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Journal, May 1747: Volume 55

Pages 243-246

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, May 1747

Friday, May 1. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower, Mr. Fane.

Jamaica.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the petition of the planters of his Majesty's Island of Jamaica, ordered to be transcribed by the preceding minutes, was laid before the Board and signed.

Wednesday, May 6. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower, Mr. Fane.

Leeward Islands.

Read a letter from General Mathew, Governor of the Leeward Islands, to the Board, dated at St. Christophers, the 31st January last, transmitting the following papers:—
Minutes of Assembly of Nevis, in October, 1746.
Minutes of Assembly of Montserrat, from 25th March to 26th June, 1746.

Virginia.

Read a letter from Sir William Gooch, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to the Board, dated the 24th of January last, inclosing the account of his Majesty's revenue of 2s. per hogshead, port duties, and head money, from the 25th of April to the 25th October, 1746.

Jamaica.

Mr. Whithorne attending, prayed the Board's favourable representation upon a private Act, passed in Jamaica, May 15th, 1746, entituled, An Act to enable Francis Sadler, Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to assume and to take the Sir Name of Hals, pursuant to a Codicil annexed to the last Will and Testament of Thomas Hals, Esquire, deceased.

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

Tuesday, May 12. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower, Mr. Fane.

Rhode Island.

The representation to his Majesty upon the petition of Richard Partridge, agent for Rhode [Island] and Providence Plantation in New England, ordered to be transcribed by the minutes of the 28th of last month, was laid before the Board and signed; as was likewise

Connecticut.

The representation to his Majesty on an address of the Governor and Company of Connecticut in New England, mentioned in the said minutes.

Thursday, May 14. Present:— Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower, Mr. Grenville.

Jamaica.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty for confirming a private Act, passed in Jamaica, in May, 1746, ordered to be prepared by the minutes of the 6th instant, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

New Jersey.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated the 9th of May, 1747, referring to this Board the petition of Jonathan Belcher, Esquire, Governor of New Jersey, praying, in case the Assembly of that province should not settle a fixed salary on him during the whole time of his government, that his Majesty would empower him to give his assent to such Bills, as shall be annually passed by the said Assembly for paying a salary as Governor, in like manner as his Majesty did to the Governor of the Massachusets Bay; and Mr. Belcher attending, the Board had some discourse with him, after which he withdrew; and the said petition having been taken into consideration, the draught of a report thereupon was ordered to be prepared.

Tuesday, May 19. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Fane.

Trade.

Africa.

Read a letter from Mr. Corbett, Secretary of the Admiralty, dated May 13th, 1747, transmitting some further accounts received by the Lords of the Admiralty from the Captains of his Majesty's ships stationed on the coast of Africa, relating to the state of the trade to that coast, and the condition of the forts and settlements there, viz.:—
An account of the state and condition of the Royal African Company's forts and settlements, as found by Captain George Pocock, in the year 1745.
Extract of three letters from Captain Pocock, Commander of his Majesty's ship Sutherland, to Mr. Corbett, dated in Cape Coast Road, the 4th of August, 1745.
Extract of a letter from Captain Pocock, Commander of his Majesty's ship Sutherland, to the Royal African Company's agents at Cape Coast Castle, dated in Cape Coast Road, the 26th of November, 1745.
Extract of a letter from the Chiefs of Cape Coast Castle to Captain Pocock, Commander of his Majesty's ship Sutherland, dated at Cape Coast Castle, November 27th, 1745.
The state and condition of the Island of Goree and Senegal, as given by Peter Baillou, Master of the St. Stephen, French sloop, May 20th, 1745.
Extract of a letter from Captain Pocock of his Majesty's ship Sutherland, to Mr. Corbett, dated Antigua, February 9th, 1745.

North Carolina.

Read a letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, to the Board, dated at Edenton, January 20th, 1746–7, relating to the present state and condition of that province.

Wednesday, May 20. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower, Lord Dupplin.

New Jersey.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the petition of Jonathan Belcher, Esquire, Governor of New Jersey, Ordered to be prepared by the minutes of the 14th instant, was laid before the Board, agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Leeward Islands.

The Board took into consideration the draught of a letter to William Mathew, Esquire, Governor of the Leeward Islands, in answer to several received from him.

New Jersey.

The draught of a letter to John Hamilton, Esquire, eldest Councillor of New Jersey, in answer to two wrote at his desire by Mr. Alexander, one of the said Council, was laid before the Board, agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Thursday, May 21. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower, Mr. Fane.

New Jersey.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council on the subject of the petition of Jonathan Belcher, Esquire, Governor of New Jersey, mentioned in the preceding minutes, was laid before the Board, transcribed and signed.

North Carolina.

South Carolina.

The draught of a letter to Gabriel Johnston, Esquire, in answer to two received from him, was laid before the Board, and ordered to be transcribed, as was likewise the draught of a letter to James Glen, Governor of South Carolina.

Tuesday, May 26. Present:—Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Fane.

Bahama.

Read a letter from John Tinker, Esquire, to the Secretary of this Board, dated at Providence, the 28th of January, 1746–7, inclosing a duplicate of a former letter, dated the 27th of October, 1746.

South Carolina.

North Carolina.

New Jersey.

The draught of a letter to James Glen, Esquire, Governor of South Carolina, ordered to be transcribed by the minutes of the 21st instant, was signed, as were likewise those to the Governor of North Carolina, and John Hamilton, Esquire, eldest Councillor of New Jersey, mentioned in the minutes of the 20th and 21st of this month.

Bahama.

The draught of a letter to John Tinker, Esquire, Governor of the Bahama Islands, was laid before the Board and agreed to.

New Jersey.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated the 19th instant, referring to this Board a petition of Jonathan Belcher, Esquire, Governor of New Jersey, praying that his Majesty would grant him leave to be absent therefrom for two or three months, without forfeiting a moiety of his salary; and the draught of a report thereupon was ordered to be prepared.

Wednesday, May 27. Present:— Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Lord Dupplin.

New Jersey.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the petition of Mr. Belcher, Governor of New Jersey, ordered to be prepared by the preceding minutes, was laid before the Board, and ordered to be transcribed.

Thursday, May 28. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Fane.

New Jersey.

The draught of the report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the petition of Mr. Belcher, Governor of New Jersey, ordered to be transcribed by the preceding minute, was laid before the Board and signed.