373. Order of King in Council. Appointing William Gordon
to the Council of Jamaica in the room of Henry Stout, resigned.
Signed, Ja. Vernon. Endorsed, Recd. Read 20th Dec., 1733.
1½ pp. [C.O. 137, 20. ff. 196, 196 v., 197 v. ; and 137, 54.
ff. 372, 372 v.]
374. Orders of King in Council. Confirming 13 private acts
of Virginia (1730) relating to entailed lands etc. of George
Turbervile ; Thomas Bray and John Randolph ; John Allen ;
Thomas Turner ; Charles Barham ; Gertrude Harmanson ;
George Weedon and John Washington ; Richard Coleman and
William and Francis Thornton ; William and Mary Holmes and
Richard Barnes ; William Meriwether ; Thomas Bray ; John
Tayloe ; William and Mary Lowry. Signed, W. Sharpe.
Endorsed, Recd., Read 20 Dec., 1733. 2¾ pp. [C.O. 5, 1323.
ff. 84-85 v.]
375. Order of Committee of Council. Referring following
to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Signed, Ja. Vernon.
Endorsed, Recd. Read 6th Nov., 1733. 1 p. Enclosed,
375. i. Petition of Jonathan Belcher jr. to the King in Council.
Prays that Governor Belcher may be permitted to give
his assent to enclosed bill, which is in the same terms as
that passed in the former sessions, and allowed etc.
Signed, Jonathan Belcher Junr. Endorsed, R. 14th
Aug., Refd. to a Committee 4th Oct., 1733. 1½ pp.
375. ii. Act of the Massachusetts Bay for granting £3000 for
the support of H.M. Governour. Passed by the Representatives
and Council, 20th June, 1733. Copy, certified
by, J. Willard, Secry. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 875. ff. 237, 238-239,
240 v., 242 v.]
in New England.
376. Mr. Pemberton to Mr. Delafaye. Refers to former letter
(v. 8th Oct.). Abstract. Is informed that Governor Belcher has
made application to the Speaker of the House of Commons as
well as to the President of the Council. Thinks his whole proceeding
must be displeasing to the Duke of Newcastle etc. There
are only two ports in the Province for which Collectors or Naval
Officers are appointed, Boston, and Salem etc. The Governor had
appointed Mr. Fairfax, who is Collector of Salem, to be Naval
Officer also, although the design of erecting a Naval Officer in
the Plantations was to be a check upon the Collectors. Mr.
Fairfax has refused his offer to continue him as Naval Officer,
acting by deputation and allowing him half the perquisites which
he says never exceed £12 sterl. per ann. etc. As he is bound by
£2000 security given to the Commissioners of the Customs to be
answerable for all that is transacted in the Naval Office there
and at Boston, thinks this the least he could ask. Believes the
Governor persuaded Fairfax to refuse, in hopes of getting the
King's order revoked, and has put him upon applying to his
friends in England. What he wrote, 4th Oct., of the likelihood
of the people complying with the King's Instruction about
supplying the Treasury was well grounded, because they have
since actually come into it. Begs for continuance of his favour
etc. Signed, Yr. most obedient and most obliged Humble
Servant and Dependent, Benja. Pemberton. Endorsed, R. (by
ye hands of Mr. Dummer) Decr. 13th. Holograph. 3 pp. [C.O.
5, 899. ff. 48-49 v.]
377. Governor Mathew to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
I arrived at this Island the 30th of last month, and the
next day came on shore, and published the Commission H.M. has
been pleasd to honour me with, at which none of the usual
ceremonies were omitted. This day I meet the Council and
Assembly for the first time to lay before them H.M. Additional
Instruction, relating to their granting me an adition to my
sallary. The short warning of this ship's sayling, and the bad
state of health I brought with me, will I hope recommend me to
your Lordships for pardon if I can say but little more to this.
