Journal, July 1760
Volume 67

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1935

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'Journal, July 1760: Volume 67', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 11: January 1759 - December 1763 (1935), pp. 120-129. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77405 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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Journal, July 1760

Monday, July 7. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

Miscellanies.

fo. 184.

The Secretary laid before the Board an account of the petty expences and incidental charges of this office from the 5th of April to the 5th of July, 1760, amounting in the whole to three hundred and eighty pounds, two shillings; and a letter to the Lords of the Treasury, desiring payment thereof, and of the salaries due to the Secretary and under officers in the service of this Board, was signed.

Tuesday, July 8. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

Plantations General.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following copies of Orders of his Majesty in Council received from the clerk of the Council in waiting, viz.
New Hampshire.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council dated November 6th, 1758, approving two warrants appointing Mark Hunking Wentworth and James Nevin, Esquires, Councillors in the province of New Hampshire.
fo. 185.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated December 19th, 1759, approving the draught of an additional instruction for Benning Wentworth, Esquire, Governor of New Hampshire.
Massachusetts.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 16th June, 1758, confirming 26 Acts passed in the Massachusets Bay in 1754, 1755 and 1756.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 28th July, 1758, repealing an Act passed in the province of the Massachusets Bay in August, 1757, for providing remedy for bankrupts and their creditors.
fo. 186.
Copy of an Order of this Majesty in Council, dated 10th August, 1759, repealing three laws passed in the province of the Massachusets Bay in June, 1757, and April, 1758.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated November 27th, 1759, approving the draught of a Commission for Francis Bernard, Esquire, to be Governor of the province of the Massachusets Bay.
New York.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated December 12th, 1758, approving warrants appointing Josiah Martin and Oliver Delancey, Esquires, Councillors in the province of New York, in the room of Joseph Murray and John Rutherford, Esquires, deceased.
fo. 187.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 27th November, 1759, approving a warrant appointing John Tabor Kemp, Esquire, Attorney General of the province of New York.
New Jersey.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated December 12th, 1758, approving two warrants appointing Charles Read and John Smith, Esquires, Councillors in the province of New Jersey in the room of John Reading and Thomas Leonard, Esquires, who have resigned.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 1st April, 1758, approving the draught of general instructions and of those relating to trade for Francis Bernard, Esquire, Governor of New Jersey.
fo. 188.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 10th February, 1759, approving the draught of an instruction for making an alteration in the instructions given to the Governor of New Jersey, and impowering him to give his assent to an Act for issuing £40,000 in credit.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 31st May, 1759, approving a warrant appointing Nathaniel Jones, Esquire, Chief Justice of the province of New Jersey in the room of William Aynsley, Esquire, deceased.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated November 27th, 1759, approving the draught of a Commission for Thomas Boone, Esquire, to be Governor of New Jersey.
Pennsylvania.
fo. 189.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated June 11th, 1758, repealing an Act passed in the province of Pennsylvania in December, 1755, for the relief of George Croghan and William Trent for and during the space of ten years.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated June 16th, 1758, confirming four Acts passed in Pennsylvania in 1756 and 1757.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated August 29th, 1759, approving the draught of instructions for James Hamilton, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania.
Virginia.
fo. 190.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated April 1st, 1758, confirming an Act passed in Virginia in May, 1759, for settling the titles and bounds of lands, &c.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 1st April, 1758, approving a warrant appointing Robert Carter, Esquire, to be a councillor in the colony of Virginia, in the room of William Fairfax, Esquire, deceased.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated February 2nd, 1759, repealing an Act passed in the colony of Virginia in 1752, for erecting a lighthouse at Cape Henry.
fo. 191.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated February 2nd, 1759, approving the draught of an instruction for the Governor of Virginia, directing him, in his Majesty's name, to recommend to the Assembly to pass an Act for amending two Acts passed in 1749 and 1757.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated April 14th, 1759, confirming an Act passed in the colony of Virginia in August, 1754, to dock the entail of certain lands, whereof Nathaniel West Dandridge, gentleman, is seized, &c.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 10th August, 1759, repealing four Acts passed in the colony of Virginia in 1753, 1755 and 1758.
