territories, was read, and a letter writ to Mr. Secretary Harley, acquainting him that the Board are desirous to speak with the Emperor's Commissioners any morning the next week [fo. 173]; and ordered that the foresaid memorial be translated into French, to be communicated to the said Commissioners.
Sir Thomas Lawrence presented to their lordships a memorial [fo. 119; L. fo. 27], setting forth that an Act lately past in Maryland takes away the benefit of ordinary licences from the secretary's office, and thereupon praying that the Governor may have directions that the profits arising by that Act may be kept in bank till her Majesty's pleasure be known upon the said Act, which was read; whereupon their lordships resolved to take the same into further consideration when they shall write to the Governor of Maryland.
The Comte de Gallas, the Emperor's Envoy, and Monsieur Vecelly, Commissary Generall of Commerce to the Emperor, attending, their lordships communicated to them the contents of the memorial from the Hambourgh Company [fo. 171, 275], mentioned in the minutes of the 17th instant; whereupon they desired a copy thereof in French, and that the said Company would give in a particular account of all the hardships they complain of, and of the remedies [fo. 174], and they, appearing sensible of the inconveniencies arising by such hardships to the course of trade and mutual correspondence, did promise to write effectually to the Court of Vienna that the same might be taken off; whereupon a translation of the Hambourgh Company's foresaid memorial was delivered to them [fo. 275], and a letter writ to Mr. Secretary Harley giving him an account of what had been now done.
Ordered that a letter be writ to the Hambourgh Company [fo. 173, 188], giving them an account of what has past as aforesaid, and desiring what further particulars they can give of the hardships they suffer in their trade to Germany.
A petition from the merchants of Biddyford trading to Newfoundland, praying that a fort may be erected at Ferryland, and that a man-of-war may be ordered to Milford by the 20th of February to convoy the ships of those parts to Newfoundland, was read;, whereupon their lordships agreed to represent their desire of a convoy to her Majesty. And as for their desire of a fort, their lordships writ to Mr. Secretary Hedges, proposing that Sir John Gibson, Deputy Governor of Portsmouth, may be ask'd his opinion therein.
A letter from Lieutenant Moody, in answer to one from Major Lloyd [fo. 170], which was sent him the 16th instant, relating to the embezlement of the soldiers' provisions at Newfoundland and to the hardships they indured there, was read; whereupon a letter was writ to Mr. Secretary Hedges [fo. 184, 185], proposing that Sir John Gibson may have directions to examine the said soldiers, who are now at Portsmouth, touching proceedings and what has fallen within their knowledge during their stay at Newfoundland.
An Order of Councill of the 18th of December last [fo. 118] upon a representation of this Board of the 29th of November foregoing, requiring the Board to give directions to the Governor of Maryland, pursuant to the said representation, was read.
A letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges, of yesterday's date [fo. 121], referring back to this Board the address of the Assembly of Virginia which had been sent to him the 16th of October last [fo. 59], containing complaints against Colonel Quary, was read, and a representation thereupon agreed and ordered to be transcribed [fo. 178].
Mr. Field and Mr. Wyeth attending, communicated to their lordships a news letter published at Boston the 29th of October last, in which there are some reflexions against the proceedings of the Quakers here, and desiring their lordships to write in their next letter to Colonel Dudley thereupon; their lordships gave directions for writing accordingly.
A letter from Colonel Dudley, dated at Boston the 1st of November
last, was read, and the papers therein referr'd to laid before the
Board, and are as follows, vizt.:
Papers therein refer'd to.
Three proclamations, the one ordaining a general thanksgiving &c., the other two about the ship Deptford's being to sail to Saltertudos &c.
Lists of causes tryed in several Courts in New England from October, 1704, to October, 1705.
Register of births in the several townes in the Massachusets Bay from the 5th of Aprill, 1704, to the 5th of Aprill, 1705.
Proposition of the representatives and freeholders of New Hampshire to Mr. Allen.
Letter from the commissioners appointed by her Majesty to make inquiry into the complaints of the Mohegan Indians against Connecticut, with their proceedings upon that matter, dated the 25th of August, 1705.
Proceedings of the commissioners appointed by her Majesty to make inquiry into the complaints of the Mohegan Indians against the government of Connecticut.
Colonel Blakiston attending, was acquainted that her Majesty had been pleased to approve of Colonel Seymour's desire of a store keeper to be sent over to Maryland, for taking care of the publick arms there, and that he would do well to endeavour to find out such a person to be sent thither accordingly.
