At a meeting of His Maj. Commrs for Trade and Plantations
Their Lordships took into consideration the state of the several Councils in His Maj. Colonies in America and the following Representations to His Maj. recommending persons to supply Vacancies were signed Viz:—
Representation to His Maj. proposing that Samuel Strudwick Esq. may be appointed one of the Council in North Carolina in the room of Rich. Spaight Esq. deceased
Read the following letters received since the last Meeting of the Board
Letter from Edw. Brice Dobbs Esq one of the Council of North Carolina to the Secretary dated 26th January 1767 acquainting him that he has no intention of returning to that Province and that he willingly resigns his seat.
The Secretary laid before the Board several letters and papers received since the last Meeting the titles of which are as follows—viz:—
Letter from Govr Tryon to the Board dated 3d Dec. 1766 transmitting An Address of the Council & Assembly to his Majesty
Read and considered thirty eight Acts passed in the Province of North Carolina in the years 1764 and 1765 together with Sir Matthew Lamb's Reports thereupon
Ordered that the Draught of a Representation to His Majesty be prepared proposing the repeal of several of the said Laws.
Read a letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 12th Janry 1767 acquainting their Lordships with the death of Mr Jones late Attorney General of that Province and his appointment of Marmaduke Jones Esq. to succeed him also stating the necessity of creating a Solicitor General for that Colony
Copy of a letter from Marmaduke Jones to Gov. Tryon relative to the appointment of a Solicitor General
Ordered that the Secretary do transmit copies of the said letter and paper to the Secretary to the Earl of Shelburne to be laid before his Lordship.
Their Lordships took into consideration the Act passed in the Province of North Carolina in 1765 for establishing an Orthodox Clergy together with the Bishop of London's Observations thereupon in his letter to the Board dated 1st March 1766 and it was Ordered, that the Draught of a Representation to His Majesty thereupon should be prepared—which was approved transcribed and signed 30th March
The Secretary laid before the Board several laws passed in the Province of North Carolina ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ which Laws were received from the Secretary of State's office and it was ordered that they should be sent to Sir Matthew Lamb for his opinion thereupon.
Several letters & papers received from the Governors and other officers of the Crown in the colonies were laid before the Board and read, the Titles of which are as follows Viz:
Letter from Govr Tryon to the Board dated Jany 30, 1767, containing an account of the Manufactures set up and carried on in that Province since 1734 and of the public encouragements given thereto.
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated Jany 31, 1767, containing his observations on several Acts lately passed there.
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated Feby 2, 1767, relative to the saw Mills and timber of that Province.
Read an Order of the King in Council dated June 26, 1767, directing the Board to prepare & lay before His Maj. the Draught of an additional Instruction to the Gov. of North Carolina requiring
Ordered that the Draught of an Additional Instruction to the Govr of North Carolina conformable to the directions of the said Order be prepared.
The Draught of an additional Instruction to the Govr of North Carolina recommending an amendment of the Act for establishing an Orthodox Clergy having been prepared pursuant to order was approved and a Representation to His Majesty thereupon was signed.
Several papers received from the Colonies by the last Packet were laid before the Board the titles of which are as follows Viz:—
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 28th April 1767 relative to several Deeds containing a surrender of land acknowledged by Mr Henry Eustace McCulloh as belonging to himself his father & their associates
Mr Elwin private Secretary to Gov. Tryon lately arrived from North Carolina attended & delivered a letter from the Governor recommending Mr Elwin to the protection of the Board.
Their Lordships then took into consideration Twenty eight Acts passed in North Carolina in Nov. 1766 together with Sir Matthew Lamb's Report thereupon and it was ordered that the draught of a Representation to His Majesty should be prepared proposing the repeal of an Act for laying a tax on pedlars and other itinerant Traders coming into this Province
The following duplicates of letters to the Earl of Sunderland and of papers therewith transmitted from the Governors of His Maj. Plantations and others were laid before the Board viz:—
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 29th June 1767 transmitting A view of the polity of the Province of North Carolina
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 30th June 1767 relative to the condemnation of a sloop having Foreign rum on board
Copy of a letter from Gov. Tryon to the Collector of Customs for Port Beaufort dated 16th Feb. 1767
Copy of the Reasons given by the Judge of the Vice Admiralty Court for the condemnation of a Sloop and Cargo having Foreign rum on board
Copy of letter from Gov. Tryon to the Commissary & Judge of the Vice Admiralty Court of North Carolina dated 16th Feb. 1767
Copy of letter of the Attorney General of No. Carolina to Gov. Tryon 10th Feby
Copy of letter from the Judge of the Vice Admiralty Court to Governor Tryon dated 23rd Feb. 1767 inclosing Copy of a Decree of the Court of Vice Admiralty concerning the Sloop and Cargo condemned upon the prosecution of Capt. Morgan.
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 7th July 1767 relative to the expediency of continuing the office of Baron of the Exchequer & recommending Mr John Hawks to be Comptroller of Port Beaufort
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 8th July 1767 containing remarks on an inclosed list of taxable persons in that Province
A Return of the list of taxables for the year 1765 in that Province
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 15th duly 1767 relative to the boundary line between the Western Frontiers of that Province and the Cherokee Hunting Grounds.
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 15th July 1767 acknowledging the receipt of their Lordships letter to him of 29th Nov. 1765 and containing his reasons for not attempting to get the amendments in an Act passed in 1754 relative to paper currency carried into execution in pursuance of an instruction of his late Majesty to Gov. Dobbs.
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 20th July 1767 transmitting Patents of lands granted in the Province of North Carolina in April 1767.
Several letters of reference from the Earl of Shelburne were read vizt Letter from the Earl of Shelburne dated 14th Nov. 1767 referringr of North Carolina relative to a Court of Exchequer in that Colony.
Several Representations to His Majesty proposing the repeal of certain laws passed in North Carolina ∗ ∗ ∗ having been prepared pursuant to order in the Minutes of the ∗ 4th ∗ inst. were approved transcribed and signed