Journal, December 1769
Volume 76

Sponsor

Institute of Historical Research

Publication

Author

K. H. Ledward (editor)

Year published

1937

Pages

115-157

Annotate

Comment on this article
Double click anywhere on the text to add an annotation in-line

Citation Show another format:

'Journal, December 1769: Volume 76', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 13: January 1768 - December 1775 (1937), pp. 115-157. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77687 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


Highlight

(Min 3 characters)

Journal, December 1769

fo. 183.

Friday, December 1. Present:—Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Lisburne.

New York.

The Earl of Hillsborough being present, signified to the Board, that his Majesty had approved of the Earl of Dunmore to be Governor of New York in the room of Sir Henry Moore, deceased, and that it was his Majesty's pleasure, that this Board should prepare and lay before his Majesty in Council, draughts of a Commission and of such instructions as it might be proper to give his Lordship on that occasion.

Ordered, that the draught of a Commission be accordingly prepared with all convenient dispatch.

Newfoundland.

fo. 184.

Read an order of the King in Council, dated May 3rd, 1769, approving a report of the Lords of the Committee of Council on a representation of this Board, and the draughts of a Commission and instructions for the Governor of Newfoundland; and directing the Board to prepare and lay before a Committee of Council (so as to be ready for the consideration of Parliament at the next session) a plan for the better regulating the government, and encouraging the fishery of Newfoundland.

Their lordships took the subject matter of the said reference into consideration, and made some progress therein.

Trade.

Read a letter from Dr. McBride to the Secretary, dated Dublin, November 23rd, 1769, in answer to one from him of the 17th of said month, relative to his method of tanning leather.

fo. 185.

It appearing that Dr. McBride expressed a wish of having his secret art of tanning tryed, if the Board desired it, the Secretary was ordered to write again to him to explain to him, that it was not for their lordships, as a Board, to have any desire in respect to this business one way or the other, but that they would direct the experiment to be made if he desired it, for that his own wish and inclination to submit his secret to trial must be the foundation of the first step to be taken.

Wednesday, December 6. Present:—Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Robinson, Lord Lisburne.

The Earl of Hillsborough, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, being present,

Proprieties.

Read a petition of Mr. Life to the Board, praying that copies may be made for him of the reports of two of the Commissioners appointed to determine on the case of the Moheagan Indians.

Ordered, that Mr. Life have copies of the papers referred to in his petition.

fo. 186.

New York.

Read a report of his Majesty's Attorney and Solicitor General, dated December 4th, 1769, on a Bill passed by the Council and Assembly of New York for emitting one hundred thousand pounds in paper bills of credit, &c.

Their lordships took the said report, together with the Bill, into consideration, and Mr. Charles, agent for the Assembly of New York, attending, was called in, and being made acquainted with the opinion reported by the Attorney and Solicitor General, he moved their lordships that, as the question of law was left by that report upon a doubtful ground, they would be pleased (if they thought fit to report that point, specially) to state in their report the arguments urged by the late Governor and present Lieutenant Governor in favour of the Bill, on the ground of necessity.

fo. 187.

Mr. Charles being withdrawn, it was ordered, that the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council should be prepared, in consequence of their order of reference of the 10th of November last.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty in Council, proposing the confirmation of two private Acts passed in the colony of New York, having been prepared pursuant to order on the 24th of last month, was approved, transcribed and signed.

The draught of a Commission appointing the Earl of Dunmore to be Governor of New York, having been prepared pursuant to order on the 1st instant, was approved; and a representation to his Majesty thereupon was signed.

West Florida.

fo. 188.

The Secretary laid before the Board a memorial, prepared by the agent for West Florida, to be presented to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, praying their directions in respect to certain demands relative to the service of that colony; whereupon their lordships thought fit that it should be certified to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury that, though they did not see any objection to its being presented to that Board, for their consideration, yet they did not mean thereby to convey any approbation or opinion with respect to its contents, which appeared to be of a very particular and extraordinary nature.

East Florida.

Read an order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated November 20th, 1769, referring to this Board, for their consideration and report, the petition of John Todd, mariner, William Stratton, merchant, and John Eagle, Esquire, praying the King to grant to each of them ten thousand acres of land in the province of East Florida, or any other colony.

fo. 189.

Messieurs Todd and Stratton, two of the persons subscribing the above mentioned petition, attended and were heard thereupon; but it not appearing to their lordships, that they were of ability to carry the settlement of the lands into effect, nor having any thing particular to propose, that might induce a deviation from the ordinary method of granting lands by the Governor and Council upon the spot, the further consideration of the said order of reference was postponed.

New Jersey.

