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Journal, June 1749: Volume 57

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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, June 1749

Thursday, June 1. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Fane, Sir Thomas Robinson.

South Carolina.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon Mr. Riemensperger's petition, having been prepared, pursuant to yesterday's minutes, was laid before the Board, agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Nova Scotia.

Ordered that the draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, representing the case of the Wirtembergers, who are come down into Holland in order to go to South Carolina, be prepared.

Read a letter from Mr. Hardman to Mr. Pownall, dated at Liverpool, the 27th of May, 1749, acquainting him with his having procured a chest of medecines and a surgeon for the use of the transport going with settlers to Nova Scotia.

Ordered that Mr. Pownall do acquaint Mr. Hardman that their lordships do approve of what he has done.

Friday, June 2. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin, Sir Thomas Robinson.

South Carolina.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, relating to the 600 Wirtembergers, having been prepared, pursuant to the preceding minutes, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Monday, June 5. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin, Sir Thomas Robinson.

South Carolina.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon Mr. Riemensperger's petition having been transcribed, was laid before the Board and signed, and their lordships being informed that Mr. Riemensperger was attending, he was called in, and acquainted their lordships that some part of the six hundred persons mentioned therein to have been come down into Holland, are come over into England, and that he has received advice by a letter from his correspondent at Rotterdam, which he produced to us, that the rest are embarked on board a ship for that purpose; whereupon their lordships ordered a postscript to be added to the said report, acquainting the Lords of the Committee therewith, which was accordingly prepared, transcribed and signed.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Mr. Aldworth, by order of the Duke of Bedford, to Mr. Hill, dated the 3rd instant, transmitting copy of a letter to his Grace from the Lords of the Admiralty, inclosing copy of one from the Commissioners of the Navy to Mr. Clevland, with relation to the settlers, who are to embark at Liverpool in order to go to Nova Scotia.

Ordered that Mr. Pownall do write to the mayor of Liverpool, to desire him to give immediate directions to all persons going from Liverpool to Nova Scotia forthwith to embark, and to recommend to the master of the transports not to permit any person to come on shore on any pretence, and to get to sea as soon as possible.

Wednesday, June 7. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin, Sir Thomas Robinson.

New Jersey.

Read a state of the insurrections and disorders in his Majesty's province of New Jersey, prepared pursuant to the minutes of the 29th of May, and their lordships being of opinion that it would be proper that such of his Majesty's ministers, as are members of this Board, should be present when the said affair is taken into consideration, it was agreed that the Earl of Halifax should give them notice thereof.

Thursday, June 8. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Fane.

Trade.

Plantations General.

Mr. Sherburn, late captain of a company raised in the province of New Hampshire for the expedition to Canada, attending, presented to the Board the state of his case set forth in a memorial presented to the Board on the ……, as also a memorial of Ezekiel Gilman, late a major in a regiment raised in the said province, and the state of his case, setting forth that not having received any pay for his service, and that the Governor of that province had appointed his son to the command of his company. Whereupon their lordships informed him that his case, and that of Major Gilman, would be considered when the accounts of the Canada expedition came under their consideration, and at the same time recommended to him to lay his case before the Secretary of War.

South Carolina.

Read a letter from his Grace the Duke of Bedford, dated the 7th instant, in answer to a letter from this Board of the 2nd, relating to the 600 Wirtembergers, who desire to be transported to South Carolina at the expence of this Government.

Monday, June 12. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Fane, Sir Thomas Robinson.

New Jersey.

