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Journal, August 1747: Volume 55

Pages 249-254

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 1747

Thursday, August 6. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Lord Dupplin.

Barbados.

Read a letter from Mr. Grenville, Governor of Barbados, dated at Pilgrim, April 16th, 1747, acquainting the Board of his arrival there, publishing his commission, and taking upon him the administration of the government.

Ordered that the draught of a letter, in answer to the same, be prepared.

New Jersey.

Mr. Paris attending, laid before the Board a paper signed by himself, in behalf of the petitioners, entituled, a Petition of the Proprietors of Lands in East New Jersey, praying for attested copies of several papers in this office, relating to the said lands.

Ordered that Mr. Paris have leave to examine the books of the office, a clerk attending, and to mark such papers, as he shall judge necessary, and that a list of the same be laid before the Board.

Jamaica.

Mr. Dicker, one of the Council of Jamaica, attending, acquainted the Board that he did not intend to return to that Island, and desired to resign his seat in the said Council; and at the same time Mr. John Sharpe, by direction from the Governor, recommended Mr. Isaac Gale to succeed in his room.

Ordered that the draught of a representation to his Majesty be prepared, recommending Isaac Gale, Esquire, to be of the Council of Jamaica, in the room of Mr. Dicker.

Plantations General.

Ordered that the draught of a letter be prepared, to be sent to such of the Councillors in the several plantations, who are absent from their duty, to acquaint them, that the Board intends to appoint other Councillors in their stead, if they do not sometime in November next, produce a licence for such their absence.

South Carolina.

Read a letter from the Duke of Newcastle, dated the 30th of July, 1747, signifying his Majesty's pleasure, that this Board do take into consideration a proposal made by the Cherokee Nation of Indians to Mr. Glen, Governor of South Carolina, relating to a fort, which the said Cherokee Indians have desired may be built in their country, to keep the French from coming amongst them.

Massachusets.

Read a letter from Mr. Woodside, dated at Chelsea, the 3rd of August, 1747, desiring the Board to write once more to Mr. Shirley, Governor of the Massachusets Bay, to send twenty or thirty men to assist his son, who now, with his family and a few men, protects his garrison at the head of Casco Bay in New England, which garrison he built in 1720, and has protected it ever since against the Indians and French.

Plantations General.

Read an Order of Council, dated the 14th of June, 1744, upon a proposal for making a settlement at Bellise in the Bay of Honduras, and directing that copies of all the papers, relating to this affair, be transmitted to the Governor of Jamaica, who is to send some discreet person to Bellise, to take an account of the condition and situation of the place, with respect to the number of the inhabitants, their trade and manner of life, and to make a full report thereof to his Majesty's Principal Secretary of State, and to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, in order to be laid before his Majesty in Council.

Friday, August 7. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Lord Dupplin.

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, the 12th of November, 1746, relating to the state of that province.

Read a second letter from Lieutenant Colonel Mascarene, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, dated the 12th of May, 1747, containing an account of the designs of the French, and of what has been done to prevent them.

Ordered that a copy of the said letter be prepared, as also the draught of a letter for transmitting the same to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle.

Plantations General.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the memorial of Major Pepper, ordered to be transcribed by the minutes of the 29th of last month, was laid before the Board and signed.

Jamaica.

The draught of a letter to Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, in answer to the last letter received from him, was laid before the Board, agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, recommending Isaac Gale, Esquire, to supply a vacancy in the Council of Jamaica by the resignation of Samuel Dicker, Esquire, ordered to be prepared by yesterday's minutes, was laid before the Board, agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Barbados.

The draught of a letter to Mr. Grenville, governor of Barbados, in answer to one from him, acquainting the Board with his arrival, ordered to be prepared by yesterday's minutes, was laid before the Board, agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Tuesday, August 11. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Fane.

Barbados.

Jamaica.

