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Minutes of the Upper House of the North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina. General Assembly
February 19, 1754 - March 09, 1754
Volume 05, Pages 177-191

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. No. 26.]
LEGISLATIVE JOURNALS.

North Carolina.

At an Assembly begun and held at Newbern the Twenty fifth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and forty six, and in the twentieth 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 etc and continued from thence by several Prorogations to the nineteenth day of February one thousand seven hundred and fifty four, in the twenty seventh year of his said Majesty's reign, and then continued by adjournment to the Twentieth Instant.


Wednesday February 20th 1754, (to the 9th of March following.)
In the Upper House
Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The HonbleJohn Swann Esqr Member.
The HonbleJames Hasell Esqr Member.
The HonbleLewis De Rosset Esqr Member.
The HonbleJames Innes Esqr Member.

The Honourable Mathew Rowan Esqre, President of His Majesties Council, and Commander in Chief in and over the said Province, came to this House, and sent a message to the Lower House, commanding their immediate attendance.

Whereupon the Speaker attended by the Lower House waited on his Honour in the Council Chamber, where he was pleased to make to both Houses the following Speech.

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Gentlemen of His Majesty's Council, Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly.

By Letter from the Earl of Holderness one of His Majesties Principal Secretaries of State, dated in August last, I have been informed of the March of a considerable number of Indians, supported by some regular European Troops with intention to commit hostilities on parts of His Majesty's American Dominions.

These advices are confirmed by an express I received from Governor Dinwiddie of Virginia, last Monday, by which it is evident that the French have formed, and gone considerable length in executing a design to encroach on our Settlements to the Westward.

You know too well gentlemen the Importance of the Western Territory to these Colonies to sitt still and tamely see a formidable forreign Power possess themselves of it, therefore I have not the least doubt of your exciting yourselves to the utmost in the common cause on this occasion, a good and seasonable supply now, as it will be the most effectual, will be likewise the most saving to the several Provinces.

His Majesty out of His Paternall care for all his Subjects, desires nothing more than their general benefit, which is perfectly compatible with your own, for my own part the King my master, and your interests are mine, I have nothing to ask but what you will either be willing to do, or what your posterity will have reason to wish you had done.

I intended to have recommended several other matters to your consideration, but until this pressing business is dismissed, I would not have your intentions diverted.

I will order Copys of the Earl of Holderness, Governor Dinwiddie, and the French commandant's Letters to be laid before you.

Then His Honour withdrew from this House

This Honourable Board was pleased to take under their Consideration His Honour's Speech, and ordered the same to be read, which was accordingly, and the Honourable James Hasell, James Innes, and Lewis De Rosset Esqrs three of the Members of this Board were appointed a Committee to answer the same.

Then the House adjourned till to-morrow morning 10 o'clock


Thursday, February 21st 1754 The House met according to Adjournment
Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member
The HonbleJohn Swann Esqr Member
The HonbleJames Hasell Esqr Member
The HonbleLewis De Rosset Esqr Member
The HonbleJames Innes Esqr Member
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The Gentlemen appointed by this Board to draw up an Address to the Honourable the Presidents Speech, reported the same, which was ordered to be read, and being approved of, was ordered to be ingrosed.

Then the House adjourned till 3 o'clock in the afternoon

The House met according to Adjournment.

Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member

And adjourned till to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.


Fryday, February 22nd 1754. The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

The Honourable Mathew Rowan Esqre President came to this Board and the Honourable James Murray Esqre presented him with the following Address

To the Honourable Mathew Rowan Esqre, President of His Majesty's Council, and Commander in Chief in and over His Majesty's Province of North Carolina.

Sir,

We his Majesty's most dutifull and loyall Subjects, the Members of His Majesty's Council of this Province, return your Honour our sincere thanks for the communication of those advices, you have lately received from the Earl of Holderness, and the Governor of Virginia we should be greatly wanting to ourselves, our King and Country, did we not exert ourselves on this important Occasion, and altho' we must acknowledge our surprise, that in a time of peace, without any previous declaration an European Nation, who call themselves Christians, should in violation of the solemn Treaties, subsisting between us and them, with the assistance of merciless and rapacious Nations of Indians, invade our Western Settlements, yet at same time as we are very sensible, that nothing but as speedy and effectual a supply as our province can afford, will show that we have at heart the repelling those treacherous invaders, the rescueing the inhabitants from the cruelties and miseries they may labour under, or be exposed to, the vindicating His Majesties Rights, and those of the English Nation. We say Sir, that these powerful motives will

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excite us with cheerfulness and unanimity to join the other House in such measures as may be most proper for that salutary and necessary purpose, that our latest posterity may have nothing to reproach us with on this Occasion.

