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Minutes of the Lower House of the North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina. General Assembly
September 30, 1756 - October 26, 1756
Volume 05, Pages 688-738

[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

North Carolina—ss.

At an Assembly begun and held at Newbern the Twelfth day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand and seven hundred and fifty four and in the Twenty eighth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King (and so forth) and from thence continued by several Prorogations to the Thirtieth Day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fifty six And in the Thirtieth year of the Reign of our said Lord the King to be then held at Newbern being the Third Session of this Present Assembly.


Thursday the 30th Day of September 1756.
Members Present.
Mr. Thomas Barker
Mr. Joseph Bell
Mr. James Paine
Mr. John Harvey Junr
Mr. Wyriott Ormond
Mr. Isaac Jones
Mr. John Brothers
Mr. John Hardy
Mr. William Shergold
Mr. John Harvey
Mr. Thomas Relfe
Mr. Stephen Cade
Mr. John Fonville
Mr. George Moore
Mr. Richard Caswell
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Mr. Robert Murden
Mr. Joseph Sutton
Mr. Thomas Smith
Mr. William Bartram
Mr. James Davis
Mr. Joseph Bryan
Mr. William Wyatt
Mr. Robert Harris
Mr. Benjamin Harvey
Mr. William Spier
Mr. Joseph Blount
Mr. Timothy Watson
Mr. William Mackey
Mr. Anthony Hutchins
Mr. Samuel Swann
Mr. John Bravard
Mr. John Starkey
Mr. John Surry
Mr. John Woodhouse
Mr. John Ashe
Mr. Samuel Spruell
Mr. Edward Vaile
Mr. Robert Jones.

John Campbell Esqr Speaker having acquainted the Members that he was not able to attend the Service of the House by reason of certain Disorders and Sickness which he labours under

Thereupon Mr. Ashe and Mr. Caswell waited on his Excellency the Governor and acquainted him that a Majority of the Members were met And that Mr. Speaker had acquainted them that he Labours under certain Indispositions by reason whereof he Could not Travell and attend the Service of the House.

His Excellency the Governor by the aforesaid two Members returned for Answer That he desired the Members would proceed to the Choice of a Speaker and when they had made Choice of one to acquaint him thereof and he would meet them in the Council Chamber.

The Members proceeded to make Choice of a Speaker and Mr. Robert Jones proposed and set up Samuel Swann Esqr and Mr. John Surry proposed and set up John Harvey Junior Esqr on which the Question was put and Samuel Swann Esqr was chosen Speaker by a Majority and was placed in the Chair Accordingly.

A Message was sent by Mr. Vail and Mr. Cade to the Governor that in Obedience to His Excellencys Direction the House had made Choice of a Speaker and desired to know when they should wait on his Excellency to present him.

Mr. Vaile and Mr. Cade returned and acquainted the House that his Excellency desired the immediate attendance thereof in the Council Chamber

Mr. Speaker with the House waited on his Excellency the Governor in the Council Chamber upon which Mr. Robert Jones one of the Members of the Assembly addressed his Excellency as follows (Vizt)

Sir,

The Assembly in obedience to your Message have proceeded to Choose a Speaker instead of John Campbell Esqr whose indisposition renders him incapable of attending the Service of the House and for that Purpose have elected Samuel Swann Esqr whom they present to you in hopes their Choice will meet with your Excellencys Approbation.

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On which his Excellency was pleased to say.

Gentlemen,

I greatly approve of the Choice you have made as I know Mr. Swann to be a Gentleman of Capacity and Integrity and firmly attached to the Interest of his Country.

The House returned and Mr. Speaker reported That the House had waited on his Excellency the Governor and that his Excellency made a Speech to the House and his Majestys Council and that to prevent mistakes he had obtained a Copy thereof which on Motion was ordered to be read. The same was read.

On motion ordered the same be Entered on the Journals of the House as follows.

[For the Governor's address, see Journal of the Upper House.—Editor.]

The House adjourned till 8 o'Clock tomorrow morning.


Friday October the 1st 1756. The House met according to Adjournment.

On motion ordered That Mr. John Harvey Junr Mr. George Moore, Mr. Ormond Mr. Paine and Mr. Davis be a Committee to Examine State and Settle the Publick Accompts of this province and that Mr. Starkey, Mr. Mackey, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Relfe and Mr. Bartram be a Committee to Settle and allow the Publick Claims thereof.

Mr. Griffith Jones, Mr. Thomas Weeks, and Mr. Stephen Williams appeared and took their Seats in the House.

On motion ordered That the following Members be appointed a Committee to receive Propositions and Grievances (Vizt) Mr. Starkey, Mr. Bryan, Mr. Smith, Mr. Caswell, Mr. Spier, Mr. Griffith Jones, Mr. Benjamin Harvey, Mr. Harris, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Isaac Jones, Mr. Moore, Mr. Bell, Mr. Hutchins, Mr. Bravard and Mr. Surry and they are accordingly appointed.

On motion ordered a Message be sent to the Council as follows, Vizt

Gentlemen of his Majestys Honble Council

This House having appointed Mr. John Harvey Junr Mr. George Moore Mr. Wyriott Ormond, Mr. James Paine and Mr. James Davis a Committee thereof to examine State and Settle the Publick Accompts of this Province. And Mr. John Starkey Mr. William Mackey Mr. John Ashe Mr. Thomas Relfe and Mr. William Bartram a Committee to settle and allow the Publick Claims on this Province in Conjunction with

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such of your Honours as you shall think proper to appoint for those Purposes.

Sent the above Message to the Council by Mr. Shergold and Mr. Blount.

Then the House adjourned till 3 o'Clock tomorrow Afternoon.


Saturday October 2nd 1756. The House met according to adjournment

On motion ordered that Mr. Robert Jones, Mr. John Starkey and Mr. Thomas Barker prepare an address to his Excellency the Governor and lay the same before the House for Approbation.

Mr. Francis Ward one of the Members for Tyrrell County appeared and took his seat in the House.

Mr. Jones from the Committee appointed to prepare an Address to his Excellency the Governor reported That the Committee had prepared the same which he read in his Place and Delivered in at the Table where it was again read by the Clerk.

Resolved the same stand the Address of this House and be entered in the Journal thereof as follows (Vizt)

To His Excellency Arthur Dobbs Esqr Captain General and Commander in Chief in and over his Majestys Province of North Carolina

The Humble Address of the House of Assembly

Sir,

We his Majestys most faithfull and Loyal Subjects the Members of the Assembly of North Carolina now met in General Assembly beg leave to return your Excellency our sincere and hearty Thanks for your Speech to both Houses at the opening of this Session.

The disagreeable Accounts we have had of the Progress made by the French in the prosecution of their Iniquitous Schemes must necessarily excite the Indignation of every British Subject who has a due Sense of those Invaluable Privileges which we possess under the best of Kings Our happy Establishment both in Church and State renders us envied by every other Nation Since none can vie with us in the singular Advantages and many Immunities to which by our Constitution we are Intituled And in the Enjoyment of which we have been hitherto successfully secured by his Majestys Justice Wisdom and Prudence. That these should be brought into Danger by the Wicked Attempts of a Perfidious Enemy and rendered Precarious not only by his unjustifiable Encroachments and unwarrantable Acquisitions in America but also by his having made preparations to Invade his

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Majestys possessions in Europe and threatened the Destruction of the British Empire without even the Formality of Declaring War, justly raises our Resentment and determines us in this Critical Juncture to proceed with the same Spirit of Duty and Loyalty by which we have been hitherto actuated in giving all the Assistance in our Power to frustrate the Designs of the Repacious Invaders, And as we have heretofore with the greatest Chearfulness contributed largely we shall on all Occasions our Circumstances considered with equal Alacrity offer our Quota with the other Colonies in Defence of the Common Cause.

We shall strictly Enquire how the Taxes we have laid have been collected, as also whether they have been appropriated to the Purposes for which they were granted and give due attention to all other matters recommended by your Excellency and consider them as their importance requires.

As the Welfare of this Province will be greatly advanced by passing Laws for Erecting Counties and Towns we beg leave to Express the great Sense of Gratitude we have to his Majesty for his having consented to their being re-enacted and to return your Excellency our Thanks for your Candid Representation of our hearty Endeavours for his Service.

We shall at all times Chearfully and Vigorously exert ourselves in everything that may preserve the Purity of our holy Religion promote Morality and Virtue and Increase the Wealth and Happiness of this province.

Ordered the said Address be fairly Transcribed and presented by the whole House.

Ordered that Mr. Moore and Mr. Benjn Harvey wait on his Excellency the Governor and desire he will Acquaint the House when they shall wait on him with the address thereof.

Mr. Moore and Mr. Harvey reported that according to Order they had waited on the Governor to know when he would be pleased to receive the Address of the House and that he directed them to meet him in the Council Chamber at 5 o'clock.

Mr. Speaker with the House waited on his Excellency the Governor in the Council Chamber and being returned Reported that he with the House had waited on the Governor in the Council Chamber and Presented the Address of this House to him to which his Excellency was pleased to answer as follows (Viz:)

Gentlemen,

I shall take the first opportunity of representing to his Majesty your zeal for supporting all his Rights and possessions in America and of your

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just Sence of the Privileges we enjoy of our Religious and Civil Libertys by the British Constitution and return you Thanks for your approbation of my Endeavours to represent your Zeal for his Majesty's Service and preservation of the British Colonies.

Received a Written Message from the Council as follows (Viz:)

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly,

The House having under Consideration your Message signifying your Appointment of Committees on the publick Accompts and Publick Claims have appointed the following Members of this House Committees to join the Committees of your House (Vizt) The Honble James Hazell Lewis De Rosset and John Rieussett Esqrs on the Publick Accompts and the Honble Francis Corbin and John Dawson Esqrs on the Claims.

On motion ordered the following Message be sent to the Council (Vizt)

Gentlemen of His Majesties Most Honble Council,

On Perusing the Report of the Committee of Accompts of last Session we find they have not been concurred with by your Honours therefore now send to you herewith and desire your Honours concurrence to the same.

Sent the above Message by Mr. Moore and Mr. Harvey Junr

Then the House adjourned till Monday Morning 10 o'Clock


Monday October the 4th 1756 The House met according to adjournment

Mr. Cornelius Harnett the member for Wilmington and Mr. William Kinchin one of the members for Edgecombe County Appeared and took their Seats in the House

On motion ordered that a Committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill for Establishing several Counties and Towns and Mr. Barker, Mr. Ormond and Mr. Robert Jones were accordingly appointed.

On motion ordered that a Committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill for the better Regulation of the Militia and other Purposes therein mentioned and the following Members are Appointed accordingly (Vizt) Mr. Ormond, Mr. Harvey Junr Mr. Barker and Mr. Murden Mr. Starkey and Mr. Harnett.

