Journal, August 1766
Volume 73

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'Journal, August 1766: Volume 73', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 12: January 1764 - December 1767 (1936), pp. 317-334. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77646 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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Journal, August 1766

Friday, August 1st. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Palmerston.

fo. 296.

Bermuda.

Their lordships took into consideration the state of the islands of Bermuda, and a letter to the Governor, in answer to several points arising out of his correspondence, was agreed to and signed.

Plantations General.

The draughts of letters to the Governors and Commanders in Chief of his Majesty's Colonies in North America, requiring them to transmit accounts of manufactures set up in the said colonies, having been prepared pursuant to order, were approved, transcribed and signed.

West Florida.

fo. 297.

Jamaica.

Grenada.

East Florida.

Bermuda.

Leeward Islands, West Florida.

The draughts of representations to his Majesty, upon the state of West Florida, in respect to the disputes between the Governor and the Commanding officers of his Majesty's troops; upon the state of Grenada in respect to the Assembly; upon the prorogation of the Assembly of Jamaica; and recommending the appointment of Messrs. Harvey and Gordon to be of the Council in the Grenada Islands, having been prepared pursuant to order, were approved, transcribed and signed; as were also letters to the Secretary of State, inclosing the extracts of a letter from the Governor of East Florida, relative to a settlement on Key West; the copy of a letter from the Governor of Bermuda, relative to the satisfaction given by the Spaniards for the violences committed at Salt Tortuga; recommending a further leave of absence for Edward Otto Bayer, esquire; and inclosing the representation on the state of West Florida.

fo. 298.

Saturday, August 9th. Present:—Mr. Eliot, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Palmerston.

Trade, Plantations General, Miscellanies.

fo. 299.

Read an Order of his Majesty in Council on the 8th instant, revoking and annulling a former Order of his late Majesty in Council on the 11th of March, 1752, relative to the correspondence between governors in the plantations and the respective offices and boards here, and directing the Board to prepare and lay before his Majesty the draught of an additional instruction to the governors of all his Majesty's colonies and plantations in America and elsewhere, signifying his Majesty's pleasure, that, for the future, they should correspond with the Secretary of State, sending duplicates of their letters and of the papers transmitted with them to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, for their information.

The Secretary was directed to take care, that the said order be entered on the books of the Office under the heads of Trade, Plantations General and Miscellanies respectively, and the draughts of an additional instruction to the governors of his Majesty's colonies in America and elsewhere, conformable to the said order, having been prepared, were approved, and a representation to his Majesty thereupon was signed.

fo. 300.

Barbados.

Read a letter from Richard Salter, esquire, one of his Majesty's Council for the Island of Barbados, to the Secretary, signifying that he is satisfied with their lordships' opinion upon his memorial, mentioned in the minutes of the 22nd ultimo, and desiring to withdraw it.

Plantations General.