When this pressing business is properly dismissed we shall be fond of taking into our consideration any other matters beneficial to this Province, which your honour may think proper to lay before us, as will be a means of showing our sincere attachment to the good thereof consistant with His Majesty's Prerogative, as we flatter ourselves that your Honour will readily concurr in all measures we may propose for that end. We hope this session may be brought to an happy conclusion. By order.

Then the House adjourned till 4 o'clock in the afternoon

The House met according to Adjournment.

Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

And adjourned till to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.


Saturday, February 23d 1754. The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

And adjourned till 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

The House met according to adjournment.

Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

And adjourned till 9 o'clock Monday morning.


Monday, February 25th 1754. The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

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The House met according to Adjournment.

Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

And adjourned till to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.


Tuesday, February 26th 1754. The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

Adjourned till 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

The House met according to Adjournment.

Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

Mr. Ashe and Mr. Harnett brought up the following Message

Gentlemen of his Majestys Honble Council,

This House have appointed the following Members Com̄ittees of Accounts and Claims (vizt)

Mr. Vail Mr. Ashe and Mr. Harnett on the Public Accounts, and Mr. Starkey, Mr. Howell, Mr. Brice and Mr. Clark with Mr. Houston on the Publick Claims in conjunction with such of your Members as your Honours shall think fitt to appoint.

SAM SWANN, Speaker.

This House having taken under their consideration the Message of this day, relative to the appointment of the Committee of Publick Accounts and Claims, have thought fitt to appoint the following Gentlemen to join those of your House (to wit) the Honble James Hasell and Lewis De Rossett Esqrs, on the Publick Accounts. And the Honble James Innes and John Swann Esqrs on the Claims.

By Order.

JOHN DEVIS, Clk

Mr. Dixon and Mr. Brandon, brought up the following Bills.

The Bill for continuing several Acts therein mentioned

The Bill for granting to His Majesty the sum of £——

And for stamping and emitting the sum of £——

In the General Assembly read the said Bills & passed.

In this House read the first time and passed.

Then the House adjourned till to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.

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Wednesday, February 27th 1754. The House met according to adjournment.
Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

Mr. Dickson and Mr. Carter brought up the following Bills.

A Bill to alter the time for holding the Courts of Orange, Rowan, Bladen and Duplin Counties.

A Bill for appointing and laying out a Town in Anson County.

A Bill for appointing a convenient place for holding the County Court of Orange.

In the Lower House read the above mentioned Bills, the first time and passed.

The Bill to alter the time for holding ye Courts of Orange, Rowan, Bladen and Duplin. In the Upper House read the first time and passed with Amendmts

The Bill for appointing and laying out a Town in Anson County. In the Upper House read the first time & passed with Amendments.

The Bill to appoint a convenient place for holding the County Court of Orange. In the Upper House read the first time & passed with Amendments.

Then the House adjourned till 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

The House met according to Adjournment.

Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

And adjourned till to-morrow morning 10 o'clock


Thursday, February 28th 1754. The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

Mr. McIlwaine & Mr. Harris, Brought up the following Bills.

“A Bill for continuing several Acts therein mentioned.” In the Lower House read the second time & passed with Amendmts

“The Bill for granting to His Majesty the sum of £ and for stamping and emitting the sum of £ In the Lower House read the second time & passed with Amendmts

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“The Bill for continuing several Acts therein mentioned.” In the Upper House read the second time & passed with Amendmts

Then the House adjourned till 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

The House met according to adjournment.

Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

Mr. Bryan and Mr. Howell Brought up the following Bills.

“A Bill for appointing and laying out a Town in Anson County.

“A Bill to alter the time for holding the Courts of Orange, Rowan and Bladen Counties.

“A Bill to appoint a convenient place for holding the County Court of Orange.

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

“A Bill for erecting the Upper part of Johnston County, and the Lower part of Orange County into a County and Parish by the name of Parish of etc.

“A Bill to divide Bladen County into a County and Parish by the name of County and St Parish.

“A Bill for granting unto the Town of Brunswick the priviledge of choosing and sending a Representative to the General Assembly.

“A Bill to regulate the Freights on Cape Fear River.

“A Bill to appoint and lay out a Town on the Plantation of Henry Skibbow on the East side of North East Branch of Cape Fear River at the place called the Sand hills, and to appoint an Inspector in the said Town, and other purposes therein mentioned.

