Read a letter from Mr. Johnston, Govr of North Carolina to the Board dated at Edenton 3rd Sept. 1751 relative to the present state of the Council in that Province and recommending two gentlemen to supply vacancies therein.
Their Lordships took into consideration the state of His Maj. Council in the Province of North Carolina and it appearing that there were only three persons appointed by His Majesty of the said Council now remaining upon the List their Lordships ordered the Draught of a Representation to their Excellencies the Lords Justices to be prepared proposing that James Hassell, James Innes, John Rutherford, Francis Corbin, John Swan, John Dawson, James Craven, Lewis de Rosset and John Rieusset Esqrs may be appointed of the said Council
Read a letter from Mr. Johnston Govr of North Carolina to the Secretary of this Board dated at Edenton the 16th Sept. 1751 in answer to one from him relating to a neglect in not transmitting the public papers required by his Instructions.
Minutes of Council of North Carolina from 26 March to 3 April 1751.
The draught of a Representation to their Excellencies the Lords Justices proposing nine persons to be appointed of the Council of North Carolina having been prepared pursuant to the Minutes of the 15th inst. was laid before the Board agreed to and ordered to be transcribed And was signed April 27th
Read an Order of their Excellencies the Lords Justices in Council dated 7th May 1752 approving the Representation of the Board of Trade of 27th April last recommending nine persons to supply Vacancies in the Council of North Carolina & directing the Board to prepare Warrants for their appointment.
The draughts of Warrants having been accordingly prepared and also the draught of a Representation to their Excellencies the Lords Justices thereupon the same were agreed & ordered to be transcribed—and signed May 13th
Read the following Orders of their Excellencies the Lords Justices in Council, Viz:
Order of the Lords Justices in Council dated 28 May 1752 approving a Report from the Lords Commissrs for Trade with Draughts of Warrants prepared by them directing the Governor of North Carolina to swear and admit nine gentlemen to be of the Council in the said Province.
Ordered that the Secretary do write to Mr. Child Attorney General of North Carolina now in England to desire he would acquaint the Board whether he intends to return.
The Secretary laid before the Board the following papers received from Mr. Abercromby Agent for North Carolina. Vizt
Journal of the House of Burgesses in 1746 and 1747 also
Printed Journals of that House in 1749, 1750 and 1751.
The Secretary laid before the Board the following papers lately received from North Carolina Viz.
Minutes of Council in Sept. & Oct. 1751.
Read a letter from Mr. Rice President of the Council and Commander in Chief of North Carolina dated 1 August 1752 acquainting the Board with the death of Gabriel Johnston Esq. the 17th of July last and that he had taken upon him the Administration of the Government there.