Journal, July 1770
Volume 77

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1937

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'Journal, July 1770: Volume 77', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 13: January 1768 - December 1775 (1937), pp. 194-204. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77694 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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Journal, July 1770

Monday, July 2. Present:—Mr. Eliot, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Roberts, Lord Greville.

Virginia.

fo. 134.

The Earl of Hillsborough present, their Lordships took into further consideration the Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, mentioned in the minutes of the 7th ultimo, referring the memorial of Thomas Walpole, Esquire and others; and Mr. Walpole and Mr. Wharton attending, were called in, and the resolution of their Lordships on the 15th of last month, relative to the said memorial, was read to them, and after some discourse with their Lordships thereupon, they withdrew.

Jamaica.

Their Lordships then took into consideration seventeen Acts passed in the Island of Jamaica in the years 1767 and 1768, and one passed in 1769, together with Mr. Jackson's reports thereupon.

Ordered, that the said Acts be taken into further consideration on Thursday next, and that the agent be desired to attend.

fo. 135.

New York.

Read a report of Mr. Jackson on an Act passed in New York in May, 1769, for naturalizing Garret Schotler, etc.

Georgia.

A memorial, prepared by the agent for Georgia to be presented to the Treasury, was laid before the Board, praying that the sum granted by Parliament in the last session for the service of that Colony may be issued to him; and their Lordships approved of its being presented to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, for their Lordships' directions upon it.

Virginia.

Read a petition of the merchants of Lancaster, trading to Africa and the Colonies, to this Board, dated June 22nd, 1770, against an Act passed in Virginia laying an additional Duty of five per cent on Negroes imported into that Colony.

fo. 136.

Ordered, that the said petition do lie by, till their Lordships shall have received Mr. Jackson's report on the Act therein referred to.

Proprieties, Pennsylvania.

Their Lordships made some progress in the consideration of the Order of the Committee of Council, mentioned in the minutes of the 11th of last month, relative to the petition of the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania, complaining of a forcible possession of lands in that province taken by certain lawless persons from the Colony of Connecticut.

Nova Scotia.

fol. 137.

Read a letter from Grey Cooper, Esquire, Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, to the Secretary to this Board, dated June 26th, 1770, transmitting a memorial of Brook Watson, Esquire, in behalf of several persons, inhabitants of Nova Scotia, praying payment of the sum of three thousand, three hundred, ninety four pounds, ten shillings and one penny, due to them for provisions supplied by them to the Indians of the said province by orders of the Governors, Lieutenant Governors and Commanders in Chief for the time being, from the year 1761 to the year 1767, according to an account annexed to the said memorial; and desiring him to lay the memorial and account before this Board, and acquaint the Lords of the Treasury with their Lordships' opinion, whether the said expences appear to them to have been properly incurred, and whether they ought to be paid by the publick.

fo. 138.

Their Lordships agreed to take the said memorial and account into consideration on Thursday next, and that Mr. Watson and Lieutenant Governor Francklin should have notice to attend.

Thursday, July 5. Present:—Mr. Eliot, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Roberts, Lord Robert Spencer, Lord Greville.

The Earl of Hillsborough present.

New Hampshire.

fo. 139.

The Secretary laid before the Board the draught of an additional instruction, prepared pursuant to order, for the Governor of New Hampshire, respecting his Proclamation for ascertaining the rates of foreign coins, and the said draught having been approved, was transcribed, and a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council thereupon was signed.

Jamaica.

fo. 140.

Their Lordships took into further consideration the Jamaica Laws, mentioned in the minutes of the 2nd instant, and Mr. Fuller, agent for the Island, attending, their Lordships stated to him doubts which had occurred to them on two of the said Laws, the one for appointing Commissioners of the fortifications, the other, for laying a tax on masters and super cargoes of vessels trading to that Island according to the invoices of their cargoes. Mr. Fuller not being acquainted with the objects of these Laws, nor sufficiently informed of the usage of the Island in respect thereto, it was agreed to postpone the further consideration thereof to Tuesday next, when Mr. Fuller was desired to attend again.

New York.

