Minutes of the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Great Britain. Board of Trade
Volume 02, Pages 388-389
[B. P. R. O. B. T. Journals. Vol. 30. P. 352.]
Whitehall, Thursday 15th Sept. 1720.
Mr Boon Agent for Carolina and Col. Barnwell attending acquainted the Board that upon some advertisements now published by Sir Robt. Montgomery they were apprehensive that some disputes might arise
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between the Officers or forces expected to be sent by His Majesty to that Province and such persons as Sir Robert may send to the Golden Islands one of which islands lies in the mouth of the river Alatamah which has been proposed to be secured whereupon their Lordships signified to those gentlemen that the government of Carolina being provisionally assurr'd to the Crown no power of government derived from the Lords Proprietors could at present interfere with his majesty's authority but that in this affair their proper application would be to the Lords Justices.