On motion ordered a Committee to prepare and bring a Bill for altering the times for holding the Supreme Courts of Justice and for other Purposes and Mr. Ormond, Mr. Jones, Mr. Barker, Mr. Starkey and Mr. Harnett are accordingly appointed.

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On motion ordered that Mr. Harnett be added to the Committee appointed to State and Settle the publick Accompts.

Then the House adjourned till 3 o'Clock tomorrow Afternoon.


Tuesday October the 5th 1756. The House met according to adjournment

Mr. Thomas Whitmell one of the members for Bertie County Appeared and took his Seat in the House.

His Excellency the Governor sent two Petitions to the House one from the Frontier Inhabitants of Broad River the other from the Inhabitants of the South Fork of the Catawba River therein setting forth the great Hardships they endure and the Damages done to them their Hogs Goods and Chattells by several Indians. Praying Relief (and so forth.)

Ordered the same lye for consideration till Thursday next.

Then the House adjourned till half past 10 o'Clock tomorrow morning.


Wednesday October the 6th 1756. The House met according to adjournment.

Mr. Samuel Spruel moved for leave to absent himself from the Service of the House.

Ordered that he have leave accordingly.

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


Thursday October 7th 1756. The House met according to adjournment.

The Order of the Day being read the House took under Consideration the two Petitions referred to the House by his Excellency the Governor on Tuesday last And resolved that a Committee be Appointed to Examine into the Facts mentioned in each of the said Petitions. And Mr. Starkey, Mr. Harvey Junr Mr. Bravard Mr. Harnett and Mr. Harris are accordingly Appointed a Committee to Examine the said Facts and report thereon to the House.

Mr. Barker from the Committee appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill for altering the times for holding the Supreme Courts of Justice and for other purposes Reported that the said Committee had prepared the said Bill which he read in his Place and delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Ward and Mr. Blount.

Mr. Harnett moved for leave to bring in a Bill to limit the Time for holding County Courts and other purposes.

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Ordered that he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Harnett brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Blount and Mr. Ward.

Mr. Ormond Reported That the Committee Appointed to Prepare and bring in a Bill for the better Regulation of the Militia and for other purposes therein mentioned had prepared the said Bill which he read in his Place and delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Spier and Mr. Harvey.

Mr. Hardy moved for leave to bring in a Bill to adjourn the County Court of Beaufort and other Purposes.

Ordered that he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Hardy brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk passed and ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Spier and Mr. Harvey

Mr. Harris moved for leave to bring in a Bill to Impower the Sheriff of Granville to collect Publick County and parish Levys of the Taxable persons within the same.

Ordered he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Received from the Council the Bill for altering the times for holding the Supreme Courts of Justice and for other purposes. Endorsed the 7th October 1756 In the Upper House read the first time and passed

On motion ordered that the Bill for altering the times for holding the Supreme Courts of Justice and other purposes be read a second time

The same was read accordingly.

On motion Resolved that the House resolve into a Committee of the whole House to consider the subject matter of the said Bill

The House resolved into a Committee of the whole House for the purposes aforesaid and unanimously Chose Mr. John Harvey Junr Chairman who was placed in the Chair accordingly.

After some time spent therein and several Amendments proposed to the said Bill Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair

Mr. Chairman Reported that the Committee had proceeded to the Consideration of the said Bill and had proposed an Amendment thereto which he read and the same was approved by the House

Resolved the said Amendment be inserted in the said Bill and the same pass and be sent to the Council.

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Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Relf and Mr. Griffith Jones

Received from the Council the Bill for the better Regulation of the Militia and for other purposes and the Bill for adjourning the County Court of Beaufort and other purposes Endorsed the 7th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time and passed with amendments.

Then the House adjourned till 4 o'Clock Afternoon

P. M. The House met according to adjournment

On motion resolved that Mr. Barker and Mr. Ormond return the Thanks of the House to the Reverend Mr. Smith for his Sermon preached before the House yesterday and to desire a Copy thereof in Order to have the same printed.

Then the House adjourned till tomorrow morning 10 o'Clock


Friday October 8th 1756 The House met according to adjournment

Mr. Kinchin presented to the House a petition from several of the Inhabitants of Edgcomb parish in Edgcomb County therein setting forth the many Inconveniences which they Labour under by reason of the Extensiveness of the said parish, Praying a Bill may be brought in and passed into an Act for dividing the said parish as therein and thereby Prayed

On motion ordered that a Bill be brought in Pursuant to the Prayer of the said Petition and that Mr. Robert Jones do prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Jones according to Order brought in a Bill for dividing the parish of Edgecomb into two Distinct parishes which he read in his Place and delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Kinchin and Mr. Murden.

Mr. Ormond acquainted the House that in Obedience to the Commands thereof Mr. Barker and himself had waited on the Reverend Mr. Smith and had returned him the Thanks of the House for the Sermon Preached before the Assembly on Wednesday last and obtained a Copy thereof which he delivered in at the Table.

Ordered the same be Printed.

Mr. Starkey from the Committee appointed to Inquire into the Facts alledged in the Two Petitions referred to this House by his Excellency the Governor from the Inhabitants of Broad River and the South Fork of the Catawba River Reported that the said Committee had Examined persons and papers relating to the said Facts and presented the report of the said Committee to the House.

On motion ordered the same lye for consideration.

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Received from the Council the Bill for dividing the parish of Edgcomb in the County of Edgcomb into two distinct Parishes. Endorsed October the 8th 1756 In the Upper House read the second time and passed.

Received from the Council the Bill for altering the times for holding the Supreme Courts of Justice and for other purposes. Endorsed October 8th 1756 In the Upper House read the second time and passed with amendments.

Then the House adjourned till 4 o'clock afternoon.

P. M. The House met according to adjournment.

On motion ordered that the Bill for altering the times for holding the Supreme Courts of Justice and for other purposes be read a third time.

The same was read accordingly amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Harnett and Mr. Starkey.

On motion ordered that the Bill for adjourning the County Court of Beaufort and other purposes be read a second time.

Read the said Bill a second time Amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Harnett and Mr. Starkey.

Then the House adjourned till tomorrow morning 10 o'Clock.


Saturday October 9th 1756. The House met according to adjournment

Mr. Bell moved for leave to absent himself from the Service of the House.

Ordered that he have leave accordingly

Mr. Robert Jones acquainted the House that Mr. James Washington one of the Members for Northampton County hath accepted the Office of Inspector of Beef Pork &c in Northampton County by reason whereof he hath disqualifyed himself to serve as a Member of Assembly for the said County.

Therefore moved that his Excellency the Governor be Addressed to Direct the Clerk of the Crown to Issue a Writ for Electing a Member Duly Qualifyed to sit and Vote in this present Assembly in Room of the said Mr. Washington.

Resolved that his Excellency be addressed accordingly

On motion ordered that Mr. Robert Jones wait on his Excellency and acquaint him that the House desire he would be pleased to direct the Clerk of the Crown to Issue a Writ for Electing a Member Pursuant to the above motion.

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Mr. Robert Jones moved for leave to bring in a Bill for the Relief of such persons as have suffered or may suffer by not having had their Deeds or Mesne Conveyances proved and Registered within the time heretofore Appointed for such purposes &c.

Ordered he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

On motion of Mr. Robert Jones the Bill for dividing the parish of Edgcomb in the County of Edgcomb into two distinct Parishes was committed for Amendment to Mr. Jones Mr. Murden and Mr. Kinchin.

Mr. Barker acquainted the House that he had been informed John Sallis of Granville County had wrote a letter to Mr. James Paine one of the members of this House therein charging him with many Crimes and Injuriously reflecting on him as a member of this House.

Resolved, That Mr. Barker, Mr. Jones and Mr. Ormond be and are hereby appointed a Committee to enquire into the Allegations of the said Information and make report thereof to the House, And that they have power to send for Papers persons and Records for their Information.

Mr. Barker from the Committee appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill for Establishing Counties and Towns Reported that the said Committee had according to Order prepared the same which he read in his Place and then Delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Davis and Mr. Cade.

Mr. Starkey moved for leave to bring in a Bill for Constituting a Court Merchant.

Ordered That he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Starkey according to Order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and Delivered in at the Table, where the same was again read by the Clerk passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Davis and Mr. Cade.

Mr. Relf moved for leave to bring in a Bill for erecting a new Court House Prison Pillory and Stocks in Pasquotank County and other Purposes.

Ordered that he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Relf brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk Passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Davis and Mr. Cade.

Mr. Starkey moved for leave to bring in a Bill to prevent the unlawfull killing and destroying Slaves.

Ordered That he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

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Mr. Starkey according to Order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his place and delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Davis and Mr. Cade.

The Order of the Day being read the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House to Consider the Subject Matter of the Bill for the Better regulation of the Militia of this Province and Unanimously chose Mr. George Moore Chairman who was placed in the Chair accordingly. After some time spent therein and several Debates thereon had, and sundry amendments proposed on motion Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Chairman Reported that the Committee had taken the said Bill under Consideration and had agreed to several Amendments which for want of time to reduce into Form moved that the Committee might sit again.

Resolved That the House Resolve into a Committee of the whole House on Monday next to reduce the said Amendments into Form and Report the same.

Received a Written Message from the Council as follows (Vizt)

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly,

On reading the third time the Bill for altering the times for holding the Supreme Courts of Justice and for other purposes we observe that you have fixed them at such times as almost renders the Chief Justices Attendance at some of them Impracticable.

We therefore desire your concurrence for holding the said Courts at the times mentioned in the Paper herewith sent; to which if you agree we desire you will send some of your Members to see the said Amendments made.

Resolved that the following Message be sent to the Council (Vizt)

Gentlemen of His Majestys Honble Council,

We cannot concur with your Message of this Day desiring our concurrence to the Alteration you proposed in the Bill for Altering the Times for holding the Supreme Courts of Justice and for other purposes; We are of Opinion that the Alteration you mention will make the Attendance of the Chief Justice to hold those Courts much more Inconvenient to him than those we Inserted in the Bill.

Then the House Adjourned till 5 o'Clock Afternoon.

P. M. The House met according to adjournment.

On motion ordered that the Bill to limit the times for holding the County Courts and other purposes be read a second time.

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Read the same a second time Amended passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Harvey and Mr. Relf.

Mr. Robert Jones from the Committee appointed to amend the Bill for Dividing the Parish of Edgcombe into two distinct Parishes Reported that the Committee had proposed several Amendments to the said Bill which he offered to the House for Concurrence.

Resolved that the House Concur thereto and ordered that the said Amendments be inserted in the said Bill.

Received from the Council the Bill for altering the times for holding the Supreme Courts of Justice and for other purposes. Endorsed 9th October 1756 In the Upper House read the third time and rejected.

Received from the Council the following Bills (Vizt)

The Bill for constituting a Court Merchant.

The Bill for erecting a new Court House Prison, Pillory and Stocks in Pasquotank County and

The Bill to prevent the unlawfull killing of Slaves.

Endorsed the 9th October 1756 In the upper House read the first time and passed.

