Journal, September 1765
Volume 72

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'Journal, September 1765: Volume 72', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 12: January 1764 - December 1767 (1936), pp. 197-210. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77635 Date accessed: 15 September 2014.


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Journal, September 1765

fo. 231.

Monday, September 2nd. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Yorke, Mr. Dyson.

Quebec.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty upon the letter and papers from the Governor of Quebec, mentioned in the minutes of Thursday last, having been transcribed, was signed; as was also a representation to his Majesty, relative to the calling an Assembly in Quebec and to the complaints against the Governor.

fo. 232.

The draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the ordinances of the Governor and Council of Quebec for the establishment of Courts of Judicature, and other civil consitutions, having been transcribed pursuant to order, was signed; as was also a representation to his Majesty, proposing that Hugh Finlay, esquire, may be appointed of the Council of Quebec.

West Florida.

Grenada.

A representation to his Majesty proposing that Montfort Browne, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of West Florida, may be appointed of the Council of that province, with precedence of the other members, was signed; as was also a representation to his Majesty, proposing that William Lindow, esquire, may be appointed of the Council of the Grenada Islands, in the room of Mr. Cargill, deceased.

Plantations General.

fo. 233.

The draught of a circular letter to the governors of those colonies, the soil of which is the property of the Crown, directing a reservation of woodlands for a supply of fuel for his Majesty's forts, having been transcribed pursuant to order, the letters were signed.

Trade, Africa.

Read a letter from Mr. Poirier to the Secretary, dated July 22nd, 1765, inclosing a list of the new African Committee.

Trade, Africa.

The account of the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, distinguishing every article of expence, for the year 1764.

The following papers respecting the establishment of Senegal and Gambia, received from the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, were read and considered, vizt.,
Letter from Mr. Poirier, Secretary to the African Committee, to the Secretary, dated April 4th, 1765, transmitting,
List of papers relative to Senegal.
fo. 234.
Narrative of the proceedings of the African Committee relative to Senegal.
Copy of an indent of goods for Senegal, 1765.
Ditto: stores for Senegal, 1765.
Copy of an indent of goods for Senegal for the purchase of Bambara slaves.
Ditto: of medicines for Senegal.
Copy of a letter from George Grant, surgeon at Senegal, July 7th, 1764.
Copy of an indent of stationery wares for Senegal.
List of persons sent to Senegal by the African Committee in 1763, 1764 and 1765.
Copy of an agreement between Governor Worge and the Chief or the Mayor of the Elgibity Moors, 19th of October, 1760.
fo. 235.
Copy of an agreement between Governor Richard Worge and Muctar, October 20th, 1760.
Copy of an account of the number, nature, length and weight of the brass ordnance and mortars at Fort Lewis in Senegal, Office of Ordnance, December 5th, 1763.
Copy of a list of ordnance stores and habiliaments of war left at Senegal by order of the Board of Ordinance.
Copies of invoices of goods sent to Senegal for the support of the forts, and for the purchase of slaves, 25th February, 1765.
Copy of invoice of stores sent to Senegal, 25th February, 1765.
List of papers relative to Gambia.
Establishment for Gambia.
fo. 236.
Copy of the state and condition of James Fort, Gambia, on March 1764, with a list of the officers, etc. in the service of the African Committee.
List of persons sent to Gambia by the African Committee following those mentioned in the list No. 2.
Copy of an indent of goods and stores for Gambia, James Fort, the 10th of March, 1764.
Ditto: of medicines at James Fort.
Copies of invoices of goods stores, etc. sent to Gambia by the African Committee, 11th October, 1764.
Memorial of the African Committee, relative to the providing for the persons in their service at Senegal and Gambia, and discharging any advances which may have been made by the officers at the said forts over and above the supplies sent out by the memorialists.
Letter from Mr. Poirier, Secretary to the African Committee, to Mr. Pownall, without date, inclosing,
fo. 237.
Copy of a letter from the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, to John Barnes, esquire, Governor, and the Council at Senegal, February 25th, 1765.
Copy of a letter from George Grant, surgeon at Senegal, to the African Committee, dated 7th January, 1765.
Copies of four letters from the Governor and Council of Gambia to the African Committee, March 20th, April 23rd, May 2nd and 12th, 1765.
Copy of a letter from Mr. John Philartique, surgeon at Gambia, to the African Committee, dated 30th April, 1765.
Copy of an indent for goods and stores for James Fort, Gambia, for 1765.
Copy of the state and condition of James Fort, Gambia, on May 4th, 1765.
fo. 238.
Copy of a letter from John Barnes, esquire, Governor, and the Council of Senegal to the African Committee, dated May 31st, 1765.

