Journal, November 1766
Volume 73

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'Journal, November 1766: Volume 73', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 12: January 1764 - December 1767 (1936), pp. 336-349. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77648 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Journal, November 1766

Thursday, November 6th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Fitzherbert.

Miscellanies.

fo. 372.

A Commission under the Great Seal, bearing date the 22nd of October last, constituting the great officers of State, together with the Earl of Hillsborough, Soame Jenyns, Edward Eliot, George Rice, John Roberts, Jeremiah Dyson, William Fitzherbert, and also Thomas Robinson, esquire, in the room of Lord Palmerston, to be Commissioners for inspecting and improving the commerce and colonies of Great Britain, was opened and read.

Read a letter from Mr. Lowndes, Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, to Mr. Pownall, dated September 23rd, 1766, stating the reasons of their lordships' opinion that they cannot be intended to be implied in the expression of the proper channel in the Order of Council of the 8th of August last, relative to the mode of proceeding upon affairs of the plantations.

fo. 373.

Proprieties, [Pennsylvania.]

Read an Order of the King in Council, dated August 8th, 1766, approving Mr. John Penn, Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania, and the Counties of Newcastle, Kent and Sussex, and directing this Board to prepare and lay before his Majesty a draught of such instructions as have been usually given to the Proprietaries on like occasions.

Trade.

fo. 374.

Mr. Thomas Penn, one of the Proprietaries, attending, was desired to make the usual declaration of the saving of the Crown's right to the three lower Counties of Newcastle, Kent and Sussex, which he engaged to do as soon as conveniently may be, and it was thereupon ordered, that the Secretary should write to the Secretary to the Commissioners of the Customs, desiring a return to the reference made to them by order of the Board on the 30th of August, to consider whether it would be necessary, in consequence of any late Acts of Parliament, to make any, or what alterations in the instructions usually given to governors in the plantations for the observance of the Laws of Trade.

Ordered, that the Secretary do write to the Secretary to the Commissioners of the Customs, for an account of the quantity and value of the exports and imports to and from Portugal, from Christmas 1750 to Christmas 1765.

Plantations General, Indian Affairs.

fo. 375.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated July 8th, 1766, referring to this Board, for their consideration and report, the memorial of Sir William Johnson, baronet, praying for a grant of a tract of land on the north side of the Mohawk River, and other recompence therein specified, in consideration of his services and expences.

Their lordships taking the said order into consideration, had some discourse with Mr. Penn thereupon, after which the further consideration of it was deferred to another opportunity.

Plantations General.

fo. 376.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated June 5th, 1766, referring to this Board, for their consideration and report, a memorial of the Auditor General of his Majesty's Plantations in America, praying his Majesty's directions relative to quit rents and settlements of lands upon the waters of the Ohio.

Ordered, that the consideration of the said reference and memorial be postponed, until the Auditor General, whom their lordships are informed is indisposed, is able to assist therein.

Plantations General.

Read an Order of his Majesty in Council, dated July 30th, 1766, referring to the Board, for their report, the memorial of Lieutenant Edward Abbot, praying for a grant of the islands lying between the Lakes Erie and St. Clair.

fo. 377.

Ordered, that the draught of a report thereupon to the Lords of the Committee of Council be prepared.