Their Lordships took into consideration Mr. Jackson's report upon an Act, passed in New York in May, 1769, for naturalizing certain persons in the said Act mentioned, and Mr. Jackson attending, their Lordships had some discourse with him thereupon; and it appearing doubtfull to their Lordships, whether the naturalization of foreigners by Acts of Assembly of New York, and in the manner declared by the said Acts, is consonant to the Laws of this Kingdom in respect to foreigners in the Plantations, it was agreed to refer a case and question thereupon to the Attorney and Solicitor General, and the Secretary was ordered to have the draught of such a case prepared.

fo. 141.

Proprieties, Pennsylvania.

Their Lordships made a further progress in the consideration of the petition of the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania to His Majesty, respecting the forcible possession by sundry persons from Connecticut of lands, which the petitioners allege to be within the bounds of that province, and Mr. Wilmot, agent for the Proprietaries, attending, moved their Lordships to make a report on the said petition.

It appearing to their Lordships, that it would be necessary, previous to any resolution taken on the said petition, to know whether the Government of the Colony of Connecticut does or does not support the Acts and proceedings of the persons complained of, it was ordered, that the agents for that Colony should have notice to attend on Tuesday next.

fo. 142.

Grenada, Dominica.

Their Lordships, at the request of Mr. Wilmot, took into consideration Mr. Jackson's report of the 29th of May last, upon the petition of Governor Melville and others, praying the Board's approbation of the assignment of a lease of lands in Dominica, mentioned in the said petition, and agreed, that, under the circumstances stated by Mr. Jackson, it would not be fit for them to approve such assignment.

Nova Scotia.

fo. 143.

Their Lordships took into further consideration Mr. Cooper's letter to the Secretary relative to the claims of sundry persons in Nova Scotia on account of provisions and other supplies furnished to the Indians, and Mr. Francklin, the Lieutenant Governor, attending, with Mr. Watson, who applies in behalf of the claimants, their Lordships had some discourse with them thereupon; and it was ordered, that the Secretary should prepare a draught of a letter to Mr. Cooper in answer to that received from him upon this subject.

Trade.

Read a memorial of Dr. Richard Williams to the Board, respecting a discovery made by him in the art of dyeing a fast yellow and fast green on cotton yarns, and praying that their Lordships would recommend him as worthy of a bounty from the Treasury.

fo. 144.

Dr. Williams attending, together with a person concerned in manufactures in which Dr. Williams' method of dyeing green and yellow has been used, and also with another person, a dyer, who had used his dye in said manufactures, their Lordships had some discourse with them thereupon, and it was agreed to take the said memorial into further consideration on Tuesday next, and that Dr. Williams should be desired to attend.

Tuesday, July 10. Present:—Mr. Eliot, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Roberts, Lord Greville.

Trade.

fo. 145.

Their Lordships took into further consideration the memorial of Dr. Williams, mentioned in the preceding minutes, and the memorialist attending, their Lordships had some further discourse with him on the subject matter thereof, and he being withdrawn, it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to His Majesty thereupon should be prepared.

Proprieties, Pennsylvania.

fo. 146.

Their Lordships also took into further consideration the reference of the petition of the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania, relative to the settlement made within that province by certain persons from Connecticut, and Dr. Johnson and Mr. Life, agents for the Colony of Connecticut, attending, they were informed of the substance of the petition under consideration; and being asked, if they had any instructions to support the settlement complained of, as authorized by the Government of Connecticut, or to prosecute any claim of the Colony to the lands in question, they said they had no such instructions; whereupon it was ordered, that the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the said petition of the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania should be prepared.

Jamaica.

The Secretary laid before the Board a letter from the agent for Jamaica, who had notice to attend today on the subject of the Laws mentioned in the preceding minutes, signifying that he was obliged to go out of town on extraordinary business, and containing all that he had to offer on the said Laws; whereupon it was agreed, that the further consideration of the said Laws should be postponed.

fo. 147.

Nova Scotia.

Their Lordships approved the draught of a letter from Mr. Pownall to Mr. Cooper, on the subject of the claims of sundry persons in Nova Scotia, on account of provisions and other supplies furnished to the Indians from the year 1761 to the year 1767.

New York.

Their Lordships also approved a state of a case and questions thereupon, relative to the practice in New York of naturalizing foreigners by Laws of that Province; and it was ordered, that the Secretary should transmit the said case and questions to His Majesty's Attorney and Solicitor General.

