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Report by the Committee of both Houses of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning public claims
North Carolina. General Assembly
December 19, 1758
Volume 05, Pages 975-986

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 13. D. 49.]


North Carolina—ss.

Reports of the Committee of Public Claims held at Edenton Monday the 27th day of November Anno Dom̄ 1758.

Present
The Honourble James Innes Esqr Member of the Council
The Honourble John Swann Esqr Member of the Council
The Honourble John Dawson Esqr Member of the Council
Mr. John Starkey Esqr Member of the Assembly
Mr. Joseph Sutton Esqr Member of the Assembly
Mr. Thomas Whitmell Esqr Member of the Assembly
Mr. John Ashe Esqr Member of the Assembly
Mr. James Conner Esqr Member of the Assembly
Mr. Francis Brown Esqr Member of the Assembly
Mr. Thomas Relf Esqr Member of the Assembly

The Committee being met at the House of Mr. John Vann proceeded to make Choice of a Chairman Mr. John Starkey was Chose accordingly and Andrew Knox was appointed Clerk to the said Committee

Ordered that the Clerk set up an Advertisement requiring all persons that have any public Claims to attend at the said Vann's tomorrow evening and so every evening as business may require during this Session.


Tuesday Novr 28th

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The Honble Lewis De Rossett was allowed his Claim of seventy five pounds procn money for a Negro man Carpenter by trade who was Outlawed in New Hanover and Burnt in Northampton County Goal as by a Certificate from the Court of New Hanover County doth appear
75
0
0
Mr. Hector McNeal Late Sheriff of Cumberland County was allowed his Claim of Eighteen pounds procla money as his Sallary for the years 1754 & 1755 he having fully Accountd with the Treasurer & paid all the Taxes for those years
18
0
0
Mr. Edward Bryant former Sheriff of Bladen County was allowed his Claim of eight pounds procla money as his Sallary for the year 1750 he having fully accounted with the Treasurer & paid all the taxes for that year
8
0
0
Mr. John Melton Sheriff of Onslow County was allow'd his Claims of ten pounds procl money as his Sallary for the year 1756 he having fully Accounted with the Treasurer & paid all the taxes for that year
10
0
0
Mr. Joseph Williams of Duplin County was allowed his Claim of Ten pounds procl money as his Sallary for the year 1756 He having fully accountd with the Treasurer & paid all the taxes for that year
10
0
0
Mr. James Allison Late Sheriff of Beaufort County was allowed his Claim of Ten pounds Procla money as his Sallary for the year 1756 he having fully accounted with the Treasurer and pd all the Taxes for that year
10
0
0
Mr. Joseph Carruthers Sheriff of Craven County was allowed his Claim of ten pounds proc money as his Sallary for the year 1756 he having fully Accounted with the Treasurer & paid all the taxes for that year
10
0
0
Mr. Joseph Fulford Late Sheriff of Carteret County was allow'd his Claim of ten pounds Proclamation Money as his Sallary for the year 1756 he having fully accounted with the Treasurer & paid all the taxes for that year
10
0
0
Mr. William Walker Sheriff of New Hanover County was allowed his Claim of ten pounds proclama money as his Sallary for the year 1756 he Having fully accounted with the Treasurer & paid all the Taxes for that year
10
0
0
Mr. William Williams Sheriff of Currituck County was allow'd his Claim of twenty pounds procla money as his Sallary for the years 1755 & 1756 He having fully Accounted with the Treasurer & paid all the taxes for those years
20
0
0
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Mr. Thomas Sawyer Late Sheriff of Pasquotank County was allowed his Claim of twenty pounds Proclamation Money as his Sallary for the years 1756 & 1757 he having fully Accounted with the Treasurr and paid all the Taxes for those years
20
0
0
William Quidley was allowed his Claim of four pounds procla money for himself a Boat, & two hands, eleven days Carrying an Express from Fort Granville to His Excellency at New Bern and Returning
4
0
0
Jacob Franks was allowed his Claim of Twenty pounds nine Shillings & eight pence procla money for himself & one man Looking after Fort Dobbs, by the Governours Order from the 14th day of June till the 10th Instant & their provisions during that time, as by their Account rendered
20
9
8
Abraham Jones Sheriff of Edgcomb County was allowed Twelve pounds nine Shillings Proc Money for Victualing Samuel Picket & William Sikes who was Committed to the Public Goal of the said County for Fellony & afterwards broke Goal & made their escape as Appears by Acct Lodg'd in your Commt & by the Oaths of Hugh Hardy Goaler the said Fellows having no Estate
12
9
0
Thomas Uzzell was allowed his Claim of fifty five pounds procla money for a Negro man named Peter who was Execated for Committing a rape as by a Certificate from the Court of Johnston County doth appear
55
0
0
Mr. William Halsey Sheriff of Chowan County was allowed eight pounds proc money for Imprisoning Guarding & Executing one John Jones for murder, As also for Victualling one James Strewsburry an Indian who was committed & try'd for Murder
8
0
0


