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Journal, April 1746: Volume 54

Pages 196-199

Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations: Volume 8, January 1742 - December 1749. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1931.

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Journal, April 1746

Tuesday, April 8. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

New York.

The Secretary laid before the Board several Acts, passed in New York in July and November, 1745, referred to in the postscript of Governor Clinton's letter, dated the 18th of January, 1745–6, which was read the 19th of March last.

Ordered that the said Acts be sent to Mr. Fane, for his opinion thereon, in point of law.

Thursday, April 10. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower, Mr. Grenville.

Massachusets.

The Board took into consideration 29 Acts, passed in the province of the Massachusets Bay in the years 1740, 1741 and 1742, referred by an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated the 24th of July, 1743, and ordered the draught of a report thereupon to their Lordships to be prepared.

Tuesday, April 15. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Lieutenant Colonel Mascarene, President of the Council and Commander in Chief of Nova Scotia, to the Board, dated at Annapolis Royal, December 9th, 1745, with a postscript of the 18th of the same month, transmitting several publick papers, relating to the state of that province, viz.:—
Depositions relating to some of the French inhabitants in prison at Annapolis Royal.
Copy of a letter from Lieutenant Colonel Mascarene to William Shirley, Esquire, Governor of the Massachusets Bay, dated at Annapolis Royal, the 7th of December, 1745.
Representation of the state of the province of Nova Scotia, and fort and garrison of Annapolis, approved in Council there, the 8th November, 1745.
Minutes of Council, from the 12th of October to the 8th of November, 1745.

Read another letter from Lieutenant Colonel Mascarene to the Board, dated at Annapolis Royal, the 11th of January, 1745–6, giving an account of his having taken a sloop about 100 tons into the service of that Government, which he hopes will be continued with the addition of a man of war.

Jamaica.

Mr. John Sharpe, agent for Jamaica, attending, moved the Board that they would be pleased to report upon An Act, passed in that Island, in May, 1745, entituled, An Act to intitle Mary Johnston Rose of the Parish of St. Catherine in the said Island, a free Mulatto Woman, and her two sons, Thomas Wynter and William Fuller, begotten by White Fathers, to the same Rights and Priviledges with English Subjects born of White Parents. Ordered that the said Act be sent to Mr. Fane, for his opinion thereon, in point of law.

Thursday, April 17. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower, Mr. Grenville.

Virginia.

Read a letter from Colonel Gooch, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to the Board, dated February 24th, 1745–6, mentioning several publick papers to be transmitted by the first opportunity, recommending Mr. Lewis as a person fit to succeed in case of a vacancy in the Council, and transmitting his speech and the addresses of the General Assembly on the subject of the present rebellion.

Nova Scotia.

The Board having reconsidered Colonel Mascarene's letters, mentioned in the minutes of Tuesday last, ordered that a copy of the postscript to his letter of the 9th of December last, be made, and a letter to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, for transmitting the same, be prepared.

Massachusets.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon 29 Acts, passed in the Massachusets Bay, in the years 1740, 1741 and 1742, having been prepared, as ordered by the minutes of the 10th instant, and agreed to, was transcribed and signed.

Tuesday, April 22. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower.

Newfoundland.

Read a letter from Captain Joseph Gledhill without any date, at Placentia in Newfoundland, transmitting a plan, elevation and section of the fort there, and giving an account of the condition of the garrison there, who are in want of arms, clothing, bedding, and provisions, and referring for further information to Mr. Furnier, Assistant Engineer, by whom he transmits the letter.

Massachusets.

Read Mr. Fane's report for repealing an Act, passed in the province of the Massachusets Bay, in June, 1742, which had been sent to him for his opinion thereon, by order of the minutes of the 25th of March last.

Trade.

Wool.

Read a letter from Mr. Lowndes to the Secretary, dated April 21st, transmitting some papers relating to his scheme for preventing the running of wool, which he desires may be communicated to the Board, and returned to him, which was accordingly done.

Nova Scotia.

Ordered that a copy of Lieutenant Colonel Mascarene's letter, dated 11th of January, 1745–6, and of the minute of his Majesty's Council of that province, inclosed therein, relating to their having taken a sloop into the service thereof, be prepared, and that the Secretary do transmit the same to Mr. Corbett, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to be laid before their Lordships.

Wednesday, April 23rd. Present:—Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower, Mr. Grenville.

Newfoundland.

Ordered that an extract of so much of Captain Joseph Gledhill's letter, mentioned in yesterday's minutes, as relates to the want of arms, etc., for the garrison of Placentia, and the decay of trade there, be made, and the draught of a letter, for transmitting it to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, be prepared.

Nova Scotia.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, for transmitting a postscript of Colonel Mascarene's letter of the 9th of December last, having been prepared, as ordered by the minutes of the 17th inst., was laid before the Board and signed.

Friday, April 25. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt.

Newfoundland.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, for transmitting an extract of part of Captain Joseph Gledhill's letter, having been prepared, as ordered by yesterday's minutes, was laid before the Board, transcribed and signed.

Massachusets.

The Board having taken into consideration 19 Acts, passed in the Massachusets Bay, in the year 1742, and referred to this Board by an Order of Council of September 15th, 1743, ordered the draught of a representation to his [Majesty], for confirming the same, to be prepared.

Tuesday, April 29. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower, Mr. Grenville.

Newfoundland.

Mr. Furnier, Assistant Engineer at Placentia, to whom Mr. Gledhill, in his letter, read the 22nd instant, had referred the Board for further information, attending, the Board had some discourse with him on the several matters contained in the said letter, and then acquainted him that they had transmitted to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle so much of it, as relates to the condition of the garrison there.

Massachusets.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon 19 Acts, passed in the province of the Massachusets Bay, in 1742, having been prepared, as ordered by the minutes of the 25th instant, was agreed to, and ordered to be transcribed; As likewise the draught of a report upon a private Act, passed in the said province, in June, 1742, mentioned in the minutes of the 25th of March last.

Wednesday, April 30. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt.

Massachusets.

The two reports upon several Acts of the Massachusets Bay in 1742, mentioned in yesterday's minutes, having been transcribed, according to order, were laid before the Board and signed.