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Minutes of the Upper House of the North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina. General Assembly
January 01, 1755 - January 15, 1755
Volume 05, Pages 262-281

LEGISLATIVE JOURNALS—Continued.
[In the Upper House]


Wednesday 1st January 1755. Met pursuant to adjournment
Present
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Frans Corbin Esqr
The Honble Jas Murray Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Jas Hasell Esqr
The Honble Jon Dawson Esqr
The Honble Jon Rutherford Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Roset Esqr

Mr. Rew & Mr. Caswell brought up the bill to repeal an Act Intitled an Act to prevent the Exportation of raw Hides, pieces of hides and Calf skins out of this Province. In the Assembly read the second time and passed with Amendments

Mr. Rew and Mr. Caswell brought up the bill for appointing parishes & Vestrys for the Encouragemt of an Orthodox Clergy for the advancement of the Protestant Religion & for the direction of the settlement of Parish Accounts. In the Assembly read the third time & passed with Amendments

Mr. Caswell and Mr. Rew brought up the following Message.

Gentlemen of his Majestys Honble Council

On reading the bill for appointing parishes and vestrys We find several amendments made by your House thereto.

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We agree to the following (to wit) the enacting stile of the Certificate to be produced by the minister to be presented to any Parish and the method of recovering the five pounds for the sheriff not Summoning the Vestrymen, the other Amendmts we cant agree to & Do Insist on our Amendments.

By order
JOHN CAMPBELL Speakr
Will Heritage, Clke.

The Bill for appointing parishes and Vestrys for the encouragement of an Orthodox Clergy for the Advancemt of the protestant Religion & for the direction of the Settlements of Parish Accts. In the upper house read the third time and passed Nem Con.

The Bill for to repeal an Act Intitled an Act to prevent the exportation of Raw Hides pieces of hides and Calf skins out of this Government. In the Upper House read the second time and passed

The following message was sent to the other House (to wit)

Mr. Speaker & Gentlemen of the Assembly

The Bill for appointing Parishes and Vestrys for the Encouragement of an Orthodox Clergy for the Advancement of the Protestant Religion and for the direction of the Settlement of Parish Accts has been read In the upper House the third time and passed In the same manner you have without Alteration.

Then adjourned to three oClock P M.

Met pursuant to adjournment present as before.

Mr. Blount and Mr. Vail brought up a Bill for granting an aid to his Majesty for the defense of the Frontiers of this Province and other Purposes. In the Assembly read the second time and passed with amendmts

Mr. Hamer and Mr. Hutchings brought up a Bill to repeal an Act Intitled an Act for destroying Vermin In this Province In the Assembly read the first time & passed

Mr. Sumner & Mr. Fontville Brought up a bill for securing the payment of Quit Rents due to His Majesty & Earl Granville for Quieting the Freeholders in the possession of their Lands & for other purposes In the Assembly read the first time & passed.

The Bill to repeal an Act Intitled an Act for destroying Vermin In this Province was read in this House the first time & passed

Mr. Brown & Mr. Shergold brought up a bill for establishing the supreme Courts of Justice Oyer & Terminer and Genl Goal Delivery of North Carolina. In the Assembly read the third time and passed with Amendments.

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The Bill for the payment of Quit Rents due to his Majesty & Earl Granville for Quieting the freeholders In the possession of their Lands and other purposes In the Upper House read the first time & passed with Amendmts

Mr. Blount and Mr. Vail brought up a Bill for to restrain the exportation of bad and unmerchantable Tobacco, and for preventing frauds In his Majestys Customs. In the Assembly read the first time and passed In the Upper House read the first time & passed with Amendments.

Then adjourned to 10 o'Clock tomorrow morning.


Thursday Jany 2d 1755 Met pursuant to Adjournment.
Present
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Frans Corbin Esqr
The Honble Jas Murray Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Jas Hasell Esqr
The Honble Jon Dawson Esqr
The Honble Jon Rutherford Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Roset Esqr

Mr. Ashe & Mr. Blount brought up a bill to repeal an Act Intitled an Act to prevent the exportation of Raw Hides pieces of hides and calf skins out of this Government. In the Assembly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Harvey & Mr. Swann brought up the bill for establishing County Courts for enlarging their Jurisdiction and setling their proceedings therein In the Assembly read the third time and passed with Amendments

The Bill for establishing the supreme Courts of Justice Oyer and Terminer and Genl Goal delivery of No Carolina In the Upepr House read the third time and Passed ordered to be Engrossed.

The Bill to repeal an Act Intituled an act to prevent the Exportation of raw Hides Pieces of Hydes and Calf skins out of this Government. In the Upper House read the third time ordered to be engrossed.