Read the following letters and papers containing further accounts of riots and insurrections in his Majesty's province of New Jersey, viz.:—
Letter from the Council of New Jersey to this Board, dated at Burlington, the 28th of March, 1749, inclosing copy of one of the same date, to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, relating to the riots and insurrections in that province.
Letter from Mr. Paris, dated the 9th instant, with extract of one to him from two members of his Majesty's Council in the province of New Jersey, dated the 24th of April, 1749, relating to the rioters in that province.
Letter from Mr. Paris, dated the 10th instant, transmitting (for the information of the Board) several papers relating to the rebellion in New Jersey, viz.:—
Printed Votes of New Jersey, from 20th February, 1748–9, to 28th March, 1749.
Manuscript copy of minutes of Council in Legislature, from 21st February, 1748–9, to 28th March, 1749.
The copy of the Council of Proprietors' third proposal to the Rioters' Committee to bring on a tryal, give security, and dated 10th April, 1749. The copy of the answer by the Rioters' Committee, dated 12th April, 1749. The copy of the Council of Proprietors' reply, dated 13 April, 1749, and an original affidavit, made 14th April, 1749.
Letter from Mr. Paris, dated the 11th instant, inclosing copy of an affidavit of Daniel Cooper, Esquire, concerning the continuance of the disorders in New Jersey, and transmitting the following paper, viz.:—
A second addition to, or continuation of the brief state of facts concerning the riots and insurrections, down to the 14th April, 1749.

At the same time the Earl of Halifax acquainted the Board that such of his Majesty's ministers, as are members of this Board, had agreed to attend the same in a few days, in order to consider of this affair, and of the means of putting an end to such dangerous proceedings.

Tuesday, June 13. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Fane, Sir Thomas Robinson.

Bermuda.

Their lordships took into consideration the letters and other papers received from Mr. Popple, Governor of Bermuda, mentioned in the minutes of the 29th of last month, and made some progress therein.

Thursday, June 15. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Fane.

Bermuda.

Read the following letters from Mr. Popple, Governor of the Bermuda Islands, viz.:—
Letter from Mr. Popple, Governor of Bermuda, to the Board, dated the 25th March, 1749, inclosing a petition to him from Captain Fielding, relating to a duty he has been obliged to pay there for wrecked rum.
Letter from Mr. Popple, Governor of Bermuda, to the Board, dated the 12th April, 1749, containing his observations upon illegal trade, and relating to the payment of his salary.

Massachusets.

Read a letter from Mr. Shirley, Governor of the Massachusets Bay, to the Board, dated Boston, April 27th, 1749, inclosing copy of his message to the General Assembly the 15th of November, 1748, in order to shew the present state of the province, compared with what it was in 1728, likewise transmitting copies of several letters to the Duke of Bedford, with papers, and plans, viz.:—
Massachusets.
Nova Scotia.
Copy of a letter from Governor Shirley to the Duke of Bedford, dated Boston, February 18th, 1748–9.
Declaration of a French deserter from Fort St. Frederick at Crown Point, sworn at Boston, the 19th February, 1748–9, before Governor Shirley.
A memorandum.—In what places in the province of Nova Scotia a number of protestants may speedily settle themselves, in such a manner as to be able to protect themselves against a party of Indians and support themselves.
A plan of settlements, proposed to be made at Annapolis, Menis and Chignecto.
Copy of a letter from Governor Shirley to the Duke of Bedford, dated Boston, February, 27th, 1748–9.
General heads of a plan of a civil government proposed for his Majesty's province of Nova Scotia.
Copy of a letter from Governor Shirley to the Duke of Bedford, dated Boston, March 10th, 1748–9, inclosing an estimate of the charge of transporting two thousand families from Europe to Nova Scotia.

Trade.

Plantations General.

Ordered that the Secretary do write to the Paymaster General of his Majesty's forces and his Majesty's Secretary at War, to desire they would favour the Board with a meeting on Thursday next, the 22nd instant, in order to take into consideration the account of the expences arisen upon the intended expedition to Canada, pursuant to a letter from the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, mentioned in the minutes of the 22nd of February last.

Wednesday, June 21. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin, Sir Thomas Robinson.

Nova Scotia.

The Secretary laid before the Board the contract entered into by the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury with Mr. Townshend, for supplying the settlers in Nova Scotia with provisions for twelve months, communicated to him by order of that Board, and a copy thereof was directed to be made and entered in the books of this office; dated the 11th of April, 1749.

Trade.

Plantations General.

Read two letters from Mr. West, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, dated the 10th of April and 1st of May, 1749, transmitting to this Board several other papers, relative to the demands of the Northern colonies for the expedition intended against Canada.

