Journal, April 1722
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'Journal, April 1722: Journal Book Y', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 4: November 1718 - December 1722 (1925), pp. 346-355. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81481 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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Journal, April 1722

April 4. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Chetwynd.

Newfoundland.

Letter from Mr. Burchett.

Heads of Inquiry.

Captain Atkins.

Commadore.

A letter from Mr. Burchet, of the 30th of March last, signifying the Lords of the Admiralty's desire, that the heads of inquiry may be prepared for Captain Atkins, who is appointed Commadore of the Newfoundland convoy, was read; whereupon ordered that the said heads of inquiry be prepared accordingly.

April 10. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.

Jamaica.

Letter from Lord Carteret.

Instruction.

Duke of Portland.

Laws expiring.

A letter from the Lord Carteret, dated yesterday, signifying His Majesty's pleasure that this Board prepare the draught of an instruction for his Grace the Duke of Portland, pursuant to what is proposed in their Lordship's representation of the 28th of the last month, relating to the expiration of the laws of Jamaica, was read; whereupon directions were given for preparing the draught of an instruction accordingly.

Newfoundland.

Heads of inquiry.

Commadore.

Mr. Gee.

Salmon fishery.

George Skeffington.

Their Lordships, then taking into consideration the usual heads of inquiry and instructions for the Commadore of the Newfoundland convoy, ordered that Mr. Joshua Gee be acquainted that the Board desire to speak with him at eleven of the clock on Thursday morning next, in relation to the salmon fishery sometime since erected by George Skeffington in Fresh Water Bay, Ragget Harbour, Gander Bay, and Dogg Creek, between Cape Bonavista and Cape John in Newfoundland; or in case Mr. Gee cannot then come to the Office, that he will send their Lordships in writing the best information he can, what has been done in the said salmon fishery, and whether the same is likely to be carried on.

Barbadoes.

Mr. Halsey.

Sir Charles Cox.

Memorial.

Horatio Walpole's letter.

Salary due to Samuel Cox.

President.

Case.

Mr. Frere's Executors.

Salary.

Letter to Mr. H. Walpole.

Mr. Halsey and Sir Charles Cox attending, in relation to the memorial received with Mr. Horatio Walpole's letter, mentioned in the Minutes of the 15th of February last, relating to the sum of one thousand pounds, which Sir Charles prays may be paid him for a year's salary due to his brother Samuel Cox, Esq., as President of the Council of Barbados, the 30th of June last; they were acquainted that by the Minutes of the Council of that island and other papers, it appeared that upon Mr. Lowther, the late Governor, being recalled, and leaving Barbados, the 30th of June, 1720, Mr. Cox being then under suspension, the late Mr. John Frere took upon him the administration of the Government of the said island, and continued therein till about the 5th of December following, for which time the said Mr. Frere's executors, or others concerned for his family, might claim the salary due to him as President. These gentlemen being withdrawn, some further directions were given for preparing an answer to Mr. Walpole's letter abovementioned.

April 12. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.

Newfoundland.

Bounds.

Masters.

New England ships.

Mr. West.

Several Bonds, taken the last year at Newfoundland, by the Commodore of the convoy from the masters of New England vessels, that they should not carry from Newfoundland, without permission, more men than belonged to their respective companies, being brought to this Office from the Admiralty, the same were laid before this Board; whereupon ordered that Mr. West be acquainted that the Board desire to speak with him in relation to the said Bonds.

Letter from Mr. Keen.

Papers.

Salmon fishery.

George Skeffington.

A letter from Mr. Keen, dated at St. Johns in Newfoundland the 26th December, 1720, together with several papers, therewith transmitted, relating to the salmon fishery, sometime since erected by George Skeffington and himself in Fresh Water Bay and parts of Newfoundland, were read.

Mr. Gee.

And Mr. Joshua Gee attending, as desired, and being asked several questions concerning the said salmon fishery, he acquainted their Lordships that some of the men employed therein had been killed last year by the Indians, but that the said Skeffington was gone again with 30 or 40 men, and he added, that with protection and incouragement, he believed it might be a beneficial undertaking.

