Journal, July 1766
Volume 73

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'Journal, July 1766: Volume 73', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 12: January 1764 - December 1767 (1936), pp. 303-317. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77645 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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Journal, July 1766

Thursday, July 3rd. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Rice, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Palmerston.

fo. 239.

Georgia.

Read a memorial of Henry Kennan, esquire, relative to carrying on the silk filature at Savannah in Georgia, dated June 26th, 1766.

Ordered, that a copy of the said memorial be transmitted to the Governor of Georgia, with the letter to him, ordered to be prepared on the 27th ultimo, and that he be desired to consider and report his opinion upon the proposals therein contained.

New York.

Trade, Leghorn.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon Lieutenant Donald Campbell's memorial, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved and ordered to be transcribed; as was also the draught of a representation to his Majesty upon the representation of the British factory at Leghorn, concerning ships from that place being obliged to perform quarantine.

fo. 240.

Friday, July 4th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Palmerston.

East Florida, Georgia, South Carolina.

The draughts of letters to the Governors of East Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, having been prepared pursuant to order, were approved, transcribed and signed.

West Florida.

Read two letters to the Secretary from the Governor of West Florida, dated the 20th of February and 2nd of April 1766; the one advising his having drawn a bill upon the agent of fifty pounds for an allowance to a minister; the other recommending a supply of goods to be sent out for presents for the Indians.

fo. 241.

Mr. Ellis, agent for West Florida, attending, their lordships gave him directions to accept and pay the said bill, and also to procure and send out a proper asssortment of goods for presents for the Indians, conformable to what was sent out in the year 1764.

Nova Scotia.

The agent for the affairs of Nova Scotia presented to the Board a bill, drawn upon him by the Governor of Nova Scotia, for seven hundred, sixty three pounds, four shillings and eight pence, on account of expences incurred for Indian services, and it was ordered, that the said bill should be accepted and paid, being drawn conformable to special directions given for that purpose by the Board.

Virginia.

fo. 242.

Trade, Leghorn.

New York.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, proposing the confirmation of three private Acts passed in Virginia in 1765, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, transcribed and signed; as was also a representation to his Majesty upon the representation of the factory at Leghorn concerning quarantine, and a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon Lieutenant Donald Campbell's memorial.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Benjamin Green, esquire, to the Board, dated May 31st, 1766, notifying the death of Governor Wilmot.

fo. 243.

Tuesday, July 8th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Palmerston.

Barbados.

Read a letter from Charles Pinfold, esquire, Governor of Barbados, to the Board, dated May 25th, 1766, containing an account of a fire at Bridgetown in that island.

Jamaica.

Read a letter from Joseph Otway, esquire, Superintendant of the settlement on the Mosquito Shore, to the Board, dated January 20th, 1766, relative to the detriment resulting from the desertion of the negro slaves to the Spaniards.
fo. 244.
Copy of the report delivered by John Christopherz, containing an account of his transactions on a commission of flag of truce to Olancho and St. Fernando de Omoa from September 11th, 1765, to January 9th, 1766.
Copy of a letter to Don Francisco Aybar, Commandant at St. Fernando de Omoa, September 2nd, 1765.
Extract of a letter from Don Francisco Aybar to Mr. Otway, dated January 19th, 1763.

Barbados, Jamaica.

Ordered, that the aforementioned letter from the Governor of Barbados, and also the letters and papers from the Superintendant of the Mosquito Shore, be copied to be laid before his Majesty, and letters to the Duke of Richmond inclosing them to him for that purpose, were signed.

fo. 245.

Massachusetts.

Read a letter from Francis Bernard, esquire, Governor of Massachusets Bay, to the Board, dated April 10th, 1766, relative to an attempt to keep the Assembly sitting after it was dissolved by the Governor.

New York.