The Earl of Hillsborough, by his Majesty's command, communicated to the Board of Trade a letter to his Lordship from the Governor of New Jersey, advising him of the death of Mr. Ashfield, one of the Council of the said colony, which being taken into consideration, together with the names of the persons recommended to supply vacancies, it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty should be prepared, proposing that Stephen Skinner, Esquire, may be appointed to supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of Mr. Ashfield.
fo. 190.
The following duplicate letters and papers, received from the Earl of Hillsborough's office, were laid before the Board, vizt.
Plantations General.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 2, from John Stuart, Esquire, to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated Charles Town, July 14th, 1768, relative to the progress made in running the line between his Majesty's colonies and the Indian country; and to the disposition of the Indians.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 5, from John Stuart, Esquire, to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated Charles Town, September 15th, 1768, relative to his proceedings with the Indians on the evacuation of Fort Prince George and the forts on the Mississippi and in East Florida, and the running of the boundary line.
Copy of General Gage's letter to Mr. Stuart, June 25th, 1768, on withdrawing the garrisons from the forts in South Carolina and Georgia.
fo. 191.
Copy of a letter from Mr. Stuart to Captain Fuser, July 23rd, 1768.
Copy of a letter from Mr. Stuart to Mr. Cameron, August 1st, 1768.
Copy of Mr. Stuart's talk to the Cherokees relative to the evacuation of Fort Prince George, August 1st, 1768.
Plantations General.
Copy of a letter from Mr. Stuart to Ensign Matthew Keough, August 1st, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 7, from John Stuart, Esquire, to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated Charles Town, December 28th, 1768, on the present state of Indian affairs within the southern district.
Copy of a letter from Stephen Forrester concerning the young Lieutenant's engagement with the Spaniards.
Copy of a talk from Emistisiguo, September 7th, 1768.
Ditto: October 8th, 1768.
Ditto: October 24th, 1768.
fo. 192.
Copy of a talk from Tallichea and other headmen in the Lower Creek nation, October 1st, 1768.
An answer to the Superintendents' talk from Tallichea and others, September 18th, 1768.
Copy of the Superintendents' talk to Emistisiguo, November 17th, 1768.
Ditto: to Emistisiguo, Otis Mico and others, November 17th, 1768.
Journal of the Superintendents' proceedings at the Congress with the Upper and Lower Cherokees, October 14th, 1768, and with the Creeks, November 12th, 1768.
Copy of a treaty concluded with the Cherokees at Hard Labour, October 14th, 1768.
Schedule of papers inclosed for Nos. 7, 8, 9.
fo. 193.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 8, from John Stuart, Esquire, to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 3rd, 1769, concerning the behaviour of the people inhabiting the frontiers of South Carolina and Georgia.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 9, from John Stuart, Esquire, to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 3rd, 1769, praying to be informed of his Majesty's determination with regard to his rank as Superintendent.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 1, from Samuel Holland, Esquire, his Majesty's Surveyor General for the Northern district, to the Earl of Hillsborough, June 20th, 1769, containing remarks on the favour shewn to Mr. Wright, and the progress made in his survey.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 2, from Samuel Holland, Esquire, to the Earl of Hillsborough, November 10th, 1768, relative to the survey of his district; his appointment to be a Commissioner for settling the boundary between New York and New Jersey, and his rank in the Council for Quebec.
fo. 194.
Quebec.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 5, from Guy Carleton, Esquire, Governor of Quebec, to the Earl of Hillsborough, October 12th, 1769, informing his Lordship that no opposition has been made to the officers of the Customs in the discharge of their duty.
Copy of a letter from Governor Carleton to Grey Cooper, Esquire, Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, October 12th, 1769, on instructions given by their lordships to the Receiver General of the province of Quebec.
Estimate of the annual revenue that would arise from British spirits at 3d. per gallon and rum at £1 per hogshead.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 6, from Governor Carleton to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 14th, 1768, inclosing, Minutes of Council from July 4th to September 3rd, 1768.
fo. 195.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 7, from Governor Carleton to the Earl of Hillsborough, November 19th, 1768, relative to the claimants of the lordships of Mingan, of the islands of that name, and Anticosti.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 8, from Governor Carleton to the Earl of Hillsborough, November 20th, 1768, relative to a claim by the Judge of the Admiralty to the bone of a whale, wrecked in the river St. Lawrence.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 9, from Governor Carleton to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated January 18th, 1769, relative to a reward conferred on M. de Lery, and to the conduct of M. Cadet.
Two Quebec ordinances in 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 13, from Governor Carleton to the Earl of Hillsborough, April 13th, 1769, transmitting,
Journals of Council from the 1st of January to the 31st of March, 1769.
fo. 196.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 14, from Governor Carleton to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated May 9th, 1769, on the expediency of a citadel for Quebec.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 15, from Governor Carleton to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated May 10th, 1769, relative to opening a road into the New England governments; raising money by lotteries; and objections to the French duties.
Two ordinances passed, May 30th, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 16, from Governor Carleton to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated July 17th, 1769, relative to the reception he gave to one Mr. Hunter, a Jesuit, lately arrived in the province, and the designs of the persons of that Order.
fo. 197.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 17, from Governor Carleton to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated July 18th, 1769, relative to the representation of the inhabitants of Detroit with regard to their right to Hog Island.
Copy of a letter from M. Campeau, &c., at Detroit, to Governor Carleton, May 24th, 1769.
Copy of a petition from sundry inhabitants of Detroit to Governor Carleton, May 27th, 1769.
Quebec.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 18, from Governor Carleton to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated July 20th, 1769, transmitting,
Minutes of his Majesty's Council for Quebec from April 5th to June 30th, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 19, from Governor Carleton to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated July 20th, 1769, transmitting two ordinances.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 20, from Governor Carleton to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated August 2nd, 1769, relating to the demands of M. Roubaud, late a Jesuit, on the Society of the Jesuits.
fo. 198.
Answer of the Superior General of the Jesuits of Canada to the demands of M. Roubaud, April 26th, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 21, from Governor Carleton to the Earl of Hillsborough, August 6th, 1769, proposing persons to supply the vacancy in the Council occasioned by the death of Mr. Mounier.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 22, from Governor Carleton to the Earl of Hillsborough, August 7th, 1769, relating to petitions to the King for the continuance of the orders of the Jesuits and Recollets, and the re-establishment of the ancient laws of the country.
Copy of the address of the Bishop and clergy of Quebec to his Majesty, dated August, 1769.
Nova Scotia.
fo. 199.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 15, from Lord William Campbell, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated July 22nd, 1768, transmitting a table of British statutes extended to the colonies in America down to the 4th of his present Majesty's reign.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 22, from Lord William Campbell to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 12th, 1768, stating the consequences, which he apprehends will arise, from withdrawing his Majesty's troops from the province.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 23, from Lord William Campbell to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated September 12th, 1768, representing the ill consequences which may result from the removal of the military force from Louisbourg.
Duplicate of a letter from Lieutenant Governor Francklin to Richard Phelps, Esquire, dated July 20th, 1768, acknowledging the receipt of five Acts of Parliament passed in the last session relating to the colonies.
Minutes of Council between October 1st, 1767, and December 31st following.
Ditto: between January 7th and December 26th, 1768.
fo. 200.
Minutes of Council in Assembly between June 18th and July 9th, 1768.
Journal of the proceedings of the House of Assembly from June 18th to July 9th, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 27, from Lieutenant Governor Francklin to the Earl of Hillsborough, November 5th, 1768, acquainting his Lordship that Lord William Campbell embarked on board the Romney for Boston on the 4th of that month.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 28, from Lord William Campbell to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated November 18th, 1768, relative to the agreement with Mr. Gerrish and others to dig and carry away coals from the island of Cape Breton, and to Lieutenant Governor Francklin's proceedings in settling the island of St. John.
Letter, No. 28, from Lieutenant Governor Francklin to the Earl of Hillsborough, November 27th, 1768, informing his Lordship of his having adjourned the General Assembly to the 12th of December.
fo. 201.
Original letter, No. 29, from Lieutenant Governor Francklin to the Earl of Hillsborough, November 29th, 1768, informing his Lordship, that the assertion in some of the American newspapers, that murders have been committed by the Indians of Cape Breton on the inhabitants there, is not true.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 31, from Lord William Campbell to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 15th, 1768, relative to his having consented to the adjournment of the Assembly.
Copy of an address of the House of Assembly to the Governor, December 14th, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 32, from Lord William Campbell to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 20th, 1768, relative to the memorial of Mr. Forsyth, praying for a renewal of a grant of lands, which had been made to him in the province of Nova Scotia in 1732.
fo. 202.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 37, from Lord William Campbell to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated January 13th, 1769, relative to the expediency of complying with the application of the Indians for provisions.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 38, from Lord William Campbell to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 13th, 1769, relative to the expediency of putting Halifax into a proper state of defence.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 35, from Lord William Campbell to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 9th, 1769, transmitting an Act, in order that his Majesty's pleasure may be signified thereon.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 36, from Lord William Campbell to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated January 9th, 1769, transmitting publick papers.
fo. 203.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 40, from Lord William Campbell to the Earl of Hillsborough, March 20th, 1769, relative to his having passed two Bills for repealing the Acts of impost and excise duties, and for putting them on the same footing as that they stood on in August, 1767, to the time of passing the said Acts.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 41, from Lord William Campbell to the Earl of Hillsborough, March 21st, 1769, signifying the receipt of his Lordship's letter, No. 24, and the appointment of Mr. Cumberland to be agent for the province.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 42, from Lord William Campbell to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated April 4th, 1769, relative to a report on the state of the island of Cape Breton, required from Lieutenant Governor Francklin.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 43, from Lord William Campbell to the Earl of Hillsborough, April 18th, 1769, informing his Lordship, that he has appointed Captain Goold Register of the province in the room of Mr. Collier, deceased.
fo. 204.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 44, from Lord William Campbell to the Earl of Hillsborough, April 18th, 1769, relative to the sums expended in the making of roads in the province of Nova Scotia.
Account of making and repairing roads in the province of Nova Scotia.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 45, from Lord William Campbell to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated June 1st, 1769, recommending Captain Arthur Goold to be of the Council, in the room of Mr. Collier, deceased.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 47, from Lord William Campbell to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated June 2nd, 1769, containing an account of the death of Mr. Lockman, and the allowance made to his widow.
Minutes of Council from February 6th to June 16th, 1769.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from October 22nd, 1768, to February 6th, 1769.
fo. 205.
Printed Journal of Assembly from October 22nd, 1768, to February 6th, 1769.
Nineteen Acts passed in November, 1768, and February, 1769.
New Hampshire.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 10, from John Wentworth, Esquire, Governor of New Hampshire, to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated September 1st, 1768, transmitting a complete collection of the laws of that province.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 11, from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 1st, 1768, promising his endeavours to apprehend Melchisedeck Kinsman, charged with the murder of William Odgers.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 12, from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 1st, 1768, promising his assistance to the officers of his Majesty's Customs; and representing, that no opposition has been made to them, or is likely to be made in the province of New Hampshire.
