Journal, October 1706
Journal Book K

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1920

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'Journal, October 1706: Journal Book K', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 1: April 1704 - January 1709 (1920), pp. 281-285. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81180 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Journal, October 1706

October 1. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Barbados.

Letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges for a commission and instructions to be prepared for Mr. Crow to be Governor of Barbados.

A letter from Mr. Secretary Hedges of the 26th of the last month [fo. 386], directing a commission and instructions to be prepared for Mitford Crow, esqr., to be Governor of Barbados in the room of Sir Beville Granville recalled, was read; and the draught of a commission being laid before the Board, was agreed, and a representation signed [fo. 387] for presenting the same to her Majesty.

Mr. Bernard, &c., desiring copies of orders made by Sir Beville Granville and the Council.

Mr. Bernard and Mr. Lillington attending, and desiring a copy of Sir Beville Granville and the Councill of Barbados's order of the 1st of May, 1705, for appointing Edward Burk, esqr., judge of the ensuing Court of Oyer and Terminer to be held on the second Tuesday in June, 1705,—copy of the like order of the 4th of June, 1705, appointing the Councill themselves judges of the said Court,— copy of the like order of the 20th of July, 1705, for discharging Mr. Chilton out of the custody of the provost marshall; ordered that copies of the said papers be given them accordingly.

Barbados.

Mr. Skene's answer to complaints against him.

Mr. Tryon, agent for Mr. Alexander Skene, secretary of Barbados, presented to their lordships an answer from the said Skene to the several complaints exhibited against him [fo. 318], which was read; and their lordships resolved to take the same into further consideration at their next meeting [fo. 385].

October 3. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Barbados.

Act about paper credit under consideration.

Observations thereon.

African Company and Barbados merchants summon'd.

Their lordships again took into consideration the Act of Barbados [fo. 378] about establishing a paper credit in that island (mentioned in the minutes of the 24th of the last month) and made several observations thereupon; and ordered that a letter be writ to the Royal African Company [fo. 381] to desire some of the members thereof to attend their lordships upon the said Act on Tuesday morning next, as also another letter [fo. 381] to the Barbados merchants to the same purpose.

October 8. Present:—Lord Bishop of London, Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Newfoundland.

Letter from Mr. Taylor about Capt.

Moody's subsisting the garrison, &c.

A letter from Mr. Taylor of the 2nd instant [fo. 383] referring to the Board, by order of the Lord High Treasurer, a report from the Comptrollers of the accounts of the army upon Captain Moody's petition relating to his subsisting the garrison at Newfoundland, was read.

Capt. Moody's petition.

A petition from Captain Moody to the Board upon the same subject [fo. 383], was read.

Letter from Mr. Thurston therepon Capt. Moody summon'd.

A letter from Mr. Thurston, agent for the said garrison at Newfoundland, upon occasion of the foresaid reference, was also read; and thereupon ordered [fo. 383] that Captain Moody have notice to attend the Board with his accounts and vouchers thereunto, on Thursday morning next.

Barbados.

Merchants and African Company summon'd about Act for a paper credit.

The Barbados merchants and the African Company not attending [fo. 380, 382], as expected, in relation to the Barbados Act for supplying the want of cash; order'd that they both have notice to attend their lordships on Thursday morning next.

October 10. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Barbados.

Memorial from the African Company against the Act for paper credit.

Mr. Perry, Secretary of the Royal African Company, presented to the Board a memorial from the said Company [fo. 381] containing their objections against An Act lately past in Barbados to supply the want of cash &c., which was read.

Draught of representation on the said Act.

Their lordships took into consideration the draught of a representation upon the above mentioned Act [fo. 383], and made a progress therein.

October 15. Present:—Mr. Cecil, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Barbados.

Memorial from several merchants against the Act relating to a method of credit, &c.

Several of the Barbados merchants attending, presented to the Board a memorial [fo. 381] containing their objections to the Barbados Act for establishing a method of credit there, which was read; and their lordships then made a further progress in the draught of a representation upon the said Act [fo. 382 and infra].

Newfoundland.

Reference from Lord Treasurer on Capt.

Moody's accounts considered.

Mr. Thurston, &c., to attend.

Their lordships took consideration the reference from the Lord High Treasurer upon Captain Moody's accounts [fo. 381], and order'd that he and Mr. Thurston have notice to attend the Board on Thursday morning next [fo. 384].

October 16. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Barbados.

Representation on Act about paper credit.

The draught of a representation upon the late Act of Barbados for establishing a method of credit there [vide supra and fo. 384], was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

October 17. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Barbados.

Representation for repealing the Act about paper credit sent Mr. Secretary Hedges.

A representation for repealing the Act lately past at Barbados [fo. 383, 385], intituled An Act to supply the want of cash &c., together with a letter inclosing the same to Mr. Secretary Hedges, were signed.

Newfoundland.

Capt. Moody and Mr. Thurston about the reference on Moody's accounts.

Answer to be prepared.

Captain Moody and Mr. Thurston attending, according to order [fo. 383], their lordships took into further consideration the papers referr'd to them from my Lord Treasurer relating to the said Moody's accounts, and gave directions for preparing a letter to Mr. Taylor [fo. 385], to be laid before my Lord Treasurer with their opinion thereupon.

October 21. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Newfoundland.

Letter to Mr. Taylor on the reference about Capt. Moody's Accounts.

The draught of a letter from the Secretary to Mr. Taylor [fo. 384], in answer to his of the second instant relating to Captain Moody's accounts, was laid before the Board, and agreed and ordered to be sent.

Barbados.

Mr. Skene's answer to complaints against him considered.

