Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations: Volume 4, November 1718 - December 1722. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1925.
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Journal, March 1722
Mr. West's report, in answer to the letter writ him the 17th of the last month, with the state of a case and query relating to the Revenue Acts of Jamaica, and several other Acts, (of that island), depending thereon, was read. Whereupon directions were given for writing a letter to Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General to the same purpose, as that abovementioned to Mr. West, and to desire their opinion on the said state and query, as soon as possibly may be.
An order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated the 17th of the last month, referring to this Board the petition of Joseph Jenks, Esq., and Richard Partridge, agents for the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England, relating to the boundaries between them and Connecticut colony, as also an answer thereto from Mr. Dummer, agent for the colony of Connecticut, was read; whereupon ordered that the parties abovementioned be desired to bring in writing, what they may have respectively to offer on the said petition.
A memorial in behalf of his Grace, the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, desiring a copy of the report made by the Board of Trade in the year 1697, upon the petition of the Duchess of Hamilton, his grandmother, relating to the right to some lands in New England, was read; whereupon their Lordships agreed that his Grace might have a copy, as desired.
Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General's report upon the state of a case and query, sent to them the 2nd inst., relating to the Revenue Acts of Jamaica, and several other Acts of that island depending thereon, was read; whereupon the draught of a representation on the Duke of Portland's memorial, mentioned in the Minutes of the 13th of the last month, relating to the said Acts, was prepared and ordered to be transcribed.
Whereupon a letter, transmitting the same to the Lords of His Majesty's Treasury, and praying payment thereof, as likewise certifying the three months salary due to the Secretary and other officers in the service of this Commission at Christmas last, was signed.
Their Lordships taking into further consideration the draught of a representation, mentioned in the Minutes of the 7th inst., upon the Duke of Portland's memorial, relating to the Revenue Acts of Jamaica and several other Acts of that island depending thereon, and which are near expiring, the said representation was agreed and signed, as also a letter inclosing the same to the Lord Carteret.
A letter from the Lord Viscount Townshend, of the 6th inst., together with an inclosed extract of one from Mr. Jackson, His Majesty's minister at Stockholm, dated the 14th of February last, relating to the high demands in Sweden for weighing and measuring the goods imported and exported by British merchants there, above what is paid by the natives of that kingdom, and the copy of a clause of the 12th article of the treaty concluded between Great Britain and Sweden, the 21st day of January, 1719–20, were read; where upon ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Carkesse, to desire he will move the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs for their directions to the proper officer, that this Board may have, with all convenient speed, an account of the rates, which the Swedes or other foreigners are obliged to pay at the port of London or other parts of Great Britain, for weighing and measuring the goods, which they either import or export, and of the difference, if there be any, between what His Majesty's subjects and what foreigners pay for the same.