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Minutes of the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Great Britain. Board of Trade
January 03, 1770 - December 14, 1770
Volume 08, Pages 275-277

[B. P. R. O. Journals. B. T. Vol. 78.]
BOARD OF TRADE JOURNALS.
At a Meeting of His Majys Commrs for Trade & Plantations


Wednesday January 3d, 1770.
Present
Mr Jenyns,
Mr Fitzherbert.

The Earl of Hillsborough one of His Maj. principal Secretaries of State being present the following Orders of Reference were read Viz:—

[P. 4.]

Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council dated 21st Dec. 1769 referring to this Board for their consideration and report copies of several papers relative to a Boundary line proposed between South & North Carolina.

[P. 98.]

Monday April 30th, 1770
Present
Mr Jenyns
Mr Eliot
Mr Roberts
Mr Fitzherbert
Lord Greville
Mr Northey

The Earl of Hillsborough also present Draughts of Representation to His Majesty recommending several persons to be appointed Members of the Council in North Carolina &c having been prepared pursuant to order were approved & signed in accordance with the recommendation of the Governor of North Carolina &c.

[P. 166.]

Wednesday July 18th 1770

Read a letter from Henry Eustace McCulloh to the Earl of Hillsborough dated 18th July 1770 desiring leave to resign his seat as a Member of the Council of North Carolina

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[P. 209.]

Wednesday November 21st 1770

Their Lordships took into consideration several laws passed in the Province of North Carolina in 1768 and 1769 together with Mr Jackson's Report thereupon and made some progress therein

[P. 209.]

Wednesday December 5th 1770.

Their Lordships took into further consideration the laws of North Carolina passed in the years 1768 and 1769 mentioned in the Minutes of the 21st ulto together with Mr Jackson's Report thereupon, and Mr Jackson attending as also Mr Pridgen a Merchant of London trading to North Carolina, Mr Strudwick one of the Council of the said Province, their Lordships had some discourse with them on that part of the law for establishing Superior Courts of Judicature which directs the mode of proceeding in Civil suits by attachment.

[P. 221.]

Thursday December 6th 1770.

The Earl of Hillsborough present Their Lordships made a further progress in the consideration of the laws of North Carolina mentioned in the preceding Minutes, and Mr Jackson attending the Board had further discourse with him on the subject of two of the said laws by which Inspectors notes & receipts are made a legal tender in payment of debts and taxes.

[P. 223.]

Friday December 7th 1770.

The Earl of Hillsborough present. Their Lordships took into further consideration the laws of North Carolina mentioned in the preceding Minutes, and Mr Jackson attending as also the Agent and Mr Strudwick one of the Council of the said Province, their Lordships had further discourse with them on the subject of several of the said laws

Ordered that the Draught of a Representation to His Majesty be prepared proposing that the two following Acts passed in the Province of North Carolina in December 1768 should be disallowed Viz:

An Act to encourage the importation of British Foreign Half pence and for making them a tender for the payment of small debts.

An Act for declaring certain lots in the Town of New Bern taken up by the Trustees for promoting the public school in the said Town

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saved and improved according to lawand to empower the said Trustees to collect the subscriptions due to the said school.

Ordered that the Draught of a letter to the Governor of North Carolina containing the Boards of observations upon several of the laws passed in that Province in the years 1769 be prepared.

[P. 226.]

Wednesday December 12th 1770.

The Earl of Hillsborough being present his Lordship acquainted the Board with the death of Lord Botetourt Governor of Virginia, that the King had been pleased in consequence thereof to appoint the Earl Dunmore Governor of Virginia, Wm. Tryon Esq to be Governor of New York and Josiah Martin Esq to be Governor of North Carolina, and that it was His maj. pleasure that this Board should prepare Draughts pf Commissions & Instructions for the said Governors.

Ordered that Draughts of Commissions & Instructions be accordingly prepared.

The draughts of a letter to the Govr of North Carolina on the subject of several laws passed there in 1768 & 1769 having been prepared persuant to order, was approved transcribed & signed.

[P. 231.]

Friday December 14th 1770

The draughts of Representations to His Maj. with draughts of Commissions for the Governors of Virginia New York & No. Carolina were approved transcribed & signed.

