Journal, June 1766
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'Journal, June 1766: Volume 73', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 12: January 1764 - December 1767 (1936), pp. 285-303. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77644 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Journal, June 1766

Monday, June 2nd. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Palmerston.

Quebec.

fo. 170.

The Board having been moved in behalf of Mr. Cramahé, appointed one of the Council of Quebec by Governor Murray, that such appointment may be confirmed, and that he may take his seat at that Board in the rank in which he stands under the Governor's said appointment, a representation to his Majesty thereupon was prepared and signed.

Trade, Naples.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty on the subject matter of the letter from Mr. Secretary Conway, concerning the regulation proposed to be made by the Court of Naples, for the search of all single decked vessels coming into the Port of Naples, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, transcribed and signed, together with a letter to his Grace the Duke of Richmond inclosing it, and desiring him to lay it before his Majesty.

Pennsylvania.

fo. 171.

Their lordships then took into consideration thirty one laws passed in Pennsylvania in the years 1763, 1764 and 1765, together with Sir Mathew Lamb's report thereupon; and after some progress made therein, it was agreed to take them into further consideration tomorrow morning.

Georgia.

East Florida, West Florida, Plantations General.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit to the Governors of Georgia, East Florida and West Florida respectively, the estimates for the support of the civil establishments of those colonies from Midsummer 1765 to Midsummer 1766, and also a copy of the estimate for continuing the general survey of America to the Surveyor General for the Southern District.

Tuesday, June 3rd. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Palmerston.

Quebec.

fo. 172.

The draught of an additional instruction to the Governor of Quebec, relating to the establishment of Courts of Judicature, conformable to the plan and principle laid down in a report of his Majesty's Attorney and Solicitor General, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved, and a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council thereupon was signed.

Jamaica.

Read an Order of his Majesty in Council on the 28th of May last, directing this Board to prepare and lay before his Majesty the draught of an additional instruction to the Governor of Jamaica, allowing further priviledges to the members of the Council and Assembly in that island, under certain regulations and restrictions.

fo. 173.

The draught of an additional instruction, conformable to the said order, having been prepared, was approved, and a representation to his Majesty thereupon was signed.

Pennsylvania.

Their lordships then took into further consideration the laws of Pennsylvania, mentioned in the minutes of yesterday, and it was ordered, that the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council should be prepared, proposing the repeal of several of the said laws.

Notice having been taken of the time when these laws were presented to the King in Council, it was ordered, that Mr. Penn should be desired to attend the Board on Monday next, in order that the Board may have some conference with him on this subject.

fo. 174.

New York.

Read an Order of the King in Council, dated May 12th, 1766, referring to the Board, for their consideration and report, the petition of Lieutenant Donald Campbell, praying for a grant of one hundred thousand acres of land in New York, on the terms of the Royal Proclamation of the 7th of October, 1763.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the abovementioned reference and petition, ordered the draught of a letter to the Governor of New York to be prepared, desiring him to report to their lordships an account of all proceedings had upon the order issued in 1764, for making a grant to Mr. Campbell of thirty thousand acres in that province, the difficulties in the obtaining and locating of which, Mr. Campbell states as the ground of his present application.

fo. 175.

Barbados.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following papers received with a duplicate of a letter from the Governor of Barbados, dated the 21st of February last, vizt.,
Copy of the address of the Assembly to the Governor, March 18th 1766, and the Governor's answer.
Barbados Mercury, containing addresses of the Council and Assembly.

A representation to his Majesty, proposing that Gedney Clarke, esquire, may be appointed of the Council of Barbados in the room of John Frere, esquire, deceased, was agreed to and signed.

fo. 176.

Thursday, June 5th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Palmerston.

Trade, Leghorn.

Their lordships, pursuant to the minutes of the 30th ult., took into further consideration the letter from Mr. Dick, Consul at Leghorn, to Mr. Secretary Conway, desiring directions in respect to a doubt entertained by the factory there, whether they have or have not a negative in cases of the admission of new members; and the Secretary laid before the Board a letter to him from Mr. Godfrey, formerly an eminent merchant trading to Leghorn, containing his sentiments on this subject, and praying to be excused attendance on account of his age and infirmities.

fo. 177.

Messrs. Wills and Willis, two other principal merchants trading to Leghorn, who have resided there and been members of the factory, attending, they were called in, and after some discourse with them upon the subject, it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty should be prepared.

Ordered, that the representation of the British factory at Leghorn, respecting the disadvantages which the British commerce with that port labours under, from the regulations here concerning quarantine, be taken into consideration on Thursday next, the 12th instant; and that notice be given thereof to all the principal merchants trading to that port.

fo. 178.

Monday, June 9th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Roberts, Lord Palmerston.

