Journal, January 1705
Journal Book I

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'Journal, January 1705: Journal Book I', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 1: April 1704 - January 1709 (1920), pp. 77-86. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81159 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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Journal, January 1705

January 2, 1704/5. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Trade.

Letter from Mr. Robinson at Sweden, about pitch and tar.

The copy of a letter from Mr. Robinson, her Majesty's Envoy in Sweden, to Mr. Secretary Hedges, dated 4th August, 1703, n.s., relating to the difficulty in getting pitch and tar from thence, was communicated to the Board and read.

Plantations General.

Draught of a Bill for importing naval stores.

Mr. Bridger [fo. 220, 224] presented to their lordships the draught of a Bill for the incourageing of the importation of naval stores from the plantations, which was read, and some progress made in the consideration of that matter.

Pennsylvania.

Letter from Mr. Penn with new proposals for surrendering his government.

A letter from Mr. Penn, containing new proposals for a surrender of his government of Pennsylvania to her Majesty [fo. 221, v. infra], was read; and their lordships resolved to take the same into consideration at the first opportunity.

January 3. Present:—Lord Dartmouth, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

New Yorke.

Memorial from Mr.Livingston about his suspension from the place of Secretary for Indian affaires.

Representation to be prepared thereupon.

Mr. Livingston presented to the Board a memorial relating to his suspension from his place of Secretary of the Indian affaires at New Yorke, as directed the 20th of the last month [fo. 215, 225], which was read; and directions were given for preparing a representation to Her Majesty thereupon [fo. 226].

Pennsylvania.

Letter from Mr. Penn about surrender of his government.

Representation to be prepared.

A letter from Mr. Penn in further explanation of his additional proposals [v. supra, fol. 230] mentioned in yesterday's minutes relating to the surrendering of his government to her Majesty's, being read; their lordships gave directions for preparing a representation thereupon.

Plantations General.

Draught of a Bill to incourage importation of naval stores.

Their lordships entred into the further consideration of the draught of a Bill for the incouragement of the importation of naval stores from the plantations [fo. 222, 225], and made some progress therein.

January 4. Present:—Lord Dartmouth, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

New England.

Letter from Mr. Lowndes with Taylor's petition relating to a duty on his ships.

A letter from Mr. Lowndes of the 2nd instant signifying my Lord Treasurer's desire to have the opinion of this Board upon a petition of Mr. John Taylor relating to a duty demanded by the government of New England upon his ships, though built in that country, for transporting of masts to England, was read; and an answer thereunto immediatly drawn up and sent; and ordered that, in the next letter to be writ to Colonel Dudley, a copy of the said petition be sent to him, and that he be directed to transmit to their lordships an authentic copy of the Act whereby the foresaid duties are laid.

Plantations General.

Naval stores.

The draught of a Bill [fo. 224 et infra] for incouraging the importation of naval stores from the plantations, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

January 5. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

Plantations General.

Letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges with Bill about naval stores.

A letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges, in answer to his of the 18th of the last month inclosing the draught of a Bill [v. supra, fo. 325] for the effectual incouraging the importation of naval stores from her Majesty's plantations in America, was signed.

New Yorke.

Mr. Livingston at the Board about his petition.

Mr. Livingston attending [fo. 223, 226], and desiring their lordships report upon his petition refer'd to their lordships by her Majesty's Order in Councill of the 14th of the last month; he was told their lordships would take that matter into their consideration the first opportunity.

January 9. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

New Yorke.

Draught of representation on Livingston's petition.

The draught of a representation [fo. 223, 229] upon the Order of Councill of the 4th of the last month, upon Mr. Livingston's petition, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Newfoundland.

Letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges with papers about Placentia and soldiers.

A letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges of the 5th instant, refering to the consideration of this Board several papers relating to Placentia, and to the company of soldiers at St. John's in Newfoundland, was read; and directions given for preparing an answer thereunto [fo. 232].

Letter from Mr. Jackson with papers of complaints against Captain Lloyd.

A letter from Mr. Jackson, minister of Newfoundland, with the following papers therein inclosed, were laid before the Board, viz.:—

Declaration of the chief inhabitants of St. John's Harbour, setting forth the behaviour and practices of Captain Lloyd, whilst commander of the garrison in Newfoundland.

Copy of the petition of the commanders of ships and inhabitants of Newfoundland to Commodore Bridge, praying his care in preventing the desertion of the soldiers there.