“A Bill to amend an Act entituled, An Act to appoint a convenient place for holding the County Court of Duplin.

“A Bill for appointing Commissioners of the roads for the South West district of New Hanover County.

“A Bill for an Act to impower the Justices of Craven County to sell the lott whereon the Court House stands in Newbern.

“A Bill for the further and better regulation of the Town of Wilmington and for repealing the several Acts therein mentioned.

In the Lower House read the above mentioned nine Bills the first time and passed.

Mr. Harnett and Mr. Ashe brought up the Subsequent Bills.

“A Bill for an additional Act to an Act entituled an Act for impowering the several Commissioners hereafter mentioned.

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“A Bill for appointing the several Ferries therein mentioned, and for obliging the Commissioners of the several Districts to make roads to the same.

In the Lower House read the first time and passed.

“The Bill for the further and better regulating the Town of Wilmington and for repealing the several Acts therein mentioned. In the Upper House read the first time & passed with Amendments.

“The Bill to alter the time for holding the Courts of Orange, Rowan and Bladen Counties. In the Upper House read the second time and passed.

“The Bill for granting unto the Town of Brunswick the priviledge of choosing and sending a Representative to the General Assembly.

“The Bill to divide Bladen County into a County and Parish by the name of County, and St Parish.

“The Bill for appointing Commissioners of the Roads for the South West district of New Hanover County.

“The Bill to regulate the Freight on Cape Fear River.

“The Bill for an Act to impower the Justices of Craven County to sell the lott, whereon the Court House stands in Newbern.

“The Bill to amend an Act entituled an Act to appoint a convenient place for holding the County Court of Duplin.

In the Upper House read the above six Bills the first time and passed.

The Bill to appoint and lay out a Town on the Plantation of Henry Skibbow on the East side of the North East Branch of Cape Fear River, at the place called the Sand hills, and to appoint an Inspector in the said Town, and other purposes therein mentioned.

“The Bill for an Additional Act to an Act entituled An Act for impowering the several Commissioners herein after named.

In the Upper House read the first time & passed with Amendmts.

“The Bill for appointing the several Ferries therein mentioned, & for obliging the Commissioners of the several Districts to make roads to the same. In the Upper House read the first time and passed.

Then the House adjourned till to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.


Fryday, March 1st 1754. The House met according to adjournment.
Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

The Honble James Murray Esqre President moved that the House resolve into a Committee of the whole House.

Resolved, That the House resolve into a Committee of the whole House

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The House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, and the Honourable James Hasell Esqre is chosen chairman.

Then the House adjourned till 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

The House met according to Adjournment.

Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

The Honble James Hasell Esqre moved, that Mr. President resume the Chair

Mr. President resumed the Chair and the Honble James Hasell Esqre Chairman, reported the Proceedings of this House on the Bill for granting to his Majesty the sum of £——

To which amendments the House agreed, and ordered that the Amendmts proposed by the Committee be incerted in the Bill.

The Bill for granting His Majesty the sum of £ and for stamping and emitting the sum of £ In the Upper House read the second time & passed with Amendments.

Mr. Brice & Mr. Harris brought up the following Bills,

The Bill to amend an Act entituled an Act to appoint a convenient place for holding the County Court of Duplin.

The Bill to empower the Justices of Craven County to sell the lot whereon the Court House stands in Newbern.

The Bill for appointing Commissioners of the roads for the South West district of New Hanover County.

The Bill to divide Bladen County into a County and Parish by the name of Cumberland County and St Davids Parish.

The Bill for granting unto the Town of Brunswick the priviledge of choosing and sending a representative to the General Assembly.

The Bill for appointing the several Ferries therein mentioned and for obliging the severall Commissioners of the several Districts to make roads to the same.

The Bill to appoint and lay out a Town on the Plantation of Henry Skibbow, on the East side of the North East Branch of Cape Fear River at the place called the Sand Hills, and to appoint an Inspector in the said Town, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

The Bill for an additional Act, to an Act entituled An Act for impowering the several Commissioners hereafter mentioned.

In the Lower House read the said Bills the second time & passed with amendments.

Mr. Carter & Mr. Harnett brought up the following Bills.

The Bill for continuing several Acts therein mentioned.

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The Bill for the further and better regulation of the Town of Wilmington and for the repealing the several Acts therein mentioned.

In the Lower House read the Bill for continuing several Acts read the third time and passed with Amendments.

In the Lower House read the Bill for the further and better regulation, read the second time and passed with Amendments.

