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Instructions to George Saxby concerning Henry McCulloh's salary, including an order from Henry McCulloh to George Saxby
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760; McCulloh, Henry, ca. 1700-1779
March 24, 1752
Volume 05, Pages 615-617

McCULLOH AND THE McCULLOH GRANTS.
[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]


24 March 1752.
(A)
George R.

Whereas by Warrant under our Royal Sign Manual bearing date on or about the 16th day of May 1739. We did constitute and appoint Henry McCulloh Esqr to be our Commissioner for Supervising inspecting and Comptrolling our Revenues and Grants of Land in South and North Carolina, and did thereby give and Grant unto him a Salary or Allowance of Six hundred pounds per Anm for himself and Two hundred pounds per Anm for Clerks and incidents payable out of our Revenues of Quit Rents that should be recovered and improved in the said provinces or either of them after satisfying all such Salaries and Arrears thereof as were then Established thereupon And Whereas the said Henry McCulloh has humbly represented unto us that he did in October 1740 sail from hence to Carolina, and did continue there until the middle of the year 1747, and that he used his best endeavours in the Execution of his said Employment and transmitted hither Accounts of his proceedings therein and of the difficulties and obstructions he met with whereby he had been able to receive only One Thousand pounds Sterling money in part of his Salary and is reduced to great Straights, and hath thereupon humbly prayed that the arrears remaining due to him to answer Nine Years on the said Salarys or Allowances of Six hundred and Two hundred pounds per Anm from the 16th day of May 1739 to the 16th day of May 1748 may be paid to him out of our Revenues of South Carolina, in Consideration whereof he hast proposed and consented to release and wave all further pretensions and demands with respect to the said appointment and the said Salarys and Allowances from that time for the future, which Proposal Release and Waver We are Graciously pleased to accept and approve after due Consideration had of a report made by our Attorney General which the Commissioners of our Treasury have laid before us concerning the Premises Our Will and Pleasure therefore is and we do hereby

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authorize and Direct you to pay or cause to be paid in manner herein after mentioned unto Henry McCulloh or his order or Assigns the sum of Six Thousand two hundred pounds Sterling money in Satisfaction and discharge of all his pretensions and Demands on account of his said appointment Salaries and allowances so determined (that is to say) That you forthwith pay all such money as shall be remaining unapplyed in your hands of our said Revenues at the time this our Warrant or an authentick Copy thereof shall be produced to you, unto the said Henry McCulloh or his Order or Assigns so far as the same will extend towards answering the said sum and that you likewise pay over from time to time Quarterly without delay unto him his Order or Assigns all such sum or sums of money of our said Revenues as shall arise and be remaining in your hands over and above what shall be necessary to be reserved for satisfying what shall be at the End of Each Quarter due on the Salarys Fees and Allowances that were actually established and made payable in South Carolina on or before the 16th day of May 1739 until by such payments the said whole sum of Six Thousand two hundred pounds shall be compleatly paid and satisfied and this shall be as well to you for Payment as to the Auditor General of our Plantations or his Deputy and all others concerned for passing and allowing such Payments upon your accounts a sufficient Warrant an Entry hereof being first made with the said Auditor

Given at our Court at Saint James's this 24th March 1752 in the 25th Year of our Reign.

By his Majesties Command
H. PELHAM
G. LYTTELTON
J: CAMPBELL

To our Trusty and well beloved George Saxby Esqr Receiver General of our Revenues in South Carolina and to the Receiver thereof for the time being.

[Endorsement.]

Enter'd in the office of the Right Honble Horatio Walpole Esqr auditor and Surveyor General of all his Majesties Revenues in America, the 7th day of April 1752.

THOs SMITH Dep Audr

To George Saxby Esqr Receiver General of his Majesties Quit Rents in the Province of South Carolina 7th December 1754

Pray pay to Henry McCulloch Esqr Secretary of North Carolina or his order or Assigns Nine hundred and seventy three pound Sterling other part of the above mentioned Six Thousand two hundred pounds next and immediately after 227 pounds Sterling drawn on you payable

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to the Rt Honble Stephen Theodore Janssen Esqr for the use of Peter Bennezet of Amsterdam; which said nine hundred and seventy three pounds is for the use of James McCulloh Esqr and in full discharge of all Debts Due to his late Father deceased, and as you by your Accompts dated in March 1753, have acknowledged to have a Ballance of four Thousand pounds and upwards Proclamation money in your hands—due to his Majesty and applicable to me and my order, and I have already drawn on you only for Seventeen hundred and sixty seven pounds Sterling in preferrence of this order, You are hereby required to make due payment of this nine hundred and seventy three pounds and this shall be a sufficient discharge for the same

HENRY McCULLOH.

Peter Sandiford Clerk to Edward Combs of New Inn in the county of Middlesex Gentleman maketh oath and saith that the paper writing hereunto annexed marked with the Letter (A) is a true Copy of His Majestys Royal Warrant bearing date the Twenty fourth day of March one thousand seven hundred and fifty two directed to George Saxby Esqr Receiver General of his Majestys Revenues in South Carolina and to the Receiver thereof for the time being, for payment of the sum of six thousand two hundred pounds to Henry McCulloh Esqr late His Majesties Commissioner for supervising inspecting and controlling His Revenues and Grants of Land in South and North Carolina, this Deponent having carefully examined and compared the same with the said original Warrant entered in the office of the Rt Honble Horatio Walpole Esqr auditor and Surveyor General of all His Majesties Revenues in America And this Deponent further saith that he was present and did see the said Henry McCulloh sign the order thereunder written directed to the said George Saxby Receiver General of His Majesties Quit rents in the Province of South Carolina and that the name Henry McCulloh thereto subscribed is the proper hand writing of the said Henry McCulloh

PETr SANDIFORD
Sworn in London the 21st day of December 1754 before me
Steph: Theod: Janssen Mayor