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, September 1745
Thursday, September 19. Present:— Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Leveson Gower.
Read a letter from Mr. McCulloch, Commissioner for supervising and controlling the Revenues and Grants of Lands in North and South Carolina, to the Secretary, dated at Cape Fear, the 16th February, 1744–5, and likewise one dated the 16th of January, inclosing a representation to this Board, relating to the difficulties and obstructions he meets with in the execution of his office.
Ordered that a letter be wrote to Mr. Scrope, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, for inclosing a copy of the said representation, for the information of that Board.
Read a letter from his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, dated the 10th instant, referring to this Board a petition of the Governor, Council and Assembly of South Carolina to his Majesty, setting forth the bad state of their rice trade, and praying that they may have leave to carry it to places, where it may be sold to some advantage.
Ordered that a letter be wrote to Mr. Fury, agent for South Carolina, desiring his attendance at the Board on Tuesday, the 1st of October, in order to have some discourse with him upon the subject of the said petition.
Read a letter from Sir Thomas Robinson, Governor of Barbados, dated the 7th of July, 1745, relating to the proceedings of the French, in those parts, and the settlements they have made at Santa Lucia, the great want he is in of cannon, the weak state of the Council, and the appointment of a Naval Officer; whereupon a letter to the Duke of Newcastle, for inclosing an extract of so much of the said letter, as relates to the settlement of Santa Lucia, and the great want of cannon, having been ordered to be prepared, the same was agreed to and signed.
Read a letter from Benning Wentworth, Esquire, Governor of
New Hampshire, dated the 26th of March, with a postscript of
the 1st of April, 1745, giving an account of the proceedings of the
Assembly, and of what he has done towards the expedition to
Cape Breton, and inclosing the following public papers, viz.:—
Attested copy of a clause in Charles the Second's commission to John Cutt, Esquire, to be President of the Council of New Hampshire; as also
Attested copy of a clause in a commission from King William and Queen Mary to Samuel Allen, Esquire, to be Governor and Commander-in-Chief of New Hampshire.
Copy of an Act, passed in New Hampshire, the 29th of April, 1728, for the calling and electing Assembly men and their qualification.
Attested copy of the king's precept, by which the present Assembly of the province of New Hampshire was convened, and the sheriff's return thereon; as also a copy of the proceedings of the General Assembly, from the 24th to the 29th of January, 1744–5.
Receiver General's account of powder [money] received, from 25th June, 1742, to 25th March, 1743.
Receiver General's account of powder money, from 25th March, 1744, to 25th March, 1745.
Receiver General's account of the powder moneys received, from 25th March, 1744, to 25th March, 1745.
Minutes of Assembly, from the 10th of May, 1743, to the 1st January, 1744–5.
Naval Officer's accounts of ships and vessels entered and cleared at Piscataway in New Hampshire, from Christmas, 1742, to Lady Day, 1745.
Forty-eight Acts, passed in the province of New Hampshire, from the 12th of February, 1741–2, to the 16th of February, 1744–5.
Ordered that an extract of so much of the above-mentioned letter, as relates to the proceedings of the Assembly in the election of a Speaker, as also the several papers therein mentioned, relative to that subject, and a copy of the 38th article of his instructions, be sent to Mr. Fane, for his opinion thereupon.
Ordered that the Act, passed in New Hampshire, in 1728, and the several other Acts, transmitted by Mr. Wentworth, be likewise sent to Mr. Fane.
Read a letter from Mr. Shirley, Governor of the Massachusets
Bay, dated the 10th of July, 1745, giving an account of the taking
of Cape Breton, and containing some observations upon the
importance of that place; and a letter to his Grace the Duke of
Newcastle, for inclosing an extract of so much of the said letter
as relates thereto, having been ordered to be prepared, the same
was agreed to, transcribed and signed.
Ratification of the terms of capitulation for the surrender of Louisbourg and territories adjacent, to the obedience of his Britannic Majesty, the 16th of June, 1745.
The Cape Breton fishery, etc., as it was carried on from France before the present war.
Read a letter from Lieutenant Colonel Mascarene, President of the Council and Commander in Chief of Nova Scotia, dated at Annapolis Royal, the 6th of December, 1744, transmitting extracts of minutes of Council of that province, from September to November, 1744.