The draught of a letter to Mr. Grenville, Governor of Barbados, having been transcribed, as ordered by the minutes of Friday last, was laid before the Board and signed, as was likewise a letter to Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, ordered to be transcribed by the said minutes.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, proposing Isaac Gale, Esquire, to be of the Council of Jamaica, in the room of Samuel Dicker, Esquire, ordered to be transcribed by the minutes of Friday last, was laid before the Board and signed.

Nova Scotia.

The draught of a letter to the Duke of Newcastle, transmitting a copy of a letter from Lieutenant Colonel Mascarene, Commander in Chief of Nova Scotia, ordered to be prepared by the last minutes, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

North Carolina.

The draught of a letter to Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, transmitting a copy of an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, referring a petition of several Palatines settled in that province, ordered to be prepared by the minutes of the 29th of last month, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

New Jersey.

A list of the papers of New Jersey, petitioned for by Mr. Paris, having been prepared and laid before the Board, directions were given that copies of the several memorials, letters and other papers contained in the said list should be copied and delivered to Mr. Paris, but that he be not permitted to take copies of the minutes from the Journals of the Board.

South Carolina.

The Board took into consideration a letter from his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, relating to a proposal for building a fort in the Cherokee country, mentioned in the minutes of the 6th instant, and ordered a representation thereupon to his Majesty to be prepared.

New Hampshire.

Read a letter from Benning Wentworth, Esquire, Governor of New Hampshire, dated the 8th of June last, relating to the state and condition of that province, and inclosing the following publick papers, viz.:—
Copy of a vote of Assembly for paying £250 out of the Treasury to the Governor. Dated the 12th of December, 1746.
Copy of a Vote of Assembly for setting aside a report of a Committee for ascertaining the depreciating of paper money in New Hampshire. Dated 23rd of May, 1747.
The Secretary's certificate about the minutes of Council of the province of New Hampshire, during the administration of Jonathan Belcher, Esquire, late Governor of the said Province. Dated the 4th of June, 1747.
Minutes of Council, from the 5th of April, 1742, to the 21st of April, 1746.
Minutes of Council in Assembly, from the 24th of January, 1744–5, to the 25th of November, 1746.
Eleven Acts, passed between 16th February, 1744–5, and the 12th July, 1746.

New Jersey.

Read a letter from Mr. James Alexander and Mr. Robert Hunter Morris, two of the Council of New Jersey, dated at New York the 23rd of May last, inclosing:—
Minutes of Council, from the 8th of December, 1746, to the 11th May, 1747.
Minutes of Council, the 6th, 7th and 9th of May, 1747.

Jamaica.

The Board took into consideration Mr. Lamb's report upon fifteen Acts, passed in Jamaica, in May, 1746, mentioned in the minutes of the 17th March, 1746–7.

Ordered that a representation of his Majesty be prepared proposing the repeal of an Act for the further Qualification of Persons to serve in this and all further Assemblies. Passed in Jamaica, in May, 1746.

Wednesday, August 12. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Fane.

South Carolina.

Jamaica.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, recommending the proposal for building a fort in the Cherokee country, as also the draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, for inclosing the same, having been prepared, as ordered by yesterday's minutes, were agreed to, and ordered to be transcribed, as was likewise the draught of a representation to his Majesty proposing the repeal of an Act, passed in Jamaica, in May, 1746, ordered to be prepared by the said Minutes.

South Carolina.

Read Mr. Lamb's report upon twenty three Acts, passed in the province of South Carolina in 1745 and 1746, and the said Acts being taken into consideration; ordered that a representation to his Majesty be prepared, proposing the repeal of an Act for enlarging the Qualifications of the Electors, as well as of the persons to be elected to serve as Members of the General Assembly of that Province. Passed in South Carolina, in May, 1745.

New Hampshire.

Ordered that the eleven Acts, passed in the province of New Hampshire, and transmitted in Mr. Wentworth's letter to the Board, mentioned in the preceding minutes, be sent to Mr. Lamb, for his opinion thereon, in point of law.

