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Journal, October 1708: Journal Book M

Pages 540-545

Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations: Volume 1, April 1704 - January 1709. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1920.

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Journal, October 1708

October 25. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney.

Trade.

Mr. Vryberg's memoriall against a pass granted the San Antonia under consideration.

Their lordships took into consideration the letter from Mr. Secretary Boyle of the 11th of August last [fo. 276], read the 16th ditto, referring to the Board a memorial from Monsieur Vriberg to her Majesty, complaining of a pass granted the ship San Antonia of Bilboa&c., and inclosing several papers relating thereunto, which were read; as also the two following papers communicated to the Board from Mr. Secretary Boyle, vizt.:
Two placaerts of the States touching navigation.
A translation of a placaert of the States General, touching the navigation of Dutch privateers&c., dated the 28th July, 1705.
And commerce with the enemy.
A translation of another placaert of the States General, relating to contraband goods and to commerce with the enemy, dated the 28th July, 1705.

Owners of the said ship to attend.

Whereupon ordered [fo. 308] that Mr. Edward Lloyd, with others, owners and freighters of the said ship San Antonia have notice to attend the Board on Thursday morning next.

New Jersey.

Order of Council for restoring Mr. Morris in the Council.

Copy of an Order of Council of the 18th of August last, upon the letter to the Earl of Sunderland of the first of July foregoing [fo. 227], relating to Mr. Morris's being restored to his place in the Councill of New Jersey, was read.

Virginia.

Order of Council appointing Mr. Bird of the Council.

Copy of a second Order of Councill of the same date, upon a representation of the 16th ditto [fo. 276], for constituting Mr. Bird a member of the Council of Virginia, approving the said representation, and directing the Earl of Sunderland to prepare a warrant for her Majesty's signature, for constituting the said Bird a member of the said Council accordingly, was read.

Barbadoes.

Order of Council approving a representation touching Mr. Skeen being guilty of bribery.

Copy of a third Order of Council of the same date, upon a representation of the 8th of July foregoing [fo. 240, 387], relating to the complaints against Mr. Skeen, secretary of Barbadoes, approving the said representation&c., was read.

Jamaica.

Order of Council approving Mr. Peeke to be of the Council.

Copy of a fourth Order of Council of the same date, upon a representation of the 29th of April foregoing [fo. 128], proposing Mr. Peck to be a member of Councill in Jamaica, approving the said representation, and directing the Earl of Sunderland to prepare a warrant for her Majesty's signature for constituting the said Peck a member of the said Council accordingly, was read.

Jamaica.

Order of Council approving an instruction to Brigadier Handasyd about escheats.

Copy of a fifth Order of Council of the same date, upon a letter of the 30th of July foregoing to the Earl of Sunderland [fo. 260], with the draught of an additional instruction to Brigadier Handasyd, Governor of Jamaica, relating to escheats, approving the said instruction, and directing the Earl of Sunderland to prepare the same for her Majesty's signature, was read.

Order of Council approving Mr. Mumby to be of the Council.

Copy of a sixth Order of Councill of the 20th September, 1708, upon a representation of the 23rd of August foregoing [fo. 285], proposing Mr. Mumby to be of the Councill of Jamaica, approving the same and directing the Earl of Sunderland to prepare a warrant for her Majesty's signature, for constituting the said Mumby a member of the said Council accordingly, was read.

Barbadoes.

Order of Council approving Mr. Hallet to be of the Council.

Copy of an Order of Council of the same date, upon a representation of the 23rd of August foregoing [fo. 285], proposing Mr. Hallet to be a member of Councill in Barbadoes, approving the said representation, and directing the Earl of Sunderland to prepare a warrant for her Majesty's signature, constituting him a member of the said Council accordingly, was read.

Trade.

Barbadoes.

Referrence from the Earl of Sunderland on Mr. Pindar's petition for opening a traffick with negroes between Barbadoes and New Spain&c. and desiring four passes.

Letter to Mr. Solicitor General thereupon.

A letter from the Earl of Sunderland of the 14th of the last month, referring to the Board the petition of Mr. Pindar [fo. 319], proposing the opening a traffick for negroes between Barbadoes and New Spain, and praying for the grant of four passes for Spanish ships to be employed in that service, was read; whereupon ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Eyre, her Majesty's Solicitor General, for his opinion, whether the granting passes for Spanish ships to come to Barbadoes be not contrary to the Act of the 12th of King Charles the 2[n]d, entituled An Act for the encouraging and increasing of shipping and navigation.

