Journal, March 1707
Journal Book L

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1920

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'Journal, March 1707: Journal Book L', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 1: April 1704 - January 1709 (1920), pp. 331-339. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81185 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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Journal, March 1707

March 3. Present:—Lord Bishop of London, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Barbados.

Copy of an Order of Council on representation about application of 4½ per cent.

Copy of an Order of Councill of the 27th of the last month, upon a representation of the 14th of January foregoing [fo. 37], relating to the applying the duty of 4½ per cent. in Barbados towards the fortifications and other uses in that island, referring the same to the Lord High Treasurer, being now received from the Councill Office for the information of the Board, was read.

Plantations General.

New England.

Account of naval stores imported.

An account of pitch, tar and rozin imported from the plantations, from Michaelmas, 1706, to Christmas, 1706; as also

Ireland.

An account of wooll imported thence.

An account of wooll imported from Ireland to England, from Midsummer, 1704, to Christmas, 1706, being received from Dr. D'Avenant, Inspector General of the Customes, were read.

Trade.

Letter to Sir Isaac Newton for account of coinage.

Ordered that a letter be writ to Sir Isaac Newton for an account of the gold and silver money coined in the Tower [fo. 124], from Michaelmas, 1705, to this present time.

New Hampshire.

Representation for two new counsellors.

A representation for two new counsellors for the province of New Hampshire (as ordered in the last minutes) [fo. 88, 300], together with a letter inclosing the same to the Earl of Sunderland, were signed.

Connecticut.

Memorial from Sir Henry Ashhurst in answer to Mr. Wyeth's complaint against several laws.

Sir Henry Ashhurst attending, presented to the Board a memorial, in answer to a memorial from Mr. Wyeth and Mr. Field [fo. 49] to their lordships, complaining of several laws of Connecticut &c. (mentioned in the minutes of the 27th of January last), which was read; and Sir Henry Ashhurst undertook to procure their lordships a true and authentick collection of all the laws of the said colony.

Mr. Wyeth and Field to attend.

Ordered that Mr. Wyeth and Mr. Field have notice to attend the Board any morning this week.

March 4. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

Virginia.

Laws under consideration

Their lordships entred into the consideration of the collection of laws lately pass'd in Virginia [infra], and transmitted with the letter from the President and Councill of the 30th of August last; and made a progress therein.

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

Virginia.

Laws under consideration.

Their lordships again took into consideration the collection of laws lately transmitted from Virginia [supra, and fo. 95], and made a progress therein.

Colonel Nicholson summoned.

Ordered that Colonel Nicholson have notice to attend the Board to-morrow morning in reference to the 19th law about courts.

March 6. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

Virginia.

Laws under consideration.

Colonel Nicholson to peruse the said laws.

Their lordships again went on with the consideration of the laws of Virginia [fo. 94, 114, 118], mention'd in yesterday's minutes, and made a further progress therein; and Colonel Nicholson attending at the same time, he was desired to peruse the said laws, and give their lordships his approbation thereupon [fo. 114], which he promised to do accordingly.

March 7. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

Bermuda.

Heads of complaint against Mr. Jones, to be given him.

Heads of complaints against Mr. Edward Jones, secretary and provost marshal of Bermuda [fo. 79, 116], exhibited against him by the people there since his last going to that island, were laid before the Board and read; and ordered that the same be delivered to Mr. Jones accordingly.

Maryland.

Answer of Sir Thomas Lawrence to the Assembly's reasons for taking away the ordinary licences from him.

The answer of Sir Thomas Lawrence to the Assembly of Maryland's reasons for taking away the ordinary licences from the secretary's Office in that province [fo. 48], was read; whereupon ordered that the Act past in Maryland for that purpose be looked out and laid before the Board [fo. 148].

Jamaica.

Leeward Islands.

Barbados.

Draughts of letters to the Governors.

Their lordships gave directions for preparing letters to the Governors of Jamaica, Leeward Islands and Barbados [fo. 97].

