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, October 1753
Thursday, October 11. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Oswald.
The Secretary laid before the Board an account of the incidental charges of this office from the 5th of July to the 10th instant, amounting to three hundred, twelve pounds, seventy shillings and sixpence, and the draught of a letter to the Lords of the Treasury desiring payment thereof and of the salaries due to the Secretaries and under officers in the service of this Board for the same time, was signed.
Mr. Millequet employed by the Governor of New York to send over the presents ordered by his Majesty to be given to the Five Nations of Indians having informed the Secretary, that the guns which were to be provided by the Ordnance were not all in readiness, and that he was apprehensive that none would be sent untill the whole was compleated, the Secretary thought it his duty in the absence of their lordships to write to the Secretary to the Board of Ordnance, to desire that such guns as were in readiness might be put on board the vessell which carries the rest of the presents.
Mr. Kilby, agent for Nova Scotia, having communicated to the Secretary a memorial prepared by him to be presented to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury praying that £16,723 2s. 2d. may be issued to him for payment of money due to the contractors for supplying the troops with provisions, and to discharge Bills drawn upon him by the Governor, the Secretary thought it his duty (untill a Board could be had to certify the truth and necessity of these services as usual) to write a letter to the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to acquaint him that he had examined the memorial and found the allegations of it to be true.