Journal, January 1751
Volume 59

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1932

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'Journal, January 1751: Volume 59', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 9: January 1750 - December 1753 (1932), pp. 147-157. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81839 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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Journal, January 1751

Tuesday, January 8. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Fane, Mr. Townshend.

Plantations General.

Read the following letters from his Majesty's Commissaries at the Court of France, viz.:—
Letter from Messrs. Shirley and Mildmay, dated Paris, January 6–December 26, 1750–1, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's last letter and of the paper relating to Sir William Alexander's allotment of lands betwixt the Rivers St. Croix and Pemaquid transmitted to them by Mr. Hill.
Letter from Messrs. Shirley and Mildmay, dated 2–13 January, 1750–1, acquainting the Board with their having presented to the French Commissaries a memorial containing a state of the proofs of his Majesty's right to the entire province of Acadia or Nova Scotia.

Trade.

Minorca.

Read a letter from the Duke of Bedford, dated the 15th of December, 1750, referring to this Board the petition of Charles Williams of Mahon, merchant, relating to some coral that may be gathered on the rocks or near the coast of the Island of Minorca and praying for a licence for fishing for the same.

Ordered that the Secretary do write to General Blakeney, Governor of the Island of Minorca, desiring he would favour the Board with his opinion whether the granting such a licence as the petitioner prays for, will in anywise be of advantage or detriment to the island or its' inhabitants, and to acquaint them for what term and under what regulations the petitioner proposes such licence should be granted to him.

Wednesday, January 9. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Townshend.

Virginia.

Read the following letters and papers from Thomas Lee, Esquire, President of the Council and Commander in Chief of the Colony of Virginia, viz.:—
Letter from Colonel Lee to the Board, dated the 30th of August, 1750, relating to some Spanish and Portuguese ships driven into the ports of that colony by a storm.
Letter from Colonel Lee to the Board, dated the 29th September, 1750, containing his answer to the Board's general queries relative to the present state of that colony.
Letter from Colonel Lee to the Board, dated the 3rd of October, 1750, containing a further account of the Spanish and Portuguese vessels drove into that colony by a storm.
Extracts of the minutes of Council of Virginia the 27th and 28th of September, 1750, relating to the Spanish and Portuguese vessels drove into that colony by a storm.
Certificate in obedience to the Act of Parliament to encourage the importation of pig and bar iron from his Majesty's Colonies in America, dated October 3rd, 1750.
Letter from Colonel Lee to the Board, dated the 6th of November, 1750, containing a further account of the Spanish and Portuguese ships, and that he has received intelligence that one half of the Six Nations of Indians are gone over to the French and transmitting the following papers, viz.:—
Copy of the two reports on the two Spanish vessels condemned in Virginia, pursuant to a warrant from Colonel Lee, Commander in Chief of that colony, dated at Williamsburg, the 29th September, 1750.
Account of his Majesty's revenue of 2s. per hogshead etc., arising in Virginia, from the 25th of April to the 25th of October, 1750.
Account of his Majesty's revenue of quit rents arising in Virginia, from the 25th April, 1749, to the 25th April, 1750.

Ordered that copies be made of all such of the above letters and papers as relate to the Spanish and Portuguese ships driven into the ports of Virginia by distress of weather, and that the draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, inclosing the same, be prepared.

Ordered that an extract be made of so much of Mr. Lee's last mentioned letter as relates to the defection of the Six Nations of Indians to be transmitted to his Grace the Duke of Bedford and that the draught of a letter to his Grace thereupon be prepared.

Thursday, January 10. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Fane, Mr. Townshend.

Plantations General.

The merchants, sugar planters, etc. with their sollicitor Mr. Sharpe, and the agents for the northern colonies with their solicitor, Mr. Paris, attending, as desired by the minutes of the 10th of last month, and the said agents being called upon to deliver their sentiments how far the total prohibition proposed by Mr. Sharpe would affect the interests of the northern colonies, Mr. Paris acquainted their lordships that he had consulted many persons in order to comply with the directions given by the Board on the 10th of last month, but that his principals had forbidden him to enter into arguments upon the matter without instructions from his constituents; he therefore renewed his former motion for a copy of the memorial and that a reasonable time might be allowed to transmit the same to the colonies for their answer thereto, in which motion he was seconded by all the other agents of the several northern colonies respectively.