Pennsylvania.

fo. 179.

Mr. Thomas Penn, one of the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania, attending as desired on the subject of the observation made by their lordships, as to the time when the laws, passed in that province in 1762, 1764 and 1765, were presented to his Majesty, their lordships had some discourse with him thereupon, and having stated to him the prejudice which might arise to the publick interests, if the laws of that province, more especially temporary laws of short duration, were not laid before the Crown as soon as possible after their being passed, Mr. Penn acquainted the Board with the reasons which had created the delay in this particular case, acknowledging at the same time the justice of their lordships' observation, and assuring them of a due attention in future to what they recommended.

Tuesday, June 10th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Roberts, Lord Palmerston.

Bermuda.

fo. 180.

Their lordships took into consideration the addresses to his Majesty of the General Assembly, and merchants and traders of the Bermuda Islands, respecting the trade of those islands, and praying that certain places may be made Ports of entry and clearance, which addresses were referred to this Board by Order in Council of the 17th of September, 1765, mentioned in the minutes of the 6th of December last.

On this occasion the following letters and papers from the Governor of those islands, were read and considered, vizt.,
Letter from Francis Jones, esquire, President of the Council of the Bermuda Islands, to the Board, dated May 12th, 1764, informing their lordships of his having taken upon him the administration on the departure of Governor Popple, and called the Assembly for transacting of publick business, and inclosing,
Minutes of Council from April 19th, 1762 to May 1st, 1764.
Votes and proceedings of the General Assembly from July 4th, 1763, to 25th of February, 1764.
Acts.
fo. 181.
Letter from George James Bruere, esquire, Governor of Bermuda, to the Secretary, without date, acquainting him with his arrival in his government; containing remarks on the present state thereof, and inclosing,
Depositions relative to the seizure of Turks' Island.
Letter from Governor Bruere to the Secretary, dated September 10th, 1764, inclosing,
An Act passed in August 1764, for granting a salary to the Governor.
Letter from Governor Bruere to the Board, dated October 22nd, 1764, relative to measures taken for preventing illicit trade.
Letter from Governor Bruere to the Secretary, dated October 22nd, 1764, relative to the Crown lands and illicit trade; and inclosing,
fo. 182.
Provost Marshall's account of the King's Revenue to the 24th of June, 1764.
General list of the inhabitants of Bermuda, September 25th, 1764.
Minutes of Council from the 11th to 16th of August, 1764.
Ditto: in Assembly from 14th to the 18th of August, 1764.
Votes and proceedings of the General Assembly from April 2nd to August 18th, 1764.
Letter from Governor Bruere to the Board, dated December 1764, recommending Mr. Edward Styles to be of the Council; relating to illicit trade; and the state of the Company doing duty there; and proposing fixed salaries for the Chief Justice and Attorney General.
fo. 183.
An account of the sale of his Majesty's lands at Bermuda.
Monthly return of General Whitmore's Company of 9th Regiment of Foot, November 30th, 1764.
Letter from Governor Bruere to the Secretary, December 2nd, 1764, relative to the augmentation of his salary; King's lands, etc.
Letter from Governor Bruere to the Secretary, dated December 4th, 1764, relative to money arising from the sale of Crown lands, and other matters mentioned in his letters to the Board.
Letter from Governor Bruere to the Board, dated March 2nd, 1765, relative to the receipt of his Majesty's additional instruction of the 6th of June, 1764; fees; grants of lands; powder duty; fortifications, and illicit trade.
fo. 184.
State of his Majesty's Revenue arising from the sale of the lands late belonging to the Crown.
Abstract of the Provost Marshall General's account of the neat revenue arising from the sale of lands.
Tables of the fees of the several offices in the Bermuda Islands.
Two Acts passed January 12th, 1765.
Letter from Governor Bruere to the Board, dated May 2nd, 1765, respecting the forts and fortifications there, and desiring a supply of ordnance.
State of the guns, stores and ordnance of Bermuda.
fo. 185.
Letter from Governor Bruere to the Board, dated May 24th, 1765, relative to illicit trade, and the want of soldiers in the Company doing duty there.
Letter from Governor Bruere to the Secretary, dated 24th May, 1765, relative to illicit trade, etc.
Letter from Governor Bruere to the Board, dated June 20th, 1765, relating to the 81st article of his instructions concerning vessels paying powder money.
Letter from Governor Bruere to the Secretary, dated July 11th, 1765, relative to a centre of trade, and the behaviour of Mr. Jones, a member of the Council, and inclosing,
Votes and proceedings of the General Assembly from the 7th of January to 8th of May, 1765.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from the 18th of February to the 8th of May, 1765.
fo. 186.
Letter from Governor Bruere to the Secretary, dated January 11th, 1765, relative to the measures taken for preventing illicit trade.
Letter from Mr. Slater, Attorney General of Bermuda, to the Governor, dated October 9th, 1764, relative to the time of holding the General Quarter Sessions.
Votes and proceedings of the General Assembly from 2nd of April to the 10th of August, 1764.
Proceedings of the Council in Assembly from the 24th of November to the 29th of November, 1764.
Votes and proceedings of the General Assembly from the 24th of September to the 29th of November, 1764.
Minutes of Council from the 13th of October to the 29th of November, 1764.
fo. 187.
Letter from Edward Sedgwick, esquire, Secretary to the Earl of Halifax, dated March 13th, 1765, transmitting,
Extract of a letter from Governor Bruere to the Earl of Halifax, dated November 30th, 1764, setting forth the expediency of reviving the old instruction for obliging all vessels to load and unload in St. George's Harbour.
Letter from Edward Sedgwick, esquire, to the Secretary, dated April 12th, 1765, transmitting,
Copy of Lieutenant Beard's letter to the Earl of Halifax, dated 28th of January, 1765, containing his observations upon the illicit trade carried on in the Bermuda Islands.
Petition of the inhabitants of the town of St. George to Governor Bruere, relative to the expediency of all vessels loading and unloading in that harbour.

