Journal, July 1755
Volume 62

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1933

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'Journal, July 1755: Volume 62', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 10: January 1754 - December 1758 (1933), pp. 160-172. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77347 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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Journal, July 1755

Tuesday, July 1. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Pelham.

Georgia.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the remonstrance of the Council and Assembly of Georgia relating to the terms and conditions upon which lands are to be granted in that province, having been transcribed pursuant to the minutes of the 24th of last month, was signed.

Massachusets.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council from the Excise Act passed at Boston in December, 1754, having been transcribed pursuant to the minutes of the 24th of last month, was signed.

Virginia.

The draught of a representation to the Lords Justices proposing the confirmation of a private Act passed in Virginia in November, 1754, having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of the 24th of last month, was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

North Carolina.

Ordered, that the consideration of the Quit Rent Act passed in North Carolina in January, 1755, be postponed till to-morrow, and that the Secretary do give notice thereof to Mr. Abercromby, agent for the province, and to Mr. Child, agent for Earl Granville.

South Carolina.

Read a letter from Mr. Middleton, one of the Council of South Carolina, dated the 17th of June, 1755, acquainting the Board with the resignation of his seat in the Council of that province.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to the Lords Justices be prepared, proposing that Othniel Beal, Esquire, may be appointed of his Majesty's Council in that province in the room of Mr. Middleton.

St. Christopher's.

Read a letter from the Rev. Andrew Perrott, one of the Council of St. Christopher's, dated the 21st of June, 1755, in answer to one from Mr. Pownall relating to his return to that Island, and signifying that he shall embark for that Island in a few days.

Bermuda.

Read a letter from Mr. Jones, President of the Council and Commander in Chief of Bermuda, to the Board, dated the 13th of April, 1755, transmitting minutes of Council since the 7th of March last, and containing their resolutions with respect to a dissolution of the Assembly.

Trade.

Africa.

Read the following paper received from the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, viz.:—
Copies of several letters relating to affairs at Cape Coast Castle and Annamaboe 1754.

Ordered, that such parts of the said letter as relate to the dispute concerning the right of the village of Atchuma be extracted, to be transmitted to one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and that the draught of a letter inclosing the same be prepared.

North Carolina.

Read a letter from Mr. Dobbs, Governor of North Carolina, to the Board, dated the 10th of May, 1755, relating to the place fixed upon by him for the seat of government.

New Hampshire.

Read Mr. Attorney and Sollicitor General's report, dated the 17th of July, 1754, upon the petition of the Rev. Mr. Timothy Walker, on behalf of himself and other proprietors of lands in New Hampshire, referred to them the 30th of May, 1754, desiring an alteration of the instruction relating to appeals.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to the Lords Justices be prepared, proposing that an additional instruction to Mr. Wentworth relating to appeals may be altered conformable to the opinion of the Attorney and Sollicitor General.

Jamaica.

Read a letter from Mr. Knowles, Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated the 25th of January, 1755, to the Board, transmitting the following papers, viz.:—
Copy of minutes of the Council of Jamaica relating to James Dawes, Esquire, being in the Assembly. Dated January 21st, 1755.
Two advertisements that have been stuck up by some of Governor Knowles's opposers.

Wednesday, July 2. Present:— Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Pelham.

North Carolina.

Their lordships took into consideration the Quit Rent Act passed in North Carolina in January, 1755, and Mr. Abercromby, agent for the province, and Mr. Child, agent for Earl Granville attending, as desired, they were called in and Mr. Abercromby moved their lordships for a copy of Sir Mathew Lamb's report upon the Act and that he might be at liberty to give in his answer to the objections made to it in writing, which not being objected to by Mr. Child who likewise moved for a copy of the report, they were ordered to withdraw and their lordships agreed to give them a copy of Sir Mathew Lamb's report and to suspend their determination upon the Act untill the agents had an opportunity of laying their thoughts upon it before the Board in writing.

Jamaica.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the several petitions, memorials and other papers relating to the removal of the seat of government in the Island of Jamaica from St. Iago de la Vega to Kingston, having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of the 19th of last month, was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Thursday, July 3. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Pelham.

Nova Scotia.

