CONSIDERATION BY THE PRIVY COUNCIL
AS TO GRANT OF LAND TO SIR WILLIAM JOHNSON. — PRIVY COUNCIL REGISTRAR 112.
New York 1767.
Board of Trade to reconsider their REPORT ON SIR WILLIAM JOHNSON'S MEMORIAL for a grant of lands on the North Side of the
Mohawk River ceded to him by the Indians, etc.
The Lords of the Committee this day took into consideration a Report made by the Lords Commissioners for trade and plantations, dated the 20th February last, upon a memorial of Sir William Johnson, bart., Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Northern district of North America, praying amongst other particulars for a grant of a certain tract of land on the North Side of the Mohawk River, conceded to him by the Indians of that nation ; And the said report not containing information sufficient to enable the Committee to give any opinion to his Majesty with respect to granting the said lands, Their Lordships are hereby pleased to refer the said report back to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, in order for them to report their opinion to this Committee upon the Authenticity of the said grant made to Sir William Johnson, and to ascertain in the best manner they are able the situation of the land granted and whether any and what part of the said lands so granted to Sir William Johnson lie within the lands reserved to the Indians for hunting ground by the proclamation of the 7th October 1763 or by any compact at any time made with them, together with any other circumstances they may think proper or necessary for the information of the Committee upon this occasion.