Journal, June 1764
Volume 71

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'Journal, June 1764: Volume 71', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 12: January 1764 - December 1767 (1936), pp. 63-78. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77622 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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fo. 248.

Friday, June 1st. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Mr. Gascoyne.

Trade, Albreda.

Several of the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa attending with their Secretary, their lordships had some discourse with them respecting their report upon the establishment made by the French at Albreda in the River Gambia, and they were desired to make further search into the records of their office concerning the facts stated in their report, and to lay before the Board whatever evidence they can collect to verify such facts.

fo. 249.

Nova Scotia.

Their lordships took into further consideration the applications for grants of land in Nova Scotia, and several of the proponents attended, and were heard in what they had to offer in support of their propositions.

Read a memorial of the Sieur Arrigrand, desiring a grant from the Crown of the lands comprized within the concession from the Crown of France, stated in his former memorial,
Ordered, that the said memorial do lye by for further consideration.

fo. 250.

Tuesday, June 5th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

Nova Scotia.

A representation to his Majesty, proposing that orders may be given to the Governor of Nova Scotia to make grants of land in the following quantities, under certain conditions and reservations, were agreed to, transcribed and signed, vizt.,

fo. 251.

Thomas Pownall, esquire20,000 acres.
John Tucker, esquire20,000 "
Richard Jackson, esquire20,000 "
John Mitchell, esquire20,000 "
Thomas Thornton, esquire20,000 "
Richard Oswald, esquire20,000 "
Levett Blackbourn, esquire20,000 "
Samuel Holland, esquire20,000 "
Joseph Peach, esquire20,000 "
Benjamin Hallowell, esquire20,000 "
Michael Francklin, esquire20,000 "
Joseph Pernette, esquire20,000 "
George Adam Gmelin, esquire20,000 "
Joseph Frederick Wallet Desbarres, esquire20,000 "
Richard Bulkeley, esquire20,000 "
John Henniker, esquire20,000 "
John Major, esquire20,000 "
Humphrey Bradstreet, esquire5,000 "
Honourable and Reverend Mr. Richard Byron10,000 "
Alexander Hay, esquire5,000 "
Joseph Gorham, esquire20,000 "
George Hagen, esquire20,000 "
John Fisher, esquire20,000 "
John Wentworth, esquire20,000 "
Richard Wright, esquire10,000 "
Richard Spry, esquire20,000 "

fo. 252.

West Florida.

A representation to his Majesty, proposing that orders may be given to the Governor of West Florida to make grants of land to the following persons, and in the following quantities, under certain conditions and reservations, was agreed to, transcribed and signed, vizt.,

Earl of Eglington20,000 acres.
William Cock, esquire5,000 "
Thomas Robinson, esquire2,500 "

New Hampshire.

A representation to his Majesty, proposing that Peter Levins, esquire, may be appointed of the Council of New Hampshire, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Bermuda.

fo. 253.

Read a memorial of the Governor of Bermuda stating, that, by the reduction of the Company in those islands, the emoluments of government are become inadequate to his support, and praying the Board to intercede with his Majesty, for an augmentation of the said salary.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the said memorial, agreed to and signed a representation to his Majesty, proposing an augmentation of the Governor's salary.

Quebec.

The following memorials were read and ordered to lye by for further consideration, vizt.,
Memorial of Sir Charles Davers on behalf of himself and four other officers for a grant of land on the River. St. Lawrence in the Government of Montreal.
fo. 254.
Memorial of Henry Sparke of Dartmouth, merchant, praying for a grant of a tract of land in Gaspey, Port Daniel or Bona Adventura, or any other place in the Bay of Chaleur, for the carrying on a fishery.
Memorial of John Marteilhe, merchant of Quebec, respecting the state of the iron forges in the District of Trois Riveres in Quebec.

fo. 255.

Thursday, June 7th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

Trade, Africa.

fo. 256.

Their lordships took into consideration the state of the African trade, and it was ordered, that the Secretary should write to the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, for a comparative account of the number and tonnage of ships fitted out from the several ports of Great Britain for the Coast of Africa, since the present parliamentary establishment took place, distinguishing each year; as also the like account of the number of negroes shipped off the coast for the same time, and the average price of such negroes, in each year, and to desire the Committee would give their opinion, whether they think it advantageous for the public interests and the benefit of the trade, that their officers upon the coast should be allowed to trade for slaves, and, if they do think it advantageous, that they would state fully their reasons for that opinion.

