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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...
[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.]
[ 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...
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
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 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...
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 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...