His Excellency Informed the Board of the death of Peter Henly Late Chief Justice of this Province and shewed the necessity of another being appointed in his Room that the business of the Province might not stop until his Majestys Pleasure was known, and Proposed the Honble James Hasell Esqr to succeed him, which was unanimously agreed to.
Ordered that a Commission to the said James Hasell do issue accordingly.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr upon being appointed Chief Justice of this Province Resigned his Commission of Chief Baron of the Exchequer, upon which his Excellency Proposed the Honble John Rieussett Esqr to succeed him as Chief Baron of the Exchequer, which was unanimously agreed to.
Ordered that a Commission Issue accordingly to the Honble John Rieussett Esqr
In the Afternoon Present His Excellency the Governor
His Excellency laid before the Board a Letter from General James Abercrombie to his Excellency Dated 16th March 1758 Recommending it to his Excellency to Lay an Embargo upon the Shipping in this Province.
Ordered that a Proclamation do Issue to direct and require the several Collectors and Naval Officers of the respctive Ports in this Province not to Clear out or suffer any Ships or Vessells to depart from said Ports until further Orders.
Ordered that a Proclamation for a General Fast on Wednesday the seventh of June next do Issue.