America and West Indies
August 1730, 1-15

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'America and West Indies: August 1730, 1-15', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 37: 1730 (1937), pp. 226-237. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=72524 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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August 1730, 1-15

Aug. 1.362. Governor Johnson to [? Mr. Delafaye] Yesterday I had the favour of your letter and beg you will be so kind to present my most humble duty to my Lord Duke and assure him that I am so sensible of the obligations I lye under to his Grace, that whoever his Grace shall be pleased to name to me for the Agency of Carolina I shall use my utmost endeavours with the Assembly to accomplish it etc. I propose to wait on you before I leave England and receive your commands etc. Signed, Robert Johnson. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 388. f. 26.]
Aug. l.363. Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General to the Council of Trade and Plantations. We have considered the Charter of Connecticut and Mr. Winthrop's memorial etc., and are of opinion, that by the said Charter the General Assembly have a power of making laws which affect property; But it is a necessary qualification of all such laws that they be reasonable in themselves and not contrary to the laws of England; and if any laws have been there made repugnant to the laws of England they are absolutely null and void. Signed, P. Yorke, C. Talbot. Endorsed, Recd. 3rd, Read 13th Aug., 1730. Enclosed,
363. i. Copy of Charter of Connecticut.
363. ii. Copy of John Winthrop's memorial. [C.O. 5, 1267. ff. 195, 195v., 197–210v.]
Aug. 4.
Whitehall.
364. Council of Trade and Plantations to Lord Carteret. In pursuance of Order from Committee of Privy Council, (No. 344) enquire "what value your Lordship sets upon the eigth part" of Carolina etc. [C.O. 5, 400. p. 383.]
Aug. 4.
Whitehall.
365. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Duke of Newcastle. Enclose Addresses from the Lt. Governor, Council and Assembly of Bermuda and copy of letter from the Lt. Governor and Council, Oct. 16th, last, complaining of losses sustained by the Spaniards illegally seizing their vessels etc. and praying for a small ship and for the Independent Company to be continued there, to be laid before H.M. Conclude :—In the mean time we have caused a copy to be made for H.M. Commissaries in Spain of the inclosed account of the masters' vessells and cargoes belonging to Bermuda which have been lately taken by the Spaniards. Autograph signatures. Endorsed, Copy sent to Mr. Skeene, 24th Aug., 1730. 1 p. Enclosed,
365. i. Address of the Lt. Governor and Council of Bermuda to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Bermuda, Oct. 16, 1729. v. C.S.P. under date. Copy. 1 p.
365. ii. Account of (12) vessels and cargoes belonging to Bermuda lately taken by the Spaniards. Total estimated value, £9,500. Copy. 1 p. [C.O. 37, 26. Nos. 40, 40 i, ii; and (covering letter only) 38, 8. pp. 150, 151.]
Aug. 4.
Whitehall.
366. Bryan Wheelock to Governor Burrington. The Lords Commissioners for Trade signed their representation upon your Instructions so long ago as 10th June, and have waited ever since for your list of Councillors; But if you do not bring them the names of twelve persons proper to be inserted upon that occasion, by Monday next, they will either send away your Instructions without Councillors, or name them without waiting any longer for your advice. Signed, B. Wheelock. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 308. No. 8; and 5, 323. f. 16.]
Aug. 4.367. Memorial of loss sustained by Thomas Fitch of Boston, on account of goods consigned to him from London and taken by Spanish men of war in the Channel, May 1727. Signed and sworn to by, Fra. Wilks, 4th Aug., 1730. Enclosed, Recd. 2nd Oct., 1730. 1 ½ pp. Enclosed,
367. i, ii. Copies of invoices of above goods. 2 pp. [C.O. 388, 92. Nos. 1, 1 i, ii.]
Aug. 5.368. Governor Johnson to [? Mr. Delafaye]. Proposes that Capt. Sutherland (v. supra) be allowed 5s. a day out of the quit-rents as pay, since it would be greatly for H.M. service that his command should be independent of the Assembly. There
has been hitherto no establishment of pay to the Commander of Fort Johnson "but what the Assemble gives which is but £30 a year, and makes the commander in a great measure dependant on them as happen'd to Capt. Sutherland was removed and a friend of theirs in his place. And it has happened in New England that when the Assemble have not been obliged in their recommendations of that kind, they would allow no pay at all to the person appointed by the Governor. And the like may happen to Capt. Sutherland" etc. Signed, Robt. Johnson. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 388. f. 28.]
