Journal, June 1765
Volume 72

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'Journal, June 1765: Volume 72', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 12: January 1764 - December 1767 (1936), pp. 175-188. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77632 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Journal, June 1765

Saturday, June 1st. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Mr. Gascoyne.

New York.

Read a memorial of John de Bernière, Thomas Swords, John Kernes and Charles de Bernière, gentlemen, praying for a grant of ten thousand acres of land in New York, in order to settle foreign Protestants thereon.

fo. 160.

Upon consideration of the said memorial, a representation to his Majesty, proposing that the request of the memorialists may be complied with, was agreed to and signed.

Plantations General.

Their lordships then took into consideration the several applications made to his Majesty in Council and to this Board, for grants of land in America, and the following Orders of his Majesty in Council, and of the Lords of the Council, referring such applications to this Board, for their consideration and report, were read, together with the several memorials presented to their lordships, vizt.,
East Florida.
Order of his Majesty in Council, dated February 14th, 1765, referring to the Board a memorial of John Hamilton, esquire, praying for a tract of 20,000 acres of land in East Florida on the usual conditions.
Georgia.
fo. 161.
Order of the Lords of the Council, dated March 4th, 1765, referring a petition of William Knox, esquire, praying for a grant of five thousand acres of land in Georgia, subject to such conditions as his Majesty shall think proper.
New York.
Order of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated December 14th, 1764, referring to this Board a petition of Captain William Edmeston, praying, in behalf of himself and Lieutenant Robert Edmeston, his brother, for a grant of twenty thousand acres of land in New York.
Order of his Majesty in Council, 14th February, 1765, referring to the Board a petition of Henry Balfour, Captain in the First Regiment of Foot, praying for a grant of 10,000 acres of land in New York.
Order of his Majesty in Council, dated February 14th, 1765, referring to the Board a petition of John Adair, esquire, late Director of his Majesty's Hospitals, praying for a grant of 20,000 acres of land in New York.
Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 14th February, 1765, referring to the Board a petition of Walter Rutherford, late Deputy Judge Advocate and Major of Grenadeers in America, praying for a grant of 10,000 acres of land in New York.
fo. 162.
Order of the King in Council, 29th March, 1765, referring to the Board the petition of Captain Joseph Williams, praying for a grant of 8,000 or 10,000 acres of land in New York.
Order of the King in Council, dated April 22nd, 1765, referring to the Board the petition of Mr. Edward Mayne, praying for a grant of 10,000 acres of land in New York.
Order of the King in Council, April 22nd, 1765, referring to the Board the petition of Sir William Mayne, baronet, praying for a grant of 10,000 acres of land in New York.
Order of the King in Council, on 22nd of April, 1765, referring to the Board the petition of Mr. Robert Mayne, praying for a grant of 10,000 acres of land in New York.
fo. 163.
Order of the Lords of the Council, dated March 4th, 1765, referring the petition of James Christie of London, merchant, praying for a grant of ten thousand acres of land in New York, to make a settlement for making pearl ashes, and for the cultivation of hemp and flax.
Order of the King in Council, dated February 14th, 1765, referring to the Board the petition of Captain Francis Legge, praying for a grant of 10,000 acres of land in New York.
Order of the Lords of the Council, dated March 4th, 1765, referring to the Board the petition of Captain Thomas Graeme to the King, praying for a grant of 10,000 acres of land in New York, to make a settlement thereon for the cultivation of hemp and flax.
Order of the King in Council, on the 22nd April, 1765, referring to the Board the petition of Captain Archibald Hamilton, now on half pay, praying for a grant of 10,000 acres of land in New York.
East Florida.
Order of the King in Council, dated May 15th, 1765, referring to the Board the petition of Colonel William Tayler of the 9th Regiment, praying for a grant of ten thousand acres of land in East Florida.
fo. 164.
New York.
Order of the King in Council, dated May 5th, 1765, referring to the Board the petition of Lieutenant Pierce Ponsonby Butler of the 46th Regiment, praying for a grant of 5,000 acres of land in New York.
Order of the King in Council, dated May 29th, 1765, referring to the Board the petition of John Wrightson, late Major to the Seventy Sixth Regiment of Foot, praying for a grant of 10,000 acres of land in New York.
Order of the King in Council, dated April 22nd, 1765, referring to the Board the petition of George Campbell, Lieutenant on half pay, and David Haldane, Captain on half pay, praying for a grant of 10,000 acres of land in New York.
West Florida.
Order of the King in Council, dated May 5th, 1765, referring to the Board the petition of Richard Robert Crowe, praying for a grant of five thousand acres of land in West Florida.
fo. 165.
Order of the King in Council, dated May 15th, 1765, referring to the Board the petition of John Mackintosh and Samuel Hannay of London, merchants, praying for a grant of twenty thousand acres of land in West Florida.
Memorial of Joseph Debat, esquire, and Captain Theophilus Debat, praying for a grant of twenty thousand acres of land in West Florida.
West Florida.
Memorial of James Fanning and several others, praying for a grant of two thousand acres of land each in West Florida.
New York.
Memorial of George Croghan, praying for a grant of twenty thousand acres of land in New York.
Memorial of James Montresor, Lieutenant Colonel and Director of his Majesty's Engineers, praying for a grant of land in New York.
Memorial of John Tabor Kempe, esquire, Attorney General of the Province of New York, praying for a grant of ten thousand acres in that province.
Memorial of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Ord, of the Regiment of Artillery, praying for a grant of six thousand acres of land in New York.
fo. 166
Nova Scotia.
Memorial of John Mascarene of Boston in New England, praying for a grant of twenty thousand acres of land in Nova Scotia.

