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Journal, October 1730: Journal Book G.G

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Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 6, January 1729 - December 1734. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1928.

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Journal, October 1730

October 6. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Nova Scotia.

Letter from Mr. Hintz.

Answer ordered.

A letter from Mr. Hintz, dated the 25th of September, 1730, N.S., in relation to the Palatines, with whom he has agreed to settle in Nova Scotia, was read; ordered that the draught of an answer be prepared thereto.

Trade.

Letter to Mr. Oxenford.

Mr. Burrish to inspect ledgers.

Ordered that a letter be wrote to Mr. Oxenford, Assistant Inspector General of the Exports and Imports, to desire that Mr. Burrish may have the inspection of the leidgers from the year 1725, so far as they are made up.

Barbadoes.

Letter from Mr. Worseley and letter from Mr. Leheup.

Mr. Ashley, Councillor.

A letter from Mr. Worseley, Governor of Barbadoes, dated in August, 1730, was read, as also

Mr. Ashley, Councillor.

A letter from Mr. Leheup, desiring that Mr. Ashley, Deputy Auditor in Barbadoes, may supply the vacancy in the Council of the island, occasioned by the death of Mr. Maycock; whereupon ordered that a copy of Mr. Worseley's aforementioned letter be sent to Mr. Walpole, for him to consider the objections therein made against the said Mr. Ashley.

October 7. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Nova Scotia.

Answer to Mr. Hintz's letter.

The answer, directed to be prepared to Mr. Hintz's letter, in relation to the settlement of the Palatines in Nova Scotia, read yesterday, was agreed and ordered to be sent.

October 8. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Jamaica.

Rebellious negroes.

Letter ordered to the Duke of Newcastle.

The Secretary communicated to the Board a paper, which he had received from Jamaica, giving an account of the rebellious negroes there, which was read, and their Lordships signed a letter to the Duke of Newcastle, for enclosing a copy thereof.

October 13. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Leeward Islands.

Letters from General Matthews, with papers.

The following letters from William Matthews, Esq., Lieutenant Governor of the Leeward Islands, were read, and the papers, therein respectively referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—

A letter from him, dated at St. Christophers the 11th of March, 1729–30.
Copy of Col. Phipps' letter to Mr. Matthews, on his quitting the Council.

St. Christophers.

A letter from him to the Secretary, dated at St. Christophers, the 24th of September, 1729.

A letter from him to the Board, dated at St. Christophers, the 28th of May, 1730.

A letter from him to the Secretary, dated the 28th of May, 1730.
Minutes of Council, from the 22nd June, 1722, to the 19th of August, 1725.
Minutes of Council, from the 19th of March, 1725–6, to the 13th of May, 1727.
Minutes of Council, from the 1st of January, 1728–9, to the 4th of September, 1729.
The Marshall's Docket of Fees.
List of the inhabitants, whites and blacks, in 1729.
Bills of Mortality, from 1721 to 1730.
List of fees taken by the Secretary in the respective branches of his office of St. Christophers.
Antigua.
Minutes of Council, from 17th of August, 1728, to the 26th of April, 1729.
Minutes of Assembly, from the 16th of June, 1727, to the 26th of April, 1729.
The number of all the white persons and free people, taken in 1729.
One public Act and one private Act.
Montserrat.
Minutes of Council, from the 10th November, 1724, to the 3rd of March, 1726–7.
Minutes of Council, from 19th August, 1728, to the 31st of December, 1729.
Minutes of Assembly, from the 27th of September, 1727, to the 30th of June, 1729.
Naval Officer's list of ships entered and cleared, from 25th March, 1721, to the 25th December, 1729.
Docket of fees due to the Secretary or his deputy.
List of the inhabitants, whites and blacks, in 1729.
Condition of the fortifications in March, 1729–30.
Bills of Mortality, from 1721 to 1729.
The Treasurer's receipts and payments of the Revenue, from the 8th of March, 1721–2, to the 13th of November, 1729.
Number of negroes imported, from Lady Day, 1721, to Michaelmas, 1729.
One public Act.
Nevis.
List of the inhabitants, whites and blacks, in 1729.

