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The Board being informed that Mr. Hayes, agent for Mr. Dunlap, is nearly ready to begin the publication of his weekly gazette, which by Contract with the executive was to consist always of a full sheet of the size and type of Dunlaps Philadelphia paper containing intelligence, useful essays and public notifications on the part of government, publishing a separate lief for private...
In Council, Jan. 19, 1781. The board advise that Mr. Browne, commissioner of the provision law, be instructed to give orders to his deputies in the different Senatorial districts to call on the owners of all waggons, teams and drivers, and of all vessels for river transportation, with their navigators, within the same, to register with them the said waggons, teams, drivers, vessels, and crews,...
Sickness necessary Business and other Causes often preventing the Attendance of the members of this Board so as that no Council can be held, while many persons are waiting from great distances and at much expense on Business with the Executive; which inconvenience might in a great degree be obviated by a Standing Advice of the Board to the Governor to act during the intervals of their sitting...
It having been reported that the Enemy are advancing thro the interior Country of No. Carolina, and a doubt arising whether they may not mean to attempt a rescue of the Convention troops, the Governor is advised to instruct Colo. Wood immediately to call in all the said Officers and Soldiers to the barracks; that he have every thing in readiness to move them over the blue ridge at a moments...
[ Williamsburg ] 4 Mch. 1780 . Upon reconsideration of the case of Col. Legras, he is to be furnished with 50 hhds. of tobacco in addition to the bills of exchange already delivered to him as part of his demand against the state; and 10 hhds. are to be furnished to Capt. Linctot as part of his demand. Copy attested by H. Randolph, Clerk of Council. Tr in Board of Trade Journal ( Vi ); 1 p....
The letters and other Papers of the Council having been destroyed in the expedition of the enemy to the Town of Richmond in the month of January last, and it being of general importance that memorials of public events be preserved, and particularly interesting to those having a share in the administration that the records of their proceedings should under every possible circumstance guard them...
The Governor laid before the board a proposition from Colo. William Preston to raise a body of volunteers to march to the Southward whereon the board are of opinion that the services of such a Corps be accepted on the following conditions. They shall serve three months from the time of their rendezvousing at the head quarters of the Sothern commander in chief or such other place as he shall...
Williamsburg, 4 Mch. 1780 . If the accounts of Col. Legras and Maj. Linctot cannot be settled in the manner last proposed, they should be paid by bills of exchange drawn on Penet & Co. at Nantes. Signed by John Page. Tr in Board of Trade Journal ( Vi ); 2 p. Printed in Official Letters Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia , ed. H. R. McIlwaine , ii , 105.
The Governor having at the instance of the Sieur Oster Sub Commissary of commercial Relations of his Majesty the Emperor of the French for the Port of Norfolk in this Commonwealth laid before the Council Letters patent granted by the President of the United States under the seal of the said States recognizing the Sieur Oster in his said official character—It is advised that the same be copied...
[ Williamsburg ] 4 Mch. 1780 . The reasonable expenses of Col. Legras and Maj. Linctot to the sixth of the present month will be paid by the public, and an account should be submitted to the auditors for settlement. Signed by John Page. Tr in Board of Trade Journal ( Vi ); 1 p. Printed in Official Letters Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia , ed. H. R. McIlwaine , ii , 106.