Then adjourned to 3 o'Clock P M

Met pursuant to adjournment present as before.

The Bill for establishing County Courts for enlarging their Jurisdiction & setling their Proceedgs therein. In the Upper House read the third time ordered to be engrossed.

Then adjourned to 10 o'Clock Tomorrow morning.


Friday Jany 3d 1755. Met pursuant to adjournment.
Present
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Frans Corbin Esqr
The Honble Jas Murray Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Jas Hasell Esqr
The Honble Jon Dawson Esqr
The Honble Jon Rutherford Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Roset Esqr
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Mr. Ashe & Mr. Conner brought up the Bill for securing the Payment of Quit Rents due his Majesty and Earl Granville for quieting the freeholders in possession of their Lands & for other purposes In the Assembly read the second time & passed wth amendmts

Mr. Ashe & Mr. Conner brought up the Bill for the Better Regulating the Militia In the Assembly read the first time & passed.

The following message was sent to the Assembly viz

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly,

On reading the bill for appointing the several ferrys therein mentioned and for obligeing Commissioners of the Several districts to make roads to the same we find in yr last amendment you have left the direction of the working on the said Road and the granting Certificates to the people working therein to the Commissioners of the district or any two of them We therefore propose that instead thereof should be inserted the Commissioners of the district or the majority of them If you approve thereof please to send two of your Members to see such Alterations made.

Recd from the assembly the following message

Concurred with and have sent Mr. Ashe & Mr. Hamer to see the said Amendmts made By order.

JOn CAMPBELL Speakr
Will Heritage Clk.

Mr. Rew & Mr. Hutchins brought up a bill to provide Indifferent Jurymen In all causes Criminal and Civil & for an Allowance for the attendance of Jurers Attending at the supreme Courts of Justice. In the Assembly read the first time and passed.

Mr. Ashe & Mr. Rew brought up the Bill to prevent malicious maiming & wounding. In the Assembly read the first time & passed.

The Bill for appointing the several Ferrys therein mentioned and for obliging the commissioners of the several districts to make roads to the same. In the Upper House read the third time & passed Nem: Con: Ordered to be Engrossed

Then adjourned to 3 O'clock P. M.

Met pursuant to adjournment present as before.

The Bill to provide Indifferent Jurymen in all causes Criminal or Civil and for the Allowance for the Attendance of Jurors Attending at the Supreme Courts of Justice. In the Upper House read the first time and passed.

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The Bill for the Better Regulation of the Militia In the Upper House read the first time and passed.

The Bill to prevent malicious maiming and wounding In the Upper House read the first time and passed.

The bill for granting an aid to his Majesty for the Defense of the frontier of this Province & other purposes. In the Upper House read the Second time and passed with Amendments.

Mr. Harris & Mr. Hamer brought up a Bill to amend an Additional Act Intitled an Act Concerning roads & ferrys. In the Assembly read the first time & passed.

Mr. Harriss & Mr. Hamer brought up a Bill to restrain the Exportation of bad unmerchantable Tobacco and for preventing frauds In his Majestys Customs. In the Assembly read the second time and passed with Amendmts.

The bill to amend an additional Act Intitled an Act Concerning roads & ferrys. In the upper House read & ordered to lye on the table till tomorrow morning.

Then adjourned to ten oClock [to-morrow morning]


Saturday 4th Jan'y 1755. Met pursuant to adjournmt
Present
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Frans Corbin Esqr
The Honble Jas Murray Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Jas Hasell Esqr
The Honble Jon Dawson Esqr
The Honble Jon Rutherford Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Roset Esqr

The House took under their consideration the bill to amend an additional Act Intitled an Act Concerning roads & ferrys & was rejected.

The bill to Restrain the Exportation of bad & Unmerchantable Tobacco & for preventing frauds In his Majestys Customs. In the upper House read the Second time & passed with Amendments.

The bill for granting an aid to his Majesty for the Defense of the frontier of this Province and other purposes was read and ordered to lye on the table to the evening.

Mr. Carter and Mr. Sumner brought up a bill for Inspecting Beef, Pork, Rice, Indigo, Tar, pitch, Turpentine & Lumber. In the Assembly read the second time & passed.

Mr. Cade and Mr. Payne brought the bill to prevent malicious maiming and wounding. In the Assembly read the second time & passed with amendments.

Then adjourned to 3 O'clock. P M.

Met pursuant to adjournment Present as before.

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The bill to prevent malicious maiming and wounding In the upper House read the second time and passed.

The Bill for Inspecting Beef, Pork, Rice, Indigo, Tar, Pitch, Turpentine & Lumber. In the Upper House read the first Time and passed.

Mr. Caswell & Mr. Hamer brought up the bill to restrain the Exportation of bad & unmerchantable Tobacco and for preventing frauds In his Majestys Customs. In the Assembly read the third time & passed.

