Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations: Volume 12, January 1764 - December 1767. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1936.
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Journal, August 1764
Monday, August 13th. Present:—Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.
Read a letter from the Earl of Halifax to the Board, dated
August 10th, 1764, inclosing copies of advices lately received
from the Governor of Jamaica and the Commander in
Chief of the King's ships on that Station, relative to a French
man of war and some other vessells under French colours, having
taken possession of Turks' Island; and requiring their lordships
to lay before the King a state of his Majesty's right to that
Extract of Governor Lyttelton's letter to the Earl of Halifax, Jamaica, 19th June, 1764.
Affidavit of Benjamin Brereton relative to Turks' Island.
Copy of Mr. Stephens's letter to Mr. Sedgwick, Admiralty Office, 2nd August, 1764.
Copy of a letter from Sir William Burnaby to Mr. Stephens, Jamaica, June 20th, 1764.
Report made to Sir William Burnaby of the French having landed on Turks' Island belonging to Great Britain, burnt all the houses, carried off 14 sail of vessels and all the inhabitants they could lay hold of.
Their lordships, upon full consideration of the said letter and papers, and after an examination of a great variety of papers and records, ordered the draught of a representation to his Majesty, containing a state of his Majesty's right to Turks' Island, to be prepared.
Wednesday, August 15th. Present:—Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.
The draught of a representation to his Majesty, containing a state of his Majesty's right to Turks' Island, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, transcribed and signed; as was also a letter to the Earl of Halifax inclosing it, and desiring him to lay it before his Majesty.