Journal, January 1757
Volume 64

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1933

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'Journal, January 1757: Volume 64', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 10: January 1754 - December 1758 (1933), pp. 283-293. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77364 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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Journal, January 1757

At a Meeting of his Majesty's Commissioners for Trade and Plantations.

Tuesday, January 11. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

New Jersey.

New York.

The minutes of their lordships' proceedings on the 21st of December, 1756, upon the Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council referring the petition of the Proprietors of East New Jersey relating to a temporary line of jurisdiction between that province and New York having been read, their lordships agreed further to consider thereof on Tuesday next, the 18th instant, and the Secretary was ordered to give notice thereof to the respective parties concerned.

Miscellanies.

The Secretary laid before the Board an account of the petty expences and incidental charges of this office from the 10th of October, 1756, to the 5th of January, 1757, amounting to four hundred and six pounds, seventeen shillings and nine pence, and a letter to the Lords of the Treasury desiring payment thereof, and of the salaries due to the Secretaries and under officers in the service of this Board, was signed.

Jamaica.

Read a petition of Charles Bromfield, praying to be allowed something in consideration of expences he alledges that he was at in bringing some dispatches from the Governor of Jamaica to the Board from Bristol to London in April last.

The Secretary having acquainted the Board that the petitioner did in April last deliver to him the dispatches mentioned in his petition, it was ordered that he be allowed five guineas for his trouble and expences, and that the same be charged to the incidental expences of the office.

Georgia.

Read a letter from Nicholas Harding, Esquire, Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, dated the 27th December, 1756, signifying his Majesty's commands that this Board do prepare and lay before the House of Commons an estimate of the expence of the civil establishment of the colony of Georgia from the 24th of June, 1756, to Midsummer, 1757.

An estimate of the expence of the civil establishment of the colony of Georgia from Midsummer, 1756, to Midsummer, 1757, having been accordingly prepared, was agreed to, and Mr. Oswald was desired to present it to the House of Commons.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Samuel Martin, Esquire, Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, dated the 7th of January, 1757, relating to an application from the Board of Ordnance to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury for a reimbursement of a sum of money expended by that office for the new settlement of Chebucto in Nova Scotia, and signifying the desire of the said Lords Commissioners that this Board would move his Majesty in Council for an order to the Board of Ordnance to put this charge upon the estimate of their own office.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty in Council thereupon be prepared.

Virginia.

North Carolina.

South Carolina.

Read a letter from the Right Honourable William Pitt, Esquire, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, dated the 3rd of January, 1757, referring to the consideration of this Board the following papers, and desiring the Board's opinion how far it might be adviseable to propose to Parliament to give a pecuniary aid to the Southern colonies in consideration of their expences, and to encourage them to defend his Majesty's rights and possessions.
Memorial of Mr. Abercromby, agent for North Carolina and Virginia, relating to the services performed by those colonies in defence of his Majesty's territories.
Representation of the Council and Burgesses of Virginia to his Majesty relating to the money and men raised there for the defence of his Majesty's territories.
Copy of an address from the Council and Burgesses of Virginia to his Majesty.

Ordered, that the said letter and papers be taken into further consideration to-morrow morning.

Wednesday, January 12. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

Nova Scotia.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty proposing that the expences incurred by the Board of Ordnance for the service of the settlement of Nova Scotia since the 2nd of December, 1755, may be inserted in their next estimate to be laid before Parliament, as also that all future demands from that office on account of his Majesty's service in that province may be put upon their annual estimates, having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of yesterday, was laid before the Board; and after some time spent in the consideration of it, it was ordered to lay by for further consideration at another opportunity.

Virginia.

North Carolina.

South Carolina.

Their lordships pursuant to the minutes of yesterday, took into further consideration the letter from Mr. Pitt, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, mentioned therein, desiring this Board's opinion whether it may be adviseable to apply to Parliament for a pecuniary aid to Virginia and the other Southern colonies, and the Secretary laid before the Board the following papers transmitted to him by Mr. Abercromby, agent for the colonies of Virginia and North Carolina,
Account of monies granted by the colony of Virginia for carrying on his Majesty's service against the enemy in the years 1754, 1755 and 1756.
Account of monies raised by the province of North Carolina in 1754, 1755 and 1756 for carrying on his Majesty's service against the enemy.
which papers having been read were taken into consideration together with the copies of the addresses of the Council and Assembly of North Carolina to his Majesty, mentioned in the minutes of the 24th of December last, and after some time spent therein their lordships agreed to take this affair into further consideration on Friday next, and the Secretary was ordered to write to Mr. Abercromby to desire his attendance.