Mr. Caswell & Mr. Hamer brought up the bill for the better regulating the militia. In the Assembly read the second time and passed with amendments

The Bill for granting an aid to his Majesty for the defense of the frontier of this Province and other purposes which was ordered to lye on the Table to the Evening this House took under Consideration and sent the following message, Vizt

Mr. Speaker and Gent of the Assembly

On reading the third time the bill for granting an aid to his Majesty we find we cannot agree to pass the Bill in the manner you have sent it to us therefore we propose the following Amendments Vizt that the eight thousand pounds be made up out of the six thousand pounds for the founding and endowing a Publick School and two thousand pounds out of the moneys appropriated for building a Fort at or near Occacock called fort Granville not hitherto applyed that the Governor may have the disposal of the said eight thousand pounds as may be most effectual for his Majestys service Agreable to the Intent of the said Bill if you agree to those Amendments send up two of your members to see the Bill altered accordingly

Then adjourned to Monday 6th Jany 1755


Monday 6th January 1755. Met pursuant to adjournment.
Present
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Frans Corbin Esqr
The Honble Jas Murray Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Jas Hasell Esqr
The Honble Jon Dawson Esqr
The Honble Jon Rutherford Esqr

Mr. Hardy and Mr. Spiers brought up a bill for ascertaining a proper place for building thereat a Court House Prison pillory stocks for the County of Beaufort. In the Assembly read the first time & passed

Mr. Hardy & Mr. Spier brought up a bill for granting his Majesty a duty upon the tonage of Ships and Other Vessells coming into this Province for the purposes therein mentioned. In the Assembly read the first time and passed.

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Mr. Isaac Jones & Mr. Shergold brought up a bill for raising a Fund for paying the Salaries of the Chief Justice & Attorney Genl and for other purposes. In the Assembly read the first time and passed.

The Bill for securing the Payment of Quit Rents due to his Majesty and Earl Granville for Quieting the Freeholders in the Possession of their Lands and for other Purposes. In the Upper House read the second time and passed with Amendmts

The Bill for raising a fund for Paying the Salaries of the Chief Justice and Attorny Genl and other purposes. In the upper House read the first time & passed.

The Bill for granting to his Majesty a Duty upon the Tonage of Ships & other Vessells coming into this Province for the purposes therein mentioned In the upper House read the first time and passed.

The Bill for ascertaining a proper place for building thereat a Court House Prison pillory & Stocks for the County of Beaufort. In the upper House read the first time & passed.

The Bill for the better regulation of the Militia. In the upper House read the second time & passed with amendments.

Mr. Heron and Mr. Harvey brought up a Message from the other House wh was read and is as follows

Gent of his Majestys Honble Council,

By your message of the fourth Inst we observe that you propose amendmts to the Bill for granting an aid to his Majesty &c vizt That the £8000 be made up out of the £6000 for the founding and endowing a Publick school & £2000 out of the moneys appropriated for building a Fort at or near Ocacock called Fort Granville not yet applied and [give] the Govr the Disposal of the said eight thousand pounds in the most effectual manner for his Majestys service According to the Direction of the said Bill upon consideration of which this House have resolved that They do Consent to the first Amendments by you proposed & Disagree to the Second That they cannot receede from their Amendments to the said Bill Whereof a Discretionary power is given to the Governor either to raise recruits with the five thousand pounds in the Bill mentioned for that purpose to be sent to Ohio, or remit the same in Provision for accom̄odating his Majestys Troops Already ordered to serve there as shall seem most Convenient for his Majestys service.

By Order
Jno CAMPBELL Speakr
William Herritage Clk

Then adjourned till 3 o'clock P. M.

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Met pursuant to adjournment Present as before.

Sent a message to the Assembly which was as follows. Vizt

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly,

We agree to your amendments proposed by your message by Mr. Herron & Mr. Harvey and desire you to send us two of your members to see the same Inserted In the Bill for Granting an Aid to his Majesty.

Mr. Harnett & Mr. Ashe did see the same amendments made.

The Bill for granting an aid to his Majesty for the Defense of the Frontier of this Province and other purposes. In the upper House read the third time & passed Nem Con & ordered to be Engrossed

The Bill to prevent malicious maiming & wounding In the upper House read the third time & passed. Nem Con & ordered to be engrossed

Mr. Relf & Mr. Houston Brought up a Bill to provide Indifferent Jurymen in all causes Criminal and Civil and for an allowance for the attendance of Jurors attending at the Supreme Courts of Justice In the assembly read the second time & passed with Amendments.

