Journal, July 1738
Volume 47

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1930

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247-250

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'Journal, July 1738: Volume 47', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 7: January 1735 - December 1741 (1930), pp. 247-250. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81685 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Journal, July 1738

Tuesday, July, 4. Present:—Lord Monson, Col. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plummer.

New Hampshire.

The draught of a report upon the petition of Col. Dunbar, referred to this Board by an order of the Committee of Council, dated May 27 last, and mentioned in the minutes of June 9th, was agreed to, and signed.

Trade.

Antwerp.

A copy of the translation, mentioned in the minutes of Thursday last, was sent to Mr. Oxenford, together with a letter, desiring his attendance at the Board to-morrow.

Wednesday, July 5. Present:—Lord Monson, Col. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Massachusetts Bay.

Read a letter to the Secretary from Mr. Willard, Secretary of the Massachusets Bay, dated May 20th, 1738, transmitting minutes of Council and of the General Assembly of that Province, as also eleven Acts, passed there, in January, 1737/8.

Trade.

Antwerp.

The Board, taking again under consideration the memorial of grievances, mentioned in the minutes of Thursday last, directed letters to be prepared to the Honourable the Commissioners of the Customs in England and Scotland, to Mr. Oxenford, Assistant Inspector General of the Customs, to the British Commissaries at the Conferences at Antwerp, and to the British Consul at Ostend, with some questions, relating to the trade of Great Britain in Flanders.

Miscellanies.

South Carolina.

Order that Rymer's Fædera be bought, for the use of the office.

Read the memorial of Mr. Hammerton, representing some hardships that he, as Secretary, and other His Majesty's officers in South Carolina labour under, as to business done by them for the new comers settling in the several Townships, and the Board were of opinion he should apply for redress to His Majesty in Council.

Thursday, July 6. Present:—Lord Monson, Col. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Trade.

Antwerp.

The several letters, mentioned in the minutes of yesterday, having been prepared, according to order, were agreed to, and signed.

South Carolina.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, containing some objections to an Act, passed in South Carolina, in May, 1736, entituled, An Act for stamping, emitting and making current the sum of £210,000 in paper bills of credit etc.; and humbly proposing to his Majesty not to give his Royal Assent thereto, but to order an instruction to the Governor now going to that Province, to get a Law passed there, for the same purpose, and not liable to the same objections, was agreed to, and signed.

The Board took again into consideration the instructions for Samuel Horsey, Esqr., Governor of South Carolina, and made a further progress therein.

Tuesday, July 11. Present:—Lord Monson, Col. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plummer.

South Carolina.

The Board had again under consideration the instructions for Samuel Horsey, Esqr., Governor of South Carolina, and having gone through most of the Articles therein, adjourned to to-morrow, in order to finish the examination of them.

Wednesday, July 12. Present:—Lord Monson, Col. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plummer.

South Carolina.

Read the memorial of Mr. Samuel Wragg, praying that the charge of transporting some German families to South Carolina, according to agreement, may be paid by that Province out of the Fund appropriated for the encouragement of poor Protestant families to settle there, and that this agreement may be inserted in Col. Horsey's instructions, and their lordships acquainted Mr. Wragg, then present, that the matter of the memorial did not come properly before this Board.

North Carolina.

Mr. Wragg likewise delivered in, as agent for the Assembly of North Carolina, a petition, relating to the case or representation of sundry of the principal inhabitants of that Province, on the behalf of themselves and others, who claim lands by virtue of grants under the seal of the late Lords Proprietors, presented to this Board some time since.

South Carolina.

Read a letter to the Secretary from Mr. Wood, desiring in behalf of the merchants trading to South Carolina, that he would move their lordships to make a report upon their petition, referred by the Lords of the Committee of Council against an Act, passed in that Province, for emitting £210,000 paper money there, and their lordships, in pursuance of the said letter, ordered a report to be prepared.

The Board finished the examination of Col. Horsey's instructions, and ordered the same to be transcribed.

Thursday, July 13. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plummer, Colonel Bladen.

Trade.

Read the memorial of Mr. Simon Smith, praying their lordships would recommend him to the Lords of the Treasury for a gratuity for his pains, in forming a scheme to prevent the running of wool from this Kingdom to France and other foreign parts.

South Carolina.

The draught of a report, in pursuance of an order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated the fourth day of February, 1736, referring to this Board the petition of the merchants of London in behalf of themselves, the merchants of Bristol and others trading in South Carolina, against an Act, passed there in May, 1735, for emitting and making current the sum of £210,000 in paper Bills of credit etc., was agreed to, and signed.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, enclosing a draught of instructions for Colonel Horsey, was agreed to, and signed.

