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, September 1706
A letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges of the 5th instant, desiring that the Lord Baltemore's charter may be sent to Mr. Attorney General [fo. 348] to inable him to give his opinion upon the extract of a letter from Colonel Seymour relating to the force of the English statutes in Maryland, was read, and the said charter sent to Mr. Attorney General accordingly.
A letter from Colonel Handasyd, Governor of Jamaica, dated the 2nd of the last month, together with an address from Colonel Handasyd and the Councill of that island to her Majesty on the success of her arms &c., were read; and thereupon ordered [fo. 377] that a copy of the said letter and address be sent to Mr. Secretary Hedges.
Another letter from Colonel Handasyd, Governor of Jamaica, dated the 6th of the last month, inclosing the copy of a letter from Mr. Glover to Mr. Brown, late agent for prizes in that island, wherein there seems to be a design of defrauding her Majesty &c., were read; whereupon ordered [fo. 377] that paragraphs A, C, G, H, I, K of Colonel Handasyd's letter, together with a copy of the letter from Mr. Glover, be sent to Mr. Secretary Hedges.
Two letters from Colonel Parke, Governor of the Leeward Islands,
dated the 9th and 15th of July, were read; and the papers therein
referr'd to laid before the Board, and are as follows, vizt.:
Papers therein referr'd to.
Copy of Colonel Park's and the Councill of Antigua's opinion about the staying of the Sheerness to attend the service of the Leeward Islands, notwithstanding Commadore Kerr's order to the contrary, dated 14th July, 1706.
Copy of Colonel Parke's letter to Commadore Kerr, offering his and the Councill's opinion about the staying of the Sheerness to attend the service of the Leeward Islands.
A letter from Colonel Johnson, Lieutenant Governor of Nevis, dated at Antego the — of July last, was read, and directions given [fo. 377] for sending paragraphs B and D of the said letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges.
A letter from Sir Beville Granville, Governor of Barbados, dated the 1st of July last, was read; and an Act [fo. 377] intituled, An Act to supply the want of cash and to establish a method of credit for persons having real estates in this island, past at Barbados the 18th of June last, transmitted with the said letter, was laid before the Board.
Their lordships took into consideration the Barbados Act mentioned in yesterday's minutes [fo. 376, 378] to supply the want of cash and to establish a method of credit for persons having real estates &c., and gave directions that a copy thereof be made for their further observations thereupon.
Mr. Bates with several Barbados merchants attending, and alledging that the Act intituled An Act to supply the want of cash and to establish a method of credit for persons having real estates in this island [fo. 377, 380], lately transmitted by Sir Beville Granville (and mentioned in the minutes of the 17th instant), was destructive of trade and injurious to the property of her Majesty's subjects trading to that island, and desiring that they might have a copy thereof in order to make their objections thereunto; ordered that a copy thereof be given them accordingly.