Journal, February 1737
Volume 46

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1930

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'Journal, February 1737: Volume 46', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 7: January 1735 - December 1741 (1930), pp. 161-166. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81668 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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Journal, February 1737

Tuesday, February 1. Present:—Earl Fitz-Walter, Col. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Plummer, Sir O. Bridgeman, Sir A. Croft.

Georgia.

South Carolina.

Letter from Mr. Martyn, Secretary to the Georgia trustees, in answer to one wrote to him the 25th ult., relating to a day to be fixed for hearing the complaints of the Council and Assembly against the magistrates of Georgia, was read.

Trade.

Plantations General.

A letter from Mr. Parker, whose proposal for preventing clandestine trade was read the 13th inst., signifying that he would attend the Board any morning they should appoint, was read, and the Board appointed to-morrow morning.

South Carolina.

Order of the Committee of Council, referring to the Board a petition of Mr. Morley, Provost Marshal of South Carolina, and others, against an Act of that Province for ascertaining of fees, passed in May last, was read, and orders were given for sending the said Act to Mr. Fane, for his opinion thereupon, in point of law.

Massachusetts.

New Hampshire.

Connecticut.

Rhode Island.

The Board take again into consideration the draughts of the two reports, mentioned at the last meeting, relating to paper money, and to some Massachuset Laws, and made a progress therein.

Wednesday, February 2. Present:—Earl Fitz-Walter, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Plummer, Mr. Pelham, Col. Bladen.

Trade.

Plantations General.

Mr. Parker.

Mr. Parker, whose proposals were mentioned in yesterday's minutes, for preventing clandestine trade, etc. in the plantations, attending, as he had been desired, their lordships read the said proposals, and observing that he expected some reward, before he explained his proposals, he was desired to explain himself upon that stead; he then said, that what he desired, was two or three hundred pounds, at present, and a recommendation to Sir Robert Walpole: upon which he was acquainted, that the Board had no money to dispose of, but that if his proposals, when made, should appear to be of the consequence he mentioned, the Board would recommend him to Sir Robert. He then said he would recollect himself, and attend the Board another time.

Massachusetts Bay.

A scheme for erecting a private Bank at Boston, and the copy of a letter to Mr. Wilks, the agent, explaining the same, dated 19th Nov., 1733, was read.

New Hampshire.

Massachusetts.

Connecticut.

Rhode Island.

Letter from Capt. Tomlinson, agent for New Hampshire, relating to the paper currency of these Provinces, was read.

Connecticut.

Letter from Capt. Tomlinson, relating to the paper currency in Connecticut, was read.

Rhode Island.

Letter from Mr. Partridge, agent for Rhode Island, giving an account of the paper money there, was read.

New England.

The Board then postponed the consideration of the two reports, mentioned in yesterday's minutes, relating to paper money, and to the New England Acts, till to-morrow morning.

Massachusetts Bay.

An order of the Committee of Council, dated 21st ult., referring to the Board eleven Acts, passed in the Massachusets Bay, in Dec., Jan., 1735, and March, 1736, was read.

Ordered that the said Acts be sent to Mr. Fane, for his opinion in point of law.

Thursday, February 3. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Col. Bladen, Mr. Plummer, Sir O. Bridgeman.

Connecticut.

Letter from Mr. Wilks, agent for Connecticut, relating to the paper currency in that Province, was read.

Massachusetts.

Letter from Mr. Wilks, agent for the Massachusets Bay, inclosing an account of the paper currency of that Province, was read.

New England.

The Board then took into consideration the draught of a report, mentioned in yesterday's minutes, relating to the New England paper money, and made a progress therein.

Friday, February 4. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Plummer, Col. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Georgia.

Mr. Martyn.

Mr. Martyn, Secretary to the Georgia trustees, attending upon the subject of his letter, read the 1st inst., the Board acquainted him, that so soon as Mr. Fury, agent for South Carolina, could be ready with such papers, as he expected, as mentioned in his memorial, read the 23rd ult., the Board would appoint a day for hearing all parties, upon that subject.

Massachusetts Bay.

Connecticut.

New Hampshire.

Rhode Island.

The draught of the reports, relating to New England paper money, mentioned in yesterday's minutes, was further considered, and agreed to, as also

The draught of the report upon the 26 New England Acts, mentioned in the minutes of the 2nd inst.

Tuesday, February 8. Present:—Earl Fitz-Walter, Mr. Pelham, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plummer.

South Carolina.