Dominica.

fo. 148.

The Secretary laid before the Board the draught of a Commission, appointing Sir William Young, Baronet, to be Governor of the Island of Dominica, prepared pursuant to order, and the said draught having been approved, a representation to His Majesty thereupon was signed; as was also a representation containing a device and motto for a Seal for the use of the said Island.

Proprieties, Pennsylvania.

Read a report of Richard Jackson, Esquire, dated July 7th, 1770, on eighteen Acts passed in the Province of Pennsylvania in February and May, 1769.

Their Lordships took the said Laws into consideration, and some doubts having occurred in respect to two of the said Laws for issuing paper Bills of Credit, it was agreed to take them into further consideration on Friday next, and that Mr. Jackson should be desired to attend.

Dominica.

fo. 149.

The Secretary laid before the Board two petitions, the one of Messrs. Michael Brenne, John Baptist Brenne and of Andrew Dewar; the other of Messrs. Marin Goulain, Abraham Shaw, Isaac Judah and Francis Margarett, all of the Island of Dominica, praying the Board's approbation of the assignment of two leases therein mentioned, and it appearing that such assignments had been consented to, the one by Governor Melville, and the other by Lieutenant Governor Fitzmaurice, the Secretary was ordered to certify their Lordships' approbation thereof.

Barbados.

fo. 150.

The Secretary having acquainted the Board, that there was a vacancy in the Council of Barbados by the death of Henry Thornhill, Esquire, it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to His Majesty should be prepared, recommending William Fitzherbert, junior, Esquire, to be appointed of the said Council, in the room of Mr. Thornhill.

Virginia.

Read a petition of the merchants of Liverpool trading to Africa and the Colonies to this Board, against an Act lately passed in the Colony of Virginia imposing an additional tax of 5 per cent. on Negroes imported there from Africa.

Ordered, that the said petition be taken into consideration, when their Lordships shall have received Mr. Jackson's report on the Act therein referred to.

fo. 151.

Friday, July 13. Present:—Mr. Eliot, Mr. Fitzherbert, Mr. Roberts, Lord Robert Spencer.

Trade.

Barbados.

Proprieties, Pennsylvania.

The Earl of Hillsborough present, the draught of a representation to His Majesty upon the petition of Dr. Williams, mentioned in the minutes of the 10th instant, having been prepared pursuant to order, was approved, transcribed and signed; as were also a representation to His Majesty recommending William Fitzherbert, junior, Esquire, to be of the Council of Barbados, and a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the petition of the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania, respecting the settlement made by some persons from Connecticut on the Susquehannah River.

fo. 152.

Bahamas.

It appearing, by the extract of a letter to Lord Hillsborough from the Governor of the Bahamas Islands (which extract his Lordship laid before the Board by His Majesty's commands) that the said Governor had appointed Robert Hunt, Esquire, to be of the Council for those Islands, a representation to His Majesty, recommending that the said Robert Hunt may be confirmed a member of the said Council by His Majesty's authority, was prepared, approved and signed.

New Hampshire.

fo. 153.

The Earl of Hillsborough also laid before the Board, by His Majesty's commands, an extract of a letter from the Governor of New Hampshire, recommending Paul Wentworth, Esquire, to be of the Council of that Province, in the room of Mr. Atkinson, deceased, but it appearing, that Mr. Wentworth was at present not resident in the said Province, their Lordships did not think fit to make any representation thereupon.

Proprieties, Pennsylvania.

Their Lordships took into further consideration the Laws of Pennsylvania, mentioned in the minutes of the 10th instant, and Mr. Jackson attending, their Lordships had some discourse with him on the subject of two Laws "by which paper Bills of Credit are authorized to be struck and emitted," and Mr. Jackson desiring further time to reconsider the said Laws, it was agreed to postpone any further proceedings thereupon till Wednesday next, the 18th instant, when Mr. Jackson was desired to attend again.

Ordered, that the agent for the province of Pennsylvania have notice to attend at the same time.

fo. 154.

Quebec.

Read a memorial of the merchants of London trading to Quebec, to the Board, dated July 11th, 1770, praying that orders may be given for suspending the execution of an Ordinance published at Quebec on the 22nd of March last, which they conceive would injure the commerce between Great Britain and that Colony, untill it shall have been considered fully by their Lordships.

fo. 155.