Read a copy of a letter from the Committee of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa to the Governor and Council of Cape Coast Castle, containing their orders and instructions in respect to the fort or block house proposed to be erected at Cape Appollonia.

fo. 239.

Messrs. Biscoe, Smith and Champion, three of the Committee, attending, were called in, and their lordships had some discourse with them upon the subject matter of the said letter, in which they represented to their lordships that, having, since the date of the said letter, considered of the importance of this establishment, and of the danger that was to be apprehended from the interests and intrigues of the Dutch, it was the sense of the Committee that orders should be sent out for carrying the measures for building the fort into immediate execution, without waiting for the report and return required by the Committee's letter abovementioned, saying, that they were the rather induced to this step from having received such a plan for the proposed fort and estimate of the expence as appeared to them reasonable and proper to act upon.

The gentlemen then produced the said plan, accompanied with a report of the engineer who drew it, desiring the Board's directions and opinion in this case; whereupon their lordships acquainted them, that they would shortly take this matter into consideration, and give them such advice and opinion as the nature of the case should appear to require.

fo. 240.

Thursday, September 5th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Yorke, Mr. Dyson.

Trade, Africa.

Their lordships took into consideration the plan for a fort or block house at Cape Appollonia, and also the engineer's report thereupon, mentioned in the minutes of yesterday.

Quebec.

Read and considered several ordinances of the Governor and Council of Quebec, and also the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon, mentioned in the minutes of the 12th of June last.

fo. 241.

Friday, September 6th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert.

Trade, Naples.

Read a letter from William Burke, esquire, to the Secretary, dated August 22nd, 1765, inclosing a copy of the Marquis de Carraccioli's memorial, proposing that a Neapolitan consul should be established here, and desiring the opinion of the Board on the propriety of such an establishment.
Marquis de Carraccioli's memorial.

Resolved, that the further consideration of the memorial be postponed, until enquiry be made whether consuls from any other foreign states are admitted in this kingdom.

fo. 242.

Plantations General.

Read a letter from William Mellish, esquire, Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, to the Secretary, dated July 26th, 1765, transmitting,
Orders given at the head quarters at New York respecting the Indian trade, 17th January, 1765.

Quebec.

Read a letter from Charles Lowndes, esquire, Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, to the Secretary, dated August 16th, 1765, referring, for the opinion of this Board, what may be a reasonable salary to the Provost Marshall of Quebec.
Copy of the memorial of Nicholas Turner, esquire, Provost Marshall of Quebec, to the Lords of the Treasury, August 2nd, 1765, praying for a salary adequate to his employment or an equivalent in lieu thereof.

fo. 243.

Ordered, that the Secretary do acquaint Mr. Lowndes, for the information of the Lords of the Treasury, that, as this Board has represented to his Majesty the expediency of appointing Sheriffs in Quebec as an establishment more consistent with the usage and constitution of this kingdom, their lordships cannot advise the Treasury in the case referred to in Mr. Turner's memorial.

Bermuda.

