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Minutes of the Upper House of the North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina. General Assembly
November 23, 1758 - December 23, 1758
Volume 05, Pages 1012-1039

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


North Carolina—ss.

At an Assembly begun and held at New Bern the twelfth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & fifty four, and in the twenty eighth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord

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George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith &c. And continued from thence by several Prorogations and Adjournments to Thursday the twenty third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight at Edenton being the seventh Session of this Present Assembly.

In the Upper House

Present
The honble Mathew Rowan Esqr
The honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr
The honble James Innes Esqr
The honble John Rieussett Esqr
The honble Francis Corbin Esqr and
The honble John Swann Esqr
The honble Richd Spaight Esqr

His Excellency the Governor came to this House & sent a Messenger to the other House, and commanded their immediate attendance, thereupon the Speaker attended by the other House, waited on his Excellency in the Council Chamber where he was pleased to make to both Houses the following speech, to wit.

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

Since the time of our meeting in November and April last, the Almighty Providence has been manifested in a most eminent manner in defence of the Protestant reformed Religion and cause of Liberty, as well in Europe as in America, by the surprizing success of His Majesty's and King of Prussia's arms, beyond all human expectation so that we have reason to hope, by the exertion of our force, and dependence upon the divine favour, that we may drive the French, our implacable enemies, from this continent, secure an honourable peace, and for the future enjoy peace, safety and increase the commerce of the British Empire and particularly of these Provinces and preserve our holy religion, Liberties and Properties undisturbed for the future.

Mr. Speaker & Gentn of the Assembly

I have no further instructions or commands form his Majesty than to recommend to you the securing of this Province from depradations on the Sea Coasts, during the war, and preserving the friendship of our Indian Allies, who have or shall act in our favour. As I hope the war will soon be removed from this Province, our small supply can't be of any use abroad, so shall only recommend to you, the keeping up sufficient Garrisons to defend our Forts on the Sea Coast, and if it be found necessary, and the Catawbas expect it a protection of our western frontier, and to finish their fort; and as the Campaign on the Ohio has been

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longer than expected, that you would supply our Companies there until they shall be relanded in this Province.

As his Majesty has been graciously pleased to give us Artillery and Ordnance stores for Fort Johnston, I must also recommend to you, to grant a supply sufficient, to finish that Fort, to take care of and preserve those stores.

I have been obliged to apply to General Forbes for money to supply the Companies sent to the Ohio, which I hope to be able to repay out of the money granted by Parliament, for the use of the southern Colonies when that is paid, whatever further sum, shall come to our share, shall be laid out in the most usefull manner for the benefit of this Province.

Gentn of his Majtie's Council, Mr. Speaker & Gentn of the Assembly,

There are several Laws which want to be amended, or enacted, which I think it my duty to recommend to you, the first and principal is the state of Religion in this Province, that the law for the maintenance of the Clergy, & ascertaining their stipend may be fixed, and vestries be better regulated, that future Vestries should not have it in their power to lessen the supplies granted to the Clergy, at their caprice, and that proper select vestries should be chosen, and obliged to qualify and act, that pious and learned Clergymen may be encouraged to reside in this Province, and I should think it a proper measure that a reasonable sum should be levied upon all taxables, in the Province, and paid into the Public Treasury, and be issued out in proportion to each County and Parish in proportion to the tax, for payment of the Clergy and in case they have not a clergyman fixed, then to be laid out in purchasing Glebes, & erecting Glebe Houses, to promote the residence of the Clergy. I must also recommend to you the erecting proper Schools in the Province, for the education of youth, in the reformed Protestant Religion, and in moral religious principles, otherwise in the next age we shall have a succession of Infidels, Deists, Enthusiasts, and Sectaries to the disgrace of our Holy Religion and destruction of the Society.

I must also recommend to you the giving a Credit to our Paper Currency, which by the management of private Traders and others is now at a great discount. You will also find it necessary to make proper regulations to promote our Trade and to prevent abuses in our Commodities exported and to enforce the laws for enlarging and amending the public roads so necessary to promote our inland Trade and foreign commerce.

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As it is my duty and inclination, to do everything for the safety and increase and improvement of this Province I shall endeavour as soon as the exigency of affairs will allow it, to lessen the taxes, and only raise such future taxes as shall increase your Wealth, Industry and Commerce and promote true religion and virtue in the rising generation.

This House took under their consideration his Excellency's Speech and ordered the same to be read which was accordingly done. Then the honorable Lewis De Rosset and John Rieussett Esqrs were appointed a Committee to prepare an Address to His Excellency.

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

The House met according to Adjournment. Present as above.

Then the House adjourned until to morrow morning, 9 o'clock.


Friday 24th November 1758. The House met according to adjournment.
Present
The Honble Mathew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr
The Honble Jas Innes Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr
The Honble Francis Corbin Esqr and
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr

The Committee appointed by this House to draw up an Address to his Excellency reported the same which was ordered to be read and being approved of was ordered to be engrossed.

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

The House met according to adjournment. Present as above.

