Journal, August 1723
Journal Book Z

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1928

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'Journal, August 1723: Journal Book Z', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 5: January 1723 - December 1728 (1928), pp. 39-42. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81500 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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Journal, August 1723

August 6. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

South Carolina.

Mr. Yonge, Mr. Buck, Sir Charles Wager and several merchants.

Sloops condemned by General Nicholson.

Mr. Yonge, agent for South Carolina, and Mr. Buck attending, as they had been desired, with Sir Charles Wager and several merchants, concerning a memorial mentioned in the Minutes of the 4th instant, in relation to two sloops being seized and condemned by General Nicholson, Governor of the said province; their Lordships acquainted them that, as the said case had been determined in Carolina, their appeal from thence ought properly to have been laid before the King in Council, and that for that reason the Board could not take cognizance of it, without it should come referred to them.

Connecticut.

Rhode Island.

Agents, Order of Committee of Council about boundaries.

Submitting to the King's immediate government.

Copies ordered.

Mr. Dummer, agent for the colony of Connecticut, and Mr. Partridge, agent for that of Rhode Island, attending, as they had been desired, their Lordships took again into consideration an Order of the Committee of Council of the 17th of the last month, and mentioned in the Minutes of the last meeting, directing the Board to enquire of the said agents whether the said colonies are willing to submit themselves to His Majesty's immediate government, to which the said agents said they had no power to agree, but desired their Lordships would be pleased to grant them copies of the said order, that they might send them to the said colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island, to receive further instructions upon this head; whereupon ordered that copies thereof be given to the said agents.

New York.

Reference from, Mr. Debtfaye, Weiser, Palatines, tract of land for several Palatines.

Representation to Lords Justices.

A reference from Mr. Delafaye, by order of the Lords Justices of the 23rd of the last month, upon the petition of John Conrade Weiser, in behalf of himself and the poor Palatines at New York, praying for a tract of some land, mentioned in the Minutes of the last meeting, was again read. And the said Conrade Weiser attending, as he had been directed, with his interpreter, their Lordships asked him whether he had any fresh instructions from the Palatines to apply for the said tract, to which he answered, that his instructions were signed about five years ago, and that he had none since. These gentlemen being withdrawn, their Lordships took again into consideration the letter from Mr. Burnet, Governor of New York, dated the 21st of November, 1722, mentioned in the Minutes of the 10th of January last, wherein he gives their Lordships an account of the settlement of the said Palatines; whereupon ordered that an extract of so much of the said letter, as relates thereto, be inclosed in a representation to the Lords Justices, which was immediately agreed and signed.

New York.

Connecticut.

Letter from Mr. Bampfield, Act about bounds with Connecticut.

New counsellor for New Jersey.

Mr. Bampfield and Mr. Dummer summoned.

A letter from Mr. Bampfield to the secretary, dated the first instant, desiring the confirmation of an Act passed at New York in 1719), entituled, An Act for running and ascertaining the lines of partition betwixt this colony and that of Connecticut, and desiring that Mr. Ayres, recommended by Mr. Burnet, to supply the place of Mr. Anderson, lately suspended from the Council of New Jersey, may be appointed accordingly, was read. Whereupon ordered that Mr. Bampfield, agent for New York and New Jersey, and Mr. Dummer, agent for Connecticut, be acquainted that the Board desire to speak with them on Tuesday morning next.

Nova Scotia.

Petition of Colonel Vetch and other officers for a tract of land.

Colonel Vetch and other officers summoned.

Their Lordships taking again into consideration the petition of Colonel Vetch and the other officers, mentioned in the Minutes of the 5th of March last, desiring to be heard upon their petition for a tract of land in Nova Scotia, referred to this Board by order of Council of the 21st of July, 1719, mentioned in the Minutes of the 1st July, 1720; ordered that the said officers be acquainted that the Board desire to speak with them on Tuesday morning next.

August 13. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Colonel Philips and officers who petition for land.

Proposals for settling the tract of land desired.

Colonel Philips, Governor of Nova Scotia, attending, as he had been desired, as likewise the several officers, who signed the petition for a tract of land in Nova Scotia, mentioned in the Minutes of the last meeting; their Lordships after some discourse with them thereupon, ordered them to lay before the Board their proposals for settling the said tract, which they promised to do on Tuesday next.

New York.

Connecticut.

Mr. Bampfield and Mr. Dummer, agents, Act about division line, to be further considered.