fo. 188.

Thursday, June 12th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Roberts, Lord Palmerston.

Trade, Leghorn.

Their lordships, pursuant to the minutes of the 5th instant, took into further consideration the representation of the British factory at Leghorn, respecting the disadvantages which the British commerce in that port labours under from the regulations here concerning quarantine; and a considerable number of merchants of the City of London trading to the Italian ports attending as desired, their lordships heard what they had to offer upon the subject.

fo. 189.

The Right Honourable Mr. Nugent, representative for the City of Bristol, having desired to appear at the Board on this occasion in behalf of the merchants of that city, stated to their lordships the disadvantages and inconveniencies their commerce in particular labours under, and the great expence to which it is subjected by the regulations concerning quarantine.

Plantations General, Nova Scotia, Georgia, East Florida, West Florida.

fo. 190.

The Secretary laid before the Board memorials addressed to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury by the agents for Nova Scotia, Georgia, East Florida, and West Florida, and also by the agents for the Surveyors General of Lands in America respec tively, praying that the sums granted this Session of Parliament for the services to which their memorials respectively have reference, may be issued to them.

The said memorials having been read their lordships approved of their being presented to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury for their lordships' directions thereupon.

Plantations General.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit to the Governors of the several colonies in America respectively, a printed copy of each of the Acts passed in the last Session of Parliament that relate to America.

fo. 191.

Friday, June 13th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Palmerston.

New York.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the order made on the 3rd instant, upon the reference from the Committee of Council of the petition of Lieutenant Donald Campbell, were pleased to revoke the same, and to order the draught of a report upon the said petition to be prepared.

Pennsylvania.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon several laws passed in the Province of Pennsylvania in the years 1763, 1764 and 1765, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved, transcribed and signed.

fo. 192.

Wednesday, June 18th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Rice, Mr. Roberts.

Quebec.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated June 13th, 1766, referring back to the Board, for their reconsideration, the draught of an additional instruction relative to the establishing Courts of civil jurisdiction in Quebec; and directing their lordships to prepare and lay before the said Committee a draught of particular instructions according to the plan proposed by them in their report of the 2nd of September last, with such variations as are suggested in the report of the Attorney and Sollicitor General.

fo. 193.

Ordered, that the draft of particular instructions for the Governor of Quebec, relative to the establishment of Courts of Justice, be prepared.

Virginia.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated June 5th, 1766, directing this Board to prepare an additional instruction to the Governor of Virginia, restraining him from passing laws imposing taxes upon liquors or other supplies or provisions, without an express restriction, that such laws shall not extend to supplies furnished his Majesty's ships.

fo. 194.

The draft of an additional instruction to the Governor of Virginia, conformable to the directions of the said order, having been prepared was approved, and a report thereupon to the Lords of the Committee of Council was signed.

New York.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated June 13th, 1766, directing the Board to prepare and lay before them a draught of an additional instruction to the Governor of New York, revoking so much of the 20th Article of his general instructions, as restrains him from passing any law respecting paper bills, except in case of war or invasion, and impowering him to pass laws for creating such bills under certain restrictions.

fo. 195.

The draft of an additional instruction to the Governor of New York, conformable to the directions of the said order, having been prepared was approved, and a report thereupon to the Lords of the Committee of Council was signed.

Bermuda.

Their lordships took into further consideration the papers referred from the Committee of Council relative to the making certain ports in Bermuda Ports of entry and clearance, and it was ordered that Mr. Pigott, agent for the merchants and House of Assembly in this business, should have notice to attend the Board on Tuesday next, the 24th instant.

