Journal, August 1778
Volume 85

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1938

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199-204

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'Journal, August 1778: Volume 85', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 14: January 1776 - May 1782 (1938), pp. 199-204. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77784 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Journal, August 1778

fo. 169.

Friday, August 14th. Present:—Mr. Greville, Mr. de Grey.

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

Africa.

The following papers received from the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa were laid before the Board, vizt.
Copy of a letter from Richard Miles, esquire, Governor of Cape Coast Castle, to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, dated January 31st, 1778, inclosing copies of several papers relative to a complaint made by a Captain of a Portuguese vessel against Captain Chalmers of the ship Lord Germaine.

fo. 170.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter to the Right Honorable Lord Viscount Weymouth, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, be prepared; and that copies of the said letters and papers be transmitted to his Lordship, for his Lordship's information.

The draught of the said letter, having been prepared according to order, was approved, transcribed and signed.

St. Vincent's.

Read a letter from Valentine Morris, esquire, Governor of the Island of St. Vincent, to the Board, dated May 26th, 1778, vindicating his conduct, respecting certain grants of lands made by him, upon which the Board made a representation to his Majesty on the 9th of December last, and transmitting.
A printed Gazette of St. Vincent's, dated Saturday, May 23rd, 1778.

Trade.

Read the following orders of the Lords of the Privy Council, vizt.
fo. 171.
Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated August 5th, 1778, referring to this Board, the petition of Thomas Alsager, praying leave to export to Smyrna, on board the ship Tartar, certain military stores therein mentioned, for trade with the Turks.
Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated August 5th, 1778, referring to this Board, the petition of Messieurs Hooker and Company, in behalf of the captains employed in the service of the East India Company, praying leave to export a certain quantity of gunpowder therein mentioned, on board their respective ships, for private trade.
Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated August 5th, 1778, referring to this Board, the petition of Messrs. Thellusson and Company, praying leave to export to Cork, on board the ship Commerce, sundry military stores therein specified, for the use of a letter of marque fitting out there.
fo. 172.
Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated August 7th, 1778, referring to this Board, the petition of Peter Perchard, praying leave to export to the Island of Guernsey, certain military stores therein mentioned, on board the ship New London Packet, for the use of two letters of marque fitting out, at that Island.
Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated August 12th, 1778, referring to this Board, the petition of Messieurs Walker and Dawson, praying leave to export to the Island of Jamaica, on board the ship Speke, certain military stores therein mentioned, for the use of three letters of marque fitting out there.
fo. 173.
Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated August 13th, 1778, referring to this Board, the petition of Messieurs Dunlop and Wilson, praying leave to export to the Island of Antigua, on board the ship Blackburn, sundry military stores therein mentioned, for the purpose of arming some private ships of war fitting out there.

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

fo. 174.

Thursday, August 20th. Present:—Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Greville, Mr. de Grey.

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

Trade.

Read the following orders of the Lords of the Privy Council, vizt.:
Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated August 5th, 1778, referring to this Board, the petition of the Carron Company, praying leave to export from their works in Scotland, to Dublin and Cork, on board the ship Canon, sundry iron ordnance and shot therein specified, for the use of the Board of Ordnance at Dublin, and armed vessels at Cork.
Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated August 13th, 1778, referring to this Board, the petition of Messieurs Le Cras and Le Mesurier, praying leave to export to Jersey, on board the ship Jersey, sundry military stores therein specified, for the use of a letter of marque fitting out from that Island.
fo. 175.
Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated August 13th, 1778, referring to this Board, the petition of Robert Mangles, praying leave to export to the Island of Guernsey, on board the New London Packet, sundry military stores therein specified, for the use of letters of marque fitting out there.

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.

Barbados.

Read a letter from the Honourable Edward Hay, Governor of the Island of Barbados, to the Board, dated June 4th, 1778, acquainting their Lordships with the resignation of Mr. Conrade Adams, one of the Members of his Majesty's Council for that Island, and mentioning either of the three following gentlemen as proper to fill the vacancy at the Council Board for the said Island, vizt. George James, John Ince and John Bishop.

fo. 176.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, proposing that John Ince, esquire, may be appointed one of the Council for the Island of Barbados, in the room of Conrade Adams, having been prepared, was approved, transcribed and signed.

Leeward Islands.