Plantations General.

Upon consideration of the foregoing petitions and memorials, it was resolved to recommend orders for grants to the following persons of the quantity of land set against each proponant's name, upon the conditions and reservations already approved of in the case of other proponants, vizt.,

fo. 167.

fo. 168.

New York.
Francis Legge, Captain in the 46th Regiment.5,000 acres.
William Edmeston, Captain in the 48th Regiment5,000 "
Robert Edmeston, Lieutenant in the 9th Regiment5,000 "
Thomas Graeme, Captain in the 42nd Regiment5,000 "
Archibald Hamilton, Captain on half pay5,000 "
Henry Balfour, Captain in the 1st Regiment5,000 "
John Adair, Director of the Hospitals5,000 "
Walter Rutherford, Major and Deputy Judge Advocate in America5,000 "
Joseph Williams, Captain in the 59th Regiment5,000 "
Sir William Mayne5,000 "
Mr. Edward Mayne5,000 "
Mr. Robert Mayne5,000 "
Pierce Ponsonby Butler, Lieutenant of 56th Regiment5,000 "
James Christie, merchant5,000 "
John Wrightson, Major on half pay5,000 "
James Montresor, Lieutenant Colonel and Director of Engineers in America10,000 "
John Small, Captain in the 21st Regiment5,000 "
George Campbell, Lieutenant on half pay5,000 "
David Haldane, Captain on half pay5,000 "
George Croghan, assistant to Sir William Johnson as Superintendant for Indian Affairs10,000 "
Thomas Ord, Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Artillery5,000 "
John Tabor Kempe, Attorney General of New York5,000 "
Nova Scotia.
John Mascarene, son to the late Governor of Nova Scotia10,000 "
East Florida.
John Hamilton of Bergany, Member of Parliament10,000 "
William Tayler, Colonel of the 9th Regiment.5,000 "
West Florida.
John Mackintosh, merchant5,000 "
Samuel Hannay "5,000 "
Theophilus Debat5,000 "
Joseph Debat5,000 "
James Fanning2,000 "
Silvester Fanning2,000 "
Mathew Fanning2,000 "
Arthur Neil2,000 "
Francis Whitaker2,000 "
Thomas Sumpter2,000 "
Richard Robert Crowe5,000 "
Georgia.
William Knox, agent for the colony5,000 "

Ordered, that the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council be accordingly prepared, recommending such grants, and proposing that for the future no application for lands should be complied with or referred to this Board or received here, unless they relate to the new colonies, or contain some particular reasons and proposals, that may induce a deviation from the rules prescribed in the ordinary method of granting lands.

