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Journal, August 1763: Volume 70

Pages 375-381

Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations: Volume 11, January 1759 - December 1763. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1935.

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Journal, August 1763

Thursday, August 4. Present:—Earl of Shelburne, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Yorke, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne.

fo. 189.

New York.

New Jersey, North Carolina.

Georgia.

South Carolina.

St. Christopher's.

fo. 190.

Representations to his Majesty proposing that Charles Ward Apthorpe, Esquire, may be appointed of the Council of New York in the room of Benjamin Pratt, Esquire, deceased; that Samuel Smith and John Ladd, Esquires, may be appointed of the Council of New Jersey in the room of James Hude and Andrew Johnston, Esquires, deceased; that William Dry and Robert Palmer, Esquires, may be appointed of the Council of North Carolina in the room of John Swan and John Dawson, Esquires, deceased; that Lewis Johnson and John Graham, Esquires, may be appointed of the Council of Georgia in the room of Sir Patrick Houston, deceased, and William Grover, Esquire, removed; that John Burne, Esquire, may be appointed of the Council of South Carolina in the room of John Rattray, Esquire, deceased; and that Ralph Payne, Esquire, may be appointed of the Council of St. Christopher's, were signed.

Pennsylvania.

The Secretary laid before the Board a certificate from the King's Remembrancer in the Court of Exchequer, of Mr. John Penn, the Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania, having given the usual security in that office, pursuant to a warrant of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury; whereupon a draught of instructions to the Proprietaries in the usual form was approved, and a representation to his Majesty thereupon was signed.

fo. 191.

Trade.

Read a letter from the Earl of Halifax, one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated the 15th of July, 1763, respecting an additional duty laid upon salt in the Austrian Netherlands, which will greatly affect the trade from Liverpool to that country, and signifying his Majesty's commands that this Board do report their opinion upon it; also inclosing copy of a letter to his Lordship relative to this matter.

Trade.

fo. 192.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit a copy of the letter inclosed in the Earl of Halifax's, to the Mayor of Liverpool, desiring him to communicate it to the gentlemen concerned in the salt trade from that place to the Netherlands, for their sentiments upon it.

East and West Florida.

Read letters from the gentlemen nominated Governors of East and West Florida, to the Board, in answer to the questions stated to them by the Board's directions, as to the best and most frugal means of peopling and settling those colonies.

Montreal.

Read a letter from Colonel Gage, Governor of Montreal, dated May the 23rd, 1763, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter of the 9th of March last, and transmitting
Answer to the heads of enquiry concerning the state of that government.

fo. 193.

Canada.

Read a letter from Colonel Robert Burton, Governor of Trois Rivières, dated May 31st, 1763, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter of the 9th of March last, and transmitting
Answer to the Board's heads of enquiry concerning the state of that government.

Grenada.

Read a letter from Colonel Scott, commanding at Grenada, dated the 15th of May, 1763, promising to transmit a map of the island, and respecting the state thereof, also transmitting
State of the appointment of the staff, etc., at the Island of Grenada during the French government.
Declaration du Roy sur les réunions des terres, du 3me Aoust, 1722.
fo. 194.
Abstract of the capitation rolls of the Islands of Grenada and Carriacou for 1763.
Extract of exports.
Do: of imports.

Massachusetts.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Province of Massachusets Bay, viz.
Letter from Francis Bernard, Esquire, Governor of the Massachusets Bay, dated April the 8th, 1763, informing the Board that the General Court had made grants of six townships on the east side of the River Penobscot, and hope for his Majesty's confirmation according to the terms of their charters, and gives several reasons for the great advantages that accrue thereby; also inclosing
fo. 195.
General Court's grant of six townships on the east side of the River Penobscot.
Letter from Governor Bernard, dated the 25th of April, 1763, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter of the 24th of December, 1762; is greatly concerned for having incurred their lordships' displeasure in respect to the settlement of the line between that province and Nova Scotia, gives some reasons in his justification, as well as to the grant of the six new townships, and inclosing
Certificate of Governor Pownall's taking possession of the east side of Penobscot, in behalf of the Province of Massachusets Bay, May the 23rd, 1759.
fo. 196.
Letter from Governor Bernard to the Board, dated the 29th of April, 1763, transmitting Acts, etc., with some observations, and promising a particular answer to the Board's queries.
An account of West India goods imported into the Province of the Massachusets Bay from the year 1755 to 1762 inclusive.
Journal of the General Court or Assembly from the 26th of May, 1762, to February 25th, 1763, with an appendix.
Do: of the House of Representatives from the 12th of January to the 25th of February, 1763.
A survey for six townships on the east side of the River Penobscot.
Eighteen Acts passed in January and February, 1763.
fo. 197.
Letter from Governor Bernard, dated April 30th, 1763, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter of the 8th of February, and giving a full information concerning the constitution of the House of Representatives.