Mr. Relf and Mr. Spier brought up a Bill for Inspecting Beef Pork Rice Indigo, Tar, Pitch Turpentine & Lumber In the Assembly read the second time and passed with Amendments

The Bill to restrain the exportation of bad and unmerchantable Tobacco & for Preventing frauds in his Majestys Customs In the Upper House read the third time and passed Nem Con Ordered to be engrossed.

Then adjourned to tomorrow morning 9 o'clock


Tuesday 7th January 1755 Met pursuant to adjournment.
Present
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Frans Corbin Esqr
The Honble Jas Murray Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Jas Hasell Esqr
The Honble Jon Dawson Esqr
The Honble Jon Rutherford Esqr

Mr. Ashe & Mr. Harnett brought up the Bill for the better Regulating the militia sent a message to the Assembly which was as follows Vizt

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly

We find on a third reading of the militia Bill a clause Inserted by you for exempting the people called Quakers from appearing at any muster provided with arms accoutrements & am̄unition That those people may be of some service and deserve the Indulgence given them, We propose that they shall be obliged to muster as other Pioneers with a good axe spade shovel or Hoe to which Amendments we desire your Concurrence and that you'll be pleased to send two of your members to see the same Inserted

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Mr. Rew and Mr. Fontville brought up a Bill for securing the Payment of Quit Rents due to his Majesty and Earl Granville for quieting the Freeholders In the Possession of their Lands and for other Purposes. In the Assembly read the third time and passed with Amendments.

Mr. Rew and Mr. Fontville brought up a Bill to Confirm an agreement by the present Church Wardens and Vestry of Christ Church Parish in Craven County, with the Revd James Reed. In the Assembly read the first time and passed

Mr. Vail and Mr. Herron brought up a Bill to facilitate the raising recruits to serve his Majesty in the intended Expedition against the French on the Ohio & Guarding the Frontier of this Province In the Assembly read the first time and passed.

Mr. Vail and Mr. Herron brought a bill for appointing Commissioners to revise the Laws. In the Assembly read the first time and passed.

The Bill to provide Indifferent Jurymen in all causes Criminal & Civil and for an allowance for the attendance of Jurors attending at the Supreme Courts of Justice In the Upper House read the second time and passed with Amendments.

The Bill for securing the payment of Quit Rents due his Majesty & Earl Granville for Quieting the Freeholders in the possession of their Lands and for other purposes In the Upper House read the third time and passed Ordered to be Engrossed.

The Bill to confirm an agreement made by the present Church Wardens & Vestry of Christ Church Parish in Craven County with the Revd James Reed In the upper House read the first time and passed.

The Bill to appoint Commissrs to revise the Laws In the upper House read the first time and passed.

The Bill to facilitate the raising recruits to serve his Majesty in the Entended Expedition &c. In the upper House read the first time and Passed.

Then adjourned to 3 O'clock P. M.

Met pursuant to adjournment Present as before the Honble Jon Dawson Excepted

Mr. Harvey & Mr. Relf brought up the following message

Gent of his Majestys Honble Council

This House having taken your message of this day regarding the amendments proposed by yours to the bill for the better Regulating the

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militia under Consideration have resolv'd that they cannot agree to the Amendmts proposed by your House nor recede from their own.

By order
JOHN CAMPBELL Speaker
Wm Heritage Clke.

The bill for the better regulating the Militia In the upper House read the third time and rejected.

Mr. Spier and Mr. Sutton brought up a bill for ascertaining a proper place for building thereat a Court House Prison Pillory & Stocks for the County of Beaufort. In the Assembly read the second time and Passed.

Mr. Spier and Mr. Sutton brought up the Bill to establish a publick Ferry from Newbys point to Philips's point whereon the Court House now stands on Pequimon River. In the Assembly read the first time and passed.

The Bill to establish a publick Ferry from Newbys point to Philips Point whereon the Court House now stands on Pequimon River In the Upper House read the first time and passed.

Mr. Brice and Mr. Connor brought up the Bill to confirm an agreemt made by the Present Church Wardens and Vestry of Christ Church in Craven County with the Revd Jas Reed. In the Assembly read the second time and passed.

Mr. Brice and Mr. Connor brought the bill to facilitate the raising Recruits to serve his Majesty In the intended expedition against the French on the Ohio & guarding the Frontier of this Province. In the Assembly read the second time & passed.

Mr. Brice & Mr. Connor brought up a bill for raising a Fund for paying the salaries of the Chief Justice and Attorney Genl and for other purposes. In the Assembly read the second time and passed.