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


Saturday 25th November 1758. The House met according to adjournment.
Present
The Honble Mathew Rowan Esqr
The Honble John Dawson Esqr
The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr
The Honble Francis Corbin Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr &
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble >Richd Spaight Esqr

This House waited on his Excellency in the Council Chamber and by the Honble Mathew Rowan Esqre presented him with the following Address

Sir,

We his Majesty's dutiful and loyal Subjects the Members of his Council for this Province, beg leave to return your Excellency our sincere and hearty thanks for your Speech at the opening of this Session. We cannot sufficiently admire the wonders wrought by the Almighty (in behalf

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of the Protestant reformed religion) who has visibly extended His protecting arm, for our defence, inspired our ministry with a Patriot Spirit (whereby they have pursued true British measures) whilst at the same time he has been pleased to confound, the Councils of our implacable Enemy, and render fruitless all the measures by them taken, to enslave a nation, remarkable for its love of religion and liberty. The many successes our arms have had over the common enemy, together with the victories obtained in Europe by his Majesty's army, and that of our glorious Ally the King of Prussia will, we hope, oblige that haughty Enemy to agree to a peace that may secure to us the invaluable Priviledges inherent in the British Nation.

We shall always think it our duty to join the other House in amending or enacting such Laws as may tend to the welfare of this Province, and as those your Excellency has mentioned, can have no other end, we shall with alacrity enter upon the consideration of them, that we may shew by deed, rather than by word that we have at heart nothing more than the defence of our Country, the promoting true religion, the education of our youth, in the reformed protestant religion and moral virtues, the support of our Credit, and the encouragement of our Commerce.

We are much obliged to your Excellency, for your assurances to do everything for the safety, increase and improvement of this Province, and we beg leave to return you Sir, our sincere thanks for that unwearied Diligence whereby you have pursued those measures that might tend to those desirable purposes, and which of course will always render your Administration happy and prosperous.

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

I return you thanks for the due sense you shew of the invaluable Blessings we have obtained from our God and Saviour in the glorious Success of his Majesty's arms and those of the invincible King of Prussia his Protestant Ally: and for the zeal you declare in cooperating with the Assembly, in promoting the welfare of the Province by taking care of the Protestant Religion and virtue in the rising Generation and am much obliged to you for the good opinion you entertain of my endeavours to promote the safety, increase and improvement of this Province.

Mr. Barker and Mr. Campbell brought from the other House a Petition signed by sundry of the Inhabitants of that part of this Province belonging to the Right honble the Earl of Granville setting forth many grievances and complaints against the said Earl's agents in this Province. And acquainted this House that a Committee was appointed by their

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House to examine the several allegations set forth in the said Petition and to report the same, and desired this House would appoint a Committee thereof to join the Committee of the other House thereon. And on reading the said Petition, it was ordered the following message be sent to the other House to wit.

Mr. Speaker and Gentn of the Assembly,

On reading the Petition of sundry Inhabitants of that part of this Province belonging to the right honble the Earl of Granville setting forth many Grievances and Complaints against his Lordships Agents, and in answer to your message by Mr. Barker and Mr. Campbell, this House have appointed the honble John Swann, Lewis De Rosset and Richard Spaight Esqrs a Committee to join that of your House, to examine into the allegations of the said Petition.

And on motion of the honble John Swann it was ordered that the said Committee have power to send for any Person or Persons, Paper or Papers &c. to be brought before them.

Received from the other House by Mr. John Harvey and Mr. John Starkey the following message.

Gentn of his Majtie's honble Council

This House have appointed Mr. John Harvey, Mr. George Moore, Mr. James Paine, Mr. Benj. Harvey, Mr. Joseph Harron, Mr. Michael Coutanch and Mr. John Campbell a Committee of this House to state and settle the Public Accounts. And Mr. John Starkey, Mr. Thomas Whitmell, Mr. John Ashe, Mr. James Conner, Mr. Joseph Sutton, Mr. Francis Brown & Mr. Thomas Relf a Committee of this House to examine, settle and allow the public Claims of this Province in conjunction with such of your Honours as you shall think proper to appoint for those purposes.

This House proceeded to choose Committees to examine, state and settle the Public Accounts and to settle and allow the public Claims of this Province.

And the honble Francis Corbin, Lewis De Rosset, John Rieussett Esqrs were appointed a Committee of this House on the Accounts, and the honble James Innes, John Swann, and John Dawson on the Claims. And the following Message was sent to the other House to acquaint them therewith.

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Mr. Speaker & Gentn of the Assembly,

On reading your Message relative to the appointing Committees on the Public Accounts and Claims, This House have appointed the honble Francis Corbin, Lewis De Rosset, and John Rieussett Esqrs a Committee to inspect into the Public Accounts and the honble James Innes, John Swann and John Dawson Esqrs a Committee to examine, settle and allow the Public Claims of this Province to join those appointed by your House.

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

The House met according to Adjournment. Present as before.

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


Monday 27th November 1758. The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The Honble Matt. Rowan Esqr
The Honble John Dawson Esqr
The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr
The Honble Francis Corbin Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr

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


Tuesday 28th November 1758. The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The Honble Matt. Rowan Esqr
The Honble John Dawson Esqr
The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr
The Honble Francis Corbin Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr

The House adjourned till to morrow morning 9 o'clock.


Wednesday 29th Novr 1758. The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The Honble Matt. Rowan Esqr
The Honble John Dawson Esqr
The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr
The Honble Francis Corbin Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr

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


Thursday 30th Novr 1758. The House met according to Adjournment.
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Present.
The Honble Matt. Rowan Esqr
Lewis De Rosset Esqr
James Innes Esqr
John Rieussett Esqr
John Swann Esqr
Edwd Brice Dobbs Esqr
John Dawson Esqr
Richd Spaight Esqr

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

The House met according to Adjournment. Present as before.

Received from the other House by Mr. Jones A Bill for dividing the Parish of North West.

On motion, Ordered the said Bill be read.

Read the same the first time and passed.

Received from the other House by Mr. Williams and Mr. Conner, A Bill for dividing Edgcombe County. And a Bill for building Public Mills.

