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Report by the Committee of both Houses of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning public accounts
North Carolina. General Assembly
January 05, 1760
Volume 06, Pages 201-209

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[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 14. E. 10.]


5 Jany 1760

North Carolina—ss.

Reports of the Committee of both Houses of Assembly met at Wilmington to examine, state and settle the Public Accounts of this Province the fifth day of December Anno: Dom. 1759.

Present.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member of his Majesty's Honble Council
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr Member of his Majesty's Honble Council
The Honble John Dawson Esqr Member of his Majesty's Honble Council
Mr. John Harvey Member of the Assembly
Mr. Jos: Herron. Member of the Assembly
Mr. George Moore Member of the Assembly
Mr. Mich: Coutanche Member of the Assembly
Mr. Benj: Harvey Member of the Assembly
Mr. Cor: Harnett Member of the Assembly
Mr. Mau: Moore Member of the Assembly

The Committee having met made choice of Mr. Corn: Harnett for chairman who took his Place accordingly and at the same time nominated William Herritage Clerk of the said Committee.

Thomas Barker Esqre Public Treasurer of the Northern District Exhibited his several accounts to your Committee (by the hands of Mr. Samuel Johnston) on oath (viz:)

Fol. 1. His account of the sinking fund whereby it appears he has received of the several sheriffs and of the Collector of the duty on spiritous Liquors in Port Roanoke Five Hundred and Sixteen Pounds Nine shillings and Four Pence Exclusive of his Commissions which Mr. Johnston paid in to the hands of your Committee.

Fol. 2. His account of the Nine Penny Aid whereby it appears he has received from the several Sheriffs four Hundred and five pounds seventeen shillings and one penny and that he has paid including his commissions One hundred and sixty two pounds and four pence and there remains a Ballance in his hands of two hundred forty three pounds sixteen shillings and nine pence for which he produced a voucher and lodged the same with your Committee.

Fol. 3. His account of the first two shilling Aid thereby it appears that he has received from the several Sheriffs three thousand seven hundred and fifty eight pounds two shillings and two pence exclusive of his commissions which remains in his hands.

Fol. 4. His account of the printing Tax thereby it appears a ballance of two hundred and eighteen pounds five shillings and nine pence remained in his hands on the last settlement with your then Committee and that he has since received from the several Sheriffs

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one hundred and six pounds eight shillings and five pence farthing and that he has paid including his commissions one hundred and sixty five pounds six shillings and five pence for which he produced vouchers and lodged them with your Committee and there remains in his hands a ballance of one hundred fifty nine pounds seven shillings and nine pence farthing due to the Public.

Fol. 5. His account of the second four shillings and six penny Tax and two shillings for Public Debts whereby it appears a Ballance due to him of Five hundred pounds and three pence and also a Ballance due to him of three hundred and ten pounds on account of the nine Thousand five hundred pound Grant by the report of a former Committee and has now paid in Notes redeemable the tenth of December one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight, the sum of one thousand three hundred and forty four pounds twelve shillings and three pence with the Interest thereon by Mr. Samuel Johnston into the hands of your Committee which with his Commissions on the said Notes and also his Commissions on one thousand eight hundred and forty pounds fifteen shillings and two pence which he has received of the several Sheriffs a Ballance of four hundred and nineteen pounds six shillings and seven pence remains due from the public to him.

Fol: 6. His account of the seven thousand pound Grant whereby it appears that he had in his hands last settlement with a former Committee in notes one thousand nine hundred and forty-one pound and since has received of the Collector on the dutys of Spirituous Liquors for the Port of Roanoke the sum of sixty seven pounds eleven shillings and ten pence and that he has paid including his Commissions one thousand nine hundred and twenty eight pounds eleven shillings and six pence for which he produced Vouchers and lodged them with your Committee and there remains a Ballance in his hands of eighty pounds and four pence due to the Public.

Fol: 7 & 8. His account of the contingent Tax Whereby it appears that he has received including a Ballance due to him as settled by a former Committee of one hundred and eighty three pounds five shillings and six pence the sum of Six hundred and sixty three pounds three shillings and six pence and that he has paid including his Commissions one thousand two hundred and ninety seven pounds twelve shillings and six pence for which he produced Vouchers and lodged them with your Committee and there is a Ballance due to him of six hundred and thirty four pounds and nine shillings from the Public.