Read a letter from William Mathew Burt, esquire, Governor of the Leeward Islands, to the Board, dated June 13th, 1778, acquainting the Board, that he had directed Mr. Hodges to take his seat in the Council for the Island of Montserrat, and recommending him to be appointed of the said Council by mandamus from his Majesty. He also transmits the following publick papers with his observations thereon, vizt.
St. Christopher's.
Minutes of Council of the Island of St. Christopher from October 3rd, 1777, to April, 1778.
One Act passed in the Island of St. Christopher in April, 1778.
Antigua.
One Act passed in the Island of Antigua in March, 1778.
Montserrat.
fo. 177.
Two Acts passed in the Island of Montserrat in March, 1778.
Nevis.
One Act passed in the Island of Nevis in March, 1778.

Montserrat.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, proposing that Anthony Hodges, esquire, may be appointed of the Council for the Island of Montserrat, having been prepared, was approved, transcribed and signed.

Ordered, that the Acts before mentioned be sent to Mr. Jackson, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Dominica.

fo. 178.

Read a petition of Pierre Chopin, of the Island of Dominica, to Governor Shirley, praying leave, that his lease of a tract of land in St. George's Parish in the said Island, containing thirteen acres of cleared land and thirteen acres of wood land, may be assigned by the said petitioner to Jacque Peu Du Vallon L'Etang and Catherine, his wife; and it appearing, that the Governor had consented to the said assignment, it was ordered, that the Secretary should certify their Lordships' approbation thereof.

Senegambia.

Lord George Germain having signified to the Board, that his Majesty had been pleased to appoint Arthur Charles Murphy, esquire, to be Provost Marshal of the Province of Senegambia, it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty should be prepared, recommending the said Arthur Charles Murphy to be of the Council for the said Province; and the said draught having been prepared accordingly, was approved, transcribed and signed.

Their Lordships, having taken into their consideration the complaints contained in the memorials of Francis McNamara and Thomas Sharpless against Edward Morse, esquire, Chief Justice of the Province of Senegambia, upon which Counsel were heard on the 9th of July last, it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon should be prepared.

fo. 179.

Friday, August 21st. Present:—Mr. Greville, Mr. de Grey.

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

Senegambia.

Read a letter from John Robinson, esquire, Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, to Mr. Cumberland, dated August 21st, 1778, transmitting two indents of goods for the Senegal service this year, laid before the Treasury Board by Thomas Bullock, esquire, agent for the Province of Senegambia: and desiring that Mr. Cumberland will move the Lords of Trade, to communicate their opinion to the Lords of the Treasury, which of the said indents it would be proper to have forwarded; and whether the goods should be insured.

Ordered, that the Secretary do write to Mr. Robinson, in answer to the above letter, and acquaint him, for the information of the Lords of the Treasury, with the opinion of the Board thereupon.

fo. 180.

Thursday, August 27th. Present:—Mr. Greville, Mr. de Grey.

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

Senegambia.

The Secretary acquainted their Lordships, that, pursuant to order of the last Board, he had, on the same day, written to Mr. Robinson, and communicated their Lordships' opinion upon the indents of goods intended for the Senegal service this year.

Africa.

The following papers received from the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, were laid before the Board, vizt.
Copy of a letter from Richard Miles, esquire, Governor of Cape Coast Castle, to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, dated April 4th, 1778.
Copy of a letter from the said Committee to the Governor and Council of Cape Coast Castle, dated London, August 21st, 1778.

fo. 181.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter to the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Weymouth, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, be prepared, transmitting to his Lordship, for his Lordship's information, an extract of so much of the copy of the letter beforementioned from Richard Miles, esquire, Governor of Cape Coast Castle, as respects his further proceedings relative to Captain Chalmers' dispute with the Captain of a Portuguese ship; and the said draught, having been prepared accordingly, was approved, transcribed and signed.

Trade.

Read the following orders of the Lords of the Privy Council, vizt.
Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated August 21st, 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 New London Packet, sundry military stores therein specified, for the use of a letter of marque.
fo. 182.
Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated August 21st, 1778, referring to this Board, the petition of William and Thomas Raikes, praying leave to export to St. Petersburgh, on board the ship Resolution, sundry military stores therein specified, for trade.
Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated August 26th, 1778, referring to this Board, the petition of Peter Perchard, praying leave to export to the Island of Guernsey, on board the ship New London Packet, sundry military stores therein specified, for the use of the Swallow, letter of marque.

Trade.

Their Lordships, upon consideration of the 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.