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Journal, September 1779: Volume 86

Pages 271-274

Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations: Volume 14, January 1776 - May 1782. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1938.

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Journal, September 1779

fo. 194.

Friday, September 3rd. Present:—Mr. Greville, Mr. Eden, Mr. de Grey, Mr. Gibbon.

Bermuda.

fo. 195.

Lord George Germain, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, attended, and laid before the Board, by his Majesty's commands, an Address of a majority of the Council and late Assembly of the Bermuda Islands, to his Majesty, stating several grievances under which the inhabitants of those islands labour; and praying, that such redress may be given them, as on a proper investigation of their situation and complaints, may in his Majesty's wisdom seem meet; and his Lordship acquainted the Board, that it was his Majesty's pleasure, that they do take the same into consideration, and having obtained such information as may be necessary respecting the several matters therein stated, that they do, after mature deliberation, represent to his Majesty their opinion thereupon.

Trade.

Read the three following Orders of the Lords of the Privy Council, vizt.,
Order dated August 27th, 1779, referring the petition of Eade, Wilton and Allen, praying leave to export to Jamaica, on board the ship Hawke. sundry ordnance and stores, for the use of privateers belonging to that island.
Order dated August 27th, 1779, referring the petition of James Montgomery, praying leave to export to West Florida, on board the ship Swift, sundry military stores therein specified, for trade with the Indians.
fo. 196.
Order dated September 1st, 1779. referring the petition of Clark and Milligan, praying leave to export to West Florida, on board the ships St. Andrew and Marian. sundry military stores therein specified, for the Indian trade.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the said petitions, were of opinion. that the exportation prayed for should be allowed; and the draughts of three reports to the Lords of the Privy Council having been prepared, were approved, transcribed and signed.

Senegambia.

fo. 197.

Read a letter from Mr. Robinson to Mr. Cumberland, dated September 3rd, 1779. transmitting, by directions of the Lords of his Majesty's Treasury, "A memorial of Philip Good, shipwright, and Mathew Hansen, sailmaker, late of Senegambia in Africa, to the Lords of the Treasury, praying payment of an account of wages amounting to £241 6s. 6d.," and desiring the opinion of the Lords of Trade thereupon.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following publick papers, vizt.,
Jamaica.
List of ships which have entered inwards at the Naval Office of Jamaica, between the 29th day of December, 1777, and the 29th day of December, 1778.
List of ships which have cleared outwards at the Naval Office of Jamaica, between the 29th day of December, 1777. and the 29th day of December, 1778.
Trade.
State of the British imports at Hamburgh in 1778, together with the valuation of them.
State of the French imports at Hamburgh in 1778, together with the valuation of them.
fo. 198.
State of the British imports at Bremen in 1778, together with the valuation of them.
State of the French imports at Bremen in 1778, together with the valuation of them.
Navigation of Great Britain to Hamburgh, and of all the Maritime States in 1778.

fo. 199.

Friday, September 10th. Present:—Mr. Greville, Mr. Eden, Mr. de Grey, Mr. Gibbon.

Lord George Germain, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, attends.

Bermuda.

Read a letter from George James Bruere, esquire, Governor of the Bermuda Islands, to the Board, dated August 7th, 1779, transmitting, with his observations, the following publick papers, vizt.,
Votes and proceedings of the General Assembly from the 12th of January, 1778, to the 8th of July, 1779, inclusive.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from January 12th, 1778, to the 8th of July, 1779.
Minutes of Council from March 12th, 1778, to 21st of May, 1779.

fo. 200.

Bahama.

The draughts of general instructions, and of those relating to the observance of the Laws of Trade for John Maxwell, esquire, Governor of the Bahama Islands, having been prepared pursuant to order, were approved, and a representation to his Majesty thereupon was signed.

fo. 201.

Friday, September 17th. Present:—Mr. Eden, Mr. de Grey, Mr. Gibbon.

Lord George Germain, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, attends.

Africa.

Read a letter from Mr. Stephens, Secretary to the Lords of the Admiralty, to Mr. Cumberland, dated August 26th, 1779, transmitting copies of reports made by Captain Robertson, late Commander of his Majesty's sloop Weazle, respecting the state and condition of his Majesty's forts and settlements on the Coast of Africa, vizt.,
State and condition of Tantumquerry Fort, July 1st, 1778.
State and condition of Appolonia Fort, May 30th, 1778.
State and condition of Dickscove Fort.
fo. 202.
State and condition of Commenda Fort, June 3rd, 1778.
State and condition of Seccondee Fort, June, 1778.
State and condition of Winnebah Fort, June, 1778.
State and condition of James Fort, Accra, 30th June, 1778.
State and condition of Annamaboe Fort, 28th June, 1778.
State and condition of Cape Coast Castle, 7th July, 1778.
State and condition of Williams' Fort, Whydah, 7th July.

Trade.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated September 10th. 1779, referring the petition of Thomas Birch, praying leave to export from Liverpool to Jamaica, on board the ship Jamaica, sundry ordnance and stores, for the purpose of fitting out privateers.

Their lordships upon consideration of the said petition, were of opinion, that the exportation prayed for should be allowed; and the draught of a report to the Lords of the Privy Council having been prepared, was approved, transcribed and signed.

fo. 203.

Friday, September 24th. Present:—Mr. Greville, Mr. Eden, Mr. de Grey.

Lord George Germain, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, attends.

Bermuda.

fo. 204.

Read a memorial of Henry Tucker, esquire, agent for the Council and Assembly of Bermuda, to the Board, stating, that the Address of the Council and Assembly of Bermuda to his Majesty, which was delivered by him to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, having, as he is informed, been referred to the consideration of the Lords of Trade, he conceives it will be proper their lordships should be acquainted with the particular facts on which the general complaints contained in the said Address are grounded, and for this purpose begs leave to annex a distinct state of the same: and prays, that such mode of proceeding as their lordships shall think fit, may be adopted, in order to give the most speedy redress to the inhabitants of the Bermuda Islands, as their situation at present is truely deplorable.

fo. 205.

Their lordships having taken the said memorial, together with the Address therein mentioned into their consideration, ordered, that the draught of a letter to Governor Bruere should be prepared, transmitting copies of the above memorial, and state of facts, and also of the Address to his Majesty, mentioned in the minutes of the 3rd instant: and directing him to give full and free liberty to all persons concerned to make affidavits or depositions concerning the premises, and that he do transmit the same to this Board, together with any information he may be able to obtain, and also that he do give such immediate relief to the complainants as may be agreable to the powers vested in him by the Royal Commission.

Trade.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated September 20th, 1779. referring the petition of William Miles. praying leave to export from Bristol to Jamaica, on board the ship Chambers, sundry military stores, for the use of the inhabitants of that island.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the said petition, were of opinion, that the exportation prayed for should be allowed: and the draught of a report to the Lords of the Privy Council thereupon having been prepared was approved, transcribed and signed.