Miscellanies.

Incidents.

The accounts of incident charges of this office, from Midsummer, 1708, to Michaelmas following, were laid before the Board, and are as follows, vizt.:

l. s. d.
The secretary's account of petty expences, amounting to 26 0 10
The stationer's account, amounting to 21 5 0
The Post Officer's account, amounting to 136 15 5
Mr. Clark's account for wood and coles, amounting to 37 4 9
Amounting in the whole 221 6 0

Letter to the Earl of Godolphin with accounts of incidents.

Letter to the Lord High Treasurer to desire the payment thereof, as also of the salary due to the secretary and the other officers in the service of this Commission for the same time, was signed.

Jamaica.

Letter from the Earl of Sunderland about the Council of Jamaica.

Answer.

A letter from the Earl of Sunderland of the 20th of the last month, referring the memorial of Mr. Oldfield [fo. 301], praying to be made a member of the Councill of Jamaica, was read; whereupon ordered that a state of the present Councill of that island be laid before the Board to-morrow morning.

Trade.

Referrence from Mr. Boyle relating to an Irish ship carrying barley from Rochelle to Lisbon.

A letter from Mr. Secretary Boyle, of the 3rd of September last, referring the extract of a letter from the Earl of Galway, her Majesty's Ambassador at Portugal, about an Irish ship carrying barley from Rochell to Lisbon, together with other papers relating thereto, was read.

Letter to be prepared to the Earl of Sunderland thereupon.

Whereupon ordered that the draught of a letter to the Earl of Sunderland be prepared [fo. 300], to desire to know what security was given to the Custome House officer at the port of Dublin, from whence the aforesaid ship sailed.

Trade.

Letter to Mr. Attorny General upon the aforesaid referrence.

Further ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Attorney General [fo. 335], inclosing a copy of the aforesaid extract of the Earl of Galway's letter, and desiring his opinion, whether her Majesty's subjects, trading between Rochell and Lisbon, have not incurred the penalty of the Acts past in the 3rd and 4th year of her Majesty's reign, entituled An Act for prohibiting all trade and commerce with France, and An Act to prevent all traiterous correspondence with her Majesty's enemies.

Barbadoes.

Copy of Mr. Samuel Cox's patent for naval officer.

Mr. Charles Cox communicated to the Board an attested copy of a patent [fo. 178] from the late King William to Mr. Samuel Cox (his brother), constituting him naval officer in Barbadoes, which copy he promised their lordships the 10th of June last, when he was at the Board.

October 26. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney.

New England.

Letter from Mr. Savage for copies of papers about Mr. Partridge's carrying ship timber to Portugal.

A letter from Mr. Savage of the 26th of August last, desiring copies of several papers in this officer relating to Mr. Partridge's having exported ship timber&c. from New England to Portugal, for the information of the Commissioners of the Customes, was read; whereupon ordered that copies of the said papers be sent him accordingly.

Trade.

Letter to the Earl of Sunderland.

Irish ships carrying barley from Rochelle to Lisbon.

A letter to the Earl of Sunderland [fo. 299], relating to an Irish ship's carrying barley from Rochelle to Lisbon&c., as directed in yesterday's minutes, was signed.

Barbadoes.

Letter from Mr. Cox desiring to withdraw the reference on his petition in behalf of his brother.

A letter from Mr. Charles Cox, of the 9th of September [fo. 46], praying that he may withdraw the reference on his petition to her Majesty (read the 4th of February, 1707/8), in behalf of his brother Samuel Cox, naval officer of Barbadoes, relating to the said place &c., was read; and their lordships agreed that he may withdraw the same accordingly.

Jamaica.

A letter to the Earl of Sunderland, in answer to one from his lordship of the 20th of the last month [fo. 298], acquainting his Letter to the Earl of Sunderland.
Oldfeild's memorial to be of the Council.
lordship that the Council of Jamaica is at present full, and that Mr. Francis Oldfeild does stand the first upon the list of persons' names to supply vacancies in the said Council, was signed.

Newfoundland.

Letter from Mr. Savage.

Officer to prevent illegal trade there.

A letter from Mr. Savage, of the 26th of August last, signifying that the Commissioners of the Customes have appointed Mr. Archbold Cummings, an officer in Newfoundland, to prevent illegal trade there&c., was read.

Maryland.

Letter from Lord Baltemore.

Hearing upon two Acts.

