Journal, February 1708
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Journal, February 1708

February 2. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton.

Trade.

Representation.

Royal African Company.

Their lordships proceeded in the further consideration of the report to her Majesty relating to the trade to Africa [fo. 18, 43], and agreed the same, and ordered it to be transcribed.

Plantations General.

Coin.

Draught of a Bill.

The draught of a Bill for enforcing obedience to her Majesty's proclamation of the 18th of June, 1704 [fo. 37, 43], for settling the rates and values of foreign coins in the plantations, pursuant to an Order of a Committee of the House of Lords mentioned in the minutes of the 28th of the last month, was agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.

Leeward Islands.

Draught of additional instruction.

Governor's house rent.

The draught of an additional instruction to Colonel Park, Governor of the Leeward Islands [fo. 25, 43], relating to house rent as directed in the minutes of the 23rd of the last month, was also agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.

February 3. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton.

Trade.

Representation on the petition of Royal African Company.

Letter to the Earl of Sunderland.

A representation upon the petition of the Royal African Company to her Majesty [fo. 42], as agreed at the last meeting, together with a letter to the Earl of Sunderland, inclosing the same, were signed.

Leeward Islands.

Letter to Earl of Sunderland.

Draught of instruction about Governor's house rent.

A letter to the Earl of Sunderland, inclosing the draught of an additional instruction to Colonel Park, Governor of the Leeward Islands [fo. 42, 66], relating to house rent (mentioned in yesterday's minutes), was signed.

Plantations General.

Coin.

Draught of a Bill for Committee of the House of Lords.

Then the draught of the Bill for inforcing obedience to her Majesty's proclamation of the 18th of June, 1704 (mentioned in the minutes of yesterday) [fo. 42], together with a copy of the said proclamation, were delivered to the Earl of Stamford, and his lordship desired to lay the same before the Committee of the House of Lords.

February 4. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton.

Newfoundland.

Copies of three Orders on the representation about convoys.

Pay and necessaries for the soldiers &c.

Copy of an Order of Councill, of the 22nd of the last month, upon that part of a representation of the same date [fo. 23], relating to the convoys to be sent this year to Newfoundland, to one year's provisions, together with money in lieu of malt and hopps for the soldiers there, referring the same to the Lord High Admiral, was read.

Copy of a second Order of Councill, of the same date, upon that part of the same representation relating to one year's pay [fo. 23] and to contingent money for the soldiers at Newfoundland, referring the same to the Lord High Treasurer, was read.

Copy of a third Order of Councill, of the same date with the foregoing, upon that part of the same representation relating to bedding for the said soldiers at Newfoundland [fo. 23], referring the same to the Master General of her Majesty's Ordnance, was read.

Barbadoes.

Copy of an Order on the letter to the Earl of Sunderland about Mr. Crow's displacing four of the Council.

Copy of a fourth Order of Councill, of the same date with the foregoing, upon a letter to the Earl of Sunderland, dated the 28th October last [fo. 37, 51], relating to Mr. Crow's having turned out four of the members of her Majesty's Councill in Barbadoes, approving the said letter, and referring the same to the Earl of Sunderland to prepare a letter for her Majesty's signature to Mr. Crow for restoring the said members to their places and precedencies in the said Councill, was read.

Proprieties.

Copy of an Order on a report from Mr. Attorney and Solicitor General upon the Board's representation about the disobedience of proprietary Governments to the proclamation about coin.

Copy of a fifth Order of Councill, of the same date with the foregoing, on a report from Mr. Attorny and Mr. Sollicitor General made on a representation of this Board of the 10th of June last [fo. 21], together with a letter to the Earl of Sunderland of the 24th of October following [L. fo. 346], relating to the disobedience of the Proprietary and Charter Governments to her Majesty's proclamation for settling the rates of foreign coins in the plantations, referring the same to the Earl of Sunderland, to receive her Majesty's further pleasure thereupon, was read.

Virginia.

Order on representation for repealing the Revenue Act.

An Order of Councill of the 25th of the last month, upon a representation of the 5th ditto, proposing the repeal of an Act past in Virginia in 1705 [fo. 3], for raising a publick revenue for the better support of the Government &c., approving the said representation, was read.