Certificate of the commanders of ships and of the inhabitants in favour of Mr. Jackson, minister there.

Certificate of the soldiers at Newfoundland in favour of Mr. Jackson, the minister there.

Letter to Captain Lloyd and Commodore Bridge to attend.

Ordered that Captain Lloyd and Commodore Bridge [fo. 221, 232] be sent for to attend the Board on Thursday next.

Leeward Islands.

Stores of war wanting.

Mr. Berwick [fo. 221] presented to their lordships an extract of a letter from Sir William Matthew to himself, dated the 28th September last, relating to stores of war wanting in the Leeward Islands, which was read, and directions given for preparing a representation thereupon [fo. 229].

Miscellanies.

Letters from Mr. Clifford about his accounts.

Four letters from Mr. Jeronomy Clifford [fo. 129], dated the 13th and 20th November, the — and 19th instant, together with a book containing an account, as stated by him, of the damages done him by the Dutch governour and Councill of Surinam, were laid before the Board, and directions given for writing a letter to the merchants [fo. 228] to whom his accounts are refer'd for their report in that matter.

New England.

Order of Council on representation about stores of war, directing a letter to be drawn for the Queen's signature.

An Order of Council of the 30th upon a representation of the 7th of November last [fo. 154, 229] relating to stores of war for New England, directing the Board to prepare a letter for her Majesty's signature to the Governour of New England, as proposed in the said representation, was read; and thereupon ordered that the draught of a letter be prepared accordingly [fo. 229].

New York.

Extract of a letter about coine

Mr. Blathwayt communicated to the Board an extract of a letter from Captain Wenham, dated at New Yorke the 2nd of November last, relating to the proclamation for settling the rate of foreign coin in the plantations.

January 10. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Prior.

Newfoundland.

Trade and fishery.

Mr. Prior communicated to the Board a paper delivered to him by Mr. William Cary, relating to the trade and fishery of Newfoundland.

Miscellanies.

Letter to Mr. Clifford about his accounts.

A letter to Mr. Samuel Shepherd [fo. 227], Mr. John Gardner, and Mr. Jacob Oosterland, desiring them to dispatch the examination of Mr. Clifford's accounts, was signed and ordered to be sent in a letter from the secretary to Mr. Clifford to deliver as he shall see cause [fo. 250].

Leeward Islands.

Stores of war.

Representation.

A representation [fo. 227, 249] upon Sir William Matthew's late letter relating to the want of cannon &c. in the Leeward Islands, was signed.

New England.

Draught of letter for her Majesty's signature to the Governour about Pemaquid and salary.

The draught of a letter [fo. 96, 228, 231] for her Majesty's signature to Colonel Dudley relating to the re-building of Pemaquid fort, the contributing towards the charge of the fort at Piscataway and the settling a salary on the Governour and Lieutenant Governour of the Massachusets Bay for the time being, pursuant to her Majesty's order of the 30th of November last; [fo. 227], as also a representation [fo. 231] for laying the same before her Majesty, were agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

New York.

Representation on Livingston's petition.

A representation [fo. 226, 248] upon Mr. Livingston's petition relating to his place of Secretary for the Indian affaires at New Yorke, was signed.

St. Christopher's.

Order of Council on two Acts.

Copy of an Order of Councill of the 14th of December last, upon a representation [fo. 207] of the same date relating to two Acts past at St. Christophers the 23rd of September last, approving the same, was read.

Pennsylvania.

Draught of a letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges about Mr. Penn's proposal to surrender his government.

The draught of a letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges upon Mr. Penn's proposal [fo. 223] for surrendering his right of government of Pennsylvania and his claim to the government of the three lower counties to her Majesty, was read; and thereupon ordered that the following queries be sent to Mr. Penn for his answer in writing on Fryday morning next, viz.:—

Letter to Mr. Penn with queries.

Q. What is meant by Seignory and proprietary priviledges? A full and distinct account is desired what those priviledges are and how far they are understood to extend.

Q. Who is to be understood by the word successors that are to be exempted from publick offices and taxes?

Q. Whether by intire liberty of conscience anything else is meant than such a toleration as is allow'd by the Act of Parliament past here?

Q. What is meant by the people called Quakers being continued as capable and eligible to any civil imployments? What are those imployments? Is it intended such people shall be admitted to imployments without taking the oath directed by the law of England or the affirmation allowed to Quakers? And will such people allow such persons as in England would be obliged and are willing to take an oath in any publick proceedings, to doe the same?

