Journal, December 1759
Volume 66

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1935

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'Journal, December 1759: Volume 66', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 11: January 1759 - December 1763 (1935), pp. 69-75. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77398 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Journal, December 1759

fo. 280.

Tuesday, December 4. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Sloper.

Nova Scotia.

Their lordships took into further consideration the letter and papers lately received from the Governor of Nova Scotia, more particularly in respect to his proceedings in granting the lands evacuated by the removal of the French inhabitants, and to the proceedings of the House of Representatives of that Province in their two last sessions; and after some time spent therein, agreed further to consider thereof to-morrow morning.

fo. 281.

Wednesday, December 5. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

Jamaica.

Read a Report of His Majesty's Attorney and Solicitor General, dated December 3rd, 1759, upon the case of Mr. Dismore, Deputy Post Master General of Jamaica, referred to them the 4th of May last.

fo. 282.

Their lordships having taken the said Report into consideration, together with the Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, referring to them several papers relative to the case of the said Deputy Post Master, mentioned in the minutes of the 1st of May last, ordered the draught of a Report thereupon to the Lords of the Committee of Council to be prepared.

fo. 283.

Their lordships took into consideration an Act passed in the island of Jamaica in November, 1758, intituled,
An Act for ascertaining the Value of Spanish Milled Money, and for rendring the Payment of Debts more certain;
and also Sir Matthew Lamb's Report thereupon; and it appearing to their lordships, that the provisions of the said Act were not agreeable to the Act of Parliament of the 6th of Queen Anne for ascertaining the Rates of foreign Coins in the Plantations, the Secretary was ordered to send it back to Sir Matthew Lamb to desire him to reconsider it, and report his opinion, whether the said Act is or is not consistent with the Statute of the 6th of Queen Anne.

Nova Scotia.

Their lordships then took into further consideration the letter and papers lately received from the Governor of Nova Scotia, more particularly in respect to his proceedings in granting the lands evacuated by the removal of the French inhabitants, and to the proceedings of the House of Representatives in their two last sessions; and made some further progress therein.

fo. 284.

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

Jamaica.

The draught of a Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs upon the case of Mr. Dismore, Deputy Post Master General in the island of Jamaica, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Nova Scotia.

fo. 285.

Their lordships took into further consideration the letter and papers lately received from the Governor of Nova Scotia, more particularly in respect to his proceedings in granting the lands evacuated by the removal of the French inhabitants, and to the proceedings of the House of Representatives in their two last Sessions; and after some time spent therein, it was ordered, that the draught of a Representation to His Majesty should be prepared, humbly to lay before His Majesty, for His Royal Approbation, the proceedings of the Governor and Council in granting the evacuated lands; and that the proceedings of the Council and House of Representatives, together with the laws passed in their two last sessions, should be sent to Sir Matthew Lamb, with directions to take them into his consideration, and to report his opinion, whether such proceedings have been regular, and consistent with the constitution and practice of the mother country; and also his opinion in point of law upon the several Acts.

fo. 286.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter to the Governor of Nova Scotia, in answer to the last received from him, be prepared.

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

New Jersey.

Read a letter from Francis Bernard, Esqr., Governor of New Jersey, to the Board, dated August 28th, 1759, concerning Mr. Morris's pretensions to resume the office of Chief Justice of that Province; and inclosing
Naval Officer's lists of ships and vessels entered and cleared between the 5th January and the 5th July, 1759, in the port of Perth Amboy.

fo. 287.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter, in answer to the above mentioned letter from Mr. Bernard, be prepared.

New York.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Lieutenant Governor of New York, viz.
Letter from J. Delancey, Esqr., Lieutenant Governor of New York, dated the 20th September, 1759, desiring directions in two cases of escheats, and recommending certain persons, who have petitioned for grants of them, to His Majesty's favour.
fo. 288.
Copy of an inquisition taken by virtue of a Commission issued out of the Chancery, whereby it is found that Patrick Smith died without heirs seized in fee of two houses and lotts of ground in the City of New York—and copy of a Petition of the devisees of Rachel Smith, widow of the said Patrick Smith, to the Governor and Council, praying a Grant of the said two houses and lotts of ground.
Copy of an inquisition annexed to and returned with His Majesty's Commission directed to the escheator, etc., to enquire what lands John Mutts died seized of, etc.
Letter from James Delancey, Esqr. Lieutenant Governor of New York, dated 28th October, 1759, acquainting the Board with his having obtained a prolongation of the term, for which the troops raised in that colony were enlisted.
Votes of the Assembly of New York on the 17th October, 1759.

fo. 289.