Several letters and papers, received at various times from the governors of his Majesty's colonies and plantations, were laid before the Board, and ordered to be entered on the respective books to which they appertain, vizt.,
New Hampshire.
fo. 301.
Letter from Benning Wentworth, esquire, Governor of New Hampshire, to the Board, dated February 18th, 1766, promising to transmit an account of the grants made by him on the west side of Connecticut River.
Massachusetts.
Letter from Francis Bernard, esquire, Governor of Massachusets Bay, dated June 29th, 1764, containing remarks on the proceedings of the Assembly, relative to election of members, instructions to the agent, and the state of the Indians.
Conference held September 17th, 1763, between the Governor and the Indians of the Penobscot Tribe.
Letter from Governor Bernard, dated July 2nd, 1764, containing remarks on an Act to enable Abigail Little of Pembroke, formerly, etc.
Proceedings of the General Court on the petition of Abigail Little.
Grants of six townships made by the General Court of Massachusets in the territory of Sagadehock.
fo. 302.
Letter from Governor Bernard to the Secretary, dated July 11th, 1764, stating a complaint against Mr. Waldo and partners, proprietors of lands on the west side of Penobscot River.
Letter from Governor Bernard, dated August 16th, 1764, respecting the fees of officers in that province.
Governor's proclamation relative to fees of officers.
Letter from Governor Bernard, dated August 18th, 1764, relative to the desire of the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Indians to have priests among them.
Governor Murray's answer to a Chief of the Penobscot Indians respecting a priest from Canada.
fo. 303.
Minute of Council relative to the administering of an oath to the Governor for his observance of the Acts of Parliament respecting the plantations.
Letter from Governor Bernard, dated September 29th, 1764, relative to the providing of a Romish priest for the Indians, in the eastern parts of the province.
Conference between the Governor and the Chief of the Penobscot Indians, September 26th, 1764.
Letter from Governor Bernard, dated November 12th, 1764, relating to the behaviour of the two Houses of Assembly.
The Governor's speech to the Assembly, October 18th, 1764.
Address of the Council and House of Representatives to the Governor concerning the Act of Parliament relative to the colonies.
fo. 304.
Petition of the Council and House of Representatives of Massachusets Bay to the Honourable the Commons of Great Britain, relative to an Act passed in the last Session, and the privileges of the colonies.
Letter from Governor Bernard, dated October 10th, 1765, relative to a deed produced by Colonel Lydius.
Copy of the deed referred to.
Letter from Governor Bernard, dated April 28th, 1766, relative to a schooner from St. Eustatia landing her cargo in that province; and to the ill effect of a clause in a late Act of Parliament, respecting seizures made by captains of men of war.
fo. 305.
New York.
Letter from Cadwallader Colden, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of New York, to the Board, dated July 13th, 1764, containing remarks on the culture of hemp; proising an account of bills of credit; and respecting a letter from the Governor of Martinique desiring permission to buy a vessel to transport 150 Acadians.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden, dated August 9th, 1764, relative to fees taken in the publick offices, with remarks thereupon.
Proclamation issued at New York, August 7th, 1764, relative to fees.
Printed copy of the directions sent by the Lieutenant Governor to every publick officer in the province relative to fees.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden, dated September 20th, 1764, relative to the indecent behaviour of the Assembly.
fo. 306.
The Lieutenant Governor's speech to the Council and Assembly, with their addresses, and his answer thereto.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden, dated September 21st, 1764, relative to the dispute between that province and New Hampshire; surveys and grants of land to reduced officers; and the abstract of the record of the grants of land.
Letter from the Sheriff of Albany to the Lieutenant Governor, acquainting him that he had apprehended several persons of New Hampshire, who had dispossessed settlers under New York government.
Letter from Governor Wentworth to Lieutenant Governor Colden, desiring the release of those people.
fo. 307.
Lieutenant Governor Colden's answer to Governor Wentworth.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden, dated November 5th, 1764, respecting the Council of New York; and recommending Andrew Elliot, esquire, to be a member.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden, dated November 6th, 1764, respecting the Kayadarosseras patent, and the grant said to be made to the City of Albany.
Copy of the Lieutenant Governor's message to the General Assembly thereupon.
The General Assembly's answer.
Exemplification of the Indian deed and letters patent for those lands.
A map.
fo. 308.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden, dated November 9th, 1764, relative to the proceedings of the owners of large patents in that province.
Petition of Setah Strong and forty seven other freeholders in Orange County, praying relief against the proprietors of Wawayanda patent.
Petition of Fletcher Mathews and others, praying relief against the proprietors of Minissink patent.
Explanation of the patent of lands granted to Captain Evans, etc., etc.
A map.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden, dated November 10th, 1764, relative to grants of land.
fo. 309.