Their lordships then took into consideration Mr. Skene's answer to the complaints against him [fo. 380, 398], with the several papers relating thereto, and made a progress therein.

October 22nd. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Barbados.

Order of Council on representation for repealing the Act about paper credit, &c.

An Order of Councill of the 21st instant, upon a representation of the 17th ditto [fo. 384, 386] for repealing the Act lately past at Barbados, intituled An Act to establish a method of credit &c., approving the same, was read.

Barbados.

Plantations General.

Order of Council directing a circular letter to be prepar'd for the Queen's signature about passing Acts of extraordinary importance, &c.

A second Order of Councill of the same date upon the same representation [fo. 384], directing this Board to prepare the draught of a circular letter for her Majesty's signature [fo. 387] to the several Governors in the Plantations, to forbid them to pass any Acts of the like importance as the foregoing without first having received her Majesty's pleasure thereon, was read.

Barbados.

Mr. Crow's instructions considered.

Their lordships took into consideration the draught of instructions for Mr. Crow for the Government of Barbados [fo. 379 and infra] and made some progress therein.

October 23. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Barbados.

Instructions for Mr. Crow under consideration.

Their lordships again took into consideration the draught of Mr. Crow's instructions for the Government of Barbados [vide supra and fo. 387], and made a further progress therein.

October 24. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Barbados.

Instructions for Mr. Crow.

Their lordships went through the consideration of the instructions for Mr. Crow for the Government of Barbados [fo. 386, 391].

Barbados.

Plantations General.

Order of Council about circular letters against passing Acts of extraordinary importance considered.

Draught of such a letter to be prepared.

The Order in Councill of the 21st instant [fo. 386], upon a representation of the 17th ditto relating to the Act lately past at Barbados for establishing a method of credit [fo. 388] and directing the Board to prepare the draught of a circular letter for her Majesty's signature to the several Governors in America, requiring them not to pass any Acts in their respective General Assemblies of the like unusual and extraordinary nature and importance, without first having received her Majesty's directions therein, was again read; and directions given [fo. 389] for preparing the draught of such a letter accordingly.

Barbados.

Copy of an Order of Council approving the draught of Mr. Crow's commission.

The copy of an Order of Councill of the 21st upon a representation of the 1st instant [fo. 379], approving the draught of a commission for Mr. Crow to be Governor of Barbados, was read.

October 25th. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Barbados.

Draught of instruction to Mr. Crow upon the Act for paper credit.

The draught of an instruction for Mr. Crow upon the Act lately passed in Barbados for establishing a method of credit in that island &c. [fo. 387, vide infra], pursuant to an Order of Councill mentioned in the minutes of the 24th instant, was laid before the Board.

October 28. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

Barbados.

Draught of instruction to Mr. Crow upon the Act for a paper credit consider'd.

Their lordships again took into consideration the draught of an instruction to Mitford Crow, esqr. [vide supra and fo. 392] relating to the Act past in Barbados to establish a method of credit &c. in that island (mentioned in the minutes of the 25th instant), and made a further progress therein.

Barbados.

Plantations General.

Draught of a circular letter about unusual Acts agreed.

Their lordships also took into consideration the draught of a circular letter to the Governors of her Majesty's several Plantations to the like effect as the foregoing instruction [fo. 387, 392], and agreed the same.

Barbados.

Mr. Crow summon'd.

Ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Crow [infra] to acquaint him the Board desire to speak with him on Wednesday morning next.

Copy of Mr. Crow's instructions relating to prizes sent to the Commissioners for Prizes.

Further ordered that a copy of Mr. Crow's instructions relating to prizes in Barbados be sent to the Commissioners for Prizes, according to their desire.

October 30. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Barbados.

Mr. Crow at the Board about difficulties on his instructions.

Mr. Patrick Meine to attend about his return to Barbados.

Letter to Mr. Burchet about a commission of Vice Admiralty for Mr. Crow.

Mr. Crow attending [supra and fo. 390], their lordships explained to him several difficulties which he had upon the draught of his instructions for the government of Barbados; and ordered that Mr. Patrick Meine, one of the Councill of Barbados, have notice to attend the Board to-morrow morning [vide infra], in order to know of him when he intends to return to his post in that island; and further ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Burchet, to desire him to move his Royal Highness the Lord High Admiral that Mr. Crow may have a commission of Vice Admiralty, as usual.

October 31. Present. Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Barbados.

Mr. Crow at the Board and a clause added to his instructions about inhabitants of St. Vincents.

Mr. Crow attending [fo. 389], their lordships added a clause to his instructions [fo. 391], relating to his giving incouragement to the native inhabitants of St. Vincent's, to submit themselves to her Majesty and shake off all dependence on the French.

Mr. Meine at the Board about his return to Barbados.

Mr. Patrick Meine, one of the Councill of Barbados, attending [vide supra], and being ask'd whether he designed to return to his post in that island, he said he did, and only waited for a determination of a suit in Chancery. But he was acquainted that having been now above two years in England, it was necessary that he either return very speedily to Barbados, or that his place in the Councill be filled up by another person; whereupon he desired their lordships to allow him six months longer to finish his business here, at the expiration of which term he would either go to Barbados, or be content to have another put in his place.

Mr. Crow's instructions to be transcribed, with a blank for counsellors' names.

Ordered that the instructions for Mr. Crow [fo. 387, 390, 392] be transcribed, leaving a blank for the names of the Councill, which their lordships will further consider of.

Plantations General.

Letter from Mr. Dummer about sailing of his packet-boat.

A letter from Mr. Dummer of yesterday's date, about the sailing of the Prince George packet-boat to and from the West Indies.