The Secretary laid before the Board several letters and papers, (the titles of which are as follow) received from the governors and other chief officers in his Majesty's colonies in America and elsewhere, since the adjournment of the Board on the 3rd of September; and the said letters and papers having been read, it was ordered, that copies of several of them, not appearing to be duplicates of what may have been transmitted to the Secretary of State, should be made, to be communicated to the Earl of Shelburne, and that the Secretary should transmit such copies to his Lordship's Secretary for that purpose.
fo. 378.
Letter from Sir William Johnson, dated August 20th, 1766, containing an account of his Congress with the Western Indians.
Conference with the Western Indians, at Ontario in July 1766.
Letter from William Gerard de Brahm, esquire, dated January 25th, 1766, congratulating the Board on their appointment.
Letter from ditto: dated April 28th, 1766, on the survey of St. John's and other rivers.
Letter from ditto: dated July 22nd, 1766, praying to be permitted to reside in what part of the district he pleases; and relating to the drawing for his salary.
fo. 379.
Letter from Mr. De Brahm, dated August 20th, 1766, relative to the accuracy of his surveys.
A map.
Letter from ditto: dated September 8th, 1766, acknowledging the receipt of the letter containing their lordships' approbation of his conduct.
Letter from Samuel Holland, esquire, to the Board, dated July 29th, 1766, containing an account of the progress he has made in his survey.
Letter from ditto: dated August 16th, 1766, relating to his survey of the Island of Cap Breton.
Map of Lake Champlain from Crown Point to St. John's Fall.
fo. 380.
Plan of Port Daniel in the Bay of Chaleur.
Plan of Paspebiac in the said bay.
Plan of Bonaventure.
Plan of the Bay of Gaspey.
Plan of Grand River in the Bay of Chaleur.
Letter from John Stuart, esquire, dated September 23rd, 1766, on a petition for a grant of land in East Florida.
Petition of Mr. Stuart for a grant of land.
Quebec.
Letter from John Collins, esquire, Deputy Surveyor General, dated March 17th, 1766, relative to the quality of the lands on the Lakes Champlain and St. Francis.
fo. 381.
Copy of his report on the latitude and boundaries between the provinces of Quebec and New York.
Letter from Mr. Irving, Commander in Chief of Quebec, dated August 7th, 1766, relative to the Receiver General.
Letter from ditto: dated 20th of August, 1766, on the good effects of the additional instructions relating to Courts of Justice.
Copy of the Attorney General's report on the persons refusing to pay duties.
Ordinance on Courts of Justice.
Draught of an ordinance for appointing pilots.
Minutes of Council from July 17th to August 22nd, 1766.
fo. 382.
Letter from Mr. Goldfrap, dated August 27th, 1766, transmitting,
Patents of land granted by the Governor between November 23rd, 1765, to August 27th, 1766.
Copies of all Commissions granted between April 21st and August 14th, 1766.
Nova Scotia.
Letter from Mr. Green, President of the Council of Nova Scotia, dated August 24th, 1766, containing an account of the present state of the province.
Abstract of the state of the several townships established in Nova Scotia, with the number of inhabitants in July 1766.
fo. 383.
State of the late grants of townships at Nova Scotia, 1766.
The Government's account with John Cunningham for presents to the Indians.
Estimate of merchandize wanted for presents to the Indians at Nova Scotia for the year 1767.
Proceedings and judgment on four rioters.
Treasury vouchers, 1765.
Naval Office lists at Halifax for 1765.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Francklin, dated August 24th, 1766, inclosing,
List of bills of exchange drawn by him on the agent, August 24th, 1766.
fo. 384.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Francklin, dated September 2nd, 1766, relating to Mrs. Doble and Mr. McNutt, and grants of land.
Five papers relating to the matter in Mrs. Doble's memorial.
Report of the Committee of Council of Nova Scotia on Mr. McNutt's memorial.
Form of a grant of land in Nova Scotia.
Estimate of the charges of the civil establishment of Nova Scotia for 1767.
Nova Scotia.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from June 3rd, 1766, to August following.
Journal of Assembly for the same time.
Twelve Acts, passed July 5th, 1766.
List of said Acts.
fo. 385.
A new chart of the Province of Nova Scotia.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Francklin, dated September 3rd, 1766, relative to the present state of Indian affairs in that province.
Abstract of demands on the province on the account of Indians, prior to the commencement of the late Governor Wilmot's administration.
Abstract of demands on the province of account of Indians from the commencement of Governor Wilmot's administration to 23rd August 1766.
Massachusetts.
fo. 386.
Letter from Francis Bernard, esquire, Governor of Massachusets Bay, dated August 16th, 1766, relative to disturbances on the boundaries.
Copy of a letter from William Kellogg and depositions.
