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Journal, October 1779: Volume 86

Pages 275-278

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, October 1779

fo. 206.

Friday, October 1st. Present:—Mr. Eden, Mr. de Grey, Mr. Gibbon.

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

Bermuda.

fo. 207.

The draught of a letter to George James Bruere, esquire, Governor of the Bermuda Islands, transmitting copy of an Address of the majority of the Council and late Assembly of the Bermuda Islands, to his Majesty, together with a copy of a memorial of Henry Tucker, esquire, to the Board; and a copy of a paper annexed to the said memorial, containing articles of complaint referred to in the said memorial, having been prepared pursuant to order of the 24th of last month, was approved, transcribed and signed.

Trade.

Read the two following Orders of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated September 24th, 1779, vizt.,
Order referring the petition of the Court of Directors of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, praying leave to export certain quantities of gunpowder, arms and ammunition, specified in an account annexed to the said petition, on board the ships mentioned in the said account, for the defence of their garrisons, settlements and forces at St. Helena, and in the East Indies, and for the use of the ships exporting the same.
fo. 208.
Order referring the petition of Graham and Simpson, praying leave to export to Pensacola in the Province of West Florida, on board the ship Juno, sundry military stores therein specified, for trade with the Indians.

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

Jamaica.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following publick papers, vizt.,
Journal of the Council of the Island of Jamaica from the 29th day of June, 1779, to the 3rd day of July following, inclusive.
fo. 209.
Minutes of the House of Assembly from the 29th day of June, 1779, to the 3rd day of July following.
Three Acts passed in the Island of Jamaica in July, 1779.

Ordered, that the above Acts be sent to Mr. Jackson, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

fo. 210.

Thursday, October 7th, Present:—Mr. Greville, Mr. Eden, Mr. de Grey, Mr. Gibbon.

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

Miscellanies.

Their lordships having taken into their consideration the appointment of a proper person to the vacant seat of one of the clerks employed in the service of this Board. in the room of Mr. Davis, whose resignation is mentioned in the minutes of the 15th of June last. Lord George Germain, in whom by the said minute of the 15th of June the nomination was declared to be, was pleased to recommend Mr. William Hughes; and the Board approving the said recommendation. Mr. Hughes was accordingly appointed to the vacant seat of junior clerk; and it was directed that his appointment should take place from the 5th of April last.

fo. 211.

Senegambia.

Read a letter from Mr. Robinson to Mr. Cumberland, dated September 3rd, 1779. transmitting, by directions of the Lords of his Majesty's Treasury, to be laid before this Board, for their opinion, a memorial of Philip Good and Mathew Hansen, praying payment of an account of wages due to them, the former as master shipwright, and the latter as master sailmaker and craft keeper of the Province of Senegambia, from the 9th of July, 1778, to the 4th of August, 1779, amounting to £241 6s. 6d.

Ordered, that the Secretary do write to Mr. Robinson in answer to the above letter, and acquaint him. for the information of the Lords of the Treasury, with the opinion of the Board upon the memorial therein transmitted.

fo. 212.

Trade.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated October 1st. 1779. referring the petition of the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, praying leave to export sundry military stores therein mentioned to Africa, on board the Gascoyne storeship. for the supply of the British forts and settlements on that Coast.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the said petition, were of opinion, that the exportation therein 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.

fo. 213.

Friday. October 22nd. 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. Rutherford. Secretary to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, to Mr. Cumberland, dated October 20th, 1779. transmitting, by directions of the said Committee to be laid before the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations.
fo. 214.
Copy of the resolutions of the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, dated October 1st, 8th and 20th. 1779. appointing John Roberts, esquire, First agent. Governor of Cape Coast Castle, President of the Council, Treasurer and Warehouse Keeper: Mr. Robert Stubbs. Second agent. Governor of Annamaboe and Vice President of the Council; Mr. Stuart Beard, Third agent, and a member of the Council; and Mr. James Morgue, Fourth agent, and a member of the Council.

