Journal, October 1746: Volume 54

Pages 211-212

Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations: Volume 8, January 1742 - December 1749. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1931.

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Journal, October 1746

Wednesday, October 1. Present:—Mr. Plumer, Mr. Grenville.


Read Mr. Fane's report (dated this day), upon the draught of a bond to be entered into for Samuel Ogle, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Maryland's observing the Acts of Trade and Navigation.

Thursday, October 2. Present:—Mr. Plumer, Mr. Grenville.


Read a letter from Lord Baltimore, Proprietor of Maryland, to the Board, dated the 30th of September, 1746, proposing Mr. John Hanbury of Tower Street, and Mr. Joseph Adams, of Mark Lane, London, merchants, to be sureties for Samuel Ogle, Esquire (whom the king has approved to be Lieutenant Governor of Maryland), for his observing the Acts of Trade and Navigation.

Ordered that the Secretary write to Mr. Scrope, Secretary of the Treasury, to acquaint him with the purport of the said letter, and at the same time to send him the draught of a bond, as usual, upon such occasions.

Tuesday, October 21. Present:—Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower.


The copy of a petition to his Majesty from Rose Fuller, Francis Wightwick and Francis Sadler, Esquires, complaining of their being removed from their seats as judges in the Island of Jamaica by Governor Trelawney, and praying to be restored, was presented to the Board by Mr. Paris, who likewise moved their lordships, in behalf of the petitioners, for a copy of Mr. Trelawney's letter to the Board, wherein he gives his reasons for removing the petitioners; the Board thereupon acquainted him, that it was not usual for them to grant copies of letters from Governors to any persons, and he then withdrew.


Read a letter from Mr. Tinker, Governor of the Bahama Islands, to the Board, dated New Providence, June 30th, 1746, inclosing papers taken on Board a Spanish ship by a corsair of that Island, relating to the state of Peru and Panama, with a plan of the fortifications of the latter, the number of canons mounted on the ramparts, and a list of their stores in the arsenal.
Letter from the President of Panama to the Catholic King, dated at Panama, 26th January, 1746 (with a translation of it), N.S.
Plan of the fortifications at Panama, to the land. Sent by the President of that city to the King of Spain.
Letter from the Viceroy of Peru to Don Sebastian de Estava, Viceroy of Santa Fé [de Bogotá], and the kingdom of New Granada, Cartagena, etc. Lima, 18th of November, 1745, with a translation.
States of the warlike stores at Panama, 20th of January, 1745–6.
An anonymous letter without date. Translated.

Ordered that copies of the said papers be made, together with an extract of as much of the Governor's letter, as relates to the same; and that the draught of a letter, for transmitting the same to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, be prepared.

Thursday, October 23. Present:—Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower, Mr. Grenville.


Copies of the papers, mentioned in the preceding minute, having been made, and a draught of the letter to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, ordered by the same minute, having been prepared and laid before the Board, the same was agreed to, transcribed and signed.


The Board having gone through the consideration of the draught of instructions to be given to Henry Grenville, Esquire, appointed Governor of Barbadoes, in the room of Sir Thomas Robinson, and the draught of a representation to his Majesty, for accompanying the same, having been prepared and laid before the Board, was agreed to, transcribed and signed, as was likewise a letter to the Duke of Newcastle, for inclosing the same.