The object of publishing these Journals independently
of the Calendar of State Papers, Colonial, has been
explained in the first volume issued (1704–9).
The Journal is now carried down to December 1753.
This volume has been printed under the supervision of
Mr. K. H. Ledward, an Assistant Keeper of the Records,
who has also compiled the Index.
A. E. STAMP.
Public Record Office,
25 April, 1932.