On motion, ordered the same Bills be read.

Read the same the first time and passed.

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


Friday 1st December 1758. The House met according to adjournment.
Present.
The Honble Matt. Rowan Esqr
Lewis De Rosset Esqr
James Innes Esqr
John Rieussett Esqr
John Swann Esqr
Edwd Brice Dobbs Esqr
John Dawson Esqr
Richd Spaight Esqr

Received from the other House by Mr. Brown and Mr. Bryan, a Bill for dividing the County of Johnston and erecting that part of the said County called the Parish of St Stephen into a County by the name of and for establishing roads and Ferriages in the same. A Bill to prevent the depreciating the Proc. Money &c. A Bill for an Act for establishing a Town on Lands formerly belonging to Zachariah Nixon lying on the North East side of the little River in Pasquotank County: and a Bill to enable the Chief Justice and the Justices of the Supreme or County Courts to take and admit as evidence the deposition or depositions of any transient person or persons on the trial of any cause now or hereafter depending in any of the said Courts.

On motion Ordered the said Bills be read.

Read the same Bills the first time and passed.

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

The House met according to adjournment. Present as above.

Received from the other House by Mr. Harvey and Mr. Williams a Bill for dividing the Parish of North West; A Bill for dividing Edgcomb County; A Bill to establish a Ferry from Solleys Point to Relf's

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Point, and a Bill to regulate the inspection of Pork, Beef, Rice, Flower, Butter, Indigo, Tar, Pitch, Turpentine, Staves, Heading Shingles and Lumber.

On motion, Ordered the latter of the said Bills be read.

Read the same the first time and passed.

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


Saturday 2nd Decr 1758. The House met according to adjournment.
Present.
The Honble Matt. Rowan Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr
The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Edwd Brice Dobbs Esqr
The Honble John Dawson Esqr
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr

On motion, Ordered the Bill for dividing the Parish of North West; And a Bill for dividing Edgcomb County be read.

Read the same Bills a second time and passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill to establish a Ferry from Solley's Point to Relf's Point be read.

Read the same the first time and passed.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Williams and Mr. Whitmell a Bill for altering the method of working on the roads and appointing Ferries within the Counties of Craven, Carteret, Johnston, Beaufort and Orange; And a Bill for appointing a proper place for holding the supreme Court of Justice Oyer and Terminer and General Goal and Delivery for the District of Northampton, Edgcombe and Granville.

On motion, Ordered the said Bills be read.

Read the same the first time and passed.

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


Monday 4th December 1758. The House met according to adjournment. Present as above.

Received from the other House by Mr. Davis and Mr. Woodhouse a Bill to establish a Ferry from Solleys Point to Relfs Point.

On motion, Ordered the said Bill be read.

Read the same a second time and passed.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Murden and Mr. Wyat, a Bill for dividing the Parish of North West.

On motion, Ordered the said Bill be read.

Read the same the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Gray & Mr. Harvey a Bill for dividing Edgcomb County.

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

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The House met according to adjournment. Present as above.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Cade and Mr. Caswell a Bill for erecting a City on Neuse river upon the Plantation called Tower Hill fixing the seat of Government therein and building a Governor's House and Public Offices in the same.

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


Tuesday 5th December, 1758. The House met according to Adjournment. Present as before.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Caswell and Mr. Spier A Bill for altering the method of working on the roads, &c., And a Bill for establishing a Warehouse for the Inspection of Tobacco on the land of Thomas Barnes in the County of Halifax and other purposes.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for erecting a City on Neuse river upon the Plantation called Tower Hill, &c., be read.

Read the same the first time and passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for establishing a Warehouse for the inspection of Tobacco, &c., be read.

Read the same the first time and passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for altering the method of working on the roads, &c., be read.

Read the same the second time and passed.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Vail and Mr. Swann Jnr A Bill for regulating the Attorneys Fees and other purposes; A Bill for an Act for establishing a Town on the lands formerly belonging to Zachariah Nixon, &c., And a Bill for the destroying of Squirrels.

On motion, Ordered the Bill to regulate the Attorneys Fees, &c., be read.

Read the same the first time and passed.

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

The House met according to Adjournment. Present as before.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Williams & Colonel Harvey, a Bill for appointing a proper place for holding the Supreme Court of Justice and for the district of Northampton, &c.; A Bill for establishing a Warehouse for the inspection of Tobacco on the land of Thomas Barnes, &c.; A Bill for establishing a Ferry from Sollys Point to Relfs Point; A Bill for building Public Mills; and a Bill for dividing the County of Johnston and other purposes.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Fonville & Mr. Churton a Bill for an additional Act, to an Act intituled an Act concerning servants and slaves.

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On motion, Ordered the said Bill be read.

Read the same the first time and passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for dividing the County of Johnston, &c., be read.

Read the same the second time amended & passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for building public Mills be read.

Read the same the second time, And was ordered to lie on the Table till to-morrow.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Blount and Mr. Sutton, a Bill to prevent the depreciating the Proclamation money.

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


Thursday, 7th December, 1758. The House met according to Adjournment. Present as before.

On motion, Ordered the Bill to establish a Ferry from Sollys Point to Relfs Point be read.

Read the same the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for establishing a Warehouse for the inspection of Tobacco on the land of Thomas Barnes, &c., be read.

Read the same the second time & passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for appointing a proper place for holding the Supreme Court of Justice, &c., be read.

Read the same the second time amended and passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for building Public Mills be reassumed. The same was reassumed & passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill to prevent the depreciating the Proclamation Money be read.