Read a letter from Charles Lowndes, esquire, Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, to the Secretary, dated August 13th, 1765, desiring that this Board would advise their lordships, what may be a reasonable addition to the salary of the Attorney General of the Bermuda Islands.
Letter from Governor Bruere to the Lords of the Treasury, November 12th, 1764, concerning the sale of lands in the Bermudas.
Account of the sale of his Majesty's lands in Bermuda to November 8th, 1764.
fo. 244.
Reverted lands to his Majesty at Bermuda to November 8th, 1764.
An abstract of the revenue from the sale of lands in Bermuda, to 24th June, 1764.

Read a letter from George James Bruere, esquire, Governor of Bermuda, to the Secretary, dated November 18th, 1764, relative to the augmentation of the salary of the Attorney General.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the above papers, ordered the Secretary to acquaint Mr. Lowndes, that, if their lordships of the Treasury are of opinion to make an augmentation of the Attorney General's salary, they think it may be reasonable to give him one hundred pounds per annum, conformable to the Governor's opinion.

fo. 245.

Plantations General.

Read a letter from the Earl of Halifax, late one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, to the Board, 20th June, 1765, signifying the King's pleasure with regard to the demand of one thousand pounds Carolina currency made by Mr. Wyly for surveying a tract of land for the Catawba Indians by order of the four Governors, who held the Congress at Augusta in 1763.
Extract of a letter from Lieutenant Governor Bull to Major General Gage, Charles Town, April 9th, 1765.
Extract of a letter from Major General Gage to the Earl of Halifax, New York, April 27th, 1765.

fo. 246.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the abovementioned papers, were of opinion, that the expence of the survey of the Catawba lands should be borne equally by the Provinces of South and North Carolina, which are alone in connection and interest with those Indians, and it was ordered, that the draught of a letter to the Governor of North Carolina and to the Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, conformable to their lordships' opinion, should be prepared.

Grenada.

Read a memorial of Captain Scipio Rey to the Board, praying that the property of certain houses in the Island of St. Vincent, purchased and built by him, and occupied by his Majesty's troops, may be secured to him; and that he may be allowed to sell or dispose of them; and, until such sale take place, he may be entitled to rent from 1st July, 1764.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit a copy of the said memorial to the Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury to be laid before that Board, to which it properly belongs, to give directions in the case to which the memorial refers.

fo. 247.

Plantations General.

Read a memorial of Major Robert Rogers, containing a proposal for the discovery of a North West passage.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon be prepared.

West Florida.

Read a memorial of Mrs. Clifton, wife to the Chief Justice of West Florida, praying an augmentation of her husband's salary.

West Florida.

Ordered, that the said memorial be returned to Mrs. Clifton, and that she be informed, that when any application shall be made by Mr. Clifton himself, their lordships will take his case into consideration, but that no application from other persons will be received.

Trade, Africa.

fo. 248.

Their lordships took into further consideration the plan for a fort or block house at Cape Appollonia, and also the engineer's report thereupon; and two of the Committee of the Company of Merchants attending, their lordships informed them that they were of opinion, that, if the Committee were satisfied that the plan would answer the purpose intended, and would in the execution be attended with no exceedings on the grant of Parliament, it would be consistent with the grounds on which that grant was made, to take the necessary steps for carrying it into immediate execution.

fo. 249.

Thursday, September 12th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert.

North Carolina.

South Carolina.

The draughts of letters to the Governors of North and South Carolina, containing directions in respect to the provisions to be made for defraying the expence of the survey of the Catawba lands, having been prepared pursuant to order, were approved, transcribed and signed.

Friday, September 13th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert.

Quebec.

fo. 250.

Several ordinances, made and passed by the Governor and Council of Quebec, were further considered, together with the draught of a representation to his Majesty upon some of the said ordinances.

Barbados.

