Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 7, January 1735 - December 1741. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1930.
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Journal, April 1735
The secretary acquainting the Board that Mr. Wheelock, late deputy secretary or chief clerk, was dead; a letter from the Earl of Westmoreland, dated this morning, recommending Mr. Gellibrand, the present chief clerk, to succeed Mr. Wheelock, and desiring that the succession of the clerks in this office may be according to their right of precedency, was read; and their lordships taking into consideration the present state of the office, ordered that Mr. Gellibrand do succeed in this office as deputy secretary or chief clerk in the room of and upon the same foot as Mr. Wheelock was, and that the rest of the present clerks have salaries according to their respective precedencies, vizt.:
|Mr. Israel Hudson||80 per annum|
|Mr. Anthony Sanderson||70 " "|
|Mr. Thomas Gedney||60 " "|
|Mr. Richard Lanham||50 " "|
|Mr. Richard Rogers||50 " "|
|Mr. George Bradley||40 " "|
An order from the House of Commons, dated the 3rd April, 1735, directing that a copy of Mr. Toriano's memorial in relation to the sugar and tobacco trade, may be laid before the House, was read, as also a letter from the Duke of Newcastle, directing copies of two reports of this Board, dated the 24th of July and 15th September, 1724, relating to the sugar and tobacco trades, to be laid before the House of Commons likewise, and Colonel Bladen was to lay the said papers before the House accordingly.
Their lordships resuming the consideration of the state of the office, mentioned in the minutes of the 9th instant, gave directions that Mr. Campion, at present door-keeper and assistant messenger in this office, should supply the vacancy of a clerk's place, occasioned by the promotion of the clerks, as mentioned in that minute; and Mr. Pelham recommending Mr. John Hutchinson to supply Mr. Campion's place, the same was agreed to by the Board.
The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council, setting forth the title of the Crown of Great Britain to the Island of Santa Crux, lately sold by the French to the Danes, ordered to be prepared the 27th of the last month, was agreed [fo. 49].
A letter from the Duke of Newcastle, dated 18th instant, directing the Board to prepare the draught of a commission and instructions for the said Captain Lee, appointed governor of Newfoundland, were read, as also
A letter from the Lord Muskery, Governor of Newfoundland,
dated October 31st, 1734, with his Lordship's
Answer to heads of inquiry relating to the trade and fishery at Newfoundland for the year 1734.
A scheme of the fishery for the year 1734, and remains of ordnance and stores in the garrison at Placentia in August, 1734.
Captain Cotterel's answer to heads of enquiry, relating to the fishery and trade of Canço in Nova Scotia for the year 1734 and giving a reason why fish is often ill cured there; and an account of the state of defence of the French at Cape Breton, were read.
The secretary laying before the Board a draught of a commission for Captain Lee, a representation thereupon to his Majesty, and a letter, for inclosing the same to the Duke of Newcastle, was agreed and signed [fo. 54, 56].
A letter from Mr. Burchet of 24th April, requiring heads of inquiry for Captain Towrey, appointed convoy to the fishery at Canço, was read, and ordered that the usual heads of inquiry be prepared accordingly [fo. 60].
The representation, ordered yesterday to be prepared, with Captain Lee's instructions for the government of Newfoundland, as also a letter, for inclosing the same to the Duke of Newcastle, were agreed and signed.
The secretary then taking notice to their lordships, that for want of penalties to inforce the several provisions in the Newfoundland Acts, several harbours in that island were very much decayed by the ballast thrown out of ships into them; ordered that a letter be wrote to Mr. Burchet to desire he will move the Lords of the Admiralty for directions to the captains of the men of war upon that station to prevent the same for the future [fo. 61].
An order of the Committee of Council of the 6th of March, 1734–5, referring to this Board an address from the Assembly of the Massachusets Bay in New England, praying for cannon and other stores of war to be sent from hence for their defence, was read, and directions were given that the agent should attend to-morrow morning [fo. 58].