Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Trade, Board Of

Also called  Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations  English governmental advisory body established by William III in May 1696 to replace the Lords of Trade (1675) in the supervision of colonial affairs. The board was to examine colonial legislation and to recommend disallowance of those laws that conflicted with imperial trade policies, to nominate governors and other high officials for royal colonies and to write the


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