Order of his Majesty in Council.
At the Court at Kensington the 13th October 1756
Present The King's most Excellent Majesty in Council.
Whereas Henry McCulloh Esqr hath by Petition to his Majesty at this Board humbly prayed amongst other things, that His Majesty would be graciously pleased to order the sum which was formerly deducted from the Arrears of salary due to him as Comptroller of the Quit rents in South and North Carolina to be now sett off against the Quit rents of such Lands as the Petitioner & his Associates are entitled to in the Province of North Carolina. And whereas the Lords of the Committee of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council, to whose consideration his Majty thought proper to referr the said petition, have this day reported to his Majesty at this Board that they have consulted the Lords Commissrs for Trade and Plantations thereupon, & that the case of the Petitioner appears from the many difficulties and hardships with which it has been attended, to be worthy of compassion. That the Lords of His Majesty's Treasury seem to have considered it in the same light, and to have granted him five hundred pounds out of the Duty of 4½ per cent from motives of Commiseration, and upon principles of Equity and therefore the Lords of the Committee were of Opinion, that His Majesty might be graciously pleased to grant the Petitioners request as to the remainder of the money abated in March 1752 on the Arrears of Salary then due to him amounting to Two Thousand five hundred and eighty four pounds. His Majesty taking the said report into Consideration is pleased with the advice of His Privy Council to approve thereof, and accordingly to order as it is hereby ordered that the remainder of the money abated in March