Their lordships then took into consideration the state of the Colony of New York, and several letters from the Governor, received at various times, were read, the titles of which are as follow, vizt.,
Letter from Sir Henry Moore, Governor of New York, to the Board, dated January 16th, 1766, acknowledging the receipt of their lordships' letter, relative to the making out a map of the country, which has been taken out of New Hampshire, and annexed to New York.
fo. 246.
Letter from Governor Moore, dated February 22nd, 1766, relative to the satisfaction of the people on hearing the Board's determination concerning appeals; and containing remarks on an Act lately passed there.
Letter from Governor Moore to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated 22nd February, 1766, relative to a present which the Assembly of that province resolved to make him.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from 12th of November to the 23rd of December, 1765.
Votes of Assembly from 12th of November to 23rd of December, 1765.
Twenty three Acts passed on the 23rd of December, 1765.
List of persons naturalized.
fo. 247.
Letter from Governor Moore, dated March 20th, 1766, relative to the encouragement given by him to the persons, who have made settlements on the lands lately annexed to that province.
Map of that part of New Hampshire lately annexed to New York.
Letter from Governor Moore to the Earl of Dartmouth dated April 30th, 1766, relative to his design of ascertaining the quit rents of the province, and the establishment of a Court of Exchequer.
Letter from Governor Moore to the Board, dated May 13th, 1766, relative to the expediency of making grants of royal mines in that province.
fo. 248.
Letter from Governor Moore, dated May 26th, 1766, proposing an alteration of the article of his instructions restraining the Governor's power of remitting fines to ten pounds.
Paper containing the opinion of a gentleman of the law in New York, relative to the expediency of vesting an authority in the Governor to compound debts to the Crown in particular cases, and to a certain amount.

fo. 249.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit a copy of the last mentioned letter, of the paper inclosed and of the 56th Article of the General Instructions to his Majesty's Attorney and Sollicitor General, for their opinion, whether it is necessary in point of law to give any further authority to the Governor of New York in cases of fines and forfeitures, and, if so, what the nature of that authority should be.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter to the Governor of New York be prepared, upon the subject of the several matters arising out of his correspondence.

Georgia.

Read a letter from James Wright, esquire, Governor of Georgia, to the Board, dated April 5th, 1766, relative to the apprehension and discharge of John Bishop, against whom a complaint had been made by the Spanish Ambassador; and the sums, for which the Governor has given him and the Provost Marshall certificates; and to the certificates given to other officers of government.

fo. 250.

The agent for the affairs of Georgia presented to the Board a certificate granted by the Governor of Georgia on the said agent, for the payment of ten guineas to the Provost Marshall of that colony, for expences he has been at in apprehending and confining John Bishop, pursuant to an order from the Secretary of State for that purpose, and their lordships approved of the said certificate being discharged.

Thursday, July 10th. Present:— Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Palmerston.

fo. 251.

New York.

The draught of a letter to the Governor of New York, in answer to several received from him, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved and ordered to be transcribed.

Leeward Islands.

Read the following letters from the Governor of the Leeward Islands, vizt.,
Letter from Governor Thomas to the Board, dated December 26th, 1765, congratulating their lordships on their appointment.
Letter from Governor Thomas to the Board, dated January 29th 1766, informing their lordships of his having suspended Mr. Arthur Freeman from the Council of Antigua; and appointed Colonel Josiah Martin to succeed him; and Mr. Richard Hawkshaw Losack to be of the Council of St. Christopher's.
fo. 252.
Antigua.
Copy of a minute of the Council of Antigua, December 19th, 1765, relative to the suspension of Mr. Freeman from the Council, and the appointment of Colonel Josiah Martin to supply the vacancy.
List of papers sent by Governor Thomas.
Antigua.
Minutes of Council from the 6th of September, 1764, to 20th June, 1765.
Minutes of Assembly from the 26th of January to 16th of August, 1764.
Minutes of Assembly from 6th of September, 1764, to the 14th of March, 1765.
Five Acts passed in 1764 and 1765.
St. Christopher's.
Minutes of Council from 5th of March to 5th of September, 1764.
fo. 253.
Minutes of Council from 19th of September, 1764, to 4th of April, 1765.
Minutes of Assembly from 5th of March to the 5th of September, 1764.
Minutes of Assembly from the 19th of September, 1764, to February 20th, 1765.
Four Acts passed in 1764.
Nevis.
Minutes of Council from 29th of March, 1762, to 20th July, 1764.
Minutes of Council from the 14th of February to 13th of July, 1765.
Minutes of Assembly from 11th of February, 1762, to 19th of March, 1765.
Four Acts passed in 1764.

Montserrat.

Antigua.

fo. 254.

Ordered, that a copy be made of that letter from the Governor, which relates to the suspension of Mr. Freeman, and also a copy of the paper therein referred to, to be laid before his Majesty in Council, and that the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon be prepared.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter to the Governor, in answer to his, be prepared.

