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Journal, June 1746: Volume 54

Pages 202-205

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, June 1746

Friday, June 6. Present:—Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

Jamaica.

Read a letter from Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated 21st March, 1745–6, relating to the impressing of seamen, etc., and transmitting:—
Naval Office lists of ships and vessels entered and cleared at the ports of Kingston and Port Royal in Jamaica, from the 29th September, 1745, to the 25th March, 1746.

Thursday, June 12. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower.

Plantations General.

The Secretary laid before the Board the fourteen following Orders of Council, lately transmitted from the Council Office, and the titles thereof were read, viz.:—
Jamaica.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 7th of November, 1745, approving a representation of this Board to his Majesty, proposing William Williams, Esquire, to be a member of the Council of Jamaica, in the room of Thomas Fearon, Esquire.
Virginia.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 7th of November, 1745, approving a representation of this Board to his Majesty, proposing the confirmation of an Act, passed at Virginia, in October, 1744, to enable Mann Page, Esquire, to sell and dispose of certain Entailed Lands, etc.
Trade.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 28th of November, 1745, granting liberty to the Greek merchants to enjoy the same privileges as his Majesty's other subjects in the Island of Minorca, and to build a church and have a priest, and use their own way of worship.
New York.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 16th of January, 1745–6, for sending an engineer and 4 gunners for the use of the fortifications at New York.
Barbados.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated 27th of February, 1745–6, directing ordnance and stores to be sent to Barbados, for the defence of that Island.
Jamaica.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 27th of February, 1745–6, approving a representation of this Board to his Majesty, proposing the confirmation of a private Act, passed at Jamaica, in June, 1744, relating to Priscilla Poynter, a free Mulatto Woman, etc.
Virginia.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 20th March, 1745–6, approving a representation of this Board to his Majesty, proposing the confirmation of an Act, passed at Virginia, in October, 1744, for the Relief of certain Creditors.
Jamaica.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 27th of March, 1746, for sending of ordnance and stores of war to Jamaica, for new forts erecting there.
St. Christophers.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 28th of May, 1746, approving a representation of this Board to his Majesty, proposing the repeal of an Act, passed at St. Christophers, in September, 1745, entituled, An Act to amend two Acts, herein particularly mentioned.
Rhode Island.
Massachusets.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 28th of May, 1746, affirming the boundaries between the Colony of Rhode Island, eastward, and the province of the Massachusets Bay, as determined by Commissioners, appointed for that purpose, in June, 1741.
Massachusets.
New Hampshire.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 28th of May, 1746, dismissing the petitions of Mr. Hutchinson and others, praying for an alteration in the boundaries approved of by his Majesty between the provinces of the Massachusets and New Hampshire.
Massachusets.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 28th of May, 1746, approving a representation of this Board to his Majesty, proposing the confirmation of twenty-five Acts, passed in the Massachusets Bay, 1740, 1741 and 1742.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 28th May, 1746, approving a representation of this Board to his Majesty, proposing the repeal of an Act, passed at Boston in June, 1742, relating to the Estate of J. Wainwright, Esquire, deceased.
South Carolina.
Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 28th of May, 1746, approving a representation of this Board to his Majesty, proposing Alexander Vanderdussen, Esquire, to supply a vacancy in the Council of South Carolina, by the resignation of Joseph Wragg, Esquire, on account of his ill state of health.

Friday, June 13. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

New Jersey.

The Board took into consideration the draught of a letter to Mr. Morris, Governor of New Jersey, ordered to be prepared by a minute of the 30th of May last, as likewise the Act therein mentioned, and agreed further to consider the same at another opportunity.

Nova Scotia.

Upon application from Mr. George Vaughan, for an extract of so much of a copy of some of her late Majesty's Queen Anne's instructions to Colonel Nicholson, in the year 1709–10, transmitted to the Board by Mr. G. Martin, as relates to a preference to be given to such persons as should go [as] volunteers from the Governments of New England, New Hampshire, etc., with the said Colonel Nicholson, upon an expedition for the reduction of Port Royal, now Annapolis Royal, the Board ordered that the said extract should be prepared and delivered to him.

Tuesday, June 17. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

New Jersey.

The Board took into consideration several Acts, passed in the province of New Jersey, in the year 1743, and made some progress therein.

Wednesday, June 18. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Leveson Gower.

New Jersey.

The Board reconsidered the New Jersey Acts, mentioned in the preceding minute, and ordered a draught of a representation to his Majesty to be prepared for confirming the Act, entituled, An Act concerning acknowledging Deeds in the Colony of New Jersey, and declaring how the Estate or Right of a Femme Covert may be conveyed or extinguished.

Thursday, June 19. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

New Jersey.

The draught of a representation, ordered by the preceding minute, was laid before the Board, agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Thuesday, June 24. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

South Carolina.

Read a letter from Mr. Wood, Secretary to the Customs, dated June 19th, 1746, in answer to one from the Secretary of this Board, in which the opinion of the Commissioners of the Customs was desired, upon a memorial presented by Messrs. Fury and Fenwicke, in support of the petition of the legislature of South Carolina to his Majesty, for liberty of exporting rice directly to any foreign parts.

Massachusets.

New Hampshire.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated June 16th, 1746, referring to this Board a petition from the province of the Massachusets Bay, to his Majesty, as also a letter from Mr. Wentworth, Governor of New Hampshire, to the Duke of Dorset, President of the Council, relating to Fort Dummer.

Ordered that letters be writ to the agents of the two provinces, to desire their attendance here on Thursday next, or on Wednesday the 2nd of July, as it will best suite their convenience, and that they agree together upon the day, and acquaint the Board therewith.

Wednesday, June 25. Present:—Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

New Jersey.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty for confirming an Act, passed in New Jersey, having been transcribed, as ordered by the minutes of the 19th instant, was laid before the Board and signed.

Thursday, June 26. Present:—Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

Massachusets.

New Hampshire.

Mr. Kilby, agent for the province [of] Massachusets Bay, and Mr. Tomlinson, agent for that of New Hampshire, attending, as appointed by the minutes of Tuesday last, the Board had some discourse with them on the subject of the petition of the province of the Massachusets Bay, and (fn. 1) of Mr. Wentworth's letter, mentioned in the said minutes.

Barbados.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, recommending John Gibbons, Esquire, to supply a vacancy in the Council of Barbados, by the death of James Dottin, Esquire, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Friday, June 27. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

Massachusets.

New Hampshire.

Antigua.

The Board took into consideration the petition of the province of the Massachusets Bay, and of Mr. Wentworth's letter, mentioned in yesterday's minutes, and made some progress therein.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, recommending Andrew Leslie, Esquire, to supply a vacancy made in the Council of Antigua, by the death of Thomas Watkins, Esquire, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Virginia.

Read Mr. Fane's report upon an Act, passed in Virginia, in 1744, entituled, An Act for vesting three hundred and ninety four Acres of land with the Appurtenances in the County of King William, whereof William Banks is seized in fee Tail, in John Norton, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and for settling several Slaves therein named to the same Uses; and the Board having taken the said Act, together with Mr. Fane's report thereon, into consideration, ordered the draught of a representation, for confirming the same, to be prepared.

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