Heads of inquiry.

Instructions.

Commadore.

Letter to Mr. Burchett.

The usual heads of inquiry and instructions for the Commadore of the Newfoundland convoy were then agreed, and ordered to be sent to Mr. Burchet, to be laid before the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.

Jamaica.

Additional instruction.

Duke of Portland.

Acts expiring.

Revenue.

Representation.

Letter to Lord Carteret.

The draught of an additional instruction for his Grace the Duke of Portland, relating to the Acts of Jamaica, which are near expiring, particularly those concerning the Revenue, being laid before the Board, together with the draught of a representation thereupon to His Majesty, and a letter to transmit them to the Right Honourable the Lord Carteret, the same were agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Barbadoes.

Letter to Mr. Horatio Walpole.

Salary, Samuel Cox, President.

The draught of a letter to Mr. Horatio Walpole, in answer to his of the 13th of February, upon the memorial of Sir Charles Cox relating to the salary due to his brother, Samuel Cox, Esq., as President of the Council of Barbadoes, was likewise agreed and ordered to be sent.

April 13. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.

Plantations General.

Additional instructions.

Trade, East Indies.

Their Lordships taking into further consideration the draughts of additional instructions to the Governors of His Majesty's several plantations in America, relating to the trade from the East Indies, and that of His Majesty's said plantations; some amendments were made to the said draughts, and the same were ordered to be transcribed.

Connecticut.

Rhode Island.

Instruction.

Earl of Bellomont.

Security. Governors.

Acts of Trade.

Letter to Mr. Attorney General.

Draught of a Bond.

Ordered that a copy of the instruction given in 1697 to the late Earl of Bellomont, Governor of the Massachusets Bay, relating to the security to be given by the Governors of Connecticut and of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation, for observing the several Acts of Trade and Navigation, be sent to Mr. Attorney General, as also copies of the Bond, therein referred to, and of that prepared by Her late Majesty's Attorney General in 1702, to be entered into by the Governors of Proprietary Plantations; and that Mr. Attorney General be desired to let this Board have, as soon as may be, the draught of a Bond, proper to be required from the respective Governors of Connecticut and of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation, upon renewing the said instruction.

Jamaica.

Representation.

Additional instruction.

Duke of Portland Acts.

Revenue.

Letter to Lord Carteret.

A representation, wherewith to lay before His Majesty the draught of an additional instruction to his Grace the Duke of Portland, relating to the Acts of Jamaica, which are near expiring, particularly those concerning the Revenue, as mentioned in the Minutes of the last meeting, was signed, together with a letter for inclosing the same to the Right Honourable the Lord Carteret.

Trade.

Letter to Mr. Carkesse.

Rates.

Swedes, etc.

Ordered that Mr. Carkesse, secretary to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs, be reminded of the letter writ him the 28th of the last month, by direction of this Board, for an account of the rates which the Swedes or other foreigners are obliged to pay at the Port of London or other ports of Great Britain, for weighing and measuring their goods, and that the said account be desired as soon as possible.

April 17. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Antigua.

Montserrat.

St. Christophers.

Agent's Memorial.

To report upon Acts.

Lists.

A memorial from Mr. Nivine, agent for the islands of Antegoa, Mountserrat and St. Christophers, praying their Lordships to consider and report upon several Acts of those islands, was read; whereupon ordered that the lists of the Acts of the said islands be laid before the Board at the next meeting, with the notes of what has been done concerning them.

Barbadoes.

Map subscribed for.

Ordered that the secretary subscribe, for the use of the Board, for one of the maps of Barbados, which Mr. Mayo is about to publish, and that he place the charge thereof to the account of incident charges of this Office.

Letter from Mr. Cox.

Minutes, Council.

Letter to Lord Carteret.

A letter from Mr. Cox, President of the Council of Barbadoes, dated the 9th of February last, relating to the present disorderly state of that island, was read; and the Minutes of the said Council, from the 22nd of December, 1721, to the 8th of February, 1721–22, therewith received, were laid before the Board; whereupon directions were given for preparing the draught of a letter for inclosing to the Right Honourable the Lord Carteret, a copy of the said letter from Mr. Cox.