Another Order on the same representation about admeasurement of ships.

Draught of a letter to be thereupon prepar'd for her Majesty's signature.

Another Order of Council, of the same date, upon part of the foregoing representation, relating to the admeasurement of ships in Virginia [fo. 3], approving the same, and directing this Board to prepare the draught of a letter for her Majesty's royal signature to Colonel Jennings, President of the Councill [fo. 48, 49], thereupon, was read, and directions given for preparing the draught of such a letter accordingly.

Newfoundland.

Mrs. Benger about her husband's petition relating to a plantation in Newfoundland.

Mrs. Benger attending according to appointment, the Order of Council of the 22nd of the last month [fo. 40, 100], referring to this Board the petition of her husband and self, relating to their being dispossessed of a plantation in Newfoundland, mentioned in the minutes of the 29th of the same month, was again read, and she was thereupon desired to bring what she had to say in relation to their right to the said plantation in writing, together with what proofs she may have touching the same, methodized and put into order.

Barbadoes.

Order of Council referring Mr. Cox's petition, about his place of naval officer, to the Board.

Mr. Charles Cox summoned.

An Order of Council of the 22nd of the last month, referring to this Board a petition from Mr. Samuel Cox [L. fo. 337; fo. 178, 301], praying to be restored to his place of naval officer in Barbadoes, of which he has been deprived by Mr. Crow, Governor of the said island, was read; whereupon ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Charles Cox [fo. 48], to desire that he will attend the Board on Friday next, to make good the allegations in his brother's petition aforementioned.

February 5. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney.

Maryland.

Pennsilvania.

Lord Baltimore &c. at the Board; and Order of Council about boundaries read; also a narrative relating thereto.

Mr. Penn to be summon'd.

The Lord Baltemore and Colonel Blakiston attending, the Order of Councill of the 8th of the last month [fo. 119], referring to this Board the address of the Governor, Councill and Assembly of Maryland to her Majesty [fo. 63], praying that the boundaries between that province and Pennsylvania may be settled, was read; and his lordship presented to the Board a narrative of what passed between himself and Captain Markham (Mr. Penn's Deputy Governor) in 1681 and 1682, in relation to the said boundaries, which was also read; and his lordship promising to bring some further information in this matter, he was acquainted that the Board would then summon Mr. Penn to attend, to hear what he may have to say thereupon.

Virginia.

Letter to Earl of Sunderland with draught of a letter about admeasurement of ships.

A letter to the Earl of Sunderland, together with the draught of a letter for her Majesty's signature to Mr. Jennings [fo. 46], President of the Councill of Virginia, relating to the admeasurement of ships there, as directed in yesterday's minutes, were agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

February 6. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton.

Barbadoes.

Mr. Charles Cox about his brother's petition.

Abstracts of letters proving the allegations thereof.

Mr. Charles Cox attending, according to appointment [fo. 46 and 47], the Order of Councill of the 22nd of the last month, referring to this Board a petition from his brother, praying to be restored to his place of naval officer in Barbadoes &c., mentioned in the minutes of the 4th instant, was again read, and Mr. Cox presented to the Board abstracts of letters to himself from the said island [fo. 178] to prove the allegations in the aforementioned petition, which was also read, together with a clause in an Act of Parliament past in the 15th year of the reign of King Charles the Second, entituled An Act for the incouragement of trade, relating to the Governors of plantations being impowered to appoint naval officers, as likewise another clause in an Act past in the 7th and 8th years of his late Majesty King William, entituled An Act for preventing frauds and regulating abuses in the plantation trade, relating to Governors appointing naval officers; whereupon Mr. Cox was acquainted that the bare abstracts of letters were not sufficient evidence, and therefore it would be necessary for him to get what affidavits and proofs he could under the seal of Barbadoes, and to draw up a state of his brother's case upon those Acts, and procure the opinion of councill learned in the law thereupon.

Virginia.

Letter to the Earl of Sunderland.

Draught of one from the Queen about admeasurement of ships.

A letter to the Earl of Sunderland, inclosing the draught of a letter for her Majesty's signature to Mr. Jennings, President of the Councill of Virginia [fo. 46, 61], touching the admeasurement of ships there, mentioned in yesterday's minutes, was signed.

