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It is recommended to the board of trade to settle the expences of Capt. LeMaire stated in this account, and those incurred from his arrival at Boston until the 10th. instant. RC ( CSmH ); written on the final page of the account submitted: “Etat des Depenses faites en france par le Capitaine Le Maire a l’occasion de la Mission dont il a été chargé par L’Etat de la Virginíe,” signed by Le Maire...
The Board of trade are requested to direct that Major Martin be furnished at the big island with 1000℔ iron 100℔ Steel and a Set of Smiths Tools for the Cherokee nation. Also 100 Gallons of good Whiskey or rum. A Copy Tr ( Vi ). See also TJ to Board of Trade, 30 Oct. 1779 .
It has become necessary to advance an additional Sum of Money to Mr. Lindsay. The Board of Trade will therefore be pleased to issue a further Warrant in his favour for Six Hundred Pounds on Account. I am Sir with much respect Your most obedt. humble servt., RC ( Vi ). Addressed in another hand: “To the Honble Commissioners of the Board of trade.”
The board are of opinion that Colo. Le Maire’s expences of £15,545 livres 14 sous be paid in current money at the exchange of 20 for 1. and that £2000 be allowed him for his expences from Boston to this day. Th : Jefferson In Council Nov. 12. 1779 On further consideration the board thinks Mr. Le Maire shoud be allowed 27. livres a day for 430 days to be paid in currency at a rate not exceeding...
[ Williamsburg ] 12 Nov. 1779. In compliance with the requisition of 30 Oct. for the purchase of clothing for the Cherokee Indians, all the articles mentioned in Maj. Martin’s list that were to be had were secured, but for want of money the goods are being held until payment for them can be made. Before the treasury is replenished the goods may be sold. Every effort has been made to secure the...
The inclosed resolution for purchasing Slaves to carry on the West Ham Foundary is transmitted to your Board to be carried into execution, as the care of those works rests with you. P.S. Since writing the above another resolution of Assembly is come to hand for purchasing Iron of Mr. Ross. I inclose it to you with a Copy of his Letter proposing the supply, and Governour Henrys Answer. Th . J....
[ Williamsburg ] 13 Dec. 1779 . Order to carry into execution a resolution of the Assembly of 8 Dec., empowering the governor to contract for clothing and provisions for the slaves and tradesmen at the Westham foundry. Tr of executive order and enclosed resolution in Board of Trade Journal ( Vi ); 1 p.; printed in Official Letters Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia ,...
[ Williamsburg ] 23 Dec. 1779 . The commanders of two vessels from Bermuda with salt to exchange for corn submit a proposal, enclosed. The terms agreed upon last July were bushel for bushel, but the price of corn has fallen and the price of salt doubled. It would be good policy to allow two bushels of corn for one of salt to induce others to bring salt. The captains are granted permission to...
[ Williamsburg ] 25 Jan. 1780 . Requests advice of Council concerning purchase of spirits and other commodities from De Francy for the use of the several garrisons. Reply follows: “In Council January 25th 1780. The Board disapproves altogether of the proposed purchase of Rice and Salt; and refer to the Board of Trade to determine whether the sum to which the State of the Public Treasury will...
The Governor is advised to recommend to the Board of Trade to draw Bills of Exchange on Messrs. Penett & Co. to the amount of £4,000. Sterling payable to Colo. Geo. Rogers Clarke, to be by him disposed of to the best Advantage, and the proceeds paid, four fifths to Colo. Legras, and one fifth to Capt. Lintot in part of the debt due to them, and to take Measures for procuring other Bills of...
I find that the recommendation of council to have bills of exchange drawn and sent to Colo. Clarke that the proceeds may by him be divided between Colo. Legras and Capt. Lintot will not answer, as I now understand the latter does not mean to return to the Illinois but to take a trip to France. The bills must therefore be made separate here. I think also that those which shall be sent to Colo....
The Board are of Opinion that exorbitant as the Price is these Articles must be bought to complete the cloathing which will authorize us to march Buford’s Battalion out of the State. A few day’s subsistence and pay (if detained for want of Shirts) will exceed the price demanded. Tr in Board of Trade Journal ( Vi ).
The Board, in order to give Satisfaction as far as they are able to Colo. Legras and Major Lintot, recommend to the Board of Trade to convert into Tobacco such of the Bills of Exchange formerly recommended to be drawn as they shall be able to do on reasonable terms, such Tobacco to be delivered in payment in lieu of the Bills; they do not doubt the Board of Trade will endeavor to negotiate at...
It appears from an Act of the last Session of Assembly that the Executive are empowered to make Sale of sundry State Vessells therein mentioned with this proviso that they shall have power also to retain for the State such of the said Vessels as can consistently with the Public Interest be employed in the Commercial concerns of this Commonwealth. The Commissioners of Trade beg leave to inform...
Mr. Nathan having taken up Bills drawn on us to a considerable amount payable in N. Orleans, and having occasion for ten thousand Livres in France in part paiment, I am to desire you to furnish him with Bills of Exchange to that amount, carrying them to his debit; also that you will be pleased to take back the Bills you gave Colo. Legras on Penet & Co. He having received Satisfaction for them...