Ordered, that a state be prepared from the books and papers in this office of the money and men raised and services performed by the colony of Virginia and the other Southern colonies for the defence of his Majesty's territories since the commencement of the hostilities.

North Carolina.

Their lordships took into consideration the letter from Mr. Dobbs, Governor of North Carolina, mentioned in the minutes of the 24th of December last, and after some time spent therein, the Secretary was ordered to transmit an extract of that part of it which contains observations upon an Act passed there in 1723, for settling the titles and bounds of lands, together with a copy of the said Act to the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, and desire him to lay them before that Board for their directions thereupon.

Ordered, that the Secretary do likewise transmit to the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury an extract of that part of Mr. Dobbs's letter which relates to the want of an order from that Board to the Receiver of quit rents, to defray the expence of making a survey of the province out of the quit rents for their Lordships' directions thereupon.

Plantations General.

Their lordships upon consideration of the prejudice arising to his Majesty's service from the enemy's obtaining supplys of provisions by means of the trade carried on with provisions from his Majesty's colonies and plantations in America to the settlements belonging to the Dutch and other neutral powers, agreed that it would be adviseable that it should be moved in Parliament for leave to bring in a Bill to prohibit the exportation of corn, grain (rice excepted), meal, malt, flour, bread, biscuit, starch, beef, porke and bacon from any of his Majesty's colonies or plantations in America, and Mr. Oswald was desired to move the House accordingly.

Thursday, January 13. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Charles Lawrence, Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board, dated Halifax, the 3rd of November, 1756, relating to the state of that province, and transmitting several public papers, viz.:—
Copy of Governor Lawrence's letter accompanying the minutes of Council, dated 25th of May, 1756.
Copy of Governor Lawrence's letter to the governors upon the continent concerning the return of the French inhabitants into Nova Scotia, dated the 1st of July, 1756.
Remarks relative to the convening an Assembly at Nova Scotia made in August, 1756.
Abstract of duties and bounties at Nova Scotia to 25th September, 1756.
Abstract of the state of the Treasury at Nova Scotia, October 7th, with additions to November 8th, 1756.
Minutes of Council from the 27th December, 1755, to the 26th of October, 1756.
Estimate of the expense of Nova Scotia for the year, 1757.

Friday, January 14. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

New Jersey.

New York.

The Secretary laid before the Board a letter to him from Mr. Charles, agent for New York, desiring he would move their lordships that the consideration of the petition of the Proprietors of East New Jersey respecting the boundary line between that province and New York may be postponed untill the arrival of the first ship from New York, by which he expects instructions from his constituents concerning this affair; Mr. Charles attending without was called in, and their lordships acquainted him that as Tuesday next was finally fixed for the consideration of this affair, and notice thereof given to the parties, it might so happen that the agent for the petitioners may have been at expence in preparing for it, and in instructing and feeing counsel therein, and therefore if that was the case they could not in reason postpone the consideration of it to a further day, but that they would direct the Secretary to acquaint the agent for the petitioner with his application, and if it should appear that he had been at no expence in preparing to be heard by counsel on Tuesday, their lordships should have no objection to complying with his request, and then he withdrew.

Ordered, that the Secretary do acquaint the agent for the petitioners by letter of Mr. Charles's motion, and if it shall appear that he has been at expence in feeing counsel to be heard on Tuesday next, that the Secretary do acquaint Mr. Charles therewith.

Virginia.

North Carolina.

South Carolina.

Their lordships pursuant to the minutes of the 12th instant, took into further consideration the letter from Mr. Pitt, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, mentioned therein, desiring the Board's opinion whether it may be adviseable to apply to Parliament for a pecuniary aid to Virginia and the other Southern colonies; and the Secretary laid before the Board a state of the money and men raised and services performed by the colonies of Virginia and North Carolina for the defence of his Majesty's territories, prepared from the books and papers in this office pursuant to their lordships' directions.

Their lordships being informed that Mr. Abercromby, agent for Virginia and North Carolina, was attending without pursuant to their orders, he was called in, and their lordships having had some conversation with him upon this affair he withdrew, and the Board after some time spent in the consideration of Mr. Pitt's letter and the papers referred to, ordered the draught of a report thereupon to be prepared.

Tuesday, January 18. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

New Jersey.

New York.