The Secretary laid before the Board a memorial prepared by Mr. Kilby, agent for Nova Scotia, to be presented to the Lords of the Treasury, praying that the sum of £1907 10s. may be issued to him to discharge a warrant directed to him for the payment of so much to the contractor for supplying the troops with provisions, and the said memorial having been approved Mr. Kilby was ordered to present it to the Lords of the Treasury for their directions thereupon.

Virginia.

The draught of a representation upon the private Act passed in Virginia in November, 1754, having been transcribed pursuant to the minutes of the 1st instant, was signed.

New York.

The draught of an additional instruction to the Governor of New York directing him to recommend it to the Assembly to provide for one half of the expence of obtaining and executing a Commission for running the boundary line between that province and New Jersey, having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of the 24th of last month, together with the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council thereupon, they were agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

New Hampshire.

The draught of a representation to the Lords Justices upon the petition of the Rev. Mr. Walker, praying that the additional instruction to the Governor of New Hampshire relating to appeals may be altered, having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of the 1st instant, was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Trade.

Africa.

The draught of a letter to Sir Thomas Robinson inclosing copies and extracts of several letters lately laid before the Board by the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, relative to the dispute with the Dutch concerning the village of Atchuma upon that coast, having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of the 1st instant, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Mr. Lawrence, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board, dated at Halifax, the 7th of May, 1755, relating to the present state of affairs in that province.

South Carolina.

The draught of a representation to the Lords Justices proposing that Othniel Beal, Esquire, may be appointed of the Council of South Carolina in the room of William Middleton, Esquire, who has resigned, having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of the 1st instant, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

New Hampshire.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation affairs, dated the 12th of June, 1755, referring to the consideration of this Board the petition of sundry inhabitants of a tract of land situate upon Connecticut River within the province of New Hampshire to his Majesty, setting forth the dangers to which by their situation they are exposed from the incursions of the French and their Indians, and by their being destitute of any protection from the government of New Hampshire; and humbly praying his Majesty to afford them such relief as in his great wisdom shall seem meet.

Ordered, that the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council thereupon be prepared.

Jamaica.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the several petitions, memorials and other papers relating to the removal of the seat of government from St. Iago de la Vega to Kingston, having been transcribed pursuant to the preceding minute, was signed.

North Carolina.

Read a letter from Mr. Dobbs, Governor of North Carolina, to the Board, dated at Newburn, the 4th of January, 1755, transmitting the following papers, viz.:—
Copy of a letter from Mr. Dobbs to James Glen, Esquire, Governor of South Carolina.
Letter from James Glen, Esquire, to Mr. Dobbs, dated the 20th of February, 1755.
Copy of the 36th article of his Majesty's instructions to James Glen, Esquire, Governor of South Carolina, anno 1739.
Copy of a letter from Mr. Dobbs to Mr. Glen, dated the 12th of March, 1755.
State of the former proceedings relative to the boundary line between the Northern and Southern colonies together with the opinion of the Governor and Council of North Carolina what they think would be a proper boundary with the reasons to support the limit and meaning they propose to determine the line.
General list of taxables as returned into the Secretary's Office for the year 1754.
A draught of an Act proposed to the Assembly of North Carolina for establishing a paper credit for 80,000 pounds currency upon a new plan.
Copy of an humble address of the Assembly of North Carolina to his Majesty, dated 12th December, 1754.
Copy of the address of the Council of North Carolina to Governor Dobbs upon his message to them.
Resolution of the Assembly of North Carolina, the 2nd of January, 1755.
Governor Dobbs's proposal of a copper coinage for the province of North Carolina.
Journal of the House of Burgesses from the 13th of December, 1754, to the 23rd of the same month.

Georgia.

Read a letter from Mr. Reynolds, Governor of Georgia, to the Board, dated the 7th of April, 1755, representing the expediency of altering the southern boundary of that colony.

Tuesday, July 8. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Edgcumbe, Mr. Pelham.

Trade.

The Secretary having acquainted the Board that several of the principal Pewterers of the City of London were attending without deputed by the United Company of Pewterers, and had something to offer to the consideration of the Board, they were called in and presented to their lordships the following paper, viz.:—
Case of the manufacturers of pewter with respect to the exportation of tin and the great quantitys of pewter made in foreign countrys.