January 11. Present:—Lord Bishop of London, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

New England.

Representation with draught of letter, &c., about Pemaquid.

A representation [fo. 229, 248] with the draught of a letter for her Majesty's signature to Colonel Dudley relating to the rebuilding the fort at Pemaquid &c. as agreed in yesterday's minutes, was signed.

Bermuda.

Further petition from Mr. Baron relating to his services.

Mr. Baron, late minister in Bermuda [fo. 213] presented to their lordships a further petition relating to what is due to him for having officiated one year and nine months at the church of St. Georges; whereupon he was told their lordships would take that matter into consideration at the first opportunity.

Newfoundland.

Commodore Bridge, Captain Richards, Captain Lloyd, about Mr. Jackson, the minister there.

Captain Lloyd, Commadore Bridge with Captain Richards [fo. 227] attending, presented to their lordships two letters relating to the behaviour of Mr. Jackson [fo. 264], minister at Newfoundland. Then their lordships agreed the draught of a letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges [fo. 226 et infra] in answer to his of the 5th instant relating to Newfoundland, and ordered it to be transcribed.

January 12. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Newfoundland.

Extract of a letter relating to Placentia.

The extract of a letter from Mr. Roop, dated in Newfoundland the 27th of October last, relating to Placentia, was communicated to the Board by Mr. Blathwayt.

Letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges with several papers about Placentia.

A letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges [v. supra] in answer to his of the 5th instant, relating to Newfoundland, inclosing to him copies of the examinations of several spies sent to Placentia and of deserters from thence, as also a copy of the foregoing extract, was signed.

Pennsylvania.

Mr. Penn's answer to queries.

Mr. Penn presented to the Board his answer to the queries [fo. 230, 318] mentioned in the minutes of the 10th instant, which was read; and some difficulties arising upon the first article, he promised to bring a further explanation thereof. And as to the second, wherein he says by successors he means his children and posterity, yet he agreed it should be understood only of the males. He further promised to present to their lordships some general proposals which he thought would tend very much to the good of the plantations on the continent of America.

January 16. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Trade.

Representation on the petition of Canary merchants.

A representation upon the petition of the Canary merchants [fo. 200, 234] complaining of Mr. Raworth &c. for not allowing them sufficient tonnage in the two transport ships sent to fetch off the effects of her Majesty's subjects at the Canaries, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

New York.

Letters from the Governor.

A box containing several letters from the Lord Cornbury, and now received from Mr. Mercer, was laid before the Board.

January 18. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Trade.

Representation on Canary merchants' petition.

A representation upon the petition of the Canary merchants [fo. 233, 242, 365], mentioned in yesterday's minutes, was signed.

Plantations General.

Order of Council relating to an instruction for the Governors to send to Board of Ordnance, an account of stores &c.

An Order of Councill of the 11th instant, requiring this Board to prepare the draught of an instruction to the several Governours in America requiring them to send to the Board of Ordnance accounts every six months of the state of the several ordnance stores within their respective governments, was read; and thereupon ordered that an instruction [fo. 247] be prepared accordingly.

January 19. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt. Mr. Pollexfen.

Pennsylvania.

Letter from Mr. Evans.

A letter from Mr. John Evans, Deputy Governour of Pennsylvania, to the Board, dated the 10th October last, inclosing two proclamations relating to the settlement of the militia, was read.

Maryland.

Letter from Colonel Quary with the following papers.

A letter from Colonel Quary to the Board, dated in Maryland, the 15th October last, was read; and the following papers therein refer'd to were laid before the Board, viz.:—

Copy of a proclamation by the Deputy Governour of Pennsylvania, requiring all persons in that government (Quakers excepted) to arm and inlist themselves in the militia.

Letter from Mr. Rolph to Colonel Quary about Mr. Penn's being presented for an assault on the constable and watch.

Copy of two addresses from the Quakers to her Majesty relating to qualification by an affirmation to become general to all her Majesty's subjects in that province.

Copy of an address from the Assembly of Pennsylvania to the Deputy Governour relating to the three lower counties.

Mr. John Evans's letter to Colonel Quary, dated the 2nd September 1704.

Copy of Colonel Quary's letter to Mr. John Evans, Deputy Governour of Pennsylvania, in answer to his of the 2nd September, 1704, relating to the Queen's order about courts.