Then adjourned to 10 o'clock tomorrow morning


Wednesday 8th January 1755 Met pursuant to adjournment
Present.
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Frans Corbin Esqr
The Honble Jas Murray Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Jas Hasell Esqr

The Bill for confirming an agreement made by the present Church wardens & Vestry of Christ Church Parish In Craven County with the Revd James Reed. In the upper House read the second time and passed

The Bill for raising a fund for paying the salaries of the Chief Justice, Attorney General and other purposes In the upper House read the second time and passed with amendments

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Mr. Hutchins and Mr. Houston brought in a Bill to amend an Act Intitled an Act for Destroying Vermin in this Province In the Assembly read the first time and passed.

Mr. Hutchins and Mr. Houston brought up a Bill to provide Indifferent Jurymen In all causes Criminal and Civil and for an Allowance for the attending of Jurors Attending at the Supreme Court of Justice In the Assembly read the third time and passed with amendmts

Mr. Houston and Mr. Rew brought up a Bill for Granting to his Majesty a Duty upon the Tonage of Ships & other Vessells coming into this Province for the purpose therein mentioned In the Assembly read the second time and passed with Amendments.

Mr. Houston & Mr. Rew brought up the Bill for raising a Fund for Paying the Salaries of the Chief Justice and Attorney General and for other purposes. In the Assembly read the third time and passed

Mr. Fontville & Mr. Harvey brought up a bill to confirm an agreement made by the present Church Wardens & Vestry of Christ Church parish in Craven County with the Revd Jas Reed. In the Assembly read the third time & passed

Mr. Fontville brought up a Bill to establish a publick ferry from Newbys Point to Philip's point whereon the Court House now stands at Pequimon River In the Assembly read the second time & passed

Mr. Fontville and Mr. Harvey brought up a Bill for Appointing Comrs to revise the Laws In the Assembly read the second time.

The Bill for Commissioners to revise the Laws. In the upper House read the second time and ordered to lye on the table to the 20th Jany for Further Consideration.

The Bill to amend an Act Intitled an Act for Destroying Vermin in this Province. In the upper House read the first time and passed.

The Bill for Inspecting Beef Pork Rice Indigo Tar Pitch Turpentine & Lumber. In the Assembly read the second time & passed with Amendmts

The Bill for ascertaining a proper place for building thereat a Court House Pillory &c. In the Upper House read the second time and passed with Amendments.

Recd a message from the Assembly sent by Mr. Harvey & Mr. Heron which is as follows


Tuesday 7th Jany 1755. In the Assembly.

Resolved that the sum of four Hundred and four Pounds fourteen shillings and four pence Sterlg be reimbursed to his Excellency out of the Treasury.

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And also the further sum of two hundred pounds prock money be advanced by the Treasurer to such person as his Excelly shall order to receive the same to be employed In the Encouragement & Carrying on the silk manufacture as he shall Direct

By order
JOn CAMPBELL Speaker
William Heritage Clke

Gent: of his Majestys Honble Council,

The above resolve of this House we send you for Concurrence.

By order
Jno CAMPBELL Speaker.
Willm Heritage Clke.

To which the upper House sent the following.

In the upper House

The above resolve of the assembly was Unanimously concurred with

By order
MATTHEW ROWAN
Hu: Waddell C Clke

The Bill to provide Indifferent Jurymen In all causes Criminal and Civil and for an Allowance for the Attendance of Jurors Attending At the Supreme Courts of Justice In the Upper House read the third time & passed ordered to be Engrossed.

The Bill for granting to his Majesty a duty upon the Tonage of Ships and other Vessells Coming into this Province for the purpose therein mention'd. In the upper House read the second time & passed with Amendments.

The Bill to facilitate the raising recruits to serve his Majesty in the intended expedition against the French on the Ohio and Guarding the Frontier of this Province In the upper House read the second time & passed.

Then Adjourned to 10 O'Clock Tomorrow morning.


Thursday 9th January 1755. Met pursuant to adjournment.
Present.
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Jon Rutherford Esqr
The Honble James Murray Esqr
The Honble Frans Corbin Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr

Mr. Williams and Mr. Harris brought up a Bill to amend an Act Intitled an Act for destroying Vermin in this Province. In the Assembly read the second time & passed.

Mr. Williams and Mr. Harris brought up a Bill for ascertaining a proper place for building thereat a Court House prison pillory & Stocks

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for the County of Beaufort. In the Assembly read the third time & passed with Amendments

Mr. Williams and Mr. Harris brought up a Bill to Encourage the emportation of Gold Silver & Copper Coins in this Province In the Assembly read the third time & passed.

