Journal, September 1721
Journal Book X

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1925

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'Journal, September 1721: Journal Book X', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 4: November 1718 - December 1722 (1925), pp. 318-322. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81474 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Journal, September 1721

September 1. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Pulteney, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe.

Pennsylvania.

New Jersey.

Representation.

Captain Gookin's petition.

Delaware Islands.

A representation, as agreed at the last meeting, upon the petition of Captain Gookin, praying a grant of some small islands in the River Delaware, between the provinces of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, was signed.

Plantations General.

Representation, state, continent.

Their Lordships made a further progress in considering the draught of a representation relating to the state of His Majesty's plantations on the continent of America.

September 2. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe.

Their Lordships made a further progress in considering the draught of a representation relating to the state of His Majesty's plantations on the continent of America.

September 4. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe.

Their Lordships made a further progress in considering the draught of a representation relating to the state of His Majesty's plantations on the continent of America.

Governors' instructions.

Revenue.

Pirates' effects.

Letter to Mr. Lowndes.

The copies of several articles of the instructions to His Majesty's Governors in America, relating to His Majesty's revenue in those parts and to pirates' effects, being prepared for the Lords of His Majesty's Treasury, as directed the 30th past, an answer to Mr. Lowndes' letter, mentioned in the Minutes of the same day, was agreed and ordered to be sent.

September 5. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe.

New England.

Letter from Mr. Burniston.

Mr. Armstrong.

Proclamation.

Woods.

A letter from Mr. Burniston, Surveyor General of the Woods in America, dated the 10th of January, 1720–21, with an inclosed copy of one from Mr. Armstrong, his deputy, dated in New Hampshire, the 29th of November last, and a proclamation published at Boston in New England, to prevent the destruction and spoil of His Majesty's woods there, were read.

Letter from Mr. Burchett.

Copy Mr. Armstrong's.

A letter from Mr. Burchett, Secretary to the Lords of the Admiralty, dated the 13th of April last, inclosing another copy of the said letter from Mr. Armstrong, was read.

Letter from Mr. Bridger.

A letter from Mr. Bridger, late Surveyor of His Majesty's Woods in America, dated the 8th of April, 1720, was likewise read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz.
Papers.
Heads for an Act to be passed, for preserving the woods in New England.
Account of some applications made to and allowed by the Council of the Massachusets Bay, for grants of land in that province.

Memorial from Mr. Bridger, woods.

A memorial from the said Mr. Bridger, dated the 10th of March last, relating to the present state of the woods in New England, was likewise read.

Plantations General.

Representation.

state, continent.

Their Lordships then made a further progress in considering the draught of a representation relating to the state of His Majesty's plantations on the continent of America.

September 6. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe.

Their Lordships made a further progress in considering the draught of a representation relating to the state of His Majesty's plantations on the continent of America.

Jamaica.

Letter to Mr. Burchett.

Commodore Vernon.

Ordered that the Secretary write to Mr. Burchett, Secretary to the Lords of the Admiralty, to desire that Commadore Vernon, lately arrived from Jamaica, may have notice that this Board desire to speak with him any morning this week about eleven of the clock.

Leeward Islands.

Order of Council.

Colonel Hart's instructions.

Alterations in Colonel Hart's instructions.

Representation.

An Order of Council, dated yesterday, referring back to this Board the draughts of instructions for Colonel Hart, Governor of the Leeward Islands, for the reasons of the alterations therein from the instructions to former Governors of those islands, was read, whereupon directions were given for preparing the draught of a representation to His Majesty, pursuant to the said order.

September 7. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe.

Pennsylvania.

Letter from Mr. Keith.

Boundaries.

Colonel Hart's answer to queries.

Mr. Newman's for New Hampshire.

A letter from Mr. Keith, Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania, dated the 12th of January, 1719–20, relating to the boundaries of that province, as also Colonel Hart's answers to several queries relating to the same, and the like from Mr. Newman, relating to New Hampshire, were laid before the Board.

Plantations General.

Representation.

Their Lordships made a further progress in considering the draught of a representation relating to the state of His Majesty's plantations on the continent of America.

