Journal, March 1738
Volume 47

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1930

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230-233

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'Journal, March 1738: Volume 47', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 7: January 1735 - December 1741 (1930), pp. 230-233. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81681 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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Journal, March 1738

Wednesday, March 1. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Ashe, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

New Hampshire.

Ordered that the New Hampshire instructions be sent to Mr. Fane, His Majesty's Counsel at Law, for his opinion whether by the 36th instruction the Lieutenant Governor be entitled to half the salary during the Governor's absence from the province of New Hampshire, and during his residence in the Massachusets Bay.

Thursday March 2. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Plummer, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Ashe.

Virginia.

Read a letter from Major Gooch, Deputy Governor of Virginia, dated November 8th, 1737, relating to the boundary lines in dispute, and transmitting an account of his Majesty's revenue of 2 shillings per hogshead from April 25th, 1737.

North Carolina.

Mr. Attorney and Solicitor General's report and opinion upon several queries relating to Quit Rents etc. in North Carolina, was read, and the Board took the same into consideration.

Bahamas.

A representation to His Majesty, relating to the complaints exhibited by Chaloner Jackson against Governor Fitzwilliams, agreed to the 21st of last month, was signed.

Tuesday, March 7. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Pelham, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plummer, Mr. Ashe.

South Carolina.

A letter from His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, signifying his Majesty's having appointed Samuel Horsey, Esqr., Governor of the province of South Carolina in America, and directing his Commission and instructions to be prepared, was read, and draughts of the said Commission and instructions were accordingly ordered to be prepared.

Newfoundland.

Canco.

Read a letter from Mr. Burchett, Secretary of the Admiralty, to the Secretary of this Board, acquainting the Board, that the Chatham, Capt. Philip Vanbrugh, Commander, was designed this year for Newfoundland, and the Guarland, under Captain Watson, for Canço, and desiring that such heads of enquiry, as their lordships shall think proper for each of them, may be prepared and sent with all convenient speed, and their lordships ordered the same to be prepared accordingly.

Bermuda.

A representation to his Majesty, with the instructions for Alured Popple, Esqr., Governor of Bermuda, was agreed to, and signed, as also

A letter, inclosing the same to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle.

Trade.

Spain.

A draught of a report in answer to the Duke of Newcastle's letter, relative to the visiting British ships in the ports of Spain, mentioned in the minutes of January 27th, was ordered to be prepared.

Wednesday, March 8. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Ashe, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Plantations General.

In pursuance of his Grace the Duke of Newcastle's letter, mentioned in the minutes of February 17th last, copies of the several applications made to this Board for warlike stores, from his Majesty's plantations in America, were laid before their lordships, and the same were ordered to be transmitted to his Grace, in order to be laid before the House of Commons.

Bahamas.

A letter from the Duke of Newcastle, dated February 22nd, 1737/8, referring the petition of James Wimble, Master and principal owner of the Rebecca Brigantine, relating to the loss of the said Brigantine, with other papers on the same subject, was read; and their lordships took the same into consideration, and made some progress therein.

New England.

Mr. Fane's opinion upon the query relating to the 36th article of Mr. Belcher's instructions, as mentioned in the minutes of Wednesday, March 1st, was read.

Thursday, March 9. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Brudenell, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

North Carolina.

Mr. Attorney and Solicitor General attending, the Board had some discourse with them on the subject of the Quit Rents etc. in North Carolina, and their lordships ordered copies of two laws, relative to rating commodities, passed in that province, to be transcribed, and to be laid before them, for their opinion thereon.

Bahamas.

Mr. Wimble attending, the Board had some further discourse with him concerning his petition, mentioned in the minutes of yesterday.

Friday, March 10. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Brudenell, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

New England.

Read a letter from Colonel Dunbar to the Secretary, containing some proposals, relative to the British interest in America, and the Board ordered it should remain upon the agenda for further consideration.

South Carolina.

Their lordships had under consideration the Commission of Samuel Horsey, Esqr., and made some alteration therein, pursuant to the directions of his Grace, the Duke of Newcastle, in his letter of March 3rd instant.

South Carolina.

Georgia.

Ordered that letters be writ to Mr. Oglethorpe and Mr. Horsey, desiring their attendance at the Board, Tuesday next.

Tuesday, March 14. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Ashe, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

South Carolina.

Georgia.

Mr. Oglethorpe and Mr. Horsey attending, their lordships had some discourse with them, relative to their Commissions, and made some progress therein.