Newfoundland.

fo. 169.

Their lordships took into consideration the memorial of the Commissioners of the Customs relative to Newfoundland, mentioned in the minutes of yesterday, and a letter from Mr. Pownall to Mr. Whately thereupon was approved.

Wednesday, June 5th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne.

Trade, Africa.

Their lordships took into consideration the memorial and letter of the merchants trading to the dominions of the Emperor of Morocco containing objections to the establishment of a trade at Port Hillsborough upon the Coast of Africa, and Mr. Anthony Bacon attending as desired, their lordships had some discourse with him upon the subject matter of the said memorial and letter.

fo. 170.

Ordered, that the said memorial and letter be taken into further consideration on Tuesday next, and that notice be given to the persons who signed the same to attend; and Mr. Bacon was also desired to attend again.

Plantations General.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs upon the several applications for grants of lands, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Trade, Sweden.

Ordered, that the letter and papers from the Earl of Sandwich, relative to the project of a treaty with Sweden, be taken into consideration on Friday, and that notice be given to the principal merchants trading to the dominions of the King of Sweden, to attend.

fo. 171.

Thursday, June 6th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Bacon, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne.

Quebec.

Their lordships took into consideration the Order of his Majesty in Council on the 1st of February last, referring it to the Board to consider and report their opinion upon the several papers received from the Governor of Quebec, relative to the constitutions and establishments made there, which order is mentioned in the minutes of the 3rd of May, and the ordonnances made and published by the Governor, were read and considered.

Ordered, that the said order of reference and ordonnances be taken into further consideration on Monday next.

fo. 172.

Ordered, that the Secretary do write to his Majesty's Attorney and Sollicitor General for their opinion, whether his Majesty's subjects, being Roman Catholicks, and residing in the new colonies, are or are not subject to the disabilities, incapacities and penalties, to which Papists are subject in this kingdom by the laws thereof; transmitting to them at the same time that clause in the proclamation of the 7th of October, 1763, which relates to the civil constitution of the said new colonies.

Miscellanies.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the resolutions of the Board on the 4th of July last, relative to the establishment of clerks, directed that the salary of Mr. Roberts should be paid only from the day of his appointment.

Plantations General.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the several application for grants of lands, having been transcribed pursuant to order, was signed.

fo. 173.

Friday, June 7th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Bacon, Lord Orwell.

Trade, Sweden.

Their lordships took into further consideration the papers referred by the Earl of Sandwich relative to the project of a treaty with Sweden, and Mr. Wilson, a considerable trader to the Swedish dominions, attending, their lordships opened to him the subject matter of the papers, and it was agreed to take the same into further consideration on Tuesday next, and that several other gentlemen concerned in the trade to Sweden, whose names were taken down, should be wrote to, to attend.

West Florida.

fo. 174.

Read a memorial of the agent for West Florida stating, that a bill had been drawn upon him by the Reverend Mr. Dawson, appointed last year minister for West Florida, for the sum of sixty pounds on account of one year's salary due to him at Midsummer next; that Mr. Dawson had not embarked for the colony at the time the said bill was drawn, and therefore praying the Board's directions, whether he should accept and pay the said bill.

It appearing, by a letter from Mr. Dawson to the agent, that he had been prevented from taking his passage to Florida sooner, on account of the sickness of his family and other distress, it was ordered, that the agent should accept and pay the said bill of sixty pounds on account of salary due to Mr. Dawson to Midsummer next, but that he should not accept or pay any further bills, but upon a certificate from the Governor of Mr. Dawson's being on the spot at the time such bill should be drawn.

