Journal of the House of Lords; papers relating to Nova Scotia

Paper relating to Nova Scotia delivered.

The Earl of Holdernesse, by His Majesty’s Command, delivered to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty of the 13th of February last, “Copies and Extracts of Letters, from the 6th of March 1748/9, to the 1st of September 1751, relating to the Settlement of Nova Scotia; with a List thereof.”

And the said List was read, as follows:

  1. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to the Lords of Trade, 6th March, 1748/9
  2. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to the Lords of the Treasury, 8th March, 1748/9; enclosing an Inventory of Sundries, to be provided for 100 Families
  3. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 8th March, 1748/9
  4. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to the Lords of the Treasury, 13th March, 1748/9.
  5. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 22d March, 1748/9.
  6. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to Governor Hopson, 23d March, 1748/9.
  7. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 24th March, 1748/9.
  8. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 8th April, 1749.
  9. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 13th April, 1749; enclosing Copy of a Letter from the Lords of Trade to his Grace, of the same Date.
  10. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to the Lords of Trade, 28th April, 1749.
  11. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to Lieutenant Colonel Mascarene, 2d May, 1749.
  12. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to Colonel Hopson, 2d May, 1749.
  13. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 2d May, 1749; enclosing Copy of a Letter from the Lords of Trade to his Grace, 1st May, 1749.
  14. Copy of a Letter from the Lords of the Admiralty to the Duke of Bedford, 5th May, 1749; enclosing Copy of a Letter from the Navy Board to Mr. Corbett, 3d May, 1749.
  15. Copy of a Letter from the Lords of the Admiralty to the Duke of Bedford, 9th May, 1749; enclosing a Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Navy to Mr. Corbett, 8th May, 1749; and Copy of a Letter from Captain Rous to Mr. Clevland, 8th May, 1749.
  16. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 12th May, 1749; enclosing Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace, 11th May, 1749.
  17. Copy of a Letter from the Lords of the Admiralty to the Duke of Bedford, 30th May, 1749.
  18. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Aldworth to Mr. Hill, 3d June, 1749; enclosing Copy of a Letter from the Lords of the Admiralty to the Duke of Bedford, 2d June, 1749; enclosing Copy of a Letter from the Navy Board to Mr. Clevland, 31st May, 1749.
  19. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 15th June, 1749.
  20. Copy of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 23d June, 1749.
  21. Extract of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 17th July, 1749.
  22. Extract of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 23d July, 1749.
  23. Extract of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 24th July, 1749.
  24. Extract of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 20th August, 1749.
  25. Extract of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 11th September, 1749.
  26. Extract of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 17th October, 1749.
  27. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to the Lords of Trade, 1st March, 1749/50.
  28. Extract of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 19th March, 1749/50.
  29. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to the Lords of Trade, 20th March, 1749/50.
  30. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to the Lords of Trade, 29th March, 1750.
  31. Extract of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to Governor Cornwallis, 2d April, 1750.
  32. Extract of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to Governor Cornwallis, 19th July, 1750.
  33. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to the Lords of Trade, 30th January 1750/51.
  34. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Aldworth to Mr. Hill, 26th March, 1751.
  35. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 16th April, 1751; enclosing Copy of a Letter from the Lords of Trade to his Grace, 7th March, 1750/51.
  36. Copy of the Duke of Bedford’s Letter to Governor Cornwallis, 13th June, 1751; enclosing Copy of a Letter from Mr. West to Mr. Aldworth, 28th November, 1750; enclosing a Memorial from the Principal Officers of His Majesty’s Ordnance, of 16th November, 1750.
  37. Extract of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 1st September, 1751.

Ordered, That the said Copies and Extracts do lie on the Table.

More Papers relating to Nova Scotia delivered.
The Earl of Halifax also, from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, by His Majesty’s Command, delivered to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Address of the 13th of February last, “Several Papers relating to the Settlement of Nova Scotia; together with a List thereof.”
And the said List was read, as follows:

Copy of a Letter from his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, to the Board of Trade, dated the 6th of March, 1748/9; with an Extract of a Plan presented to His Majesty, for the Settlement of Nova Scotia.