Received a Written message from the Governor as follows (Vizt)

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly,

As the Forts and Batteries which are Erecting at Cape Fear, Core Bank and Topsail Inlett will soon be in a State of Defence I have an Account that Artillery and Ordnance Stores will soon be ordered [for] Fort Johnson And as I have also Applied for Artillery and Stores for the other Batteries It will be necessary to have at least a Company of one hundred and thirty men to Defend them which I have also applied for to be fixed upon the British Establishment and as it is Expected that if the Company should be Established that this Colony should provide them with provisions as is done in other Colonies An Address from you to his Majesty that you will supply them with provisions will greatly forward and support my Application for the Company since it cannot be Expected That in Time of War this Province can defend its Western Frontiers assist the other Colonies and also maintain an Independant Company to defend the Forts and protect the Navigation of this Colony This I recommend to your Consideration

ARTHUR DOBBS.

Then the House adjourned till Monday 12 o'Clock.


Monday October 11th 1756. The House met according to adjournment.
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Mr. Francis Brown one of the Members for Currituck County appeared and took his seat in the House.

The Order of the Day being read the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House Pursuant to the Resolve of Saturday last and Mr. Chairman acquainted the Committee that the Amendments proposed to the Bill for the better regulating the Militia of this Province were reduced into a Form which were read and Mr. Chairman was directed to Report the said Amendments to the House. Then on motion Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Chairman Reported that the Committee had proposed several Amendments to the Militia Bill which he read and delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk

Resolved that the said Amendments be inserted in the said Bill and that the same be sent to the Council.

Sent the said bill to the Council with the said Amendments by Mr. Fonville and Mr. Brown.

On motion Resolved That the House take into Consideration the message from his Excellency the Governor of Saturday last.

The House took the said message under Consideration and resolved that the same lye for further Consideration untill Tuesday.

On motion Ordered that the Bill for Dividing the parish of Edgcombe in the County of Edgcombe into two distinct Parishes be read a second time.

The same was read a second time amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Relf and Mr. Murden.

Mr. Harris according to Order brought in a Bill to Empower the Sheriff of Granville County to collect County and parish Levys of the Taxable persons within the same which he read in his place and delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Harris and Mr. Paine.

On motion ordered that the Bill for Erecting a new Court House Prison Pillory and Stocks in Pasquotank County and other purposes be read a second time.

The same was read a second time amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Relf.

Received from the Council the Bill to Limit Time for holding the County Courts and other purposes. Endorsed the 11th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time & passed.

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Received from the Council the Bill for Establishing Several Counties and Towns. Endorsed the 11th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time and passed.

Received from the Council the Bill for adjourning the County Court of Beaufort and other purposes. Endorsed 11th October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time and passed with amendments.

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


Tuesday October 12th 1756. The House met according to adjournment.

On motion Ordered that the Bill for adjourning the County Court of Beaufort and other purposes be read a third time.

Read the said Bill a third time passed and ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Walton and Mr. Caswell.

On motion ordered that the Bill to Limit the time for holding the County Courts and other purposes be read a third time

Read the said bill a third time Passed and ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Walton and Mr. Caswell.

On motion Ordered that the Bill for Establishing several Counties and Towns be read the second time.

Read the said Bill a second time Passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Walton and Mr. Caswell

On motion Ordered that the Message from His Excellency the Governor of Saturday last be taken under Consideration.

The House took the same under Consideration.

Resolved that an humble Address to his Majesty be prepared to thank him for the Wise and Prudent Care he has shewn in the Measures taken for the Protection of his American Subjects against the Encroachments of the French King

To assure him of our Readiness to hazard our Lives and Fortunes in Defence of his Majestys sacred Person and Illustrious House and Dominions.

To represent the Defenceless Condition of this Province and request that of his Royal Favour he will be pleased to Order Artillery and Ordnance Stores for the Forts and Batteries built on the Sea Coast for protecting the Trade of this Government and a sufficient Number of Forces to Garrison the same.

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On motion Ordered that Mr. Jones Mr. Barker Mr. Ormond and Mr. Starkey be appointed a Committee to prepare the above mentioned Address and are accordingly appointed.

On motion Ordered That the Bill for Constituting a Court Merchant be read a second time.

On motion Resolved The House resolve into a Committee of the whole House to Consider the Subject Matter of the said Bill

The House resolved into a Committee of the whole House Pursuant to the Above Resolve and Unanimously Chose Mr. George Moore Chairman who was placed in the Chair Accordingly.

After some time spent therein and several Amendments Proposed to the said Bill Mr. Chairman was directed to report the same to the House.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Chairman reported that the Committee had proceeded to Consider the said Bill and had proposed several Amendments be Inserted in the said Bill and that the same be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council with the said Amendments by Mr. Starkey and Mr. Harnett.

Mr. Jones moved for leave to bring a Bill for ascertaining the Method of proving Book Debts.

Ordered That he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Jones according to Order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and then Delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk Passed and ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the above said Bill to the Council by Mr. Starkey and Mr. Harnett.

On motion Ordered that the Bill to prevent the unlawfull killing of Slaves be read the second time and on motion Resolved That the House Resolve into a Committee of the whole House to Consider the Subject Matter of the said Bill.

The House Resolved into a Committee of the whole House pursuant to the Above Resolve and Unanimously Chose Mr. George Moore Chairman who was placed in the Chair accordingly.

After some time spent therein and several Amendments proposed to the said Bill which said Amendments Mr. Chairman was directed to Report to the House Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Chairman reported that the Committee had proposed several Amendments to the said Bill which he read the same were approved of by the House and ordered to be Inserted in the said Bill.

The said Amendments were Inserted accordingly.

Ordered the said Bill be sent to the Council with the said Amendments.

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Sent the said Bill to the Council with the Amendments by Mr. Starkey and Mr. Harnett.

Mr. Harvey moved for leave to bring a Bill for Establishing Public Roads and Ferries and for the better Regulation of the same in several Counties.

Ordered that he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Then the House adjourned till 4 o'Clock Afternoon.

P. M. The House met according to Adjournment.

Mr. Starkey moved for leave to bring in a Bill to amend an Act Entituled an Act for Establishing the Supreme Courts of Justice Oyer and Terminer and General Goal Delivery of North Carolina.

Ordered that he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Starkey according to Order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and Delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk Passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Caswell and Mr. Cade.

Mr. Caswell moved for leave to bring in a Bill for dividing the Parish of St. Patricks in the County of Johnston into two distinct Parishes.

Ordered that he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Caswell according to order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and Delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Caswell and Mr. Cade

Mr. Brown moved for leave to bring in a Bill to Prevent the Exportation of the Produce of North Carolina to Virginia

Ordered he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same

Received from the Council the Bill for the better Regulation of the Militia and other purposes

And the Bill for dividing the parish of Edgcomb in the County of Edgcomb into two distinct Parishes

Endorsed October 1756 In the Upper House Read the second time and Passed with Amendments

And the Bill to Limit the time for holding the County Courts and other Purposes Endorsed October the 12th 1756. In the Upper House read the third time and Passed Ordered to be Engrossed

And the Bill to Impower the Sheriff of Granville County to Collect the Publick County and Parish Levies of the Taxable Persons within the same Endorsed the 12th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the first time and passed

Mr. Barker moved for leave to bring in a Bill for Confirming the Town Lands of Edenton &c.

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Ordered he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Barker according to Order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk Passed and ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the same bill to the Council by Mr. Blount and Mr. Harvey.

Received from the Council the Bill for Erecting a New Court House Prison Pillory and Stocks in Pasquotank County and other Purposes. Endorsed 12th October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time and passed with Amendments

On motion of Mr. Robert Jones Junior Resolved Nem. Con. That the Town of Newbern is an Improper Place for the Seat of Government and the Meeting of the General Assembly being found by many years Experience from the Badness of the Air and Water thereof to be exceedingly unhealthy.

On motion ordered That the Bill for the better Regulation of the Militia and other purposes be read a third time

Read the said Bill a third time amended passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Harvey and Mr. Mackey

On motion Ordered The Bill for dividing the parish of Edgcombe in the County of Edgcombe into two Distinct Parishes be read a third time

Read the said Bill Amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Harris and Mr. Fonville

On motion ordered that the Bill to Impower the Sheriff of Granville County to Collect Publick County and Parish Levies on the Taxable Persons within the same be read a second time

Read the said Bill a second time Amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Harris and Mr. Fonville

On motion ordered The Bill for erecting a New Court House Prison Pillory and Stocks in Pasquotank County be read tomorrow, and that Mr. Relf and Mr. Brown wait on his Excellency the Governor to desire him to appoint a place for Building thereat a Court House Prison Pillory and Stocks in Pasquotank County

Then the House Adjourned till tomorrow 12 o'Clock


Wednesday the 13th October 1756 The House met according to adjournment.

Mr. Robert Jones according to order brought in a Bill for the Relief of such Persons as have suffered or may suffer by not having their Deeds or Mesne Conveyances proved and Registered within the time heretofore

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appointed for such Purposes and to prevent Law Suits concerning Lands which he read in his place and Delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk Passed and ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the above Bill to the Council by Mr. Sutton and Mr. Cade.

Mr. Relf and Mr. Brown acquainted the House that they according to Order had waited on his Excellency the Governor and let him know that the House had under Consideration the Bill Erecting a New Court House Prison Pillory and Stocks in Pasquotank County and other purposes and desired he would be pleased to appoint a proper Place for Erecting thereat a Court House Prison Pillory and Stocks in the said County who acquainted them that he thought proper to appoint the said Court House Prison Pillory and Stocks to be built at Relfs Ferry on the Land of Thomas Relf there.

Mr. John Harvey Junr moved that the place his Excellency had appointed for Building thereat a Court House Prison Pillory and Stocks in Pasquotank County be inserted in the said Bill.

The same was inserted accordingly.

On motion ordered that the Bill for Erecting a New Court House Prison, Pillory and Stocks in Pasquotank County be read a third Time.

Read the same a third time Amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Relf and Mr. Jones.

Received from the Council the Bill for Confirming the Town Lands of Edenton &c. Endorsed the 12th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the first time and passed

The Bill for ascertaining the Method of proving Book Debts.

The Bill for dividing the parish of St Patricks in the County of Johnston into two distinct parishes.

Endorsed the 12th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the first time and passed

And the Bill to Amend an Act Intituled an Act for Establishing the Supreme Courts of Justice Oyer and Terminer &c. Endorsed 12th October 1756 In the Upper House Read the first time and passed with amendments.

On motion ordered the Bill for Confirming the Town Lands of Edenton be read a second time.

Read the same a second time passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the above said Bill to the Council by Mr. Blount and Mr. Walton.

Mr. Harvey according to Order brought in a Bill for Establishing Public Roads and Ferries and for the better Regulation of the same in

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several Counties which he read in his Place and delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk Passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the above said Bill to the Council by Mr. Blount and Mr. Walton.

