Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations: Volume 5, January 1723 - December 1728. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1928.
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Journal, October 1724
Another letter from Colonel Hart, dated the 12th July, 1724,
was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the
Papers therein referred to.
A copy of a letter to the Right Honble. the Lord Carteret, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State, from Colonel Hart, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated at St. Christophers, 24th May, 1722.
A copy of a letter to the late Governor of St. Thomas for His Majesty the king of Denmark, from Colonel Hart, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated at St. Christophers, 1st May, 1722.
A copy of a letter to the Governor of St. Thomas for His Majesty the king of Denmark from Colonel Hart, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated at Spanish Town, 6th June, 1724.
Two letters in the Danish language from Monsr. Thambsen, Governor of St. Thomas, to Colonel Hart.
Queries from the Rt. Honble. the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to John Hart, Esq., Governor of the Leeward Islands, and his answers thereto.
Papers concerning the dispute between the Council and Assembly of Nevis.
And their Lordships observing that Colonel Hart in the above answer to queries, mentions to have transmitted with them some samples of copper ore; ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Barker, Colonel Hart's correspondent, to know whether he has received any such.
A letter to the Duke of Newcastle, one of His Majesty's Principal Secretarys of State, inclosing extracts of Colonel Hart's abovementioned letter and papers, in relation to the Danes having seized and possessed themselves of St. Johns, one of the Virgin Islands, was agreed, transcribed and signed.
Ordered that the Montserrat Acts, which were destroyed there, in 1712, and Colonel Hart desired in his letter, dated the 16th March, 1723–4, might be copied from the Records in this office, for the use of that Island, be sent him accordingly.
Their Lordships then took into consideration two Acts passed at Antego in 1721–2, entituled, An Act for the preservation of the Body Ponds and making them Public Ponds; and an Act entituled, An Act for establishing a Court of King's Bench, Common Pleas and Errors, for the better regulating and settling due methods for the administration of Justice, and limiting a time for issuing execution out of the Court of Chancery in this Island, and agreed the same should lye by probationary.
An Act entituled, An Act for the continuing and carrying on the works of the fortifications of Brimstone Hill and Charles Fort, and other the fortifications of this Island for one year longer, and also for continuing part of a certain Act for imploying negroes on the fortifications of this Island, and for rendering more effectual and explaining an Act for raising a tax by the Poll on all slaves in this Island, and also for raising five hundred pounds upon the inland trade of the same for the time in this present Act mentioned. Passed in 1723.
An Act for the establishing a Court of King's Bench and Common Pleas and for the better advancement of Justice in the Island of St. Christophers, and for settling certain fees and repealing a former Act of the said Island, intituled, An Act for establishing of Courts and settling due methods for the administration of justice. Passed in 1724, and
A letter from Mr. Scrope, secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, dated the 2nd inst., inclosing the petition of Mr. Armstrong, praying to be heard upon a complaint made against him to this Board, in his absence, was read; and their Lordships resolved to consider further thereof, when Mr. Armstrong should make application to them for this purpose.
Mr. Smith, secretary to the Leeward Islands, attending, acquainted their Lordships that by the Act, lately passed at St. Christophers, entituled, An Act for the establishing a court of King's Bench and Common Pleas and for the better advancement of Justice in the Island of St. Christophers, and for settling certain Fees, and repealing a former act of the said Island, entituled, An Act for establishing of Courts and settling due methods for the administration of Justice, he was abridged of a considerable part of the fees belonging to his office, and therefore desired their Lordships would please to give him an opportunity of presenting to the Board his objections to the said Act in writing, before they made any representation thereupon, which their Lordships promised to do accordingly.
Their Lordships taking again into consideration the letter from Mr. Delafaye, of the 25th November, 1723, referring to this Board, by order from the Lords Justices, the copy of a memorial from Monsr. Chammorel, the French secretary, complaining of a French vessel being driven by an English one from her fishing station on the bank of Newfoundland, mentioned in the Minutes of the 26th November, 1723; and the secretary acquainting their Lordships, that Captain Cayley, who was Commodore of the Newfoundland Convoy in the foresaid year, was in town; ordered that he be acquainted that the Board desire to speak with him on Wednesday morning next.
Ordered that Mr. Armstrong, late Collector of the Customs in New Hampshire, be acquainted that the Board have appointed next Thursday morning to consider his petition, referred to the Board by Mr. Scrope's letter of the 2nd, mentioned in the Minutes of the 3rd inst., and that he be desired to attend at the same time.