South Carolina.

Thursday, August 13. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Fane.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty upon the Act, passed in the province of South Carolina, in May, 1745, ordered to be prepared by the minutes of yesterday, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty upon the Duke of Newcastle's letter, ordered to be transcribed by yesterday's minutes, was laid before the Board and signed, as was likewise a letter to the Duke of Newcastle, inclosing the same.

Jamaica.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty upon the Jamaica Act, ordered to be transcribed by yesterday's minutes, was laid before the Board and signed.

Thursday, August 20. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Lord Dupplin.

New York.

Read a letter from George Clinton, Esquire, Governor of New York, to the Board, dated May 12th, 1747, mentioning a mutiny amongst the troops at Albany, and inclosing the following publick papers, viz.:—
Governor Clinton's speech to the Council and General Assembly of New York, the 25th of March, 1747.
Paragraph of a letter from Colonel Johnson to Governor Clinton about the success of the Indians, dated the 24th of April, 1747.
Votes and proceedings of the General Assembly of New York, from the 24th to the 28th of April, 1747.
Copy of a letter from Edmund Bainbridge to Nathaniel Camp, at Newark, dated the … of April, 1747. And also,
Copy of a letter from Mr. Chetwood to Robert Hunter Morris, Esquire, Chief Justice of New Jersey, dated the 7th of May, 1747.
The information of Solomon Boyle of Morris County, sworn before Robert Hunter Morris, Esquire, Chief Justice of the province of New Jersey, the 13th of May, 1747, about the Moravians.

Trade.

Malta.

Read a letter from the Duke of Newcastle, dated the 14th of August, 1747, signifying his Majesty's pleasure that this Board do take into consideration the inclosed extract of a letter from Mr. Dodsworth, consul in Malta, to his Grace, and report their opinion upon the several points contained in the said letter, and agreed to consider the same at another opportunity.

Virginia.

Read a letter from Sir William Gooch, Baronet, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, relating to the removal of the seat of Government, and inclosing the following publick papers, viz.:—
Sir William Gooch's answer to the several queries proposed by the Board of Trade.
List of the gentlemen in the Council of Virginia, as also of others recommended by Sir William Gooch to succeed to vacancies therein.
Sir William Gooch's speech to the Council and General Assembly of Virginia, the 30th of March, 1747, together with their addresses and his answer.
Copies of Proclamations published in Virginia, between June, 1746, and April, 1747.
The field notes taken in running the boundary line of the land of the Right Honourable Thomas, Lord Fairfax.
Report of the Commissioners as well on the part of his Majesty as of the Lord Fairfax.
An account of the whole expence in running the boundary of Lord Fairfax's grant.
A map of the Northern Neck in Virginia, according to an actual survey begun in 1736, and ended in 1746.
Journals of the Upper House of Assembly, from the 30th of March, to the 18 April, 1747.
Journals of the House of Burgesses, from the 30th of March, to the 18th of April, 1747, also
A printed copy of this Journal, to which is annexed a printed copy of the Acts passed in this session.
Naval Officer's list of ships entered and cleared at the several ports of Virginia, viz.:—York River, between the 24th day of June, 1736, and the 25th of March, 1746. Accomack, between the 5th day of November, 1745, and Christmas 1746. Hampton, between the 25th ……, 1746, and the 29th September following; and between Xmas, 1746, and Lady Day, 1747. York River, from the 24th June, 1746, to the 25th December following. Upper District of James River, between Lady Day, 1746, and Lady Day, 1747. District of South Potomack, between Lady Day, 1746, and Lady Day, 1747. Rappahannock River, between Lady Day, 1746, and Lady Day, 1747.
Six Acts, passed in Virginia, in March, 1746, and April, 1747.

