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Journal, September 1749: Volume 57

Pages 450-452

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, September 1749

Friday, September 1. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Grenville.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board, dated at Chebucto, July the 24th, 1749, giving an account of the arrival of the settlers, and of the steps he had taken in consequence thereof, inclosing:—
Copy of Colonel Cornwallis's letter to Captain Rouse, commader of his Majesty's sloop Albany, with a declaration to be delivered to the commander of St. John's Fort (if there be any such), asserting the undoubted right of his Britannick Majesty to that fort, dated at Chebucto, the 9th of July, 1749.
Minute of the first day's Council held the 14th of July, 1749, on board the Beaufort transport in Chebucto Harbour.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, inclosing copies of the above letter and papers, having been prepared, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Tuesday, September 26. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Lord Dupplin.

Barbados.

Read a letter from Mr. Grenville, Governor of Barbados, to the Board, dated the 22nd of July, 1749, acquainting the Board with the present state of Tobago, and inclosing the following public papers, viz.:—
Attested copy of the Marquis de Caylus's letter to his Excellency Henry Grenville, Esquire, dated, à la Martinique, 10th July, 1749.
Barbados.
Attested copy of Henry Grenville, Esquire, his answer to M. Caylus's letter, dated July 18th, 1749.
Attested copy of Commodore Holburne's letter to his Excellency, Governor Grenville, relative to Tobago, dated 22nd July, 1749.
List of the members of his Majesty's Council of Barbados, certified the 20th of June, 1749.
Abstract of all persons born, christened and buried, from 25th March, 1748, to 25th March, 1749.
Storekeeper's return of powder collected, from the 18th August, 1748, to 18th February, 1748–9.
An account of what number of new negroes is imported into this Island, from the 14th of October, 1748, to the 14th of April, 1749.
Minutes of Council, from the 16th of January, 1748–9, to the 6th of June, 1749.
Minutes of Assembly from the
Three Acts, passed at Barbados, in February, 1748–9, and in April and July, 1749.

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

Ordered that the draught of a letter to the Duke of Bedford be prepared, for inclosing to him copies of the above letter and papers, so far as relates to the Island of Tobago; and the said draught having been prepared, was laid before the Board and signed.

New Jersey.

Read a letter from Mr. Belcher, Governor of New Jersey, to the Board, dated at Burlington, the 27th of June, 1749, acquainting them with the disordered state of the province, and desiring his Majesty's directions concerning the riots still subsisting therein, transmitting minutes of Council and printed votes of Assembly.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, inclosing a copy of the above-mentioned from Mr. Belcher, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Wednesday, September 27. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Lord Dupplin.

Jamaica.

Read the following letters from Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, viz.:—
Letter from Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated 8th of June, 1749, acquainting the Board with two vacancies in the Council, and containing remarks on two Acts, and inclosing:—
An account of negroes imported and exported at Jamaica, between 1st July, 1739, and 1st July, 1749.
Letter from Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated 8th of June, 1749, containing observations on several Acts, and representing the present state of the Island.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, inclosing a copy of the last mentioned letter from Mr. Trelawney, having been prepared, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

New Hampshire.

Read a letter from Mr. Wentworth, Governor of New Hampshire, to the Board, dated the 8th of June, 1749, containing his observations on several Acts, and transmitting the following publick papers, viz.:—
Copy of the king's writ to the High Sheriff, dated December 12th, 1748, for calling a new Assembly, to be held at the Court House in Portsmouth, the 3rd of January following.
Minute of Council in Assembly of New Hampshire, the 21st April, 1749.
Governor Wentworth's message to the Assembly, the 9th of May, 1749, with their answer.
Minutes of Council in Assembly, from the 9th to the 18th of April, 1728, when the power of negativing a Speaker was disputed by the Assembly.
Vote of the Assembly, 15th February, 1744–5, for setting aside the election of Colonel Joseph Blanchard.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, inclosing a copy of the above from Mr. Wentworth, and also copies of the several papers therewith transmitted, having been prepared, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.