South Carolina.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, vizt.,
Letter from William Bull, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, to the Board, dated May 3rd, 1766, containing remarks on two Acts lately passed there, and transmitting,
fo. 255.
Abstract of all grants of lands from the first establishment of South Carolina, specifying the names of the grantees, the time when granted, quantity of acres and the quit rents, etc., to October 31st, 1765.
Two Acts passed in March, 1766.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Bull, dated May 8th, 1766, relative to proceedings on the refusal of Dougal Campbell, esquire, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, to enter up an order of the assistant judges of that court, and transmitting,
Eleven papers on that subject.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Bull, dated May 20th, 1766, relative to his suspending the payment of a fine imposed on Dougal Campbell, esquire, for his disobedience to the orders of the assistant judges in court.
fo. 256.
Copy of Mr. Campbell's petition on the order of court.
Copy of the Lieutenant Governor's order to suspend payment of the fine.

Ordered, that copies be made of such of the Lieutenant Governor's letters and papers, as relate to the case of the Clerk of the Pleas, and the proceedings of the Assembly and of the assistant judges thereupon, to be laid before his Majesty in Council, and that the draught of a representation ot his Majesty thereupon be prepared.

East Florida.

fo. 257.

Read Sir Mathew Lamb's report upon the several Commissions granted and issued by the Governor of East Florida, for the establishment of courts, offices and officers, stating that he finds the same to be regular, and that he has no objection in point of law.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter to the Governor of East Florida be prepared, acquainting him with the abovementioned opinion of Sir Mathew Lamb.

Friday, July 11th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Palmerston.

Quebec.

fo. 258.

Read a memorial of Fowler Walker, esquire, agent for the inhabitants of the City of Montreal, to the Board, relative to the prejudice arising to the Indian trade from the claim of certain persons to an immense tract of land in the Indian country, derived from a grant made by the late French Governor General and the Intendant of Canada, and assigned over to English subjects.

Indian Affairs.

Leeward Islands, East Florida, New York.

The draught of a letter to Sir William Johnson on the subject of the said memorial, and taking notice of the other matters arising out of a consideration of his correspondence with the Board, was approved and signed; as were also draughts of letters to the Governors of the Leeward Islands, East Florida and New York, ordered to be prepared by the preceding minutes.

Virginia.

Read the following letters received from the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, vizt.,
fo. 259.
Letter from Francis Fauquier, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to the Board, dated April 7th, 1766, relative to the state of that colony in several particulars.
Copy of Captain Morgan's letter to Lieutenant Governor Fauquier, April 5th, 1766.
Copy of Captain Smith's letter to Captain Morgan, April 3rd, 1766.
Virginia Gazette, April 4th, 1766, containing an account of the association at Norfolk.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier, dated May 11th, 1766, relative to the death of Mr. Robinson, Speaker of the Assembly, and Treasurer of the colony, and the candidates for his office.
fo. 260.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier, dated May 22nd, 1766, relative to his nomination of Mr. Nicholas to be Treasurer, and the settlements beyond the Alleghenny Mountains.

Leeward Islands.

South Carolina.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty upon the papers relative to the suspension of Mr. Freeman from his seat at the Council Board of Antigua, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved, transcribed and signed; as was also a representation to his Majesty, upon the papers received from the Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, relative to the proceedings of the Assembly and assistant judges against the Clerk of the Pleas.

fo. 261.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from his Grace the Duke of Richmond to the Board, dated July 10th, 1766, signifying the appointment of Lord William Campbell to be Governor of Nova Scotia, and the King's pleasure, that draughts of a Commission and instructions be prepared for him.

Ordered, that the draught of a Commission, appointing Lord William Campbell to be Governor of Nova Scotia, be prepared.

Thursday, July 17th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Roberts, Lord Palmerston.

Nova Scotia.

fo. 262.

The draught of a Commission for the Governor of Nova Scotia having been prepared pursuant to order, with an alteration as to the form of the oath of abjuration to be taken and administered, the said draught was approved, and it was ordered, that it should be transcribed, and the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon prepared.

Plantations General.

Read a letter from his Grace the Duke of Richmond to the Board, dated July 11th, 1766, inclosing an Address of the House of Commons to the King, that instructions may be given to the several governors of colonies in North America, to transmit accounts of manufactures set up and carried on since 1734, etc., and signifying his Majesty's pleasure, that this Board should give such instructions accordingly.

fo. 263.