Their lordships having heard what they had to offer thereupon acquainted them that if upon a due consideration of the state of their case, the measure proposed by them, of increasing the duty upon tin exported, should appear to be reasonable and proper, they should give them all the support in Parliament that they were able.

Miscellanies.

The Secretary laid before the Board an account of the incidental charges of this office from the 5th of April to the 5th of July, 1755, amounting to three hundred, sixty-six pounds, six shillings and sixpence, and a letter to the Lords of the Treasury desiring payment thereof and of salaries due to the Secretaries and under officers in the service of this Board for the same time, was signed.

New York.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council with the draught of an additional instruction to the Governor of New York concerning the boundary between that province and New Jersey, having been transcribed pursuant to the preceding minutes, was signed.

New Hampshire.

The draught of a report upon the petition of the Rev. Mr. Walker praying an alteration in the additional instruction to the Governor of New Hampshire relating to appeals, having been transcribed pursuant to the minutes of the 3rd instand, was signed.

The draught of a report upon the petition of the settlers at No. 4 in New Hampshire having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of the 3rd instant, was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

St. Christopher's.

Read a letter from Mr. White, one of the Council of St. Christopher's, dated the 21st of June, 1755, signifying that he has no thoughts of returning to that Island.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to the Lords Justices be prepared proposing that Stephen Payne, Esquire, may be appointed of the Council of St. Christopher's in the room of Mr. White.

Proprieties.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit the usual heads of enquiry relating to the state of the colonies to the Lieutenant Governors of Maryland and Pennsylvania and to the Governors and Companys of Connecticut and Rhode Island for their answers thereto and likewise that they be directed to transmit collections of the laws now in force in those colonies.

Jamaica.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following caveat received from Mr. Paris, agent for the inhabitants of the town of St. Iago de la Vega in Jamaica, viz.:—
To the Secretary to the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations. Sir,
Being informed by advices from Jamaica, that on or about the 7th of May last, an Act of Assembly was there passed, for removing the several laws, records, books, papers and writings belonging to the several offices of Secretary of the Island, Clerk of the Supreme Court of Judicature, Clerk of the Crown, Clerk of the Patents and Register in Chancery and Provost Marshall, from the town of St. Iago de la Vega to the town of Kingston.
And to oblige the several officers to hold and keep their respective offices with the respective records and papers in the said town of Kingston.
And also for holding the Supreme Court of Judicature in the said town of Kingston for the future, whilst that measure was submitted to and actually under the immediate consideration of his Majesty and his Ministers.
And that the said Act, although it repeals a whole body of the most ancient laws of the Island confirmed by the Crown, is made to take effect instantly, and without waiting for the royal approbation.
I am to pray of you in behalf of my clients that I may have a copy of the said Act, in case it is already arrived, or so soon as it shall come to your office.
And I further pray that this may be entered in your office as a caveat that I may be heard by my counsel before my Lord Commissioners or such other persons as they shall please to refer the consideration of the said Act to, before such time as any report or representation shall be made thereon.
I remain, Sir,
Your most obedient servant,
Ferdinand John Paris,
Sollicitor for many of the inhabitants
in and about St. Iago de la Vega.
Surry Street, Strand.
4th July, 1755.

Read Sir Mathew Lamb's report upon eleven Acts passed at Jamaica in October and November, 1753.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to the Lords Justices be prepared proposing the confirmation of the following Act, viz.:—
An Act for vesting several tracts and parcells of uncultivated lands in the parish of St. Elizabeth and Westmorland in the said Island, belonging to the said parish of St. Elizabeth, in Barnart Andreas Woodstock, John Morse, Wastell Briscoe, George Raxtead, Francis Smith and Joseph Armstrong, Esquires and their heirs for inabling the said Barnart Andreas Woodstock, John Morse, Wastell Briscoe, George Raxtead, Francis Smith and Joseph Armstrong and their heirs to sell and dispose of the same for the use and benefit of the said parish of St. Elizabeth, and for the improvement of the lands belonging to the parsonage there and for payment of the quit rents due to his Majesty from the said lands.

