Journal, September 1745
Thursday, September 19. Present:— Colonel Bladen, Mr.
Brudenell, Mr. Leveson Gower.
Read a letter from Mr. McCulloch, Commissioner for supervising and controlling the Revenues and Grants of Lands in
North and South Carolina, to the Secretary, dated at Cape Fear,
the 16th February, 1744–5, and likewise one dated the 16th of
January, inclosing a representation to this Board, relating to the
difficulties and obstructions he meets with in the execution of his
Ordered that a letter be wrote to Mr. Scrope, Secretary to
the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, for inclosing
a copy of the said representation, for the information of that
Read a letter from his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, dated the
10th instant, referring to this Board a petition of the Governor,
Council and Assembly of South Carolina to his Majesty, setting
forth the bad state of their rice trade, and praying that they may
have leave to carry it to places, where it may be sold to some
Ordered that a letter be wrote to Mr. Fury, agent for South
Carolina, desiring his attendance at the Board on Tuesday, the
1st of October, in order to have some discourse with him upon the
subject of the said petition.
Read a letter from Sir Thomas Robinson, Governor of Barbados,
dated the 7th of July, 1745, relating to the proceedings of the
French, in those parts, and the settlements they have made at
Santa Lucia, the great want he is in of cannon, the weak state of
the Council, and the appointment of a Naval Officer; whereupon
a letter to the Duke of Newcastle, for inclosing an extract of so
much of the said letter, as relates to the settlement of Santa Lucia,
and the great want of cannon, having been ordered to be prepared,
the same was agreed to and signed.
Read a letter from Benning Wentworth, Esquire, Governor of
New Hampshire, dated the 26th of March, with a postscript of
the 1st of April, 1745, giving an account of the proceedings of the
Assembly, and of what he has done towards the expedition to
Cape Breton, and inclosing the following public papers, viz.:—
Attested copy of a clause in Charles the Second's commission
to John Cutt, Esquire, to be President of the Council of
New Hampshire; as also
Attested copy of a clause in a commission from King William
and Queen Mary to Samuel Allen, Esquire, to be Governor
and Commander-in-Chief of New Hampshire.
Copy of an Act, passed in New Hampshire, the 29th of April,
1728, for the calling and electing Assembly men and their
Attested copy of the king's precept, by which the present
Assembly of the province of New Hampshire was convened,
and the sheriff's return thereon; as also a copy of the
proceedings of the General Assembly, from the 24th to the
29th of January, 1744–5.
Receiver General's account of powder [money] received, from
25th June, 1742, to 25th March, 1743.
Receiver General's account of powder money, from 25th
March, 1744, to 25th March, 1745.
Receiver General's account of the powder moneys received,
from 25th March, 1744, to 25th March, 1745.
Minutes of Assembly, from the 10th of May, 1743, to the 1st
Naval Officer's accounts of ships and vessels entered and
cleared at Piscataway in New Hampshire, from Christmas,
1742, to Lady Day, 1745.
Forty-eight Acts, passed in the province of New Hampshire,
from the 12th of February, 1741–2, to the 16th of February,
Ordered that an extract of so much of the above-mentioned
letter, as relates to the proceedings of the Assembly in the election
of a Speaker, as also the several papers therein mentioned, relative
to that subject, and a copy of the 38th article of his instructions,
be sent to Mr. Fane, for his opinion thereupon.
Ordered that the Act, passed in New Hampshire, in 1728, and
the several other Acts, transmitted by Mr. Wentworth, be likewise sent to Mr. Fane.
Read a letter from Mr. Shirley, Governor of the Massachusets
Bay, dated the 10th of July, 1745, giving an account of the taking
of Cape Breton, and containing some observations upon the
importance of that place; and a letter to his Grace the Duke of
Newcastle, for inclosing an extract of so much of the said letter
as relates thereto, having been ordered to be prepared, the same
was agreed to, transcribed and signed.
Ratification of the terms of capitulation for the surrender of
Louisbourg and territories adjacent, to the obedience of
his Britannic Majesty, the 16th of June, 1745.
The Cape Breton fishery, etc., as it was carried on from France
before the present war.
Read a letter from Lieutenant Colonel Mascarene, President
of the Council and Commander in Chief of Nova Scotia, dated at
Annapolis Royal, the 6th of December, 1744, transmitting extracts
of minutes of Council of that province, from September to