September 8. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen.

Plantations General.

State, continent.

Letter to Lord Townshend.

The representation, relating to the state of His Majesty's plantations on the continent of America, was signed, with a letter for inclosing the same to the Lord Viscount Townshend.

Representation.

Naval stores.

Mineral ores.

Letter to Lord Townshend.

A representation, relating to an incouragement to be given for the importation of naval stores and mineral ores from His Majesty's plantations in America, was likewise signed, with a letter for inclosing the same to the Lord Viscount Townshend.

Leeward Islands.

Representation.

Alterations in Colonel Hart's instructions.

A representation setting forth the reasons for several alterations in the draughts of instructions for Colonel Hart, appointed Governor of the Leeward Islands, pursuant to the Order of Council, mentioned in the Minutes of the 6th instant, was agreed and signed.

September 13. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique.

Barbadoes.

Letter from Lord Carteret.

Lord Belhaven's memorial, granting lands.

Tobago.

Answer.

A letter from the Lord Carteret, of the 9th instant, referring to this Board a memorial from the Lord Belhaven, appointed Governor of Barbadoes, relating to the granting lands in the island of Tobago and improving the same, was read; and the Lord Belhaven attending, the Board had some discourse with him on the subject of his said memorial, whereupon directions were given for preparing the draught of an answer to the Lord Carteret's said letter.

Jamaica.

Letter from Lord Carteret.

Duke of Portland, Governor.

Commission and instructions.

A letter from the Lord Carteret, of the 9th instant, signifying His Majesty's having been pleased to appoint the Duke of Portland Governor of Jamaica, and requiring the draught of his commission and instructions to be prepared for that Government, was read; whereupon directions were given for preparing the said draughts accordingly.

Bermuda.

Letter from Lord Carteret.

Instruction for Colonel Hope.

Appointments.

A letter from the Lord Carteret, of the 6th inst.. signifying His Majesty's pleasure that this Board prepare an instruction for Colonel Hope, appointed Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of Bermuda, (relating to the appointments for his support there), agreeable to those already prepared for the Governors of Barbadoes and the Leeward Islands, was read, and directions given for preparing the said instruction.

Nova Scotia.

Letter from Colonel Philips.

Informations, Lieutenant Washington.

A letter from Colonel Phillips, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated the 19th of June last. relating to some information given against him to the Board of Ordnance by Lieut. Washington, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz.
Papers.
Copies of Lieut. Washington's letters to the Board of Ordnance, etc.
Colonel Philips' letter to the Board of Ordnance, in answer to Lieut. Washington's informations.
Answer of the Lieut. Governor and officers of the garrison, to Lieutenant Washington's informations.
Address of the Council to the Governor on the said informations.
Several affidavits relating to the said informations.

Letter from Mr. Savage.

A letter from Mr. Savage, Secretary of Nova Scotia, on the same subject, dated at Boston, in New England, the 1st of July last, was likewise read.

September 14. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd. Mr. Docminique.

Barbadoes.

Letter to Lord Carteret.

Lord Belhaven's memorial, granting lands.

Tobago.

The draught of a letter to the Lord Carteret, in answer to that from his Lordship of the 9th inst., upon a memorial from the Lord Belhaven, appointed Governor of Barbadoes, about granting and improving the lands in the island of Tobago, was agreed, transcribed and signed.

Jamaica.

Commission.

Duke of Portland.

Representation.

Letter to Lord Carteret.

The draught of a commission, in the usual form, for his Grace the Duke of Portland to be Governor of Jamaica, being prepared, as directed yesterday, and laid before the Board, a representation, wherewith to lay the same before His Majesty, was signed, as likewise a letter for enclosing the said draught and representation to the Lord Carteret.

Leeward Islands.

Letter from General Hamilton.

Captain Whitney.