Ordered, that the Acts be delivered to the Clerk of the Council in Waiting, to be presented to his Majesty in Council.

New Jersey.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Governor of New Jersey, viz.
Letter from William Franklin, Esquire, Governor of New Jersey, dated at Burlington, May 10th, 1763, acquainting the Board with his arrival there; acknowledging their letter of the 9th of March respecting the correspondence to be carried on with the Board, and notifying three vacancies in the Council of that province.
fo. 198.
Letter from William Franklin, Esquire, Governor of New Jersey, dated June 27th, 1763, transmitting
Minutes of Council in Assembly from the 26th of May to the 4th of June, 1763.
Six Acts passed June 3rd, 1763.

Ordered, that the Acts be sent to Sir Mathew Lamb, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Jonathan Belcher, Esquire, late Lieutenant Governor and Chief Justice of the Province of Nova Scotia, dated May the 29th, 1763, acknowledging the Board's letter of the 16th of March last, inclosing a proposal of Mr. Mauger for supplying the Treasury there with dollars.

fo. 199.

Georgia.

Read the following letters received from the Governor of Georgia, viz.
Letter from James Wright, Esquire, Governor of Georgia to the Board, dated the 6th of May, 1763, respecting Governor Boone's granting lands to the southward of the Alatamaha, with the names of several persons and the number of the acres granted.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated the 3rd of June, 1763, informing the Board of the uneasiness of the Creek Indians upon the grants of lands, and inclosing Acts, with observations upon some of them.
Minutes of Council from the 5th of October, 1762, to the 28th of March, 1763.
Journal of the Upper House of Assembly from the 18th of October, 1762, to the 7th of April, 1763.
Abstract of grants from the 27th of July, 1762, to the 25th of March, 1763.
fo. 200.
Lists of ships and vessels entered and cleared in the Port of Savannah between the 5th of January and 5th of April, 1763.
Thirteen Acts passed April the 7th, 1763.

Ordered, that the Acts be sent to Sir Mathew Lamb, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

South Carolina.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Province of South Carolina, viz.
Letter from Thomas Boone, Esquire, Governor of South Carolina, dated the 29th of March, 1763, informing the Board of the resolution of the Assembly to do no further business, and inclosing a printed Gazette containing a letter from a private member to his parish, also transmitting
fo. 201.
Journal of the Council from the 22nd of December, 1761, to the 28th of December, 1762.
Do: of the General Assembly from the 6th of February to the 28th of December, 1762.
Seventeen Acts passed in May and September, 1762.
Letter from Governor Boone, dated the 31st of May, 1763, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter of the 3rd of December last, respecting the Election Act, with his observations, and inclosing
Extract from the journal of Assembly.
Letter from Governor Boone, dated the 31st of May, 1763, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter of the 9th of March and the papers inclosed.
fo. 202.
Letter from Governor Boone to the Board, dated the 17th of June, 1763, acknowledging the receipt of two additional instructions of the 9th of December, 1761, to which he will pay due obedience.

Ordered, that the Acts be sent to Sir Mathew Lamb, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Jamaica.

Read a letter from William Henry Lyttelton, Esquire, Governor of Jamaica, dated the 12th of April, 1763, informing the Board of murders committed by some runaway negroes, and promises to send his answers to the Board's queries, also inclosing,
An account of gunpowder collected between the 1st of January, 1756, and the 31st of December, 1762.
Minutes of Council from the 24th of June to the 27th of November, 1762.
fo. 203.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from the 28th of September to the 24th of November, 1762.
Do: of Assembly for the same time.
Fourteen Acts passed in November, 1762.

