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Minutes of the Upper House of the North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina. General Assembly
May 16, 1757 - May 28, 1757
Volume 05, Pages 829-843

LEGISLATIVE JOURNALS.
[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 30.]

North Carolina—ss.

At an Assembly begun and held at Newbern, the Twelfth day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand 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 Brittain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c:—and continued from thence by

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several Prorogations and adjournments to the sixteenth day of May in the Thirtieth year of his said Majesty's Reign and in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and fifty seven, being the fourth session of this present Assembly.

In the Upper House

Present His Excellency the Governor
The Honble Mathew Rowan Esqr
The Honble James Murray Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Rutherford Esqr
and The Honble John Rieussett Esqr

His Excellency the Governor came to this House and sent a message to the Lower House and commanded their immediate attendance, whereupon the Speaker attended by the Lower House waited on his Excellency in the Council Chamber where he was pleased to make to both Houses the following speech,

Gentn of his Majesty's Council, Mr. Speaker and Gentn of the Assembly,

The affairs of Europe and particularly of these Colonies are in so critical a situation that I have thought it absolutely necessary to call you together at this time, our all is at stake, our Holy Protestant Religion our Liberties and Possessions are all now to be fought for and his Majesty and the Parliament of Brittain under the great Weight of Debts and heavy Expence they must bear are obliged to exert their whole Force to secure their Liberties, Rights and Possessions and without our joining to our utmost in our own defence for our safety and in order for the future to get rid of the Neighbourhood of a cruel false and perfidious Enemy we must submit to Popish superstition and Idolatry and become Slaves to the arbitrary power of France.

His Majesty having therefore fitted out a great armament and Body of Troops to give a speedy issue to this heavy War expects from us that whilst the great operations are carried on to the Northward that we should join our utmost Force to secure our Southern Provinces from any attack lest we may loose on the one side by an attack from the Mississipi and the French Islands as much as we may gain Northwards.

His Majesty therefore having committed the whole military affairs of these Provinces to the care and conduct of his Excellency the Earl of Loudoun giving Instructions to all the several Governors to act in concert with him and to support his measures and operations, he summoned all the Southern Governors upon this Continent to meet him at Philadelphia to consult upon measures for our own security whilst he carried on the operations in the Northern Provinces in consequence of which our several Quotas were fixed in order to our defending our Southern Frontier a Copy

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of which I shall lay before you and dont doubt from the constant and ready zeal you have hitherto shown in supporting his Majesty's Rights and our Holy Religion, Liberties and Possessions but that you will concurr in your proportion of the Expence and Forces to be raised as being the only means by the assistance of God of getting rid of a much longer and greater Expence.

Mr. Speaker and Gentn of the Assembly

I shall lay before you an estimate of the expence that you may the better form your Judgment in raising the supply in the speediest and best manner for the ease of the Inhabitants and I am further directed to acquaint you that his Majesty having been pleased to grant Artillery and Ordnance Stores for Fort Johnston at Cape Fear which are now daily expected, he has commanded me to appoint a Store Keeper to take charge of them who is to correspond with the Board of Ordnance that they may know the state of these stores and I am ordered to apply to you for a proper Salary for such Store Keeper as being a necessary Expence upon the Colony.

Gentn of his Majesty's Council Mr. Speaker and Gentn of the Assembly,

I shall lay nothing more before you at this time but shall recommend it to you to dispatch the Business before you and to prepare a Bill that the Quota of Men to be furnished by this Province may be raised with the greatest dispatch and with the least expence possible as they are to act in your own Colony or for the immediate defence of your necessary Barrier and Frontier South Carolina and shall be disbanded whenever the service for which they are raised is over.

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

Met pursuant to adjournment. Present as above.

This House took under their consideration his Excellency's Speech and ordered the same to be read which was accordingly done—Then the Honble James Murray and John Rieussett Esqrs were appointed a Committee to prepare an address to his Excellency.

The House adjourned till Tomorrow morning 9 o'clock.


