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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning ordnance and military stores for North Carolina
Great Britain. Privy Council
July 07, 1756
Volume 05, Pages 592-593

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 12. C. 109.]

At the Court at Kensington the 7th day of July 1756.

Present the Kings most Excellent Majesty in Council.

His Majesty having been this day pleased by His Order in Council to direct that the supply of Ordnance and Stores for the defence of Fort Johnson on Cape Fear river, and also the supply of ammunition for the defence of the Province of North Carolina contained in the annexed estimates amounting to the sum of three thousand four hundred and forty eight pounds seven shillings and ten pence should be forthwith sent to the Province of North Carolina for the better defence and security of the said Province.

His Majesty doth therefore hereby order that for the better preventing any loss or embezzlement of the said Stores the Governor or Commander in Chief of the Province of North Carolina for the time being to appoint some proper person residing in the said Province to be Storekeeper with a proper salary annexed to that Office and do recommend it to the Assembly to provide for the Payment thereof; that as soon as such Officer shall be appointed the said Governor or Commander in Chief do put all the Stores which are now there as well as those ordered to be sent thither under his care and take security from him to be accountable for the same to the Master General & Principal Officers of His Majesty's Ordnance That the said Storekeeper do keep a Journal of the Stores issued and

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expended and that he do enter therein the names of the persons to whom they are issued and also for what services; and that he do not issue any stores but by an order in writing signed by the Governor or Commander in Chief for the time being; That every six months the said Storekeeper to transmit a Copy of the said Journal together with an account of what stores are remaining and in what condition they are to the Master General & Principal Officers of His Majesty's Ordnance in order to their being audited and examined and that such Journal and account be signed by the Governor or Commander in Chief for the time being and also by the Storekeeper.

A true Copy.

W. SHARPE.