February 9. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton.

Bermuda.

Complaints against Jones.

Their lordships again took into consideration the report to be made to her Majesty [fo. 22, 59], upon the complaints of the Council and Assembly of Bermuda against Mr. Jones, secretary and provost marshal of that island (mentioned in the minutes of the 21st of the last month), and made a further progress therein.

February 10. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir Philip Meadows.

Jamaica.

Letter from Mr. Way, against Broderick.

A letter from Mr. Benjamin Way, of the 10th of the last month [L. fo. 391], against Mr. Broderick's being Attorny General of Jamaica, or of the Council there, was read.

Jamaica.

Mr. Solicitor General's report about Mr. Percival's qualifications to be Attorney General of Jamaica.

Certificate of merchants thereupon.

Letter to the Earl of Sunderland.

Mr. Solicitor General's report upon a letter from the secretary of the 28th of the last month [fo. 36], touching Mr. Percival's being Attorney General of Jamaica upon the resignation or death of Mr. Hodgson, the present Attorney General there, together with a certificate from the principal merchants trading to that island, relating to the said Percival [fo. 36], were read. Whereupon a letter to the Earl of Sunderland [fo. 36], inclosing copies of the report and certificate, and offering that they had no objection to the said Percival, was signed.

Newfoundland.

Memorial from Dartmouth about convoys.

A memorial from the Mayor and magistrates of Dartmouth, in behalf of themselves and others trading to Newfoundland, relating to convoys, was read, the substance thereof being the same as that from Pool, mentioned in the minutes of the 19th December last, which has already been represented to her Majesty.

Barbadoes.

Memorial from Sir John Colleton against Mr. John Colleton's being of the Council.

A memorial from Sir John Colleton, by way of a caveat against Mr. John Colleton's being made a member of her Majesty's Councill in Barbadoes, was read.

Letter from Col. Sharp, Mr. Cox and Mr. Walker about their dismission from the Council.

Their address to Mr. Crow thereupon.

A letter from Colonel Sharp, late President of the Councill in Barbadoes, Mr. Cox and Mr. Walker, dated the 8th of October last [fo. 45], relating to their being removed from the said Councill by Mr. Crow for voting for the Paper Act and Trienial Bill and being in debt, together with their address to Colonel Crow, justifying their proceedings therein, were read.

Letter from Mr. Walker to Mr. Charles Cox, complaining of Mr. Crow's partiality &c.

A letter from Mr. Alexander Walker to Mr. Charles Cox, touching Mr. Crow's partiality in refusing the publick seal to an address from himself, Colonel Sharp, and Mr. Mills, but granting the same to Mr. Holder, dated the 5th of November last, was read; and the papers therewith received laid before the Board, and are as follows, vizt.:
Papers therein referr'd to.
Copy of the complaints exhibited against several of the members of the Councill of Barbadoes concerned in the Paper Act, also copy of the Governor's instruction for turning them out.
Certificates under the seal of the Island of Barbadoes, that Alexander Walker, esq., has never been defendant to a bill of complaint brought into Chancery from the year 1688 to this time, nor that any suit had been commenc'd in any Courts there against him for the same time.
Certificates under the seal of the Island of Barbadoes, that no suit in any of the Courts there had been commenced against Alexander Walker, esq., since 1688.

Memorial from Major Pilgrim against allowance of the Governor's house rent.

A memorial from Major Pilgrim [fo. 34], against Mr. Crow's being allowed five hundred pounds per annum for house rent settled on him by the Assembly of Barbadoes, was read; and thereupon ordered [fo. 56] that Mr. Pilgrim have notice to attend the Board on Fryday morning next.

February 11. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney.

New Jersey.

Letter from the Lord Cornbury.

A letter from the Lord Cornbury, Governor of New Jersey, dated the 7th of June last, was read; and the papers therein referr'd to laid before the Board, and are as follows, vizt.:
Papers therein referr'd to.
Copy of the Lord Cornbury's speech to the Assembly of New Jersey, recommending to their care the dispatch of the publick business in that province.
Copy of a remonstrance from the said Assembly, complaining of divers grievances to the Lord Cornbury, with his Lordship's answer thereunto.