On motion ordered That the Bill to amend an Act Intituled an Act for Establishing Supreme Courts of Justice Oyer and Terminer &c. be read a second time.

Read the same a second time Amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Blount and Mr. Walton.

Received from the Council the Bill for dividing the Parish of Edgcomb in the County of Edgcomb &c Endorsed 13th October 1756 In the Upper House read the third time and passed Ordered to be engrossed.

On motion Ordered the Bill for Dividing the parish of St Patrick in the County of Johnston &c be read a second time.

Read the said Bill a second time amended passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Sutton and Mr. Bravard

On motion Ordered the Bill for Ascertaining the Method of proving Book Debts be read a second time.

Read the said Bill a second time amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Sutton and Mr. Bravard.

Mr. Relf moved for leave to bring in a Bill for Consolidating the Parishes of St. John and of St. Peter in Pasquotank County.

Ordered he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Relf according to Order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and Delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Relf and Mr. Brothers.

Received from the Council the Bill for the Relief of such persons as have suffered by not having their Deeds and Mesne Conveyances proved and Registered &c Endorsed 13th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the first time and passed.

And the Bill for erecting a new Court House Prison Pillory and Stocks in Pasquotank County. Endorsed the 13th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the first time and passed. Ordered to be Engrossed.

On motion Ordered The Bill for the Relief of such Persons as have suffered or may suffer by not having had their Deeds and Mesne Conveyances Proved and Registered &c be read a second time.

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Read the said Bill a second time amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Fonville and Mr. Bartram.

Then the House adjourned till half an hour past 3 o'clock afternoon.

P. M. The House met according to adjournment.

Mr. James Paine moved for leave to absent himself from the Service of the House.

Ordered he have leave accordingly.

On motion Ordered that the Bill for Constituting a Court Merchant be read a third time.

Read the same a third time amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Davis and Mr. Hutchins.

Received from the Council the Bill for adjourning the County Court of Beaufort &c. Endorsed the 13th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

The Bill for consolidating the Parishes of St. John and St. Peter in Pasquotank County. Endorsed the 13th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the first time and passed.

And the Bill for Impowering the Sheriff of Granville and Collector of the Taxes in St. Johns Parish to Collect Publick County and Parish Levys. Endorsed 13th October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time and passed.

Mr. Barker from the Committee appointed to Inquire into an Information given against John Sallis Reported That it appears the said John Sallis wrote a letter dated the Tenth day of September last Directed to James Paine Esqr containing divers Gross and Scandalous Reflections against him as a Member of the House which Letter the Committee Refer for Particulars.

The House thereupon took into Consideration the said Report and Letter and resolved that the said John Sallis wrote a Letter Dated the Tenth day of September last Directed to the said James Paine one of the members of this House containing several Gross Reflections on him on Account of his conduct as a member of the same and in so doing has been Guilty of a high Misdemeanour and Breach of the Privileges of this House And that the said John Sallis be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms to answer at the Barr of this House for the Misdemeanour for which his Purpose it is Ordered that Mr. Speaker Issue his Warrant.

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

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Thursday 14th of October 1756. The House met according to adjournment.

On motion Ordered the Bill to impower the Sheriff of Granville and the Collector of the Parish of St. John to Collect Publick County and Parish Levies be read a third time.

Read the said Bill a third time amended passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Griffith Jones and Mr. Smith.

On motion Ordered That the Bill for Consolidating the Parishes of St. Johns and St. Peter in the County of Pasquotank be read a second time.

Read the same a second time amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Griffith Jones and Mr. Smith.

Mr. Harnett moved for leave to bring in a Bill for regulating the Town of Wilmington.

Ordered that he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Harnett according to order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his place and Delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Griffith Jones and Mr. Smith.

Received from the Council the Bill for Establishing Publick Roads and Ferries and for the better Regulation of the same in several Counties. Endorsed the 13th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the first time and passed.

The Bill to amend an Act Intituled an Act for Establishing the Supreme Courts of Justice &c Endorsed 13th October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time and passed.

And a Bill to prevent the Unlawfull Killing and destroying of Slaves Endorsed 13th October 1756 In the Upper House read the Second time and passed with amendments.

On motion Ordered That as the Bill for Establishing Publick Roads and Ferries is on the second reading and that it requires several Amendments The same be committed to Mr. Kinchin Mr. John Harvey Junr Mr. Benjamin Harvey Mr. Sutton Mr. Wyatt Mr. Weeks, Mr. Fonville and Mr. Bryan and the said Bill was accordingly Committed to the above Members And Ordered that the said Committee report to the House such Amendments as shall by them be proposed.

On motion Ordered the Bill to amend an Act Intituled an Act for Establishing the Supreme Courts &c be read a third time.

Read the said Bill a third time Passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

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Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Surry and Mr. Jones.

Received from the Council the Bill for dividing the parish of St. Patrick in the County of Johnston. Endorsed 14th October 1756 in the Upper House read the second time and passed with Amendments.

On motion ordered the Bill for dividing the Parish of St. Patrick in the County of Johnston be read a third time.

Read the same amended passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Caswell and Mr. Cade.

Then the House adjourned till 3 o'Clock Afternoon.

The House met according to adjournment.

Mr. Davis moved for leave to bring in a Bill for the better Regulation of the Town of Newbern for securing the Titles of Persons who hold Lots in the said Town and for other purposes therein mentioned.

Ordered he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Davis according to Order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and Delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Davis and Mr. Fonville.

Mr. Barker from the Committee Appointed to prepare an Address to His Majesty Pursuant to the Resolve of the House of Tuesday last Reported That the Committee had Prepared the said Address.

Ordered the same be read.

The same was accordingly read.

Resolved the same stand the Address of this House and be fairly transcribed in the Journal as follows (that is to say)

To His Kings most Excellent Majesty.

The Humble Address of the Assembly of North Carolina.

Most Gracious Sovereign,

We your Majestys most Dutiful and Loyal Subjects the Members of the Assembly of North Carolina being truly sensible of your Majestys extensive regard for the Welfare of all your Colonies beg leave to represent to your Majesty the Defenceless Condition of this your Majestys Province and the Danger to which its Inhabitants are Exposed our Frontiers being Far Extended to the Westward may easily be attacked as well by the French as their Indian Allies the latter have already committed several Hostilities there and from their Menacing Speeches we may expect they will soon make a farther Progress. The Cherokees a numerous and Warlike Nation of Indians who have formerly given the strongest Assurances of their Attachment to your Majestys Interest Since the Loss of

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Oswego seem wavering in their Friendships several parties of them having lately committed divers Outrages on the Inhabitants of the Frontier of this Government which no longer leaves us in doubt of their Friendly Disposition towards the French. When we raised Supplies for paying Forces sent on your Majesty's Service to the Assistance of Virginia a Sum of Money was Appropriated to Building a Fort on our Frontier and paying a Company to Garrison the same. The Money has been duly applied to those purposes But in Case of a Revolt from the Cherokees any Defence that can be made by that Company though assisted by the Militia in their Neighborhood will be very Inconsiderable. We have raised several Sums of Money for erecting Forts and Batteries on the Sea Coast all which though Conveniently Situated for the Protection of our Trade are Incapable of Defence for want of Artillery and Men so that should our Harbours be Infested with Privateers as in the late War our Navigation would be ruined and an Incursion from the French and Indians on our Frontiers would Totally destroy those Settlements.

The many Instances of your Majesty's Paternal and Royal Bounty to your American Colonies, for which we beg leave to return your Majesty our sincere and humble Thanks Encourage us in our present Necessity and Danger to Implore your Majestys Protection and to request that you will be graciously pleased to Order Artillery and Ordnance Stores for the Use of your Forts on the Sea Coast and a Sufficient Number of Soldiers by whom they may be Garrisoned which we may humbly apprehend will be a great Security to our Trade and Commerce. We beg Permission to assure your Majesty that we Consider with the highest Indignation and warmest Resentment the Encroachments made on your Majesty's Territories in America by the Slaves of Tyranny and Acknowledge with the greatest Gratitude the Measures which have been taken by your Majesty to Frustrate the Wicked Designs of your Enemies. That notwithstanding the most Vigorous Efforts to Wrest your Colonies from you they still have the Happiness of Enjoying their Civil and Religious Liberties under your Majestys wise and Prudent Administration.

We shall ever retain a just Sense of those Blessings and on all necessary Occasions exert Ourselves to the utmost of our Abilities at the Hazard of our Lives and Fortunes in the Defence of your Majestys Sacred person and Illustrious House and for securing your Rights and Possessions

Resolved the following Message be sent to his Excellency the Governor Vizt

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Sir,

This House have prepared an Humble Address to his Majesty to thank him for the Wise and prudent Care he has shewn in the Measures taken for the Preservation of his American Subjects against the Encroachments of the French King To assure him of their Readiness to Hazard their Lives and Fortunes in Defence of this Sacred person and Illustrious House and Dominions To represent the Defenceless Condition of this Province and to request that he will be graciously pleased to Order Artillery and Ordnance Stores for the Use of his Forts on the Sea Coasts and Soldiers to Garrison the same and have Resolved to use our best Endeavours to make such Provision for the Soldiers His Majesty shall be pleased to send as is usually made by the Neighbouring Provinces for Independant Companies and desire that your Excellency will be pleased to receive the said Address and cause it to be Transmitted and laid before his Majesty


14th October 1756.
SAMUEL SWANN Speaker

Sent the above Message by Mr. Jones and Mr. Barker.

Mr. Jones moved for leave to bring in a Bill for the Punishment of Mutiny and Desertion and preventing the harbouring and Entertaining of Deserted Soldiers.

Ordered that he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Jones according to Order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and Delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk Passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Davis and Mr. Fonville

Received from the Council the Bill to Amend an Act Intituled an Act for Establishing the Supreme Courts of Justice Oyer and Terminer and General Goal Delivery &c.

And the Bill to Impower the Sheriff of Granville County and the Collector of the Taxes of St. John's parish to Collect Publick County and Parish Levies Endorsed the 14th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the third time and passed. Ordered to be Engrossed.

Mr. Brown moved for leave to bring in a Bill for laying an Imposition upon the several Articles therein mentioned.

Ordered that he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Brown according to Order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and Delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk Passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Brown and Mr. Surry.

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Received from the Council the Bill for the Regulation of the Town of Wilmington. Endorsed 14th October 1756 In the Upper House read the first Time and passed with amendments.

The Bill for consolidating the parishes of St. John and St. Peter in the County of Pasquotank. Endorsed 14th October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time and passed.

The Bill for the Punishment of Mutiny and Desertion &c.

The Bill for the better Regulation of the Town of Newbern &c. Endorsed the 14th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the first time and passed.

And the Bill for ascertaining the method of Proving Book Debts. Endorsed 14th October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time and passed with amendments.

Then the House adjourned till to-morrow morning 11 o'clock.


Friday the 15th of October 1756. The House met according to adjournment.