Their lordships pursuant to the minutes of the 14th instant, took into further consideration the petition of the Proprietors of East New Jersey, respecting the boundary line between that province and New York, and Mr. Paris, agent for the said petitioners, attending without, with Mr. Forrester his counsel, and also Mr. Charles, agent for the Assembly of New York, they were called in, and the Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council referring the said petition to the consideration of this Board, and the petition itself having been read, their lordships heard what Mr. Forrester had to offer thereupon; and Mr. Charles having acquainted their lordships that as the fixing a temporary line of jurisdiction was a matter entirely at the discretion of the Crown, he should leave it with their lordships to advise his Majesty thereon as they should think most proper, but that he had no authority from his constituents to join in any Commission.

The counsel and agents being withdrawn, their lordships upon consideration of this affair were of opinion that it would be adviseable that a temporary line of jurisdiction should be established between the provinces of New York and New Jersey by an Order of his Majesty in Council to take place within six months from the date thereof, in order that the legislature of the province of New York might have an opportunity of deliberating upon this affair, and finally determining whether they would or would not join in the expence of executing a Commission for finally running a line of property and jurisdiction, and the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the petition of the Proprietors of East New Jersey was accordingly ordered to be prepared.

Virginia.

North Carolina.

South Carolina.

The draught of a letter to Mr. Pitt, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, containing their lordships' report and opinion upon his letter of the 3rd instant, mentioned in the minutes of the 15th instant, having been prepared pursuant to the said minutes, their lordships took the same into consideration and made some progress therein.

Wednesday, January 19. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

Virginia.

North Carolina.

South Carolina.

Their lordships took into further consideration the draught of a letter to Mr. Pitt, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, containing the Board's report and opinion upon his letter of the 3rd instant, respecting a pecuniary aid to be given by Parliament to the Southern colonies in consideration of their past services, and to enable them to continue their efforts for the defence of his Majesty's territories, and the same having been agreed to was ordered to be transcribed.

Jamaica.

Read a letter from Henry Moore, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, dated the 7th of November, 1756, acquainting the Board that in consequence of advice received of an intention to invade that Island, he had caused martial law to be proclaimed, and inclosing:—
An address of the whole legislature to his Majesty expressing their apprehensions of an invasion, and praying assistance.

Jamaica.

A letter to Mr. Pitt, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, inclosing the said address, and also a copy of Mr. Moore's letter, and desiring him to lay them before his Majesty, was agreed to and signed.

Read a letter from Henry Moore, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated the 12th of November, 1756, inclosing:—
An address of the Council of Jamaica complaining of the conduct of the Assembly.
An address of the Assembly of Jamaica complaining of the conduct of the Council.

Ordered that the said papers be taken into consideration to-morrow morning.

Thursday, January 20. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

Jamaica.

Read the following letters and papers received from Henry Moore:—
Letter from Henry Moore, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated November 4th, 1756, giving an account of the suspension of Mr. Pinnock from the Council and his removal from all his employments, and inclosing:—
Examinations taken before the Council of the Island of Jamaica touching the conduct of Mr. Pinnock, Chief Justice of that Island.
Examinations taken before the Assembly of Jamaica touching the conduct of Mr. Pinnock, Chief Justice of that Island, and other matters of complaint with their proceedings and resolutions thereupon.
Letter from Henry Moore, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated the 17th of November, 1756, relative to the refusal of the Council to sit in their legislative or civil capacity, after the proclamation of martial law, and inclosing:—
Reasons offered by the Council of Jamaica for not sitting in their legislative capacity, and against the legality of the sitting of the Assembly during martial law.
Questions proposed by Henry Moore, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, to his Majesty's Council, with their answers.

Read a letter from seven members of the Council of Jamaica to the Board, dated the 17th of November, 1756, desiring their lordships to suspend their judgment on the Assembly's address to his Majesty complaining of their conduct untill they have an opportunity of answering the same.

Their lordships took the said papers into consideration together with those mentioned in the preceding minutes, and resolved to proceed further therein to-morrow morning.

Friday, January 21. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Sloper.

Virginia.

North Carolina.

South Carolina.

The draught of a letter to Mr. Pitt, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, containing the Board's report and opinion upon his letter of the 3rd instant, relating to the giving a pecuniary aid to Virginia and the other Southern colonies, having been transcribed pursuant to the minutes of the 19th instant, was signed.

Jamaica.