fo. 192.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 29th August, 1759, confirming an Act passed in the colony of Virginia in 1757, to impower Armistead Churchill, gentleman, to dispose of certain entailed lands.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 29th August, 1759, approving an additional instruction to the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, directing him to obey the 16th article of his instructions relative to the passing of laws.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated September 12th, 1759, approving the draught of a Commission for Jeffery Amherst, Esquire, to be Governor of Virginia.
fo. 193.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated November 9th, 1759, approving the draughts of general instructions and of those relating to trade for Jeffery Amherst, Esquire, Governor of Virginia.
North Carolina.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 6th November, 1758, approving a warrant appointing Charles Berry, Esquire, Chief Justice of the province of North Carolina in the room of Peter Henley, Esquire, deceased.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated February 2nd, 1759, repealing an Act passed in the province of North Carolina in October, 1755, to quiet the freeholders in the possession of their lands, &c.
fo. 194.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 3rd March, 1759, repealing an Act passed in the province of North Carolina in January, 1755, for appointing parishes and vestries for the encouragement of an orthodox clergy, &c.
Copy of an order of his Majesty in Council, dated April 14th, 1759, repealing five Acts passed in the province of North Carolina in 1755 and 1756.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 31st May, 1759, approving the draught of an instruction for Arthur Dobbs, Esquire, Governor of North Carolina, directing him to recommend to the Council and Assembly to pass an Act to amend two Acts passed there in 1748 and 1754.
fo. 195.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated July 24th, 1759, approving an Act passed in the province of North Carolina in December, 1757, to dock the entail of certain lands now in the possession of Harding Jones, &c.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 10th August, 1759, repealing an Act passed in the province of North Carolina in December, 1757, to impower the Justices of the Supreme Courts to take the acknowledgement or proof of deeds, &c.
South Carolina.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated April 1st, 1758, approving a warrant appointing John Guerard, Esquire, a councillor in South Carolinia in the room of James Kinloch, Esquire, deceased.
fo. 196.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 16th June, 1758, upon the petition of Mr. McCulloch, Inspector of Quit Rents in North and South Carolina, praying the payment of the sum of £1,035 sterling out of the 4½ per cent. duty, so much remaining due to him for salary.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 7th April, 1759, upon the representation and Memorial of James Wright, Esquire, agent for South Carolina, setting forth the defenceless condition of the said province, and praying that a company of gunners may be sent over for the management of their cannon, &c.
fo. 197.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 7th April, 1759, upon the representation of Mr. Wright, agent for South Carolina, setting forth the defenceless state of the province, and praying that a supply of cannon and stores may be sent over to the said province.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 7th April, 1759, directing that a supply of ordnance and stores, contained in the two annexed lists, be sent to South Carolina, and that the Commander in Chief do appoint a proper person to be storekeeper.
South Carolina.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated November 27th, 1759, approving a Commission for Thomas Pownall, Esquire, to be Governor of South Carolina.
Georgia.
fo. 198.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 16th June, 1758, approving a Commission for Henry Ellis, Esquire, Governor of Georgia.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 8th July, 1758, approving draughts of general instructions and of those relating to trade for Henry Ellis, Esquire, Governor of Georgia.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 6th November, 1758, approving a warrant appointing William Grover, Esquire, Chief Justice of Georgia.
fo. 199.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 14th December, 1758, approving a representation of this Board, proposing that Henry Ellis, Esquire, Governor of Georgia, may have leave to repair to some of the Northern Colonies for the recovery of his health.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 2nd February, 1759, approving the draught of an instruction for Henry Ellis, Esquire, Governor of Georgia, impowering him to dispose of the lands, which the Creek Indians have lately surrendered to his Majesty.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 3rd March, 1759, repealing six Acts passed in the province of Georgia in 1755, 1756 and 1757.
fo. 200.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 10th August, 1759, confirming two Acts passed in the colony of Georgia in February and March, 1758.
Bermuda.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated June 16th, 1758, approving the draught of an additional instruction for William Popple, Esquire, Governor of the Bermuda Islands, authorizing him to grant and dispose of his Majesty's lands in those islands.
Bahamas.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 6th November, 1758, approving the draught of a Commission for William Shirley, Esquire, to be Governor of the Bahama Islands.
fo. 201.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 14th April, 1759, upon an address of the Council and Assembly of the Bahama Islands, setting forth their inability to carry on the fortifications there, and praying that his Majesty would be pleased to take the said fortifications under his Royal Protection.
Leeward Islands.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 6th November, 1758, approving a warrant appointing Webb Stone, Esquire, a councillor in the island of Montserrat, in the room of Benjamin Walker, Esquire, who has left the said island.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated November 6th, 1758, approving a warrant appointing Thomas Warner, Esquire, Attorney General of the Leeward Islands in the room of Thomas Walker, Esquire, deceased.