Tuesday 17th May 1757. Met pursuant to adjournment.
Present.
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr.
The Honble James Innes Esqr.
The Honble James Murray Esqr.
and The Honble James Hasell Esqr.
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr
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The Committee appointed by this House to draw up an address to his Excellency the Governor reported the same which was ordered to be read and being approved of was ordered to be engrossed.

The House waited on his Excellency in the Council Chamber and by the Honble Matthew Rowan Esqre presented him with the following address,

Sir

His Majesty's dutifull subjects the Members of his Council of North Carolina return your Excellency their thanks for your Speech at the opening of this Session of Assembly. They are highly sensible of the dangerous and critical situation of Public Affairs both in Europe and America and of his Majesty's great and very paternal care and regard for his American Colonies in fitting out and sending such large armaments to their assistance and relief.

It would therefore be an ill return to our gracious King and Mother Country did not the several Provinces assist, according to their Power and Ability upon this great Emergency to repell our cruel and dangerous Enemy and free us from the dismall consequences which their success would inevitably bring upon us. We therefore assure your Excellency that we shall readily and cheerfully join in all such salutary measures as may be thought necessary at this juncture and hope that thrō God's great goodness our armys and fleets will meet with prosperous success.

His Majesty's Royal Bounty in directing a large supply of Ordnance and Stores for the use of Fort Johnston and of Ammunition for the General use of the Province claims our gratefull thanks and acknowledgments.

We embrace this opportunity to congratulate your Excellency on your safe return to your Government from Philadelphia and hope that that gracious Providence that has protected you in so tedious a journey will still continue to enable you long to persue those endeavours, which your Zeal animates you for the Public.

To which his Excellency was pleased to return the following answer.

Gent

The just sence you have of his Majesty's paternal care of these Colonies and for the great armaments and assistance he has given upon this critical Juncture and particularly to this Province in having ordered Military Stores for its defence and your assurance and chearfully joining in measures so necessary at this critical Juncture is very agreable to me.

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I return you my sincere Thanks for the satisfaction you express for my safe return to this Province and for your so warmly recommending me to the protection of Divine Providence to animate my endeavours for the Public Good.

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

Met pursuant to adjournment.

Present.
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble James Murray Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble Edw: Brice Dobbs Esqr

The House adjourned till Thursday Morning 9 o'clock.


Thursday 19th May 1757. Met pursuant to adjournment.
Present.
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr
The Honble James Murray Esqr
The Honble Jno Rieussett Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
and The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble Edwd Brice Dobbs Esqr

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

Met pursuant to adjournment. Present as above.

The House adjourned till To-morrow morning 9 o'clock.


Friday 20th May 1757. Met pursuant to adjournment. Present as above.

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

Met pursuant to adjournment. Present as above.

Mr. Harvey and Mr. Harnett brought up a Bill for granting a further aid to his Majesty for the assistance of South Carolina and the Defence of the Frontier of this Province and other Purposes.

Which Bill was read in this House the first time and passed.

The House adjourned till To-morrow morning 9 o'clock.


Saturday 21st May 1757. Met pursuant to adjournment.
Present.
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr
The Honble James Murray Esqr
The Honble Jno Rieussett Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
and The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble Edwd Brice Dobbs Esqr

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

Met pursuant to adjournment. Present as above.

The House adjourned till Monday morning 9 o'clock.

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Monday 23rd May 1757. Met pursuant to adjournment. Present as above.

Mr. Harvey and Mr. Swann brought up a Bill for granting a further aid to his Majesty &c. Which Bill was read in this House a second time and passed.

Mr. Ashe and Mr. Harvey brought up the Two following Bills vizt A Bill for finishing the Church at Wilmington.

A Bill to obviate Doubts concerning Fees due on Proceedings in the Supreme Courts of Justice Oyer and Terminer and General Goal Delivery.

Mr. Relf and Mr. Wynne brought up a Bill for further continuing an Act intituled an Act for the encouragement of James Davis to set up and carry on the Business of a Printer in this Province and for other purposes therein mentioned, Which Bill was read in this House the first time and passed.

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

Met pursuant to adjournment.