Commodore Cayley, attending, as he had been desired, their Lordships had some discourse with him in relation to the French vessels said to be drove from their fishing stations on the bank of Newfoundland by an English man of war, according to the papers annexed to Mr. Delafaye's two letters, mentioned in the Minutes of the 13th and 26th of November, 1723; and their Lordships asking him what he knew concerning this matter; to which he said, that when he arrived in Newfoundland in 1723, the Captain of His Majesty's ship the Solebay, who was then cruizing on the Banks, apprehending that, by the 13th Article of the Treaty of Utrecht, the French were prohibited fishing on the Bank to the southward of Cape Bonavista, had chased two French ships from thence, but that he had reason to believe the said ships did afterwards return to their stations, and had met with no further molestation.
Ordered that an Act, passed at New York in 1723, entituled, An Act to enable Thomas Dungan and Walter Dungan, two surviving kinsmen of Thomas, late Earl of Limerick, to sell some part of their estate for payment of their debts, and discharging some incumbrances, wherewith the same is now charged, be sent to Mr. West, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.
Their Lordships then took into consideration the draught of a representation ordered to be prepared, upon the several Acts passed at Jamaica, which have not yet been confirmed or disallowed by the Crown, and made a progress therein.
Mr. Armstrong, late Collector of the Customs in New Hampshire, attending, as he had been desired, and desiring their Lordships would be pleased to allow him some further time to bring in his answer to the charge laid against him by Mr. Bolam, Mr. Huske and Mr. Sharpe, (mentioned in the Minutes of the 15th inst.), their Lordships were pleased to appoint Tuesday the 10th of November next.
The Board took into consideration the draught of a representation upon the several Acts of Jamaica, (mentioned in yesterday's Minutes), which have not as yet been confirmed or repealed by the Crown, and made a progress therein.
A copy of an Order in Council, of 22nd August last, approving a representation of this Board, and a representation of a Committee of Council for repealing an Act, passed in Barbados the 31st December, 1723, entituled, An Act to raise a levy on the inhabitants of this Island and to establish a method to supply the want of cash for the payment of the public debts, was read.
Copy of an Order in Council of 22nd August, 1724, upon a representation of a Committee of Council, on a hearing of complaints against General Nicholson, approving the said representation, and ordering a license of leave for the said General's coming over to England, was read.
Copy of an Order in Council, of 22nd, referring to the Lords of the Committee the representation of this Board, of 15th September, 1724, with the copy of a letter or memorial from Mr. Torriano, relating to the sugar and tobacco trades, was also read.
Their Lordships then took into consideration the draught of a representation upon the several Jamaica Acts, not yet confirmed or repealed by the Crown, (mentioned in the Minutes of the last meeting), and made a further progress therein.
Letter from General Nicholson, dated the 1st July, 1723.
Journal of the Upper House of Assembly, from the 8th to the 18th of May, 1723.
Journal of the Commons' House of Assembly, from the 8th to the 18th of May, 1723.
Letter from General Nicholson of 12th October, 1723, with
public papers, and desiring leave to come to Great Britain.
List of papers sent with General Nicholson's letter.
The Governor's speech to the Assembly, their answer and Orders passed the Council.
Copies of several letters to General Nicholson, relating to the forts in Carolina.
Account of the Bills of Credit.
Proceedings in Council with the Chicksaw Indians, and relating to Mr. Bee and Talapoose Indians.
Naval Officer's account of imports and exports, from Midsummer to Michaelmas, 1723, and of pitch, tar and rice, from May, 1721, to September, 1723.
Letter from General Nicholson, dated the 12th November,
List of papers with the foregoing letter.
Copies of two speeches of the Governor to the Assembly in October and November, 1723.
Copy of a proclamation for repealing the Act for the good government of Charles Town.
Two accounts of paper. Bills of credit.
Orders upon the Treasury there for paying several sums of public money.
Naval officer's account of pitch, tar and rice exported, from the 30th May, 1721, to 29th September, 1723.
Journal of Council in Assembly, from 1st to 5th October, 1723.
Journal of Assembly of 1st and 5th October, 1723.
Letter from General Nicholson, dated the 15th November, 1723,
transmitting public papers and a duplicate of a former letter,
with a list of papers therewith sent.