Copy of a petition of Mr. Kellogg and other inhabitants of Nobletown to the Governor and Council.
Copy of a petition of Ephraim Fitch and others of the District of Egremont, to the Governor and Council.
Copy of a minute of Council of 7th August 1766, concerning the disturbances at Nobletown.
Letter from Governor Bernard, dated August 18th, 1766, on the seizure and rescue of the goods made the same day; and Mr. Otis's behaviour.
fo. 387.
Copy of a letter from the Collector and Comptroller of the Customs, and minute of Council thereon.
Proclamation of August the 18th, offering a reward for apprehending persons concerned in the rescue.
Letter from Governor Bernard, dated August 21st, 1766, relating to disturbances on the borders.
Copy of a minute of Council, August 20th, 1766.
Letters to and from Governor Bernard and others on the subject of the disturbances.
fo. 388.
Letter from Governor Bernard, dated September 3rd, 1766,
containing his reasons for passing an Act for repealing the Bankrupt Act.
Nine Acts, passed in June 1766.
Letter from Governor Bernard, dated September 4th, 1766, relating to disturbances on the western borders of the province.
Copy of a minute of Council of 3rd of September, 1766, with depositions relative to the late transactions at Nobletown.
Treasurer's accounts from May 1765 to May 1766.
Journal of the Assembly from May 28th to June 28th, 1766.
New York.
Letter from Sir Henry Moore, baronet, Governor of New York, dated August 8th, 1766, transmitting,
fo. 389.
Minutes of Council in Assembly from 11th June to 3rd of July, 1766.
Printed journal of Assembly for the same time.
Four Acts passed, July 3rd, 1766.
Letter from ditto: dated August 12th, 1766, relative to disturbances on the Massachusets line; the Stockbridge Indians; and boundary with Quebec.
Letter from Governor Moore, dated August 18th, 1766, relating to disturbances at Nobletown.
New Jersey.
Letter from William Franklin, Governor of New Jersey, dated September 10th, 1766, transmitting,
fo. 390.
Printed votes of the Assembly from June 11th to 18th, 1766.
Twenty two printed Acts passed, June 28th, 1766.
Virginia.
Letter from Francis Fauquier, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, dated July 26th, 1766, relative to complaints of settlements in the interior country.
Naval Office lists of vessels entered and cleared in the following ports, vizt.,
Upper District of James River, between 5th of April and 5th of July, 1765.
District of South Potomack, between April 5th, 1765, and April 5th, 1766.
Port of Rappahannock, between 25th March and 25th December, 1765.
fo. 391.
Port of Hampton, between the 25th of March, 1765, and 25th of March, 1766.
Port of Accomack, between April 5th, 1765, and 5th April, 1766.
Account of his Majesty's Revenue of quit rents for the year 1764.
Ditto: for the year 1765.
Account of his Majesty's Revenue of 2/- per hogshead from 25th October, 1764, to 25th April, 1766.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier, dated September 12th, 1766, acknowledging the receipt of the Acts of Parliament relative to America, and Mr. Wormley's desire to resign his place of Comptroller of the Port of Rappahannock River in favour of his son.
fo. 392.
North Carolina.
Letter from William Tryon, esquire, Governor of North Carolina, dated August 1st, 1766, relative to the present state of defence of that province.
Return of the garrison at Fort Johnston, April 26th, 1766.
Return of artillery stores and ammunition at Fort Johnston, April 26th, 1766.
Return of the arms and accoutrements at Fort Johnston, April 26th, 1766.
fo. 393.
Letter from Governor Tryon, dated August 2nd, 1766, concerning the receipt of his instructions; scarcity of corn; state of the Council, and persons proper to supply vacancies; temper of the people; increase of settlements; removal of some of the Tuskaroras; and Captain Dalrymple's death.
Copy of an address of the Corporation of Wilmington to the Governor on the repeal of the Stamp Act; and the Governor's answer.
Copy of a letter from the Mayor, etc., of Wilmington to the Governor, and the Governor's answer.
Minutes of Council on the 28th of June, 1766.
Letter from Governor Tryon, dated August 2nd, 1766, transmitting,
Account of patents granted for lands during his administration.
fo. 394.
South Carolina.
Letter from Lord Charles Greville Montague, Governor of South Carolina, dated August 6th, 1766, transmitting,
Minutes of Council from October 1765 to June 1766.
Journal of the Assembly from 7th January to 2nd of July, 1766.
Account of the proceedings of the lawyers about the Stamp Act.
Observations by the Chief Justice on the expediency of enlarging his authority and augmenting his salary.
Naval Office lists of vessels entered and cleared at Charles Town, in Midsummer Quarter ending 5th July, 1766.
fo. 395.
Letter from Lord Charles Greville Montague, dated September 19th, 1766, transmitting,
Some further observations of the Chief Justice upon matters that occurred in the province since August 7th, 1766.
Deposition of James O'Brien of Charles Town, gentleman.
Mr. Oldham's declaration in support of the Chief Justice's assertion in regard to the Deputy Provost Marshall.