Lord Hillsborough having, by His Majesty's command, communicated to the Board the Ordinance referred to in the said memorial, and also a letter from Governor Carleton, containing his observations thereon, together with a memorial of the merchants and inhabitants of Quebec, complaining of the said Ordinance, the said papers were read, and it was agreed to take them into further consideration on Wednesday next, the 18th instant, and that the merchants of London, subscribers to the abovementioned memorial, should have notice to attend.

New York.

fo. 156.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation affairs, dated July 5th, 1770, referring to this Board, for their consideration and report, a petition of several Officers and soldiers, who served in America during the late war and were reduced at the peace, setting forth that, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the 7th of October, 1763, they obtained warrants from the Lieutenant Governor of New York for sundry tracts of land to be surveyed, and patents for divers tracts in the Northern parts of that Province; which lands remain unsettled in consequence of claims of grantees under the Government of New Hampshire, and an instruction from His Majesty to the Governor of New York; and praying that the Earl of Dunmore may be permitted to grant lands to such of the petitioners, as have located and surveyed them, and to confirm to others the grants which have been already made.

New Hampshire.

fo. 157.

Their Lordships took the said Order of reference into consideration, together with an extract of a letter from the Governor of New Hampshire to Lord Hillsborough, which his Lordship laid before the Board by His Majesty's command, signifying that the Council for that province was preparing, in order to be laid before the King, a state of the case relative to the townships granted by the late Governor of that province to the west of Connecticut River and on Lake Champlain.

Whereupon their Lordships were of opinion, that it would not be advisable to take any further steps relative to the lands in question, untill the state of the case referred to by Governor Wentworth shall have been received, and Captain Benzell, one of the subscribers to the petition annexed to the abovementioned Order of reference, attending, was called in and acquainted with their Lordships' resolution thereupon.

New York.

fo. 158.

Their Lordships at the same time read and considered a memorial of Captain Benzell, praying that some particular tracts of land near the borders of Lake Champlain may be annexed to the lot which has been surveyed for him in that country, and their Lordships acquainted Captain Benzell, that they should not fail to give attention to his request, when the consideration of the general application abovementioned should be resumed.

Wednesday, July 18. Present:—Mr. Eliot, Lord Robert Spencer, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Greville.

Trade, Africa.

The Secretary laid before the Board a paper, received from the Committee of the Company of merchants trading to Africa, entitled, Copy of a Memorial of the Committee of the Company of merchants trading to Africa, relative to the state of the forts upon the Coast of Africa, presented to Lord Weymouth on the 12th of June, 1770.

fo. 159.

Proprieties, Pennsylvania.

Their Lordships took into further consideration the Laws of Pennsylvania, mentioned in the minutes of the 13th instant, and Mr. Jackson attending as desired, with Dr. Franklin, agent for the Province, their Lordships had some discourse with them on the subject of two of the said Laws, for striking and emitting paper Bills of Credit, after which, it was ordered, that the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the said Laws in general should be prepared.

fo. 160.

Their Lordships observing, that, in the style of enacting the Laws of Pennsylvania, the Proprietaries had for some time passed been usually styled true and absolute Proprietaries of the Province of Pennsylvania and of the Counties of Newcastle, Kent and Sussex on Delaware, and it appearing to the Board, that such style, so far as it relates to the Counties on Delaware, is highly improper and unwarrantable, the Secretary was ordered to signify their Lordships' opinion thereupon to the Proprietaries, or to their agent, and to acquaint them that, if that style of enacting is continued, their Lordships will be under the necessity of taking notice thereof in a representation to His Majesty.

fo. 161.

The Secretary having acquainted the Board, that he was desired by the agent for the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania to move their Lordships for a copy of their report upon the petition of the said Proprietaries, touching the settlement made by persons from Connecticut on the Susquehannah River, it was ordered, that a copy of the said report should be delivered to the said agent.

Quebec.

Their Lordships took into further consideration the memorial of the merchants of London trading to Quebec, on the subject of an Ordinance published there in March last, and the Secretary was ordered to acquaint the said merchants, that the suspending the execution of said Ordinance, which was a Law in the said Province, was not only not warranted by any precedent in point, but would also be improper on the ground only of a suggestion, that objections would be stated, but which objections had not yet been transmitted; but that their Lordships would not fail to take the said memorial into consideration, when the objections should appear.

fo. 162.

