Journal, September 1759
Wednesday, September 12. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr.
Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton.
A Representation to His Majesty, proposing that Jeffery
Amherst Esqr. may be appointed Governor of Virginia in the
room of the Earl of Loudoun, was agreed to and signed; and
having been approved by His Majesty in Council, and an order
thereupon received for preparing a draught of a Commission, and
Instructions in the usual form, the draught of a Commission was
accordingly prepared, together with a Warrant for passing the
same under the Great Seal; and a Representation to His Majesty
therewith was signed.
Ordered, that a draught of General Instructions and of those
respecting the observance of the laws of trade and navigation,
be prepared for Mr. Amherst with all possible dispatch.
Read an Order of His Majesty in Council, dated this day,
approving of William Burke Esqr. to be Secretary of Guadeloupe,
and directing a Warrant for a Patent under the Great Seal for
that purpose to be prepared.
A Warrant having been accordingly prepared, was agreed to,
and ordered to be delivered to the Clerk of the Council in waiting,
to be laid before His Majesty.
Monday, September 17. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr.
Oswald, Mr. Hamilton.
The Secretary having laid before the Board a Memorial prepared
by the agent for Nova Scotia, to be presented to the Lords
Commissioners of the Treasury, praying that the sum of (fn. 1) …
may be issued to him out of the moneys granted by Parliament for
the service of Nova Scotia, to defray certain charges incurred on
account of the settlement of the said colony, the said Memorial was
approved; and the agent was directed to present it to the Lords
Commissioners of the Treasury for their lordships' directions upon it.