March 10. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

Barbados.

Leeward Islands.

Jamaica.

Letters to the Governors agreed.

The draughts of letters to the Governors of Barbados, the Leeward Islands and Jamaica [fo. 96 and infra], were laid before the Board, agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

March 11. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Barbados.

Leeward Islands.

Jamaica.

Letters to the Governors.

Letters to the Governors of Barbados, the Leeward Islands and Jamaica [vide supra], as agreed the last meeting, were signed.

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

Maryland.

Letters from Colonel Seymour.

Three letters from Colonel Seymour, which have formerly been read [K. fo. 347, 421], the first without date, the others of the 15th and 21st of August last [fo. 22, 74], were again read, and directions given for preparing answers thereto [fo. 113].

New Yorke.

Letter from the Lord Cornbury.

Representation to be prepared for a new counsellor.

A letter from the Lord Cornbury of the 10th of August last, was again read, and directions given for preparing an answer thereunto; and ordered that a representation be prepared upon paragraph G of the said letter [fo. 99], offering to her Majesty that Mr. William Peartree be constituted a member of the Councill of New Yorke, in the room of William Lawrence, dismissed by his lordship.

March 13. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt. Mr. Pollexfen.

New York.

Letter from the Lord Cornbury.

New Jersey.

Letter from the Lord Cornbury.

Answers to be prepared.

A letter from the Lord Cornbury, of the 3rd of October last, relating to New York, and another letter from his lordship of the 10th of September, relating to his government of New Jersey, were read, and directions given for preparing answers thereunto [fo. 114].

New York.

Representation for a new counsellor.

A representation for admitting Colonel William Peartree into the Councill of New York, as directed in yesterday's minutes [fo. 98, 299], together with a letter inclosing the same to the Earl of Sunderland, were signed.

March 14. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

New England.

Letters from Colonel Dudley.

Extracts thereof sent to Sir John Cook, Advocate General.

To the Earl of Sunderland.

To Sir Henry Ashhurst.

Answers to be prepar'd to Colonel Dudley's letters.

Several letters from Colonel Dudley, her Majesty's Governor of New England, which have formerly been read, dated the 1st of February, 1705/6, 23rd of Aprill, 2nd of May, 22nd of July, 2nd, 8th, 10th and 21st of October, 1706, were again read; and directions given that paragraphs D and E of the first letter relating to the prevention of invading the Admiralty jurisdiction &c. [K. fo. 327], be sent to Sir John Cooke, her Majesty's Advocate General, for his opinion thereupon [fo. 113]; that paragraph K of his letter of the 2nd of October [fo. 87], touching Colonel Dudley's proposals for settling a colony of 5,000 Scots at Quebec and Nova Scotia; and also paragraphs number 2, 3, relating to his desire of three ships of war in the summer, and some forces for reducing Quebec and Port Royal, be sent to the Earl of Sunderland [fo. 105]; and that copy of paragraph W of the said letter, concerning the Mohegan Indians serving as voluntiers against the Eastern Indians, be given to Sir Henry Ashhurst, for his information. Further ordered that paragraph L of his letter of the 8th of October upon the same subject as number 3 above-mentioned [fo. 88], be likewise sent to the Earl of Sunderland [fo. 105]. Their lordships then gave directions for preparing answers to the said letters; and that the secretary acknowledge the receipt of Mr. Addington's letters to himself, read the 28th of the last month.

Bermuda.

Letter from Colonel Bennet about the French descent in the Leeward Islands and with minutes of Assembly.

A letter from Colonel Bennet, Governor of Bermuda, to the secretary, relating to the descent of the French on the islands of St. Christopher's and Nevis, dated the 22nd of Aprill, 1706, together with the minutes of Assembly from the 8th of June to the 8th of January, 1705/6, was laid before the Board and read.

Two letters from Colonel Bennet.

One enclosing a list of the Council.

