Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations: Volume 2, February 1709 - March 1715. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1925.
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Journal, June 1712
June 2. Present:—Earl of Winchilsea, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Moore, Mr. Gwyn.
Letter from Mr. How about this Board's being amongst others appointed Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital, &c.
A letter from Mr. How, dated 27th of last month, signifying that her Majesty had been pleased to appoint their lordships, amongst other Commissioners, for the government of her Royal Hospital at Chelsea, and the out pensioners thereto belonging, and that their lordships are desired to meet the rest of the Commissioners at the Council Chamber at Chelsea College on Thursday, the 5th instant, was read; whereupon ordered that a list of the said Commissioners’ names be got and laid before the Board.
Merchants’ petition about ships of war trading from thence to the West Indies, &c.
A letter from the Earl of Dartmouth, of 27th of last month [fo. 181], referring to the Board the petition from several merchants at New York to her Majesty, complaining that her Majesty's ships of war do trade from thence to the West Indies &c., praying relief therein, was read; and directions were given for preparing the draught of an answer to his lordship's said letter.
Letter to Earl of Dartmouth about Flemish ships having passes to sail to Cadiz.
A letter to the Earl of Dartmouth, inclosing a copy of a letter from Mr. Cullen [fo. 176, 183], dated at Ostend, the 22nd of last month, relating to Flemish ships having her Majesty's passes to sail to Cadiz, directed 22nd ultimo, was signed.
June 3. Present:—Earl of Winchilsea, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Moore, Mr. Gwyn.
Letter from the Governor.
A letter from Colonel Hunter, Governor of New York, dated the 1st January, 1711/12, was read; and directions given for preparing the draught of an answer thereto. The papers referr'd to in the said letter were laid before the Board, and are as follows, vizt.:
Papers referr'd to therein.
Representation of the Council of New York to this Board, giving an account of the present state of affairs in that province.
Proceedings of the Council and Assembly relating to two Money Bills, mentioned in the representation of the Council to this Board.
Minutes of the Council of New York, from 13th September, 1711, to 3rd January, 1711/12.
Journal of the Assembly of New York, from 2nd October, 1711, to 24th November following.
Five Acts of New York, upon which the Council have made remarks.
Five Acts of New York, with Colonel Hunter's remarks there-upon.
Acts pass'd at New York in October and November, 1711.
Letter to the Earl of Dartmouth. The Queen's ships trading at New York.
A letter to the Earl of Dartmouth, in answer to one from his lordship of the 27th of last month [fo. 179, 182], relating to her Majesty's ships of war trading to and from New York &c., directed at the last meeting, was agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.
June 5. Present:—Earl of Winchilsea, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Moore.
Answer about Queen's ships trading at New York.
A letter to the Earl of Dartmouth [fo. 181], relating to her Majesty's ships of war trading to and from New York, agreed last meeting, was signed.
Reference on a petition in behalf of Mr.Willet about a grant of land.
A reference from the Lord High Treasurer upon the petition of Mr. Duport in behalf of Mr. Willet, praying the confirmation of a grant of land in St. Christopher's, was read.
Mr. Loggan's certificate touching the ship Mary gally's being British built, &c.
Letter to Mr. Secretary St. John thereupon.
Mr. Loggan, her Majesty's Consul at Ostend, attending with Mr. Geoghegan [fo. 175], in relation to the ship Mary gally at Ostend, for which the said Geoghegan desires her Majesty's pass to go to Cadiz &c., mention'd in the minutes of the 20th of the last month, the said Loggan presented to their lordship a certificate of his having made oath before the Register of the Admiralty in Doctors’ Commons that the said ship is British built, and the greatest part of her loading on account of her Majesty's subjects &c., which was read; whereupon a letter to Mr. Secretary St. John, relating to the pass for the said ship, was drawn up and signed.
Answer about Flemish ships having passes to go to Cadiz.
A letter from the Earl of Dartmouth [fo. 180], in answer to one writ him the 2nd instant, inclosing one from Captain Cullen, dated at Ostend the 22nd of April, 1712, about Flemish ships having her Majesty's passes to go to Cadiz, was read.
Letter to the Governor under consideration.
Their lordships took into consideration the draught of a letter to Colonel Hunter, Governor of New York [fo. 184], directed at the last meeting, and made a progress therein.
June 12. Present:—Earl of Winchilsea, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Moore.
Reference from the Treasury on the petition of the Society for Propogating the Gospel, &c. Reversion of the island of Barbuda.
A letter from Mr. Taylour, of the 9th instant [fo. 206], referring to the Board, by order of the Lord High Treasurer, a petition to her Majesty from the Society for Propogating the Gospel, and of William Codrington, esquire, praying a grant of the reversion of the island of Burbuda, part of the Leeward Islands &c., was read; whereupon ordered that Colonel Nicholson have notice to attend the Board on Thursday next in the morning.
Mr. Docminic's recomendation of persons to be of the Council.
Mr. Docminic attending [fo. 178, 198], presented to their lordships the names and characters of six persons, recommending them as very fitly qualify'd to be members of her Majesty's Council of New Jersey, in the room of those complain'd of by Colonel Hunter, Governor of that province, mentioned in the minutes of the 27th of the last month.
Dr. Stringer's scheme for improving mines, minerals, &c.
Then the secretary laid before their lordships a scheme for improving the mines, minerals, and the battery works in New England; as also some other papers relating to the mines &c. in this kingdom, which papers he had received from Dr. Stringer.
Letter to the Governor.
A letter to Colonel Hunter, Governor of New York [fo. 183], mentioned in the minutes of the fifth instant, was signed.
Letters to Mr. Ayon complaining of Major Douglas.
The secretary laid before their lordships the copies of two letters he had received from Mr. Micajah Perry, dated at Antego the 12th and 21st of March last, written to Mr. Ayon, complaining of the proceedings of Major Douglas, Governor of the Leeward Islands.
June 19. Present:—Earl of Winchilsea, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie.
Copy of the Board's letter to the Lord Treasurer about late Earl of Sterling's children, order'd Mr. Lee.
Mr. Bateman from Mr. Lee, praying that the said Lee may have a copy of their lordships’ letter to the Lord High Treasurer [fo. 174], upon his petition to her Majesty, relating to a large tract of land, part of New York and Long Island, convey'd by the late Earl of Sterling to the Duke of York in 1663, mentioned in the minutes of the 15th of the last month; ordered that he have a copy thereof accordingly.
Order on Mr. Lowther's petition, relating to a controversy between him and Skene.
An Order of Council, of 23rd of May, 1712, upon the petition of Mr. Lowther, Governor of Barbadoes, to her Majesty [fo. 177, 199], relating to a controversy between him and Mr. Skene, secretary of that island, about their rights to several fees, was read.
Letter from Mr. Tilden about perusal of papers relating to the ship Oxford and copy of Mr. Skene's petition against Mr. Lowther.
The same granted.
A letter from Mr. Tilden, of the 18th instant, desiring the perusal of the papers in this office transmitted by Mr. Lowther [fo. 178], relating to the ship Oxford, seiz'd in Barbadoes, as also that he may have a copy of Mr. Skeen's petition to her Majesty, complaining of Mr. Lowther [fo. 177], mention'd in the minutes of the 27th of the last month, was read; whereupon ordered that he have the perusal of the said papers, and a copy of the said petition, and that Mr. Skene likewise have a copy of the aforementioned Order of Council, on the petition of Mr. Lowther.