Nova Scotia.

Read a memorial of Colonel Alexander McNutt, relative to certain privileges which he proposes may be allowed to those persons whom he shall introduce to settlements in Nova Scotia.

fo. 196.

Ordered, that it be signified to Mr. McNutt, that if, when the settlement shall have taken place, the settlers themselves shall make any application to the Board on the subject matter to which Mr. McNutt's memorial referrs, their lordships will give all due attention thereto.

Georgia.

The Secretary having laid before the Board a memorial addressed to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury by the agent for the affairs of Georgia, praying directions for the payment of certain demands on account of the silk culture in Georgia, their lordships approved of its being presented to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury for their lordships' directions upon it.

fo. 197.

East Florida.

Read a memorial of William Grover, esquire, Chief Justice of East Florida, to the Board, praying their lordships' directions for the payment of his salary.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the said memorial, were of opinion that it was not within their department to give any directions in the matter to which it referrs.

Virginia.

Their lordships having been moved to report for the confirmation of an Act passed in Virginia in 1764, entitled,
An Act to impower the vestry of the parish of Elizabeth River in the County of Norfolk to purchase and improve lots in the Borough of Norfolk for the use of the minister instead of a glebe and to pay their minister's salary in money instead of tobacco.

fo. 198.

And it appearing, upon a consideration of the said Act, that no objection appeared thereto, it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty should be prepared, proposing that the said Act may be confirmed.

Barbados.

fo. 199.

Their lordships took into consideration eleven Acts passed in the Island of Barbados in 1763, 1764 and 1765, together with Sir Mathew Lamb's reports thereupon, and it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty should be prepared, proposing that the Act to impower the agent to take a lease of the office of Provost Marshall General of this island from the patentee of the said office in behalf of the legislature of Barbados, and to make the terms and conditions of such lease binding on the publick should be repealed; with respect to the rest of the said Acts it was agreed that they should lye by probationary untill their further effect and operation should be known.

Trade, Leghorn.

Read a letter from Mr. Willis, merchant, to the Secretary, dated June 13th, 1766, relative to the inconvenience of a ship's performing quarantine, and inclosing,
An account of the charges attending an act-ship's performing a quarantine for twenty one days.

Trade, Leghorn, Tripoli.

fo. 200.

Read a letter from John Dick, esquire, his Majesty's Consul at Leghorn, to the Secretary, dated May 30th, 1766, transmitting,
Translation of a memorial for Sir Horace Mann from the Court of Tuscany relative to ships arriving in Great Britain from Leghorn performing quarantine.
Translation of a letter from Marshall Botta to Sir Horace Mann, dated May 3rd, 1766, desiring the abolition of the quarantine, to which ships from Leghorn are subjected in England.
Copy of a letter to the Board of Trade addressed to the Earl of Halifax and the Earl of Hillsborough by Mr. Fraser, dated the 27th of August, 1765, relative to the state of the British commerce in Tripoli.

fo. 201.

Trade, Leghorn.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty upon the letter from the Council of Leghorn respecting the doubt which has occurred as to the right of the factory there to exercise a negative in the case of the admission of new members, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, transcribed and signed, as was also a letter to the Duke of Richmond, desiring his Grace to lay it before his Majesty.

Friday, June 20th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Rice, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Fitzherbert.

Trade, Flanders.

fo. 202.

Read a letter from Richard Stonhewer, esquire, to the Secretary, dated March 14th, 1766, transmitting, by the Duke of Grafton's direction, for the Board's consideration,
Extract of a letter from Mr. Gordon, his Majesty's Minister at Brussels, to his Grace the Duke of Grafton, March 4th, 1766.
Account of a new manufacture now carrying on at Vilvord near Brussels for making oil of vitriol, aqua fortis and copperas.

Trade, Flanders.

Ordered, that the Secretary do write a letter to Messrs. Twyman and Cutts, manufacturers of copperas, oil of vitriol and aqua fortis, who are referred to in the abovementioned paper, desiring their attendance at the Board on Wednesday, the 25th instant.

Virginia.

fo. 203.

The Secretary acquainted the Board, that he was desired by the parties interested in three private Acts passed in Virginia in 1765, to move their lordships to lay the same before his Majesty, for the royal confirmation.

The said Acts, the titles of which are as follows, having been read and considered, together with Sir Mathew Lamb's report thereupon, it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty should be prepared, proposing they may be confirmed, vizt.,
An Act to dock the intail of nineteen hundred and seventy three acres of land in the parish of Martins Brandon in the County of Prince George, whereof Nathaniel Harrison is seized in fee tail, and for vesting the same in trustees for the uses therein mentioned.
An Act to vest certain lands whereof Rice Jones is seized in fee tail in the Honourable Richard Corbin, esquire, in fee simple, and for settling slaves to be annexed to other intailed lands in lieu thereof.
fo. 204.
An Act to dock the intail of certain lands whereof Harry Beverley, gentleman, is seized, and for settling slaves to be purchased in lieu thereof to the same uses.