Massachusetts.

fo. 175.

Read two orders of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated the 17th of December, 1764, and 19th of March, 1765, referring to the Board, for their consideration and report, sixteen Acts passed in the Province of the Massachusets Bay in June, October and November, 1764.

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

Trade, East Indies.

Read an order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated 14th December, 1764, referring to the Board, for their report,
An account of the East India Company's exports between the 29th of September, 1763, and 29th of September, 1764.

fo. 176.

Monday, June 10th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Gascoyne.

Quebec.

Their lordships took into further consideration the papers referred to them, relative to the constitution and establishments made by the Governor and Council of Quebec; as also the several ordonnances to which the said papers referr, and the following report and memorial were read, vizt.,
Report of his Majesty's Attorney and Sollicitor General, dated June 10th, 1765, on the question, whether his Majesty's Roman Catholick subjects residing in the new ceded countries in America by the definitive Treaty of Paris, are or are not subject in those colonies to the incapacities and penalties to which Roman Catholicks are subject in this kingdom.
Quebec.
fo. 177.
Memorial of Fowler Walker, agent on behalf of the merchants and others the principal inhabitants of the cities of Quebec and Montreal, complaining of the billeting of his Majesty's troops on private housekeepers, and praying the repeal of two ordinances relative thereto.

Mr. Walker attended, and having stated to their lordships the nature of his appointment and the authority he had to appear upon this occasion before their lordships, he proceeded to offer several reasons in support of his memorial, requesting that he might be at liberty to lay before their lordships several objections he had to other ordinances made and passed by the Governor and Council.

fo. 178.

Mr. Walker being withdrawn, their lordships, upon consideration of his request, agreed to allow him to proceed to state what he had to offer, with respect to any other ordinances of the Governor and Council of Quebec; whereupon he was called in and proceeded to state his objections to the ordinance for establishing Courts of justice.

It being late, their lordships agreed to proceed further tomorrow morning in the consideration of this business, when Mr. Walker was desired to attend again, as also Mr. Cramahé, sent over by the Governor to lay his acts and proceedings before the Board, and who had been admitted to be present in order to explain any doubts that might occur in the consideration thereof.

Tuesday, June 11th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Gascoyne.

Quebec.

fo. 179.

Their lordships proceeded further in the business relative to the acts and proceedings of the Governor and Council of Quebec, and Mr. Walker (Mr. Cramahé being present) was heard further in the objections he had to state to the ordinance for establishing Courts, and to the ordinance for regulating the currency.

Mr. Walker then laid before their lordships two Acts, not transmitted by the Governor, the one entituled an ordinance for suppressing unlicensed houses, the other for preventing persons leaving the province without a pass, upon which ordinances he made several observations, and stated his objections to the first of them.

fo. 180.

Mr. Walker having gone through what he had to offer he withdrew, as did also Mr. Cramahé, and after mature consideration, it was ordered that the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs should be prepared, in consequence of the order of reference requiring this Board to lay before that Council their opinion upon the several papers relative to the constitution and establishments of the Governor and Council of Quebec.

It was further ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty should be also prepared upon such other of the ordinances of the Governor and Council, as do not fall within the directions of the order of reference abovementioned.

Trade, Sweden.

fo. 181.

Several of the principal merchants concerned in the trade to Sweden attend, and their lordships having stated to them that article of the project of the treaty with Sweden, which relates to freedom of commerce in general, and desired to receive their sentiments thereupon, and whether it would or would not be advantageous to have the same ratified with the particular exception as to the convention between Sweden and France in 1741; they unanimously agreed in opinion, that it would be advisable and advantageous to accept such a stipulation with the exception proposed.

