Journal, December 1720
Journal Book X

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Institute of Historical Research

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1925

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239-240

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'Journal, December 1720: Journal Book X', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 4: November 1718 - December 1722 (1925), pp. 239-240. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81465 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Journal of the proceedings of Her Majesty's Commissioners for promoting the trade of this Kingdom, and for inspecting and improving her plantations in America and elsewhere, from the twenty-seventh of December, 1720, to the twentieth December, 1721.

X.

Journal, December 1720

December 27. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe.

Barbadoes.

Letter to Mr. West.

Act.

Quorum of the Council.

Ordered that Mr. West be reminded of dispatching his opinion on the Barbados Act before him, which relates to the quorum of the Council for removing persons in employment there.

Jamaica.

Letter to Mr. Secretary Craggs Stores of war.

The draught of a letter to Mr. Secretary Craggs, upon what Sir Nicholas Lawes writes, in his late letters, concerning stores of war for the Island of Jamaica, was agreed, transcribed, and signed.

Letter to Mr. Sir Nicholas Lawes.

A letter to Sir Nicholas Lawes, Governor of Jamaica, was likewise signed.

Nova Scotia.

Letter to Colonel Philips.

The draught of a letter to Colonel Philips, Governor of Nova Scotia, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

New York.

Letter from Mr. Burnett.

Directions for letter to him.

A letter from William Burnett, Esq., Governor of New York, to the secretary of this Board, dated the 17th of Oct. last, was read, as likewise the opinion of Mr. Morris, Chief Justice of that province, concerning the legality of Mr. Burnett's meeting the Assembly called there by the preceding governor; whereupon some further directions were given for preparing an answer to Mr. Burnett's letters.

Trade.

Letter from Thomas Burnet, Esquire.

Lisbon.

Directions for letter to him.

A letter from Thomas Burnet, Esq., Consul-General at Lisbon, dated the 21st of December, 1720, N.S., relating to the contributions levied by the Factory there, for their public occasions, and some calculations and resolutions of the said Factory thereupon, were read, and directions given for preparing the draught of an answer to Mr. Burnet's said letter.

December 28. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe.

New York.

Letter to Mr. Burnett.

A letter to William Burnett, Esq., Governor of New York, was agreed and signed.

Nova Scotia.

Letter to Colonel Philips.

A letter to Colonel Philips, Governor of Nova Scotia, as agreed at the last meeting, was signed.

Trade.

Letter to Mr. Burnet, Lisbon.

The draught of a letter, directed yesterday to be prepared, to Thomas Burnet, Esq., Consul-General at Lisbon, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

December 29. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe.

Trade.

Two letters from Mr. Burchett.

trying pirates in the East Indies and Africa.

Letters to Mr. Woolley and Mr. Lynn.

Two letters from Mr. Burchett, Secretary to the Lords of the Admiralty, dated the 28th inst., relating to persons at land in the East Indies, and on the coast of Africa, proper to be joined with sea-officers in a commission for trying pirates there, were read, whereupon ordered that letters be writ to Mr. Woolley, Secretary to the East India, and to Mr. Lynn, Secretary to the Royal African Company, for the names of such persons in the East Indies and on the coast of Africa, whom the said companies think proper to be inserted in the said commissions.