Journal, August 1722
Journal Book Y

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1925

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'Journal, August 1722: Journal Book Y', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 4: November 1718 - December 1722 (1925), pp. 375-379. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81485 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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Journal, August 1722

Aug. 7. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Properties.

St. Lucia.

St. Vincents.

Letter from Mr. Beake.

Security.

Captain Uring, Deputy Governor.

Acts of Trade.

Draught of a Bond.

Letter to Mr. Lowndes.

A letter from Mr. Beake, of the 30th of July last, relating to security to be given by Mr. Uring, Deputy Governor of St. Lucia and St. Vincent's, for his observance of the Acts of Trade and Navigation, was read; whereupon ordered that the draught of a bond to be entered into by his securities be prepared, as also a letter writ for inclosing the same to Mr. Lowndes, one of the secretaries of His Majesty's Treasury.

New York.

Letter from Mr. Burnet.

A letter from Mr. Burnet, Governor of New York, dated the 17th of June, 1722, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz.:—
Papers.
The Governor's speech to the Assembly, and their answer, in June, 1722.
Minutes of Council, from the 20th of September, 1721, to the 8th of June, 1722.

New Jersey.

Letter from Mr. Burnet.

A letter from Mr. Burnet, Governor of New Jersey, dated the 17th of June, 1722, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz.:—
Papers.
Minutes of Council, from the 7th of March, 1721–22, to the 5th of May following.
Minutes of Assembly, from the 7th of March, 1721–22, to the 5th of May following.

New York.

Representation.

Councillors.

Ordered that the draught of a representation be prepared, proposing Alexander Van Horn and William Provoost, Esqrs., to be of the Council of New York, in the room of Abraham Depeyster and John Johnston, as desired by Mr. Burnet's said letter.

Trade.

Letter from Mr. Balam.

East India accounts.

Memorial.

Treasury.

A letter from Mr. Balam, Inspector General of the Imports and Exports, of the 31st of July last, in relation to several East India accounts desired by the Board, was read, as likewise a copy of a memorial from the said Mr. Balam to the Lords of the Treasury; and their Lordships resolved to take the said letter and memorial into further consideration at another opportunity.

Virginia.

Letter from Captain Hyde.

Light-house.

A letter from Captain Hyde and several Virginia merchants, about erecting a light-house at Cape Henry in Virginia, was read.

Bahamas.

Letter from Captain Phenney.

A letter from Captain Phenney. Governor of the Bahama Islands, dated the 10th of February. 1721–22, was read, and the papers, received therewith, were laid before the Board, viz.:—
Papers.
List of officers appointed in the militia of the Bahama Islands.
Minute of Council, of 13th January, 1721–22. relating to Mr. Skinner's being suspended the Council.

August 8. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen. Mr. Plummer.

Trade.

Letter from Mr. Balam.

Their Lordships taking again into consideration the letter from Mr. Balam, Inspector General of the Imports and Exports.(mentioned in yesterday's Minutes), resolved that nothing further should be done thereupon, being informed that the Lords of the Treasury had already complied with Mr. Balam's request.

New England.

Letter from Colonel Shute.

A letter from Colonel Shute, Governor of New England, to the secretary. dated the 18th of June last. was read, inclosing:
Papers.
Minutes of Council of New Hampshire, from the 21st of November. 1721, to the 30th of April, 1722.

Letter from Mr. Cummings.

Indians.

Letter to Lord Carteret.

A letter from Mr. Cummings. Surveyor of the Customs at Boston in New England. to the secretary, dated the 20th of June last, was read; whereupon ordered that extracts of those parts of the said letters, which relate to the mischief done by the Indians at Kennebeck, he sent to the Lord Carteret for his Lordship's information.

Letter to Mr. Attorney General.

Choice.

Attorney General.

Ordered that Mr. Attorney General be reminded of the letter writ him the 25th of May last, in relation to the choice of an Attorney General in New England.

New York.

Representation.

Councellors.

A representation, agreed yesterday, for proposing Alexander Van Horn and William Provoost. Esqrs., to supply the places of Abraham Depeyster and John Johnston in the Council of New York, was signed.

August 10. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Nova Scotia.

Letter to Lords of Treasury.

Colonel Armstrong's memorial.

Losses.

Canso.

A letter to the Lords of the Treasury, upon Colonel Armstrong's memorial in relation to his losses at Canco, mentioned in the Minutes of the 20th of last month, was agreed and signed.

New England.

Letter to Lord Carteret.

Extracts Colonel Shute's.

