Journal, March 1725
Journal Book B.B

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1928

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152-155

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'Journal, March 1725: Journal Book B.B', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 5: January 1723 - December 1728 (1928), pp. 152-155. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81519 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Journal, March 1725

March 2. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.

North Carolina.

Letter from Mr. Shelton, Sir Richard Everard, Deputy Governor.

Letter to Duke of Newcastle thereupon.

Letter from Mr. Shelton, Secretary to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, dated the 27th of the last month, inclosing a representation from the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, recommending Sir Richard Everard to be Deputy Governor of North Carolina [folio 67], in the room of Mr. Burrington, was read, and a letter, for inclosing the same to the Duke of Newcastle was agreed and signed.

Trade.

Letter from Mr. Barnes, about his return to England.

Letter to Duke of Newcastle.

Letter from Mr. Barnes [folio 164], dated at Berlin the 20th instant, in answer to a letter writ him the 23rd November last, desiring him to return to England, was read, and a letter for inclosing a copy thereof to the Duke of Newcastle, was agreed and signed.

Bermuda.

Draught of representation.

Doctor Berkeley.

College.

The draught of a representation upon Doctor Berkeley's petition [folio 52], referred to the Board by the Duke of Newcastle and mentioned in the Minutes of the 26th of the last month, which was ordered to be prepared the same day, was agreed and signed.

South Carolina.

Act about estate of Mr. Beresford. sent to Mr. West.

Ordered that the Act, passed in Carolina in 1723, entituled, An Act for settling the Estate of Thomas Beresford, Esquire, deceased, be sent to Mr. West, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Leeward Islands.

Consideration of Mr. Smith's petition adjourned.

Persons to attend.

Resolved that the consideration of Mr. Smith's petition [folios 52, 56], mentioned in the Minutes of the 26th of the last month, be deferred to Friday next, and ordered that Mr. Smith and Mr. Beake, agent for St. Christophers, be desired to attend at the same time.

March 5. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Leeward Islands.

Mr. Smith.

Mr. Sharpe.

Mr. Spooner.

Mr. Barker.

Petition of Mr. Smith and Mr. Cust.

Act touching Secretary's fees.

Mr. Smith, joint secretary to the Leeward Islands, attending [folios 55, 58], as he had been desired, as also Mr. Sharpe, in behalf of the agent of St. Christophers, with Mr. Spooner and Mr. Barker, their Lordships took into consideration the reference from the Duke of Newcastle, of the 19th of the last month, upon the petition of Wavel Smith and Savill Cust, Esquires, Secretarys of the Leeward Islands, complaining of Colonel Hart, the Governor there, for obstructing them in the execution of the several branches of their office granted them by their Letters Patent; and Mr. Sharpe acquainted their Lordships, that he conceived the several facts contained in Mr. Smith's said petition were not stated in a true light, and therefore desired their Lordships would please to send a copy of the said petition to Colonel Hart, Governor of the Leeward Islands, for his particular answer thereto, before they should make any report upon this matter.

Copy of the petition to be sent to Colonel Hart.

These gentlemen being withdrawn, ordered that a copy of the said petition be sent to Colonel Hart, and that he be desired to send his answer thereto, as soon as possibly may be.

Bermuda.

Letter from Mr. Rosst about settlement of two islands.

Mr. Noden summoned.

A letter from Mr. Rosst, containing some proposals for settling the two small islands in Bermuda [folios 47, 59], desired by his petition, mentioned in the Minutes of the 18th of last month, was read, and ordered that Mr. Noden, agent for Bermuda, be acquainted that the Board desire to speak with him thereupon on Wednesday morning next.

March 9. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Sir John Hobart.

Leeward Islands.

Letter to Colonel Hart on Mr. Smith's petition.

The draught of a letter to Colonel Hart, directed to be prepared the 5th instant, for inclosing a copy of Mr. Smith's petition [folios 56, 279], was agreed and ordered to be sent.

March 10. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.

Bermuda.

Mr. Noden, about Mr. Rosst's petition for two small islands.

Mr. Noden, agent for Bermuda, attending, as he had been desired, their Lordships had some discourse with him in relation to Mr. Rosst's petition for two of the small Bermuda Islands [folios 57, 63], mentioned in the Minutes of the 5th instant, and desired he would attend again next Friday morning, and let their Lordships then have what he has to offer thereupon, which he promised to do accordingly.

New York.

Letter from Mr. Leheup, about two Acts, and Mr. Livingston being a Councillor.