Read the same the second time and passed.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Cade and Mr. Caswell a Bill for an Act for establishing a Town on Lands formerly belonging to Zachariah Nixon, &c. A Bill for establishing a Warehouse for the Inspection of Tobacco on the Lands of Thomas Barnes, &c.; A Bill for appointing a proper place for holding the Supreme Court of Justice, &c.; And a Bill directing the application of the proportion of this Province in £50,000 sterling granted by the Parliament of Great Britain to Virginia and South and North Carolina and for other purposes.

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

The House met according to adjournment. Present as before.

On motion, ordered the Bill for an Act for establishing a Town on lands formerly belonging to Zachariah Nixon, &c., be read.

Read the same the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

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On motion, Ordered the Bill directing the application of the proportion of this Province in £50,000 sterling, &c., be read.

Read the same the first time amended & passed.

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


Friday 8th December 1758. The House met according to adjournment.
Present.
The Honble Matt. Rowan Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr
The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Edwd Brice Dobbs Esqr
The Honble John Dawson Esqr
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr

On motion, Ordered the Bill for appointing a proper place for holding the Supreme Court of Justice, &c., for the district of Northampton, &c., be read.

Read the same the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed

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

The House met according to adjournment. Present as above.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Bell & Mr. Moore A Bill for altering the method of working on the roads, &c. On motion, Ordered the said Bill be read.

Read the same the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Williams and Mr. Wynne, a Bill for building Public Mills; a Bill for dividing the County of Johnston, &c., and a Bill for an additional Act, intituled an Act concerning Servants and Slaves.

On motion, Ordered the latter of the last mentioned Bills be read.

Read the same the second time & passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for dividing the County of Johnston, &c., be read.

Read the same the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for dividing Edgcombe County be read.

Read the same the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for establishing a Warehouse for the inspection of Tobacco, on the lands of Thomas Barnes be read.

Read the same the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

On motion, ordered the Bill for building Public Mills be read.

Read the same the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

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


Saturday 9th Decr 1758. The House met according to adjournment. Present as before.
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Received from the Assembly by Mr. Harvey & Mr. Swann a Bill for destroying Squirrels, and a Bill concerning Strays.

On motion, ordered the Bill for destroying Squirrells be read.

Read the same the second time amended and passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill concerning Strays be read.

Read the same the first time and passed.

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

The House met according to Adjournment. Present as before.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Wynn & Mr. Harris a Bill for destroying Squirrels; A Bill concerning Strays; A Bill to prevent the depreciating Proclamation Money &c. and a Bill for an additional Act to an Act intituled an Act concerning Servants and Slaves.

On motion, Ordered the Bill to prevent the depreciating Proc: Money be read.

Read the same the third time and rejected.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for an additional Act to an Act intituled an Act concerning Servants & Slaves be read.

Read the same the third time & passed Ordered to be engrossed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for destroying Squirrels be read.

Read the same the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

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


Monday 11th December 1758. The House met according to Adjournment. Present as before.

Received from the other House by Mr. Williams & Mr. Bartram a Bill to discharge John Pope former Sheriff of Edgcomb County of a Judgment obtained against him for the Parish Tax in 1753; A Bill for granting an aid of £2500 to his Majesty for other Purposes, and a Bill for appointing Vestries and providing for the Clergy.

On motion, Ordered the latter of the said Bills be read.

Read the same the first time and passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for granting an aid of £2500 to his Majesty &c. be read.

Read the same the first time & passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill to discharge John Pope former Sheriff of Edgcomb &c. be read.

Read the same the first time and passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill concerning Strays be read.

Read the same the second time and rejected.

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

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The House met according to Adjournment. Present as before.

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


Tuesday 12th Decr 1758. The House met according to Adjournment. Present as before.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Conner and Mr. Blount a Bill to erect the Northern part of Chowan County into a County and Parish by the name of County and Parish; and a Bill for granting an aid to his Majesty for placing proper garrisons in the Forts Johnston & Granville and for other Purposes.

Received from the other House by Mr. Conner and Mr. Relf, a Bill to regulate the inspection of Pork Beef, Rice &c.

On motion, Ordered the said Bill be read.

Read the same the second time amended & passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill to erect the northern part of Chowan County into a County &c. be read.

Read the same the first time and passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for granting an aid to his Majesty &c. be read.

Read the same the second time amended & passed.

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

The House met according to adjournment. Present as before.

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


Wednesday 13th Decr 1758. The House met according to Adjournment. Present as before.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Gray and Mr. Bryant, a Bill for regulating Ordinaries & Houses of Entertainment.

On motion, Ordered the said Bill be read.

Read the same the first time and passed.

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

The House met according to Adjournment.

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


Thursday 14th December 1758. The House met according to Adjournment Present as before

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Caswell & Mr. Cade, Mr. Harvey &c. A Bill for erecting a City on Neuse River &c: And a Bill for directing the application of the proportion of this Province in £50,000 sterling &c.

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Received from the Assembly by Mr. Sumner and Mr. Walton, A Bill for repealing several Acts therein mentioned, And a Bill for docking the Intail of certain lands devised by the last will and Testament of Barnaby McKinnie deceased, to his daughter Christian &c:

On motion, Ordered the Bill for repealing several Acts therein mentioned be read.

Read the same the first time and passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for docking the Intail of certain Lands devised by the last will & Testament of Barnaby McKinnie &c. be read.

Read the same the first time & passed.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Williams and Mr. Conner, A Bill to make provision for paying the Chief Justice and Attorney General's Salaries and defraying the contingent Charges of Governmt

On motion, Ordered the said Bill be read.