A letter from him to the Secretary, dated the 10th of July, 1730.
Minutes of Council and Council in Assembly, from the 10th of May, 1723, to the 10th of May, 1727, and from the 7th of May, 1729, to the 5th of November, 1729.
The Treasurer's account of receipts and disbursements, from the 24th of October, 1724, to the 8th of April, 1730.
Inventory of stores, belonging to Charles Fort, as also stores wanting in the several platforms.
The number of christenings and burials in St. Paul's parish, from the 16th of May, 1721, to the 12th of December, 1729.
Names of the deputies imployed by the Secretary of the Leewards Islands.
Minutes of Council, from the 3rd of January, 1725–6, to the 30th of May, 1727, and from the 30th of June, 1729, to the 26th of November following.
A list of escheats and fines, from the 29th of May, 1722, to the 22nd of April, 1729.
Account of Madeira wines and other strong liquors imported, from the 5th January, 1726–7, to the 5th January, 1729–30.
Account of goods imported and exported, from the 25th of December, 1720, to the 25th December, 1729.
Account of the number of negroes imported, from the 25th of December, 1729, to the 25th of December, 1729.
The Treasurer's account of receipts and disbursements, from the 1st of January, 1726–7, to the 1st March, 1729–30.
List of births and burials in the several parishes, from 1721 to 1730.
State of the forts, the 1st of March, 1729–30.
Lists of fees taken in the several offices.
Antigua.
Minutes of Council of St. Christophers, relating to a complaint of the Assembly to the Governor against Mr. Smith, Secretary of the Leeward Islands, desiring his suspension from the Council, and the debates in Council thereon in April and May, 1720.

A letter from him, dated the 10th of July, 1730.

A letter from him, dated the 25th of July, 1730.

Acts sent to Mr. Fane.

Ordered that the above mentioned public Acts be sent to Mr. Fane, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

St. Christophers.

Letter from the Lord Londonderry, with papers.

A letter from the late Earl of Londonderry, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated at St. Christophers, the 3rd of July, 1729, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—
with papers.
Minutes of Council, from the 25th of March, 1728, to the 31st of December following.
Minutes of Assembly, from the 13th of December, 1727, to the 16th of December, 1728.
List of Councillors of St. Christophers, and of persons recommended by the Earl of Londonderry to supply vacancies therein.

Complaints against.

Mr. Smith.

Letter to General Mathews.

Their Lordships then taking into consideration the Minutes of the Council of St. Christophers before-mentioned, relating to the complaint of the Assembly against Mr. Smith, Secretary of the Leeward Islands, gave directions for preparing a letter to General Mathews thereupon.

Jamaica.

Act.

Papists.

A letter from Mr. Delafaye, desiring the confirmation of an Act, passed at Jamaica in 1729, to prevent dangers that may arise from disguised, as well as declared Papists; and their Lordships resolved to consider further thereof to-morrow morning.

October 14. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Leeward Islands.

Their Lordships taking into consideration the draught of a letter, ordered yesterday to be prepared, to General Mathews, made a progress therein.

St. Christophers.

Col. Hart summoned.

Ordered that Col. Hart be desired to attend the Board on Tuesday morning next, in relation to some persons recommended to be of the Council of St. Christophers.

Jamaica.

Act.

Papists.

Their Lordships, taking again into consideration the Act, passed at Jamaica in 1729, to prevent dangers that may arise from disguised as well as declared Papists, read yesterday, gave directions for preparing the draught of a report for confirming the said Act.

Report ordered.

Virginia.

Ordered that the draught of a representation be prepared for recommending Henry Harrison, Esq., to be of the Council of Virginia, in the room of Mr. Beverley, deceased.

October 15. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Jamaica.

Letters from General Hunter, with papers, and Acts.