A representation upon the address from the Assembly of Virginia against Colonel Quary [fo. 175], as agreed in yesterday's minutes, together with a letter inclosing the same to Mr. Secretary Hedges, were signed.
A letter from the Commissioners appointed by her Majesty to make inquiry into the complaints of the Mohegan Indians against Connecticut [fo. 166; H. fo. 465], with their proceedings upon that matter, dated the 25th of August, 1705, was read, and the draught of a representation thereupon agreed [fo. 183] and ordered to be transcribed.
A letter from Colonel Dudley to the Secretary of this Board,
with an account of what has been done in the Massachusets Bay
about Pemaquid and the Governor's salary &c. [I. fo. 248], dated
the 3rd of November last, was read, and the papers therein referr'd
to were laid before the Board, and are as follows:
Colonel Dudley's speech to the Assembly relating to Pemaquid and the settling a salary upon the Governor and Lieutenant Governor &c.
Copy of the Assembly's answer to Colonel Dudley's speech relating to Pemaquid and to the settling of a salary upon himself and Lieutenant Governor.
Copy of the address of the Assembly of New England to her Majesty, setting forth reasons for not complying with the commands for building a fort at Pemaquid &c., and for settling a salary on the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
A letter from Mr. Addington, of the 6th of November last, was
read, and the papers therein referr'd to laid before the Board,
and are as follows:
Papers of publick proceedings.
Minutes of Councill from the 6th of June, 1704, to the 18th of October following inclusive.
Minutes of the Councill from the 28th of October, 1704, to the 3rd of March following, 1704/5, inclusive.
Minutes of Councill in Assembly from the 25th of October, 1704, to the 18th November following inclusive.
Minutes of Councill in Assembly from the 27th December, 1704, to the 6th of January, 1704/5, inclusive.
Minutes of Councill in Assembly from the 21st of February, 1704/5, to the 3rd of March following inclusive.
Minutes of Councill in Assembly from May the 30th, 1705, to June the 30th following inclusive.
Acts past at a General Assembly of the Massachusets Bay in May, 1703.
An Act for reviving and further continuing of two several Acts herein named referring to the war, past the 25th October, 1704.
An Act against soldiers and seamen in her Majesty's service being arrested for debt, past the 27th December, 1704.
Acts past at a Generall Assembly of the Massachusets Bay, the 30th of May, 1705.
A letter from Colonel Dudley to the Board, with proofs of the
articles of complaints against Rhode Island [fo. 165, 182, 208],
dated the 2nd of November last, was read, and the papers therein
referr'd to were laid before the Board, and are as follows, vizt.:
Papers therein refer'd to.
Colonel Cranston, Governor of Rhode Island's receipt to Colonel Dudley for the charge of complaints against that Government, dated the 25th July, 1705.
Colonel Dudley's certificate, testifying that the affidavits to prove the charge against Rhode Island are made by persons of credit and veracity &c.
Several papers and affidavits proving each article of the charge against Rhode Island.
The Governor and Company of Rhode Island's answer to Colonel Dudley upon the Queen's letter relating to their quota towards the assistance of New England, dated December the 28th, 1704.
Copy of Colonel Cranston's letter to Colonel Dudley about the quota demanded from Rhode Island, dated the 28th February, 1704/5, with Colonel Dudley's answer thereto.
Another letter from Colonel Dudley to the secretary of this Board,
relating to complaints of the Narraganset Country against the
Government of Rhode Island, dated the 15th of November last,
was read, and the papers therein referr'd to were laid before the
Board, and are as follows:
Papers therein referred to.
Address from the proprietors of the Narraganset Country to Colonel Dudley, praying his favour in representing to her Majesty the hardships they suffer by the Rhode Islanders.
Copy of several papers relating to the Narraganset Country, containing some complaints against ye Government of Rhode Island, and the ill treatment which some French refugees have received in being put out of their settlements.
The following papers relating to Connecticut [fo. 165] were at
the same time received and laid before the Board, vizt.:
Colonel Dudley's certificate, testifying that the affidavits to prove the charge against Connecticut are made by persons of credit and veracity.
Papers relating to the charge against Connecticut.
Colonel Winthrop's receipt of the charge of complaints against Connecticut &c.
Several papers and affidaivts proving the articles of the charge against Connecticut &c. [fo. 165, 208].
