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Report by the Committee of both Houses of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning public claims
North Carolina. General Assembly
January 05, 1760
Volume 06, Pages 209-215

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 14. E. 6.]

North Carolina—ss.

Reports of the Committee of Public Claims held at Wilmington Thursday the 6th day of December Anno Dom: 1759.

Present.
The Honourable John Swann Esqr Member of the Council.
The Honourable Richard Spaight Esqr Member of the Council.
John Starkey Esquire Member of the Assembly.
William Mackey Esquire Member of the Assembly.
John Ashe Esquire Member of the Assembly.
Edward Vail Esquire Member of the Assembly.
Richard Caswell Esquire Member of the Assembly.
William Bartram Esquire Member of the Assembly.
Benjamin Wynns Esquire Member of the Assembly.

The Committee being met at the House of Mr. William Wilkins proceeded to make choice of a Chairman Mr. John Starkey was chose accordingly and at the same time 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 Wilkins on Friday Evening next and so every evening as business may require during this Session.

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Friday Decber the 7th
Mr. John Melton Sheriff of Onslow County was allowed his Claim of Ten pounds procl money as his Sallary for the year 1757, he having fully accounted with the Treasurer and paid all the Taxes for that year
10
0
0
Mr. John Webster Sheriff of Hyde County was allowed his Claim of Ten pounds procl 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. Stephen Cade Sheriff of Johnston County was allowed his Claim of Ten pounds proclamation money as his Sallary for the year 1756. He having fully accounted with the Treasurer and paid all the Taxes for that year
10
0
0
Mr. William Skinner Sheriff of Perquimans County was allowed his Claim of Ten pounds proclamation money as his Sallary for the year 1758 He having fully accounted with the Treasurer and paid all the Taxes for that year
10
0
0
Mr. Thomas Davison was allowed three pounds six shillings and eight pence procl money for Twenty five pounds old Bills delivered into your Committee
3
6
8
Jacob Lash one of the Moravian Brethren was allowed Twenty five pounds seven shillings and ten pence proclamation money For provisions &c: found the Cherokee Indians as by Accot Filed with your Committee
25
7
10
John Peters one of the Moravian Brethren was allowed his Claim of fourteen pounds four shillings and six pence proclamation money for provision &c: found the Cherokee Indians as by Accot Filed with your Committee
14
4
6
Thomas Beden was allowed his Claim of Five pounds three shillings and four pence procl money for Entertainment for the Catawba & Tuskarora Indians at Wilmington by the Governor's order as by Accot Filed
5
3
4
Salathial Mixon late Soldier in Capt John Pains Company was allowed five pounds proclamation money for returning from Fort Du Quesne to this Province, agreeable to act of Assembly
5
0
0
Mr. James Gregorie was allowed three pounds ten shillings for the use of a Horse impressed from him, on an Express from South Carolina to Virginia
3
10
0
Luke Deane of Rowan County was allowed his Claim of eight pounds fourteen shillings and four pence procl money being an Accot of Feriages Provisions for the Indians and other services as by his Account Filed with your Committee
8
14
4
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William Wilkins was allowed one pound twelve shillings being the Coroner and Jurors Fees on an Inquisition taken on the body of Thomas Peather who was drowned in Smith's Creek near Wilmington he having no Estate
1
12
0
William Teague was allowed his Claim of Eighty pounds proclamation money for a Negro man named Isaac who was executed in New Bern in 1758 for Felony as appears by a Copy of the Proceedings of the Court who tryd said Negro lodged with your Committee
80
0
0
William Pratt was allowed his Claim of seventy five pounds proclamation money for a man named Charles who was executed at New Bern in 1758 for Felony as appears by a Copy of the Proceedings of the Court who tryd said Negro Lodged with your Committee
75
0
0
Samuel Cotten was allowed two pounds six shillings and eight pence procl money for the use of a Horse impress'd from him on an Express from South Carolina to Virginia
2
6
8
Mr. John Brown former Sheriff of Bladen County was allowed his Claim of sixteen [pounds] proclamation money as his Sallary for the years 1749 & 1750 to be paid to Edward Bryan and Isaac Jones they having paid his Debt to the Public
