Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations: Volume 4, November 1718 - December 1722. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1925.
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Journal, July 1722
July 4. Present —Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen. Mr. Plummer.
Letter from Mr. Lowndes.
Colonel Armstrong's memorial.
To prove allegations.
A letter from Mr. Lowndes, secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, (mentioned in the Minutes of the 26th of the last month), inclosing a memorial from Colonel Armstrong concerning his losses at Canceau, was again read; and Colonel Armstrong, attending with Colonel Gardiner, their Lordships, after some discourse with them thereupon, desired Colonel Armstrong would lay before the Board what he had to prove the allegations in his abovesaid memorial, which he promised to do accordingly.
Letter from Mr. Burchett.
Copy of Charter.
Order in Council.
A letter from Mr. Burchet, secretary to the Lords of the Admiralty, dated the 28th of the last month, desiring copies of the Rhode Island Charter, and an Order in Council in 1703, forbidding that government to exercise Admiralty jurisdiction there, was read, and ordered that copies of the said Rhode Island Charter and Order of Council be sent to Mr. Burchet.
Letter from Mr. Oxenford.
A letter from Mr. Oxenford, of the Inspector-General's office, dated 28th June, 1722, relating to the duties which the Swedes and other foreigners pay for landing their goods, was read.
Letter to Lord Townshend.
A letter to the Lord Viscount Townshend, in relation to the duties paid here by the Swedes, upon weighing and measuring their goods, was agreed and signed.
Letter from Mr. Cox.
A letter from Mr. Cox, President of Barbados, without date, was
read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board,
Minute of Council, of the 17th of April, 1722, containing Mr. Cox's reasons for suspending Mr. Maycock and Mr. Colleton from the Council.
Affidavit of Oliver Cook, proving Mr. Colleton's being summoned to Council.
A letter from Pennyslvania, dated the 21st of May last, signed B.B.G., relating to copper and silver mines in that and the neighbouring provinces, particularly some lately discovered, was read.
Mr. Gosling's memorial.
A memorial from Mr. Gosling, proposing an instruction to all Governors in America, to impower them to let to farm or licence persons to share of the advantages that may accrue upon their discovery of royal mines there, was read.
Letter to Captain Hyde.
Ordered that a letter be writ to Captain Hyde and Mr. Harris to desire their opinion, as soon as may be, in relation to the light-house proposed to be set up at Cape Henry in Virginia.
July 5. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.
Letters from Captain Southack.
A letter from Captain Southack, dated at Boston, the 28th of
January, 1719–20, relating to the boundaries between the French and
English in America, was read, and the papers, therein referred to,
were laid before the Board, viz.:—
Memorial from Captain Southack praying this Board's recommendation of him to His Majesty for a pension, etc.
Copy of an Order of Council, of 1st February, 1693–94, for a reward of £ 50 to Captain Southack, for his services in New England.
Copy of Captain Martin's certificate, in favour of Captain Southack.
Another letter from Captain Southack, dated at Boston, January 10th, 1721–22, relating to the fishery at Canceau, was also read.
Another letter from Captain Southack, dated the 6th of March, 1721–22, was read, with Captain Southack's answer to queries from the Governor of New England.
Another letter from Captain Southack, dated the 13th of March, 1721–22, relating to a map he has made, was likewise read.
Letters from Colonel Wentworth.
Four letters from Colonel Wentworth, Lieutenant Governor of New Hampshire, dated the 17th and 18th of July, 1719, 22nd of May and 26th of December, 1720, were read.
Letters and papers from Mr. Bridger.
A letter from Mr. Bridger, late Surveyor General of the Woods in New England, dated the 12th of October, 1719, relating to the preservation of the woods, and the ill consequence of confirming an old grant to Mr. Cooke for 500 acres of land, was read.
Another letter from him, without date, was read.
Another letter from him, dated the 1st of May, 1720, was read.
Another letter from him, dated the 25th of June, 1720, complaining of Mr. Westbrook, and of his hard circumstances there, was read, with Mr. Bridger's trial about trees cut without licence, etc.
Another letter from him, dated the 16th of May, 1721, inclosing copy of certificates from Colonel Shute and the Council of New Hampshire, that he was voted thanks by the Assembly, for his care of the woods, etc., was read.
Memorial from Mr. Burniston.
The memorial of Mr. Burniston, Surveyor of the Woods in New England, was read.
Letter from Mr. Burchett.
Letter from Mr. Burchet, of the 9th of August, 1720, inclosing a copy of one from Mr. Bridger, relating to waste committed in the woods in America, was read.
Letter from Mr. Armstrong.
Letter from Mr. Armstrong, an officer of the Customs in New England, dated the 19th of July, 1720, about the increase of the woollen and linen manufactures in America, and complaining of prohibitions being granted by the Courts of Common Law against the proceedings of the Admiralty Courts, in cases of seizures upon the acts of trade, was read.
Letter from Colonel Gledhill.
A letter from Colonel Gledhill, dated in Newfoundland, the 17th of December, 1720, giving an account of the success in the whale fishery, the loss of several fishing boats by some late storms, and proposing the fixing a post there, was read.
Order of Council.