Aug. 5.
Whitehall.
369. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Duke of Newcastle. Enclose following in reply to 23rd June. Continue: We design'd to have annex'd copies of all papers in our Office relating to grievances in the Spanish trade or contraventions of Treaties, to our detriment, taking notice from whom the said papers came, that the Commissaries may if needfull correspond with them for further information. But as these papers are very numerous and will require much time to be copyed we did not think proper to detain the said Instructions longer for them, but shall transmit them to the said Commissioners as soon as may be etc. But in the mean time we send your Grace copies of several reports formerly made by this Board relating to H.M. right to the Bahama Islands, to the River Alatamaha, and to the title which the British subjects have to cut logwood in the Bay of Campeachy; as also a report in answer to the Guipuscoans pretensions to fish at Newfoundland, which we presume may be sufficient information for H.M. Commissaries upon these heads etc. Autograph signatures. 2 pp. Enclosed,
369. i. Draft of H.M. Instructions to Benjamin Keene, Arthur Stert and John Goddard appointed Commissaries to treat with those appointed by the King of Spain (under 6th article of Treaty of Seville etc.). 18 1/3 pp.
369. ii. Observations upon preceding, by the Council of Trade and Plantations. Propose certain alterations, and, in the 4th Instruction instead of the words limits between Our Province of S. Carolina and the King of Spain's Province of Florida, propose to insert the Limits of Our Province of S. Carolina only, "Because we are far from acknowledging that Florida belongs to the King of Spain; for Florida in its natural extent would take in both the Carolinas. But we know of no settlement the Spaniards have on that coast between Port Royal and the Point of Florida at the entrance of the Gulph of Mexico, except St. Augustin, which is near 100 miles to the Southward of the River Alatamaha," etc. 7 1/8 pp.
369. iii. Sir Henry Penrice's report to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty as to the extent of the British seas (i.e. southward as far as Cape Finisterre. Drs. Commons. 16th June, 1721. Signed, H. Penrice. Copy. 7 pp. [C.O. 5, 383. Nos. 51, 51 i—iii.]
[Aug. 6].
Arlington
Street
370. List of persons recommended by Governor Burrington for the Council of N. Carolina:—(a) Smith, Chief Justice; Nathaniel Rice, Secretary; James Jenoure, Surveyor; Robert Halton, Edmund Porter, John Baptiste Ashe, James Stallard, Eliezer Allen, Mathew Rowan, Richard Eyans, Cornelius Harnett, John Porter, senior, Esqrs. ¾ p. (b) Draft of preceding. ¾ p. The whole endorsed, Recd., Read 6th Aug., 1730. [C.O. 5, 293. ff. 17, 18, 19v.]
371. Lord Carteret to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Reply to 4th. Concludes :—As I never desired to part with any of my said right and interest there, otherwise than as set forth in my petition, so I beg leave to referr myself to the said petition, having nothing to offer at present towards setting any determinate value upon my said interest in Carolina, which I apprehend to be very considerable and capable of such improvements as are likely to make it as valuable an estate to my family, as any subject has in America. Signed, Carteret. Endorsed, Recd., Read 6th Aug., 1730. 1 ½ pp. [C.O. 5, 361. ff. 148, 148v., 149v.]
Aug. 6.372. Memorial of loss and damage (£600) sustained by David Paynter, of Dale, Pembroke, owner of the ship Martha and her cargo, bound from Cork to Jamaica with provisions etc. taken by a Spanish guarda costa, 25th July, 1719, off Jamaica, and condemned at St. Domingo contrary to the Peace. With testimonials etc. 5 pp. [C.O. 388, 90. ff. 171–172, 173, 174, 174v., 175v.]