Ordered, that draughts of letters of instruction to the governors of the several, colonies in North America be prepared, pursuant to the abovementioned letter and Address.

West Florida.

Read a memorial of the agent for West Florida, praying the Board's directions for the payment of one hundred pounds due to the Provost Marshall of that province for one year's salary.

Ordered, that the agent do pay the said salary of one hundred pounds to Mr. Hanney.

Nova Scotia.

fo. 264.

Read a memorial of the agent for Nova Scotia, praying the Board's directions for paying the sum of £8,008. 12. 7 granted by Parliament for expences incurred in 1750, 1751, 1752, 1762 and 1763, to the respective claimants.

Nova Scotia.

Ordered, that the agent do pay the said sum of eight thousand and eight pounds, twelve shillings and seven pence to the several claimants in such proportions as are specified in the estimate laid before Parliament.

Tuesday, July 22nd. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Palmerston.

Nova Scotia.

fo. 265.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, with the draught of a Commission for the Governor of Nova Scotia, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved, transcribed and signed.

Barbados.

Read a memorial of Richard Salter, esquire, eldest member of his Majesty's Council for Barbados, praying that the Board would recommend to his Majesty, that he may, upon his return to the said island, be admitted to the Presidentship thereof, during the Governor's absence, or be appointed Lieutenant Governor thereof.

Ordered, that the said memorial be taken into further consideration on Friday morning, and that Mr. Salter be desired to attend.

fo. 266.

Virginia.

Their lordships took into consideration the letters from the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, mentioned in the minutes of the 11th instant, and a letter to him, in answer thereto, was approved and signed.

Jamaica.

fo. 267.

The Board having been moved for their report upon an Act passed in Jamaica in 1762, with a clause suspending its' execution, until his Majesty's pleasure was known, entituled "an Act to vest a certain parcel of land situate, lying and being in the parish of St. Andrew, in the present churchwarden or churchwardens of the parish of Port Royal for the use of the inhabitants of the said parish agreable to, etc." the said Act, together with Sir Mathew Lamb's report thereupon, was read, and it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon, proposing the confirmation of it, should be prepared.

New York.

Read an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated May 28th, 1766, referring to the Board, for their consideration and report, the petition of the ministers, etc., of the Presbyterian Church of the City of New York to his Majesty, praying to be created a body politick and corporate.

Copy of the charter for the Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, referred to in the petition to his Majesty.

fo. 268.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the said petition, were of opinion, that a copy of it should be transmitted to the Governor of New York for his report, as well of the state of the said church in general, as of the proceedings had upon the former application alleged to have been made to Lieutenant Governor De Lancey by the said church; and it was thereupon ordered, that the draught of a letter to the Governor, inclosing the said copy, should be prepared.

Friday, July 25th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Fitzherbert.

Barbados.

fo. 269.

The Secretary having acquainted the Board that Mr. Salter, whose memorial is mentioned in the minutes of the 22nd instant, was not in town, the further consideration of his memorial was postponed to Thursday, the 31st instant, and the Secretary was ordered to write to him and acquaint him therewith.

New Hampshire.

Read a letter from his Grace the Duke of Richmond to the Board, dated July 22nd, 1766, notifying the appointment of John Wentworth, esquire, to be Governor of New Hampshire, and signifying the King's pleasure that draughts of a Commission and instructions be prepared for him.

Ordered, that the draughts of a Commission and instructions for the Governor of New Hampshire be prepared with all possible dispatch.

fo. 270.

Jamaica.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, proposing the confirmation of a private Act of Jamaica, mentioned in the minutes of the 22nd instant, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved, transcribed and signed.

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

Their lordships took into consideration the applications for lands in the Colonies of East Florida, West Florida, Nova Scotia and Quebec, as well as those referred by Order of Council, as those preferred by memorial to the Board, and, after some time spent in the consideration thereof, it was ordered, that the draught of a report thereupon to the Lords of the Committee of Council, should be prepared.

fo. 271.

Tuesday, July 29th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Palmerston.

New Hampshire.

The draught of a Commission for John Wentworth, esquire, appointed Governor of New Hampshire, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved, and a representation to his Majesty therewith was signed.

New York.

The draught of a letter to the Governor of New York upon the subject of the petition of the ministers of the Presbyterian Church in New York, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved, transcribed and signed.

fo. 272.

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

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon several applications for lands in East Florida, West Florida, Quebec and Nova Scotia, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved, transcribed and signed.

