Journal, November 1764
Volume 71

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'Journal, November 1764: Volume 71', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 12: January 1764 - December 1767 (1936), pp. 109-120. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77625 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Journal, November 1764

Monday, November 19th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Lord Orwell, Mr. Dyson.

Trade, Russia.

fo. 429.

Read a letter from Richard Phelps, esquire, Secretary to the Earl of Sandwich, to the Secretary, dated November 15th, 1764, desiring him to transmit to his Lordship's office the originals of the papers mentioned in a list inclosed, which were referred to in the Board's report upon the draught of a treaty with Russia, dated May 10th, 1762.

Ordered, that Mr. Pownall do acquaint Mr. Phelps that their lordships have given leave for any clerks employed in the Secretary of State's Office, to take copies here of the papers mentioned in the list referred to in Mr. Phelps's letter.

Africa.

Their lordships took into consideration the order of his Majesty in Council on the 11th of July last, upon the Board's representation to his Majesty, upon the petition of Mr. George Glass, relative to a harbour discovered by him upon the Coast of Africa.

Agreed to consider further thereof tomorrow morning, and notice to be given to Mr. Glass to attend.

fo. 430.

The following letters and papers received from the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, since the Board's recess, were laid before their lordships, and read and considered, vizt.,
Letter from Samuel Poirier, esquire, Secretary to the African Committee, to Mr. Pownall, dated August 2nd, 1764, inclosing,
Copy of a letter from William Mutter, esquire, Governor of Cape Coast Castle, to the African Committee, dated February 10th, 1764.
Copy of a letter from William Mutter, esquire, Governor of Cape Coast Castle, to the African Committee, dated February 27th, 1764.
Letter from Samuel Poirier, esquire, Secretary to the African Committee, to Mr. Pownall, dated August 9th, 1764, inclosing,
fo. 431.
A list of the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa for the year 1764, as elected on July 3rd, 1764.
An account of the garrison of Goree, September 12th, 1763.
Trade.
Africa.
The account of the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, distinguishing every article of expence under its proper title.
Letter from Samuel Poirier, esquire, Secretary to the African Committee, to Mr. Pownall, dated September 24th, 1764, inclosing,
Copy of a letter from the Governor and Council of Senegal, to the African Committee, dated July 9th, 1764.
Copy of a letter from the Governor and Council of Fort Lewis, Senegal, to the African Committee, dated 23rd July, 1764.
fo. 432.
A return of the garrison at Senegal on the 4th of November, 1763.
Letter from Samuel Poirier, esquire, to Mr. Pownall, dated 28th September, 1764, inclosing,
Copies of two letters from Joseph Debat, esquire, and Council to the African Committee, dated Gambia, 26th May and 20th July, 1764, also of two memorials of private traders and masters of vessels, relative to the motions of the French in the River Gambia.
Letter from Samuel Poirier, esquire, to the Secretary, dated October 22nd, 1764, inclosing,
Copy of a letter from William Mutter, esquire, Governor of Cape Coast Castle, to the African Committee, dated 27th May, 1764.
fo. 433.
A plan of a fort for Cape Appolonia.
Copy of an estimate for building a fort at Cape Appolonia.
Letter from Philip Stephens, esquire, Secretary to the Lords of the Admiralty, to Mr. Pownall, dated September 8th, 1764, inclosing,
Extract of a letter from Captain Cleveland to Mr. Stephens, dated August 13th, 1764, giving an account of his proceedings on the Coast of Africa.
An account of the state and condition of the forts, etc., on the Coast of Africa.
Letter from Philip Stephens, esquire,. Secretary to the Lords of the Admiralty, dated October 9th, 1764, inclosing,
fo. 434.
Copy of a letter from Captain Vandeput, late Commander of his Majesty's sloop the Goree, to Mr. Stephens, dated 13th September, 1764, giving an account of the state and condition of the Fort at Senegal.

Ordered, that such of the said papers, as related to the establishment at Senegal, the encroachments of the French in the River Gambia, and the expediency of building a fort at Cape Appolonia, be taken into further consideration on Thursday next, and that notice be given to the African Committee to attend.

West Florida.