Plantations General.

Their lordships took into consideration the state of Indian affairs in North America, and the following papers were read and considered, vizt.,
fo. 257.
Letter from Sir William Johnson to the Board, dated November 18th, 1763, containing a state of Indian affairs within the Northern District, with proposals for the future management of them upon one general plan.
Plantations General.
Present state of the Northern Indians comprehended under the Six Nations and Ottawa Confederacies.
Letter from Sir William Johnson to the Board, dated January 20th, 1764, relative to the present state of Indian affairs within the Northern District.

Mr. Croghan, deputy to Sir William Johnson for the Southern tribes in his district, attending, their lordships had some discourse with him upon the subject matter of Sir William Johnson's letters.

fo. 258.

Friday, June 8th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

Plantations General.

Their lordships took into further consideration the state of Indian affairs, and the following papers were read and considered vizt.,
Letter from Mr. George Croghan to the Board, without date, containing his sentiments of the proper methods to be used for giving lasting peace to his Majesty's Colonies in North America.
New York.
Mr. Croghan's memorial to the Board, relative to some lands granted to him by the Indians.
fo. 259.
Petition of the Indian traders and merchants residing in the City and County of Albany to the Board, dated Albany, March, 1764.
Proprieties.
Pennsylvania.
Memorial of the merchants of Pennsylvania concerned in the late trade with the Indians, dated December 12th, 1763, stating their distress from the treachery of the Indians, and requesting the Board to represent their case to the King, or take what other measures they shall judge proper for their relief.
Letter from Thomas Penn, esquire, to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated May 9th, 1764, relative to the fixing a new boundary between the Province of Pennsylvania and the Indians of the Six Nations and their allies.

fo. 260.

Plantations General.

Mr. Croghan attending again, their lordships had further discourse with him upon the subject matter of Sir William Johnson's letters and the abovementioned papers.
The following letters and papers were read and considered.
Letter from John Stuart, esquire, agent for Indian affairs, to the Board, dated December 1st, 1763, containing an account of the Congress at Augusta, and inclosing,
Copy of a talk signed by the members of the Congress, and delivered to the Indians by Mr. Stuart, November 5th, 1763.
Letter from John Stuart, esquire, to the Board, without date, relative to the present disposition of the Creeks and Cherokees; and inclosing,
fo. 261.
Copy of Saluy's talk to Governor Boone, 26th January, 1764.
Copy of the Little Carpenter's talk, January 19th, 1764. Copy of the Great Warrior's talk.
Letter from John Stuart, esquire, to the Board, dated January 16th, 1764, containing an account of the measures he took in consequence of the murder committed by some of the Creeks, and inclosing,
Declaration of Arthur Cuddie and Patrick Colquohoun relating to a murder committed by some Indians.
Two letters from George Galphin, the latter covering a talk from a Lower Creek of some consequence named Tugulkie.
fo. 262.
Copy of a letter from Mr. Stuart to James Wright, esquire, Governor of Georgia, dated 2nd January, 1764, with an extract of the said Governor's letter in answer thereto.
Copy of a talk by Mr. Stuart to the Creeks on the murder committed by some of that nation, dated 13th January, 1764.