Present.
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble James Murray Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
and The Honble James Innes Esqr
and The Honble John Rutherford Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr
The Honble Jno Rieussett Esqr and
The Honble Edwd Brice Dobbs Esqr

The Bill for finishing the Church in Wilmington was read in this House the first time and passed.

The Bill to obviate Doubts concerning Fees due on the proceedings in the Supreme Courts &c. was read in this House the first time, and upon motion the Honble James Hasell and John Rieussett Esqrs were appointed a Committee to amend the same.

Mr. Sumner and Mr. Caswell brought up a Bill for an Act to impower James Hasell Esqre only acting Executor of the last Will and Testament of Nathaniel Rice Esqre 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.

Mr. Houston and Mr. Paine brought up a Bill to revive an Act to establish a Public Ferry from Newbys Point to Philips Point whereon the Court House now stands on Pequimons Ferry.

Mr. Whitmell and Mr. Cade brought up a Bill for finishing the Church at Wilmington.

Also the following Message vizt

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Gentn of his Majesty's Honble Council,

This House have resolved That Mr. Robert Harris be appointed Commissary for Granville County to provide necessarys for the Indians in alliance with us on their March in the service of the Public from their several Nations to and from Virginia or any part of this Province and Mr. James Watson for Orange County, Mr. George Smith for Rowan County and Mr. Martin Fifer for Anson County for the purposes aforesaid and that they be allowed Eight Pence per Diem for each Indian they shall find with necessarys as above said to which desire your Honrs Concurrence.

SAM: SWANN Speaker
MATT: ROWAN P. C.
Wm Herritage Clk

23rd May 1757.

In the Upper House of Assembly concurred with

By order
Jno SMITH Clk

Mr. Harris and Mr. Harnett brought up a Bill to revive an act for facilitating the navigation of Bath Port Roanoke and Port Beaufort.

The House adjourned till Tomorrow morning 9 o'clock.


Tuesday 24th May 1757. Met pursuant to adjournment.
Present.
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble James Murray Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
and The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr
The Honble Jno Rieussett Esqr and
The Honble Edwd Brice Dobbs Esqr

The Bill to revive an Act to establish a Public Ferry from Newbys Point &c: Was read in this House the first time and passed.

The Bill to revive an Act for facilitating the Navigation of Bath &c: Was read in this House the first time and passed.

The Bill for an Act to impower James Hasell Esqre only acting Exor of the last Will and Testament of Nathaniel Rice Esqre deceased &c: was read in this House the first time, and on motion, ordered it lie on the Table until Tomorrow.

The Bill for finishing the Church in Wilmington was read in this House the second time amended and passed.

The Bill for further continuing an act intituled an act for the encouragement of James Davis &c: was read in this House the second time and passed.

The Committee appointed to amend the Bill to obviate Doubts con-cerning Fees due on proceedings in the Supreme Courts of Justice Oyer and Terminer and General Goal delivery, concerning the proving of Deeds before the Justice of the said Courts and towards defraying the

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expence of the said Justices for holding the said Supreme Courts in the absence of the Chief Justice Reported they had amended the same which being read was agreed to and passed.

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

Met pursuant to adjournment

Present as above.

Mr. Ashe and Mr. Harvey brought up a Bill for granting a further aid to his Majesty &c: which was read in this House a third time and ordered it lie on the Table till Tomorrow.

The House adjourned till Tomorrow morning 9 o'clock.


Wednesday 25th May. 1757. Met pursuant to adjournment.
Present.
The Honble Matthew Rowan, Esqr
The Honble James Murray, Esqr
The Honble James Hasell, Esqr
and The Honble James Innes, Esqr
The Honble Jno Rutherford, Esqr
The Honble Francis Corbin, Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr
The Honble Jno Rieussett Esqr and
The Honble Edwd Brice Dobbs Esqr

Mr. Harris and Mr. Wynne brought up a Bill for finishing the Church at Wilmington.