Read a letter from Doctor Burton, Secretary to the Society for the propagation of the Gospel in foreign parts, to Mr. Pownall, dated November 17th, 1764, recommending Mr. Enoch Hawksworth to be appointed schoolmaster in Florida.

fo. 435.

Mr. Hawksworth, the person mentioned in Doctor Burton's letter, attending, was asked some questions as to his qualifications to act as schoolmaster, and was ordered to call again in two or three days.

Tuesday, November 20th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Lord Orwell, Mr. Dyson.

Newfoundland.

fo. 436.

Their lordships had some discourse touching the state and disposition of the Esquimaux Indians with Mr. Hans Harven of the Society of the Unitas Fratrum, lately arrived from the northern parts of Newfoundland, where he had an interview with a number of those savages.

Trade.

Read and considered a memorial of the merchants of Belfast trading to the American Colonies, complaining of a clause in an Act passed in the last session of Parliament, by which lumber and iron from America are made ennumerated commoditites; and reference was had to a like memorial of the merchants of Cork, mentioned in the minutes of the 23rd of July last.

Plantations General.

fo. 439.

Read and considered a report of his Majesty's Attorney General, dated the 27th of July last, upon the questions stated to him, whether those subjects of the Crowns of France and Spain, who remain in the ceded countries in America under the stipulations of the Treaty of Paris, are to be considered as aliens, etc.

Trade, Africa.

Mr. Anthony Bacon of the City of London, merchant, attends in behalf of Mr. Glass, and acquaints the Board that, Mr. Glass was gone out in a ship fitted out by him for trade at the port discovered by Mr. Glass upon the Coast of Africa; Mr. Bacon also produced to their lordships letters from Mr. Glass and from the captain of the said ship, giving an account of their arrival at, and a description of the said port, which they had named Port Hillsborough.

Ordered, that the consideration of the method of laying Mr. Glass's proposals before Parliament, be postponed.

fo. 440.

Thursday, November 22nd. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Rice, Lord Orwell, Mr. Dyson.

Trade, Africa.

Their lordships took into consideration the several papers mentioned in the minutes of Monday last, in so far as they relate to the state of the establishments at Senegal; the proceedings of the French at Gambia, and the expediency of building a fort at Cape Appolonia; and the gentlemen of the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa attending, their lordships had some discourse with them upon the several points abovementioned.

fo. 441.

Friday, November 23rd. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr, Jenyns, Mr. Rice, Lord Orwell, Mr. Dyson.

Trade, Africa.

fo. 442.

Their lordships took into further consideration the different establishments upon the Coast of Africa, more especially in respect to the present state of Senegal; the proceedings of the French in the River Gambia, and the expediency of building a fort at Cape Appolonia; and Messrs. Butler, Dixon and Bishop, who had resided some time in the Department of Senegal, attending, with Mr. Samuel Smith, one of the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, their lordships had some discourse with them relative to the state of the trade and government of that river and its dependencies.

The gentlemen being withdrawn, their lordships, after consideration of what had appeared relative to the state of the national interests in that part of the world in general, ordered the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon to be prepared.

Plantations General.

Read a letter from Samuel Holland, esquire, Surveyor General of the Northern District of America, to the Secretary, dated 20th August, 1764, containing a particular account of his voyage to Quebec.

Read a letter from John Stuart, esquire, Superintendant of Indian Affairs in the Southern District, to the Board, dated July 21st, 1764, relative to the proceedings with the Creeks.

fo. 443.

Read a letter from Edward Sedgwick, esquire, to the Secretary, dated November 8th, 1764, transmitting,
Extract of a letter from General Gage to the Earl of Halifax, New York, September 21st, 1764.
Treaty of Peace, etc., with the Chenussios and other enemy Senecas, concluded by Sir William Johnson, baronet, at Niagara, August 6th, 1764.
Articles of Peace concluded by Sir William Johnson, baronet, with the Hurons of Detroit, at Niagara, July 18th, 1764.

fo. 444.

Monday, November 26th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Rice, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

Trade, Africa.

Their lordships took into further consideration the state of the several establishments upon the Coast of Africa, and the Secretary was ordered to give notice to Mr. Poirier, Secretary to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, to attend tomorrow morning, with the accounts received from the chiefs of the several forts and factories upon the coast, of the particular application of the supplies sent out by the Committee, which application is not specified in their general account.

fo. 445.