A letter from the Lord Baltimore, of the 9th instant, to the secretary, desiring that their lordships will grant him a hearing by Councill upon Mr. Solicitor General's report upon two Acts past in Maryland in 1707 [fo. 62] (mentioned in the minutes of the 20th of February, 1707/8), was read; whereupon ordered [fo. 314] that his lordship be acquainted that the Board have agreed thereto, and that what he may have to offer touching the said Acts be heard on Monday morning, the 8th day of November next.

Col. Blakiston to attend and Mr. Attorny General acquainted therewith.

Ordered that Colonel Blakiston have notice to attend the said hearing [fo. 313], and that Sir James Montague, her Majesty's Attorny General, be acquainted therewith, that he may be present, if he think fit.

Trade.

Hamburgh Company to attend about convoys to Bremen.

The Hambrough Company having notified that they are ready to lay several papers before their lordships [fo. 285, 310] in relation to convoys for Bremen ships; ordered that they have notice to attend the Board on Thursday next.

New Hampshire.

Letter from the Board of Ordnance.

Stores sent in 1692.

Letter from the Board of Ordnance of the 21st instant [fo. 290], inclosing an account of Ordnance stores sent to New Hampshire in July, 1692, was again read.

Col. Romer's report about stores for New Hampshire.

Representation thereupon.

Colonel Romer's report, in answer to a letter writ him the 17th of August, 1708 [fo. 278], for his opinion upon the list of stores of war demanded for New Hampshire, was read; and the draught of a representation thereupon was agreed [fo. 311], and ordered to be transcribed.

October 27. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney.

Barbadoes.

Letter from Mr. Crow.

A letter from Mr. Crow, Governor of Barbadoes, dated the 27th of June, 1708, was read, and the papers therein referr'd to were laid before the Board as follows, vizt.:
Papers therein referr'd to.
Copy of an address from the Grand Inquest of Barbadoes to her Majesty, upon the late invasion of the French, upon the Northern parts of Great Britain, together with a copy of the said Inquest's presentment to Mr. Crow relating to the carefull administration of the government of the said island.
Naval officers' list of ships from the 25th of March, 1708, to the 24th of June, 1708 inclusive.

Letter from Mr. Crow to the secretary.

Another letter from Mr. Crow to the secretary, dated the 3rd of July, 1708, was likewise read, and directions given for preparing answers thereunto.

New York.

Letter from Mr. Lowndes on the petition of Melchior Gilles, one of the poor Lutherans bound for New York.

A letter from Mr. Lowndes, referring to the Board, by order of my Lord High Treasurer, the petition of Melchior Gilles [fo. 309], one of the poor Lutherans, to her Majesty, praying that he may not be obliged to go to New York with the other Lutherans till Gilles summon'd.
his wife, who is under cure for a cancer in her breast, shall be well, and that the allowance he has hitherto had, may be continued till his departure for the said province, was read; whereupon ordered that the said Gilles have notice to attend the Board on Wednesday next.

Leeward Islands.

Letter from Col. Parke.

Bill about adjusting accounts.

Merchants summon'd.

A letter from Colonel Park, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated at Nevis the 21st of June, 1708, together with a bill to oblige the several inhabitants of that island to adjust and settle their accounts with their creditors for debts contracted before the late invasion of the French in the year 1705/6, were read; and, upon consideration of the said bill, ordered [fo. 318] that the merchants trading to those parts have notice to attend the Board on Tuesday, the 9th November next.

Another letter from Col. Parke.

Mr. Loggan summon'd about officers of the regiments absence.

Mr. Rhodes to be recommended to my Lord Sunderland.

A second letter from Colonel Park, dated at St. Christopher's the first of July, 1708, was read; whereupon ordered that on paragraph B relating to the officers of the regiments being absent from their post [fo. 320], Mr. Loggan, agent for the said regiment, have notice to attend the Board on Tuesday morning, the 9th of November next. And upon paragraph K in favour of Mr. Rhodes [fo. 373], their lordships were satisfied with his character, and resolved to recommend him to the Earl of Sunderland, as occasion shal offer.

Bermuda.

Order of Council on a petition of Mr. Jones with a charge against Col. Bennet.

Mr. Jones attending [fo. 333], presented to their lordships an Order of Councill of the 18th of August last, referring to this Board a petition from the said Jones containing a charge against Colonel Bennet, Lieutenant Governor of Bermuda, which order was read; and their lordships agreed to take the petition, and other papers thereunto annex'd, into consideration on Wednesday morning next.