Two letters from Colonel Bennet to the secretary, both dated the 16th of May, 1706; the one being on the same subject with the foregoing; the other inclosing a list of the present Council of Bermuda, and proposing three new counsellors to be put in the room of three lately dead in that island, was read; and the secretary acquainted their lordships that that matter had been represented to her Majesty the 14th of July last.

Letter from Colonel Bennet.

A fourth letter from Colonel Bennet to the secretary, dated the 17th of May, 1706, was read.

Letter from Colonel Bennet.

A fifth letter from Colonel Bennet to the secretary, dated the 8th of November, 1706, was read, and the papers therein referr'd to laid before the Board, and are as follows, viz.:—
Papers therewith received.
Copy of an Act for the further regulating the courts of judicature in Bermuda.
Copy of the tryal of Captain Newman for words spoken against the officers and magistrates in Bermuda.
Affidavit of Benjamin Fox. relating to words spoken by Mr. Jones against Colonel Bennet, sworn the 11th of November, 1706.

Letter from Colonel Bennet.

A sixth letter from Colonel Bennet, without date, was read, and the papers therein mention'd were likewise laid before the Board and are as follows, viz.:—
Papers therein mention'd.
Depositions of Mr. Greatbatch and Mr. Fox, relating to words spoken by Mr. Jones against Colonel Bennet, together with the speech of the justices to the grand jury thereupon, and their reply.
Proceedings at a quarter sessions, the 21st of November, 1706, against Mr. Barrow, for reflecting words spoken by him against the government of Bermuda.
Copy of the tryal of Captain Newnam (sic) for words spoken against the officers and magistrates in Bermuda.
Copy of an Act for the further regulating the courts of judicature in Bermuda.
Copy of Mr. Jones's petition to Colonel Bennet, with interrogatories about clerks of all courts in Bermuda.
Petition of Mr. Jones to Colonel Bennet, with interrogatories, praying that the witnesses who have sworn against him may be cross-examined thereupon.
Depositions of Robert Bostock and George Darrell, relating to the behaviour of Mr. Jones at a court of assize, occasioning thereby the adjournment of the court and an obstruction of justice.
Remonstrance of the justices to Colonel Bennet, touching the unpresidented (sic) liberty given by Mr. Jones to the prisoners under his care, &c.
Representation of the Assembly of Bermuda to Colonel Bennet, upon Mr. Daffy's indeavouring to gain people to subscribe a paper in favour of Mr. Jones, the contents whereof are false, he being guilty of great misdemeanors in that island.
Deposition of Colonel Tucker about the behaviour of Mr. Jones at a court of assize, claiming a right of being clerk of the said court, &c., occasioning the adjournment of the same.
Depositions of Justice Gilbert and Mr. Burton, relating to Mr. Jones's ill behaviour at a court of quarter sessions and court of assize, &c.
Deposition of Mr. Minors touching his being threaten'd to be sued by Mr. Jones, if he should act as clerk of the assize, &c.
Deposition of Mr. Justice Dickenson, relating to the disobedience of Mr. Jones to an order of the court at a quarter sessions, for summoning a grand jury, &c.
Attestations of Justice Sherlock and Justice Smith, setting forth that, since the return of Mr. Jones to Bermuda in 1704, he has, by his behaviour and irregular proceedings in the several courts, obstructed the course of justice, &c.

Bermuda.

Letter from Colonel Bennet, with a remonstrance from the Assembly about loading and unloading vessells at St. George's harbour, &c.

A seventh letter from Colonel Bennet to the secretary, inclosing a remonstrance to himself from the Assembly, praying that they may not be obliged to load and unload their ships and vessells at St. George's or Castle Harbour only, it being destructive to their trade, was laid before the Board and read; whereupon ordered that the direction mentioned in the remonstrance relating thereto be looked out against their lordships' next sitting.

Bermuda.

Letter from Colonel Bennet.

Another letter from Colonel Bennet to the secretary, dated the 16th of November last, being of the same ten our as that without date, was read.

Answer to be prepar'd.