Miscellanies.

Mr. Chamberlain Davis, recommended by Mr. Rice to be a clerk in this Office, attended, and having passed his examination and delivered in specimens of his writing, according to the rules prescribed on the minutes of the 5th of July last, the consideration of his qualifications was postponed till tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, November 27th. Present:—Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Rice, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

Trade, Africa.

fo. 446.

The Secretary acquainted the Board, that he had received a verbal message from the Secretary to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, signifying to him that the letter, which had been wrote to him yesterday, to desire his attendance at the Board this morning, would be laid before a Committee which was to meet tomorrow.

Miscellanies.

The consideration of the qualifications of Mr. Davis, recommended by Mr. Rice to be a clerk in this Office, was further postponed until Thursday morning.

Plantations General.

Read a letter from Sir William Johnson, baronet, to the Board, dated August 30th, 1764, relative to the present state of Indian affairs within his district; and inclosing,
Articles of Peace, etc. with the Huron Indians, concluded by Sir William Johnson, baronet, July 18th, 1764.
fo. 447.
Treaty of Peace, etc. with the Chenussios and other enemy Senecas, concluded by Sir William Johnson, baronet, at Niagara, August 6th, 1764.

Quebec.

The following letters and papers, received from the Governor of Quebec since the Board's recess, were read and considered, vizt.,
Letter from the Honourable James Murray, esquire, Governor of Quebec, to the Board, dated 12th April, 1764, in answer to their lordships' letter of the 10th of January last, respecting the complaints of Monsieur De la Fontaine; and inclosing,
Copy of a remonstrance and petition by the gentry, merchants, etc. of Montreal, to the Lords of Trade.
Copy of Governor Murray's letter to Governor Burton, Quebec, 11th April, 1764, respecting the memorial of the inhabitants of Montreal.
fo. 448.
Letter from Governor Murray to the Board, dated 23rd April, 1764, inclosing,
Memorial of Johnston and Purss to Governor Murray, dated the 19th of April, 1764, respecting a grant made by the Governor of the battery contiguous to their house in the Lower Town.
Letter from Governor Murray to the Board, dated June 26th, 1764, relative to the communication of the Mickmacks with the French at St. Pierre and Miquelon, and inclosing,
Titles of papers relative to Monsieur La Fontaine's complaint against Governor Murray, transmitted 26th June, 1764.
fo. 449.
Memorial of Monsieur de la Fontaine, 25th April, 1764.
Depositions of the evidences called upon by Monsieur de la Fontaine, April 25th, 1764.
Memorial of Monsieur de la Fontaine, April 26th, 1764.
Memorial of Monsieur de la Fontaine, 30th April, 1764.
Quebec.
Depositions of the evidences called upon by Governor Murray, April 30th, 1764.
Governor Murray's answer to Monsieur la Fontaine's letter and two memorials to the Earl of Halifax, of 23rd of October, 1763, and the Governor's recapitulation thereof, 30th April, 1764.
Monsieur la Fontaine's letter to Mr. Panet, 10th August, 1761.
Deposition of Joseph Isbister, 30th April, 1764.
Governor Murray's permission to Monsieur La Fontaine for fishing at Great Mekatinat, June 5th, 1761.
fo. 450.
Monsieur La Fontaine's lease of Mekatinat to Mr. Tachet in consequence of Governor Murray's permission to the former, 7th August, 1761.
Monsieur La Fontaine's receipt to Tachet, 22nd August, 1761.
Extracts of a letter from Mr. Joseph Isbister to Governor Murray, the 26th March, 1762.
Deposition of Mr. William Ross, the 8th May, 1762.
Deposition of David Allgeo, 21st April, 1764.
Deposition of Mr. William Grant, 30th April, 1764.
Monsieur La Fontaine's power to Mr. William Grant to settle with his creditors for the 3 per cent on the produce of Mekatinat, 19th January, 1764.
fo. 451.
Depositions of Alexander McKenzie and John Lymeburner, 30th April, 1764.
Widow Cartier's receipt to Governor Murray of Mlle. Manor La Fontaine's Board, 14th December, 1763.
Memorial of Messrs. McKenzie and Lymeburner to Governor Murray, 1st October, 1762; Governor Murray's order thereupon, 7th October of said year.
