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Minutes of the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Great Britain. Board of Trade
January 24, 1738 - July 12, 1738
Volume 04, Pages 325-328

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[B. P. R. O. B. T. Journals. Vol. 48. P. 10.]
BOARD OF TRADE JOURNALS.


Tuesday January 24th 173⅞.
Present Lord Monson.
Mr Pelham
Col. Bladen
Mr Ashe
Mr Plumer.

Ordered the papers relating to North Carolina Quit Rents to be collected and laid before the Board.

[Page 11.]

Thursday January 26th 173⅞

Mr McCulloh attending read a paper relating to the Blank Patents in North Carolina and their Lordships having had some talk with him agreed to take that affair into consideration as soon as the same shall be reduced into a proper state of the case for the opinion of the Attorney General.

[Page 13.]

Tuesday January 31st 173⅞.

Ordered that a letter be writ to Mr Shelton desiring his attendance at the Board tomorrow in relation to the Deed of 1668.

[Page 14.]

Wednesday February 1st 173⅞

Mr Shelton attending acquainted the Board that the Lords Proprietors never did consent that the inhabitants of Albemarle County should have any Lands granted them conformable to the Deed of 1668 excepting only those who were formerly residenters of that County before the said year Case of the Blank Patents laid before the Attorney and Solicitor General for their opinion in point of law

Mr McCulloh attending the Board had some discourse with him relative to the deed of 1668 and agreed to consider of the same the first opportunity.

[Page 15.]

Thursday February 2nd 173⅞

Mr McCulloh attending the Board had some further discourse with him and ordered a state of the case of the Quit rents to be drawn up to be laid before the Attorney General for his opinion thereon.

[Page 17.]

Tuesday February 7th 173⅞

Their Lordships took into consideration a Draft of Querys to be prepared in order to be laid before the Attorney General in relation to the

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Grants and Quit Rents in North Carolina and made some progress therein. Agreed to and ordered to be transcribed Febry 8th

[Page 20.]

Tuesday February 14th 173⅞

Read the Report of the Attorney and Solicitor General upon the case of the Blank Patents in North Carolina

[Page 26.]

Thursday March 2nd 173⅞

Mr Attorney & Solicitor General's Report and Opinion upon several Queries relating to Quit rents in North Carolina was read and the Board took the same into consideration.

[Page 29.]

Thursday March 9th 173⅞

Mr Attorney and Solicitor General attending the Board had some discourse with them on the subject of the Quit rents & c. in North Carolina and their Lordships ordered copies of two Laws, relative to rating commodities passed in that Province to be transcribed and to be laid before them for their opinion thereon.

[Page 32.]

Wednesday March 15th 173⅞

Read Mr McCulloh's Answer to four Queries concerning two Acts for rating commodities passed in North Carolina and the Quit rents there and their Lordships ordered a copy of the same to be sent to the Attorney & Solicitor General.

[Page 34.]

Wednesday March 22nd 173⅞

Read the Report of Mr Attorney & Solicitor General upon two Acts of North Carolina relating to staple commodities rated and certain queries thereon and the Board agreed to take the affairs of North Carolina into consideration on Wednesday next.

[Page 40.]

Friday April 14th 1738

The Board took into consideration the state of the Province of North Carolina and made some progress therein

The Secretary was directed to write a letter to Mr McCullogh desiring his attendance at the Board on Tuesday next.

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[Page 42.]

Tuesday April 18th 1738.

Mr McCullogh attending the Board had some discourse with him relative to the Blank Patents in North Carolina and having taken the same into consideration made some progress therein.


Wednesday April 19th 1738

Mr McCullogh again attending their Lordships had under their consideration the affair of the North Carolina blank patents and quit rents and made some further progress therein


Thursday April 20th 1738

The Board took again into consideration the affair of North Carolina mentioned in the Minutes of yesterday and made some further progress therein

[Page 46.]

Wednesday April 26th 1738

The Board had again under consideration the affair of the Blank Patents and Quit rents in North Carolina and made a further progress therein

[Page 49.]

Friday May 5th 1738.

The Board had again under their consideration the affair of the Quit rents and blank patents and made a further progress therein


Wednesday May 10th 1738.

Read an Order of Committee of Council dated May 4th 1738 directing this Board to report what sum they shall think proper to be allowed to Messrs. Skene & Abercromby who were appointed by the late Governor of South Carolina to be Commissrs for settling the Boundaries between that Province and North Carolina and the Board appointed Wednesday next for considering that affair

[Page 54.]

Wednesday May 17th 1738.

Mr Abercromby attending as directed by the Minutes of May 10th inst. the Board had some discourse with him on the subject of his demand on account of his running the Boundary lines betwixt the two Provinces of S. and N. Carolina and referred the further consideration to another opportunity.

[Page 55.]

Tuesday May 30th 1738.

The Board had again under consideration the affair of the Quit rents & blank patents and made a further progress therein

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Read a letter to the Secretary from Mr Abercromby together with papers relating to the expences of running the boundary line between S. & N. Carolina.

[Page 57.]

Wednesday May 31st 1738.

Mr. McCullogh attending the Board had some discourse with him in relation to his Memorial and Proposals for rendering his Maj. Colonies in America more advantageous to Great Britain and their Lordps having made some progress in that affair were pleased to appoint Wednesday next for the further consideration of it upon which day he was desired to attend again.

[Page 58.]

Tuesday June 6th 1738.

Mr Abercromby attending the Board had some discourse with him concerning his letter to the Secretary mentioned in the Minutes of May 30th last and their Lordships were pleased to postpone their Report upon the Order of the Comtee of Council mentioned in the Minutes of May 10th till the arrival of proper Certificates to make out his demand.

[Page 76.]

Wednesday July 12th 1738.

Mr Wragg delivd in as Agent for the Assembly of No. Carolina a petition relating to the case or Represn of Sundry of the principal inhabts of that Province in behalf of themselves & others who claim lands by virtue of Grants under the seal of the late Lds Proprs presentd to this Board some time since.