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Fol. 9. His account of the Emission of Notes by Act passed in December one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight whereby it appears that he had in said Notes to emit two thousand pounds and that he has paid two thousand and forty pounds including his Commissions for signing &c: and the sum of one thousand six hundred and fifty pounds which he sent to Mr. Starkey and for the receipt of which he produced a Voucher which is lodged with your Committee and there appears a Balance due to him of forty pounds from the Public.

Fol. 10. His account of the third four shilling and six penny aid whereby it appears that he had a Ballance in his hands due to the Public as settled by a former Committee the sum of twenty nine pounds eleven shillings and two pence which still remains in his hands.

Fol. 10. His Account of the first four shilling and six penny Aid whereby it appears a Ballance of one thousand and six hundred and fifty six pounds four shillings and eight pence due to him from the Public as settled by a former Committee and likewise a Ballance of one hundred and thirteen pounds one shilling and two pence due to him from the Public on account of the five thousand three hundred and six pound Grant which two sums including his Commissions and three hundred and fifty one pound and eleven pence paid by Mr. Johnston to your Committee in Notes redeemable the twenty ninth day of September one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight and the Interest thereon amounts to two thousand one hundred and twenty seven pounds eighteen shillings and two pence and that he has received from the Sheriffs and Clerks eighty one pounds five shillings and one half penny so that there remains a Ballance due from the Public of two thousand and forty six pounds thirteen shillings and one penny half penny.

Fol. 11. His account of the second two shilling aid whereby it appears a Ballance due to him from the Public as settled by a former Committee of four hundred and sixteen pounds thirteen shillings and three pence which with sixteen shillings for his Commissions and eighty two pounds three shillings and five pence in Notes redeemable the tenth day of November one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven and paid in to your Committee by the hands of Mr. Samuel Johnston amounts to four hundred and ninety nine pounds twelve shillings and eight pence which sum is due to him from the Public.

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John Starkey Esqre Public Treasurer of the Southern District exhibited his several accounts to your Committee on oath viz:

No 1. His account of the Ballance of the sum granted to erect a Fort at Bear Inlet by which it appears he had in his hands and also by the report of your former Committee at November Session in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight one hundred ninety two pounds three shillings and three pence which sum he has paid pursuant to a Resolve of both Houses for the use of the Militia under the command of Colo Waddell by a Warrant from the Governor and to be replaced out of the next Grant and for which he produced a Voucher and lodged the same with your Committee.

No 2. His account of the money granted to erect Fort Granville whereby it appears a Ballance in his hands and also by a report of your Committee at November Session one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight of one hundred and twenty five pounds fourteen shillings and ten pence three farthings and that he has since received of the nine penny Tax to make up one thousand pounds together being the one half of the two thousand pounds borrowed out of the Money appropriated for Fort Granville and to be replaced by the said nine penny Tax seventy six pounds five shillings and one penny farthing which two sums amount to two hundred and two pounds out of which he has paid Capt McNair two hundred pounds for which he produced a Voucher and lodged the same with your Committee which with his Commissions Ballances the said account.

No 3. His account of the Sixpenny Tax for building public offices at Wilmington whereby it appears a Ballance was in his hands of eleven shillings and eight pence three farthings and that he hath since received of John Steward late Sheriff of Cumberland for Part of Taxes for the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty six one pound four shillings and nine pence which sums he has paid to John Dubois and lodged the Voucher thereof with your Committee.

No 4. His Account of the nine thousand five hundred pounds Grant whereby it appears a Ballance is in his hands of one pound ten shillings and four pence and a further Ballance of the Frontier Expedition of eight shillings and two pence which two sums amount to one pound eighteen shillings and six pence and is carried to his account of Contingencies—No 15.

No 5. His account of the six shilling and six penny Taxes for the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight to redeem the nine thousand five hundred pounds Grant for the Forces and Public Debts by which it appears he has received of the several Sheriffs

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only one hundred and fifty four pounds sixteen shillings and two pence three farthings and that he has delivered to your Committee Treasurers Notes to the amount of One hundred and forty seven pounds one shilling and five pence three farthings which with his Commissions Ballances the said sum by him received.

