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, August 1707
August 4. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney.
Letter from the Earl of Sunderland.
about Mr. Hodges being made Attorny General.
A letter from the Earl of Sunderland, dated the second instant, signifying that her Majesty had appointed Mr. Thomas Hodges Attorney General of Barbadoes, was read.
Letter from the Earl of Sunderland about instructions for the two secretaries, &c.
Letter to the Earl of Sunderland inclosing the same.
A letter from the Earl of Sunderland of the first instant [v. infra], signifying her Majesty's pleasure that the Board prepare instructions for Mr. Estwick and Mr. Rhodes, secretaries to the Commissioners appointed to examine into the losses at Nevis and St. Christopher's, was read, and a draught of such instructions accordingly prepared and a letter inclosing the same to the Earl of Sunderland, was signed [v. supra].
Copy of commission for enquiring into losses.
That for Nevis mutatis mutandis.
Copy of her Majesty's commission for enquiring into the losses sustained at St. Christopher's by the French, being laid before the Board, was read. The commission for Nevis was, mutatis mutandis, the same.
August 14. Present:—Lord Dartmouth, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney.
Copy of an order of Council on representation about privateers at Martinico.
Copy of an Order of Council of the 4th instant upon a representation of the 7th of the last month [fo. 296, 325, 412], relating to the suppressing of the privateers at Martinico and Guardaloupa, referring the same to his Royal Highness the Lord High Admiral for his report thereupon, was read.
Copy of an order of Council on representation for confirming an Act.
Copy of an Order of Council of the 28th of July upon a representation of the 21st ditto [fo. 311], for confirming an Act past in Barbadoes for ascertaining the payment of bills &c., approving the same, was read.
Copy of an order of Council relating to Sandford and Dorn, &c.
Copy of an Order of Council of the 4th instant, upon a representation of the 13th June last [fo. 260], upon the petition of Mr. Sandford and Mr. Dorn, complaining of the proceedings of Mr. Cox, chief judge at a court of oyer and terminer in Barbadoes, approving the said representation, was read.
Copy of an order of Council on representation relating to Colonel Cleland, Colleton and Holder.
Copy of an Order of Council of the 4th instant, upon a representation of the 28th May last, on the petition of Colonel Cleland, Colonel Colleton and Colonel Holder [fo. 190], against Colonel Sharp, President of the Council of Barbadoes, approving the same, was read.
Copy of an order of Council on representation relating to Colonel Cleland's behaviour.
Copy of an Order of Council of the 4th instant, upon a representation of the 10th of June last, relating to the behaviour of Colonel Cleland [fo. 216], one of the members of her Majesty's Council in Barbadoes, and proposing his removal from the said Council, approving the same, and directing a Secretary of State to prepare a warrant for the said Cleland's removal from the Council accordingly, was read.
Letter to Colonel Crow.
A letter to Colonel Crow, Governor of Barbadoes [fo. 317, 318], in answer to his of the 15th of May and 5th of June, was signed.
Letter from Colonel Park.
A letter from Colonel Parke, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated the 10th June last, was read; and an answer thereto was drawn up and signed.
August 27. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton.
Order of Council, directing the Board to proceed on the last complaints against Jones.
An Order of Councill of the 4th instant, upon a letter to the Earl of Sunderland of the 16th of June last [fo. 262], desiring to know whether this Board should proceed to hear the former complaints exhibited by the Council and Assembly of Bermuda against Mr. Jones, secretary and provost marshal of that island, or report to her Majesty upon such complaints as have been made against him since his last arrival in that island, directing the Board to proceed upon the late complaints, was read.
Letter from Colonel Seymour with list of Commissioners' names.
Extract of his letter about the Receivers sent to Mr. Lowndes.
Paragraph Q. to the merchants.
Paragraphs R. S. to Mr. Burchet.
A letter from Colonel Seymour, Governor of Maryland, dated the 10th of June, 1707 [fo. 327], together with a list of persons' names to fill up places in the Councill of that province [fo. 372], as they shall become vacant, was read; and thereupon ordered that paragraph P. of the said letter, relating to Mr. Plater and Mr. Muschamp, Receivers for Pattuxent and Potomeck districts, be sent to Mr. Lowndes. That paragraph Q., relating to the want of goods to supply the planters, be communicated to the merchants; and also that paragraphs R and S, touching the want of guard ships for defence of the Capes, and to a French privateer's having taken several vessells trading to and from that province, be sent to Mr. Burchet, to be laid before his Royal Highness the Lord High Admiral.
Letter from Colonel Jennings with an address from the Assembly to the Queen.
The same sent to the Earl of Sunderland.
Paragraph D sent to the merchants.
A letter from Colonel Jennings, President of the Councill of Virginia, dated the 20th of February last, enclosing a congratulatory address from himself and the rest of the Council to her Majesty upon the success of her arms in Spain and Flanders, were read; whereupon ordered that the said address be sent to the Earl of Sunderland, to be laid before her Majesty, and that paragraph D of the said letter, relating to the great want of cloaths in that colony, be communicated to the merchants trading thither.
Another letter from Colonel Jennings with list of counsellors' names.
Paragraphs B. C. to Mr. Burchet.
Another letter from Colonel Jennings, dated the 26th of June last, together with a list of the present counsellors' names of Virginia, as also a list of persons' names recommended by him to supply vacancies as they shal happen in the said Councill, were read; and thereupon ordered that paragraphs B and C of the said letter, relating to a French privateer's having taken six vessells, and to the want of a guard ship for protecting the Capes there, be sent to Mr. Burchet, to be laid before his Royal Highness the Lord High Admiral.
Letter from the Governor.
A letter from Colonel Hunter, Governor of Virginia, to the secretary, of the 12th instant, acknowledging his letter of the first of July foregoing, enclosing the Order of Council [fo. 288], repealing an Act relating to the granting and patenting of lands, was read.
Memorial from the merchants about French privateers.
A copy of a memorial from the merchants trading to the Leeward Islands, to his Royal Highness the Lord High Admiral, relating to the suppression of the privateers at Martinico and Guardaloupa [fo. 321], was read.
August 29. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton.
Draught of letters to the Governors.
The draughts of letters to Colonel Hunter, Governor of Virginia, and to Colonel Seymour, Governor of Maryland, were agreed and ordered to be transcribed [v. infra].