Aug. 6.373. Memorial of loss and damage (£800 sterl.) sustained by Thomas Jenner & Co. of New England by the capture of the sloop Medford by a Spanish sloop, 4th Aug. 1729, in her passage from Jamaica to Boston. Deposition etc. 4 pp. [C.O. 388, 91. Nos. 21, 21 i, ii.]
Aug. 6.374. Memorial of loss and damage (£1582 1s. 3d.) sustained by Samuel and John Storke by the seizure of the ship Honest Bess, at Alicant, Nov. 1718, laden with fish from New England. Deposition, signed, Sam. Storke. Endorsed, Recd. 14th Nov., 1730. Copy. 1 ½ pp. Enclosed,
374. i. Paper relating to preceding. Copy. 2 pp. [C.O. 388, 91. Nos. 8, 8 i.]
Aug. 6.375. Memorial of loss and damage sustained by Thomas Jenner, Daniel Oliver and Thomas Moussell of Boston, N.E., owners of the brigantine Prudent Hannah, and part of cargo, seized by the Spaniards within two leagues of Cape Charles, Virginia, 5th June, 1724, laden with rum, molasses, hops and dry goods from Boston for Virginia. The Spanish vessel was flying British colours. The brigantine herself was worth £500. Part of the cargo belonged to Andrew Mead, Theophilus Pugh and John Bordland of Virginia. Deposition by Thomas Moussell, master, and Andrew Steward, cabin boy. Williamsburgh, 11th June, 1724. Certified by, Samuel Storke. Endorsed as preceding. 3 pp. [C.O. 388, 91. Nos. 9, 9 i, ii.]
Aug. 6.376. Memorial of loss and damage (£78 1s. 5d.) sustained by Charles Chambers, of Boston, for goods consigned to him, on board the Ann (v. Aug. 7th). Deposition, signed, Saml. Storke. Endorsed as preceding. Copy. 1 p. Enclosed,
376. i, ii. Bill of lading and invoice of above goods. 2 ½ pp. [C.O. 388, 91. Nos. 12, 12 i, ii.]
Aug. 6.377. Memorial of loss and damage (£10 18s. 1d.) sustained by Samuel Storke and John Williams of London merchants, owners of goods on board the Ann (v. Aug. 7th), consigned to John Osborne & Co. at Boston. Deposition, signed, Sam. Storke. Endorsed as preceding. Copy. 1 p. Enclosed,
377. i. Invoice of above goods. 1 p. [C.O. 388, 91. Nos. 13, 13 i.]
Aug. 6.378. Memorial of loss and damage (£128 7s. 5d.) sustained by Samuel Storke for goods consigned by him to John Osborne & Co., Boston, in the Ann (v. Aug. 7th). Deposition, signed and endorsed as preceding. Copy. 1 p. Enclosed,
378. i., ii. Invoice and bill of lading of above goods. 2 pp. [C.O. 388, 91. Nos. 14, 14 i, ii.]
Aug. 6.379. Memorial of loss and damage (£59 19s. 10d.) sustained by Samuel Geerish, of Boston, for goods consigned to him on board the Ann (v. Aug. 7th). Deposition, signed and endorsed as preceding. 1 p. Enclosed,
379. i., ii. Bill of lading and invoice of above goods. 2 pp. [C.O. 388, 91. Nos. 15, 15 i, ii.]
Aug. 6.380. Memorial of loss and damage (£182 18s. 6d.) sustained by Timothy Prout of Boston for goods consigned to him in the ship Ann (v. Aug. 7th). Deposition, signed and endorsed as preceding. l p. Enclosed,
380. i., ii. Bill of lading and invoice of above goods. 2 pp. [C.O. 388, 91. Nos. 16, 16 i, ii.]
Aug. 6.381. Memorial of loss and damage (6l. 7s. 8d.) sustained by Nathaniel Cunningham of Boston, for goods consigned to him in the Ann (v. Aug. 7th). Deposition, signed and endorsed as preceding. 1 p. Enclosed,
381. i., ii. Bill of lading and invoice of above goods. 2 pp. [C.O. 388, 91. Nos. 17, 17 i, ii.]
