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Minutes of the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Great Britain. Board of Trade
January 25, 1737 - September 21, 1737
Volume 04, Pages 268-270

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Journals. Vol. 47. P. 15.]
BOARD OF TRADE JOURNALS.


Wednesday January 25th 1736/7
Present Earl Fitz-Walter
Col. Bladen.
Mr Brudenel.
Mr Plumer
Mr Ashe.
Sir A. Crofte.
Mr Pelham
Sir O. Bridgeman.

The Board taking again into consideration the letter from Mr Johnston Govr of North Carolina dated the 15th of Octr and read the 17th of Decr last and Mr McCulloh his Agent attending the Board had some conversation with him upon the several matters mentioned in the above letter and gave directions for sending the Biennial law mentioned in the said letter to Mr Fane for his opinion thereupon in point of law and to reconsider this letter tomorrow se'nnight.

[Page 27.]

Thursday February 10th 1736/7.

Letter from Mr McCulloh Agent for North Carolina relating to several points contained in the Govr's letter read and some directions were given for preparing the Draft of an Answer to the Govr's aforesaid letter

[Page 43.]

Friday, March 11th 1736/7.

A Memorial from Mr Ocks concerning the Swiss settling in America but particularly in North Carolina was read and

-------------------- page 269 --------------------

An Answer from Mr Jenner & his friends who proposed to settle a Colony of Swiss in North Carolina containing some terms upon which they are willing to settle (recd from Mr Ocks) was read And the Board desired Lord Fitz-Walter to mention these two papers to the Lords of the Committee when the Board's Report of the 7th May 1736 shall be taken into consideration at the Committee it appearing by these papers that the Swiss do not agree to the terms therein proposed tho' agreed to by the said Jenner when the Report was made.

[Page 63.]

Thursday April 7th 1737.

An Order of the Committee of Council directing the Board to receive further proposals from Messrs. Crimble & Huey with regard to their settling the Land petitioned for by them upon which the Board reported the 24th Novr last and with regard to the share in all mines to be reserved to the Crown was read, And

Mr Crimble attending he presented to the Board a paper containing his further Proposals upon the subject above-mentioned which were read And orders were given for preparing the Draft of a Report for inclosing a copy thereof to the Lords of the Committee

[Page 64.]

Tuesday April 19th 1737.

Mr McCulloh Agent for the Govr of North Carolina desired their Lordships would please to consider the Biennial Law of that Province and lay the same before his Majesty to be repealed

Their Lordships then read & considered Mr Fane's Report against the said Law and gave directions for preparing the draft of a Report for repealing the same.

The Draught of a Report upon the Order of the Committee of Council read the 7th inst. directing the Board to receive further proposals from Messrs. Crymble & Huey with regard to their settlement proposed in North Carolina was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed

[Page 66.]

Wednesday April 20th 1737.

Draft of a Report ordered yesterday to be prepared for repealing the Biennial Law was agreed to and signed.

The Report to the Lords of the Committee for inclosing the further proposals from Messrs. Crimble & Huey relating to their proposed settlement in North Carolina and to a reservation of a certain proportion of mines &c. was agreed to & signed.

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[Page 69.]

Friday April 22nd 1737.

Letter from Mr Johnston Governr of North Carolina dated 29 Nov. 1736 relating to Quit Rents, Blank Patents &c. was read And the Draft of a letter to Mr Johnston was agreed and ordered to be sent.

[Page 120.]

Wednesday June 8th 1737.

Mr John Crawford attending in behalf of Mr Skeene and Abercromby whose petition was read the 24th ulto praying for some allowance in consideration of their having run out the bounds between South and North Carolina and desiring the Board would please to consider the same Mr Abercromby one of the petitioners being very ill in Scotland and not able to attend the Board Their Lordships took the said petition into their consideration & gave directions for preparing the Draft of a Ressn thereupon

[Page 150.]

Friday July 8th 1737.

Two Copies of Orders in Council of 19th May last approving the proposals made by Messrs Crimble & Huey for settling a tract of land in North Carolina & ordering the said Tract to be laid out and surveyed were read.

[Page 176.]

Wednesday Septr 7th 1737.

Letter from Mr Allen Receiver of the Quit Rents in North Carolina complaining of obstructions in the receipt of the Quit rents was read and Ordered that Mr Le Hemp Deputy to Mr Walpole Auditor of the Revenue in the Plantations be desired to attend the Board on this subject on Wednesday next

[Page 178.]

Wednesday Septr 14th 1737.

Copy of an Order in Council for repealing the Biennial Law of North Carolina was read.

[Page 181.]

Wednesday Septr 21st 1737.

Letter from Mr Johnston Govr of North Carolina dated the 30th of April last was read.