List of fees to be taken by the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, and fees charged on a writ of enquiry executed.
Three Acts passed, July 2nd, 1766.
fo. 396.
Letter from Mr. Roger Pinckney, Deputy Provost Marshall of South Carolina, dated August 30th, 1766, vindicating his conduct against the complaint of the Chief Justice.
Georgia.
Letter from James Wright, esquire, Governor of Georgia, dated August 2nd, 1766, transmitting,
Minutes of Council in Assembly from 15th to 22nd of July, 1766
Journal of Assembly from the 16th of June to 22nd of July, 1766.
Naval Office lists from the 5th of July, 1765, to 5th January, 1766.
Letter from Governor Wright, dated August 23rd, 1766, expressing his hopes to receive directions in respect to the silk culture, and Indian affairs.
fo. 397.
East Florida.
Letter from James Grant, esquire, Governor of East Florida, dated July 25th, 1766, transmitting,
Naval Office lists of vessels entered and cleared at St. Augustine, from 25th February to 24th June, 1766.
Letter from Governor Grant, dated August 5th, 1766, relating to the Bermudian settlements; the produce of the province; and the disposition of the Indians.
Monsieur Vicaud's information with regard to the French vessel, which was cast away upon the Coast of Florida.
West Florida.
Letter from several of the inhabitants of West Florida, dated April 1766, complaining of the Governor.
fo. 398.
Letter from George Johnstone, esquire, Governor of West Florida, dated May 4th, 1766, relating to two maps made by Mr. George Gauld.
Plan of the Bay of Pensacola by Mr. Gauld.
Letter from Governor Johnstone, dated July 19th, 1766, relating to the behaviour of the French and Spanish Governors.
Six letters between the said governors on the desertion of negroes, etc.
Copy of the Governor's letter to the Reverend Mr. Dawson, minister of Pensacola.
Letter from Governor Johnstone, dated August 7th, 1766, relative to the suspension of Chief Justice Clifton.
fo. 399.
Governor's charge against the Chief Justice.
Copy of the minutes of Council on 26th of May and 5th of August, 1766.
Copy of a letter from the Honourable James Bruce to Governor Johnstone, 27th May, 1766, in proof of the 17th article of the charge against the Chief Justice.
Letter from Governor Johnstone, dated August 7th, 1766, respecting his conduct in the case of the Chief Justice.
Newfoundland.
Letter from Hugh Pallisser, esquire, dated September 9th, 1766, transmitting,
fo. 400.
Memorial from the merchants, etc,. against a custom house at St. John's; and the Collector and Comptroller's letter, and the Governor's answer.
Jamaica.
Letter from Roger Hope Elletson, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, dated July 7th, 1766, relative to the proceedings to vacate Governor Lyttelton's determination in the case of persons arrested by order of the Assembly.
Printed copies of the Lieutenant Governor's speech, and addresses to him, and his replies.
Printed copies of the addresses on the vacating the Governor's determination.
Copy of the Lieutenant Governor's order vacating the Governor's proceedings.
fo. 401.
Leeward Islands.
Letter from Mr. President Verchild, dated June 28th, 1766, on his taking upon him the administration of government in the Leeward Islands, and transmitting,
Minutes of Council of St. Christopher's from the 5th of November, 1765, to 15th April, 1766.
Ditto: of Assembly from the 21st of November, 1765, to 25th of April, 1766.
An Act passed at St. Christopher's, April 26th, 1766.
Letter from Mr. Verchild, dated September 1st, 1766, relating to an Act for constituting a Court of Chancery in St. Christopher's; and his appointment of Mr. Walker Nesbitt to be of the Council of Nevis.
fo. 402.
An Act passed at St. Christopher's, August 28th, 1766.
Bermuda.
Letter from George James Bruere, esquire, Governor of the Bermuda Islands, dated June 30th, 1766, concerning the death of Mr. Tucker, Secretary and Provost Marshall, and recommending persons proper to succeed him.
Letter from Governor Bruere to the Secretary, dated June 30th, 1766, on the same subject.
Letter from Governor Bruere, dated August 25th, 1766, relative to the indemnification of the Bermudians, for violences committed at Turks' Island in 1764.
fo. 403.
Letter from Governor Bruere, dated September 1st, 1766, relating to the dissolution of the Assembly; doubts of the legality of its acts; and the demands of the owners of the vessels taken by the Spaniards at Tortugas.
Gernada.
Letter from Robert Melville, esquire, Governor of Grenada, dated July 26th, 1766, on the death of Mr. Brown, Lieutenant Governor of Tobago, and his design to appoint Mr. Pringle to succeed him.
Barbados.
Letter from Samuel Rous, esquire, President of the Council of Barbados, dated September 6th, 1766, relating to the claim of Mr. Clarke, appointed by the King to be of the Council, to take place at that Board of Mr. Moe, appointed by the President.
fo. 404.
Minutes of Council of 2nd of September, 1766.
Letter from Gedney Clarke, esquire, one of the Council of Barbados, dated September 5th, 1766, respecting his right of precedency.
Opinion of the Attorney General of Barbados on that subject.