New Jersey.

Read a letter from Mr. Belcher, Governor of New Jersey, to the Board, dated at Elizabeth Town, the 28th of April, 1755, transmitting the following publick papers, viz.:—
Minutes of the Council of New Jersey in the months of January, February and March, 1755.
Council minutes at a session of the General Assembly held there in February and March, 1755.
Printed votes of that Assembly for the same time.
Two Acts passed there the 3rd of March, 1755.

Tuesday, July 15. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Pelham.

Trade.

Africa.

Read a letter from Mr. Poirier, Secretary to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, inclosing a list of the Committee for the year 1755, dated the 12th instant.

Plantations General.

The draught of a letter to Sir Thomas Robinson, one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, relating to the expediency of providing for the future defence of the frontiers of the colonies in North America, and for the management of Indian affairs under some general direction, and desiring that General Braddock may be ordered to consider and report his opinion upon certain points therein contained, was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Massachusets.

Virginia.

New York.

North Carolina.

Ordered, that the Secretary do write a circular letter to the Governors of the Massachusets Bay, Virginia, New York, and North Carolina relating to the expediency of providing for the future defence of the frontiers of the colonies and for the management of Indian affairs under some general direction, and desiring them to consider and report their opinion thereupon.

Massachusets.

Mr. Kilby, agent for the towns of Boston, Marblehead and Gloucester in the affair relating to the Excise Act passed in the Massachusets Bay in December, 1754, attending without was called in and moved the Board for a copy of the report upon that Act, which was granted to him, and then he withdrew.

Jamaica.

Mr. Paris, sollicitor for the inhabitants etc., of the town of St. Iago de la Vega in Jamaica in the affair relating to the removal of the seat of government to Kingston attending without, was called in and moved the Board for a copy of their report upon that affair, which was granted to him and orders were given that a copy of it should also be given to Mr. Hammond, sollicitor for the merchants and others of the town of Kingston.

New Hampshire.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the petition of the inhabitants of No. 4 in New Hampshire having been transcribed pursuant to the minutes of the 8th instant, was signed.

Jamaica.

The draught of a representation to the Lords Justices upon an Act passed in Jamaica in 1753 for vesting certain lands in trustees for the use and benefit of a parish, having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of the 8th instant, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

St. Christopher's.

The draught of a representation to the Lords Justices proposing that Stephen Payne, Esquire, may be appointed of the Council of St. Christopher's having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of the 8th instant, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Wednesday, July 16. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Edgcumbe.

Nova Scotia.

The Secretary laid before the Board a memorial prepared by Mr. Kilby, agent for Nova Scotia, to be presented to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, praying that the sum of £968 6s. may be issued to him to be paid, pursuant to his Majesty's warrant, to Chauncy Townsend, Esquire, for provisions to the augmentation of Colonel Hopson's regiment from 24th of March to the 23rd of June. 1755, and the said memorial having been approved Mr. Kilby was directed to present it to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury for their directions thereupon.

South Carolina.

Read a letter from Mr. Wood, Secretary to the Commissioners of his Majesty's Customs, dated the 11th of July, 1755, in answer to one from Mr. Pownall, with copies of two Acts passed in the province of South Carolina relating to the entry of vessels.

Plantations General.

The draught of a letter to Sir Thomas Robinson, one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, relating to the expediency of providing for the future defence of the frontiers of the colonies in North America, and for the management of Indian affairs under some general direction, having been transcribed pursuant to the minutes of yesterday, was signed.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Mr. Jeffray, Commissary of ordnance stores at Nova Scotia, to the Board, dated Edinburgh, July 5th, 1755, praying to be indulged with further leave of absence from the said province.

Ordered, that the Secretary do acquaint Mr. Jeffray that, if the principal officers of his Majesty's Ordnance have no objection they consent to his absence from Nova Scotia for the time he desires.

North Carolina.

Read a letter from Mr. Dobbs, Governor of North Carolina, to the Board, dated the 19th of May, 1755, relating to the expediency of building a fort on Cape Lookout in that province.

