Journal, November 1759
Volume 66

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'Journal, November 1759: Volume 66', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 11: January 1759 - December 1763 (1935), pp. 58-68. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77397 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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Journal, November 1759

Saturday, November 10. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Jenyns.

Plantations General.

fo. 240.

It appearing to their lordships to have been usual, on occasions of Thanksgiving days having been appointed to be observed in Great Britain for the success of His Majesty's Arms, for orders to have been also given for the like to be observed and solemnized in the Plantations, a letter to Mr. Secretary Pitt, desiring he would move His Majesty, that such orders may now be given in consequence of His Majesty's Proclamation of the 23rd of last month, was agreed to, and signed.

Tuesday, November 13. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton.

Plantations General.

Read a letter from Mr. Secretary Pitt, dated the 12th inst., signifying His Majesty's Commands, that this Board do give the necessary directions for a day of Thanksgiving for the success of His Majesty's Arms to be solemnized in all His Majesty's colonies in America.

fo. 241.

Circular letters to the Governors and Commanders in chief of the several colonies, signifying His Majesty's Commands, that they do respectively appoint a proper day for a publick Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the success of His Majesty's Arms, in their several Governments, were accordingly agreed to and signed.

Nova Scotia.

fo. 242.

The Secretary 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 five hundred pounds may be issued to him, for the payment of a bill of exchange drawn upon him by the Governor of the said colony; and the said Memorial having been approved, it was ordered, that the agent do present it to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury for their lordships' directions upon it.

Georgia.

Read a Memorial of the agent for Georgia, stating that Bills had been drawn upon him by the Governor of that colony to the amount of four hundred, eighty three pounds, one shilling and four pence for rebuilding the filature there, and that he had expended eleven pounds, thirteen shillings in the purchase and freight of a silk reel, ordered by their lordships to be sent over to that colony; and praying their lordships' warrant for the payment of said charges out of the balance of the surplusage of the grants of Parliament for the encouragment of the silk culture in the years 1753 and 1754.

fo. 243.

Ordered, that a Warrant be accordingly prepared authorizing the agent to discharge the said demands out of the said balance now remaining in his hands.

fo. 244.

The Secretary then laid before their lordships a Memorial prepared by the agent for Georgia, to be presented to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, praying that he may be authorized to apply the surplusage of the grants of Parliament for the silk culture in Georgia of the years 1755, 1756, 1757 and 1758, amounting to two thousand and twenty one pounds, seven shillings and eleven pence halfpenny; and also what may arise by the sale of the silk produced this year, to such purposes for the service of the said colony as this Board shall direct; and the said Memorial having been approved, the agent was ordered to present it to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, for their lordships' directions upon it.

Wednesday, November 14. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

Georgia.

fo. 245.

The draught of a Warrant authorizing the agent for Georgia to defray certain charges incurred for the service of that colony in rebuilding the filature, and sending over a new invented silk reel, out of the surplusage of the funds for the encouragement of the silk culture in the years 1753 and 1754, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Jamaica.

South Carolina.

Massachusetts.

New Jersey.

St. Christopher's.

New York.

fo. 246.

Plantations General.

A Representation to His Majesty, proposing that William Henry Lyttelton, Esqr. may be appointed Governor of Jamaica, in the room of George Haldane, Esqr. deceased; that Thomas Pownall, Esqr. Governor of the Massachusets Bay, may be appointed Governor of South Carolina, in the room of Mr. Lyttelton; that William Bull, Esqr. may be appointed Lieutenant Governor of that Province; that Francis Bernard, Esqr., Governor of New Jersey, may be appointed Governor of the Massachusets Bay, in the room of Mr. Pownall; and that Thomas Boone, Esqr. may be appointed Governor of New Jersey in the room of Mr. Bernard, was agreed to, and signed; as were also Representations to His Majesty, proposing that Ralph Payne, Esqr., may be appointed Chief Justice of St. Christopher's, in the room of Richard Wilson, Esqr. deceased; and John Tabor Kemp, Esqr. Attorney General of New York in the room of John Kemp, senior Esqr. deceased.

