Journal, October 1760
Volume 68

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1935

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131-133

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'Journal, October 1760: Volume 68', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 11: January 1759 - December 1763 (1935), pp. 131-133. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77408 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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Journal, October 1760

fo. 1.

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

(fn. 1) Monday, October 27. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Stone, Mr. Hamilton.

Plantations General.

fo. 2.

Read an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated the 25th instant, directing this Board to prepare warrants for authorizing the respective publick Seals in the Plantations, made use of in the time of his late Majesty, to be made use of, until other Seals shall be prepared and sent thither, duly authorized by his Majesty; and to lay the said warrants before his Majesty in Council.

Whereupon the form of a Warrant, agreeable to the above order, having been prepared, was approved, and fair transcripts made, directed to the Governors of the following provinces and colonies, viz., Nova Scotia, Massachusets Bay, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Bahamas, Bermuda, Leeward Islands, Barbados and Jamaica; and a representation to his Majesty in Council, with the said warrants, was agreed to and signed.

fo. 3.

Wednesday, October 29. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Stone, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

Plantations General.

Read an Order of his Majesty in Council of the 27th instant, inclosing the draught of a proclamation, with blanks, for proclaiming the King in his Majesty's respective Plantations in America, and directing this Board to prepare as many draughts properly filled up for the several and respective colonies and plantations in America as shall be necessary, and present the same to his Majesty in Council.

fo. 4.

Plantations General.

Whereupon draughts properly filled up were prepared for proclaiming his Majesty in all the following places in America, viz.
Hudson's Bay,
Montreal,
Placentia in Newfoundland,
Cape Breton,
Nova Scotia,
New Hampshire,
Massachusets Bay,
Rhode Island,
Connecticut,
New York,
New Jersey,
Pennsylvania,
Maryland,
Virginia,
North Carolina,
South Carolina,
Georgia,
Bermudas,
Leeward Islands,
Guadeloupe,
Barbados,
Jamaica,
and the said draughts having been approved, a representation to his Majesty thereupon, was signed. and proposing, that two vessels may be ordered to carry over the said proclamations and other necessary dispatches for America, was signed.

fo. 5.

The Secretary having acquainted the Board, that notice had been sent to him by Mr. Pitt's Secretary, that an officer would be dispatched this day to North America; and that he had orders to take any dispatches which this Board have ready for the colonies; it was ordered, that the Secretary do write a Circular Letter to the several Governors and Commanders in Chief upon the Continent, acquainting them, that the necessary dispatches for proclaiming his Majesty in America, etc., etc., are preparing, and will be ready to be transmitted to them in a few days.

Trade.

Africa.

The Secretary acquainted the Board, that the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, had desired to know on what day they might attend the Board, having some matters relative to their settlements upon the Coast of Africa, to lay before their lordships.

fo. 6.

Ordered, that the Secretary do give them notice to attend on Tuesday next at eleven o'clock.

Ordered, that the Secretary do write to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa to acquaint them, that it is their lordships' opinion, that they should give the necessary directions for proclaiming his Majesty, as soon as possible, and in the most solemn manner, in all places upon the Coast of Africa within their jurisdiction.

Thursday, October 30. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Stone Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

fo. 7.

Plantations General.

fo. 8.

Read an Order of his Majesty in Council on the 29th instant, directing this Board to prepare draughts of instructions to the Governors of the several colonies in America, for an alteration in the prayers for the Royal Family, conformable to the directions of his Majesty's Order in Council in that behalf of the 27th instant.

Whereupon draughts of instructions, conformable to the said order, were prepared for the Governors and Commanders in Chief of the following places, viz.
Nova Scotia,
New Hampshire,
Massachusets Bay,
Connecticut,
Rhode Island,
New York,
New Jersey,
Pennsylvania,
Maryland,
Virginia,
North Carolina,
South Carolina,
Georgia,
Bermuda,
Bahamas,
Leeward Islands,
Barbados,
Jamaica,
and the said draughts having been approved, a representation to his Majesty thereupon was signed.

Friday, October 31. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Stone, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

Plantations General.

fo. 9.

The Secretary having acquainted the Board, that the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty had informed him, that one of his Majesty's ships of war now lay ready at Spithead to depart with the first fair wind for the West Indies, he was directed to write a Circular Letter to the Governors of Barbados, Leeward Islands, Guadeloupe and Jamaica, acquainting them that the necessary dispatches for proclaiming his Majesty in America, etc., etc., will be ready to be transmitted to them in a few days.

Read an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated this day, transmitting to this Board letters from the Privy Council to the Governors and Commanders in Chief of the British colonies in America, with orders for proclaiming his Majesty in the said colonies, and directing the Board to transmit them forthwith to the said colonies by the two vessels appointed for that purpose.

fo. 10.

Whereupon letters to the several Governors and Commanders in Chief of the said colonies, accompanying the letters from the Privy Council, and inclosing proclamations for continuing all officers in America in their employments till his Majesty's pleasure is further known, together with his Majesty's warrants for using the old Seals, and instructions for altering the prayers for the Royal Family, were prepared, agreed to and signed; and the Secretary having acquainted their lordships, that the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty had transmitted to him letters to the captains of the two ships prepared for carrying the said orders, containing directions for receiving the same into their care and custody, he was ordered forthwith to dispatch the messenger with the said letters and orders to Portsmouth, to be put on board the said ships, and to transmit the duplicates of them for the West Indies by the packet, the mail for which is to be made up at the Post Office tonight, and the duplicates for the Continent by the first safe conveyance.

Footnotes

1 This volume begins not with the New Year, but with the accession of George III, and continues down to the end of 1761.