Mr. McKay and Mr. Ashe brought up the four following Bills, viz:

A Bill to revive an Act for facilitating the navigation of Port Bath Port Roanok &c:

A Bill for furthur continuing an act intituled an act for the encouragement of James Davis &c:

A Bill to revive an act to establish a Public Ferry from Newbys Point &c:

A Bill to dock the Intail of certain Lands in possession of Harding Jones under a devise in the Will of Frederic Jones Esqre deceased.

On motion, Ordered the following Message be sent to the Lower House,

Mr. Speaker and Gentn of the Assembly,

On reading a third time the Bill for granting a further aid to his Majesty &c: We find many things therein we aprehend want amending. Therefore we are under a necessity of proposing a conference of Both Houses in order to amend the said Bill and we desire if it is agreable to you to hold that Conference in the Council Chamber this afternoon at Five o'clock and have appointed the Honble James Hasell, Lewis De Rosset and John Rieussett Esqrs a Committee to manage that Conference on the part of this House with such Members of your House as you shall think proper to appoint.

By order
Jno SMITH. Clk

In the upper House 25th May, 1757.
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Mr. Vail and Mr. Harnett brought up the following message vizt

Gentn of his Majesty's Honble Council

We have received your Message of this day in which you give us to understand that the Bill for granting a further aid to his Majesty in your Opinion wants amending and desire a conference of both Houses therein but as you dont say what amendments you think would be necessary in the Bill, this House thō they desire to preserve the Harmony which ought to subsist between them and his Majesty's Honble Council aprehend it would be very irregular and inconvenient to enter on a conference on such Incertainty unless you were to particularize the Alteration by which you think the Bill might be made more effectual for the purposes thereby intended.

By order
SAM: SWANN. Speaker.
Wm Herritage Clk

25th May, 1757.

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

Met pursuant to adjournment. Present as above.

On motion Ordered The following Message be sent to the Lower House,

Mr. Speaker and Gentn of the Assembly,

As by your message you desire to know what amendments we think necessary in the Bill for granting an aid to his Majesty &c: We propose the Conference should be on the following Heads vizt On the sum you have granted which we think not sufficient even for the purposes in the Bill: The Time you have limited for the Forces to be in Pay too short. The Poll Tax ought of course to be higher, more especially as the Tax on Law suits seems to be so calculated as to be of little service, And lastly that the Pay of the Officers and Soldiers is not ascertained. It was therefore with an Intent to continue the Harmony which has hitherto subsisted between both Houses that we propose a Conference where the difference of Opinion on the Bill may be amicably composed.

By order
Jno SMITH. Clk

25th May, 1757.

Mr. Williams and Mr. Whitmell brought up the following Message vizt

Gentn of his Majesty's Honble Council,

On reading your message of this afternoon wherein you have mentioned the Heads of the Matters by you proposed to be debated on at the

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Conference desired by your House with this, on the Bill for granting a further aid to his Majesty &c: This House acquaint your Honrs that they will attend at the Council Chamber this afternoon at the time mentioned in your Message of this morning desiring a Conference on the subject Matter of the said Bill and have appointed Mr. John Ashe, Mr. John Harvey Junr and Mr. Sam: Swann Junr to manage the said Conference on the part of this House.

By order
SAM: SWANN. Speaker.
Wm Herritage Clk

The House adjourned till To-morrow morning 9 o'clock.


Thursday, 26th May 1757. Met pursuant to adjournment. Present as above.

Received from the Lower House the following Message by Mr. Barker and Mr. Ormond vizt

Gentn of his Majesty's Honble Council,

This House on considering the several amendments proposed by your Honrs at the Conference had yesterday on the Bill for granting a further aid to his Majesty &c: have come to the following resolutions, vizt:

First we do concurr that the sum of £5306 Proc Money be inserted in the said Bill to be granted to his Majesty &c:

Secondly. That it be also inserted in the said Bill that a Poll Tax of Four Shillings and six Pence be laid on each taxable Person in this Province for one year towards payment of the said sum.

Thirdly. We do not concurr to the continuing the Forces otherwise than in the Bill mentioned.