  1. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 16, 1748/9.
  2. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 24, 1749.
  3. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated April 7, 1749.
  4. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated April 13, 1749.
  5. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of his Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated 20 April, 1749.
  6. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of his Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated April 26, 1749.
  7. Copy of a Letter from his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, to the Board of Trade, dated April 28, 1749.
  8. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated April 29, 1749; enclosing a Representation to His Majesty; with,
  9. Copy of the Draught of a Commission for the Honourable Edw’d Cornwallis Esquire, to be Captain General and Governor in Chief of His Majesty’s Province of Nova Scotia.
  10. Copy of the Draught of Instructions for the Honourable Edw’d Cornwallis Esquire, Captain General and Governor in Chief of His Majesty’s Province of Nova Scotia.
  11. Copy of the Draught of Orders and Instructions to the Honourable Edw’d Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, relating to the Trade and Navigation of Great Britain and His Majesty’s Plantations in America.
  12. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated May 1, 1749.
  13. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated May 11, 1749.
  14. Copy of a Letter to the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, from the Board of Trade, dated May 15, 1749.
  15. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated 22d of June, 1749.
  16. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Chibucto, July 24, 1749; enclosing an Extract of the Minute of the First Day’s Council held by the Governor, July 24, 1749.
  17. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated August 19, 1749.
  18. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Chibucto, August 20, 1749; enclosing the King’s Declaration to His French Subjects there, and a List of Civil Officers at Chibucto, with their Salaries.
  19. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated September 1, 1749.
  20. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Chibucto, September 11, 1749; enclosing the Copy of a Letter from the French Inhabitants to the said Governor, and his Answer; and the Trial of Peter Carteel, a Settler, for Murder.
  21. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated October 16, 1749.
  22. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated the 16 of October, 1749.
  23. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, October 17, 1749. Copies of the Resolutions of the Council at Halifax, October 1, 1749; of a Letter from The Micmacs to the said Governor; and his Proclamation against them.
  24. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, December 7, 1749.
  25. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated December 19, 1749.
  26. Copy of a Letter from his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, to the Board of Trade, dated December 20, 1749.
  27. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of his Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated January 22, 1749/50.
  28. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to the Honourable Edw’d Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated February 16, 1749/50.
  29. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 2d, 1749/50.
  30. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 8, 1749/50.
  31. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 9, 1749/50.
  32. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated 19 March, 1749/50.
  33. Nova Scotia Council Records, from July 14th, 1749, to the 2d of February, 1749/50.
  34. Copy of a Letter from his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, to the Board of Trade, dated March 29, 1750.
  35. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 29, 1750.
  36. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated April 2d, 1750.
  37. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edw’d Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, April 30, 1750.
  38. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated May 23, 1750.
  39. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated May 24, 1750.
  40. Copy of a Letter from the Secretary of the Board of Trade to the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated May 29, 1750.
  41. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Rich’d Leveson Gower Esquire, Secretary to their Excellencies the Lords Justices, to the Board of Trade, June 4, 1750.
  42. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to the Honourable Edw’d Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated June 8, 1750.
  43. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to the Honourable Edw’d Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated June 14, 1750.
  44. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to the Honourable Edw’d Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated June 26, 1750.
  45. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, July 10, 1750.
  46. Nova Scotia Council Records, from February 23d, 1749/50, to July 6, 1750.
  47. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, August 19, 1750.
  48. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, September 2d, 1750.
  49. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated September 3d, 1750.
  50. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, September 16, 1750.
  51. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edw’d Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated September 22d, 1750.
  52. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, September 30, 1750.
  53. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated October 10, 1750.