Letter from Mr. Cox.

Agents.

Another letter from Mr. Cox, President of the Council of Barbadoes, dated 9th of February, 1721–22, relating to the agents nominated for that island, was read.

Carolina.

Their Lordships then took into consideration the several letters and papers from Carolina undermentioned, which were severally read, viz.:—

Letters from General Nicholson.

A letter from General Nicholson, Governor of Carolina, and the Council there, dated the 13th of July, 1721.
Papers.
Minutes of Council, from the 29th of May to the 10th June, 1721.
Minutes of Council of the 8th July, 1721.
Several letters and papers relating to the landing the Independent Company and to Colonel Barnwell's going to Alatamaha river.

A letter from General Nicholson, Governor of Carolina, dated the 19th of July, 1721.
Account of rice, pitch, and tar exported from South Carolina, from 25th December, 1720, to the 18th July, 1721.

A letter from General Nicholson, Governor of Carolina, dated the 6th October, 1721.

Letter from the Council.

A letter from the Council of South Carolina, dated the 28th of October, 1721.

Their Lordships then agreed to take into consideration on Friday morning next, the other letters and papers received from Carolina, and ordered that Mr. Lloyd, one of the agents for that province, have notice to attend the Board at the same time.

Letter to Board of Ordnance.

Engineer.

Further ordered that the draught of a letter be prepared to the Board of Ordnance, upon what General Nicholson writes in his said letter of the 19th July last, relating to the want of an engineer in Carolina.

April 18. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.

Antigua.

Acts.

Mr. West's report.

The lists of the Leeward Island Acts, with the notes upon such as have been considered, being laid before the Board, according to order, their Lordships proceeded in considering the undermentioned Acts passed at Antegoa, which being severally read, together with the report of Mr. West, one of His Majesty's Counsel at Law, thereupon, their Lordships agreed, as noted, upon each respective Act, the titles whereof follow, viz.:—
An Act for reinforcing a certain Act for repairing the fortifications on Monks Hill, and mounting guns thereon, and other fortifications and platforms, etc. Passed in 1719.
An Act for encouraging Thomas Sainthill in his new projection of hanging coppers for coyling sugars, and for making small and cheap windmills for more easy grinding of canes, etc. Passed in 1719.
An Act for reinforcing a certain Act of this island, entituled, An Act for repairing the fortifications of Monks Hill, and mounting guns thereon, and other the fortifications and platforms of this island, and carrying on the publick works necessary for the defence of the same. Passed in 1720.
An Act to empower the Treasury to collect such taxes and arrears as are now due to the publick of this island, and for allowing interest to those whom the publick is indebted, and to charge interest on the debtors of the publick. Passed in 1720.
An Act for laying a duty of one pound of pistol powder, or three shillings in money, perton. on all trading vessels to and from this island. Passed in 1720.
An Act for adding one negroe out of every 200, to the present number employed on the forts and fortifications. Passed in 1720.
An Act for reinforcing a certain Act of this island, entituled, An Act for repairing the fortifications on Monks Hill, and mounting guns thereon, and other the fortifications and platforms of this island, and carrying on other publick works necessary for the defence of the same. Passed in 1720.

Barbadoes.

Letter to Lord Carteret.

Copy Mr. Cox's.

Ill state.

A letter to the Lord Carteret, with copy of one from Mr. Cox, President of the Council of Barbados, dated 9th of February last, relating to the disorderly state of that island. directed yesterday to he prepared, was signed.

Nova Scotia.

Colonel Gardner.

Captain Daniel.

Letter from Colonel Phillips.

Canso.

Captain Daniel.

Fish.

Canso.

Letter to Lord Carteret.

Circular letter to Mayors.

Fishing towns.