Fourthly. We do not concurr to expunge the Clause laying a Tax on Actions commenced in the several Courts of Law in this Province.

If your Honours agree to pass the Bill conformable to the above Resolves this House will send some of the Members thereof to see the alterations made therein.

By order
SAM: SWANN, Speaker.
Wm Herritage Clk

26th May 1757

On motion Ordered that the following message be sent to the Lower House vizt

Mr. Speaker and Gent of the Assembly,

On receiving your Message relative to the Amendments, you agree to have made in the Bill for granting an aid to his Majesty &c: This House

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have resolved to concur therewith. Therefore desire you would send some of your Members this afternoon at Five o'clock to see the same made.

By order
Jno SMITH Clk

26th May, 1757.

Received from the Lower House the following Message vizt

Gent of his Majesty's Honble Council,

This House have resolved that the sum of Eighty pounds Proc Money be paid out of the Taxes for contingencies to Mr. Brown and by him to be applyed in purchasing Provisions for the wives and Children of the Catawba Indians who are gone to the assistance of Virginia.

And that the sum of Forty Pounds like Money be paid to Mr. Williams and Mr. Whitmell out of the Tax to be applyed to them in purchasing Provisions for the Wives and Children of the Tuscarora and Meherrin Indians who are gone on the like service, To which desire your Honours concurrence.

By order
SAM: SWANN, Speaker.
Willm Herritage Clk

26th May, 1757.

In the Upper House concurred with.

By order
Jno SMITH, Clk

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

Met pursuant to adjournment. Present as above.

The Bill for finishing the Church at Wilmington Was read in this House a third tlme and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

The Bill for further continuing an Act intituled an Act for the encouragement of James Davis Esqre Was read in this House a third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

The Bill to revive an act for facilitating the navigation of Port Bath &c: Was read in this House a second time, amended and passed.

The Bill to revive an Act to establish a Public Ferry from Newbys Point &c: Was read in this House a second time and passed.

The Bill to Dock the Intail of certain Lands in possession of Harding Jones under the devise of the Will of Frederick Jones Esqre deceased &c Was read in this House the first time and passed.

Received from the Lower House the following Message viz:

Gentn of his Majesty's Honble Council

Agreeable to your message relating to the alterations to be made in the Bill for granting an aid to his Majesty &c: This House have

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appointed Mr. Barker and Mr. Sam: Swann Junr to see the same made who will wait on your Honours at the time by you proposed for that purpose.

By order
SAM: SWANN. Speaker.
Wm Herritage Clk

26th May. 1757.

Mr. Barker and Mr. Sam: Swann Junr agreeable to the above Message waited on this House and saw the amendments proposed in a former Message made in the Bill for granting an aid to his Majesty &c:

After which the said Bill was put and passed and ordered to be engrossed.

Mr. Barker and Mr. Ormond when they brought up the Message of this day of the concurrence of the Assembly to several amendments to the Bill for granting an aid to his Majesty &c: did by the order of their House declare that it was the Opinion of the House on the Clause of the said Bill which continues the Two Companies thereby to be raised for six months or longer if necessary, That his Excellency the Governor is the proper Judge of such necessity.

Mr. Davis and Mr. Smith brought up the Two following Bills, vizt

A Bill to revive an act for facilitating the navigation of Port Bath &c:

And a Bill to revive an act to establish a Public Ferry from Newbys Point &c:

Which Bills were read in this House a third time and passed Ordered to be engrossed.

The House adjourned till To-morrow morning 9 o'clock.


Friday 27th May 1757. Met pursuant to adjournment
Present.
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr
The Honble James Murray Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr and
The Honble Francis Corbin Esqr
The Honble Edwd Brice Dobbs. Esqr

Mr. Bell and Mr. Swann Junr brought up a Bill to dock the Intail of certain Lands in possession of Harding Jones under a devise in the Will of Frederic Jones Esqre decd &c: Which Bill was read in this House a second time & passed.

