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Journal, March 1780: Volume 87

Pages 296-300

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, March 1780

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Thursday, March 9th. Present:—The Earl of Carlisle. Lord Robert Spencer. Mr. Eden, Mr. de Grey.

Trade.

Read the following Orders of the Lords of the Privy Council. vizt.,
Order, dated 29th February. 1780. referring the petition of Messieurs Ketland and Walker, praying leave to export from Liverpool to Belfast in Ireland, on board the Belfast Packet, three hundred guns and bayonets, for account of Mr. Lyle.
Order, dated March 1st, 1780. referring the petition of Jukes Coulson. praying leave to export to Lisbon, on board the ship Helen, sundry military stores, for the use of a ship building there.
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Order, dated March 7th, 1780. referring the petition of Messieurs Jeffrys and Jones, praying leave to export to New York, on board the ship Achilles, sundry military stores, for the use of officers in the Army.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the 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.

Plantations General.

fo. 31.

Read a letter from Mr. Robert White to the Board, dated March 6th, 1780, acquainting their lordships, that the reply of the Colony to Mr. Hodgson's printed defence or answer to the complaints of the inhabitants of the Mosquito Shore, brought against him in November, 1773. is ready to be laid before the Board, whenever and in what manner their lordships shall direct.

Ordered, that the Secretary do acquaint Mr. White, that the Board will be ready to receive anything he has to communicate at their meeting on Thursday next, at 12 o'clock.

Miscellanies.

It is the order of the Board, that no book, paper, map, chart, or any other record belonging to this office, shall be taken or sent from hence to any office or person whatever, unless the same shall be specified, and the description of it fixed up in writing in the Secretary's apartment.

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Saturday, March 11th. Present:— (fn. 1)

Miscellanies.

Read a letter from Mr. Robinson to Mr. Cumberland, dated March 7th. 1780. transmitting, by directions of the Lords of the Treasury, the following Order of the House of Commons, and desiring, that immediately and without delay, all due obedience may be paid thereto, and the return required made to the House of Commons, transmitting a copy of the said return, for the information of the Lords of the Treasury.

Jovis 2 die Martis, 1780.

Ordered,
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That there be laid before this House an account of all monies actually received into his Majesty's Exchequer and other the King's offices and by all others, Receivers and Collectors of money for the service of, and raised upon the public in the year 1778; together with an exact state of the fees and perquisites attending the receipt, issue, expenditure, accounting for and auditing the same; as also the fees usually paid on appointments to offices, signed by the officers who claimed or received such fees and perquisites, specifying the names of the persons for whose benefit they were received; also an account of the salaries of such officers, with an explanation of the nature of the service or duty performed in each and every office in the receipt of issuing, auditing or accounting for monies raised upon his Majesty's subjects in respect thereof. J. Hatsell. CI. Dom. Com.

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Their lordships, upon consideration of the foregoing Order, being of opinion, that it did not, in any particular, apply to their office and department, the Secretary was desired to write to Mr. Robinson, and to communicate to him, for the information of the Lords of the Treasury, the opinion of this Board thereupon; but at the same time, being desirous to supply every communication in their power, which may in any wise relate to the Order in question, the Secretary was further directed to transmit to Mr. Robinson a copy of the Order of the King in Council of the 12th of August, 1731, establishing the fees of this office.

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Read a letter from Mr. Robinson to Mr. Cumberland, dated March 9th, 1780, requesting that there be immediately transmitted, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, a duplicate of the accounts for the House of Commons which was wrote for on the 24th December last.

Ordered, that the Secretary do write to Mr. Robinson, in answer to the letter beforementioned, and transmit to him a copy of the paper intituled, a Comparative state of the establishment of the office, etc., mentioned in the minutes of the 20th of January last.

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Thursday, March 16th. Present:—The Earl of Carlisle, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Eden, Mr. Stuart.

Plantations General.

Their lordships being informed that Mr. Robert White attended, he was called in, and presented to the Board the following paper, together with several printed copies of the same, vizt.,
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Reply of his Majesty's subjects, the principal inhabitants of the Mosquito Shore in America, for themselves and in behalf of all others, residing there under the direction, controul and government of his Majesty's Governor of Jamaica, to the printed pamphlet intituled, The Defence of Robert Hodgson, esquire, late Superintendant, Agent and Commander in Chief of the Mosquito Shore, humbly inscribed to the Right Honorable the Lords of Trade and Plantations, in answer to the complaints against him from sundry inhabitants of the British Settlement there.

Africa.