And at the same time part of the foregoing remonstrance was likewise read; and directions given that the Lord Cornbury's instructions for the Government of New Jersey, relating to fees, records, oaths and choice of members to serve in Assembly there, be laid before their lordships to-morrow morning.

February 12. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton.

New York.

Letter from the Lord Cornbury.

New Jersey.

Congratulatory address.

A letter from the Lord Cornbury, Governor of New York, dated the 20th of July last, was read, and a congratulatory address from himself, the Lieutenant Governor and Councill of New Jersey to her Majesty on the success of her arms in 1706, was laid before the Board.

Leeward Islands.

Letter from Mr. Estwick.

Losses there.

A letter from Mr. Estwick to the secretary, touching what has been done in relation to the Commission for inquiring into the losses at St. Christopher's, dated the 18th of November last, was read.

Maryland.

Memorial from Sir Thomas Lawrence.

Profits by ordinary licences.

Letter to be prepared to Col. Seymour thereupon.

A memorial from Sir Thomas Lawrence, secretary of Maryland [fo. 41, 56], complaining that the profits arising from the ordinary licences have been taken from him from October, 1703, to October, 1707, to the value of 600l., and praying that the Assembly of that province may be directed to make out and return to this Board an account of what persons kept ordinaries there during the years aforesaid, and what quantities of tobacco have been paid by them, and how the said tobacco has been disposed of by the Asembly, was read; and thereupon ordered that the draught of a letter to Colonel Seymour be prepared accordingly.

Representation to be prepared about four new counsellors.

Further ordered that the draught of a representation be also prepared upon paragraph L of Colonel Seymour's letter of the 10th of June last [L. fo. 372; fo. 56], for laying before her Majesty what he writes relating to four new counsellors for that province.

February 13. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney.

Maryland.

Letter to Col. Seymour upon Sir Thomas Lawrence's memorial about the profits by ordinary licences.

A letter to Colonel Seymour, Governor of Maryland, upon an allegation in the memorial of Sir Thomas Lawrence, secretary of that province [fo. 55, 388], relating to the profits arising from the ordinary licences being taken from him (mentioned in yesterday's minutes), also forbiding Colonel Seymour to inclose any letters whatsoever in his packets for the future to this office, but what are immediately for the service of this Board, was signed.

Representation for four new counsellors.

Letter to the Earl of Sunderland.

A representation proposing four new counsellors for the province of Maryland, as directed in yesterday's minutes [fo. 55, 74], together with a letter to the Earl of Sunderland, inclosing the same, were signed.

Barbadoes.

Major Pilgrim about the Governor's house rent.

Mr. Pilgrim attending, according to appointment [fo. 53], his memorial against Mr. Crow's being allowed five hundred pounds per annum settled on him by the Assembly of Barbadoes for house rent, mentioned in the minutes of the 10th instant, was again read; unto which he added that there was an Act past at Barbadoes in September, 1704, which has been confirmed by her Majesty the 26th June, 1706, entituled An Act to secure the payment of the annual rent of certain lands and buildings hired at the charge of the publick, directing the treasurer of that island to take a lease of his brother's house there, for 21 years, for the residence of her Majesty's Governors of the said island, and to pay 120l. per annum for the said house, which Act was also read, whereupon he was desired to procure a copy of the said lease [vide infra], and to lay the same before their lordships, which he promised to do accordingly.

February 16. Present:—Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton.

Barbadoes.

Major Pilgrim at the Board.

Copy of his brother's lease of his house for the Governor, also copy of an Act relating thereunto.

Agents summoned.

Major Pilgrim attending [vide infra], presented to the Board a copy of the lease of his brother's house in Barbadoes to the treasurer of that island, for the residence of the Governor there, dated the 7th of February, 1705, together with the copy of an Act past in the said island the 4th of September, 1706, entituled An Act to confirm a lease made by the attorneys of Thomas Pilgrim, merchant, to the treasurer of this island, and his successors, and to secure the payment of the rent thereby reserved, which were read; and thereupon ordered [fo. 63] that the agents for the said island have notice to attend the Board on Friday morning next.

Miscellanies.

Letter to Lord Treasurer about payment of salary.

A letter to the Lord High Treasurer, with an account of the salarys due to this office, praying the payment thereof, was signed.