Trade, Leghorn.

Their lordships then took into further consideration the several papers now before them, relative to the inconveniencies to which our commerce with Leghorn is subject, by all ships coming from thence being obliged to perform quarantine, and after some time spent therein, it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty upon this subject should be prepared.

Virginia, Barbados.

The draught of two representations to his Majesty, the one proposing the confirmation of an Act of Virginia relative to the parish of Elizabeth River, the other proposing the repeal of a Barbados Act relative to the Provost Marshall's office, having been prepared pursuant to order, were approved, transcribed and signed.

fo. 205.

Tuesday, June 24th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Rice, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Palmerston.

Quebec.

The Secretary laid before the Board a draught of particular instructions to the Governor of Quebec relative to the establishment of Courts of Justice there, prepared pursuant to order, and the said draught having been approved, a report thereupon to the Lords of the Committee of Council was signed.

Bermuda.

fo. 206.

Their lordships then took into consideration the Addresses to his Majesty of the Assembly and merchants of Bermuda, relative to the making certain ports in those islands Ports of legal entry and clearance; and Mr. Pigott, agent for the said Assembly and nerchants, attending, was heard in what he had to offer upon this subject, after which it was ordered, that the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council thereupon should be prepared.

Wednesday, June 25th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Rice, Mr. Roberts, Lord Palmerston.

Trade, Flanders, fo. 207.

Their lordships took into further consideration the papers mentioned in the minutes of Friday last, relative to the new manufacture of copperas, oil of vitriol and aqua fortis, established by British subjects near Brussels, and Mr. Twyman, one of the persons wrote to on this occasion, attending, informed the Board of what he knew concerning Mr. Murray, the principal in this undertaking, and confirmed what is suggested in the said papers, as to the foreign markets being heretofore supplyed with these materials wholly from Great Britain; whereupon he was desired to make full and particular enquiry into every circumstance relative to this new establishment, more especially as to the practicability of procuring stones in the neighbourhood of Vilvord, where this manufacture is set up, from which copperas may be extracted.

fo. 208.

Mr. Twyman being withdrawn, it was ordered, that the Secretary should write an answer to Mr. Stonhewer's letter on this subject, acquainting him, for the information of Mr. Secretary Conway, with the Board's proceedings and sentiments on this business.

Jamaica.

The Secretary laid before the Board an additional instruction signed by his Majesty for the Governor of Jamaica, relative to the privileges of the Council and Assembly there, and a letter to the Governor inclosing it was prepared and signed.

fo. 209.

Thursday, June 26th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Rice, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Palmerston.

Senegambia.

Read a memorial of Mr. Anthony Bacon and Company, complaining of the conduct of the Governor of Senegambia in obstructing their agents and factors in shipping a cargo of slaves on board a French ship lying off the River of Senegal, and also complaining of the Collector of the Customs there.

fo. 210.

Their lordships, upon consideration of that part of the memorial, which relates to the Governor, agreed that the complaint should be transmitted to Mr. O'Hara for his answer thereto, and it was ordered, that the draught of a letter to him should be prepared.

East Florida.

