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Journal, April 1713: Journal Book P

Pages 421-426

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, April 1713

April 1. Present:—Lord Guilford, Mr. Monckton, Mr. Foley.

Leeward Islands.

Debentures signed.

Their lordships signed ninety-four debentures for the sufferers at Nevis and St. Christopher's, vizt., from No. 254 to No. 350, both inclusive, except the three which are number'd 301, 309, 345.

Debentures deliver'd to Mr. Pinney.

Mr. John Pinney attending the Board, with Mrs. Mary Pinney, his wife, formerly Mrs. Mary Helme, one of the sufferers at the island of Nevis, the debenture number'd 208, in the name of the said Mary Helme, was delivered to them.

Leeward Islands.

Debentures deliverd to Mr. Stringer.

John Stringer attending the Board, with Sarah his wife, and producing to their lordships an attested copy of the will of Charles Gregory, deceased, one of the sufferers at St. Christopher's, whereby he makes the foresaid Sarah Stringer, his sister, his sole executrix, which being examin'd, the debenture number'd 166, in the name of the said Charles Gregory, was deliver'd to them.

Duport.

Mr. Duport likewise attending, and the letter of attorney to himself, Mr. Merriweather and Mr. Tryon, impowering them to receive the debenture to be issued to Isaac Jolly, deceased, a sufferer at the island of St. Christopher's, being examined at the Board, the said debenture No. 36 was, upon their joint receipt, delivered to the said Duport.

The letter of attorney from several of the sufferers at St. Christopher's, dated there the 1st of November, 1712, whereby Mr. Duport is impowered to receive their debentures, being again laid before the Board, and it appearing that the same was signed by John Olowing, guardian of the orphans of John Parke, one of the said sufferers, the debenture in the name of the said John Parke, number'd 89, was likewise deliver'd to Mr. Duport.

Nova Scotia.

Newfoundland.

Plantations General.

Letter to Earl of Dartmouth. Instructions and heads of inquiry for General Nicholson.

The draught of a letter to the Earl of Dartmouth [fo. 326], ordered yesterday to be prepared for inclosing several instructions and heads of inquiry for General Nicholson, to be laid before her Majesty, being read, their lordships agreed and signed the same.

New York.

Letter to Earl of Dartmouth about behaviour of the Assembly. Revenue.

The draught of another letter to the Earl of Dartmouth [fo. 327], relating to the misbehaviour of the Assembly of New York, and the settlement of a revenue for the support of that government, agreed at the last meeting, was signed.

Miscellanies.

Adjournment.

Then their lordships adjourn'd to Thursday, the 9th instant.

April 10. Present:—Lord Guilford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Foley.

Leeward Islands.

Mr. Peter Cabibel.

Debentures deliver'd.

Mr. Peter Cabibel, senior, attending, and the letters of attorney from several of the sufferers at Nevis and St. Christopher's to the said Peter Cabibel by himself, and to Peter Peter and Stephen Cabibel being examined at the Board, the thirty-two debentures number'd 127, and from No. 168 to No. 198, both inclusive, were upon the said several attorneys’ receipts delivered to the said Peter Cabibel, senior.

Their lordships then agreed to proceed as fast as may be every day in issuing debentures for the sufferers at Nevis and St. Christopher's.

Virginia.

Maryland.

Warrant for using new seals.

Her Majesty's warrants for using the new seals prepared for Virginia and Maryland, being laid before the Board, were read, and copies ordered to be taken thereof.

April 15. Present:—Lord Guilford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Monckton, Mr. Moore, Sir John Hynde Cotton.

Trade.

Letter from Lord Bolingbroke with Mr. Drummond's commission and instructions as commissary for settling the trade with the Netherlands.

A letter from the Lord Viscount Bolingbroke, of the 14th April, 1713 [fo. 332], inclosing a commission and instructions for Mr. Drummond, appointed commissary for settling the trade with the Spanish Netherlands, as also a letter from the said Drummond relating thereunto, for the Board's opinion thereupon, was read; and their lordships agreed to reconsider the same to-morrow morning.

Leeward Islands.

Mr. Ball.

Debentures deliver'd.

Mr. Samuel Ball attending, and the letters of attorney from several of the sufferers at Nevis and St. Christopher's to the said Mr. Ball, being examin'd at the Board, the seventeen debentures from No. 211 to No. 226, both inclusive, as also No. 230, were deliver'd to him.

Mr. Gideon.

Debentures deliver'd.

Mr. Rowland Gideon attending, and the powers of attorney from several sufferers at Nevis to the said Mr. Gideon being examined at the Board, the four debentures Nod. 203, 205, 206, 207 were delivered to him.

Nevis.

Debentures signed.

Then their lordships signed three debentures for the sufferers of Nevis, numberd 301, 309, 345.

April 16. Present:—Lord Guilford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Monckton, Mr. Foley, Sir John Hynde Cotton.

Trade.

Letter from the Lord Bolingbroke &c. reconsider'd.

