Journal, April 1711
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Journal, April 1711

April 3. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Moore.

New Jersey.

Letter from Mr. Froude of the Post Office.

Papers from New Jersey.

A letter from Mr. Froude, by direction of the Postmaster General, with some papers received by the last mail from Portugal, relating to the proceedings of the Council and Assembly of New Jersey, were read.

Barbadoes.

Order of Council.

Petition of Berwick to be reinstated a counsellor.

An Order of Council of the 24th of March, 17 10/11, upon the petition of Samuel Barwick, esquire, praying to be restor'd to the Council of Barbadoes [fo. 301], was read, and directions given for laying a state of the said Barwick's case before their lordships.

Leeward Islands.

Instruction for Mr. Douglas.

Rebellion at Antegoa.

Letter to Mr. Attorney and Solicitor General thereupon.

The draught of an instruction for Major Douglas, pursuant to her Majesty's directions, signifyd to their lordships by the Lord Dartmouth's letter of the 26th of the last month, relating to the late rebellion at Antego [fo. 291, 296], was read; and thereupon ordered that copies thereof be sent to Mr. Attorny and Mr. Solicitor General for their opinion thereupon, and also desiring them to consider whether the powers therein mentioned, relating to the seizing and sending over the criminals hither, ought not to be granted under the Great Seal of this kingdom.

New foundland.

Order of Council.

Petition of Mr. Lloyd.

To be heard in behalf of late Major Lloyd.

Mr. Keen about his complaints against Major Lloyd.

Letter to Lord Dartmouth.

The copy of an Order of Council, of the 24th of the last month, upon the petition of Mr. David Lloyd, brother of Major Lloyd, late commander of the fort and garrison at St. John's, praying to be heard to the complaints exhibited to this Board by William Keen against the said Major Lloyd [fo. 256], and directing that the papers and proofs, necessary in that affair, be ready to be produced in Council on the first Thursday after Easter week, was read, and the fore-mentioned Keen attending was acquainted with the answer that had been made to his complaints; whereupon he said, that he had been for some years a trader in Newfoundland, and an officer for prizes under his late royal highness the Prince of Denmark, that he was able and ready to make good every article of his for-mentioned complaint; that the greatest part of it was of his own knowledge; that his brother, who has lately been received into orders here was, when he was in Newfoundland, privy to several of the facts set forth in his said complaints; that what relates to the engineers drawing bills upon the ordnance, as set forth in his memorial, may be proved by the accounts at the Board of Ordnance; and that if Mr. Hucksford, late master gunner, and Mr. I'Anson, late gunner there, were sworn, the truth of what he alledged would fully appear; and therefore he desired that he might be permitted to inspect the engineer's accounts at the Ordnance Office, from the year 1705 to the year 1708, and that the foresaid Hucksford, and I'Anson might be summond to attend the Council, when that matter should be heard. Whereupon Mr. Keen being withdrawn, ordered that a draught of a letter to the Lord Dartmouth be prepared [fo. 296], to acquaint his lordship that the said Keen is ready to make good the several articles of his complaints, and that for that purpose he desires the inspection of the engineer's accounts as aforesaid, and summons for the forementioned Hucksford and I'Anson to attend the Council on Thursday, the 12th instant.

April 4. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Sir Charles Turner.

Jamaica.

Letter to Lord Archibald Hamilton.

Broderick, Attorney General.

A letter to the Lord Archibald Hamilton, in answer to his lordship's of the 16th of the last month, recommending Mr. Broderick to be Attorney General of Jamaica [fo. 273], acquainting his lordship that her Majesty has appointed the said Broderick, Attorney General of that islands, was signed.

Leeward Islands.

Letter from Mr. Attorney and Solicitor General.

Instruction about rebellion at Antegoa.

Letter to Lord Dartmouth.

Letter from Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General, of the 3rd instant, returning the draught of an instruction [fo. 293, 299, 308], transmitted to them the same day, relating to the late rebellion at Antego, approving the said draught, was read; whereupon a letter to the Lord Dartmouth, inclosing a copy thereof, was signed.

