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Minutes of the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Great Britain. Board of Trade
January 27, 1756 - December 24, 1756
Volume 05, Pages 649-653

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[B. P. R. O. B. T. Journals. Vol. 64.]
BOARD OF TRADE JOURNALS.


Tuesday January 27th 1756.
Present Earl of Halifax
Mr. Fane.
Mr. Oswald.
Mr. Pelham.
Mr. Talbot.
Mr. Jenyns.
Mr. Rigby.

Read a letter from Arthur Dobbs Esq. Governor of North Carolina to the Board dated at Newbern 28th Oct. 1755 with an account of the death of some Members of the Council there and recommending others to supply the Vacancies and transmitting the following public papers, Vizt

Gov. Dobbs speech to the Council and Assembly of North Carolina in October 1755.

Address of the Council of North Carolina to Gov. Dobbs.

Address of the Assembly of North Carolina to Gov. Dobbs.

Titles of Acts passed at North Carolina in the Session begun Oct. 1755.

Copy of a letter from George Nicholas Esq. Attorney General of North Carolina to Gov. Dobbs dated May 20th 1755 with an account of grievances he labours under in his Office.

Names of three gentlemen recommended to be Councillors in the Province of North Carolina in the presence of those deceased.

Ordered that the draught of the Representation to His Majesty be prepared proposing that Edward Brice Dobbs Esq may be appointed of the Council of North Carolina in the room of James Craven Esq. deceased, which having been prepared was agreed to transcribed and signed on 28th Janry


Thursday. February 5th 1756.

Read an Order of His Majesty in Council dated 3rd Inst. approving a Representation of this Board praying that Edward Brice Dobbs Esq. may be appointed a Member of the Council of North Carolina in the room of James Craven Esq. deceased and a Warrant for his appointment to be prepared.

A Warrant having been prepared in the usual form was agreed to and a Representation to His Majesty therewith was signed.


Monday, February 16th 1756.

Their Lordships took into consideration the letters which have been received from the Governors of New York New Hampshire New Jersey

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North Carolina and from the Lieut. Govr of Virginia since the Board's last letter to them and ordered Draughts of letters in answer thereto to be prepared—which were agreed to transcribed and signed on Febry 17th


Tuesday. March 9th 1756.

Their Lordships took into consideration the 84th Article of His Maj. Instructions to the Governor of North Carolina relating to the Lands granted in 1746 to the Associates of James Huey and Murray Crymble and a letter to the Governor explaining some doubts which had arisen with respect to the intent and meaning of the said Instruction was agreed to transcribed and signed.


Tuesday April 6th 1756.

Read a letter from Mr. Wood Secretary to the Commissrs of the Customs dated 3rd Feby 1756 inclosing an account of Gunpowder entered in the Port of London for exportation to Carolina from 1st Janry 1755 to 1st Janry 1756.


Tuesday. May 11th 1756.

Read the following letters and papers received from Mr. Dobbs Governor of North Carolina Viz:

Letter from Arthur Dobbs Esq. Govr of North Carolina to the Board dated at Newbern Decr 15th 1755 in answer to the Board's letters of the 16th June and 19th Sept 1755.

Minutes of Assembly in the Upper House from Dec. 14th 1754 to Janry 15th 1755.

Minutes of Assembly from Dec. 14th 1754 to Janry 15th 1755.

Minutes of Assembly in the Upper House from Sept. 25th to Oct. 15th 1755.

Minutes of Assembly from Sept. 25th to Oct. 15th 1755.

Six Acts passed in North Carolina on 13th Oct. and eight on the 15th Oct. 1755.

Letter from Arthur Dobbs Esq. Gov. of North Carolina to the Board dated at Newbern Dec. 16th 1755 containing his opinion with respect to a plan for the defence of the frontiers of the British Colonies in America and for the direction of Indian affairs

Ordered that the Acts be sent to Sir Matthew Lamb for his opinion thereupon in point of law


Tuesday July 13th 1756.

Read a letter from Arthur Dobbs Esqre Gov. of North Carolina to the Board dated March 15th 1756 relating to the present state of defence of that Province and inclosing

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List of the Militia and Taxable Persons in the several counties of North Carolina for 1755 together with an account of the quantity of powder and lead in the hands of the collectors for the several ports of North Carolina


Tuesday. July 20th 1756.