Colonel Gardner coming to the Board with Captain Henry Daniel, who is lately arrived from Nova Scotia, the said Captain Daniel presented to their Lordships a letter from Colonel Phillips. Governor of the said province, dated at Canco the 1st of October, 1721, which, after the said gentlemen were withdrawn, was read; whereupon they being called in again, their Lordships had some discourse with Captain Daniel in relation to Nova Scotia and the fishery there; who said, that at Canco there are about one hundred and fifty houses erected, but that the people having not completed their buildings and gardens, and wanting other necessaries, had retired again to New England the last winter, but would probably continue at Canco the next; that about ten families had come thither from Newfoundland; that the fishery was carried on the last year very successfully on the coast of Nova Scotia, where their vessels were not locked up by the ice, as they would be at Newfoundland in winter, from which last place, he likewise said, that ships could not get so soon to market by six weeks as from Nova Scotia; and that at Nova Scotia, they make their fish better in winter than in the hotter weather, which fish bear better price; that of the Canco Islands the farthest from the shore of Nova Scotia is not above a mile and half, and, from the nearest of these islands to Louisbourg at Cape Breton. (where the French have a large settlement and 700 men at work on their fortifications), is about twenty two leagues; that Newfoundland is about eighty leagues distant from Canco; that there are great quantities of masts as yet untouched, near some of the rivers in Nova Scotia; and being asked about the situation of the island of St. John, he acquainted their Lordships that it lay nearer to the continent of Nova Scotia than to the island of Cape Breton. These gentlemen being withdrawn, directions were given for preparing a letter to the Right Honourable the Lord Carteret, upon that abovementioned from Colonel Philips, as likewise a circular letter to the Mayors of several fishing towns, relating to the fishery on the coast of Nova Scotia.

April 19. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.

Miscellanies.

Letter from Lord Carteret.

Mr. Alured Popple, Secretary on his father's resignation.

Mr. Wheelock's memorial.

Letter to Lord Carteret.

A letter from the Lord Carteret, dated yesterday, signifying His Majesty's pleasure that their Lordships admit Mr. Alured Popple into the office of secretary to this Board, upon his father's having obtained leave to resign the said office to him, was read; and a memorial on that subject from Mr. Wheelock, deputy secretary to this Board, being likewise read, a letter to the Lord Carteret thereupon, was agreed, drawn up and signed.

April 20. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.

Barbadoes.

Instructions.

Mr. Worseley.

The draught of general instructions for Mr. Worseley, appointed Governor of Barbados, being examined at the Board, some parts thereof were ordered to be transcribed.

Carolina.

Letters and papers.

Their Lordships proceeded in considering the remaining letters and papers, lately received from General Nicholson and the Assembly of Carolina, which were read, viz.:—

Letter from General Nicholson.

A letter from General Nicholson, Governor of that province, dated the 7th of November, 1721, referring to Mr. Lloyd, one of their agents, for an account of the state of their affairs, and for the publick papers sent.

Letter from the Assembly.

Agents Instructions.

A letter from the general Assembly of Carolina, dated the 9th November, 1721, recommending their agents, representing General Nicholson's good government, and referring to their agents' instructions, for an account of all their affairs.

Letter from General Nicholson.

Assembly.

A letter from General Nicholson, dated the 6th of January last, relating to the proceedings of the Assembly, and referring to Mr. Younge, one of their agents, for an account thereof.

Letter from Mr. Lloyd.

Acts.

Minutes.

A letter from Mr. Lloyd. agent for Carolina, dated the 24th of January last, transmitting several Acts and Ordinances passed in South Carolina, was read, and the said Acts and Ordinances, with a list thereof, and Minutes of the upper and lower House of Assembly, from 27th July to 21st September, 1721, were laid before the Board.

Mr. Lloyd.

Letter from General Nicholson.

Mr. Young.

Papers.

The said Mr. Lloyd then attending, as desired, he presented to their Lordships a letter from General Nicholson to the Board, dated the 16th of February last, referring their Lordships to the said Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Younge for several papers of public proceedings in Carolina, which letter was read.

Mr. Lloyd.

Instructions. Agent.

Papers.

Memorial.

State of affairs.

Lord Carteret.

And Mr. Lloyd being asked for his instructions as agent, which are mentioned in some of the said letters, as likewise for the several papers which are referred to in his custody; he said, he had not his instructions or the said papers at present with him, but promised to bring them to this Office in a day or two, as likewise the copy of a memorial, which he said he had presented to the Right Honourable the Lord Carteret, containing a general state of the affairs of Carolina.

