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Journal, June 1775: Volume 82

Pages 427-429

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 1775

Thursday, June 1st. Present:—Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Keene, Mr. Greville.

The Earl of Dartmouth, one of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, attends.

South Carolina.

fo. 73.

Pennsylvania.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty upon the letter and papers sent by the Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, respecting the suspension of William Henry Drayton, Esquire, from his seat at the Council Board of that Province, having been prepared pursuant to the order of the Board of the 11th of May, was agreed to, transcribed and signed; as was also the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs on the petition of the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania touching the western, southern and northern boundaries of that province.

Jamaica.

fo. 74.

The Secretary laid before the Board thirty three Acts passed in the Island of Jamaica in November and December, 1774, and their lordships were pleased to order that one of the said Acts, intituled, An Act for raising several sums of money, and applying the same to several uses, for subsisting for one year the officers and soldiers of his Majesty's fiftieth and sixtieth regiments of Foot quartered in this Island, should be taken into consideration on Monday, the 12th instant, and that the thirty two other Acts should be sent to Mr. Jackson, for his opinion upon them in point of law.

Monday, June 12th. Present:——Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Keene.

The Earl of Dartmouth, one of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, attends.

Jamaica.

Their lordships, pursuant to their resolution of the 1st instant, took into consideration the Act of Jamaica, imposing additional duties on negroes imported into that Island, together with a memorial of Stephen Fuller, Esquire, agent for the said Island, containing his observations thereupon.

fo. 75.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty upon the said Act be prepared.

Wednesday, June 14th. Present:—Mr. Jenyns, Lord Robert Spencer, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Keene, Mr. Greville.

The Earl of Dartmouth, one of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, attends.

Pennsylvania, Connecticut.

fo. 76.

Their lordships, pursuant to an order of the Board of the 11th of last month, took into consideration the complaint of the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania touching the encroachments made upon their territories under a claim set up by the colony of Connecticut; and Mr. Wilmot, agent for the Proprietaries, attending, with the Attorney and Solicitor General, his counsel, and Mr. Life, agent for the colony of Connecticut, attending also with Mr. Dunning, Mr. Jackson, and Mr. Harding, his Counsel, Mr. Solicitor General opened the nature of the case of the Proprietaries, and Mr. Jackson having made some observations by way of reply to what had been stated, the counsel were desired to withdraw, and their lordships agreed to proceed further in this business on the 20th instant, when the several parties agreed to attend again.

East Florida.

The Secretary laid before the Board a memorial, prepared by the agent for East Florida, to be presented to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, praying that the money granted by Parliament in the last session for the support of the civil establishment of that colony may be issued as usual into his hands, and their lordships approved of the said memorial being presented to the Lords of the Treasury, for their lordships' directions thereupon.

fo. 77.

Tuesday, June 20th. Present:—Mr. Jenyns, Lord Robert Spencer, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Keene.

The Earl of Dartmouth, one of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, attends.

Pennsylvania, Connecticut.

Their lordships resumed the consideration of the matter in hearing between the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania and the colony of Connecticut, and ordered, that the counsel be called in, but the counsel for the Proprietaries not attending, any further proceedings were adjourned to such day as the parties interested should agree upon, giving timely and proper notice thereof to the Board.

Monday, June 26th. Present:—Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Keene, Mr. Greville.

The Earl of Dartmouth, one of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, attends.

fo. 78.

Jamaica.

St. Christopher's.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty upon the Act of Jamaica, imposing additional duties on negroes imported into that Island, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved, transcribed and signed; as was also a representation to his Majesty, proposing that Thomas Pilkington Vanderpool and Stedman Rawlins, Esquires, may be appointed of the Council for the Island of St. Christopher.