Jamaica.

The Secretary laid before the Board two letters received from the Governor of Jamaica, vizt.,
Letter from William Henry Lyttelton, esquire, Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated May 12th, 1766, containing reasons for his having prorogued the Assembly of that island.
fo. 273.
Letter from Governor Lyttelton to the Board, dated May 23rd, 1766, informing their lordships that he is preparing to embark for England.

Ordered, that a copy be made of the first mentioned letter, to be laid before his Majesty, and that the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon be prepared.

Senegambia.

Read a letter from Charles O'Hara, esquire, Governor of Senegambia, to the Board, dated May 28th, 1766, containing an account of the state of that province with respect to defence and trade.
List of the Council in the Province of Senegambia.
Copy of a letter from Governor O'Hara to Monsieur D'Esmenager, Governor of Goree, dated May 11th, 1766.
fo. 274.
Copy of a letter from Monsieur D'Esmenager to Governor O'Hara, dated May 17th, 1766.

Ordered, that extracts be made of such parts of Mr. O'Hara's letter as relate to the designs and proceedings of the French at Goree, and to the defenceless state of the fort on the Island of St. Louis, to be laid before his Majesty, and the draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Richmond, inclosing the said extracts, having been prepared, was approved and signed.

Bahamas.

fo. 275.

Read a letter from William Shirley, esquire, Governor of the Bahama Islands, to the Board, dated October 14th, 1765, acknowledging the receipt of their lordships' letter of the 15th of February, 1765, respecting Spanish vessels coming into the ports of his government.

Quebec.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following letters received from the Governor of Quebec.
Letter from James Murray, esquire, Governor of Quebec, to the Board, dated April 14th, 1766, relating to the suspension of Mr. George Alsop, appointed by Mr. Ellis, Deputy Secretary, Clerk of the Council and Clerk of the Inrollments of that province.
Copy of Governor Murray's letter to Henry Ellis, esquire, dated April 14th, 1766, concerning the character and behaviour of Mr. Alsop.
fo. 276.
Letter from Governor Murray, dated April 14th, 1766, acknowledging the receipt of the King's Order in Council, disallowing several ordinances.
Letter from Governor Murray, dated May 26th, 1766, transmitting,
Provost Marshall's account against the government.
Abstract of the government account from October 7th, 1765, to May the 26th following, for bills of exchange drawn by Governor Murray on the Treasury.
Report of the Committee of Council relative to the accounts laid before them.

fo. 277.

Bermuda.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following letters received from the Governor of Bermuda, vizt.,
Letter from George James Bruere, esquire, Governor of Bermuda, to the Board, dated March 27th, 1766, relating to the King's Revenue.
Letter from Governor Bruere, dated May 1st, 1766, relative to the proceedings of the Assembly; clearances of vessels with stamped paper; ports; production of coffee; cotton and wine; and the want of a Chief Justice.
Minutes of Council from July 9th, 1765, to February 4th, 1766.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from June 10th, 1765, to February 4th, 1766.
Votes and proceedings of the General Assembly from July 8th, 1765, to March 4th, 1766.
fo. 278.
Letter from Governor Bruere, dated June 11th, 1766, relating to the restitution of two Bermudian vessels taken by the Spaniards.

Ordered, that a copy be made, to be laid before his Majesty, of the abovementioned letter from the Governor of Bermuda, dated the 11th of June last, acquainting the Board with the satisfaction made by the Spaniards for the violences committed at Salt Tortuga, and that the draught of a letter to one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, inclosing the said copy, be prepared.

South Carolina.

fo. 279.

Read a letter from William Bull, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, to the Board, dated June 9th, 1766, relative to the boundary line between the Cherokees and that province, and to an ordinance prohibiting the exportation of rice.

South Carolina Gazette, containing the proclamation and ordinance prohibiting the exportation of rice.

Thursday, July 31st. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Fitzherbert.

Barbados.

fo. 280.

Their lordships took into further consideration Mr. Salter's memorial, mentioned in the minutes of the 22nd instant, and the said memorial having been read, together with a letter from Mr. Salter to the Secretary, in answer to the last letter wrote to him by the Board, and also a memorial of Mr. Estwick, assistant agent for the Island of Barbados, in behalf of Mr. Rous, on whom the government devolved by the Governor's absence, their lordships were of opinion, that Mr. Rous could not be superseded during the Governor's absence, but by a special direction from his Majesty, or the appointment of a Lieutenant Governor, but that it did not appertain to their lordships' department to give any opinion upon either of the propositions, contained in the prayer of Mr. Salter's memorial.