A letter from his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, transmitting the copy of a resolution of the House of Commons for an address to his Majesty, that he would please to give directions for laying before the House all papers relating to the losses of his Majesty's subjects by the depredations of the Spaniards, and signifying his Majesty's pleasure that the same be laid before the House, was read, and the Board directed the said papers be prepared accordingly.

South Carolina.

Read the memorial of Mr. Zouberbuhler for an instruction to the Governor of South Carolina, in behalf of his settlement at New Windsor, and other matters in that province, and their lordships put off the consideration of it to another opportunity.

Newfoundland.

Read the memorial of Capt. William Taverner, late Surveyor of Newfoundland, setting forth his services, and praying to be recommended to the Lords of the Treasury for the same.

Wednesday, March 15. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Ashe, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plummer.

Trade.

Spain.

A letter to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, in answer to his Grace's letter of January 25th, relative to the visiting of British ships in the port of Barcelona, was agreed to, and signed.

North Carolina.

Read Mr. McCulloch's answer to 4 querys concerning two Acts for rating commodities, passed in North Carolina, and the Quit Rents there, and their lordships ordered a copy of the same to be sent to the Attorney and Solicitor General.

Friday, March 17. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plummer.

Virginia.

A representation to his Majesty, laying before him for his royal confirmation an Act, passed in Virginia in the year 1736, relating to the lands in the Northern Neck, held under Lord Fairfax, was agreed to, and signed.

New Jersey.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, for enclosing instructions for Lewis Morris, Esqr., Governor and Commander in Chief of New Jersey, was read, and signed.

Tuesday, March 21. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Ashe, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

New Jersey.

The Board took in consideration the instructions for the Governor of New Jersey, and having made some progress therein, adjourned the further consideration thereof to another opportunity.

South Carolina.

An order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated March 13th, 1737/8, referring back to this Board their report upon Mr. Zouberbuhler's petition for an additional number of 12,000 acres of land in South Carolina, was read, and the Board ordered notice to be given to Mr. Zouberbuhler to attend on Friday next.

Trade.

Plantations General.

Three papers, relating to Spanish depredations, in pursuance of the Duke of Newcastle's letter, mentioned in the minutes of the 14th of this month, were laid before the Board, and Mr. Pelham was desired to present them to the House.

Wednesday, March 22. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

North Carolina.

Read the report of Mr. Attorney and Solicitor General upon two Acts of North Carolina, relating to staple commodities rated, and certain queries thereon, and the Board agreed to take the affairs of North Carolina into consideration on Wednesday next.

Massachusets.

Read an order of the Lords of the Committee of Council the 13th of March, 1737/8 referring to this Board fourteen Acts, passed in the Massachusets in June and July, 1737, and their lordships were pleased to direct that the said Acts should be sent to Mr. Fane, for his opinion thereon.

Thursday, March 23. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen Mr. Plummer.

New England.

Nova Scotia.

Memorial from Colonel David Dunbar, complaining of many hardships he lies under, especially with regard to his disbursements at and near Frederick's Fort, for which he has not received any recompence, was read.

Friday, March 24. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

South Carolina.

Mr. Zouberbuhler attending, according to notice given, as mentioned in the minutes of Tuesday last, together with Mr. Symond, merchant; their lordships had some discourse with them, and taking the affair of his petition, mentioned in the minutes of Tuesday last, into consideration, made some progress therein.

Virginia.

A memorial of the Commissioners appointed by the Lord Fairfax to settle the boundaries of the Northern Neck in Virginia (to which were annexed four papers, referred to in the said memorial), was read, and the Board postponed the consideration of it to another opportunity.

Tuesday, March 28. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plummer.

1738.

Jamaica.

Trade.

A letter from his Grace, the Duke of Newcastle, transmitting the copy of a resolution of the House of Commons for an address to his Majesty, that he would please to give directions for laying before the House copies or extracts of such representations as have been made to this Board by the Council and Assembly of Jamaica, relating to the captures of English vessels by the Spaniards in the Bays of Honduras and Campeachy, was read; and the said extracts (being only two) were accordingly prepared and delivered to Mr. Plummer, to be laid this day before the House.

Wednesday, March 29. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plummer.

Miscellanies.

The Secretary laid before the Board an account of the incident charges of this office, from Michaelmas, 1737, to Christmas following, amounting to £328 14s. 7d.; 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.