The Bill for the further and better regulation of the Town of Wilmington, & for repealing the several Acts therein mentioned. In the Upper House read the second time & passed with Amendments.

Then the House adjourned till to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.


Saturday, March 2nd 1754. The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

The Bill to appoint and lay out a Town on the Plantation of Henry Skibbow on the East side of the North East Branch of Cape Fear River.

The Bill to divide Bladen County into a County and Parish by the name of Cumberland County and St Davids Parish.

The Bill to ammend an Act entituled An Act to appoint a convenient place for holding the County Court of Duplin.

The Bill for appointing the severall Ferries therein mentioned, and for obliging the several Commissioners of the several Districts to make roads to the same.

The Bill for appointing Commissioners of the roads for the South West District of New Hanover County.

The Bill for granting unto the Town of Brunswick the priviledge of choosing and sending a representative to the General Assembly In the Upper House read the second time & passed with Amendmts

The Bill to impower the Justices of Craven County to sell the lott whereon the Court House stands in Newbern.

The Bill for an additional Act for impowering the several Commissioners herein after named.

The Bill to appoint a convenient place for holding the County Court of Orange. In the Upper House read the second time and passed.

Then the House adjourned till Monday morning 10 o'clock.


Monday, March 4th 1754. The House met according to Adjournment.
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Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

Mr. Bartram and Mr. Dickson, brought up the Bill to alter the time of holding the Court of Orange, Rowan and Bladen Counties. In the Lower House read the third time and passed.

Then the House adjourned till 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

The House met according to adjournment.

Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

The Bill to appoint a Town in Anson County, was read the second time and passed.

The Bill to alter the time of holding the Courts of Orange, Rowan, and Bladen Counties, was read the third time and passed.

Ordered to be Engrossed.

Then the House adjourned till 9 o'clock the morrow morning.


Tuesday, March 5th 1754. The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

Mr. Harris and Mr. Brandon, brought up the following Bills, (vizt)

A Bill to impower the Justices of Craven County to sell the lott whereon the Court House stands in Newbern.

A Bill for the further and better regulation of the Town of Wilmington.

A Bill to amend an Act for appointing a convenient place for holding the County Court of Duplin.

A Bill to appoint the Commissioners of the roads on Black River.

A Bill for appointing the severall Ferries therein mentioned.

A Bill to appoint a Town on the Plantation of Henry Skibbow.

Which Bills were read in the General Assembly the third time and passed, and which Bills were read in this House the third time & passed and ordered to be sent down to be engrossed.

Mr. Dickson and Mr. Carter, brought up the following Bills.

A Bill for granting to the Town of Brunswick the priviledge of choosing and sending a Representative to the General Assembly.

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A Bill to appoint a convenient place for the County Court of Orange.

A Bill for appointing Commissioners of the roads for the South West district of New Hanover County.

A Bill for laying out a Town in Anson County.

Which four Bills have been read in the General Assembly, the third time, were also read in this House the third time, passed & ordered to be engrossed.

A Bill to divide Bladen County into a County and Parish by the name of Cumberland County and St Davids Parish, read the third time in the General Assembly, was brought up by Mr. Dickson and Mr. Carter, read in this House the third time passed and ordered to be Engrossed.

Mr. Harnet and Mr. Brice brought up, A Bill for granting to His Majesty the sum of £40,000 & for emitting the same in publick Bills of Credit.

Then the House adjourned till to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.


Wednesday, March 6th 1754. The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

The Bill for granting an Aid to his Majesty of £40,000 Proclamation Money; and for stamping and emitting the said sum in Publick Bills of Credit was read the third time and referred till to-morrow.

John Swann Esqre moved for leave to bring in a Bill to encourage men to enlist for the Assistance of Virginia, which motion being agreed to Mr. Swann and Mr. De Rossett were appointed a Committee to prepare and bring in the same; The said Committee having prepared the said Bill, the same was brought in read & passed.

The House adjourned till to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.


Thursday, March 7th 1754. The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

This House resumed the consideration of the Bill for granting an Aid to His Majesty of £40,000 proclamation money, and for stamping and emitting the said sum in Publick Bills of Credit, passed and was sent down, Ordered to be engrossed.

The House adjourned till 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

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Mett pursuant to Adjournment.

Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

Mr. Robinson and Mr. Bryan brought up the Bill to encourage men to enlist for the assistance of Virginia, Endorsed read in the General Assembly the first time and passed

By Order.
Wm HERRITAGE Clk

Which Bill was read in this House the second time and passed with Amendments and sent down.

Adjourned till to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.


