Journal, August 1753
Thursday, August 9. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville,
The draught of a letter to Lord Holdernesse concerning the fort
built by the French at Crown Point within the province of New
York was agreed to, transcribed and signed.
Ordered that the representation to his Majesty upon two Acts
of Barbados, signed the 12th of July, do lye by for further consideration.
Thursday, August 16. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr.
Grenville, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Stone.
Read a letter from Mr. Dinwiddie, Lieutenant Governor of
Virginia, to the Board, dated Williamsburg, 16th June, 1753,
containing amongst other things an account of a settlement which
the French are making upon the river Ohio, and transmitting:—
Andrew Montour's declaration, dated May 15th, 1753.
Lieutenant Governor Hamilton's letter to Mr. Dinwiddie,
dated at Philadelphia, the 6th May, 1753.
A paragraph of a letter wrote by William West to the
Governor of Pennsylvania, dated 7th May, 1753.
Lieutenant Governor Dinwiddie's letter to the Six united
Nations of Indians, dated 24th May, 1753.
Lieutenant Governor Dinwiddie's letter to the Catawba
Indians, dated 31st May, 1753.
Lieutenant Governor Dinwiddie's letter to the Cherokee
Indians, dated 31st May, 1753.
Letter from Colonel Johnson to Governor Clinton, dated
20th April, 1753.
Lieutenant Governor Dinwiddie's letter to Governor Glen,
Dated 23rd May, 1753.
Lieutenant Governor Dinwiddie's letter to Governor
Hamilton, dated 22nd May, 1753.
The method of taking up lands in Virginia.
The Commissioner's Journal to the Six united Nations of
Indians on the river Ohio in May 1752.
Mr. Trent's Journal to the Twightwees in June, July and
Naval Office lists of vessels entered and cleared from Michaelmas, 1752, to Lady Day, 1753.
The Receiver General's account of his Majesty's revenue of
2s. per hogshead etc. arising within the colony of Virginia
from the 25th of October, 1752, to the 25th of April, 1753.
The draught of a representation to his Majesty with an extract
of so much of Mr. Dinwiddie's letter as relates to the attempt
of the French to build a fort at the Ohio River and also the draught
of a letter to Lord Holdernesse inclosing the representation were
ordered to be prepared, and having been prepared, were agreed
to, transcribed and signed.
The Secretary laid before the Board an account of the incidental
charges from the 5th of April to the 5th of July, 1752, amounting
to three hundred, thirty-three pounds, four shillings, and the
draught of 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 signed.
Ordered that the Secretary do write an answer to Mr.
Friday, August 28. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Lord Dupplin,
The Secretary laid before the Board the following papers
received from Mr. Popple, Governor of the Bermuda Islands,
Extract of a letter from Francis Jones, Esquire, President of
the Council of the Bermuda Islands, to William Popple,
Esquire, Governor of the said Islands, dated July 8th,
Deposition of Messrs. Atwood, Conyers, Cooper and
Hayward, relating to the French seizing on Turks
Island and some English vessels there, taken July
The draught of a letter to Lord Holdernesse inclosing copies
of the said papers, was signed.