Plantations General.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following copies of Orders of Council, the titles whereof were read and are as follows, viz.:—
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 29th of October, 1748, approving a representation of this Board upon eleven Acts, passed in the province of Pennsylvania in 1744, 1745 and 1746, proposing the confirmation thereof.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 29th of October, 1748, approving a representation of this Board, proposing the repeal of an Act, passed in the province of Pennsylvania in June, 1746, entituled, A supplement to the Act entituled, An Act for imposing a Duty on Persons convicted of Heinous Crimes.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 15th of November, 1748, approving a representation of this Board, proposing William Bull, junior, Esquire, to supply a vacancy in the Council of South Carolina, in the room of John Hammerton, Esquire.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 28th of November, 1748, approving a representation of this Board, proposing Richard Saltar, Esquire, to supply a vacancy in the Council of New Jersey, by the death of John Hamilton, Esquire.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 28th of November, 1748, approving a representation of this Board, proposing the confirmation of a private Act, passed at Virginia in April, 1746, relating to the estate of George Eskridge.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 28th of November, 1748, approving a representation of this Board for the confirmation of an Act, passed at St. Christopher's in 1746, to indemnify the sufferers for the damages sustained by depredations committed by the enemy, etc.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 28th of November, 1748, approving a representation of this Board, proposing the repeal of an Act, passed at Antigua in September, 1746, to prevent the increase of papists in this Island.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 11th of January, 1748–9, approving a representation of this Board, proposing William Jones, Esquire, to be one of his Majesty's Council in the Island of Nevis.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 1st of February, 1748–9, approving a representation of this Board, proposing James Emra, Esquire, to be one of his Majesty's Council in the Island of Nevis.
Plantations General.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 1st of February, 1748–9, approving a representation of this Board, proposing William Maynard, Esquire, to be one of his Majesty's Council in the Island of Nevis.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 11th of January, 1748–9, approving a representation of this Board, proposing Edward Daniel, Esquire, to be one of his Majesty's Council in the Island of Montserrat.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 11th of January, 1748–9, approving a representation of this Board, proposing Nicholas Daniel, Esquire, to be one of his Majesty's Council in the Island of Montserrat.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 11th of February, 1748–9, approving a representation of this Board, proposing George Wyke, Esquire, to be one of his Majesty's Council in the Island of Montserrat.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 11th of January, 1748–9, approving a representation of this Board, proposing Thomas Nelson, Esquire, to supply a vacancy in the Council of Virginia, by the death of Philip Lightfoot, Esquire.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 11th of January, 1748–9, approving a representation of this Board, for the confirmation of a private Act of Jamaica, passed in 1747, in favour of the sons and daughter of Foster March, Esquire.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 11th of January, 1748–9, approving a representation of this Board for the confirmation of a private Act, passed at Jamaica in 1747, relating to the estate of Jonathan Gale, Esquire, deceased.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 11th of January, 1748–9, approving a representation of this Board for the confirmation of a private Act, passed at Jamaica in 1747, in favour of Elizabeth Rogers, a free Mulatto woman, etc.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 11th of January, 1748–9, approving a representation of this Board for the confirmation of a private Act of Jamaica, passed in 1747, in favour of Jane Augier of the parish of Kingston, single woman, etc.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 11th of January, 1748–9, approving a representation of this Board for the confirmation of a private Act of Jamaica, passed in 1747, relating to the estate of William Hodgins, Esquire, deceased.

Maryland.

Read a letter from Mr. Jennings, Secretary of Maryland, dated Annapolis, 6th of March, 1748–9, inclosing the names of persons naturalized in the Provincial Court of that province, between the 1st of June, 1746, and the 1st of June, 1748.

Trade.

Read a letter from Mr. Wood, Secretary to the Commissioners of his Majesty's Customs, dated the 4th April, 1749, inclosing the two following accounts, viz.:—
An account of the quantity of linen cloth exported from Lady Day, 1743, to Lady Day, 1748, inclusive, upon which the bounties given by two several Acts of the 15 and 16 and of the 18th of his present Majesty's reign, distinguishing the quantities exported each year, and what part thereof is British, and what Irish.