Received from the Council the Bill for confirming the Town Lands of Edenton &c. Endorsed 14th October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time and passed with amendments.

Mr. Jones one of the Committee to whom the Bill for establishing Public Roads &c was Committed, Reported that the Committee had proposed several amendments to the said Bill which he read in his Place and submitted the same to the Consideration of the House.

Resolved that the House agree to the said Amendments

Ordered the same be Incerted in the said Bill

On motion Ordered the said Bill be read a second time with the said Amendments.

Read the said Bill with the said Amendments a second time Passed and ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Harvey and Mr. Mackey

Received from the Council the Bill for dividing the Parish of St Patrick in the County of Johnston into two distinct Parishes Endorsed the 15th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the third time and passed Ordered to be engrossed

On motion Ordered the Bill for ascertaining the Method of proving Book Debts be read the third time.

Read the same a third time Amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Harnett and Mr. Ashe

Mr. Jones acquainted the House that he with Mr. Barker had according to Order waited on his Excellency the Governor with the Message

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of this House of Yesterday and that his Excellency returned for Answer that he would receive the House with the Address thereof to his Majesty this Afternoon at his own House

Received from the Council the Bill for laying an Imposition upon the several Articles therein mentioned Endorsed the 15th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the first time and passed

The Bill for the relief of such Persons as have suffered or may suffer by not having had their Deeds and Mesne Conveyances proved and Registered within the time heretofore Appointed &c

And the Bill for Establishing Publick Roads and Ferries &c.

Endorsed 15th October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time and passed with Amendments.

On motion Ordered the Bill for Confirming the Town Lands of Edenton be read a third time.

Read the said Bill a third time Amended passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Barker and Mr. Blount.

Mr. Speaker with the whole House waited on his Excellency the Governor and delivered him the Address of this House to his Majesty and desired his Excellency will be pleased to cause the same to be Transmitted and laid before his Majesty which his Excellency was pleased to assure this House he would do.

Mr. Brothers moved for leave to absent himself from the Service of the House.

Ordered he have leave accordingly.

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


Saturday the 16th October 1756. The House met according to adjournment.

Mr. Robert Jones proposed Daniel Dupree to be by the House recommended to his Excellency the Governor [to be] Commissionated Mace Bearer to this House which was agreed to by the House Nem. Con. and Ordered that the following Message be sent to his Excellency (towit)

Sir,

This House taking into Consideration the necessity of a Mace Bearer beg leave to recommend to your Excellency Daniel Dupree for that Office and desire your Excellency will be pleased to Commissionate accordingly.

His Excellency the Governor sent to the House an Account amounting to Seventy Pounds Ten Shillings and Eleven Pence Proc. money paid

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to and for the use and subsistence of the French Families who were to Instruct the Inhabitants of this Province in raising and winding Silk and raising White Mulberry Trees and acquainted the House that when the above Sum shall be paid it will release all further and other Demands on that Account from these families.

Resolved that the Treasurer pay the said Sum of Seventy Pounds Ten Shillings and Eleven Pence to the Order of his Excellency the Governor out of the Moneys Appropriated for the Contingencies.

On motion Ordered that the Bill for laying an Imposition upon the several Articles therein mentioned be read a second time.

Read the said Bill a second time and on motion Resolved the same be Rejected.

On motion Ordered that the bill for the Relief of such persons as have suffered or may suffer by not having had their Deeds and Mesne Conveyances Proved and Registered within the Time heretofore appointed for such persons &c be read a third time.

Read the said Bill a third time and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Moore and Mr. Relf.

Mr. Spaight brought a Written Message from his Excellency the Governor as follows Vizt

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly,

Having received Instructions from his Majesty to fix upon a proper Situation for the Seat of Government and the Lords Commissioners of Trade having represented to me to have it laid out on a Healthy Situation the most Central that may be for the Benefit of the whole Province and that they think proper to advise his Majesty that it should be somewhere on the River Neuse but as this Province must be at the Expence of erecting several Publick Buildings his Majesty will not fix the Place untill the Assembly of the Province view the several Situations on the River and represent by Address to him which Place they think will be most Healthy and convenient for the several Inhabitants of this Province I therefore desire that you may take it into Consideration and after Viewing the Situations on the river you may choose the most convenient Place that I may lay your Address before his Majesty.

ARTHUR DOBBS

On motion Ordered that the Bill for Consolidating the Parishes of St. John and St. Peter in the County of Pasquotank be read a third time.

Read the said Bill a third time passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Moore and Mr. Relf.

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The House taking into Consideration the Message from his Excellency the Governor of this day Resolved That Mr. Speaker Mr. Barker Mr. Starkey, Mr. Ormond, Mr. Moore Mr. John Harvey Junr Mr. Ashe, Mr. Robert Jones, Mr. Davis, Mr. Campbell and Mr. Bartram be appointed a Committee to View the river Neuse and that they or a majority of them report their Opinion to the next Session of Assembly what part of the same is most suitable to fix the Seat of Government and they also report their Opinion of any other Place or places.

Mr. Robert Jones moved for leave to absent himself from the Service of the House.

Ordered he have leave accordingly.

Mr. Harnett moved for leave to bring up a Bill to Amend and Continue an Act Intituled an Act for Granting unto his Majesty a Duty upon Tonnage of Ships and other Vessells coming into the Province and for other purposes therein mentioned.

Ordered he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Harnett according to Order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his place and Delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Harnett and Mr. Davis.

Received from the Council the Bill for ascertaining the Method of proving Book Debts. Endorsed the 16th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the third time and passed Ordered to be engrossed.

On motion Ordered that the Bill for Establishing Publick roads and Ferries &c be read a Third Time.

Read the said Bill a third time Amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Benjamin Harvey and Mr. Griffith Jones.

On motion ordered the Bill for the Punishment of Mutiny and Desertion be read a second time.

Read the same a second time passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Benjamin Harvey and Mr. Griffith Jones.

Received from the Council the Bill for the Relief of such Persons as have suffered or may suffer by not having their Deeds and Mesne Conveyances Proved and registered &c. Endorsed 16th October 1756 In the Upper House read the third time and passed Ordered to be engrossed.

And the Bill to Amend and Continue an Act Intituled an Act for granting unto his Majesty a Duty upon the Tonnage of Ships &c Endorsed

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16th October 1756 In the Upper House read the first time amended and passed.

Then the House adjourned till 3 o'Clock Afternoon.

P. M. The House met according to adjournment.

Mr. Barker moved for leave to absent himself from the Service of the House till Monday morning next.

Ordered he have leave accordingly.

Mr. Starkey moved that some Provision be made for the defence of the Western Frontier Counties which was agreed to by the House and thereupon Resolved that the House Resolve into a Committee of the whole House to Consider what may be necessary to be done for the defence of the Western Frontier what Sum will be requisite for that Purpose and the Ways and Means most Expedient for raising such Sum and how the same shall be applied.

The House Resolved into a Committee for the purposes aforesaid and made Choice of Mr. George Moore for Chairman who was accordingly placed in the Chair. After some time spent therein and several proposals made and agreed to by the Committee Mr. Chairman was directed to report the same to the House.

Then on motion Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Chairman reported that the Committee had made several Proposals touching the above Resolve which he was Directed to Report to the House and which he read as follows (to wit)

That [it] is necessary for the Western Frontier that one or more Forts be erected on the same

That two Companies be raised and continued in Pay to Garrison the said Forts for one year commencing the Tenth day of November next. That the Sum of Four thousand four hundred Pounds be granted to his Majesty for Defraying the expence thereof. And that the sum of Three thousand and four hundred pounds part thereof be raised by a Poll Tax of Two Shillings Per Taxable for the Ensuing year and also an Additional Duty of Two Pence per Gallon be laid on Rum Wine and other Spirituous Liquors Imported into this Province to raise that sum and that One Thousand Pounds the Surplus of the Money granted heretofore for raising the Forces to assist Virginia be appropriated to Compleat the said Sum of Four Thousand four hundred Pounds.

Resolved the House Concur with the said report. And on motion ordered That Mr. Barker, Mr. Ormond and Mr. Starkey be Appointed a Committee to Prepare and bring in a Bill for granting unto His Majesty an Aid of Four Thousand four Hundred pounds to defray the

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Expence of Erecting a Fort raising and Paying two Companies for the Defence of the Western Frontier of this Province.

Received from the Council the Bill for Establishing several Counties and Towns &c Endorsed 16th October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time amended and passed.

Mr. Hardy moved for leave to absent himself from the service of the House.

Ordered he have leave accordingly.

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


Monday the 18th of October 1756. The House met according to adjournment.

Received from the Council the Bill for the punishment of Mutiny and Desertion. Endorsed the 16th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time and passed.

And the Bill for Establishing Publick Roads and Ferries &c Endorsed the 16th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

Mr. Thomas Lovick one of the Members for Carteret County appeared and took his Seat in the House.

Mr. Barker from the Committee appointed to Prepare a Bill for granting to his Majesty an aid of Four Thousand four Hundred pounds to defray the expence of Erecting a Fort and paying Two Companies for the Defence of the Western Frontier of this Province, Reported that the Committee had prepared the said Bill which he presented to the House read the same in his Place and Delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Whitmell and Mr. Walton.

On motion Ordered the Bill for the Regulation of the Town of Wilmington be read a second time.

Read the said Bill a second time Amended Passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Whitmell and Mr. Walton.

Mr. Barker moved for leave to bring in a Bill for Establishing the Titles of the Freeholders in Edenton for laying a Tax for finishing the Church begun in the said Town and for better Improvement and other Regulation thereof.

Ordered that he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

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Mr. Barker according to order brought in the said Bill which he read in his Place and Delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Brown and Mr. Mackey.

Mr. Ormond moved for leave to bring in a Bill to Amend an Act Intituled an Act for Impowering the several Commissioners thereinafter named to make mend and repair all Roads Bridges Cuts and Water Courses already laid out or hereafter to be laid out in the several Counties and Districts thereinafter appointed in such manner as they shall Judge most Usefull to the Publick and other Purposes.

Ordered he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Ormond according to Order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk Passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Fonville and Mr. Bartram.

On motion Ordered the Bill for Establishing Several Counties and Towns be read a third time.

Read the said Bill a third time, Amended passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Fonville and Mr. Bartram.

On motion Ordered the Bill for the Punishment of Mutiny and Desertion be read a third time.

Read the said Bill a Third time Passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Blount and Mr. Ashe.

Mr. Brown moved for leave to bring in a Bill to prevent the Depreciating the Publick Bills of Credit of this Province.

Ordered that he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Brown according to Order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and Delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk Passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Blount and Mr. Ashe.

Mr. Barker moved for leave to bring in a Bill to amend an Act Intituled an Act to prevent the Exportation of bad and Unmerchantable Tobacco and for preventing Frauds &c in his Majestys Customs.