Katherine Assaillies' petition.
An Order of Council, of the 28th of February, 1719–20, referring to the Board the petition of Katherine Assailles, praying for one third of her father's estate in St. Christophers, was read.
Mr. Perry's memorial.
South Sea Company's petition.
A memorial from Mr. Micajah Perry and others, desiring to be heard before the Board report upon the South Sea Company's petition for St. Christophers, etc., was read.
Mr. Duport's memorial.
A memorial from Mr. Duport upon the South Sea Company's petition for St. Christophers, etc., was read.
Letter from Mr. Jekyll.
A letter from Mr. Jekyll, and another from Mr. Blechynden, dated in August, 1720, both relating to the woollen manufacture in New England, were read.
Messrs. Allen and Lowe's petition.
The petition of Mr. Daniel Allen and Mr. Joseph Lowe, merchants, in behalf of Mr. Willard, secretary of the Massachusets Bay, against an Act which reduces his fees, was read.
An extract from the Naval officer's books of the commodities imported into Pennsylvania from the Maderas and the Western Islands, from Christmas, 1718, to Christmas, 1720, was read.
Letter from Mr. Burnet.
A letter from Mr. Burnet, Governor of New Jersey, dated the
25th of May last, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were
laid before the Board, viz.:—
Copy of a Bill passed by the Assembly and rejected by the Council for obliging clerks, etc., to give security.
The Governor's speeches to the Assembly, etc., and Minutes of Council, when Mr. Anderson was suspended.
Two Acts passed the 5th of May, 1722.
List of vessels trading outwards, from the 25th of March, 1721, to the 25th of March, 1722.
List of vessels trading inwards, from the 25th of March, 1721, to the 25th of March, 1722.
Letter to Mr. Burnet.
And a representation recommending James Alexander and James Smith, Esqrs., to supply the places of Mr. Gordon and Mr. Byerly, in the Council of that province, was agreed and signed; and ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Burnet in answer to his abovementioned.
Letter to General Nicholson.
A letter to General Nicholson, Governor of South Carolina, was agreed and signed.
Letter to Sir William Keith.
As also another to Sir William Keith, Bart., Governor of Pennsylvania.
Letters from Consul Russell, Seville.
Their Lordships then took into consideration several letters from Mr. Russel, consul at Seville.
July 18. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.
Letter from Colonel Hart.
Letter to Mr. West.
A letter from Colonel Hart, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated the 2nd of May, 1722, inclosing an Act passed at St. Christophers, the 20th of April last, for settling £2000 per annum on himself, and two other Acts of the said island for raising that money, was read; and ordered that the said Acts be sent to Mr. West for his opinion thereupon in point of law.
Letter from Captain Hyde.
Letter to Captain Hyde
A letter from Captain Hyde and several other merchants, in relation to the building a light-house at Cape Henry in Virginia, was read; whereupon ordered that Captain Hyde and the other merchants be desired to give their Lordships in writing their reasons against erecting the said light-house.
Letter to Mr. Balam for Accounts.
Ordered that a letter be writ to Mr. Balam, Inspector General of the Imports and Exports, for an account of the quantities and value of all goods imported by the East India Company in each of the three years, from Christmas, 1718, to Christmas, 1721, and likewise an account of the quantities and value of East India goods re-exported since the year 1702, under the following heads, viz.: pepper, indigo, calicoes, wrought silks, and in one other article, the value only of all other goods.
Letter from Mr. Burchett.
A letter from Mr. Burchet, of the 10th inst., desiring copies of several papers relating to the Admiralty jurisdiction in Rhode Island, was read; and ordered that the said papers be copied and sent to him accordingly.
July 20. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.
Colonel Armstrong attending, in relation to his petition concerning
his losses at Canceau, referred to this Board by the Lords of the
Treasury, and read the 26th of the last month, their Lordships
examined into the papers undermentioned, and resolved to consider
further thereof at another opportunity, viz.:—
Orders and instructions from Colonel Philipps, Governor of Nova Scotia, to Colonel Armstrong in August and November, 1720. Affidavits and proofs relating to his charges and losses at Canceau. Account of the fishery there. Observations on Colonel Armstrong's account, with invoices, bills of lading, etc.
July 25. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Bladen.
Order in Council.
Captain Uring, Deputy Governor, St. Lucia, St. Vincent.
Duke of Montagu, proprietor.
Letter from Mr. Beake.
Acts of Trade.
Letter to Mr. Beake.
The copy of an Order in Council, of the 19th inst., approving Nathaniel Uring, Esq., to be Deputy Governor of St. Lucia and St. Vincent's, under the Duke of Montagu, proprietor of those islands, was read; as also a letter from Mr. Beake relating to the security to be given by Mr. Uring, for his observance of the Acts of Trade and Navigation; whereupon ordered that Mr. Beake be desired to acquaint his Grace the Duke of Montagu, that he being the proprietor, and Mr. Uring, Deputy Governor of St. Lucia and St. Vincents, they cannot become so properly securities for the said Mr. Uring's observing the Acts of Trade and Navigation, as two merchants, no ways interested in the said islands, which has constantly before been the custom in all other Proprietary Governments.