Disorders.

Indians.

A letter to the Lord Carteret, inclosing extracts of the letters from Colonel Shute and Mr. Cummings, (mentioned in the Minutes of the 8th inst.). in relation to disorders committed by the Indians at Kennebeck River in New England, was agreed and signed.

Newfoundland.

Letter from Colonel Moody.

A letter from Colonel Moody, dated the 13th of July last, desiring the Board will appoint a day for considering his affairs, was read; whereupon ordered that Colonel Moody be acquainted that the Board desire to speak with him thereupon on Wednesday morning next.

August 15. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

New England.

Attorney General's opinion.

Choice.

Attorney General.

Letter to Colonel Shute.

Mr. Attorney General's opinion in relation to the choice of an Attorney General in New England, was read, and the draught of a letter to Colonel Shute. was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Jamaica.

Letter from Mr. Carkesse.

Extract of Mr. Beckford's Complaints.

Sir Nicholas Lawes.

Letter to Mr. Carkesse.

A letter from Mr. Carkesse, secretary to the Commissioners of the Customs, dated the 11th inst., inclosing an extract of one from Mr. Beckford, Comptroller of the Customs at Jamaica, relating to some complaints against him from Sir Nicholas Lawes. was read; and ordered that Mr. Carkesse be acquainted that Sir Nicholas Lawes has transmitted to this Board no complaints against Mr. Beckford, as to any breach of his duty of Comptroller of the Customs.

Plantations General.

New England.

Ireland.

Letter from Mr. Burchett.

Extract of Captain Brand's.

Fraudulent trade.

Letter to Lord Carteret.

A letter from Mr. Burchett, secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 11th inst., with extract of one from Captain Brand, about a fraudulent trade carried on between Ireland and New England and the French Plantations in America. was read: whereupon a letter to inclose a copy of that from Captain Brand to the Lord Carteret, was agreed and signed.

Jamaica.

Letter from Sir Nicholas Lawes.

A letter from Sir Nicholas Lawes. Governor of Jamaica. dated the 27th of April last, was read.

Another from him.

Another letter from Sir Nicholas Lawes, dated the 18th of May last, was read, and the papers, therewith transmitted, were laid before the Board, viz.:—
Papers.
Minutes of Council, from the 17th of October, 1721, to the 8th of February, 1721–22.
Minutes of Council in Assembly, from the 20th of June. 1721, to the 8th of February, 1721–22.
Minutes of Assembly, from the 17th of October to the 28th of November, 1721.
Naval Officer's list of goods imported, from the 29th September, 1721, to the 25th of March, 1722.
Naval Officer's list of goods exported, from the 29th September, 1721, to the 25th of March, 1722, as also of negroes imported by the African Company and separate traders.

New York.

Mr. Horatio Walpole.

Mr. Colden's memorials.

Mr. Horatio Walpole, Auditor General of the Plantations, coming to the Board, their Lordships took into consideration the two memorials from Mr. Colden to Mr. Burnet, Governor of New York, referred to in his letter of the 30th of November, 1721, and mentioned in the Minutes of the 18th of May last, and resolved to consider further thereof at another opportunity.

Newfoundland.

Colonel Moody's memorial.

Affidavits and papers.

Lands.

Tenants.

Fortifications.

Representation.

Colonel Moody attending, his memorial, dated the 14th of January last, with several affidavits and other papers annexed, relating to some lands at Placentia in Newfoundland, which have been taken from his tenants there, for erecting fortifications for the use of the Crown, was read; whereupon ordered that the draught of a representation be prepared thereupon.

August 16. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

New England.

Letter to Colonel Shute.

A letter to Colonel Shute, Governor of New England, agreed yesterday, was signed.

Newfoundland.

Representation.

Colonel Moody's petition.

A representation upon Colonel Moody's petition, mentioned in yesterday's Minutes, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Mr. West.

Ordered that Mr. West be acquainted that the Board desire to speak with him on Wednesday next at five o'clock in the afternoon.

August 22. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

New York.

Mr. Horatio Walpole.

Mr. Colden's memorials.

Extravagant grants.

Revenue.

Representation.

Mr. Horatio Walpole coming to the Board, their Lordships took again into consideration the two memorials from Mr. Colden, (mentioned in the Minutes of the 15th inst.), in relation to the extravagant grants of land in New York, and to the revenue of the said province, and ordered the draught of a representation to be prepared thereupon.

St. Lucia.

St. Vincents.

Letter from Mr. Beake.