Ordered that the secretary prepare the draught of an answer to the said letter.

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

New England.

Letter to the Earl of Sunderland with extracts of letters from Colonel Dudley.

A letter to the Earl of Sunderland, inclosing extracts of letters from Colonel Dudley [fo. 100, 101], as directed in the last minutes, was signed.

Barbados.

Letter from Colonel Sharp, President of the Council.

A letter from Colonel Sharp, President of the Councill of Barbados [fo. 109], relating to the heats and divisions in that island, dated the 5th of December, 1706, was read; and the papers therein referr'd to laid before the Board, and are as follows, viz.:—
Papers therein referr'd to.
Copy of Colonel Sharp's speech to the Assembly of Barbados at their first meeting him in Council, relating to the heats and animosities in the island, and the Bill about paper credit.
Minutes of Council of the 4th and 14th of September, 1706, relating to the powers to be lodged in the President of the Councill, in the absence of the Governor.

Barbados.

Letter from Colonel Sharp.

Another letter from Colonel Sharp upon the same subject as the foregoing, dated the 2nd of January last, was read, and the papers mentioned therein laid before the Board, and are as follows, viz.:—
Papers therein referr'd to.
Copy of a presentment of the grand jury of Barbados to Colonel Sharp, President of that island, relating chiefly to the ill consequence of the Bill for establishing of paper money.
Copy of an address from the grand jury of Barbados to her Majesty upon the success of her Majesty's arms.
Representation of William Cleland, James Colleton and John Holder to the President of Barbados, relating to the said President's power in the administration of the government, with observations on the said representation.
Copies of several addresses from the merchants and inhabitants in Barbados to the President of the Councill, for dissolving the Assembly and for calling a new one. Many depositions touching the fomenters of the divisions among them. And copy of the Act for ascertaining the continuing of the General Assembly &c.
Minutes of Council from the 4th of September, 1706, to the 24th of December following.

Copies of the foregoing letters to be sent to the Earl of Sunderland.

Whereupon ordered that copies of both the said letters be sent to the Earl of Sunderland [fo. 109].

Leeward Islands.

Letter from Colonel Park.

A letter from Colonel Parke, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated the 13th of January last, was read, and the papers referr'd to therein laid before the Board, and are as follows, viz.:—
Papers therein referr'd to.
Copy of the particulars of stores of war left by Sir John Jennings at St. Christopher's, the 23rd of December, 1706.
Account of stores of war that were in St. Christopher's before Sir John Jennings's arrival there, taken the 13th of January, 1706/7.

Copy of the said letter to be sent the Earl of Sunderland.

And thereupon ordered that a copy of the said letter be also sent to the Earl of Sunderland.

Jamaica.

Letter from Colonel Handasyd.

A letter from Colonel Handasyd, Governor of Jamaica, dated the 29th of January last, was read, and the papers therein referr'd to laid before the Board, and are as follows, viz.:—
Papers therein referr'd to.
Copies of the answers of the Governor of Carthagena and General of the Galleons, to letters writ them by Sir John Jennings.
Letter from Colonel Bennet, Lieutenant Governor of Bermuda, to Colonel Handasyd, relating to the ill practices of Mr. Barrow, dated the 10th of November last.
Minutes of Councill in Assembly, from the 1st to the 25th of January, 1706/7.
Minutes of Assembly from the 20th of December, 1706, to the 1st of January, 1706/7.
Address from the Governor, Councill and Assembly of Jamaica to her Majesty.

Barbados.

Letter from Colonel Lilly, ingineer, about planns of the fortifications.

Letter to Mr. Granville thereupon.

A letter from Mr. Lilly, Chief Ingineer at Barbados, relating to his having sent to their lordships, by Sir Beville Granville, planns of the several fortifications in that island; and desiring that the same may be required from Sir Beville's executors; as also that their lordships desire from the Board of Ordnance a copy of his letter to them, dated the 15th of August last, giving an account of what he has already done, and what he thinks further necessary to be done, for the security of Barbados, was read; and their lordships agreed to desire the said planns [fo. 110].