Extract of the Council books, September 25th, 1762.
Ditto: the 2nd of October, 1762.
Ditto: the 30th of October, 1762.
Ditto: the 13th of November, 1762.
Copy of Monsieur La Fontaine's memorial concerning the post of Mingan, given in to Governor Murray's secretary some time in the summer 1763.
fo. 452.
Copy of Monsieur La Fontaine's memorial concerning the Islands of Mingan and Anticosti, given to Governor Murray's secretary in the summer 1763.
Meeting of the Court, the 6th of June, 1764.
Monsieur La Fontaine's reply to Governor Murray, the 28th of May, 1764.
Monsieur La Fontaine's account with McKenzie and Lymeburner settled by arbitration, 4th January, 1764.
Meeting of the Court, the 9th of June, 1764.
Governor Murray's reply to Monsieur La Fontaine's memorial of the 25th of April, 1764—9th June, 1764.
Grant of the Islands of Mingan to Jacques Lalande and Louis Jolliet, 10th March, 1679.
fo. 453.
Grant of the Island of Anticosti to Louis Jolliet, March, 1680.
Copy of Governor Murray's letter to the Board, the 24th of April, 1764.
An account of the Mickmack Nations, June 27th, 1764.
Letter from Mr. John Gray to Governor Murray the 11th June, 1764, praying that a military attachment may be laid on the effects of the Jesuits, for securing the payment of certain bills of exchange.
Letter from Governor Murray to Mr. John Gray, 14th June, 1764, in answer to his of the 11th.
Letter from Governor Murray to the Board, dated 10th August, 1764, inclosing,
fo. 454.
Memorial of Messrs. Thomas Cugnet and Brassard to Governor Murray, July 16th, and his answer, the 17th July, 1764.
Memorial of Mr. Thomas Cugnet, agent for the French East India Company, to Governor Murray, and the Governor's answer, 6th July, 1764, relating to a claim of that company to some houses in Quebec.
Letter from Governor Murray to the Board, dated August 20th, 1764, informing their lordships of his having received their letters of 11th of May last, respecting the Acts of Parliament passed last Session and bills of credit.
Letter from Governor Murray to the Board, dated 22nd August, 1764, inclosing two papers, and containing remarks thereon.
fo. 455.
Copy of Mr. John Gray's letter to Governor Murray, 11th and 12th June, 1764, respecting some claims on the Jesuits.
Governor Murray's letter to Mr. John Gray, 14th June, 1764.
Letter from Governor Murray to the Board, dated August 25th, 1764, recommending the renewal of two grants made by him to Messrs. Morrisseaux and Tachet.
Memorial of Monsieur Morrisseaux, Curé of Charlebourg, to Governor Murray, 18th July, 1764.
Copy of Governor Murray's grant of St. Maudet to Monsieur Tachet for three years, 16th May, 1763.
fo. 456.
Letter from Governor Murray to the Board, dated August 23rd, 1764, informing their lordships of his having received their dispatches by Captain Holland, and of the establishment of the Council in that province.
Names of the persons appointed by Governor Murray to be of the Council, and of others proper to succeed them in case of vacancies.
Quebec
Letter from Governor Murray to the Board, dated September 2nd, 1764, in answer to one from their lordships, relative to the establishment of a pilotage for the River St. Lawrence.
Letter from Governor Murray to the Board, dated September 8th, 1764, in answer to one from their lordships of 29th May, respecting the Canadian settlements, and his correspondence with them.
fo. 457.
Memorial relating to the settlements at Le Détroit.
Memorial relating to the settlements at the Illinois.

Thursday, November 29th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Rice, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

Trade, Africa.

Read a letter from Mr. Poirier, Secretary to the African Committee, to the Secretary, dated 28th November, 1764, informing him, that he and some of the gentlemen of the Committee will wait on the Board on Friday next on the subject of his letter of the 26th instant.

fo. 458.

Ordered, that notice be given to the Committee to attend the Board on Monday next at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, and, in the mean time, to transmit the accounts mentioned in Mr. Pownall's letter of the 26th.

fo. 459.