Acts.

Ordinance.

Charges. Indians.

Instructions.

Letter to General Nicholson.

Their Lordships then observing that the said Acts before them had not the several dates conformable to His Majesty's instructions, and that the Ordinance of Assembly, appointing Commissioners for defraying the charges of Indians, directed the disposal of money in a different manner from what is prescribed by the said instructions, their Lordships gave orders for writing to General Nicholson thereupon.

Virginia.

Major Drysdale.

Commission.

Lieutenant Governor.

Major Drysdale, attending, presented to their Lordships His Majesty's commission appointing him Lieutenant Governor of His Majesty's colony of Virginia. dated the 3rd of this instant April, which was read, and a copy ordered to be taken thereof.

April 24. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.

Jamaica.

The several copies of Orders of Council, undermentioned, were read, viz.:—

Order of Council.

Representation.

Repeal of Act.

Trade to Hispaniola.

Copy of an Order of Council, of the 24th of August, 1721, upon a representation of this Board, of the 9th ditto, for repealing an Act of Jamaica, entituled, An Act to prevent all fraudulent trade to Hispaniola and other foreign parts. Passed in January, 1715–16.

Order of Council.

Letter to Lord Carteret.

Ships searched.

Foreign indigo.

Copy of an Order of Council, of the 24th of August, 1721, upon a letter to the Lord Carteret of the 9th ditto, relating to some ships being searched at Jamaica for foreign indigo, etc.

Order of Council.

Representation.

Duke of Portland's commission.

Copy of an Order in Council, of the 26th of September, 1721, upon a representation of the 14th ditto, approving the Duke of Portland's commission for the government of Jamaica.

Order of Council.

Representation.

Duke of Portland's instructions.

Copy of an Order in Council, of the 14th December, 1721, referring to the Lords of the Committee for plantation affairs, a representation from this Board, with the Duke of Portland's instructions for the government of Jamaica.

Order of Council.

Duke of Portland.

Vacancy. Council.

Copy of an Order of Council, of the 24th January, 1721–22, directing the Duke of Portland to fill up a vacancy in the Council of Jamaica.

Order of Council.

Representation.

William Cockburn.

Council.

Copy of an Order in Council, of the 4th March, upon a representation of this Board, dated the 8th February, 1721-22, recommending William Cockburn, Esq., to supply a vacancy in the Council of Jamaica.

Barbadoes.

Order in Council.

Instructions.

Lord Belhaven.

Copy of an Order in Council, of the 24th August, 1721, upon a letter to the Lord Carteret of the 9th ditto, with the draughts of instructions for the government of Barbados, to the Lord Belhaven.

Instructions.

Lord Belhaven.

Order in Council.

Representation.

Acts.

1714—1720.

Copy of an Order in Council, of the 24th of August, 1721, upon a representation of the 17th ditto, upon several Acts of Barbados, passed from 1714 to 1720.

Order in Council.

Mr. Worseley's commission.

Copy of an Order of Council, of the 18th December, 1721, upon a representation of the Lords of the Committee, dated the 17th of the same month, approving Mr. Worseley's commission for the government of Barbados.

Order in Council.

Lords of committee.

Mr. Worseley's commission.

Copy of an Order in Council, of the 24th December, 1721, referring to the Lords of the Committee for plantation affairs, a letter from this Board to the Lord Carteret of 1st December, 1721, with Mr. Worseley's commission for the government of Barbados.

Order in Council.

Report.

Lords of committee.

Cooke's petition.

Justices of Peace.

Guy Ball. Francis Bond.

Copy of an Order of Council, of 20th of January, 1721-22, approving a report of the Lords of the Committee for hearing appeals, etc., dated the 29th December, 1721. upon Bernard Cooke's petition, and for removing several Justices of the Peace out of commission, and also Guy Ball and Francis Bond, Esqs., from the Council of Barbados.

Bermuda.

Order in Council.

Letter to Lord Carteret.

Colonel Hope's commission.