Their lordships took into further consideration the letters and papers received from Mr. Moore, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, and several of the members of the Council there, mentioned in the minutes of the 19th and 20th instant, and after some time spent therein came to the following resolutions thereupon;

That the addresses of the Council and Assembly respectively, setting forth the rise and progress of the animosities and disputes which at present subsist between the different branches of the legislature of Jamaica, and complaining of each other's conduct, as also a copy of the Lieutenant Governor's letter of the 4th of November, and the letter from seven of the members of Council be laid before his Majesty, and the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon was accordingly ordered to be prepared.

That the Secretary do transmit copies of the Lieutenant Governor's letter acquainting the Board that he had caused martial law to be proclaimed, and that the Council had in consequence thereof refused to sit in their legislative capacity, together with copies of the papers, which contain their reasons for that refusal, to his Majesty's Attorney and Sollicitor General and desire their opinion thereupon as soon as conveniently may be.

That the draught of a representation to his Majesty be prepared proposing Norwood Witter, Esquire, may be appointed of the Council of Jamaica in the room of Henry Archbould, Esquire, deceased.

Barbados.

Read a letter from Charles Pinfold, Esquire, Governor of Barbados, dated 6th of October, 1756, acquainting their lordships with the deaths of Mr. Fairchild, Judge of the Common Pleas, and William Barwick, Esquire, one of the Council of that Island, and with the state of the naval force there.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty be prepared proposing that Abraham Comberbatch, Esquire, may be appointed of the Council of Barbados in the room of the said William Barwick, Esquire.

Read a letter from Ralph Weekes, Esquire, President of the Council of Barbados, to the Board, dated the 4th of October, 1756, acquainting the Board with the general satisfaction of the Island in the appointment of Governor Pinfold, and inclosing:—
Minutes of Council from the 7th July to the 4th August, 1756.

Leeward Islands.

Read a letter from George Thomas, Esquire, Governor of the Leeward Islands, to the Board, October 12th, 1756, giving an account of the success of the privateers fitted out by those Islands, and of the damage sustained by Admiral Frankland's squadron in the late hurricane.

Leeward Islands.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit an extract of so much of the said letter as relates to his Majesty's squadron stationed in those seas to the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, and desire him to lay it before that Board.

Tuesday, January 25. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

Jamaica.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty with the addresses of the Council and Assembly of the Island of Jamaica and other papers, mentioned in yesterday's minutes, having been prepared was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Jamaica.

Barbados.

The draught of representations to his Majesty proposing Norwood Witter, Esquire, to be of the Council of Jamaica, and Abraham Comberbatch to be of the Council of Barbados, having been prepared pursuant to yesterday's minutes, were agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Read a letter from Henry Moore, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated the 26th of November, 1756, inclosing a duplicate of his letter of the 4th of November, and transmitting:—
Address of the Council of Jamaica to the Lieutenant Governor desiring that Philip Pinnock, Esquire, may not be removed from his employments with the Lieutenant Governor's answer thereto.
Address of the Assembly of Jamaica to the Lieutenant Governor proposing that Philip Pinnock, Esquire, may be removed from all his employments with the Lieutenant Governor's answer thereto.
Address of the Assembly of Jamaica to the Lieutenant Governor, the 20th of October, 1756, returning him thanks for having removed Philip Pinnock, Esquire, from his employments with the Lieutenant Governor's answer thereto.

Read a letter from seven members of the Council of Jamaica, dated the 24th of November, 1756, relating to the address of the Assembly to his Majesty, complaining of their conduct, and transmitting:—
Reasons offered to the Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica by his Majesty's Council for not sitting in their legislative capacity, and against the legality of the sitting of the Assembly during martial law.
Questions proposed by Henry Moore, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, to his Majesty's Council with their answer.

Ordered, that copies of the aforementioned papers be made in order to be laid before his Majesty together with those mentioned in yesterday's minutes.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit an extract of so much of the letter from the Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica as relates to the insults to which the island of Jamaica is exposed from the enemy's privateers, to the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to be laid before that Board.

Leeward Islands.

Read a letter from George Thomas, Esquire, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated the 16th of October, 1756, containing his answer to that part of the Board's letter of the 29th of July last, which relates to the complaint made by Sir William Codrington against him, and inclosing:—
The answer of George Thomas, Esquire, to the memorial of Sir William Codrington, Bart.