Read the same the first time and passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for erecting a City on Neuse river &c. be read.

Read the same the second time amended & past.

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

The House met according to Adjournment.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for directing the application of the proportion of this Province in £50,000 sterling &c. be read.

Read the same the second time amended & passed.

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


Friday 15th Decr 1758. The House met according to Adjournment. Present as before

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

The House met according to Adjournment.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Harvey and Mr. Relf, A Bill to regulate the inspection of Pork, Beef &c.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Harris & Mr. Paine, A Bill for dividing the Parish of St John in Granville County, And a Bill for amending the breed of horses & other purposes.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for amending the breed of horses &c. be read.

Read the same the first time & rejected.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for dividing the Parish of St John &c. be read.

Read the same the first time and passed.

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Received from the Assembly by Mr. Churton and Mr. Paine, A Bill for regulating Ordinaries &c. And a Bill for granting an aid to his Majesty &c.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for regulating Ordinaries &c. be read.

Read the same the second time & passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill to regulate the inspection of Pork, Beef &c. be read.

Read the same the third time, and Ordered that the following message be sent to the Assembly.

Mr. Speaker & Gentn of the Assembly,

On reading a third time the Bill to regulate the inspection of Pork, Beef &c. We observe you have directed the expence of inspection to be paid by the owner of the effects; as we imagine it may occasion many disputes between the buyer and seller, we propose the word Exporter be inserted instead of the word Owner, to which if you agree desire you'l send two of your members to see same inserted.

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


Saturday, 16th December, 1758. The House met according to Adjournment. Present as before.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Sutton and Mr. Ward, A Bill to relieve John Pope from a Judgment obtained against him in favour of the Parishes of Edgcomb & St Mary, A Bill for dividing the Parish of St John, &c. A Bill to make provision for paying the Chief Justice and Attorney Generals Salaries, &c. And a Bill for repealing several Acts therein mentioned.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for granting his Majesty an aid, &c., be read.

Read the same the third time, and Ordered that the following Message be sent to the Assembly.

Mr. Speaker & Gentn of the Assembly,

On reading the third time the Bill for granting an aid to his Majesty, &c., We have the following objections; First, that two Companies of twenty five men each are not sufficient for garrisoning the Forts; secondly, That the denomination of the Treasurer's Notes are not expressed. We therefore before we can pass the said Bill, propose the following amendments which if agreed to by you, be pleased to send some of your Members to see it done as follows.

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That the two Companies consist each of one Captain, one Lieutenant, one ensign, one sergeant, one Corporal, one Drummer and 47 private men; the Ensign to be allowed five shillings per day, the Sergeant one shilling and four pence per day. This of course will increase the sum to be granted to £4,000, And therefore that and the tax to be altered; That the Notes to be emitted by the Treasurers be from ten to forty shillings and of no higher denomination & so to be expressed in the Bill.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Harvey & Mr. Ward the following Message,

Gentn of His Majtie's Honble Council,

On reading your Message of this day proposing an amendment in the Bill for regulating the inspection of Pork, Beef, Rice, Flower, &c., by inserting the word exporter instead of the word owner, this House is of opinion, That such an alteration would introduce great inconvenience by rendering it uncertain in many instances, That may happen whether the inspector shall ever be paid for his service, since if he is not paid by the owner, he may not know who is the Exporter; before the Commodity inspected is exported, and the Exporter has left the Province, Therefore the Assembly cannot agree to the Amendment.


16th Decr, 1758.
SAM. SWANN, Speaker.

And on reading the aforesaid Message, It was ordered That the following Message be sent to the Assembly.

Mr. Speaker & Gentn of the Assembly,

On reading your Message of this day in answer to ours relative to payment of Inspectors, We must observe to you that the manner of delivering effects at Port Brunswick differs much from that in any of the northern ports of this Province; As you think it necessary to insist on the word Owner standing in the Bill, we propose, that it may not extend to Port Brunswick, and that the word Exporter be inserted with regard to goods shipp'd at that Port, to which alteration if you agree We desire you will send such of your Members as you shall think proper to see the same made.

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

The House met according to Adjournment.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Gray, &c., A Bill directing the application of the proportion of this Province in £50,000 sterling, &c. And a Bill for erecting a City on Neuse River, &c.

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On motion, Ordered the Bill to relieve John Pope from a Judgment obtained against him, &c., be read.

Read the same the first time & passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill to make a Provision for paying the Chief Justice and Attorney General's Salaries be read.

Read the same the second time & passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for dividing the Parish of St John &c. be read.

Read the same the second time & passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for repealing several Acts therein mentioned be read;

Read the same the second time & rejected.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Moore & Mr. Harvey the following Message,

Gentn of his Majties honble Council,

On consideration of your second Message of this day relating to the Bill for inspecting Pork, Beef, Rice, Flower &c. The Assembly doth not adhere to their disagreement to that part of your Message proposing to have the word Owner struck out of the Bill nor can they concur altogether with the Alteration you propose. But would propose the said Bill should be so amended as not to express in particular, by whom the Inspector is to be paid for his services, to which if you concur, they will send two of their Members to see the Alteration made.


16th Decr 1758.
SAM. SWANN Speaker.

And on reading the above said Message, Ordered the following Message be set to the Assembly.

Mr. Speaker & Gentn of the Assembly,

On reading your message relative to the amendment We proposed to the Bill for inspecting Pork, Beef, Rice &c. This House have agreed to the Amendments you propose to the said Bill, and desire you would send some of your Members to see the same done.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Blount and Mr. Williams, A Bill to regulate Ordinaries &c.

