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Report by the Commissioners of the Customs concerning the cases of Thomas Miller and John Culpeper
England. Commissioners of the Customs
January 09, 1679
Volume 01, Pages 262-263

[B. P. R. O. Colonial Papers.]
COPY OF A PrESENTMENT 9th JANUARY 1679 TOUCHING Mr MILLER AND Mr CULPEPER OF ALBEMARLE COUNTY IN CAROLINA.

Presentment 9th January 1679

The Comrs being informed, That John Culpeper an Inhabitant of Albemarle County in Carolina had during the imprisonment of Thomas Miller Collector of his Mats Customs in the said Plantac̄on recd and taken into his custody Fifty eight thousand three hundred and ninety two Pounds of Tobacco upon the accot of one penny per pound due and payable by an Act of Parliamt made in the 25th yeare of his Mats Reigne, They did in Novembr last cause the said Culpeper to be arrested and imprisoned at the suite of the King in an Accot of Five hundred pounds for the answering and making good to his Maty the said Tobacco And upon his Entring into bond with other security the 17th of November last in the penalty of Five Hundred Pounds to deliver the said Tobacco to their Collector in Albemarle for the time being within one yeare from the date thereof and produce a Certificate thereof in a convenient time after, since wch time the sd Thomas Miller having made his escape out of prison arrived in this Kingdome and being now very ill hath caused this

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further accot to be produced before them wherein the said Culpeper is charged to have taken from him and his Deputyes in Bonds and other Specialtyes to the value of One Thousand two hundred forty two pound Eight shillings and one penny sterling And the said Culpeper being now againe in Custody by order of his Maty in Councill They thought fitt to present the said accot to their Lops to be made use of as their Lops shall thinke fitt for the further securing of the Kings debt

R. TEMPLE.
J. DOWNING
C. CHEYNE
H. MILLINGTON
J. UPTON
Exd
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