New York.

Virginia.

fo. 247.

Letters to Mr. Secretary Pitt, desiring he would move His Majesty, that Witham Marsh, Esqr., may be appointed Town Clerk, Clerk of the Peace and Clerk of the Common Pleas for the County and City of Albany in New York, and also Secretary for the Government of New York to the Indians, in the room of Peter Wraxhall, Esqr. deceased; and also that David Bowman, Esqr. may be appointed Naval Officer of the Eastern Shore in Virginia; and inclosing Warrants for His Majesty's Signature, in case His Majesty shall approve such Recommendations, were agreed to and signed.

Jamaica.

Massachusetts.

South Carolina.

New Jersey.

St. Christopher's.

New York.

The Earl of Halifax having acquainted the Board, that His Majesty had approved the above-mentioned several Recommendations, letters to Mr. Lyttelton, Mr. Pownall, Mr. Bernard, and Mr. Boone, now resident in South Carolina, notifying the same; and also directing Mr. Lyttelton and Mr. Pownall to repair to England to receive His Majesty's farther directions, were agreed to and signed.

Massachusetts.

fo. 248.

Read the following letters and papers received from Thomas Pownall, Esqr., Governor of the Massachusets Bay; viz.:
Letter from Mr. Pownall to the Board, dated Boston, June 14th, 1759, respecting his taking full possession of the country of Penobsceag.
Journal of his proceedings on the River Penobscot in May, 1759.
Map of the Country of Penobsceag.
Address of the Great and General Court to Governor Pownall, dated June 12th, 1759, on His Excellency's journey to the Penobscot country.
Letter from Governor Pownall to the Board, dated Boston, June 23rd, 1759, relating to the inclination of the Penobscot Indians to submit to the terms he had proposed.
fo. 249.
Printed Journal of the House of Representatives of the Massachusets Bay, from 30th May to 2nd June, 1759.

The Secretary then laid before the Board twenty one Acts passed in the Province of the Massachusets Bay in March and April, 1759.

Ordered, that the said Acts be delivered to the Clerk of the Council in waiting to be laid before His Majesty.

New York.

Read the following letters and papers received from James Delancey Esqr., Lieutenant Governor of New York, viz.
fo. 250.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Delancey to Mr. Pownall, dated April 14th, 1759, acknowledging the receipt of his letter of 6th February, 1759, relative to the depredations of the enemy on the coast of New York.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Delancey to the Board, dated July 24th, 1759, containing an account of an attempt of the French on Oswego.
Copy of General Amherst's letter to Lieutenant Governor Delancey, dated 8th June, 1759.
Printed copy of the proceedings of the Assembly from June 26th to 3rd July, 1759.
Printed copy of an Act passed in New York on July 3rd, 1759, for emitting Bills of Credit to the amount of £150,000, etc.
Copy of General Amherst's letter to Lieutenant Governor Delancey, dated July 8th, 1759, on the said Act.
fo. 251.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Delancey to the Board, dated July 31st, 1759, congratulating their lordships on the success of General Amherst at Ticonderoga, and acquainting them with the death of some civil officers at New York.
Copy of General Amherst's letter to Mr. Delancey, dated July 27th, 1759, on his success at Ticonderoga.
Printed supplement to the New York Mercury, July 31st.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Delancey, dated July 31st, 1759, transmitting several publick papers.
Minutes of Council from July 27th, 1758, to June 21st, 1759.
Journal of the Council in Assembly from November 14th, 1758, to July 3rd, 1759.
fo. 252.
Copies of three Acts passed July 3rd, 1759.
Account of monies expended by the colony of New York, for His Majesty's service in carrying on the war in North America from the year 1754 to the year 1759 inclusive.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Delancey to the Board, dated August 10th, 1759, congratulating their lordships on the success of the King's arms at Niagara and Crown Point.
Copy of a letter from Lieutenant Colonel Nodey of the New York Regiment, dated Niagara, 25th July, 1759.
Copy of a letter from Captain Delancey, dated 25th July, 1759.
Return of Ordnance and Stores in Fort Niagara at the time of his surrender, 25th July, 1759.
fo. 253.
Intelligence sent by Colonel Le Roux of the New York Regiment from Oswego, 28th July, 1759, to Lieutenant Governor Delancey.
Copy of a letter from Dr. Huck, dated Albany, 2nd August, 1759.
Extract of General Amherst's letter, dated Crown Point, 5th August, 1759, to Lieutenant Governor Delancey.