Ordered, that the Acts be sent to Sir Mathew Lamb, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Bahamas.

Read the following letters from the Governor of the Bahama Islands, viz.
Letter from William Shirley, Esquire, Governor of the Bahama Islands, dated May the 1st, 1763, acquainting the Board with his intention of going to Boston for the recovery of his health, and inclosing.
Certificate of his ill state of health.
fo. 204.
Letter from Governor Shirley, dated the 15th of June, 1762, acquainting the Board of his appointing two persons of the Council.
Letter from Governor Shirley, dated July the 30th, 1761, acquainting the Board with his having appointed persons to fill up vacancies in the Council.

Leeward Islands.

Read a letter from George Thomas, Esquire, Governor of the Leeward, Islands, dated the 23rd of May, 1763, acknowledging the Board's letter of the 5th of March last, respecting the appointment and correspondence with this Board.

South Carolina.

fo. 205.

Read a letter from Mr. Jenkinson, Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, to Mr. Pownall, dated the 3rd of August, 1763, respecting Mr. McNutt's proposal for sending French Protestants to South Carolina, signifying that the Lords of the Treasury had agreed to his proposal in the manner recommended by this Board.

Jamaica.

Read a letter from Lovell Stanhope, Esquire, agent for the Island of Jamaica, to Mr. Pownall, dated the 13th of June, 1763, inclosing,
Reasons in support of the Bill to restrain exorbitant grants to negroes, etc.
Report of the Committee to the House of Assembly upon the Bill to restrain exorbitant grants to negroes, etc.

Trade.

Africa.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following papers received from the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, viz.
fo. 206.
Copy of a letter from Charles Bell, Esquire, to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, dated Cape Coast Castle, February, 1763.
The account of the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, distinguishing every article of expence under its proper title, for the year 1761.
Ditto: for the year 1762.

Barbados.

Read a letter from Charles Pinfold, Esquire, Governor of Barbados, dated the 28th of May, 1763, informing the Board of the extraordinary and outragious conduct of Mr. John Adams, and that the Legislature had passed a law rendering him incapable of being elected a member of the Assembly, and inclosing,
fo. 207.
A list of the members of his Majesty's Council of Barbados, 1763.
An abstract of all persons born, christened and buried in the Island of Barbados from the 1st of January, 1762, to the 31st of December following.
Storekeeper's return of powder, from the 6th of December, 1761, to October 26th, 1762.
Treasurer's return of negroes from the 2nd of June, 1762, to the 20th of December following.
Treasurer's return of new negroes imported from the 18th of January, 1763, to the 18th of May following.
Minutes of Council from the 11th of May, 1762, to the 17th of May, 1763.
fo. 208.
Minutes of the General Assembly from the 11th of May, 1762, to the 9th of April, 1763.
Five Acts passed in November, 1762, February and May, 1763.

Ordered, that the Acts be sent to Sir Mathew Lamb, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Friday, August 5. Present:—Earl of Shelburne, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Rice, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne.

Plantations General.

fo. 209.

A representation to his Majesty, upon that part of Lord Egremont's letter to the Board of the 14th of last month, which relates to the expediency of extending the jurisdiction of Canada, or some other of the colonies, to the country, proposed to be reserved as Indian lands, was agreed to and signed, as was also a letter to the Earl of Egremont inclosing it.

Grenada.

Letters to the agents for Indian affairs in North America, signifying to them his Majesty's commands respecting correspondence with this Board, expressed in the Earl of Egremont's letter of the 14th of last month, were agreed to and signed; as was also a letter to the Governor of Grenada, directing a survey to be made of the Islands of Dominica, St. Vincent's and Tobago; and a stop to be put to any sales or conveyance of lands in those islands by the French inhabitants.

St. Christopher's.

fo. 210.

Ordered, that the Secretary do write to the Treasury for copies of the proceedings upon the books of that office, respecting the sale and disposal of the lands in that part of St. Christopher's ceded to Great Britain by the Treaty of Utrecht.

Tuesday, August 30. Present:—Earl of Shelburne, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne.

Nova Scotia.

Their lordships read and considered two memorials of the Sieur de Stumpel, an officer in the Hanoverian service, containing proposals for settling two townships upon the River St. John's in Nova Scotia, and a representation to his Majesty thereupon was signed.