Read a letter from Mr. Rutherford, Secretary to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, to Mr. Cumberland, dated March 13th, 1780, desiring that he will lay the following paper before the Board, vizt.,
Anno 1778; the Account of the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, distinguishing every article of expence under its proper title.

Jamaica.

Their lordships read and considered three Acts passed in the Island of Jamaica in July, 1779, together with Mr. Jackson's report thereupon.

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Trade.

Read the two following Orders of the Lords of the Privy Council, vizt.,
Order dated March 10th, 1780, referring the petition of James Baril, praying leave to export to Amsterdam, on board the ship Vrow Maria, ten guns six pounders, for the use of the said ship.
Order dated March 14th, 1780, referring the petition of William Ballantyne, praying leave to export to Oporto, on board the ship Ceres, sundry ordnance and military stores, for the use of a ship building there.

Their lordships, upon the consideration of the above 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.

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Miscellanies.

The Secretary acquainted their lordships, that on the 11th instant, he had, pursuant to order, written to Mr. Robinson, in answer to his two letters of the 7th and 9th of March, and had transmitted to him the papers directed by the said orders.

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Thursday, March 23rd. Present:—The Earl of Carlisle, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Greville, Mr. Eden, Mr. de Grey, Mr. Gibbon.

Trade.

Portugal.

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Read a letter from the Earl of Hillsborough, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, to the Board, dated St. James, 21st of March, 1780, transmitting the following papers regarding the trade and commerce carried on, and the treaties subsisting between Great Britain and Portugal, and signifying his Majesty's pleasure, that this Board do take the matters therein contained into their consideration, and do report their opinion thereupon, that a proper answer may be afterwards given to the Portuguese Envoy, and such instructions sent to his Majesty's Envoy at the Court of Portugal as shall be judged adviseable and expedient.
Copy of a note from the Chevalier de Pinto, to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated London, December 17th, 1779.
Copy of a memorial no. 1 from the Chevalier de Pinto to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated London, December 17th, 1779.
Copy of a memorial no. 2 from the Chevalier de Pinto to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated London, December 17th, 1779.
Copy of a note delivered by the Chevalier de Pinto, January 13th, 1780.
Copy of a letter from the Chevalier de Pinto to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated London, March 2nd, 1780.
Copy of a memorial from the Chevalier de Pinto to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated London, March 4th, 1780.
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Copy of a memorial from the Chevalier de Pinto to the Earl Earl of Hillsborough, dated London, March 9th, 1780.
of Hillsborough, dated London, March 4th, 1780.
Copy of a memorandum received with the Chevalier de Pinto's memorial of the 9th March, 1780.
Extract of a letter from the Honorable Robert Walpole to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated Lisbon, January, 1780.

Their lordships observing that mention is made in the extract of the letter of Mr. Walpole, of an additional instruction in favour of Portuguese vessels, and also a memoire in titled, Replique, etc., presented by Mr. Walpole on the 4th of January, 1773, with a letter of the same date to Monsieur de Mells, order was taken that the Secretary should request copies of the said papers from the Earl of Hillsborough's office; and the Secretary pursuant to the said order immediately wrote to Sir Stanier Porten thereupon.

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Africa.

Read a letter from Mr. Rutherford, Secretary to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, to Mr. Cumberland, dated March 22nd, 1780, transmitting, for the information of the Board,
Copies of letters from Richard Miles, esquire, Governor of Cape Coast Castle, to the said Committee, dated September 23rd, October 21st, and December 8th, 1779.

Resolved, that extracts of so much of the lastmentioned letter as relates to certain operations of the Spaniards, Portuguese and Danes, be transmitted to his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State for their information; and the draughts of letters to the Earl of Hillsborough, Lord Viscount Stormont, and Lord George Germain, having been prepared thereupon, were approved, transcribed and signed.

Barbados.

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Read a letter from John Dotin, esquire, President of the Council of the Island of Barbados, to the Board, dated December 24th, 1779, transmitting,
Duplicate of a letter from the said President to Lord George Germain, dated Barbados, November 30th, 1779, acquainting his Lordship with the death of the Honorable Edward Hay, late Governor of the said island, and the resignation of Mr. President Rous.
Minutes of Council of the Island of Barbados of the 27th of October, 1779.
An Act passed in the Island of Barbados in November, 1779.

Trade.

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Read and Order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated March 17th, 1780, referring the petition of Messieurs Davis and Protheroe, praying leave to export from Bristol to the Island of Saint Christopher, on board the ship Minerva, sundry ordnance and military stores therein specified, for the use and defence of the inhabitants of the said island.

Their lordships, upon the 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.

Footnotes

  • 1. Names of Board omitted in minutes.