Mr. Caswell & Mr. Payne brought up the Bill to facilitate the raising recruits to serve his Majesty on the Entended Expedition against the French on the Ohio and Guarding the Frontier of this Province. In the Assembly read the third time & passed with Amendments

Mr. Caswell & Mr. Payne brought up the bill to establish a Publick Ferry from Newbys point to Philips Point whereon the Court House now stands on Pequimon River In the Assembly read the third time & passed

Mr. Caswell and Mr. Payne brought up the bill for granting to his Majesty a Duty upon the Tonnage of Ships and other Vessels coming into this Province for the purpose therein mentioned In the Assembly read the third time & passed with Amendments

The bill to Confirm an agreement made by the present church wardens & Vestry of Christ Church Parish in Craven County with the revd James Reed. In the upper House read the third time & passed. Ordered to be Engrossed.

Mr. Williams and Mr. Harris brought up the Bill for Inspecting Beef, Pork, rice Indigo Tar, Pitch Turpentine & Lumber. In the Assembly read the third time & passed with Amendmts

The Bill for granting to his Majesty a duty upon the Tonnage of Ships and other Vessels coming into this Province for the purpose therein mentioned. In the Upper House read the third time & passed ordered to be Engrossed.

On reading the Bill for Inspecting beef Pork &c the following message was sent to the Assembly vizt

Mr. Speaker and Gent: of the Assembly,

In reading a third time the Bill for Inspecting Beef Pork &c We think proper to reinsert in its place the annexed Clause we therefore desire you to send two of your Members to see the same done and otherwise we cant pass the Bill.

The Clause.

Provided that every Inspector heretofore appointed or that shall hereafter be appointed who resides at the place of his Inspection and faithfully performs the office of Inspector according to the directions of this Act shall not be removed from his Office anything in this to the Contrary Notwithstanding.

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The bill for ascertaining a proper place for building thereat a Court House Prison Pillory & Stocks for the County of Beaufort. In the Assembly read the third time & passed ordered to be Engrossed

The Bill to amend an Act Intitled an Act for destroying Vermin In this Province In the Upper House read the second time and passed.

The Bill to facilitate the raising recruits to serve his Majesty in the Intended Expedition against the French on the Ohio & Guarding the Frontiers of this Province In the Upper House read the third time & passed Ordered to be Engrossed.

The Bill for establishing a publick ferry from Newbys point to Philips point where the Court House now stands on Pequimon River. In the Upper House read the third time & passed. Ordered to be Engrossed.

The Bill to encourage the Importation of Gold, Silver and Copper Coins into this Province. In the Upper House read the first time & passed.

Then adjourned to 3 oclock P. M.

Met pursuant to adjournmt present as before the Honble Jon Swann Esqre excepted

Mr. Shergold brought up the following message In answer to Ours

Gentlemen of His Majestys Honble Council

By your message of this day we find you propose a clause therein mentioned to be added to the Bill for Inspecting Beef Pork &c which Amendments on the third reading of the Bill this House disagreed to from which disagreement we Cannot recede from

By order
JOn CAMPBELL Speakr
Willm Heritage Clke

The Bill for Inspecting Beef, Pork, Rice Indigo, Tar, Pitch Turpentine & Lumber. In the Upper House read the third time and Rejected.

Mr. Sheregold and Mr. Brevard brought up the Bill to amend an Act Intitled An Act for destroying Vermin in this Province. In the Assembly read the third time & passed.

Mr. Shergold and Mr. Brevard brought up the bill to encourage the Importation of Gold, Silver and Copper Coin into this Province In the Assembly read the second time and passed

Then adjourned to 10 OClock tomorrow morning


Fryday 10th January. Met pursuant to adjournment
Present.
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Jon Rutherford Esqr
The Honble James Murray Esqr
The Honble Frans Corbin Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
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The Bill to amend an Act Intitled an Act for destroying Vermin In this Province. In the upper House read the third time & passed Ordered to be Engrossed.

The Bill to encourage the Importation of Gold Silver & Copper Coins into this Province In the Upper House read the second time & Ordered to Lye on the Table to the 20th Jany

This House sent a Message to the Assembly which was as follows.

Mr. Speaker and Gent of the Assembly,

On reading a third time the Bill for raising a fund for paying the salaries of the Chief Justice and Attorney Genl and for other purposes We think it necessary that the tax therein mentioned be Continued for four years Instead of two as the bill now stands and that the Annexed clause be added to the Bill, if you approve thereof send two of your members to see the same amendments made accordingly

And Whereas the sum of two thousand eight Hundred pounds was appropriated for & toward the Contingent Charges of Government by an Act passed In the year 1754 Intitled an Act for granting to his Majesty the sum of forty thousand pounds In publick Bills of Credit at the rate of Proclamation money to be applyed toward defraying the Expence of Raising & Subsisting the Forces for his Majestys service in this Province to be sent to the Assistance of his Majestys Colony of Virginia & for other purposes therein mentioned, Under certain restrictions in the said Act mentioned, and Whereas it is absolutely necessary for his Majestys Service and for the support for the Credit of this Province that the said sum of 2800 pounds should be immediately Issued for the Contingent charges of Government there being at present no money in the publick Treasury for that purpose. Be it therefore enacted by the Authority aforesaid that the said sum of 2800 pounds shall be Immediately Issued by the publick Treasurer for the uses & purposes In this Act mentioned and shall be replaced by the Tax herein before Imposed & Reserved in the hands of the publick Treasurer until His Majestys Royal approbation of the before recited Act be known.

