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, April 1774
Thursday, April 14. Present:—Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Keene.
The Earl of Dartmouth, one of his Majesty's principal Secre taries of State, attends.
Jamaica, Antigua, New Jersey.
Their lordships took into consideration the state of his Majesty's Councils in Jamaica, Antigua and New Jersey, and it was ordered, that draughts of representations to his Majesty should be prepared, proposing that William Barnett, Esquire, may be appointed of the Council of Jamaica; Martin Byam, Esquire, of the Council of Antigua; and Francis Hopkinson, Esquire, of the Council of New Jersey.
Thursday, April 21. Present:—Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Gascoyne Mr. Keene.
The Earl of Dartmouth, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, attends.
Jamaica, Antigua, New Jersey.
Draughts of representations to his Majesty, recommending Mr. Barnett to be appointed of the Council of Jamaica; Mr. Byam of the Council of Antigua; and Mr. Hopkinson of the Council of New Jersey, having been prepared pursuant to order, were approved, transcribed and signed.
Their lordships read and considered several Laws passed in the province of Pennsylvania in February, 1773, together with Mr. Jackson's report thereupon.
Their lordships also read and considered two reports of Mr. Jackson, one upon a Law of the province of Massachusets Bay for incorporating a Marine Society, the other upon a general question, whether the general Court of that province was authorized under the Charter to incorporate.
Their lordships read and considered sixty seven Laws passed in the province of New York in 1773, together with Mr. Jackson's report thereupon, and some objections occurring to two of the said Laws, it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon should be prepared.
Their lordships also read and considered fourteen Acts passed in the colony of Virginia in the years 1771 and 1773, together with Mr. Jackson's report thereupon.
The Earl of Dartmouth signified to the Board his Majesty's commands, that this Board should prepare and lay before his Majesty, in order to be presented to the House of Commons pursuant to their address, extract of a letter to the Board from the Governor of Massachusets Bay, dated . . . . . . , 1765.
The said extract was accordingly prepared, and Lord Dartmouth was requested to lay it before his Majesty.
His Lordship also signified his Majesty's commands, that this Board should prepare and lay before the House of Commons, pursuant to their address to his Majesty, copies of such Laws of the province of Massachusets Bay as relate to townships, and the mode of summoning and impannelling Grand and Petit jurors.
The said copies having been prepared, together with a list thereof, Mr. Gascoyne was desired to present them to the House of Commons, pursuant to his Majesty's commands.