It is recommended to the Board of Trade to procure for Colo. Bufords Officers now under orders to march to Charles Town 50 yds. Cloth blue and white Cloth, 16 Suits Tremings, 40 Shirts with buttons, 30 ⅌ of Thread Hose, 40 Handkerchiefs, 44 Summer Vests and Breeches. Also for the Officers of Colo. Bland’s Regiment 60 Shirts 45 Summer Vests and Breeches, 30 Handkerchiefs, 30 ⅌ Thread Hose. Also...
One hundred and ninety Dollars are allowed for the within Services (Monsr. Francois Bosserons) in hard Money, The payment of which the Board of Trade is desired to negotiate. Orders to draw in favour of Mr. Nathan a Bill on Penet & Co. for fifteen thousand Livres on Account of Major Lintot in part of his demand. To deliver Mr. Nathan ten hogsheads Tobacco in part of his own debt. Also a...
The Council having explicitly guarded against admitting purchases from the Public Store by Mr. Armistead and Mr. Day but “on the current purchase advance” in their original Agreement, and these Gentlemen being secured against Depreciation by receiving their Stipend in Tobacco at a fixed rate it is thought that no alteration should be made in the Original terms. Tr in Board of Trade Journal (...
The Executive will not interpose to favor such a commerce (referring to a proposal contained in a Letter from Mr. Thoroughgood Smith of Accomack Mar. 16. 1780 with respect to exchanging Corn for Salt with a Bermudian Vessel) with Individuals as is herein proposed; but as great Quantities of Salt are wanting for public use and an immense Quantity lately required by Congress the Board of Trade...
It occurs to the Executive that the Mr. Vezey at the Eastern shore with Salt is the Person who came to this State with a flag for the Exchange of Prisoners, who applyed for leave to sell some Salt which he had brought for Balast, and to whom it was refused by the Executive on Account of the Mischief of the Precedent permitting a flag to trade. It is therefore recommended to the Board of Trade...
The Board of Trade will be pleased to direct their Agent to State an account in his Books with Colo. Legras, Major Lintot and Mr. Anthy Gamilin, charging them therein with the Money. Tobacco, or other things they have received from the State in part of their Demands, the same with Mr. Nathan. Tr in Board of Trade Journal ( Vi ).
It having been concluded that the Council shall discontinue business at this place from the 7th. of the ensuing month, and commence at Richmond on the 24th. I am desired to mention it to you as our desire that your board should make a correspondent adjournment. I must ask the favor of you to order a vessel or vessels to be in readiness on the evening of the 7th. at the landing most convenient...
The Act of Assembly having directed a Sale of the Ships Tartar and Dragon, the Gallies Henry, Manly, Hero, Page, Lewis and Safeguard, except such of them as may consistently with the public Interest be employed in the commercial Concerns of this Commonwealth, it is recommended to the Board of Trade to declare which of the said Vessels they are of Opinion should be retained under that...
The Board approves of the allowance to Mr. Moss of thirty five hundred Pounds for his trouble and expences. Tr in Board of Trade Journal ( Vi ). See Board of Trade to TJ, 22 Mch. 1780 .
Your Excellency’s letter of the 23d . was this day laid before the Board; there is a Vessel now at the Capitol Landing which we shall have detained till the 7th of next month, in order to take in those Articles directed to be removed to Richmond; unless it should be thought better to order her round to the College Landing to receive them: The other instructions contained in the Letter shall be...
The Expence to this State in particular which is occasioned by every day’s detention of these troops, and the Danger impending over Charles Town renders it expedient for the public Good to approve of the above contract however exorbitant the price. I do therefore approve of it. Tr in Board of Trade Journal ( Vi ), subjoined to minute concerning Duncan Rose’s communication to TJ, preceding ....
The following Slaves have been purchased for the use of the State agreeable to the Instructions given this Board by His Excellency in Council Gabriel cost £6305. Ned, cost  4210 Soloman 3675 Sam  4700 Kitt (a Boy 3640. Charles  3115 Tom 3755 Sawney  3190 David 3820 James
[ Williamsburg, 6? Apr. 1780 . Minute in the Board of Trade Journal ( Vi ) under date of 6 Apr.: “In compliance with Instructions from the Executive Ordered that the Agent be directed to pay Doctr. McClurg the sum of nineteen hundred and eighty Pounds for Mr. Rutledges Draught on the Governor of South Carolina which draught must be remitted to Maurice Simonds, Esqr. of Charles Town to be...
[Williamsburg, 7? Apr. 1780. Minute in Board of Trade Journal ( Vi ) under date of 7 Apr.: “In compliance with a requisition from the Executive Ordered that the Agent replace a Hogshead of Rum borrowed of Mr. Roe Cooper for the use of the Garrison at Hampton or make such other Satisfaction as may be agreed on.” TJ’s requisition not located.]
By a letter from Mr. Mazzei dated Nantes Nov. 27. 1779 I am informed that he had not then received any copy of the commission and instructions with which he was charged. As the Fier Rodrique offers a very secure opportunity of conveying them, I send you copies of his commissions and instructions which with a copy of the invoice and additional instructions from your office and whatever else may...