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Journal, March 1782: Volume 89

Pages 463-467

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 1782

fo. 83.

Friday, March 8th. Present:—Lord Grantham, Mr. Stuart,
Mr. Sloane, Mr. Storer, Mr. Gibbon, Sir A. Ferguson, Mr. Talbot.

The minutes of the last Board were read, approved and signed.

Barbados.

Read a note from Mr. Estwick, to Mr. Cumberland, dated March 4th, 1782, enclosing,
Copy of Mr. Larpent's note to Mr. Estwick, of February 28th, 1782, with copy of Mr. Estwick's letter in answer thereto, with respect to a further postponement of the day of hearing.

fo. 84.

Read a letter from Mr. Larpent to the Secretary, dated March 7th, 1782, desiring him to move the Board, to consent to a postponement of the hearing of the charges of the Assembly of Barbados, against their Governor, from the 12th of the present month, for which day it now stands fixed, to the 15th of April, for the purpose of accomodating Mr. Lee, one of the Governor's Counsel.

Mr. Larpent attending, was called in, and the minute of the preceding Board being communicated to him, was informed in answer to his application, that no alteration could be made in the day, but by the joint desire or consent of both parties; and Mr. Estwick, who also attended, being called in, their Lordships communicated to him Mr. Larpent's application, but Mr. Estwick objecting to any postponement of the day fixed beyond the 16th instant, their Lordships informed both parties that they should open their hearing on that day.

fo. 85.

Read a letter from Mr. Larpent, to the Secretary, dated March 8th, 1782, inclosing,
Extract of a letter from Ashton Warner, esquire, to Major General James Cuninghame, dated at Antigua, 11th December, 1781,
and desiring, that the same may be annexed to the appendix of Governor Cuninghame's answer to the charges of the Assembly of Barbados.

Plantations General.

Read a note from Lord North to Mr. Cumberland, dated February 23rd, 1782, requesting an account of the American estimates for the present year.

The Secretary informed the Board, that copies of this years' estimates had been sent to Lord North, in pursuance of his Lordship's request above mentioned.

New York.

Read [a] copy of the proceedings of his Majesty's Council of New York, on the 20th and 22nd days of December, 1781.

fo. 86.

Trade.

Read an order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated March 7th, 1782, referring to this Board, the petition of William Chapman, for leave to export to Quebec, on board the ship Montreal, sundry military stores, for the use of the inhabitants of that Province.

Their Lordships being of opinion, that the exportation prayed for in the above-mentioned petition should be allowed; and the draught of a report to the Lords of the Privy Council having been prepared thereupon, was approved, transcribed and signed.

Hemp and Flax.

Denbigh.

fo. 87.

Read a letter from Mr. Humphreys, Clerk of the Peace for the county of Denbigh, to the Secretary, dated Ruthin, February 23rd, 1782, requesting copies of the printed directions for raising flax, etc.

Ordered, that the Secretary do write to Mr. Humphreys, and inclose him sixty copies of the printed directions for raising flax, to be distributed in the county of Denbigh, with a copy of the advertisement published in the county of Devon, and to inform him, in answer to his question "Whether persons raising flax in the county, pursuant to the directions of the Act, can be intitled to an allowance without notice given at the Michaelmas session?" That there appears no reason why such persons should not be intitled, notwithstanding the omission of the form alluded to.

fo. 88.

Monday, March 11th. Present:—Lord Grantham, Mr. Stuart, Mr. Storer, Mr. Sloane, Mr. Talbot.

The minutes of the last Board were read, approved and signed.

Hemp and Flax.

Denbigh.

The Secretary informed the Board, that he had wrote to Mr. Humphreys, according to order of the last Board.

Barbados.

fo. 89.

The Secretary laid before the Board, a note he had received from Mr. Estwick on the 9th instant, signifying, that the Solicitor General and Mr. Dunning had taken the business of Mr. Cuninghame's out of his hands, and insist upon accomodating each other with their own day, as soon as that day was known to Mr. Estwick, Mr. Cumberland should be informed thereof.

Read a letter from John Larpent, esquire, to Mr. Cumberland, dated March 9th, 1782, inclosing,
Letter from Mr. Solicitor General Mansfield to Mr. Larpent, dated March 9th, 1782, desiring him to move the Board, that the hearing of the complaints against Governor Cuninghame be postponed to the 13th of April next; in which request, Mr. Dunning, Counsel for the Assembly of Barbados, joins Mr. Solicitor.

fo. 90.

Ordered, that the 13th of April be the day fixed, for hearing the complaints against Governor Cuninghame in compliance with Mr. Solicitor General and Mr. Dunning's proposal, inasmuch as the same corresponds with the order of the Board taken on the 22nd of last month.

fo. 91.

