powered by google
Documenting the American South Logo
Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Advanced Search Options
Report by the Committee of both Houses of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning public claims
North Carolina. General Assembly
December 09, 1762
Volume 06, Pages 738-744

[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]


North Carolina—ss.

Reports of the Committee of Public Claims held at New Bern on Saturday the 13th day of Novr Anno Dom. 1762.

Present
The Honble Lewis Henry DeRosset Esqr Membr of the Council
The Honble John Sampson Esqr Membr of the Council
John Starkey Esqr Membr of the Assembly.
Anthy T. Armistead Esqr Membr of the Assembly.
Alexandr Lillington Esqr Membr of the Assembly.
William Bartram Esqr Membr of the Assembly.
William Mackey Esqr Membr of the Assembly.
John Barrow Esqr Membr of the Assembly.
Edmd Smithwick Esqr Membr of the Assembly.
Cullen Pollock Esqr Membr of the Assembly.
and
John Frohock Esqr Membr of the Assembly.

The Committee of the Assembly being met at the House of Mr. Sitgraves, proceeded to make choice of a Chairman. Mr. John

-------------------- page 739 --------------------
Starkey was chose accordingly, & at the same time Mr. Fredk Jones was appointed Clerk to the said Committee.

Ordered by the Committee that the said Fredk Jones set up advertisemt giving Notice to all persons having any business with the said Committee to give their Attendance at the house of Mr. Sitgraves, where the said Committee will attend to do business every Evening during the Session.

£
s
d
Thomas Jones was allowed his Claim of Sixty pounds, being the valuation Money, of a negro man called Jimmy, to him belonging, who was tried by the Special Court in New Hanover County and executed for Felony at Wilmington, being the Second Offence as per Certificate filed
60
William Powell was allowed his Claim of twenty four pounds, eighteen Shillings & eight pence in full for Seals to the 22d day of Octobr last as per Acct filed
24
18
8
William Powell was allowed his Claim of three pounds four Shillings and eight pence for that Sum payd George Ormsby for carrying the Arms from New Bern to Wilmington as per Rect
3
4
8
William Bryan Sheriff of Johnston County was allowed his Claim of ten pounds for his Salary as Sheriff for the year 1761 having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
Robert Read Sheriff of Carteret County was allowed his Claim of ten pounds for his Salary as Sheriff for the year 1761 having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
John Walker Sheriff of New Hanover County was allowed his Claim of ten pounds for his Salary as Sheriff for the year 1760, having accounted for the whole List with the Treasurer for that year
10
Frederick Gregg was allowed his Claim of Twenty one pounds Six Shillings & eight pence for Storages, half year's Salary, & extra Services to the 25th day of October 1762 as per Acct filed
21
6
8
John Burgwin Atty for Alexander McKeithen late Sheriff of Bladen County, was allowed Twenty pounds as his Salary for the years 1756 & 1757, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for those Years
20
-------------------- page 740 --------------------
Lemuel Sawyer Sheriff of Pasquotank was allowed his Claim of four pounds for castrating and curing a Negro called Sambo belonging to Edward Williams as p Certificate filed
4
Mr. John Campbell, Exor to Peter Henley Esqr late Chief Justice deceased, was allowed his Claim of nine pounds fourteen shillings, and nine pence for so much paid by him for Powder & Lead for the Catawba Indians as p Robt Gillispies Receipt filed
9
14
9
Captn Walter Lindsay was allowed his Claim of twenty seven pounds for horse hire, & other Services for the Use of the Mohawk Indians, Sent by Sir William Johnston to the Cherokee Indians, In the year 1760, which was not allowed before for want of vouchers
27
Hector McNeill Sheriff of Cumberland County, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1758, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that Year,
10
Jarvis Jones Sheriff of Pasquotank County was allowed his Claim of ten pounds for his Salary as Sheriff for the year 1758—having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
Edward Rasor Sheriff of Bertie County was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his Salary as Sheriff for the year 1759. Having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
William Bray Sheriff of Currituck County—was allowed his Claim of ten pounds for his Salary as Sheriff for the year 1761—having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
John Burgwin was allowed his Claim of ten pounds for attending the Court of Oyer and Terminer at Wilmington in the year 1760, as Atty General for the Trial of Tyson. As p Acct Filed
10
Joseph Mott produced a Claim for ferrying over at Mount Misery Ferry on the No West River of Cape Fear, the Soldiers under Colo James Moore, & was allowed three pounds: The Opinion of your Committee it should be paid by Colo Moore, referred to the House
3
-------------------- page 741 --------------------
William Branch Deputy Sheriff of Halifax County was allowed his Claim of Six pounds thirteen Shillings and four pence for keeping a Guard over five Felons, who burnt the Goal of Halifax County & made their Escape
6
13
4
James Martin Goaler of Halifax County was allowed his Claim of eight pounds, two shillings & ten pence, for maintaining five Criminals in the aforesaid Goal of Halifax, as per Acct filed
8
2
10
The Estate of James Parker was allowed twenty pounds for a Negro Man named Cesar, who was executed for the Murder of his Master, as per Certificate filed
20
Edward Rasor Sheriff of Bertie County was allowed three pounds for his trouble on the Trial and Execution of Cesar, a Negro Man belonging to the Estate of James Parker who was executed for the Murder of his Master
3
Benjamin Hart Coroner in Edgcomb County was allowed two pounds and eight pence for holding an Inquest over the body of John Hammond, who died drunk, & left no Estate
2
8
Samuel Farguson was allowed his Claim of nineteen pounds ten Shillings for Waggon hire, against the Cherokees, by order of Colo Waddell, as per Acct filed
19
10
It appears to your Committee, that in the year 1754 a Negro Man called Dublin belonging to the Estate of Mr. Thomas Corprew, was executed for Murder, and valued at forty five pounds, which was never before claimed or allowed as per Certificate of Mr. Charles Blount
45
Upon Reading the Petition of Captn John Campbell, referred to us from the House it appears to your Committee, That Captn John Campbell has charged for two Guns Six pounders (which he bought and placed at Fort Granville) the Sum of forty three pounds twelve Shillings Sterling; for which we are of Opinion he ought to be allowed fifty eight pounds two Shillings and eight pence Proclamation Money, it being 33 & ⅓ advance on the Sterling, to be paid out of the Powder Money, raised for that Fort
58
2
8
-------------------- page 742 --------------------
Thomas Newby was allowed five Shillings & four pence Proclamation Mony, for forty Shillings old Tenor paid in to the Comittee and burnt
5
4
Captn John Hamer was allowed his Claim of Seventy four pounds eighteen Shillings and nine pence for himself & Company ranging in April 1760, delayed & not before allowed for want of proper Vouchers
74
18
9
Captn John McGee was allowed his Claim of eighteen pounds for himself and Company ranging in April 1760, delayed & not before allowed for want of Sufficient Vouchers
18
Captn Joseph Boggs was allowed his Claim of fifty nine pounds nine Shillings & four pence for himself and Company ranging in April 1760, delayed & not allowed before for want of proper Vouchers
59
9
4
Thomas Pace Coroner of Northampton County was allowed his Claim of eight pounds nineteen Shillings and four pence for four Inquests, one on the body of a person unknown, another on the body of Samuel Elliot, and another on the body of Petticord Earp, having left no Estate, as p Acct filed
8
19
4
Richard Spaight Esqr late Secretary was allowed his Claim of thirty one pounds eleven Shillings for Services done in the Secretary's Office, Since the last Assembly to the 13th of May 1762. As p Acct Filed
31
11
John Walker Sheriff of New Hanover County was allowed his Claim of five pounds one Shilling and four pence, for castrating & executing a Negro Man named Jimmy belonging to Mr. Thos Jones, & his fees due on the same, as p Acct filed
5
1
4
-------------------- page 743 --------------------
Richard Cogdell was allowed his Claim of Seven pounds, for finding benches for the Assembly, a bible damaged by them, Wood and Candles, also for the Chains & handcuffs carried off by one Mitchel a Murderer who made his Escape out of Goal
7
Colo Alexander produced to your Committee five Claims, which were referred to the House Disallowed by the House and the Accounts filed,
It is the Opinion of your Committee that The Sheriffs for the future on their fully accounting with the Treasurers, shall be allowed to retain their yearly Salaries of ten pounds, to save the Trouble of so many claims. Referred to the House for their Concurrence
621
2
4
Concurred with by the House
Samuel Sutten Sheriff of Perquimons County was allowed his Claim of ten pounds for his Salary as Sheriff for the year 1760, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year; to be paid to Andrew Knox as p Order
10
Richd Daves produced a Claim for a black Walnut Table of the Value of twenty five Shillings, which William Herritage borrowed for the use of the Assembly in the year 1760 & was allowed by the House
1
5
0
John Rice Coroner of Craven County was allowed his Claim of five pounds Six Shillings and nine pence for holding two Inquisitions one on the body of John Hervin and another on the body of John Seymore being burnt on board a Vessel having left no Estate as p Acct filed
5
6
9
It is the Opinion of your Committee that Thos Sitgreaves be allowed four Pounds for Comittee Room, Fire and Candles for this present Session of Assembly
4
£631
13
1
-------------------- page 744 --------------------

