Journal, November 1760
Volume 68

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1935

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'Journal, November 1760: Volume 68', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 11: January 1759 - December 1763 (1935), pp. 133-148. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77409 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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fo. 11.

Tuesday, November 4. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Stone, Mr. Sloper.

Trade.

Africa.

fo. 12.

The Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, attending pursuant to order, they were called in; and Mr. Touchit acquainted the Board, that the Board of Ordnance having signified to them by letter, that the fort at Annamaboe was finished, and desired to know into whose charge they would have it delivered, they had taken the matter into consideration; and having found from experience, that the ten thousand pounds annually allowed by Parliament had been insufficient even for the support of the forts, which they had received from the late Company, they had thought it adviseable to prepare a petition to his Majesty, praying such further assistance for the support and maintenance of the British forts, as his Majesty should think proper; that having offered the said petition to Mr. Secretary Pitt, who they were informed was the proper person to present it to his Majesty, they had received a letter from his Secretary, Mr. Wood, returning the said petition, and acquainting them that Mr. Pitt did not think proper to present it, as he should thereby become a party in a matter, which must come under the consideration of the House of Commons, of which he was a member; that the Duke of Newcastle having also declined presenting the said petition, as not being properly within his Grace's department, they had desired to attend their lordships to receive their advice and opinion in what manner to proceed.

fo. 13.

Whereupon their lordships observed to them, that the supplies granted for the support of the forts and settlements upon the coast of Africa had usually been granted upon petitions of the Committee; and had never, as they apprehended, been placed upon any estimate laid by his Majesty's order before the House of Commons; and therefore their lordships apprehended the proper method would be, either to state their case in their usual petition to the House of Commons, or to give a state of it to his Majesty's ministers, to the end that they might be fully apprized of it, when the consideration of what supply might be necessary for the coast of Africa should come before that House.

fo. 14.

The Committee upon this occasion submitted to their lordships, whether it might not be proper for them to deliver their petition to the Council, to be presented to his Majesty in Council; upon which their lordships observed, that this was a channel in which matters of this nature might possibly not improperly pass; but that it was a method of proceeding which must be left to their own discretion.

The Committee then withdrew.

Plantations General.

A representation to his Majesty, proposing that new Seals may be prepared for the colonies, was agreed to and signed.

fo. 15.

Wednesday, November 5. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Stone, Mr. Sloper.

Miscellanies.

The Secretary having acquainted the Board that the office of necessary woman in their lordships' service was vacant by the death of Mrs. Katherine Griffin, their lordships were pleased, upon the recommendation of the Secretary, to appoint Mrs. Ann Wright to that office.

Nova Scotia.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Governor of Nova Scotia, viz.
fo. 16.
Letter from Charles Lawrence, Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated June 16th, 1760, in answer to one from the Board of 7th of March, inclosing papers relating to the estimates of expences of the said colony, and giving an account of the number and quality of the persons lately arrived to settle the evacuated lands and an account of the damage done by the storms and inundations last fall.
Treaty of peace made with the St. John's and Passamaquody Tribes of Indians at Halifax in Nova Scotia, February 23rd, 1760.
Transcript from the record of a Court of Office held for escheats and forfeitures, at Halifax, April 21st, 1760.
Transcript of the trials of John Ludovick Boyard and Martha Orpin for murder, taken from the records of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Halifax, May 27th, 1760.
fo. 17.
Mr. Saul, the Commissary's account of stores and provisions, audited to 10th June, 1759.
Records of Council, between 22nd August, 1759, and 22nd April, 1760.
Minutes of Council in General Assembly from 4th December, 1759, to 29th March, 1760.
Minutes of the House of Assembly from 4th December, 1759, to 29th March, 1760.
Twenty two Acts passed in December, 1759, and January and March, 1760.
Letter from Charles Lawrence, Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated June 24th, 1760, informing the Board that the settlements go on well.

Ordered, that such of the said Acts as have not expired by their own limitation, be sent to Sir Matthew Lamb for his opinion thereupon in point of law; and that he be desired forthwith to make his report upon the Acts of this province referred to him in December, 1759.

fo. 18.

