Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations: Volume 13, January 1768 - December 1775. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1937.
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Journal, March 1768
Tuesday, March 1st. Present:—Lord Clare, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Robinson.
The draught of a presentation to his Majesty on the laws of Grenada, mentioned in the minutes of the 16th ultimo, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved and ordered to be transcribed.
Their lordships took into consideration the memorial of the merchants of London trading to Nova Scotia, complaining of the alteration made in the duties of impost and excise on spirits, and several of the memorialists attending, they were heard in support of their memorial; also Lord William Campbell, His Majesty's Governor, attending, was heard in support of the laws for making the alteration, and a memorial delivered in by him, on the subject, was read.
Thursday, March 3rd. Present:—Lord Clare, Mr.Jenyns, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Robinson.
Quebec, Newfoundland, Trade, Denmark.
The draughts of representations to his Majesty on the claims to certain tracts of land and fishing posts on the Coast of Labradore, and also upon Mr. Woodford's letter on the subject of the herring fishery, were further considered, approved, transcribed and signed.
The draught of a representation to his Majesty on the Grenada laws was further considered.
Friday, March 4th. Present:—Lord Clare, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Robinson.
The draught of a representation to his Majesty upon the subject of the Earl of Shelburne's reference of the 5th of October last, was further considered, approved and ordered to be transcribed.
The draught of a representation to his Majesty on the Grenada laws, having been transcribed, was signed.
Monday, March 7th. Present:—Lord Clare, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Robinson.
The following papers were signed, vizt.,
Representation to his Majesty upon the subject of the Earl of Shelburne's reference of the 5th of October last, and a letter to Lord Hillsborough inclosing it.
Representations to his Majesty, with drafts of general instructions, and of those for the observance of the laws of trade, to the Governors of Quebec and Bahamas.
Report on the petition of the officers of the 78th Regiment, relative to their lots of land in the Island of St. John.
New York, Massachusetts.
Read a letter from the Earl of Hillsborough to the Board, dated
February 27th, 1768, transmitting, for their lordships' information,
Extract of a letter from the Earl of Shelburne to Sir Henry Moore, dated November 14th, 1767, signifying the King's approbation of the Commission appointed by the Colonies of Massachusets Bay and New York for the settlement of all differences respecting their boundaries.
Their lordships took the said letter into consideration, together with his Lordship's letter, mentioned in the minutes of the 9th ultimo, and also the Act passed in New York for appointing Commissioners to establish a line of jurisdiction between that colony and the colony of Massachusets Bay, and it appearing that this measure had been recommended from his Majesty, and the Act passed in consequence thereof approved, their lordships did not think it expedient to make any report thereupon.
Their lordships, on account of the approaching General Election, adjourned to April 12th.