Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 11, January 1759 - December 1763. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1935.
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Journal, August 1759
Read an Order of His Majesty in Council, dated this day, approving of James Hamilton Esqr. to be Deputy or Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, and the Counties of Newcastle, Kent and Sussex, upon the nomination of the Proprietaries; and directing this Board to take the usual security for the observance of the laws of trade, and prepare a draught of such instructions as have usually been given.
The Secretary at the same time laid before the Board the usual Declaration under the hands and Seals of the said Proprietaries, to save the right of the Crown to the Three Lower Counties upon Delaware River; and also a letter from James Hamilton Esqr., the said Lieutenant Governor, proposing Messrs. David Barclay senior, and David Barclay junior, of the City of London, merchants, for his securities.
Their lordships approving the said securities, the Secretary was ordered to transmit the draught of a Bond in the usual form to the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, to be laid before their lordships, to the end that directions may be given for the security being taken in the usual manner in the proper office in the Exchequer.
Read an Order of His Majesty in Council, dated this day, approving a Representation of this Board, proposing William Dandy Nedham and William Wynter Esqrs. to be of the Council of Jamaica, and directing the usual warrants to be prepared.
Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated August 3rd, 1759, approving a Representation of this Board, proposing the repeal of four Acts passed in Virginia in 1753, 1755, and 1758, and directing the draught of an instruction to be prepared to the Lieutenant Governor of that colony respecting his future conduct in the passing of laws.
A Representation to His Majesty, proposing that William Burke, Esqr., may be appointed Secretary and Register of the island of Guadeloupe, was agreed to, and signed; as was also a letter to Mr. Secretary Pitt, proposing that Hugh Græme, Esqr. may be appointed Naval Officer of the said island.
The draught of an instruction to the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, respecting his future conduct in the passing of laws, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to; and a Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council thereupon was signed.
A Representation to His Majesty, proposing the confirmation of an Act passed in Virginia in June, 1757, to impower Armistead Churchill, Gent. to sell and dispose of certain intailed Lands, was agreed to, and signed.
Read a letter from George Haldane Esqr., Governor of Jamaica, dated the 9th of June, 1759, transmitting several despositions taken in the Court of Admiralty in that island, respecting a pernicious trade carried on from the northern colonies to Monte Christi in the island of Hispaniola.
Their lordships then took into consideration the state of the island of Guadeloupe respecting its commerce and civil government; and after some time spent therein, ordered the draught of a Representation to His Majesty thereupon to be prepared.
The draught of a Representation to His Majesty, respecting the trade carried on from the northern colonies to Monte Christi in the island of Hispaniola, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.
The draught of a Representation to His Majesty, respecting the commerce and civil government of the island of Guadeloupe, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.
The Secretary laid before the Board a certificate from the King's Remembrancer's Office in the Exchequer, dated this day, of the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania having given the proper security in that Office for the execution of his trust. Whereupon a draught of instructions for the Proprietaries, prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, and a Representation thereupon was signed.