A letter from General Hamilton, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated at Antigua, the 19th of May, 1721, relating to the misconduct of Captain Whitney, Commander of His Majesty's ship The Rose, sometime since appointed to the station of those islands, was read, and the several papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz.
Papers.
Remonstrance of the Lieut. Governor and Council of Antigua, against Capt. Whitney, for refusing to obey General Hamilton's orders.
Remonstrance of the Assembly of Antigua, against Capt. Whitney, dated May the 4th, 1721.
Depositions of James Holliday and Robert Clarke, about a pirate from St. Augustine.
Twenty five copies of letters and other papers relating to the said Capt. Whitney, with a list thereof.

Copy.

Captain Whitney's papers.

Letters to Mr. Burchett.

Whereupon ordered that copies of the said letters and papers, relating to Capt Whitney's behaviour, be prepared, and sent to Mr. Burchett, for the information of the Lords of the Admiralty, unless upon enquiry it shall appear that the like papers have been already received at the Admiralty Office.

Then the several undermentioned letters and papers were read, and a progress made in the consideration thereof, viz.

Trade.

Letter from Consul Fleetwood, Naples.

A letter from Mr. Fleetwood, His Majesty's Consul at Naples, dated the 5th of April, 1720, with an inclosed account of the British trade in that kingdom.

Letter from Mr. Secretary Craggs.

Extract from Consul Fleetwood and others.

Consul Fleetwood, Naples.

A letter from the late Mr. Secretary Craggs, dated the 21st of November, 1720, inclosing the extract of a letter from the said Mr. Fleetwood, Consul at Naples, without date, as also copies of another letter from Mr. Fleetwood and of one from Mr. John Blake, commander of a merchant ship, which arrived there, both dated the 25th of October, 1720, relating to a dispute between the Consul and Mr. Blake.

Letter from Consul Burnet, Lisbon.

A letter from Mr. Burnet, Consul General at Lisbon, dated the 12th of February, 1721, N.S., relating to some new calculations, and resolutions of the factory there.

Letter from Consul Russell, Seville.

Alteration.

Coin.

A letter from Mr. Russell, Consul at Sevilla and San Lucar, dated the 31st of March, 1721, N.S., relating to the alteration of the coin there.

Sugar and tobacco.

Spain.

Another letter from the said Mr. Russell, dated the 7th of July last, proposing the introducing sugar and tobacco into Spain directly from the British plantations.

Memorial from Mr. Turing.

Mineral ore.

A memorial from Mr. Turing, about preventing the exportation of mineral ore from this kingdom.

September 26. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Plummer.

Miscellanies.

New Commission.

Mr. Plummer.

A new commission under the great seal of Great Britain, dated the 4th inst., whereby, besides the great officers of state, as usual in former commissions, the Right Honorable Thomas Earl of Westmorland, John Chetwynd, Paul Docminique, Thomas Pelham, Daniel Pulteney, Martin Bladen, Edward Ashe and Richard Plummer, Esqrs., are appointed Commissioners for promoting the trade of this Kingdom, and for inspecting and improving His Majesty's plantations in America and elsewhere, was read, and Mr. Plummer, being present, took his place at the Board.

Jamaica.

Letter from Sir Nicholas Lawes.

A letter from Sir Nicholas Lawes, Governor of Jamaica, dated the 4th of July last, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, laid before the Board, viz.
Papers.
The Governor's speech to the Assembly, printed in the Jamaica Courant.
Resolutions of the Assembly about settling several families there from the Virgin Islands, and about a debt due to the Lord Archibald Hamilton, with a dissent of several members in his favour.

Extracts.

Letter to Lord Carteret.

Whereupon ordered that a letter be prepared, to enclose extracts of the said letter and papers, to the Lord Carteret, to be laid before the King, for His Majesty's information.

Duke of Portland.

Instructions.

The Duke of Portland, appointed Governor of Jamaica, coming to the Board, their Lordships had some discourse with him in relation to his instructions.

September 27. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Plummer.

Jamaica.

Letter to Lord Carteret.

Extracts from Sir Nicholas Lawes.

The draught of a letter, ordered yesterday to be prepared, for inclosing to the Lord Carteret extracts of a letter and papers received from Sir Nicholas Lawes, Governor of Jamaica, relating to the confusion and disorder the said island is in at present, was agreed and signed.