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Minutes of the Upper House of the North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina. General Assembly
July 03, 1750 - July 10, 1750
Volume 04, Pages 1064-1068

North Carolina.

At a General Assembly begun, and held at Newbern, the Twelfth day of June, in the nineteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c: and in the year of our Lord One Thousand, seven Hundred, and forty six, and from thence continued by several Prorogations, and Adjournments, until Tuesday the Third day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand, seven Hundred and fifty in the Twenty fourth year of his said Majestie's Reign being the ninth Session of this present General Assembly, and from thence continued until Thursday the fifth of this instant July, 1750.


In the upper House July 5th 1750.
Present.
The Honourable Roger Moore. Esqr Member.
The Honourable James Hasell. Esqr Member.
The Honourable James Innis. Esqr Member.

Then His Excellency the Governour came to the House, and sent a mandate to the Lower House commanding their immediate attendance, in the Council Chamber.

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Whereupon the Speaker attended by the Lower House waited upon his Excellency, when his Excellency was pleased to recommend to them, the repeal of part of a Clause in the Quit Rent Law, relating to the payment of Indigo for Quit Rents, and other matters, which he referred to their consideration, and then directed them to return and proceed upon business which they accordingly did.

Then the House adjourned until three o'clock in the afternoon.

The House met according to adjournment.

Present.
The Honourable Mathew Rowan. Esqr Member.
The Honourable James Hasell. Esqr Member.
The Honourable Roger Moore. Esqr Member.
The Honourable James Innis. Esqr Member.

Mr. Starkey and Mr. Swann brought up the following Bills (viz.)

A Bill to appoint a publick Treasurer in the room of Eleazar Allen deceased.

A Bill for repealing a part of a Clause, in an Act, intituled an Act for forming a Rent-Roll of all the Land holden in this Province for quieting the Inhabitants in their possessions and for directing the payment of Quit-Rents.

In the Lower House, read the said Bills, and past the first time.

Then the House adjourned 'till to-morrow morning Nine o'clock.


Friday. July 6th The House met according to adjournment.
Present.
The Honourable Mathew Rowan Esqr Member.
The Honourable James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honourable Roger Moore Esqr Member.
The Honourable James Innis Esqr Member.
The Honourable William Forbes. Esqr Member.

Then the House ordered the following Bills to be read. viz:

The Bill to appoint a publick Treasurer. &c:

The Bill to repeal part of a Clause in the Quit-Rent Law.

Which were accordingly read and passed the first time.

Read the Petition of Thomas Child Esqre and recommended to the Lower House.

Mr. Haywood and Mr. Dawson brought up the following Bills. viz:

The Bill to repeal a Clause in the Quit Rent Law. &c:

The Bill to appoint a publick Treasurer. &c:

In the Lower House read the said Bills the second time, and past with Amendments.

Then the House adjourned 'till Three o'clock in the afternoon.

The House met according to adjournment.

Present.
The Honourable Mathew Rowan. Esqr Member.
The Honourable James Hasell. Esqr Member.
The Honourable Roger Moore. Esqr Member.
The Honourable James Innis. Esqr Member.
The Honourable William Forbes. Esqr Member.
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Read the Bill to repeal a Clause in the Quit-Rent Law &c: the second time and passed with Amendments.

Also read the Bill to appoint a publick Treasurer, the second time and passed.

Mr. Swann and Mr. Sampson Brought up the Bill for an Act for increasing the Annual Allowance given to the Attorney General for his Trouble and Expences in riding the circuits &c: In the Lower House read the first time and passed. In this House read and passed.

Then the House adjourned 'till tomorrow morning Eight o'clock.


Saturday. July 7th The House met according to adjournment.
Present.
The Honourable Mathew Rowan. Esqr Member.
The Honourable James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honourable Roger Moore Esqr Member.
The Honourable James Innis Esqr Member.
The Honourable William Forbes. Esqr Member.

And adjourned 'till Three o'clock in the afternoon.

The House met according to adjournment.

Present.
The Honourable Mathew Rowan. Esqr Member.
The Honourable James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honourable Roger Moore. Esqr Member.
The Honourable James Innis. Esqr Member.
The Honourable William Forbes. Esqr Member.

Mr. Stringer and Mr. Barrow Brought up the Bill for appointing a publick Treasurer. &c. In the Lower [House] read the third time, and passed with Amendments.

The Bill for increasing the Allowance of the Attorney General. &c: In the Lower House, read the second time and passed with Amendments.

The Bill to repeal a Clause, in the Quit-Rent Law. &c: In the Lower House read the Third time, and passed with Amendments.

The Bill, to repeal a Clause in the Quit-Rent Law. &c:

The Bill, to appoint a publick Treasurer &c:

Read the said Bills in this House the Third time, and passed.

Ordered that the same be sent down, and engrossed.

Read, the Bill, to increase the Allowance of the Attorney General, the second time, and past with Amendments.

Then the House adjourned 'till Monday morning Nine o'clock.


Monday. July 9th The House met according to adjournment.
Present.
The Honourable Mathew Rowan. Esqr Member.
The Honourable James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honourable Roger Moore. Esqr Member.
The Honourable James Innis. Esqr Member.
The Honourable William Forbes. Esqr Member.

Mr. Sampson and Mr. Haywood Brought up the Bill for increasing the Annual Allowance of the Attorney General &c: In the Lower

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House read the third time and passed with Amendments. In this House read the Third time and past. Ordered that the same be sent down and engrossed.

Then the House adjourned 'till Three o'clock in the afternoon.

The House met according to adjournment.

Present.
The Honourable Mathew Rowan. Esqr Member.
The Honourable James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honourable Roger Moore. Esqr Member.
The Honourable James Innis. Esqr Member.
The Honourable William Forbes Esqr Member.

Mr. Lovick and Mr. Dawson Brought up the following Message, together with the Estimate of the Expences of the Lower House. &c:

Gentlemen of his Majestie's Honourable Council.

We herewith send you the Estimate of the Allowances, due to the Members of this House, for this present Session, as also of the Clerk and other Officers thereunto belonging, for your concurrance, and desire you'll send that of your House, to us for ours.

To which this House were pleased to send the following Answer. viz:

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen

We herewith send you the estimate of the Allowances due to his Majestie's Council, for the present Session, as also of our Clerk, and Officers thereto belonging for your concurrance; and have sent your's down concurred with.

Then his Excellency the Governour came to the Council Chamber, and ordered the immediate Attendance of the Lower House.

Whereupon the Speaker attended by the Lower House, waited upon his Excellency, and the Council in the Council Chamber. Then his Excellency demanded of Mr. Speaker, if he had any Bills prepared for his Assent, who acquainted him he had, and presented to him the following Bills, to wit.

An Act to appoint a publick Treasurer in the room of Eleazar Allen Esqre deceased.

An Act for repealing part of a Clause, in an Act, intituled an Act, for forming a Rent-Roll of all the Lands holden in this Province for quieting the Inhabitants, in their Possessions, and for directing the payment of Quit-Rents.

An Act for increasing the Annual Allowance given to the Attorney General for his Trouble and Expences in riding the Circuits.

To which his Excellency was pleased to give his Assent.

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Then his Excellency after making a short extempore Speech, and returning his thanks to both Houses for their services to the Publick this Sessions. Prorogued the Assembly to the last Tuesday in September next, and the same was accordingly prorogued.