Ordered, that the Secretary do write to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, acknowledging the receipt of the said letter and paper.

Ordered, that the Secretary do write to Mr. Robinson, transmitting a copy of the resolutions of the African Committee beforementioned, dated October 1st, 8th and 20th, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury.

Bahama.

fo. 215.

Read a letter from John Gambier, esquire, Lieutenant Governor, and four members of the Council of the Bahama Islands, to the Board, dated July 5th, 1779, acquainting their lordships with the illegal and arbitrary conduct of Montfort Browne, esquire, Governor of the said islands, respecting George Collins, esquire; and the removal of the Provost Marshall from his office, contrary to the 49th Article of his Majesty's Instructions.

Trade.

Read the following Orders of the Lords of the Privy Council, vizt.,
Order dated October 15th, 1779, referring to this Board, the petition of Simpson and Birkley, praying leave to export to Oporto, on board the ship Nra. Sra. das Nevis Sm. Joam Baptista, sundry ordnance and military stores, for the use of a Brazil ship.
fo. 216.
Order dated October 15th, 1779, referring to this Board, the petition of Emanuel and Isaac Baruch Lousada, praying leave to [export to] the Island of Jamaica, on board the ship Withywood, sundry ordnance and military stores, for sale in that island.
Order dated October 20th, 1779, referring the petition of James Getley, praying leave to export to the Island of St. Christopher, on board the ship Aurora, sundry ordnance and military stores, for the use of the ships, and of the inhabitants of that island.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the three foregoing 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 thereupon having been prepared, were approved, transcribed and signed.

Senegambia.

fo. 217.

The Secretary acquainted the Board that he had on the—pursuant to order, written to Mr. Robinson, Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, in answer to his letter of the 3rd of September last, respecting the memorial of Messieurs Good and Hansen, referred in the said letter to the consideration of this Board.

Nova Scotia.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following publick papers received from the Province of Nova Scotia, vizt.,
Proceedings of his Majesty's Council of the Province of Nova Scotia, from the 2nd day of March, 1779, to the 28th day of June following.
Journal and votes of the House of Assembly for the Province of Nova [Scotia], between the 7th and 28th of June, 1779.
Seventeen Acts passed in the Province of Nova Scotia in June, 1779.

Ordered, that the above Acts be sent to Mr. Jackson, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

fo. 218.

Friday, October 29th. Present:—Mr. Eden, Mr. de Grey, Mr. Gibbon.

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

Trade.

Read the following Orders of the Lords of the Privy Council, vizt.,
Order dated October 23rd, 1779, referring the petition of Thomas Monkland, praying leave to export sword blades to the East Indies, on board the Royal Charlotte, East Indiaman, for the private trade of the officers of the said ship.
Order dated October 26th, 1779, referring the petition of Charles and Edward Hague, praying leave to export to Flushing, on board the ship Royal Jane, sundry ordnance therein mentioned, for the use of ships employed in the trade to Guinea.
fo. 219.
Order dated October 26th, 1779, referring the petition of Charles Edwards, praying leave to export to Rotterdam, on board the ship Indian Trader, sundry ordnance, for the use of the Admiralty there.
Order dated October 26th, 1779, referring the petition of Messieurs Hibbert, Purrier, Horton and Company, praying leave to export to the Island of Jamaica, on board the ships West Indian and Hibberts, certain gunpowder and arms therein mentioned, for the use of the militia of that island.

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

fo. 220.

Barbados.

Read a letter from the Honourable Edward Hay, Governor of the Island of Barbados, to the Board, dated August 9th, 1779, transmitting duplicates of several publick papers, mentioned in the minutes of the 6th of August last, and also,
A list of the members of the Council, dated May 29th, 1779.

Africa.

The Secretary acquainted their lordships, that, pursuant to order of the 22nd instant, he had written to the African Committee acknowledging the receipt of the letter and paper read on the day beforementioned; and to Mr. Robinson, transmitting copies of the said letter and paper, for the information of the Lords of the Treasury, both letters bearing the date the 29th instant.