The Secretary laid before the Board the copies of several Orders of Council upon the business of the Plantations Vizt:
Order in Council dated 26th June 1767 repealing three Acts passed in the Province of North Carolina in 1764.
Read and considered an Act passed in North Carolina in 1766 entitled an Act for confirming a lease made by the Tuscarora Indians to Robert Jones, William Williams and Thomas Pugh Esqrs, together with Sir Matthew Lamb's report thereupon. It appearing that the said Act had relation to the interests and property of Earl Granville it was ordered that a copy of it should be sent to his Lordship and that he be desired to acquaint the Board whether he has any objection to it.
Representation to His Majesty upon the letter from the Gov. of North Carolina relative to a Court of Exchequer in that Colony referred by letter from the Earl of Shelburne mentioned in the Minutes of the 17th Decr last was approved and ordered to be transcribed—and was signed Feby 4th.
Several letters and papers received since the Board's adjournment were laid before the Board and read Viz:—
Letter from Govr Tryon to the Board dated 18th July 1767 transmitting Minutes of Council 11th & 12th July 1767 and also from 15th to 27th April 1767
Letter from Govr Tryon to the Board dated 22d Dec. 1767 relative to the death of one of the Officers of His Maj. Customs in that Province and the appointment of others.
The following letters & papers received from the Colonies since the last Meeting of the Board were read Vizt:—
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 1st Feb. 1768 acknowledging the receipt of the King's Order and Instruction relative to Acts for establishing an Orthodox Clergy.
The following letters and papers received from the Gov. of North Carolina were laid before the Board Vizt:—
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 2d Feb. 1768 relative to the expediency of a new emission of paper currency in that Province and inclosing Resolutions of the Council & Assembly Petition of a Committee of both Houses of Assembly to the King respecting paper currency Copy of an Address of the two Houses of Assembly of North Carolina to the Govr 16th Jan. 1768 praying him to transmit their petition to the King
Twenty seven Acts passed in North Carolina in Jany 1768 were
The following letters & papers were laid before the Board & read Vizt:—
Letter from Govr Tryon to the Board dated 14th March 1768 relative to his appointment of Associate Justices
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 13th March 1768 transmitting Minutes of Council held at Wilmington from 14th to 27th Oct. 1767
Do from 14th Dec. 1767 to 16th Jany 1768.
Copy of the Council Journals 1st March 1768.
Reports of the Committee of Accounts
Read the following letters received since the last Meeting from the Earl of Hillsborough one of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, Vizt:—
Letter from the Earl of Hillsborough dated 12th June 1768 transmitting Copy of a letter from Govr Tryon to the Earl of Shelburne dated 7th March 1768 containing his Observations on several Acts passed in the Province of North Carolina in the last Session of Assembly.
Letter from Govr Tryon to the Board dated 5th March 1768 requesting the King's directions with regard to issuing a Writ for the election of a new Member of the Assembly in the room of one who has resigned his seat therein & recommending them to his Maj. favour.
Estimates of the expence of running the Cherokee Boundary Line
Journal of the Upper House of Assembly from 5th Dec. 1767 to 15th Jan 1768
Journal of the Lower House of Assembly from 5th Dec. 1767 to 16th Jany 1768
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 6th March 1768 transmitting Journal of the Upper House of Assembly from 6th Dec. 1767 to 15th Jany 1768
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 7th March 1768 containing his observations on several Acts lately passed in that Province
An Act to amend the several Acts for regulating the Town of New Bern and for other purposes.
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 12th April 1768 relating to the conduct of Mr Fuller Master of the Aurora Brig whom he believes to have been guilty of a breech of the Acts of trade
Attested copies of papers that Mr Fuller produced & lodged in the Custom House Office of the Port of Brunswick
The Secretary laid before the Board the following Duplicate papers Vizt:—
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 15th June 1768 transmitting Land Office Patents granted at April Court of Claims 1768
The Earl of Hillsborough communicated to the Board by His Maj. command two letters from the Govr of No. Carolina and a petition to his Majesty of the Council of that Colony therein referred to praying for an allowance out of the Quit Rents similar to that which is allowed out of the Quit Rents of Virginia
Ordered that the Draught of a Representation to his Maj. thereupon be prepared which was approved [P. 175,] next day & ordered to be transcribed
The Secretary laid before the Board the following letters & papers received from his Maj: Colonies in North America during the recess of the Board Viz:—
Letter from Governor Tryon to the Board dated 25th April 1768 transmitting a Memorial of the Council to the King in Council praying that such allowance may be made to them as made for the like services in Virginia.
Address of the Council of North Carolina to the Governor.
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 16th June 1768 relating to some disturbances which have happened in the Counties of Orange and Anson and the Address of the Colony for a paper currency.
Letter from Gov. Tryon to the Board dated 17th June 1768 relating to Manufactures in that Province.
Minutes of Council from March 29th to May 17th 1768.
Do on May 31st and June 4th 1768.
Mr McCulloh's Observations on the Indian Lease Act passed in North Carolina.
Mr McCulloh attended in behalf of the persons interested in an Act passed in North Carolina in Nov: 1766 for confirming a Lease made by the Tuscarora Indians to Robert Jones &c., and urged several reasons to their Lordships in support of the said Act which he prayed might be reported by the Board for his Maj: royal confirmation.
Mr McCulloh being withdrawn the Secretary acquainted the Board with the steps which have been taken upon this Law and with the letter thereupon wrote by order of the Board to Earl Granville.
Ordered that the Secretary do write again to Earl Granville reminding him of the former letter acquainting him of the application made by the persons interested in the Law and that their Lordships will shortly lay it before his Majesty for confirmation unless his Lordship should signify any objection thereto and desire to be heard upon it.
The Secretary laid before the Board several copies of Orders of Council received from the Clerk of the Council Vizt:—
Order of the King in Council dated Feb. 1st 1768 directing that Henry McCulloh and his Associates, and Tenants shall not at any time pay quit rents for certain escheated and surrendered lands in Nor. Carolina
The Secretary having acquainted the Board that he had received no Answer to the letter wrote by him to Earl Granville by order of the Board on the subject of the Act of Nor. Carolina for confirming a Lease of lands from the Tuscarora Indians it was ordered that the Draught of a Representation to His Maj. should be prepared proposing that the said Act may be confirmed [p. 227,] which was approved transcribed and signed on 22d Nov. 1768