Journal, March 1743
Volume 51

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1931

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'Journal, March 1743: Volume 51', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 8: January 1742 - December 1749 (1931), pp. 53-58. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81742 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Journal, March 1743

Tuesday, March 1. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Trade.

Hungary.

Bohemia.

Austria.

Read a letter from Mr. John Porter, enclosing patterns of moirs or tabbys, with an account of the price of them; after which the Board made some further progress in the draught of a letter to Lord Carteret.

Ordered that letters be writ to Mr. Gore, and Mr. Porter, to desire their attendance on Thursday next, and to bring with them such other merchants as they shall judge proper, to give the Board any lights, with respect to the Plan of Commerce now lying before them.

Barbados.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, ordered by yesterday's minutes, having been prepared, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Wednesday, March 2. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Trade.

Hungary.

Bohemia.

Austria.

The Board took again into consideration the papers relating to the commercial negotiation at Vienna.

Ordered that the Secretary write to Sir John Barnard, desiring the favour of his company at this Board to-morrow, or on Friday next, if convenient to him, the Board being desirous of having his assistance in an affair of so much consequence, as the present project, for opening a trade with the Queen of Hungary's hereditary dominions, is.

Ordered likewise that a letter be writ to Mr. Oxenford, Assistant Inspector General of the Customs, desiring an account of what the alien and Mediterranean duties have amounted to, for the last ten years.

Thursday, March 3. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Brudenell, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Trade.

Hungary.

Bohemia.

Austria.

Sir John Barnard, not being at leisure to attend, as desired, the Board had some further discourse with Mr. Gore, on the subject of the Vienna Plan of Commerce, and then proceeded to make a further progress therein.

New York.

Ordered that Mr. John Sharpe have notice that the Board intend to take into consideration the petition of the Honourable George Evans, Esquire, referred to them by an order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated November 24th, 1742, as mentioned in the minutes of the 15th of December last, on Tuesday next [Tuesday, March 8th], when he is desired to attend.

Friday, March 4. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Ashe, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer.

Trade.

Hungary.

Bohemia.

Austria.

Read a letter from Mr. Oxenford (in answer to that writ to him by order of the Board), acquainting their lordships that it is not in his power to send the account of the alien and Mediterranean Duties; and that if the said account be necessary, they must send to the Commissioners of the Customs for it.

Ordered that the Secretary write to Mr. Wood, Secretary of the Customs, to apply to the Commissioners of the Customs for the said account.

South Carolina.

Georgia.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated January 25th, 1742–3, referring to this Board the petition of the Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia in America, to his Majesty, humbly praying for his Majesty's royal approbation of three laws lately prepared by them.

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

Monday, March 7. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer.

New Jersey.

Read a letter from Mr. Morris, Governor of New Jersey, to the Board, dated at Trenton, December 15th, 1742, transmitting the following papers, viz.:—
Minutes of Council in Assembly, beginning October 16th, ending November 25th, 1742.
Act for the support of the Government of his Majesty's province of New Jersey for one year, from the 23rd September, 1742, to the 23rd September, 1743.

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

Read another letter from Governor Morris, dated also at Trenton, December 20th, 1742, transmitting a memorial to him from the Council of the General Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey, met at Perth Amboy, the fourteenth day of October, 1742, together with:—
An attested copy (under the seal of the province), of an Act, passed at New Jersey in November, 1703, entitled, An Act for regulating the purchasing of land from the Indians.

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

Tuesday, March 8. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

New York.

Mr. John Sharpe attending, as desired by the minutes of the 3rd instant, the Board, after some discourse then had with him, took into consideration the petition of the Honourable George Evans, referred to this Board by the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated November 24th, 1742, and mentioned in the minutes of the 15th of December last, and after some time spent therein, gave directions for preparing the draught of a report thereupon.

Jamaica.

The Board likewise had under consideration the petition of Mathias Philp and William Perrin, Esquires, referred to them by the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated the 17th of January last, and read the 10th of February; and Mr. John Sharpe, solicitor for the petitioners, and Mr. Perrin, one of the petitioners, also attending, the Board, after some discourse had with them, gave directions for preparing the draught of a report thereupon.

Wednesday, March 9. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Jamaica.

The draught of the report to the Lords of the Committee of Council, ordered by the preceding minute, having been laid before the Board, was agreed to, and ordered to be transcribed.

Thursday, March 10. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Jamaica.

The draught of the report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the petition of Messrs. Philp and Perrin, having been transcribed, as ordered by yesterday's minute, was laid before the Board, and signed.

Newfoundland.

Read a letter from his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, dated the 9th instant, directing this Board to prepare the draught of a commission and instructions for Thomas Smith, Esquire, Commander of his Majesty's ship the Princess Mary, appointed Governor of Newfoundland.

Ordered that the said draughts be prepared, as also the draught of a representation to his Majesty, and of a letter to the Duke of Newcastle, for enclosing the same.

Friday, March 11. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Newfoundland.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty (with the draught of a commission for Thomas Smith, Esquire, appointed Governor of Newfoundland), and a letter to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, for inclosing the same, ordered by the preceding minute, having been laid before the Board, were agreed to and signed.

Monday, March 14. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Trade.

Hungary.

Bohemia.

Austria.

The Board had again under consideration the papers, relating to the commercial negociation at Vienna, and made a further progress therein.

Ordered that the Secretary write to Mr. Barnham, desiring his attendance at their Board to-morrow or Wednesday, as shall best suit his convenience.

