Journal, September 1743
Tuesday, September 13. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr. Keene.
Read a letter from Mr. Popple, Governor of Bermuda, to the
Board, dated June 3rd, 1743, transmitting the copy of an address
of the Council and inhabitants of that Island to his Majesty,
praying that he would be graciously pleased to make such
alteration in the 73rd article in the Governor's instructions, as
may most conduce to the promoting the trade of those Islands.
Read likewise an Order of the Lords of the Committee of
Council, dated August 24th, referring to this Board a letter from
Mr. Popple, Governor of Bermudas, to the Duke of Newcastle,
transmitting an address of the Council and inhabitants of those
Islands to his Majesty, praying that some alterations may be
made in the 73rd article of the said Governor's instructions,
requiring all ships to anchor, load and unload their goods in
Castle Harbour or St. George's Harbour in the said Island.
Ordered that the Secretary write a letter to Mr. Noden, Bermuda
merchant, desiring him to attend this Board on Wednesday the
21st instant, and bring with him such other merchants as he shall
judge proper, in order for the Board to have some discourse with
them on the subject of the said letter and address.
Read a letter from Mr. Willard, Secretary of the Massachusets
Bay, to the Secretary of this Board, dated at Boston, June 20th,
1743, transmitting the several following public papers, viz.:—
Minutes of Council (sitting the Assembly), from the 2nd of
September, 1742, to the 28th of February, 1742–3.
Minutes of General Assembly, from the 2nd of September,
1742, to the 15th January, 1742–3.
Twenty Acts, passed at Boston, in January, 1742–3.
Wednesday, September 21. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr.
Ashe, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.
Mr. Noden attending, as desired by the preceding minute,
together with Mr. Dinwiddie, Surveyor General of his Majesty's
Customs in the Southern District of America, and formerly
Collector of the Customs at Bermudas, as also Mr. Jones and
Mr. Parsons, merchants, concerned in the trade thither, the
Board, after some discourse had with them upon the subject of the
address of the Council and inhabitants of the said Island, referred
by the Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council to this
Board, as mentioned in the same minute, ordered the draught
of a report to the Lords of the Committee thereupon to be
Read a letter from Sir Thomas Robinson, Governor of the
Barbados, to the Board, dated June 25th, 1743, together with the
several papers annexed; with it were transmitted the following
public papers, viz.:—
Addresses of the Grand Jury for the General Sessions, held
in December, 1742, to his Majesty—and the Governor and
Minutes of Council, from the 20th January, 1740, to the 10th
Minutes of Assembly, from the 28th July, 1742, to the 5th
Four Acts, passed at Barbados, in February and March,
Ordered that an extract of so much of the said letters, as relates
to the state of the Island, be transmitted to his Grace the Duke of
Wednesday, September 28. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr.
Brudenell, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.
The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of
Council, on the subject of the address of the Council and inhabitants
of Bermuda, to his Majesty, which was ordered by the minutes of
the 21st instant, having been prepared, was laid before the Board,
agreed to and signed.
Read a letter from Mr. Kilby (agent for the province of the
Massachusets Bay), to the Board, dated September 6th, 1743,
inclosing, at the desire of Captain Masters, a copy of the said
Captain's memorial, lately presented to the Lords Commissioners
of the Admiralty, relating to the trade and fishery of Newfoundland, and the importance thereof to his Majesty's British
Read a letter from Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, dated
June 1st, 1743, acquainting the Board that the Assembly had
raised £12,000 for the use of the fortifications there, and that he
had applied to the Duke of Newcastle for a supply from England
of a hundred 24 pounders.
Ordered that a copy of the said letter be transmitted to his
Grace the Duke of Newcastle.