A letter to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, enclosing a representation with draught of instructions for Col. Horsey, appointed Governor of South Carolina, was agreed to, and signed.

Thursday, July 20. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plummer.

Trade.

Read a letter from the Commissioners of the Customs at Edinburgh, dated July 13th, 1738, promising to transmit the accounts, desired by the Board's letter of the 6th instant, when finished.

Flanders.

Read likewise a letter from Mr. Deane, Consul at Ostend, dated July ½¾, 1738, in answer to one writ to him the 6th instant, by the secretary, for an account of duties payable on British goods in Flanders etc.

South Carolina.

Ordered that the draught of a report be prepared upon Mr. Bull's letter to the Duke of Newcastle, relating to a supply of great stores etc. for South Carolina, and referred to this Board by the Lords of the Committee, as mentioned in the minutes of Friday, June 9th.

Massachusets Bay.

Ordered that Mr. Wilks, agent for the Massachusets Bay, be desired to attend the Board on Tuesday morning next [25th].

Friday, July 21. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plummer, Mr. Brudenell.

Orders of Council.

The secretary laid before the Board six copies of Council, and the titles of the same were read.

Massachusets.

Read a letter to the Secretary from Richard Partridge, agent for the Massachusets, transmitting part of the Journals of the House of Representatives of that Province, sent to him by Governor Belcher.

Jamaica.

Read a letter to the Board from Governor Trelawney, dated May 11th, 1738, relating to the state of the Council in Jamaica, and recommending persons to supply the vacancies therein, and signifying his arrival in the Island, the 29th of April.

Tuesday, July 25. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plummer.

South Carolina.

A report to an order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated the 19th of May last, and mentioned in the minutes of June 9th, relating to the request of Mr. Bull, President of the Council and Commander in Chief in South Carolina, concerning a supply of stores for that Province, was agreed to, and signed.

A representation, recommending to his Majesty to authorize, by a Special Commission, Colonel Horsey, Governor of South Carolina, now going over, to establish a Court of Exchequer in that Province, was agreed to, and signed.

New York.

Read a letter from Mr. Clarke, Lieutenant-Governor of New York, dated June 2nd, 1738, transmitting public papers, viz., minutes of Council, Acts of Assembly, with his observations upon them, together with answers to queries; also recommending persons to supply vacancies in the Council of that Province, and the Board ordered that the several Acts, mentioned therein, be sent to Mr. Fane, for his opinion thereon.

Jamaica.

The Board ordered a representation to be prepared, recommending Rose Fuller, Sir Simon Clarke, Bart., and Matthias Phelp, Esq., to be of the Council in Jamaica; ordered also the draught of a letter to be prepared, in answer to one from his Excellency the Governor to them, mentioned in the minutes of yesterday.

Wednesday, July 26. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

New England.

Read a letter to the Secretary from Mr. Wilks, agent for New England, enclosing the state of the paper money issued in that Province from March, 1721, to September, 1730.

Jamaica.

Read a letter from Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, dated May 26th, 1738, transmitting minutes of Council and of the Assembly, and Acts of that Island, which Acts were ordered to be sent to Mr. Fane.

A letter to Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, in answer to his of May 11th last, mentioned in the minutes of the 21st instant, and to another of May 26th, mentioned in the preceding minute, was agreed to, and signed.

Thursday, July 27. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plummer.

Trade.

Antwerp.

Read a letter from Samuel Tufnell, and John Drummond, Esq., two of his Majesty's Commissaries at Antwerp, dated August the 2nd N.S., 1738, in answer to one from the Board of the 6th July last O.S.

South Carolina.

Read Mr. Fane's second report upon an Act, passed in South Carolina in 1731, for drawing Juries by ballot, and for the better Administration of Justice in criminal cases etc., and advising the repeal of it; and the Board ordered the draught of a representation to be prepared accordingly.

Read the humble representation of William Bull, Esq., President and Commander in Chief of South Carolina relating to the ancient boundaries, and also to the present state of that province; and ordered a letter to be writ to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle upon that subject, which was immediately agreed to, and signed.

Jamaica.

A representation to his Majesty, recommending Rose Fuller, Esqr., Sir Simon Clarke, Bart., and Matthias Phelp, Esq., to be of the Council of Jamaica, was agreed to, and signed.

Barbados.

The Board took into consideration the several letters of James Dottin, Esq., President and Commander in Chief of Barbados, and ordered the draught of an answer thereto to be prepared.

New York.

The Board likewise took into consideration the several letters of George Clarke, Esq., Lieutenant Governor of New York, and ordered the draught of an answer thereto to be prepared.