Ordered, that the above-mentioned Acts be sent to Sir Matthew Lamb, for his opinion upon them in point of law.

New York.

Read a Petition of William Smith, Esqr. praying to be reinstated in his offices of Attorney General and Advocate General of New York.

Ordered, that the said Petition do lie by for further consideration at another opportunity.

fo. 254.

Their lordships took into consideration an Act passed in the Province of New York in December, 1758, intituled,
An Act for impowering Justices of the Peace to try Causes to the value of five Pounds, and under;
together with Sir Matthew Lamb's Report thereupon; and some objections appearing to their lordships against the said Act, a letter to Mr. Delancey thereupon was agreed to and signed.

Virginia.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia; viz.
fo. 255.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier to the Board, dated June 9th, 1759, giving an account of the state of the regiment raised in the colony; and expressing his hopes, that the laws he has passed will be to the satisfaction of the merchants of Great Britain.
Receiver General's Accounts on the 2 shilling Duty on Tobacco from October 25th, 1758, to April 25th, 1759.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from February 22nd, 1759, to April 14th, following.
Journal of the House of Burgesses for the same time.
Naval Office Lists of Shipping for the several districts from September 29th, 1758, to April 5th, 1759.
34 Acts passed in April, 1759.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier to the Board, dated June 23rd, 1759, giving an account of the arrival of recruits for the Highland Battalions.
fo. 256.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier to the Board, dated July 14th, 1759, acknowledging the receipt of an instruction for securing the merchants of Great Britain in the recovery of their debts; and containing observations on the disputes between the clergy and laity with respect to tithes.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier to the Board, dated August 2nd, 1759, respecting the march of the militia of the Province, and the strength of the French and their forts to the southward.

Barbados.

Read a letter from Charles Pinfold, Esqr. Governor of Barbados, to the Board, dated July 16th, 1759, containing his observations on some Acts; and transmitting
fo. 257.
Address to the Throne by the Legislature of Barbados for assistance.
Congratulatory Address to the Throne by the Legislature of Barbados.
List of the members of His Majesty's Council.
Treasurer's return of new negroes imported from May 9th, 1758, to May 9th, 1759.
Storekeeper's return of powder from September 8th, 1757, to June 6th, 1759.
Abstract of all persons born, christened and buried from January 1st, 1758, to December 31st, following.
Minutes of Council from June 7th, 1758, to June 6th, 1759.
Minutes of the General Assembly from June 6th, 1758, to July 3rd, 1759.
fo. 258.
Ten Acts passed in July, 1758, January, March, June and July, 1759.

Leeward Islands.

Read a letter from George Thomas, Esqr., Governor of the Leeward Islands, to the Board, dated July 13th, 1759, respecting the assistance the said Islands gave in the reduction of Guadeloupe; and inclosing,

Antigua.

Minutes of Council from July, 1758, to June, 1759.
Minutes of Assembly from July, 1758, to January, 1759.
Two Acts passed in 1759.

St. Christopher's.

Minutes of Council from March, 1758, to September following.

Montserrat.

Minutes of the Assembly from December, 1757, to December, 1758.
fo. 259.
Two Acts, one for constituting a Court Merchant, the other to lay a Poll-Tax upon slaves, etc.