fo. 206.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 13, from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 1st, 1768, on his Majesty's approbation of the dutiful disposition of his subjects in New Hampshire, and the death of the Princess Louisa.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 14, from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated November 7th, 1768, promising to expedite his dispatches to his Lordship by every favourable opportunity.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 15, from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated November 7th, 1768, declaring he will exert his utmost efforts to preserve and extend obedience to his Majesty's lawsand Government there.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 16, from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Hillsborough, November 7th, 1768, promising that his correspondence should be confined to his Lordship, without sending duplicates to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations.
fo. 207.
Duplicate of a letter, No.17, from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated November 7th, 1768, promising to prepare and transmit his observations on his Majesty's instructions to him.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 18, from Governor Wentworth, dated November 7th, 1768, relating to the gratefull sense he and the inhabitants of New Hampshire have of the King's approbation of their conduct; to his adhering for the future to the instruction respecting private Acts; and to the division of the province into Counties.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 19, from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated November 7th, 1768, signifying his admitting into the Council Daniel Rogers, Esquire, and transmitting,
Naval Office lists from October 10th, 1767, to October 10th, 1768.
fo. 208.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 20, from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated November 7th, 1768, containing remarks on the Acts passed in the last session of Assembly; and acquainting his Lordship, that the House of Assembly had refused to return an answer to the letter from the Speaker of the late House of Representatives of Massachusets Bay.
Journal of Assembly from May 17th to October 29th, 1768.
Nine Acts passed in June and October, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 21, from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated May 1st, 1769, relative to the defeat of an attempt to disturb the tranquility of New Hampshire; two Acts lately passed; and a proclamation for ascertaining the value of coins current in the said province.
New Hampshire.
Printed proclamations on coins, March 2nd, 1769.
fo. 209.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 22, from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated May 1st, 1769, promising not to communicate any part of his Lordship's letters to the Council or Assembly without special direction.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 23, from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Hillsborough, May 1st, 1769, relative to the King's approbation of the conduct of the inhabitants of the province; the birth of a princess; the addresses of Parliament; and the agent for the province.
Duplicate of a letter. No. 24, from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Hillsborough, May 1st, 1769, signifying his happiness in the King's approbation of his conduct.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 25, from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Hillsborough, May 1st, 1769, signifying the death of James Nevin, Esquire, one of the Council, and recommending gentlemen to supply vacancies therein.
fo. 210.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 26, from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated July 3rd, 1769, containing remarks on Acts lately passed in New Hampshire; the collection of the quitrents; and the tranquility of the province.
Copy of the Governor's message to the House of Representatives respecting the north-easterly boundary line of the province, dated April 19th, 1769.
Copy of the Governor's message relating to an establish ment for the Judges of the Superior Court, April 27th, 1769.
Copy of the Assembly's answer to said message, April 29th, 1769.
Copy of Mr. Rindge's account of his services and expences in running and marking the east divisional line of the province from Fort Point one hundred miles.
fo. 211.
Journal of the transactions of the Governor, Council and Assembly between the 21st of February and the 29th of April, 1769.
Ten Acts passed in March and April, 1769.
Naval Office lists of ships and vessels entered and cleared in the port of Piscataqua, between the 10th of October, 1768, and the 5th of April, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Hillsborough, July 10th, 1769, relative to the success of his services as Surveyor General of his Majesty's woods in North America, and proposing regulations for the more effectual prosecution of trespasses.
Massachusetts.
Duplicate of a letter from Sir Francis Bernard, Governor of Massachusets Bay, to John Pownall, Esquire, September 8th, 1768, transmitting,
An advertisement on settling land.
Copy of a letter from William Alexander, Esquire, to Governor Bernard, August 10th, 1768, signifying his intention to settle a tract of land in the eastern part of Massachusets Bay; and the Council's proceedings thereon.
fo. 212.
Proclamation of Governor Bernard, relative to Mr. Alexander's intention of settling a tract of land, dated September 7th, 1768.
Governor Bernard's letter to Mr. Alexander on the same subject, September 7th, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 29, from Sir Francis Bernard to the Earl of Hillsborough, October 14th, 1768, on the Council's separation from and opposition to him in the execution of the King's commands.
Postscript to the Boston News Letter, October 13th, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 36, from Governor Bernard to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 12th, 1768, relative to the difficulty of bringing the disturbers of the publick peace to justice; and the prosecutions which the Commissioners of the Customs have ordered to be carried on in the Court of Admiralty.
fo. 213.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 37, from Sir Francis Bernard to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 26th, 1768, relative to the difficulties he meets with in engaging gentlemen of figure to qualify themselves as Justices of the Peace, and the reasons given for their refusal.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 1, from Sir Francis Bernard to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 23rd, 1769, relative to the calling of the Assembly, and the time and place of their meeting, and the wickedness of the faction.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 2, from Sir Francis Bernard to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 24th, 1769, relative to his enquiries into such illegal acts as have been committed since the disturbances on the 10th of June, 1768.
Copy of a declaration of Nathaniel Coffin, Esquire, Boston, February 6th, 1769.
fo. 214.
Copy of an information of Richard Silvester of Boston, innholder, taken January 23rd, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 3, from Sir Francis Bernard to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 25th, 1769, representing the expediency of seizing the printers of the Boston Gazette, and punishing by the Parliament breaches of privilege committed in America.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 4, from Sir Francis Bernard to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 4th, 1769, containing remarks on putting the appointment of the Council into the King's hands; on the Councils in America; and the alterations proper to be made with regard to them.
Massachusetts.
Duplicate of a supplement to the letter, No. 4, transmitting, with remarks,
fo. 215.
List of the Councillors elected in 1768, and consented to; and list of the former Councillors turned out of the Council within the last four years, who ought to be restored.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 6, from Sir Francis Bernard to the Earl of Hillsborough, March 27th, 1769, giving an account of a paper very malevolent to Great Britain.
Providence Gazette, Saturday, March 18th, 1769.
Boston Gazette, Monday, March 27th, 1769.
Minutes of Council from May 26th to December 28th, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 7, from Sir Francis Bernard to the Earl of Hillsborough, May 26th, 1769, relative to procuring information touching treasons and mis-prisions of treasons committed since December 30th, 1767.
fo. 216.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 8, from Sir Francis Bernard to the Earl of Hillsborough, April 29th, 1769, expressing his grateful sense of his Majesty's favour in conferring on him the dignity of Baronet; and his reasons for appointing the Assembly to meet at Boston.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 9, from Sir Francis Bernard to the Earl of Hillsborough, May 8th, 1769, relative to the proceedings of the subscribers against the importation of British goods.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 10, from Sir Francis Bernard to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated May 15th, 1769, containing remarks on a letter to him from ten of the Council, requesting him to write to General Gage, to order the troops to be removed from Boston upon the day of the election of Councillors.
Copy of an address of ten of the Councillors of Massachusets Bay, delivered on Sunday, May 14th, 1769, to the Governor.
Copy of a letter from Governor Bernard to General Gage, May 15th, 1769.
fo. 217.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 11, from Sir Francis Bernard to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated June 1st, 8th, 10th and 17th, 1769, (not signed) containing an account of the proceedings of the Assembly.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 11, from Sir Francis Bernard to the Earl of Hillsborough, June 25th, 1769, relative to a proposition from General Gage concerning the necessity and expediency of continuing the troops at Boston.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 12, from Sir Francis Bernard to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated July 1st, 7th, 11th and 13th, 1769, containing remarks on certain printed papers respecting the proceedings of the Assembly.
Five papers printed at Boston in July, 1769.
fo. 218.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 13, from Sir Francis Bernard to the Earl of Hillsborough, July 17th, 1769, relative to his dismission of the General Court by a long prorogation, and the motives of his conduct during their session.
One paper printed in Boston in July, 1769.
Treasurer's account from May, 1768, to May, 1769.
Journal of the proceedings of the Governor and Council from January 4th, 1769, to May 29th following.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 1, from Thomas Hutchinson, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusets Bay, to the Earl of Hillsborough, August 8th, 1769, relative to the measures taken by those, who call themselves Sons of Liberty, to put a stop to any further importation of goods from Great Britain.
Journal of the proceedings of the great and General Court from May 31st to July 15th, 1769.
Printed journal of the House of Representatives from May 31st to July 15th, 1769.
Seven Acts passed in July, 1769.
fo. 219.
New Jersey.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 15, from William Franklin, Esquire, Governor of New Jersey, to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 28th, 1769, containing remarks on the draught of a Bill for emitting one hundred thousand pounds in bills of credit, and on the proceedings of the Assembly.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 16, from Governor Franklin to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated February 26th, 1769, transmitting a collection of the laws of New Jersey.
Minutes of Council from August 21st, 1767, to February 22nd, 1768.
Ditto: from April 15th to July 26th, 1768.
Ditto: in Assembly from April 12th to May 10th, 1768.
Printed votes of Assembly for the same time.
Printed copies of Acts passed, May 11th, 1768.
Letter from Frederick Smyth, Esquire, to the Earl of Hillsborough, November 29th, 1768, praying for a reward for his services as Chief Justice of the province of New Jersey.
fo. 220.
Proprieties, Rhode Island.
Duplicate of a letter from Josias Lyndon, Esquire, Governor of Rhode Island, to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 17th, 1768, representing the sentiments of that colony with respect to several Acts of Parliament imposing duties.
Duplicate of a letter from Governor Lyndon to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 17th, 1768, approving the circular letter from the House of Representatives of the Massachusets Bay to the several Assemblies on the continent of North America.
Address of the Governor and Company of Rhode Island to the King, stating their case, and offering supplications for the royal interposition in their favour.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 8, from Governor Lyndon to the Earl of Hillsborough, October 3rd, 1768, representing that endeavours have been used for apprehending Melchisedeck Kinsman.
fo. 221.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 9, from Governor Lyndon to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated October 3rd, 1769, relative to his forbearing to transmit to the Board of Trade duplicates of his dispatches.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 10, from Governor Lyndon to the Earl of Hillsborough, October 3rd, 1768, relative to the forwarding of his dispatches by the first opportunity.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 11, from Governor Lyndon to the Earl of Hillsborough, October 3rd, 1768, informing his Lordship, that he knows of no obstruction that any of his Majesty's officers have met with in the colony of Rhode Island.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 13, from Governor Lyndon to the Earl of Hillsborough, November 14th, 1768, recommending to the royal mercy a negro woman slave, convicted of the murder of her bastard child.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 15, from Joseph Wanton, Esquire, Governor of Rhode Island, to the Earl of Hillsborough, May 5th, 1769, transmitting,
fo. 222.
Printed proceedings of the General Assembly of the Governor and Company of Rhode Island in February, May, June, September and October, 1768, and February, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 16, from Governor Wanton to the Earl of Hillsborough, May 5th, 1769, on the King's disapprobation of their address to his Majesty.
Letter from Governor Wanton to the Earl of Hillsborough, May 16th, 1769, signifying his election to the Government of Rhode Island.
