Journal, October 1778
Volume 85

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1938

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206-209

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'Journal, October 1778: Volume 85', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 14: January 1776 - May 1782 (1938), pp. 206-209. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77786 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Journal, October 1778

fo. 190.

Thursday, October 8th. Present:—Mr. de Grey.

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

Read a letter from Mr. Knox to Mr. Cumberland, dated September 10th, 1778, transmitting, by direction of Lord George Germain,
Leeward Islands.
Extract of a letter from William Mathew Burt, esquire, Governor of the Leeward Islands, to his Lordship, dated St. Christopher, June 9th, 1778, inclosing,
Copy of a Docket of Chancery Fees to be observed in the Leeward Islands.
Copy of a letter from William Mathew Burt, esquire, Governor of the Leeward Islands, to Lord George Germain, dated St. Christopher's, June 16th, 1778, containing observations on the Docket of Chancery Fees abovementioned.

fo. 191.

Read a letter from William Mathew Burt, esquire, Governor of the Leeward Islands, to the Board, dated St. Christopher's, July 27th, 1778, proposing certain regulations in the Council of the Virgin Islands; and transmitting the following publick papers, vizt.:
Minutes of Council of the Island of Antigua, from October 2nd, 1777, to April 1st, 1778.
One Act passed in Antigua in April, 1778.
Journal of Assembly of the Island of St. Christopher, from October 3rd, 1777, to March 19th, 1778.

Resolved, that the Board will take into their further consideration the papers transmitted by Mr. Knox's letter of the 10th of September: and the letter from Governor Burt, at some other opportunity.

Jamaica.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following publick papers, vizt.:
Journal of Assembly of the Island of Jamaica from the 11th to the 16th June, 1778.
One Act passed in Jamaica in June, 1778.
Nova Scotia.
fo. 192.
Minutes of Council of the Province of Nova Scotia from the 11th February to the 17th August, 1778.
Journal of Council in Assembly from the 6th to the 25th of June, 1778.
Journal of Assembly from the 6th to the 25th of June, 1778.
Eleven Acts passed in the Province of Nova Scotia in June, 1778.

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

Quebec.

The Secretary informed the Board, that pursuant to order of the 25th of September, he had, on the 5th instant, written to Sir Guy Carleton, transmitting a copy of the memorial of Peter Livius, esquire, Chief Justice of the Province of Quebec, and desiring that Sir Guy Carleton will be pleased to assign the reasons which induced him to remove the said Mr. Livius from his Office.

Trade.

fo. 193.

Read the following orders of the Lords of the Privy Council, vizt.
Order in Council, dated 25th September, 1778, referring the petition of William Brander, praying leave to export certain military stores to Grenada, on board the ship London, for the use of the militia.
Order in Council, dated 25th September, 1778, referring the petition of Dunlop and Wilson, praying leave to export to Antigua, on board the ship Blizzard, certain military stores, for fitting out an armed vessel.
Order in Council, dated 7th October, 1778, referring the petition of Baugh, Ames and Company, praying leave to export from Bristol to St. Christopher's, on board the ship Merlin, a certain quantity of gunpowder, for the use of the inhabitants.
fo. 194.
Order in Council, dated 7th October, 1778, referring the petition of Baugh, Ames and Company, praying leave to export from Bristol to Jamaica, on board the ship David, a certain quantity of gunpowder, for the use of the inhabitants.
Order in Council, dated 7th October, 1778, referring petition of Messieurs Holiday and Bamber, praying leave to export from Liverpool to Belfast, certain military stores, by the Belfast Packet.

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

fo. 195.

Thursday, October 15th. Present:—Mr. de Grey.

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

The Secretary laid before the Board the following publick papers, vizt.:
Grenada.
Minutes of Council of the Island of Grenada from August 2nd, 1777, to May 20th, 1778.
Journal of Assembly of the same Island, from February 18th, 1777, to January 24th, 1778.
Two Acts passed in the Island of Grenada in April and July, 1778.
Tobago.
Minutes of Council of the Island of Tobago, from October 30th, 1776, to March 24th, 1778.
fo. 196.
Journal of Council in Assembly from July 1st, 1776, to April 9th, 1778.
Journal of Assembly from February 28th to June 28th, 1777, and from January 26th to April 10th, 1778.
Two Acts passed in the Island of Tobago in April, 1778.

Ordered, that the Acts beforementioned be sent to Mr.Jackson, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.
Trade.
State of British Imports at Hamburgh in the year 1777, together with the valuation of them.
State of French Imports at Hamburgh in the year 1777, together with the valuation of them.
State of British Imports at Bremen in the year 1777, together with the valuation of them.
State of French Imports at Bremen in the year 1777, together with the valuation of them.
Navigation of Great Britain to Hamburgh, and all the Maritime States in the year 1777.

fo. 197.

Read an order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated October 9th, 1778, referring the petition of Lane, Son and Fraser, praying leave to export to the Island of Nevis, on board the ship Three Friends, certain military stores therein mentioned, for the use of private ships of war.

Their Lordships, upon consideration of the foregoing petition, were of opinion, that the exportation therein prayed for should be allowed: and the draught of a report to the Lords of the Privy Council thereupon, having been prepared, was approved, transcribed and signed.

Friday, October 23rd. Present:—Mr. de Grey.

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

Trade.

fo. 198.

Read an order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated October 21st, 1778, referring to this Board, the petition of Thomas Pecholier, praying leave to export to West Florida, on board the ship Live Oak, certain military stores therein mentioned, for trade.

Their Lordships, upon consideration of the foregoing petition, were of opinion, that the exportation therein prayed for should be allowed: and the draught of a report to the Lords of the Privy Council thereupon, having been prepared, was approved, transcribed and signed.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following publick papers, vizt.:
Jamaica.
List of ships that have entered inwards at Jamaica, between December 29th, 1776, and December 29th, 1777.
List of ships that have cleared outwards at Jamaica, between December 29th, 1776, and December 29th, 1777.

fo. 199.

Thursday, October 29th. Present:—Mr. de Grey.

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

Trade.

Read an order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated October 23rd, 1778, referring to this Board the petition of John Walker, praying leave to export to Grenada, on board the ship Westerhall, certain military stores therein mentioned, for the use of privateers.

Their Lordships, upon consideration of the foregoing petition, were of opinion, that the exportation prayed for should be allowed; and the draught of a report to the Lords of the Privy Council, having been prepared, was approved, transcribed and signed.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following publick papers, vizt.:
West Florida.
Minutes of Council of the Province of West Florida from October 30th to November 18th, 1777; from 10th January to 11th February, 1778; and from 2nd March to 25th April, 1778.