Ordered, that the Secretary do acquaint Mr. Salter, by letter, with the Board's opinion upon his memorial.

fo. 281.

Bermuda.

Jamaica.

The draught of a letter to the Secretary of State, inclosing the copy of a letter from the Governor of Bermuda, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved and ordered to be transcribed; as was also the draught of a representation to his Majesty, with a copy of a letter from the Governor of Jamaica.

Leeward Islands.

Read a letter from George Thomas, esquire, Governor of the Leeward Islands, to the Board, dated May 1st, 1766, informing their lordships of his design to embark for England, and transmitting publick papers.
St. Christopher's.
Minutes of Council from April 25th to October 23rd, 1765.
Minutes of Assembly from 25th April to the 5th of November, 1765.
fo. 282.
Antigua.
Minutes of Assembly from March 28th, 1765, to the 13th of March, 1766.

Read a memorial of Edward Otto Bayer, esquire, a councillor of the Island of Antigua, to the Board, requesting further leave of absence.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter to the Secretary of State be prepared, desiring him to move his Majesty, that Mr. Bayer may have further leave of absence, for twelve months from the expiration of his former license.

fo. 283.

Grenada.

Read and considered the following letters and papers received from the Governor of the Grenada Islands, vizt.,
Letter from Robert Melvill, esquire, Governor of Grenada, to the Board, dated January 15th, 1766, respecting his correspondence with their lordships, and the steps taken towards the completion of legislation within his government.
Letter from Governor Melvill, dated March 1st, 1766, relative to the ordinance for forming one General Assembly, or particular Assemblies within his government; and inclosing ten papers on that subject.
fo. 284.
Letter from Governor Melvill, dated March 1st, 1766, relative to the want of a sufficient number of councillors resident in that island, and informing their lordships of the resignation of Oliver Nugent, esquire.
Letter from Governor Melvill, dated March 1st, 1766, containing remarks on two ordinances respecting Courts of Common Pleas and Errors and the Capitation Tax.
Two ordinances.
Letter from Governor Melvill, dated March 1st, 1766, relating to his appointment of Richard Ottley, esquire, to be Lieutenant Governor of St. Vincent's, in the room of Mr. Higginson, deceased.
fo. 285.
Letter from Governor Melvill, dated March 2nd, 1766, relative to grants of town lots under the Seal of the islands, and inclosing three copies of grants of town and garden lots.
Letter from Governor Melvill, dated April 19th, 1766, relative to the progress made in the settlement of the islands under his government, and to the meeting of the Assembly of the Islands of Grenada and the Grenadines; also inclosing thirteen papers relative to grants of land and town lots, his speech to the Assembly, their address in answer, and the address of the General Council and House of Representatives to the King.
Letter from Governor Melvill, dated May 28th, 1766, containing his reasons for having dissolved the Assembly.
Letter from Governor Melvill, dated June 15th, 1766, relative to the state of affairs within his government.

fo. 286.

Ordered, that copies and extracts be made of such of the letters and papers, as relate to the constitution and proceedings of the Assembly, to be laid before his Majesty, and that the draft of a representation to his Majesty thereupon be prepared.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty be prepared, proposing that John Harvey and Peter Gordon, esquires, may be appointed of the Council of Grenada, in the room of Edward Horne, esquire, deceased, and Oliver Nugent, esquire, who has resigned.

fo. 287.

Ordered, that copies and extracts be made of such parts of the letters and papers received from the Governor of Grenada as relate to the grant, sale and disposal of lands, to be communicated to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, and that the Secretary do transmit the same to the Secretary to that Board.

West Florida.