Connecticut.
Duplicate of a letter from William Pitkin, Esquire, Governor of Connecticut, to the Earl of Hillsborough, June 10th, 1768, congratulating his Lordship on his appointment to be Secretary of State, and representing the sentiments of that colony with respect to several late Acts of Parliament imposing duties.
fo. 223.
Address of the Governor and Company of Connecticut to the King, representing their distressed circumstances, and praying for relief.
Pennsylvania.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 9, from John Penn, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated September 5th, 1768, promising to use his endeavours to discover and apprehend the person who murdered William Odgers.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 10, from Lieutenant Governor Penn to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 5th, 1768, promising to assist the officers of his Majesty's Customs in the discharge of their duty.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 11, from Lieutenant Governor Penn to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 5th, 1768, relative to the case of the persons in custody at Philadelphia on the charge of murder committed on the high seas.
fo. 224.
Proprieties, Pennyslvania.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 12, from Lieutenant Governor Penn to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated September 5th, 1768, promising to conform himself to the King's Order in Council, referred to in his Lordship's letter of 4th of July.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 13, from Lieutenant Governor Penn to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 5th, 1768, promising to send all his future dispatches by the earliest opportunities.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 14, from Lieutenant Governor Penn to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 5th, 1768, repeating his promise to assist the officers of the Customs in putting the laws into due execution.
fo. 225.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 15, from Lieutenant Governor Penn to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 3rd, 1769, relative to his correspondence with the Secretary of State; the discharge of the persons committed for murder on the high seas; and the proceedings of the Assembly.
Copy of the resolves of the Assembly of Pennsylvania relative to their rights, September 16th, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 16, from Lieutenant Governor Penn to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 3rd, 1769, promising to discontinue the practise of laying before the Assembly letters or parts of letters from the principal Secretaries of State.
Letter from Mr. Shippen, Secretary to the province of Pennsylvania, to Mr. Pownall, dated February 6th, 1769.
Five certificates of persons naturalized from September, 1766, to May, 1768, inclusive.
Maryland.
fo. 226.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 7, from Horatio Sharpe, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 4th, 1768, giving an account of his endeavours to apprehend Melchisedeck Kinsman, charged with the murder of William Odgers.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 8, from Lieutenant Governor Sharpe to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated September 4th, 1768, promising to support the officers of the Customs in the discharge of their duty.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 9, from Lieutenant Governor Sharpe to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 12th, 1768, promising not to send to the Board of Trade duplicates of his dispatches to his Lordship.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 10, from Lieutenant Governor Sharpe to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 12th, 1768, promising to send his dispatches by the first opportunity.
Maryland.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 11, from Lieutenant Governor Sharpe to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 12th, 1768, repeating his promise to support the officers of the Customs in carrying the laws of trade into execution.
fo. 227.
Pennsylvania.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 17, [from] John Penn, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated May 21st, 1769, relative to the Assembly's transmitting their address to the Crown by their agent; and to the birth of a princess.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 18, from Lieutenant Governor Penn to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated June 10th, 1769, relative to his Majesty's approbation of what has been done respecting Cockburn and Price, and the measures of the Assembly.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 19, from Lieutenant Governor Penn to the Earl of Hillsborough, June 20th, 1769, relative to the receipt of two orders in Council approving laws; and to his Majesty's directions respecting laws for raising money by lotteries.
Maryland.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 2, from Robert Eden, Esquire, Deputy Governor of Maryland, to the Earl of Hillsborough, June 23rd, 1769, relative to the proceedings of a Committee from most of the counties of Maryland.
fo. 228.
Printed agreements of merchants, &c., relative to the importation of goods.
Virginia.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 3, from Lord Botetourt to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated November 3rd, 1768, informing his Lordship that matters go on well in Virginia.
Copy of an address of the merchants and traders of Virginia to Lord Botetourt, and his Lordship's answer.
Copy of a proclamation for continuing officers, October 26th, 1768.
Copy of a proclamation for publishing the ratification of one Act of Assembly, and the repeal of five passed in April, 1767; November 1st, 1768.
Copy of a proclamation dissolving the General Assembly, October 27th, 1768.
fo. 229.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 4, from Lord Botetourt to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated November 15th, 1768, on his proceedings in consequence of a letter from Mr. Stuart, one of his Majesty's Superintendants; and on some paragraphs in the English papers reflecting upon his Lordship.
Copy of an address of the gentlemen of the Bar, belonging to the General Court, to Lord Botetourt, and Lord Botetourt's answer.
Account of his Majesty's revenue of 2/- per hogshead, &c., from April 25th to October 25th, 1768.
Copy of a letter from Mr. Randolph, Attorney General to Lord Botetourt, December 20th, 1768, respecting his office as Judge of the Admiralty.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 7, from Lord Botetourt to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 22nd, 1768, relative to applications for grants of lands, and running the boundary line between the British colonies and Indians.
fo. 230.
Accounts of patents granted in 1752, 1753, 1755 and 1756, for lands lying upon the waters of the Mississippi.
Memorial of John Henry to Lord Botetourt, praying for a gratuity from the Government on account of a map of Virginia made by him, and transmitted to London to be printed.
Account of his Majesty's revenue of quitrents, &c., for the year 1767.
Journal of the House of Burgesses from November 6th to December 16th, 1766.
Naval Office lists from December 25th, 1767, to October 10th, 1768.
fo. 231.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 8, from Lord Botetourt to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 5th, 1769, relative to the late Lieutenant Governor's willingness to have co-operated with Mr. Stuart, if he had been enabled so to have done; and to his suspending the collection of two fines.
Copy of Mr. Stuart's letter to Lord Botetourt, January 19th, 1769, on the boundary line.
Copy of a report of the Commissioners from Virginia for settling the boundary line, February 2nd, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 9, from Lord Botetourt to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 18th, 1769, on the birth of a princess, and the resolution of the Parliament to redress the real grievances of his Majesty's American subjects.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 10, from Lord Botetourt to the Earl of Hillsborough, March 30th, 1769, on the present disposition of the colony of Virginia; and Mr. President Blair's satisfaction on being informed of his Majesty's approbation of his conduct, as Deputy Auditor of his Revenue.
fo. 232.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 11, from Lord Botetourt to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated May 10th, 1769, signifying his joy, that his Majesty approves his dispatches on the Indian line.
Copy of his Lordship's speech to the Council and House of Burgesses.
Copy of the address of the Council to his Lordship.
Copy of the address of the House of Burgesses.
Copy of his Lordship's answer to the address of the House of Burgesses.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 12, from Lord Botetourt to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated May 12th, 1769, on the immediate attention given to his dispatches on the boundary line.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 14, from Lord Botetourt to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated May 19th, 1769, relative to the resolutions of the House of Burgesses, and his consequent dissolution of the Assembly.
fo. 233.
Copy of certain resolutions of the House of Burgesses on May 16th, 1769.
Printed paper, containing an agreement of sundry inhabitants of Virginia not to import certain commodities therein specified.
Copy of an address of the House of Burgesses to his Majesty.
Copy of a letter from his Majesty's Attorney General of Virginia on a writ proposed to be granted to some officers of the Customs, May 15th, 1769.
Account of his Majesty's revenue of 2/- per hogshead, &c., from October 25th, 1768, to April 25th, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 16, from Lord Botetourt to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated August 9th, 1769, transmitting,
Minutes of Council held at the Capitol, August 8th, 1769, on a letter from Colonel Adam Stephen of the 29th of July, relative to the hostile behaviour of some Indians about Fort Pitt.
fo. 234.
North Carolina.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 7, from William Tryon, Esquire, Governor of North Carolina, to the Earl of Hillsborough, October 25th, 1768, relative to the steps taken to defeat the designs of the insurgents in the back country.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 12, from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 15th, 1768, on the emission of a paper currency; the murder of William Odgers; support of the Commissioners of the Customs; Mr. Crawford's resignation of his seat in the Assembly; and the collection of quitrents.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 10, from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 12th, 1768, relative to divisional line between North Carolina and South Carolina.
Extract from Lord Charles Greville Montagu's letter to Governor Tryon, November 29th, 1768.
fo. 235.
Copy of a sketch sent by his Lordship to Governor Tryon.
Copy of a letter from Governor Tryon to his Lordship, December 11th, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 13, from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 24th, 1768, relative to the causes of the disorders in the province; and the measures taken for restoring tranquility.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 14, from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 26th, 1768, on the pay of the troops assembled at Hillsborough to preserve the publick peace.
Copy of a general return of the troops assembled under his Excellency's command, September 22nd, 1768.
An estimate of the charges allowed by the Assembly for paying the troops, &c., at Hillsborough.
Duplicate of a letter from Governor Tryon to Richard Phelps, Esquire, December 15th, 1768, acknowledging the receipt of letters from him.
fo. 236.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 18, from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 12th, 1769, relative to the house building at Newbern for the Governor of North Carolina, and requesting furniture and plate for it from his Majesty.
Account of the chimney-piece for the Council Chamber in the Governor's house at Newbern.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 19, from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 15th, 1769, transmitting, Minutes of Council from June 4th to 21st, 1768.
Ditto: from August 13th to December 23rd, 1768.
Ditto: from November 23rd to December 23rd, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 21, from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 10th, 1769, on the rejection of a resolve of the two Houses of Assembly, and on a Bill for the encouragement of an iron manufactory.
fo. 237.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 22, from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 11th, 1769, containing remarks on a list of patents.
Land Office patents granted at December Court of Claims, 1768.
Minutes of Assembly beginning November 7th, and ending December 5th, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 23, from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 25th, 1769, relative to his not obtaining from the Assembly a provision of powder and lead; to the appointment of an agent; and a petition for a new emission of paper currency.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 24, from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 27th, 1769, transmitting,
An account of money paid into the Treasury on the sinking fund and burnt; and an estimate of monies emitted from 1754 to 1768.
fo. 238.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 25, from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Hillsborough, March 31st, 1769, promising not to communicate letters or extracts of letters from the Secretary of State; and to follow his Lordship's direction in recommending the nomination of an agent.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 26, from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Hillsborough, April 24th, 1769, on the state of defence of the province of North Carolina.
Return of artillery and stores at Fort Johnston, February 4th, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 27, from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Hillsborough, April 25th, 1769, relating to the list of taxables; the disturbances in the back country; and the weather in North Carolina.
Return of the list of taxables in North Carolina for the years 1766 and 1767.
fo. 239.
Observations on the thermometer in July, August and September, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 30, from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Hillsborough, May 21st, 1769, transmitting,