Their lordships took into further consideration the papers relative to the state of our commerce and establishments on the Coast of Africa, mentioned in the minutes of the 19th instant, and the letters from the Governor and Council of James Fort in the River Gambia of the 26th of May and 20th of July last, relative to the artfull and dangerous proceedings of the French in the River Gambia, having been again read, as also the memorial of the traders therein referred to, and the state of the establishments at Goree, the said letters and papers were ordered to be copied, to be laid before his Majesty, and a letter to the Earl of Halifax therewith, and upon the expediency of some possessions being taken at Arguin and Portendic, was signed.

Quebec.

Read a letter from William Woodmass to the Secretary, dated 27th November, 1764, proposing a survey to be taken of timber and deals imported from Quebec.

Ordered, that the Secretary do cause a survey to be made by experienced persons of the timber and deals, mentioned to be imported from Quebec, and that a report of the quality be made to the Board.

Nova Scotia.

Read the following letters received from the Governor of Nova Scotia, vizt.,
fo. 460.
Letter from Montagu Wilmot, esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated June 2nd, 1764, informing the Board of his having received his Commission and instructions, and their lordships' letter of the 20th of March last.
Letter from Governor Wilmot to the Board, dated August 10th, 1764, advising their lordships of his having drawn bills of exchange on the agent in favor of Joshua Mauger esquire for the sum of one thousand, eight hundred, ninety seven pounds, three shillings and six pence.

fo. 461.

The Secretary acquainted the Board, that the last mentioned letter and the bill and account therein referred to, having been received during the Board's recess, the bill holder had applied to the agent for payment, who, not thinking himself authorized under the Board's directions to pay the same without a certificate, he, the said Secretary had, in their lordships' absence, thought it his duty to examine the account annexed to the bill, and finding that it corresponded in general with the directions contained in the Board's letter to the Governor of the 20th of March last, relative to the mode of making up the accounts and drawing bills upon the agent, he certified the same to the agent, who upon such certificate accepted and paid the bill.

fo. 462.

A copy of the said bill and account having been produced by the Secretary, and examined and compared with the directions of the Board in their letter to Governor Wilmot of the 20th of March, their lordships were pleased to approve of what the Secretary had done.

Miscellanies.

Their lordships then entered into the consideration of Mr. Davis's qualification to be a clerk in this Office, and resolved, that for a further trial of his qualifications, he should be admitted to officiate as clerk, for a week, under the Secretary's directions.

The same resolution was also come to, upon a consideration of the qualification of Mr. Samber, recommended by Mr. Gascoyne to be a clerk in this Office, as mentioned in the minutes of the 23rd of July last.

fo. 463.

Mr. Lemuel Dole Nelme, recommended by Lord Orwell to be a clerk in this Office, having been re-examined and found qualified agreable to the resolutions entered upon the minutes of the 4th of July last, was admitted to the seat of eighth clerk.

Read a memorial of Mr. Robert Green, lately a clerk in this Office, requesting the Board to re-establish him on the footing equal to the clerk whose salary was the same as his before his dismission.

Their lordships, upon a consideration of the said memorial, did not think fit to make any alteration in their resolutions of the 5th of July last, relative to the establishment of this Office and the pensions to be allowed to the clerks permitted to retire.

New York.

fo. 464.

Application having been made by Lieutenant Colonel Lee and Captain Walter Patterson for a grant to each, of twenty thousand acres of land in New York, and it appearing that they were of sufficient abilities to undertake the settlement thereof, representations to his Majesty, recommending such grants, were signed.

Monday, December 3rd. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

Quebec.

Read a letter from the Honourable James Murray, esquire, Governor of Quebec, dated March 25th, 1764, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter of the 22nd of November last, and containing remarks on the duty upon spirituous liquors.

fo. 465.

Account of the issues out of the duties on rum, etc., 22nd March, 1764.

Read a letter from Thomas Whately, esquire, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, to Mr. Pownall, dated November 29th, 1764, desiring, for the information of that Board, copies of all such papers as have been received at this Offiee, relative to the nature, amount and application of the revenue of Quebec, as well before as since the conquest of it.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit to Mr. Whately a copy of the abovementioned letter from Mr. Murray, and of the paper therein referred to, and acquaint him, that the said letter and paper, together with what were sent to Mr. Jenkinson on the 16th of December last, contain all the information their lordships have received of the nature and application of the revenue of Quebec.

fo. 466.

