Their Lordships took into consideration Draughts of General Instructions and of those relating to the observance of the laws of trade prepared pursuant to order for the Governors of New York Virginia & North Carolina & the said Draughts having been approved Representations to His Maj. thereupon were signed.
Their Lordships took into consideration an order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs mentioned in the Minutes of 3d Jany 1770 referring to this Board for their consideration and report copies & extracts of several letters and papers transmitted to the Earl of Hillsborough by the Governors of North & South Carolina touching the continuation of the Boundary lines between the said Colonies and their Lordships; also at the same time read and considered a Memorial of Mr Garth Agent for the Province of South Carolina on that subject and agreed to take the said papers into further consideration tomorrow morning.
Ordered that the Secretary give notice thereof to the Agents of both Provinces and acquaint them the Board desire their attendance thereupon.
Their Lordships then took into consideration the papers relative to the Boundary line between South and North Carolina and theth April [p. 88]—and further considered approved and signed on April 21st [p. 91].
Their Lordships agreed to and signed Representations to His Maj. recommending Sir Nathaniel Duckenfield Bart and Marmaduke Jones Esq to be of the Council of North Carolina.
Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee for Plantation Affairs dated 25th May 1771 directing that this Board do prepare and lay before them a Draught of additional Instructions to the Governors of North Carolina & South Carolina for the settling a final Boundary line between those Provinces conformable to the Report of this Board of the 24th April last—which having been prepared were approved and a Report to their Lordships thereupon was signed.
Read an order of His Majesty in Council on the 14th inst. referring to this Board for their consideration and report to the Lords of the Committee of Council thereupon a petition of sundry persons inhabitants of the Isle of Skye setting forth their having taken a resolution to embark with their families in order to settle in North Carolina and therefore praying a Grant of forty thousand acres of land.
Ordered that the said petition be taken into consideration tomorrow morning.
The Earl of Hillsborough attends. [P. 177.] Their Lordships took into further consideration the Order of Reference of the petition of sundry persons inhabitants of the Isle of Skye praying for a grant of forty thousand acres of land in North Carolina and it was ordered that the draught of a Report thereupon should be prepared—which was signed 21st June.