Ordered, that a copy be made of Mr. Delancey's letter of the 20th September, and also copies of the papers inclosed, to be laid before His Majesty; and that the draught of a Representation to His Majesty thereupon be prepared.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter to Mr. Delancey, in answer to the abovementioned letter from him, be prepared.

North Carolina.

Read a letter from Arthur Dobbs Esqr., Governor of North Carolina, to the Board, dated 11th September, 1759, acknowledging the receipt of their lordships' letter of 1st June, and of His Majesty's Order repealing the seven Acts; giving a state of the Council; and inclosing
Journal of the Upper House of Assembly from 23rd November to 23rd December, 1758.
fo. 290.
Journal of the Lower House of Assembly from the 8th to the 18th of May, 1759.

Virginia.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, viz.
Letter from Francis Fauquier, Esqr., Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, dated August 30th, 1759, containing an account of the progress of His Majesty's Arms upon the Ohio; and inclosing
Copy of a letter from Colonel Byrd to Mr. Fauquier, relating to the progress of His Majesty's Arms upon the Ohio.
fo. 291.
Letter from F. Fauquier, Esqr., Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, dated October 13th, 1759, relating to the state of the forces; to an assault and battery committed in the Northern Neck about fines; and to the deficiency in the crop of tobacco last year.

South Carolina.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Governor of South Carolina, viz.
Letter from William Henry Lyttelton, Esqr., Governor of South Carolina, to the Board, dated September 1st, 1759, giving an account of the hostilities committed by the Cherokees, and the present state of affairs with respect to those Indians.
Copy of the talk sent by Governor Lyttelton to the Chiefs of the Cherokees, 22nd May, 1759.
Copy of the answer sent by the Chiefs of the Cherokee Indians to Governor Lyttelton's talk.
Copy of Captain Paul Demere's letter to Governor Lyttelton, dated July 10th, 1759, containing intelligence respecting the Cherokees.
fo. 292.
Extract of a letter from Captain Demere to Governor Lyttelton, dated July 22nd, 1759, containing intelligence respecting the Cherokees.
Extract of a letter from Lieutenant Coytmore to Governor Lyttelton, dated at Fort Prince George, August 3rd, 1759, containing intelligence respecting the Creeks and Cherokees.
Copy of the Journal of a Chickasaw trader, in a letter to Jerome Courtonne, dated 1st May, 1759.
Copy of Governor's Lyttelton's Message to the Assembly of South Carolina.
Copy of the Assembly's Address in answer to Governor Lyttelton's Message, July 9th, 1759.
Copy of Governor Lyttelton's Message to the Assembly.
fo. 293.
Copy of the Assembly's Answer to Governor Lyttelton's Message, 13th July, 1759.
Letter from William Henry Lyttelton, Esqr., Governor of South Carolina, to the Board, dated September 10th, 1759, inclosing intelligence concerning a settlement forming by the Creeks, on the Cusa River; containing his observations on some Acts lately passed.
Copy of the Minutes of Council of 6th June, 1759, containing the examination of Maximilian Moore and his son, respecting the settlement forming by the French and Creeks on the forks of the River Cusa.

fo. 294.

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

Nova Scotia.

New York.

New Jersey.

The draughts of letters to the Governors of Nova Scotia and New Jersey, and to the Lieutenant Governor of New York, having been prepared pursuant to order, were agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Georgia.

Read the following letters and paper received from the Governor of Georgia, viz.
fo. 295.
Letter from Henry Ellis, Esqr., Governor of Georgia, to the Board, dated 26th July, 1759, giving an account of his proceedings with the Bosomworths in consequence of His Majesty's instruction; of the present state of Indian Affairs, and of the Province in general.
Copy of Mr. Chief Justice Grover's letter to Governor Ellis, dated 5th May, 1759, representing the inconvenience of the times fixed for holding the Courts of Justice.
Letter from Henry Ellis Esqr. Governor of Georgia, to the Board, dated September 6th, 1759, giving an account of a conspiracy of the Cherokees, and of the measures that have been taken for accommodating all differences with that nation.

fo. 296.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the abovementioned letter of the 26th of July, ordered the draught of an answer thereto to be prepared; and the same having been prepared, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

New York.