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

New Jersey.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following publick papers received from the Governor of New Jersey; viz.
Minutes of Council from July 25th to August 21st, 1758.
Do. of Assembly from July 25th to August 12th, 1758.
Naval Officer's list from July 5th, 1757, to April 5th, 1758.
Six Acts passed August 12th, 1758.

Ordered, that the said Acts be sent to Sir Matthew Lamb for his opinion upon them in point of law.

South Carolina.

fo. 260.

The Secretary laid before the Board the Naval Office List of shipping entered and cleared in the Port of Charles Town from Michaelmas 1757 to Michaelmas 1758.

Jamaica.

Read a letter from George Haldane, Esqr., Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated July 20th, 1759, respecting the state of the fortifications in the said island, and the settlement on the Mosketto Shore.

Ordered, that an extract be made of so much of the said letter as relates to the bad state of the ordnance and fortifications in that island, to be laid before His Majesty; and that the draught of a Representation to His Majesty thereupon be prepared.

fo. 261.

Jamaica.

Ordered, that an extract be made of so much of the said letter, as relates to the decline of our interest with the Mosquito Indians, and the bad conduct of Captain Hodgson, who has the command there, to be transmitted to Mr. Secretary Pitt; and that the draught of a letter to Mr. Pitt be prepared.

Virginia.

Barbados.

Ordered, that the abovementioned Acts passed in Virginia and Barbados be sent to Sir Matthew Lamb for his opinion upon them in point of law, as soon as conveniently may be.

fo. 262.

Friday, November 16. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

Jamaica.

The draught of a Representation to His Majesty, with an extract of a letter from the late Governor of Jamaica concerning the bad state of the cannon and fortifications of Port Royal, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

fo. 263.

The draught of a letter to Mr. Secretary Pitt, with an extract of a letter from the late Governor of Jamaica, concerning the settlement upon the Mosquito shore and the ill conduct of Governor Hodgson, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Trade.

Africa.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following papers received from the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, viz.
1. Copy of a letter from N. Senior, Esqr. to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, dated Cape Coast Castle, 13th March, 1759.
2. Copy of letters from the Governor and Council of James Fort, Gambia to the said Committee, dated May 10th, 13th and 24th, 1759.
fo. 264.
3. Copy of a letter from Nassau Senior, Esqr. to the said Committee, dated Cape Coast Castle, June 3rd, 1759—also of a calculation of the total expence of the forts etc. from January 1st to December 31st, 1758, and of a letter from N. Senior to the Committee, dated Cape Coast Castle, June 6th, 1759.
4. Copy of two letters from the Committee to Nassau Senior, Esqr., Governor, and the Council at Cape Coast Castle, August 7th and 15th, 1759.
5. Copies of letters etc. received by the said Committee, October 8th, 1759, viz. Letter from N. Senior, dated Cape Coast Castle, April 24th, 1759—Articles de la Convention etc.—Act of Council at Cape Coast, March 24th, 1759, and April 19th, 1759—Letters from N. Senior, April 25th and May 23rd, 1759.

fo. 265.

Ordered, that a copy be made of the Convention agreed upon between the chiefs of Cape Coast Castle and Elmina, to be transmitted to the Earl of Holdernesse, one of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State; and that a letter to his lordship thereupon be prepared.

Virginia.

Their lordships took into consideration an Act passed in the colony of Virginia in September, 1758, for appointing a Treasurer, and after some time spent therein, agreed that the said Act should lie by for further consideration, and ordered the draught of a letter to the Lieutenant Governor thereupon to be prepared.

Tuesday, November 20. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

Trade.

Africa.

fo. 266.

The draught of a letter to the Earl of Holdernesse, with the copy of a Convention made between the Governors of Cape Coast Castle and Elmina, relative to the dispute concerning the landing place in the Bay of Commenda, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to and signed.

Virginia.

The draught of a letter to the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, containing the Board's sentiments upon the Act for appointing a Treasurer passed in 1758, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to and signed.

Pennsylvania.

fo. 267.