Abstracts of grants of lands from 27th March, 1761, to the 10th of October, 1764.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden, dated December 12th, 1764, respecting the trade with the Indians.
Proclamation allowing trade with the Indian Nations.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden to the Earl of Halifax, dated November 5th, 1764, recommending Andrew Eliot, esquire, to be of the Council of New York.
fo. 310.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden, dated January 27th, 1765, relative to the Indian trade; Colonel Bouquet's expedition; the appointment of Stephen Delancey to be Clerk of the City of Albany; and the recommendation for Mr. Shuckburgh to be Secretary for Indian affairs in the room of Mr. Marsh, deceased; and the opposition against appeals to the King.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden, dated February 22nd, 1765, relative to bills drawn for publick services; surveys of lands to reduced officers; boundary between New York and New Hampshire; and appeals.
Printed volume of votes and proceedings of the Assembly.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden, dated June 7th, 1765, relative to the two Indians sent back from this kingdom; regulations of Indian trade; and the Minissink patent.
Attorney General's report on the complaint of Lieutenant Langhorne, Commander of the Chaleur.
fo. 311.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden, dated June 8th, 1765, recommending his Majesty's making a grant to Sir William Johnson of the lands given him by the Indians.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden, dated December 19th, 1765, transmitting publick papers.
List of grants of land between the 12th of April, 1765, and the 31st October following.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden, dated January 13th, 1766, relative to reflections thrown on him by the Assembly concerning appeals.
Votes of the Assembly on the 14th, 16th, 17th and 18th of December, 1763.
Printed copy of three Acts.
Letter from George Clarke, esquire, one of the Council of
New York.
fo. 312.
New York, to the Secretary, dated April 25th, 1766, desiring to be indulged with one year's absence.
Letter from Sir Henry Moore, Governor of New York, to the Board, dated June 12th, 1766, relative to his right to appoint a Register of the Court of Prerogative.
Letter from Governor Moore, dated June 22nd, 1766, relative to provision required for the King's troops, and the proceedings of the Assembly thereupon.
The Governor's speech to the Council and General Assembly, their addresses in answer, and copies of two messages from the Governor to the House of Assembly.
List of persons naturalized, from the 18th of January, 1764, to the 22nd of January, 1766.
fo. 313.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden, dated April 13th, 1765, relative to the great patents in the province of New York, and to the Act passed there in 1762, for the more effectual collecting of quit rents; also inclosing five papers relating to the said patents.
New Jersey.
Letter from William Franklin, esquire, Governor of New Jersey, to the Board, dated October 4th, 1764, in answer to their lordships' letter of July 13th, relative to the Assembly; the agent; etc.
Letter from Governor Franklin, dated October 10th, 1764, relating to a complaint made by Captain Kennedy against an Act for partition of the common lands of Bergen; and inclosing three papers on that subject.
fo. 314.
Letter from Governor Franklin, dated October 13th, 1764, relative to the Bergen Act.
Letter from Governor Franklin, dated August 8th, 1765, containing remarks on an Act, for regulating the practice of the law.
Minutes of Council from May 22nd to June 20th, 1765.
Ditto: in Assembly from 21st May to 20th June, 1765.
Thirty four Acts passed in the session of General Assembly, begun May 21st, 1765.
Thirty five Acts passed in June, 1765.
Naval Office lists of vessels entered and cleared in the Port of Bridlington, between July 5th, 1763, and 5th July, 1764.
fo. 315.
Naval Office lists of vessels entered and cleared in the Port of Perth Amboy, between April 5th, 1764, and 5th of July following.
Virginia.
Letter from Francis Fauquier, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, dated July 23rd, 1764, containing an account of Indian hostilities; the desire of some Cherokees to see England; and a design to drain a swamp, for the culture of hemp.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier, dated September 1st, 1764, transmitting,
Printed copies of the proceedings of the Congress at Augusta.
fo. 316.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier, dated November 16th, 1764, giving an account of the proceedings of the Assembly relative to the proposition of the merchants of Great Britain, that the payment of their sterling debts may be made in sterling money.
The Lieutenant Governor's speech to the General Assembly, with the addresses of the Council and House of Burgesses, and the Lieutenant Governor's answers thereto.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier, dated November 19th, 1764, respecting the state of the German gold, and the reason for passing the Act relative thereto.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier, dated December 15th, 1764, representing the services of Colonel Bouquet in reducing the hostile Indians to reason.
fo. 317.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier, dated December 21st, 1764, relative to the inconveniences arising from collecting the duties laid by an Act of Parliament passed in the last session.
