Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 8, January 1742 - December 1749. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1931.
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Journal, August 1745
The draught of an answer to the several letters received from Lieutenant Colonel Mascarene, President of the Council of Nova Scotia, since the Board's last to him, was laid before the Board, agreed to, and ordered to be transcribed.
The Board took into consideration the draught of a report upon the subject of the petition of Messrs. Perrin and Philp for a grant of Royal Mines in Jamaica, ordered by the minutes of Wednesday last, and made some progress therein. Ordered that Mr. Perrin be wrote to, to attend the Board to-morrow morning, between eleven and twelve.
The Board resumed the consideration of the report, mentioned in the minutes of yesterday, and made some further progress therein; but Mr. Perrin, having sent his excuse for not attending, as desired, the Secretary was directed to write to him again, and appoint Wednesday next for his attendance.
The Secretary laid before the Board an account of the incidental charges of this office from Lady day to Midsummer, 1744, amounting in the whole to £280 11s. 3d., and a letter to the Lords of the Treasury, desiring payment thereof, and of the salaries due to the Secretary and under officers for the same time, was agreed to and signed.
Mr. Perrin attending, as appointed by the minutes of Thursday last, the Board, after some discourse had with him on the subject of his memorial, reconsidered the draught of a report upon his and Mr. Philp's petition, and having gone through the same, ordered it to be transcribed.
The Board having reconsidered the draught upon the New Jersey Act, mentioned in the minutes of the 31st of last month, agreed to the same, and ordered it to be transcribed. Ordered likewise the draught of a letter to Mr. Morris, Governor of that province, to be prepared.
The draught of a letter to Mr. Morris, Governor of New Jersey, ordered by the preceding minute, having been prepared and laid before the Board, was agreed to, transcribed and signed; as was likewise the draught of a report upon the New Jersey Act, mentioned in the same minute.
The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the petition of Messrs. Perrin and Philp, for a grant of Royal Mines in Jamaica, having been transcribed, as ordered by the minutes of yesterday, was laid before the Board and signed.