A letter from Major General Hunter, Governor of Jamaica, to the Secretary, dated the 9th of May, 1730, was read, as likewise

A letter from him to the Board, dated the 10th of May, 1730, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—
with papers, and Acts.
Minutes of Council, from the 29th of September, 1729, to the 18th of March, 1729–30.
Minutes of Council in Assembly, in March, 1730.
Six public Acts, passed in March, 1730.
Plan of Fort George in Port Antonio.

Acts sent to Mr. Fane.

Ordered that the said Acts be sent to Mr. Fane, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Ordered that the draught of an answer be prepared to General Hunter's said letters.

Jamaica.

Letter to the Duke of Newcastle.

Stores of war.

Ordered that the draught of a letter be prepared, for inclosing to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle an extract of so much of General Hunter's aforesaid letter, as relates to the want of stores of war in Jamaica.

Barbadoes.

Letter from Mr. Worseley.

The three following letters from Mr. Worseley, Governor of Barbadoes, were read, and the papers, therein respectively referred to, laid before the Board, viz:—
A letter from him, dated the 29th of March, 1730.
with papers.
Minutes of Council, from the 5th of August, 1729, to the 17th of February, 1729–30.
Minutes of the General Assembly, from the 4th of November, 1729, to the 13th of March, 1729–30.
Minutes of the Court of Chancery, from the 22nd of January, 1728–9, to the 19th of July, 1730.
List of causes determined and depending in the several courts of Common Pleas.
Copy of the address of the Grand Jury to His Majesty in December, 1729.
Copy of their address to the Governor.
Copy of their address to the Chief Justice.
Mr. Attorney General's, Mr. McMahon's and Mr. Tuncke's reports to Mr. Worseley, in relation to the Act for reducing the rate of interest.

A letter from him, dated the 23rd April, 1730.
Copy of Mr. Attorney General's opinion on the Treasurer's queries on the Act for supporting the honour and the dignity of the Government.
The Treasurer's account current for the year 1729, on the tax of 2s. 6d. per head on negroes.
A list of the names of persons, who have given in the number of their negroes, for the year, 1730.
A list of the number of persons, who paid in the year 1729, and the number of those who have given in 1730.

A letter from him, dated the 7th of July, 1730.

Letter to the Duke of Newcastle.

Governor of Porto Rico refusing to restore vessels taken by the Spaniards.

Ordered that a letter be prepared, for inclosing to the Duke of Newcastle an extract of so much of Mr. Worseley's letter of the 7th of July, 1730, as relates to the Governor of Porto Rico's refusing to restore some vessels taken by the Spaniards, since the 11th of June, 1728.

Answer to Mr. Worseley's letters.

Ordered that the draught of an answer be prepared to Mr. Worseley's said letters.

South Carolina.

Instructions, settling Swiss families.

An Order of the Committee of Council, dated the 9th of September, 1730, directing the Board to prepare instructions for the Governor of South Carolina for the settling a number of Swiss families in that province, was read; whereupon ordered that the draught of an instruction be accordingly prepared.

October 20. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Barbadoes.

Santa Lucia.

Numbers of the French there.

The extract of a letter from Mr. Lascelles to Mr. Walpole, dated at Barbadoes, the 11th of June last, in relation to the numbers of the French at Santa Lucia, was read.

Virginia.

Mr. Harrison to be a Councillor.

The draught of a representation, proposing Henry Harrison, Esq., to be of the Council of Virginia, in the room of Mr. Beverley, deceased, directed to be prepared the 14th inst., was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Massachusetts.

New Hampshire.

Letter from Mr. Belcher.

His arrival.

A letter from Mr. Belcher, Governor of New England, to the Board, dated at Boston, the 24th of August, 1730, giving an account of his arrival, and publishing his commission there, the 10th of August; that he prorogued the General Assembly to the 9th of September; that he set out the 24th of August for New Hampshire to publish his commission there, and promising to send an account of all his proceedings to the Board of Trade, was read; and their Lordships agreed to make no answer thereto, till they should receive some further account of his proceedings.