No 6. His account of the four shilling and six penny Tax for the year one thousand [seven] hundred and fifty nine and the two penny Duty on Spirituous Liquors from the twenty eighth day of April one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight to redeem the seven thousand pounds Notes issued for the Virginia Expedition by which it appears that he has received of Mr. Richard Fenner and the Executors of Colo Thomas Lovick deceased twenty eight Pounds sixteen shillings and five pence and that he has paid in to your Committee Treasurer notes to the amount of Twenty seven pounds seven shillings and eight pence which with one pound eight shillings and nine pence his commissions on the said Twenty eight pounds sixteen shillings and five pence Ballances that sum.

No. 7. His account of the two shilling Tax for the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty six to redeem the six three thousand four hundred pounds for Forts and Frontier company also two hundred pounds issued by mistake and applyed towards the South Carolina expedition by which and by the Report of your Committee at November Session in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight it appears that there was due to him Four hundred and eighty nine pounds three shillings and eleven pence which with three pounds one shilling and nine pence half penny—for his Commissions amount to four hundred and ninety two pounds five shillings and eight pence half penny and that he has received from two Sheriffs the sum of sixty one pounds sixteen shillings and three pence half penny and on the account of the five thousand three hundred and six pounds granted in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven four hundred and thirty pounds nine shillings and five pence which ballances this account

No. 8. His account of the four shilling and six penny Tax for the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty-seven also the Tax on Law suits to redeem the five thousand three hundred and six pound notes issued for the South Carolina expedition by which and by the report of your Committee at November Session in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight it appears he had in his hands three hundred and eleven pounds thirteen shillings and nine pence farthing which with the sums by him since received of the several

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Sheriffs and Clerks amount to one thousand five hundred and thirty one pounds eight shillings and ten pence and credits this account for the Ballance in his account (No. 7) above mentioned of four hundred and thirty pounds nine shillings and five pence and his Commissions sixty pounds nineteen shillings and nine pence which two sums with the one thousand and thirty nine pounds nineteen shillings and eight pence in Treasurers Notes paid in to your Committee Ballances the account.

Fol. 9. His account of three thousand seven hundred and fifty pounds part of the seven thousand pounds in notes granted in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty nine which he issued By which it appears he had in his hands (and by the report of your Committee at November Session in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight) four hundred and eighty six pounds eighteen shillings and that he has since received from Mr. Barker in notes of the same emission five hundred and eighty two pounds which two sums amount to one thousand and sixty eight pounds eighteen shillings and that he has paid to Mr. John Campbell for Capt Baileys company by Warrant from the Governor as follows

£
S
D
To said Campbell
28
0
0
Ensign Groves for sd company
456
18
0
Capt McNair
229
15
0
Capt Richard Quince
5
12
0
Capt Bailey for part of Do
348
13
0
£1068
18
0

Which Ballances this account.

No 10. His account of four thousand pounds granted in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight by which it appears that he issued two thousand pounds and received of Thomas Barker Esqre one thousand six hundred and fifty pounds of the same Grant which sum amounts to three thousand six hundred and fifty pounds and that he has paid by his Excellcy Warrants as follows (vizt)

To Capt Hugh Waddell
550
0
0
Do
600
0
0
Do
775
14
4
Capt Bailey
449
8
0
Do
818
7
0
Capt McNair
86
10
8
his Commissions
40
0
0
£3320
0
0
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he has also paid the Bounty to sixty six Men at Five pounds each which in the whole amounts to three thousand six hundred and fifty pounds for which he produced Vouchers and lodged them with your Committee whereby this account is ballanced.

No 11. His account of the four penny Tax for the Printer and Post by which it appears that he has received of the several Sheriffs the sum of one hundred and five pounds one shilling and seven pence farthing and that there was a Ballance due to him by the report of your Committee at November Session one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight of thirty five pounds sixteen shillings and six pence which sums with forty pounds paid to the Post Master by Warrant and his Commissions of Five Pounds five shillings amount to eighty one pounds one shilling and six pence and there remains Twenty Four Pounds and one penny due to the Public.