Ordered, that an extract of so much of Mr. Dobbs's letter as relates to the importance of building a strong fort on Cape Lookout be made to be laid before the Lords Justices, and that the draught of a representation to their Excellencies be prepared inclosing the same.

Leeward Islands.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following papers received from Mr. Thomas, Governor of the Leeward Islands, viz.:—
Letter from Mr. Weekes, Treasurer of Nevis, to Mr. Thomas, dated the 7th of December, 1754, inclosing Treasurer's accounts for the years 1750, 1751, 1752 and 1753.
Letter and deposition of the Deputy Secretary of St. Christopher's, dated in November, 1754, concerning minutes of Council delivered to Governor Fleming.
Treasurer's accounts of St. Christopher's from the 30th of May, 1747, to the 29th January, 1753.
The Treasurer of Montserrat's account for the year 1753.

Read the following copies of Orders in Council, viz.:—
Plantations General.
Virginia.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 13th of May, 1755, approving a warrant prepared by this Board to authorize the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia to cause Letters Patent to be passed under the Great Seal of that colony constituting Peyton Randolph, Esquire, to be Attorney General of Virginia.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 13th of May, 1755, approving a representation of this Board upon a memorial from William Beverly, Esquire, one of his Majesty's Council in Virginia, relating to his rank and precedency in the said Council.
South Carolina.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 24th of June, 1755, approving a representation of this Board to the Lords Justices proposing the repeal of an Act passed in the province of South Carolina in 1738 for easing port charges to coasting vessels entring and clearing in that province.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 24th of June, 1755, approving a representation of this Board to the Lords Justices proposing the confirmation of an Act passed in the province of South Carolina in May, 1754, for incorporating the Charles Town Library Society.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 24th of June, 1755, approving a warrant prepared by this Board directing William Henry Lyttelton, Esquire, Governor of his Majesty's province of South Carolina, to swear and admit James Michie into the Council of that province in the room of William Bull, Esquire, deceased.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 13th of May, 1755, approving the draughts of general instructions as also of those relating to the Acts of Trade, prepared by this Board for William Henry Lyttelton, Esquire, Governor of South Carolina.
North Carolina.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 13th of May, 1755, approving a warrant prepared by this Board to authorize the Governor of North Carolina to cause Letters Patent to be passed under the Great Seal of that province constituting Peter Henley, Esquire, Chief Justice of the said province.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 24th of June, 1755, approving the draught of an additional instruction prepared by this Board for the Governor of North Carolina impowering him to give his assent to any Act or Acts for re-establishing the several counties heretofore erected by the laws which have been repealed by his Majesty's Order in Council of 8th April, 1754.
New York.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 13th of May, 1755, approving the draught of general instructions as also those relating to trade for Sir Charles Hardy, Knight, Governor of New York.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 13th of May, 1755, approving a warrant prepared by this Board to authorize the Governor of New York to cause Letters Patent to be passed under the Great Seal of that province for constituting James Delancy, Esquire, Chief Justice of New York.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 24th of June, 1755, approving a representation of this Board to the Lords Justices proposing the repeal of an Act passed in New York in December, 1754, for submitting the controversy between the colonies of New York and New Jersey relating to the partition line, to the final determination of his Majesty.
Bermuda.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 24th of June, 1755, relating to the 71st article of the former instructions given to William Popple, Esquire, Governor of the Bermuda Islands, to oblige all vessels to enter and clear at St. George's Harbour.
Bermuda.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 24th of June, 1755, approving a new draught of general instructions prepared by this Board for William Popple, Esquire, Governor of the Bermuda Islands, in lieu of those formerly given to him.
New Jersey.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 13th of May, 1755, approving a Commission prepared by this Board constituting Thomas Pownall, Esquire, to be Lieutenant Governor of the province of New Jersey.
Nova Scotia.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 13th of May, 1755, relating to an application made to the Governor of Nova Scotia for a supply of cannon and ordnance stores to be sent to that province; and the Lieutenant General and the principal officers of the Ordnance are to cause the necessary directions to be given accordingly.
Antigua.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 24th of June, 1755, approving a warrant prepared by this Board directing the Governor of the Leeward Islands to swear and admit Thomas Jarvis, Esquire, into the Council of Antigua.
Bahamas.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 13th of May, 1755, relating to a large supply of ordnance and stores to be sent to the Bahama Islands, and directing the Governor or Commander in Chief of those Islands to appoint some proper person residing there to be Storekeeper with a salary annexed to that office.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 13th of May, 1755, upon a report of this Board and a representation of Governor Tinker to his Majesty, praying for a supply of cannon stores, etc. and approving what is proposed in an account annexed.
Newfoundland.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 3rd of June, 1755, approving a representation of this Board with the draught of a Commission for Richard Dorrill, Esquire, to be Governor of Newfoundland.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 10th of June, 1755, approving a draught of instructions prepared by this Board for Richard Dorrill, Esquire, appointed Governor of Newfoundland.

