Journal, June 1750
Volume 58

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K. H. Ledward (editor)

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1932

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'Journal, June 1750: Volume 58', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 9: January 1750 - December 1753 (1932), pp. 79-85. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81832 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Journal, June 1750

Friday, June 1. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Townshend.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Richard Leveson Gower, Esquire, Secretary to the Lords Justices, dated the 1st instant, acquainting the Board that he had laid their letter to the Duke of Bedford of the 23rd of May before their Excellencies, and was directed by them to acquaint the Board, that they were of opinion that they should engage a further number of protestants to go to Nova Scotia, and contract with any person or persons they should think proper, in order to carry them thither as soon as possible.

Mr. Heyliger, owner of the brigantine Nancy, of 150 tons, now lying in the River of Thames, attending, their lordships entered into an agreement with the said Heyliger, for transporting hundred persons to Nova Scotia on the following terms, viz.:—
To be transported with their baggage, stores and necessaries to Nova Scotia and to be victualled by the said Mr. Heyliger, agreeable to the plan laid before the Board, and agreed upon for the victualling the passengers on board the ship Alderney, the passengers to be taken on board, and the vessel to depart from the River Thames on or before the 16th of June under the penalty of three pounds per day for every day she may be delayed by the said Mr. Heyliger; to be paid five guineas for each of the said hundred persons for their freight, one half thereof, as soon as the provisions are put on board, one quarter upon the ship's departure from Gravesend, and the remaining quarter part on advice from Governor Cornwallis of the contract being complied with, and in every other respect all the covenants and agreements entered into for the ship Alderney are agreed to for the voyage of the said brigantine.

Ordered that Mr. Kilby do sign a contract with the said Heyliger in due form, conformable to the said terms, and lay a copy thereof before the Board.

Ordered that the clerk, who has the care of entering the names of such as are desirous of going to Nova Scotia, do enter the names of 100 more persons.

Mr. Kingslaugh attending, acquainted their lordships, that no more than 230 persons were as yet embarked on board the Alderney.

Ordered that an advertisement be printed in the daily and evening publick papers to signify to all such as have taken out orders that unless they repair on board by Monday next, 12 o'clock, they will lose the benefit of their passage.

New Jersey.

The draught of a representation to the Council upon the present state of his Majesty's province of New Jersey, having been transcribed, pursuant to the minutes of the 30th of May, was laid before the Board and signed.

Monday, June 4. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Townshend.

Nova Scotia.

Read the following letters and papers from the Honourable Edward Cornwallis, Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia:—
Letter from Colonel Cornwallis to the Board, dated at Halifax, the 30th of April, 1750, acquainting the Board that a body of 2,500 French Canadians, rebels and savages, have taken possession of Chiconecto.
Copy of a letter from Colonel Cornwallis to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, dated at Halifax, the 1st of May, 1750.
Lieutenant-Governor Phips' letter to Colonel Cornwallis, dated Boston, 20th February, 1749–50, with relation to the Indians of the Penobscot tribe, etc.
His Excellency, Governor Cornwallis's letter to LieutenantGovernor Phips, dated 11th April, 1750.
Messrs. Apthorp and Hancock's account of disbursements for outfit of the sloop York. etc., 1749.

Ordered that copies be made of the said letters and also copies of the letter from Lieutenant-Governor Phips to Mr. Cornwallis and of Mr. Cornwallis's letter to him, in order to their being laid before his Grace the Duke of Bedford and that the draught of a letter to his Grace be accordingly prepared, and the said draught having been prepared, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Read a letter from Mr. Dick to Mr. Hill, dated the 9th of June, 1750, N.S., acquainting him that the ship he mentioned in his last, will sail in a few days, and containing some further proposals for carrying foreign protestants to Nova Scotia.

Ordered that the Secretary do write to Mr. Dick by the return of the post to commend his diligence and fair dealing, and to acquaint him that the Board will take into consideration and determine upon his proposals, as soon as they conveniently can.

Read a letter from Mr. Charles to Mr. Hill, dated at Rotterdam, 9th June, 1750, n.s., acquainting him that he has not offered terms to any merchants whatever as complained of by Mr. Dick.

Thursday, June 7. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Townshend.

Nova Scotia.

Their lordships took into consideration a letter and papers lately received from Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, and the draught of an answer thereto having been prepared was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed.

Read a letter from Mr. Dick, dated at Rotterdam, 12th June, N.S., 1750, acquainting him, for the information of the Board, that near half of his people are already embarked for Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Mr. Alderman Janssen, dated the 7th of June, 1750, relating to a demand for his ship, the Baltimore, in Nova Scotia, which the Commissioners of the Navy decline satisfying.