Ordered he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Barker according to Order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk Passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Blount and Mr. Ashe

On motion Ordered the Bill to prevent the Unlawful killing and destroying of Slaves be read a third time

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Read the said Bill a third time Amended passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Cade and Mr. Davis

Mr. Davis moved for leave to bring in a Bill to Impower James Hasell Esqr only acting Executor of the last Will and Testament of Nathaniel Rice Esqr Deceased to make sale of Certain Lands late belonging to the said Nathaniel Rice Devised to his Grandchildren, Nathaniel, John Sarah and Mary Rice, Minors.

Ordered he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same

Mr. Davis according to order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk passed and ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Cade and Mr. Davis

Received from the Council the Bill to Amend an Act Intituled an Act for Impowering the several Commissioners therein named to make mend and repair all Roads Bridges Cuts and Water Courses already laid out or hereafter to be laid out &c Endorsed 18th October 1756 In the Upper House read the first time and passed

The Bill for granting to his Majesty an Aid of Four Thousand four hundred Pounds to defray the Expence of Erecting a Fort

And the Bill for Establishing the Titles of the Freeholders in Edenton for laying a Tax for finishing the Church begun in the said Town &c

Endorsed 18th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the first time and passed

Received from the Council the Bill for Regulating the Town of Wilmington Endorsed 18th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time and passed

Mr. Barker moved for leave to bring in a Bill for laying a Tax for repairing the Court House in Edenton

Ordered he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same

Mr. Barker according to Order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his place and Delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Davis and Mr. Barker.

Then the House adjourned till 4 o'clock afternoon.

P. M. The House met according to adjournment.

Mr. Ormond moved for leave to bring in a Bill for the Better Payment of Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes of Hand.

Ordered he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

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Mr. Ormond according to Order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk Passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Brown and Mr. Mackey.

On motion Resolved the House Resolve into a Committee of the whole House to consider the Subject Matter in the Bill for Granting to his Majesty an Aid of Four Thousand four Hundred pounds to defray the Charges of Erecting a Fort and raising and paying Two Companies &c. tomorrow morning.

On motion Ordered the Bill for Establishing the Titles of Freeholders in Edenton for laying a Tax for finishing the Church already begun in the said Town &c. be read a second time.

Read the said Bill a second time amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Brown and Mr. Mackey.

Received from the Council the Bill to Amend an Act Intitled an Act to Restrain the Exportation of bad and Unmerchantable Tobacco &c. Endorsed 18th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the first time and passed.

The Bill for laying a Tax for Repairing the Court House in Edenton. Endorsed 18th October 1756 In the Upper House read the first time and passed.

And the Bill for the Punishment of Mutiny and Desertion. Endorsed the 18th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the third time and passed.

Ordered to be engrossed.

Mr. Ashe moved for leave to bring in a Bill for Establishing the Counties of Rowan Cumberland and Orange.

Ordered that he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Ashe according to Order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and Delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk passed And Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Brown and Mr. Mackey.

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


Tuesday the 19th of October 1756. The House met according to Adjournment.

On motion Ordered the Bill for the Better Regulation of the Town of Newbern be read a second time.

Read the said Bill a second time Amended Passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

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Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Davis and Mr. Bryan.

Received a Written Message from the Governor by Mr. Spaight as follows Vizt

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly,

Mr. Dinwiddie the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia having acquainted me that he had sent Commissioners to Treat with the Cherokees and Catawbas and to Confirm the Alliances with them and that it would be of Service to his Majesty and the Colonies that Commissioners should be sent from this Province to join them and to make and Confirm our Alliance with them I accordingly sent a Commission to Captain Waddle to Joyn with the Virginia Commissioners And Treat with them which he accordingly did and was out upon the Treaty with the Cherokees and Catawbas above a month for which he has had no Allowance and therefore Recommend it to you to Allow him what is proper for his Trouble and Attendance.

ARTHUR DOBBS.

On motion Resolved That the said Message lie for Consideration.

The Order of the day being read the House Resolved into a Committee of the Whole House to Consider the Subject Matter of the Bill for granting to his Majesty an Aid of Four Thousand four hundred pounds to defray the Expence of Erecting a Fort and raising and paying Two Companies &c and chose Mr. George Moore Chairman. After some time spent therein and several Amendments Proposed to the said Bill Mr. Barker moved as the Committee hath not time enough to go through the said Bill the Committee may rise and Mr. Speaker resume the Chair.

The Committee arose and Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

The Chairman Reported that the Committee finding they had not time to go through the Bill moved that the House would Resolve into a Committee of the whole House in the Afternoon.

Resolved the House Resolve into a Committee of the Whole House to Consider on further Amendments to the said Bill in the Afternoon.

Received from the Council the Bill for the better Regulating the Town of Newbern.

The Bill for Establishing the Titles of the Freeholders in Edenton, &c. Endorsed 19th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time amended and passed.

The Bill for the better Payment of Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes of Hand.

And the Bill for Establishing the Countys of Rowan Cumberland and Orange. Endorsed 19th October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time amended and passed.

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

P. M. The House met according to adjournment.

The Order of the Day being read the House Resolved into a Committee of the whole House to Consider on further Amendments to the Bill for Granting an Aid to His Majesty of Four thousand four hundred pounds to defray the Expence of Erecting a Fort and raising and paying Two Companies (and so forth) And Mr. George Moore took his Place as Chairman. After some time spent therein and several Amendments proposed which Mr. Chairman was directed to Report to the House Then on motion made Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Chairman Reported that the Committee had Proceeded in Consideration of the Subject Matter of the said Bill and proposed several Amendments thereto which were Read approved of by the House and ordered to be Incerted in the said Bill the same were Incerted accordingly.

Ordered the said Bill pass with the said Amendments and be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Ormond and Mr. Hutchins.

On motion Ordered the Bill for Establishing the Titles of the Freeholders in Edenton &c be read a third time.

Read the said Bill a third time passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Blount and Mr. Mackey.

On motion ordered the Bill for Establishing the Counties of Rowan Cumberland and Orange be read a second time.

Read the said Bill a second time Amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Ashe and Mr. Moore.

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


Wednesday the 20th of October, 1756. The House met according to adjournment.

On motion ordered the Bill to Amend an Act Intituled an Act to prevent the Exportation of bad and Unmerchantable Tobacco &c be read a second time.

Read the said Bill a second time Amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the above said Bill to the Council by Mr. Ward and Mr. Benjn Harvey.

On motion ordered the Bill for Regulating the Town of Wilmington &c be read a third time.

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Read the said Bill Amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Caswell and Mr. Jones.

Mr. Ormond moved for leave to bring in a Bill for laying a Tax on the Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Patrick and St. Stephen in the County of Johnston.

Ordered that he have leave and that he prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Ormond according to order brought in the above said Bill which he read in his Place and Delivered in at the Table where the same was again read by the Clerk Passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Caswell and Mr. Jones.

Received from the Council the Bill to Amend an Act Intituled an Act to restrain the Exportation of bad and unmerchantable Tobacco &c. Endorsed 20th October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time amended and passed.

The Bill for Establishing the Counties of Rowan Cumberland and Orange. Endorsed the 20th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time and passed.

And the Bill for Establishing the Titles of the Freeholders in Edenton for laying a Tax for finishing the Church already begun in the said Town &c. Endorsed 20th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the third time and passed.

Ordered to be Engrossed.

On motion Ordered the Bill for the better Regulation of the Town of Newbern &c be read a third time.

Read the said Bill a third time Amended passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Davis and Mr. Fonville.

Received from the Council The Bill for Granting to his Majesty an Aid of Four thousand four hundred pounds &c. Endorsed 20th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time amended and passed.

Received from the Council the Bill for laying a Tax on the Inhabitants of the Parishes of St. Patrick and St. Stephen in Johnston County. Endorsed the 20th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the first time and passed.

On motion Ordered the Bill to Amend an Act Intituled an Act for Impowering the several Commissioners thereinafter named to make mend and repair all Roads Cutts and Water Courses already laid out &c be read a second time.

Read the said Bill a second time Amended Passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

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Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Moore and Mr. Bartram.

Received from the Council the Bill for the better Regulation of the Town of Wilmington. Endorsed 20th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the third time and passed.

And the Bill to Impower James Hasell Esqr only acting Executor of the last Will and Testament of Nathaniel Rice Esq Deceased to make Sale of Certain Lands &c Endorsed the 20th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the first time and passed.

On motion Ordered the Bill to Amend an Act Intituled an Act to restrain the Exportation of bad and Unmerchantable Tobacco &c be read a third time.

Read the said Bill a third time Amended passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Cade and Mr. Walton.

On motion ordered the Bill for laying Taxes on the Inhabitants of the parishes of Saint Patrick and Saint Patrick in Johnston County be read a second time.

Read the said Bill a second time Amended passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Cade and Mr. Walton.

On motion ordered the Bill for Establishing the Counties of Rowan Cumberland and Orange be read a third time.

Read the said Bill a third time passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Bartram and Mr. Isaac Jones.

Received from the Council the Bill for the better Regulation of the Town of Newbern. Endorsed the 20th October 1756 In the Upper House read the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

On motion Ordered The Bill for the Better Payment of Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes of Hand be read the second time.

Read the said Bill a second time Amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Kinchin and Mr. Smith.

Then the House adjourned till 4 o'Clock Afternoon.

P. M. The House met according to Adjournment.

On motion Ordered the Bill to Impower James Hasell Esq only acting Executor of the last Will and Testament of Nathaniel Rice Esq deceased to make Sale of certain Lands late belonging to the said Nathaniel Rice &c be read a second time.

Read the said Bill a second time Amended passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

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Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Bartram & Mr. Isaac Jones

On motion Ordered the Bill for repairing the Court House in Edenton &c. be read a second time.

Read the same a second time Amended passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Ward and Mr. Surry.

On motion Ordered the Bill to Amend and Continue an Act Intituled an Act for Granting unto his Majesty a Duty upon the Tonnage of Ships be read a second time.

Read the said Bill a second time, Amended passed and ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Harnett and Mr. Ashe.

Received from the Council the Bill to Amend an Act Intituled an Act to Impower the several Commissioners hereinafter named to make mend and repair all Roads Bridges Cuts and Water Courses already laid out Endorsed 20th October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time Amended and passed

Received from the Council the Bill for laying a Tax on the Parishes of Saint Patrick and Saint Stephens in Johnston County &c.

A Bill for laying a Tax for repairing the Court House in Edenton.

Endorsed the 20th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time and passed.

The Bill to Amend an Act Intituled an Act to Restrain the Exportation of bad and unmerchantable Tobacco &c.