New foundland.

Letter to Lord Dartmouth.

Keen against Lloyd.

Gunners to be summon'd for evidence.

The draught of a letter to the Lord Dartmouth [fo. 294], directed at the last meeting, acquainting his lordship that Mr. Keen is ready to make good the several articles of his complaints against Major Lloyd, late commander of the garrison at Newfoundland, and for that purpose desires the inspection of the ingineer's accounts, and that Mr. Hucksford and William I'Anson, late gunner there, now in London, may be summon'd to attend the Council on the 12th instant, was agreed and signed.

April 5. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Moore.

Trade.

Letter from Mr. Bonet.

Prussian trade.

Answer.

A letter from Mr. Bonet, the Prussian resident, of the 4th instant, desiring to attend this Board in relation to his memorial [fo. 224, 300], referred to their lordships the 9th of February last, touching Prussian ships trading to France, was read; whereupon ordered that the draught of an answer to the said letter be prepared to acquaint him, that their lordships shall be ready to discourse with him upon that subject on Tuesday morning next.

Leeward Islands.

Colonel Jory and Mr. Duport.

Virgin Islands.

Colonel Jory and Mr. Duport attending [fo. 289, 299], as they had been desired the 26th of the last month, and being asked several questions in relation to the conveniency or inconveniency of settling the Virgin Islands, they said that there is only one called Spanish Town, which has a good harbour, and as they have heard (not having been upon it themselves) the soil is good; the rest of these islands being little better than rocks: that, if there were a settlement there, unless it was secured by a fortification and solidiers, the people would continually be plunder'd and insulted by the French and Spaniards, from Hispaniola and Porto Rico; but, if it was secured by a fort and soldiers, in that case it would nevertheless be a shelter for pirates and buccaneers, and runaways from the Leeward Islands; that St. Thomas being one of the Virgin Islands, it would be difficult, notwithstanding a settlement as aforesaid, to prevent illegal trade, as long as the Danes were in possession of the said island: they added that they did not know that the Virgin Islands were of any use to the Leeward Islands.

Mr. Walton acquainted with their objections.

These gentlemen being withdrawn, ordered that Mr. Walton have notice of the objections made by them to the settlement of the said islands [fo. 298, 310], that he may have an opportunity to be heard thereupon, if he has anything further to offer.

Leeward Islands.

Mr. Douglas's instructions.

Letter to Lord Dartmouth.

Their lordships then took into consideration the draught of instructions for Major Walter Douglass [fo. 296, 300], for the government of the Leeward Islands, and went through the same, and order'd that they be transcribed, as likewise that the draught of a letter to the Lord Dartmouth be prepared, for transmitting the said instructions to his lordship.

April 7. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Moore.

Leeward Islands.

Letter from Lord Dartmouth.

Memorial from Mr. Douglas about stay of convoy.

Answer.

A letter from the Lord Dartmouth, of the 5th instant, inclosing a memorial from Mr. Walter Douglas, praying that part of the convoy intended to the West Indies, may be stayed till the dispatch of her Majesty's commission and instructions will enable him to proceed to his government of the Leeward Islands [fo. 299, 301], was read; and an answer to his lordship's letter, acquainting him that the instructions for Mr. Douglas were transcribing, and should be sent his lordship to-morrow morning, was signed.

Trade.

Letter to Monsieur Bonet.

Trade with Prussia.

A letter to Mr. Bonet, resident of the King of Prussia [fo. 297, 306], in answer to his of the 4th instant (mentioned in yesterday's minutes), acquainting him that their lordships shall be ready to discourse with him on Tuesday morning next, upon his memorial relating to Prussian ships trading to France, was signed.

Barbadoes.

Berwick to be of the Council.

Representation.

Their lordships taking into consideration the several papers in this office relating to Mr. Berwick's being a member of the Council of Barbadoes [fo. 293, 302], ordered that the draught of a representation be prepared, proposing him to be of the Council in the room of Middleton Chamberlain, deceased.

Leeward Islands..

Letter to Lord Dartmouth.