October 28. Present:—Earl of Stamford, Sir Philip Meadows, Mr. Pulteney.

Leeward Islands.

Letter from Col. Parke.

A letter from Colonel Park, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated at St. Christopher's the first of July, 1708 [fo. 317], signifying his having sworn Mr. Francis Phipps a member of the Councill of that island, in the room of Colonel Crisp, deceased, and praying that he may be confirmed, was read; and the following minutes, referr'd to therein, were laid before the Board, vizt.:
Minutes of Council in Assembly of St. Christophers.
Minutes of Councill in Assembly of St. Christopher's, from the 30th of August, 1706, to the 29th of June, 1708.

Second letter from Col. Park.

A second letter from Colonel Park, dated at Nevis the 1st of July, 1708, was read, and the minutes therein referr'd to be (sic) laid before the Board as follows, vizt.:
Minutes of Council in Assembly of Nevis.
Minutes of Councill in Assembly of Nevis, from the 11th of December, 1707, to the first of June, 1708.

Third letter from Col. Parke.

A third letter from Colonel Park, dated at St. Christopher's the 7th of July, 1708, was read; and the papers therein referr'd to laid before the Board, as follows, vizt.:
Papers therein referr'd to.
An address from the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Councill, and Assembly of St. Christopher's to her Majesty [fo. 308], upon the intended invasion of the French on the northern parts of Great Britain.
Account of imports to St. Christopher's from the 25th December, 1707, to the 25th of June, 1708.
Account of exports from St. Christopher's for the same time.

Letter to the Earl of Sunderland with the address from St. Christopher's.

Whereupon directions were given for preparing answers to the said letters; and a letter to the Earl of Sunderland, inclosing the foresaid address [fo. 307], was signed.

Jamaica.

Letter from Brigadier Handasyd.

A letter from Brigadier Handasyd, Governor of Jamaica, dated the 20th of July, 1708, was read; and the papers therein referr'd to were laid before the Board, and are as follows, vizt.:
Papers therein referr'd to.
List of the patent officers and annual value of each office.
List of the galleons and merchants' ships attack'd by Commodore Wager the 28th of May, 1708.
Account of Commodore Wager's engagement with the Spanish galleons on the 28th of May, 1708.

Trade.

Mr. Lloyd about a pass given the ship San Antonio of Bilboa.

Mr. Lloyd (of Lumbard Street, Coffee man) attending according to appointment [fo. 294], and being ask'd several questions in relation to the ship Antonia of Bilboa, mentioned in Monsieur Vryberg's memorial, which was read the 25th instant, he said that he was imployed in getting the pass for that ship by Mr. Tight, a merchant here, but that the owners and freighters of that ship lived at Bilboa, and he promised to bring Mr. Tight [fo. 315] or some other Spanish merchants, who have had passes of the like nature, to their lordships on Wednesday morning next.

New York.

Melchior Gilles, one of the Lutherans bound to New York, about his petition.

Letter to Mr. Lowndes thereupon.

Melchior Gilles, one of the poor Lutherans attending [fo. 304; N. fo. 68], and being asked in what condition his wife was with relation to the cancer in her breast, and how long he thought it might be before she should be cured of it, he said that she was in a fair way of recovery, and did beleive she would be cured in three or four months' time, that he had four in family, vizt., himself, his wife and two children, and therefore prayed that they might continue to partake of her Majesty's bounty as hitherto he had done, till the time above mention'd, and that they should be transported to New York; whereupon ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Lowndes, with the opinion of the Board that the same may be continued accordingly.

Trade.

Hamburgh Company's answer to queries about their trade and convoys to Bremen.

Mr. Ward, Governor of the Hamburg Company, attending [fo. 146, 302], presented to their lordships the Company's answer to the queries sent them the 20th of May last, touching their trade, and to convoys for Bremen ships, which was read.

Several other papers on the same subject.

They further presented to their lordships the answer of the Master and Wardens of the Shippers Company in Hamburg to the first and second queries above-mention'd, and also an extract of a letter from Captain Riddel, of the Falmouth, dated in Quzley Bay the 16th of June, 1708, together with the copy of a letter sent from Bremen, directed to the Captain Commander of the two English men-of-war at Hamburgh, dated the 3rd of June, 1708, and an answer thereto the 4th of the same month, which answers and letters their lordships agreed to take into consideration on Wednesday next.