I find several Councillors absent, how can I well inform your
Lordships thereon as by the 14th Instruction, unless their licences
of absence from H.M. be laid before your Secretary, and they
send me his certificate they are absent on such leave etc. Signed,
William Mathew. Endorsed, Recd. 2nd Jan., 173 3/4, Read 18th
July, 1735. Holograph. 2 pp. [C.O. 152, 21. ff. 68, 69, 69 v.]
378. Governor Lord Howe to the Duke of Newcastle. My
Lord, If I had not so often experienc'd yr. Grace's goodness to
me I should not now dare to beg yr. pardon for having been so
wanting in my duty to yr. Grace that I have not before this taken
an opportunity to return you thanks for the many favours you
have honour'd me with etc. I hope the gentlemen in Nottinghamshire
will behave themselves at their next elections in such a
manner that may deserve yr. Grace's favour. I am sure all
those that call themselves my friends and woud have me believe
they are really so, will do all they can to serve yr. Grace's interest
etc. I should be extremely happy if I coud know that yr. Grace
does not disapprove of my behaviour in this place, for my only
view here is to take all the care I can, that I may not forfeit the
good opinion of yr. Grace and the rest of my friends that did me
the honour to recommend me to H.M. favour ; I hope I have not
yet done any thing that is wrong, I am sure if I have, it was for
want of better judgment. I have so much at heart the goodness
yr. Grace has shewn me, that I shall never think I can repeat too
often, I am with the greatest respect, My Lord, Yr. Grace's
most humble and most obedient servt., Signed, Howe. P.S. I beg
yr. Grace will do me the honour to accept of a small present of
Barbados waters and sweetmeats, and forgive ye liberty I have
taken to send them. Endorsed, R. 4th March. Private. Holograph.
2 pp. [C.O. 28, 45. ff. 275-276 v.]
379. Petition of John Yeamans, Agent for Antigua, to the
Council of Trade and Plantations. There are very few cannon
shot in any of the forts. Memorialist was instructed to apply
for 5370 shot, as in enclosed, by the Lt. Governor, Council and
Assembly, before they could possibly have any apprehensions of
a generall rupture in Europe. Thinks they will require a larger
quantity and prays the Board to represent to H.M. the necessity
of an immediate supply etc. Without date or signature. Endorsed,
Recd. 6th., Read 28th Nov., 1733. 2 pp. Enclosed,
379. i. Number and size of cannon shot required for Antigua.
Total, 5370. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 19. ff. 181-182, 183 v.]
380. Council of Trade and Plantations to the King. Propose
Henry Peers junr. for the Council of Barbados in place of William
Leslie decd. [C.O. 29, 15. p. 426.]
381. Governor Hunter to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
As nothing of moment has pass'd since my last, I have
only to acquaint your Lordships that the Assembly have prepar'd
two bills and sent one up to the Council for the building of
barracks at proper distances from the out settlements, in order
to secure the settlers and to enable us to act with greater hopes
of success against the rebel slaves, when a sufficient strength can
be rais'd for that purpose, being by repeated disappointments and
many years experience convinc'd that the only method for
reducing those rebels is what they are now pursuing and has been
so often recommended to them, but the great difficulty of raising
either men or money will I foresee very much retard the execution
of this scheem ; They are also preparing an act for the continuing
or raising a party or partys for protecting the artificers and
labourers while the barracks are building. Our partys tho'
much weaken'd by sickness and desertion have been employ'd in
making excursions and destroying the rebels' provision settlements
with pritty good success etc. Hopes soon to be able to write more
particularly. P.S. Encloses minutes of former session of
Assembly which thro' a mistake of their Clerk was not transmitted
with his last. Signed, Ro. Hunter. Endorsed, Recd.
28th Jan., Read 21st Feb., 26th April, 1734. 1¾ pp. [C.O. 137,
21. ff. 3, 3 v., 4 v.]