Mr. Vail & Mr. Swann brought up the following message.

Gentlemen of his Majestys Honble Council,

This House have appointed Mr. Jones Mr. Swann Mr. Barker Mr. Saml Swann Junr and Mr. Herron Members of this House to Compare the Engrossed Bills with those Bills which passed both Houses this session In Conjunction with such Gentlemen of the Council as you shall think fit to Appoint. By order

Willm Heritage Clke.
JNO CAMPBELL Speaker
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This House took the message of to day relative to the appointing Members to Compare the Engrossed Bills under their Consideration and have appointed the Honble James Murray and Francis Corbin Esqrs to see the same done

Then adjourned to 3 o'Clock P. M.

Mr. Ormond and Mr. Herron brought up the following message in Answer to ours of to day Vizt

Gentlemen of his Majestys Honble Council

This House taking into Consideration your Message of to day with the Amendments therein Proposed to the Bill for raising a Fund for paying the salaries of the Chief Justice and Attorney Genl &c Do Consent that you make the said Amendments thereto and sent Mr. Ormond & Mr. Herron to see the same done By Order

JOn CAMPBELL Speaker
Willm Heritage Clke

Mr. Ormond and Mr. Herron came up and saw the same Inserted accordingly

The Bill for raising a Fund for paying the salaries of the Chief Justice & Atty General & for other purposes. In the Upper House read the third time & passed Nem Con: Ordered to be Engrossed.

Then adjourned to 10 Oclock Tomorrow Morning


Saturday 11th January 1755 Met pursuant to adjournment.
Present.
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Jon Rutherford Esqr
The Honble James Murray Esqr
The Honble Frans Corbin Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr

Then adjourned to Monday morning 10 o'clock


Monday 15th Januy 1755. Met pursuant to adjournment
Present.
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Jon Rutherford Esqr
The Honble James Murray Esqr
The Honble Frans Corbin Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr

Mr. Herrin and Mr. Houston brought a message from the other House which was as follows

Gentlemen of his Majesties Honble Council,

This House have resolved that the sum of nine Hundred and fifty eight pounds one shillg & four pence paid in on the Sinking Fund to the Committee of Publick Accts and also the sum of two thousand and

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thirty pounds ten shillings & three pence old Bills delivered by several Claimants to the Committee of Claims this session be burnt a Munday morning at a 11 oClock, and have appointed a Committee of this House in Conjunction with such of your Honours as you shall think fit to Appoint to see the same done By order

JNo CAMPBELL Speaker
Wm Heritage Clke

To which this House sent the following Message

Mr. Speaker & Gentlemen of the Assembly,

Your message of the 11th signifying that you had appointed a Committee of your House to see the sums of old and New Bills therein mentioned burnt this morning at 11 o'clock not having been delivered till 4 o'clock this afternoon this House has appointed a Committee to Joyn yours to see the said Bills burnt tomorrow at 9 o'clock.

Then adjourned to 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.


Tuesday 14th Janry 1755. Met pursuant to adjournment.
Present.
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Jon Rutherford Esqr
The Honble James Murray Esqr
The Honble Frans Corbin Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr

Mr. Swann and Mr. Vail brought the estimate of wages &c Due to the Members and Officers of Lower House Amounting to one thousand one hundred & Eight Pounds Eighteen Shillings and eleven pence prock money. In the upper House concurred with

Also at the same time recd a message which was as follows.

Gentlemen of his Majestys Honble Council,

We herewith send you an estimate of the Allowances due and payable to the several members of this House also of the Clke and other officers thereunto Belonging. And also the resolve of this House regarding the several sums thereby resolved to be paid to the several persons therein mentioned and desire your Concurrence thereto

By order
JNO CAMPBELL Speaker
Wm Heritage Clke

This House sent to the Lower House their estimate of wages &c amounting [to] one hundred and eighty one Pounds fifteen shillings & two pence prock money, which was accordingly concurr'd with

The report of the Committee of Claims was brought up In the upper House Concurred with.