Copy of an answer from the representatives of the province of Pennsylvania to the representatives of the three lower counties.

Copy of the condescension made by the representatives of the three lower counties to the Assembly of Pennsylvania.

Copies of two speeches of Mr. John Evans, Deputy Governour of Pennsylvania, to the Assembly there.

Copy of an address from the Assembly of Pennsylvania to Mr. John Evans, Deputy Governour, also copy of a clause proposed which imposes the Quakers test on all her Majesty's subjects there.

Copy of a proclamation issued by Mr. John Evans, Deputy Governour of Pennsylvania, the 23rd September, 1704, making void the proceedings of a court held there.

Copy of the Assembly of Pennsylvania's address to the Deputy Governour, relating to their refusing the quota expected from them.

Extract of some Councill proceedings in relation to a prize brought in and condemned in Maryland.

Extract of the foregoing letter sent to Mr. Lowndes.

And thereupon ordered that copy of paragraph M of the foresaid letter, relating to the prize taken in Maryland, and copy of the Council proceedings thereupon, be sent to Mr. Lowndes, to be laid before the Lord Treasurer.

January 23. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

New England.

Letters from Colonel Dudley.

Several letters and papers from Colonel Dudley, being lately received, were laid before the Board, the list whereof is as follows, viz.:—

Letter from Colonel Dudley to the Board, relating to the state of the Massachusets Bay, dated the 13th July, 1704.

Letter from Colonel Dudley to the Board, dated at Boston, October 10th. 1704.

Papers of publick proceedings.

Minutes of Councill from 27th July, 1704, to 22nd of September following.

An Act for the better inabling the inhabitants to pursue the enemy in the winter season, past 23rd August, 1704.

A Bill for regulating the measure of boards, joices and planks, 23rd August, 1704.

Minutes of Councill in Assembly from the 9th to the 30th August, 1704.

Letter from Colonel Dudley to the Secretary, dated the 17th October 1704, relating to a petition presented to him by several merchants &c. about their ships being taken into Martinique.

Copy of a petition of several merchants &c. of Boston to Colonel Dudley, relating to their ships being taken into Martinique.

Letter from Mr. Addington to the Secretary, dated at Boston, October the 7th, 1704.

List of fines and forfeitures in New England and New Hampshire for seven years.

List of causes tryed in the several courts of judicature in the Massachusets Bay.

Minutes of Councill from 28th October, 1703, to the 29th February following.

An Act for making and emitting of a further summe of bills of credit upon a fund granted for the same, past 26th May, 1703.

Several Acts past at Boston the 22nd of October, 1703.

Several Acts past at Boston the 22nd December, 1703.

An Act against counterfeiting the bills of credit on this province, past 31st of May, 1704.

Several Acts past at Boston October the 5th, 1704.

Minutes of Council in Assembly from October the 27th, 1703, to the 2nd December following.

Letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges' relating to New England ships taken and carry'd to Martinique.

Whereupon their lordships signed a letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges, inclosing to him a copy of the foresaid petition of the merchants of Boston mentioned in Colonel Dudley's foregoing letter of the 17th of October, relating to their ships taken and carryed to Martinico &c.

Newfoundland.

State thereof, &c.

Petition against sub-commissioner for prizes there.

Sent to Mr. Lowndes.

A letter from Mr. Merret, inclosing to their lordships a letter from Mr. Roop of the 8th of October last, giving an account of the present state of Newfoundland, as also a petition of several traders to Newfoundland against Mr. Campbell, sub-commissioner of the prizes there, were read; and thereupon ordered that a copy of the said petition be sent to Mr. Lowndes, to be laid before my Lord Treasurer.

Memorial about convoys for next year.

Representation to be prepared thereupon.

Mr. Merret attending, presented to their lordships a memorial relating to convoys for the next year's trade to Newfoundland, which was read; and thereupon ordered that a representation [fo. 244] be prepared for laying the same before her Majesty.

Captain Lloyd's memorial of his expenses for the use of the soldiers.

A memorial from Captain Lloyd relating to his expences in purchasing provisions &c. for the soldiers at Newfoundland, was read; and thereupon ordered that when Captain Lloyd calls next at the Office he be desired to produce the accounts of his said disbursements [fo. 283].

Maryland.

Virginia.

Address of the Assembly of Maryland to the Queen about raising men for assistance of New Yorke.