16
0
0
Timothy Clear was allowed two pounds six shillings and eight pence procl money for the use of a Horse Impress'd from him on an Express from New Bern to Williamsburg
2
6
8
Ulte Sherril of Rowan County was allowed Thirty five shillings for a Cow killed by the Indians for Provisions going to War
1
15
0
The Honble James Hassel Esquire was allowed Eleven pounds fourteen Shillings and two pence for money expended at Salisbury for Entertainment and presents for the Catawba Indians as by Account Filed
11
14
2
Mr. John Pope former Sheriff of Edgcomb County was allowed his claim of Twenty four pounds proclamation Money as his Salary for the years 1753, 1754 & 1755 he having fully accounted with the Treasurer and paid all the Taxes for those years
24
0
0
Mr. Giles Long late Sheriff of Tyrrell County was allowed his Claim of Ten Pounds proclamation money as his Salary for the year 1758 he having fully accounted with the Treasurer and paid all the Taxes for that year
10
0
0
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Mr. James McManus of Anson County was allowed Ten Pounds procl money for his Claim for provisions found the Chara Indians as by Account Filed
10
0
0
Richard Colthred was allowed Ten pounds proclamation money for his Trouble and expence in apprehending one Gordon (in Philadelphia and bringing him to this Town) upon suspicion of being concerned in a murder and robbery committed in Rowan county in this Province
10
0
0
William Powel Esquire was also allowed six pounds fifteen shillings—procl money to be paid to Capt—Wheatley for the passage of said Gordon from Philadelphia to this Province
6
15
0
John Campbell Esquire was allowed eight shillings Proclamation money for three pounds old Bills delivered into your Committee
0
8
0
Michael Coutanch Esqre was allowed nine shillings and four pence Proclamation money for three pounds ten shillings old Bills delivered into your Committee
0
9
4
John Tilton Constable was allowed one Pound sixteen shillings Proclamation money for summoning Juries on three Inquisitions at Wilmington on the bodys of Thomas Peather, John Purcell & John Smith, they having no Estate
1
16
0
Joshua Toomer Esquire was allowed three pounds five shillings and four pence proclamation money being the Coroner and Jurors fees on two of the aforesaid Inquisitions
3
5
4
William Bartram Esquire was allowed Twenty eight shillings and eight pence procl money being the Coroner and Constable fees on an Inquisition taken on the body of one William Lockin [who] was drowned in Bladen County He having no Estate
1
8
8
Col: George Smith of Rowan County was allowed his Claim of fourteen pounds six shillings and eight pence proclamation money for provisions found the Catawba and Cherokee Indians as by account Filed with your Committee
14
6
3
Colo Smith was also allowed thirteen pounds eleven shillings and three pence Proclamation money for 50 pounds of powder & 85½ pounds of shot furnished the patrollers in Rowan County in the year 1755. by account Filed
13
11
3
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John Hawthorn of Anson County was allowed his claim of one pound Ten shillings Proclamation money for provisions found the Indians as by account Filed
1
10
0
John Elliot of Anson County was allowed his claim of one pound ten shillings Proclamation money for provisions found the Indians as by account Filed
1
10
0
John Brown of Anson County was allowed his claim of six pounds nineteen shillings and six pence proclamation money for provisions found the Indians as by account Filed
6
19
6
Thomas Morris of Anson County was allowed his claim of fifteen shillings proclamation money for provisions found the Indians as by account Filed
0
15
0
Pershaunah Sherril of Anson County was allowed ten pounds five shillings proclamation money for provisions found the Indians as by account Filed
2
5
0
Adam McCool of Anson County was allowed two pounds eighteen shillings and one penny proclamation money for provisions found the Indians as by account Filed
2
18
1
Robert Patrick of Anson County was allowed two pounds proclamation money for provisions found the Indians as by accot Filed
2
0
0
Martha Hughes of Anson County was allowed sixteen shillings and two pence proclamation money for provisions found the Indians as by account Filed
0
16
2
N. B. The eight last claims to be paid to the Honble Lewis De Rosset Esqre he having paid the said claims.