The draught of a Representation to His Majesty, with a copy of a letter from the Lieutenant Governor of New York, and copies of two papers received therewith, relating to some lands escheated in that Province, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, and ordered to be transcribed.

Georgia.

Read a letter from Mr. West, Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, dated December 13th, 1759, signifying that the Chancellor of the Exchequer had received His Majesty's Commands, that this Board should lay before the House of Commons an Estimate of the civil Establishment of the colony of Georgia from Midsummer 1759 to Midsummer 1760.

fo. 297.

Ordered, that the draught of an Estimate of the civil Establishment of His Majesty's colony of Georgia, and other incidental expences attending the same, from the 24th of June, 1759, to the 24th of June, 1760, be prepared.

Trade.

Hudson's Bay.

Read a Memorial of the Hudson's Bay Company, containing a state of their claims, with respect to limits and other points provided for by the Treaty of Utrecht, and praying that the Board would intercede with His Majesty, that the said Company may have full satisfaction with respect to such claims upon a peace with France.

Ordered, that a copy be made of the said Memorial to be transmitted to Mr. Secretary Pitt; and that the draught of a letter to him thereupon be prepared.

Massachusetts.

fo. 298.

Read an Order of the Lords of Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated December 5th, 1759, referring to this Board, for their consideration and Report, twenty one Acts passed in the Province of the Massachusets Bay in March and April, 1759.

Ordered, that the said Acts be referred to Sir Matthew Lamb for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Trade.

East India.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated November 14th, 1759, referring to this Board, for their consideration and Report, an account of the East India Company's exports between the 29th of September, 1758, and the 29th of September, 1759.

Trade.

Africa.

fo. 299.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following papers received from the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, viz.
Copy of a letter from the Governor and Council of James Fort, Gambia, to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, dated 19th June, 1759—also of a letter from Robert Caulton to the Committee, dated 30th June, 1759.
fo. 300.
Copies of a letter from Nassau Senior to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, dated Cape Coast Castle, July 15th, 1759—Richard Brew to the Committee, Anamaboe, July 23rd, 1759—Certificate of John Baugh and others; N. Senior to the Committee, July 31st, 1759—William Lawson to N. Senior, June 18th, 1759—also condition of the forts on the Gold Coast, June and July. 1759.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the letters from Mr. Senior, Chief Officer of Cape Coast Castle, and from Mr. Brew at Annamaboe, respecting the complaints made of their selling slaves to the Dutch, ordered the Secretary to write to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa to attend the Board on Tuesday next the 18th instant.

fo. 301.

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

Trade.

Africa.

fo. 302.

Several gentlemen of the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa attending pursuant to order, they were called in; and their lordships having stated to them their sense of the irregular and improper behaviour of their chief officers at Cape Coast Castle and at Annamaboe in trading for slaves with the Dutch; and having enquired of them what steps they had taken or intended to taken with respect to those officers, the gentlemen informed their lordships of the reprehension they had given their officers, when those complaints were first made to them; and said they intended to supersede Mr. Senior, their chief officer at Cape Coast Castle. The Committee then withdrew.

Georgia.

An Estimate of the civil Establishment of His Majesty's colony of Georgia, and of the contingent expences attending the same from Midsummer 1759 to Midsummer 1760, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to; and Mr. Oswald was desired to present it to the House of Commons, pursuant to His Majesty's Commands.

New York.

fo. 303.

The draught of a Representation to His Majesty, with the copy of a letter from the Lieutenant Governor of New York, and copies of two papers received therewith, relating to some lands escheated in that Province, having been transcribed pursuant to order, was signed.

Wednesday, December 19. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

Nova Scotia.

The draught of a Representation to His Majesty upon the proceedings of the Governor and Council of Nova Scotia in granting out the lands evacuated by the removal of the French inhabitants, having been prepared pursuant to order, was read, approved, and ordered to be transcribed.

Hudson's Bay.

fo. 304.

The draught of a letter to Mr. Secretary Pitt, with a copy of the Memorial of the Hudson's Bay Company, containing a state of their claims with respect to limits, and other points provided for by the Treaty of Utrecht, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, transcribed, and signed.

Nova Scotia.

Thursday, December 20. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

fo. 305.

The draught of a Representation to His Majesty upon the proceedings of the Governor and Council of Nova Scotia in granting out the lands evacuated by the removal of the French inhabitants, was signed.