Copy of a talk sent to the Young Cherokee warrior Saluy, on 14th January, 1764.
Copy of a talk to the principal warriors of the Cherokee Nation.
Copy of a talk to the head warriors of the Choctaw Nation.
Copy of a talk to the head warriors of the Chickasaw Nation.
fo. 263.
Letter from John Stuart, esquire, to the Board, dated February 23rd, 1764, containing remarks on the Congress at Augusta, and inclosing,
Copy of a treaty of peace and friendship at the Congress held at Augusta, November 10th, 1763.
Printed journal of the southern Congress at Augusta in Georgia 1763.
Letter from John Stuart, esquire, agent for Indian affairs, to the Board, dated March 9th, 1764, containing a state of Indian affairs, with proposals for the future management of them upon one general plan.
Letter from Mr. Stuart, dated March 21st, 1764, relative to the behaviour of the Creeks and Cherokees; and inclosing,
Copy of a talk from the Wolfe and Tallepusses.
fo. 264.
Copy of Chehaws and Cussitaws letter, 14th February, 1764.
Copy of a talk from the Cowetas, 14th February, 1764.
Copy of J. Miller's letter, etc., February 14th, 1764.
South Carolina.
Letter from the Earl of Halifax to the Board, dated January 26th, 1764, relating to the proceedings at the Congress held with the Southern Indians at Augusta, and inclosing,
A scheme for the management of the Indians.
Extract of a letter from Governor Boone to the Secretary of State for the Southern Department, dated Charles Town, November 24th, 1763.
Journal of the proceedings at the Congress held with the Southern Indians at Augusta.
fo. 265.
Plantations General.
Letter from the Earl of Halifax to the Board, dated the 7th of February, 1764, transmitting,
Copy of a letter from Mr. Stuart to the Earl of Egremont, dated December 5th, 1763, giving an account of the connexions and enmities which prevail amongst the several Indian Nations of the Southern District.
Letter from Edward Sedgwick, esquire, Secretary to the Earl of Halifax, to Mr. Pownall, dated May 23rd, 1764, inclosing,
Copy of a letter from Lieutenant General Gage to the Earl of Halifax, New York, April 13th, 1764.
Copy of a letter from Major General Gage to the Earl of Halifax, April 14th, 1764.
Copy of General Gage's letter to the Earl of Halifax, dated New York, April 14th, 1764.
fo. 266.
Preliminary articles concluded with the Seneca Indians. List of the French inhabitants within the District of Mobille.
Copy of a letter from Lieutenant Colonel Robertson to Monsieur D'Abbadie, Mobile, December 4th, 1763.
Monsieur D'Abbadie's letter to Colonel Robertson.
List of cannon and stores taken from the Mobille by the French, after the peace.
Inventory of things delivered at Mobille by the French.
A verbal process of the cession of the Port of Mobille.
The effects of the magazine at Tombeckbe.
Verbal process of the cession of Tombeckbe.
Particular present to Olakabe Olakta, Chief, of a great medal.
fo. 267.
Annual present to the village Debilipougoulachito.
An account of the prices of goods in the Tchactow Nation.
Quantity of goods usually given by the traders to the savages for their skins, etc.
Harangue to the Choctaw Nation.
French Harangue to the Alibamons.
Names of the villages inhabited by the Creek Indians and the numbers in each village.
Return of ordnance and stores at Pensacola, Apalachy, Fort Charlotte, Fort Timbickby, Illinois and Fort Natchez, and of the detachments of the Royal Regiment of Artillery in Florida and Louisiana.
French posts on the west side of the Missisippi.
fo. 268.
Schedule of plans and papers, New York, April 13th, 1764.