Barbadoes.

The draught of a letter to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, directed to be prepared the 15th inst., for inclosing an extract of Governor of Porto Rico refusing to restore vessels taken by the Spaniards.
so much of Mr. Worseley's letter of the 7th of July, 1730, as relates to the Governor of Porto Rico's refusing to restore some vessels taken by the Spaniards, since the 11th of June, 1728, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Answer to Mr. Worseley.

As also the draught of an answer to Mr. Worseley's letters, directed to be prepared at the same time.

Jamaica.

Want of stores.

The draught of a letter to the Duke of Newcastle, directed to be prepared the 15th inst., for inclosing an extract of so much of General Hunter's letter as relates to the want of stores of war at Jamaica, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Act, disguised papists.

As also the draught of a representation proposing the confirmation of an Act, passed at Jamaica in 1729, to prevent dangers that may arise from disguised as well as declared papists, directed to be prepared the 14th inst.

Answer to General Hunter's letters.

The draught of an answer to Major General Hunter's letters, directed to be prepared the 15th inst., was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

South Carolina.

Instructions.

Swiss families.

The draught of an instruction, directed to be prepared at the last meeting, for Col. Johnson, Governor of South Carolina, for the settlement of certain Swiss families in that province, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

October 21. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Jamaica.

Want of stores of war.

The letter to the Duke of Newcastle, for enclosing an extract of so much of General Hunter's letter as relates to the want of stores of war at Jamaica, agreed yesterday, was signed.

Virginia.

Mr. Harrison to be a Councillor.

The representation proposing Henry Harrison, Esq., to be of the Council of Virginia, in the room of Mr. Beverley, deceased, agreed yesterday, was signed.

Barbadoes.

Governor of Porto Rico refusing to restore vessels taken by the Spaniards.

The letter to the Duke of Newcastle, for enclosing an extract of so much of Mr. Worseley's letter of the 7th of July last, as relates to the Governor of Porto Rico's refusing to restore some vessels taken by the Spaniards, since the 11th of June, 1728, agreed yesterday, was signed, as also

Letter to Mr. Worseley.

A letter, agreed at the same time, to Mr. Worseley.

South Carolina.

Instructions, Swiss settlements.

The representation to the Lords of the Committee, with the draught of an instruction to Colonel Johnson, Governor of South Carolina, for the settling of certain Swiss families in that province, agreed yesterday, was signed.

October 22. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Jamaica.

Letter to General Hunter.

A letter to Maj. General Hunter, Governor of Jamaica, agreed the 20th inst., was signed.

Massachusetts.

Letter from Col. Dunbar, with papers.

A letter from Col. Dunbar, dated the 16th of June, 1730, complaining of the hardships he lies under, in obtaining judgments against offenders in the woods, and giving some accounts of his letters being detained, was read.
with papers.
Exemplification of a case between Col. Dunbar and Peter Wyre, tried before the Judge of Vice-Admiralty at Boston, 9th May, 1730.
The opinion of the Advocate General upon a decree, passed in the Court of Vice Admiralty at Boston.

Leeward Islands.

Letter to General Mathews.

The letter to General Mathews, Commander-in-Chief of the Leeward Islands, agreed the 14th inst., was signed.

October 27. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Trade.

Manufacturers at Lille.

Tools making here.

Letter to Mr. Fane.

A person attending, presented to the Board a memorial, giving an account of some manufacturers now settled at Lisle, and of some tools used in the woollen manufactures of this kingdom, now making here for exportation, which being read, ordered that a letter be wrote to Mr. Fane for his opinion, whether such tools are not seizable on exportation.

Barbadoes.

Mr. Ashley to be a Councillor.