Read a memorial of Robert Grant, Esquire, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated 23rd June, 1760, praying relief against an action now depending in Nova Scotia for the duties on a quantity of rum brought to Halifax for the use of his Majesty's ships.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the said memorial, were of opinion, that the question whether the rum mentioned therein is or is not subject to the duties imposed upon rum by an Act of the Legislature, must be adjudged and determined in the Courts there; and that it is not within the jurisdiction and department of this Board to give any directions for staying proceedings in any suit depending in those courts.

fo. 19.

Plantations General.

Read the following letters and papers received from Sir William Johnson, agent for Indian Affairs, viz.
Copy of a letter from Sir William Johnson to the Board, dated 17th May, 1759, the original of which was never received, giving an account of the present state of the British interest with the Indians, and some considerations on the measures most likely to increase our commerce and extend our influence with those nations.
Sir William Johnson's proceedings with the Sachems and Warriors of the Lower Mohawks at Fort Johnson, 20th March, 1760.
Sir William Johnson's journal of proceedings with the Confederate Nations of Indians at Conajohary in April, 1759.
fo. 20.
Letter from Sir William Johnson to the Board, dated June 5th, 1760, acknowledging the receipt of their lordships' letter of 13th December last, and giving an account of the present state of Indian affairs.
Copy of a letter from the Sachems of Conajohary to Sir William Johnson, dated February 25th, 1760, with Sir William Johnson's answer, dated February 26th.
Copy of a letter from Tydescung, Chief Sachem of the Delawares, to Sir William Johnson, dated April 8th, 1760.

Friday, November 7. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Stone, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton.

Jamaica.

Reading the following letters received from the Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, viz.
fo. 21.
Letter from Henry Moore, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated April 19th, 1760, containing an account of an insurrection of the negroes.
Copy of two minutes of the Council of Jamaica of the 10th and 17th April, 1760, relative to the said insurrection.
Letter from Henry Moore, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated June 9th, 1760, giving an account of a second and third insurrection of negroes.
Minutes of Council on examination of Thomas Bullock, Esquire, Judge of the Admiralty, on a charge exhibited against him by Admiral Cotes.
Letter from Henry Moore, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated 24th July, 1760, respecting the insurrection of negroes.
fo. 22.
Minute of Council of the 14th July, 1760, relative to the situation of affairs by the late insurrections, and the steps taken for the security of the island.
Letter from Henry Moore, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated 20th August, 1760, acquainting them that he is under no apprehensions of further danger from the rebellious negroes.
Minutes of Council from 2nd October, to 17th November, 1759.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from 25th September to 14th November, 1759.
Minutes of Assembly from 25th September to 14th November, 1759.
Minutes of Council from February, 1760, to 25th May following.
Seven Acts passed in October and November, 1759.

fo. 23.

Ordered, that such of the said Acts, as have not expired by their own limitation, be referred to Sir Matthew Lamb for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Bahamas.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Governor of the Bahama Islands, viz.
Letter from William Shirley, Esquire, Governor of the Bahama Islands, to the Board, dated 1st August, 1760, respecting the trade carried on by the English and French by the Channel of Monte Christi in Hispaniola.
Copy of the Lieutenant Governor of Monte Christi's letter to Governor Shirley, dated 1st March, 1760.
Copy of the declaration of William Taggart, master of a Rhode Island vessel, respecting the trade carried on by the English colonies and the French at Monte Christi.
fo. 24.
Letter from William Shirley, Esquire, Governor of the Bahama Islands, to the Board, dated 1st August, 1760, containing observations on an Act lately passed there.
Two Acts passed April 30th, 1760.

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

fo. 25.

Ordered, that an extract be made of so much of the first mentioned letter from Governor Shirley of the 1st of August, 1760, as relates to the trade carried on from the northern colonies with the French in Hispaniola through the channel of Monte Christi, together with a copy of the deposition therein referred to, in order to be laid before his Majesty in Council, and that the draught of a representation thereupon be prepared.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit a like extract of the said letter and copy of the deposition, to the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, to be laid before that Board.

New York.