Monday, June 11th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Lord Orwell.

Nova Scotia.

fo. 269.

Read an Order of his Majesty in Council on the 23rd of May, 1764, approving a representation of this Board, upon the petition of the Duke of Richmond, praying for a grant of the Island of Cap Breton, disapproving the said petition, and directing that the principles, approved of with respect to the granting lands in the Island of St. John's, be adopted in all grants of land made in the Island of Cap Breton.

Plantations General.

Their lordships resumed the consideration of a plan for the future management of Indian affairs in America, under one general direction, mentioned in the minutes of the 6th of December last, and made some progress therein.

Post Meridiem.

Their lordships made a further progress in the consideration of a plan for the future management of Indian affairs.

fo. 270.

Tuesday, June 12th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Lord Orwell.

Plantations General.

Their lordships made a further progress in the consideration of a plan for the future management of Indian affairs, and several minutes were taken, from which it was ordered, that the heads of a scheme should be prepared.

Wednesday, June 13th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne.

Plantations General.

fo. 271.

Their lordships took into consideration the heads of a plan or scheme for the future management of Indian affairs, prepared pursuant to order, and some progress was made therein.

Thursday, June 14th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne.

Plantations General.

Their lordships made a further progress in the consideration of the heads of a plan or scheme for the future management of Indian affairs, and the following letters and papers were read and considered, vizt.,
fo. 272.
Letter from John Stuart, agent for Indian affairs, to the Board, dated March 23rd, 1764, containing his sentiments with respect to the stoppage of the trade to the Creek Nation; and inclosing,
Chehaws' and Cusitaws' letter, February 14th, 1764, relating to the murder of the Long Cane settlers.
Letter from the Woolf King and other headmen, etc., relating to the murder of the Long Cane settlers.
Copy of John Miller's, a trader, letter, relative to the Indians.
South Carolina.
Letter from Thomas Boone, esquire, Governor of South Carolina, to the Board, dated April 7th, 1764, respecting the expediency of stopping the trade with the Creeks, and the claim of Mr. Stuart to be consulted and to concur in all Indian matters, and inclosing,
fo. 273.
Copy of South Carolina minutes of Council relative to the claims of Mr. Stuart.
Extracts of letters from Lieutenants Mackintosh and Dunnet.
Extract of the Journals of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina in January and April, 1764.
Plantations General.
Letter from John Stuart, esquire, agent for Indian affairs in the Southern District, to the Board, dated May 5th, 1764, relative to the present state of those affairs; and inclosing
A talk given at Fort Augusta in Georgia, the 26th of March, 1764, by Hoboy Thlacco, or the Handsome Fellow.
Extracts of letters from Augusta, dated 29th April.
fo. 274.
Complaint by the traders in the Lower Creek Nation against an half breed named Boatswain; with talks from Captain Ellick and the Chehaw King, dated 19th April.
Extract of a letter from George Galphin, Silver Bluff, 28th April, 1764.
Copy of instructions to Ensign Cameron, 26th April, 1764.
Letter to the head warriors and beloved men of the Cherokee Nation by Ensign Cameron, dated 26th April, 1764.
Copies of the Great Warrior and Head beloved Man's talks, February 18th.
Extract of a letter from Ensign Prue, commanding at Keeowee, Fort Prince George, dated 22nd April, 1764.
fo. 275.
Letter from Sir William Johnson, baronet, Superintendant for Indian Affairs, dated May 11th, 1764, informs the Board of his great success against the enemy Indians: if the plan he has transmitted is approved, he thinks a peace in that country will be of long duration.
Preliminary articles of peace, etc., entered into by Sir William Johnson, baronet, with the deputies from the Seneca Nation, April 3rd, 1764.

Friday, June 15th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne.

Plantations General.

fo. 276.

The heads of a plan or scheme for the future management of Indian affairs, were further considered, approved and ordered to be transcribed, and copies made thereof to be transmitted to the Superintendants of Indian Affairs for the Northern and Southern Districts.

Ordered, that draughts of letters to the said superintendants, containing the Board's observations upon the said plan, be prepared.

New York.

fo. 277.

Ordered, that copies be likewise made of the said plan, to be transmitted to the Governors of the several provinces on the Continent under his Majesty's immediate government, and that the draught of a circular letter therewith be prepared, with a clause to be added to the letter to the Lieutenant Governor of New York, upon the subject of the complaints of the Mohawks, with respect to the patents of Kauioderasseras, and that granted to the Corporation of Albany at Fort Hunter.

West Florida.

Their lordships took into consideration several applications for lands in West Florida, and it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty should be prepared, proposing that orders be given to the Governor to make grants to the following persons, upon the same terms as those mentioned in the Board's representation of the 8th of last month, vizt.,

Lord Elibank20,000 acres.
Honourable J. Bentinck10,000 "
W. Hooker and Diggory Cock2,500 "

fo. 278.

Read a memorial of George Johnston, esquire, Governor of West Florida, John Mackintosh and Samuel Hannay of London, merchants, praying for a grant of twenty thousand acres of land in West Florida.

Ordered, that the said memorials do lye by for further consideration.

New York.

Their lordships took into consideration the memorial of Mr. George Croghan, mentioned in the minutes of the 8th instant, praying permission to locate a grant of 200,000 acres of land made to him by the Indians in the Mohawks Country, and were of opinion, that it would not consist with propriety and policy, either in respect to the largeness of the quantity, or the terms of his Majesty's proclamation of the 7th of October last, to comply with what is requested by Mr. Croghan.

fo. 279.

Trade, Africa.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following papers received from the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, vizt.,
Letter from Samuel Poirier, esquire, Secretary to the African Committee, to Mr. Pownall, dated June 11th, 1764, inclosing,
Copies of two letters from John Barnes, esquire, Governor of Senegal, to the African Committee, one no date, the other, 21st February, 1764.

fo. 280.

Monday, June 18th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

Quebec.