A letter from my Lord Bolingbroke, of the 14th instant [fo. 330, 339], inclosing a commission and instructions for Mr. Drummond, appointed commissary for settling the trade with the Spanish Netherlands, as also a letter from the said Drummond, on the same subject, for the Board's opinion thereupon, was again read; and after some deliberation thereupon, their lordships agreed to take this matter into further consideration at another opportunity, when they will likewise read the letter from Mr. Loggan, Consul at Bruges, dated the 15th April, 1713, n.s., with a representation of the British merchants and others there, to the Earl of Orrery, containing a state of the grievances which the British trade in Flanders lyes under.

Jamaica.

Address.

Letter to the Earl of Dartmouth.

A letter to the Earl of Dartmouth, inclosing an address to her Majesty from the Governor, Council and Assembly of Jamaica relating to the Peace (transmitted with the Lord Archibald Hamilton's letter of the 10th October, 1712, not yet read), was sign'd.

Leeward Islands.

Mr. Rowland Tryon.

Debentures deliver'd.

Mr. Rowland Tryon attending, and the letters of attorney from several of the sufferers at Nevis and St. Christopher's to the said Mr. Tryon, being examined at the Board, the three debentures number'd 199, 200, 201, were delivered to him.

April 17. Present:—Lord Guilford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Foley.

Leeward Islands.

Debentures deliver'd to Mr. Martin.

Mr. Joseph Martyn attending, and the powers of attorney from several of the sufferers at Nevis and St. Christopher's to the said Mr. Martyn being examin'd at the Board, the 18 debentures number'd from 233 to 237, and from 239 to 243, and from 245 to 252, all inclusive, were deliverd to him.

and Mr. Preston.

Mr. John Preston attending, with a letter of attorney from Mr. Francis Claxton, a sufferer at St. Christopher's, it was examin'd at the Board, and the debenture numberd 266 delivered to him.

April 21. Present:—Lord Guilford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Moore, Mr. Gwyn, Sir J. Hynde Cotton.

New York.

Letter to Col. Hunter.

A letter to Colonel Hunter, Governor of New York [fo. 337], in answer to several letters receiv'd from him, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Virginia.

Letter to Col. Spotswood.

A letter to Colonel Spotswood, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia [fo. 337], in answer to several letters received from him, was also agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Maryland.

Letter to the President.

New seal and warrant.

A letter to Mr. Lloyd, President of the Council of Maryland [fo. 337], transmitting a new seal for that province, with her Majesty's warrant to use the same, was likewise agreed and ordered to be transcrib'd.

St. Christopher's.

Memorial from Mr. Duport. Distribution of lands in the French part.

A memorial from Mr. Duport, relating to the distribution of lands in the late French part of St. Christopher's, conceded to the Crown of Great Britain by the present Treaty of Peace with France, was read.

April 22. Present:—Lord Guilford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Foley, Sir John Hynde Cotton.

Leeward Islands.

Mr. Merriweather.

Debentures deliver'd.

Mr. Richard Merriweather attending, and the powers of attorney from several of the sufferers at Nevis and St. Christopher's, to the said Mr. Merriweather, being examined at the Board, the eightyfour debentures number'd from 254 to 265, the debenture number'd 268, those number'd from 270 to 309, from 311 to 320, from 322 to 326, and from 334 to 349, all the said numbers inclusive, were delivered to him.

Debentures signed.

Then their lordships signed seventy-six debentures for the sufferers at Nevis and St. Christopher's, vizt., from No. 351 to No. 426, inclusive.

April 23. Present:—Lord Guilford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Monckton, Mr. Gwyn, Sir John Hynde Cotton.

New York.

Letter from Col.

Hunter.

A letter from Colonel Hunter, Governor of New York, &c. [fo. 340], dated there the 14 of March, 17 12/13, was read; and the papers therein referr'd to were laid before the Board, vizt.:
Papers therein referrd to.
Minutes of the Council and Council in Assembly of New York, from the 24th June, 1712, to the 5th March, 17 12/13.
Journal of the Assembly of New York, from the 25th of August to the 10th December, 1712.
Account of the charge of the several Sessions of the General Assembly of New York, from the 1st of September, 1710, to the 10th of December, 1712.

New Jersey.

Letter from Col.

Hunter.

Copy of one from the clergy of New York and New Jersey to Mr. Henderson.

Another letter from Colonel Hunter, of the same date, relating to his government of New Jersey, was read; with the copy of a letter he therein referrs to from the Convocation of the Clergy of New York and New Jersey, to Mr. Jacob Henderson, missionary in Pennsylvania, upon information of the said Henderson's unjustly aspersing several gentlemen recommended by Colonel Hunter to be of the Council of New Jersey.

New York.

New Jersey.

Letter to Col. Hunter.

Then the draught of a letter which, according to the orders of the 11th and 19th of March last, was prepared to Colonel Hunter, in answer to several letters from him [fo. 334], relating to both the provinces of New York and New Jersey, being laid before the Board, some additions were made thereto, and the same being transcribed, was signed.

Virginia.

Letter to Col. Spotswood.

New seal.

The draught of a letter to Colonel Spotswood, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia [fo. 334], pursuant to their lordships’ directions of the 26th of February last, being laid before the Board, the same was agreed, and with an additional clause relating to the new seal and warrant for the using thereof, transcribed and signed.

