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Memorandum from John Carteret, Earl Granville to Henry McCulloh concerning his proposals concerning land grants in North Carolina
Carteret, John, Earl Granville, 1690-1763
December 30, 1755
Volume 05, Pages 624-626

His Lordships Concessions.

With respect to the first Proposal—

His Lordship agrees that Henry McCulloh shall enjoy all those Priviledges under His Lordship which were intended him by the said Grants of Governor Johnston paying to his Lordship His Heirs or Assigns the Quit rents to be due and payable for the Same in manner hereafter mentioned.

To the 2d—His Lordship Declares that he gave Particular and Express Orders to His Agents not to Take Entries or pass Grants at any time of said Lands to any Person whomsoever.

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To the 3d—That in consequence of the Above the said Henry McCulloh shall register the said Grants or Authentic Transcripts thereof together with the annext surveys in His Lordships Land Office in Edenton in North Carolina within Twelve Months from the Date hereof and also Attorn Tennant to His Lordship at His House in Westminster for the payment of Quit rents to be due for said Lands to His Lordship His Heirs and Assigns for Ever.

To the 4th—His Lordship will Accept of the Annual Payment of the said four Hundred Pounds in Lieu of Quit rents for said Lands from Twenty fifth of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty seven unto Twenty fifth of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty provided the said four Hundred Pounds be regularly paid on said Day in every Year unto the said Twenty fifth March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty inclusive and that the said Henry McCulloh shall Register his said Grants or Authentic Transcripts and Surveys as aforesaid either here or in said office within such Limited Time as aforesaid provided that from said Twenty Fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty the whole Annual Quit Rents for all such part of said Lands as shall be held by the said Henry McCulloh his Heirs or Assigns at the rate of Four Shillings said Proclamation or Three Shillings Sterling Money per Hundred Acres thereof shall be from thenceforth paid by the said Henry McCulloh His Heirs and Assigns to His Lordship his Heirs and Assigns for Ever.

To the 5th—His Lordship declares that the above Concessions on his Part are Granted to the said Henry McCulloh on Condition that he or his legal Representative shall within Six months after sd Twenty fifth March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty surrender to His Lordship His Heirs or Assigns by Sufficient Legal Conveyances all such parts of said Lands as shall not Happen to be Bona fide settled on said Twenty fifth March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty in the Proportion of One White Person for every Two Hundred acres and also that the said Henry McCulloh shall from time to time Oblige all such Persons as shall happen to Hold any Part of said Lands by Mesne Conveyances or Otherwise under him to Attorn Tenants within Six months after the Date of such respective Conveyances To His Lordship His heirs and Assigns for the Payment of their respective Quit Rents after the aforementioned rate to His Lordship his Heirs and Assigns in every Year for Ever.

In Testimony of the reciprocal Agreement of the above Parties to this Contract and to every part thereof the said Right Honourable the Earl Granville has for his part Subscribed and hereunto put his Seal of Arms and the said Henry McCulloh hath also for his Part signed and Sealed the

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Same this Thirteenth Day of December in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty five.

GRANVILLE
Sealed and Delivered by the within Named John Earl Granville and Henry McCulloh in the Presence of
Thomas Child
John Padmore