fo. 202.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 20th February, 1759, approving warrants appointing Arthur Freeman, Francis Frye, Byam Freeman, and Valentine Morris, Esquires, councillors in the island of Antigua, in the room of four councillors, deceased.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 20th February, 1759, approving warrants appointing George Weatherill, Lewis Brotherson, and John Estridge, Esquires, councillors in the island of St. Christopher's.
fo. 203.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 20th February, 1759, approving warrants appointing Thomas Ottley and Matthew Mills, Esquires, councillors in the island of Nevis in the room of James Symmonds and James Emra, Esquires.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 20th February, 1759, approving warrants appointing John Symmonds, Henry Sharpe and Walter Nisbet, Esquires, councillors in the island of Nevis.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 20th February, 1759, approving a warrant appointing Michael White, junior, Esquire, a councillor in the island of Montserrat.
fo. 204.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 3rd March, 1759, approving a warrant appointing John Symes, Esquire, a councillor in the island of Montserrat.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 29th March, 1759, repealing an Act passed in the island of Antigua in August, 1754, for preventing wrongs, &c. arising from dormant judgments.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated July 11th, 1759, confirming an Act passed in the island of Montserrat in 1754, for opening a street from the seaside up to the main street, &c.
fo. 205.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated July 11th, 1759, confirming an Act passed in the island of Antigua, 23rd January, 1743–4, to invest a certain tract of land belonging to Thomas Bodkin, &c. in his Majesty, &c.
Guadeloupe.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated September 12th, 1759, approving a warrant appointing William Burke, Esquire, Secretary and Register of the island of Guadeloupe
St. Christopher's.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated November 27th, 1759, approving a warrant appointing Ralph Payne, Esquire, to be Chief Justice of the island of St. Christopher's.
Jamaica.
fo. 206.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated April 1st, 1758, approving a warrant appointing Norwood Witter, Esquire, a councillor in the island of Jamaica, in the room of Henry Archbould, Esquire, deceased.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 8th May, 1758, restoring five suspended members of the Council in the island of Jamaica to their seats in the Council.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 8th May, 1758, approving draughts of general instructions, and of those relating to trade for George Haldane, Esquire, Governor of Jamaica.
fo. 207.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 8th May, 1758, ordering that the names of Samuel Whitehorn, Henry Dawkins, and Edward Morant, Esquires, should remain as inserted in the first article of Governor Haldane's instructions as councillors to make the number complete.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated June 16th, 1758, approving a representation of this Board, respecting the defenceless state of some of the fortifications in the island of Jamaica, and proposing that an able engineer be sent over to inspect into the same.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated June 16th, 1758, directing the Master General of the Ordnance to cause an able engineer to be sent to Jamaica, to examine into the state of the fortifications of the said island, and make report thereof to the Governor.
fo. 208.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 8th May, 1758, upon the petition of John Anthony Balaguier, Esquire, Secretary of the island of Jamaica, praying that he may be reinstated in the office of Clerk of the Council.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 29th June, 1758, repealing four Acts passed in the island of Jamaica in May, 1755.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated June 29th, 1758, directing the Governor of Jamaica to recommend to the Council and Assembly there to pass a law for dividing the said island into three several counties, &c.
fo. 209.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated June 29th 1758, appointing the following places to be legal ports of entry and clearance in the island of Jamaica, viz. Kingston, Savannah La Mer, Montego Bay, and Port Antonio, and directing the proper officers to keep their respective offices in the said ports.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated March 29th, 1759, repealing an Act passed in the island of Jamaica in December, 1756, to reverse the sentence against Thomas Kello, a prisoner in the goal of St. Iago de la Vega.
fo. 210.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated August 10th, 1759, upon the petition of four members of the Council in the island of Jamaica, setting forth their doubts and objections to the present validity of Lieutenant Governor Moore's Commission, and praying that he may not be admitted to any precedence in the Council there.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 10th August, 1759, approving warrants appointing William Dandy Nedham and William Wynter, Esquires, Councillors in the island of Jamaica, in the room of John Gregory and Henry Dawkins, Esquires, who have resigned.
fo. 211.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated 20th August, 1759, repealing an Act passed in the island of Jamaica in November, 1757, for setting mutual debts one against the other.
Copy of an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated November 27th, 1759, approving the draught of a Commission for William Henry Lyttelton, Esquire, to be Governor of the island of Jamaica.