Read a letter from Charles Pinfold, esquire, Governor of Barbados, to the Board, dated July 6th, 1765, relative to the Acts lately passed there, the conviction of Mr. John Adams for a misdemeanour, and the behaviour of the Reverend Mr. Barnard.
List of councillors in the Island of Barbados.
Abstract of all persons born, christened and buried in the Island of Barbados, from 1st January to 31st December, 1764.
Storekeeper's return of powder, from November, 1763, to November, 1764.
Account of the number of new negroes imported into the Island of Barbados.
Ditto: from November 27th, 1764, to May 27th, 1765.
Minutes of Council from the 5th of June, 1764, to the 14th of May, 1765.
fo. 251.
Minutes of the General Assembly from the 8th of May, 1764, to 18th of March, 1765.
Seven Acts passed in July, August, September, October and November, 1764, and May, 1765.

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

Ordered, that an extract be made of so much of the aforementioned letter as contains further complaints of the contumacy and neglect of duty of the Reverend Mr. Barnard, rector of St. Michael's, Bridgetown, to be laid before his Majesty, and that the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon be prepared.

Jamaica.

Two letters received from the Governor of Jamaica, entitled as follows, were read and considered, vizt.,
fo. 252.
Letter from Governor Lyttelton to the Board, dated June 18th, 1765, informing their lordships of the receipt of their dispatches of the 15th and 21st of March last, and of the letter signed by the Lords of the Privy Council, and of the death of Norwood Witter, esquire, one of the Council, and recommending a person to supply the vacancy.
Letter from Governor Lyttelton, dated June 26th 1765, acquainting the Board with his having issued writs for the election of a new assembly.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to his Majesty be prepared, proposing that Francis Cooke, esquire, may be appointed of the Council of Jamaica in the room of Norwood Witter, esquire, deceased; and a draught having been accordingly prepared, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Plantations General.

fo. 253.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty upon the memorial of Major Rogers relative to a plan for the discovery of a north west passage to China by land, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Trade.

The Secretary having acquainted the Board, that he found upon enquiry, that consuls from several foreign powers were allowed of and admitted here, he was ordered to acquaint Mr. Conway's secretary, by letter, that their lordships see no objection to the admitting a consul appointed by the King of the two Sicilies.

fo. 254.

Monday, September 23rd. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Rice, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert.

Quebec.

Their lordships took into further consideration the draught of a representation to his Majesty upon several ordonnances of the Governor and Council of Quebec, and the said draught having been agreed to, was ordered to be transcribed.

New York.

fo. 255.

Their lordships then took into consideration draughts of general instructions and of those relative to the observance of the laws of trade, prepared pursuant to order for the Governor of New York, and the said draughts having been agreed to, with an alteration from those given to the late Governor in that article, which relates to appeals from the Courts of Common Law to the Governor and Council in civil causes, they were ordered to be transcribed, and the draught of a representation thereupon to his Majesty to be prepared.

New York.

Upon this occasion several letters and papers from the Lieutenant Governor of New York, the titles of which are as follows, were read and considered, vizt.,
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden to the Board, dated November 7th, 1764, relative to the proceedings of the Assembly; Acts lately passed; and an appeal from one of the Courts of Common Law to the Governor and Council.
Petition of Robert Ross Waddell, attorney for Waddell Cunningham, relative to an action of trespass.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden to the Board, dated December 13th, 1764, relative to appeals, and the opposition he has met with from Chief Justice Horsmanden and the lawyers.
fo. 256.
A narrative of such of the proceedings in an appeal, brought by Mr. Cunningham from the Supreme Court to the Governor and Council, as do not appear on the minutes of Council.
Extract from Governor Colden's letter to the Earl of Halifax, containing the substance of his arguments in Council upon the expediency of appeals.
Report of the case between Thomas Forsey and Waddell Cunningham.
Minutes of Council in the Department of Lands, Court of Errors, etc. from the 4th of April to the 6th of December, 1764, inclusive.
Minutes of Council from 4th of April to the 6th of December, 1764, inclusive.
fo. 257.
Journal of the proceedings of the Council in two sessions, the first commencing the 18th of April, and the other the 4th of September and continued to the 20th of October, 1764.
Printed votes and proceedings of the Assembly from the 17th to 24th of April, 1764.
Thirty six Acts passed in April and October, 1764.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden to the Board, dated January 22nd, 1765, relative to the opposition made to the allowing of appeals from the Courts of Common Law to the Governor and Council, and from thence to the King in his Privy Council.
Copy of Governor Colden's letter to the gentlemen of his Majesty's Council in New York, 3rd January, 1765.
New York Gazette, the 3rd of January, 1765.
Minutes of Council in the Department of Lands, etc., from 12th of December, 1764, to 11th of January, 1765, inclusive.
fo. 258.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden to the Board, dated February 22nd, 1765, containing further information relative to appeals.
Opinion of the Council respecting the appeal prayed for to his Majesty in his Privy Council in the case of Cunningham and Forsey.
New York Gazette, the 21st of February, 1765.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden to the Board, dated April 14th, 1765, relative to the dispute in that province concerning appeals.
Minutes of Council containing the Lieutenant Governor's reasons against the Governor and Council's taking cognizance of causes brought before them by writ of error, March 27th, 1765.
Abstracts of grants of land in the Province of New York.