  54. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated the 5 of November, 1750.
  55. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated November 27, 1750.
  56. Nova Scotia Council Records, from July 30, to November 15, 1750.
  57. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated January 1, 1750/1.
  58. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, January 16, 1750/51.
  59. Copy of a Letter from his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, to the Board of Trade, dated January 30, 1750/51.
  60. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated February 6, 1750/51.
  61. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of his Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 7, 1750/51.
  62. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to the Honourable Edw’d Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated 22d March, 1750/51.
  63. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated 14 June, 1751.
  64. Nova Scotia Council Records, from 20 December 1750, to 10 February 1750/51.
  65. Nova Scotia Council Records, from March 9, 1750/51, to May 27, 1751.
  66. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edw’d Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, 24 June, 1751.
  67. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, 29 June, 1751.
  68. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, 1 July, 1751.
  69. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, 1 July 1751.
  70. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, 24 July, 1751.
  71. Nova Scotia Council Records, from June 1, to September 1, 1751.
  72. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated September 4, 1751.
  73. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Edw’d Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated 31 October, 1751.
  74. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated November 3d, 1751.
  75. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated 16 February, 1752.
  76. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to the Honourable Edw’d Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated 6 March, 1752.
  77. Copy of a Letter from the Earl of Holdernesse, One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, to the Board of Trade, dated 11th March, 1752.
  78. Extract of the Minutes of the Board of Trade, on Tuesday, April 21, 1752.
  79. Representation of the Board of Trade to their Excellencies the Lords Justices;” enclosing,
  80. Copy of the Draught of Instructions for Peregrine Thomas Hopson Esquire, Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over His Majesty’s Province of Nova Scotia.
  81. Extract of the Minutes of the Board of Trade, on Wednesday, May 6, 1752.
  82. Nova Scotia Council Records, from 26 September 1751, to February 29, 1752.
  83. Extract of a Letter from Colonel Hopson, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated 16 October, 1752;” enclosing,
  84. Estimates of Expense for Nova Scotia, from the 1st Day of August 1752, to the End of the Year 1753.
  85. Copy of the Answer of the Governor and Council of Nova Scotia, to some Proposals of Peace made by One of the Tribes of Micmac Indians, dated 16th September, 1752.
  86. Copy of Captain Scott’s Proposals with relation to the Micmac Indians, dated 17 August, 1752.
  87. Copy of a Report of a Survey, made by Order of Colonel Hopson, from the Town of Dartmouth, round the Sea Coasts, to a French deserted Settlement, called Shillencook.
  88. Nova Scotia Council Records, from March 31, 1752, to July 18, 1752.
  89. Nova Scotia Council Records, from August 3, to October 16, 1752.
  90. Copy of a Letter from Peregrine Thomas Hopson Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated 16 October, 1752;” enclosing,
  91. Copy of the Proceedings of a Council of War, in relation to the Proposal of giving 3 Pence per Day to the Troops, in Lieu of Provisions, dated at Halifax, 1 September, 1752.
  92. Copy of the humble Petition of the welldisposed German Settlers in Nova Scotia, to Colonel Hopson.
  93. Copy of Captain Brome’s Letter to his Excellency Governor Hopson, with relation to the Company of Artillery doing Duty in Nova Scotia, dated August 18, 1752.
  94. Extract of a Letter from Colonel Hopson, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, December 6, 1752;” enclosing,
  95. Copy of a List of Bills drawn by the Honourable Colonel Hopson, Governor of Nova Scotia, on Christ’r Kilby Esquire, Agent for the said Province, in the Month of November, 1752.
  96. Copy of the Memorial of the Officers of the several Corps doing Duty in Nova Scotia, dated (fn. 1) November, 1752.
  97. Copy of a Survey of a Quantity of Salt Pork in His Majesty’s Stores, supplied by Messieurs Aptharp and Hancock of Boston.
  98. Copy of a Cartel for the Exchange of Deserters, published at Halifax, 8 November, 1752.
  99. Nova Scotia Council Records, from the 22 October, to the 4 December, 1752.
  100. Nova Scotia Records of the General Court (on the Crown Side) of Halifax, on the last Tuesday in October, 1752.
  101. Extract of a Letter from Colonel Hopson, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, 10 December, 1752.
  102. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to Colonel Hopson, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated 22 December, 1752.
  103. An Accompt of the several Sums of Money that have been granted by Parliament, for Support of His Majesty’s Colony of Nova Scotia; and how the same have been applied.
  104. A distinct Accompt of the Annual Expense of the Civil Establishment of His Majesty’s Province of Nova Scotia.
  105. A distinct Accompt of the Annual Expense of the Military Establishment of His Majesty’s Province of Nova Scotia.

 

“House of Lords Journal Volume 28: March 1753, 11-20.” Journal of the House of Lords Volume 28, 1753-1756. London: His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1767-1830. 42-55. British History Online. Web. 2 April 2020. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/lords-jrnl/vol28/pp42-55.