Tuesday, March 15. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Newfoundland.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, accompanying the draught of instructions for Thomas Smith, Esquire, appointed Governor of Newfoundland, as likewise a letter to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, for inclosing the same (ordered by the minutes of the 10th instant), having been laid before the Board, were agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Wednesday, March 16. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Nova Scotia.

Cançeau.

Read a letter from Mr. Corbett, Secretary to the Lords of the Admiralty, to the Secretary of this Board, dated the 15th instant, signifying that Captain Young of the Kinsale, is ordered to Canceau, to protect the fishery there, and desiring that heads of enquiry for him may be prepared, and sent to that Office as soon as may be; which was accordingly ordered to be done.

Trade.

Hungary.

Bohemia.

The Board made a further progress in the consideration of the papers, relating to the commercial negociation at Vienna.

Austria.

Ordered that the Secretary write another letter to Mr. Wood, Secretary of the Customs, desiring him to send the Board, as soon as may be, the account of the alien and Mediterranean Duties, concerning which he was wrote to the 4th instant.

Thursday, March 17. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Trade.

Hungary.

Bohemia.

Austria.

The Board had again under consideration the papers relating to the commercial negociation at Vienna, and made some progress therein.

Ordered that the Secretary write to Mr. Gore, to desire he would favour the Board, as soon as possible he can, with his thoughts upon those papers, which were lately communicated to him.

Nova Scotia.

Cançeau.

Heads of enquiry sent.

The Secretary laid before the Board the heads of enquiry, ordered yesterday to be prepared, for Captain Young, who is appointed to protect the fishery at Cançeau the ensuing season; which being in the usual form, they were transmitted in a letter to the Secretary of the Admiralty.

Friday, March 18. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Trade.

Hungary.

Bohemia.

Austria.

The Board, after some discourse had with Mr. Gore, on the subject of the papers that had been communicated to him, made a further progress in the consideration of the affair of the commercial negociation at Vienna.

Read a letter from Mr. Wood, Secretary to the Commissioners of the Customs, dated March 17th, in answer to that to him, ordered by the minutes of the 4th instant, enclosing the return of the Deputy Collector and Deputy Surveyor of the Customs at London, with respect to the amount of the alien and Mediterranean Duties.

Newfoundland.

Read a letter from Captain John Byng, Governor of Newfoundland, to the Board, dated London, February 22nd, 1742–3, transmitting the following public papers, viz.:—
Enquiries relating to the trade and fishery of Newfoundland, with Captain Byng's observations thereupon, together with the fishing scheme at the end of the said enquiries, 1742.
Return of the detachment of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, August 9th, 1742.
Return of Captain John Gledhill's company in Major General Philips' Regiment of Foot at Placentia, 9th August, 1742.
Issues and expences of Ordnance Stores at Placentia, from 1st day of August, 1741, to the 31st day of July, 1742.
Remains of Ordnance Stores at Placentia, between the 1st of August, 1741, and the 1st of August, 1742.
A scheme of the ships entered in the harbour of St. Johns and their cargoes imported, from the 24th of March, 1741–2, to the 30th of October, 1742, with the value of the several kinds of merchandizes so imported.
A scheme of the ships and their cargoes exported from the harbour of St. John's, Newfoundland, from the 23rd of April, to the 30th October, 1742.

Monday, March 21. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Trade.

Hungary.

Bohemia.

Austria.

The Board took again into consideration the papers, relating to the commercial negociation at Vienna, as also the draught of a letter to the Lord Carteret upon that subject, and made some progress therein. Ordered that the Secretary write to Mr. Alderman Baker, and acquaint him that the Board is desirous of having some discourse with him to-morrow or Wednesday next, as shall best suit his convenience.

Tuesday, March 22. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Trade.

Hungary.

Bohemia.

Austria.

The papers relating to the commercial negociation at Vienna, as also the draught of a letter to Lord Carteret on that subject, were again under the consideration of the Board, and some further progress was made therein.

Wednesday, March 23. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Trade.

Hungary.

Bohemia.

Austria.

Mr. Alderman Baker attending, as desired by the minutes of Monday last, the Board after some discourse with him on the subject of the commercial negociation at Vienna, particularly upon the articles of rice, copper and pepper, made a further progress in the draught of a letter to Lord Carteret on that subject.

Thursday, March 24. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Trade.

Hungary.

Bohemia.

Austria.

The Board had again under consideration the papers, relating to the commercial negociation at Vienna, as also the draught of a letter to the Lord Carteret on that subject, and made some further progress therein.

Friday, March 25. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Trade.

Hungary.

Bohemia.

Austria.

The draught of a letter to the Lord Carteret, relating to the commercial negociation at Vienna, was had again under consideration, and some further progress made in the said draught.

Monday, March 28. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Trade.

The Board resumed the consideration of the draught of a letter to the Lord Carteret, upon the subject of the commercial negociation at Vienna, and made some further progress therein.

Tuesday, March 29. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Trade.

Hungary.

Bohemia.

Austria.

The draught of a letter to the Lord Carteret, upon the subject of the commercial negociation at Vienna, having been agreed to by the Board, was ordered to be transcribed.

Read a letter from Mr. Oxenford, Assistant Inspector General, dated the 28th March, 1743, inclosing an account of the quantity of unwrought copper re-exported between Christmas, 1738, and Christmas, 1741, with the amount of the drawback.

Wednesday, March 30. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene, Mr. Herbert.

Trade.

Hungary.

Bohemia.

Austria.

The draught of a letter to the Lord Carteret, on the subject of the commercial negociation at Vienna, having been transcribed, as ordered by the preceding minute, and laid before the Board, was signed.