Mr. Bampfield, agent for New York, and Mr. Dummer, agent for Connecticut, attending, as they had been desired, their Lordships took into consideration the Act passed at New York, for running a division line between that province and Connecticut, mentioned in the last Minutes, and resolved to consider thereof on Tuesday morning next.

August 20. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Nova Scotia.

Officers petitioning for land.

Proposals for settling it.

Late Queen's instructions upon expedition against Port Royal.

The several officers, who petitioned for a tract of land in Nova Scotia, mentioned in the Minutes of the last meeting, attending, as they had been desired, laid before their Lordships proposals for settling the said tract, which was read. And their Lordships observing that their pretensions were grounded upon the instructions given by the late Queen to General Nicholson, when he went upon the expedition against Port Royal, now Annapolis Royal, in Nova Scotia, desired them to bring an authentic copy thereof.

New York.

Connecticut.

Agents about Act of New York concerning the division line.

Draught of representation thereupon.

Mr. Bampfield, agent for New York, and Mr. Dummer, agent for Connecticut, attending, as they had been desired, upon an Act passed at New York in 1719, entituled, An Act for running and ascertaining the lines of partition and division betwixt this colony and the colony of Connecticut; Mr. Dummer acquainted their Lordships that he had no objection thereto, and Mr. Bampfield then desired the said Act might be confirmed. Whereupon ordered that the draught of a representation be prepared for that purpose.

Massachusets.

Colonel Shute's memorial against Assembly.

Mr. Sanderson with declaration of Assembly in their own justification.

Copy of Colonel Shute's memorial ordered him.

A reference from Mr. Delafaye, upon the memorial of Colonel Shute, Governor of New England, in relation to the state of that province, was read. And Mr. Sanderson attending, presented to their Lordships a declaration from the Assembly of the said province, which was read, and desired their Lordships would please to give him a copy of Colonel Shute's said memorial, which was ordered accordingly.

Colonel Shute and agents of Assembly summoned.

Ordered that Colonel Shute, Mr. Sanderson and Mr. Sandford, be acquainted that the Board desire to speak with them on Thursday morning next.

August 22. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.

Massachusets.

Colonel Shute and agents for the Assembly.

Memorial and declaration considered, printed votes in proof of the memorial.

Copy of declaration ordered Colonel Shute.

To consider of report.

Colonel Shute, Governor of the Massachusets Bay, attending, as he had been desired, as likewise Mr. Sanderson and Mr. Sandford, agents for the Assembly there, their Lordships took into consideration Colonel Shute's memorial, and the declaration of the Assembly, both mentioned in the Minutes of the last meeting, which were again read, and Colonel Shute, after having laid before their Lordships several votes of the Assembly, in proof of the several articles of his memorial, desired their Lordships would please to grant him a copy of the Assembly's said declaration, which was ordered accordingly. Mr. Sanderson and Mr. Sandford then desired their Lordships to defer making their report till they should have received from the Assembly an answer to Colonel Shute's memorial. And their Lordships resolved to consider further thereof at another opportunity.

August 27. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.

Massachusets.

Colonel Shute's memorial, etc.

Progress on consideration.

Their Lordships taking again into consideration Colonel Shute's memorial (mentioned in the Minutes of the last meeting) made a progress therein.

August 29. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.

Nova Scotia.

Officers petitioning for land, to bring affidavit of their number at reducing Port Royal.

Their Lordships taking again into consideration the petition of several officers praying for a tract of land in Nova Scotia, mentioned in the Minutes of 20th instant, and several of the petitioners attending, their Lordships, after some discourse with them thereupon, desired they would bring to the Board an affidavit (signed by some of the officers present at the reduction of Port Royal) of the number of the petitioners then present.

Massachusets.

Colonel Shute's memorial.

Draught of representation.

Their Lordships then considered further of Colonel Shute's memorial (mentioned in the Minutes of the 27th instant) and ordered the draught of a representation to be prepared thereupon.

August 30. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Massachusets.

Colonel Shute's memorial, draught of representation.

Their Lordships taking into further consideration Colonel Shute's memorial (mentioned in yesterday's Minutes) and several votes of the Assembly in New England, now laid before the Board, the draught of a representation, directed yesterday to be prepared thereupon, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Reference from Mr. Delafaye, petition of Mr. Sandford and Sanderson.

Draught of representation thereupon.

A reference from Mr. Delafaye, dated the 29th instant, upon the petition of Mr. Sandford and Mr. Sanderson, was read, and their Lordships ordered the draught of a representation to be prepared thereupon.