Extract from the journal of the Council, October 27th, 1764, relative to the collection of duties.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier, dated December 27th, 1764, relating to an abstract of all grants of lands from the first settlement of the colony.
Extracts from the journals of the Council of October 12th, and November 6th, 1764.
Memorial of John Blair, esquire, Deputy Auditor, relative to grants of land.
Ditto: of Thomas Nelson, esquire, Deputy Secretary, relative to grants.
fo. 318.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier, dated January 25th, 1765, relative to some difficulties on account of the Act of Parliament laying a duty on sundry commodities imported into the British colonies.
Mr. Waller's letter of 15th December, 1764, to Captain Morgan, relative to a seizure lately made by him.
Captain Morgan's answer, December 19th, 1764.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier, dated March 27th, 1765, transmitting,
Accounts of his Majesty's Revenue of quit rents, etc., for the years 1762 and 1763.
Ditto: of 2/- per hogshead from the 25th April, 1764, to 25th October following.
fo. 319.
Account of his Majesty's Revenue of 2/- per hogshead from 25th October, 1763, to 25th April, 1764.
Proprieties, Maryland.
Letter from Horatio Sharpe, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, dated July 17th, 1764, acknowledging the receipt of the Acts of Parliament relative to the plantations.
Pennsylvania.
Letter from Joseph Shippen, esquire, junior, Secretary of the Province of Pennsylvania, to Mr. Pownall, 20th July, 1764, transmitting,
Two certificates of persons naturalized in September, 1763, and April, 1764.
Naval Office lists of vessels entered and cleared in the Port of Annapolis, from 5th January to 5th of July, 1765.
Ditto: between the 10th October, 1764, and 5th January, 1765.
fo. 320.
Letter from Mr. Shippen to Mr. Pownall, dated June 18th, 1765, transmitting,
Two certificates of persons naturalized in September, 1764, and April, 1765.
Connecticut.
Letter from Thomas Fitch, esquire, Governor of Connecticut, dated December 18th, 1765, relative to the receipt of the Board's letter signifying their appointment, and the trade of the colony.
North Carolina.
fo. 321.
Letter from William Tryon, esquire, Governor of North Carolina, dated January 27th, 1766, relative to the temporary line of partition between that province and South Carolina, and the line of partition between the lands belonging to the Crown and those marked out for Earl Granville, and inclosing,
Five plans respecting the said line.
Letter from Governor Tryon, dated February 1st, 1766, relative to Mr. Simpson's trial; the seizure and condemnation of two vessels; calling a new Assembly; Chief Justice Berry's death; state of the Council; and the Stamp Act.
Letter from Governor Tryon, dated April 30th, 1766, relative to Mr. Wyley's survey of the Catawba lands; and the forts in that province.
Letter from Governor Tryon, dated April 30th, 1766, relative to the conduct of Chief Justice Hasell and Judge Moore; the trade of the province; prorogation of the Assembly; and clearance of ships without stamped paper.
fo. 322.
Letter from Mr. Houston to Governor Tryon, April 21st, 1766, respecting his Commission of Distributor of Stamps.
Letter from Mr. Hughes, Commissioner of the Dockyard at Portsmouth, to Governor Tryon, dated April 27th, 1765, concerning some pine planks sent to him by the Governor.
Minutes of Council from April 3rd, 1765, to February 26th, 1766.
Ditto: from April 7th to November 28th, 1764.
Journal of the Upper House of Assembly in November, 1764.
Ditto: of the Lower House in November, 1764.
Letter from Governor Tryon, dated May 6th, 1766, relative
fo. 323.
to the behaviour of Colonel Thomas Lloyd, who was recommended by the Governor to be of the Council.
Letter from Philip Stephens, esquire, Secretary to the Lords of the Admiralty, to Mr. Pownall, dated April 21st, 1766, acquainting him, that Mr. Simpson had surrendered himself to Governor Tryon, and had been tried and acquitted.
Letter from the Bishop of London to the Board, dated March 1st, 1766, containing his opinion relative to an Act for the establishment of an orthodox clergy in North Carolina.
West Florida.
fo. 324.
Letter from George Johnstone, esquire, Governor of West Florida, to the Secretary, dated October 24th, 1765, respecting the causes, by which the design of erecting a fort at Point Iberville has been defeated, and inclosing four papers on that subject.
Letter from Governor Johnstone, dated December 28th, 1765, relative to the Creek Indians, and the orders that no more of his Majesty's vessels shall be sent to the Mississippi.
Orders and instructions for the officer appointed to command at Fort Bute.
Minutes of a meeting on his Majesty's service, present Governor Johnstone, Sir John Lindsay and Lieutenant Colonel Walsh.
Letter to Engineer Robertson, dated October 1st, 1765.
Letters between Sir John Lindsay and Governor Johnstone.
fo. 325.
Letter from Governor Johnstone to Elias Lagardere, esquire, Commissary for Indian Affairs at Tombeckby, 21st November, 1765.
Minutes of a meeting at Pensacola, December 13th, 1765.
Letter from Governor Johnstone, dated December 29th, 1765, relative to the practice of smuggling.
Jamaica.
Letter from William Henry Lyttelton, esquire, Governor of Jamaica, dated January 3rd, 1765, relative to his setting at liberty two persons committed by the Assembly.
Copies of the warrants issued by the Speaker for the commitment of Mr. Cooke and Mr. Lachlan McNeil.
fo. 326.
Letter from Governor Lyttelton, dated April 12th, 1765, relative to his determination in the case of Mr. Cooke and Mr. McNeil.
Letter from Governor Lyttelton, dated October 8th, 1765, relative to the duty upon negroes for exportation, and to the duties annually raised in that island.