fo. 259.

Barbados.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty upon that part of the last letter from the Governor of Barbados, which relates to the contumacy and neglect of duty in Mr. Barnard, rector of St. Michael's, Bridge Town, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Tuesday, September 24th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert.

Quebec, fo. 260.

Barbados, New York.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty upon several ordonnances of the Governor and Council of Quebec having been transcribed pursuant to order, was signed; as were also representations to his Majesty upon the extract of Governor Pinfold's letter relating to the conduct of Mr. Barnard, and upon the draughts of general instructions, and of those which relate to the observance of the laws of trade, prepared for the Governor of New York.

Massachusetts.

Several letters and papers from the Governor of Massachusets Bay, the titles of which are as follows, were read and considered, vizt.,
Letter from Francis Bernard, esquire, Governor of Massachusets Bay, to the Board, dated April 8th, 1765, containing his remarks on several Acts lately passed in that province.
Lists of fees proposed to be established by law for the Custom House, Naval Office and Court of Admiralty.
fo. 261.
Objections against a bill respecting fees.
Letter from Governor Bernard to the Board, dated May 1st, 1765, relative to the seizure of a sloop and some molasses within that province by the Collector of Newport in Rhode Island.
Letter from Governor Bernard dated May 17th, 1765, recommending Mr. Auchmuty to be Advocate General of the Province of Massachusets Bay.
Letter from Governor Bernard to the Board, dated July 8th, 1765, relative to the opposition made to Mr. Oliver's being elected a councillor; to an attempt to discontinue the Governor's salary; to a congress of committees from the several assemblies in America; and to grants of lands in the Province of Maine.
Massachusetts.
Letter from Governor Bernard, dated July 15th, 1765, containing observations on the Acts passed in the last session of Assembly.
fo. 262.
Treasurer's accompts from May, 1763, to May, 1764.
Ditto: from May, 1764, to May, 1765.
Lists of vessels entered and cleared at the Naval Office for the Port of Boston to October 10th, 1764.
Ditto: for the Port of Salem, etc., to the 5th of April, 1764.
Minutes of Council from June 1st 1764 to the 3rd of November following.
Ditto: from the 9th of January to the 9th of March, 1765.
Ditto: from November 5th, 1764, to 22nd of May, 1765.
Journal of the Great and General Court from May 25th to November 3rd, 1764.
Journal of the House of Representatives from October 18th to November 3rd, 1764.
Ditto: from the 9th of January to 9th March, 1765.
fo. 263.
Journal of the House of Representatives from the 29th of May to the 25th of June 1765.
Forty six Acts passed in October and November, 1764, January, February, March and June, 1765.

