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, October 1742
Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated the 24th August, 1742, referring to this Board the petition of the Trustees of Georgia, praying his Majesty to remit the quit rents of that province to the Trustees, as also to approve of an Act allowing the importation of Rum there. Ordered that the said Act be sent to Mr. Fane, for his opinion thereon.
Ordered also that the Secretary do write to the Secretary of the Trustees for establishing the colony of Georgia, to desire their attendance at the Board this day fortnight [Wednesday, October 20th], in order to discourse with them on the subject of the said quit rents.
Read a letter from Mr. Wentworth, Governor of New Hampshire, dated July 27th, 1742, recommending Samuel Solly, Esquire, to supply a vacancy in the Council of that province, by the death of Shadrach Walton, Esquire.
Read a letter from Mr. Popple, Governor of Bermuda, dated June 22nd, 1742, transmitting two Acts, and his remarks thereupon, desiring likewise the Board's advice about a dispute between himself and the Assembly, relating to the keeping of the original Acts.
The draught of a representation to his Majesty, recommending Samuel Solly, Esquire, to be of the Council of New Hampshire, having been prepared, as ordered by yesterday's minutes, was agreed to and signed.
Read a letter from Colonel Gooch, Lieutenant Governor, to the Board, dated the 11th of May, 1742, inclosing his speech to the Council and Assembly of that Colony, the 6th of that month, together with their addresses to him.
Ordered that the Secretary write to Mr. John Sharpe, and desire his attendance at the Board, on Wednesday morning next [Wednesday, 13th instant], when they have appointed to take into further consideration the Act to appoint Clerks for the several County Courts in North Carolina.
Read a letter from Mr. Corbett, Secretary of the Admiralty, dated August 19th, 1742 (in answer to one from the Secretary of this Board), signifying that the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have ordered Mr. James Graeme to be appointed Judge of the Vice Admiralty at South Carolina, and will apply for a Commission for the Trial of Pirates, etc.; ordered that a copy of the said letter be sent to Mr. Fury, agent for the said province.
Read a letter from Mr. Tinker, Governor of the Bahama Islands,
dated at New Providence, June 13th, 1742, with Acts of Assembly
and other publick papers, account of some prizes taken from the
Spaniards, and setting forth the weakness of those islands and
reasons for the necessity of putting them in a posture of defence.
List of papers received with Governor Tinker's letter of the 13th June, 1742.
Treasurer's accounts, between Midsummer and Christmas, 1741.
Observations upon the Acts, passed at an Assembly, begun the 10th September, 1741.
Journal of Council, from Midsummer to Christmas, 1741.
Journal of Council in Assembly, from 10th September, 1741, to 16th March, 1741–2.
Journal of the Assembly, from 10th September, 1741, to 16th March, 1741–2.
Nine Acts, passed March 16th, 1741–2.
Naval Officer's accounts, from Midsummer, 1741, to Lady day, 1742.
Ordered that a letter to the Duke of Newcastle be prepared, and also a copy of the Governor's said letter, to be transmitted therewith, for his Grace's information; which letter was accordingly prepared, agreed to and signed.
Read a letter from Colonel Gooch, Lieutenant Governor of
Virginia, to the Board, dated 31st July, 1742, giving account of
the Spaniards invading of Georgia, of a dangerous conspiracy of
the Northern Indians, and of the death of Mr. Carter, a Councillor,
and Secretary of Virginia, and transmitting the following publick
Copy of a letter from Colonel Bull, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, to Colonel Gooch, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, dated at Charles Town, 6th July, 1742.
Copy of a letter from Colonel Thomas, Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania, to Captain Ogle, Deputy Governor of Maryland, dated at Philadelphia the 10th of July, 1742.
Ordered that an extract of Colonel Gooch's said letter and copy of the letter from Captain Ogle, with the examination of the Indians, and of the letter from Colonel Thomas, Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania, to Captain Ogle, Deputy Governor of Maryland, and the papers inclosed therein, be prepared, in order to be sent to the Duke of Newcastle; and a letter to his Grace, for that purpose, was likewise ordered to be prepared.
Ordered likewise that the draught of a representation to his Majesty be prepared, recommending Lewis Burwell, junior, Esquire, to be of the Council of Virginia, in the room of John Carter, Esquire, deceased.
The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, for transmitting an extract from Colonel Gooch's letter, etc., having been prepared, as ordered by the preceding minutes, was agreed to and signed.
The draught of a representation to his Majesty recommending Lewis Burwell, junior, Esquire, to be of the Council of Virginia, ordered by the preceding minutes, having been prepared, was agreed to and signed.
N.B.—This representation was not sent to the Council office, upon information that Robert Dinwiddie, Esquire, had been appointed to supply the vacancy by the death of Mr. Carter. Vide minutes of the 11th January, 1742–3.
Mr. Sharpe attending, as desired by the minutes of the 7th instant, the Board, after some discourse had with him on the subject of the Act, entituled. An Act to appoint Clerks for the several County Courts in North Carolina, ordered the draught of a representation to his Majesty be prepared, proposing his disallowance of the said Act.
The draught of a representation to his Majesty for disallowing the Act of North Carolina, passed in August, 1740, entituled, An Act to appoint Clerks for the several County Courts in North Carolina, having been prepared, as ordered by the minutes of yesterday, was agreed to and signed.
Read a letter from Mr. Williams, Deputy Secretary of Jamaica, dated June 29th, 1742, inclosing a list of all such persons in that island, as have entituled themselves to the benefit of the late Act of Parliament for naturalizing Foreign Protestants, from the 1st of June, 1741, to the 1st June, 1742.
Read Mr. Fane's report upon an Act prepared by the Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia in America, relating to the Importation of Rum into the said Province from the other British Colonys, to which he has no objection in point of law.
Mr. Percival, one of the Trustees of the province of Georgia, attending, together with Mr. Verelst, accomptant of the said Trustees, the petition of the said Trustees (mentioned in the minutes of the 6th instant), was again read, as likewise the above-mentioned Act, allowing the importation of Rum; and their lordships, after some discourse had with them concerning the remission of quit rents and the Rum Act, recommended to them to give the Board a state of the province, particularly with regard to the quantity of land granted, and the number of inhabitants settled there; after which, at the desire of the two gentlemen present, their lordships agreed to take the said petition and Act into further consideration on Thursday morning, the 28th instant [Thursday, October 28th].
Mr. Bathurst and Mr. La Roche, two of the Trustees for establishing the colony of Georgia in America, attending, with Mr. Verelst their accomptant, the Board, after some discourse had with them on the subject of the petition of the said Trustees, in relation to remitting the quit rents, as also to the Act allowing the Importation of Rum, referred to this Board by an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council (as mentioned in the minutes of the 6th instant), ordered the draught of a report thereupon to be prepared.
The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council, upon the petition of the Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia, in relation to remitting the quit rents, and the Act allowing the Importation of Rum, having been prepared (as ordered in yesterday's minutes), their lordships took the same into consideration, and agreed thereto.