Colonel Lynch, security for Captain Uring.

Letter to Mr. Lowndes.

Colonel Lynch.

Bond.

A letter from Mr. Beake, of 17th inst., signifying his Grace the Duke of Montagu's desire that the Board accept of Colonel John Lynch to be one of the securities for Captain Uring, in the room of Mr. Joseph Adams, formerly proposed, and who at present is not able to execute the bond by reason of his indisposition, was read; and ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Lowndes, to desire he would move the Lords of the Treasury, that the said Colonel Lynch be inserted in the draught of a bond transmitted to him the 8th inst.

August 29. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Certificate.

Remembrancer's Office.

Security.

Captain Uring.

Acts of Trade.

A certificate from the Remembrancer's Office, of security being given in the Exchequer for Captain Uring's observing the Acts of Trade in the government of St. Lucia and St. Vincents, was read.

Trade.

Letter from Lord Townshend.

Hardships on British masters of ships at Amsterdam.

A letter from Lord Viscount Townshend, of the 17th inst., with copies of letters and papers from Mr. Dayrolle at the Hague, relating to hardships put upon masters of British ships at Amsterdam, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz.:—
Papers from Mr. D' Ayrolle.
Extract of a letter from Mr. Dayrolle to Lord Townshend, dated at the Hague, the 14th inst., N.S.
Form of an obligation required of masters of British ships at Amsterdam.
Copy of a letter from several masters of British ships to Mr. Dayrolle, dated at Amsterdam, the 12th inst.
Copy of a letter from Mr. Gardyng, master of a British vessel at Amsterdam, to Mr. Dayrolle, dated the 7th inst.
Copy of a letter from Mr. De Lespaule's letter to Mr. Dayrolle, dated at Amsterdam, the 20th inst., N.S.
Extract of a letter from Mr. Dayrolle to Lord Townshend, dated at the Hague, the 21st inst., N.S.
Copie d' un memoire aux Etats Generaux, du 14 Aout, 1722.
Réponse au mémoire touchant les maîtres Anglois négociants d'Amsterdam.

Sir Matthew Decker and Mr. Drummond summoned.

Whereupon ordered that Sir Matthew Decker and Mr. John Drummond be acquainted that the Board desire to speak with them on Wednesday morning next.

Newfoundland.

Representation on Colonel Moody's petition.

A representation upon Colonel Moody's petition, mentioned in the Minutes of the 16th inst., was signed.

August 30. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen.

St. Lucia.

St. Vincents.

Representation with draughts of instructions for the Governor.

A representation to His Majesty, upon the draught of instructions in relation to the Acts of Trade and Navigation to be observed by the Governor of St. Lucia and St. Vincent, was agreed and signed.

Barbados.

Letter to Mr. Worslcy with observations on Acts.

Ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Worseley, Governor of Barbados, with the Board's observations upon several Acts of that island, which their Lordships have not thought proper to lay before His Majesty, either for his confirmation or disallowance.

Virginia.

Draught of letter to Major Drysdale.

The draught of a letter to Major Drysdale, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Letter from Colonel Spotswood.

A letter from Colonel Spotswood, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, dated the 11th of June, 1722, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz.:—
Papers inclosed.
Copies of Colonel Spotswood's speeches at the opening of the session of General Assembly in 1722, and of several addresses from them to him.
Account of His Majesty's quit rents, from the 25th of April, 1721, to the 25th of April, 1722.
Account of His Majesty's revenue of 2s. per hogshead, etc., from the 25th of October, 1721, to the 25th of April, 1722.

Letter from Colonel Spotswood recommending Mr. Carter as Solicitor in the room of Colonel Blakiston.

Another letter from Colonel Spotswood, dated the 23rd June, 1722, recommending Mr. John Carter, (a Barrister at Law of the Middle Temple, and a native of Virginia), to be solicitor for that colony, in the room of Colonel Blakiston, deceased, was read.

Draught of representation upon Act about quit rents.

Ordered that the draught of a representation be prepared, for confirming an Act passed in Virginia in November, 1720, for the better discovery and securing of His Majesty's quit rents.

Massachusets.

Letter from Mr. Willard.

A letter from Mr. Willard, secretary of New England, dated the 2nd of June, 1722, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz.:—
Papers referred to.
Minutes of Council of the Massachusets Bay, from the 7th of September, 1721, to the 9th of February following.
Minutes of Assembly, from the 3rd to the 17th of November, 1721.
Minutes of Assembly, from the 2nd of March, 1721, to the 27th of the same month.