Ordered, that extracts be made of those parts of the letter from Governor Bernard, dated July 8th, 1765, which relate to the attempt made to discontinue his salary, and to the proceedings and resolutions of the House of Representatives in respect to a congress of committees from the several assemblies in America, to be held at New York in October next, to be laid before his Majesty, and that draughts of representations to his Majesty to accompany such extracts be prepared.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter to Governor Bernard, in answer to those from him, be prepared.

fo. 264.

Virginia.

Read a letter from Francis Fauquier, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to the Board, dated August 1st, 1765, relative to the proceedings with the Cherokee Chief respecting the murder of several of that nation, and to two persons condemned for murder, and recommended by the said Lieutenant Governor for pardon.
Copy of the minutes of council of the 16th and 29th of July, 1765.
The case of Francis Kennedy, who was tryed for the murder of John Owsley.

Ordered, that an extract be made of so much of the said letter as relates to the proceedings with the Cherokee Chief in relation to the murder of several of that nation by his Majesty's subjects, to be laid before his Majesty, together with a copy of the minutes of those proceedings referred to in the letter, and that the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon be prepared.

fo. 265.

Ordered, that an extract be made of so much of the said letter as relates to the case of the two persons condemned for murther, and recommended by the Governor for pardon, to be laid before his Majesty, together with copies of the cases therein referred to, and that the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon be prepared.

Ordered, that the draught of a letter to the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, in answer to those lately received from him, be prepared.

West Florida.

Read several letters and papers received from George Johnstone, esquire, Governor of West Florida, the titles of which are as follows, vizt.,
Letter from Governor Johnstone to the Secretary, dated February 19th, 1765, containing a list of his Majesty's Council for the Province of West Florida, with observations upon it.
fo. 266.
Letter from Governor Johnstone to Mr. Pownall, dated February 19th, 1765, containing an account of the state of the Province of West Florida; the measures taken for its settlement, and the steps necessary for its improvement.
Schedule of papers inclosed by Governor Johnstone to the Board, 19th February, 1765.
Letter from Governor Johnstone to Sir John Lindsay, Commodore of his Majesty's Squadron, requesting that a sloop of war might be ordered to carry the troops to Point Iberville, December 10th, 1764.
Sir John Lindsay to Governor Johnstone, approving of the settlement at Point Iberville, and informing him that he had ordered the Nautilus for that service, 2nd January, 1765.
Minutes of a meeting between Governor Johnstone, Major Farmar, Major Loftus, Captain Campbell and Engineer Robertson, 7th January, 1765.
fo. 267.
Estimate of the expence of the post to be erected at Point Iberville.
Instructions and orders to Engineer Robertson relative to the erecting a fort at Point Iberville, 7th February, 1765.
Sir John Lindsay's letter to the Secretary of the Admiralty, respecting the Spanish trade.
Opinion of Hector Berringer Beaufain, esquire, respecting the Spanish commerce.
Governor Johnstone's letter to the officers of the 35th Regiment, inclosing the minutes of Council in answer to their memorial, February 9th, 1765.
Letter from Monsieur Aubry, Commandant at New Orleans, to Governor Johnstone, 7th February, 1765.
Minutes of a meeting with Major Farmar, 14th December, 1764.
fo. 268.
Letter from Governor Johnstone to Major Farmar, stating his demands, and requiring an answer to them, December 23rd, 1764.
Governor Johnstone to General Gage, complaining of the behaviour of Major Farmar, Major Loftus and Captain Mackinen, January 2nd, 1765.
Governor Johnstone to Major Farmar, relative to his refusing to give an account of his proceedings to his Excellency, January 7th, 1765.
Letter from Governor Johnstone to John Pownall, esquire, dated March 4th, 1765, transmitting,
First letter from Captain Campbell to Governor Johnstone, containing an account of his proceedings at New Orleans, while employed in clearing the Iberville, Mobille, 12th December, 1764.
fo. 269.
Duplicate of a letter from the Earl of Halifax to Governor Johnstone, dated September 8th, 1764.
Extract of a letter from Lieutenant Maclellan, who was sent to New Orleans on the public service, to Governor Johnstone, dated December 10th, 1764.
Letter from Governor Johnstone to Mr. Pownall, dated May 4th, 1765, relative to establishing a post at Point Iberville or Manchac.
Letter from Governor Johnstone to Mr. Pownall, dated May 4th, 1765, relative to his transactions with the Indians, and the fertility of the soil of the said province; and likewise to the necessity of permitting the Spanish commerce.
fo. 270.
Letter from Governor Johnstone to General Gage, and also a letter from Captain Simpson, Commander of the 35th Regiment, to the Honourable John Stuart, inclosing a copy of an order from General Gage, and desiring Mr. Stuart would make out a new set of bills payable to him in place of those formerly given to Mackinen.
Mr. Miller to Governor Johnstone, January 5th, 1765, relative to his purchase of Horn Island, and Governor Johnstone to Mr. Miller, explaining the terms which must be complied with, 17th February, 1765.
Governor Johnstone's answer to the address of the merchants and inhabitants of Pensacola, April 21st, 1765.
Address of the merchants and inhabitants of Pensacola to Governor Johnstone.
Plan of the new town of Pensacola.
Copy of a draught of Massiac, Lake Maurepas, part of the River Amitt and the Iberville.
fo. 271.
Minutes of Council from 24th of November, 1764, to April 24th, 1765.
Letter from Governor Johnstone and John Stuart, esquire, Superintendant of Indian Affairs, to the Secretary, dated June 11th, 1765, giving an account of their transactions with the Chickasaw, Choctaw and Creek Nations.
Letter from Governor Johnstone to the Right Honourable the Earl of Hillsborough, dated June 11th, 1765, relative to the state of that province.