Mr. Douglas's instructions.

A letter to the Lord Dartmouth, inclosing the draughts of instructions for Major Douglas [fo. 300, 307], for the government of the Leeward Islands, was signed.

April 9. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie.

Virginia.

Order of Council.

Repealing an Act.

An Order of Council, of the 24th of the Last month [fo. 310], upon a representation of the 22nd of February last, proposing the repeal of an Act past in Virginia in October, 1666, entituled An Act declaring what is meant by seating of land, approving the same, was read; as likewise the copy of an order directing the Lord Dartmouth to signity her Majesty's pleasure to the Governor of Virginia about passing another Act, relating to the taking up and seating of lands.

Leeward Islands.

Letter to Mr. Douglas.

The draught of a Letter to Mr. Doughlas, relating to his government of the Leeward Islands [fo. 306], was agreed, and ordered to be transscribed.

Barbadoes.

Representations.

Mr. Berwick to be of the Council.

The draught of a representation upon the petition of Mr. Berwick to her Majesty, praying to be of the Council of Barbadoes [fo. 301, 304], proposing that her Majesty be pleased to constitute him a member thereof, in the room of Middleton Chamberlain, esquire, deceased, directed at the last meeting, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

New York.

Letter to Colonel Hunter.

Mr. Polhampton's information.

The draught of a letter of Mr. Hunter, Governor of New York, inclosing a copy of Mr. Polhampton's memorial [fo. 271, 304], relating to the abuses that have been committed in the musters of the four companys of soldiers at New York, and to the mismanagement of the captains of her Majesty's ships of war in the plantations, in relation to their men on board the said ships, was also agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.

New York.

Plantations General.

Letter from Mr.
Burchet.

Polhampton's memorial.

Mismanagements in the Navy.

Copy sent Mr. Hunter.

A letter from Mr. Burchet, of the 6th instant, in answer to one writ him the 24th of the last month, inclosing a copy of that part of Mr. Polhampton's fore-mentioned memorial, as related to the said mismanagements in the mavy [fo. 272], signifying that the Lords of the Admiralty will give the strictest orders to the captains of the Queen's ships, that at their peril they do nothing which may be prejudicial to her Majesty's service &c., was read. Whereupon ordered that a copy of Mr. Burchet's said letter be sent to Colonel Hunter, with the fore-mentioned letter to him.

April 10. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Mr. Baillie.

Trade.

Letter to Mr. Baker.

Seizures of wool, &c., on the coast.

A letter to Mr. Henry Baker, for an account of the seizures of wooll and other goods, particularly lustrings and alamodes, on the coast of Kent and Sussex [fo. 334], with the proceedings thereon from the 17th of April, 1710 (the date of his last account) to this present time, was agreed and ordered to be sent.

Barbadoes.

Representation.

Berwick to be of the Council.

A representation proposing Mr. Samuel Berwick to be a member of her Majesty's Council in Barbadoes [fo. 302, 340], in the room of Mr. Middleton Chamberlain, deceased, agreed at the last meeting, was signed.

New York.

Plantations General.

Letter to Mr. Hunter.

A letter to Mr. Hunter, Governor of New York, relating to the abuses committed in the musters of the four companies at New York [fo. 302], as also to the mismanagements of the captains of her Majesty's men of war attending the plantations &c., agreed at the last meeting, was signed.

Trade.

with Venetians in the Sound.

Letter to Mr. Phelp of the Eastland Company.

Trade to Livonia.

The Secretary acquainting their lordships that he had not received an answer to his letter of the 16th of the last month to Mr. Phelp, Deputy Governor of the Eastland Company, on the copy of a proposal about trade made to Mr. Pulteney, her Majesty's Envoy at Denmark [fo. 267], transmitted with the said letter; ordered that another letter be writ to the said Deputy Governor, to desire the companie's observations on the said proposal as soon as possible; as also that he will let their lordships know, whether he has anything to offer for the improvement of the trade to Livonia, particularly whether that trade do at present lye under any discouragement or hardships, what those hardships are, and what are the priviledges the British merchants do at present enjoy, or have at any time enjoy'd, in Livonia.