Mr. Sharpe then acquainted their lordships that pursuant to their directions a general meeting of the merchants, sugar planters, had been held, and they had agreed to withdraw their former proposal of a total prohibition and to propose a limited one instead, viz., that the northern colonies should be permitted to trade with foreign settlements, provided they did not take their sugar, rum and molasses in return; he then delivered to their lordships a paper containing the proposals agreed on at the said meeting, which paper being read and shewn to the agents of the northern colonies, they declared themselves apprehensive of the same bad consequences from this as from the former proposal of a total prohibition, but desired copies of the said paper and further time to consider it.

Ordered that copies of the said paper be accordingly made and given to the said agents of the northern colonies.

Virginia.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford inclosing an extract of Mr. Lee's letter relating, to the defection of the Six Nations of Indians, having been prepared, pursuant to the minutes of yesterday, was laid before the Board, agreed to and signed.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford inclosing copies of Colonel Lee's letters and papers transmitted by him relating to the Spanish and Portuguese ships, having been also prepared as ordered by the minutes of yesterday, was laid before the Board, agreed to and signed.

Nova Scotia.

Ordered that the letter from Mr. West of the 12th of December last, referring to this Board jointly with Mr. Secretary at War, Mr. Alderman Baker's proposal for victualling the troops in Nova Scotia for the year 1750, be taken into consideration on Thursday next, the 17th instant and that the Secretary do write to Mr. Alderman Baker to desire his attendance on that day.

Friday, January 11. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Fane, Mr. Townshend.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Mr. Scrope, Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, dated the 9th instant, inclosing a subsequent memorial from Mr. Chauncy Townshend to their lordships for the adjusting of the prices of provisions furnished since the expiration of his contract to the settlers of Nova Scotia.

Mr. Chauncy Townshend attending, was called in, and being desired to lay before the Board some evidence to prove that the prices of provisions were advanced since his contract in proportion to the advancement of the price at which he proposes to enter into contract for supplying with provisions 1,500 settlers for six months; whereupon he laid before the Board several invoices of the provisions supplied under the first contract and likewise of those supplied since the expiration of it, by which it appeared that the prices of the following species of provisions, including the difference of freight and other charges, were advanced as follows, viz.:—
Flour from 11/9 to 15/3 per cwt.
Bread from 13/9 to 16/6 per cwt.
Butter from 3½ to 8 per lb.
Pork from 38/ to 60 per cent.
Pease from 3/9 to 5/7 per bushell.
he then moved their lordships that, if they should be of opinion to report in favour of his proposal, they would recommend to the Lords of the Treasury that he might be paid out of the first grant of Parliament for the service of Nova Scotia, and withdrew.

Nova Scotia.

Ordered that the draught of a letter to the Lords of the Treasury in favour of Mr. Townshend's memorial be prepared.

Leeward Islands.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated the 11th of December, 1750, directing this Board to prepare the draught of an additional instruction to the Governor of his Majesty's Leeward Islands relative to the office of Ordinary, conformable to their representation to his Majesty, dated the 23rd of October last.

Ordered that the draught of an additional instruction be accordingly prepared as also the draught of a report thereupon to the Lords of the Committee of Council.

New York.

Read a letter from Mr. Catherwood, Secretary to Mr. Clinton, Governor of New York, to Mr. Pownall, dated December 13th, 1750, inclosing:—
Copy of an Act to enable his Excellency, the Governor, to meet the Six Nations of Indians at Albany and to make them the usual presents there, with the proceedings of the Council and the reasons of its' being rejected by them.
Copy of Mr. Horsmanden's affidavit touching the Attorney General of New York, and the Governor's declaration upon it.