An account of the quantities of the several sorts of foreign linen re-exported to the Plantations in America, from Christmas, 1737, to Christmas, 1747, distinguishing each year.

Barbados.

Read a letter from Mr. Grenville, Governor of Barbados, to the Board, dated the 16th of April, 1749, containing a further account of the proceedings of the French in settling the Island of Tobago, and transmitting:—
Copy of Captain Sampson Salt's letter, Commander of the Speedwell sloop, to his Excellency Governor Grenville, relating to Tobago, dated 15th April, 1749.

Ordered that a copy of the above letter from Mr. Grenville, and of that to him from Captain Salt, be forthwith made, and the draught of a letter prepared for inclosing the same to his Grace the Duke of Bedford.

Read the following reports from Mr. Lamb, viz.:—
South Carolina.
Mr. Lamb's report upon eight Acts, passed in South Carolina in 1735 and 1740. Dated the 2nd November, 1748.
Barbados.
Mr. Lamb's report upon six Acts, passed in Barbados in 1747 and 1748. Dated the 13th May, 1749.
Antigua.
Mr. Lamb's report upon nine Acts, passed at Antigua in 1747 and 1748. Dated 13th of May, 1749.
St. Christophers.
Mr. Lamb's report upon two Acts, passed at St. Christopher's in 1746 and 1748. Dated 6th of June, 1749.
Montserrat.
Mr. Lamb's report upon an Act, passed at Montserrat the 19th January, 1747. Dated 6th of June, 1749.
Virginia.
Mr. Lamb's report upon four Acts, passed at Antigua in September, 1748. Dated 6th June, 1749.
Nevis.
Mr. Lamb's report upon four Acts, passed at Nevis in April, 1748. Dated 6th of June, 1749.
Barbados.
Mr. Lamb's report upon two Acts, passed at Barbados in July, 1748. Dated 6th of June, 1749.

Virginia.

Read a letter from Sir William Gooch, Baronet, Lieutenant General of Virginia, to the Board, dated the 7th of February, 1748–9, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter, with a printed copy of two Acts of Parliament.

Bahamas.

Read a letter from Mr. Tinker, Governor of the Bahama Islands, to the Board, dated at New Providence, the 30th of January, 1748–9, containing an account of the present state of those Islands.

Massachusets.

Read a letter from Mr. Alderman Baker to Mr. Hill, dated the 18th of April, 1749, inclosing the copy of a petition from the principal merchants and inhabitants of Boston to his Majesty, relating to paper currency in New England, for the information of the Board.

North Carolina.

Read a letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, to the Board, dated at Edenton, the 28th of December, 1748, acquainting the Board with his not having received the Order of Council to send over evidence relating to the petition of the five Northern counties in that province, against an Act passed there to abridge their priviledges.

Ordered that Mr. McCulloch be desired to attend the Board on Wednesday, the 28th instant, upon the subject of the said letters.

New York.

Read the following letters from Mr. Clinton, Governor of New York, viz.:—
Letter from Mr. Clinton, Governor of New York, to the Board, dated at Fort George, the 24th of February, 1748–9, containing a summary of what he had before related concerning the faction raised up against his government.
Letter from Mr. Clinton, Governor of New York, to the Board, dated at Fort George, the 14th March, 1748–9, giving an account of the French intrigues with the Indians, and transmitting:—
Four Naval Office Lists of trading vessels entered and cleared at New York, from 25th March to 29th September, 1748.

Nevis.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, proposing that Joseph Herbert, Esquire, appointed of the Council of the Island of Nevis by General Mathew, may be confirmed, was ordered to be prepared, and the said draught being laid before the Board, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Newfoundland.

Read a letter from Captain Pye, commander of his Majesty's ship Norwich, dated at Chatham, the 19th of March, 1748–9, transmitting:—
General scheme of the fishery and inhabitants of Newfoundland, for the year 1748.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Lieutenant Colonel Mascarene, President of the Council and Commander in Chief of Nova Scotia, to the Board, dated at Annapolis Royal, the 14th of February, 1748–9, transmitting:—
Extract of a minute of Council of the 10th of May, 1745, and of the 4th and 24th January, 1748–9.
Estimates and particular appraisements of the several losses sustained by his Majesty's English subjects of Annapolis Royal by the French and Indian enemy during the war.
Losses sustained at Canso, in the year 1744, by Edward How, Esquire.
Petition of the French missionary priest and his Majesty's French subjects of Annapolis Royal, in regard to their Mass House.
Petition of Captain John Gorham, dated 24th November, 1748, in regard to the province and settling a township.

