Journal, September 1737
Thursday, September 1. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Pelham,
Mr. Plummer, Mr. Herbert.
Mr. Trelawney, appointed Governor of Jamaica, attending,
the Board had some conversation with him, relating to his instructions; and he represented to the Board that the distressed
condition of Jamaica, being the same as when the late Governor,
Mr. Cunningham, went thither, he hoped the Board would please
to continue the instructions given to Mr. Cunningham, impowering him to continue the duty on negroes.
The report upon Mr. Zouberbuhler's petition, agreed to yesterday, was signed.
Tuesday, September 6. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Pelham,
The Board taking again into consideration the draught of
Mr. Trelawney's Instructions, and made a progress therein.
Wednesday, September 7. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr.
Pelham, Mr. Plummer.
The draught of the Instructions for Mr. Trelawney, appointed
Governor of Jamaica, mentioned in yesterday's minutes, being
again considered, was agreed to, and ordered to be transcribed.
A letter from Major Armstrong, Lt. Governor of Nova Scotia,
of the 8th September, 1736, inclosing the copies of two grants
of land on the Bay of Fundy, and minutes of Council, was read.
Letter from Mr. Gregory, President of the Council and Commander in Chief of Jamaica, dated 26th May last, inclosing minutes
of Council, was read.
Letter from Mr. Belcher, Governor of New England, of 14th
June last, inclosing some votes of Assembly, was read.
Two letters from Capt. Pitt, Governor of Bermuda, dated
24th of May last, inclosing publick papers, was read.
Two letters from Mr. Dottin, President of the Council and
Commander in Chief at Barbados, dated the 21st December,
1736, and 14th May last, with publick papers, was read.
Three letters from Mr. Clarke, Lt. Governor of New York,
with publick papers, were read.
Letter from Mr. Fitz-Williams, Governor of the Bahamas,
dated the 26th March, 1736, inclosing the Treasurer's Accounts,
Two letters from Col. Dunbar, Lt. Governor of New Hampshire,
with copies of publick papers, were read.
Letter from Mr. Deane, Consul at Ostend, dated 5th of March
last, with two papers, relating to the Irish Harper, formerly
mentioned, was read.
Letter from Mr. Allen, Receiver of the Quit Rents in North
Carolina, complaining of obstructions in the receipt of the Quit
Rents, was read; and ordered that Mr. Leheup, Deputy to Mr.
Walpole, Auditor of the Revenue in the Plantations, be desired
to attend the Board upon this subject on Wednesday next.
Wednesday, September 14. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr.
Pelham, Mr. Plummer.
Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, signifying the king's
directions that Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, should
have the same instruction, impowering him to receive an additional salary, as was given to the late Governor, Mr. Cunningham,
was read; and directions were given for inserting the instruction
A representation to his Majesty, upon Mr. Trelawney's instructions, and a letter, for inclosing the same to his Grace the Duke
of Newcastle, were agreed to, and signed.
The secretary laid before the Board an account of the incident
charges of this office, from Lady Day, 1737, to Midsummer
following, amounting to £279 16s. 8½d., and a letter to the Lords
of the Treasury, desiring payment thereof, and of the salary
due to the secretary and under officers for the same time, was
agreed to, and signed.
The report to the Lords of the Committee upon the subject
of the dispute between South Carolina and Georgia, agreed to
the 31st ult., was signed.
Copy of an Order in Council, for repealing the Biennial Law
of North Carolina, was read.
Copy of an Order in Council, approving the draughts of Lord
Delaware's commission for the governments of New York and
New Jersey, was read.
Copy of an Order in Council, for confirming the St. Christopher's
Act for reducing the Fee of 3 shillings per sheet etc. and for repealing
another Act of that island settling salaries etc. was read.
Copy of an Order in Council, approving Mr. Trelawney's commission for the Government of Jamaica, was read.
Copy of an Order in Council, relating to the disputes about the
boundaries between Pennsylvania and Maryland, and directing
the Governors to preserve the peace, and not to grant any land
near the controverted boundaries, was read.
Wednesday, September 21. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr.
Pelham, Mr. Plummer.
Letter from Lord Harrington, dated yesterday, inclosing the
extract of a letter from Mr. Titley, Resident at Copenhagen,
dated the 17th inst., N.S., relating to the Danish prohibition
of foreign productions and manufactures, was read; and directions were given for reminding Mr. Carkesse, secretary to the
Commissioners of the Customs, of the letter wrote to him the
10th ult., desiring to know if any duties, and what, have been
imposed since the Treaty of 1670, which may affect the importations from Denmark, and whether any goods of that kingdom
have been prohibited.
A letter from Col. Armstrong, Lt. Governor of Nova Scotia,
dated the 8th of July last, with five papers, therein referred to,
were read, and a letter to the Duke of Newcastle, for inclosing
extracts of such parts of the said letter and papers, as relate to
the boy, who set fire to Mr. Amhurst's house there, was agreed to,
The Board taking again into consideration the Order of the
Committee upon Mr. Hamilton's petition for 200,000 acres of
land in South Carolina, read the 17th ult., and his plan for making
a settlement thereon, read the 31st ult.; a letter to acquaint
him, that the Board conceive his propositions are too general,
and that until they are better satisfied they will be carried into
execution, they cannot recommend his petition to his Majesty,
was agreed to, and ordered to be sent.
A letter from Mr. Fitz-William, Governor of the Bahamas,
dated the 15th of April last, with some publick papers, was read;
and directions were given, that Mr. H. Popple, agent to Mr.
Fitz-William, should lay before the Board his answer to the
complaint made against him by Mr. Jackson, collector of the
Customs in the Bahamas, referred to in Mr. Fitz-William's
Letter from Col. Broughton, Lt. Governor of South Carolina,
dated the 15th of July last, was read.
Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, dated
the 30th of April last, was read.
Wednesday, September 28. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr.
Pelham, Mr. Plummer.
Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, signifying his Majesty's
having appointed the Earl of Albermarle Governor of Virgina,
and directing his commission and instructions to be prepared,
was read; and the draughts of a commission being laid before the
Board, a representation therewith, and a letter, for inclosing the
same to the Duke of Newcastle, was agreed to, and signed.
A letter from Mr. Carkesse, in answer to one wrote to him the
21st inst., relating to any duties upon the Danish importations,
that have been altered since 1670, and promising to send an
account thereof, was read.
Another letter from Mr. Carkesse, inclosing the Custom House
Leidger for 1731, was read.
Mr. H. Popple.
Mr. Henry Popple, agent for Mr. Fitz-William, Governor of
the Bahamas, attending with Mr. Shelley, he presented to the
Board the said Governor's answer to the complaints against him
by Mr. Jackson etc., sent to him the 12th of November last, and
the same was read.