382. Governor Hunter to the Duke of Newcastle. Duplicate
of preceding, mutatis mutandis, and omitting postscript, but
adding recommendation of Mr. James Crawfurd to be Lieutenant
in Capt. Delaunay's Company in place of Thomas Allam decd.,
there being now only one Lieutenant to each Company and one
of them very infirm etc. Signed, Ro. Hunter. Endorsed, R.
Jan. 30th. 2 pp. [C.O. 137, 54. ff. 374, 374 v., 375 v.]
383. Governor Burrington to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. Encloses Journal of Assembly. Continues :—There
was but one Councillor attended, so that the Assembly fell for
want of an Upper House. Mr. John Lovick deceased before the
meeting of the Burgesses ; several more of the Council are very ill ;
in my next I am apprehensive I shall inform you of more vacancies
etc. Set out, N.C. Col. Rec. III. 531. Signed, Geo Burrington.
Endorsed, Recd. 22nd Feb., Read 1st Aug., 1734. Mem. There
was no Journal received with this letter etc. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 294.
ff. 121, 121 v.]
384. Governor Belcher to the Duke of Newcastle. Abstract.
Since his letter of 4th Oct., has laboured by patience and all other
ways to bring the Assembly to a sense of their duty to H.M., and
they have at last complied with the King's orders respecting the
supply of the Treasury, as well as done something that carries
the face of justice towards the orphans of their late Governour by
a grant of £3000 this currency. This does not come up to what
they owe them, but their guardians desired him to sign the grant,
to secure this sum, and hope for an opportunity to apply for more
hereafter. He has also prevailed upon them to take under their
care the fort and settlements of Pemaquid. Although there
have been repeated orders from the Crown to this Government
for more than 30 years, to support a fort at Pemaquid, no former
Governor has been able to prevail with them to do so. The
enclosed Journal shows that the Assembly desired him to exchange
for it Fort Mary at Winter Harbour, which, on his survey last
year, he decided to be of little use etc, He will therefore order the
garrison and stores thence to Fredericks Fort at Pemaquid.
"By the present supply of the Treasury the officers and men in
H.M. several forts etc. recieve their pay, as well as all others to
whom the Province has been so long indebted. I have, My Lord
Duke, had an inconcievable deal of trouble from my arrival etc.
by the violent opposition of the several Assemblies to H.M. just
and reasonable orders, and have been often threatn'd, by some
leading men, that I shou'd not have any support, unless I wou'd
sign a bill for supply of the Treasury contrary to the King's Royal
Instructions, and I have been obliged to live somethimes 18
moneths on my own fortune etc. in defence of the King's honour,
and I am glad, after all, that I have been able to accomplish the
several articles I have now mention'd, because it does honour to
H.M., and I am also satify'd they are things, that will greatly
contribute to the service and interest of the people. The great
dispute respecting the supply of the Treasury being got over etc.
will very much strengthen the King's Government here, and make
this Province more dependent (as it ought to be) on it's Mother
Country, for while the House of Representatives had the power
of forbidding the payment of half a crown, 'till they had in a
formal manner examin'd and past upon the account, it gave them
an unequal balance in all matters of the Government, but at
present, the Assembly seems to be growing more dutifull to the
King, and inclined that the affairs of the Government shou'd run
in their proper channels etc. Hopes they will continue so, as they
find they are unable to move him from adherence to H.M. orders.
They have not made provision for the repairs of the fortifications.
It being a busy season, they were desirous of a recess, so he
adjourned them till Jan. 24, and will take an opportunity of
urging upon them this necessary work. But he fears a dispute
on the subject, because, while the Charter empowers the Governor
to erect, furnish or demolish forts, it has been usual for the
Assembly to appoint a Committee to look after the building and
repairs of forts etc. He thinks their assuming such a power is
unwarrantable, and such encroachment on H.M. Prerogative
will not be permitted by His Grace etc. Asks for a special direction
on this head. By a late emission of bills of credit of £100,000
by Rhode Island, to circulate in this and the neighbouring
Colonies, which it is judged may greatly damage the estates and
trade of H.M. subjects of Great Britain and these Provinces by
enhancing the prices of exports in return for British manufactures,
a number of merchants in Boston, as they say to prevent the
depreciating the bills of this Province, at present the only medium
of trade, by suffering a flood of Rhode Island bills to pass here,
are associated to circulate their notes to the value of £110,000.