Read the following letters and papers received from the late Lieutenant Governor of New York, and from Mr. Colden, President of the Council of that province, viz.
fo. 26.
Letter from James Delancey, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of New York, to the Board, dated June 14th, 1760, containing observations on an Act passed the 10th of that month, for levying and paying 2,680 men.
List of Acts passed by the Governor of New York, 24th December, 1759, and 22nd March, 1760.
List of Acts passed in New York, the 10th of June, 1760.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Delancey to the Board, dated 25th June, 1760, giving some account of General Amherst's preparations.
South Carolina.
South Carolina weekly Gazette from Wednesday, June 4th, to Wednesday, June 11th, 1760.
New York.
Letter from Cadwallader Colden, Esquire, to the Board, dated August 7th, 1760, acquainting their lordships with his having assumed the administration as eldest councillor, on the death of Mr. Delancey.
fo. 27.
Letter from Cadwallader Colden, Esquire, to the Board, dated August 30th, 1760, containing observations on the intended grants of lands, and recommending his son to supply a vacancy in the Council.
Memorial of John Chambers to Mr. President Colden about the office of Chief Justice of New York.
Journal of the proceedings of the Council from October 17th, 1759, to March 22nd, 1760.
Printed votes of the Assembly of New York from October 17th, 1759, to March 22nd, 1760.
Twenty six Acts passed in New York in December, 1759, and March, 1760.

fo. 28.

Ordered, that such of the said Acts, as have not expired by their own limitation, be sent to Sir Matthew Lamb for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Tuesday, November 11. Present: Earl of Halifax, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper, Mr. Bacon.

South Carolina.

Virginia.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Lieutenant Governors of South Carolina and Virginia, viz.
Letter from Mr. Bull, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, to the Board, dated 9th September, 1760, respecting the capitulation and surrender of Fort Loudoun to the Indians and the murder of Captain Demeré and twenty three others of the said garrison.
Copy of a letter from Major Lewis to the Honourable Colonel Byrd.
fo. 29.
Letter from Mr. Fauquier, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, dated September 17th, 1760, informing the Board of the surrender of Fort Loudoun, and of the murder and captivity of all the troops of the garrison.
Copy of the capitulation of Fort Loudoun.

Ordered, that copies be made of the said letters and papers, to be transmitted to Mr. Secretary Pitt; and a letter to him, accompanying the same, having been prepared, was agreed to and signed.

South Carolina.

fo. 30.

Read a letter from Thomas Pownall, Esquire, Governor of South Carolina, dated this day, acquainting the Board, that as the critical situation of affairs in South Carolina appears to require the immediated attention of the King's servants employed in that department, he is ready at a minute's warning to depart and undertake any service his Majesty may be pleased to honour him with.

Wednesday, November 12. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper, Mr. Bacon.

Bahamas.

Plantations General.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty in Council, with an extract of a letter from the Governor of the Bahama Islands; and the copy of a deposition therein referred to, relating to the trade carried on from the northern colonies with the French in Hispaniola, through the channel of Monte Christi, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

South Carolina.

fo. 31.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, viz.
Letter from Mr. Bull, dated 6th May, 1760, on the Cherokee War.
Letter from Mr. Bull, dated May 8th, 1760, on the same subject.
Letter from Mr. Bull, dated May 14th, 1760, respecting the Creeks.
Letter from Mr. Bull, dated May 27th, 1760, containing an account of the death of Mr. Cleland, Surveyor of the Customs.
Letter from Mr. Bull, dated May 29th, 1760, informing the Board of the divisions among the Creeks.
Letter from Mr. Bull, dated June 17th, 1760, informing the Board of advantages gained over the Cherokees, and of the state of affairs among the Creeks.
South Carolina Gazette from June 7th to June 10th, 1760.
Letter from Mr. Bull, dated July 2nd, 1760, informing the the Board of two vacancies in the Council, and recommending four persons to supple vacancies.
Letter from Mr. Bull, dated 31st August, 1760, acquainting the Board with the surrender of Fort Loudoun to the Indians.
Six Acts passed in May, 1758.

fo. 32.

Ordered, that such of the said Acts as have not expired by their own limitations, be referred to Sir Matthew Lamb for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Georgia.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Governor of Georgia, viz.
Letter from Henry Ellis, Esquire, to the Board, dated 16th April, 1760, urging the necessity of a fresh supply of presents, in order to engage the Creeks to act against the Cherokees.
Letter from Henry Ellis, Esquire, to the Board, dated May 15th, 1760, relating to the Chickasaw and Creek Indians.
fo. 33.
Letter from Henry Ellis, Esquire, to the Board, dated June 7th, 1760, concerning the dangers to which the Province of Georgia is exposed, and the bad effects, which the apprehension of those dangers has already produced.
Letter from Henry Ellis, Esquire, to the Board, dated July 10th, 1760, giving an account of the success of his endeavours to prevent the Creeks from joining the Cherokee Indians.
Minutes of Council from 7th December to 7th April, 1758.
Minutes of Council from 5th May to 4th July, 1758.
ditto: from 13th July to 9th August, 1758.
ditto: from 5th September to 22nd December, 1758.
ditto: from January 2nd to March 3rd, 1759.
ditto: from 6th March to 25th May, 1759.
Journal of the Upper House of Assembly from 15th June, 1758, to 27th March, 1759.
Journal of the Lower House from 16th January to 26th March, 1759.
fo. 34.
Four Acts passed in Georgia in March, November and December, 1759, and March, 1760.

