Journal, October 1759
Tuesday, October 9. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald,
The Secretary having laid before the Board a Memorial prepared
by the agent for Nova Scotia, to be presented to the Lords
Commissioners of the Treasury, praying that the sum of one
thousand, two hundred and twenty seven pounds, two shillings
and two pence may be issued to him to defray certain charges
incurred on account of the settlement of the said colony, the said
Memorial was approved; and the agent was directed to present
it to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury for their lordships'
directions upon it.
Wednesday, October 10. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr.
Stone, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Hamilton.
The draughts of General Instructions and of those respecting
the laws of trade and navigation, having been prepared pursuant
to order, for Jeffery Amherst Esqr., Governor of Virginia, were
agreed to; and a Representation to His Majesty thereupon was
The Secretary laid before the Board an account of the petty
expences and incidental charges of this office from the 5th of
July to the 10th of October, 1759, amounting to three hundred
and fifty four pounds, nine shillings and two pence; and a letter
to the Lords of the Treasury, desiring payment of the same, and
of the salaries due to the Secretary and under officers in the
service of this Board for the same time, was signed.