Their lordships then took into consideration the state of his Majesty's Province of East Florida and the following papers were read and considered, vizt.,
Letter from James Grant, esquire, Governor of East Florida, to the Board, dated January 13th, 1766, relative to Indian presents, and the character of an Indian headman, called the Cow-keeper.
Account of presents given to the Indians at the Congress held at Picolata, November 15th, 1765.
fo. 211.
General account of expences incurred for the Congress held with the Indians at Picolata.
Vouchers to the general account of expences.
State of Indian presents remaining in store at St. Augustine, December 24th, 1765.
Presents wanting to compleat an assortment for a meeting proposed to be held with the Indians in 1766.
Letter from Governor Grant to the Board, dated January 26th, 1766, relative to their lordships' appointment; settlements by Bermudian emigrants; and a supply of provisions from South Carolina for his Majesty's troops.
Letter from Governor Grant, dated January 26th, 1766, respecting the reservation of woodlands near forts for the supply of fuel to the garrisons.
fo. 212.
Letter from Governor Grant, dated March 1st, 1765, containing an account of the measures he is pursuing for the improvement of that province.
Instructions to the Surveyor General of East Florida.
Copy of a letter from John Savage, esquire, to Francis Jones and Cornelius Hinson, esquires, members of the Council of Bermuda, December 14th, 1764.
Letter from John Savage, esquire, to Governor Grant, February 23rd, 1765.
Letter from Cornelius Hinson, esquire, to John Savage, esquire, January 18th, 1765.
Letter from Messrs. Ephraim and John Gilbert to Mr. Savage, 25th January, 1765.
Extract of a letter from the Reverend Mr. Malt by of Bermuda to Mr. Josiah Smith, merchant in Charles Town, January 23rd, 1765.
fo. 213.
Articles of agreement for a pilot boat for East Florida.
Letter from Governor Grant to the Secretary, dated April 4th, 1765, inclosing a letter to the Board of 1st of March, and respecting the state of the country and harbours in his province.
Letter from Governor Grant, dated May 8th, 1765, relative to Mr. Rolle's and Mr. Kinlock's designs of making settlements in the said province.
Letter from Denys Rolle, esquire, to Governor Grant, April 25th, 1765, relative to the settlement he proposes to make in East Florida.
Governor Grant's letter to Denys Rolle, esquire, April 25th, 1765.
Letter from Governor Grant, dated May 15th, 1765, transmitting,
fo. 214.
Naval Office lists of vessels and ships entered and cleared in the Port of St. Augustine, from November 14th, 1764, to May 14th, 1765.
Letter from Governor Grant, dated July 16th, 1765, relative to the state of the Council; settlements proposed; a public road, bills drawn on the agent; Mr. Skinner's salary; Indian affairs, and the pilotage of the Port of St. Augustine.
Return of his Majesty's ordnance, military and civil, in East Florida.
State of seven Companies of his Majesty's Foot in East Florida.
Petition of Ephraim and John Gilbert, esquires, deputies from the inhabitants of the Bermuda Islands.
fo. 215.
General account of contingent expences incurred for the service of East Florida, certified in Council, July 13th, 1765.
General account of the Dependance pilot boat for the Port of St. Augustine, certified in Council.
Account of the sums paid for repairing the Governor's house at St. Augustine.
Account of Henry Laurens, esquire, for the Dependance pilot boat for the Port of St. Augustine.
Total charge of Henry Laurens, esquire, for the Dependance pilot boat.
Extract of a letter from Henry Laurens, esquire, to Governor Grant, concerning the Dependance pilot boat.
Account [of] Thomas Clements, ship carpenter, for drawing the masts, etc., of the pilot boat.
fo. 216.
Samuel Price's receipt for altering the sails of the pilot boat.
Sundry accounts for the repairs of the Governor's house.
General account of the subsistence of Indians.
Sundry accounts respecting the Indians.
Mr. Skinner's receipt for his salary, as clerk of the publick accounts of the Province of East Florida.
John Moore's receipt for his salary as goaler.
Extract of a minute from the journal of the Council, November 3rd, 1764, relative to Mr. Skinner's being appointed Sheriff and Clerk of the public accounts of East Florida.
The Reverend Mr. Forbes' receipt on account of repairing the church.
fo. 217.
Minutes of Council from October 31st, 1764, to July 15th, 1765.
Letter from Governor Grant, dated August 9th, 1765, relative to the death of Chief Justice Moultrie; Spanish vessels; reservation of mines in grants of land; Indian affairs; and the admission of Jones Read to be schoolmaster at St. Mark's.
Form of a grant of land in the Province of East Florida.
Letter from Governor Grant, dated August 15th, 1765, transmitting,
Lists of ships and vessels entered and cleared in the Port of St. Augustine between 14th May and 14th August, 1765.

fo. 218.

East Florida.

Ordered, that copies of the several Commissions and constitutions inclosed and referred to in Mr. Grant's letter of the 22nd of November, 1764, be sent to Sir Mathew Lamb, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter to the Governor of East Florida, upon several matter arising out of a consideration of his correspondence, be prepared.

Friday, June 27th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Rice, Mr. Roberts, Lord Palmerston.

Georgia.

fo. 219.