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FROM RECORDS IN OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE
North Carolina
Public Debts due in this Province for the Years Undermentioned

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1754, 1755 1756 1757 1758 1759 1760 1761 1762 1763 1764 1765 1766 1767 1768 1769 1770
Anson Town Robinson 264 2 0 Principal and securities sued by R. Jones, Esq, and all run away.
Alexander Gordon Principal lives in So Carolina, worth money 132 3 0 Judgment ver. principal and securities: Nothing to be found in this province.
Anthony Hutchins 142 6 0 Nothing to be found. Securities bad. There are lands which it is said, are fraud. conveyed.
Morgan Brown 235 10 1 236 14 7 Neither principal or securities worth a groat.
Charles Medlock 132 3 2 This will be got.
Mars. Diggs 165 9 5 This is pretty safe.
James Picket 191 5 4
William Picket 216 7 9
Fran. Moseley appointed by act of Assembly. 280 17 6 1978 18 10
Beaufort Thomas Bonner 61 10 6 Judgm't and execution out.
Samuel Taylor 28 17 10 Not finally settled. Is good.
Henry Locky 214 19 6
Anderson Ellison 51 12 6 357 0 4
Bertie David Stanley 385 17 6 Suit good.
Humph. Nichols 347 15 0 301 13 4 Good.
Ditto 615 8 4 1650 14 2
Bladen Robert Johnston 124 4 11 251 8 0 303 0 0 J'dgm't vs prin. sec. to sue, they are good.
James White 359 1 9
Ditto 585 16 8 1603 11 4
Brunswick Christopher Cains 407 8 0
Ditto 436 16 8 844 4 8
Bute Julius Nichols 538 16 1 Suit. Prin. and securities good
James Ransom 802 12 6 1341 8 7
Carteret Robert Read 94 17 5 Judgment 133 13 0
Thomas Chadwick 140 17 6 369 8 5
Chowan Joseph Blount 90 13 10 Good.
Thomas Bonner 137 3 4 514 0 10 Suits.
Thomas Benberry 488 9 2
James Blount 465 10 0 1695 17 2
Currituck William Williams 797 18 0 Judgm't Principal and securities all dead and insolvent, says J. M.
Solomon Perkins 272 18 4 1070 16 4
Cumberland Duncan M'Neil 55 0 0 Judgm't This sum Ferquard Campbell, Esq, promised to pay.
Ditto 169 16 0 Judgm't By giving a little time this will be got, but if he is distressed it will ruin him, & the debt will be lost.
William Armstrong 46 11 5 200 7 0 This is bad.
Ditto 265 13 8 Judgment against securities & will be got
Isaiah Parvisol 297 12 9 354 19 4 Principal died insolvent and securities not worth a groat.
James Simpson 126 15 0 Judgment vs. securities good.
No sheriff or collector for these years, and unless the legislature does something to compel a collection of these taxes, they will be lost. 324 16 10 315 0 2
Robert Rowan 226 2 1
Ditto 384 2 6 2766 16 9
Craven Joseph Carruthers 248 7 3 Judgm't and on the execution, negroes, &c, were sold by R. Cogdell & bonds taken payable to the treasurer.
William Bryan 740 19 0
Ditto 743 15 0 1733 1 3
Duplin James Kenan 255 16 9 314 3 3 Judgment and execution out. Will be got.
Owen Kenan 437 5 6 450 13 0 Judgment
Felix Kenan 409 16 0
Ditto 436 18 4 2304 12 10
Dobbs Stephen Cade It is said these four men play into each others hand. 536 19 Jgmt. vs. Prinp'l & securities. Sherffs of Dobbs have always returned nothing to be found. Capt. Colcotone of the securities assured me, he has paid Simon Bright, the sheriff, 259 odd p'ds as one of Cade's securities.
Abraham Shepherd
Simon Bright 201 18 10 Judgm't.
Thomas Edwards 349 16 2 528 7 6 Judgment
John Weaver 92 1 4 339 1 4 Judgment
Abram Sheppard 580 18 0 543 6 8 526 4 10 Judgm't
594 8 4 4293 2 0
Edgcombe Edward Moore For the years 1759, 1760, 1761. 403 6 9 Ballance. Insolvents and commissions to be taken out.
Abraham Jones 364 7 3 Judgm't, & lands levied on, supposed to be sufficient.
Samuel Ruffin 245 13 4 214 1 0 410 2 7 603 8 8 See good & princp'l.
Joseph Moore 568 15 2 Suit.
Sherwood Haywood 341 3 8 3150 18 5