It is the Opinion of your Committee that a proper Allowance be made for the Clerk which is referred to the House.

LEWIS DeROSSET Chairman
JOHN SAMPSON
JOHN STARKEY
Wm MACKEY
WILLm BARTRAM
ALEXd LILLINGTON
J. BARROW
JOHN FROHOCK
EDMUND SMITHWICK

William Branch was allowed an Additional Sum of Four Pounds Six Shillings and Eight Pence to his Claim in his Account produced for Paying, for apprehending a Horse Stealer and providing Irons for confining Criminals in Halifax Goal.

Capt John Campbell was allowed an Additional Sum of Forty Nine Pounds Nineteen Shillings and Eight pence to his Claim for Two Guns Six Pounders which he provided for Fort Granville for four Years Interest and the difference of Exchange for the Sterling Money which he had paid.

Ordered That Frederic Jones Clerk of the Committee of Claims be allowed Thirty Pounds for his Services &c as Clerk of the aforesaid Committee

Col Robert Harris of Anson County was allowed Two Pounds Ten Shillings in Part of His Claim for going to Pee Dee by Order of Col. Waddell and the rest of his Claim Rejected.


In the Assembly, 9th Decr 1762.

Gentn of His Majestys Honble Council

The Foregoing Report was Read Approved of and allowed by the House. To which desire your Honor's Concurrence as well as to those reported by the Committee the 26th April 1762 hereunto annexed.

JOHN ASHE Speaker
By Order.
Wm Herritage Clk


9th Decr 1762

In the Upper House the foregoing Reports were Read & Concurred with.

JAs HASELL P. C
By Order
Jno Burgwin Clk