Journal, August 1743
Tuesday, August 23. Present:—Colonel Bladen, Mr. Brudenell,
Mr. Plumer, Mr. Keene.
The Board having been summoned to meet extraordinarily, on
a letter received from Mr. Weston, wrote by order of the Lords
Justices, dated the 11th instant, directing the Board to send their
Excellencies an account of the present state and condition of the
Colony of Nova Scotia; and General Philipps, with two officers of
the regiment, viz.: Captain Bradstreet and Captain Mitford,
attending, as desired, their lordships had some discourse with
them upon the state and condition of the said Colony, and a
representation to their Excellencies, having been prepared thereupon, was agreed to and signed.
Read a letter from Mr. Clarke, Lieutenant Governor of New
York, dated the 19th June, 1743, and ordered that a letter to
his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, for enclosing an extract thereof,
as far as relates to the state of the Colony, be prepared, which
was accordingly agreed to, transcribed and signed.
The following papers were transmitted with Mr. Clarke's said
State of the British provinces, with respect to the French,
who surround them.
No. 1. Copy of a letter from Lieutenant Governor Clarke
to Lieutenant Governor Gooch, dated the 3rd January,
1742–3, with copy of Colonel Patton's letter to him
inclosed, relating to a skirmish with the Indians.
No. 2. Copy of a letter from Lieutenant Governor Clarke to
the Commissioners for Indian affairs, dated 5th April, 1743,
about the action between the Indians and some of the
inhabitants of Virginia.
No. 3. Copy of a letter from the Commissioners for Indian
affairs, to Lieutenant Governor Clarke, dated 20th March,
1742–3, with copy of their minutes, relating to a conference
with the Indians, concerning the skirmish at Virginia.
[Sent before No. 2 was received.]
No. 4. Copy of a letter from the Commissioners for Indian
Affairs to Lieutenant Governor Clarke, dated April 18th,
1743, on their not sending the interpreter to the Six
Nations, as directed in his letter of the 5th April, about
the skirmish at Virginia.
No. 5. Copy of a letter from Lieutenant Governor Clarke,
to the Commissioners for Indian Affairs, dated the 27th
of April, 1743, to send the interpreter to the Six Nations,
on the affair of the hostilities committed at Virginia.
No. 6. Copy of a letter from Lieutenant Governor Clarke to
Colonel Gooch, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, dated
May 2nd, 1743, acquainting him that he had sent the
interpreter to the Six Nations, about their pretensions and
No. 7. Minutes of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs, May
2nd, 1743, their proceeding with their message to the
Indians, and the Indians' answer, relating to the skirmish
No. 8. Copy of a letter from the Commissioners of Indian
Affairs to the Honourable George Clarke, Esquire, dated
30th May, 1743, concerning their message to and proceedings with the Indians, in the affair of the skirmish
No. 9. Copy of a letter from Lieutenant Governor Clarke to
Lieutenant Governor Gooch, dated the 16th June, 1743,
giving an account of his negotiation with the Indians at
the skirmish at Virginia.
Copy of a letter from General Oglethorpe to Mr. Clarke,
Lieutenant Governor of New York, dated at Frederica in
Georgia, the 22nd April, 1743.
Copy of an affidavit of John Griggs, who was late a prisoner
at the Havannah. Sworn the 24th May, 1743, before the
Lieutenant Governor of New York.
Printed copy of three Acts, passed in the 16th year of his
Majesty's reign, April 30th, 1743.
The treasurer's accompts of the Revenue, from the 1st March,
1733, to 1st September, 1735.
The Treasurer's accompts, from the 1st September, 1735,
to the 25th March, 1737.
The Treasurer's accompts, from the 25th March, 1737, to
1st of September, 1737, and from thence to the 1st September, 1740.
Minutes of Council, from the 17th May, 1739, to the 10th
Printed Journal of the Assembly, from the 19th to 30th
Three Acts, passed at New York, the 30th April, 1743.
Ordered that the three Acts be sent to Mr. Fane, for his opinion
thereon, in point of law.
Read a letter from Mr. Hamilton, eldest Councillor in the
province of New Jersey, to the Board, dated at Perth Amboy, the
9th June, 1743, relating to a dispute with Colonel Morris, Governor
of that province, concerning the profits of Government during Mr.
Hamilton's presidentship; and inclosing the case stated between
them, and reasons why Mr. Hamilton is rightfully entituled to the
Government of New Jersey, notwithstanding the claim of Colonel
Morris. Ordered that an answer be wrote to Mr. Hamilton's said
letter, by the Deputy Secretary, in the absence of Mr. Hill.