The object of publishing these Journals independently
of the Calendar of State Papers Colonial has been
explained in the first volume issued (1704–9). The
Journal is now carried down to December 1767. This
volume contains a list of Commissions with dates, and
with the page references to the volumes from the year
1704 down to the date of the end of the current volume,
and also a list of Governors for the various plantations.
It has been printed under the supervision of Mr. K. H.
Ledward, an Assistant Keeper of the Records, who has
also compiled the Index.
A. E. STAMP
Public Record Office,
March 25th, 1936.