Upon application from Mr. Thos. Smith Deputy Auditor of the Plantations for copies of such parts of His Maj. Instructions to his Governors of South and North Carolina as relate to Grants of Land and the payment of the Quit rents in those Provinces the Board ordered that copies of such parts of said Instructions as relate thereto should be accordingly prepared.
It appearing to the Board that no letters or other public papers had been received from Mr. Johnston Governor of North Carolina since the year 1742 their Lordships ordered the Draught of a letter to the Duke of Newcastle to be prepared acquainting him therewith
Mem: It will be seen by reference to the Corresp. [North Carolina B. T., Vol. XI], that there is no letter from Gov. Johnston between the date of Dec. 1741 (B. 59) which was recd in April 1742 nor any papers recd from him until June 1746 (B. 70) in which and in another letter dated 20 Jany 1746/7 (B. 72) he explains that he has been a regular Correspondent but that his many packets have miscarried
Letter from Mr. Johnston Governor of North Carolina to the Board dated at Edenton the 6th of June 1746 in relation to his eight years of Salary due to him and the other officers there and to the outstanding arrears of Quit rents and the Lord Granville's Grants of Lands and Quit rents in that Province
Ordered that the said letter be taken into consideration at another opportunity
The Board took into consideration the letter from Mr. Johnston Govr of North Carolina mentioned in the Minutes of 21 Aug. last & Ordered the Secretary to write to Messrs Halton & Jones to whom he refers them for a further account of the state of that Province desiring them to attend the Board on Tuesday next in order to have some discourse with them upon that subject.
Mr. Halton attending as desired by the Minutes of Friday last the Board had some discourse with him on the subject of Mr. Johnston's letter