Journal, September 1761
Volume 68

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1935

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'Journal, September 1761: Volume 68', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 11: January 1759 - December 1763 (1935), pp. 210-216. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77418 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Journal, September 1761

Tuesday, September 1. Present:—Lord Sandys, Mr. Stone, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Sir Edmund Thomas.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Edward Whitmore, Esquire, Governor and Commanding Officer of Louisbourg, dated March 18th, 1760, acquainting the Board with his proceedings in consequence of the orders for proclaiming his Majesty, etc., in that island.

fo. 313.

Read a letter from Jonathan Belcher, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board, dated April 9th, 1761, acquainting their lordships that he had seized and sent to England, as a prisoner of war, one of the French priests appointed by the late Governor to reside amongst the Indians, for seditious and traiterous behaviour.

The Secretary acquainted the Board, that having received this letter in July last, during the recess, he had thought it his duty immediately to transmit a copy of it to Mr. Wood, desiring him to lay it before Mr. Secretary Pitt, and that he had received from Mr. Wood the following letter in answer;
fo. 314.
Letter from Robert Wood, Esquire, to Mr. Pownall, dated 7th July, 1761, acquainting him that Mr. Secretary Pitt had signified to the Lords of the Admiralty his opinion that Manach, the French priest, brought hither in the Fowey, should be sent to France.

Massachusetts.

Read a letter from Francis Bernard, Esquire, Governor of the Massachusets Bay, to the Board, dated April 28th, 1761, acquainting their lordships with what has been done in that province in consequence of his Majesty's orders for raising men for the service of the year 1761, and transmitting,
Report of the General Court of Massachusets Bay, in answer to the complaints of the Mashbee Indians.

fo. 315.

Ordered, that a copy of the said report, with an extract of such part of Governor Bernard's letter as relates to that subject, be laid before his Majesty in Council, and that the draught of a representation to his Majesty be prepared for that purpose.

Read letter from Francis Bernard, Esquire, Governor of Massachusets Bay, to the Board, dated 9th May, 1761, transmitting,
Declaration of Francis Layton, with respect to an illicit trade carried on from Rhode Island to New Orleans in Louisiana.
Account of New Orleans given to the Governor of Massa chusets Bay by Benedict Thoms, concerned in an illicit trade carried on thither from Rhode Island.
fo. 316.
Declaration of Benedict Thoms with respect to an illicit trade carried on from Rhode Island to New Orleans in Louisiana.

New Jersey.

Read a letter from Thomas Boone, Esquire, Governor of New Jersey, to the Board, dated April 8th, 1761, acquainting their lordships with what had been done in that province in consequence of his Majesty's order for raising a further number of men for the service of the year 1761, and with other matters relative to his administration.

Read a letter from Thomas Boone, Esquire, Governor of New Jersey, dated June 9th, 1761, transmitting,
Five Acts passed between the 27th of March and 7th of April, 1761.
Votes of Assembly from 27th March to 7th April, 1761.

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

fo. 317.

Virginia.

Read a letter from Francis Fauquier, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to the Board, dated May 12th, 1761, transmitting an address to his Majesty from the legislature of that colony, and desiring the Board's sentiments and directions on two points likely to occur in the next sessions of Assembly; viz., the appointment of the Speaker to be Treasurer, and the removal of the seat of government from Williamsburgh.

The Secretary acquainted the Board that he had transmitted the address to Robert Wood, Esquire, in order to it's being presented to his Majesty by Mr. Secretary Pitt.

Ordered, that the draught of an answer to Mr. Fauquier's letter be prepared.

South Carolina.

fo. 318.

Read the following letters received from William Bull, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina.
Letter from William Bull, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, to the Board, dated the 30th of April, 1761, giving an account of the progress of the troops destined to go against the Cherokees, and of the present state of Indian affairs.
Letter from William Bull, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, to the Board, dated May 16th, 1761, giving a further account of the progress of the troops under the command of Colonel Grant, and inclosing, A gazette.
Letter from William Bull, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, to the Board, dated May 28th, 1761, acquainting their lordships with the death of Mr. Childermas Crofts, Clerk of the Assembly, and of the further progress of the troops under the command of Colonel Grant.
fo. 319.
Letter from William Bull, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, dated June 19th, 1761, giving the Board an account of the further progress of the expedition for the reduction of the Cherokee Indians.

Thursday, September 3. Present:—Lord Sandys, Mr. Stone, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Sir Edmund Thomas.