Tuesday Decr 1st

Mr. John Callaway Late Sheriff of Perquimons County was allowed his Claim of Ten pounds proclamation money as his Sallary for the year 1757 He having fully accounted with the Treasurer & paid all the Taxes for that year
10
0
0
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John Ross was allowed his claim of Eighteen pounds twelve Shillings & four pence half penny proclamation money for Victualling Soldiers Belonging to Capt Edward Vails Company as by Acct Lodg'd in your Committee
18
12
This claim referr'd to the House.
Mr. John Hooker Late Sheriff of Tyrell County was allow'd his claim of Ten pounds Procla money as his Sallary for the year 1757 he having fully Accounted with the Treasurer & paid all the Taxes for that year
10
0
0
Mr. Samuel Carnell was allowed his Claim of five pounds procla money, for a five pound Note Burnt by Accident, as appears by the Testimonies of Mr. William Mackey & Mr. Richard Cogdell Lodg'd in your Committee
5
0
0
Andrew Hampton was allowed ten pounds six shillings & eight pence proc money for his claim for Furnishing the Indians with provisions as by acct rendered
10
6
8
Isaac Arnold was allow'd his claim of Nineteen Shillings procl money for Provisions for the Indians as per account rendered
0
19
0
John Duke former Sheriff of Northampton County was allowed Seventeen pounds nineteen Shillings & four pence proc money his Sallary for the years 1752 & 1753 as also for Imprisoning Guarding and Executing a Negroe; Summoning a Court for his Tryall &c.
17
19
2
The Exrs of Henry Webb Late of Orange County Decd was allow'd seven pounds ten Shillings Proclamation money for his claim for provisions for the Indians, as by account Rendered
7
10
0
James Watson was allowed his claim of five pounds two Shillings & nine pence for provisions for the Indians, as by account rendered
5
2
9
Willis Ellis of Rowan County was allowed his claim of eleven pounds eighteen Shillings for Provisions for the Indians as by account rendered
11
18
0
John Prior of Orange County was allowed three pounds nine shillings & four pence for five Claims for furnishing the Indians with provisions as by Account rendered
3
9
4
Joseph Boggs of Orange County was allow'd nine pounds two shillings & sixpence proclamation money for two Claims for furnishing the Indians with provisions as by Account rendered
9
2
6
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William Reed of Orange County was allow'd his Claim of two pounds fourteen shilling & ninepence proc money for provisions for the Indians, as by Account rendered
2
14
9
Jacob Mason of Orange County was allow'd one pound eight shillings & two pence for Provisions for the Indians, as by Acct rendered
1
8
2
Ditto Mason was allowed two pounds nine shillings for Ditto, as by account
2
9
0
William Means of Orange County was allow'd ten shillings for one Hog for the Indians as by account Rendered
0
10
0
Thomas Thompson of Orange County was allow'd his Claim of one pound ten shillings for three Hogs kill'd by the Indians, as by Account rendered
1
10
0
Margaret Boggins was allowed her Claim of three pounds sixteen shillings for provisions for the Indians as by account rendered
3
16
0
John Dennis was allowed his Claim of one pound three shillings & two pence for provisions for the Indians, as by account rendered
1
3
2
Thomas Whitehead of Orange County was allowed one pound thirteen shillings & three pence for provisions for the Indians as by account rendered
1
13
3
Alexander Mabane was allowed three pounds nineteen shillings for two Claims for finding provisions for the Indians, as by Acct render'd
3
19
0
James Red was allowed his Claim of two pounds for provisions for the Indians, as by Account Rendered
2
0
0
Thomas Low of Orange County was allow'd his Claim of three pounds five shillings and & four pence for provisions for the Indians as by Account Rendered
3
5
4
John McGee of Orange County was allow'd five pounds three shillings & ten pence for two Claims for provisions for the Indians, as by Accounts rendered
5
3
10
Conrad Low of Orange County was allow'd ten pounds five shillings for two Claims, for provisions for the Indians, as by his accounts Rendered
10
5
0
James Railey of Orange County was allow'd his Claim of one pound four shillings & six pence for provisions for the Indians, as by account rendered
1
4
6
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Michael Synnod of Orange County was allow'd his Claim of two pounds seventeen shillings & six pence for provisions for the Indians, as by Account rendered
2
17
6
The Exrs of Peter Hilton Late of Orange County Deceas'd was allow'd his Claim one pound sixteen shillings for provisions for the Indians, as by Accot rendered
1
16
0
Samuel Allen was allow'd his Claim of two pounds ten shillings proc: money for provisions for the Indians, as by Account rendered
2
10
0
Thomas Robinson of Orange County was allow'd one pound two shillings & six pence for provisions for the Indians, as by Account rendered
1
2
6
James McCallester was allow'd his Claim of twelve shillings for provisions for the Indians as by Account rendered
0
12
0
George Allen was allow'd his Claim of one pound one Shilling and six pence for provisions for the Indians, as by Account rendered.
1
1
6
Aron Vanhook of Orange County was allow'd his Claim of three pounds ten shillings for Provisions for the Indians, as by acct rendered
3
10
0
Jacob Franks of Rowan County was allowed his claim of seven Shillings & three pence for provisions for the Indians, as by accounted rendered
0
7
3
Thomas Lovelittle was allowed his Claim of Sixteen Shillings for provisions for the Indians as by account rendered
0
16
0


