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 1742
Read a letter from Mr. Clarke, Lieutenant Governor of New
York, dated May 27th, 1742, inclosing his speech to the Assembly
on the 22nd of April, and transmitting the several papers following,
Minutes of Council, beginning the 29th of September, 1740, ending the 10th of April, 1742.
Minutes of Council and Assembly (in three parts), beginning the 14th April, 1741, ending the 27th of November following.
Eighteen Acts, passed there in November, 1741.
Ordered that the said Acts be sent to Mr. Fane, for his opinion thereon, in point of law.
Read a letter to the Secretary from Mr. Wood, Secretary to the Commissioners of his Majesty's Customs, dated August 2nd, 1742, transmitting a copy of the Inspector General's Leidger of Imports and Exports for the year, 1736, to be laid before the Board.
Ordered that the Secretary write to Mr. Wood, and acquaint him that the Board observe, that the said Leidger reaches no farther than the year 1736, and that they desire copies of the remaining Leidgers, as far as they are compleated in the office of the Custom House.
The draught of a letter to Mr. Clarke, Lieutenant Governor of New York, as likewise the draught of a letter to Colonel Bull, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, having been transcribed, as ordered by the preceding minutes, were laid before the Board and signed.
Read a letter from the Lord Carteret, his Majesty's Principal
Secretary of State, dated the 2nd instant, transmitting the under
mentioned letters and papers from Mr. Titley, concerning some
proceedings of the Danes, in relation to the exaction of the Sound
Duty, and signifying his Majesty's pleasure to the Board, that
they take this affair immediately into consideration and report
their opinion fully thereupon.
Copy of Mr. Titley's letter to Lord Carteret, dated at Copenhagen, 17th July, N.S., 1742.
Memorial concerning the affair of Mr. Barton.
Pro. memoria au sujet de l'affaire de Grainger.
Copie de la réponse an mémoire sur les affaires de Barton et de Grainger.
Copy of Mr. Titley's letter to Mr. de Schulin, 12th July, 1742.
Copy of Mr. Titley's letter to my Lord Carteret, dated the 21st July, 1742.
Von der Osten, Director of the Tull at Elsinore, to Privy Councillor Von Schulin, Elsinore, 16th July, N.S., 1742.
Copy of Mr. Titley's memorial to the Ministers of the Privy Council, 19th July, 1742.
Read a letter from Mr. Wentworth, Governor of New Hampshire, dated at Portsmouth, May 25th, 1742, transmitting five Acts, with his observations thereon, in particular upon those regarding his appointments and the defenceless state of the province.
The Board had again under consideration the letters and papers from Mr. Titley, minister at Copenhagen, transmitted by the Lord Carteret (mentioned in yesterday's minutes), and made some further progress therein.
Read a letter from Colonel Bull, Lieutenant Governor of South
Carolina, to the Board, dated at Charles Town, June 3rd, 1742,
Report of the Committee of the Council and Assembly of South Carolina, appointed to enquire into the losses of the unhappy sufferers of that province in the late dreadfull fire in Charles Town, certified under the hands and seals of the said Committee, the 3rd June, 1742.
Read likewise another letter from him, dated June 15th, 1742,
giving an account of the dangers the province apprehends from
the French, and transmitting:—
Copy of a petition to his Majesty, praying his Majesty to order three Independent Companies, under the command of the Governor of the province for the time being, to be placed in garrisons on the frontiers of the said province.
Ordered likewise a representation in favour of Henry Corbusier, Esquire, to be prepared, recommending him as a person very well qualified to supply the vacancy in the Council of Bermuda, occasioned by Mr. Dinwiddie's leaving the said Island.
The draught of a representation, likewise mentioned in the preceding minutes, recommending Henry Corbusier, Esquire, to be of the Council of Bermudas, having been prepared, was laid before the Board, transcribed and signed.
Read a letter from Lord Carteret, dated the 10th instant, inclosing an extract of one from Mr. Titley, minister at Copenhagen, relating to the subject of his other papers, referred to this Board by his lordship's letter of the 2nd instant; after which the Board took into consideration the draught of a representation to his Majesty upon that affair, and made some progress therein.
Read Mr. Fane's report on the four following Acts, passed in
New Hampshire, in April, 1742, viz.:—
An Act for granting to his Majesty £4,720, Proclamation Money, for the supply of the Treasury.
An Act for granting unto his Majesty the sum of £250, Proclamation Money, or in Bills of Credit on this province, equivalent thereunto, towards the support of his Governor here.
An Act ascertaining the value of money, and of the Bills of Publick Credit of this province, granted this present year for the supply of the Treasury, and for the securing the credit of said Bills.
An Act for emitting the sum of £25,000, in Bills of Credit on this province, equal to so much Proclamation Money upon loan, and for granting to his Majesty the interest that shall arise thereby, etc.
The Board having received information from Mr. Yeamans, agent for Antigua, as likewise from General Mathew, that William Mackinnen, Esquire, though he has been now above three years appointed one of the Council of that island, has never yet appeared at the Board, nor presented his Majesty's order for his admission; ordered that the Secretary write to the said Mr. Mackinnen, to desire he would acquaint the Board, what his intention is as to qualifying himself, that care may be taken his Majesty's service may not suffer by his neglect.
The Board having finished the consideration of the draught of a representation to his Majesty on the subject of Mr. Titley's papers, etc. (as mentioned in the minutes of the 12th instant), and having agreed thereto, ordered the same to be transcribed.
The draught of a letter to Mr. Shirley, Governor of the Massachusets Bay, in answer to two received from him since his being appointed Governor of that province, having been laid before the Board, was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.
A representation to his Majesty on the subject of Mr. Titley's papers, etc. (mentioned in yesterday's minutes), having been transcribed, as likewise a letter to the Lord Carteret, for inclosing the same, having been agreed to, were signed.
Ordered that the Secretary transmit a copy of Mr. Johnston's said letter in one to Mr. Scrope, Secretary of the Treasury, and desire him to lay the same before the Lords Commissioners for their directions thereupon.
Mr. Leonard Martin, solicitor, having brought to the office a letter from Mr. Whitaker, Chief Justice of South Carolina, to the Board, dated the 15th of December, 1741, enclosing his charge to the Grand Jury, together with some proceedings against Charles Pinckney, Esquire, for contempt, the said papers were laid before the Board; and Mr. Martin attending, was acquainted that it being a law affair, their lordships thought they had no proper cognizance of it.
Mr. Tomlinson, with several other merchants trading to New England (whose names are in the margin), attending, moved the Board to lay before his Majesty for confirmation, three Acts, passed at New Hampshire in April, 1742, lately received from Governor Wentworth; and after some discourse had with them upon the said Acts, their lordships ordered a copy of those Acts to be given them, for their observations thereon, against the next meeting of the Board.
After the adjournment of the Board, a letter was received from Mr. Scrope, Secretary of the Treasury, dated the 25th August, 1742, in answer to one from the Secretary of this Board, and signifying that the Lords of the Treasury desire to be informed, whether there is any established Court of Exchequer in North Carolina; whereupon the next day the Secretary writ an answer to Mr. Scrope's said letter.