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, November 1745
Friday, November 1. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer.
Read a letter from Sir Thomas Robinson, Governor of Barbados, dated September 15th, 1745, giving the Board an account that the Assembly had exhibited 15 articles of complaint against him, and had prepared an address to his Majesty thereupon; acknowledging likewise the receipt of some cannon and stores lent to that government by Admiral Townshend.
The Secretary laid before the Board the following public papers,
transmitted to them by Mr. Shirley, Governor of the Massachusets
Bay, without a letter, viz.:—
The Receiver General's account of his Majesty's revenues within the province of the Massachusets Bay, from the 27th May, 1741, to the 26th of May, 1742.
The Receiver General's account of his Majesty's revenues within the province of the Massachusets Bay, from 26th of May, 1742, to the 25th of May, 1743.
Minutes of Council, from the 8th of September, 1743, to the 29th August, 1744.
Minutes of General Assembly, from the 8th September, 1743, to the 18th August, 1744.
Sixteen Acts, passed at Boston, in June, August and October, 1744.
Wednesday, November 6. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt.
The Board took into consideration thirty Acts, passed in the province of the Massachusets Bay, in the years 1740 and 1742, referred to them by an Order of Council, dated the 24th of July, 1743; and after some time spent therein, they agreed to reconsider the same at another opportunity.
Thursday, November 7. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower.
The Board had again under consideration the thirty Acts, passed in the Massachusets Bay, as mentioned in the preceding minute, and made a further progress therein.
Friday, November 8. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer.
The Board made a further progress in the consideration of the Acts, mentioned in the preceding minute.
Tuesday, November 12. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer.
Read Mr. Fane's report, dated November 11th, 1745, upon thirty nine public Acts, passed in Virginia, in October, 1744.
Read likewise Mr. Fane's report of the same date, upon an Act, passed in Virginia, in October, 1744, entituled, An Act to vest certain Lands therein mentioned in the Persons who have purchased under the Feoffees and Trustees of the Town of Tappahannock.
Wednesday, November 13. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower.
The Board made a further progress in the consideration of the Acts, mentioned in the minutes of Friday last.
Thursday, November 21. Present:—Mr. Plumer.
Colonel Fenwicke, one of the members of the Council in his
Majesty's province of South Carolina, attending, together with
Mr. Fury, agent for the said province, the following paper,
delivered by them, was read, viz.:—
Reasons humbly offered for granting liberty to export rice directly from South Carolina to any foreign port or place in Europe and America, without being first brought to Great Britain.
Wednesday, November 27. Present:—Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower.
The Secretary laid before the Board the printed votes and proceedings of the General Assembly of the Colony of New York, from the 6th of November, 1744, to the 6th of July, 1745, lately transmitted by Governor Clinton, without any letter.
Read Mr. Fane's report, dated November 21st, 1745, upon 24 Acts, passed at New York, in September, 1744, to all which he has no objection.