Monday Decer 4th

William Mace Senr was allow'd his claim of Fifty pounds proclamation Money for a Negro man who was run away and Shot in apprehending which said Negro was Valued to fifty pounds as aforesd by the Court of Edgcomb County, as by Certificate Lodg'd with your Committee doth appear
50
0
0
Susannah Prichard was allowed her Claim of eight Shillings procla Money for three pounds Old tennor Delivered into your Committee
0
8
0
John Pope Late Sheriff of Edgcomb County Produced a Claim into your Committee for Guarding Imprisoning & Executing one William Lisles for Murder he having no Estate (as the Sheriff pretends) thirteen pounds fifteen Shillings & eight pence of which Claim your Committee is of Opinion is reasonable, your Committee refers it to the House whether this Claim be allowed or not. Disallowed it appearing to the House that the said Lisles at the time of his Conviction had Real & personal estate sufficient to pay the fees due to the officers
13
15
8

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Tuesday Decr 12th

William Eaton Keeper of the Public Goal of Granville County was allow'd five pounds three Shillings for Victualling one Joseph Hall who was Committed to said Goal for Fellony & afterwards Broke Goal and made his escape he having no estate
5
3
0
John White of Orange County was allow'd his Claim of Seven pounds two Shillings and eight pence for provisions for the Indians as by account Rendered
7
2
8
Colonel William Eaton was allowed forty Shillings for his Expences attending the tryall of the Indian James Strewsberry at Edenton as Interpreter
2
0
0
Robert Gillespie of Rowan County was allowed his Claim of Eight pounds eight Shillings for provisions for the Indians, as by acct rendered
8
8
0
John Lewis Beard was allowed his Claim of two pounds four shillings for provisions for the Indians as by Acct Rendered
2
4
0
N. B. The two last Claims to be paid to Mr. Robt Jones he having advanced the money for them.
John Lewis Beard of Rowan County was also allowed three pounds three shilling and three pence for provisions for the Indians, by order of Rowan County Court, as by Account rendered
3
3
3
Ann Cathy of Rowan County was allowed her Claim of thirty shillings for a Steer for the Indians as by account rendered
1
10
0
Robert Tate of Rowan County was allowed his Claim of four pounds Nineteen shillings for Provisions for the Indians, as by account rendered
4
19
0
Alexander Douglas of Rowan County was allowed twenty Shillings for ten bushells of Indian Corn for the Indians
1
0
0
John Higlar of Rowan County was allowed seven pounds one Shilling and Seven pence for provisions for the Indians, as by Account rendered
7
1
7
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Daniel Dupee was allow'd his Claim of five pounds seven Shillings and four pence for 7 months and 12 days house rent paid Richard Graham for keeping the Country Arms; and 3 months and 12 days rent of a Room to said Dupee for keeping the said arms to this date
5
7
4
Jacob Egner of Rowan County was allowed one pound fifteen Shillings for a Steer for the Indians as by account rendered
1
15
0
Hossel Mull of Rowan County was allowed three pounds for a Steer and a Bull for the Indians as by account rendered
3
0
0
Christopher Welwood of Rowan County was allowed two pounds for a Cow for the Indians as by account rendered
2
0
0
Samuel Oxford was allowed Seven pounds ten shillings for his Claim for provisions for the Indians, as by account rendered
7
10
0