Thursday, July 17. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Edgcumbe.

South Carolina.

Read a letter from James Glen, Esquire, Governor of South Carolina to the Board, dated the 29th of May, 1755, transmitting the following publick papers, viz.:—
South Carolina printed Gazette of the 21st of November, 1754.
South Carolina printed Gazette of Thursday, January 30th, 1755.
Copy of Mr. Glen's speech to the King of the Catawbaws and some of his headmen and warriors that were lately in that province.
Copy of a letter from Mr. Glen to the Sachems of the Six Nations.
Copy of a letter from Mr. Glen to Mr. Dinwiddie, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, dated in January, 1755.

Virginia.

Read a letter from Mr. Dinwiddie. Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to the Board, dated at Williamsburg, the 6th of June, 1755, inclosing the list of ships entered inwards and outwards for the last half year, also an account of the two shillings per hogshead revenue on tobacco, ending the 25th of April, 1755.

Nova Scotia.

The Secretary laid before the Board a memorial prepared by Mr. Kilby, agent for Nova Scotia, to be presented to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, praying that the sum of £4000 may be issued to him for the service of that colony, and the said memorial having been approved of, Mr. Kilby was directed to present it to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury for their Lordships' directions upon it.

Tuesday, July 29. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Fane, Mr. Edgcumbe.

Nova Scotia.

Read the following letters and papers received from Charles Lawrence, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, viz.:—
Letter from Charles Lawrence, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board, dated at Halifax, the 28th of June, 1755, with the account that the French fort at Beau Sejour surrendered to Lieutenant Colonel Monckton the 16th of that month, etc.
Letter from Mr. Lawrence to the Board, dated at Halifax, the 1st of July, 1755, relating to the vessel by which he has forwarded these dispatches.
Letter from Mr. le Chevalier de Drucour, Governor of Louisbourg, to the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, dated the 31st of May, 1755.
The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia's answer to the Governor of Louisbourg's letter, dated the 13th of June, 1755.
Propositions pour la capitulation de Beau Sejour, 16 juin, 1755.
Termes de capitulation accordées au Commandant et garnison de Beau Sejour, 16 juin, 1755.
Return of bedding wanting for the troops in Nova Scotia, June 28th, 1755.
The Treasurer's vouchers for money paid to the Paymaster of the Works for the expenditure whereof the Paymaster's accounts are to vouch.
Accounts of the publick works for sundrys between the 21st of September and 31st December, 1753, and not included in the other accounts transmitted to that time.
Accounts of the publick works from the 1st of January, 1754, to the 30th of June following.
Abstract of bills of exchange drawn, general cash account and state of expence at Nova Scotia 1754.
Nova Scotia vouchers from the 1st of July to 31st of December, 1754.
Accounts of money paid to artificers and labourers, etc. for the publick works from the 1st of July to the 31st of December, 1754.
Current accounts of molasses and rum delivered between the 22nd August and 8th November, 1754.
List of bills of exchange drawn on Christopher Kilby, Esquire, for the ordinary and extraordinary services of Nova Scotia 1755.
List of Mr. Saul's audited accompts with the accompts themselves for 1755.
Victualling lists for Colonel Hopson's regiment, between the 2nd of December, 1754, and 20th of April, 1755, and for the settlers, etc. between the 2nd of December, 1754, and 23rd of February, 1755.
Proceedings of the Council upon Mr. John Grant's memorials to the Board of Trade, June 3rd, 1755.
Minutes of the proceedings of the Council between the 21st of October, 1754, and 17th June, 1755.
Plan of the batteries on the beach at Halifax.