Wednesday, March 20th. Present:—Lord Grantham, Mr. Stuart, Mr. Storer, Mr. Sloane, Mr. Talbot.

The minutes of the last Board were read, approved and signed.

Miscellanies.

John Philip Meuly, late Stationer to this office, being deceased, their Lordships appointed John Benham in his stead.

Barbados.

Read a note from Mr. Estwick, to the Secretary, dated on the 15th instant, requesting a copy of the Board's order, for fixing of the 13th of April, for the hearing of the complaints against Governor Cuninghame.

fo. 92.

The Secretary informed the Board, that he had furnished Mr. Estwick with their Lordships' order of the preceding Board, in pursuance of the above requisition.

Trade.

Read the three following orders of the Lords of the Privy Council, viz:—
Order dated March 12th, 1782, referring the petition of John Shoolbred, for leave to export sundry military stores to Quebec.
Order dated March 13th, 1782, referring the petition of Benjamin Lister, for leave to export sundry military stores to Newfoundland.
Order dated March 15th, 1782, referring the petition of Messrs. Watson and Rashleigh, for leave to export sundry military stores to Quebec.

fo. 93.

Their Lordships being of opinion, that the exportation prayed for in the afore-mentioned petitions should be allowed; and the draughts of three reports to the Lords of the Privy Council having been prepared thereupon, were approved of, transcribed and signed.

fo. 94.

Friday, March 22nd. Present:—Lord Grantham, Mr. Stuart, Sir A. Ferguson, Mr. Sloane, Mr. Storer.

The minutes of the last Board were read, approved and signed.

Africa.

Read a letter from Mr. Rutherford, Secretary to the African Committee, to Mr. Cumberland, dated March 18th, 1782, inclosing, Letter from J. B. Weaves, esquire, Governor of Cape Coast Castle, to the African Committee, dated Cape Coast Castle, October 1st, 1781.
Letter from ditto, to the African Committee, dated July 27th, 1781, requesting a prohibition of Powder in trading ships, etc., etc.
Letter from the said Governor to the African Committee, dated October 26th, 1781, giving an account of a severe action with the Dutch off Elmina, etc., etc.

fo. 95.

Senegambia.

Read a letter from Mr. Fisher, Secretary to the Right Honorable Welbore Ellis, to Mr. Cumberland, dated March 16th, 1782, inclosing, for the consideration of the Board,
Petition of the civil officers, of his Majesty's late Province of Senegambia, dated March 13th, 1782.

Nova Scotia.

Read a petition of William Lovegrove's against certain officers of the Crown at Halifax in Nova Scotia.

Leeward Islands.

Nevis.

The Secretary informed the Board, that having referred the case of Judge Dasent to Mr. Jackson, in pursuance of their Lordships' order, directed by the minutes of the 22nd of February, he had received his report thereupon, dated March—, 1782, and the same was laid before their lordships.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to the King be prepared, on the above-mentioned case of Judge Dasent.

fo. 96.

St. Kitts.

Read a report of Richard Jackson, esquire, dated March 18th, 1782, on an Act passed in Saint Christopher's in May, 1781 (No. 59), intituled, An Act for laying a tax on all Vintners, etc.

Virgin Islands.

Read a report of Mr. Jackson's, dated March 11th, 1782, on two Acts in one bill, passed in the Virgin Islands in January, 1780 (No.—) intituled, An Act for confirming titles to lands in the said Islands, and for quieting the inhabitants and others in their possessions thereof, etc., etc.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to the King be prepared, on the above-mentioned Act, for confirming titles to lands, etc.

Jamaica.

Read a report of Mr. Jackson's, without date, upon thirtythree Acts passed in Jamaica, in December, 1780, January, 1781, and one Act in July, 1781 (Nos. 451 to 482 inclusive).

fo. 97.

St. John's.

Read a letter from Governor Patterson, to the Secretary, dated November 16th, 1781, inclosing,
Minutes of Council, from 26th November, 1780 to 9th November, 1781.

Read a report of Mr. Jackson's, dated March 8th, 1782, upon eighteen Acts passed by the Legislature of St. John's, in July and March, 1781 (Nos. 49 to 65 inclusive).

Trade.

Read an order of the Lords of the Privy Council, dated March 20th, 1782, referring the petition of Messrs. Phyn and Ellice, for leave to export military stores to Canada.

Their Lordships being of opinion, that the exportation prayed for in the above-mentioned petition should be allowed; and the draught of a report to the Lords of the Privy Council having been prepared thereupon, was approved of, transcribed and signed.