Journal, August 1750: Volume 58

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Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations: Volume 9, January 1750 - December 1753. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1932.

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Journal, August 1750

Tuesday, August 14. Present:—Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Townshend.


Read a letter from Captain Baird, Commander of his Majesty's ship the Surprize, dated at Portsmouth, the 6th of August, 1750, desiring this Board would impress to him a sum of money for support of a table for two young Africans he is directed to take to Africa.

Ordered that the Secretary do write to him to acquaint him that as this Board has not the disposal of any publick money whatever, they cannot comply with his request.


Read a letter from Mr. Grenville, Governor of Barbados, to the Board, dated the 25th of June, 1750, inclosing the two following papers, viz.:—
Copy of Captain Falkingham's letter to Monsieur de Ligny, dated the 14th June, 1750.
Copy of Monsieur de Ligny's answer to Captain Falkingham, dated the 26th June, 1750, N.S.

Ordered that the said letter and papers be forthwith copied to be transmitted to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, and the draught of a letter to his Grace therewith having been prepared, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Friday, August 31. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin.

North Carolina.

Read the following letters and papers from Gabriel Johnston, Esquire, Governor of North Carolina, viz.:—
Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, to the Board, dated at Edenton, the 22nd of May, 1749, acquainting the Board that he shall put his Majesty's orders, relative to the poor Palatines, into immediate execution, and referring to a large quotation of the method of levying taxes in that colony, transmitted by him to the Board.
Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, to the Board, dated at Edenton, the 21st of December, 1749, relating to the state of his Majesty's Council in that province, and transmitting:—
Minutes of Council, from the 3rd to the 14th April, 1749.
Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, to Mr. Hill, dated at Edenton, the 16th of April, 1750, inclosing an account of Indigo made in that province in the year 1749, and acknowledging his having received the Board's orders to make answer to Mr. McCulloch's memorial.
Minutes of Council of North Carolina in September and October, 1749.