Their lordships took into consideration the state of his Majesty's Province of Quebec, and the following papers were read and considered, vizt.,
Letter from Mr. John Gray to the Board, dated 21st January, 1764, relating to the posts of the King's domains in Canada, and inclosing,
Copy of a memorial of Richard Murray, John Gray and Thomas Dunn to the Lords of the Treasury.
fo. 281.
Letter from James Murray, esquire, Governor of Quebec, to the Board, dated January 26th, 1764, relative to the means of preventing smuggling; and inclosing,
Copy of a letter from Governor Murray to Lord Egremont, Secretary of State, September 27th, 1763, containing his sentiments on the measures to be taken for preventing illicit trade.
Letter from Governor Murray to the Board, dated 26th January, 1764, informing their lordships of his having received their letter of the 10th of October last, inclosing the King's proclamation of the 7th of that month.
Letter from Governor Murray, dated 19th February, 1764, inclosing,
Memorial relative to the oil posts from the merchants of Quebec, 19th February, 1764.
fo. 282.
Letter from Governor Murray to the Board, dated 24th April, 1764, respecting the complaint of M. de La Fontain against him, and inclosing,
His answer to the complaints against him by Monsieur de la Fontain in a letter to the Earl of Halifax, and in two memorials therein inclosed.
Letter from Robert Burton, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Montreal, to the Board, dated 1st February, 1764, containing an account of some disturbances there, and the measures he took in consequence thereof; and inclosing,
Affidavit relative to the behaviour of Mr. Walker and his wife before the military court.
Affidavit of Monsieur Beaumont respecting Mr. Walker.
fo. 283.
Queries humbly proposed to the consideration of the publick.
Petition of Mr. Brook Watson for himself and company.
Letter from Colonel Burton, Lieutenant Governor of Montreal, dated April 23rd, 1764, acknowledging the receipt of the proclamation inclosed in a letter from the Board of March 9th, 1763, and inclosing,
Governor Burton's proclamation regarding the Indian trade with the Upper Countries, April 17th, 1764.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter to the Governor of Quebec, upon several points arising out of a consideration of the foregoing letters and papers, be prepared.

fo. 284.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit to the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury a copy of the abovementioned letter from Governor Murray to the late Earl of Egremont concerning illicit trade, to be laid before that Board.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty be prepared, proposing that James Goldfrapp, esquire, may be appointed of the Council of Quebec.

Nova Scotia.

Their lordships then took into consideration a letter from the Governor of Nova Scotia, dated the 10th of December, mentioned in the minutes of the 14th of last month, and the following letters and papers received since, were also read and considered, viz.,
fo. 285.
Letter from Mr. Belcher, Commander in Chief of Nova Scotia, to the Board, dated 13th of September, 1763, inclosing,
Sundry expences incurred the last and present year, paid at the Treasury, 1763.
Letter from Montagu Wilmot, esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board, dated 28th January, 1764, acknowledging the receipt of their lordships' letters of the 10th and 11th of October last, and desiring instructions for his conduct relative to the Acadians.
Address of the House of Assembly to the Lieutenant Governor, November 24th, 1763.
fo. 286.
Letter from Governor Wilmot, dated 25th February, 1764, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letters of 28th of September, the 7th and 21st of October, and transmitting Acts and publick papers, with his observations upon two of the said Acts.
Minutes of Council from the 28th of July to the 15th of September, 1763.
Ditto: from 15th September to the 31st, 1763.
Minutes of Council from the 28th of July to September 17th, 1763, relative to the granting of lands.
Minutes of Council in General Assembly from the 19th of October to 26th of November, 1763.
Votes of Assembly from the 19th of October to 26th November, 1763.
List of vessels that have entered and cleared between the 1st of July and 31st of December, 1763.
fo. 287.
Estimate of stationary wanting for the year 1764.
Fifteen Acts passed, the 26th of November, 1763.
Letter from Governor Wilmot, dated March 23rd, 1764, acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter of November 22nd, and will punctually execute their lordships' directions contained therein.

Novia Scotia.

Ordered, that the Acts be sent to Sir Mathew Lamb, for his opinion thereupon in point of law without delay.

Ordered, that the said letters and papers be taken into further consideration to-morrow morning, and that the Reverend Mr. Majendie and Major Gorham be desired to attend, respecting those points which relate to missionaries and presents for the Indians.

fo. 288.

West Florida.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty upon several applications for lands in West Florida, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Tuesday, June 19th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Rice, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

Nova Scotia.

fo. 289.

Mr. Majendie and Major Gorham attending as desired, the Board had some conversation with them respecting missionaries and presents for the Indians in Nova Scotia.

