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 1726
October 19. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.
Letter from Mr. Ayscough, Resident.
A letter from Mr. Ayscough, President of the Council and Commander-in-Chief of Jamaica, dated the 14th of July last, signifying the death of the Duke of Portland, the late Governor, was read, as also
(Address) and postscript about Admiral Hosier.
The Copy of an address from the President and Council of Jamaica.
A postscript of a letter from Mr. Ayscough, dated the 18th of July last, giving an account of Admiral Hosier's being at Porto Bello, was likewise read.
Letter to Mr. Ayscough.
Whereupon a letter to Mr. Ayscough, was agreed and signed.
Letter to the President.
The answer to a letter from Mr. Carter, Commander-in-Chief of Virginia, ordered to be prepared at the last meeting, was agreed and signed.
Letter from Mr. Dummer, bounds with
A letter from Mr. Dummer, agent for the Massachusets Bay, dated the 21st of September last, in relation to the settling the bounds between that province and New Hampshire, was read.
Whereupon ordered that Mr. Dummer and Mr. Newman, agent for New Hampshire, be acquainted with the Board's desire of speaking with them to-morrow morning.
Letter from Mr. Smith, deposition of Mr. Fetherstonhaugh.
Colonel Hart's private secretary.
A letter from Mr. Smith, Secretary to the Leeward Islands, inclosing a deposition of Mr. Featherstonhaugh, relating to Colonel Hart's imploying a private secretary, and desiring their Lordships will report thereupon, was read.
Letter from Mr. Smith against an Act about Courts of Justice and Fees.
A letter from Mr. Smith to the Secretary, desiring the repeal of an Act, passed at St. Christophers in 1724, intituled, 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, was read; and their Lordships resolved to consider the said Act at another opportunity.
Letter from Colonel Hart.
A letter from Colonel Hart, Governor of the Leeward Islands,
dated the 8th of August, 1726, was read, and the papers, therein
referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:
Papers therein referred to.
Copy of His Majesty's commission to Lieut. General Mathew, Gilbert Fleming and Edward Mann, Esquires, for disposing of the late French lands in the Island of St. Christophers.
Copy of the Commissioners' publication for disposing of the late French lands in the island of St. Christophers, dated 6th August, 1726.
Letter from Mr. Wescombe, South Sea Company, duties on negroes.
A letter from Mr. Wescomb, Secretary to the South Sea Company, with a representation from the said Company, in relation to the duties paid upon negroes landed at Jamaica for refreshment only, as also to appeals, was read. And their Lordships resolved to consider further thereof at another opportunity.
October 20. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.
Agents about boundaries.
Letter from Mr. Dummer.
Draughts of letters to the Lieut. Governors.
Mr. Dummer, agent for the Massachusets Bay, and Mr. Newman, agent for New Hampshire, attending, as they had been desired, their Lordships took again into consideration the Order in Council of the 9th of August, mentioned in the Minutes of the 30th, referring to the Board the petition of Mr. Newman, agent for New Hampshire, desiring that the boundaries, between that Province and the Province of Maine, may be settled; as also Mr. Dummer's letter upon this subject, mentioned in yesterday's Minutes; and, after some discourse with these gentlemen thereupon, their Lordships gave directions for preparing the draught of letters to the Lieut. Governors of the Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, to desire they would, as soon as possibly may be, send over an exact description of their respective boundaries.