Trade.

Mr. Bonet.

Prussian trade.

Queries.

Mr. Bonet, resident from the King of Prussia [fo. 300], attending, in relation to his memorial concerning Prussian ships trading to France (mentioned in the minutes of the 6th instant), he presented to their lordships a paper containing queries, to which he desired their lordships would please to let him have their answer in writing [fo. 308]; whereupon he was acquainted that they would do the same with all convenient speed; and he being withdrawn, directions were given for preparing an answer to the said queries.

Leeward Islands.

Letter to Mr. Douglas.

A letter to Mr. Douglas, Governor of the Leeward Islands [fo. 302], relating to his government, agreed at the last meeting, was signed.

April 12. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Moore.

Leeward Islands.

Order of Council.

Mr. Douglas's commission and instructions.

Copy of an Order of Council, of the 1st instant [fo. 291], approving the draught of a commission to Major Douglad to be Governor of the Leeward Islands, directing the Lord Dartmouth to prepare the same for her Majesty's signature, in order to pass the Great Seal, was read.

Copy of an Order of Council, of the 10th instant, approving the draughts of instructions to Major Douglas for the government of the Leeward Islands [fo. 301], and directing the Lord Dartmouth to prepare the same for her Majesty's signature, was read.

Orders.

Councillors.

Copy of an Order of Council, of the 10th instant, relating to the filling up vacancies in the Councils of Nevis, Antegoa, Mountserrat and St. Christopher's, approving the same, was read.

Instructions about disorders at Antegoa.

Commission.

Copy of an Order of Council, of the 10th of April, 1711, upon the draught of an additional instruction to Major Douglas, relating to the late disorders at Antegoa [fo. 291], directing the said instructions to be changed into a commission to pass the Great Seal, was read.

Leeward Islands.

Further instructions about sending over offenders.

Copy of an Order of Council, of the 10th instant, directing the Lord Dartmouth to prepare further instructions for her Majesty's signature, to Major Douglas [fo. 296, 331], relating to the trying and sending over any offenders for rebellion and treason, or evidences relating thereto, was read.

Trade.

Prussia. Answer to Mr. Bonet's queries.

Their lordships took into consideration their answer to the queries from Mr. Bonet [fo. 306, 311], resident from the King of Prussia, relating to the sea papers for Prussian ships trading to France, mentioned in the minutes of the 10th instant, and made a progress therein.

Letter from the Lord Dartmouth.

East India.

Representation about hostilities of the Dutch.

Dutch.

Pepper trade.

A letter from the Lord Dartmouth, of the 2nd instant, referring to their lordships a representation from the East India Company to her Majesty [fo. 311], relating to the attempts made by the Dutch in a hostile manner on the company's factory, and to their designs to engross the pepper trade on the coast of Mallabar, were read.

Leeward Islands.

Letter from merchants.

Mr. Lightfoot recommended.

Letter to Lord Dartmouth.

A letter from several merchants trading to the Leeward Islands [fo. 309], recommending Mr. Richard Lightfoot to be a member of her Majesty's Council in Antegoa, was read, and directions were given for preparing the draught of a letter to the Lord Dartmouth thereupon.

April 13. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadoews, Mr. Pultney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner.

Leeward Islands.

Letter to Lord Dartmouth.

Lightfoot to be of the Council.

A letter to the Lord Dartmouth, proposing Mr. Richard Lightfoot to be a member of the Council of Antegoe [fo. 308], directed at the last meeting, was signed.

Carolina.

Certificate from Remembrance Office.

Mr. Craven's security.

Representation.

Instructions to Lords Proprietors.

A certificate from her Majesty's Remembrance Office, dated the 11th instant, setting forth that the Lord Craven hath entred into a bond to her Majesty [fo. 253], in the sume of two thousand pounds, as security for Mr. Craven's due observance of the Acts of trade and navigation in Carolina [fo. 341], was read; and a representation laying the same before her Majesty, as likewise the draught of instructions to the Lord Proprietors of Carolina, relating to the said Acts of trade, was signed.