Aug. 7.382. Memorial of loss and damage (103l. 5s. 2d.) sustained by Robert Hackshaw, London, merchant, for goods shipped from London and consigned to Jonathan Belcher, Boston, on board the Ann, Thomas Jenkins master, seized by two Spanish men of war in the English Channel, May, 1727. Deposition, signed, Robt. Hackshaw. Endorsed, Recd. 14th Aug. 1730. Copy. 1 ½ pp. Enclosed,
382. i., ii. Invoice and bill of lading of goods referred to in preceding. 2 pp. [C.O. 388, 91. Nos. 11, 11 i, ii.]
Aug. 8.
London.
383. Governor Burrington to [? Mr. Delafaye]. Receiving the inclosed (v Aug. 4th), I waited upon the Lords Commissioners for Trade, and shew'd them my old list of Councellours without any names against Chief Justice, and Secretary. Coll. Bladen filled them up with his own hand before Mr. Pelham and Mr. Brudenell; I hope his Grace the Duke of Newcastle (my noble patron) will not be offended: Mr. Brudenell has promised to inform his Grace how cautious I behaved etc. Signed, Geo. Burrington. 1 p. Enclosed,
383. i. Copy of No. 366. [C.O. 5, 308. Nos. 8, 9.]
Aug. 11.
Whitehall.
384. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Committee of Privy Council. Report reply received from Lord Carteret. v. Aug. 6th. [C.O. 5, 400. p. 383.]
Aug. 11.
Whitehall.
385. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Lords Commissioners of H.M. Treasury. The business of this Office having been very much encreas'd of late by the frequent demands that have been made in Parliament for papers relating to the Trade and Plantations of Great Britain, and it being still likely to be further augmented by the correspondence wch. we are directed by H.M. to hold with His Commissaries appointed to treat with those of Spain concerning the matters referr'd to them by the Treaty of Seville, we shall stand in need of more assistance than the ordinary establishment of our Office will admit of. For we have no Solicitor, tho' such a person is frequently wanted, and our Secrys. are so fully imploy'd by the common business of the Office, that they have not time for the drawing of reports, and therefore we find ourselves under a necessity of desiring that your Lordsps. wou'd impower us to appoint an additional Officer with the title of Solr. and Clerk of the Reports. As the person who shall be pitch'd upon for this imployment must be a man of good judgement and abilities, it will be requisite he shou'd have a competent salary, and we wou'd propose to your Lordships that it may be £200 pr. annum payable out of the contingencies of our Office. [C.O. 389, 37. pp. 314, 315.]
Aug. 11.
Whitehall.
386. Mr. Whcelock to Mr. Hintze. Reply to letter of Aug. 8 (July 29). My Lords Commissioners have been attended by Mr. Lascelles etc. The substance of Col. Phillipps and Col. Dunbar's Instructions concerning the terms and incouragemcnt to be given to foreign Protestants and others has been communicated to him etc. Continues: As to the credit which you desire of 30l. their Lordships are surprized at such a request, since you have received by order of the Treasury 120l. which was what your Father proposed for the expence of himself and two other Palatines to assist him at the rate of 20s. a day for four months the time wherein he computed the service you are now employed about would be performed. Your letter of 26th imports that the informing your Agent that the instructions are genuine would compleat the affair etc. [C.O. 218, 2. pp. 218, 219.]
Aug. 11.387. Memorial of loss and damage (452l. 10s. 10d.) sustained by Thomas Palmer of Boston, N.E., owner of goods shipped in the Anne (v. 16th July). With invoices, clearance etc. 5 pp. [C.O. 388, 90. ff. 176–178, 179, 180v.]
Aug. 12.
Treasury
Chambers.
388. Mr. Scrope to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Reply to 11th inst. My Lords Commissioners consent to your appointing an additional officer under you with the title of Sollicitor and Clerk of the Reports for so long time as you shall want the assistance of such an officer, and that he be allowed 200l. pr. annum out of the contingencies of your office etc. Signed, J. Scrope. Enclosed, Recd. 14th, Read 18th Aug., 1730. Addressed. ¾ p. [C.O. 388, 79. No. 65.]
Aug. 13.
Whitehall.
389. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Committee of the Privy Council. Pursuant to Order of 4th July, submit draughts of Additional Instructions, and also for the Governors of all the Colonies mentioned in the Act for giving further encouragement for the importation of Naval Stores (Mass. Bay, N. Hampshire, Nova Scotia, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island) and also for Col. Dunbar, relating to H.M. share of forfeitures incurred for destroying H.M. woods etc. Mem.: The instructions were prepared by the copy annexed to the Order of the Committee. v. 4th July. [C.O. 324, 11. pp. 236–340.]
Aug. 13.
Antego.
390. Lt. General Mathew to the Duke of Newcastle. Your Grace's commands of 22nd Jan. last were not deliverd to me till late in April, when I immediately publish'd throughout this Government H.M. Order of the same date for the restitution of prizes to the Spaniards, and I waited expecting such as pretended any injurys from the Spaniards, and which from the King of Spain's cedula they might hope for a reparation of, would have made some application to me, and so have given me an occasion of obeying H.M. orders, by sending your Grace an account of what I should do on their behalf herein, but no such application having been made to me, I have hitherto waited in vain. There came a Gentleman out of England commissioned by some merchants at home, who had some such claims to make, but he never communicated anything of it to me or seemed to be willing I should join or assist him by my letter or otherwise in making his claims. He applyed himself to Capt. Barneley Commander of H.M.S. on this station, who carry'd him directly down to Puerto Rico, and thence to St. Domingo, and there at his own request, left him. Capt. Barneley is now return'd, and tells me the Governour of Puerto Rico would show no manner of regard to the copy of the King of Spain's cedula that was showd to him, nor suffer his officer to continue on shore, or get any the least refreshments, but declar'd he should continue cruizing on the English, till he had orders directly from his King. At Sta. Domingo he was us'd with a great deal of civility. But the Governour would direct no restitution to be made, waiting orders for that purpose. I have since been honour'd with your Grace's orders of 10th March, with the South Sea Co.'s memorial etc. I calld upon Mr. Dunbar (who made the seizure) immediately upon receipt of it, for his account of that matter etc. I find no person here empowerd to receive that restitution [of the effects of the Sta. Reta], if it were to be made, which gives me still time to apply to your Grace for further orders, and as that seizure was made above a year before 11th June, 1728, I am humbly of opinion, that 'tis not a damage for which reparation is to be made on the 5th Article of the Treaty of Seville. And as Mr. Dunbar does not alledge he at first made this seizure for any contraband or illegal trade, but as supposing a warr then waging between the two Nations, I humbly submitt to your Grace whether this restitution (if it be made at all) is not to be first discussed and decided, on the sixth and two separate articles of that treaty, by the Commissarys appointed to assemble at the Court of Spain. But, my Lord, Mr. Dunbar since he made that seizure, as supposing a warr between the two Nations, has found out evidence whereon to charge these Spaniards with contraband trade in this island, and he thinks them condemnable on this evidence, and the seizure a just one. But as this discovery is made since their departure and sale of the goods, he cannot now bring this matter to a judicial tryal. And here the Spaniards have but little room to complain, where but 7000 pieces of 8/8 are seizd and lost to them out of 60,000, the rest of which they carry'd off. But by this contraband trade (had they been tryd) he thinks they would have been lost to them. Tho' Sir Philip Yorke's opinion says not so, upon the case as then stated to him, which was not so full. And therefore I pray leave to lay before your Grace, at Mr. Dunbarr's request, the answer he has given me on this matter, and with it the copys of Sir Phillip Yorke's, Doctor Henchmans, H.M. Attorney General's here and one of our most eminent Counsell's opinions, whereon he endeavours chiefly to justify his proceedings in that seizure, for any imputation of having been too forward or too severe in that discharge of his duty. And I shall send, at his request, the depositions, taken since, to prove the contraband trade, to be laid before your Grace. I have since received the duplicate of your Grace's orders hereon, and at each time that your Grace's came to my hand, I receiv'd a letter therewith from Messrs. Collitt and Perrie, Factors for the South Sea Company on the coast of Carraccas, pressing me to see this restitution immediately made, but