Journal, September 1707
September 2. Present:—Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney,
Letters to the Governors.
The letters to Colonel Seymour, Governor of Maryland, and
Colonel Hunter, Governor of Virginia, agreed on at the last meeting,
were signed [v. supra].
Mr. Dummer about setling correspondence with the Continent.
He will form a scheme for that purpose.
Mr. Dummer attending, and being acquainted with what
Colonel Seymour writes in his letter of the 10th of June last [fo. 324],
touching the said Mr. Dummer's proposal for settling a correspondence to and from the continent of America, he said that he
has not as yet made any such proposal, but that he had some
thoughts of doing it, and would form a scheme for that purpose
and lay the same, as soon as finish'd, before the Board.
He will bring some considerations about trade to Africa.
He promised to give their lordships also some considerations
relating to the trade to Africa in a short time.
Budge's complaint against Lord Cornbury.
The letter from the Earl of Sunderland, referring to this Board
the petition of Richard Budge [fo. 305, 328], setting forth the great
hardships he has suffered in relation to a ship of his illegally seiz'd
and condemn'd at New Jersey, and praying relief therein (mentioned
in the minutes of the 11th of July last), was again read, and the
papers relating thereto were laid before the Board, and are as
List of papers relating to Budge's complaint.
No. 1. A copy under seal of the whole proceeding in the
Court of Admiralty at New York.
No. 2. An authentick copy of the citation from the High Court
of Admiralty in England.
No. 3. Order of the Admiralty of England for restitution.
No. 4. Dr. Bramston and Sir John Cook's report.
No. 5. Copy of the Secretary' of State's letter to the Lord
No. 6. J. Jeffreys's affidavit of Richard Budge's proceedings at
New York upon the said letter.
No. 7. Joseph Prankerd's affidavit of the value of the ship
and cargo and expence.
No. 8. S. Stokes's affidavit of the seising the ship in the
Lord Cornbury's name.
No. 9. The Lord Cornbury's certificate to clear Governor
No. 10. Richard Budge's account of his whole demand.
Copy of Budge's petition sent to Mr. Sloper for his answer.
Whereupon order'd that a copy of the said petition be sent to
Mr. Sloper, agent for the Lord Cornbury, for his answer thereunto
[fo. 327, 334] on Fryday morning next, in case he have anything
to offer to their lordships thereupon.
Merchants summoned about admeasurement of ships.
Order'd that the merchants of Virginia have notice to attend
the Board on Fryday morning next, in relation to the clause in an
Act past in that colony [fo. 158], touching the admeasurement of
Draught of a letter to the Governor.
The draught of a letter to Colonel Dudley, Governor of New
England [v. infra], was agreed and order'd to be transcribed.