Virginia.

Letter to Mr. Spotswood.

Order repealing an Act.

A letter to Mr. Spotswood, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, inclosing her Majesty's Order in Council [fo. 301], repealing an Act pass'd in Virginia in October, 1666, declaring what is meant by seating of lands, mentioned in the minutes of the 9th instant, was signed.

Leeward Islands.

Memeorial from Mr. Walton.

Virgin Islands.

A memorial from Mr. Walton, in answer to some objections that had been made in relation to the settlement of the Virgin Islands [fo. 299, v. infra], was read.

April 16. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie.

Leeward Islands.

Representation.

Petition of Walton.

Virgin Islands.

A representation upon the petition of Mr. Walton, relating to the Virgin Islands [v. supra. fo. 312], mentioned in the minutes of the 26th of the last month, was agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.

Trade.

Prussia. Answer to Monsieur Bonet's queries.

Letter to Sir Charles Hedges for his opinion.

Their lordships took into consideration their answer to the queries from Monsieur Bonnet, resident from the King of Prussia, touching the sea papers for Prussian ships trading to France mentioned in the minutes of the 12th instant [fo. 308, 318, 225], and a letter to Sir Charles Hedges, inclosing their lordship's answer to the said queries, as also the said papers desiring his opinion thereupon, was agreed and ordered to be sent.

East India Company's complaints.

Letter to the Court of Directors for vouchers to their memorial.

Then their lordships taking into consideration the memorial from the East India Company containing complaints of the proceedings of the Dutch East India Company on the coast of Mallabar [fo. 308], and observing that the extracts in the letters referr'd to in the said memorial are not attested; ordered that a letter be writ to the Court of Directors of the said Company [fo. 317], that their secretary, or who else they think fit, do attend their lordships on Thursday morning next, with such vouchers as shall be judged necessary to make good what in alledged in the said memorial.

April 17. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Baillie.

Leeward Islands.

Walton. Representation and letter.

Virgin Islands.

A representation upon Mr. Walton's petition relating to the Virgin Islands, agreed at the last meeting [fo. 310], together with a letter to the Lord Dartmouth, inclosing the same, were signed.

Mountserrat.

Mr. Buncomb.

Order of Council.

Mr. John Buncomb, of Mountserrat [fo. 291, 341], with his solicitor attending, the Order of Council of the 24th of March last (mentioned

His father's petition.

Papers relating thereto.

Affidavit to be made.

Draught of representation.

in the minutes of the 29th ditto), referring to the Board his father's petition, complaning that satisfaction had not been made him for the loss of several negroes &c., pursuant to an Act past at a General Assembly of all the Leeward Islands in 1701, was read; and he being asked what proofs he had to the several allegations in his said petition, he produced to their lordships a copy of his father's petition to Colonel Parke, then Governor of those islands, setting forth, that a French privateer had landed at Montserrat the 11th December, 1708, and plundered the petitioner of several parcells of plate, wearing apparel, household stuff, arms and 29 negroes, and praying the Governor to appoint appraisers of his loss, in order to his having satisfaction, pursuant to the forementioned Act. He likewise produced an attested copy of the said Governor's warrant to three persons to make the said appraisement, with their return thereunto; and lastly he produced an attested copy of his father's petition to the said Governor, General Council and General Assembly at St. Christopher's, praying for relief, with an order from the said Governor, referring the same to the General Assembly aforesaid; and being asked what had been done thereupon, he said, that before any resolution was taken, that General Assembly was adjourn'd; that upon his application to the Lieutenant Governor and Council of Montserrat, they had refused to make his said father any reparation; that several other persons in the other islands, who have had the like misfortune to be plunder'd by the enemy, have had their damages made good to them by the Treasurer of those respective islands, pursuant to the fore-mentioned Act; to the truth whereof he was ready to make affidavit, which he was desired to do accordingly, and to bring it to the office this afternoon. He being withdrawn, directions were given for preparing the draught of a representation upon his father's fore-mentioned petition.

New England.

Proprieties.