On motion, Ordered the said Bill be read.

Read the same the third time and passed. Ordered to be Engrossed.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Caswell and Mr. Bartram, A Bill for docking the Intail of certain Lands devised by the last Will and Testament of Barnaby McKinnie &c.

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Received from the Assembly the following Message,

Gentn of his Majtie's honble Council,

In answer to your third Message in relation to the Bill for inspecting Pork, Beef &c. we have sent Mr. John Ashe and Mr. George Moore, to see the alteration made in the same according to the proposal of the Assembly as agreed to by your House.

SAM. SWANN Speaker.

The Amendment aforesaid was agreed to by the Assembly and this House was inserted in the said Bill in the presence of Mr. John Ashe and Mr. George Moore and the said Bill was put and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

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


Monday 18th December 1758. The House met according to Adjournment. Present as before.

Received from the Assembly the following Message

This House is of opinion that the number of men appointed for garrisoning the Forts are sufficient for the Purpose intended by the Bill and therefore cannot agree to the alteration proposed of increasing the number of men or the sum to be raised, the other amendment proposed of increasing the denomination of the Notes as proposed by your House, this House agrees to, and have sent Mr. Barker and Mr. Starkey two of the Members of this House to see the same inserted.


16th Decr 1758.
SAM. SWANN Speaker.

On reading the aforesaid Message, Ordered the following one be sent to the Assembly.

Mr. Speaker & Gentn of the Assembly,

On reading your Message of Saturday in answer to ours of the same day, we are sorry to find your disagreement thereto, as we are of opinion that twenty five men for each Fort, will by no means answer the purpose intended by the Bill, We therefore hope you will recede from the purport of your said Message, and agree to our amendment. And also that you will stet the Clause giving power to the Governor or Commander in Chief to send the forces to be raised by this Bill, to join any other of his Majesty's Forces out of this Province.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Harris and Mr. Fonville, a Bill for dividing the Parish of St John, &c.

On motion, Ordered the said Bill be read.

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Read the same the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

Resolved That the sum of fifty shillings Proc Money be paid to the Clerk of this House for the time being on each private Bill: the one moiety or half of which sum shall be paid at the bringing in of each said Bill, to the Clerk, the other moiety or half part at the passing the same by this House and the Assembly.

Received from the Assembly the following Message

Gentn of his Majtie's Honble Council,

In answer to your Message of this day relative to the Bill for granting an aid to his Majesty, &c., this House do recede from their disagreement to the purport of your Message of Saturday last, and agree that the Companies to be put in Garrison in Forts Johnston and Granville consist of the number of Forces you propose.

The Aid granted to his Majesty for that purpose be altered to £4000 and the tax to raise the same be made three shillings and one penny per Poll, and that the Clause you mention shall stand as part of the Bill, and have sent Mr. Jones and Mr. Barker & Mr. Starkey to see the amendments made.

SAM. SWANN, Speaker.

18th Decr 1758.

And agreeable to the aforesaid Message the several amendments were made in the said Bill in presence of Mr. Jones, Mr. Barker and Mr. Starkey, and the same Bill was put and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for erecting a city on Neuse River, &c., be read.

Read the same the third time and ordered the following Message be sent to the Assembly,

Mr. Speaker and Gentn of the Assembly,

On reading the Bill for erecting a city on Neuse river, &c., We find you have not reserved any land for a pasture for the Governor and Commander in Chief for the time being, We therefore propose as an amendment to the said Bill, that twenty five acres out of the common the most convenient to his House be by the Committee laid out for said use, to which if your House agree, please to send some of your Members to see the said amendmt made.

Then the House adjourned till 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

The House met according to adjournment.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Bartram and Mr. Relf, a Bill to relieve John Pope from a judgment obtained against him, &c. And a Bill

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to make Provision for paying the Chief Justice & Attorney General's Salary, &c.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Mackey and Mr. Conner, a Bill for repealing an Act therein mentioned.

On motion, Ordered the said Bill be read.

Read the same the first time amended and passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill to make Provision for paying the Chief Justice and Attorney General's Salaries, &c., be read.

Read the same the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill to relieve John Pope from a judgment, &c., be read.

Read the same the second time and passed.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Starkey & Mr. B. Harvey the following Message,

Gentn of His Majtie's Honble Council,

In answer to your Message relating to the Bill for erecting a City &c. We concur with your House, that it will be necessary to have the number of Acres set apart for a Pasture for the Governor or Commander in Chief for the time being, by you mentioned, and that the same be done by the Committee for designing and laying out the said City, or any five of them, to which if you agree this House will send two of their Members to see the Amendment inserted in the Bill.


18th Decr 1758.
SAM. SWANN, Speaker.

Agreable to which Message the said Amendment was made in the said Bill in the presence of Mr. Starkey and Mr. Robert Jones Jur and the said Bill was put and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

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


Tuesday 19th Decr 1758. The House met according to Adjournment. Present as before.

On motion, Ordered the Bill directing the application of the proportion of this Province in £50,000 &c. be read.

Read the same the third time, and Ordered it lie on the Table till the first day of January next.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Conner and Mr. Spier, a Bill to make better provision for the Clergy.

On motion, Ordered the said Bill be read.

Read the same the second time, amended & passed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for docking the Intail of certain Lands devised by the last Will & Testament of Barnaby McKinnie &c. be read.

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Read the same the second time.

Ordered it lie on the table till the first day of January next.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Starkey and Mr. Harvey a Bill for making better provision for the Clergy.