A list of patents granted by Governor Tryon, May, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 31, from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Hillsborough, May 27th, 1769, relative to regulations and establishments for the better collection of his Majesty's quitrents.
Scheme proposed by the Governor for the forming of a rent roll, and the obtaining of a regular collection of his Majesty's quitrents in the province of North Carolina.
Letter from John Rutherford, Esquire, Receiver General of the quitrents, to Governor Tryon, January 19th, 1769.
Letter from Benjamin Heron, Esquire, Deputy Auditor of North Carolina, to Governor Tryon, January 25th, 1769.
fo. 240.
Georgia.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 13, from James Wright, Esquire, Governor of Georgia, to the Earl of Hillsborough, August 6th, 1768, acknowleding the receipt of his Lordship's letter, with a copy of the Attorney and Solicitor General's report on an Act passed in New Jersey for preserving ships and goods cast on shore.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 14, from Governor Wright to the Earl of Hillsborough, August 6th, 1768, giving an account of his endeavours to discover and apprehend Melchisedeck Kinsman, charged with the murder of William Odgers.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 24, from Governor Wright to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 13th, 1768, promising to comply with his Lordship's directions not to communicate letters or extracts of letters from the Secretary of State.
fo. 241.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 25, from Governor Wright to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 14th, 1768, relative to the silk culture; finishing the boundary line cross to St. Mary's; and the conduct of Mr. Whylly, Speaker of the late Assembly.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 26, from Governor Wright to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 24th, 1768, relative to his assent to a tax Bill; the resolves of the Assembly; and his dissolving them.
Copy of the resolves of the Commons House of Assembly, December 24th, 1768.
Copy of the Governor's speech on dissolving the Assembly, December 24th, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 27, from Governor Wright to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 26th, 1768, containing observations on his Majesty's general instructions to him.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 29, from Governor Wright to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 30th, 1769, relative to the resolution of Parliament to support the supreme authority over every part of the British empire; and to the birth of another princess.
fo. 242.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 30, from Governor Wright to the Earl of Hillsborough, March 8th, 1769, relative to the Indian trade; Melchisedeck Kinsman; quit rent Bill; negro law; silk culture; and the King's warrants for granting large tracts of land.
Minutes of Council from January 5th to March 9th, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 32, from Governor Wright to the Earl of Hillsborough, June 26th, 1769, relative to the calling of a new Assembly; the state of the silk culture; and some late proceedings of the Spaniards and Indians.
East Florida.
fo. 243.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 16, from James Grant, Esquire, Governor of East Florida, to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 22nd, 1768, containing remarks on the design of garrisoning certain forces in the province; measures taken for punishing the murder of an Indian near St. John's river; and the effect of an Indian war.
Copy of Governor Grant's talk to the headmen and warriors of the Lower Creek nation, December 19th, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 17, from Governor Grant to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 24th, 1768, on Mr. Rolle's conduct in settling his grant of land.
Extract of a letter from Henry Laurens, Esquire, of Charles Town, to Mr. Penn, agent to Denys Rolle, Esquire, in East Florida, November 11th, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 18, from Governor Grant to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 3rd, 1769, promising to give all the support in his power to the officers of the Customs in the discharge of their duty.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 19, from Governor Grant to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 3rd, 1769, informing his Lordship, that he has no objection to any of his general instructions.
fo. 244.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 20, from Governor Grant to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 3rd, 1769, promising not to send duplicates of his dispatches to the Lords of Trade.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 21, from Governor Grant to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 3rd, 1769, promising to forward his dispatches by the packet and private ships, as opportunities offer.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 22, from Governor Grant to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 3rd, 1769, promising not to communicate to the Council any part of the correspondence of the Secretary of State.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 23, from Governor Grant to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 3rd, 1769, recommending Dr. Turnbull's settlement to his Lordship's protection, and repeating his request for the rank of Brigadier in America.
fo. 245.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 24, from Governor Grant to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 14th, 1769, containing an account of the proceedings against the murderer of the Indian, and against the Mosquetto rioters; the progress of Dr. Turnbull's settlement; and the employment and accommodation of the King's forces in the province.
Copy of Joseph Thomas's account for apprehending David Williams and James Normand on suspicion of having murdered an Indian on St. John's river.
General account of contingent expences incurred for the service of his Majesty's province of East Florida, January 13th, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 25, from Governor Grant to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 9th, 1769, containing remarks on the resolution of Parliament to preserve the supreme authority of the Legislature of Great Britain; and the birth of a princess.
fo. 246.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 26, from Governor Grant to the Earl of Hillsborough, March 4th, 1769, relative to the satisfaction of all the Indians at the execution of the woodsman for the murder of the Indian; to the trees and plants of the province; and to the state of Dr. Turnbull's settlement.
General account of contingent expences incurred for the service of his Majesty's province of East Florida, February 21st, 1769.
General account of expences incurred on account of Indians, from the 25th of June, 1768, to the 21st of February, 1769.
Naval Office lists from March 25th to September 29th, 1769. Minutes of Council from July 15th, 1768, to July 18th, 1769.
Naval Office lists of ships and vessels entered and cleared in the port of St. Augustine, from September 29th, 1768, to June 24th, 1769.
fo. 247.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 29, from Governor Grant to the Earl of Hillsborough, July 20th, 1769, containing remarks on the estimate and beneficial articles of commerce.
Plan for the application of five hundred pounds allotted for articles of culture in East Florida.
General account of contingent expences incurred for the service of East Florida from June 25th, 1768, to June 24th, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 30, from Governor Grant to the Earl of Hillsborough, July 21st, 1769, relative to the state of Dr.Turnbull's settlement.
List of the names of the three Greeks reprieved by Governor Grant till his Majesty's pleasure is known.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 31, from Governor Grant to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 18th, 1769, relative to the legislative authority of Parliament; duties of glass, paper and colours; culture of raw silk; and Dr. Turnbull's settlers.
fo. 248.
West Florida.
Duplicate of a letter from Montfort Browne, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of West Florida, to the Earl of Hillsborough, July 6th, 1768, containing observations on the province, made by him in his expedition to the Natchez and other parts of the Mississippi.
Letter, No. 1, from Lieutenant Governor Browne to the Earl of Hillsborough, July 6th, 1768, relative to the conduct of Mr. Maclellan and Mr. Clarke, and his removal of the latter from his seat in the Council.
Letter, No. 2, from Lieutenant Governor Browne to the Earl of Hillsborough, without date, relative to his sending the provincial Sloop to the Havanna and Campeachy, and his appointment of a pilot at the Point of Mobille.
Letter, No. 3, from Lieutenant Governor Browne to the Earl of Hillsborough, June 30th, 1768, on the expediency of Government's giving encouragement to poor settlers coming from other parts of America.
fo. 249.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Browne to the Earl of Hillsborough, July 6th, 1768, on a mistake which he alleges Mr. Ellis has made with regard to the names and number of the French emigrants sent out with him.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 10, from Lieutenant Governor Browne to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 1st, 1768, relative to the demolition of Fort Bute; the settlement of the Natchez; and the French inhabitants of New Orleans driving out M. Ulloa.
Memorial of the inhabitants of Pensacola to the Earl of Hillsborough, for assistance to build a church and house for the clergyman's residence, July 30th, 1768.
West Florida.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 11, from Lieutenant Governor Browne to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 25th, 1769, relative to the post at the Natchez; trading licences; provisions for Indians; conduct of Colonel Taylor; and his own grateful sense of his Majesty's approbation.
fo. 250.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 12, from Lieutenant Governor Browne to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 27th, 1769, promising not to communicate letters, or any parts of them, which he shall receive from the Secretary of State.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 13, from Lieutenant Governor Browne to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 28th, 1769, containing his remarks on a printed state of Louisiana and New Orleans, and the observations he made on New Orleans, when he was there.
Treasurer's account for the province of West Florida from the 1st of January, 1767, to the 30th of January, 1769.
Minutes of Council from the 20th of February, 1768, to the 30th of January, 1769.
Ditto: from the 3rd to the 28th of April, 1769.
Ditto: from the 3rd of May to the 9th of the same month, 1769.
fo. 251.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from the 23rd of August to the 30th of October, 1768.
Ditto: from the 25th of January to the 2nd of February, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 1, from Lieutenant Governor Browne to the Earl of Hillsborough, May 13th, 1769, containing a vindication of his conduct.
Remonstrance to the Council from several inhabitants of the town of Pensacola, May 2nd, 1769.
Copy of a letter from several of the inhabitants of West Florida to Lieutenant Governor Browne.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 6, from Lieutenant Governor Browne to the Earl of Hillsborough, June 11th, 1769, relating to the grounds of the complaints against him.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 7, from Lieutenant Governor Browne to the Earl of Hillsborough, June 11th, 1769, submitting proposals for improving the ordnance establishment.
fo. 252.
Copy of a letter from John Campbel, engineer, to the Lieutenant Governor, May 15th, 1769.
Copy of a letter from ditto to ditto; June 6th, 1769.
Copy of a letter from Benjamin Gower to engineer Campbell, dated June 6th, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 8, from Lieutenant Governor Browne to the Earl of Hillsborough, June 14th, 1769, relative to Major Farmer's forcing from him the possession of Dauphin Island.
Copy of minutes of Council on the 5th and 6th of February and 24th of April, 1765, respecting Dauphin Island.
Copy of Mr. Westropp's letter to the Lieutenant Governor, May 12th, 1769.
Six Acts passed in June, 1769.
Schedule of ditto, with Mr. Browne's remarks.
fo. 253.
Jamaica.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 4, from Roger Hope Elletson, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 3rd, 1768, transmitting a collection of the Acts of Assembly of that island, and recommending the payment of a certain sum of money to Richard Jones, Esquire, for his expences in going to the Mosquito shore.
Copy of Mr. Jones's letter to Lieutenant Governor Elletson, relative to the Mosquito shore, August 3rd, 1768.
Copy of Mr. Jones's account of the late expected insurrection of the Indians on the Mosquito shore, July 25th, 1768.
Copy of sundry disbursements by Mr. Jones on account of the Mosquito shore.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 5, from Lieutenant Governor Elletson to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 24th, 1768, relative to the refusal of the Assembly to comply with his Majesty's requisition to repay the monies advanced by the Treasury of Great Britain for the island subsistence of the troops stationed there; and to their dissolution.
fo. 254.
Copy of a speech of the Lieutenant Governor to the Council and Assembly; and of the address of the Council and Assembly to him, and his answers thereto.
Copy of an address of the Assembly to the King in Council. Copy of an address of the Assembly to the Lieutenant Governor, and his answer.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 1, from Sir William Trelawny, Governor of Jamaica, to the Earl of Hillsborough, October 6th, 1768, informing his Lordship of his arrival in that island on the 30th of September.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 2, from Sir William Trelawny to the Earl of Hillsborough, November 11th, 1768, relative to several letters received from his Lordship; and to his proceedings with regard to the Council and Assembly.
fo. 255.
Copy of a letter from two of the suspended members of the Council in behalf of themselves and three other members, dated November 7th, 1768.
Copy of the Governor's answer to the said letter, November 8th, 1768.
Copy of the reply made to the Governor by the three members, November 9th, 1768.
Copy of a letter from Philip Pinnock and Zachary Baily, Esquires, declining their seats at the Council Board. November 10th, 1768.
Copy of three letters written to three gentlemen removed from the Council on the suspended members being restored, November 10th, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 3, from Sir William Trelawny to the Earl of Hillsborough, November 19th, 1768, transmitting,
The Governor's speech to the Council and Assembly, November 8th, 1768.