Thursday, November 13th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Robinson, Auditor General of the Plantations.

Plantations General.

fo. 405.

Their lordships took into further consideration the reference to this Board of the memorial of the Auditor General of the Plantations, relative to grants of land and quit rents upon the waters of the Ohio River, and, after some time spent therein, it was ordered, that the draught of a report thereupon to the Lords of the Committee of Council should be prepared.

Proprieties, Pennsylvania.

Trade.

The Secretary laid before the Board a declaration made and executed by the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania in the usual form and manner, containing a saving of the Crown's right to the three Lower Counties of Newcastle, Kent and Sussex; also a report of the Commissioners of the Customs, containing amendments and additions proposed to be made to the instructions, usually given to the governors of plantations for the observance of the Laws of Trade.

fo. 406.

Proprieties.

Ordered, that the draught of such instructions, and also the instructions for the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania be amended conformable thereto, and fair transcripts of the latter made out conformable to the Order of Council of the 8th of August last.

Nova Scotia.

New Hampshire.

Ordered, that fair transcripts of the instructions for trade, so amended, be also made out for the Governors of Nova Scotia and New Hampshire.

Trade, Russia.

The Secretary laid before the Board a copy of the late Treaty of Commerce with Russia, received from the office of one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State.

fo. 407.

Friday, November 14th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Robinson.

Virginia.

Read a letter from Francis Fauquier, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, dated September 4th, 1766, relative to settlements in the interior country, and to the temper of the inhabitants of the colony.
Printed copy of Lieutenant Governor Fauquier's proclamation, 31st of July, 1766, requiring all persons, who have made settlements on Indian lands, immediately to evacuate them.

fo. 408.

Senegambia.

Read the following letters from the Governor of Senegambia, vizt.,
Letter from Charles O'Hara, esquire, to the Board, dated July 25th, 1766, relative to the expediency of making a settlement at Galam.
Letter from Charles O'Hara, esquire, dated September 1st, 1766, in answer to the memorial of Messrs. Bacon and Co.; and transmitting,
Copy of a letter from Governor O'Hara to Captain Gaspard of the Negrillon, dated May 8th, 1766.
Senegambia.
Certificate of John Reily, esquire, Collector of his Majesty's Customs in Senegambia.

fo. 409.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit to the Secretary of the Earl of Shelburne copies of the abovementioned letters and papers.

Bahamas.

Read a letter from the Earl of Shelburne to the Board, dated November 5th, 1766, signifying his Majesty's pleasure, that the draught of instructions be prepared for Andrew Symmer, esquire, appointed agent for Turks' Islands.

Their lordships, upon consideration of the said letter, ordered the draught of a representation to his Majesty thereupon to be prepared.

Trade, Portugal.

fo. 410.

Their lordships then proceeded upon the papers referred to them, relative to the grievances and obstructions under which our trade to Portugal now labours, and such parts of them as relate to the establishment of exclusive companies for carrying on commerce to the Brazils, were read and considered.

Tuesday, November 18th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Dyson.

Bahamas.

fo. 411.

Their lordships took into consideration the draught of a representation to his Majesty upon the letter from the Earl of Shelburne, concerning instructions for the agentfor Turks' Islands, and the said draught having been agreed to, was transcribed and signed, together with a letter to the Earl of Shelburne inclosing it.

Trade, Portugal.

Their lordships made a further progress in the consideration of the papers relative to the Portugal trade, and more especially those which concern the establishment of the wine company at Oporto.

fo. 412.

Thursday, November 20th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Robinson.

Trade, Portugal.

Their lordships took into further consideration the papers relative to the business of Portugal, and several of the principal merchants trading to Lisbon and Oporto, attending, their lordships had some conversation with them touching the several articles of complaint set forth in the said papers, and upon the state of the British commerce in general, and the grievances and obstructions under which it labours.

fo. 413.

Friday, November 21st. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Robinson.

Newfoundland.