Ordered that a state of this case be added to the state of affairs of this province prepared by the Sollicitor and Clerk of the Reports.

North Carolina.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following paper received from Mr. Abercromby, agent for the province of North Carolina, viz.:—
Paragraph of Governor Johnston's letter about the Spanish ships cast away on North America, 18th of August, 1750.

Pennsylvania.

Read a letter from James Hamilton, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, to the Board, dated the 18th of October, 1750, inclosing a certificate relating to mills or engines for slitting or rolling of iron etc. within that province, in obedience to an Act of Parliament to encourage the importation of pig and bar iron from his Majesty's colonies in America.

Trade.

East India.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated the 11th of December, 1750, referring to this Board:—
An account of the East India Company's exports between the 29th of September, 1749, and the 29th of September, 1750.

Pennsylvania.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated the 11th of December, 1750, referring to this Board six Acts passed in the province of Pennsylvania the 27th of January, 1749–50.

Ordered that the said Acts be sent to Mr. Lamb for his opinion thereupon in point of law as soon as possible.

Nova Scotia.

Read a scheme for the defence of Nova Scotia, by Mr. John Blair in a letter to Mr. Gellibrand, without date.

South Carolina.

Read a letter from Mr. Scrope, Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, dated the 8th of January, 1750, inclosing the copy of a report from the Commissioners of his Majesty's Customs on a letter from Mr. Hill in relation to the appointing some additional officers of the Customs in South Carolina.

Monday, January 14. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Townshend.

Nova Scotia.

The draught of a letter to the Lords of the Treasury upon Mr. Townsend's memorial relating to the supply of six months' provisions to 1,500 settlers in Nova Scotia having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of Friday last, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Leeward Islands.

The draught of an additional instruction to the Governor of the Leeward Islands relating to the granting deputations for the exercise of the office of Ordinary, having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of Friday last was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed, and the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council thereupon ordered to be prepared at the same time was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Antigua.

Read an order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated the 15th of November, 1750, referring a petition of the Council and Assembly of the Island of Antigua, praying that in the absence of the Governor, LieutenantGovernor and Lieutenant-General of that Island, the Commander in Chief may have a power of hearing and determining causes in the Court of Chancery.

Resolved, that the same be taken into consideration on Wednesday next and that the agent of the Island have notice to attend on that day.

Plantations General.

Read a letter from Mr. Phips, Lieutenant-Governor of the Massachusets Bay, to the Board, dated at Boston, the 26th of November, 1750, transmitting:—
An historical account of the English and French settlements in Accady.

Barbados.

Read a letter from Mr. Grenville, Governor of Barbados, to the Board, dated the 14th of November, 1750, transmitting the two following papers, viz.:—
The Marquis de Bompar's letter to Governor Grenville, dated 17th November, N.S., 1750.
Copy of Governor Grenville's letter, in answer to his Excellency, the Marquis de Bompar's, dated November 14th, 1750.

Ordered that a copy of the said letter and the papers therewith transmitted be made and that the draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford inclosing the same be prepared.

Rhode Island.

Read a letter from Mr. West, Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, dated the 19th of December, 1750, referring to this Board the representation of the inhabitants of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, praying his Majesty to interpose so as to restrain the emission there of any more bills of credit, etc.

Ordered that this affair be taken into consideration on Wednesday next.

Nova Scotia.

Their lordships took into consideration the proposal of Monsieur de Pasquier for transporting 300 Swiss protestants to Nova Scotia, and Monsieur de Pasquier attending their lordships had some discourse with him thereupon.

Nova Scotia.

Ordered that the draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford upon the present state of the Province of Nova Scotia be prepared.

Virginia.

Mr. Leheup, agent for the colony of Virginia, attending, acquainted their lordships with the death of Mr. Lee, President of the Council of that colony, whereupon their lordships ordered the draught of a representation to his Majesty proposing that Philip Ludwell, Esquire, may be appointed of the said Council in his room to be prepared.

