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Journal, March 1733: Journal Book K.K

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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, March 1733

March 2. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Brudenell, Sir A. Croft.

Trade.

Sweden.

Heiresses Grainger.

The report about the heiresses of Mr. Grainger, who resided in Sweden, ordered to be prepared the 23rd of last month, was agreed and signed, as also

The report about making a new treaty of commerce with Sweden.

New York.

New Jersey.

Councillors recommended.

Two representations for proposing Mr. Lane and Mr. Horsmanden for the Council of New York, in the room of Mr. Walters and Mr. Provost, and Mr. Provost for the Council of New Jersey, in the room of Mr. Hug, were signed.

March 6. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Brudenell.

Bahamas.

Bad state.

The report to the Lords of the Committee, ordered to be prepared the 28th of the last month, upon the memorial of Mr. Fitzwilliams, relating to the bad state of the Bahamas, was agreed.

Antigua.

Chancery Act.

Mr. Yeamans, agent for Antigua, attending, and desiring the Board would please to take into their consideration the Act, passed at Antigua in 1732, entituled, An Act to repeal so much of an Act passed at Antigua the 10th of March, 1715, entituled, An Act for constituting a Court of Chancery in this island, and of any other law or Act now in force in this island of Antigua, as restrained the power of his Majesty, his heirs or successors, from appointing a person to preside in the said Court of Chancery; the said Act, and Mr. Fane's report thereupon, was read, and it appearing that the said Act was passed conformable to His Majesty's additional instruction upon this head, directions were given for preparing the draught of a representation for confirming the same.

Nova Scotia.

Letters from Captain Fytche, with papers.

The three following letters from Captain Fytche, Commander of the Sheerness, appointed the station ship for Nova Scotia, were read, and the papers, therein respectively referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—

A letter from him, dated the 4th of November, 1732.
Scheme of the whale fishery at Canco in 1732.
Scheme of the fishery at Canco in 1732.

A letter from him, dated the 19th of December, 1732.
Memorial of three of the Justices of the Peace at Canco, complaining of the conduct of the officers and soldiers in garrison there to the prejudice of the fishery.
Copy of the memorial or petition of several merchants of the Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire to Colonel Philipps, complaining of the garrison at Canco committing depredations on the people concerned in the fishery there.
Copy of a commission from Colonel Philipps to certain Justices of the Peace at Canco for holding a weekly court of session, to determine causes and punish offenders, etc.

A letter from him, dated the 19th of December, 1732.
Answer to heads of inquiry for the year 1732.

Letter from Captain Waterhouse.

A letter from Captain Waterhouse, Commander of His Majesty's ship the Winchelsea, stationed at Canco, dated the 31st of December, 1731, was read, as also
The answer to the heads of inquiry for the year 1731.

Captain Fytche summoned.

Ordered that Captain Fytche be desired to attend the Board upon this subject on Tuesday morning next.

March 7. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman.

Bahamas.

Bad state.

The report to the Lords of the Committee upon the memorial of Mr. Fitzwilliams, relating to the bad state of the Bahamas, agreed yesterday, was signed.

March 8. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Brudenell.

Antigua.

Chancery Act.

The representation for confirming the Antigua Chancery Act, ordered to be prepared the 6th inst., was agreed and signed.

March 9. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman.

New York.

Tract of land.

An Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated the 23rd of February, 1732–3, referring to the Board the petition of Sir John Eyles and others, praying that a tract of land, His Majesty has granted them in New York, may be erected into a county, or annexed to one already erected, was read, and directions were given to desire the petitioners will attend on Thursday next.

Trade.

Russia.

A letter from the Lord Harrington, dated the 30th of November, 1732, was read, and the papers, therewith transmitted, were also read.
Copy of Mr. Rondeau's, the British minister at the Court of Petersburgh, his letter to my Lord Harrington, dated the 7th of October, 1732, N.S.
Representation of the British factory in Russia about trade.
Tariff or book of rates for the payment of Customs in Russia.

Russia Company summoned.

And directions were given to desire that the Governor and Company of the Russia Company would attend on Thursday next.

March 12. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman.

Trade.

Logwood.

The Board taking again into consideration the letter from the Duke of Newcastle with the translation of the Spanish commissaries' reply, relating to the right of cutting logwood at the Bay of Campeachy, read the 7th of the last month, as likewise the representation of this Board of the 25th of September, 1717, upon this subject, and the papers therein referred to, gave directions for preparing the draught of a letter to the Duke of Newcastle, in answer to his above-mentioned.

March 13. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman, Sir A. Croft.

Nova Scotia.

Fishery, Canço.

Colonel Philipps, Governor of Nova Scotia, and Captain Fytche, who is appointed to protect the Canco fishery this year, attending, as they had been desired, the Board took again into consideration the letters and papers from Captain Fytche, mentioned in the Minutes of the 6th inst., and after some discourse with them concerning the matters complained of in the said papers, particularly that part, which relates to the officers and soldiers at Canco interfering with the Justices of the Peace in the exercise of their jurisdiction, the Board gave directions to Colonel Philipps to write to the officers there, to forbear such proceedings for the future.

March 15. Present:—Mr. Ashe, Sir O. Bridgeman.

Trade.

Russia Company attend.

The Governor of the Russia Company attending, as he had been desired, with Mr. Spelman and Mr. Astell, the letter from the Lord Harrington, read the 9th inst., with the papers therein referred to, were again considered; and these gentlemen desired to have a copy of one of the said papers containing the state of the trade to Russia, signed by Mr. Rondeau and the factory there, which was ordered accordingly; and they were desired to let the Board have their observations thereupon.

March 21. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe.

Trade.

Logwood.

The letter to the Duke of Newcastle, ordered to be prepared the 12th inst., relating to the right of cutting logwood at the Bay of Campeachy, was agreed and signed.

Bahamas.

Governor's instructions.

The representation, with the draughts of instructions for Mr. Fitzwilliams, Governor of the Bahama Islands, was signed, as also a letter to the Duke of Newcastle, enclosing the same.