Journal, October 1726
October 19. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr.
Bladen, Mr. Plummer.
Letter from Mr. Ayscough, Resident.
A letter from Mr. Ayscough, President of the Council and
Commander-in-Chief of Jamaica, dated the 14th of July last,
signifying the death of the Duke of Portland, the late Governor,
was read, as also
(Address) and postscript about Admiral Hosier.
The Copy of an address from the President and Council of
A postscript of a letter from Mr. Ayscough, dated the 18th of
July last, giving an account of Admiral Hosier's being at Porto
Bello, was likewise read.
Letter to Mr. Ayscough.
Whereupon a letter to Mr. Ayscough, was agreed and signed.
Letter to the President.
The answer to a letter from Mr. Carter, Commander-in-Chief of
Virginia, ordered to be prepared at the last meeting, was agreed
Letter from Mr. Dummer, bounds with
A letter from Mr. Dummer, agent for the Massachusets Bay,
dated the 21st of September last, in relation to the settling the
bounds between that province and New Hampshire, was read.
Whereupon ordered that Mr. Dummer and Mr. Newman,
agent for New Hampshire, be acquainted with the Board's desire
of speaking with them to-morrow morning.
Letter from Mr. Smith, deposition of Mr. Fetherstonhaugh.
Colonel Hart's private secretary.
A letter from Mr. Smith, Secretary to the Leeward Islands,
inclosing a deposition of Mr. Featherstonhaugh, relating to Colonel
Hart's imploying a private secretary, and desiring their Lordships
will report thereupon, was read.
Letter from Mr. Smith against an Act about Courts of Justice and Fees.
A letter from Mr. Smith to the Secretary, desiring the repeal
of an Act, passed at St. Christophers in 1724, intituled, An Act
for the establishing a Court of King's Bench and Common Pleas,
and for the better advancement of justice in the Island of St. Christophers, and for settling certain fees and repealing a former Act of
the said island, intituled, An Act for establishing of Courts and settling
due methods for the administration of justice, was read; and their
Lordships resolved to consider the said Act at another opportunity.
Letter from Colonel Hart.
A letter from Colonel Hart, Governor of the Leeward Islands,
dated the 8th of August, 1726, was read, and the papers, therein
referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:
Papers therein referred to.
Copy of His Majesty's commission to Lieut. General Mathew,
Gilbert Fleming and Edward Mann, Esquires, for disposing
of the late French lands in the Island of St. Christophers.
Copy of the Commissioners' publication for disposing of
the late French lands in the island of St. Christophers,
dated 6th August, 1726.
Letter from Mr. Wescombe, South Sea Company, duties on negroes.
A letter from Mr. Wescomb, Secretary to the South Sea
Company, with a representation from the said Company, in
relation to the duties paid upon negroes landed at Jamaica for
refreshment only, as also to appeals, was read. And their
Lordships resolved to consider further thereof at another
October 20. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr.
Bladen, Mr. Plummer.
Agents about boundaries.
Letter from Mr. Dummer.
Draughts of letters to the Lieut. Governors.
Mr. Dummer, agent for the Massachusets Bay, and Mr. Newman,
agent for New Hampshire, attending, as they had been desired,
their Lordships took again into consideration the Order in
Council of the 9th of August, mentioned in the Minutes of the
30th, referring to the Board the petition of Mr. Newman, agent
for New Hampshire, desiring that the boundaries, between that
Province and the Province of Maine, may be settled; as also Mr.
Dummer's letter upon this subject, mentioned in yesterday's
Minutes; and, after some discourse with these gentlemen
thereupon, their Lordships gave directions for preparing the
draught of letters to the Lieut. Governors of the Massachusets
Bay and New Hampshire, to desire they would, as soon as possibly
may be, send over an exact description of their respective