The merchants being withdrawn, a representation to his Majesty thereupon was signed; as was also a letter to Lord Sandwich inclosing it, and desiring him to lay it before his Majesty.

Africa.

fo. 182.

Their lordships took into consideration the memorial of Mr. Adams, and others trading to the dominions of the Emperor of Morocco, stating objections to the establishment of trade at Regeala or Gueder upon the Coast of Africa; and the memorialists attended, as also Mr. Franklin, partner with Mr. Bacon and associated with Mr. Glas in his plan for such establishment, and the memorialists having stated the grounds of their objections, and Mr. Franklin having been heard in what he had to offer in answer thereto, it was agreed to postpone the consideration of what might be advisable to be done in this business, untill some further accounts of Mr. Glas's proceedings on that coast should be received, which the memorialists acquainted the Board they expected every day, and which they were desired to communicate as soon as received.

Wednesday, June 12th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Gascoyne.

Quebec.

fo. 183.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the papers referred to this Board, relative to the constitution and establishments made by the Governor and Council of Quebec, having been prepared pursuant to order, was read and considered, as was also the draught of a representation to his Majesty upon several ordonnances made and published by the said Governor and Council.

Friday, June 14th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Bacon, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne.

Quebec.

Their lordships made a further progress in the consideration of the draught of a report upon the establishments and constitution of the Governor and Council of Quebec, and of the draught of a representation upon several ordinances made and published in the said province.

fo. 184.

Quebec.

The following letters and papers received from the Governor of Quebec were read, vizt.,
Letter from James Murray, esquire, Governor of Quebec, to the Board, dated October 20th, 1764, relative to the forge and iron mines of St. Maurice in that province.
Paragraph of a letter from Governor Murray to Brigadier Burton, 28th of August, 1764.
Copy of Brigadier Burton's pass to Vignola, dated Montreal, October 12th, 1764.
Letter from Governor Murray to the Board, dated November 19th, 1764, recommending several inclosed petitions.
Memorial of Mr. Mounier, a French Protestant at Quebec, to the Board, praying a grant of a tract of land, between Cascapepiack River and the Cape Megouessa, containing about 20,000 acres.
fo. 185.
Copy of a petition of Captain Thomas Nairne and Lieutenant Malcolm Fraser, reduced officers, to Governor Murray, 9th of November, 1764, praying for a grant of 20,000 acres of land in the Province of Quebec.

Ordered, that Mr. Murray's letter of the 20th of October, relating to the iron works of St. Maurice, be taken into consideration on Tuesday next, and that Mr. McKenzie, the person therein referred to, be desired to attend.

Monday, June 17th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Bacon, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne.

Jamaica.

Read a letter from William Henry Lyttelton, esquire, Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated March 24th, 1765, relative to some extraordinary measures pursued by the Assembly of that island.
fo. 186.
Postcript to the Kingston Journal containing the Governor's speech to the Council and Assembly, and their address.
Copy of the resolutions of the Assembly of Jamaica, 19th of March, 1765.

It appearing to their lordships, that the subject matter of the said letter and papers required that they should be forthwith laid before his Majesty, a representation to his Majesty thereupon was accordingly prepared and signed.

New York.

Read a letter from the Earl of Halifax to the Board, dated this day, notifying the appointment of Sir Henry Moore, baronet, to be Governor of the Province of New York in the room of the Honourable Robert Monckton, esquire, and directing the draughts of a Commission and instructions to be prepared.

Ordered, that the draught of a Commission for Sir Henry Moore to be Governor of New York be prepared with all convenient dispatch.

fo. 187.

Leeward Islands.

Read the following letters received from the Governor of the Leeward Islands, vizt.,
Letter from George Thomas, esquire, Governor of the Leeward Islands, to the Board, dated January 2nd, 1765, acquainting their lordships that he has transmitted docquets of all the fees taken in the publick offices in those islands.
Letter from Governor Thomas, dated March 23rd, 1765, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter of 24th of December last; and recommending Mr. Benjamin Pym Markham to be of the Council of St. Christopher's.
List of the members of his Majesty's Councils in the Leeward Islands.