Copy of an Order in Council, of the 5th September, upon a letter to the Lord Carteret, of the 30th August, 1721, with the draught of a commission to Colonel Hope, for the government of Bermuda.

Order in Council.

Representation.

Colonel Hope's instructions.

Copy of an Order in Council, of the 8th of October, 1721, upon a representation from this Board of the 5th ditto, with draught of instructions to Colonel Hope, for the government of Bermuda.

Bahamas.

Order in Council.

Captain Phenney's instructions.

Copy of an Order of Council, of the 24th of August, 1721, upon a letter to Lord Carteret, dated the 20th of June, 1721, with Captain Phenney's instructions for the government of the Bahama Islands.

Trade.

Order in Council.

Representation.

Patent.

Royal Boroughs.

Fishery.

Sir Robert Sinclair's petition.

Copy of an Order of Council, of the 24th August, 1721, referring to the Lords of the Committee, a representation from this Board, of the 17th ditto, with heads of a patent to incorporate the royal boroughs of Scotland to carry on the fishery; as prayed by the petition of Sir Robert Sinclair, etc.

Plantations General.

Order of Council.

Additional instructions.

Licensing Ministers and schoolmasters.

Copy of an Order of Council, of 11th November, 1721, approving the draught of an additional instruction to the Governors of Barbadoes, New York, New Jersey and Carolina, relating to the Bishop of London's power of licensing ministers and schoolmasters in the plantations.

Pennsylvania.

Order in Council.

Representation.

Captain Gookin's petition.

Small islands.

Delaware river.

Copy of an Order of Council, of 28th of December, 1721, referring to the Lords of the Committee a representation from this Board, of the 1st September last, upon Captain Gookin's petition for a grant of some small islands in Delaware river.

Antigua.

Order in Council.

Representation.

Repealing two Acts.

Copy of an Order of Council, of the 24th August, 1721, upon a representation of the 10th of the same month, for repealing two Acts of Antegoa, one for declaring the qualifications of those who shall vote for Assembly or Vestry men, etc., the other, for establishing a court of King's Bench, Common Pleas, etc.

Order of Council.

Representation.

Act.

Copy of an Order of Council, of the 20th of January, 1721–22, upon a representation of the 16th of the same month for confirming An Act of Antegoa, passed in 1721, for raising a tax for paying a publick debt due to his Excellency Walter Hamilton, Esq., Captain General of His Majesty's Leeward Charibbee Islands in America.

Barbadoes.

Mr. Worseley's instructions.

Council.

The transcribed draughts of instructions for Mr. Worseley, appointed Governor of Barbadoes, being laid before the Board, their Lordships agreed upon the names of persons to be inserted for members of His Majesty's Council in that island.

Mr. West's report.

The Board then proceeded in considering the Acts of Antegoa undermentioned, which were severally read, with Mr. West's report thereupon, viz.:—
Acts.
An Act for encouraging of John Slap in his new projection of making a mill for the more easy and speedy grinding of canes, and likewise, when the wind does not serve, to go with horses. Passed in 1721.
An Act for selling flower, corn and biscuit by weight. Passed in 1721.
An Act for raising a tax for paying publick debts and charges, and particularly applying the said tax and what shall be raised by the perpetual Liquor Act. Passed in 1721.

Notes. Queries.

And their Lordships agreed upon the two first of the said Acts, as noted thereupon: but several queries arising upon the last of the said Acts, directions were given for looking out the Acts to which it refers, in order to be reconsidered.

Connecticut.

Rhode Island.

Letter to Mr. Attorney General.

Form of a bond.

Acts of trade.

Ordered that a second letter be writ to Mr. Attorney General for the form of a bond, which was desired of him the 16th instant, to be entered into by the Governors of Connecticut, and of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation, for observing the Acts of Trade and Navigation.

April 25. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.

Barbadoes.

Representation.

Mr. Worseley's instructions.

Letter to Lord Carteret.

The draught of a representations, wherewith to lay before His Majesty the draughts of instructions for Mr. Worseley, appointed Governor of Barbadoes, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed, as likewise a letter for inclosing the same to the Right Honourable the Lord Carteret.

Newfoundland.

Mr. West.