State of the appropriations of the sums raised by Acts of Jamaica for granting supplies in 1762 and 1763.
Letter from Governor Lyttelton, dated December 24th, 1765, relating to an insurrection of some negroes; the execution of the Stamp Act; and a petition of the Assembly to the House of Commons.
Jamaica.
Minutes of Council from February 1st to December 22nd, 1764.
Ditto: in Assembly from October 17th, 1764, to 22nd March, 1765.
fo. 327.
Journals of the House of Assembly from October 17th to December 21st, 1764.
Ditto: from the 19th to 22nd March, 1765.
Naval Office lists of vessels entered and cleared from September 25th to December, 1764.
Ditto: in the Port of Kingston, between December 25th, 1765, and March 25th, 1766.
Barbados.
Letter from Charles Pinfold, esquire, Governor of Barbados, dated March 2nd, 1765, relative to the non-residence of the Reverend Mr. Barnard, rector of St. Michael's.
Letter from Governor Pinfold, dated March 23rd, 1765, relating to the effect of Mr. Barnard's conduct on his parishioners; and to the efforts of the French to make a settlement at Cayenne.
fo. 328.
Captain Knowler's report to Governor Pinfold, March 12th, 1765.
Copy of two letters found on board the brig Chance, bound to Cayenne from North Carolina.
Copy of the deposition of Edward Bishop and William Serjeant, relative to the proceedings of the French at the islands called the Triangles.
Letter from Mr. Rous, dated June 13th, 1766, informing the Board of his having taken upon him the administration of government upon Governor Pinfold's departure for England, and transmitting,
Storekeeper's account from 4th May, 1765, to 27th May, 1766.
fo. 329.
Abstract of all persons born, christened and buried from the 1st of January to 31st December, 1765.
Account of the number of new negroes imported from 27th May, 1765, to 27th May, 1766.
List of the Council.
Minutes of Council from July 9th, 1765, to May 27th, 1766.
Ditto: of Assembly from 18th March, 1765, to 15th April, 1766.
Eight Acts.
Bahamas.
Letter from William Shirley, esquire, Governor of the Bahama Islands, dated April 28th, 1764, relative to the complaint made against him by Messrs. Darby and Crowninsheild; and transmitting,
fo. 330.
Depositions and proofs in order to falsify the allegations contained in the 6th and 7th articles of complaint against Governor Shirley.
Letter from Governor Shirley, dated November 21st, 1764, relative to the seizure of a Spanish vessel; the depredations of the French at Turks' Island; and the culture of cotton.
Letter from the Conde de Ricla to Governor Shirley, January 4th, 1764, relative to the piratical capture of a Spanish sloop by John Bishop.
Proceedings of a Court of Admiralty on the trial of Mr. Bishop.
fo. 331.
Letter from Governor Shirley to the Conde de Ricla, September 13th, 1764, relative to a complaint against John Bishop.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from 10th to 22nd May, 1764.
Ditto: of Assembly from 28th March to April 21st, 1763.
Ditto: from the 10th to 22nd of May, 1764.
Ten Acts and two ordinances passed in October 1762, April 1763 and March 1764.
Grenada.
Letter from Robert Melvill, esquire, Governor of Grenada, dated February 7th, 1765, relative to the disposition of the French inhabitants of the islands under his government.
fo. 332.
Petition of the possessors of sundry lots of land in St. George's, to Governor Melvill, praying that the said lots may be confirmed to them.
Letter from Governor Melvill, dated March 18th, 1765, relative to his granting permissions of occupancy to certain possessors of land; and to the disposition of the French inhabitants with respect to continuing in the islands under his government.
Letter from Governor Melvill to Lieutenant Governor Higginson concerning temporary occupancys.
Letter from Governor Melvill, dated April 20th, 1765, relative to the legality of issuing a Commission of bankruptcy, and desiring the Board's directions thereupon.
fo. 333.
Letter from Francis Gore, esquire, to the Board, dated May 26th, 1765, informing their lordships of his having taken upon him the administration of government in the Island of Grenada upon the departure of Governor Melvill.
Letter from Governor Melvill, dated July 26th, 1765, relative to the state of affairs within his government.
List of appointments.
Letter from Governor Melvill, dated September 13th, 1765, relative to the measures he has taken against runaway slaves.
Letter from Governor Melvill, dated October 5th, 1765, informing their lordships that the islands are quiet, and the sickness abated; and that Captain Ross brings with him estimates of the barracks, etc., and proposing a measure for checking contraband trade.
fo. 334.
Grenada.
Petition of the possessors of sundry lots of land in St. George's, to the Board, praying that the said lots may be confirmed to them.
Quebec.
An account of the loss sustained in the City of Montreal by the fire that happened on the 18th of May, 1765.
Bahamas.
Letter from William Shirley, esquire, Governor of the Bahama Islands, dated May 9th, 1764, transmitting Acts.
Letter from Governor Shirley, dated May 30th, 1764, inclosing minutes and Acts.
Letter from Governor Shirley, dated December 31st, 1764, recommending Mr. Thomas Bunch to be of the Council.
fo. 335.
West Florida.
Letter from George Johnstone, esquire, Governor of West Florida, to the Secretary, dated April 2nd, 1766, relative to the products and improvements of that province.
Letter from Edmund Rush Wegg, esquire, Attorney General of West Florida, to the Secretary, dated April 23rd, 1766, relative to his suspension.
Copies of letters and addresses relative to Mr. Wegg's suspension.

fo. 336.

Wednesday, August 27th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert.

Miscellanies.

A Commission under the Great Seal of Great Britain, bearing date the 18th instant, constituting the great Officers of State, together with the Earl of Hillsborough, Soame Jenyns, Edward Eliot, George Rice, John Roberts, Jeremiah Dyson and William Fitzherbert, esquires, and Henry, Viscount Palmerston, Commissioners for inspecting and improving the commerce and Colonies of this kingdom, was opened and read.

fo. 337.

Miscellanies.

Trade.

Plantations General.

Read a letter from the Earl of Shelburne, one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated the 26th instant, signifying his Majesty's commands, as to the manner in which the business of commerce and the colonies is to be hereafter taken up and proceeded upon in the several offices of Government.

Plantations General.

Indians.

fo. 338.

Read a letter from the Earl of Shelburne, one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated the 16th of August, referring to this Board, for their consideration and report, sundry papers relative to a complaint of some Wapinger Indians now here, concerning their lands, and also desiring the Board's opinion as to the manner in which those Indians may be most properly disposed of here and sent back to America, and further signifying his Majesty's desire, that this Board would settle with the agent for Massachusets Bay an estimate of the expence of their reimbarkation, presents, etc.

Ordered, that the said letter, together with the original papers therein referred to, be taken into consideration tomorrow morning, and that the agent for Massachusets Bay, or in his absence, the person acting for him, be directed to attend the Board.

fo. 339.

The following letters and papers of correspondence, received since the dissolution of the late Commission, or which are referred to in the said letters and papers, and appear not to have been yet read at the Board, were laid before their lordships; and it was ordered, that such of them as do not relate to moneys granted upon estimates should be copied to be transmitted to the Earl of Shelburne, in conformity to the mode of proceeding in the business of commerce and the colonies prescribed by his Lordship's letter to the Board of yesterday's date.
Quebec.
Letter from P. Emilius Irving, esquire, President of the Council and Commander in Chief of Quebec, dated July 7th, 1766, informing the Board of his having taken upon him the administration of the government, on the departure of Governor Murray.
Letter from Mr. President Irving, dated July 7th, 1766, relative to the draught of an ordinance for establishing the currency, and the proclamation for levying duties collected during the French government.
fo. 340.
Three ordinances and two proclamations.
Draught of an ordinance for establishing the currency.
Minutes of Council from 30th June to 5th July, 1766.
Letter from Mr. President Irving, dated July 21st, 1766, relative to the difficulty in obliging the importers of wine, rum, etc., to pay the duties, with his sentiments thereupon.
Letter from Mr. President Irving, dated July 24th, 1766, inclosing a list of the names of several merchants who have refused to pay their duties.
Massachusetts.
fo. 341.
Letter from Francis Bernard, esquire, Governor of Massachusets, dated July 7th, 1766, relating to the present state of affairs in that province, and inclosing,
Four papers relative to his proceedings with the Council and Assembly in consequence of the opposition to government.
Letter from Governor Bernard, dated July 9th, 1766, transmitting,
Petition of the Stockbridge Indians.
Copy of a deposition of William Kellogg, and the minutes of Council thereupon.
Letter from Governor Bernard, dated July 19th. 1766, relative to the behaviour of the Assembly.
Copy of the Governor's observations on the proceedings for indemnifying the sufferers in the riots at Boston.
fo. 342.
New York.
Letter from Sir Henry Moore, baronet, Governor of New York, dated 14th July, 1766, relative to an Act for making provision for the King's troops; and to the expediency of settling the boundary lines between that province, and the provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Jersey.
South Carolina.
Letter from Lord Charles Greville Montagu, Governor of South Carolina, dated June 29th, 1766, notifying his arrival in that government, relative to the boundary line between that province and the Cherokee Indian country, and the late Governor's salary.
Report of the Committee of the Lower House of Assembly on the late Governor Boone's salary.
Plan of a boundary line between that province and the Cherokee Indian country.
Lists of ships entered and cleared at Charles Town, from Michaelmas 1765 to Lady Day 1766.
Georgia.
fo. 343.
Letter from James Wright, esquire, Governor of Georgia, dated June 24th, 1766, relating to the silk culture.
Minutes of Council from 7th January to 4th March, 1766.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated June 28th, 1766, relative to the Indian trade, and the disturbances likely to arise in consequence thereof.
East Florida.
Letter from James Grant esquire, Governor of East Florida, dated June 25th, 1766, notifying the death of Mr. Dunnett, Secretary of the province, and recommending Mr. Roupell to supply the vacancy; also that he has drawn on the Crown agent for his salary, and inclosing,
General account of contingent expences from 25th June, 1765, to 24th June, 1766, with several papers relative thereto.
Minutes of Council from 29th July, 1765, to 25th June, 1766.
fo. 344.
Letter from William Greening, esquire, Register of East Florida, dated 4th July, 1766, acquainting the Board that he has drawn upon the agent for his salary, due 24th June last.
Jamaica.
Letter from Roger Hope Elletson, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, dated 5th June, 1766, informing the Board of his having called the Assembly to meet on the 24th of that month.
Barbados.
Letter from Charles Pinfold, esquire, Governor of Barbados, dated August 19th, 1766, recommending Richard Cobham, esquire, to be of the Council for that island, in the room of Richard Worsam, esquire, deceased.
fo. 345.
Letter from Samuel Rous, esquire, President of the Council and Commander in Chief of Barbados, dated July 16th, 1766, relative to the state of the Council, and recommending Mr. Moe to be a member thereof; also inclosing,
Two Acts passed June 3rd, 1766.
Senegambia.
Letter from Charles O'Hara, esquire, Governor of Senegambia, dated 29th of June, 1766, containing an account of the measures he has taken to prevent Monsieur Docte, a French Roman Catholick, from settling at Galam, and the proceedings of the French there, and desiring instructions from this Board thereupon.
Quebec.
fo. 346.
Two letters from John Collins, esquire, Deputy Surveyor General of the Province of Quebec, to the Board, dated July 22nd, 1766, relative to the opposition he has met with in the execution of his office, and inclosing,
Six papers on that subject.
Plantations General.
Reports of the Superintendants for Indian Affairs of the state of his Majesty's service in their respective departments.

New Hampshire.

Read a letter from Benning Wentworth, esquire, Governor of New Hampshire, dated 10th June last, inclosing an account of the several grants of lands made by him in the country to the westward of Connecticut River, also a map or plan of the said country.

fo. 347.

Ordered, that a copy of the said letter be made, in order to be transmitted with the inclosures to the Lords of the Committee of Council, pursuant to their lordships' order of the 15th of October, 1765, and that the draught of a report thereupon be prepared.

Thursday, August 28th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert.

Plantations General, Indians.

fo. 348.

Their lordships took into further consideration the letter of reference from the Earl of Shelburne, relative to the Wapinger Indians, mentioned in the minutes of yesterday, and Mr. Life, who acts for Mr. Jackson, agent for Massachusets Bay, attending, (Mr. Jackson not being in town) Mr. Life was called in, and being asked if he had received notice from the Secretary of State to attend this Board on the subject of an estimate to be settled of the expence of the reimbarkation of, and presents to certain Indians now here, he said he had not had any such notice; whereupon the directions in respect to this matter, contained in the Earl of Shelburne's letter, having been read to him, he said he was unacquainted with matters of this kind, but was willing to give any assistance in his power, and that he had already been employed by Lord Shelburne in a treaty with the captain of a vessel for the transportation of those Indians.

fo. 349.

Mr. Life being withdrawn, their lordships took the whole of the reference from the Earl of Shelburne into consideration, and after some time spent therein, it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon should be prepared.

Bahamas.

Read a letter from the Earl of Shelburne to the Board, dated 27th of August, signifying his Majesty's commands, that the Board should report their opinion, whether the trade of the Turks' Island is of sufficient importance as to make it necessary or expedient to allow a salary for an agent appointed to reside at those islands, and if so, what that salary ought to be.

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Ordered, that the said letter be taken into further consideration tomorrow morning, and that Mr. Symmer, appointed agent for Turks' Island, do attend.

Bahamas.

Upon this occasion the Secretary laid before the Board, a copy of an order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, made upon a petition presented to his Majesty by Mr. Symmer, praying for a salary as agent, by which order the said petition is referred to the consideration of the Lords of the Treasury.

New Hampshire.

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The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council with the paper and plan received from the Governor of New Hampshire, as mentioned in the minutes of yesterday, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved and ordered to be transcribed.

Friday, August 29th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert.

New Hampshire.

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The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the papers received from the Governor of New Hampshire, relative to the grants of land to the west of Connecticut River, having been transcribed pursuant to order, was signed.

Bahamas.

Turks Island.

Plantations General.

Their lordships took into further consideration the letter from the Earl of Shelburne, referring the application made by the agent for Turks' Islands to have a salary appointed, and the said agent attending, their lordships had some discourse with him on this subject; after which the draught of a representation to his Majesty was prepared, approved and ordered to be transcribed; as was also the draught of a representation to his Majesty on the letter from the Earl of Shelburne relative to the Wapinger Indians, prepared pursuant to order.

fo. 353.

Ordered, that all laws of the Plantations lodged in this office, and not yet read and considered at the Board, be delivered to the Clerk of the Council in waiting.

Georgia, East Florida.

Ordered, that all papers communicated to this office by the Treasury, and which have not yet been acted upon, be returned to that office, and that the Secretary do also transmit to the said office, copies of all such letters and accounts lately received, as relate to the application of money granted upon estimate for the service of the Colonies of Georgia and East Florida.

Trade, Portugal.

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Read a letter from the Earl of Shelburne to the Board, dated 22nd August, 1766, referring papers for their report, how far the inclosed decree of the King of Portugal may be prejudicial to the commerce of his Majesty's subjects, and signifying the King's commands, that they report their opinion, with all possible dispatch, on the papers already referred, respecting grievances complained of by the factories of Lisbon and Oporto, together with any proposal for the remedy thereof.
Extract of a letter from the Honourable Edward Hay, dated July 12th, 1766.
Decree of the King of Portugal.

Ordered, that the principal merchants trading to Lisbon and Oporto be desired to attend the Board on Wednesday next, the 3rd of September.

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Saturday, August 30th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert.

Bahamas, Turks Islands, Plantations General.

The draughts of representations to his Majesty on the case of Mr. Symmer, agent for Turks' Islands, and on the papers referred from the Earl of Shelburne relative to the Wapinger Indians, having been transcribed pursuant to order, were signed; as were also the letters to the Earl of Shelburne inclosing the said representations.

Bermuda.

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East Florida.

Their lordships took into consideration the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the addresses of the Assembly and merchants of Bermuda, relative to Ports of entry and clearance; and also the draught of a report upon the memorial of the agents for Mr. Gordon of South Carolina, relative to Spanish purchases in East Florida, which draughts were prepared pursuant to the orders of the 24th of June and . . . . . . . . . . . . . .; and the said draughts having been settled and approved, were ordered to be transcribed.

Nova Scotia, New Hampshire.

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The Secretary laid before the Board the draughts of general instructions for the Governors of Nova Scotia and New Hampshire, prepared pursuant to order, and the said draughts having been agreed to, it was ordered, they should be transcribed, and representations to his Majesty thereupon were signed.

Trade.

Ordered, that the draught of the usual instructions given to governors in the plantations relative to the observance of the Laws of Trade, be sent to the Commissioners of the Customs, for their opinion, whether any or what alteration therein may be necessary, in consequence of the Acts of Parliament relative to the American trade passed in the three last sessions of Parliament.

Trade, Trieste.

Read a letter from Mr. Secretary Conway, to the Board, dated June 20th, 1766, transmitting, for their lordships' opinion,
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Paper signed by several merchants of London concerned in the trade at Trieste, and other places of her Imperial Majesty's dominions on the Adriatick Sea, recommending the establishment of a Consul General at Trieste.

Ordered, that this reference be taken into consideration on Tuesday next, and that some of the principal merchants, who have certified the utility of such establishment, be desired to attend.

Massachusetts.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated July 8th, 1766, referring to the Board, for their report, eight Acts passed in the Massachusets Bay in January and February 1766.

Ordered, that the said laws be referred to Sir Mathew Lamb, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

fo. 359.

East Florida.

Read the following Orders of Council, referring applications for grants of land in East Florida, vizt.,
Order in Council, dated May 12th, 1766, referring the petition of the Duke of Buccleugh and six others, praying for 20,000 acres each in East Florida.
Ditto: dated May 12th, referring the petition of Humphrey Macworth Praed, Neighbour Frith, Thomas Weston, Richard Neave, Lemuel Bowers, praying for 20,000 acres each.
Ditto: dated July 11th, 1766, referring the petition of Earl of Thanet, Edward Southwell, Clotworthy Upton, Major Charles Lee, Samuel Campbell, praying for 100,000 acres.
Ditto: July 11th, 1766, referring the petition of Captain John Bagster, praying for 10,000 acres of land in East Florida.

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Ordered, that the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the abovementioned applications for land be prepared.

Plantations General, Illinois.

Read a letter from Mr. Secretary Conway, to the Board, dated May 23rd, 1766, inclosing, for their report, several papers relative to the present state of the Illinois Country, and the measures proper to be taken for settling it, and the disposition of the French and Indian inhabitants.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the said letter and papers, ordered the draught of a representation thereupon to be prepared.