Their Lordships taking again into consideration the letter from Mr. Worseley, read the 6th inst., wherein he gives his reasons against appointing Mr. Ashley of the Council of Barbadoes, as also the letter wrote to Mr. Walpole thereupon; and the Secretary acquainting the Board that Mr. Walpole had considered Mr. Worseley's objections, and had wrote to Mr. Ashley thereupon, their Lordships signed a representation for recommending the said Ashley, in the room of Mr. Maycock.

October 28. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Trade.

Mr. Fane's report.

Manufacturers at Lille.

Mr. Fane's report upon a query sent him yesterday, whether by any law, tools used in our manufactures may be seized, at their being put on board for exportation, was read, and their Lordships taking again into consideration the memorial, read yesterday, upon this subject, as also in relation to some manufacturers settled at Lisle, gave directions for preparing a letter to the Duke of Newcastle thereupon.

Massachusetts.

New Hampshire.

Letter from Col. Dunbar, with papers.

The four following letters from Col. Dunbar, Surveyor General of His Majesty's Woods in America, were read, and the papers, therein respectively referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—

A letter from him, dated the 25th of May, 1730.
Copy of a summons to Col. Dunbar to hear affidavits taken against him by two Justices of Peace at Boston.

A letter from him to the Secretary, dated the 5th of June, 1730.
State of the boundaries between the Massachusetts and New Hampshire, referred to in the following letter.
A letter from him, dated the 2nd of May, 1730.
Narrative of the inhabitants of Londonderry in New Hampshire about their boundaries with the Massachusets Bay, March 17th, 1729–30.
Copy of a petition of several inhabitants of Londonderry in New Hampshire to Col. Dunbar, relating to their removal to an intended settlement in Nova Scotia.
Petition of John MacMurphy, in the name of the proprietors of the town of Londonderry in New Hampshire, relating to the disputes and sufferings about the bounds between that province and the Massachusetts Bay.
Copy of a petition to Colonel Dunbar, in behalf of the inhabitants of Kingstown and Londonderry in New Hampshire, relating to the hardships and difficulties they labour under, for want of a division line being settled between that province and the Massachusetts Bay.

A letter from him to the Secretary, dated the 21st of September, 1730.

And their Lordships resolved to consider all the letters from Colonel Dunbar, which are not read, to-morrow morning.

Plantations General.

Letter to Mr. Fane.

Fines, whether payable in sterling or not.

Ordered that a letter be wrote to Mr. Fane, for his opinion in point of law, whether fines imposed by English Acts of Parliament, for offences committed in the plantations are payable in sterling money, proclamation money, or in the currency of that province where the offence was committed.

Massachusetts.

New Hampshire.

Capt. Laborde to attend.

Ordered that a letter be wrote to Capt. Laborde, agent to Col. Dunbar, to desire he will bring to the Board to-morrow morning, such letters, if any, as he may have to communicate from Col. Dunbar.

October 29. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen.

He attends.

Capt. Laborde attending, as he had been desired, he acquainted the Board that he would look over all his letters from Col. Dunbar, and if he found anything in them worth their Lordships' information he would make extracts thereof.

Trade.

Manufacturers settled at Lille.

The letter to the Duke of Newcastle, ordered yesterday to be prepared, upon the memorial then presented to the Board, in relation to some English manufacturers settled at Lisle, was agreed and signed.

Massachusetts.

New Hampshire.

Letters from Colonel Dunbar, with papers.

A letter from Colonel Dunbar to the Secretary, dated at Boston, the 7th of July, 1730, was read, and the paper, therewith transmitted, laid before the Board, viz:—
Mr. Attorney General's opinion upon a hearing between Mr. Dunbar and Peter Wyre.

Another letter from him, dated the 19th of August, 1730, was likewise read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—
An Indian deed for lands near Pemaquid, sold to John Brown in 1625.
Proceedings on a prosecution against Jeremiah Foolsom, for cutting mast trees without licence.
Boston Gazette of the 17th of August, 1730.

All his letters to be answered.

Ordered that the draught of an answer be prepared to all Col. Dunbar's letters.