referr me to what they shall farther write me from Carraccas. I therefore do not expect to know who will appear to demand this restitution, till after Mr. Perrie get's from London thither. But I find, by his letter, it has been suggested that this seizure would prevent a restitution of the South Sea Company's effects occasion'd hereby, and that the seizing the English sloops at Sta. Cruz, were reprisalia for this seizure at Antigua. But, my Lord, the seizure at Antigua was made the 2nd March, 172 6/7, and the sloops were taken at Sta. Cruz the February before, and the taking the sloops at Sta. Cruz on the contrary occasion'd the seizure at Antigua, and I hope my informations are well grounded and true, that Mr. Collitt at Carraccas (Mr. Perrie's Joint Factor) has had a full restitution already made him of his, or the Company's effects. He has been at least long since return'd hence thither, and is resettled there in as full enjoyment of his trade as formerly. Mr. Byng's demand of this seizure (even now) from Mr. Dunbar, as a right of the Admiralty, make's me also pray your Grace's farther orderes hereon. Signed, William Mathew. Endorsed, R. Nov. 11th. 5 pp. Enclosed,
390. i. Sir Phillip Yorke's opinion on the case of the Santa Reta. Aug. 26, 1727. Signed, P. Yorke. Copy. 2 ½ pp.
390. ii. Opinion of Dr. Henchman on same. Signed, Hum. Henchman. 15th July, 1727. 2¾ pp.
390. iii. Opinion of Attorney General of the Leeward Islands on same. Antigua, 4th May, 1727. Signed, Ashton Warner. 1 ¾ pp.
390. iv. Opinion of Mr. Freeman on same. Signed, Tho. Freeman. 2 ¾ pp.
390. v. Mr. Dunbar to Lt. General Mathew. Antigua, Aug. 3, 1730. Encloses above opinions which he obtained upon his seizure of effects out of the Spanish ship Sta. Reta, which was made 19 days after the siege of Gibraltar was actually begun by them etc. 2 pp. [C.O. 152, 43. ff. 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104v.–106, 107–108, 109, 109v., 111–12, 113, 113v.]
Aug. 13.
Whitehall.
391. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Duke of Newcastle. Enclose following to be laid before the King. Annexed,
391. i. Same to the King. Enclose Instructions for Governor Burrington etc., "which Instructions we have made agreeable to those given to Yor. Majesties other Governors, in America, and more particularly to those lately prepared for Colo. Johnson, Your Majesty's Governor of South Carolina, so far as they are applicable to the circumstances of this Province, taking notice in this report, of such alterations as have been made therein. In the 1st Article, we have inserted the names of twelve persons, who have been recommended to us as fitly qualifyed to serve Your Majesty in the Council of this Province, and have added to them, the Surveyor General of Your Majesty's Customs in the South part of America, for the time being; Your Majesty by your Order in Council of ye 28th of March 1729, haveing been pleased to approve of a proposal made by this Board for appointing him a Member of every Council in those Governmts. within his district, which ye Board conceiv'd to be for Your Majesty's service. We have inserted the 19th Article to ye same purpose as that in Colo. Johnson's Instructions, for remitting Yr. Majesties' share of ye arrears of quit rent; and as they are for ye future to be pd. in Proclamation money, we take leave humbly to propose, that all salaries and fees payable in the several offices there, be likewise paid in Proclamation mony: and we have added some words at ye end of this Article, to yt. purpose. We have inserted ye 41st Article, directing the Governor to examine into several complaints of a very high nature made against Sir Rd. Everard, late Deputy Governor of this Province, by ye Council, as likewise into ye complaints made by ye sd. Sr. Rd. Everard, agt. ye Council and others, and to report his proceedings thereupon. We have added ye following words, to ye 42nd Instruction, vizt. You are likewise to enquire, whether any grants of land have been made in North Carolina, and to whom, without authority from us, since we purchased the interest of seven of ye Proprietors of that Province; which was on ye 25th day of July 1729, that we may give such orders, therein as shall be thought convenient for our service; being inform'd that Sr. Rd. Everard, Deputy Governor for ye late Lords Proprietors in North Carolina, hath taken upon him to make sever'l large grants of land in that Province, since Your Majty. purchas'd seven eighth parts thereof. Att ye end of ye 59th Instruction, we have added ye words; unless by ye laws of ye Province there are other fees, for ye like services already established: having reason to beleive there may be fees already settled there by law. All the other articles in these Instructions, are ye same with those proposed by this Board for Colo. Johnson your Majesty's Governor of South Carolina.
