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Journal, August 1746: Volume 54

Pages 208-210

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, August 1746

Tuesday, August 5. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Leveson Gower.

Barbados.

Read a letter from Sir Thomas Robinson, Governor of Barbados, to the Board, dated May 20th, 1746, transmitting another letter of the 27th February, 1745, containing his answers to the articles of complaint exhibited against him, together with three appendixes A, B, C; as also copies of 12 Acts, passed there, between December, 1744, and December, 1745.

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

New York.

Read a letter from the Honourable George Clinton, Esquire, Governor of New York, to the Board, dated September 26th, 1745, transmitting Journals of the Council, from the 11th of May, 1744, to July 10th, 1745, with a list of the persons naturalized in the province of New York, from the 24th October, 1743, to the 1st August, 1745.

Read another letter from Governor Clinton, dated June 21st, 1746, inclosing a report from the Committee of Council of that province, relating to the Moravians [vide Journal of 28th June, 1745], as also his printed speech to the Council and Assembly, with their addresses to him, relating to an expedition to Canada.

Wednesday, August 6. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt.

Barbados.

The Board took into consideration the letter from Sir Thomas Robinson, in answer to the articles of complaint exhibited against him, as also the several papers therewith transmitted, mentioned in yesterday's minutes, and were of opinion that the same should be laid before his Majesty; but it appearing upon enquiry made at the Secretary of State's office, that his Grace the Duke of Newcastle had received copies of the said letter and papers, their lordships declined transmitting the same to him, as usual in such cases.

Friday, August 8. Present:—Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt.

Pennsylvania.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee, dated 7th of August, 1746, referring to this Board six Acts, passed in the province of Pennsylvania, the 3rd of February, 1742–3. Ordered that the said Acts be sent to Mr. Fane, for his opinion thereon, in point of law.

New Hampshire.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, inclosing an extract of Mr. Wentworth's letter, of the 26th March, 1745, as also the several papers therewith transmitted, ordered to be prepared by the minutes of 25th of July, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Thursday, August 12. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt.

Jamaica.

Read two letters from Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, both dated the 10th of June, 1746, the one inclosing an extract of an address from the Council and Assembly to him, desiring the Court of Chancery may be vested in Commissioners; the other inclosing copy of the minutes of the Council of that Island, containing several depositions, relating to some frauds committed by Mr. Gray, agent there for victualling the navy.

Wednesday, August 13. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt.

Jamaica.

The Board took into consideration the two letters from Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, mentioned in yesterday's minutes, and ordered that the same be copied, as also the several papers therewith transmitted; and that a letter to the Duke of Newcastle be prepared, for inclosing the same; and a letter was accordingly prepared, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Thursday, August 21. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt.

New Jersey.

Read an Order of Council, dated the 7th of August, 1746, referring to this Board the petition of Mr. Richard Partridge, agent for New Jersey, praying (for the reasons therein mentioned) in behalf of the said colony, that his Majesty would be graciously pleased to grant an Order of Leave to the Governor or Commander in Chief of that colony, for giving his assent to the passing An Act for emitting the Sum of Forty thousand Pounds in paper Bills of Credit there.

Mr. Belcher, appointed Governor of New Jersey, attending, the Board had some discourse with him, relating to the present state of the paper currency in that province, and concerning the members of his Majesty's Council there, as also in relation to his general instructions for that government; and Mr. Belcher being withdrawn, ordered that the draught of general instructions given to the late Governor Morris in 1738, be carefully looked over, to be laid before the Board, with such observations and remarks as are necessary for their consideration, in order to be agreed to and transcribed fair, and then transmitted to the Duke of Newcastle, for him to lay the same before his Majesty.

North Carolina.

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, to the Board, dated at Edenton, the 6th of June, 1746, in relation to his eight years arrears of salary due to him and the other officers there; and to the outstanding arrears of quit rents, and the Lord Granville's grants of lands and quit rents in that province. Ordered that the said letter be taken into consideration at another opportunity.

Friday, August 22. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Mr. Pitt.

Leeward Islands.

Read a letter from General Mathew, Governor of the Leeward Islands, to the Board, dated at Antigua, the 20th of May, 1746, transmitting (besides several duplicates) the state of his Majesty's Councils in those Islands, the 10th of May last, as also the following papers, viz.:—
St. Christophers.
Minutes of Assembly, from the 19th of January, 1743–4, to the 23rd of December, 1745.
Montserrat.
Minutes of Council, from the 11th of November, 1745, to the 25th of March, 1746.
Antigua.
Five Acts, passed at Antigua, between the 7th of February, 1745–6, and 7th of May, 1746.
Nevis.
A Tax Act for the Island of Nevis, passed the 7th May, 1746.

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