America and West Indies
November 1733, 1-30

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'America and West Indies: November 1733, 1-30', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 40: 1733 (1939), pp. 232-243. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=79279 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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November 1733, 1-30

Nov. 1.
St. James's.
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.]
Nov. 1.
St. James's.
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.]
Nov. 2.
Whitehall.
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.]
Nov. 3.
Boston 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.]
Nov. 5.
Antigua.
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.]
Nov. 5.
Barbados.
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.]
[Nov. 6.] 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.]
Nov. 7.
Whitehall.
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.]
Nov. 11.
Jamaica.
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.]
Nov. 11.
Jamaica.
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.]
Nov. 12.
North Carolina.
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.]
Nov. 13.
Boston.
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.]
Nov. 13.
Boston.
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.]
Nov. 13.
Whitehall.
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.]
Nov. 14. 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.]
Nov. 14.
St. James's.
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.]
Nov. 19.
Boston.
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 pp. Enclosed,
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.]
Nov. 20.
Annapolis Royall.
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.]
Nov. 22.
Charles Town.
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.]
Nov. 22.
Barbados.
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, 90 v.]
Nov. 22.
Barbados.
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.]
Nov. 23.
Whitehall.
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.]
Nov. 23.
Council Chamber, Whitehall.
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.]
[Nov. 27.] 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.]
Nov. 28. 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.]
Nov. 28.
Whitehall.
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.]
Nov. 29.
Whitehall.
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.]
Nov. 29.
St. James's.
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.]
Nov. 29.
St. James's.
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.]
Nov. 29.
St. James's.
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.]
Nov. 29.
St. James's.
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.]
Nov. 30.
St. James's.
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.]
Nov. 30.
St. James's.
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. pp. 25-27.]
Nov. 30.
St. James's.
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.]
Nov. 30.
St. James's.
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.]
Nov. 30.
St. James's.
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. pp. 70-73.]
Nov. 30.
St. James's.
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.]
Nov. 30.
St. James's.
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.]
Nov. 30.
St. James's.
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.]
Nov. 30.
St. James's.
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.]
Nov. 30.
St. James's.
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.]
Nov. 30.
Admiralty Office.
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. 1¾ pp.
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.]