Mr. Kilby, attending, was directed to make enquiry of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Navy why the above-mentioned demand has not been satisfied.

Friday, June 8. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Townshend.

Nova Scotia.

The draught of a letter to Colonel Cornwallis, his Majesty's Governor of Nova Scotia, having been transcribed, pursuant to the preceding day's minutes, was signed.

Thursday, June 14. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Mr. Townshend.

Nova Scotia.

The draught of a letter to Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, having been transcribed, pursuant to the minutes of the 28th of last month, was signed.

Read a letter from Mr. Dick to Mr. Hill, dated at Rotterdam, the 19th of June, n.s., 1750, acquainting the Board that the ship Anne is ready to sail and desiring an Admiralty pass may be sent to Cowes to prevent any delay in her clearing out from hence.

Ordered that the Secretary do write to Mr. Corbett, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to desire that a pass may be sent to the proper officer at Cowes, conformable to Mr. Dick's letter.

Ordered that the Secretary do likewise acquaint Mr. Dick by letter that any bad account they may have had published in Holland with regard to the settlement is a notorious falsehood and without foundation.

St. Christopher's.

Henry Brouncker, Esquire, Collector of his Majesty's Customs at Basse Terre in St. Christopher's, having been recommended to their lordships to be of the Council in that Island, and it appearing to their lordships that Samuel Cooke, Esquire, one of the said Council, has resided several years in England without any licence of absence from his Majesty and has no intentions of returning to the said Island, the draught of a representation to their Excellencies, the Lords Justices, proposing that the said Brouncker might be appointed of the said Council in the room of Mr. Cooke, was prepared, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Tuesday, June 26. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Townshend.

Nova Scotia.

Read a letter from Mr. Corbett, Secretary to the Lords of the Admiralty, dated the 21st instant, in answer to one from Mr. Hill, acquainting him that a pass for the ship Anne, John Spurrier, master, bound to Nova Scotia, was sent to the Collector of Portsmouth on the 11th of this instant June.

Read the following letters from Mr. Dick, viz.:—
Letter from Mr. John Dick to Mr. Hill, dated at Rotterdam, the 25th of June, n.s., 1750, inclosing copy of his letter to Mr. Hugh Davidson, Secretary of Nova Scotia, and giving an account of the embarkation of 312 persons on board the Anne, John Spurrier, master, who are gone from Rotterdam in order to proceed for Nova Scotia; inclosing also the captain's Bill of Lading.
Letter from Mr. John Dick, dated at Rotterdam, the 29th June, N.S., 1750, inclosing copy of instructions for Captain John Spurrier, master of the Anne, bound from Rotterdam with German protestants to Halifax in Nova Scotia.
List of the persons, who have engaged themselves to be transported to Nova Scotia and went from Rotterdam in the Anne, John Spurrier, master.

The draught of a letter to Colonel Cornwallis, his Majesty's Governor of Nova Scotia, in relation to the foreign protestants, embarked by Mr. Dick, was then prepared, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Ordered that the Secretary do write to Mr. Dick, to acquaint him therewith, and that their lordships do entirely approve his conduct.

The owner of the brigantine Nancy attending, acquainted their lordships that 143 were embarked on board the said ship, in consequence of their lordships' orders; whereupon their lordships, after a severe reprimand to the said owner for the delay given to the departure of her and also of the Alderney, directed him to take care that the said ship do immediately fall down the River in order to proceed upon her voyage.

Wednesday, June 27. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Townshend.

Pennsylvania.

Read Mr. Lamb's report upon two Acts passed in Pennsylvania in August, 1749, dated the 30th of May, 1750.

Ordered that the Secretary do write a letter to Mr. Lamb, desiring his attendance at the Board on Tuesday next, the 3rd July, and likewise another to Mr. Paris, agent for the Proprietors of the said province, to the said purpose.

Virginia.

Read a letter from Colonel Lee, President of the Council and Commander in Chief of Virginia, to the Board, dated at Williamsburg, the 11th of May, 1750, relating to the designs of the French and the Indians in their interest, and inclosing:—
Account of his Majesty's revenue of 2s. per hogshead arising within Virginia, from the 25th of October, 1749, to the 25th of April, 1750.
Naval Office lists in the several ports of Virginia of imports and exports in the year 1749.

Ordered that an extract be made of so much of the said letter, as relates to Indian affairs, and that the draught of a letter for transmitting the same to his Grace the Duke of Bedford be also prepared.

Barbados.