Read an Order of His Majesty in Council, dated August 29th, 1759, directing that his agent for Indian Affairs should enquire into the complaints of the Delawar Indians with respect to their being defrauded of their lands; and transmit his proceedings to this Board; and that their lordships should signify the same to the said agent.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit a Copy of the said Order, and also a copy of the Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council of the 12th of April last, referring to this Board the petition of the agent for Pennsylvania concerning the complaints of the Indians of their having been defrauded of their lands; and a copy of the Report of the Board thereupon, to Sir William Johnson, His Majesty's agent for Indian Affairs.

Jamaica.

Read the following letters and papers received from Henry Moore, Esqr., Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, viz.
fo. 268.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Moore to the Board, dated August 26th, 1759, recommending Mr. William Lewis to be of the Council.
No. 1. Letter from Lieutenant Governor Moore to the Board, dated August 28th, 1759, respecting his proceedings on the complaints of the inhabitants of the Mosquito Shore against Captain Hodgson.
No. 2. Letter from Lieutenant Governor Moore to the Board, dated 28th August, 1759, acknowledging the receipt of Mr. Pownall's letter and other papers on the Act for reversing the sentence against Thomas Kello, a prisoner at St. Iago de la Vega.
Copy of an Act to inflict further and other Punishments on the transgressors of two several Acts, entituled, An Act for the better Order and Government of Slaves, etc.
fo. 269.
Jamaica.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Moore to the Board, dated September 25th, 1759, recommending several gentlemen to be of the Council of Jamaica.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Moore to the Board, dated September 29th, 1759, acquainting their lordships, that the Assembly is met; and complaining of the want of a sufficient number of Councillors to make a Board.
Lieutenant Governor Moore's Speech to the Council and Assembly at the opening of the Session on 25th of September, 1759; and the Address of the Assembly to him.

Ordered, that a copy be made of Mr. Moore's letter No. 1 of the 28th of August last, to be transmitted to Mr. Secretary Pitt; and that the draught of a letter to him thereupon be prepared.

fo. 270.

Wednesday, November 21. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

Jamaica.

The draught of a letter to Mr. Secretary Pitt, with the copy of one from the Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, concerning the establishment upon the Mosquito Shore, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Virginia.

Read a Memorial of Mr. Abercromby, Solicitor for Virginia Affairs, to this Board, relating to the appointment of an agent for that colony; and inclosing the following papers; viz.
fo. 271.
The Constitution of Government peculiar to Virginia.
Appointment of Mr. Abercromby, 20th June, 1754.
Payment of salary to the Solicitor for Virginia Affairs from 1679 to 1759.
King's Warrant for additional salary to Mr. Blakiston 23rd August, 1716.
The Act of Assembly of Jamaica for the appointment of an agent, 1733.
Act of Assembly of North Carolina for appointing an agent.
Extract from an Act of Assembly of South Carolina, November 12th, 1754.
Copy of Richard Corbin's letter of 21st October, 1758, upon the Act appointing an Agent, to Mr. Abercromby.
(fn. 1) fo. 272[A].
Extract from Philip Ludwell's letter of 22nd March, 1759, upon the Act appointing an Agent.
N.B.—A remarkable letter from one of the Council to Governor D[inwiddie].
Extract from Mr. President Blair's letter of 29th May, 1759, to Governor Dinwiddie upon the Agency Act now passed by Mr. Fauquier; with remarks thereon.
Extract from Mr. President Blair's letter to Mr. Abercromby, January 15th, 1759.
Extract from Mr. President Blair's letter of 30th May, 1759, to Mr. Abercromby upon passing the Act.
Virginia Journals about the agent, October 2nd, 1758.

fo. 272[B].

Ordered, that the said Memorial and papers do lie by for further consideration, when Sir Matthew Lamb shall have made his report upon the Act therein referred to.

Tuesday, November 27. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton.

Jamaica.

South Carolina.

Massachusetts.

New Jersey.

fo. 273.