Read a letter from Hugh Pallisser, esquire, Governor of Newfoundland, dated October 21st, 1766, relative to the Nova Scotia Indians; illicit trade to the French islands; English and French northern fishery; and the depredations of the Americans on the fishery.
Copy of a letter from the Governor of Nova Scotia to the Governor of Newfoundland, relating to the motions and behaviour of the Nova Scotia savages, with an answer to it.
fo. 414.
Copy of an order from the Governor respecting the depredations committed on the Labrador Coast, and in Newfoundland by the crews of vessels from the Plantations to the obstruction of the fishery.
Copy of Governor Pallisser's order concerning French wrecks on the Coast of Newfoundland, 1766.

East Florida.

Read a letter from James Grant, esquire, Governor of East Florida, dated 30th August, 1766, relative to the state of Indian affairs.
Plantations General.
fo. 415.
State of Indian affairs in the southern provinces of America, from 1758 to 1766.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit copies of the said letters and papers to the Secretary to the Earl of Shelburne, for his Lordship's information.

Trade, Portugal.

Their lordships made a further progress in the consideration of the Portugal papers.

Tuesday, November 25th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Robinson.

Portugal.

Their lordships made a further progress in the consideration of the Portugal papers.

fo. 416.

Leeward Islands.

Read a letter from the Earl of Shelburne, dated October 13th, 1766, notifying the appointment of William Woodley, esquire, to be Governor of the Leeward Islands, and signifying his Majesty's pleasure, that draughts of a Commission and instructions for him be prepared.

Ordered, that draughts of a Commission and instructions for the Governor of the Leeward Islands be prepared with all convenient dispatch.

Read the copy of an Order in Council, dated September 10th, 1766, for restoring Arthur Freeman, esquire, to his seat and former rank in the Council of Antigua, from which he was lately suspended.

fo. 417.

Thursday, November 27th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Jenyns, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Robinson.

Read the following letters and papers received since the last meeting, vizt.,
Nova Scotia.
Letter from Michael Franklin, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board, dated September 30th 1766, relative to the coal mines on the Island of Breton, and making roads in the continental parts of Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia.
fo. 418.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Francklin to the Board, dated October 1st, 1766, inclosing,
List of bills drawn upon the agent, for the expence of government between July 1st and October 1st, 1766.
Letter from Lieutenant Governor Francklin, dated October 6th, 1766, containing a request that he may be provided with a proper number of Mediterranean passes.
Massachusetts.
Letter from Andrew Oliver, esquire, Secretary to Massachusets Bay, to Mr. Pownall, dated October 7th, 1766, transmitting duplicates of nine Acts.
Letter from Francis Bernard, esquire, Governor of Massachusets Bay, dated October 15th, 1766, relative to the expediency of appointing a salary for the Advocate General, and inclosing,
fo. 419.
Petition of Robert Auchmuty, esquire, Adovocate General in the Province of Massachusets Bay, to the Lords of the Treasury, respecting a salary being appointed for his office.
Letter from Governor Bernard, dated October 18th, 1766, relative to the opposition made to carrying the laws respecting the Customs into execution, and inclosing,
Depositions of the Collector and Comptroller of the Customs and others, relative to an attempt to seize several casks of liquors clandestinely imported into the Town of Boston.
Jamaica.
fo. 420.
Letter from Roger Hope Elletson, esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated September 29th, 1766, relative to his proceedings with the Assembly, and the mode adopted by the House in the additional Duty Bill for payment of the troops; also inclosing,
Copy of the Assembly's address to the Lieutenant Governor, and his answer.
Resolutions of the Assembly.
Speech of the Lieutenant Governor to the Council and Assembly, and their addresses in answer.
Message to the Lieutenant Governor from the House of Assembly.
Lieutenant Governor's speech to the Council and Assembly.

Plantations General.

fo. 421.

Ordered, that the Secretary do transmit to the Secretary to the Earl of Shelburne copies of such of the abovementioned letters and papers, as do not appear to be duplicates of what have been received by his Lordship.

Portugal.

A further progress was made in the consideration of the Portugal papers.

Friday, November 28th. Present:—Earl of Hillsborough, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Dyson, Mr. Robinson.

Portugal.

Their lordships made a further progress in the consideration of the Portugal papers.

fo. 422.

Leeward Islands.

The Secretary laid before the Board the draught of a Commission for William Woodley, esquire, appointed Governor of the Leeward Islands, prepared pursuant to order, and the said draught having been approved and transcribed, a representation to his Majesty was signed.