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Minutes of the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Great Britain. Board of Trade
January 10, 1753 - November 28, 1753
Volume 05, Pages 26-29

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Journals. Vol. 61.]
BOARD OF TRADE JOURNALS.


Wednesday January 10th 1753.
Present.
Earl of Halifax
Mr. Pitt.
Mr. Grenville.
Lord Dupplin.
Mr. Fane.
Mr. Oswald.

Ordered that the Draught of a Representation to His Majesty be prepared proposing that Arthur Dobbs Esq. may be appointed Governor of North Carolina in the room of Gabriel Johnston Esq. deceased.


Thursday January 11th 1753.

The following Representations and Letters having been prepared pursuant to the preceding Minutes were laid before the Board agreed to transcribed and signed.

Representation to His Majesty proposing that Arthur Dobbs Esq. may be appointed Governor of North Carolina in the room of Gabriel Johnston Esq. deceased.


Wednesday, January 17th 1753.

Mr. Child Attorney General of the Province of North Carolina attending was called in and he laid before the Board the following paper viz:

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Reasons humbly offered to the Lords Commissrs for Trade and Plantations by Mr. Child Attorney General of North Carolina for his being absent from the Province.

He likewise produced to their Lordships the late Governor's Testimonial under the seal of the Province of his good services and conduct and of the reasons which induced him to come over into England which being read was redelivered to him and he was acquainted that his reasons appeared to their Lordships to be satisfactory.

Ordered that the Secretary do write to Mr. Enoch Hall Chief Justice of the Province of North Carolina who appeared to have been absent from his duty for upwards of four years desiring he would acquaint the Board with his reasons for such long absence & when he purposes to return.


Wednesday January 31st 1753.

Read an Order of Council dated 25th Janry 1753 approving a Representation of this Board proposing that Arthur Dobbs Esq. may be appointed Governor of His Maj. Province of North Carolina in the room of Gabriel Johnston Esq. deceased and directing this Board to prepare a Commission and Instructions accordingly.

The following Draughts of Represens to His Maj. having been prepared in consequence of the foregoing Orders were laid before the Board agreed to transcribed and signed.

Representation to His Maj. with the Draught of a Commission appointing Arthur Dobbs Esq. to be Gov. of North Carolina.


Friday March 9th 1753.

Read several copys of Orders in Council the titles of which are as follow vizt

Copy of an Order in Council dated 7th February 1753 approving a Representation of this Board together with the Draught of a Commission prepared by them for Arthur Dobbs Esq. to be Governor of His Majesty's Province of North Carolina.


Tuesday, April 10th 1753.

Read a letter from Mr. Rice President of the Council and Commander in Chief of North Carolina to the Board dated 13th Dec. 1752 acknowledging the receipt of two packets from their Lordships to the late Govr Johnston dated 28 April and 3 June last and transmitting Minutes of Council in April and August 1752.

The Secretary laid before the Board a collection of all the Laws now in force in North Carolina received from the Agent of the said Province

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Wednesday, April 11th 1753.
Present
Earl of Halifax
Mr. Pitt.
Lord Dupplin.
Mr. Grenville.
Mr. Townshend.
Mr. Fane.
Mr. Oswald.

Their Lordships took into consideration the state of His Maj. Province of North Carolina and also a Body or Collection of the Laws of the said Province mentioned in the preceding Minutes.

Resolved that the state of the said Province be taken into further consideration on Tuesday next the 17th inst.


Tuesday, April 17th 1753.

Their Lordships took into further consideration the state of affairs in His Maj. Province of North Carolina and ordered a state of the case with respect to the Act passed there in 1746 for ascertaining the number of the Assembly and Queries thereupon to be prepared in order to be laid before the Attorney and Solictor General for their opinion.


Wednesday, April 18th 1753.

The Rt. Hon. Horatio Walpole Esq. being present their Lordships made a further progress in the consideration of the state of affairs in His Majesty's Province of North Carolina more particularly with respect to the confused state of the Grants of Land and quit rents therein.


Wednesday May 2nd 1753.

Read a letter from Mathew Rowan Esqr one of the Council of North Carolina to the Board dated 14 Febry 1752 giving an account of the death of Nathaniel Rice Esqr late President of the Council and Commander in Chief of the said Province and of his having taken upon him the administration of that Government.


Wednesday, November 14th 1753.

Read a letter from the Attorney & Solicitor General to the Secretary dated 20th July 1753 with their Report upon the case referred to them relative to the Act of North Carolina for ascertaining the number of Representatives.

Ordered that the Draught of a Representation to His Majesty be prepared upon the state of affairs in His Maj. Province of North Carolina


Friday, November 16th 1753.

Read two letters from Mr. Rowan President of the Council of North Carolina dated 28th May & 28th June last transmitting the following papers

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Journals of the Upper House & also of the House of Burgesses of that Province

A printed copy of the Acts passed in the last Assembly of that Province in March 1753.

Ordered that the Acts be sent to Mr. Lamb for his opinion in point of law

Ordered that the Draught of a letter to Mr. Rowan be prepared.

Wednesday, November 28th 1753

The following Draughts of Letters having been prepared pursuant to their Lordships orders were agreed to and ordered to be transcribed Viz:


Draught of a letter to Mr. Rowan President of the Council of North Carolina—which was signed on 5 Decr 1753.