Mr. William Powel was allowed thirty six pounds proclamation money for Seals to sundry commissioners Writs of Election &c: to this date as by account Filed
36
0
0
Mr. Robert Jones was allowed thirty five pounds proclamation money as a Gratuity for prosecuting ten suits at Salisbury in Behalf of the Public (as Attorney General)
35
0
0
Ezekiel Johnston was allowed Two pounds eleven shillings and four pence proclamation money for the use of a Horse Impress'd from him on an Express from Wilmington to Virginia
2
11
4
Henry Hora was allowed his claim of Eight pounds proclamation money for an Express from Rowan County to the Governor at Wilmington to inform him of a murder committed by the Indians on the Frontiers
8
0
0
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The Honble Richard Spaight Secretary was allowed eighty five pounds nineteen shillings proclamation money being the amount of his Account rendered
85
19
0
John Blythe Goal Keeper of New Hanover County was allowed Ten pounds proclamation money for maintainence & funeral charges for one John Smith a Felon who died in the said Goal he having no Estate
10
0
0
Martin Fifer was allowed his claim of three pounds five shillings Proclamation money for his whole services in Bringing the Tools from the Catawba Fort at Salisbury & selling them. To be deducted out of Twenty two pounds sixteen shillings and eleven pence the amount of the said sale
3
5
0
Mr. Frederic Gregg was allowed Thirty two pounds for the use of his Cellers for the Ordnance Stores of Fort Johnston for Twenty four Months and Twenty four pounds for his care of the said Stores for Twenty four months agreeable to a resolve of Both Houses of Assembly at November Session 1757 also Twenty two pounds four shilling and ten pence being his charge for Negro hire &c
78
4
10
Mr. Gregg was also allowed Forty six pounds seventeen shillings for so much money laid out by him for ammunition &c. for the use of Major Waddle and his Company by the Governor's order
46
17
0
It is the opinion of your Committee that the said sum of Forty six pounds seventeen shillings be paid out of the sum appropriated out of the use of the two companys in the pay of this Province.
Mr. Gregg also claims Ten pounds for ground rent where the Magazine was built and for the use of his Wharf where some of the Cannon stands for two years which is referred to the Consideration of the House.
The House on Consideration of the above claim allow
6
0
0
John Alderson was allowed Four shillings and two pence proclamation money for thirty two shillings old Bills delivered into your Committee
0
4
2
Mr. John Walker Sheriff of Duplin County was allowed his claim of five pounds ten shillings & eight pence for his expences &c. in bringing down one John Smith in custody to Wilmington who was charged with Felony and died in Goal he having no Estate
5
10
8
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William Wilkins was allowed five pounds proclamation money for Committee room fire & candles &c
5
0
0
It is the opinion of your Committee that Andrew Knox be allowed thirty pounds procl money for acting as Clerk to your Committee
30
0
0
Your Committee to avoid the trouble of Messages have burnt the sum of Thirty three pounds two shillings old Tenor paid into your Committee as by the above report
33
2
0

Your Committee observe that the Expence of supplying the Indians with Provision marching to and from the War amounts annually to a considerable expence and as they conceive that their assistance is now unnecessary, your Committee refers it to the consideration of the House whether such allowance should be continued.

The House on consideration of the above observation resolved the said allowance for provisions for the Indians be for the future discontinued.

Your Committee further observe that there is a constant annual charge for the care of about ninety broken guns at New Bern in the possession of Daniel Duper Your Committee refers it to the house whether it would not be a saving to the Public if the Governor would be pleased to order them into the hands of the Officers of the Militia.

JOHN STARKEY
BENJn WYNNS
JOHN ASHE
WILLm BARTRAM
RICHARD CASWELL
Wm MACKEY.


5th Janry 1750. In the Assembly.

The foregoing Claims were read and allowed of and desire your Honors Concurrence thereto.

SAM. SWANN Speaker.
By order
Wm Herritage Clk.


9th Janry 1760. In the Upper House.

The foregoing Claims were read and allowed of and concurred with.

JA. HASELL Esqre.
By order
Jno Smith Clk.



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