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

Barbados.

Mr. Lillington and others desiring the perusal of papers sent by Colonel Sharp.

Granted.

Mr. Lillington, Mr. Chilton and Mr. Ball attending, and desiring that they may have the perusal of the depositions lately transmitted to the Board by Colonel Sharp, President of the Councill in Barbados [fo. 105], relating to the present disorders in that island; ordered that they have leave to peruse the same accordingly.

Barbados.

Leeward Islands.

Letter to the Earl of Sunderland, with copies of a Colonel Sharp's and Colonel Park's letters.

A letter to the Earl of Sunderland, inclosing copies of two letters from Colonel Sharp, and one from Colonel Park [fo. 105, 106, 107], as directed in yesterday's minutes, was signed.

Pennsylvania.

Letter from Mr. Lowndes relating to Mr. Penn's surrender of his government.

A letter from Mr. Lowndes, signifying the Lord High Treasurer's desire that this Board shou'd reconsider their report relating to Mr. Penn's surrender of Pennsylvania to her Majesty [fo. 57, 145], and to let his lordship have a state of the advantages which the crown will receive by the said surrender, as also what may be a fitting recompence to be given Mr. Penn for the same, was read.

Newfoundland.

Letter from the Victualling Office with complaints from Major Lloyd against Captain Moody.

The same to be sent to Captain Moody.

A letter from the Commissioners of the Victualling Office, inclosing an extract of a letter from Major Lloyd, commander of the forces at St. John's in Newfoundland, dated the 18th of November last, giving an account that Lieutenant Moody, whilst he commanded there, had disposed of the bread, meal, &c. sent thither for the use of the garrison, was read; and thereupon ordered that a copy of the said extract be sent to Lieutenant Moody for his answer thereunto [fo. 119].

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

Barbados.

Letter from Mr. Granville about his having sent the plans of the fortifications to the Board of Ordnance.

A letter from Mr. George Granville, in answer to one writ him by the secretary the 17th instant [fo. 108], signifying that the planns, draughts &c. relating to the fortifications of Barbados, sent over by Colonel Lilly, Chief Ingineer of that island, had been sent to the Board of Ordnance, was read.

Letter from Mr. Hodges to the secretary.

A letter from Mr. Hodges to the secretary, dated in Barbadoes the 2nd of January, 1706/7, accompanying several papers in his vindication, upon a difference between him and Colonel Holder (a member of the Council of Barbadoes) at a court of oyer and terminer held in that island, was read.

Letter from Mr. Hodges to the Board.

A letter from Mr. Hodges to the Board, of the like tenure with the former, dated the same day, was read, and the papers therein referr'd to laid before the Board, which are as follows, viz.:—
Papers therein referr'd to.
Proceedings at a court of oyer and terminer (held in Barbados) against Thomas Hodges for disputing the legality of Mr. Holder's being appointed a member of the Council of Barbadoes.
Copy of a remonstrance of Mr. William Rawlin, William Walker, James Couse &c. in favour of Mr. Hodges.
Depositions of Mr. William Rawlin, William Walker, James Couse &c., relating to the case of Mr. Hodges &c.
Letter from Colonel Cleland.
A letter from Colonel Cleland, a member of her Majesty's Councill in Barbadoes, without date, justifying himself from being concerned in the Act for paper credit, and offering his reasons for concurring in passing the Triennial Bill, as also in general vindicating his own conduct in the service of the publick, was read.

March 20. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

Virginia.

Draught of a letter to the President and Councill.

The draught of a letter to the President and Councill of Virginia, in answer to their late letters, was read and agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.

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

Maryland.

Draught of a letter to Colonel Seymour.

The draught of a letter to Colonel Seymour, Governor of Maryland, in answer to his late letters [fo. 98], was read, agreed, and order'd to be transcribed.

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

New England.

Letter from Sir John Cook about invasion of Admiralty rights.