Colonel Blakiston and Mr. Perry attending, communicated to their lordships an address from the Governour and Councill of Maryland to her Majesty, relating to the raising of men in Virginia and Maryland for the service of New Yorke, which was read; whereupon they were advised to lay the said address before her Majesty by one of her Principal Secretaries of State.

Barbados.

Agents desire to peruse the minutes of Councill and Assembly, &c.

Granted.

Sir John Stanley, Colonel Cleland and Mr. Holder [fo. 219, 261] agents for Barbados, attending, presented to their lordships a memorial praying that, in order to the justification of Sir Beville Granville's proceedings against the complaints of five of the Assembly of that island, they may be permitted to peruse the minutes of the Councill and Assembly since Sir Beville Granville's government. Whereupon ordered that they may peruse the same in the presence of one of the clerks of the office, and take such extracts thereof as they shall find necessary.

Colonel Cleland's account of the heats and animosities in Barbados.

Colonel Cleland [fo. 203] presented to their lordships an account of the heats and animosities that have lately been in the island of Barbados.

Order of Council on the petition of Mr. Lee forcibly brought from Barbados.

An Order of Councill of the 11th instant refering to this Board the petition of the agents of Barbados, complaining that one Mr. Francis Lee [fo. 246], a sollicitor and ensign of the militia there, was forcibly brought from that island by Captain St. Loe, commander of her Majesty's ship the Dolphin, was read.

Trade.

Order of Council on representation relating to the Canary merchants, &c.

The Board, &c., to attend the Council thereupon.

An Order of Councill of the 18th instant, upon a representation of the same date [fo. 234], relating to the Canary merchants' petition, directing the parties concerned, as also this Board to attend the Councill [fo. 248] with such papers as are lodged in this office, the next Councill day, was read; and thereupon ordered that the said papers be got in a readiness.

January 24. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

Newfoundland.

Letter to Mr. Burchet about Captain Bridge's answer to queries.

Ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Burchet to desire him to move his royal highness the Lord High Admiral's Council that Captain Bridge may have directions to give their lordships an answer to the queries given him on the 19th December last [fo. 211, 247] relating to the state of Newfoundland, and particularly an account of his suspension of Captain Lloyd.

Jamaica.

Letter from Board of Ordnance about recalling several artificers.

A letter from the Board of Ordnance of the 23rd instant, relating to the recalling from Jamaica some artificers now there, was read; and directions given for preparing an answer thereunto [fo. 244].

January 25. Present:—Lord Dartmouth, Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

New England.

Address of the Assembly, &c., about stores of war.

Mr. Nathanael Cary attending, presented to their lordships the copy of an address and memorial to her Majesty from the Councill and Assembly of the Massachusets Bay, relating to stores of war &c. [fo. 128, 245], the originals whereof are mentioned in the minutes of the 3rd of October last to have been thrown overboard when the said Cary was carryed prisoner into France, which were read.

Jamaica.

Letter to Board of Ordnance about recalling some artificers.

A letter to the Board of Ordnance, in answer to theirs relating to the recalling of some artificers from Jamaica [fo. 243], as directed in yesterday's minutes, was signed.

Newfoundland.

Representation on the merchants' memorial.

Sent to Mr. Secretary Hedges.

A representation upon the Newfoundland merchants' memorial [fo. 241] as directed in the minutes of the 23rd instant, as also a letter inclosing the same to Mr. Secretary Hedges, were signed.

January 26. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

Massachusets.

Letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges about address, &c. of Council and Assembly.

A letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges [fo. 244] of yesterday's date, refering to the consideration of this Board an address and memorial of her Majesty from the Councill and Assembly of the Massachusets Bay (the copies whereof were presented to the Board yesterday by Mr. Cary) relating to stores of war, was read; and an answer thereunto inclosing to Mr. Secretary the representation of this Board of the 7th of November last, was signed.

Virginia.

Ludwell, Blair and Fouace about the Governor's behaviour.

Colonel Ludwell, Mr. Blair and Mr. Fouace [fo. 95] presented to their lordships an abstract of several letters they had lately received from Virginia, giving an account of Colonel Nicholson's behaviour there, as also the copy of an indictment prefer'd against Mr. Monroe for words spoken by him against Colonel Nicholson, refer'd to in the foresaid abstract, which were read.

Barbados.

Mr. Lee's affidavit about his being carryed off the island.

Letter to Mr. Holder, &c., relating to Mr. Lee.

To be copyed.

