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, June 1768
Read a letter from the Earl of Hillsborough, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, dated June 2nd, 1768, transmitting, for the Board's information, a scheme for emitting a paper currency in Virginia.
Upon referring to the journal of the House of Burgesses of the said province, it appeared, that the above scheme having been laid before his Majesty's Council in that province, and conference had between the managers on each side relative thereto, the said Council had disapproved of the scheme, and signified, their dissent accordingly.
Ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty upon the address of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, respecting a paper currency; as also a representation upon the address of the said House for settlements to the westward of the great Mountains, be prepared.
Mr. Montagu attending pursuant to their lordships' order of the 3rd instant, was asked, whether he was apprized of the dissent of the Council of Virginia from the scheme proposed by the Assembly for issuing a paper currency, and upon his acknowledging that he was, their lordships made some observations as to the impropriety of his omitting to communicate that circumstance to the Board, at the time that he laid the said scheme before them.
The draughts of representations to his Majesty upon the addresses of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, respecting a paper currency, and for settlements to the westward of the Great Mountains, having been prepared pursuant to order, were approved, and ordered to be transcribed.
Their lordships took into consideration an Act passed in the province of New Jersey in June, 1767, for quartering his Majesty's troops; and the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon, having been prepared, was approved and ordered to be transcribed.
Their lordships then took into consideration three Acts passed in his Majesty's province of Nova Scotia in October, 1767, together with Sir Matthew Lamb's report thereupon, and the said Acts and report were read.
Read a letter from Roger Hope Elletson, Esquire, Lieutenant
Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated March 18th, 1768,
signifying his having suspended seven of his Majesty's Council
in that island; and assigning his motives for so doing; also
A printed paper containing several speeches to the Council and Assembly, with their addresses in answer thereto.
List of laws passed in the island of Jamaica in December, 1767, and of minutes of Council and Assembly.
The draughts of representations to his Majesty upon the addresses of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, relative to a paper currency and settlements to the westward of the Great Mountains, having been transcribed pursuant to order, were signed; also letters to the Earl of Hillsborough inclosing them.
Read a letter from the Earl of Hillsborough, dated June 6th, 1768, refering to the Board, for their consideration and report, an ordinance of the Governor of Grenada for establishing a general Council in Tobago; and inclosing a petition to the Governor from the principal proprietors of land in that island, requesting such establishment.
The Secretary laid before the Board twelve laws passed in the province of Massachusets Bay in February and March, 1768; and it was ordered, that they should be sent to Sir Matthew Lamb, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.
The following letters and papers were laid before the Board and
Letter from William Tryon, Esquire, Governor of North Carolina, to the Board, dated March 14th, 1768, relative to his appointment of Associate Justices.
Letter from Governor Tryon to the Board, dated March 13th, 1768, transmitting
Minutes of Council held at Wilmington from the 14th to the 27th of October, 1767.
Ditto: from the 14th of December, 1767, to the 16th of January, 1768.
Copy of the journals of the Council, March 1st, 1768.
Reports of the committee of accounts.
Letter from Guy Carleton, Esquire, Governor of Quebec, to the Board, dated February 17th, 1768, transmitting
Copy of the minutes of Council from the 1st of October to the 31st of December, 1767.
Letter from Sir Henry Moore, Governor of New York, to the Board, dated April 22nd, 1768, recommending Mr. Robert Livingston to be appointed to the Council in that province, in the room of the Earl of Sterling, who has resigned his seat at that Board.
Copy of a letter from Sir Henry Moore to the Earl of Shelburne, dated April 7th, 1767, proposing an addition to be made to the number of councillors.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 15, from James Grant, Esquire, Governor of East Florida, to the Earl of Shelburne, dated March 12th, 1768, relative to the Indians; the progress of settlements; and the appointment of Sir Charles Burdett to be a member of the Council for that province.
Letter from Sir William Johnson, Superintendant of Indian Affairs in the Northern district, to the Board, dated March 14th, 1768, relative to the present temper of the Indians in that district.
Copies of two ordinances passed in the province of Quebec, the 23rd of February, 1768, concerning the licencing of publick victualling houses, and for preventing accidents by fire, received from the Secretary of State's Office, were laid before the Board.
Ordered, that the above ordinances be sent to Sir Matthew Lamb, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.