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Public Debt Due, &c.—Continued.
1754, 1755 1756 1757 1758 1759 1760 1761 1762 1763 1764 1765 1766 1767 1768 1769 1770
Granville Philip Pryor 228 18 3 Judgment 450 4 9 Sult doubtful.
James Yancey 240 4 1 Time gv'n by act of assembly. Suit com.
Leon. Henry Bullock 642 1 8
Robert Harris 471 12 6 2033 1 3
Halifax Robert Haywood 485 2 4
Montfort Eelbeck 676 6 4 961 8 8
Hertford John Baker 188 17 10 106 13 3 Suit.
Mathias Brickle 499 0 2 Suit.
William Murfree 520 6 8 526 3 4 1841 1 3
Hyde John Webster 210 10 7 190 6 6
Fincas Latham 225 9 2 626 6 3
Johnston Stephen Cade 970 6 1 Judgm't but nothing to be found.
Joseph Haughton 7 18 0 Judge Henderson to pay.
John M'Cullers 212 2 2 271 13 10 Suit and Judgment.
Phil. Jones Judgment for 1768, 530 13 5 423 16 9
John Rogers 568 15 0 3015 5 3
Mecklenburg Moses Alexander 612 1 1
William Moore is appointed to collect this year's tax, in he stead of James Wyley, by act of assembly, January, 1771. 590 13 8
Ditto 321 14 7
Adam Alexander 372 15 0 1897 4 4
New Hanover William Walker 968 16 0 Judgm't but no securities taken and nothing to be got.
John Walker 94 19 0 780 14 3 J'dgm't vs securities. All good.
Obadiah Holt 378 14 4 Judgment vs. securities. Good.
John Lyon 601 11 1 597 6 8 3422 1 4
Northampton William Allan 264 2 6 Suit depending. Securities good.
Joseph Sykes 279 12 2 733 7 0 dead. Securities g'd
Lewis Williamson 598 11 6 1875 13 2
Onslow Henry Rhodes 216 10 6
Lewis Williams 321 15 7 368 13 4 936 19 5
Orange Will'am Reed—L. 1157 12 5 These J'dgm'ts are stopped by injunction, & supposed will fall short L. 583 17 0 It is calculated accordingly.
Lau. Thompson Judgm. for 1756, 1757, 667 5 3
Jostah Dickson Judgment for 1758 and 1759, 1165 14 0
William Nunn 200 3 6 989 14 4 889 16 6 Suit. Time given by act of assembly.
Tyree Harris 582 5 0 861 2 9 Suit. Time given by ditto.
John Lea 1063 2 6 Suit. Time by ditto.
John Butler 1123 10 0
Tho. Donaldson 1063 2 6 9180 11 9
Pitt Abraham Tyson 518 13 3 Judgment and execution.
George Moy 61 7 9 Execution
William Moore 230 3 0 301 0 0 1010 3 0
Pasquotank Theophilus Leonard 184 6 5 Suit good. in former account said to be L 273 18 6
William Relfe 392 18 4 Suit.
Isaac Gregory 366 3 10 651 5 10 1594 14 5
Perquimons William Skinner 494 13 4 494 13 4
Rowan David Jones 1205 8 0 Judgment Both principal & securities bad.
Edward Hughes 475 13 4 Judgm't Hu. Montgomery and allas securities. Good.
Benjamin Milner 161 14 3 Judgment vs. securities. Edm. Fanning assumed, in open court, to pay.
William Nassery 505 5 7 Sued. Badqry the securities.
Francis Lock 486 3 8
Griffith Rutherfurd Time given to collect these 3 years, by act of assembly. 868 9 11
Andrew Allison 1146 0 0
William T. Cole 1073 6 8
Tyrrel Jeremiah Wynn dead. A trifling balance, Uncertain. 1149 3 4 7071 4 9
John Hardison 269 0 7 Suit doubtful.
Edm. S. Smithwick 2 5 6 173 10 0 229 0 0 Suits.
James Johnston 401 8 5 Judgment vs lands, the only assets.
John M'Kildo 210 12 0 255 0 0 Suits. Insolvents not allowed.
James Long 344 8 0 Suit good.
Joseph Spruil 223 2 6 2108 7 0
Tryon John Tygart 311 5 4 473 1 8 784 7 0
64013 13 3
Outstanding in rum duties by account last assembly 2429 7 6
Total sum outstanding, and uncollected, &c. L. 66443 0 9

N.B. Thre have been some payments made to the Treasurers since this Account has been made out, and will be taken notice of by the Committee of Accounts, in settlement with the Treasurers.

J. Burgwin