Journal, July 1742
Volume 50

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1931

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26-29

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'Journal, July 1742: Volume 50', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 8: January 1742 - December 1749 (1931), pp. 26-29. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81735 Date accessed: 24 September 2014.


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Journal, July 1742

Thursday, July 1. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Keene.

Pennsylvania.

The Board had under consideration the draught of a report on the subject of the Pennsylvania petition, and reference of the Lords of Committee of Council thereupon (mentioned in the minutes of the 29th of last month), and made some progress therein.

Tuesday, July 6. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Keene.

Pennsylvania.

The Board had again under consideration the draught of a report on the subject of the Pennsylvania petition, etc., mentioned in the preceding minutes, and made some further progress therein.

Wednesday, July 7. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Keene.

Pennsylvania.

The Board had again under consideration the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the Pennsylvania petition, and reference (mentioned in yesterday's minutes), and having gone through and agreed to the same, ordered it to be transcribed.

Thursday, July 8. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer.

Pennsylvania.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council (mentioned in the preceding minute), having been transcribed, according to order, was laid before the Board, agreed to and signed.

Miscellanies.

The Secretary acquainting the Board with the death of Mr. Samuel Simpson, one of the chamber keepers and assistant messenger of this office; and Mr. Herbert recommending Mr. George Armitage to supply the vacancy occasioned by the said Samuel Simpson's death, George Armitage was admitted accordingly.

Tuesday, July 13. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Leeward Islands.

Read a letter from General Mathew, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated April 24th, 1742 (being chiefly a duplicate of his letter, dated March 10th), and transmitting duplicates of the several papers sent therewith, as also the following original papers, viz.:—
Antigua.
Minutes of Council, commencing the 28th August, 1741, ending the 16th of February, 1714–2.
Montserrat.
Minutes of Council, from the 25th December, 1741, to the 25th March, 1742; and minutes of Assembly for the same time.
Two Acts, passed there, the 8th April, 1742.
St. Christophers.
An Act for continuing the fortifications, passed the 25th of February, 1742.

Ordered that the several original Acts abovementioned, be sent to Mr. Fane, for his opinion thereon, in point of law.

Wednesday, July 14. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer.

South and North Carolina.

Read again and reconsidered the letter and representation from Mr. McCulloch to the Board, dated 12th November, 1741 (mentioned in the minute of the 17th of last month), relating to his proceedings in the execution of his commission in North and South Carolina.

North Carolina.

A letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, dated the 21st of December, 1741 (read the 14th of April last), was likewise again read, giving an account of his attempt to pass a new Quit Rent law, and his ill success therein; as also of his having prorogued the Assembly; and desiring the Board's opinion how he is to behave in this case, and in relation to collecting the Quit Rents.

The further consideration of the subject of the said letters and representation, particularly relating to a new Quit Rent law, to be passed in North Carolina, was deferred to another opportunity.

Thursday, July 15. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer.

North and South Carolina.

The Board took into further consideration the letter and representation from Mr. McCulloch, relating to his proceedings in Carolina (mentioned in yesterday's minutes), as also, Mr. Johnston's letter, relating to a new Quit Rent law to be passed in North Carolina, and made some progress therein.

Wednesday, July 21. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Keene, Mr. Plumer.

Massachusets.

Read a letter from Mr. Shirley, Governor of the Massachusets Bay, dated at Boston, the 30th of April, 1742, together with the following publick papers transmitted therewith, viz.:—
Nos. 1 and 2. Orders of House of Representatives and Council concerning the silver scheme and manufactory bills in March and April, 1742.
Attested copies of the messages between Governor Shirley and the Assembly of the Massachusets Bay, in April, 1742, concerning the settlement of the Governor's salary. Marked A, B, C, D, E.

Thursday, July 22. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Miscellanies.

The Secretary laid before the Board an account of the incidental charges of this office, from Michaelmas to Christmas, 1741, amounting to the sum of £324 19s. 2½d., and a letter to the Lords of the Treasury, desiring payment thereof, and of the salaries due to the Secretary and under officers for the same time, was agreed to, and signed.

Pennsylvania.

Read a letter to the Secretary of this Board from Mr. Patrick Baird, Secretary of Pennsylvania, dated at Philadelphia, April 24th, 1742, transmitting two lists of the names of such foreign protestants as have, within the last year, taken the benefit of the Naturalization Act in that province.

Friday, July 23. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Jamaica.

The Secretary laid before the Board the draught of a letter, in answer to those received from Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, since their last to him, and the same having been agreed to, was ordered to be transcribed.

New Hampshire.

The draught also of a letter to Mr. Wentworth, Governor of New Hampshire, in answer to his of the 6th March, having been laid before the Board, was agreed to, and ordered to be transcribed.

Tuesday, July 27. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Bahamas.

The Secretary laid before the Board the draught of a letter, in answer to those received from Mr. Tinker, Governor of the Bahama Islands, since their last letter to him, which was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Leeward Islands.

The Secretary laid before the Board the draught of a letter, in answer to those received from Mr. Mathew, Governor of the Leeward Islands, since their last to him, which being agreed to, was ordered to be transcribed.

Jamaica.

New Hampshire.

The two letters, mentioned in the preceding minutes, to the Governors of Jamaica and New Hampshire, having been transcribed, were signed.

Wednesday, July 28. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Miscellanies.

Mr. Lediard, Surveyor to the Commissioners for erecting a Bridge at Westminster, attending, informed the Board, that the house, in which their office is held, is now become by purchase the property of the said Commissioners, and that he was directed to acquaint them, that they expect for it an annual rent of one hundred and twenty pounds, and that the longest term they would engage for, was one year certain, and a quarter's warning.

The Board, taking the message into consideration, ordered the Secretary to write a letter to Mr. Scrope, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, desiring him to lay the said proposal before their Lordships, and receive their directions what they think proper should be done therein.

Bahamas.

Leeward Islands.

The two letters, mentioned in the preceding minutes, to the Governors of the Bahamas and Leeward Islands, having been transcribed, were signed.

Virginia.

The draught of a letter to Colonel Gooch, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, in answer to those from him, since the last letter to him from the Board, was agreed to, and ordered to be transcribed.

New Jersey.

The draught of a letter to Mr. Morris, Governor of New Jersey, in answer to those from him since the last letter to him from the Board, was agreed to, and ordered to be transcribed.

Thursday, July 29. Present:—Lord Monson, Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.

Virginia.

The draught of a letter to Colonel Gooch, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, mentioned in the minutes of yesterday, having been transcribed, was signed.

New York.

The draught of a letter to Mr. Clarke, Lieutenant Governor of New York, in answer to those received from him, since the last letter to him from this Board, was read, and the same was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

South Carolina.

The draught of a letter to Colonel Bull, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, in answer to those received from him, since the last letter to him from this Board, was read, and the same was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Ordered that the Secretary send a copy of the letter from Colonel Bull, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, dated April 12th, 1742, relating to the Judge of the Admiralty Court and to a Commission for trying Pirates in that province to the Secretary of the Admiralty, and desire him to recommend the same to the consideration of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.