Massachusetts.

Read the following letters and papers received from the Governor of the Massachusets Bay, viz.
Letter from Governor Pownall to the Board, dated 20th May, 1760, respecting his return to England.
Copy of the addresses of both Houses of the Assembly of the Massachusets Bay on his departure from that government.
fo. 212.
Letter from Governor Pownall to the Board, dated May 23rd, 1760, inclosing the following paper.
Copy of the terms of accommodation granted to the Penobscot Indians by the Government of the Massachusets Bay on 29th April, 1760.

New York.

Read a letter from James Delancey, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of New York, viz.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Delancey to the Board, dated 21st May, 1760, respecting the measures taken for carrying on the war.
Copy of Lieutenant Governor's message to the Council and Assembly.
Printed votes of the Assembly of New York from the 11th to the 22nd of March, 1760.
Printed copies of four Acts passed at New York, March 22nd, 1760.

fo. 213.

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

New Jersey.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following publick papers received from the Governor of New Jersey, viz.
Printed votes of the Assembly of New Jersey from the 11th to the 26th of March, 1760.
Printed copy of an Act passed in New Jersey in March, 1760.

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

fo. 214.

Tuesday, July 22. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

Georgia.

The Secretary laid before the Board a Memorial prepared by the agent for the colony of Georgia, to be presented to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, praying that out of the balance of his account for the year 1758, he may have orders to apply sixty four pounds to the discharge of bills drawn upon him by the Governor, on account of the bounty on the culture of silk; 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.

fo. 215.

Plantations General.

Read the following Orders of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, viz.
Massachusetts.
Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated 19th June, 1760, referring to this Board, for their consideration and report, the petition of the Earl of Stirling and others, to his Majesty, praying that they may be put in possession of a tract of land called the County of Canada, with all the rights granted to the first Earl of Stirling; and that the Government of the Massachusets Bay may cease to exercise any jurisdiction therein.
New York.
fo. 216.
Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated June 19th, 1760, referring to this Board, for their consideration and report, the petition of the Earl of Stirling and others, to his Majesty, praying that payment may be made to them of £7000 and interest, agreed to be paid by the Duke of York, afterwards King James the 2nd, to the first Earl of Stirling, for the purchase of the Islands of Stirling; or that the lands in the said islands may be restored to the petitioners, and the quit rents paid to them for the future.
Jamaica.
Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated June 3rd, 1760, referring to this Board, for their consideration and report, the petition of Peter Furnell of Jamaica, merchant, praying relief against Norwood Witter, Esquire, one of the Council there, who refuses to pay a debt due to the petitioner.

fo. 217.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the several matters contained in the said Orders, ordered the draughts of representations thereupon to the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs to be prepared.

Thursday, July 31. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sloper.

Massachusetts.

New York.

Jamaica.

The draughts of reports to the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs upon the subject matter of their lordships' orders, mentioned in the minutes of the 22nd instant, having been prepared pursuant to the said minutes, were agreed to, transcribed and signed.

fo. 218.

Massachusetts.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated July 10th, 1760, referring to the Board, for their consideration and report, the petition of Reuben Cognehew, an Indian, complaining of encroachments made by the English on the lands belonging to his tribe.

The petitioner attending without was called in; and their lordships having heard, what he had to offer in support thereof, he withdrew; and the draught of a report thereon to the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs was ordered to be prepared.

Trade.

Africa.

fo. 219.

The Secretary having acquainted the Board, that several of the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa were attending without, they were called in, and laid before the Board a letter from the Secretary to the Board of Ordnance to their Secretary, acquainting him, for the information of the Committee, that Captain Baugh will soon have finished the fort at Annamaboe, and has orders to deliver it to such officers of the Committee as they shall appoint to receive it. And the Committee desiring the opinion of their lordships on the draught of a letter, which they had prepared in answer to the above, their lordships, upon consideration of the said draught, approved it as necessary and proper.