Continues : The liberty of the little Colony of Rhoad Island has
taken from time to time of striking and issuing such large sums
of bills of credit has been (undoubtedly) a great loss and damage
to the trade of Great Britain, in these Provinces. Indeed the
issuing of bills of credit in the manner as has been practis'd in
these Northern Colonies for many years past has prov'd a publick
cheat and fraud, and altho' this Province and New Hampshire
are restrain'd, yet while Rhoad Island and others are not, the
intention of H.M. wise orders to me are eluded, and the mischief
arising from such vile bills of credit are still increast. I further
think it my duty to represent to your Grace the hazards and
inconveniencies that may arise to H.M. Government, and to his
people here, shou'd a number of private gentlemen presume to
circulate bills of credit in lieu of money, before they have laid
their scheme before H.M., or before His Government here" etc.
Hears they have sent their scheme to the Agent to be laid before
Ministers, in order to obtain an Instruction to the Governor to
encourage their establishment. Thinks the consideration of an
issue of notes should be referred to the Legislature here, and
subjected in all its parts to the Government. The scheme seems
to him to clash with H.M. instruction to him forbidding the issue
of more than £30,000 in bills at one time, and that only to defray
the charge of government. Encloses following votes of Assembly.
Intends next month to meet the Assembly of New Hampshire etc.
Set out, Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. 6th Ser. VI. 407. Signed, J. Belcher.
Endorsed, R. Janry. 12th. 13 pp. small quarto. Enclosed,
384. i. Vote of House of Representatives of the Massachusetts
Bay, 6th Nov., 1733. Ordered that the garrison of
Fort Mary at Winter Harbour be continued in the pay
of the Government for three years, if the Governor agree
to demolish that fort and remove the officers, soldiers,
artillery and stores to Pemaquid. The Council concurred.
Copy, certified by, J. Willard Secry. 1 p.
384. ii. Grant of £3000, by the House of Representatives, to
the children of Governor Barnet, he having "necessarily
expended a considerable sum of money during his
continuance here" etc. Nov. 3, 1733. The Governor
and Council concurred. Copy, certified by J. Willard,
Secry. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 899. ff. 50-56 v., 60, 62.]
385. Governor Belcher to Mr. Delafaye. Repeats part of
preceding. Referring to his management of the Assembly, adds :—
As I am a native of this country, and have been for 15 years past
concern'd in the Government, I don't suppose H.M. cou'd have
committed his royal Commission to any gentleman besides, that
cou'd have manag'd so stiffe a people as these are, but I am so well
knowing of their humour and circumstances, that they have
not been able to impose upon me, or to make those evasions
they might have done with a stranger etc. Though the King's
orders are that his salary should be £1000, the yearly grant the
Assembly makes him "don't amount to £800," besides the interest
of his own money and the charge of soliciting for leave before he
can receive it, so that his salary does not really support his family.
He mentions this because he thinks he has been severely treated
by the impetuous application of Pemberton for the Naval Office
etc., and has heard that Mr. Delafaye gave his helping hand to
procure that order. Asks for his favour in obtaining the restoration
of that office to him etc. Signed, J. Belcher. Endorsed,
R. 12th Janry. 4 pp. [C.O. 5, 899. ff. 58, 59 v.]
386. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Committee of
Privy Council. Reply to 2nd Nov. Conclude :—In consideration
of Mr. Belcher's behaviour in the Assembly of the Massachusets
Bay, in the year 1732, where he asserted the rights of the Crown,
and endeavoured to diswade those people from pursuing the
undutyfull and pernicious measures they were then engaged in,
we are humbly of opinion, that H.M. may be graciously pleased
to permit Mr. Belcher to give his assent to the said Act, and receive
the above menconed sum of £3000, according to the prayer of
his son's petition. [C.O. 5, 917. p. 91.]