Order of the Committee of Council, dated 26th Nov. last, referring to the Board a petition of Mr. Zouberbuhler, proposing to make a settlement of one of the townships in South Carolina, and desiring a grant of 48,000 acres to himself, was read.

Massachusetts Bay.

A letter from Mr. Partridge, inclosing printed votes of the Assembly of the Massachusets Bay, from the 25th of Nov., 1736, to the 1st of Dec. following, was read.

Wednesday, February 9. Present:—Earl Fitz-Walter, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Plummer, Mr. Pelham.

Massachusetts.

New Hampshire.

Connecticut.

Rhode Island.

The report to the Lords of the Committee, upon the subject of New England paper money, agreed to the 4th inst., was signed, as also

Massachusetts Bay.

The report, agreed to at the same time, upon 26 Acts of the Massachusets Bay.

Trade.

Ostend.

Letter from Mr. Deane, Consul at Ostend, with an extract from the Treaty of Madrid, relating to his privileges as Consul, was read, as also

Another letter from him, desiring the Board not to proceed any further on his letter, read the 18th ult., until he writes again; and the Board postponed the further consideration thereof, to another opportunity.

Trade.

Canaries.

Mr. Fane's report upon the state of a case, and a query, relating to the importation of Canary wines to the Plantations directly from the Canary Isles, was read.

Thursday, February 10. Present:—Earl Fitz-Walter, Mr. Plummer, Mr. Pelham, Sir O. Bridgeman, Col. Bladen.

Trade.

Canaries.

The Board take again into consideration the above mentioned report of Mr. Fane, relating to the importation of Canary wines into the Plantations directly from the said islands, also a letter from Mr. Carkesse, Secretary to the Commissioners of the Customs, read the 23rd of Dec. last; their lordships likewise considered the two representations from this Board, dated the 3rd of February, 1717–8 and the 15th of Aug., 1721, upon the Spanish Ambassador's memorial relating to this subject, and agreed not to take any further steps in this affaire at present.

Friday, February 11. Present:—Earl Fitz-Walter, Mr. Pelham, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Plummer.

Barbados.

Plantations General.

The letter to the Attorney and Solicitor General with the state of a case and queries, relating to the Governor's power of doing certain Acts of Government under his private Seal of Arms, mentioned in the minutes of the 14th Dec. last, was agreed to, and ordered to be sent.

New England.

A petition from Mr. Shirley, Advocate General in New England, representing his case, and desiring a salary of £300 a year may be annexed to his office, was read, and the Board resolved to consider further thereof, at another opportunity.

North Carolina.

Letter from Mr. McCulloch, agent for North Carolina, relating to several points contained in the Governor's letter, read the 25th ult., was read, and some directions were given for preparing the draught of an answer to the Governor's aforesaid letter.

Nova Scotia.

Capt. Coram.

Capt. Coram, whose proposals for making a settlement of the whole Province of Nova Scotia are mentioned in the minutes of the 11th of May last, attending, presented to the Board a list of trustees willing to undertake the said settlement, which was read, and the Board resolved to consider further of this affaire at another opportunity.

Tuesday, February 15. Present:—Earl Fitz-Walter, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Plummer, Sir O. Bridgeman, Col. Bladen.

Bahamas.

Letter from Mr. Fitz-Williams, Governor of the Bahamas, with some papers, relating to a clandestine trade carried on at Turk's Islands between the French and the Bermudians,—to the behaviour of the Captain of the station sloop at Providence; and inclosing the Treasurer's accounts, from Christmas, 1735, to Midsummer, 1736, and the Naval Officer's accounts from Christmas, 1735, to Sept., 1736, was read; and directions were given for sending copies of such of the above papers, as relate to the conduct of the Captain of the station sloop, to Mr. Burchet, to be laid before the Lords of the Admiralty.

Wednesday, February 16. Present:—Earl Fitz-Walter, Col. Bladen, Mr. Plummer, Mr. Brudenell, Sir O. Bridgeman.

Massachusetts.

New Hampshire.

New York.

New Jersey.

Rhode Island.

Nova Scotia.

A letter from Mr. Paris, in behalf of the Province of New Hampshire, inclosing an Order in Council, directing a commission to be prepared by the Attorney and Solicitor General, impowering the five eldest Councillors of New York, New Jersey, Nova Scotia, and Rhode Island, to determine the boundaries between the Massachusets Bay, and New Hampshire; and circular letters, to be wrote by the Board, to the several Governors of the above Provinces, upon the same subject, were read; and

The draughts of the said letters to the aforementioned Governors were agreed to, and ordered to be transcribed.

Bahamas.

