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Minutes of the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Great Britain. Board of Trade
February 10, 1758 - November 07, 1758
Volume 05, Pages 987-989

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Journals. Vol. 66.]
BOARD OF TRADE JOURNALS.


Friday February 10th 1758
Present
Earl of Halifax
Mr. Oswald.
Mr. Pelham
Mr. Jenyns.
Mr. Sloper.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs dated 16th January last referring the petition of Henry McCulloh late Inspector and Comptroller of His Maj. Quit Rents in North and South Carolina praying that in consideration of his great sufferings and hardships the sum of £1035 may be paid to him out of the revenue of 4½ pr cent in lieu of a like sum granted to him by Warrant upon the receiver of the Quit Rents in South Carolina.

The Petitioner attending without was called in and after stating to their Lordps the particular hardships he has sustained and the sufferings he had undergone in relative to his office of Comptroller and Inspector of the quit rents in South and North Carolina he withdrew and their Lordps ordered the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council upon his Petition to be prepared, which was agreed to and ordered to be transcribed on 15th and signed on 16th February.


Wednesday March 15th 1758

Read a Memorial of John Rutherford, Esq., Receiver General and one of His Maj. Council in North Carolina setting forth that he has been suspended from his said offices by Govr Dobbs and praying that he may have a copy of the complaint against him in order to answer the same.

Read a Memorial of James Murray Esqr one of the Council in North Carolina setting forth that he has been suspended from the said office by Govr Dobbs and praying that the Board would direct an enquiry to be made into his case & grant him such redress as they shall think proper.

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Ordered that the said Memorials do lye by for further consideration when the Board shall have received from Mr Dobbs his reasons for the suspension of the said officers with the proceedings of the Council thereupon.


Tuesday, May 2nd 1758.

Read a letter from James Abercomby Esq to the Secretary dated April 13th 1758 submitting to the Board some observations on the paper currency of North Carolina and inclosing copy of Govr Dobbs letter to James Abercomby Esq dated December 28, 1757 acquainting him that the Assembly has refused to continue him Agent for the Province of North Carolina.


Wednesday May 10th 1758.

Read a letter from Arthur Dobbs Esq Govr of North Carolina to the Board dated 27 Dec. 1757 giving an account of his having suspended Mr. Rutherford and Mr. Murray from their seats in the Council and inclosing

Copy of Govr Dobbs letter to the Lords Commrs of the Treasury dated 26 Dec. 1757 in answer to their Secretary's letter of 19th Janry inclosing the two following papers

Copy of the affidavit of Joseph Carruthers dated 4 Janry 1758 relative to accounts between the Deponent and Mr. Rutherford.

Remarks upon the several Articles and Answers given to them by Mr. Rutherford in Council.

The Answer of Mr. Rutherford Receiver General of the Quit Rents in North Carolina to Articles of Charge against him.

Abstract of the Journal of Council of North Carolina of 12th 14th Dec. 1757 upon Articles of Charge against Mr. Rutherford.

Account of the number of acres granted in the King's part of North Carolina.

Attested copies of printed notes issued as a paper currency by Messrs. Murray and Rutherford.

Gov. Dobbs Proclamation forbidding the Receivers of the Quit Rents to receive the notes issued by Messrs. Murray & Rutherford

Copy of a Bill passed by the Council & Assembly of North Carolina and rejected by Govr Dobbs entitled an Act to regulate elections.

Copy of Govr Dobbs Speech to the Council & Assembly at the opening of the Session

Copy of the Address of the Council to Govr Dobbs in answer to his Speech.

Copy of the Address of the Assembly to Gov. Dobbs in answer to his Speech

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Their Lordships took the said letter and papers into consideration and also the Memorials of John Rutherford and James Murray Esqrs mentioned in the Minutes of the 15th March and after some time spent therein ordered an extract to be made of so much of Mr. Dobbs letter as relates to the suspension of the said Rutherford and Murray and also copies of the papers relating thereto to be laid before his Majesty and the draught of a Representation thereupon to be prepared which was agreed to transcribed and signed on 12th May.


Wednesday, July 26th, 1758.

Read an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs dated June 15th 1758 referring to this Board the copy of a letter from John Rutherford Esq to the Lord President of the Council respecting his suspension from his seat in the Council of North Carolina

Their Lordships took the said Order of Reference and letter into consideration and ordered the Draught of a Report to the Lords Committee of the Council to be prepared, which was agreed to transcribed and signed July 28th


Wednesday, October 25th, 1758.

Representations to his Majesty in Council proposing that ∗ ∗ ∗ Charles Berry Esq. may be appointed Chief Justice of the Province of North Carolina in the room of Peter Henley Esq. Deceased ∗ ∗ ∗ were agreed to and signed and Warrants inclosed for his Maj. signature in case his Maj. should approve such recommendations


Friday, November 3rd, 1758.

The Secretary laid before the Board the following copies of Orders in Council received from the Clerk of the Council in Waiting

Order in Council dated 4th Febry 1757 approving a Warrant to appoint Richard Spaight Esq. to be one of the Council in North Carolina.


Tuesday, November 7th, 1758.

Read Order of his Maj. in Council dated 6th inst. approving Charles Berry Esq. to be Chief Justice of North Carolina and directing Warrant in the usual form to be prepared.

Said Warrant having been prepared was approved & Representation to his Majesty therewith was signed.