Address of the Assembly to the Governor, November 9th, 1768.
The Governor's answer to the said address, November 9th, 1768.
fo. 256.
Duplicate of a letter from Sir William Trelawny to Richard Phelps, Esquire, November 11th, 1768, acknowledging the receipt of the Acts of Parliament passed in the last session relative to America.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 4, from Sir William Trelawny to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 16th, 1769, relative to the Assembly's refusal to comply with the King's requisition to repay the money advanced by the Treasury. Copy of the Council's address to the Governor. November 16th, 1768.
Copy of the Governor's answer on the same day.
Copy of the Governor's speech to the Council and Assembly, making the requisition, December 7th, 1768.
Copy of the address of the Assembly in answer thereto, December 13th, 1768.
Copy of the Governor's reply, December 13th.
Copy of the Governor's speech at the prorogation of the general Assembly, December 31st, 1768.
fo. 257.
Copy of an address of the Council and Assembly to his Majesty, December 23rd, 1768, relative to slaves going off from the island of Jamaica, and taking refuge in the island of Cuba.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 6, from Sir William Trelawny to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 31st, 1769, recommending Thomas Gordon, Esquire, to be appointed of the Council.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 9, from Sir William Trelawny to the Earl of Hillsborough, June 9th, 1769, relative to the appointment of Mr. May to be of the Council; recommendations of gentlemen to be councillors; and his drawing upon the Treasury for the sum due to Mr. Jones for his services on the Mosquito shore.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 10, from Sir William Trelawny to the Earl of Hillsborough, June 10th, 1769, relative to the Governor's power of suspending councillors; and to Lieutenant Governors and Presidents of the Council.
Minutes of Council from March 16th, 1768, to January 2nd, 1769.
fo. 258.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from September 13th, 1768, to December 31st following.
Ditto: of Assembly, from December 13th to 22nd, 1768, inclusive.
Ditto: from November 8th to December 31st, 1768.
Twenty two Acts passed in December, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 7, from Sir William Trelawny to the Earl of Hillsborough, March 17th, 1769, relative to the King's speech; the birth of a princess; the determination of the cases of the seamen tried by a court martial; Mr. May's mandamus to be of the Council; and the state of the account between the island of Jamaica and Mr. Craskell.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 8, from Sir William Trelawny to the Earl of Hillsborough, April 14th, 1769, requesting that a president may not be appointed to the Council of Jamaica in prejudice to the present members.
fo. 259.
Leeward Islands.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 5, from William Woodley, Esquire, Governor of the Leeward Islands, to the Earl of Hillsborough, October 3rd, 1768, informing his Lordship of the tranquility, which prevails in the Islands under his government.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 6, from Governor Woodley to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 3rd, 1768, promising to revise his general instructions, and send his dispatches by the first opportunity; and respecting several councillors.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 7, from Governor Woodley to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 23rd, 1768, acquainting his Lordship, that he shall not avail himself of the leave of absence given him by the King.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 8, from Governor Woodley to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 23rd, 1768, promising not to communicate any part of his Lordship's letters to the Council and Assemblies, and informing him of the state of the forts and fortifications.
fo. 260.
Minutes of Council of St. Christophers from March 29th to September 8th, 1768.
Ditto: of Assembly from April 11th to August 15th, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 9, from Governor Woodley to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 23rd, 1768, promising to use his endeavours to procure every intelligence relative to the several islands in the West Indies belonging to the Crowns of France and Spain.
Letter from Governor Woodley to Richard Phelps, Esquire, December 23rd, 1768, acknowledging the receipt of his letter inclosing the Acts of Parliament passed in the last session relating to the colonies.
Leeward Islands.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 13, from Governor Woodley to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 17th, 1769, relative to a controversy between the Council and Assembly of St. Christopher's with regard to the right of councillors to vote at elections of members of the Assembly.
fo. 261.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 11, from Governor Woodley to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 7th, 1769, relative to his leave of absence; the state of the Councils; and the Queen's happy delivery.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 12, from Governor Woodley to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 23rd, 1769, transmitting publick papers.
Antigua.
Minutes of Assembly from June 30th, 1768, to the 15th of December following.
Five Acts passed in October, November and December, 1768, and February, 1769.
Montserrat.
Minutes of Council from July 4th to September 22nd, 1767.
Nevis.
Minutes of Council from 4th June, 1766 to 9th July, 1768.
Journal of Assembly from August 16th, 1765, to July 24th, 1766.
Ditto: from September 15th, 1766, to July 2nd, 1767.
Ditto: from October 15th, 1767, to October 13th, 1768.
fo. 262.
An Act for settling a salary on the Governor, passed May 10th 1768.
Act passed December, 1768.
Leeward Islands.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 13, from Governor Woodley to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 23rd, 1769, relative to the state of defence of the islands of Antigua, Nevis and St. Christopher.
The state and condition of ordnance upon the several forts and fortifications in the island of Antigua, 1769.
Ditto: in the island of Nevis, 1769.
Ditto: in the island of St. Christopher, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 14, from Governor Woodley to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 23rd, 1769, recommending Mr. Dyer, junior, to succeed his father, as chief Judge of Montserrat, who is desirous of resigning his office in his favour.
fo. 263.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 15, from Governor Woodley to the Earl of Hillsborough, March 31st, 1769, relative to his dissolving the Assembly of Montserrat and calling a new one.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 16, from Governor Woodley to the Earl of Hillsborough, March 31st. 1769, relative to the condemnation of a corporal and two soldiers of the 68th regiment for murder; and to his having reprieved the two soldiers, till his Majesty's pleasure shall be known.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 18, from Governor Woodley to the Earl of Hillsborough, May 10th, 1769, containing an account of his having passed five Antigua Acts, and of his meeting of the new Assembly of Montserrat.
The state and condition of ordnance upon the several forts and fortifications in the island of Montserrat, 1769.
fo. 264.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 19, from Governor Woodley to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated June 9th, 1769. containing complaints against the masters of the Hillsborough and Grantham packets.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 21, from Governor Woodley to the Earl of Hillsborough, July 17th, 1769, informing his Lordship, that he has supplied Lieutenant Governor Fitzmaurice with arms for the use of the island of St. Vincent.
Antigua.
Two Acts passed at Antigua in May, 1769.
St. Christopher's.
Minutes of Council of St. Christopher's from September 7th, 1768, to May 12th, 1769.
Ditto of Assembly of ditto: from September 27th, 1768, to April 7th, 1769.
Montserrat.
Minutes of Council of Montserrat from January 6th to December 28th, 1768.
An Act passed at ditto: May 25th, 1769.
fo. 265.
Leeward Islands.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 22, from Governor Woodley to the Earl of Hillsborough, July 17th, 1768, relative to his proceedings in order to prevent a rupture between the Council and Assembly of St. Christopher's; and to the joy the King's speech gave to all ranks of people in his Government.
Duplicate of a letter from Governor Woodley to Mr. Pownall, dated July 17th, 1769, acknowledging the receipt of his letter accompanying copies of Acts passed in the last session of Parliament relating to America.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 23, from Governor Woodley to the Earl of Hillsborough, July 23rd, 1769, acquainting his Lordship with the arrival of Mr. Losack, Lieutenant General of the Leeward Islands; and mentioning his application for leave to return to England.
Minutes of the Assembly of Montserrat from January 6th to May 14th, 1768.
Ditto: from October 6th to December 7th, 1768.
An Act passed at St. Christopher's in June, 1769.
fo. 266.
Barbados.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 7, from William Spry, Esquire, Governor of Barbados, to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 15th, 1768, returning thanks to his Lordship for his effectual recommendation of Mr. Beckles to be Attorney General for that island.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 8, from Governor Spry to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 15th, 1768, promising to make use of the most expeditious method of conveying any intelligence for his Majesty's service.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 9, from Governor Spry to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 15th, 1768, congratulating his Lordship on his presiding at the Board of Trade.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 10, from Governor Spry to the Earl of Hillsborough, September, 24th, 1768, promising to make a particular enquiry into the grounds of Mr. Keeling's complaint against the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for the precinct of St. Michael.
fo. 267.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 11, from Governor Spry to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 24th, 1768, representing his entire approbation of his general instructions, and the peaceable submission of the inhabitants of Barbados to the authority of the laws.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 12, from Governor Spry to the Earl of Hillsborough, October 24th, 1768, relative to his compliance with his Majesty's sign manual, directing William Moore, Esquire, to be appointed Solicitor General of Barbados.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 13, from Governor Spry to the Earl of Hillsborough, November 4th, 1768, containing remarks on the copy of the proceedings in the case of Mr. Keeling, and the answer to his memorial.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 14, from Governor Spray to the Earl of Hillsborough, November 12th, 1768, containing remarks on some publick papers which he transmits.
fo. 268.
List of the members of his Majesty's Council of Barbados, September 23rd, 1768.
Account of forts, places of defence, guns and military stores in Barbados, 1768.
Number of officers and men capable of bearing arms in the several regiments in Barbados, 1768.
Number of inhabitants of Barbados, 1768.
The treasurer's return of new negroes imported into Barbados, from January 27th to August 27th, 1768.
The storekeeper's return of powder collected in the publick magazine from February 11th to September 6th, 1768.
Minutes of Council from February 11th to August 2nd, 1768.
Ditto: of Assembly from February 18th to August 2nd, 1768.
Seven Acts passed in February, March, June and August, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 15, from Governor Spry to the Earl of Hillsborough, November 12th, 1768, recommending three gentlemen to be of the Council in case of vacancies.
fo. 269.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 16, from Governor Spry to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 28th, 1769, relative to his compliance with the directions contained in several of his Lordship's letters; her Majesty's delivery; and the continuance of the Island's tranquility.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 18, from Governor Spry to the Earl of Hillsborough, June 6th, 1769, relative to a second memorial of Mr. Keeling; and the death of Mr. Bedford, the chief Judge of the Court, in which his cause is to be decided, and the appointment of Mr. Nicholls in his room.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 19, from Governor Spry to the Earl of Hillsborough, July 8th, 1769 (not signed), containing remarks on an Act of that Island respecting the parish of St. Peter.
Minutes of Council from August 30th, 1768, to January 26th, 1769.
Minutes of Assembly from August 30th, 1768, to April 18th, 1769.
Acts passed, August 30th, 1768.
fo. 270.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 20, from Governor Spry to the Earl of Hillsborough, July 8th, 1769, relative to the resolution of the Parliament to support the authority of the supreme Legislature over all parts of the British Dominions.
List of the members of the Council of Barbados, June 27th, 1769.
Abstract of all persons born, christened and buried in Barbados from January 1st, 1768, to December 31st following.
Treasurer's account of the number of new negroes imported into Barbados from August 11th, 1768, to February 11th, 1769.
Storekeeper's return of powder collected in the publick magazine from August 11th, 1768, to February 11th, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 21, from Governor Spry to the Earl of Hillsborough, July 31st, 1769, respecting the proceedings at law in Mr. Keeling's case.
fo. 271.
Copy of minutes of the Court of Common Please respecting Mr. Keeling's case.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 22, from Governor Spry to the Earl of Hillsborough, August 27th, 1769, relative to certain outrages committed by part of the crew of a brigantine against the Spaniards.
Bermuda.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 8, from George James Bruere, Esquire, Governor of Bermuda, to the Earl of Hillsborough, October 20th, 1768, containing an account of the Assembly's unprecedented proceedings in passing accompts, and of his having dissolved them.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 9, from Governor Bruere to the Earl of Hillsborough, November 1st, 1768, relative to the profit of the offices of Provost Marshall and Secretary.
fo. 272.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 10, from Governor Bruere to the Earl of Hillsborough, November 12th, 1768, promising to avail himself of every opportunity of sending his dispatches, and expressing his concern, that Mr. Tucker was too late in his application for the offices of Provost Marshall and Secretary.