387. Mr. Fane to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
Encloses following "paper of reasons delivered me by Mr. Sharpe
for the disallowance of the" Act of St. Christopher for appointing
an Agent etc., "which reasons together with the act I must
humbly submit to your Lordships' consideration, as it is a matter
of policy, and not of law." Signed, Fran. Fane. Endorsed, Recd.
Nov. 15, 1733, Read 3rd Dec., 1735. 1 p. Enclosed,
387. i. Reasons for the disallowance of the Act appointing
Richard Coope Agent for St. Christopher. The act
was assented to by Michael Smith, President of Nevis,
the acting Commander in Chief of the Leeward Islands,
owing to the death of Lord Londonderry and absence
of Lt. Genl. Mathew, although by Instruction 36 the
President is expressly restrained from passing any act
but what is immediately necessary for the peace and
welfare of the island etc. The act was passed in a very
irregular manner, for it had all its readings and was passed
by the Assembly and Council on one day, 7th June, 1733.
The appointment of an Agent was the less necessary
since the Lt. General was in London. The act in effect
appoints Mr. Coope Agent for life etc. 3⅓ closely written
pp. [C.O. 152, 22. ff. 9, 10-11 v., 12 v.]
388. H.M. Warrant appointing William Gordon to the Council
of Jamaica, in the room of Henry Stout, resigned, "being well
satisfied of his loyalty, integrity and ability" etc. Countersigned,
Holles Newcastle. Copy. [C.O. 324, 36. p. 428.]
389. Messrs. Hutchinson, Hall, Osborne and others to Francis
Wilks. Enclose following scheme for a private Bank, and
explain that they were induced to enter upon this undertaking
to emit notes of hand to be paid in silver and gold, in order to put
a stop to the losses occasioned by the decline of the bills of credit.
The depreciation of the paper currency was caused by there being
nothing of intrinsic value at the bottom, but chiefly by the pouring
those bills so fast upon us, as especially by Rhode Island, said to
have emitted more bills than Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
Connecticut and New York put together. The exorbitant emission
by Rhode Island, a few months since, of £104,000 to be added
to the vast number of bills they had abroad before caused the
undertakers to enter upon this scheme to provide a stable medium.
Hope for H.M. approval etc. Signed, Edward Hutchinson, John
Osborne, Jacob Wendall, James Bowdoin, William Foye,
Samuel Welles, Samuel Sewall, Hugh Hall, Joshua Winslow,
Edward Bromfeild jr. Endorsed, Read 2nd Feb., 173 6/7. 3 large
389. i. Scheme for a Private Bank. £110,000 in bills to be
emitted forthwith, "to be redeemed by certain subscribers
or borrowers with coined silver of sterling alloy
at 19s. per oz. or coined standard gold at £13 13s. 1½d.
per oz." etc. 3½ large pp. [C.O. 5, 879. ff. 92-95 v.]
390. Lt. Governor Armstrong to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. With this your Lordships will receive an exact
plan of the River of Annapolis Royall, now British River, etc.
Encloses his orders to the Surveyor and the latter's letter. As the
Surveyor has been at a great deal of trouble and expenses, as
therein set forth, hopes that the Board will order his travelling
expences to be paid out of the Treasury, "for he is not only more
frequently employed in H.M. service than any of the other
Deputys, but also lyable to double the expences, his bounds being
assigned in a large country, all inhabited by the French, so that
he frequently meets with obstructions in performing his duty, and
put to great expences in hiring a boat and four men, besides an
Interpreter etc. I have met with difficultys before I could get
this work effected, for the French oposed the Surveyor, and even
endeavoured to contradict my own positive orders, in marking
their respective boundarys, which at last they complyed with.