The Bill for Establishing several Counties and Towns &c

And the Bill for Re-establishing the Counties of Rowan Cumberland and Orange

Endorsed 20th of October 1756 In the Upper House read the third time and passed Ordered to be engrossed

Then the House adjourned till 9 o'clock tomorrow morning


Thursday October 21st 1756. The House met according to adjournment

Mr. Chairman of the Committee of Publick Claims Reported That the said Committee had received from Sundry persons the Sum of Five hundred and thirty nine Pounds Nineteen Shillings and six pence late Current Bills to be Exchanged for those of the new Emission and Mr. Chairman of the Committee of Publick Accompts Reported that there is paid into the said Committee by the Treasurers on Account of the Sinking Fund One thousand and eight hundred and nine pounds and five pence proclamation Money which said several Sums by Law are to be

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Burnt. This House have therefore Appointed a Committee of the Whole House in Conjunction with such of the Council as they shall think proper to Appoint to see the same Burnt at 4 of the Clock in the Afternoon at the House of Richard Magraw

On motion Ordered the Bill for Granting to his Majesty an Aid of Three Thousand four hundred pounds &c be read a third time.

Read the said Bill a third time Amended passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Vail and Mr. Ashe.

Received from the Council the Bill to amend an Act Intituled an Act for Granting unto his Majesty a Duty upon the Tonnage of Ships &c. Endorsed 21st October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time Amended and passed

Resolved the following Message be sent to the Council Vizt

Gentlemen of his Majestys Honble Council

The Chairman of the Committee of Accompts having reported that the Treasurers have paid into the said Committee £1,809.0.5 Proclamation Money on Account of the Sinking Fund, And the Chairman of the Committee of Claims reported that the said Committee had received £539.19.6 late Current Bills which said several sums by Law are to be burnt. This House have therefore appointed a Committee of the whole House in Conjunction with such of your Honours as you shall think proper to appoint to see the said Sums burnt at 4 o'Clock this Afternoon at the House of Richard Magraw

By Order
SAML SWANN Speaker
Willm Herritage Clk

Dated 21st October 1756.

Sent by Mr. Vail and Mr. Ashe.

On motion Ordered the Bill for laying a Tax on the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Saint Patrick and Saint Stephen in Johnston County be read a third time.

Read the said Bill a third time Passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the above said Bill to the Council by Mr. Vail and Mr. Ashe

On motion Ordered the Bill for laying a Tax for repairing the Court House in Edenton be read a third time

Read the said Bill a third time passed and ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Vail and Mr. Ashe.

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On motion ordered the Bill to Amend an Act Intituled an Act for Granting unto his Majesty a Duty upon the Tonnage of Ships &c. be read a third time.

Read the said Bill a third time Amended Passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the said Bill to the Council by Mr. Fonville and Mr. Bartram.

Received from the Council the Bill for Granting to his Majesty an Aid of Three thousand four hundred Pounds to defray the Expence of Erecting a Fort raising and paying Two Companies &c Endorsed 21st of October 1756 In the Upper House read the third time and passed Ordered to be engrossed

Then the House Adjourned till half hour past 4 o'Clock Afternoon

P. M. The House met according to adjournment

Received from the Council the Bill for laying a Tax for repairing the Court House in Edenton.

The Bill for laying a Tax on the Inhabitants of the parishes of Saint Patrick and Saint Stephens &c.

Endorsed 21st of October 1756 In the Upper House read the Third time and passed Ordered to be engrossed

And the Bill to Impower the Executors of the last Will and Testament of Nathaniel Rice Esqr Deceased &c to sell certain Lands &c Endorsed 21st of October 1756 In the Upper House read the second time amended and passed

And also the following Message Vizt

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen,

This House have Appointed the Honble James Murray, James Innes and John Swann Esqrs a Committee to Joyn the Committee of your House for burning the Bills paid in on the Sinking Fund and the old Bills mentioned in your Message of this day, October 21st 1756.

On motion Resolved that a Message be sent to the Governor to acquaint him that it is the Opinion of the House that it might be for his Majestys Service that Commissioners be appointed to View the Western Settlement and report to his Excellency their present Condition and at what part of the Frontier they think it would be most proper for the Safety of the Inhabitants that a Fort should be built and also to Inspect the present Condition of Fort Dobbs and that the House will recommend Mr. Francis Brown Mr. Thomas Relf and Mr. Richard Caswell as Gentlemen on whose Impartial Representation the House is of Opinion his Excellency may rely and who are willing to undertake a Journey with his Approbation for the purposes aforesaid

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The House taking into Consideration the dangerous Situation of Frontier Settlements and that it may be necessary to Continue the two Companies to be formed for their Defence longer in Pay than the time appointed in the Bill Proposed for raising them,

Resolved That if his Excellency the Governor shall find it Expedient for his Majestys Service the said Companies may be kept in Pay untill the Tenth Day of December which will be in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and fifty seven and that this House will hereafter make Provision for Paying the Expences thereof for such part of the said time as it is not Provided for by the said Bill.

On motion Ordered the Bill to Amend an Act Intituled an Act for Impowering the several Commissioners hereinafter named to make mend and repair all Roads Bridges Cuts &c. be read a third time.

Read the said Bill a third time Amended Passed and ordered to be sent to the Council.

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Moore and Mr. Harnett

On motion Ordered the Bill to Impower the Executor of the last Will and Testament of Nathaniel Rice Esqr to make Sale of certain Lands late belonging to the said Nathaniel Rice &c be read a third time.

Read the said Bill a third time Amended Passed and Ordered to be sent to the Council

Sent the same to the Council by Mr. Moore and Mr. Harnett

Sent the following Message to the Governor by Mr. Hutchins and Mr. Bravard

Sir,

This House having Resolved That it may be for his Majestys Service that Commissioners be appointed to View the Western Settlements and report to your Excellency their present Condition and in what Part of the Frontier they think it would be most for the Safety of the Inhabitants that a Fort should be built and also to Inspect the Condition of Fort Dobbs desire to Recommend to your Excellency Mr. Francis Brown Mr. Thomas Relf and Mr. Richard Caswell as Gentlemen on whose Impartial Representation they think your Excellency may rely and who are willing to undertake a Journey with your Excellencys Approbation for those purposes.

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


Friday the 22nd of October 1756. The House met according to adjournment.

Received from the Council the following Message (Vizt)

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Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly,

On Reading a third time the Bill to amend an Act for Impowering the several Commissioners thereinafter named to make mend and repair all Roads &c. This House proposes to leave out that whole Clause relating to the Ferry between Bath Town and Core Point to which we desire your Concurrence and that you will be pleased to send two of your members to see that amendment made.


Dated 22d October 1756.

The House taking the above Message into Consideration Resolved the following Message be sent to the Council Vizt

Gentlemen of his Majesty's Honble Council,

In answer to your Message of this Day relating to the Bill to amend an Act Intituled an Act for Impowering the Several Commissioners thereinafter named to make mend and repair all roads &c. This House do Concur to strike out the said Clause you mentioned and have sent Mr. Ashe and Mr. Blount to see the same done.

Received the following Message from the Council Viz

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly,

On reading the third time the Bill to amend and Continue an Act Intituled an Act for Granting to his Majesty a Duty upon the Tonnage of Ships and other Vessells coming into this Province for other Purposes therein mentioned we find you have Struck out the Clause for appropriating the powder and Shott already received or that hereafter may be received at Cape Fear for the Use of Fort Johnson we propose to Reinsert the said Clause and for that purpose if you Concur we desire you would send up two of your Members to see the same done.


Dated 22d October 1756.

The House taking the same into Consideration Resolved the following Message be sent to the Council (Vizt)

Gentlemen of his Majesty's Honble Council,

This House cannot agree to the Incerting the Clause you propose in the Bill to amend and continue an Act Intitled an Act for Granting unto his Majesty a Duty upon Tonnage of Ships and other Vessells coming into this Province for the purposes therein mentioned as we are of Opinion it ought to be in the Power of the Governor or Commander in Chief to order from time to time the Powder received in the several

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Ports to such Places within this province where the same may be most wanted for the protection and Defence thereof.

By order
SAMUEL SWANN Speaker.
Wm Herritage Clk

22d of October 1756.

Sent by Mr. Ashe and Mr. Blount.

Mr. Starkey Chairman of the Committee of Claims exhibited to the House the Report of the said Committee which was read and after some Alterations and Allowances made the House agreed to the said Report and ordered it to be sent to the Council for concurrence.

Received from the Council the Bill to amend and Continue an Act Intituled an Act for granting unto his Majesty a Duty upon the Tonnage of Ships &c.

And the Bill to Amend an Act Intituled an Act for Impowering the several Commissioners thereinafter named to make mend and repair all Roads &c. Endorsed the 22nd of October 1756 In the Upper House read the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

Then the House adjourned till 8 o'clock tomorrow morning.


Saturday the 23rd October 1756. The House met according to adjournment.

Mr. Ormond the Chairman of the Committee of Publick Accompts Exhibited to the House the report of the said Committee which was read some Alterations made therein and then was agreed to by the House.

Resolved the said Report be sent to the Council for concurrence together with the following message.

Gentlemen of his Majestys Honble Council,

We send you herewith the Report of the Committee of Accompts in which we have made some Alterations and the Report of the Committee of Claims in which we have made some Alterations and Allowances And to the said Reports as they now stand desire your Honours Concurrence.

By order
SAMUEL SWANN Speaker.
Wm Herritage Clk

23rd of October 1756.

Sent by Mr. Davis and Mr. Bryan.

Mr. Starkey acquainted the House that the time in which Mr. James Davis undertook to convey all Letters Expresses and Dispatches relating to this Province to any part thereof from New Bern every Fifteen Days to send a Post Boy by way of Edenton to Suffolk in Virginia and from

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Newbern to Wilmington on Cape Fear River for the Term of one year being Expired and That the said James Davis was Willing to undertake the said Service for the said Sum allowed him for the last year,

Resolved that James Davis be employed for the said Service and that he be paid the sum of One hundred pounds Six Shillings and Eight Pence Proclamation Money out of the Surplus of the Printing Tax Fund at two Payments half yearly by a Warrant from the Governor or Commander in Chief as the Salary becomes due, And that the following message be sent to the Council for their concurrence Vizt

Gentlemen of his Majesty's Honble Council,

The time Mr. James Davis undertook to convey all letters Expresses and Dispatches relating to this Province to any part thereof and from Newbern every Fifteen Days to send a post by way of Edenton to Suffolk in Virginia And from Newbern aforesaid to Wilmington on Cape Fear for the Term of one year being Expired This House is of Opinion it will be for the Service of the Publick to Employ the said James Davis one other year for the Service aforesaid he being willing to undertake the same for the same Salary paid him for the like Service the last year.

This House have Resolved that the said James Davis be employed for the said Service and that he be paid the sum of One hundred and out of the Surplus of the printing Tax Fund at Two Payments half yearly by a Warrant from the Governor or Commander in Chief as the said Salary becomes due—to which desire your Honours concurrence.

By order
SAM'L SWANN Speaker.
Wm Herritage Clk

23rd October 1756

Sent by Mr. Davis and Mr. Bell.