Bermuda.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 11, from Governor Bruere to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 20th, 1768, relative to the refusal of the Assembly to enter upon publick business, and the necessity he is under to dissolve them.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 12, from Governor Bruere to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 28th, 1768, containing remarks on his general instructions.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 13, from Governor Bruere to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 22nd, 1769, praying that an additional instruction may be given to him for making good the annual deficiency in the salary granted to him by Act of Assembly, out of the fund or tax upon rum.
fo. 273.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 14, from Governor Bruere to the Earl of Hillsborough, March 1st, 1769, transmitting,
Minutes of Council, commencing April 12th and ending November 1st, 1768.
Ditto: in Assembly from April 11th to October 17th, 1768.
Votes of proceedings of Assembly from March 21st to May 14th, 1768.
Ditto: from June 20th to October 17th, 1768.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 15, from Governor Bruere to the Earl of Hillsborough, May 4th, 1769, relative to revocation of the 29th article of his instructions respecting the entry of vessels; to clandestine trade; and the resolution of the members of Assembly not to pass Acts for granting money for more than one year.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 16, from Governor Bruere to the Earl of Hillsborough, May 10th, 1769, proposing the imposition of a general poll-tax by Parliament on the colonies, and stating the proposed amount of it in the islands under his government.
fo. 274.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 17, from Governor Bruere to the Earl of Hillsborough, May 16th, 1769, requesting that he may be enabled to purchase a boat or small sloop for his own use, as Governor.
Votes and proceedings of the Assembly from June 20th to June 23rd, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 18, from Governor Bruere to the Earl of Hillsborough, June 24th, 1769, containing an account of the proceedings of the Assembly of Bermuda; and his having dissolved them.
Copy of the resolves of the general Assembly; their message to the Council; the Council's advice to the Governor; and his speech to the general Assembly.
Minutes of the proceedings in Council from August 15th, 1768, to May 6th, 1769, inclusive.
Ditto: from June 21st, 1769, to June 22nd, 1769, inclusive.
Minutes of the proceedings of the Council in Assembly, commencing December 12th, 1768, and ending May 23rd, 1769.
fo. 275.
Minutes of the proceedings of the Council from June 19th to June 23rd, 1769.
Votes and proceedings of the general Assembly from December 12th, 1768. to June 23rd, 1769.
One Act passed. February 17th, 1769.
Copies of several Acts passed in the Bermuda Islands.
Bahamas.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 1, from Thomas Shirley. Esquire, Governor of the Bahama Islands, to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 9th, 1768, relative to the expediency of opening the port of Providence, and to the state of defence of the islands under his government.
Answers to several queries respecting the state of the Bahama Islands.
Reasons for establishing a free port on the island of Providence.
Plan of Fort Nassau.
Plan of Fort Montagu.
fo. 276.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 2, from Governor Shirley to the Earl of Hillsborough, April 28th, 1769, relative to the instructions he has given to Mr. Symmer. agent for Turks' Islands, and the merit of Mr. Brown. Naval Officer and Chief Justice of the Bahama Islands.
Copy of Governor Shirley's instructions to Andrew Symmer, Esquire, his Majesty's agent at Turks' Islands, April 28th, 1769.
Remarks on Turks' Island by John Brown, Esquire, April 29th, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 4, from Governor Shirley to the Earl of Hillsborough, April 30th, 1769, transmitting, by Mr. Gambier, the old Seal of his government.
Mr. Gambier's receipt for the said Seal, April 30th, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter, No.11, from Mr. Symmer to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 17th, 1769, respecting his conduct, and the state of Turks' Islands.
fo. 277.
Duplicate of a letter, No.12, from Mr. Symmer to the Earl of Hillsborough January 17th, 1769, relative to a trade carried on between the British colonies in North America, and the French and Spanish colonies.
Accounts of goods landed at Turks' Islands from on board vessels from Boston and Piscataqua from November 7th, 1768, to January 8th, 1769.
Duplicate of a letter from Mr. Symmer to the Earl of Hillsborough, April 30th, 1769, vindicating his conduct and proceedings against the representation of the Governor, Council and Assembly of the Bahama Islands in their address to his Majesty.
Minutes of Council in Assembly, beginning October 25th, 1768, and ending November 15th, following.
Journal of the lower House of Assembly for the same time.
Bahamas.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from December 13th. 1768, to March 17th, 1769.
Journal of the lower House of Assembly for the same time.
fo. 278.
Ten Acts passed in December, 1768, and March, 1769.
Grenada.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 1, from Ulysses Fitzmaurice, Esquire, Commander in Chief of Grenada, &c., to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 2nd, 1768, signifying his having taken upon him the administration of government on the departure of General Melvill; the meeting of the Assembly of Grenada; and Lieutenant Governor Young's success in calming the minds of the inhabitants of Dominica.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 2, from Lieutenant Governor Fitzmaurice to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 2nd, 1768, promising to use his endeavours to oblige Mr. Irwin to fulfill his engagements.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 3, from Lieutenant Governor Fitzmaurice to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 5th, 1768, relative to his having given directions, that the 62nd regiment should be in readiness to embark, when the vessels appointed to receive them shall arrive.
fo. 279.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 4, from Lieutenant Governor Fitzmaurice to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 20th, 1768, promising to transmit observations on his Majesty's instructions to Governor Melvill.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 5, from Lieutenant Governor Fitzmaurice to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 21st, 1768, declaring he will not trouble the Board of Trade with duplicates of his dispatches to his Lordship.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 6, from Lieutenant Governor Fitzmaurice to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 22nd, 1768, promising to avail himself of every opportunity of communicating publick transactions to his Lordship.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 7, from Lieutenant Governor Fitzmaurice to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 23rd, 1768, relative to his having prorogued the several Assemblies of the islands under his government.
fo. 280.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 8, from Lieutenant Governor Fitzmaurice to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 29th, 1768, relative to his appointment of Mr. Staunton to be of the Council of Grenada in the room of Mr. Gordon, deceased, and the necessity of that measure.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 9, from Lieutenant Governor Fitzmaurice to the Earl of Hillsborough, October 5th, 1768, relative to the sentiments of his Majesty's new subjects in Grenada, and two of them conforming to the Church of England.
Address of his Majesty's new subjects in the island of Grenada to the Earl of Hillsborough.
Duplicate of a letter, No. 10, from Lieutenant Governor Fitzmaurice to the Earl of Hillsborough, October 6th, 1768, promising to expedite the proceedings in the cause between Mr. Irwin and Mr. Le Jeune and his wife.
State of the cause in Chancery between them.
Minutes of the Council of Grenada from July 26th, to August 26th, 1768.
Votes of the Assembly of Grenada and the Grenadines on August 26th and 27th, 1768.
fo. 281.
Minutes of Council from July 22nd, 1767, to March 25th, 1768.
Ditto: of January 11th and 15th, 1768.
Minutes of Assembly from the 11th to 14th December, 1767.
Ditto: from 12th to 15th March, 1768.
Exports and imports from January 1st to June 1st, 1768.
Lists of vessels entered inwards and cleared outwards in the Customs house of Grenada, from the 13th of November, 1764, to the 10th of October, 1766, inclusive; a list of Registers for the same time; a list of slaves imported between November 12th, 1764, and October 10th, 1766.
Dominica.
Minutes of Council from November 14th, 1767, to January 20th, 1768.
Ditto: from January 21st to March 8th, 1768.
Journal of Assembly from January 6th to February 19th, 1768.
Ditto: from March 15th to 22nd, 1768.
Ditto: from May 30th to September 28th, 1768.
Six Acts passed in June, July and September, 1768.
fo. 282.
Account of the receiver of 1 per cent on provisions and dry goods imported between January 5th and June 9th, 1764.
Lists of vessels entered and cleared from the port of Roseau, Dominica, having on board goods subject to 1 per cent duty from August 5th to December 26th, 1763.
Collector's account of ships cleared outwards, and duties paid between January 5th, 1764, and January 5th, 1765.
St. Vincent's
Printed proclamation respecting his Majesty's favour to the Caraibes, free mulattoes and free negroes, June 10th, 1769.
Minutes of Council from April 13th to June 7th, 1769.
Journal of the Assembly from March 2nd to June 7th, 1769.
Two Acts passed in June, 1768, and June, 1769.
Tobago.
Journal of the Assembly from the 11th to the 16th of July, 1768.
Five Acts passed, July, 1768.
Exports and imports from October 1st, 1766, to July 1st, 1767.
Grenada.
fo. 283.
Duplicate of a letter from John Graham, Esquire, President of the Council of Grenada, to the Earl of Hillsborough,
July 5th, 1769, relating to the proceedings of the Assembly; the constitution of a new Court of Chancery; and the military state of that Government.
Remarks on several Bills lately passed the Assembly of Grenada.
Copy of a Bill for constituting a Court of Chancery for the islands of Grenada and the Grenadines.
Minutes of the Council of Grenada from February 17th to August 24th, 1769.
Journal of the Assembly of Grenada and the Grenadines from February 16th to June 24th, 1769.
Trade.
The Secretary laid before the Board the following letters and papers, vizt.
Naples.
Letter from Isaac Jamineau, Esquire, Consul General, and the British factory at Naples to the Board. January 3rd, 1769, relative to the present state of the British commerce there.
Spain.
fo. 284.
List of British ships that have delivered or loaded any merchandize from or for any of the British dominions in the ports of Gallicia and Asturias. dated Corunna. January 12th. 1769. transmitted by Mr. Banks. Consul.
Ditto: to the 24th of June, 1769, dated Corunna. July 1st, 1769, transmitted by Mr. Banks.
Trade.
Letter from Edward Stanley, Esquire, Secretary to the Commissioners of the Customs, to John Pownall, Esquire, dated June 14th, 1769, transmitting,
Leidger of imports and exports between Christmas, 1763, and Christmas. 1764.
Nice.
Letter from John Buckland. Esquire, Vice Consul at Nice, June 21st, 1769, relative to the present state of the British commerce there.
Africa.
Letter from Samuel Poirier, Esquire, Secretary to the African Committee, to John Pownall, Esquire, dated August 1st. 1769, transmitting,
List of the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa for the year 1769.
The account of the African Committee anno 1768, distinguishing every article of expence under its proper title.
fo. 285.
Copy of a letter from John Grossle, Esquire, Governor of Cape Coast Castle, to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, dated April 24th, 1769.
Copy of a letter from ditto: to the African Committee, June 21st, 1769.
Copy of a letter from Gilbert Petrie, Esquire, late Governor of Cape Coast Castle, to the African Committee, July 31st, 1769.
Georgia.
Letter from James Wright, Esquire, Governor of Georgia, to the Board, February 10th, 1769, containing his observa tions on several Acts passed in that province in December last.
Journal of the upper House from November 7th to December 24th, 1768.
Journal of the proceedings of the Commons' House of Assembly for the same time.
Copy of a minute of Council, December 9th, 1769, relative to the expediency of providing a sum in the next tax Bill for the use of certain persons imported into the colony from Ireland.
fo. 286.
Letter from Governor Wright to the Board, dated May 6th, 1769, transmitting,
Minutes of Council from October 4th to December 9th, 1768.
Letter from Governor Wright to the Board. July 5th. 1769, relative to the contingent and Indian expences from Midsummer, 1768, to Midsummer, 1769. and to the certificates he has given to Mr. Nunes. as Indian interpreter, and to others.
New Hampshire.
Letter from John Wentworth, Esquire, Governor of New Hampshire, to the Board, March 5th, 1768, relative to the condemnation of a schooner and cargo of which David Rindge, Esquire, was owner, and transmitting,
The memorial and humble petition of Mr. Rindge to Governor Wentworth and the Council, October 12th, 1767.
Massachusetts.
Letter from Thomas Hutchinson. Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusets Bay, to the Board, dated September 25th, 1769. containing an account of the state of manufactures in that province.
fo. 287.
Printed Boston weekly Newsletter, Thursday, September 21st, 1769.
Jamaica.
Letter from Mr. Murray, Deputy Naval officer, to Mr. Pownall, dated December 1st, 1768, transmitting,
Naval office lists from June 29th to September 29th, 1768.
Letter from Mr. Murray, July 1st, 1769, transmitting, Naval office lists from the 29th of March to the 29th of June, 1769.
Leeward Islands, Antigua.
Minutes of Council of Antigua from June 15th, 1768. to February 16th, 1769.
Five Acts passed in March and April, 1769.
Grenada.
Letter from the Commissioners for the sale of lands to the Board, dated August 18th, 1766, inclosing several papers relative to their transactions.
fo. 288.
Letter from Ulysses Fitzmaurice, Esquire, Commander in Chief of Grenada, &c., to the Board, dated May 20th, 1769, containing remarks on assignments of leases of land in the islands of Dominica and St. Vincent by the French occupiers thereof.
Grenada.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Fitzmaurice to the Board, dated June 21st, 1769, transmitting,
Copy of a petition to the Lieutenant Governor to stay proceedings on execution of Jean Pierre Dauber miny's plantation.
Injunction to stay proceedings on the said execution.