Letter to Mr. Burchet, with Order of Council on petition of the agents.

Captain St. Loe and his lieutenant to attend.

Mr. Lee [fo. 242, 267] mentioned in the petition of the agents of Barbados to have been forcibly brought off that island by Captain St. Loe, commander of her Majesty's ship the Dolphin, attending, presented to their lordships his affidavit setting forth the manner of his being carryed off the island and what further happen'd till his arrival in England, which was read; and Mr. Holder, who attended at the same time, communicated to their lordships a letter to himself and Mr. John Bromley, giving a further account of this matter, which was also read, and a copy thereof ordered to be taken. And further ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Burchet [fo. 260] inclosing to him a copy of her Majesty's Order in Councill of the 11th instant upon the foresaid petition of the Barbados agents, and desiring him to move his royal highness the Lord High Admiral's Councill that Captain St. Loe and his Lieutenant Nicholas Wanley may be directed to attend their lordships as soon as may be, in order to their report to her Majesty upon that matter.

January 29. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

Newfoundland.

Answer of the commadore to queries.

An answer from Captain Bridge [fo. 243], late commadore of the Newfoundland convoy, to the queries delivered him the 19th of December last, relating to the state of Newfoundland, was read.

Plantations General.

Draught of instructions about account of stores of war.

The draught of an instruction [fo. 234, 248] to the several governours in America for transmitting half yearly accounts of stores of war in their respective governments, as directed in the minutes of the 18th instant, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

January 31. Present:—Lord Dartmouth, Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Prior.

Connecticut.

Rhode Island.

The hearing of the agents further put off.

Trade.

Canary merchants.

A letter from Mr. Provey, signifying that the hearing of the Connecticut and Rhode Island agents before her Majesty in Councill was put off to Thursday, the 8th of the next month [fo. 209, 264], as also that this Board's attendance on the Councill [fo. 242] in relation to the Canary merchants will not be expected, but that the papers before their lordships relating to that matter be sent to Mr. Secretary Hedges, was read; and thereupon ordered that the said papers be sent to Mr. Secretary accordingly [fo. 253].

Plantations General.

Draught of circular letter, &c., about sending home account of stores of war.

A letter to Mr. Secretary Hedges, inclosing the draught of a circular letter [fo. 247] for her Majesty's signature to the several Governours in America, relating to their transmitting half-yearly accounts of the stores of war in their respective governments, was signed.

New Yorke.

Copy of an Order of Council for restoring Mr. Livingston to his place of secretary.

Copy of an Order of Councill of the 11th, upon a representation of the 10th instant [fo. 229], relating to Mr. Livingston's being restored to his place of secretary of the Indian affairs at New Yorke, approving the same, was read.

Massaehusets.

Copy of an Order of Councill on representation about Pemaquid and Governor's salary.

Copy of an Order of Councill of the 11th instant, upon a representation of the same date [fo. 231], with a letter for her Majesty's signature to Colonel Dudley, Governor of the Massachusets Bay, relating to the building of Pemaquid [K. fo. 178] and settling a salary upon the Governour for the time being, approving the same, was read.

Leeward Islands.

An Order of Council on representation about want of cannon.

An Order of Council of the 11th, upon a representation of the 10th instant [fo. 229] relating to the want of cannon &c. for the Leeward Islands. refering the same to the Lord High Treasurer, was read.

Barbados.

Copy of an Order of Council on representation for Chilton's return to England, &c.

Copy of an Order of Councill of the 14th, upon a representation of the 13th of December last [fo. 206] relating to Mr. Chilton, Attorney General of Barbados's desire to be absent from that island for the recovery of his health, approving the same, was read.

New England.

Letters from the Governor.

Extract about missionaries sent to Bishop of London.

Extract about pirates sent to Mr. Secretary Hedges.

The letters from Colonel Dudley of the 13th July, 10th and 17th of October, as also one of the 7th October from Mr. Addington to the secretary, inclosing several papers of publick proceedings, the list whereof is mentioned in the minutes of the 23rd instant, were read; and thereupon ordered that copy of paragraph F in the letter of the 13th July, relating to the sending of missionaries among the Indians, be sent to the Bishop of London, and that paragraphs I and K, relating to pirates tryed and condemned in New England, as also praragraphs L and Bb, relating to Captain Larimore and Lieutenant Wells, accessories to the said pirates, be sent to Mr. Secretary Hedges [fo. 256] for her Majesty's pleasure thereupon.