Trade, Africa.

The Secretary laid before the Board several books of accounts, received from the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, containing the particulars of the application and distribution, upon the Coast of Africa, of the goods sent out by the Committee for the support of the several establishments, and several of the Committee attended, with their assistant secretary, to explain the said accounts.

Quebec.

A report was made to the Board of the nature and quality of the timber, masts and deals lately imported from Quebec in the ship London, Captain Moor.

fo. 467.

Tuesday, November 4th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

Georgia.

Read the following memorials presented by the agent for the affairs of Georgia, vizt.,
Memorial of his Majesty's agent for Georgia, stating that a bill drawn by the Attorney General of that province for his salary, due in June last, had been tendered to him for acceptance; and annexing the said bill for their lordships' directions thereon.
fo. 468.
Memorial of his Majesty's agent for Georgia, dated November 15th, 1764, desiring the Board's directions with respect to the payment of the salaries due to the officers of the Crown in that province.

The foregoing memorials to be further considered on Thursday morning, and the agent to attend.

Newfoundland.

Read and considered the following letters and papers received from the Governor of Newfoundland, vizt.,
Letter from Hugh Palliser, esquire, Governor of Newfoundland, to the Board, dated September 1st, 1764, containing an account of his proceedings, and the state of affairs in the islands and territories under his government.
Copy of the Governor's proclamation requiring the observance of the orders for the regulation of the fishery within the limits allowed to the French.
fo. 469.
Copy of the Governor's orders to the captains of his Majesty's ships not to admit any French military forces into any part of his government.
Copy of the Governor's letter to Mr. Danjeac, Governor of the Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, dated June 29th, 1764, of Mr. Danjeac's answer, and Mr. Pallisser's reply.
Copy of the Governor's order to the captain of the King's ships, relative to French vessels fishing out of the limits allowed by treaty.
Copy of the Governor's letter to Monsieur Tronjoly, commanding the French King's ships at St. Pierre, dated July 15th, 1764, and of his answer.
fo. 470.
Account of the French and English ships fishing on a part of the Coast of Newfoundland; of the quantity of fish and oil, and the number of men and boats, August 31st, 1764.
Copy of the Governor's order requiring that the Esquimeaux Indians be treated in a friendly manner.
Lieutenant Governor of Placentia's request for leave of absence, 15th July, 1764.
Petition from the soldiers of the garrison of Placentia, representing that they have no allowance for fire and candle.
The commanding officer in the fort at St. John's letter of 30th of June, representing the garrison's want of provisions.
Return of the garrison of Placentia, July 2nd, 1764.
State and remains of ordnance and stores in the garrison and harbour at Fort William, St. John's, Newfoundland, June 20th, 1764.
fo. 471.
State of the garrison of St. John's, 2nd July, 1764.
Letter from Hugh Pallisser, esquire, to the Board, dated October 9th, 1764, relative to the state of affairs in that government, and inclosing,
An account of complaints from the French in the north part of Newfoundland in 1764.
Copy of a letter from Governor Pallisser to the French Commodore at St. Pierre, dated October 8th, 1764.
Papers relative to complaints from the French.
Account of an interview between Mr. Hans Harven, a Moravian, and the Esquimeaux Indians.
fo. 472.
Letter from Governor Pallisser to the Board, dated October 21st, 1764, containing a further account of affairs in his government.
Newfoundland.
Letter from Governor Pallisser to the Board, dated the 7th of November, 1764, giving an account of his proceedings relative to the fisheries; of his appointment of three naval officers with additional powers; of his going for Cadiz; and inclosing,
Copy of orders left by the Governor with the naval officers in Newfoundland.

Miscellanies.

fo. 473.

Mr. Roberts, recommended by Mr. Eliot to be a clerk in this office, was called in, and having been examined, and also produced a specimen of his writing, conformable to the rules prescribed on the minutes of the 4th of July last, it was ordered, that for a further trial of his qualifications he shall be employed in the office for some days under the Secretary's direction, in like manner as Messrs. Samber and Davis.