No. 12. His account of the Nine penny Tax to replace the two thousand pounds appropriated for Fort Granville and six thousand pounds for erecting a school &c. by which it appears that he has received of the several Sheriffs Two hundred and thirty six pounds seven shillings and five pence three farthings and that he has paid seventy six pounds five shillings and one penny farthing to replace the thousand pounds borrowed of Fort Granville which is carried to the account of the said Fort and eleven pounds sixteen shillings and eight pence his Commissions on the two hundred and thirty six pounds seven shillings and five pence three farthings which with one hundred and forty eight pounds five shillings and eight pence half penny he paid in Treasurers Notes to your Committee Ballances this account.

No. 13. His account of the Two shillings Tax to replace two thousand pounds appropriated for Public Buildings and seven thousand two hundred pounds appropriated for purchasing Glebes &c. by which and by the report of your Committee at November Session in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight it appears that he had in his hands one thousand and five hundred and forty-five pounds eleven shillings and ten pence farthing that he has since received of the several Sheriffs six hundred and thirty pounds nine shillings and six pence which said two sums amount to two thousand one hundred and seventy six pounds one shilling and four pence farthing and that he has paid into the hands of your Committee two thousand one hundred and forty four pounds eleven shillings and four pence farthing in Treasurers Notes which with thirty one pounds ten shillings for his Commissions Ballances this account.

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No. 14. His account of the Sinking Tax and four penny duty on spirituous Liquors by which it appears he has received of the several Sheriffs and the Receivers of the said duty six hundred and fifty nine pounds twelve shillings and two pence farthing and paid into the hands of your Committee six hundred and twenty six pounds twelve shillings and seven pence half penny which with thirty two pounds nineteen shillings and seven pence for his Commissions Balances this account.

No. 15. His account of the one shilling and six penny Tax for contingency's whereby it appears that he had in his hands last settlement one hundred and Twenty eight pounds nineteen shillings and eight pence and that he has received from the several Sheriffs and others seven hundred and forty eight pounds one shilling and seven pence half penny and one pound eighteen shillings and six pence in his hands as p his account (No. 4) which three sums amount to eight hundred and seventy eight pounds nineteen shillings and nine pence half penny and that he has paid including his Commissions nine hundred and fifty four pounds nine shillings for which he produced Vouchers and lodged them with your Committee and there remains a Ballance due to him of seventy five pounds nine shillings and two pence half penny.—Your Committee must observe that Mr. Barker has not furnished them with a List of the number of Taxables nor an account of the Debts due to the Public in his District therefore earnestly recommend it to the House to direct him to furnish future Committees with an exact number of Taxables and an account of Debts due to the Public in his District and if any errors should hereafter appear in the foregoing reports they may be rectified as your Committee have not either of the Treasurers accounts passed with former Committees nor any papers belonging thereto before them.

John Dubois Esqre one of the Trustees for building Prison and Office in Wilmington exhibited his Account on Oath to your Committee Whereby it appears he has received of John Markey [Starkey] Esqre One other of the Trustees for building the said Prison and Office two hundred and four pounds fifteen shillings and four pence and that he has regularly expended in building the said Goal and for several materials towards building the said Office, One hundred and eighty pounds thirteen shillings and five pence and there is a Ballance in the hands of the said John Dubois of twenty four pounds one shilling and eleven pence.

Your Committee is of opinion that William Herritage be allowed for officiating as Clerk of your Committee and for stationary Ware

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the sum of thirty pounds—And that Mr. John Campbell be allowed for a room fire and candles and expences for your Committee this session the sum of five pounds

CORN1 HARNETT Chairman
JOHN HARVEY.
GEO: MOORE.
BEN: HARVEY.
MICH: COUTANCHE
MAURICE MOORE.

Your Committee observe that John Mackey Esqre has annexed to his accounts exhibited to your Committee a list of outstanding Debts due to the Public to which your Committee refers.


5th Janry 1760.

The foregoing reports were read & approved of and allowed by the House to which desire your Honrs concurrence.

SAM: SWANN Speaker
By order
Wm Herritage. Clk.



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