And at the same time received the following Message, vizt

Gent of his Majesty's Honble Council

This House having had under their consideration a Message from his Excellency the Governour which was sent to them last Session wherein he recommended to this House that Captain Hugh Waddle be allowed for his Services as a Commissioner from this Province in Commission

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with the Virginia Commissioners to treat with the Cherokees and Catawba Indians: Have resolved That Capt Hugh Waddle have and receive from the Public Treasures out of the Tax for defraying contingent Charges of Government the sum of thirty pounds Proc. Money for his Expences on the said Treaty.

SAM: SWANN. Speaker.
In the upper House concurred with
By order
MATT: ROWAN. P. C.
Jno Smith. Clk

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

Met pursuant to adjournment. Present as above.

Mr. Wynne and Mr. Moore brought up a Bill to dock the Intail of certain Lands &c: Which Bill was read in this House the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

Received the following Resolve from the Lower House Vizt

In the Assembly Resolved, That Mr. Brown and Mr. Caswell Two of the Commissioners who were appointed by this House to view the Western Settlements and report to his Excellency their present condition, and at what part of the Frontiers they think it will 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: Be allowed Thirty Pounds Proc: Money each for their service therein, To which desire your Honour's Concurrence

By order.
SAM: SWANN. Speaker.
Wm Herritage Clk
In the upper House concurred with.
By order.
MATT: ROWAN. P. C.
Jno Smith. Clk

The House adjourned till Tomorrow morning 9 o'clock.


Saturday, 28th May 1757. Met pursuant to adjournment.
Present.
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Francis Corbin Esqr
The Honble James Murray Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr
The Honble James Innes Esqr
&
The Honble John Rutherford Esqr
The Honble Edwd Brice Dobbs Esqr

Received from the Lower House their Estimate of the allowances due and payable to the several Members of their House also of the Clerk and other Officers thereunto belonging.

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His Excellency the Governor came to this House and ordered the immediate attendance of the Lower House.

Whereupon the Speaker attended by the Lower House waited upon his Excellency in the Council Chamber and presented to his Excellency the subsequent Acts—vizt

1. An Act for granting a further aid to his Majesty for the assistance of South Carolina and the defence of the Frontier of this Province and other Purposes.

2. An Act for finishing the Church at Wilmington.

3. An Act for facilitating the Navigation of Port Bath, Port Roanoke and Port Beaufort.

4. An Act to continue an Act for the encouragement of James Davis to set up and carry on his Business of a Printer in this Province &c:

5. An Act to revive an Act to establish a Public Ferry from Newbys Point to Philips Point whereon the Court House now stands on Perquimmons Ferry.

To which said Five Acts his Excellency was pleased to assent.

The Bill was also presented to his Excellency to Dock the Intail of certain Lands in possession of Harding Jones under a Devise in the Will of Frederic Jones Esqre his Grandfather deceased by whom the same was intailed, To which his Excellency would not assent, and gave for reason that his Majesty's Instructions directing the Method for passing private acts was not complied with—A copy of which he delivered to this House, and on motion it was ordered to be read. The same was read accordingly and ordered to be entered on the Journal of the House and is as follows (to wit)

You are also to take care that no private Act whereby the property of any private person may be affected be passed in which there is not a saving of the Right of us, our Heirs and Successors, all Bodys Politic & corporate and of all other persons, except such as are mentioned in the said Act and those claiming by from or under them, and further you shall take care that no such private act be passed without a Clause suspending the Execution thereof and the same shall have received our Royal approbation it is likewise our will and pleasure that you do not give your assent to any private act until Proof be made before you in Council (and entered in the Council Books) that Public Notification was made of the Parties Intention to apply for such Act in the several Parish Churches where the Premises in question lie for three Sundays at least successively before such Act was brought into the Assembly and that a Certificate under your Hand be transmitted and annexed to every such private Act, signifying that the same has passed thrō all the forms above mentioned.

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

Met pursuant to adjournment. Present as above.

The House adjourned till Monday morning 9 o'clock.

After which adjournment his Majesty was pleased by Proclamation to Prorogue this Assembly to the second Tuesday of November next.

True Copy.
Test: Jno Smith Clk of the Upper House of Assembly.