Virginia.

fo. 163.

The Earl of Hillsborough communicated to the Board a letter he had received from Mr. Walpole, urging the justice and propriety of a speedy determination on the application made by himself and others for a grant of part of the lands ceded to the King by the Indians in 1768, and also inclosing copy of a letter to him, respecting certain grants of the said lands made by the Government of Virginia to the amount of two millions of acres; and Mr. Walpole attending, with Mr. Wharton, one of the persons concerned in the application above referred to, they were called in, and the letter and papers having been read, their Lordships thought fit to take notice to Mr. Walpole of that part of his letter, in which it is insinuated, that the Governor and Council of Virginia were making extravagant grants of the lands in question by encouragement from hence, and desired an explanation thereof; upon which Mr. Walpole said, that he did not mean to refer to any orders or encouragement now or lately given from home to such grants, but to the encouragement given to settlement in that country in 1754, in consequence of the application then made by the Government of Virginia on the ground of a Law which they had passed for that purpose.

fo. 164.

Virginia.

Their Lordships, upon mature consideration of the letter and paper above referred to, were unanimously of opinion, that the information contained therein, respecting the grants made by the Governor and Council of Virginia of part of those lands, to which the application of Mr. Walpole and others refers, is of such a nature and consequence, as to render it highly improper for the Board to report upon the said application, until enquiry has been made into the truth of the facts stated in respect to the grants alledged to have been made by the Governor and Council of Virginia, and in case such grants have passed, by what authority and upon what grounds they were made, in what part of the country they are situated, whether any or what improvements have been made thereon, and whether the grantees are or are not bound to the payment of Quit-rents, and of the composition required in lieu of rights for taking up lands.

fo. 165.

Their Lordships were also of opinion, that the interest of the Colony of Virginia in respect to the proposals in question was of such a nature, as that it would be highly unjust to make any report thereupon, without giving that Colony an opportunity of being heard upon any objections that might be offered thereto.

fo. 166.

Whereupon it was ordered, that the draught of a letter to Lord Botetourt should be prepared, inclosing to his Lordship copies of all the papers, as also copies of the minutes of the Board respecting the matter in question, and requiring him to transmit the fullest information that can be procured touching the grants above referred to, or any other which may have been made by the Government of Virginia within the limits of the country in question, and also, whether the Colony of Virginia have or have not any objections to offer in respect to the settlement proposed to be made by Mr. Walpole and others, so far as the said Province may be interested therein, and the Earl of Hillsborough was requested to submit this matter to His Majesty, and to receive, if his Lordship though fit, His Majesty's commands for giving instructions to the Governor of Virginia to forbear passing further grants of any part of the lands ceded to His Majesty by the Indians in 1768, beyond the line prescribed in the Proclamation of the 7th of October, 1763, until His Majesty's pleasure should be further signified.

North Carolina.

Read a letter from Henry Eustace McCulloh to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated July 18th, 1770, desiring leave to resign his seat as a Member of the Council of North Carolina.

fo. 167.

Thursday, July 19. Present:—Mr. Eliot, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Greville.

Quebec.

The Earl of Hillsborough present, their Lordships read and considered eight Ordinances made and published by the Governor and Council of Quebec in February, April, May and November, 1768, and May, 1769, together with Mr. Jackson's report thereupon, and agreed that the said Ordinances should lye by until the further effect and operation of them should be known.

Nova Scotia.

Their Lordships read and considered Mr. Jackson's report upon two Laws passed in the Province of Nova Scotia in November, 1768, and May, 1769, entituled
fo. 168.
An Act to impower the Supreme Court at their stated sittings in the Town of Halifax to try offenders who may be guilty of felonies in other Counties in this Province
An Act in amendment of an Act made and passed in the seventh year of His Majesty's reign, intituled, an Act for partition of lands in coparcenary, jointenancy and tenancy in common and thereby for the more effectual collecting His Majesty's Quit-rents in the Colony of Nova Scotia.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to His Majesty be prepared, proposing that the said Laws may be confirmed.

New Hampshire.