Ordered that an extract of so much of Mr. Fitz-Williams' letter, read yesterday, as relates to the estate of a Mulatto, who lately died there intestate, and to some treasure found there by one of the inhabitants, be sent to Mr. Fane, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Antigua.

The draught of a report, proposing Edward Byam, Esq., to to be of the Council in Antigua, in the room of Mr. Cochrane, deceased, was agreed to.

Barbados.

A letter from Mr. Leheup, one of the agents of Barbados, acquainting the Board that Mr. Ashley, one of the Council of Barbados, has left the Island, and is in Holland, was read; and directions were given for the preparing the draught of a representation, proposing Col. Maycock to supply his place.

Thursday, February 17. Present:—Earl Fitz-Walter, Sir O. Bridgeman, Mr. Plummer, Col. Bladen.

Barbados.

Plantations General.

A letter from Mr. Attorney and Solicitor General upon the subject of the case sent to them the 11th inst. relating to the Governor's power to doing Acts of Government under his private Seal at Arms, was read, and an answer to it was agreed to.

Barbados.

The representation, proposing John Maycock, Esq., of the Council of Barbados, in the room of Mr. Ashley, ordered yesterday to be prepared, was agreed to, and signed.

Antigua.

The representation, proposing Edward Byam, Esq., to be of the Council of Antigua in the room of Mr. Cochrane, deceased, agreed to yesterday, was signed. [This representation was never sent to the Council office.]

Friday, February 18. Present:—Earl Fitz-Walter, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plummer, Col. Bladen.

Massachusetts Bay.

New Hampshire.

New York.

New Jersey.

Rhode Island.

Connecticut.

The draughts of letters, ordered to be prepared the 16th inst. to the Governors of the Massachusets Bay, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, relating to the fixing the boundaries between the Massachusets Bay, and New Hampshire, and to the appointment of commissioners for that purpose, were signed.

Tuesday, February 22. Present:—Earl Fitz-Walter, Sir O. Bridgeman.

Montserrat.

St. Eustatia.

The Secretary acquainting their Lordships that the Duke of Newcastle had referred to the Board, a memorial and eight other papers, from M. Hopp, Envoy from the States General, complaining of the seizure of two vessels from St. Eustatia etc.; ordered that Mr. Sharpe, agent for Governor Mathew, be directed to attend the Board to-morrow morning, upon the subject of these seizures; they appearing to have been made by cruizers commissioned by the said Governor.

Wednesday, February 23. Present:—Earl Fitz-Walter, Mr. Plummer.

Montserrat.

St. Eustatia.

Mr. John Sharpe.

Mr. Yeamans.

The letter from the Duke of Newcastle, mentioned in yesterday's minutes, referring to the Board, a memorial and other papers from Monsieur Hopp, Envoy Extraordinary from the States General, complaining of the seizure of two vessels from St. Eustatia, by some cruisers from the Leeward Islands, was read, as also the said papers; and the gentlemen, mentioned in the margin, attending, they desired copies of all the said papers, which were ordered accordingly, and acquainting the Board, that they would be ready to attend the Board on this day sennight with their answer; that day was accordingly appointed.

Thursday, February 24. Present:—Earl Fitz-Walter, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Plummer, Col. Bladen.

Nova Scotia.

Newfoundland.

Brigadier Philipps.

Brigadier Philipps, Governor of Nova Scotia, attending, acquainted the Board, in answer to the extract of a letter from Commissioner Lee, Governor of Newfoundland, relating to the company at Placentia having no arms, sent to the Brigadier the 19th ult., that he feared the arms might want some repair, but that the company was far from being without arms; that his company at Placentia, according to his last accounts from thence, consisted of about twenty-five effective men; and he produced a letter from Capt. Gledhill, the Commander of that company, dated the 10th of September last, in which he acquaints Brigadier Philipps, that there were in that company only old men fit for Chelsea Hospital, and that there were few or no arms fit for service.

Georgia.

South Carolina.

An order of the Committee of Council of the 4th inst., referring to the Board a petition from the Georgia trustees, complaining of the Lt. Governor, Council and Assembly of South Carolina, for opposing the execution of an Act passed by the said Trustees and confirmed by his Majesty the 3rd of April, 1735, for maintaining peace with the Indians etc., was read, and orders were given for sending a copy thereof to Mr. Fury, agent for South Carolina, for his answer.

Bahamas.

A letter from Mr. Burchet, Secretary to the Admiralty, in answer to the letter, ordered to be wrote to him the 15th inst., relating to the conduct of the Captain of the station sloop at Providence, was read.