Ordered, that the said Acts be sent to Sir Matthew Lamb for his opinion upon them in point of law.

Wednesday, November 19. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper, Mr. Bacon.

New Hampshire.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Governor of New Hampshire, viz.
fo. 35.
Letter from Benning Wentworth, Esquire, Governor of New Hampshire, to the Board, dated May 11th, 1760, respecting the Assembly's refusal to make provision for competent salaries to the Chief Justice and other justices.
Letter from Benning Wentworth, Esquire, Governor of New Hampshire, to the Board, dated August 13th, 1760, respecting the Assembly's refusal to settle salaries on the Chief Justice and the other justices, unless the Province be divided into three counties, and inclosing.
Vote of Assembly for £100, sterling, salary for the Chief Justice, etc. of the Supreme Court, when the Province is divided into counties, as by the vote is intended. April 1st, 1760.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter to Mr. Wentworth in answer to the above mentioned two letters be prepared.

fo. 36.

Massachusetts.

Read a letter from Thomas Hutchinson, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of the Massachusets Bay, to the Board, dated June 29th, 1760, containing observations on an Act for erecting two new counties, and inclosing,
Journal of the House of Representatives in May and June, 1760.

Read a letter from Francis Bernard, Esquire, Governor of the Massachusets Bay, dated Boston, August 18th, 1760, acquainting the Board with his arrival in that province.

Read a letter from Andrew Oliver, Esquire, Secretary of the Massachusets Bay, dated 30th August, 1760, to Mr. Pownall, transmitting,
Treasurer's accounts for the years 1758 and 1759.
fo. 37.
Fifteen Acts passed in June and August, 1760.

Read a letter from Mr. Pemberton, Naval Officer, to the Board, dated June 6th, 1760, inclosing,
Naval Office lists to 5th April, 1760.

Ordered, that the Acts be delivered to the Clerk of the Council in waiting, to be presented to his Majesty in Council.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the above mentioned letter from Mr. Hutchinson, ordered the draught of a letter to Mr. Bernard to be prepared, containing their lordships' opinion upon the subject matter of the said letter from Mr. Hutchinson.

fo. 38.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated 28th August, 1760, referring to this Board, for their consideration and opinion, twenty six Acts passed in the Massachusets Bay in January, February, March and April last.

Ordered, that such of the said Acts, as have not expired by their own limitation, be referred to Sir Mathew Lamb for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

New Jersey.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Governor of New Jersey, viz.
Letter from Thomas Boone, Esquire, dated July 15th, 1760, informing the Board of his arrival in New Jersey, and the publication of his Commission.
fo. 39.
Letter from Thomas Boone, Esquire, to the Board, dated September 3rd, 1760, inclosing the two following papers.
Letter from Robert Hunter Morris, Esquire, to Governor Boone, setting forth the state of the dispute betwixt him and Mr. Jones for the office of Chief Justice.
Copy of a minute of the Supreme Court on 18th March, 1760, relating to the dispute between Mr. Jones and Mr. Morris.
Votes of Assembly from 11th March, 1759, to 26th March, 1760.
Minutes of Council from 10th March to 11th March, 1760.
One Act passed in March, 1760.