Their lordships took into consideration the state of his Majesty's Colony of Georgia, and several letters and papers received at various times from the Governor of that province were read, the titles of which are as follows, vizt.,
Letter from James Wright, esquire, Governor of Georgia, to the Board, dated December 4th, 1764, relative to grants of land and quit rents.
Abstract of grants registered from the 25th of March to the 25th of September, 1764.
Copy of abstract of grants from December 25th, 1763, to 25th March, 1764.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated December 10th, 1764, relative to the correspondence with the agent for the receipt and payment of publick money granted by Parliament.
fo. 220.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated December 10th, 1764, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter of 11th of May, inclosing Acts of Parliament relative to the American colonies.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated December 11th, 1764, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter, with the plan for regulating the Indian trade and the fees of the officers of government.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated December 14th, 1764, relative to the Creek Indians; the grants to the southward of the Alatamaha; and the law for partition of lands and register of deeds; and containing an extract of a letter from General Gage on Indian affairs.
fo. 221.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated December 14th, 1764, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter relative to the estimate for the support of the civil establishment of that colony; and containing his observations thereupon.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated December 21st, 1764.
Copy of an Address of both Houses of Assembly to the Governor in favour of the Reverend Mr. Whitefield's application for lands in order to the endowment of a college.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated February 20th, 1765, transmitting,
Lists of vessels entered and cleared at the Port of Sunbury, from July 5th, 1764, to January 5th, 1765.
fo. 222.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated February 20th, 1765, transmitting,
Naval Office list of ships and vessels entered and cleared at the Port of Savannah, from the 10th of October, 1764 to 5th of January, 1765.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated April 4th, 1765, containing remarks on an Act lately passed there respecting the Carolina grants to the southward of the Alatamaha.
Copy of a letter from Governor Wright to Lieutenant Governor Bull, inclosing an Act passed in Georgia relative to the Carolina grants of land to the southward of the Alatamaha.
Journal of Council in Assembly from the 26th to 29th of May, 1764.
Minutes of Council from the 2nd of October to 4th of December, 1764.
fo. 223.
An Act passed March 25th, 1765.
An Ordinance passed March 25th, 1765.
Journal of Council in Assembly from the 20th of November, 1764, to March 25th, 1765.
Abstract of grants registered from September 25th, 1764, to March 25th, 1765.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated April 10th, 1765, informing the Board of the receipt of several of their letters, and promising to comply with their orders.
Letter from Governor Wright to the Secretary, dated April 10th, 1765, informing him of the receipt of his letter, inclosing a copy of a minute of the Treasury Board, respecting Governors drawing for money expended in the publick service.
fo. 224.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated April 23rd, 1765, relative to the bounty to be allowed for encouraging the silk culture in that province.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated June 28th, 1765, relative to his conduct with regard to Spanish vessels coming into the ports of that province.
Copies of several papers relating to the seizure and detention of the brigantine Neustra Señora del Rosario, as exhibited in and issued from the Court of Vice Admiralty in Georgia, and a copy of the decree pronounced by the Court in that case.
fo. 225.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated July 16th, 1765, containing remarks on the Act for partition of lands and register of deeds.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated August 12th, 1765, transmitting,
Journal of the Assembly from November 21st, 1763 to February 29th, 1764.
Ditto: from November 20th, 1764, to 25th March, 1765.
Minutes of the proceedings of the Governor in Council from the 2nd of April to 5th of June, 1765.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated June 29th, 1765, relative to the Acts lately passed; the silk culture; and some gentlemen of Bermuda, who desire to settle in the Province of Georgia or East Florida.
Minutes of the Governor in Council from December 18th, 1764, to March 5th, 1765.
fo. 226.
Seventeen Acts passed 7th of December, 1764, and 25th of March, 1765.
A bill intituled an Act for the more easy and effectual collecting and securing the payment of his Majesty's quit rents.
Naval Office lists of ships and vessels entered and cleared in the Port of Savannah, from 5th of April to 5th of July, 1765.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated August 19th, 1765, relative to the management of Indian affairs, and inclosing,
Copy of Mr. Stuart's letter to Governor Wright, dated March 31st, 1765.
Copy of Mr. Stuart's letter to Governor Wright about Indian affairs, dated July 25th, 1765.
Regulations and tariff proposed [by] Mr. Stuart, March 31st, 1765.
fo. 227.
Copy of Governor Wright's standing instructions to Indian traders, etc.
Tariff observed in Georgia for many years past.
Copy of Governor Wright's letter to Mr. Stuart, dated August 19th, 1765.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated August 21st, 1765, on his having received the repeal of two laws relating to granting writs of partition of lands; etc., and for preventing fraudulent conveyances; and desiring the Board's directions for passing other laws for the same purposes, not liable to the same objections.
fo. 228.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated September 2nd, 1765, transmitting,
Naval Office lists of ships entered and cleared at Savannah, from 5th of April to 5th of July, 1765.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated September 2nd, 1765, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter of June 24th, 1765.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated October 15th, 1765, transmitting,
Naval Office list of vessels entered and cleared at the Port of Sunbury, from the 5th of January to 5th of July, 1765.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated October 18th, 1765, relative to the amount of the silk culture this year; the Act respecting Carolina grants, and three lads suspected to have been murdered by some Indians.
fo. 229.
Abstract of all grants of land registered in the Province of Georgia from the 25th of March to September 25th, 1765.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated January 15th, 1766, relative to the opposition made to the Stamp Act.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated January 22nd, 1766, promising compliance with the Board's directions concerning the preservation of wood lands near forts.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated January 22nd, 1766, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter of 23rd August last, and promising to transmit faithfull accounts of occurrences in that province.
fo. 230.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated February 1st, 1766, relative to his securing the stamped papers.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated February 7th, 1766, relative to disturbances on account of the Stamp Act.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated February 10th, 1766, relative to Lieutenant Governor Bull's opening the ports in South Carolina, under pretence that no stamped papers are to be had.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated March 10th, 1766, relative to the difficulty with which he has kept the people quiet.
Printed copy of proceedings in the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina relative to the opening the ports in that province.
fo. 231.
Resolutions of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina on November 29th, 1765.
Proceedings of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina on the 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th and 28th January, 1766, relative to the Stamp Act.
Copy from a printed paper of resolutions at a meeting of the Fire Company in Charles Town, the 1st of March, 1766.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated April 28th, 1766, transmitting,
Abstract of grants from the 25th of March to 25th of September, 1765.