Samuel Stenson of Rowan County was allowed thirty five shillings for a Cow killed by the Indians
1
15
0
James Robinson of Rowan County was allow'd four pounds seventeen shillings for Provisions for the Indians as by account rendered
4
17
0
William Mornson Esqr of Rowan County was allow'd three pounds thirteen shillings for provisions for the Indians as by account rendered
3
13
0
Edward Hughes of Rowan County was allowed Ten pounds five shillings & two pence for provisions for the Indians, As by Account Rendered
10
5
2
Nathan Williams Late Sheriff of Northampton County was allowed his Claim of eighteen pounds as his Sallary for the years 1754 & 1755 He having fully accounted with the Treasurer and paid all the taxes for those years
18
0
0
The Executors of Joseph Lane former Sheriff of Edgcomb County was allowed Sixteen pounds as his Sallary for the years 1751 & 1752 he having fully Accounted with Mr. Haywood former Treasurer & paid all the Taxes for those years, as also forty Shillings, for Summoning a Court for Tryal of a Negroe for Fellony & Executing said Negroe &c as by account Lodg'd with your Committee
18
0
0
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Mr. William Powel was allowed six pounds proclamation money on account of Sundry Expresses paid by the Governour as by receipts
6
0
0
Mr. William Powel was also allowed his Claim of twenty pounds Eighteen Shillings and eight pence for Seals to Sundry Commissions for Millitary Officers Writts of Election &c to this date
20
18
8
The Honble Richard Spaight was allowed Forty Six pounds twelve Shillings for his Claim, it being his whole account to this Date (except Proclamations which is Defer'd)
46
12
0
The Claims of the Revd Clement Hall for Ferriage &c rejected by his Petition refer'd to the House, Disallow'd by the House
Mr. Demsey Sumner was allowed one pound Seventeen Shillings & eight pence proclamation money for fourteen pounds three Shillings Old Tenner Delivered into your Committee
1
17
8
Mr. Charles Blount former Sheriff of Chowan County was allow'd his Claim of twenty pounds as his Sallary for the year 1755 & 1756 He having fully accounted with the Treasurer & paid all the Taxes for those years
20
0
0


Tuesday Decr 19th

John Vann was allowed Seven Shillings & Three pence for fifty four Shillings Old Tenner delivrd into your Committee
0
7
3
James Johnston was allow'd forty Shillings for taking up a Deserter belonging to Capt Baylie's Company in pursuance of the Governours proclamation which Deserter was Committed to Edgcomb County Goal By Thomas Hall Esqr as by Certificate Lodg'd with your Committee
2
0
0
Mr. Francis Brown was allowed twelve pounds seven shillings & one penny for money paid Richd Cogdell for Entertainment for the Indians at New Bern as also three pounds for money paid Edward Carter for Ditto by the Governours Order
15
7
1
Mr. Brown was also allow'd nine pounds for four Guns bought of Isaac Vaudam for the Indians by the Governours Order
9
0
0
Edward Carter was allowed Seven pounds two shillings & four pence which Sum together with three pounds allow'd Mr. Brown is his whole account for Entertainment for the Indians at New Bern by the Governours Order
7
2
4
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Your Committee is informed that Mr. Clitheral, Mr. Setgraves & Mr. David Smith have claims for goods delivered the Indians at New Bern by the Governours Orders, but as their accots are not before your Committee; Your Committee are of Opinion that the Treasurer pay them when it appears what is owing to them