Virginia.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, viz.
fo. 40.
Letter from Francis Fauquier, Esquire, to the Board, dated May 12th, 1760, respecting the assistance desired by the Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina against the Cherokees, and the granting of lands on the Ohio.
Copy of a letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier to Lieutenant Governor Hamilton, dated May 7th, 1760, relative to the granting of the lands on the Ohio.
Letter from Francis Fauquier, Esquire, to the Board, dated May 12th, 1760, transmitting
Account of his Majesty's revenue of quit rents, etc., arising within the Colony of Virginia for the year 1758.
Account of his Majesty's revenue of 2/- per hogshead, arising within the Colony of Virginia from 25th October, 1758, to 25th April, 1760.
fo. 41.
Letter from Francis Fauquier, Esquire, dated June 2nd, 1760, acquainting the Board, that the Assembly had provided for the raising and paying seven hundred men, with his observations upon the Tax Bill.
Letter from Francis Fauquier, Esquire, dated June 30th, 1760, acknowledging the receipt of his Majesty's Order in Council for repealing four Acts, and the additional instruction relative to passing laws.
Letter from Francis Fauquier, Esquire, to the Board, dated July 11th, 1760, inclosing
Triplicate of a letter from Mr. Fauquier to the Board, dated 1st December, 1759, respecting the necessity of settling the boundary line of Pennsylvania, and the utility of making a separate government of all the lands between the mountains and the waters.
fo. 42.
Copy of a letter from Lieutenant Colonel Stephen to Lieutenant Governor Fauquier, dated at Pittsburgh, 29th October, 1759, giving an account of the Indian trade there, with an account from Presqu' Isle of the country and situation of several of the French posts.
Naval Office lists of ships and vessels entered and cleared at York River, from 24th June to 25th December, 1759; Upper district of James River, from 10th October, 1759, to 5th April, 1760; Hampton, from 29th September, 1759, to 25th April, 1760; Rappahannock, from 29th September, 1759, to 25th April, 1760; South Potomack, from 20th October, 1759, to 5th April, 1760.
Minutes of Council from 2nd January, 1758, to 8th May, 1760.
Minutes of General Assembly from 1st November, 1759, to 11th March, 1760.
Minutes of Assembly from 1st November, 1759, to 11th March, 1760.
fo. 43.
Three Acts passed in Virginia, March 10th and 11th, 1760.

Ordered, that such of the Acts as have not expired by their own limitation, be referred to Sir Matthew Lamb for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter to Mr. Fauquier be prepared in answer to his of the 30th of June last.

Wednesday, November 26. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper, Mr. Bacon.

New Hampshire.

Massachusetts.

Virginia.

fo. 44.

Draughts of letters to the Governors of New Hampshire, and Massachusets Bay, and to the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, having been prepared pursuant to order, were agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Plantations General.

The Secretary laid before the Board the copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council of the 11th instant, directing the Chief Engraver of Seals to prepare draughts of new Seals for America, and in preparing the same, to follow such instructions as he shall receive from this Board for that purpose.

Ordered, that the Secretary do prepare a draught of instructions for the guidance and direction of the Seal engraver in preparing the said draughts, conformable to what has been done on the like occasions.

North Carolina.

fo. 15.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Governor of North Carolina, viz.
Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esquire, Governor of North Carolina, to the Board, dated 19th January, 1760, respecting Courts of justice; alterations in the Council; accounts of the Treasurer's; paper bills of credit, etc.
Copy of Governor Dobbs' speech to the Council and Assembly of North Carolina, at the opening of their session.
Copy of the Council's address in answer to the Governor's speech.
Copy of the Assembly's address in answer to the Governor's speech.
Copy of Governor Dobbs' speech to the Council and Assembly upon their dissolution.
Report of the Committee of Publick Claims in November session at Wilmington, 1759.
fo. 46.
Copy of Mr. Barker's account, 1759.
Copy of a Bill for establishing a Court of King's Bench and Courts of Common Pleas for the Province of North Carolina, which was rejected by the Council.
Copy of the Bill for establishing superior Courts of Pleas and Grand Sessions, and regulating the proceedings therein; which was rejected by the Council.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from 8th to 18th May, 1759.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from 23rd November, 1759, to 9th January, 1760.
Minutes of Assembly from 23rd November, 1759, to 9th January, 1760.
Reports of the Committee of both Houses for stating the publick accounts, December, 5th, 1759.
fo. 47.
Letter from Governor Dobbs, dated May 28th, 1760, informing the Board of the refusal of the Assembly to pass an aid bill, unless he assented to the bill for superior courts.
Governor's speech to the Council and Assembly at the opening of the session in April, 1760.
Address of the Council to the Governor.
Governor's answer to the Council's address.
Address of the Lower House to the Governor.
Governor's answer to the address of the Lower House.
Assembly's address to pass the Court Bills.
Governor's answer to the Assembly's address to pass the Court Bills.
Assembly's replication to the Governor's answer.
fo. 48.
Governor's answer to the Assembly's replication.
A second replication of the Assembly to the Governor's answer.
Queries respecting the establishment of courts, with the Chief Justice's answer.
Queries on the same subject, with the Attorney General's answer.
Copy of two resolutions of the Assembly.
Governor's speech to the Council and Assembly at the opening the second session in May, 1760.
Governor's speech at the close of the second session in May.
List of the Acts passed in the sessions of April and May, 1760.
Letter from Governor Dobbs, dated July 21st, 1760, informing the Board of his having got an aid bill passed in lieu of one rejected.
fo. 49.
Governor's speech to the Council and Assembly.
Council's address to the Governor.
Assembly's address to the Governor.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from 24th April to 23rd May, 1760.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from May 26th to 27th, 1760.
Minutes of Assembly on the same days.
Minutes of Council from 23rd November, 1759, to 9th January, 1760.
Copy of a bill for granting an aid to his Majesty.
Copy of an Act fo

