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, July 1771
Friday, July 5th. Present:—Mr. Eliot, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Fitzherbert.
The draught of a letter to the Earl of Suffolk, inclosing the paper delivered in by the Committee of the Company of Mer chants trading to Africa, on the subject of the obstruction given by the officers of the Dutch West India Company to the Portuguese vessels trading with his Majesty's subjects, having been transcribed pursuant to order, was signed.
The Secretary, at the request of the parties interested, moved their lordships for their approbation of the assignment to Alexander Ochterlony, of a lease of lands in the Island of Dominica, granted by the Commissioners for sale of lands to Pierre Lapille; and it appearing, that the Governor's consent had been properly obtained, the Secretary was ordered to certify their lordships' approbation of such assignment.
Tuesday, July 23rd. Present:—Mr. Eliot, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Fitzherbert.
Read an order of the King in Council, dated July 19th, 1771, approving Richard Penn, Esquire, to be Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania, during the pleasure of Richard Penn, Esquire, his uncle, and John Penn, Esquire, his brother, and the survivor of them, and of the three Counties of Newcastle, Kent and Sussex, during the King's pleasure only; and directing this Board to prepare and lay before his Majesty a draught of the usual instructions to the Proprietaries of that province.
The agent for the Proprietaries of Pennyslvania attending, delivered in a declaration in the usual form of the said Proprietaries, that the King's approbation and allowance of Richard Penn, Esquire, to be deputy Governor of Pennsylvania and the three lower Counties on Delaware river should not be construed in any manner to diminish or set aside the right claimed by the Crown to the said three lower Counties.
The agent also delivered a memorial of the said Richard Penn, proposing David Barclay and John Barclay, both of the City of London, merchants, to be security for his observance of the laws of trade and navigation, and for his obeying such instructions relating thereto, as shall be from time to time sent to him from his Majesty or any acting under his royal authority.
Their lordships accepting the said declaration and approving the securities, it was ordered, that the draught of a bond in the usual form should be prepared, and that the Secretary should transmit the same to the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, in order that their lordships may give the necessary orders for its being executed in the proper office, and a certificate thereof returned to this Board.
The Secretary, at the request of the parties interested, moved their lordships for their approbation of an assignment of John Greg, Esquire, of a lease of lands in Dominica, granted by the Commissioners for the sale of lands, to Michael and John Baptist Brenne, and it appearing, that the Governor had given his consent, it was ordered that the Secretary should certify their lordships approbation of such assignment.