America and West Indies
January 1724, 16-31

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Cecil Headlam (editor) and Arthur Percival Newton (introduction)

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1936

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'America and West Indies: January 1724, 16-31', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 34: 1724-1725 (1936), pp. 18-22. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=72380 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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January 1724, 16-31

Jan. 17.
London.
16. Governor the Earl of Orkney to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Recommends John Carter for the Council of Virginia in place of Col. Bassett, decd. Signed, Orkney. Endorsed, Recd. 20th, Read 21st Jan., 1723/4. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1319. ff. 147, 148v.]
[Jan. 19.]17. Memorial of Merchants of London trading to Virginia to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Pray that the Act of Virginia, laying a duty on negroes imported may be confirmed. This is no new duty, but less than the old one. The purchaser in this case as in all others pays the duty where it is not excessive etc. The same tax is raised in Maryland etc. Signed, Micajah Perry and 14 others. Endorsed, Reed, (from Mr. Perry), Read 19th Jan., 1724. 1 large p. [C.O. 5, 1319. No. 36.]
Jan. 20.
Charles
Town,
So. Carolina.
18. Governor Nicholson to the Council of Trade and Planta tions. Encloses duplicate of 14th Dec. "when I was in hopes the Assembly would have gone through the bill for sinking the paper bills, but there is almost every day some new objections made" etc. Encloses Journal of Assembly: Continues:—This affair of the currency and that of making our comodities a tender in law are very intricate because of the different interest of a few merchants and the planters but yet I hope in God they will agree upon a bill conformable to their Excys'. letter etc. I assure your Ldps. I shall pass no bill which in my opinion shall be contrary thereto, and when I have passed any bill, I shall give my reasons thereupon etc. I thank God we have had an extra ordinary fine winter so that the planters have had a good opportunity of finishing and bringing down their comodities hither and we have now a good number of ships besides sevl. already sailed. Encloses Naval Officer's list of vessels entered and cleared, etc. Continues:—The publick Treasurer is making up his accot. in order to be laid before the House of Assembly and I thank God I find that the Revenue will amount to more then ever it did yet as likewise the quantity of rice (which proves extraordinary good) as also the pitch and tarr; and that there is already sent home more than ever was known at this time of the year and its supposed that most of the ships and vessels here will be loaden with the said comodities by the latter end of the next month etc. These things makes the planters somewhat easy but otherwise I apprehend they would have proved to the contrary. I am in daily hopes of receiving your Lordps. commands etc. P.S.—I have lately discovered some dealings of Messrs. Godin and Conseillere with the French at Cape François which I take to be not only contrary to my 69 Instruc tion but also to the Acts of Trade and Navigation. I am getting all the proceedings to be put under the great Seal to be trans mitted to your Lordships. Signed, Fr. Nicholson. Endorsed, Recd. 16th March, Read 29th Oct., 1724. 1½ pp. Enclosed,
18. i. Minutes of Council and Assembly of S. Carolina, 15th and 16th Jan., 1723. Same endorsement. Copy. 2½ pp. [C.O. 5, 359. ff. 164, 164v., 165v.–167v.; and (abstract of covering letter) 5, 406. p. 12.]
Jan. 21.
Whitehall.
19. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Lords Com missioners of the Treasury. Enclose Office accounts from Midsummer to Christmas, 1723. There was then 9 months due to the Secretary and other Officers, etc. Accounts annexed and certified. [C.O. 389, 37. pp. 233–236.]
Jan. 21.20. Mr. West to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Recites objections to Excise Act of Barbados. Signed, Richd. West. Endorsed, Reed. 21st, Read 29th Jan., 1723/4. 4 ¾ pp. [C.O. 28, 18. ff. 28–30, 31v.]
Jan. 22.21. Col. Vetch [?to the Duke of Newcastle]. Explains his services and sufferings in promoting the Canada Expedition etc. Was superseded from the Government of Annapolis Royal only for his zeal to H.M. Royal family. Was promised by all the late Ministry, Lords Sunderland, Stanhope, and Mr. Craggs to be provided for in a Government abroad: "more particularly of late by my Ld. Carteret to that of New England, in case Mr. Shute should not go back: which I look upon to be nixt to immpossible considering the vast breach that is now betwixt Mr. Shute, and the whole body of the people and Government there" etc. As no person is more capable of serving the intrest of the Crown in that country so no person can be more acceptable to the whole people there: being so long known to them and having served their country upon severall occasions etc. Gives references to many peers etc. Signed, Sam Vetch. Holograph. 2 pp. [C.O. 5, 12. ff. 9, 9v.]