As this Gentleman is a very carefull and exact person in the performance
of his duty, I design to employ him next spring to make
out a plan of the woods and lands in the Bay of Fundy, and so to
continue him till he survey other places of the Province, that
never before was attempted ; and from time to time I shall
transmitt the draughts thereof to your Lordships, untill I lay
before you a plain state of the scituation of the whole, which I
make no doubt you'l countenance according as such a necessary
work deserves. I think this will be a means in time to make the
French accept of patents immediatly from the English Government
which hitherto they evaded etc. Asks for instructions in
that or any other affair etc. Signed, L. Armstrong. Endorsed,
Recd. 24th Jan., Read 5th Sept., 1734. Addressed. 2¾ pp.
[C.O. 217, 7. ff. 49-50 v.]
391. Governor Johnson to the Duke of Newcastle. In
obedience to H.M. Order has signed commission appointing Mr.
Fox Naval Officer, and will observe H.M. Instructions of 20th
July, relating to Col. Purry. Signed, Robt. Johnson. 1 p.
[C.O. 5, 388. f. 115.]
392. Governor Lord Howe to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. Encloses Act for defraying the charges for publishing
his commission in Sta. Lucia, St. Vincents, Dominico and
Tobago etc., and an additional act to the act for settling his
salary etc., "which I believe is entirely conformable to my
Instructions therefore hope your Lordships will approve of it"
etc. Encloses Minutes of Council, 10th July—8th Oct. ; Journal
of Assembly, 7th Aug.—6th Nov. ; list of vessels entered and
cleared in the Naval Office, 13th April—13th July, and the
Treasurer's accounts, 13th June, 1732—1733, "which I hope to
send your Lordships more regularly for the future, the Gentlemen
appointed for the Committee of public accounts having promised
to attend and do their duty better than they did formerly."
Signed, Howe. Endorsed, Recd. 15th Jan., 173 3/4, Read 16th July,
1735. 1½ large pp. Enclosed,
392. i. Treasurer's accounts of impost and excise, Barbados,
13th June, 1732—1733. Shows credit balance of
£5249 11s. Endorsed, Recd. 15th Jan., 173 3/4. 20 large
pp. [C.O. 28, 24. ff. 74, 74 v., 77 v., 79 v.-84, 85 v.-89,
393. Governor Lord Howe to the Duke of Newcastle.
Duplicate of preceding covering letter. Signed, Howe. 1¾ pp.
[C.O. 28, 45. ff. 277, 277 v.]
394. Order of Committee of Privy Council for Plantation
Affairs. The Council of Trade and Plantations are to prepare a
draught of an Instruction for Governor Belcher to give his assent
to the bill granting him £3000 etc., as proposed 13th Nov. Signed,
Jas. Vernon. Endorsed, Recd. 28th Nov., Read 11th Dec., 1733.
1¼ pp. [C.O. 5, 875. ff. 236, 236 v., 243 v.]
395. Order of Committee of Privy Council. Referring
following petition to the Council of Trade and Plantations for
their report. Signed, Ja. Vernon. Endorsed, Recd. 28th Nov.,
Read 13th Dec., 1733. 1 p. Enclosed,
395. i. Petition of Charles Dunbar to the Committee of the
Privy Council. Being informed that their Lordships
intend, upon his former petition (v. 22nd May), to
appoint him a Councillor extraordinary in Barbados,
Bermudas and the Leeward Islands, whereof he is
Surveyor General of the Customs, represents that, if he
be not appointed a Councillor in ordinary and upon the
same foot with the other Councillors there he may be
lookt upon as different from them and in some measure
inferior, and thereby be rendered incapable of answering
the only ends he proposed to himself, that of serving
H.M. interest and preventing the passing any acts or
orders any ways tending to the prejudice of H.M.