Trade.

Ordered, that the Secretary do write to the Commissioners of the Customs for the following account, vizt.
An account of the value of goods exported from England to his Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America from Midsummer, 1763, to Midsummer, 1769, distinguish ing each year.

fo. 289.

Wednesday, December 13. Present:—Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Robinson, Lord Lisburne.

New York.

The Earl of Hillsborough, one of his Majesty's principal Secre taries of State, being present, their lordships resumed the consideration of the Journals of the Assembly of New York in their last session of Assembly, and after deliberation, it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty in Council upon several parts of the said proceedings should be prepared.

New Jersey.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, recommending that Mr. Skinner may be appointed of the Council of New Jersey, in the room of Mr. Ashfield, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved and signed.

fo. 290.

New York.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the petition of the Assembly of New York by their agent relative, to the Bill for emitting one hundred and twenty thousand pounds in bills of credit, having been prepared pursuant to order, was read and approved.

Grenada, Dominica.

Read an order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated November 20th, 1769, referring to this Board, for their consideration and report, the memorial of Sir George Colebrooke and others to the King, praying that the island of Dominica may be erected into a distinct government, independent of Grenada.

Ordered, that the draught of a report thereupon to the Lords of the Committee of Council be prepared [vide minutes of January 12th, 1770].

fo. 291.

Virginia.

Read two orders of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated November 20th, 1769, referring to this Board, for their consideration and report, the petition of Thomas Walpole and others, praying the King to grant to them two millions four hundred thousand acres of land, and of Nathaniel Falconer and others, praying for a grant of two hundred thousand acres of land, lying on the back of Virginia.

Their lordships agreed to take the said orders of reference into consideration on this day se'nnight, and the Secretary was ordered to give notice thereof to the parties interested therein.

fo. 292.

Friday, December 15. Present:—Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Fitz herbert, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Robinson, Lord Lisburne.

Trade, Africa.

The Earl of Hillsborough, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, being present, their lordships read several papers relative to the state of the British trade and interests on the coast of Africa, the titles of which are as follows, vizt.
Letter from the Earl of Rochford, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, to this Board, dated November 24th, 1769, referring, for their consideration and report, several papers respecting the complaints made by the British merchants against the officers of the Dutch West India Company on the coast of Africa.
fo. 293.
Copy of a memorial presented by Sir Joseph Yorke to the States General, October 10th, 1769, complaining of the behaviour of the Dutch Company's servants upon the coast of Africa, with regard to the trade between his Majesty's subjects and the Portuguese.
Extract of a letter from Sir Joseph Yorke, Hague, 10th November, 1769.
Extract of a letter from the Earl of Rochford to his Excellency Sir Joseph Yorke, November 24th, 1769.
Copy of a letter from the Earl of Rochford to Sir Joseph Yorke, dated August 4th, 1769.
Six papers marked A, B, C, D, E, F.
Note from Richard Sutton, Esquire, to the Secretary, dated November 23rd, 1769, relative to a voluminous Dutch paper.
Memorial of the African Committee, complaining of the Dutch Governor and Council at Elmina.

After some consideration of the several papers above mentioned, it was agreed to take them into further consideration on Thursday, the 21st instant, and it was ordered, that notice should be given to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa to attend.

South Carolina.

fo. 294.

The Secretary acquainted the Board, that, he was desired by Mr. Moore, one of the Council of South Carolina, to signify to their lordships his resignation of the office of one of his Majesty's Council for the province of South Carolina, in consequence of his having been removed from his office of Collector of the Customs in that colony.

Their lordships took into consideration several laws passed in the colony of Nova Scotia in the years 1768 and 1769, the titles of which are as follows, vizt.
An Act for taking special bails in the country upon actions depending in his Majesty's Supreme Court of this province.
An Act for discharging the penalties and forfeitures in bonds, contracts and agreements on payment and satisfaction of the principal sum and damages due upon the same.
An Act for enabling the sale of goods distrained for rent.
Nova Scotia.
fo. 295.
An Act for the convenient and speedy assignment of dower.
An Act in addition to, and further amendment of an Act made in the 32nd year of his late Majesty's reign, intituled, 'an Act relating to treasons and felonies'.
An Act for giving like remedy upon promissory notes as is now used upon bills of exchange.
An Act for determining differences by arbitration.
An Act for the rating and levying of the charges for conveying malefactors and offenders to the goal.
An Act for suppressing unlicensed houses, and for granting to his Majesty a duty on persons hereafter to be licensed.
An Act to impower the Supreme Court at their stated sittings in the town of Halifax to try offenders, who may be guilty of felonies in other counties in this province.
fo. 296.
An Act in amendment of an Act made and passed in the 7th year of his Majesty's reign, intituled. 'an Act for partition of lands in coparcenary, jointenancy and tenancy in common, and thereby for the more effectual collecting his Majesty's quitrents in the colony of Nova Scotia'.

The said laws appearing to be of great importance, and to require consideration in point of law, it was ordered, that they should lye by. until his Majesty should think fit to direct to which of his Counsel at Law the business of this office, requiring such consideration, should be referred.

Wednesday, December 20. Present:—Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Fitz herbert. Mr. Eliot, Mr. Robinson, Lord Lisburne.

West Florida.

fo. 297.

The Earl of Hillsborough, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, being present, his Lordship signified to the Board, that his Majesty had been pleased to approve of Peter Chester, Esquire, to be Governor of West Florida, and that it was his Majesty's pleasure, that this Board should prepare the draughts of a proper Commission and instructions with all convenient dispatch; whereupon it was ordered, that such draughts should be accordingly prepared.

New York.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the petition of the Assembly of New York, on the subject of the Bill for emitting one hundred and twenty thousand pounds in paper bills of credit, having been transcribed pursuant to order, was signed.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty on certain proceedings of the Assembly of New York in their last session, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved and ordered to be transcribed.

fo. 298.

Virginia.

Their lordships, pursuant to their resolution on the 13th instant, took into consideration the petitions of sundry members of Parliament and others for grants of lands in the country lately ceded to his Majesty by the Indians, and several of the principal persons interested in that petition, which relates to a grant of two millions four hundred thousand acres, attending, they were called in, and, having been desired to explain to the Board, more particularly than is set forth in their petition, the nature of their proposals, their plan of settlement, and in what part of the country they desired to have the grant petitioned for. they stated, that, as the ground of their application was a proposal to purchase the lands of the Crown, they wished, before they entered into any such particular explanation, to know, whether the Crown would or would not be disposed to consent to such purchase.

fo. 299.

It appearing to the Board, that this was a matter for the determination of the Lords of the Treasury, it was proposed, in order to save the gentlemen the time and trouble of multiplied references, to take immediately the sense of the Treasury upon that proposition, and the gentlemen being withdrawn, the Board was adjourned for a short time.

The Board being after some time resumed, the gentlemen were again called in and acquainted, that, upon application to the Treasury Board, now sitting, their lordships had declared, that, as to the political part of the consideration respecting this application, they considered it as belonging to this Board, but that as to the purchase of lands in the country ceded to the Indians, their lordships had no doubt about advising his Majesty to consent to any reasonable proposition for that purpose.

fo. 300.

Upon this ground it was recommended to the gentlemen to lay their proposals of purchase before the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, after which the political part would remain for the consideration of this Board, upon such explanatory proposition, as they should think fit to offer, respecting the object and advantages of the settlement proposed, or the utility of having a government in that part of the country, either by Charter or other ways, in case that should be thought advisable, and the same could be done, consistent with the rights of others.

No persons appearing to answer to the petition of Falconer and others, it was ordered, that the same should lye by for consideration, when the parties interested therein should make application for that purpose.

fo. 301.

Thursday, December 21. Present:—Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Robinson. Lord Lisburne.

Trade, Africa.

Their lordships, pursuant to their resolution on the 15th instant, took into consideration the several papers relative to our commerce and interests on the coast of Africa, mentioned in the minutes of that day, and several of the Committee of the Company of Merchants attending as desired, they were called in, and their lordships stated to them the steps which had been taken by this Board respecting the two matters contained in their memorial, vizt.

Trade, Africa.

The refusal of the officers of the Dutch West India Company to allow a free passage to Cape Appolonia, and their obstructing the Portuguese vessels in their commerce with the British forts and factorys.

fo. 302.

Their lordships also acquainted them with the negotiation which had been opened with the States General on the subject of the last head of complaint, and the ground on which the Dutch West India Company endeavoured to support their pretensions.

Upon this occasion reference was had to a treaty made in 1707, and since enlarged and confirmed between the Royal African Company of England and the Dutch West India Company, respecting this matter, the particulars of which treaty were read and explained to the Committee, and they were asked whether, if the affair of the Portuguese vessels could be re-established upon the basis of that treaty, it would be for the interest of the trade in its present situation, they said, they apprehended it would, but desired further time to consider thereof, and then they withdrew.

fo. 303.

Friday, December 22. Present:—Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Fitz herbert, Mr. Eliot. Mr. Robinson, Lord Lisburne.

Grenada.

Several petitions praying the Board's approbation of certain leases of lands in the ceded islands, granted to the new subjects, being transferred or assigned, were read, and the Secretary was ordered to certify the Board's approbation of such assignments, vizt.
Jean Pierre Dubois to James Blair.
Gabriel Cherpi to Robert Wynne.
Prosper Fournier and others to Charles Payne Sharpe.
John Charles Flandrin and others to Francis Lee.
Francois Moquet to Charles Payne Sharpe.
Louis Martin Mon-Louis to Louis Fournier de Ravinier.

Proprieties, Pennsylvania.

A draught of the instructions for the observance of the laws of trade, usually given to the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania, upon the King's approbation of their Deputy Governor, having been prepared pursuant to order of the 17th ultimo, was approved, and a representation to his Majesty thereupon was signed.

fo. 304.

West Florida.

A draught of a Commission, appointing Peter Chester, Esquire, Governor of West Florida, having been prepared pursuant to to order, was approved, and a representation to his Majesty thereupon was signed.

Plantations General.

A draught of a representation to his Majesty, recommending that the Superintendent for Indian affairs in the Southern district may be appointed an extra member of the Council in each colony within his district, under certain limitations, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved and signed.

Read an order of the King in Council, dated November 29th, 1769, approving the report of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs on Captain Carver's case, and declaring his intention to bestow his bounty on him, provided he delivers up to this Board all maps, charts. plans, discoveries and observations made during the expedition mentioned in his petition; and directing the Lords of the Treasury to give proper directions therein.

fo. 305.

The Secretary having presented to the Board certain journals and charts, delivered to him by Captain Carver, and which Captain Carver declared to be all that were taken and delineated by him of his discoveries, it was ordered, that the Secretary should certify to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury the delivery thereof, pursuant to the said order.