A letter from Sir John Cook, in answer to one writ him the 18th instant [fo. 100], relating to the invasion of the Admiralty rights and jurisdictions by the civil magistrates in New England, was read.

Virginia.

Memorial from Colonel Jennings about patent for land.

A memorial from Mr. Jennings, President of the Council in Virginia, praying that, in consideration of his services when last in England, he may have a patent for four thousand acres of land which he has entred for in King William's County, there being no pretender to the said land, was read.

New York.

New Jersey.

New England.

Draughts of letters to the Governors.

The draughts of letters to the Lord Cornbury, Governor of New Yorke and New Jersey, and to Colonel Dudley, Governor of New England [fo. 99 and infra], were read, agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.

March 26. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

New York.

New Jersey.

New England.

Maryland.

Virginia.

Letters to the Governors.

Letter to the Lord Cornbury, Colonel Dudley, Colonel Seymour, and to the President and Councill of Virginia [supra], were signed.

Virginia.

Colonel Nicholson's observations upon an Act about titles to land, &c.

Representation to be prepared for repeal thereof.

Colonel Nicholson presented to the Board his observations upon an Act past in Virginia in 1706 [fo. 95], inserted in the book of laws transmitted with the President and Councill's letter of the 30th of August last (fo. 113), intituled An Act concerning the granting, seating and planting, and for settleing the titles and bounds of lands, and for preventing unlawfull shooting and ranging thereupon, which was read, and directions giving for preparing a representation for repealing the said Act [infra].

March 27. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen.

Virginia.

Representation on an Act about titles and bounds of land, &c.

A representation for repealing an Act past in Virginia in 1706, [supra and fo. 153, 258], concerning the granting, seating and planting, and for settling the titles and bounds of lands, and for preventing unlawfull shooting and ranging thereupon, as directed in yesterday's minutes, together with a letter inclosing the same to the Earl of Sunderland, were signed.

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

Bermuda.

Mr. Jones's answer to complaints against him.

The answer of Mr. Jones, secretary and provost marshal of Bermuda, to the heads of complaints against him, which were delivered him the 7th instant [fo. 96, 131], were laid before the Board and read; and their lordships resolved to defer the further consideration of that matter till Mr. Nodin, agent for Captain Bennet, do come to town.

New Hampshire.

Letter from Mr. Usher.

Papers therein referr'd to.

A letter from Mr. Usher, Lieutenant Governor of New Hampshire, dated the 21st of March, 1704/5, was read, and the papers therein referr'd to were laid before the Board, and are as follows, viz.:—
Memorial from the Lieutenant Governor and Councill of New Hampshire, setting forth their great want of stores of war &c.
Report of the committee appointed to examin into the accounts of Mr. John Usher, late Treasurer of New England.
Mr. Usher's answer to the committee's report about his accounts, dated the 28th of June, 1704.

New Hampshire.

Three letters from Mr. Usher.

Three other letters from Mr. Usher of the 27th of March and 1st of November, 1705, and 13th of October, 1706, were also read, and directions given for answers thereunto [infra].

March 31. Present:—Mr. Cecill, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Blathwayt, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Prior.

Nevis.

St. Christophers.

Letter from the Earl of Sunderland with Commissioners' names for inquiring into the losses of the inhabitants.

Answer to be prepared.

A letter from the Earl of Sunderland of the 29th instant, inclosing a list of persons proposed to be Commissioners for inquiring into the damage done by the French to the islands of St. Christopher's and Nevis, and desiring to know if the Board had any objections to the said Commissioners, was read; and directions given for preparing an answer thereto [fo. 118].

New Hampshire.

Draught of letter to Mr. Usher.

The draught of a letter to Mr. Usher, Lieutenant Governor of New Hampshire, as directed the last meeting [supra and fo. 119], was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Virginia.

Collection of laws under consideration.

Then their lordships took into consideration the collection of laws past in Virginia in 1706 [fo. 95, 114, 119], and read seven of the said laws.