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, September 1737
Thursday, September 1. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Plummer, Mr. Herbert.
Mr. Trelawney, appointed Governor of Jamaica, attending, the Board had some conversation with him, relating to his instructions; and he represented to the Board that the distressed condition of Jamaica, being the same as when the late Governor, Mr. Cunningham, went thither, he hoped the Board would please to continue the instructions given to Mr. Cunningham, impowering him to continue the duty on negroes.
The report upon Mr. Zouberbuhler's petition, agreed to yesterday, was signed.
Tuesday, September 6. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Plummer.
The Board taking again into consideration the draught of Mr. Trelawney's Instructions, and made a progress therein.
Wednesday, September 7. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Plummer.
The draught of the Instructions for Mr. Trelawney, appointed Governor of Jamaica, mentioned in yesterday's minutes, being again considered, was agreed to, and ordered to be transcribed.
A letter from Major Armstrong, Lt. Governor of Nova Scotia, of the 8th September, 1736, inclosing the copies of two grants of land on the Bay of Fundy, and minutes of Council, was read.
Letter from Mr. Gregory, President of the Council and Commander in Chief of Jamaica, dated 26th May last, inclosing minutes of Council, was read.
Letter from Mr. Belcher, Governor of New England, of 14th June last, inclosing some votes of Assembly, was read.
Two letters from Capt. Pitt, Governor of Bermuda, dated 24th of May last, inclosing publick papers, was read.
Two letters from Mr. Dottin, President of the Council and Commander in Chief at Barbados, dated the 21st December, 1736, and 14th May last, with publick papers, was read.
Three letters from Mr. Clarke, Lt. Governor of New York, with publick papers, were read.
Letter from Mr. Fitz-Williams, Governor of the Bahamas, dated the 26th March, 1736, inclosing the Treasurer's Accounts, was read.
Two letters from Col. Dunbar, Lt. Governor of New Hampshire, with copies of publick papers, were read.
Letter from Mr. Deane, Consul at Ostend, dated 5th of March last, with two papers, relating to the Irish Harper, formerly mentioned, was read.
Letter from Mr. Allen, Receiver of the Quit Rents in North Carolina, complaining of obstructions in the receipt of the Quit Rents, was read; and ordered that Mr. Leheup, Deputy to Mr. Walpole, Auditor of the Revenue in the Plantations, be desired to attend the Board upon this subject on Wednesday next.
Wednesday, September 14. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Plummer.
Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, signifying the king's directions that Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, should have the same instruction, impowering him to receive an additional salary, as was given to the late Governor, Mr. Cunningham, was read; and directions were given for inserting the instruction accordingly.
A representation to his Majesty, upon Mr. Trelawney's instructions, and a letter, for inclosing the same to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, were agreed to, and signed.
The secretary laid before the Board an account of the incident charges of this office, from Lady Day, 1737, to Midsummer following, amounting to £279 16s. 8½d., and a letter to the Lords of the Treasury, desiring payment thereof, and of the salary due to the secretary and under officers for the same time, was agreed to, and signed.
The report to the Lords of the Committee upon the subject of the dispute between South Carolina and Georgia, agreed to the 31st ult., was signed.
Copy of an Order in Council, for repealing the Biennial Law of North Carolina, was read.
Copy of an Order in Council, approving the draughts of Lord Delaware's commission for the governments of New York and New Jersey, was read.
Copy of an Order in Council, for confirming the St. Christopher's Act for reducing the Fee of 3 shillings per sheet etc. and for repealing another Act of that island settling salaries etc. was read.
Copy of an Order in Council, approving Mr. Trelawney's commission for the Government of Jamaica, was read.
Copy of an Order in Council, relating to the disputes about the boundaries between Pennsylvania and Maryland, and directing the Governors to preserve the peace, and not to grant any land near the controverted boundaries, was read.
Wednesday, September 21. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Plummer.
Letter from Lord Harrington, dated yesterday, inclosing the extract of a letter from Mr. Titley, Resident at Copenhagen, dated the 17th inst., N.S., relating to the Danish prohibition of foreign productions and manufactures, was read; and directions were given for reminding Mr. Carkesse, secretary to the Commissioners of the Customs, of the letter wrote to him the 10th ult., desiring to know if any duties, and what, have been imposed since the Treaty of 1670, which may affect the importations from Denmark, and whether any goods of that kingdom have been prohibited.
A letter from Col. Armstrong, Lt. Governor of Nova Scotia, dated the 8th of July last, with five papers, therein referred to, were read, and a letter to the Duke of Newcastle, for inclosing extracts of such parts of the said letter and papers, as relate to the boy, who set fire to Mr. Amhurst's house there, was agreed to, and signed.
The Board taking again into consideration the Order of the Committee upon Mr. Hamilton's petition for 200,000 acres of land in South Carolina, read the 17th ult., and his plan for making a settlement thereon, read the 31st ult.; a letter to acquaint him, that the Board conceive his propositions are too general, and that until they are better satisfied they will be carried into execution, they cannot recommend his petition to his Majesty, was agreed to, and ordered to be sent.
A letter from Mr. Fitz-William, Governor of the Bahamas, dated the 15th of April last, with some publick papers, was read; and directions were given, that Mr. H. Popple, agent to Mr. Fitz-William, should lay before the Board his answer to the complaint made against him by Mr. Jackson, collector of the Customs in the Bahamas, referred to in Mr. Fitz-William's letter.
Letter from Col. Broughton, Lt. Governor of South Carolina, dated the 15th of July last, was read.
Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, dated the 30th of April last, was read.
Wednesday, September 28. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Plummer.
Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, signifying his Majesty's having appointed the Earl of Albermarle Governor of Virgina, and directing his commission and instructions to be prepared, was read; and the draughts of a commission being laid before the Board, a representation therewith, and a letter, for inclosing the same to the Duke of Newcastle, was agreed to, and signed.
A letter from Mr. Carkesse, in answer to one wrote to him the 21st inst., relating to any duties upon the Danish importations, that have been altered since 1670, and promising to send an account thereof, was read.
Another letter from Mr. Carkesse, inclosing the Custom House Leidger for 1731, was read.
Mr. H. Popple.
Mr. Henry Popple, agent for Mr. Fitz-William, Governor of the Bahamas, attending with Mr. Shelley, he presented to the Board the said Governor's answer to the complaints against him by Mr. Jackson etc., sent to him the 12th of November last, and the same was read.