Fryday, March 8th 1754. Mett pursuant to Adjournment.

Present as before

Adjourned till to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.


Saturday March 9th 1754.
Present
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member.
The Honble John Swann Esqr Member.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member.
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member.
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member.

Mr. Harnett & Mr. Brice, brought up the following resolve from the other House,

In the General Assembly Resolved, That the sum of £1333.6.8 proclamation money be paid by the Publick Treasurer of the Southern District, out of the money he shall receive from the Commissioners for stamping and emitting the sum of £40,000, unto the Honble Mathew Rowan Esqre President and Commander in Chief in and over this Province as a compensation for his trouble and expenses in attending several Assemblies, and other services for the benefit of this Province.

By Order,
Wm Herritage Clk
SAM SWANN Speaker

Which message was concurred with by this House & sent down.

The Bill for continuing the severall Acts therein mentioned was read the third time. (Adjourned.)

The Reports of the Committee of Accounts and Committee of Claims was laid before this House, and the same being read, were approved, sent down and concurred with.

The Estimate of Wages, expenses and Ferriages of this House during the Present Session of Assembly, including an allowance to John Devis

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Clerk of this House for stationary and service extraordinary amounting to seventy six pounds nine shillings and six pence was sent down for concurrence.

Adjourned till 3 in the afternoon.

Mett pursuant to Adjournment.

Present ut supra

Mr. Brandon and Mr. Harris brought up the following resolves vizt

In the General Assembly 9th March 1754. Resolved, That the Publick debts as well as those now allowed, as those allowed by former Assemblys already upon the Estimates & Claims, as also the sum of £1333.6.8, now voted to His Honour the President by both Houses, and a sum sufficient to pay the salary and extra charges of the Agent appointed to solicit the affairs of this Province at the several Boards in England be paid and satisfyed out of the sum of £4.200 part of the Bills to be emitted and applyed for, and towards paying the Publick Debts of this Province by an Act passed this Session of Assembly intituled an Act for granting unto His Majesty the sum of £40,000 and for stamping and emitting of £40,000 and that the remainder of the said sum shall be applyed towards payment of the arrears of salary due to His Majesty's Chief Justice and Attorney General of this Province. And the sum to be paid to the said Chief Justice and Attorney General shall be replaced in the Treasury out of the Money to be paid in the Circuit Tax.

SAMl SWANN Speaker.

Which resolve was concurred with and sent to His Honour the President for his Assent, and having received the same was return'd to the General Assembly.

Mr. Harris and Mr. Brandon, brought up the following resolve vizt

In the General Assembly 9th March 1754. Resolved, That the Publick Treasurers pay by Warrant from the President or Commander in Chief to the Commanding Officer (or his order) of the forces to be raised in this Province for the present Expedition against the French and Indians at Ohio, the money remaining in their hands for the use of the several Forts respectively and that the same to be replaced in the Treasury for the use of the said Forts out of the £12,000 to be stamped and emitted in virtue of an Act passed this Session (Intituled An Act for granting to His Majesty the sum of £40,000) and applyed for raising and subsisting the said forces.

SAMl SWANN Speaker.

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Which resolve having received the concurrence of this House was sent to his Honour the President for his assent and having received the same was returned to the General Assembly.

Mr. Brandon and Mr. Harris brought up an Estimate of the Allowances due to the Members, Clerk, and other Officers due to the General Assembly for this present Session, amounting to £198.16.10 Proclamation money with which this House concurred.

Mr. Brandon and Mr. Harris brought up the following Message.

Gentlemen of His Majesty's Honble Council.

The Chairman of the Committee of Publick Accounts having reported to this House that he hath received the sum of £337.17.3 proclamation Bills, and also the Chairman of the Committee of Claims hath reported that he hath received the sum of £7.16.6 old Bills by way of Claims, both which sums are to be applyed for sinking the present Currency, and by Law ought to be burnt. Therefore this House have appointed a Committee of the whole House in conjunction with such of your Honours as you shall think fitt to see the same burnt this afternoon.

SAMl SWANN Speaker.

In Answer to which the following Message was sent.

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen,

In compliance with your Message acquainting us that you have appointed a Committee of your whole House in conjunction with such of Ours as wee should think fitt for burning the sum of £337.17s.3d Proclamation money and £7.16.6 old Bills, which by Law ought to be burnt, This House has appointed the Honble John Swann and Lewis De Rosset Esqrs a Committee to join your Committee on the Occasion.

By Order of the Upper House
JOHN DEVIS. Clk.