Read a letter from Mr. Grenville, Governor of Barbados, to the Board, dated the 30th of April, 1750, inclosing:—
Copy of his third letter to the Marquis de Caylus, in relation to the evacuation of the Neutral Islands, dated 28th April, 1750.

Ordered that an extract be made of so much of Mr. Grenville's letter to the Board, as relates to his correspondence with Monsieur Caylus, as also a copy of his letter to him, and that the draught of a letter to the Duke of Bedford be prepared, for inclosing the same.

Jamaica.

Read the following letters and papers from Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, viz.:—
Letter from Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated the 10th of April, 1750, transmitting:—
Minutes of the Council between the 23rd of October and the 20th December, 1749.
Journal of the Council between the 3rd of October and 3rd of December, 1749.
Journal of the Assembly, from the 24th of October to the 3rd of December, 1749.
Acts passed at Jamaica between the 31st of October and the 3rd December, 1749.

Ordered that the said Acts be sent to Mr. Lamb, for his opinion thereupon in point of law, as soon as conveniently may be.
Letter from Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, dated the 14th of April, 1750, acquainting the Board with the death of two gentlemen of the Council and recommending others to supply vacancies therein.
Letter from Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, to the Board, dated the 14th of April, 1750, relating to the establishment of a Civil Government upon the Mosquito Shore, and containing his reasons why slavery should not be allowed of.

Ordered that a copy be made of the said letter, and the draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford be prepared for inclosing the same.

Bahamas.

Read a letter from Mr. Tinker, Governor of the Bahamas Island, to Mr. Hill, dated at New Providence, the 8th of April, 1750, transmitting another Act, passed there in March last, for settling and ascertaining the current rates of foreign gold in that Government, not liable to the objections made against the former.

Ordered that the said Act be sent to Mr. Lamb for his opinion thereupon in point of law, as soon as conveniently may be.

Thursday, June 28. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin.

Jamaica.

Their lordships took into consideration a letter from Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, recommending three persons to succeed to vacancies in the Council, mentioned in yesterday's minutes, and ordered the draught of a representation to the Lords Justices to be prepared, proposing that Henry Archbould, Philip Pinnock and Henry Moore, Esquires, recommended by Mr. Trelawney, should be appointed of the Council of Jamaica, in the room of Mathew Concannon, John Gale and Isaac Gale, Esquires, deceased.

Barbados.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, inclosing the extract of one from Mr. Grenville, Governor of Barbados, having been prepared, pursuant to yesterday's minutes, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Virginia.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, inclosing an extract of one from Colonel Lee, Esquire, President of the Council of Virginia, having been prepared, pursuant to yesterday's minutes, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Jamaica.

The draught of a letter to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, inclosing the copy of one from Mr. Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, having been prepared, pursuant to the minutes of yesterday, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Plantations General.

Their lordships took into consideration the state of his Majesty's title to the Island of Tobago and agreed thereto, and that the commissaries should be instructed to assert his Majesty's right to the said Island, conformable to the said state, and that they should be furnished with a copy thereof and of the documents therein referred to; and copies thereof were accordingly ordered to be made.

Friday, June 29. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin.

Jamaica.

The draught of a representation to the Lords Justices, proposing Henry Archbould, Philip Pinnock and Henry Moore, Esquires, to be of the Council of Jamaica, in the room of Mathew Concannon, John Gale and Isaac Gale, Esquires, deceased, having been prepared, pursuant to the preceding day's minutes, was laid before the Board, agreed to, transcribed and signed.

Saturday, June 30. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin.

Nova Scotia.

Plantations General.

Read a letter from Mr. Alston, by order of his Majesty's Advocate (William Grant, Esquire), dated at Edinburgh, the 22nd of May, 1750, transmitting copies of the following papers, viz.:—
Copy of Charter of New Scotland to Sir William Alexander, afterwards Viscount of Stirling, dated the 12th of July, 1625.
Copy of Charter to Sir Alexander Strachan of Thornton, dated the 28th May, 1625.
Abstract of a Charter to Sir William Alexander of the Isle of Canada.

The Solicitor and Clerk of the Reports laid before the Board a state of the title of the Crown of Great Britain to the province of Nova Scotia and Accadia in America, prepared pursuant to their lordships' order, and the same was taken into consideration.

Post Meridiem.

Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin.

Their lordships proceeded in the consideration of the state of the title of the Crown of Great Britain to the province of Nova Scotia and Accadia in America and after some time spent therein agreed thereto, and that the commissaries should be instructed to assert his Majesty's right to the said province, conformable to the said state, and that they should be furnished with a copy thereof and of the documents therein referred to, and copies thereof were accordingly ordered to be made.