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.
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
A Memorial from Mr Ocks concerning the Swiss settling in America but particularly in North Carolina was read and
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.
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
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their Lordships would please to consider the Biennial Law of that Province and lay the same before his Majesty to be repealed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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Copy of an Order in Council for repealing the Biennial Law of North Carolina was read.
Letter from Mr Johnston Govr of North Carolina dated the 30th of April last was read.