Barbados.

Read a letter from Charles Pinfold, Esquire, Governor of Barbados, dated May 31st, 1761, acquainting the Board with his having transmitted the following publick papers relative to his government.
fo. 320.
A list of the members of his Majesty's Council, 1761.
An abstract of all persons born, christened and buried, from the 1st of January to the 31st of December, 1760.
Treasurer's return of new negroes imported, from 9th May, 1760, to 9th May, 1761.
Storekeeper's return of powder, from 6th December, 1759, to December 6th, 1760.
Address to the Throne.
Minutes of Council from the 28th of May, 1760, to 5th May, 1761.
Minutes of the General Assembly from 28th May, 1760, to 4th May, 1761.
Five Acts passed in July, 1760, and May, 1761.

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

fo. 321.

Jamaica.

Read a letter from Henry Moore, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated the 13th of April, 1761, transmitting,
Speech of the Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica to the Council and Assembly, with the Assembly's answer.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from the 31st March, to the 9th April, 1761.
Four Acts passed in April, 1761.

Leeward Islands.

Read a letter from George Thomas, Esquire, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated June 3rd, 1761, stating the zealous and loyal dispositions of the several legislatures under his government towards his Majesty's service, and recommending a gentleman to be of the Council of Antigua.
A proclamation.
Antigua.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from the 17th of July to the 24th December, 1760.
fo. 322.
Minutes of Assembly from the 27th March to 24th December, 1761.
Two Acts passed, 3rd January, 1761.
St. Christopher's.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from the 1st of October, 1759, to the 18th October, 1760.
An Act passed the 4th August, 1760.
Montserrat.
Proclamation.
Two Acts passed, the 13th March and 10th October, 1760.

Georgia.

Read the following letters received from James Wright, Esquire,
Letter from James Wright, Esquire, Governor of Georgia, to the Board, dated 15th April, 1761, containing the present state of the paper currency, of Indian affairs, and other matters relative to his government, and inclosing,
Copy of the Assembly's address to Governor Wright, concerning the Act passed. 1st May, 1760, for issuing seven thousand, four hundred and ten pounds sterling.
fo. 323.
Minutes of Council from the 5th of June, 1759, to 24th July, following.
From the 7th of August, 1759, to 18th September following.
From the 2nd of October, 1759, to 6th December following.
From the 1st of January to 26th March, 1760.
From the 1st of April, 1760, to the 20th of May following.
From the 26th of May, 1760, to 25th August following.
From the 2nd of September, 1760, to the 8th November following.
Journal of the Upper House of Assembly from the 22nd of October, 1759, to the 1st of May, 1760.
From the 30th of May to the 4th June, 1760.
From the 18th of August, 1760, to 12th January, 1761.
Journal of the Commons House of Assembly from 18th August, 1760, to 12th January, 1761.
fo. 324.
Abstract of grants from the 27th of January to 27th July, 1760.
Do. from the 27th of July, 1760, to 27th January, 1761.
Letter from James Wright, Esquire, Governor of Georgia, to the Board, dated 16th May, 1761, in answer to their lordships' letter of the 27th of February last.

Trade.

Africa.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following papers received from Mr. Poirier, Secretary to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa.
Copy of a letter from the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, to the Governor and Council of Cape Coast Castle, dated 24th June, 1761.
Copy of a letter from William Mutter, Esquire, to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, dated Cape Coast Castle, 15th February, 1761.

fo. 325.

Letter from Mr. Poirier, Secretary to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, to Mr. Pownall, dated August 6th, 1761, inclosing,
The account of the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, 1760.

Bermuda.

Read the following letters and papers received from William Popple, Esquire, Governor of the Bermuda Islands.
Letter from William Popple, Esquire, Governor of the Bermuda Islands, dated December 30th, 1760, acquainting the Board with his having proclaimed his Majesty, conformable to the orders transmitted to him for that purpose.
Letter from William Popple, Esquire, Governor of the Bermuda Islands, dated February 28th, 1761, inclosing,
Copy of the Governor's speech to the Council and Assembly of Bermuda, the 10th February, 1761.
fo. 326.
Copy of the Council's address, February 11th, 1761.
Copy of the Assembly's address to the Governor, February 11th, 1761.
Copy of the address of the Governor, Council and Assembly of Bermuda to his Majesty.