On motion, Ordered the said Bill be read.

Read the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

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


Wednesday 20th December 1758. The House met according to Adjournment.

His Excellency the Governor came to this House and presented the following Instructions which were ordered to be read.

The 29th Instruction.

You are not to suffer any Publick Money whatever to be issued or disposed of otherwise than by warrant under your hand, by and with the advice and consent of our Council, but the Assembly may nevertheless be permitted from time to time to view and examine all Accounts of Money disposed of in virtue of laws made by them which you are to signify unto them as there shall be occasion.

ARTHUR DOBBS.
The 30th Article of His Excellency's Instructions.

You are not to permit any Clause whatsoever to be inserted in any law for levying Money or the value of Money whereby the same shall not be made liable to be accounted for unto us here in Great Britain and to our Commissioners of our Treasury, or to our high Treasurer for the time being and audited by our Auditor General of our Plantations, or his Deputy for the time being, and we do hereby particularly require and enjoin you, upon pain of our highest displeasure, to take care that fair books of Accounts, of all receipts and payments of all Public Moneys be duly kept and the truth thereof attested upon Oath, and that all such Accounts be audited and attested upon oath, and that all such Accounts be audited and attested by our Auditor General of our Plantations or his Deputy who is to transmit Copies thereof to our Commissioners of our Treasury, or to our high Treasurer for the time being, and that every half year or oftener, send another Copy thereof attested by yourself to our Commissioners for Trade & Plantations and Duplicates thereof by the next Conveyance, in which Books shall be specified every particular sum raised or disposed of together with the names of the persons to whom any Payment shall be made to the end we may be satisfied of the right and due application of the Revenue of our said Province

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with the probability of the increase or diminution of it under every head or Article thereof.

ARTHUR DOBBS.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Gray and Mr. Blount, a Bill to relieve John Pope from a Judgment &c. And a Bill for repealing an Act therein mentioned.

On motion, Ordered the Bill to relieve John Pope &c. be read.

Read the same the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

On motion, Ordered the Bill for repealing an Act therein mentioned be read.

Read the same the second time and passed.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Herron and Mr. Mackey the following resolve:

It having been intimated to this Assembly, that the Forts Granville and Johnston notwithstanding the large sums, which have been levied on the indigent Inhabitants of this Government, to erect and put them in fit condition to protect the Trade and Navigation of the Country, by the inattention of those who have been intrusted to build those Fortresses and the misapplication of the monies granted for that purpose, are in such ruinous condition, that they are not defencible against the inconsiderable force of an Enemy.

It is therefore resolved that Sam. Swann Esqre Mr. Cornelius Harnett and Mr. John Starkey or the majority of them be appointed a Committee to view Fort Johnston, and Mr. John Harvey, Mr. William Mackey and Mr. Joseph Harron or the majority of them be appointed to view Fort Granville and report to the Assembly whether the money appropriated to building the same hath been properly applied, the Conveniency and ill conveniency of their situation, the condition in which they respectively are, and whether it will be for his Majesty's service to continue Garrisons in them or either of them, that the same may be a rule for the future conduct of the Assembly as well in regard to granting more money for finishing the said Forts as placing Garrisons in them.

Resolved that a message be sent to the Council acquainting them &c.

Gentn of his Majtie's honble Council,

This House having made the above Resolve desire your Concurrence and that you will appoint some of your members to join the Committee appointed by the Assembly.

SAM. SWANN. Speaker.

19th Decr 1758.

On reading the aforesaid Message, Ordered the following one be sent to the Assembly.

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Mr. Speaker & Gentn of the Assembly,

In answer to your Message relating to sending a Committee to view and inspect the situation and condition of Forts Johnston and Granville, We are of opinion, that the sending any of the members of this House (as most of them are Commissioners of the said Forts) would be improper, We therefore decline appointing them for the Purpose you mention, but are satisfied with the Persons you have appointed.

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

The House met according to Adjournment.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Churton & Mr. Paine, a Bill for repealing an Act therein mentioned.

On motion, Ordered the said Bill be read.

Read the same the third time and passed. Ordered to be engrossed.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Barker and Mr. Harvey the following Resolve.

In the Assembly Resolved that James Abercromby of London Esqre be paid out of the Proportion which shall be allotted to this Province out of the Grant of his Majesty and the Parliament to North & South Carolina and Virginia, the sum of three hundred & thirty two pounds, nine shillings and seven pence sterling being due to the said James Abercromby for his expences care and faithful Services in the Affairs of this Government during the time of his Agency.


20th December 1758.
SAM. SWANN. Speaker

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


Thursday 21st December 1758. The House met according to adjournment.

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

The House met according to adjournment.

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


Friday 22nd December 1758. The House met according to Adjournment.

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

Resolved that the sum of eleven pounds two shillings and eight pence Proc. Money, paid by the honorable Richard Spaight Esqre three years past by order from his Excellency the Governor for Expresses be repaid to him, out of the monies appropriated for payment of the Contingent charges of Government.

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Mr. Speaker & Gentn of the Assembly,

This House have made the above Resolve to which if you agree desire your Concurrence.

His Excellency the Governor came to this House, and ordered the immediate attendance of the Assembly; Whereupon the Speaker attended by the Assembly waited on his Excellency in the Council Chamber and presented to him the subsequent Acts.