391. ii. Draft of Instructions referred to in preceding. [C.O. 5, 323, ff. 16–49.]
Aug. 14.392. Memorial of loss and damage (1793l. 9s. 8d.) sustained by Messrs. Cord Wing, Thomas Debuke and Isaac Clark of Boston, N.E., owners of the William and Cord, bound from Boston to Antigua, with staves, fish, horses, cattle, etc., taken 22nd Sept., 1727, by a Spanish privateer off Cape Cod and sold at sea. With invoices, affidavits etc. 18 pp. [C.O. 388, 90. ff. 121–133v.]
Aug. 14.393. Memorial of loss and damage (56l. 11s. sterl.) sustained by William Clark of Boston by loss of goods consigned to him by Francis Wilks of London, merchant, on board the Anne (v. 6th Aug.). Deposition, signed, Fra. Wilks. Endorsed, Recd. 2nd Oct., 1730. 1 ½ pp. Enclosed,
393. i., ii. Invoice and bill of lading of above. 2 pp. [C.O. 388, 91. Nos. 29, 29 i, ii.]
14 Aug.394. Memorial of loss and damage (20l. 17s. 4d. sterl.) sustained by Capt. William Hinder of Boston by loss of goods consigned to him by Francis Wilks on board the Anne (v. 6th Aug.). Deposition, signed, Fra. Wilks. Endorsed, Recd. 2nd Oct., 1730. 1 ½ pp. Enclosed,
394. i., iii. Invoice and bill of lading of above. 2 pp. [C.O. 388, 91. Nos. 30, 30 i, ii.]
14 Aug.395. Memorial of loss and damage (136l. 18s. 2d.) sustained by Joseph Harris of London, merchant, by loss of goods consigned by him to John Osborne and James Allen of Boston, on board the Anne (v. 6th Aug.). Deposition, signed, Joseph Harris. Endorsed, Recd. 2nd Oct., 1730. 1 ½ pp. Enclosed,
395. iiv. Invoices and bills of lading of above. 4 pp. [C.O. 388, 91. Nos. 31, 31 i–iv].
Aug. 14.396. Memorial of loss and damage (38l. 10s. 6d.) sustained by John Caswall of London, merchant, by the loss of goods consigned by him to Major Paul Mascareen at Boston, in the Anne (v. 6th Aug.). Deposition, signed, John Caswall. Endorsed, Recd. 2nd Oct., 1730. 2 pp. Enclosed,
396. i. Invoice of above goods. 1 p. [C.O. 388, 91. Nos. 32, 32 i.]
Aug. 14.397. Memorial of loss and damage (1231l. 13s. sterl.) sustained by Messrs. John Caswall and Charles Eyre of London merchants, and John Howell of Barbados, owners of the Britannia, built for them in New England, and carrying a lading of fish from thence to the Streights, she was forced into the service of the King of Spain at Alicante, Feb., 1718. Deposition, signed, John Caswall. Endorsed, Recd. 2nd Oct., 1730. 2 pp. Enclosed,
397. iiii. Charter parties relating to said ship. Spanish. 8 ½ pp. [C.O. 388, 91. Nos. 4, 4 i.]
Aug. 14.398. Memorial of loss and damage, 274l. 11s. sterl., sustained by John Caswall, of London merchant and Thomas Wenmoth, owners of the Kezia. Built for them in New England and carrying a lading of fish from Boston to the Streights, she was seized at Carthagena and forced into the service of the King of Spain etc. Deposition, signed, John Caswall. Endorsed, Recd. 2nd Oct., 1730. 3 pp. Enclosed,
398. i.–xv. Charter parties and receipts etc. relating to preceding. Spanish. 17 pp. [C.O. 388, 91. Nos. 5, 5i.]