New Jersey.

Read the agent of New Jersey's memorial praying that William Morris, Esquire, may be recommended to his Majesty to be appointed of the Council of New Jersey in the room of John Coxe, Esquire, suspended by Mr. Belcher, Governor of the said province.

Resolved, that the said memorial be taken into consideration on Wednesday next, and that the Secretary do write to Mr. Morris, Chief Justice of the said province, to desire his attendance on that day.

Tuesday, January 15. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Fane, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Townshend.

Plantations General.

Their lordships pursuant to the minutes of Wednesday last, took into consideration the memorial of the merchants and planters trading to and interested in the British sugar colonies relating to the illicit trade carried on between the Northern colonies and the French and other foreign settlements, and made some further progress therein.

New Jersey.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty proposing the confirmation of the suspension of John Coxe, Esquire, one of the Council of New Jersey, having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of the 6th of November last, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Virginia.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty proposing that Philip Ludwell, Esquire, may be appointed of the Council of Virginia in the room of Thomas Lee, Esquire, deceased, having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of yesterday, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Nova Scotia.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford relating to the present state of the province of Nova Scotia and proposing measures for the further promoting and establishing the settlement thereof, was laid before the Board, agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Wednesday, January 16. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Fane, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Townshend.

Barbados.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford inclosing the copy of one from Mr. Grenville, Governor of Barbados, and also copies of two papers therewith received, having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of Monday last, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Nova Scotia.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford relating to the present state of the province of Nova Scotia, having been transcribed pursuant to the preceding day's minutes, was laid before the Board and signed.

New Jersey.

Mr. Morris, Chief Justice of New Jersey, attending as desired, acquainted their lordships that William Morris, Esquire, recommended by Mr. Belcher and prayed for by Mr. Partridge to be appointed of the Council of that province, was in the interest of the rioters and had several times spoken publickly in their favour and was also connected with that part of the Assembly, who have endeavoured to pull down and trample upon the authority of the Crown.

Antigua.

Their lordships took into consideration an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, referring the petition of the Council and Assembly of Antigua relating to the Court of Chancery; and Mr. John Sharpe, agent for the island, attending, as desired, their lordships heard what he had to offer thereupon.

Ordered that the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon this affair be prepared.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board, dated at Halifax, the 18th of August, 1750, relating to bills drawn by him upon Mr. Gould, agent for his regiment, for the fourpences allowed to the men over and above their provisions.

Rhode Island.

Their lordships took into consideration a letter from Mr. West, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, upon the petition of the inhabitants of Rhode Island relating to the paper currency, mentioned in the minutes of the 14th instant, and ordered the draught of a letter to the Lords of the Treasury thereupon to be prepared.

Miscellanies.

The Secretary laid before the Board an account of the incidental charges of this office from Ladyday to Midsummer, 1750, amounting in the whole to £282 10s. 0d.; and a letter to the Lords of the Treasury desiring payment thereof and of the salaries due to the secretary and under officers in the service of this Board for the same time, was agreed to and signed.

Thursday, January 17. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Fane.

Nova Scotia.

The Right Honourable Henry Fox, Esquire, his Majesty's Secretary at War, attending, as also Mr. Alderman Baker, their lordships took into consideration the letter from Mr. West, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, referring the proposals of Mr. Alderman Baker for supplying the troops in Nova Scotia with provisions; and after some time spent therein ordered the draught of a letter to the Lords of the Treasury thereupon to be prepared, and the said letter having been prepared was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Friday, January 18. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Fane.

New Jersey.