Read and considered the following letters and papers received from the Governor of West Florida, relative to his disputes with the military commanders, the Lieutenant Governor, Chief Justice and Attorney General of that province, and his proceedings on the Stamp Act, vizt.,
Letter from Governor Johnstone to the Secretary, dated January 28th, 1766, inclosing,
Minutes of Council from the 18th of May, 1765, to the 26th of February, 1766.
Schedule of papers relative to the disputes mentioned in the Governor's letter.
fo. 288.
Letter from Governor Johnstone, dated February 26th, 1766, relative to the Stamp Act; and inclosing,
Schedule of papers relative to the disputes mentioned in his letter.
Letter from Governor Johnstone, dated April 1st, 1766, respecting the confused state of his government.
Letter from Governor Johnstone, dated April 1st, 1766, relative to the Stamp Act.
Affidavit of Robert Collins.
Letter from Governor Johnstone, dated April 1st, 1766, concerning the arrival of the Spanish Governor, Antonio D'Ullua, at New Orleans.
Letter from Governor Johnstone, dated April 1st, 1766, touching his dispute with Lieutenant Governor Browne.
fo. 289.
List of necessaries which Lieutenant Governor Browne agreed to deliver to the French emigrants, and for which he has received the money from Mr. Ellis.
Letter from Governor Johnstone, dated April 1st, 1766, concerning the behaviour of Mr. Clifton, and inclosing twenty five papers on that subject.
Letter from Governor Johnstone, dated April 1st, 1766, relative to his dispute with Lieutenant Colonel Walsh, etc.
Charge against Mr. Clifton, Chief Justice.
Copy of the Governor's affidavit, mentioned in the charge.
fo. 290.
Letter from Governor Johnstone, dated April 1st, 1766, giving advice of his having drawn on the agent for one hundred, ninety three pounds, nineteen shillings and seven pence in favor of Mr. James Johnstone, Provost Marshall, also for one hundred pounds in favor of Mr. Leilek, also for one hundred, thirty seven pounds for Captain Leslie Grove.
List of prisoners maintained in the publick gaols from 24th June, 1765, to 24th June, 1766.
Receipt and certificate for three hundred and six pounds, three shillings and seven pence, for sundry goods delivered to the Indians.

fo. 291.

Ordered, that copies and extracts be made of such of the abovementioned letters, as relate to the dispute between the Governor and the Commanding Officer of his Majesty's Troops, and to the complaints of the Governor against the Lieutenant Governor, Chief Justice and Attorney General, to be laid before his Majesty, and that the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon be prepared, and also a letter to the Secretary of State, inclosing it.

Georgia.

Read a letter from James Wright, esquire, Governor of Georgia, dated May 5th, 1766, containing remarks on several Acts lately passed in that province.
Minutes of Council from 1st October to the 18th of December, 1765.
Ditto: of Council in Assembly from 22nd October, 1765, to 6th of March, 1766.
Journal of the Commons House of Assembly to the 6th of March, 1766.
Sixteen Acts and an ordinance passed November 18th and March 6th, 1766.

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Ordered, that the said letter do lye by for further consideration, when the Acts to which it refers shall have been reported upon by Sir Mathew Lamb.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Montagu Wilmot, esquire, late Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board, dated May 6th, 1766, desiring his Majesty's leave to return to Europe.

Read a letter from Governor Wilmot, dated May 6th, 1766, recommending the Reverend Mr. Kneeland to be appointed missionary at Louisbourg.

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Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit a copy of the last mentioned letter to the Society for the propagation of the Gospel in foreign parts, and recommend the request therein contained to their consideration.

East Florida.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Governor of East Florida, vizt.,
Letter from James Grant, esquire, Governor of East Florida, to the Board, dated April 26th, 1766, relative to Mr. Bartram's journey; the Keys of Florida; illicit trade; the behaviour of the Spaniards and Indians.
Copy of Mr. Bartram's journal.
Instructions to Benjamin Barton, master of the Dependance pilot boat, with regard to cutting of timber upon the Keys of Florida.
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Copy of the affidavit of Peter Hanson, relative to the seizure of his vessel upon the Coast of Cuba.
Letter from Governor Grant, dated April 26th, 1766, transmitting,
Naval Office lists of ships and vessels entered and cleared in the Port of St. Augustine, from the 14th of November, 1765, to 14th February, 1766.

Ordered, that an extract be made of so much of Mr. Grant's letter of the 26th of April, as relates to the advantage of having a post or settlement at West Key, to be laid before his Majesty, and that the draught of a letter to the Secretary of State, inclosing it, be prepared.

fo. 295.

Miscellanies.

The Secretary having acquainted the Board, that there was a vacancy in the clerks' office by the death of Mr. Edward Owens, sixth clerk, Mr. Samuel Wilks, appearing to be properly qualified, was, at the recommendation of the Earl of Dartmouth, ordered to be admitted upon the establishment as junior clerk, and the other clerks, next below the vacant seat, to rise according to seniority.