fo. 272.

Wednesday, September 25th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert.

Virginia.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty upon that part of the letter from the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, which relates to the proceedings of the Governor and Council with the Cherokee Chief, called the Little Carpenter, in relation to the murder of several of that nation by his Majesty's subjects, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

West Florida.

fo. 273.

Their lordships took into consideration the letters and papers received from the Governor of West Florida, mentioned in the minutes of yesterday, and made some progress therein.

Thursday, September 26th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Rice, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert.

Massachusetts.

fo. 274.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, upon those parts of the letters lately received from the Governor of Massachusets Bay, which relate to the proceedings of the House of Representatives of that province, in reference to a Congress of committees of the several assemblies in America, proposed to be held at New York, having been prepared pursuant to order, was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed; as was also a like draught of a representation upon that part of the said letters, which relates to the motion made in the said House of Representatives for discontinuing the Governor's salary.

Friday, September 27th. Present:—Earl of Dartmouth, Mr. Rice, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert.

Virginia.

fo. 275.

Massachusetts.

The draught of a representation to his Majesty, upon that part of the letters received from the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, which relates to the proceedings of the said Lieutenant Governor and Council with the Cherokee Chief, called the Little Carpenter, having been transcribed pursuant to order, was signed; as was also a representation to his Majesty upon that part of the letters, lately received from the Governor of Massachusets Bay, which relates to the motion made in the House of Representatives for discontinuing his salary.

West Florida.

Their lordships took into further consideration the letters and papers lately received from the Governor of West Florida, and made some further progress therein.

fo. 276.

West Florida.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit to the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury such parts of the said letters, and copies of the papers therein referred to, as relate to the expence incurred and bills drawn upon that Board for the establishment of a post at the River Iberville, and desiring that Board may be informed that their lordships think, that the establishment of this post is a very usefull and important service, and therefore recommend the payment of the bills.

Ordered, that the agent for West Florida be directed to lay before this Board a state of the contingent fund for the service, of that colony, signifying what sums have granted, and what have been issued and paid by him on that account.

fo. 277.

Plantations General.

Ordered, that application be made to the Secretary of State's Office for a copy of the Commission to the Commander in Chief of his Majesty's Forces in North America, and of any Act or instrument by which he is vested with military authority in any of his Majesty's colonies.