The Memorial of the Members of His Majesty's Council for the Province of North Carolina to the Earl of Dartmouth,
That by their Petition to His Majesty, now lying under consideration, they have represented at large the heavy burthen of their office, and the Reasons on which they humbly pray, that he would be graciously pleased to order them, an appointment adequate thereto.
That, from the Equal increase of Business, especially in the Court of Chancery, their attendances and Sittings are become extremely Burthensome to them, as they are obliged to meet now, much oftener than formally, to the great loss of their private concerns, and at an expence they are ill able to bear. Your Memorialists have prayed for their appointment on the Quit Rents of this Province, and on Terms which cannot be injurious to the present Establishment, and with the most hearty intentions of deserving the Royal Favour, by exerting themselves in assisting to procure a regular receipt of His Majesty's Rents in this Colony, and which they conceive are well able to bear the appointment they pray for, as they are informed that the gross amount thereof is upwards of seven thousand pounds proclamation money per annum besides a very heavy Arrear.
Your Memorialists beg leave to refer your Lordship to their said Petition, and to such furthur matters as may be offered in support thereof, and humbly pray that your Lordship will be pleased to take the same under your patronage, and protection, and to recommend it to His Majesty's gracious consideration & Favour.
And your Memorialists as in duty bound, will ever pray.