fo. 50.

Ordered, that extracts be made of so much of Governor Dobbs' letters, and of the minutes of Council of the 2nd of January, 1760, as relates to the suspension of Francis Corbin, Esquire, from his seat at the Council Board, to be laid before his Majesty in Council; and that the draught of a representation, to his Majesty thereupon, as also the draught of a representation, proposing that John Sampson, Esquire, may be appointed of the Council of North Carolina in the room of James Innes, Esquire, deceased, be prepared.

Georgia.

Read the following letters received from the Governor of Georgia, viz.
Letter from Henry Ellis, Esquire, Governor of Georgia, to the Board, dated August 25th, 1760, transmitting a schedule of laws passed there, and other publick papers, with observations upon two of the said laws.
fo. 51.
Barbados.
Letter from Henry Ellis, Esquire, to the Board, dated September 5th, 1760, respecting the state of Indian affairs in reference to the conduct of the Creeks.

Read a letter from Charles Pinfold, Esquire, Governor of Barbados, to the Board, dated May 29th, 1760, transmitting an Exchequer Act; containing his reasons for passing the Quarantine Act; respecting the methods used to put a stop to an illicit trade carried on with the French, and inclosing,
Abstract of all persons born, christened and buried from January 1st, 1759, to the 31st December, following.
List of the Council of Barbados, 1760.
Treasurer's return of new negroes imported from May 9th, 1759, to May 9th, 1760.
Storekeeper's return of powder from 7th June to 7th December, 1759.
fo. 52.
Minutes of Council from July 11th, 1759, to May 6th, 1760.
Minutes of General Assembly from July 10th, 1759, to April 15th, 1760.
Three Acts passed in October and December, 1759, and March, 1760.

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

Bermuda.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Governor of Bermuda, viz.
Letter from William Popple, Esquire, dated June 12th, 1760, informing the Board of the sale of fifteen parcels of the king's lands.
Letter from ditto, dated 12th June, 1760, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter of 13th November last.
fo. 53.
Letter from Governor Popple to the Board, dated 12th June, 1760, recommending John Harvey, Esquire, to be one of the Council in the room of his father, deceased.
Letter from Governor Popple to the Board, dated June 12th, 1760, relating to the proceedings of the Assembly in respect to the center of trade, with some observations upon four Acts.
Governor Popple's speech to the Council and Assembly, April 3rd, 1760.
Council's address to the Governor, April 9th, 1760.
Assembly's address to the Governor, April 8th, 1760.
Governor's first proposal to the Council and Assembly.
Governor's second proposal.
Grand jury's presentment of grievances, January 13th, 1760.
Ditto, June 1st, 1760.
fo. 54.
Minutes of Council from 14th June, 1759, to 3rd June, 1760.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from 29th October, 1759, to 26th April, 1760.
Votes and proceedings of the General Assembly from 29th October, 1759, to 15th May, 1760.
Four Acts passed in April, 1760.

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

Bermuda.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty be prepared, proposing that John Harvey, Esquire, may be appointed of the Council of Bermuda in the room of his father John Harvey, Esquire, deceased.

fo. 55.

Leeward Islands.