Representations to his Majesty, proposing that Benjamin Pym Markham, esquire, may be appointed of the Council of St. Christopher's, and Anthony Wyke, esquire, of the Council of Montserrat, were signed.

fo. 188.

Plantations General.

Read two letter from Captain Holland, Surveyor of Lands for the Northern District of North America, to the Secretary, dated from the Island of St. John, and containing an account of the progress he has made in the survey of that island, and transmitting,
Journal of the weather on the Island of St. John's at Portjoy, from the 21st of December, 1764, to April 5th, 1765.
Journal of the weather from the 8th of October, 1764, to the 20th of December following, before the barometer was set up.

North Carolina.

Read a letter from William Tryon, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, to the Board, dated April 1st, 1765, informing their lordships of the death of Governor Dobbs, and of his taking upon him the administration of affairs; and recommending Newbern as the properest place for carrying on publick business.

fo. 189.

A letter to the Earl of Halifax, acquainting him with Governor Dobbs' death, was signed.

New York.

Read a letter from Cadwallader Colden, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of New York, to the Secretary, dated April 27th, 1765, acknowledging the receipt of his letter of the 14th of December last, relative to the boundary line; also informing him of the tranquility of that government.

Tuesday, June 18th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Bacon, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne.

Quebec.

fo. 190.

Their lordships took into further consideration the letter from the Governor of Quebec relative to the iron works at St. Maurice, and Mr. McKenzie attending as desired, he desired the Board's permission to propose and lay before them a report in writing of the state of the said works, which he was desired to do with all convenient dispatch.

Plantations General.

Read a letter from Mr. Jenkinson to Mr. Pownall, dated 7th of June, 1765, desiring, by order of the Lords of the Treasury, the opinion of this Board, concerning the extent of the districts proper to be allowed to each of the Courts of Vice Admiralty, and the manner in which such districts may best be marked out.
Copy of the Treasury minutes, June 6th, 1765, relative to Courts of Vice Admiralty in the Plantations.

Ordered, that the said letter and minute be taken into further consideration on Thursday.

Quebec.

fo. 191.

Read a letter from the Earl of Halifax to the Board, dated June 10th, 1765, transmitting copies of two petitions to his Majesty containing complaints of grievances arising from the measures of government practised in the Province of Quebec; and signifying his Majesty's pleasure, that their lordships should lay before his Majesty a state of the facts alleged.
Copy of the Quebec merchants' petition.
Copy of the petition of the Canada merchants.

Ordered, that the said letter and papers be taken into further consideration on Tuesday next, and that the merchants of London, who signed the last mentioned petition, be desired to attend.

fo. 192.

Thursday, June 20th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Bacon, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne.

Miscellanies.

The Secretary laid before the Board an account of the petty expences and incidental charges of this office from the 5th of January to the 5th of April, 1765, amounting in the whole to six hundred, five pounds, twelve shillings and six pence, and a letter to the Lords of the Treasury, desiring payment thereof, and of the salaries due to the Secretary and other officers in the service of this Board, was signed.

New York.

The draught of a Commission appointing Sir Henry Moore baronet, Governor of New York, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved, and a representation to his Majesty thereupon was signed.

fo. 193.

Ordered, that draughts of general instructions and of those for the observance of the laws of trade, be prepared for Sir Henry Moore with all convenient dispatch.

Nova Scotia.

Read a memorial of the agent for Nova Scotia, setting forth his having received the sum of seven thousand pounds from the receipt of his Majesty's Exchequer, being the sum granted by Parliament on account of sundry expences incurred for the service of Nova Scotia, and not provided for, and praying the Board's directions for the payment thereof to the several creditors of the publick, conformable to a distribution therein stated.

Ordered, that the agent should pay the sums granted by Parliament for the services therein stated to the several creditors ot the publick, conformable to the distribution expressed in the said memorial.

fo. 194.

Plantations General.

The consideration of the reference from the Treasury Board concerning Vice Admiralty Courts in the plantations was agreed to be postponed.

Friday, June 21st. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Bacon, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

Georgia, East Florida, West Florida, Nova Scotia.

Ordered, that copies be made of the estimates laid before Parliament of the expence of supporting the civil establishment of the Colonies of Georgia, East Florida and West Florida, from Midsummer 1764 to Midsummer 1765; and the Colony of Nova Scotia for the year 1765, to be transmitted to the respective Governors, and that draughts of letters to them, inclosing the said estimates, be prepared.

fo. 195.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit copies of the said estimates to the respective agents.

Quebec.

The consideration of the address of the merchants of Quebec, and of the petition of the merchants of London trading thereto, complaining of the conduct of the Governor, appointed for Tuesday next, was agreed to be postponed.

Monday, June 24th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Bacon, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne.

East Florida, West Florida, Georgia, Nova Scotia, fo. 198.

The draughts of letters to the Governors of East Florida, West Florida, Georgia and Nova Scotia, inclosing copies of the estimates, having been prepared were agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Wednesday, June 26th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Bacon, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne.

West Florida.

Read a memorial of several French Protestants, a list of whose names is thereunto annexed, praying to be settled in the Province of West Florida.

Ordered, that the said memorial be taken into consideration at another opportunity.

Leeward Islands.

Read a memorial of Edward Otto Bayer, esquire, one of the Council of Antigua, praying for leave of absence for two years.

fo. 197.

A letter to the Earl of Halifax, desiring him to move his Majesty for his royal leave to Mr. Bayer to be absent from his duty for twelve months from the expiration of the leave given him from the Governor, was agreed and signed.

East Florida.

Read a memorial of the agent for East Florida, praying the Board's directions with respect to two bills drawn on him, one by Henry Fairchild, who has executed the office of assistant to the Surveyor General of that province, the other by Michael Smith, minister at St. Mark's.

Ordered, that the agent do pay Mr. Fairchild's bill, but that he must use his own discretion in regard to the bill drawn by the Reverend Mr. Smith.

Quebec.

Read a letter from the Honourable James Murray, Governor of Quebec, to the Board, dated March 3rd, 1765, relative to the outrage committed on Mr. Walker.
fo. 198.
Copies of letters, examinations and affidavits relative to the assault committed on Justice Walker, etc.
Quebec.
Copies of letters, warrants, etc., relative to the commitment of Captain Payne.
Copies of Commissions passed by the Honourable James Murray, Governor of the Province of Quebec.
Copies of several ordinances and a proclamation by the Honourable James Murray, Governor of Quebec.
Copies of letters, affidavits and informations relative to the rescue at Montreal.

fo. 199.

Their lordships having taken the said letter and papers into consideration, together with a memorial of the merchants of London containing further complaints of the Governor's conduct in respect to Mr. Walker's affair, and also an Order of his Majesty in Council on the 21st instant, upon the representation made by the Board upon a former memorial of the merchants, it was ordered, that a copy should be made of the Governor's letter abovementioned, and also copies of such of the papers therein referred to, as relate to the proceedings in Mr. Walker's affair, to be laid before his Majesty, and a representation thereupon; and also containing a state of what is further set forth by the merchants in their second memorial abovementioned, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

North Carolina.

Read a letter from the Earl of Halifax to the Board, dated June 26th, 1765, notifying the appointment of William Tryon, esquire, to be Governor of North Carolina, and signifying the King's pleasure that draughts of a Commission and instructions be prepared.

The draught of a Commission appointing William Tryon, esquire, Governor of North Carolina, having been accordingly prepared, was agreed to, and representation to his Majesty thereupon was signed.