A letter from Mr. Leheup, agent for New York, dated yesterday, desiring the Board's determination of two Acts passed at New York, and desiring Mr. Livingston may be made a Councillor [folio 79], was read, and their Lordships resolved to consider further thereon at another opportunity.

Jamaica.

Letter from Mr. Westcomb, South Sea Company, against Act laying a duty on negroes.

Answer.

A letter from Mr. Wescomb, secretary to the South Sea Company [folios 45, 61], dated the 3rd instant, relating to an Act passed at Jamaica, laying duties on negroes, was read, whereupon ordered that an answer be made thereto, and that he be acquainted that the copy of the Minutes of the Board, desired by his said letter, can be of no use to the South Sea Company, their Lordships being come to no resolution concerning the duties complained of, not having yet received what the said Company have further to offer upon this subject, as they promised, when they attended the Board the 23rd of last month.

March 11. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Jamaica.

Memorial of merchants, etc., upon South Sea Company's petition.

Duty on negroes and flour.

A memorial from the merchants and planters in Jamaica [folios 60, 62, 63], upon the South Sea Company's petition, complaining of a duty laid upon negroes and flour in that Island, was read, and their Lordships resolved to consider further thereof to-morrow morning.

March 12. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.

Jamaica.

Memorial of merchants and South Sea Company's petition and Orders in Council, about duties on negroes and flour.

Letter to Duke of Newcastle, instruction to Duke of Portland about duties on negroes.

Their Lordships taking again into consideration the memorial from the Jamaica merchants, mentioned in yesterday's Minutes, as also the two Orders in Council upon the petitions of the South Sea Company, and of several Jamaica merchants, (mentioned in the Minutes of the 23rd of the last month), in relation to duties laid in Jamaica upon negroes and flour, and the secretary acquainting the Board that the Duke of Portland was not instructed not to give his consent to any Bill, where duties were laid upon negroes landed only for refreshment, as Sir Nicholas Lawes had been, upon a former complaint of the South Sea Company in the year 1717, the said instruction not having been communicated to this Board, their Lordships agreed and signed a letter to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle to desire the same instruction may be sent to the Duke of Portland, and that for the future this Board may be apprized of whatever passes through the secretary's office, in relation to the Plantations [folios 61, 70].

Plantations General.

Bermuda.

Mr. Noden about Mr. Rosst's petition for two islands.

Mr. Noden, agent for Bermuda, attending, as he had been desired, acquainted the Board that he had consulted Mr. Bennet, late Governor of Bermuda, in relation to the two small islands in Bermuda [folios 59, 64], called Tucker's and Deurel's Islands, petitioned for by Mr. Rosst, as mentioned in the Minutes of the 10th instant, and that he did not find that they were included in any of the shares of the King's land, already appropriated to any use, or that they did belong to any private person.

Draught of representation on Mr. Rosst's petition.

Mr. Noden being withdrawn, ordered that the draught of a representation be prepared upon Mr. Rosst's said petition.

March 16. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plummer.

Considered and agreed.

Their Lordships took into their consideration the draught of a representation, directed to be prepared the 12th instant, upon Mr. Rosst's petition for two of the small Bermuda Islands, which was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

March 18. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.

New York.

Mr. Leheup, Mr. Sharpe, and Act concerning the Indian trade.

Further consideration of the Act deferred.

Mr. Le Heup, agent for New York, attending, as he had been desired, as also Mr. Sharpe, in behalf of the several merchants, who petition against the renewing an Act passed at New York in 1720, entituled, An Act for encouragement of the Indian trade, and rendring of it more beneficial to the inhabitants of this province, and for prohibiting the selling of Indian goods to the French, as mentioned in the Minutes of the 7th July, 1724, and of the 10th instant. Mr. Sharpe desired their Lordships would please to defer the consideration of the said Act, till the merchants have put into writing what they have to offer against the said Act, which he promised should be done as soon as possibly may be. These gentlemen being withdrawn,

Letter to Inspector General for account of imports and exports at New York.

Ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Balam, Inspector General, for an account of the imports and exports to and from New York, from Christmas, 1720, to Christmas, 1724.

March 19. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Sir John Hobart.

Bermuda.

Representation on Mr. Rosst's petition.

Letter with it to the Duke of Newcastle.

A representation upon Mr. Rosst's petition for two [folio 64] small Bermuda Islands, agreed the 16th instant, was signed, as also

A letter for inclosing the same to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle.