Journal, May 1768
Volume 75

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1937

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'Journal, May 1768: Volume 75', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 13: January 1768 - December 1775 (1937), pp. 24-30. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77671 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Journal, May 1768

fo. 94.

Tuesday May 3. Present:—Lord Clare, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Robinson.

Grenada, Dominica.

Mr. Atwood attending with Mr. Graham, his counsel, they were called in, and Mr. Graham was heard in what he had to offer in support of Mr. Atwood's conduct in the cases of McIntosh and McKenzie.

Bahamas, Turks'Island.

Their lordships took into further consideration the papers relative to Mr. Symmer's conduct and proposals in respect to Turks' Island, and a representation to his Majesty thereupon was signed; as was also a letter to the Earl of Hillsborough inclosing it, and desiring him to lay it before his Majesty.

fo. 95.

Thursday May 5. Present:—Lord Clare, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Robinson.

New York.

Plantations General.

Grenada.

Their lordships took into consideration the papers relative to the case of the Attorney General of New York, and a representation to his Majesty thereupon was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed; as were also representations to his Majesty on the case of the petitioners for a grant of mines circumjacent to Lake Superior, and on the case of Mr. Atwood, Chief Judge of Dominica.

fo. 96.

Friday May 6. Present:—Lord Clare, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Robinson.

The following letters and papers, received from the Colonies since the last meeting of the Board, were read, vizt.
Plantations General.
Letter from John Stuart, Esquire, Superintendant of Indian affairs in the Southern district of North America to the Secretary, dated Charles Town, February 10th, 1768, transmitting
Duplicate of a letter from Mr. Stuart to the Earl of Shelburne, dated February 10th, 1768, respecting his proceedings with the Indians, and inclosing
fo. 97.
Copy of a letter from Francis Fauquier, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to Mr. Stuart, dated September 17th, 1767, relative to Indian traders, etc.
Copy of a letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier to Mr. Stuart, dated November 21st, 1767, on Indian affairs.
A talk from the Lower Creeks.
New York.
Letter from Sir Henry Moore, Governor of New York, to the Board, dated January 31st, 1768, transmitting
The petition of Crean Brush and his wife to Governor Moore, praying such directions as may be most conducive to their obtaining the royal bounty of the Crown by a grant to them of the farm in Orange County, which escheated to the Crown by the death of Johannes Mutts.
fo. 98.
Letter from Governor Moore to the Board, dated February 26th, 1768, containing remarks on the Acts passed in the last session of Assembly.
List of persons naturalized from 21st April, 1767, to the 20th of January, 1768.
Journal of the proceedings of the Council in the session ending the 6th February, 1768.
Votes of the General Assembly in the same session.
Minutes of Council in the State Department from January 3rd, 1767, to February 10th, 1768.
Ditto: in the Department of Lands, etc., from January 7th, 1767, to February 17th, 1768.
Thirty three Acts passed in the session ending on the 6th of February, 1768.
Printed copies of the above Acts, as far as yet printed.
List of the laws.
fo. 99.
Letter from Governor Moore to the Board, dated March 11th, 1768, recommending Thomas Livingston, Esquire, to be one of the Council in New York.
Quebec.
Letter from Guy Carleton, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, to the Board, dated January 19th, 1768, relative to the expediency or inexpediency of enforcing the bankrupt laws.
Quebec.
Petition of the Montreal merchants to Lieutenant Governor Carleton, January, 1768.
Petition of the Quebec and Montreal merchants to Lieutenant Governor Carleton, January, 1768.
Massachusetts.
Duplicate of a letter,No.1, from Francis Bernard, Esquire, Governor of Massachusets Bay, to the Earl of Shelburne, dated January 21st, 1767, giving an account of certain irregular proceedings of the Assembly of that province.
fo. 100.
Duplicate of a letter No. 2, from Francis Bernard, Esquire, Governor of Massachusets Bay, to the Earl of Shelburne, dated January 30th, 1768, respecting the disposition of the Assembly to a reconciliation to Government.
North Carolina.
Letter from William Tryon, Esquire, Governor of North Carolina, to the Board, dated February 1st, 1768, acknowledging the receipt of the King's order and instruction relative to Acts for establishing an Orthodox Clergy.
East Florida.
Duplicate of a letter No. 12, from James Grant, Esquire, Governor of East Florida, to the Earl of Shelburne, dated December 25th, 1767, proposing that the bounty for the encouragement of beneficial articles of produce should be placed again upon the annual estimate.
fo. 101.
Jamaica.
Letter from Roger Hope Elletson, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated October 20th, 1767, repeating his recommendation of Samuel Williams Haughton, Esquire, to be one of the Council for that island.
Bermuda.
Letter from George James Bruere, Esquire, Governor of the Bermuda Islands, to the Board, dated February 3rd, 1768, containing an account of the proceedings of the Assembly, with respect to making provision for the King's troops.
Letter from Governor Bruere to the Board, dated March 1st, 1768, recommending Mr. Henry Tucker to succeed Mr. Browne, deceased, as Secretary and Provost Marshall of the Bermuda Islands.
Grenada.
fo. 102.
Duplicate of a letter from Robert Melvill, Esquire, Governor of Grenada, to the Earl of Shelburne, dated February 1st, 1768, containing his thoughts on the proceedings of the Assembly; and recommending Mr. Pringle as, a proper person to succeed the late Lieutenant Governor Scott at Dominica.
Copy of a letter from Governor Melvill to the Lords of the Treasury, dated January 31st, 1768, relating to the contingent charges of his government.
Letter from Governor Melvill to the Board, dated March 8th, 1768, relative to the present tranquility prevailing in his government.
Copy of a letter from Governor Melvill to the Honourable Walter Pringle, Esquire, President at Dominica, containing directions with respect to the Council and Assembly.

New York.

fo. 103.

Their lordships took into consideration the Acts and proceedings of the Legislature of New York which have passed since the promulgation of the Act of Parliament of the 7th year of his Majesty's reign for restraining and prohibiting the Governor, Council and House of Representatives of the province of New York, untill provision shall have been made for furnishing the King's troops with all the necessaries required by law, from passing or assenting to any Act of Assembly, vote or resolution for any other purposes; and it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon should be prepared to be laid before the Board tomorrow morning.

fo. 104.

Saturday May 7. Present:—Lord Clare, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Robinson.

The following representations to his Majesty having been transcribed pursuant to order, were signed, vizt.
Plantations General.
Representation to his Majesty on the case of the petitioners for a grant of mines in the country adjacent to Lake Superior; as also a letter to the Earl of Hillsborough inclosing it.
New York.
Representation to his Majesty upon the petition of Mr. Kempe, Attorney General of New York, for an additional allowance to his salary; also a letter to the Earl of Hillsborough inclosing it.
fo. 105.
Representation to his Majesty upon several Acts passed in the province of New York in 1767 and 1768.
Grenada.
Representation to his Majesty upon the case of Mr. Atwood, Assistant Judge of the Supreme Court in the island of Dominica; also a letter to the Earl of Hillsborough inclosing it.

Saturday May 14. Present:—Lord Clare, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Rice, Mr. Fitzherbert.

Trade, Spain.

Read a letter from Mr. Peter Hodgson, merchant, to the Board dated May 12th, 1768, inclosing
fo. 106.
Copy of a memorial of the master of a vessel called the Margaret or Peggy, to the Board, complaining of the conduct of the British Vice Consul in the port of Gijon in Spain.
A protest.
Authentick translation thereof.

Ordered, that copies of the said memorial and papers, authenticating the allegations thereof, be sent to the Earl of Shelburne, and a letter inclosing the same was prepared, agreed to and signed.

Tuesday May 17. Present:—Lord Clare, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Robinson.

West Florida.

The following letters and papers received from Montfort Browne, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of West Florida, were laid before the Board, vizt.
West Florida.
fo. 107.
Letter from Montfort Browne, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of West Florida, to the Board, dated February 1st, 1768, relative to the present state of that province.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Browne to the Board, dated February 1st, 1768, relative to his intention of making use of the King's licence to return to England in case of sickness.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Browne to the Board, dated February 1st, 1768, relating to his having appointed Mr. Matthew McHenry to be pastor for the district of Pensacola, in the room of Dr. Wilkinson, deceased.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Browne to the Board, dated February 1st, 1768, relative to the grant made in 1764 to him and his brother of twenty thousand acres of land in West Florida.
fo. 108.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Browne to the Board dated February 27th, 1768, relative to the treatment he has received from Mr. Ellis; his expences; and the arrival of several Spanish vessels in the harbour of Pensacola.
Minutes of Council from the 12th of May to the 5th of June, 1767.
Ditto: from the 29th of September, 1767, to the 16th of February, 1768.
Ditto: from the 15th of December, 1767, to the 11th of January, 1768.
Twelve Acts passed in June, 1767, and January, 1768.
Ordered, that the aforementioned Acts be sent to Sir Matthew Lamb, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

fo. 109.

Ordered, that such of the letters received from Lieutenant Governor Browne, as are not duplicates of letters sent to the Secretary of State, be transcribed and transmitted to the Secretary to the Earl of Hillsborough, for his Lordship's use.

Grenada, Dominica.

Mr. Campbell, one of the parties concerned in the proceedings of Mr. Atwood, Assistant Judge in Dominica, attended and moved their lordships for a sight of their report upon the said Mr. Atwood's case, which their lordships did not think fit to allow of.

East Florida.

Mr. Morris attended, praying their lordships' report in his favour for ten thousand acres of land in East Florida, agreable to a petition formerly preferred by him for that purpose. But he not having any one present to vouch for his ability to carry such a settlement into execution, their lordships informed him, that it was necessary to procure some sufficient testimony, and accordingly he withdrew.

fo. 110.

Thursday May 19. Present:—Lord Clare, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Robinson.

Virginia.

Read a letter from the Earl of Hillsborough, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, dated May 17th, 1768, referring to this Board, for their consideration and report, an address to the King from the House of Burgesses of Virginia, praying his Majesty to allow of settlements being made to the westward of the Alleghany Mountains, agreable to grants made prior to the publication of the proclamation of October 7th, 1763.

fo. 111.

Read a letter from the Earl of Hillsborough to the Board, dated May 17th, 1768, referring, for their lordships' consideration and report, an address to the King from the House of Burgesses of Virginia, relative to the emission of paper currency in that colony.

Their lordships took the above mentioned addresses into consideration, and after some time spent therein, the Secretary was ordered to write to Mr. Montague, agent for the House of Burgesses, and Colonel Mercer, agent for the Ohio Company, desiring their attendance at the Board on Tuesday, the 31st of May.

Barbados.

Read a letter from William Spry, Esquire, Governor of Barbados, to the Board, dated March 18th, 1768, informing their lordships of his arrival in that government.

The following letter and papers, received from the Governor of North Carolina, were laid before the Board, vizt.
North Carolina.
fo. 112.
Letter from William Tryon, Esquire, Governor of North Carolina, to the Board, dated February 2nd, 1768, relative to the expediency of a new emission of paper currency in that province, and inclosing
Resolutions of the Council and Assembly.
Petition of a committee of both Houses of Assembly to the King, respecting paper currency.
Copy of an address of the two House of Assembly of North Carolina to the Governor, January 16th, 1768, praying him to transmit their petition to the King.

Tuesday May 31. Present:—Lord Clare, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Robinson.

Virginia.

fo. 113.

Mr. Montagu, agent for the House of Burgesses of Virginia, attending agreable to order, was examined touching the address of the said House for issuing a paper currency in that province. After some discourse had relative to the mode in which the said House of Burgesses proposed to issue their bills of credit, if his Majesty's leave for that purpose could be obtained, Mr. Montagu produced a printed paper extracted from the votes of that House, entitled "a scheme for issuing a paper currency in Virginia," but this paper not appearing to be referred to in the said address, nor transmitted by the Secretary of State together with the same, their lordships were of opinion, that Mr. Montagu should take it back, in order to procure a special reference to be made thereof.

Virginia.

Colonel Mercer attending likewise pursuant to order, was heard upon the subject matter of the address of the House of Burgesses for leave to settle to the westward of the Alleghany Mountains, and after stating to their lordships the improvements that had been made by the settlers under grants, prior to the proclamation of October, 1763, and the hardships they had suffered by being removed from their settlements, he withdrew.

fo. 114.

Antigua.

Grenada.

North Carolina.

Six Acts passed in the island of Antigua in May, June, July and September, 1767, were laid before the Board, and it was ordered, that they should be referred to Sir Matthew Lamb, for his opinion thereupon in point of law. Likewise ten Acts passed in the island of St. Vincent's in July, 1767, and twenty seven Acts passed in North Carolina in January, 1768.

Read the following letters and papers, received from the Governor of North Carolina, vizt.
Letter from William Tryon, Esquire, Governor of North Carolina, to the Board, dated February 1st, 1768, informing their lordships of his having received the King's order for repealing three Acts of that province.
Letter from Governor Tryon to the Board, dated March 4th, 1768, transmitting
Lists of patents granted in North Carolina at the Court of Claims held in September and October, 1766, and October, 1767.
fo.115.
Letter from Governor Tryon to the Board, dated March 21st, 1768, proposing that an allowance should be made to the members of the Council of North Carolina for their services in that capacity.
Copy of an address of the Council of North Carolina to the Governor, praying him to transmit their memorial to his Majesty in Council, for an allowance on account of their services.
Leeward Islands.
Read a letter from James Verchild, Esquire, Commander in Chief of the Leeward Islands, to the Board, dated March 25th, 1768, transmitting
Minutes of the Assembly of Antigua from the 9th of April to the 12th of November, 1767.
Six Acts passed in Antigua in 1767.