Newfoundland.

Heads of enquiry and answers thereto under consideration.

Then their lordships again took into consideration the answers of the Commodores of the Newfoundland convoys [fo. 11, 59] to the heads of inquiry that have been given them for the years 1701, 1702, 1704, 1706 and 1707 (mentioned in the minutes of the 9th of the last month), and made a further progress therein.

February 17. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Monckton.

Bermuda.

Report about Jones to be finished.

Their lordships having taken into consideration the draught of the representation to her Majesty upon the complaints of the Councill and Assembly of Bermuda, against Mr. Jones, secretary and provost marshal of that island [fo. 50, 74], and made some observations, and gave directions that the same be stated in writing in order to an opinion thereupon.

Newfoundland.

Answers to inquiries.

Their lordships proceeded in the consideration of the answers of the Commodores of the Newfoundland convoys [fo. 58] to the heads of inquiries (mentioned in yesterday's minutes), and made a further progress therein.

February 18. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton.

Newfoundland.

Commodore's answers to heads of inquiry.

Their lordships again proceeded in the consideration of the answers of the Commodores of the Newfoundland convoys [fo. 59, vide infra] to the heads of enquiry mentioned in yesterday's minutes, and made a further progress therein.

February 19. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton.

Newfoundland.

Heads of inquiries to be transacted.

Their lordships again took into consideration the answers of the Commodores of the Newfoundland convoys [vide supra, fo. 64] to the heads of inquiry (mentioned in yesterday's minutes), and went through the same, and made some alterations therein, and ordered that the said inquiries for the Commodore of the Newfoundland convoy for this year be transcribed fair.

Virginia.

Letter to Col. Jennings with Order of Council repealing Revenue Act.

And inclosing the Queen's letter about admeasurement of ships.

A letter to Colonel Jennings, President of the Councill of Virginia, inclosing her Majesty's Order of Councill of the 25th of the last month [fo. 49], for repealing an Act past in Virginia, 1705, entituled An Act for raising a publick revenue for the better support of the Government of this her Majesty's colony and dominion of Virginia, and for ascertaining the salary of the Councill; also inclosing her Majesty's letter directing him to move the Assembly to pass a new law touching the admeasurement of ships, was signed.

February 20. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton.

Maryland.

Memorial from Lord Baltimore against two Acts.

A memorial from the Lord Baltemore [fo. 1, 130], containing his objections against two Acts past in Maryland in 1707;
The one intituled An Act giving power to the farmers of the Lord Baltemore's rents to recover the arrears thereof after the expiration of their lease.
The other intituled [fo. 302] An Act requiring the agents of the Lord Baltemore to certify into the secretary's office the instructions and conditions of plantations, with the fees by them demanded, and obliging his lordship's deputy surveyors to qualify themselves according to law.
Proposal for writing to the Governor.
which memorial was read, and his lordship proposed that a letter should be writ to Colonel Seymour, Governour of Maryland, directing him to acquaint the Lord Baltemore's lessees, mentioned in the first of the foregoing Acts, that it was expected they should immediately perform the conditions in their lease, or the said Act would be repealed; whereupon he was acquainted that the Board would have the said two Acts laid before them for their consideration at the first convenient opportunity.

Maryland.

Pennsylvania.

Boundaries.

Mr. Penn summon'd.

Then his lordship being asked if he had anything further to offer in relation to the boundaries between Maryland and Pennsylvania [fo. 47, 65], he said that he had not; whereupon ordered [fo. 70] that Mr. Penn have notice to attend the Board thereupon on Tuesday morning next, or so soon as conveniently he can.

Barbadoes.

Mr. Tryon about Act for house rent.

Mr. Rowland Tryon attending, as ordered the 16th instant [fo. 58, 68], and being asked if he knew the reason of the Assembly of Barbadoes having past the Act for settling 500l. per annum on Mr. Crow, Governor of that island, they having already provided Mr. Pilgrim's house for his residence, he said that he was wholly a stranger thereto, not having received any instructions from thence relating to that matter; he added that probably Sir Robert Davers, or some other gentlemen concern'd in that island, might be able to give their lordships some account of it, and that he would inquire of them, and inform their lordships of their answer.

Trade.

