Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 14, January 1776 - May 1782. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1938.
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The object of publishing these Journals independently
of the Calendar of State Papers Colonial has been
explained in the first volume issued (1704–9). The
Journal is now carried down to May 1782, when the
Board was liquidated, and this will consequently be the
last volume of the series. It contains, as in preceding
volumes, a list of Governors of the various plantations,
now reduced by the secession of the mainland colonies, the
dates of the appointment of Commissions for the period
under review, and also an alphabetical list of Commissioners for the whole period (1714–1782) with the dates
of their appointment and retirement or death. In view
of the number of ships mentioned in the text, it has been
thought advisable to put them in an appendix to the
index. This volume has been printed under the supervision of Mr. K. H. Ledward, an Assistant Keeper of the
Records, who has also compiled the Index.
A. E. STAMP