List of papers sent with the foregoing letter.
General Nicholson's speech to the General Assembly and their answer.
Copy of Mr. Job. Rothmahler's account of the repeal of the money bill.
Adjournment of the Commons' House, with the reasons.
Colonel Alexander Paris's additional account.
Letter from General Nicholson, dated the 4th December, 1723.
Copy of the Lords Justices' letter to Governor Nicholson, dated the 5th September, 1723.
Copy of General Nicholson's Speech to the Assembly.
Minutes of Upper House of Assembly, concerning the repeal of two money bills.
Copy of the proclamation for the repeal of two Acts.
Copies of the speeches had with Outassatah and the Cherrikee Indians, and other proceedings in relation to them in November, 1723.
Copies of the discourse with Oulatta and other Creek Indians, letters, etc., in 1723.
Letter from General Nicholson of the 14th December, 1723.
List of papers with the foregoing letter.
Message from the Assembly to the Governor, and his answer.
Committee of Assembly's report, touching the sinking the paper money bills.
Letter from General Nicholson, dated the 20th January, 1723–4.
Copy of some proceedings of the Assembly, the 15th and 16th January, 1723–4.
Journal of Assembly, beginning the 6th day of November, and ending the 21st day of December, 1723.
Naval officer's list of ships entering inwards, from 29th September to 25 December, 1723.
Letter from General Nicholson, dated the 17th February,
The Commissioners for printing the paper currencies answer to the Governor's order, February the 9th, 1723–4.
Copy of a representation from the General Assembly of South Carolina to His Majesty.
List of Acts, passed the 15th February, 1723–4.
Letter from General Nicholson, dated the 10th March, 1723–4.
List of papers transmitted with the forementioned letter.
Proclamation to prorogue the Assembly to March the 17th, 1723–4.
Copy of two letters from Lord Carteret to General Nicholson in Spanish.
Translation of two letters, writ by the Lord Carteret in Spanish, to General Nicholson.
Copy of a Committee's report on an answer to Lord Carteret's letter of 28th November, 1722.
Copy of the Governor of St. Augustine's letter to General Nicholson, etc.
Copy of General Nicholson's letter to the Governor of St. Augustine, and other letters, etc.
Estimate of the charges of the Government, from 29th September, 1723, to 29th September, 1724.
The Treasurer's account of £9,132.
The Treasurer's account, from the 1st January, 1722–3, to the 1st of January, 1723–4.
Balance of the Treasurer's account the 1st of January, 1723–4.
Letter from General Nicholson, dated the 12th March, 1723–4.
Copy of a proclamation to prorogue the Assembly to March 23rd, 1723.
Extract of an affidavit of Francis Lemande.
Account of trade carried on from Boston to Charles Town.
Affidavits, etc., of persons trading to the French Islands.
Letter from General Nicholson, dated the 29th March, 1724.
Account of Bills received and burnt, in pursuance of the Bank Act.
Naval officer's list of ships entering inwards and clearing outwards, from 25th December, 1723, to Lady Day following.
Letter from General Nicholson, dated May the 5th, 1724.
Catalogue of papers sent to Great Britain.
Copy of an additional instruction to the Governor about private acts and the proceedings thereupon.
Copy of the proclamation for proroguing the Assembly, to the 9th May, 1724, dated April 29th, 1724.
Report of the Commissioners for receiving the money due on bonds.
Report of the Commissioners appointed for the printing of bills, etc.
Journal of the Upper House of Assembly, from 6th of November, 1723, to the 15th February following.
Journal of the Assembly, from the 13th January to the 15th February, 1723–4.
Minutes of Council, from the 23rd to the 28th March, 1724.
Minutes of Assembly, from the 23rd to the 28th March, 1724.
Eleven Acts passed in 1723–4 and 1724.
Letter from General Nicholson, dated the 18th June, 1724.
Letter from General Nicholson, dated the 26th July, 1724.
Copy of the Council's address to the Governor, and his answer.
List of twelve gentlemen fit to serve in His Majesty's Council.
Copy of a letter from General Nicholson to Arthur Middleton, Esq., with his answer; and Mr. Hart's letter to the Governor.
List of vessels in the harbour of Charles Town, bound for Great Britain, July the 21st, 1724.
List of ships and vessels entered and cleared in the Naval Office, from 25th March to 24th June, 1724.