Read a letter from George Thomas, Esquire, Governor of the Leeward Islands, to the Board, dated 21st July, 1760, transmitting,
Antigua.
Minutes of Council from 9th August to 6th December, 1759. Ditto: from 10th January to 19th June, 1760.
Minutes of Assembly from 13th July, 1758, to 18th January, 1759.
Ditto: from 1st February to 9th August, 1759.
Ditto: from 16th August, 1759, to 26th February, 1760.
Ten Acts passed in June and December, 1759, January, February, March and May, 1760.
St. Christopher's.
Minutes of Council from 18th October, 1758, to 3rd September 1759.
Minutes of Assembly from 14th December, 1757, to 19th July, 1758.
Ditto: from 5th September, 1758, to 3rd September, 1759.
Two Acts passed in June and October, 1759.
Montserrat.
fo. 56.
Minutes of Assembly from 16th January to 22nd March, 1759.
Ditto: from 27th March to 23rd June, 1759.
Ditto: from 2nd July to 5th September, 1759.

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

Friday, November 28. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper, Mr. Bacon.

New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Virginia.

The draughts of letters to the Governors of New Hampshire, and Massachusets Bay, and to the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, having been transcribed pursuant to order, were signed.

Nova Scotia.

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Read a letter from Charles Lawrence, Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated September 1st, 1760, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter of 16th May; inclosing Mr. Grant's memorial, respecting his removal from his seat in the Council; setting forth the falsity of the allegations in the said memorial; and giving an account of his general conduct and behaviour.

New Hampshire.

Read a letter from Benning Wentworth, Esquire, Governor of New Hampshire, dated October, 19th, 1760, congratulating the Board on the success of his Majesty's arms in America, and inclosing,
Naval Office lists between the 5th January, 1759, and the 5th January, 1760.

Masschusets.

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Read a letter from Francis Bernard, Esquire, Governor of the Massachusets Bay, dated September 17th, 1760, congratulating the Board on the success of His Majesty's arms in America.

Trade.

East Indies.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council of the 20th instant, referring to this Board, for their consideration, an account of the exports of the East India Company between the 29th September, 1759, and 29th September, 1760.

Africa.

Read a letter from Mr. Clevland, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to the Secretary, dated 23rd July, 1760, inclosing,
State of the forts and settlements on the coast of Africa, as they stood between November and February last.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following papers received from the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa; viz.
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Copy of a letter from Nassau Senior, Esquire, to the African Committee, dated Cape Coast Castle, September 25th, 1759; an Act of Council at Cape Coast Castle, September 13th, 1759; state and condition of Winebah Fort; a letter from N. Senior, dated Cape Coast Castle, November 27th, 1759; also, another letter from the same to the same, November 28th, 1759.
Copies of a letter from John Hippisley, dated Winebah Fort, January 30th, 1760; of a letter from Nassau Senior, dated Cape Coast Castle, February 3rd, 1760; of ditto, February 5th, 1760; to the African Committee; also of an Act of Council at Cape Coast Castle, December 1st, 1759.
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Copies of a letter from Nassau Senior, Esquire, to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, dated Cape Coast Castle, March 8th, 1760; of a letter from John Grosl to Thomas Westgate, Cape Coast Castle, 1st March, 1760; of Mr. Westgate's answer, 2nd March, 1760; of N. Senior's letter to Thomas Westgate, 2nd March, 1760; of Mr. Westgate's answer; of an Act of Council at Cape Coast Castle, 2nd March, 1760; of another Act, 13th March, 1760; of N. Senior's letter to the Committee, Cape Coast Castle, 14th March, 1760; of his letter to the Council, 10th March, 1760; of a certificate of what was reported by Mr. Brew, concerning Mr. Baugh's receiving £560, for the Fantyns.
Copy of a letter from the Governor and Council of James Fort, Gambia, dated 15th June, 1760.
State and condition of the several forts in January, 1760.
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Copy of a letter from the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, to the Governor and Council of Cape Coast Castle, dated September 5th, 1760.
Copies of two letters from Nassau Senior, Esquire, dated Cape Coast Castle, May 20th and 21st, 1760; also of sundry other papers and letters received from thence by the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa; likewise of a letter from the Governor and Council of James Fort, Gambia, dated 19th August, 1760.

Trade.

Africa.

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Their lordships took into consideration that part of the letter from Mr. Senior, dated the 20th May last, which relates to the pretensions of the Dutch Governor of Elmina to restrain Portuguese ships from trading with any other nation to the westward of the River Volta; and after some time spent therein, agreed to consider further thereof on Tuesday next, the 2nd of December.