Their Lordships also read and considered Mr. Jackson's report upon two Laws passed in the Province of New Hampshire in March and April, 1769, intituled
fo. 169.
An Act to restrain the taking of excessive usury.
An Act for dividing this Province into Counties, and for the more easy administration of justice.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to His Majesty should be prepared, proposing that the said Laws may be confirmed.

New Jersey.

Their Lordships also read and considered Mr.Jackson's report upon three Laws passed in the Province of New Jersey in June, 1765, and May, 1768, intituled
An Act for regulating the practice of the Law and other purposes therein mentioned.
An Act for the septennial election of Representatives, to serve in the General Assembly of the Colony of New Jersey.
fo 170
An Act for choosing Representatives in the Counties of Morris, Cumberland and Sussex, and directing the Morris County Taxes to be paid into the Eastern Treasury.

Ordered, that the draught of a representation to His Majesty be prepared, proposing that the first mentioned of the said Laws may be disallowed, and that the third may be confirmed, and agreed that the second Law should lye by for further consideration at another opportunity.

Virginia.

Their Lordships read and considered Mr. Jackson's report upon four Acts passed in Virginia in 1769, entituled
An Act for exempting free Negroe, Mulattoe and Indian women from the payment of levies.
An Act to regulate the practice of suing out and presenting Writs of Replevin in cases of distress for rents.
fo. 171.
An Act to amend an Act intituled an Act for declaring the Law concerning executions and for relief of insolvent debtors.
An Act for laying an additional duty upon slaves imported into this Colony.

Ordered, that the draught of representations to His Majesty be prepared, proposing that the three first mentioned Laws may be confirmed; and it was at the same time agreed that the last mentioned Law should lye by for further consideration at another opportunity.

West Florida.

Their Lordships read and considered an Act passed in West Florida in June, 1769, entituled
fo. 172.
West Florida.
An Act to encourage the settlement of that part of this Province lying to the westward of Charlotte County.
together with Mr. Jackson's report thereupon; and it was ordered, that the draught of a representation to His Majesty should be prepared, proposing that the said Act may be disallowed.

Friday, July 20. Present:—Mr. Eliot, Lord Robert Spencer, Mr. Fitzherbert, Lord Greville.

Plantations General.

The following draughts of representations to His Majesty, of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council, and of a letter to Lord Botetourt, Governor of Virginia, having been prepared pursuant to order, were approved, transcribed and signed, vizt.:
fo. 173.
Nova Scotia.
Representation to His Majesty on two Acts passed in the Province of Nova Scotia in November, 1768, and February, 1769.
New Hampshire.
Representation to His Majesty, proposing the confirmation of an Act passed in the Province of New Hampshire in March, 1769, to restrain excessive usury.
Representation to His Majesty, proposing the confirmation of an Act passed in New Hampshire in April, 1769, for dividing the Province into Counties, and for the more easy administration of justice.
Virginia.
Representation to His Majesty, proposing the confirmation of two Acts passed in the Colony of Virginia in December, 1769, for declaring the Law concerning executions, etc., and to regulate the practice of suing out and prosecuting Writs of Replevin.
fo. 174.
Representation to His Majesty, proposing the confirmation of an Act passed in the Colony of Virginia in November, 1769, for exempting free Negroe, Mulattoe and Indian women from the payment of levies.
New Jersey.
Representation to His Majesty, proposing the confirmation of an Act passed in the Province of New Jersey in May, 1768, for choosing Representatives in the Counties of Morris, Cumberland, etc.
Representation to His Majesty, proposing the disallowance of an Act passed in the Province of New Jersey in June, 1765, for regulating the practice of the Law, etc.
West Florida.
Representation to His Majesty, proposing the disallowance of an Act passed in the Province of West Florida in June, 1769, to encourage the settlement of that part of the Province to the westward of Charlotte County.
fo. 175.
Proprieties, Pennsylvania.
(fn. 1) Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation affairs on eighteen Acts passed in the Province of Pennsylvania in February and May, 1769.
Virginia.
Letter to Lord Botetourt, Governor of Virginia, inclosing copies of several papers relative to the petition of Mr. Walpole and others, and to grants made by the Governor and Council of Virginia within the limit of the Country referred to in the said petition.

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1 Was signed in pencil.