Read the following letters and papers from Mr. Belcher, Governor of New Jersey, viz.:—
Letter from Mr. Belcher to Mr. Hill, dated at Burlington the 26th of October, 1750.
Letter from Mr. Belcher, Governor of New Jersey to the Board, dated at Burlington, the 15th of November, 1750, recommending William Morris, Esquire, to succeed to the vacancy in the Council of that province by the suspension of John Coxe, Esquire.
Letter from Mr. Belcher to the Board, dated at Burlington, the 10th of November, 1750, transmitting:—
Certificate and other papers annexed relating to mills or engines for slitting or rolling of iron in the Province of New Jersey, dated the 10th of November, 1750.
Printed votes of the Assembly from the 20th of September to the 18th October, 1750.
Proceedings of the Council in a session of the General Assembly of New Jersey, begun the 24th of September, and ending the 8th October, 1750.
An Act for naturalizing George Cooper, Philip Cooper, Theophilus Bindur, Hendrick Bindur and Christopher Easter.

Ordered that the said Act be sent to Mr. Lamb for his opinion thereon in point of law as soon as conveniently may be.

Newfoundland.

Read a letter from Captain Francis William Drake, Governor of Newfoundland, to the Board dated, Mercury, Longreach, the 26th December, 1750, inclosing:—
His answer to queries relating to the trade and fishery of Newfoundland.
A general state of the fishery and inhabitants of Newfoundland for the year 1750.
Returns of the company of the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis's regiment and of the detachment of artillery at St. John's, Placentia, etc. in Newfoundland.

Tuesday, January 22. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Fane, Mr. Townshend.

Nova Scotia.

Read the following letters and papers from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, viz.:—
Letter from Colonel Cornwallis to the Board, dated at Halifax, November 27th, 1750, relating to the oeconomy of the province and to the perfidious behaviour of the French, and transmitting:—
Copies of several depositions concerning the meeting with and seizing the brigantine St. Francis by his Majesty's sloop the Albany on the coast of Nova Scotia, October, 1750.
Copy of the decree against the brigantine St. Francis seized by Captain Rous in his Majesty's sloop Albany November, 1750.
Letter from Colonel Cornwallis to the Board, dated at Halifax, the 30th of November, 1750, containing advice and list of bills drawn on Mr. Kilby for the service of the colony to the amount of £6,928 8s. 6d. and transmitting:—
Vouchers for cash paid on account of his Majesty's works at Halifax from the 1st of August to the 30th of November, 1750, amounting to £4,073 16s. 3d. from Number 1 to 82.
Vouchers to the account of Mr. Gunter, Treasurer of the province of Nova Scotia, commencing September 20th, 1750, and continued to October 31st, 1750.
Vouchers to the account of Mr. Gunter, Treasurer of the province of Nova Scotia, for the month of November, 1750.
Copy of the records of his Majesty's Council at Halifax in Nova Scotia, from the 30th July, 1750, to the end of November, 1750.
List of ships and vessels which have entered inwards in the port of Halifax, between the 25th March, 1750, and the 29th September, following.
List of ships and vessels which have cleared outwards in the port of Halifax for the same time.

Ordered that an extract be made of so much of the first of Colonel Cornwallis's letters as relates to the brigantine St. Francis taken by his Majesty's sloop the Albany, and the state of the province of Nova Scotia, and that the draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford for inclosing the same be prepared.

Ordered that the several accounts and vouchers transmitted by Colonel Cornwallis in his letter of the 30th of November last, be delivered to Mr. Kilby who is to examine and return them, as also a copy of so much of the said letter as gives advice of the bills drawn by Governor Cornwallis for the service of the province.

Wednesday, January 23. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Fane, Mr. Townshend.

Nova Scotia.

Ordered that the Secretary do write to Mr. Kilby, to desire his attendance at the Board on Friday morning next, and that he would bring with him his report upon Mr. Davidson's accounts.

Antigua.

Read a memorial of the Lieutenant-General, Council and Assembly of Antigua to this Board relating to the clandestine trade carried on by the British colonies in North America with the French, Dutch and Danes, and the ill consequences attending it.

Read a memorial of the Governor, Council and Assembly of Antigua to this Board relating to the negro trade, and the difficulties the planters lye under from the want of such negroes as are fit for hard labour, very few having been imported into that Island for many years from Whidaw and the Gold Coast.

Thursday, January 24. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Townshend.