revenues. In regard to the office he holds of principal
officer of the revenue in the said islands, the rank allowed
him has always been equal to those of the members of
the Council in ordinary, so he humbly conceives by
being appointed a member extraordinary it may bring
some disregard both upon his office and his station,
especially as several of the Collectors of H.M. Customs
in the said islands are appointed Councillors in ordinary
who are at the same time inferiour to him and under
his inspection and direction etc. Prays to be admitted as
a Member of Council in ordinary in the islands whereof
he is Surveyor General, but more especially in Barbados,
the Leeward and Bermudas, where he proposes chiefly
to reside. Signed, Cha. Dunbar. Copy. 2 pp. [C.O.
28, 23. ff. 122, 123, 123 v., 125 v. ; and (without
enclosure) 28, 40. No. 20.]
396. Representation of Governor Gabriel Johnston to the
Council of Trade and Plantations. William Smith, Chief Justice
of North Carolina presented a memorial to the Board on 13th
July, 1732, concerning the validity of the laws, for the opinion
of the Attorney and Solicitor General thereon. Petitioner being
just ready to depart, and it being of great moment to him to be
rightly advised in that matter, requests that said memorial
may be referred to them etc. Endorsed, Recd. 27th, Read 28th,
Nov., 1723. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 294. ff. 77, 80 v.]
397. Anonymous letter to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
Complains of the Acts of Virginia restraining the cultivation
of tobacco and burning and destroying "seconds," which are
contrary to the Acts of Trade and Navigation as discouraging
shipping and trade etc. Endorsed, Recd. 6th March, Read 1st
May, 1734. 3¼ large pp. [C.O. 5, 1363. ff. 103-104 v.]
398. Mr. Popple to Mr. Fane. Encloses, for his opinion in
point of law, 2 Acts of Jamaica, 1733, (i) to oblige the inhabitants
to provide themselves with a sufficient number of white people, and
(ii) to secure the freedom of elections. [C.O. 138, 17. p. 390.]
399. Same to Mr. Burchett. Requests copy of any accot.
Sir Chaloner Ogle may have given to the Admiralty of the
expedition against the rebellious negroes in Jamaica etc. [C.O.
138, 17. pp. 390, 391.]
400. Order of King in Council. Approving draughts of
circular letters to Governors for admitting the Surveyors General
of Customs as Extraordinary Councillors etc. Signed, Ja. Vernon.
Endorsed, Recd., Read 20th Dec., 1733. 1½ pp. [C.O. 323, 9.
ff. 132, 132 v., 133 v.]
401. Orders of King in Council. Confirming Acts of Virginia
(1730) relating to entailed lands etc. of ;—William Randolph and
John Sutton Farrar ; Richard Randolph ; Henry Cary ; John
Douglass and John Frazar. Signed, W. Sharpe. Endorsed, Recd.,
Read 20th Dec., 1733. 1¾ pp. [C.O. 5, 1323. ff. 87, 87 v., 88 v.]
402. Order of King in Council. Ordering, upon Lord
Fairfax's petition of 25th July etc., that the Lt. Govr. of Virginia
appoint three or more Commissioners not exceeding five, who in
conjunction with a like number to be deputed by Lord Fairfax
are to survey and settle the boundaries in dispute, "within the
space of two years after the arrival of this order." In the meantime
the Lt. Govr. is not to presume to make any grants of lands
within the said tract, etc. Signed, Ja. Vernon. Endorsed as
preceding. 22/3 pp. [C.O. 5, 1323. ff. 89-90 v.]
403. Order of King in Council. Approving following.
Signed, James Vernon. Annexed,
403. i. Draughts of H.M. Additional Instructions as to Councillors
Extraordinary. v. Aug. 8th and following. Signed,
G.R. Copies. [C.O. 324, 36. pp. 432-455.]