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His Excellency Arthur Dobbs Esqr came to this House and ordered the immediate attendance of the Lower House Whereupon the Speaker attended by the Lower House waited on his Excellency in the Council Chamber and presented to his Excellency the subsequent Bills Vizt

1 An Act for granting an aid to his Majesty and for other purposes.

2 An Act for securing the payments of quitrents

3 An Act to grant his Majesty a duty on Tonage &c

4 An Act for Establishing the supreme Courts of Justice

5 An Act for Establishing County Courts.

6 An Act to facilitate the raising recruits to serve his Majesty

7 An Act for appointing parishes and Vestrys

8 An Act to provide Indifferent Jurymen

9 An Act to restrain the Exportation of bad and unmerchantable Tobacco.

10 An Act for raising a fund for paying the Salaries of the Chief Justice & Atty General.

11 An Act to repeal an Act for the exportation of Hides.

12 An Act to prevent malicious maiming, &c

13 An Act to amend an Act for Destroying Vermin

14 An Act for Establishing Ferrys on Cape Fear River

15 An Act to Establish a Ferry on Pequimons River

16 An Act to Confirm an Agreement between the Church wardens and Vestry of Christ church and the Revd James Reed.

To all which his Excellency was pleased to give his assent After which his Excellency made the following speech.

Gentleman of his Majestys Council Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly,

The steady zeal you have shown for his Majestys person and Royal Family and support of this Government and securing the Payment of his Quit rents and the Unanimity with which you have proceeded in doing everything Necessary According to your Present Ability, for the peace security and defence of this and the Adjoyning Colonies and In secureing your Religion Rights and properties from French encroachments and Papal Tyranny requires my returning you sincere thanks which I shall Faithfully represent to his Majesty

Your Application and the Dispatch you have made in prepareing many necessary Laws for the Improvements of the trade easy Distribution of Justice and for the maintenance of an Orthodox Clergy well deserves the thanks of your Constituents and of all [who] wish well to the Province

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I am particularly obliged to you for the Favourable sentiments you have expressed of my endeavours to serve his Majesty & to promote the peace security and improvement of this Colony according to the trust his Majesty has reposed in me

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly,

I return you in particular my hearty thanks for the supplies you have granted for the defense of this Colony and Assistance of Virginia and Contingencys of Govt with which you have entrusted me which I shall endeavour to apply with the greatest Economy For his Majestys service and security of this Province.

Gentlemen of his Majesties Council Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly,

As your Close attendance and your private affairs will require your seperating at this Time and Returning to your Several Counties I must earnestly recommend to you the promoting Peace and Harmony in your several Counties & that you will exert yourself in your several Districts in puting in Execution the several Laws formerly and now made for Promoting true Religion and Virtue the due Execution of Justice and promoting the Trade and Improvement of this Province and to take care that the supplies you have granted so chearfully be duly and carefully Levyed & paid in to answer the purposes for which they are granted, without which your Laws Religion Libertys & propertys cant be secured nor the Government be enabled to defend you as all Laws are a dead Letter if not Duly Inforced and put in Execution.

Then adjourned to 3 o'clock P. M.

Met pursuant to Adjournment present as Before.

His Excellency came to this House and was pleased to send the following message to the Assembly Vizt

Mr. Speaker and Gent of the Assembly

As there appears a Surplusage at Present of the £12000 Issued for the assistance of Virginia In case Col Innes upon makeing up his Acct has no Demand for that overplus I should be glad to have your sentiments how the remaining overplus shall be laid out & Who you will Impower to Dispose of the same pursuant to the Act appropriating the same.

To which the assembly sent the following message by Mr. Barker & Mr. Ormond.

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Gentlemen of his Majesties Council

This House received a message from his Excellency the Govr aquainting them that there appears a surplusage of the £12000 Issued for the assistance of Virginia therein desireing the sentiments of this House how the same should be laid out and by whom and having taken the said message Into Consideration have Unanimously resolved In case Colonel Innes on making up his Accts shall have no demand for the surplus of the said £12000 that so much thereof as shall remain unapply'd in shall be paid to such person or persons as His Excellency the Govr shall direct and be apply'd In assisting the Colony of Virginia in the expedition against the French at Ohio In such manner as his Excellency shall at any time think most proper for his Majesty's service

By order
JOn CAMPBELL Speaker.
Willm Herritage Clke.

In the upper House Concurred with

By order
MATTHEW ROWAN P C
Hu Waddell: D: C:

Then adjourned to 9 O'clock Tomorrow morning.


Wednesday 15th Jany: 1755. Met pursuant to adjournment.
Present.
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Jon Rutherford Esqr
The Honble James Murray Esqr
The Honble Frans Corbin Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr

His Excellency was pleased to prorogue the Assembly to the 24th day of March being the fourth Tuesday to be held at Newbern.



Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This document was enclosed with a letter from Arthur Dobbs - See Related Documents.