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Their lordships then took into consideration thirteen Acts passed in that colony in 1764 and March 1765, together with two reports of Sir Mathew Lamb thereupon, and the said Acts and reports having been read, it was ordered, that the Act entituled, "an Act for the better strengthening and settling this province by compelling the several persons who claim to hold lands within the same under any grant or grants from his Majesty, witnessed by the Governor of South Carolina, to bring or send into this province a number of white persons or negroes in proportion to the lands they claim to hold agreable to his Majesty's royal instructions for granting lands, and to cultivate and improve the same, etc.", should be taken into further consideration on Tuesday, the 15th of July, and that notice should be given to the parties interested to attend.

fo. 233.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter to the Governor of Georgia, upon the several points arising out of his correspondence with the Board, and the consideration of the foregoing papers, should be prepared.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit a copy of the Quit Rent Bill, referred to in Mr. Wright's letter of the 29th of June, 1763, to the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, for their lordships' sentiments upon it.

South Carolina.

Their lordships then took into consideration the state of South Carolina, and several letters and papers, received at various times from the Lieutenant Governor of that colony, were read, the titles of which are as follows, vizt.,
fo. 234.
Letter from William Bull, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, to the Board, dated October 24th, 1764, relative to Mr. Poaug's erroneously informing him, that the ballance due to Messrs. Torrans, Gregg and Poaug, on account of the French Protestants, was satisfied by the last Tax Act.
Letter to Lieutenant Governor Bull, dated December 8th, 1764, acknowledging the receipt of some of the Board's letters, and proposing that the letters to him on matters, which require immediate execution or answer, may be sent by merchantmen.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Bull, dated December 10th, 1764, relative to the temporary line of jurisdiction, and the Catawba and other Indian lands bordering on that province.
fo. 235.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Bull, dated December 21st, 1764, relative to the fees in the publick offices, and to the establishment of the German Protestants lately arrived there.
Seven Acts and two ordinances passed the 10th and 25th of August, and 10th of October, 1764.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Bull, dated March 15th, 1765, relative to the state of the settlement of the German Protestants; military stores; forts; Courts of Justice; boundaries; Indian affairs; and Acts lately passed.
Naval Office lists of ships and vessels cleared from Charles Town, from March 1st, 1764, to March 1st, 1765.
fo. 236.
Journal of the Council from December 28th, 1763, to January, 1765.
Journal of the General Assembly from January 4th, 1764, to October 6th, 1764.
Journal of Assembly to January 1st, 1765.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Bull, dated March 28th, 1765, containing an account of the loss of the Grenville packet.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Bull, dated June 5th, 1765, relative to Acts lately passed by him; to Spanish ships coming in for refreshment; Fort Charlotte; Indian trade; Major Fermer's expedition; and the Frenchman taken last winter near Fort L'Assomption.
fo. 237.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Bull, dated 25th January, 1766, relative to the reservation of woodlands in grants of land; Mr. Wyley's survey of the Catawba lands; the resurvey and grant of the lands reserved for the use of the Chickesaws; and the apprehension of a negro insurrection having proved abortive.
Naval Office lists of ships entered and cleared at Charles Town, from Midsummer, 1764, to Midsummer, 1765.

Their lordships then took into consideration eight Acts passed in the Province of South Carolina in August, 1764, together with Sir Mathew Lamb's report thereupon, and the said Acts and report were read.

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Ordered, that the draught of a letter to Lord Charles Montague, Governor of South Carolina, be prepared.

Senegambia.

The draught of a letter to the Governor of Senegambia, inclosing a copy of the memorial of Mr. Anthony Bacon and Company, complaining of the conduct of the said Governor, having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of yesterday, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.