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

Read four certificates of foreign protestants naturalized in the Colony of Virginia between the 20th of October, 1744, and the 19th of April, 1746. Registered in the Secretary's Office of Virginia by Benjamen Waller, Clerk Cur. and Secretary, and transmitted by him to the Secretary of this Board.

Tuesday, October 13. Present:—Lord Monson, Mr. Plumer, Lord Dupplin.

Miscellanies.

The Secretary laid before the Board an account of the incidental charges of this office from Christmas to Lady Day, 1747, amounting in the whole to two hundred, eighty four pounds, four shillings and fourpence, and a letter to the Lords of the Treasury, desiring payment thereof, and of the salaries due to the Secretary and under officers for the same time, was agreed to and signed.

New York.

Read two letters from George Clinton, Esquire, Governor of New York, one dated the 22nd of June, the other the 24th July, 1747, containing an account of the present disorderly state of the public affairs of that government, and transmitting:—
Copy of clause in the Provision Bill, 29th April, 1747.
Remarks in answer to the representation of the Assembly of New York, presented to Governor Clinton, the 26th May, 1747.
Copy of the Pennsylvania captains to Governor Clinton, dated at Albany, the 8th June, 1747.
Votes and proceedings of the General Assembly of the Colony of New York, in March, April and May, 1747.

Ordered that a letter to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle be prepared, for transmitting copies of the above two letters, in order to be laid before his Majesty for his directions thereupon.

Jamaica.

Read a letter from Edward Trelawney, Esquire, Governor of Jamaica, dated the 9th of August, 1747, giving an account of some intelligence he had received from the Spanish Coast, of preparations making by the Spaniards to attack Ruatan and the Mosquito Shore, and inclosing:—
An extract of a minute of Council in Jamaica, on information of the Spaniards making preparations in the Lake of Nicaragua to attack Rattan and the Mosquito Shore.

Order that a letter to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle be prepared, for transmitting a copy of the above letter and minutes of Council.

Bermuda.

Read a letter from William Popple, Esquire, Governor of Bermuda, to the Board, dated at St. Georges, the 5th of July, 1747, signifying his arrival there, and his having taken upon him the administration of the government.

Pennsylvania.

Read a letter from Anthony Palmer, Esquire, President of the Council of Pennsylvania, dated the 18th of June, 1747, signifying his having taken upon him the administration of the government in the absence of the Governor, George Thomas, Esquire.

Bermuda.

Read a letter from Francis Jones, Esquire, President of the Council in the Island of Bermuda, to the Board, dated the 3rd July, 1747, transmitting:—
Minutes of Council, from the 5th August, 1745, to the 6th May, 1747.
Minutes of Council in Assembly, from 5th May, 1746, to the 6th May, 1747.

New Jersey.

Read two letters from James Alexander and Robert Hunter Morris, Esquires, two of his Majesty's Council of New Jersey, dated the 10th and 30th of May, 1747, transmitting:—
Minutes of Council in December, 1746, and March, 1746–7, with several papers annexed.
Minutes of Council, from the 6th to the 11th of May, 1747.
Four Acts, passed in New Jersey, between June 28th, 1746, and May 8th, 1747.

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

Trade.

Read a letter from Mr. Wood, Secretary to the Customs, to the Secretary of this Board, dated the 3rd of September, 1747, with a copy of the Inspector General's leidger of imports and exports for the year 1744.

Leeward Islands.

Read a letter from General Mathew, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated at St. Christophers, the 25th of June, 1747, inclosing triplicates of two letters from him to the Board, one dated the 6th of November, the other the 20th of December, 1746, the originals of which have not been received, as also the following publick papers, viz.:—
Minutes of Council of the Island of Montserrat, from the 29th September, 1746, to the 25th December following, and from the 25th December, 1746, to the 25th day of March following.
Three Acts, passed in the Island of Nevis, the 10th and 22nd of June, 1747.
An Act, passed in Antigua, the 25th of September, 1746; and an Act, passed in the Island of St. Christophers, the 1st of August, 1746.

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