Journal, January 1746
Volume 54

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1931

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'Journal, January 1746: Volume 54', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 8: January 1742 - December 1749 (1931), pp. 185-189. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81776 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Journal, January 1746

Tuesday, January 7. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

Jamaica.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated the 9th of November, 1745, directing this Board to prepare the draught of an additional instruction to Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, for a grant of Royal Mines in that Island, to Messrs. Philp and Perrin; and the draught of an instruction, in the recess of the Board, having been prepared, was laid before them, and taken into consideration, and after some progress made therein, they agreed to consider the same at the next opportunity.

Wednesday, January 8. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

Jamaica.

The Board had again under consideration the draught of an additional instruction to Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, mentioned in the preceding minute, and made a further progress therein.

Thursday, January 9. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower.

Jamaica.

The Board resumed the consideration of the additional instruction to Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, mentioned in the preceding minute, and having gone through the same, ordered it to be transcribed; and the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council, for accompanying the same, to be prepared.

Read Mr. Fane's report, dated December 19th, 1745, upon sixteen Acts, passed at Jamaica, in April and June, 1744, to all of which he has no objection.

Friday, January 10. Present:—Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

Jamaica.

The draught of an additional instruction to Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, having been transcribed, as ordered by the minutes of yesterday, and the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council, for accompanying the same, having been likewise prepared, the same was agreed to and signed.

Virginia.

Mr. Sharpe, of the Council Office, attending, desired the Secretary to move the Board to take into consideration an Act, passed in Virginia, in October, 1744, entituled, An Act for the Relief of certain Creditors.

Tuesday, January 14. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

Newfoundland.

Read a letter from Richard Edwards, Esquire, Governor of Newfoundland, Captain of the Princess Mary, dated at Spithead, the 9th instant January, inclosing a scheme of the fishery and inhabitants of that Island, for the year 1745, which was laid before the Board.

Wednesday, January 15. Present:—Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

Bermuda.

Read a letter from Mr. Jones, President of the Council and Commander in Chief of Bermuda, dated April 27th, 1745, acquainting the Board, that he had given orders for preparing copies of the minutes of Council and of the transactions passed in that legislature, since the death of the late Governor, in order to send them over by the first opportunity.

Thursday, January 16. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Pitt.

Trade.

East India.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated November 19th, 1745, referring to this Board an account of the East India Company's exports from London, between the 29th September, 1744 and the 29th September, 1745, to be examined and reported upon.

Friday, January 17. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plumer.

New York.

Read a letter from Mr. Clinton, Governor of New York, to the Board, dated the 30th of November, 1745, informing them of the present state of the province, with respect to the behaviour of the Assembly, and giving account of his conference with the Six Nations of Indians; and transmitting:—
Minutes of Council at Albany at a publick interview and conference with the Six Nations of Indians, from the 5th to the 14th day of October, 1745.
Printed votes of the Assembly of New York, from the 6th of August to the 23rd November, 1745.

The Secretary laid before the Board the ten following copies of Orders of Council, lately transmitted from the Council Office, and the titles thereof were read, viz.:—
Newfoundland.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 18th of June, 1745, approving a representation of the Board of Ordnance, for fortifying Trinity Harbour in Newfoundland.
Barbados.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 18th of July, 1745, approving a representation of this Board to the late Lords Justices, proposing William Barwick, Esquire, to be one of the Council of Barbados, in the room of Charles Dunbar, Esquire.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated 18th July, 1745, approving a representation of this Board to the late Lords Justices, proposing James Carter, Esquire, to be one of the Council of Barbados, in the room of Thomas Harrison, Esquire.
St. Christophers.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated 18th July, 1745, approving a representation of this Board to the late Lords Justices, proposing John White, Esquire, to supply the vacancy in the Council of St. Christophers, by the death of Joseph Phipps, Esquire.
Massachusetts.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated 18th July, 1745, approving a representation of this Board to the late Lords Justices, proposing the confirmation of six Acts, passed in the province of the Massachusets Bay, in October, 1741, and January, 1741–2.
New York.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 18th of July, 1745, for rectifying a mistake in the placing of John Moore, Esquire, at the Council Board in New York.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 18th September, 1745, approving a representation of this Board to the late Lords Justices, proposing Stephen Bayard, Esquire, to supply a vacancy in the Council of New York, by the death of Jeremiah Renselaer, Esquire.
Jamaica.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated 18th September, 1745, approving a representation of this Board to his Majesty, proposing the confirmation of a private Act, passed at Jamaica, in 1744, for the Sale of the Estate late of James Rigby, Esquire, deceased, for payment of his Debts and Legacies.
New Jersey.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated 18th September, 1745, approving a representation of this Board to the late Lords Justices, proposing Edward Antill, James Hude, and Andrew Johnston, to supply the vacancies in the Council of New Jersey, by the death of Messrs. Lyell, Baynton and Home.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated 18th of September, 1745, approving a representation of this Board to the late Lords Justices, proposing Peter Kimboll, John Coxe, and Thomas Leonard, Esquires, to supply the vacancies in the Council of New Jersey, by the resignation of Messrs. Van Horn, Schuyler and Wells.

