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Deposition of John Rice concerning land grants in North Carolina, including two petitions for land warrants
Rice, John
April 05, 1750
Volume 04, Pages 1090-1091

The following sheets contain the several proofs and Vouchers to the answer of His Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqre Governor &c. of North Carolina to the Memorial of Henry McCulloh Esqre presented to the right honorable the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations.

North Carolina

Personally appeared before me James Hasell Esqre Chief Justice of the said Province John Rice Gent. Deputy Secretary who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God Deposeth and saith that all Petitions that have been drawn by this Deponent for Warrants for Land and preferred by him to the Council from September Court 1741. to this day have been to the best of his knowledge in and agreable to the forms of the two several Petitions hereunto annexed. And further this Deponent saith that the two Papers purporting Instructions relating to land and now shewn to this Deponent N. 1—2. are the only Instructions to this Deponent's knowledge that are recorded in the Secretary's Office at Newbern And further this Deponent saith not.

JNo RICE

Sworn before me the 5th of April 1750.
Jas. Hasell C. J.

To His Excellency the Governor in Council

The Humble Petition of William Person Sheweth

That he hath proved his Rights. Wherefore he humbly prays a warrant for 350 acres of Land to be laid out in the County of Edgcomb joining his Plantation on Stone House Creek for the Complement. And as in duty bound shall ever pray &c.


Granted the 23rd November 1744.

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North Carolina
To His Excellency the Governor in Council

The Humble Petition of John Echolls Sheweth

That he hath proved his rights. Wherefore he humbly prays a warrant for 50 acres of Land to be laid out in the County of Beaufort upon the head of Goose Creek on the South side known by the name of Putnells Ridge. And he will pray &c.


Granted the 5th October 1747.