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, 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 prepared.
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 Chief Justice.
Minutes of Council, from the 20th January, 1740, to the 10th May, 1743.
Minutes of Assembly, from the 28th July, 1742, to the 5th May, 1743.
Four Acts, passed at Barbados, in February and March, 1742–3.
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 Newcastle.
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 subjects.
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.