Jan. 22.22. Council of Trade and Plantations to the King. Recom mend Samuel Rayner for the Council of Bermuda in place of Wm. Tucker decd. [C.O. 38, 8. pp. 8, 9.]
[Jan. 22.]23. Petition of Mayor, Aldermen and Merchants of Liverpool to the Council of Trade and Plantations against Act of Virginia laying a duty upon negroes imported etc. Signed, John Scarbrick Mayor, and 29 others. Endorsed, Recd. Read 22nd Jan., 1723/4. 1 large p. [C.O. 5, 1319. No. 41.]
Jan. 22.
Whitehall.
24. Council of Trade and Plantations to the King. Recom mend John Carter for the Council of Virginia in the room of William Bassett, decd. [C.O. 5, 1365. p. 268.]
Jan. 23.
St. James's.
25. Order of King in Council. Appointing Mr. Carter as preceding. Signed and endorsed as following. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1319. No. 43.]
Jan. 23.
St. James's.
26. Order of King in Council. Confirming Act of Jamaica to enable the trustees of William Charles Dowles etc. Signed, Temple Stanyan. Endorsed, Recd. 29th Feb., Read 1st April, 1724. 2 pp. [C.O. 137, 14. ff. 275, 275v., 276v.]
Jan. 23.
St. James's.
27. Order of King in Council. Appointing James Dottin to the Council of Barbados in the room of William Dottin, decd. Signed and endorsed as preceding. 1 p. [C.O. 28, 18. ff. 50, 51v.]
Jan. 23.
St. James's.
28. Order of King in Council. Approving draft of Additional Instruction to Governor Burnet as to choice of Assemblymen in New Jersey, v. A.P.C. III. No. 56. Signed and endorsed as preceding. 1¼ pp. [C.O. 5, 972. ff. 81, 81v., 84v.]
Jan. 23.
St. James's.
29. Order of King in Council. Confirming Act of New York for ascertaining boundaries with Connecticut etc. cf. 4th Sept. 1723. Signed, Temple Stanyan. Endorsed, Recd. 29th Feb., Read 1st April, 1724. 1½ pp. [C.O. 5, 1053. ff. 169, 170.]
Jan. 23.
St. James's.
30. Order of King in Council. Removing Thomas Brook from the Council of Bermuda and appointing Capt. Daniel Tucker in his stead, v. A.P.C. III. No. 49. Signed and endorsed as preceding. 2¼ pp. [C.O. 37, 11. ff. 18–19v.]
Jan. 23.
St. James's.
31. Order of King in Council. Appointing Samuel Rayner to the Council of Bermuda in place of Wm. Tucker, decd. Signed and endorsed as preceding. 1 p. [C.O. 37, 11. ff. 20, 21v.]
Jan. 28.
St. James's.
32. H.M. Warrant to the Lt. Governor of Bermuda, for dismissing Thomas Brook from the Council, and appointing Daniel Tucker in his place. Countersigned, Carteret. Copy. [C.O. 324, 35. p. 50.]
Jan. 29.
St. James's.
33. H.M. Warrant to Same, for admitting William Tucker to the Council of Bermuda. Countersigned, Carteret. Copy. [C.O. 324, 35. p. 51.]
Jan. 29.
Whitehall
34. Mr. Popple to Mr. Carkesse. Encloses Act of Barbados for laying a duty on wines etc. imported, and desires opinion of the Commissioners of Customs as to the manner of collecting the duties mentioned therein, and the power thereby given to the Treasurer and Comptroller etc. [C.O. 29, 14. p. 385.]
Jan. 29.
Whitehall
35. Council of Trade and Plantations to the King. Re commend that the Act of Virginia, 1723, for laying a duty on liquors and slaves be repealed, for the reasons Set out, A.P.C. III., p. 64. [C.O. 5, 1365. pp. 269–271.]
Jan. 29,
St. James's.
36. H.M. Warrant to Lt. Governor Drisdale for admitting John Carter to the Council of Virginia. Countersigned, Carteret. Copy. [C.O. 324, 35. p. 49.]
[Jan. 31.]37. Petition of Abel Alleyne to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Prays for the confirmation of a private Act of Barbados, 1722, for enabling Elizabeth Alleyne, widow, (formerly Buttall) etc. to sell part of a plantation etc., which Act both the late President Cox and the present Governor have neglected to send home etc. Endorsed, Recd., 31st Jan., Read 4th Feb., 1723. 1 p. [C.O. 28, 18. ff. 32, 33v.]
Jan. 31
Treary
Chambers.
38. Mr. Leheup to Mr. Popple. Requests favourable report upon Act of Virginia for the better and more effectual improving the staple of tobacco etc. Signed, Peter Leheup. Endorsed, Recd. 4th, Read 14th Feb., 1723/4. 1 p. [C.O. 5,1319. ff. 159,160v.]
Jan. 31
St. James's
39. H.M. Additional Instruction to William Burnet, Governor of New Jersey, cf, Jan. 7th. Conclude: You are to make known in the most publick manner that the method of choosing Representatives for the future shall be, Two by the Inhabitants Householders of the City or Town of Perth Amboy in East New Jersey, and two by the Freeholders of each of the five counties in the said Division; two by the inhabitants Householders of the City or Town of Bridlington in West New Jersey, and two by the Freeholders of each of the five counties in the said Division, etc. Signed, G.R. [C.O. 324, 35. pp. 52, 53.]