Two letters from the Governor and Company of Rhode Island, dated the 15th September and 29th October last, inclosing several papers in their justification upon account of a Spanish ship condemned there, and another letter, also of the 29th of October last [fo. 165, 208], signifying that Mr. Wharton, their agent, has their answer to the charge of irregularities exhibited against them, were read; and thereupon ordered [fo. 195] that a letter be writ to the said Wharton, that he bring to their lordships the said answer.
Ordered that no letters or packets directed to this Board from any of the foreign plantations be opened but in presence of three of the Commissioners sitting at the Board; or, in case the said letters or packets be brought to this office when three of the Commissioners are not sitting, then to be opened by the secretary only, but none to be given out to be read by any particular Commissioner till first read by, or presented to, three of the said Commissioners sitting at the Board.
A letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges, of yesterday's date [fo. 174, 185, 202], in answer to one writ him the 21st instant, desiring to know upon what particular heads the Board would have the soldiers lately arrived from Newfoundland examined, was read, and an answer thereunto immediatly drawn up and signed.
A letter from Lieutenant Moody, of yesterday's date [fo. 184, 202], inclosing an affidavit from the soldiers at Portsmouth lately arrived from Newfoundland, relating to the said Moody's behaviour during the time that the French beseiged the fort at St. John's, was read; and thereupon ordered that Lieutenant Moody have notice to attend the Board on Monday morning next, and that he bring with him in writing [fo. 186] an account of the defects of the forts at St. John's, and of the wants thereof.
A letter from Mr. Thurston inclosing accounts of necessaries wanting for the soldiers at Newfoundland for this present year 1706, was read; and thereupon ordered [fo. 186] that Mr. Thurston have notice to attend the Board on Monday morning next.
The draught of a representation relating to Newfoundland [fo. 187] was laid before the Board, and a progress made in the consideration thereof; and upon that article which relates to the Boom [fo. 186], ordered that Mr. Roop have notice to attend the Board on Monday morning next.
A letter from Mr. Thurston [fo. 185], signifying that by reason of the demands out of the off-reck'nings for several things Captain Lloyd took over with him, he was not able to procure a cloathing for the soldiers at Newfoundland this year, notwithstanding the great want they were in of the same, was read.
Mr. Roop attending [fo. 185], presented to their lordships a petition relating to his having fixed the boom at the entrance of the harbour at St. John's at Newfoundland, and to his having been taken a prisoner and carryed to Placentia; which their lordships resolved to take into consideration on the first opportunity. He further communicated to their lordships the copy of a memorial he intends to present to the Committee of the House of Commons relating to Newfoundland.
A memorial from Sir Henry Ashhurst [fo. 183, 196], praying for copies of the report of the Commissioners appointed to hear the complaints of the Mohegan Indians, was read, and copies ordered to be given him accordingly.
An Order of a Committee of the House of Lords of the 25th instant, requiring this Board to lay before them several papers relating to the complaints against Sir Beville Granville, Governor of Barbados [fo. 28, &c.], was read, and directions given [fo. 188] for preparing an answer thereunto.
Sir William Gore, with several members of the Hambourgh Company, attending [fo. 174], presented to their lordships a memorial containing an account of their trade as it is at present managed, which was read; and they being asked for an answer to a letter writ them the 22nd instant [fo. 174], desiring a full account and particular instances, and the places such abuses do happen [in], and by whom committed [Trade thro' Germany, fo. 275], they said they were not willing to enter into those particulars, because if by their interposition these hardships should be taken off, the advantage would be to the Dutch and other foreigners who at present cheifly carry on that trade.
An account of the general Councill days from the 1st of March, 1704/5, to the 20th of July following, being now received from the Clerk of the Councill in waiting [fo. 187], in pursuance of the letter writ him yesterday, was read.
A report, in answer to the Order of the Lords' Committees of the House of Lords of the 25th instant [fo. 188, 200], relating to the complaints against Sir Beville Granville, Governor of Barbados, was signed and sent to their lordships with the books and papers therein referr'd to.
An Order from a Committee of the House of Commons appointed to consider the trade to Newfoundland, dated the 28th instant, requiring this Board to lay this morning before the said Committee several papers relating to Newfoundland [fo. 224], which papers were immediatly look'd out and sent accordingly, with a list of them, a copy of which list is as follows:—
|A memorial from Mr. Colin Campbell relating to the attempts made by the French in Newfoundland||G. 30.|
|Letter from Mr. James Campbell of the 18th October, 1705, relating to the continued incursions of the French in Newfoundland &c.||G. 52.|