Ordered, that a copy be made of the list of bedding wanting for the troops in Nova Scotia to be laid before the Lords Justices and that the draught of a representation thereupon be prepared.

Read the following Orders of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantations affairs, viz.:—
Plantations General.
Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation affairs, dated the 23rd of July, 1755, approving a report made by this Board to their Lordships upon a remonstrance of the Council and representatives of Georgia relating to the terms and conditions upon which lands are to be granted in that province; and directing the said Lords Commissioners to prepare a draught of an instruction for the Governor of Georgia conformable to the said report.
New Hampshire.
Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation affairs, dated the 23rd of July, 1755, approving a representation of this Board upon a petition of the Rev. Mr. Walker, praying an alteration in the additional instruction to the Governor of New Hampshire relating to appeals; and directing this Board to prepare a draught of an additional instruction for the Governor of New Hampshire conformable thereto.
Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation affairs, dated the 23rd of July, 1755, on a report made by this Board upon the petition of sundry persons, inhabitants of a tract of land upon Connecticut River within the province of New Hampshire known by the name of Number Four; and directing this Board to prepare a draught of an additional instruction for the Governor of New Hampshire conformable thereto.

Ordered, that the draughts of additional instructions be prepared conformable to the said Orders, and also the draughts of reports to the Lords of the Committee of Council accompanying the same.

Virginia.

Read Sir Mathew Lamb's report upon a private Act passed in Virginia in December, 1753, entituled:—
An Act for docking the intail of a tract of land in the parish of Abingdon in the county of Gloucester, whereof Lawrence Smith, gentleman, is seized, etc.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to the Lords Justices be prepared proposing the confirmation of the said Act.

Georgia.

Read the following letters and papers received from Mr. Reynolds, Governor of Georgia, viz.:—
Letter from Mr. Reynolds to the Board, dated the 25th of March, 1755, transmitting naval office accounts to Lady Day, 1755.
Letter from Mr. Reynolds to the Board, dated the 1st of May, 1755.
Letter from Mr. Reynolds to the Board, dated the 31st May, 1755.
The humble remonstrance and address of the Assembly of Georgia.
The humble remonstrance of the House of Representatives to his Majesty.

Ordered, that the abovementioned remonstrances of the Assembly of Georgia be laid before the Lords Justices and that the draught of a representation thereupon be prepared.

North Carolina.

The draught of a representation to the Lords Justices, inclosing the extract of one from Mr. Dobbs, Governor of North Carolina, concerning the expediency of fortifying the harbour at Cape Lookout having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of the 16th instant, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Barbados.

Read a letter from Ralph Weekes, Esquire, President of the Council and Commander in Chief of Barbados, to the Board, dated 15th of May, 1755, transmitting the following papers, viz.:—
A list of the members of his Majesty's Council of Barbados.
An abstract of all persons born, christened and buried in Barbados from the 1st of January, 1754, to the 1st of January, 1755.
Treasury return of new negroes from the 9th of May, 1754, to the 9th of May, 1755.
Storekeeper's return of powder from the 8th of March, 1754, to the 8th of September following.
Storekeeper's return of powder from the 8th of September, 1754, to the 8th of March, 1755.
Minutes of Council from the 9th of July, 1754, to the 14th of May, 1755.
Minutes of Assembly from the 9th of July, 1754, to the 13th of May, 1755.
Twelve Acts passed at Barbados between January, 1754, and May, 1755.

Ordered, that the said Acts be sent to Sir Mathew Lamb for his opinion thereon in point of law.

St. Christopher's.

Read a letter from William Mathew Burt, Esquire, one of the Council for the Island of St. Christopher's, dated the 26th of July, 1755 (in answer to one from Mr. Pownall), signifying that he has no intention to return to that Island.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to the Lords Justices be prepared proposing that Henry Sharpe, Esquire, may be appointed of the Council of St. Christopher's in the room of the said William Mathew Burt.