Thursday, January 21. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer.

Pennsylvania.

Read a letter to the Secretary from Mr. Richard Peters, Secretary of Pennsylvania, dated at Philadelphia, November 11th, 1745, inclosing lists of the names of such foreigners in that province, as have taken the benefit of the Act for naturalizing foreign Protestants, settling in any of his Majesty's Colonies in America, passed in the 13th year of his present Majesty King George the Second, since April term, 1743.

New Hampshire.

Read Mr. Fane's report, dated December 19th, 1745, upon nineteen Acts, passed at New Hampshire, in the years 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744, without any objection.

Wednesday, January 22. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt.

Leeward Islands.

Read a letter from General Mathew, Governor of the Leeward Islands, to the Board, dated at St. Christophers, the 15th of November, 1745, transmitting Acts and several other public papers of all those Islands, and promising a full answer, which he has prepared to the Board's general queries of 1729 by the first safe conveyance.
State of his Majesty's Councils in the Leeward Islands, the 13th of November, 1745.
Distinct lists of baptisms and burials in the respective parishes on the several Islands of Antigua, Nevis, St. Christophers and Montserrat, to October, 1745, in four parts, A. B. C. D.
Nevis.
Minutes of Assembly, from the 20th May to the 17th of September, 1745.
Antigua.
Minutes of Assembly, from the 7th of February, 1743–4, to 31st January, 1744–5.
Montserrat.
Minutes of Council, from the 25th of December, to the 24th of June, 1745.
Three Acts, passed at St. Christophers, in September, 1745.

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

Thursday, January 23. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

New Jersey.

Read a letter from Mr. Morris, Governor of New Jersey, to the Board, dated at Kingsbury, the 22nd of October, 1745, containing, among other matters, an account of the behaviour of the Assembly of that province, and transmitting several publick papers, viz.:—
Mr. Morris' speech to the Assembly of New Jersey, in answer to their address to him to remove the Justices of Hunterdon, or order them to be prosecuted.
Number of people in the Western and Eastern divisions of New Jersey. Taken by the Governor's order, in 1745; also, number of people in New Jersey, taken in 1737–8.
Printed votes and proceedings of the General Assembly of New Jersey at Amboy, from the 4th of April to the 18th of October, 1745. With a complete index.
Minutes of Council and Assembly, for the same time.
An Act, passed at New Jersey, the 1st June, 1745, for applying Two Thousand Pounds Interest Money now in the Treasury (arising from the Loans of the Bills of Credit) for his Majesty's Service.

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

Virginia.

The Board, upon application made by Mr. Sharpe of the Council Office, as mentioned in the minutes of the 10th instant, took into consideration an Act, passed in Virginia, in October, 1744, entituled, An Act for the Relief of certain Creditors, and ordered the Secretary to write to Mr. Fane, his Majesty's counsel at law, desiring his attendance on Tuesday next, in order to have some discourse with him thereupon [Tuesday, 28th].

Friday, January 24. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Pitt.

New Jersey.

The Board reconsidered the letter from Mr. Morris, Governor of New Jersey, mentioned in yesterday's minutes.

Tuesday, January 28. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

Virginia.

Mr. Fane attending, the Board had some discourse with him on the subject of the Virginia Act for the Relief of certain Creditors, mentioned in the minutes of the 23rd instant, and agreed to let it lye by, till further application should be made.

Cape Breton.

Massachusetts.

Read a letter from Mr. Shirley, Governor of the Massachusets Bay, dated at Louisbourg, the 16th November, 1745, mentioning his arrival there, and giving some account of the state of that place, with proposals for the better maintaining and supporting the same.

St. Christophers.

Mr. John Sharpe attending, moved the Board for the confirming William Burt, Esquire, in his seat in the Council of St. Christophers, to which he had been appointed by the Governor, and a draught of a representation to his Majesty, for that purpose, was accordingly ordered to be prepared.

Wednesday, January 29. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

St. Christophers.

The Secretary laid before the Board the draught of a representation, ordered by the preceding minute, and upon some difficulty arising with regard to the number of the present councillors of St. Christophers, the Secretary was directed to write to Mr. Douglass, agent for that Island, to desire his attendance at the Board, on Tuesday morning next [Tuesday, February 4th].

South Carolina.

The Board took into consideration an extract of the petition from the Governor, Council and Assembly of the province of South Carolina, to his Majesty, referred to this Board by his Grace the Duke of Newcastle's letter, as mentioned in the minutes of the 19th September last, and after some time spent therein, previous to any resolution, agreed to have some discourse with Colonel Fenwicke, and Mr. Fury; and accordingly the Secretary was ordered to desire their attendance at the Board on Wednesday morning next [Wednesday, February 5th].