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, December 1737
A state of a case, relating to the Governor's power of granting Royal mines in Jamaica, mentioned in the minutes of November 24th, together with 5 queries thereon, was agreed to, and ordered to be sent to the Attorney General for his opinion.
The Board took again into consideration the French proposals, mentioned in the minutes of October 28th, for regulating the trade in America, and ordered the draught of a representation to be prepared.
An order of a Committee of Council, dated Feb. 4th, 1736, and received November 29th, referring the petition of the merchants of London and Bristol against an Act, passed in South Carolina in May, 1736, was read, and the Board agreed to take it into consideration at another opportunity.
A letter from Mr. Fury, dated December 5th, 1737, enclosing some printed reports of the Committee of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina on the state of the paper currency of the said Province, was read; and the consideration thereof was postponed to another opportunity.
A memorial of Alured Popple, Esquire, Governor of Bermuda, praying a supply of powder, ammunition etc. for the use of the Government of Bermuda, was read; and the Board, having had some discourse with him upon the subject of the said memorial, ordered a draught of a representation to be prepared.
Mr. Henry Popple and Mr. Chaloner Jackson attending, in consequence of the minutes of November 24th, the Board appointed Thursday the 15th inst. for the hearing the matter in question, and ordered that in compliance with their joint desire they have leave to be heard by their Counsel.
Mr. Henry Popple, Agent for Governor Fitz-William and Mr. John Sharpe, Solicitor for Chaloner Jackson, attending, prayed that the hearing of the affair depending between the said Governor and Chaloner Jackson, which was appointed for to-morrow, might be put off to a further day, and their Lordships were pleased to appoint Thursday, January 12th, for hearing the same; and several papers, relating to the same affair, being left here by Mr. Popple, the Board ordered that Mr. Sharpe have copies of the same.