David Palmer was allowed five pounds sixteen shillings & four pence for Goods for the Indians by Order of the Governour, as by account rendered
5
16
4
The Honble Richard Spaight Esqre was allowed two claims one for three pounds & the other for thirteen pounds ten Shillings (which was referr'd to us by the committee of accounts as not coming regularly before them) it being so much paid by him to Mr. Powell by the Governours Order for money Expended for Sundry Expresses
16
10
0

Your Committee Observe upon two Claims referr'd to us by the Committee of Accounts one for three pounds six shillings paid by Mr. Spaight to Mr. Powell by the Governours Warrant the other for six pounds Eighteen Shillings paid by Mr. Spaight to James Bryan which claims are said to be for Quartering recruits of the Royal American Regiment then in South Carolina. It being an unusual demand your Committee is of Opinion it ought not to be allowed: But referr it to the House Disallowed by the House.

Your Committee also observe another claim from the Committee of Accounts for eleven pounds two shillings & eight pence said to be for Expresses formerly disallowed by your Committee three years ago; and now Directed to be retained in Mr. Spaights hands by the Governours Warrants, your Committee is of opinion that this claim be allowed & paid out of the fund for contingencies is a new & unpresidented proceeding and Introductive of confusion in the Public accounts & funds, and the Introducing claims that has formerly been disallowed is a contempt and contrary to a resolve of the General Assembly passd the 25th of October 1756 whereby his Excellcy the Govr is Impowered to apply that money for the use of His Majesty's service as therein expressed.

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John Carmichael was allowed thirty two pounds for his claim for provisions for the Indians as by account rendered
32
0
0
Mr. Charles Blount was allowed Six pounds for taking up three Deserters belonging to Capt. Arbuthnot's Company (& sending them down to the Barr) pursuant to the Governours proclamation
6
0
0
Your Committee is of Opinion this ought to be retained out of Capt Arbuthnot's pay if any is due him.
Mr. Joseph Creecy former Sheriff of Perquimons County was allowed Ten pounds as his Sallary for the year 1756 He having fully accounted with the Treasurer & paid all the Taxes for that year; as also Eight Shillings for three pounds Old Tenner Delivered into your Committee
10
8
0
Two Claims produced for two Negroes Executed Lately in Newbern for Fellony, one Seventy five pounds & the other eighty pounds, and as it is not Certified to your Committee by the Court that try'd them that they had provisions & cloaths agreeable to Law your Committee is of Opinion they be Dis-allowed till they come properly Certified
Doctr John Craven was allow'd Eight Shillings & eight pence for three pounds five Shillings Old Tenner Delivered into your Committee
0
8
8
Your Committee to avoid the trouble of Messages have burned the Sum of twenty six pounds two Shillings & six pence Old Tenner paid into your Committee as by the above report & Burn'd in your Committees Room
26
2
6
Your Committee observe that the whole Amount of Allowances made for provisions for the Indians passing & repassing to Virginia (since last year) amounts to Two Hundred & five pounds seventeen Shillings & three pence Exclusive of presents made & money Expended for Entertainments for them at New Bern
205
17
3

It is the opinion of your Committee that John Vann be allowed five pounds for Committee Room fire & Candle Light &c.

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It is the opinion of your Committee that a proper allowance be made to Andrew Knox who Acted as Clerk to Your Committee.

JOHN STARKEY
JOHN RELF
Wm MACKEY
JAs JAMES
JAs CONNER
JNO SWANN
JOHN ASHE
JOHN DAWSON
JOSEPH SUTTON

20th Decr 1758. In the Assembly

The foregoing claims were read and Allowed of and desire your Honors concurrence thereto

By Order
Wm Herritage
SAMl SWANN Speaker

23rd Decr 1758.

In the Upper House concurred with.

By Order
MATT ROWAN D C.
J no Smith
ARTHUR DOBBS.



Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This report was enclosed with a letter from Arthur Dobbs - See Related Documents.