Maryland.

Letter to the President.

New seal and warrant.

A letter to Colonel Lloyd, President of the Council of Maryland [fo. 334], with the new seal for that province, and inclosing her Majesty's warrant for using the same, was signed.

April 24. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Monckton, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Foley, Sir John Hynde Cotton.

Leeward Islands.

Debentures deliver'd to Mr. Merriweather.

Mr. Richard Merriwether attending again, and several other of his letters of attorney from sufferers at Nevis and St. Christopher's being examined at the Board, the nineteen debentures number'd as under-written were delivered to him, vizt.:

No. 331 353 357 365 371
332 354 358 366 373
351 355 362 367 405
352 356 363 369

April 28. Present:—Lord Guilford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Monckton, Mr. Moore, Mr. Foley, Sir John Hynde Cotton.

Leeward Islands.

Debenture.

Mr. Erle.

Mr. Earle, member of Parliament for Bristol, attending, and his letter of attorney from Mrs. Anne Sheppard, one of the sufferers at Nevis, being examin'd at the Board, the debenture number'd 422 for the said Mrs. Sheppard was delivered to Mr. Earle (according to agreement the 16th instant).

Trade.

Netherlands.

Letter from Lord Bolingbroke.

Commission and instructions for Mr. Drummond.

Letter from Mr. Loggan.

Grievances in Flanders trade.

Answer to Lord Bolingbroke.

Their lordships then resum'd the consideration of the letter from the Lord Viscount Bolingbroke, dated the 14th of this month [fo. 332, 343], relating to a commission and instructions for Mr. Drummond, appointed commissary to settle the trade with the Spanish Netherlands, and read the letter from Mr. Loggan, Consul at Bruges, dated the 15th instant, new stile, with a representation of the British merchants and others there, to the Earl of Orrery, containing a state of the grievances which the British trade in Flanders is under; whereupon ordered that the draught of a letter in answer to his lordship's be prepared.

Leeward Islands.

Debentures deliver'd to Mr. Geekie.

Mr. Alexander Geekie attending, and his letter of attorney from Mr. William Henderson and Anne Carew alias Henderson, his wife, sufferers at St. Christopher's, being examined at the Board, the debenture number'd 133, was delivered to Mr. Geekie.

and Mr. Carpenter.

Mr. Nathaniel Carpenter likewise attending, and the letter of administration upon the will of Colonel Christopher Codrington, deceased, whereby Mr. Carpenter is constituted one of Colonel Codrington's executors, being examin'd at the Board, together with the letters of attorney to the said Carpenter from several other sufferers at Nevis and St. Christopher's, the eight debentures number'd 380, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386 and 388, were deliver'd to him.

Virginia.

Mr. Perry and Col.

Blakiston.

Mr. Cocke recommended to be of the Council.

Mr. Micajah Perry and Colonel Blakiston attending, they acquainted their lordships with the death of Colonel Harrison, late one of the Council of Virginia, and humbly recommended Mr. Cocke, secretary of that Colony, to supply the vacancy occasion'd thereby in the said Council; whereupon order'd that the name of Mr. Cocke be enter'd in the list of persons recommended for such trust.

New York.

Extract of Col.

Hunter's letters and instructions about quit rents and grants sent to Mr. Attorny General.

Then their lordships, reconsidering what Colonel Hunter writes in his letter of the 14th of March last [fo. 336, 409] (which was read the 23 instant), relating to her Majesty's quit rents in the province of New York; order'd that a copy of the clause in her Majesty's instructions to Colonel Hunter, Governor of that province, relating to grants of lands and preservations of quit rents, together with an extract of Colonel Hunter's said letter, wherein he states some queries relating thereunto, be sent to Mr. Attorney General, for his opinion in point of law, as soon as conveniently may be.

April 29. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Monckton, Mr. Foley.

Leeward Islands.

Debentures signed.

Their lordships signed forty-three debentures for the sufferers at Nevis and St. Christopher's, which were number'd as follows, vizt.:

128 432 439 446 453 460
374 433 440 447 454 461
427 434 441 448 455 462
428 435 442 449 456 463
429 436 443 450 457 464
430 437 444 451 458 465
431 438 445 452 459 466
467

Mr. Smergin's delivered.

Mr. William Smergin, one of the said sufferers, attending, the debenture No. 404, for his loss at Nevis, was deliver'd to him.

April 30. Present:—Lord Guilford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Monckton, Mr. Foley.

Leeward Islands.

Debentures deliver'd to Mr. Everenden,

Mr. Anthony Everendon attending, and his letters of attorney from two of the sufferers at St. Christopher's being examined at the Board, the debentures number'd 396 and 397 were delivered to him.

Mr. Campbell and

Mr. James Campbell likewise attending, his letter of attorney from Mr. John Thornton, one of the sufferers at Nevis, was examin'd at the Board, and the debenture number'd 390 was delivered to him.

Capt. Smith.

Captain John Smith attending, and his letters of attorney from four of the sufferers at Nevis being examined at the Board, the debentures numberd 398, 399, 400 and 401 were deliver'd to him.