At a Meetg of H. M. Comrs for Trade & Plants
A letter was read from Maj. Gooch Lieut. Gov. of Virginia dated 28 Feby 1728/9 with several inclosures—including Protest of the Commrs of North Carolina against proceeding on the division line between the two Governments and the Virginia Commrs Answer thereto. Two Plans of the Division line between Virginia and Carolina run in 1728 by the Commrs & Surveyor of the two Governts
Ordered that an Extract of that part of Major Gooch's letter which relates to the payment of the Virginia Commrs for running the division line between that Colony and Carolina be sent to the Treasury for directions therein.
A letter for enclosing an extract of Mr Gooch letter (abovementd) read yesterday to Mr Scrope Secry to the Lords of the Treasury was agreed & ordered to be sent.
An Order in Councill of 26 March 1729 was read for Warrants to be prepared for Mr Fitzwilliams Surveyor General of the Customs to be admitted into the Councils of Virginia, Carolina & Jamaica.
A letter from Mr Lovill, Secry to the Province of North Carolina dated 12th Dec. 1728 was read and the Papers therein referred to were laid before the Board, Viz:
The Carolina Commrs first & second Journal on the Boundary
Copy of the Plan sent to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina
Copy of an Address of the Council of the Province of North Carolina to His Majesty containing complaints against Sir Richard Everard Deputy Govr of that Province
A letter for inclosing the abovementd Address to the Duke of Newcastle for His Majesty's directions thereon was signed.
An Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council dated 31st of last month referring to this Board the copy of an Address from the Members of the Council for North Carolina containing Complaints against Sir Richard Everard Deputy Govr of that Province and requiring the Board to examine into the allegations thereof and report their opinion thereupon was read together with the copy of the said Address.
Another Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council of the same date referring to this Board the copy of a letter from Sir Richard Everard Deputy Governor of North Carolina to the Duke of Newcastle with a copy of Sir Richard's Orders and Resolutions delivered to the Council of that Province about granting Lands and filling vacant places in thatt and requiring the Board to examine into the same and report their opinion was read together with the said papers whereupon directions were given for enquiring who appears or solicits on behalf of Sir Richard Everard and of the Members of the Council for North Carolina in order to their bringing what Proofs they have to offer in support of their respective allegations.
Capt. Burrington late Deputy Governor of North Carolina attending the undermentioned papers lately received from him concerning that Province were laid before the Board, vizt
The Journal of the Lower House of Assembly from 1st November 1725 to 14 April 1726.
Copy of a letter from Capt. Burrington late Deputy Governor of North Carolina to the Lords Proprietors without date complaining of his being removed & giving some account of the affairs of that Province
Copy of the Declaration of Sir Richard Everard present Deputy Govr of North Carolina dated 6 Jany 1728/9 owning his having been imposed on by Mr Lovick the Secretary Mr Gale Chief Justice and Mr Little Attorney General.
The two Orders of the Lords of the Comtee of His Maj. most Honble Privy Council both dated the 31st July last & mentioned in the Minutes of the 7th inst. the one referring to this Board the copy of an Address of the Council for North Carolina to His Maj. containing complaints against Sir Rich. Everard Bart. Deputy Govr there, the other referring likewise to this Board the copy of a letter from Sir Rich. Everard to the Duke of Newcastle with a Copy of Sir Richard's Orders & Resolutions delivered to the Council of that Province being now again read together with the said copies of papers Their Lordships after discoursing with Capt. Burrington thereupon gave directions for preparing the Draught of a Report in answer to the Orders of the Lords of the Committee of Council above mentioned.
Said Draught of Report was agreed and ordered to be transcribed 27th August.
A letter from Mr Byrd one of the Comrs for settling the Boundaries between Virginia and North Carolina dated in Virginia 27th June lastrs with a chart of the Dividing Line therewith received were laid before the Board Whereupon Directions were given for preparing the Draught of a letter to Mr Byrd in answer thereto.
A letter from Mr Vernon one of the Clerks of His Maj. most Honorble Privy to the Secretary of this Board dated yesterday was read signifying that the Lords of the Committee of Council thought it necessary & desired to discourse with the Board this Eveng upon two of their Reports vizt the one made the 8th inst. upon a Memorial of the House of Representatives of the Massachusetts Bay and the other upon the Address of the Members of the Council of North Carolina against Sir Richard Everard their Governor & also upon Sir Richard's letters with his Orders & Resolutions delivered to the said Council And a message being brought that the Lords of the Committee had adjourned to Monday next in the evening Their Lordships of this Board adjourned to the same time
A letter from his Grace the Duke of Newcastle of the 12th inst. referring to the Board several papers as undermentd relating to Jamaica, North Carolina and Newfoundland ........ was read and the said several papers were laid before the Board, vizt
Copy of Govr Everard's letter to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle dated 18 June 1729.
Copy of Govr Everard's letter to the Council in his letter of 18 June 1729
Copy of a letter from Mr Porter to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle dated 24th Janry 1728/9.
Their Lordships then took again into consideration the North Carolina papers in answer to a complaint against the Governor & relating to Grants of Land there referred to in the Duke of Newcastle's letter of the 12th & entered in the Minutes of the 26th of last month and agreed to reconsider the same agreeable to their Report to the Lords of the Committeed Sept. last when a Governor shall be appointed for North Carolina.
Order'd that a letter be wrote to Mr Scrope for a copy of the Surrender of Carolina from the Lords Proprietors & of such other Papers relating to the said Province as may be necessary for the Board's perusal.