404. H.M. Additional Instruction to Governor Hunter
appointing George Phenay Councillor Extraordinary at Jamaica,
in terms set out Aug. 8th supra. Signed, G.R. Copy. [C.O. 324,
50. pp. 13-16.]
405. H.M. Additional Instruction to Governor Lord Howe,
appointing Charles Dunbar Councillor Extraordinary at Barbados
etc. as 8th Aug. supra. Signed, G.R. Copy. [C.O. 324, 50.
406. H.M. Additional Instruction to Governor Mathew,
appointing Charles Dunbar Councillor Extraordinary in the
respective Councils of the Leeward Islands etc. as 8th Aug.
supra. Signed, G.R. Copy. [C.O. 324, 50. pp. 41-43.]
407. H.M. Additional Instruction to Governor Fitzwilliam,
appointing George Phenney Councillor Extraordinary in the
Bahama Islands, as 8th Aug. supra. Signed, G.R. Copy.
[C.O. 324, 50. pp. 49-51.]
408. H.M. Additional Instruction to Governor Cosby,
appointing John Peagsum Councillor Extraordinary at New
York, as Aug. 8 supra. Signed, G.R. Copy. [C.O. 324, 50.
409. H.M. Additional Instruction to Governor Belcher,
appointing John Peagsum Councillor Extraordinary in New
Hampshire. Signed, G.R. Memorandum. [C.O. 324, 50. p. 73.]
410. H.M. Additional Instruction to Governor Pitt, appointing
Cha. Dunbar Councillor Extraordinary in Bermuda. Signed,
G.R. [C.O. 324, 36. pp. 443, 444.]
411. H.M. Additional Instruction to the Earl of Orkney,
appointing George Phenney Councillor Extraordinary in Virginia.
Signed, G.R. [C.O. 324, 36. pp. 447, 448.]
412. H.M. Additional Instruction to Governor Robert
Johnson, appointing George Phenney Councillor Extraordinary in
South Carolina. Signed, G.R. [C.O. 324, 36. pp. 451, 452.]
413. H.M. Additional Instruction to Governor Gabriel
Johnson, appointing George Phenney Councillor Extraordinary
in North Carolina. Signed, G.R. [C.O. 324, 36. pp. 453-455.]
414. Mr. Burchett to Mr. Popple. In reply to letter of Nov. 29,
encloses following. Signed, J. Burchett. Endorsed, Recd. 1st,
Read 4th Dec., 1733. ½ p. Enclosed,
414. i. [? Commodore Sir Chaloner Ogle to Mr. Burchett.
Jamaica. 12th Sept., 1733.] Encloses following. H.M.
ships Kingston and Rupert being unrigged for the
hurricane season enabled him to comply with the
request for 200 seamen under Lt. Swanton etc. "I am
concerned for the misfortune etc., but am convinced
they have very much weakened the enemy, and hope
in this I have done nothing but what will be agreeable
to their Lordships, and being my opinion the fate
almost of the whole island depends upon it. I also
enclose the copy of a letter from the merchants at
Kingston, 11th Sept., etc. I imagine the writing the
said letter was occasion'd by my fixing a capston at
the N.E. end of Port Royal for cleaning the small ships
during the rainy or unhealthy seasons at Port Antonio ;
and by the King's Council rejecting a bill past by the
Assembly for vesting certain lands (contiguous to his
Majesty's) in the Crown for the use of the Navy here.
Copy, without date, address, signature or endorsement.
414. ii. Extract of Lt. Swanton's Journal. 8th Sept., 1733.
Port Royal. (Cf. Sept. 8, encl. i.) Copy. 3½ pp.
414. iii. Council and Assembly of Jamaica to Sir Chaloner Ogle.
6th July. (v. July 7th, encl. v.) Copy. 1½ pp. [C.O.
137, 20. ff. 190, 191-194 v., 195 v.]