Read four Orders of His Majesty in Council, dated this day, approving a Representation of this Board, proposing William Henry Lyttelton, Esqr. to be Governor of Jamaica; Thomas Pownall, Esqr. Governor of South Carolina; Francis Bernard Esqr. to be Governor of the Massachusets Bay; and Thomas Boone, Esqr. to be Governor of New Jersey; and directing the draughts of Commissions and Warrants for passing the same under the Great Seal, and also draughts of instructions for the said Governors to be prepared.

The draughts of Commissions in the usual form, and Warrants for passing the same under the Great Seal, having been prepared, were agreed to, and Representations to His Majesty therewith were signed.

Ordered, that the draughts of General instructions and of those relating to the observance of the laws of trade be prepared for the said Governors with all possible dispatch.

South Carolina.

fo. 274.

Read three Orders of His Majesty in Council, dated this day, approving Representations of this Board, proposing that William Bull, Esqr. may be appointed Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina; Ralph Payne, Esqr. Chief Justice of St. Christopher's; and John Tabor Kemp, Esqr. Attorney General of New York; and directing Warrants for that purpose to be prepared.

Warrants having been prepared in the usual form, were agreed to, and Representations to His Majesty therewith were signed.

Wednesday, November 28. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton.

Nova Scotia.

fo. 275.

Read the following letter and papers received from Charles Lawrence, Esqr. Governor of Nova Scotia, viz.
Letter from Governor Lawrence, dated September 20th, 1759, containing an account of his proceedings towards the settlement of the vacated lands—state of the publick accounts; and internal state of the Province; and inclosing
Governor's Proclamation forbidding the exaction of any money from persons applying for grants of the vacated lands.
Copy of the Grant of the township of Horton to Robert Dennison and others, 22nd May, 1759.
Extract of the Grants of several townships, accompanied with the copy of a Grant shewing the conditions, etc.
fo. 276.
List of Bills drawn by Governor Lawrence upon the agent for Nova Scotia in 1759.
Nova Scotia vouchers from January 1st to December 31st, 1758.
Nova Scotia Estimate, 1760.
Records of His Majesty's Council, 8th March, 1758, ending 21st June following.
Records of His Majesty's Council, 12th October, 1758, ending August 22nd, 1759.
Minutes of the proceedings of His Majesty's Council in General Assembly, 1st August, 1759, ending 13th August, 1759.
Minutes of the proceedings of His Majesty's Council in General Assembly, 2nd October, 1758, ending 17th April, 1759.
Minutes of the proceedings of the Assembly, 2nd October, 1758, ending September 28th, 1759.
fo. 227.
Minutes of the proceedings of the House of Assembly, August 1st, 1759, ending August 13th, 1759.
6 Acts of the General Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, continued by Prorogation until Wednesday, 1st August, 1759.
34 Acts of the General Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, begun and holden at Halifax on Monday, 2nd of October, 1758.
Naval Office Lists of ships and vessels entered and cleared from 1st January to 31st December, 1758.

Ordered, that the said letter and papers be taken into further consideration on Friday next.

Nova Scotia.

fo. 278.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit an extract of that part of the minutes of the proceedings of His Majesty's Council of Nova Scotia, which relates to the case of the widow of the late Captain How, killed by the Indians at Chignecto in 1755, to General Cornwallis, and desire the favor of such information as he may be able to give respecting this point, referred by the said minutes to his determination.

Ordered, that the vouchers for the publick accounts of Nova Scotia from the 1st of January to the 31st of December, 1758, be delivered to the agent; and that he be ordered to prepare an account in the usual manner of the charges incurred for supporting the settlement of the said colony for that time.

fo. 279.

Friday, November 30. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Hamilton.

Nova Scotia.

Their lordships took into further consideration the letter and papers received from the Governor of Nova Scotia, more particularly with respect to his proceedings in granting the lands evacuated by the removal of the French inhabitants; and after some time spent therein, agreed further to consider thereof on Tuesday next, the 4th December.

Footnotes

1 Two pages are numbered 272 in the minutes.