Mr. Ormond Chairman of the Committee of Accounts paid into the House three hundred and sixty two Pounds, Fifteen Shillings and Ten Pence the Balance of the Eleven Thousand Pounds received by Colonel James Innes out of the Twelve Thousand Pounds Granted in the Year 1754, And also one hundred forty nine Pounds six Shillings and nine Pence the Surplus of the Printing Tax paid by Mr. Starkey into the Committee of Accompts which Sums Amount to Five hundred and Twelve pounds two Shillings and seven Pence Proclamation Money and was Delivered to John Starkey Esqr Treasurer of the Southern District.

Resolved That the said Money be applied towards Paying the members of his Majestys Council Members of Assembly Clerks and Officers of both Houses this Session and that a Message be sent to the Council for Concurrence herewith

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Mr. Ormond acquainted the House that the supplies granted within these four years last past towards defraying the Contingent Charges of Government have Enlarged the Publick Accompts and that it would be necessary to Appoint an Assistant to the Clerk of this House to State and Settle such Accompts.

Resolved That Mr. Henry Delon be appointed Assistant Clerk and be Employed to State and Adjust the publick Accompts Transferr the same into a Ledger and have and receive all the necessary Papers for that Purpose from the year 1729 that such Accompts may be properly adjusted against next Session of Assembly for which Service the said Clerk shall have a reasonable Allowance.

Mr. Davis printer Acquainted the House that the several Copies of the Laws furnished him from Time to Time by the Secretary of this province were very Imperfect which Occasioned the several Erratas in the Printed Copies.

Resolved that for the Future the Original Acts of Assembly shall be Delivered by the Secretary to Mr. Davis to print Copies from and that his Excellency be Addressed to Order the Secretary to Deliver the said Originals for the aforesaid purpose.

Then the House adjourned till half past 3 o'Clock Afternoon.

P. M. The House met according to Adjournment

Ordered the following Message be sent to his Excellency the Governor Vizt

Sir,

On Examining the several Printed Copies of the Laws we find many Errata's therein which Mr. Davis the Printer acquainted the House was Occasioned through the Imperfectness of the Copies of the same Delivered him by the Secretary of this Province in whose Custody the same were kept

Therefore desire your Excellency will be pleased to Order the Secretary of this province to Deliver the Original Acts of the General Assembly of the same to the said Mr. Davis to Print Copies therefrom for the future

By order
SAMUEL SWANN Speaker.
Willm Herritage Clk

23rd of October 1756.

Ordered the following Message be sent to the Council Vizt

Gentlemen of his Majestys Honble Council

We find by the Report of the Committee of Accompts That there is paid into the said Committee the Sum of Three hundred sixty two

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Pounds fifteen Shillings and Ten pence the Balance of the Eleven thousand pounds received by Colonel Innes out of the Twelve Thousand pounds granted in the Year 1754, And also One Hundred forty nine Pounds six shillings and nine pence Surplus of the Printing Tax fund paid by Mr. Barker into the said Committee which Sums Amount to Five Hundred and Twelve Pounds Two Shillings and Seven pence Proclamation Money this House have therefore Resolved That the said Money be applied towards paying the Members of His Majestys Council Members of Assembly Clerks and Officers of both Houses this Sessions to which Desire your Honours Concurrence.

By order
SAML SWANN. Speaker.
Wm Herritage Clk

23rd of October 1756.

Sent by Mr. Starkey and Mr. Moore.

Then the House adjourned till 9 o'Clock Monday morning.


Monday the 25th of October 1756. The House met according to adjournment.

Received from the Council the message sent thereto on Saturday last in regard to James Davis undertaking to Convey Expresses &c. Endorsed In the Upper House Concurred with.

Assented to Arthur Dobbs.

MAT ROWAN P. C.

Also the message regarding the Payment of the Members of Council Members of Assembly Clerk and Officers thereof. Endorsed In the Upper House Concurred with as far as relates to the £149.6.0 the Surplus of the Printing Tax but this House cannot Concur to alter the former Appropriation of £362.15.10 Received of Colo Innes.

MAT ROWAN P. C.

Mr. Harnett and Mr. Moore waited on his Excellency the Governor to desire to know when the House should wait on him with several Engrossed Bills to which his Excellency was pleased to return for answer that he would receive the House in the Council Chamber directly.

Mr. Speaker with the House waited on his Excellency in the Council Chamber where Mr. Speaker presented to him the following Bills for his Assent thereto (Vizt)

1. The Bill for Granting to his Majesty an Aid of Four Thousand Four Hundred pounds &c.

2. The Bill for the better regulation of the Militia and other purposes.

3. The Bill for the Punishment of Mutiny and Desertion.

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4. The Bill to Amend an Act Intituled an Act for Granting to his Majesty a Duty upon the Tonnage of Ships &c.

5. The Bill for the relief of such persons as have suffered by not having registered their Deeds and Mesne Conveyances.

6. The Bill for ascertaining the Method of proving Book Debts.

7. The Bill to Amend an Act Intituled an Act for Establishing the Supreme Courts of Justice &c.

8. The Bill to Amend an Act to restrain the Exportation of bad Tobacco.

9. The Bill for Re-establishing several Counties and Towns &c

10. The Bill to limit the Time for holding County Courts and other Purposes

11. The Bill for Adjourning the County Court of Beaufort

12. The Bill to Amend an Act for Impowering the several Commissioners thereinafter named to make mend and repair all roads Bridges &c

13. The Bill for laying a Tax for repairing the Court House at Edenton

14. The Bill for Establishing publick Roads and Ferries

15. The Bill for Establishing the Titles of the Freeholders in Edenton &c

16. The Bill for the better Regulation of the Town of Newbern

17. The Bill for dividing the Parishes of Edgcombe in the County of Edgcombe into two Distinct Parishes

18. The Bill to Impower the Sheriff of Granville and Collector of the Taxes of St John's Parish to Collect the Publick County and Parish Taxes on the Taxable Persons within the same.

19. The Bill for Consolidating the parishes of Saint John and Saint Peter in Pasquotank County.

20. An Act for Erecting a New Court House Prison Pillory and Stocks in Pasquotank County.

21. The Bill for dividing the parish of St Patrick in Johnston County.

22. The Bill for laying a Tax on the Inhabitants of the parishes of Saint John and Saint Stephen &c

To which his Excellency was pleased to Assent and then made the following Speech a Copy of which to prevent Mistakes Mr. Speaker obtained and is as follows Vizt

Gentlemen of His Majestys Council Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly,

I return you thanks for the many good Bills you have Passed this Session and the Supplies you have Granted to his Majesty to Erect Forts

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and to raise and Maintain Troops to Defend our Frontier so necessary at this time upon the Loss of Oswego and the apprehension of losing our Cherokee Allies by their Entertaining and Secreting French Emissaries.

I am sorry to find that the Circumstances of our Credit has prevented you from raising a much larger supply so necessary to repell our Inveterate Enemies and to secure the future peace of this Province for as Affairs are so Critical I am afraid the small Supply now granted will hereafter oblige you to be at a very great Expence to secure your Peace and possessions and above all your Religion and Liberty.

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly,

The Loss by our Remittances in sending provisions to Virginia and also by our Remittances to New York by the rise of Provisions before we knew the Destination of our Troops together with the Expence of Transporting and fitting them out with Tents and other Necessaries hath occasioned a Considerable Deficiency in Payment of our Troops not yet Liquidated I must therefore recommend it to you to pass a Vote of Credit for what may be necessary to repay the Sums borrowed to Subsist our Troops which may prevent your being called together next Spring which shall be duly Accounted for next Session.

Gentlemen of His Majestys Council Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly,

I dont Doubt but in your several Counties you will raise a true British Spirit to Defend our Rights and Liberties and to repell our Cruel and Rapacious Enemies and that you will promote the due levying of the Taxes and Execution of the Laws and promote True religion and Industrious Labour in the Province.

ARTHUR DOBBS.

Resolved That his Excellency and he is hereby Impowered to apply the Surplus of the Sum of Twelve Thousand pounds Appropriated by an Act of Assembly passed in Wilmington the Nineteenth Day of February in the Year of our Lord 1754 Towards defraying the Expence of raising and Subsisting the Forces for his Majestys Service in this provice to be sent to the Assistance of Virginia and not yet otherwise applied and the Surplus of the Sum of £8,000 Granted to his Majesty by an Act of Assembly passed the Twelfth Day of December in the year of our Lord 1754 for the Defence of the Frontier of This Province and other purposes Towards making up any Deficiency that may happen to be in the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds Granted as a furthur Aid to

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his Majesty to repell the French and Indians in their Alliance from their Incroachments on his Territories in America and other Purposes by an Act of Assembly passed at Newbern the Twenty fifth Day of September in the year of our Lord 1755 And that in case the Surplus of £12,000 and £8,000 shall not make good such Deficiency this House will furthur provide for the same next Session.

Then the House adjourned till 4 o'Clock Afternoon

P. M. The House met according to Adjournment

Resolved the following Message be sent to the Council (Vizt)

Gentlemen of his Majestys Honble Council,

This House have Resolved That his Excellency may apply the Surplus of the Sum of £12,000 Appropriated by an Act of Assembly Passed at Wilmington the Nineteenth Day of February in the year of our Lord 1754 towards defraying the Expence of Raising and Subsisting the Forces for his Majestys Service in this Province to be sent to the Assistance of Virginia and not yet otherwise applyed and the Surplus of the Sum of £8,000 Granted to his Majesty by an Act of Assembly passed the Twelfth Day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand and seven hundred and fifty four for the Defence of the Frontier of this Province and other Purposes towards making up any Deficiency that may happen to be in the Sum of £10,000 Granted as a further Aid to his Majesty to repell the French and Indians in their Alliance from their Incroachments on his Majesty's Territories in America and other purposes by an Act of Assembly passed at Newbern the 25th Day of September in the year of our Lord 1755, And that in Case the Surplus of the said £12,000 and £8,000 shall not make good such Deficiency this House will further Provide for the same next Session.

Ordered that Mr. Starkey and Mr. Brown wait on his Excellency the Governor and desire to know when he will be pleased the House shall wait on him with the Bills which are Engrossed

Mr. Starkey informed the House that he with Mr. Brown had according to Order Acquainted his Excellency the Governor that the House desired to know when he will be pleased to receive them with such Bills that are Ingrossed And that he was pleased to desire the House to wait on him directly in the Council Chamber

Mr. Speaker with the House waited on his Excellency the Governor in the Council Chamber when Mr. Speaker Presented to him the following Bills for his Assent (Vizt)

The Bill for Establishing the Counties of Rowan Cumberland and Orange

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And the Bill for the Regulation of the Town of Wilmington

To which said Bills his Excellency was pleased to Assent

Mr. Speaker with the House returned

Then the House adjourned till 2 o'clock tomorrow


Thursday the 26th of October 1756

His Excellency the Governor was pleased to Prorogue this Assembly to the Eighteenth Day of March next to be then held at Newbern.



Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This legislative journal was sent with a letter from Arthur Dobbs - See Related Documents.