Account [of] gold and silver coined.

An account from Sir Isaac Newton [fo. 242] of gold and silver coined in the Tower from the first of January, 1706/7, to the 14th of February, 1707/8, was read.

Newfoundland.

Returns made by the Commodores about wine, brandy, &c. being carried to New foundland and trucked there for tobacco.

Letter to Mr. Lownds thereupon.

Their lordships being informed by the returns made them by the Commodores of the Newfoundland convoys [fo. 60], that considerable quantities of wine, brandy, salt, oyle, French linens &c., are carried to Newfoundland, by our ships that fetch salt from Portugal, and that the said commoditys are at Newfoundland trucked with the masters of New England ships for tobacco, sugar and other of the enumerated commodities which are carried to Portugal, and other foreign markets in the Streights; ordered that the secretary write to Mr. Lowndes to move the Right Honorable the Lord High Treasurer that they may have the opinion of the honorable the Commissioners of her Majesty's Customs how this irregular practice may be prevented.

February 23. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton.

Maryland.

Pennsylvania.

Lord Baltimore with a letter about boundaries.

The Lord Baltimore communicated to the Board a letter to himself from Mr. James Conaway, dated the 21st instant, relating to some observations made on Palmer's Island, on the 28th of February, 1682/3 [fo. 63], touching the boundaries between Maryland and Pennsylvania, which was read.

Barbadoes.

Memorial from Mr. Heysham about Cleland and Holder.

A memorial from Mr. William Heysham and Mr. John Royle [fo. 12, 212], touching the proceedings of the Councill and Assembly of Barbadoes, in relation to Colonel Cleland and Colonel Holder, was read.

Public papers received from Mr. Crow.

The papers transmitted with the letter from Mr. Crow, Governor of Barbados, dated the 5th of November, 1707 [fo. 38], mentioned in the minutes of the 28th of the last month, were read, and are as follows, vizt.:
Minutes of Council of the 5th of June last, desiring Mr. Crow to sit in the Grand Sessions.
Minutes of Council of the 23rd July and 2nd of September, 1707, appointing Committees to revise the laws to inspect the magazines and forts &c.
Minutes of Councill of the 28th October, 1st and 4th November, 1707, relating to Colonel John Holder.
Minutes of Assembly of the 3rd of November last, relating to Colonel John Holder &c.

February 24. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Monckton.

Leeward Islands.

Additional instruction touching house rent.

Letter to the Governor.

An additional instruction relating to two Acts past at Antego and St. Christopher's for house rent for Colonel Park, Governor of the Leeward Islands [fo. 43, 67], which had been sent to the Earl of Sunderland the third instant, being now received back, signed by her Majesty, a letter inclosing the same to the said Governor, was agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.

February 26. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney.

Leeward Islands.

Letter to the Governor with an instruction about house rent.

A letter to Colonel Park, Governor of the Leeward Islands, inclosing her Majesty's additional instruction [fo. 66] relating to two Acts for house rent for the said Governor, as agreed at the last meeting, was signed.

Newfoundland.

Letter to Mr. Burchet relating to an account of provisions.

Ordered that the secretary write to Mr. Burchet, to move his Royal Highness the Lord High Admiral, that Captain Underdown may give this Board an account how the provisions have been disposed of [fo. 77] for the years 1705, 1706, and 1707, if he have such an account, if not, the reasons for his not having taken the same.

Clause to be added to additional instruction.

Order'd that a clause be added to the additional instruction to be given the Commodore of the Newfoundland convoy for this year [fo. 83], directing him to return an account, according to a scheme annexed, how the provisions sent thither since 1705, for the use of the garrison there, are disposed off (sic).

Barbadoes.

Draught of report for repealing the Act about house rent.

Ordered that the draught of a representation be prepared upon an Act past in Barbadoes the 25th July, 1707 [fo. 63, 71], entituled:
An Act appointing the summe of five hundred pounds to be paid yearly to his Excellency Mitford Crow, esq., Captain General and Governor in Chief of this and other her Majesty's Charibbee Islands, lying and being to windward of Guardaloup &c.
proposing to her Majesty a repeal of the said Act, and that a letter be writ to Mr. Crowe, directing him not to pass any such Act for the future.