The Receiver General having informed this Board, That the Books of Office that did belong to the late Eleazer Allen Esqr formerly Receiver General, are in the hands of John Rowan Esquire, Ordered That the Secretary write to the said Rowan to deliver to John Rutherford Esqr Receiver General the said Books, which are Records, and of right belonging to his office.
The Governor laid before this Board the following extracts of a letter from the Earl of Hillsborough dated Whitehall the 21st June 1768—Vizt.
“The little improvement which has been made in His Majestys Revenue of Quit Rents notwithstanding the rapid progress of settlement, shows that either the instructions given relative to this object are imperfect or inadequate, or that there has not been sufficient attention given to the due execution of them, and therefore it will be your duty to consider Articles with particular care, and to suggest what shall in your opinion be requisite to give them a greater force and better effect.(Signed)“HILLSBOROUGH.”
And His Excellency required the Receiver General, and the Deputy Auditor to give him their reasons respectively in one month,
His Excellency was pleased to qualify Mr John London Deputy Secretary and Deputy Clerk of the Council who took the Oaths required of Publick Officers together with the Oath of Secrecy and subscribed the Test.
Ordered, That the Secretary advertize the Court of Claims to be held in Wilmington on Tuesday the 25th day of April 1769].