Ordered that the Draughts of Letters to the Govrs of New Hampshire New York North Carolina & Bermuda in answer to those which have been received from them since the Board's last letters be prepared—approved of, transcribed & signed 29th July


Friday. October 8th 1756.

Read an Order of Council dated 18th Aug. 1756 referring to the consideration of this Board the humble petition of Henry McCulloh to His Majesty praying that he would be graciously pleased to order that the sum that was deducted from the arrears of salary due to him may be set off against the Quit Rents of such lands as he & his Associates are entitled to in North Carolina &c.

The Petitioner attending without was called in and after some conversation had with him upon the subject matter of his petition he was ordered to withdraw and the draught of a Report thereupon to the Lords of the Committee of Council was ordered to be prepared—agreed to transcribed and signed Octr 9th

Read a letter from Arthur Dobbs Esq Gov. of North Carolina to the Board dated 14th June 1756 inclosing

Copy of a Conference held with the King and Warriors of the Catawbas by Mr. Chief Justice Henley at Salisbury in North Carolina in May 1756.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following copies of Orders of Council received from the Clerk of the Council in waiting Viz:

Order in Council dated 7 July 1756 directing that the supply of Ordnance and Stores for the defence of Fort Johnson in Cape Fear River and also the supply of ammunition for the defence of the Province of North Carolina contained in the annexed estimates should be forthwith sent to the said Province.

Order in Council dated 7 July 1756 upon an application made by the Governor of North Carolina for a supply of Cannon & Stores for Fort Johnson in Cape Fear River and directing such supply to be forthwith sent thither

Order in Council dated 7 July 1756 upon an application made by the Govr of North Carolina for a supply of gunpowder and ball and directing such supply to be forthwith sent to the Province.

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Tuesday November 2nd 1756.

Read a letter from Mr. Dobbs Gov. of North Carolina dated 12 July 1756 acknowledging the receipt of the Board's letter of the 17th Febry and transmitting a Plan for a Fort proposed by him to be erected at Cape Look Out together with a draught of the Harbour there and inclosing

Copy of a letter from him to the Earl of Loudoun containing a full account of the state and condition of that Province dated 10th July 1756.

A List of the Militia & Tythables in the Province of North Carolina

Ordered that the Secretary do transmit to the Secretary to the Lords Commrs of the Admiralty such parts of Mr. Dobbs letter as relate to the utility of erecting a Fort at Cape Look out and remind him of the [letter] wrote to him on 7th Novr 1755 desiring the favor of that Board's sentiments upon his proposal.


Thursday. November 11th 1756.

Read a letter from Mr. Cleveland Secy to the Lords of the Admiralty dated 5th inst in answer to one from Mr. Pownall inclosing extract of a letter to Lord Loudoun from Govr Dobbs at North Carolina with a Plan of the Harbour at Cape Look Out and of the Fort proposed by him to be built there.

Ordered that a copy of the said letter be made to be transmitted to Mr. Dobbs Govr of North Carolina and that the draught of a letter to him inclosing the said Copy be prepared—agreed to, transcribed & signed Nov. 12th


Friday November 19th 1756.

Read a letter from Mr. Rutherford one of the Council and Receiver General for the Province of North Carolina dated 19 June 1756 relating to the state of Revenue of Quit Rents in that Colony and desiring leave to come to England on account of his private affairs

Ordered that the Secretary do transmit a copy of the said letter to Mr. Harding Secretary to the Lords Commrs of the Treasury desiring him to move their Lordships that Mr. Rutherford may have leave to come home.


Friday. December 24th 1756.

Read a letter from Mr Dobbs Govr of North Carolina dated 31 Oct. 1756 containing several particulars relative to the general state of affairs in that Province & inclosing Copy of a letter from Major Lewis to Mr Lyttelton Gov. of South Carolina relating to his proceedings in building a Fort in the Cherokee Country.

Copies of two Addresses from the Council & Assembly of North Carolina to His Majesty dated 14th & 22d Oct. 1756.

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Gov. Dobbs Speech to the Council and Assembly of North Carolina.

Ordered that the Secretary do transmit an extract of so much of Mr Dobbs letter as relates to the want of Cruizers being properly stationed for the protection of the Crafts of that Province to the Secretary of the Lords Comrs of the Admiralty and desire him to lay it before that Board.

Ordered that the Secretary do transmit an extract of so much of the above mentiond letter as relates to an Officer of the Customs at Ocacock Inlet to the Secretary to the Lords Commisrs of the Treasury and desire him to lay it before that Board.