Nova Scotia.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following papers and accounts received from the Governor of Nova Scotia, viz.:—
Treasurer's vouchers from 1st of July to the 31st December, 1755.
The Paymaster of the Works, his receipts for money paid by the Treasurer, 1755.
Account current, first originals.
Book No. 1. First originals, 100 vouchers from No. 1 to 100.
Book No. 2. First originals, 100 vouchers from No. 101 to 200.
Book No. 3. First originals, 100 vouchers from No. 201 to 300.
Book No. 4. First originals, 35 vouchers from 301 to 335.
Book No. 5. Vouchers for fuel purchased No. 1 to 19. First originals.
Book No. 6. Vouchers for molasses purchased from No. 1 to 14. First originals.
First originals. Cash paid by Lieutenant Tonge on account of the publick works at Chignecto from the 30th June, 1754, to the 31st December following.
First originals. Cash paid by Lieutenant Tonge on account of the publick works at Fort Lawrence, Chignecto, from the 1st of January, 1755, to the 31st of July following.
Cash paid by Patrick Sutherland, Esquire, on account of the works at Lunenberg from the 1st of January, 1755, to the 31st of December following, with 44 vouchers for the same. First originals.
Governor Lawrence's account of supplys with Messrs. Apthorp and Hancock for the ordinary services of the year 1755.

Ordered, that the said papers be delivered to the agent for the settlement of Nova Scotia, and that he be directed forthwith to prepare an account of money paid and charges incurred by supporting and maintaining the settlement of his Majesty's colony of Nova Scotia for the year 1755.

Wednesday, January 26. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

New Jersey.

New York.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the petition of the Proprietors of East New Jersey respecting the boundary line between that province and New York, having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of the 18th instant, was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Virginia.

Read the following letters and papers received from Mr. Dinwiddie, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, viz.:—
Letter from Mr. Dinwiddie to the Board, dated 24th September, 1756, giving an account of the state of affairs in that colony.
Mr. Dinwiddie's speech to the General Assembly of Virginia, the 20th September, 1756.
The addresses of the Council and Assembly of Virginia to Lieutenant Governor Dinwiddie with his answer, the 22nd September, 1756.
Letter from Mr. Dinwiddie to the Board, dated the 9th of November, 1756, transmitting an Act passed there in September last, for raising recruits for his Majesty's service, and for other purposes therein mentioned.
Naval Office lists of entries inwards and outwards at the several ports for the last six months ending at Michaelmas, 1756.

New Jersey.

Read a letter from Mr. Belcher, Governor of New Jersey, to the Board, dated Elizabeth Town, the 30th October, 1756, transmitting the following publick papers, viz.:—
The Treasurer of East New Jersey, his account from the 21st of November, 1755, to the 21st of August, 1756.
The Treasurer of West New Jersey, his account from November 8th, 1755, to October 11th, 1756.
Minutes of Council in May and June, 1756, and their proceedings in General Assembly in July, 1756.
Minutes of Council in August, 1756.
Minutes of Council in September, 1756, and of their proceedings in General Assembly in October, 1756.
Printed journal of the Assembly in July and October, 1756.
Collector's account of all ships and vessels entered and cleared at the port of Perth Amboy for the half year ending July, 1756.

New Hampshire.

Read a letter from Mr. Wentworth, Governor of New Hampshire, to the Board, dated the 26th October, 1756, relating to the temper and disposition of the New England men with respect to future military operations.

Ordered, that an extract be made of so much of the said letter as relates to the present temper and disposition of his Majesty's subjects in those parts with respect to future military operations to be laid before his Majesty, and the draught of a letter to Mr. Pitt, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, inclosing the said extract, having been prepared, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Thursday, January 27. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

South Carolina.

Read a letter from William Henry Lyttelton, Esquire, Governor of South Carolina, dated the 6th of December, 1756, acquainting the Board that the Council and Assembly have appointed James Wright, Esquire, their agent, and with his having suspended Mr. Wragg from his seat in the Council there.

Trade.

Africa.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following paper transmitted to him by the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, viz.:—
Copies of two letters from the Governor and Council at James Fort, Gambia, to the Committee, dated the 10th and 24th of July, 1756.

Jamaica.

Read the following paper transmitted to the Secretary by Mr. Graham, Receiver General of Jamaica, viz.:—
Letter from Robert Sterling, Esquire, Deputy Receiver General of Jamaica, to Thomas Graham, Esquire, in London, dated Jamaica, the 29th September, 1756, in answer to the complaint sent home against him, mentioned in the minutes of the 5th of May last.

New Jersey.

New York.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the petition of the Proprietors of East New Jersey, respecting the boundary line between that province and New York, having been transcribed pursuant to yesterday's minutes, was signed.