Journal, June 1778
Volume 85

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Institute of Historical Research

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1938

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190-192

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'Journal, June 1778: Volume 85', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 14: January 1776 - May 1782 (1938), pp. 190-192. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77782 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Journal, June 1778

fo. 142.

Tuesday, June 2nd, Present:—Mr.Jenyns, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. de Grey.

Lord George Germain, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, attends.

Jamaica.

fo. 143.

Pursuant to the resolution of the 5th of May, their Lordships took into their further consideration an Act passed in the Island of Jamaica in December, 1776,respecting Hope Plantation Water: and being informed, that Mr. Jackson attended, together with Mr. Dunning, Counsel on the part of Mr. Fuller, agent for the Island of Jamaica: Mr. Howarth, Counsel on the part of Mr. Lee, agent for the Duke and Duchess of Chandos, with the said agents, and several other gentlemen, they were called in; and Mr. Jackson's report upon the said Act having been read, and referrence had to two Acts passed in that Island in 1752 and 1757, recited in the preamble to the Act under consideration. Mr. Dunning was heard on the part of the town of Kingston in support of the said Act, and Mr. Howarth on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Chandos: and Mr. Dunning having been heard in reply, the parties having nothing further to offer, they were desired to withdraw: when after mature consideration it was resolved, that the said Act was improper to receive his Majesty's confirmation: and the draught of a representation thereupon having been prepared was approved, transcribed and signed: as was also the draught of a representation to his Majesty, proposing the confirmation of an Act respecting the Estate of the late Thomas Harper, prepared pursuant to order by the minute of the 29th of May last.

Senegambia.

Mr. Drew and Mr. Morse attending, pursuant to order, were informed, that their Lordships will be ready to hear Lieutenant Governor McNamara, Mr. Francis McNamara, and Mr. Sharpless in support of their memorials against Mr. Morse on Thursday, the 18th instant, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon.

fo. 144.

Thursday, June 18th, Present:—Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Gascoyne, Lord Robert Spencer, Mr. Greville, Mr. de Grey.

Lord George Germain, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, attends.

Senegambia.

fo. 145.

Pursuant to appointment their Lordships met to take into consideration the several memorials of Lieutenant Governor McNamara, Mr. Francis McNamara, and Mr. Thomas Sharpless, containing complaints against the conduct of Edward Morse, esquire, Chief Justice of the Province of Senegambia, together with a memorial of the said Chief Justice, in reply to the charges contained in the memorial of Lieutenant Governor McNamara; and also a memorial of the said Chief Justice, in answer to the two memorials of Mr. Francis McNamara and Mr. Thomas Sharpless, all which memorials are mentioned in the several minutes of the 27th of January, the 10th, 13th and 24th of February, the 3rd and 24th of March, and the 12th and 19th of May last. And being informed that Mr. Morse attended, together with Mr. Drew, agent for the complainants, and Mr. Macdonald, their Counsel, they were called in; when Mr. Morse informed their Lordships, that Mr. Mansfield who he had retained as Counsel on his behalf, was not able to attend; whereupon the Board recommended it to Mr. Drew and Mr. Morse to settle the charges of the present day between themselves, which having been done, their Lordships, with consent of all the parties, further postponed the said hearing until Thursday, the 9th of July next, at twelve o'clock.

East Florida.

Upon application of William Drayton, esquire, late Chief Justice of the Province of East Florida, it was ordered, that it should be recommended to the agent for the said Province, to pay to the said late Chief Justice one moiety of his salary from the 16th day of December, 1777, being the day on which he was suspended by Governor Tonyn, to the day … when Mr. Drayton resigned his said Office of Chief Justice.

Trade.

fo. 146.

Read the following orders of the Lords of the Privy Council, vizt.
Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated June 11th, 1778, referring to this Board, the petition of John Craven, praying leave to export from London to Copenhagen, on board the ship Sally, sundry iron ordnance, for the use of the East India ship Christiansted.
Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated June 11th, 1778, referring to this Board, the petition of William Wallace, praying leave to export from Liverpool to Dublin sundry military stores therein specified, for the use of a ship fitting out there.

Their Lordships, upon consideration of the two petitions abovementioned, were of opinion, that the exportation prayed for should be allowed; and the draughts of two reports to the Lords of the Privy Council thereupon, having been prepared, were approved, transcribed and signed.

Senegambia.

fo. 147.

Read a letter from Mr. Knox to Mr. Cumberland, dated June 18th, 1778, desiring, by direction of Lord George Germain, that copies of the evidence upon the hearing against Governor O'Hara, and also against Lieutenant Governor McNamara, may be transmitted to his Lordship's Office of Secretary of State.

Ordered, that Mr. Cumberland do write to Mr. Knox, and transmit to him for the information of Lord George Germain, copies of the representation to his Majesty upon the complaints against Governor O'Hara; and of the evidence given upon the hearing of the complaints against Lieutenant Governor McNamara.

fo. 148.

Tuesday, June 30th. Present:—Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. de Grey.

Trade.

Read the three following orders of the Lords of the Privy Council, vizt.
Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated June 24th, 1778, referring to this Board, the petition of Robert Mangles, praying leave to export to the Island of Guernsey sundry military stores therein specified, on board the ship Montague, for the use of a letter of marque.
fo. 149.
Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated June 24th, 1778, referring to this Board, the petition of Messieurs Le Cras and Le Mesurier, praying leave to export to the Island of Guernsey, on board the ship Sukey, sundry military stores therein mentioned, for the use of the Revenge, letter of marque.
Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated June 24th, 1778, referring to this Board, the petition of Robert Taylor, praying leave to export to Lisbon, sundry military stores therein specified, on board the ship Love, for the use of a ship in the Brazil trade.

Their Lordships, upon consideration of the three foregoing petitions, were of opinion, that the exportation therein prayed for should be allowed; and the draughts of three reports to the Lords of the Privy Council thereupon, having been prepared, were approved, transcribed and signed.