Nova Scotia.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford inclosing an extract of Colonel Cornwallis's letter relating to the brigantine St. Francis taken by his Majesty's sloop the Albany, and to the state of the province of Nova Scotia, having been prepared, pursuant to the minutes of the 22nd instant, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Friday, January 25. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin.

Nova Scotia.

Mr. Kilby attending as desired by the minutes of the 23rd instant, was called in and acquainted the Board that he had examined Mr. Davidson's accounts and made some observations thereupon, which he offered to lay before their lordships, but was desired to prepare a general state of them with all convenient speed, which he said he would endeavour to lay before their lordships in about a week's time.

Tuesday, January 29. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Townshend.

New York.

Read the following letters and papers from Mr. Clinton, Governor of New York, viz.:—
Letter from Mr. Clinton to the Board, dated the 2nd of December, 1750, giving an account of the necessity he has been under of meeting the Assembly and of promising to pass bills for support of government in the manner used in Mr. Clarke's time.
Copy of a letter from Colonel Johnson to Governor Clinton, dated the 25th September, 1750.
Letter from Mr. Clinton, Governor of New York, to the Board, dated the 13th of December, 1750, promising further intelligence (if he can procure any) relating to the boundaries of New York, and acquainting the Board that he shall hold an interview with the Six Nations in June next.
Letter from Mr. Clinton, Governor of New York, to the Board, dated the 19th of December, 1750, giving an account of a plate of lead full of writing which was stole from the French interpreter at Niagara, and contains a claim of the French to the River Ohio and the lands bordering thereon.
Letter from Mr. Clinton to the Secretary of this Board, dated the 17th of December, 1750, transmitting:—
The affidavit and protest of Moses Lilly of the ship Oswego, dated at Kingston in Jamaica, the 9th of October, 1750.
Governor Clinton's certificate of plating forges, etc. in his government, dated the 14th December, 1750.

Ordered that Mr. Clinton's letter to the Board of the 2nd of December and the paper therewith transmitted, be copied, as also that of the 19th of December, and that an extract be made of so much of that of the 13th of December as relates to his intention of holding an interview with the Indians together with a copy of the affidavit and protest relating to the ship Oswego to be transmitted to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, and that the draught of a letter to his Grace be accordingly prepared.

Antigua.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the petition of the Council and Assembly of the Island of Antigua relating to the Court of Chancery in that Island, having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of the 16th instant, was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Thursday, January 31. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Lord Dupplin.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from his Grace the Duke of Bedford, dated the 30th January, 1750–1, signifying his Majesty's approbation of the Board's proposals for contracting with Mr. Dick for the transportation of 1,000 foreign protestants to Nova Scotia and of Monsieur Pasquier transporting 300 Swiss.

Ordered that the Secretary do write to Mr. Dick to acquaint him therewith, and that the Board is willing to agree with him for the transportation of 1,000 foreign protestants to Nova Scotia upon the following terms to be ascertained by a regular contract, viz.:—
That 1½ ton of shipping be allowed to each person.
That there be allowed to all and every the said foreign protestants from the time of their going on board during their voyage and for fourteen days after their arrival, unless debarked sooner, good and wholesome provisions according to the terms of the agreement made by their lordships last year with Mr. Heyliger, who transported the settlers from hence.
That the said foreign protestants be embarked on or before the 10th of April.
That one-third at least of the said foreign protestants do consist of labouring men from the age of 15 to 45.
That in order the better to preserve the health of the people during the voyage, a ventilator be fixed up in all and every the ship or ships employed by (fn. 1) him in this service for which purpose an experienced person shall in due time be sent hence to Rotterdam.

Read a letter from Mr. Scrope, Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, dated this day, inclosing a memorial of Mr. Chauncy Townshend to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury for a contract for victualling the settlers, artificers and labourers at Nova Scotia for the year 1751 upon which memorial their Lordships desire the opinion of this Board.

Ordered that the Secretary do write to Mr. Townshend and Mr. Kilby, to desire their attendance at the Board on Tuesday next.

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