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Minutes of the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Great Britain. Board of Trade
January 30, 1771 - June 20, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 628-629

[Journals. B. T. Vol. 79.]
BOARD OF TRADE JOURNALS.
At a Meeting of His Maj. Commrs for Trade & Plantations.


Wednesday January 30th 1771.
Present
Mr Jenyns
Mr Roberts
Mr Fitzherbert
Lord Greville

[P. 14.]
The Earl of Hillsborough present.

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.

[P. 82.]

Thursday April 11th 1771.

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.

[P. 85.]

Friday April 12th 1771.

Their Lordships then took into consideration the papers relative to the Boundary line between South and North Carolina and the

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agents for both Provinces attending were called in and both of them having acquainted the Board that they had nothing further to offer than what is contained in papers already before the Board they withdrew and it was ordered that the Draught of a Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council should be prepared—which was read and considered 19th April [p. 88]—and further considered approved and signed on April 21st [p. 91].

[P. 94.]

Friday April 26th 1771.

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.

[P. 136.]

Wednesday May 29th 1771.

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.

[P. 170.]

Wednesday June 19th 1771.

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.

[P. 172.]

Thursday June 20th 1771.

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.