1. An Act to grant his Majesty an aid &c.

2. An Act to erect a City on Neuse River &c.

3. An Act to divide Edgcombe County.

4. An Act to divide Johnston County.

5. An Act for destroying Squirrels.

6. An Act for establishing a Warehouse on the Lands belonging to Thomas Barnes &c.

7. An additional Act to an Act concerning Servants and Slaves &c.

8. An Act to establish a Ferry from Solley's Point to Relf Point.

9. An Act for regulating Ordinaries &c.

10. An Act to make Provision for paying the Chief Justice and Attorney General's Salaries &c.

11. An Act repealing an Act therein mentioned.

12. An Act to make better provision for the Clergy.

13. An Act to inspect Pork, Beef &c.

14. An Act for dividing the Parish of St John in Granville County.

15. An Act for dividing the Parish of No West.

16. An Act for building Public Mills.

17. An Act to establish a Town on Lands formerly belonging to Zachariah Nixon.

18. An Act for altering the method of working on the Roads &c.

19. An Act for appointing a place for holding the Supreme Court of Justice and for the district of Northampton.

20. An Act to relieve John Pope from a Judgment &c.

To which his Excellency was pleased to assent.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Harvey and Mr. Relf the following message,

Gentn of his Majtie's Honble Council,

It appears to this House by the Report of the Committee of Public Accounts, That Thomas Barker Esqre the Treasurer of the Northern District, hath paid into the Committee of Accounts £1095 11s 11d on the sinking fund £465.0.0. Notes of the first emission and £3093 of the

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second emission £470 of the third emission amounting to £4,028, to be sunk by the several Taxes laid for that purpose and in Notes £3,815, not issued, And that Mr. Starkey has paid into the Committee £605.19 on the sinking Fund. This House have therefore appointed a Committee of the whole House to see the said several sums burnt at the House of Robert Wallace in Edenton at five o'clock this evening and desire you'l please to appoint a Committee of your members to see the same done accordingly.

SAM. SWANN. Speaker.

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


Saturday 23rd December 1758. The House met according to adjournment. Present as before.

The Committee appointed by this House to examine, state and settle the Public Accounts of this Province (in Conjunction with the Committee appointed by the Assembly for that purpose) reported the same to which this House concurred.

On motion, Ordered the following message be sent to the Assembly.

Mr. Speaker & Gentn of the Assembly,

On reading the reports of the Committee of Claims, We find that for reasons therein mentioned you have not allowed the honourable Richd Spaight Esqre a claim for eleven pounds, two shillings and eight pence Proc: paid by him by the Governor's Order three years past for expresses as this House is of opinion your reasons are not sufficient they can not concur with you in disallowing the said claim. We hope you will reconsider thereof, for as there was at that time no fund provided for payment of Expresses It would be unjust that the Governor should be obliged to pay out of his own pocket a charge that was heretofore always paid by the Government.

Our opinion is that the same may be paid out of the Funds appropriated for the payment of the contingent charges of Government, and if you will for that Purpose make a resolve of your House, we shall concur therewith.

On motion, Ordered the following Message be sent to the Assembly.

Mr. Speaker & Gentn of the Assembly,

This House having taken your Resolve relative to Mr. Abercrombie into their consideration, are of opinion, that before they concur in the said Resolve your House should agree, that the Moneys in the hands of Sam: Swann Esqre should (on the Moneys being secured to be paid Mr. Abercromby in England) be applied towards defraying the Contingent

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Charges of Government: If you will make a Resolve to that purpose, we will concur with you to both Resolves.

On motion, Ordered the following Message be sent to the Assembly

Mr. Speaker & Gentn of the Assembly,

This House having taken under their consideration your Message of yesterday relative to the appointing a Committee of this House to join your House in seeing the several sums paid into the Committee of Accounts by the Treasurers of this Province burnt, Have appointed the honble John Rieussett & Richard Spaight Esqrs a Committee of this House to see the same done.

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

The House met according to Adjournment.

The Committee appointed by this House to settle and allow the Public Claims of this Province laid before this House their reports of the same, to which this House concurred.

On motion, Ordered the Estimate of Allowances & Expences of this House be sent to the Assembly for their Concurrence, which was accordingly done and Concurred to by the Assembly.

Received from the Assembly by Mr. Mackey and Mr. Bartram the following Resolve,


23rd Decr 1758.

In the Assembly Resolved that a Post be Kept from Wilmington on Cape Fear, to Suffolk in Virginia once a Fortnight for one year from the twentieth day of January next and that Mr. James Davis have the direction thereof, that the Post be at Wilmington on Tuesdays, at New Bern on Fridays, at Bath Town on Mondays, at Edenton on Thursdays, at Mr. Herron's on Chowan River on Fridays and at Suffolk on Saturdays once a Fortnight during the said Term; and in case of failure of being at any one of those places at the time hereby appointed, there shall be a deduction of his Salary for the expence of the Post the whole Journey from Wilmington to Suffolk, unless he shall make it appear to the Assembly, that by unavoidable accidents the Post was prevented, And that he be paid as a Salary for the said service, the sum of one hundred and thirty pounds, at half yearly paymts out of the contingent tax.

SAM: SWANN Speaker.

Gentn of his Majtie's Honble Council,

The above is a Resolve of this House regarding the establishing a post, thrō this Province to Suffolk, to which desire your Honours' Concurrence.

SAM. SWANN Speaker.
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This House took under their consideration the above resolve and concurred therewith.

This House took under their consideration the Message of the twentieth of this Instant relative to the Paymt of £332.9.7 sterling to Mr. James Abercromby, and concurred to the same.

Then his Excellency the Governor was pleased to Prorogue this Assembly to the first Tuesday in March next, to be then held at Wilmington.

True Copy.

Test: John Smith, Clk of the Upper House of Assembly.



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