Letter from Governor Popple, dated March 10th, 1761, acquainting the Board with his further proceedings in the disposal and sale of the Crown lands; and transmitting,
Plan of the Town of St. George.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter to Governor Popple be prepared.

fo. 327.

Thursday, September 10. Present:—Lord Sandys, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Bacon, Sir Edmund Thomas, Mr. Rice.

Leeward Islands.

Ordered, that the Acts lately received from the Leeward Islands, mentioned in the minutes of Thursday last, be sent to Sir Matthew Lamb for his opinion thereupon in point of law.

Massachusetts.

fo. 328.

Virginia.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, with the copy of the report of the General Court of the Massachusets Bay upon an Order of his Majesty in Council, respecting some complaints exhibited by the Mashbee Indians, and also an extract of so much of Governor Bernard's letter to the Board, as relates to that subject, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, transcribed and signed; as was also the draught of a letter to the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, in answer to one received from him.

Nova Scotia.

fo. 329.

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, stating several demands made on account of services relative to the settlement of that colony, and praying their lordships' approbation of the payment thereof out of the ballance of the money granted by Parliament for the service of the year 1760, now in his hands; and also further praying, that the whole or such part as they shall think proper, of the money granted for the service of Nova Scotia for the year 1761, may be issued to him, in order to prevent the inconveniencys arising from a delay in the payment of the bills drawn by the Governor for services incurred there; and the said memorial having been approved, it was ordered, that the agent should present the same to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, for their lordships' directions upon it.

Plantations General.

Read a letter from Mr. Martin, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, to Mr. Pownall, dated July 24th, 1761, inclosing a memorial presented to that Board by the Auditor General of his Majesty's Revenues in America, praying to be authorized to prepare instructions (a draught of which he annexes to his memorial) for his deputys and other officers concerned in the collection of the Revenues in America, upon which memorial and instructions the Lords of the Treasury desire the opinion of this Board.

fo. 330.

Their lordships took the said letter and papers into consideration, and several minutes were taken, from which the Secretary was ordered to prepare the draught of a letter to Mr. Martin, in answer to his, and to lay the same before the Board at the next meeting.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Mr. Martin, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, to Mr. Pownall, dated the 24th July, 1761, inclosing the copy of a letter to the Lords of the Treasury from Sir William Baker, contractor for supplying the troops in Nova Scotia with provisions, relative to the disposition of the provisions and live stock, left there by the French inhabitants in 1755.

The Secretary also laid before the Board a paper delivered to him by Mr. Saul, lately arrived from Nova Scotia, entitled,
fo. 331.
Answer of Mr. Saul, late Commissary of Stores and Provisions in Nova Scotia, to the complaints and charges exhibited against him by Mr. Sanderson and others.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the said last mentioned letter from Mr. Martin, and the paper delivered by Mr. Saul, did not think it necessary to enter into an examination thereof, it appearing that the matter of complaint, to which they have reference, had been already fully heard and examined by this Board.

South Carolina.

Read a letter from William Bull, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, dated July 17th, 1761, giving an account of the success of Colonel Grant's expedition against the Cherokees.

fo. 332.

Wednesday, September 16. Present:—Lord Sandys, Mr. Stone, Mr. Yorke, Sir Edmund Thomas.

Plantations General.

Read an Order of his Majesty in Council of the 11th instant, directing this Board to prepare draughts of instructions for the Governors of the several colonies and plantations in America, directing an alteration in the prayers for the Royal Family, conformable to what had been ordered by his Majesty, on the same day, for this kingdom.

The draughts of instructions, having been accordingly prepared, were approved, and a representation to his Majesty thereupon, was signed.

fo. 333.

Monday, September 21. Present:—Lord Sandys, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice.

Bermuda.

The draught of a letter to the Governor of the Bermuda Islands, in answer to several received from him, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Plantations General.

The Secretary, pursuant to order, laid before the Board the draught of a letter to the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, in answer to one from him, inclosing instructions proposed by the Auditor General of his Majesty's Revenue in America, to be given to the collectors and other officers of the said Revenue, which said draught having been approved, it was ordered to be transcribed for the Secretary's signing.

South Carolina.

fo. 334.

The Secretary laid before the Board draughts of general instructions and of those relating to the observance of the laws of trade, prepared pursuant to order, for the Governor of South Carolina; and the said draughts having been approved, with some alterations and additions, they were ordered to be transcribed, and a representation to his Majesty thereupon, was signed.