Petition of Mr. Winthrop, &c.

Narraganset country.

Abstract of papers.

Their lordships, taking into consideration the petition of Wait Winthrop and others, proprietors of part of the Narraganset country [fo. 112, 316], praying a confirmation of their grants, referr'd to their lordships by an Order of Council of the 11th May, 1710, as likewise the abstract of several papers referred to in the foresaid petition, which abstract was read, and (sic) ordered that the secretary do prepare a state of the case.

Mountserrat.

Mr. Buncomb's affidavit.

Memorandum. The affidavit of John Buncumb above-mentioned, was lodged with the secretary, as directed.

April 18. Present:—Earl of Stamford. Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Moore.

Mountserat.

Mr. Buncombe's petition.

Representation.

The draught of a representation upon the petition of Mr. Buncomb, relating to the Governor and Council of Montserrat's refusing to make him satifaction for the loss of several negroes &c., directed at the last meeting, was agreed and order'd to be transcribed.

New England.

Proprleties.

Narraganset country.

Papers sent to Mr. Attorny General.

Their lordships, taking again into consideration the petition of the proprietors of part of the Narraganset country [fo. 314], mentioned in yesterday's minutes, together with the abstract of the papers referr'd to in the said petition, ordered that copies of the said abstract, the cases of the colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island lying in this office (Proprietors, Bundle E. No. 6 and 9), a deduction of the several claims to the government and property of the Narraganset country, and proceedings thereon; as also the representation of the 10th August, 1697 (entered N.E.A. fo. 222), be sent to Mr. Attorney General [fo. 399], for his examination and report thereupon.

April 19. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Moore.

Mountserrat.

Mr. Buncombe's petition.

Representation.

A representation upon the petition of Mr. Monckton, Mr. Buncombe, relating to the Governor and Council of Montserrat their refusing to make good the losses sustain'd pursuant to an Act past in that behalf, agreed at the last meeting, was signed.

Trade.

Mr. Woolley.

East India Company.

Papers about complaints against the Dutch.

Consequence of loss of the pepper trade.

Mr. Woolley [fo. 311, 322], secretary to the East India Company, attending with several original letters lately receiv'd from the Company's factors at Bombay, their lordships compared the extracts of those papers which are referr'd to in the Companie's memorial, mentioned in the minutes of the 16th instant, with the said originals, and found them to be true extracts; and Mr. Wolley being thereupon desired to sign them as such, he took the said extracts with him to do it accordingly, and he added that, in case the Company should lose the pepper trade on the coast of Mallabar, it would raise their freight very considerably, for whereas at present they pay about 37l. per tun freight, by reason of the conveniency of stowage of pepper, they should then pay at least 50l.

Trade.

Sir Charles Hedges.

Prussia.

Monsieur Bonet's queries.

Sir Charles Hedges being at the Board, in relation to the letter wrote him the 16th instant [fo. 311, 319], upon the queries from Mr. Bonet, resident from the King of Prussia, concerning Prussian ships trading to France as likewise upon the forms of passes and other sea papers, he asquainted their lordships that he had considered the said queries and answer, as also the several papers referr'd to in the said letter, and approved of them as sufficient to provent a collusive and illegal trade; and added that he was of opinion that all naval stores ought to be esteemed as contraband goods.

Letter to Mr. Secretary St. John.

After he was withdrawn the draught of a letter to Mr. Secretary St. John thereupon, was agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.

Letter to Monsieur Bonnet.

Then their lordships gave directions that a letter be writ to Mr. Bonet [fo. 320], to acquaint him that they return'd their answer to the fore-mentioned queries to Mr. Secretatry St. John.

April 20. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie.

Trade.

Letter to Mr. Secretary St. John.

Answer to Monsieur Bonet's queries.

Prussian trade to France.

Forms of passes, &c.

A letter to Mr. Secretary St. John, directed at the last meeting, transmitting answers to the five queries received the 10th instant from Mr. Bonet [fo. 318], resident from the King of Prussia, concerning Prussian ships being allow'd to trade to France, together with the forms of passes and other sea papers, was signed.