Read the following copies of Orders of Council, viz.:—
Plantations General.
Nevis.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 16th of March, 1748–9, approving a representation of this Board, proposing John Richardson, Esquire, to be confirmed a Councillor of Nevis.
North Carolina.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 16th of March, 1748–9, approving the draught of an additional instruction prepared by this Board for Gabriel Johnston, Esquire, Governor of North Carolina, empowering him to make a grant or grants of land to certain Palatines in that province, etc.
Virginia.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 16th of March, 1748–9, approving a representation of this Board, proposing Philip Grymes, Esquire, to supply a vacancy in the Council of Virginia, by the death of John Grymes, Esquire.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 16th of March, 1748–9, approving the draught of an additional instruction prepared by this Board, empowering Sir William Gooch, Baronet, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to make a grant or grants of 200,000 acres of land to John Hanbury, and others.

Thursday, June 22. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Fane, Sir Thomas Robinson.

Trade.

Plantations General.

The Paymaster General of his Majesty's Forces and his Majesty's Secretary of War attending, as had been desired, the letter from Mr. West, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, relating to the demands of the Northern Colonies in America upon the intended expedition to Canada, mentioned in the minutes of the 22nd of February last, was read, and their Lordships proceeded to take into consideration the several of the papers transmitted to their office relative thereto; and several of the said papers having been read, after some time spent therein, directions were given for preparing a state of the account of the expences of the province of the Massachusets Bay, in order to be laid before the Board at their next meeting; and it appearing likewise from several of the papers that there was a considerable overcharge in the account of the Colony of Rhode Island, and that the Bills drawn by the Government thereof upon the Lords of the Treasury to the full amount of their account had been paid, the Secretary was directed to write to the Secretary of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to desire him to acquaint their Lordships therewith, to the end that if there was any money remaining unpaid to the said colony on account of the Louisbourg expedition, payment thereof might be suspended, until this account was finally settled.

South Carolina.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following publick papers of the province of South Carolina, received from the agent of that province, in January, 1748–9, without any letter, viz.:—
Minutes of Council, from the 24th of December, 1744, to the 12th of December, 1745.
Journal of the Upper House of Assembly, from the 16th of January, 1744–5, to the 17th of November, 1747.
Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, from the 10th of September, 1745, to the 13th of June, 1747.
Twenty four Acts passed at South Carolina between February, 1746–7 and June, 1748.

Ordered that the said Acts be sent to Mr. Lamb, for his opinion thereupon, in point of law, as soon as conveniently may be.

Barbados.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, inclosing a copy of one from Mr. Grenville, Governor of Barbados, to the Board, containing a further account of the proceedings of the French upon Tobago; and the letter therewith transmitted, mentioned in the preceding minutes, having been prepared, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Wednesday, June 28. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Fane, Sir Thomas Robinson.

Miscellanies.

A new commission under the Great Seal, bearing date the 23rd instant, appointing George Dunk, Earl of Halifax, Robert Herbert, John Pitt, James Grenville, Esquires, Thomas Hay, Esquire, commonly called Lord Viscount Dupplin, Francis Fane, Esquire, and Sir Thomas Robinson, Knight of the Bath, together with Charles Townshend, Esquire (in the room of Baptist Leveson Gower, Esquire, who has resigned), Commissioners for Promoting the Trade of this Kingdom, and for inspecting and improving his Majesty's Plantations in America and elsewhere, was opened, and read.

Trade.

Plantations General.

The Right Honourable William Pitt, Paymaster General of his Majesty's Forces attending, their lordships proceeded to take into consideration the state of the demands of the Northern colonies in America, relative to the intended expedition against Canada, and made some progress therein.