Bonds.

Masters of vessels.

Instructions.

Letter to Mr. West.

Mr. West, one of His Majesty's counsel at law, attending, their Lordships had some discourse with him relating to several bonds, taken by the Commadore of the Newfoundland convoy, from masters of New England vessels, that they should not without permission carry from Newfoundland other men than such as they brought; whereupon their Lordships ordered a copy of the instruction, given on this subject to the said Commadore, as likewise of one of the said bonds, to be sent to Mr. West for his opinion how the said instruction is warranted by law, and how such of the said bonds, as become forfeited, are recoverable.

Antigua.

Act.

Objections.

Colonel Hart.

Their Lordships then took into further consideration the Act of Antegoa, which was read at the last meeting, intituled, An Act for raising a tax for paying publick debts and charges, and particularly applying the said tax and what shall be raised by the perpetual Liquor Act, and the Act of 1697, therein referred to, entituled, An Act for raising an impost on all liquors imported into this island, was laid before the Board; whereupon their Lordships having several objections to the first mentioned Act, and the same being drawn up in writing, it was agreed to state the said objections in their Lordship's first letter to Colonel Hart, Governor of the Leeward Islands.

Act.

General Hamilton's letter.

Papers.

Another Act of Antegoa, passed there in June, 1721, entituled, An Act to impose a duty on sugar, molosses, rum, cotton and ginger, of the produce or manufacture of the French king's colonies, imported into this island, was read, as likewise General Hamilton's letter of the 30th of June, 1721, and the papers inclosed, [Leeward Islands Bundle R: 4 and 5], relating to the said Act.

Letter from Mr. Carkesse.

A letter from Mr. Carkesse, secretary to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs, dated the 23rd, in answer to one writ him the 17th of August last, upon the said Act, was likewise read, with the papers inclosed; and their Lordships agreed to proceed in the further consideration of this affair at the next meeting.

April 26. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Antigua.

Act.

Letter from Mr. Carkesse.

Extract Mr. Dunbar's.

Colonel Hart.

Their Lordships proceeded in the further consideration of the Act passed at Antegoa in June, 1721, entituled, An Act to impose a duty on sugar, molosses, rum, cotton, and ginger, of the produce or manufacture of the French king's colonies, imported into this island, together with the papers mentioned in the Minutes of the last meeting, relating thereto, and a second letter from Mr. Carkesse, (secretary to the Commissioners of the Customs, dated the 30th of August last), with an extract of one from Mr. Dunbar, Surveyor General of the Customs at the Leeward Islands, relating to the said Act, were read; whereupon directions were given for writing to Colonel Hart, Governor of the Leeward Islands, for an account, what effect the said Act has had upon trade since it passed, and in the meantime their Lordships agreed to let the said Act lye by.

Barbadoes.

Representation.

Mr. Worseley's instruction.

Letter to Lord Carteret.

A representation, for laying before His Majesty the draughts of instructions for Mr. Worseley, appointed Governor of Barbados, and a letter, for inclosing the same to the Right Honourable the Lord Carteret, were signed.

Carolina.

Letter from Board of Ordnance.

Engineer.

A letter from the Board of Ordnance, of the 24th, in answer to one writ them the 18th inst., relating to an ingineer for Carolina, was read.

April 27. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Plantations General.

Representation.

Additional instructions.

Laws.

Trade from the East Indies.

The draught of a representation, wherewith to lay before His Majesty the draughts of additional instructions for the Governors of His Majesty's several plantations in America, enjoyning the due observance of the several laws for the regulating of trade and navigation, more particularly with regard to the trade from the East Indies, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Connecticut.

Rhode Island.

Mr. Attorney General.

Governor's instructions.

Charters.

Form of a bond.

Instructions.

Mr. Attorney General attending, their Lordships had some discourse with him relating to the instructions prepared for the Governors of Connecticut and of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation, with regard to the Acts of Trade and Navigation, and Mr. Attorney inspecting the entries of the charters for those Governments, which were laid before the Board; he promised to dispatch the form of a bond, which had been desired of him. to be entered into by the Governors of those colonies for observing the said instructions.