Ordered, that the Secretary do write to the Secretary to the Society for the propagation of the Gospel in foreign parts, desiring that the said Society would provide three Protestant missionaries, understanding the French language, to reside amongst the Indians in Nova Scotia.

A representation to his Majesty, proposing that the Acadians remaining in Nova Scotia should be permitted to settle therein, upon taking an oath of allegiance, was signed; as was also a letter to the Earl of Halifax inclosing it, and desiring him to lay it before his Majesty.

fo. 290.

Their lordships then took into consideration six Acts passed in the Province of Nova Scotia in 1763, and the said Acts having been read, as also Sir Mathew Lamb's report thereupon, one of these Acts entitled an Act for regulating the proceedings of the Courts of Judicature, appearing to be liable to great objection, it was ordered that the draught of a representation to his Majesty, proposing its' repeal, should be prepared.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty be prepared, proposing that Jonathan Binny, esquire, may be appointed of the Council of Nova Scotia.

fo. 291.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter to the Governor of Nova Scotia containing the Board's sentiments and directions upon the several points arising out of his letters and other papers, be prepared.

Wednesday, June 20th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

Nova Scotia, Quebec.

fo. 292.

The draughts of three representations to his Majesty, proposing the repeal of a Nova Scotia law, that Jonathan Binny, esquire, may be appointed of the Council of that province, and James Goldfrapp, esquire, of the Council of Quebec, having been prepared pursuant to order, were agreed to, transcribed and signed.

New Hampshire.

Their lordships took into consideration the state of his Majesty's Province of New Hampshire, and the following letters and papers were read and considered, vizt.
Letter from Benning Wentworth, esquire, Governor of New Hampshire, to the Board, dated March 6th, 1764, acquainting their lordships that he has received and published the King's proclamation transmitted to him by their letter of 10th October last.
fo. 293.
Letter from Governor Wentworth, dated March 2nd, 1764, congratulating their lordships on their appointment.
Letter from Governor Wentworth, dated March 3rd, 1764, promising to transmit the report on the publick accounts, when finished, and other publick papers regularly.
Letter from Governor Wentworth to the Board, dated March 4th, 1764, in answer to their lordships' letter of the 11th of October last, relative to the Revenue of the Crown and illicit trade.
Letter from Governor Wentworth, dated March 5th, 1764, containing an account of his conduct with respect to surveys of land.

fo. 294.

Thursday, June 21st. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough,. Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

New Hampshire.

Their lordships took into further consideration the state of his Majesty's Province of New Hampshire, more especially in respect to the Governor's conduct in granting lands and passing laws, and made some progress therein.

fo. 295.

Monday, June 25th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

Georgia.

His Majesty's agent for the affairs of Georgia attends and presents a memorial, desiring the Board's directions concerning a certificate given by the Governor of Georgia for the pay of two pilots, which certificates had been indorsed by the said pilots, and presented to him for payment.

Ordered, that this affair be further considered tomorrow morning.

South Carolina.

fo. 296.

The agent for South Carolina attended and acquainted the Board, that he was ordered by his constituents to represent to their lordships, that they could not, consistent with their former resolutions, act upon any points recommended to them by Mr. Boone, but as soon as they could act consistent with their resolutions, they would give proper attention to the affair of the French Protestants and the boundary line.

The agent was desired to deliver in a memorial containing the substance of what he had related.

New Hampshire.

Their lordships then took into further consideration the state of his Majesty's Province of New Hampshire, and made a further progress therein.

fo. 297.

Tuesday, June 26th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborouth, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

Trade.

Mr. Glass attended and presented to the Board a memorial containing further proposals in respect to the discovery of a harbour hitherto undiscovered by and unknown to any European power.

The said memorial having been read and some discourse had with Mr. Glass, a representation to his Majesty thereupon was agreed to, prepared and signed.

Quebec, Newfoundland.

fo. 298.

Read a memorial of Brook Watson, merchant, praying for the confirmation of a fishing post upon the Labradore Coast, granted to himself and others by Governor Murray for the term of three years now near expiring.

The memorialist attending, the Board had some discourse with him upon the subject of his memorial, and he was desired to consider and propose what rent might reasonably be afforded to the Crown for a further lease of the said post.

Georgia.

Upon further consideration of the application of the agent of Georgia concerning the pilots' certificate for their pay, it was directed, that the agent should refuse payment, and that it should be returned on account of its informality.

South Carolina.

fo. 299.