Trade.

Letter to Mr. Bonet thereupon.

A letter to Mr. Bonet, also directed at the last meeting [fo. 319], acquainting him that the said answere to the five queries &c. were transmitted [to] Mr. Secretary St. John, was signed.

Memorial from Mr. Phelp.

Eastland Company.

Trade with Venetians in the Baltick.

Livonia.

Letter to the Duke of Queensberry.

A memorial from Mr. Phelp, Deputy Governor of the Eastland Company, containing the said company's opinion upon the proposal for a trade with the Venetians in the Baltick [fo. 267], transmitted to him the 16th of the last month, as also their apprehensions of a meeting with an interruption in their trade with Livonia, upon occasion of the was between the Muscovites and the Swedes, was read, and directions, given for preparing the draught of an answer to the Duke of Queensberry's letter of the 13th of the same month [fo. 321], relating to the fore-montioned proposal.

April 24. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Lord Bishop of London, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie.

Trade.

Letter to the Duke of Queensberry.

Trade with Venetians in the Baltick.

A letter to the Duke of Queensberry, in answer to one from his Grace of the 13th of the last month, referring to the Board a proposal made to Mr. Pulteney [fo. 320], her Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary at Copenhagen, by Seignior Sunderini, relating to a trade with the Venetians in the Baltick, was signed.

Letter from the Lord Provost of Edenburgh.

Memorial from the Royal Burouths.

Fishery.

A letter from the Lord Provost of Edenburgh, of the 14th instant, to the secretary, inclosing one to their lordships with a memorial from the Committee of the Convention of the Royal Burroughs in Scotland [fo. 237, 323], relating to the present state of the fishery there, and to other matters of trade, was read, and directions were given for preparing and answer thereunto.

Trade.

Memorial about trade of the Hamburgh Company.

A memorial relating to the trade of the Hamburgh Company, in answer to a letter writ to the Deputy Governor of the said company of the 6th of March last [fo. 255], was read.

April 25. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Moore.

Trade.

Letter to Lord Dartmouth. East India Company's complaints against the Dutch.

Their lordships took into consideration the draught of a letter to the Lord Dartmouth, upon the mermorial from the East India Company [fo. 317, 323], containing complaints of the proceedings of the Dutch East India Company on the coast of Malabar (mentioned in the minustes of the 16th instant), and made a progress therein.

April 26. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Moore.

Trade.

Representation.

East India Company's complaints against the Dutch.

Letter to Lord Dartmouth.

The draught of a representation upon the memorial from the East India Company, relating to the proceedings of the Dutch East India Company [fo. 322] on the coast of Mallabar (mentioned in yesterday's minutes) together with a letter inclosing the same to the Lord Dartmouth, were signed.

Letter to Lord Provost of Edenburgh.

Fishery.

A letter to the Lord Provost of Edenburgh, in answer to his lordship's of the 14th instant [fo. 321, 335], relating to the fishery of Great Britain, directed the 24th ditto, was agreed, and ordered to be sent.

April 30. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, Mr. Baillie.

Maryland.

Order of Council.

Their lordships took into consideration the Order of Council of the 13th of December, 1710 (read the 20th ditto), referring to the

Three addresses about Sir Thomas Lawrence.

Tobacco hogsheads.

Publick seal.

Mr. Perry and Mr. Hyde summond.

Board the addresses [fo. 149, 325] from the Council and Assembly of Maryland to her Majesty, relating to Sir Thomas Lawrence, to two Acts about gauge of tobacco hogsheads, and to the Governor's keeping the seal; and the address relating to the gauge of tobacco hogsheads, was read. Whereupon ordered that Mr. Perry and Mr. Hyde have notice to attend the Board on Thursday morning next [fo. 327], and that they come prepared to offer what they have to say upon that matter.

Address about keeping the seals.

Act about appeals.

Their lordships then read the above-mentioned address relating to the Governors keeping the seals [fo. 324, v. infra], and ordered that an Act past in Maryland in 1704, touching appeals, be laid before the Board.