The agent for South Carolina attended and presented a memorial containing the substance of what he had represented to the Board yesterday.

East and West Florida.

Read a memorial of the ministers appointed for East and West Florida, desiring provision may be made to enable them to pay their passage, and also for erecting churches and parsonage houses, and providing bibles, prayer books, etc.

Ordered, that the said memorial do lye by for further consideration, when the Board shall have received a report from the Governors of the state of those colonies in respect to the conveniency and accommodation for divine worship, and the habitation of the ministers.

North Carolina.

Their lordships took into consideration the state of his Majesty's Province of North Carolina, and the following letters and papers were read and considered, vizt.
fo. 300.
Letter from Arthur Dobbs, esquire, Governor of North Carolina, to the Board, dated January 14th, 1764, acknowledging the receipt of three of the Board's letters; and containing remarks on illicit trade; the boundary line; and proceedings of the Assembly.
Letter from Governor Dobbs, dated March 29th, 1764, containing his sentiments on the wants and defects of the province, its chief products, improvements and trade.
Letter from Governor Dobbs, dated March 20th, 1764, relating to several Acts lately passed there; the boundary line; illicit trade, etc., and inclosing,
Copy of Governor Dobbs's speech to the Council and Assembly of North Carolina.
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Address of the Council of North Carolina to the Governor, February 9th, 1764.
Ditto: of the Assembly to the Governor, February 9th, 1764.
Twenty six Acts passed the 9th of March, 1764.
Minutes of Council from April 15th, 1763, to 14th March, 1764.
Letter from Henry McCulloh, esquire, to the Secretary, dated June 2nd, 1764, desiring that directions may be given for allowing him credit for the sum due to him according to the course of exchange between Carolina and London.

Ordered, that the said Acts be sent to Sir Mathew Lamb for his opinion thereupon without delay.

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Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit extracts of so much of Mr. Dobbs's letters as relate to the state of religion in that province, to the Society for the propagation of the Gospel in foreign parts, and that the draught of a letter to the Bishop of London, inclosing the like extracts, be prepared.

Their lordships then took into consideration twenty eight Acts passed in North Carolina in December 1762, and the said Acts were read, as also Sir Mathew Lamb's report thereupon.

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Wednesday, June 27th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

North Carolina.

Their lordships made a further progress in the consideration of the laws of North Carolina passed in December 1762.

Proprieties, Rhode Island.

Read a letter from Stephen Hopkins, esquire, Governor of Rhode Island, to the Board, dated February 3rd, 1764, acknowledging the receipt of their lordships' letters of the 28th of September, and 10th and 11th of October last, and inclosing,
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Petition of the Governor and Company of Rhode Island to the Board, stating the prejudice arising to the British commerce from the Act of 6th of the late King, commonly called the Sugar Act, and requesting their lordships' favour and assistance in Parliament, that it may not be continued.

Thursday, June 28th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

North Carolina.

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Their lordships went through the consideration of the laws passed in North Carolina in 1762, and it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty should be prepared, proposing the repeal of the Act for the distribution of intestates estates, which appeared liable to great objection.

Plantations General.

The Attorney General, attending, the Board had some discourse with him touching the incapacity of aliens in the Plantations, more especially in respect to holding lands, and the promised to let the Board have his report in writing upon this subject.

North Carolina.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit a copy of Mr. McCulloh's letter, mentioned in the minutes of Tuesday, to the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, to be laid before that Board for their directions upon it.

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Friday, June 29th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Eliot, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rice, Lord Orwell, Mr. Gascoyne, Mr. Dyson.

New Hampshire.

Their lordships took into consideration fifty Acts passed in the Province of New Hampshire between the years 1757 and 1763, and the said Acts having been read and considered, together with Sir Mathew Lamb's report thereupon, and several of them appearing to be liable to very great objections, it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty upon the said laws, and also respecting the conduct of the Governor in respect thereto, should be prepared.

South Carolina.

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Governor Boone, lately arrived from South Carolina, attended, and presented to the Board an extract of the Journals of the Assembly in respect to the foreign Protestants sent over to that province.

North Carolina.

Colonel Tryon, appointed Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, and going out to take the administration of that government upon Governor Dobbs's having obtained leave to return to England, attended, and the Board had some discourse with him upon several points relative to the state of that province, and it was ordered, that such observations as had occurred should be stated to him in a letter from the Secretary.