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Act of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning the appointment of James Abercromby as agent for the colony in Great Britain
North Carolina. General Assembly
October 1748
Volume 11, Pages 110-112

[B. P. R. O. Plantations General B. T. Vol. 51. p. 281.]
James Abercromby Esqre Agent. Oct. 1748

NORTH CAROLINA.

An Act to appoint an Agent to solicit the affairs of this Province at the several Boards in England

Whereas for want of an Agent appointed by Public Authority to solicit and truly represent the affairs of this Province at the several Boards in England they have often been misrepresented there to the great prejudice of the Inhabitants of the said Province Wherefore We pray that it may be Enacted.

And it is hereby enacted by His Excellency the Govenor Council and General Assembly and the Authority of the same that James Abercromby of London in the Kingdom of Great Britain Esqre be and is hereby appointed Agent of the Province from the

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ratification of this Act for and during the term of two years next after the twenty fifth day of March ensuing to solicit represent and transact all such publick Affairs and business now relating to the said Province or that shall or may be moved concerning the same at any of the Boards in England during the said term or time according as he shall from time to time find occasion or be directed and instructed by the Committee of Correspondence after appointed.

And that the said James Abercromby Esqre in consideration of his trouble charges and expences in Transacting the Public Business of this Province as Agent to this time and untill the Twenty fifth day of March next Ensuing be and is hereby Allowed the sum of one hundred Pounds sterling to be paid immediately after the Ratification of this Act to the said Committee for the use of the said James Abercromby Esqre out of the Publick Treasury by Warrant from His Excellency the Govenor which said sum shall by the said Committee be remitted to the said James Abercromby by the first opportunity and also the further sum of Fifty Pounds sterling yearly for the said two years next after the Ratification of this Act which said sum of Fifty Pounds shall be yearly paid out of the Publick Treasury to the said Committee for the use of the said James Abercromby by Warrant from his Excellency the Governor and be remitted by the said Committee to the said James Abercromby.

And be it further enacted that the Honourable Robert Halton, and Eleazer Allen Esquires and Samuel Swan, John Swan and John Starkey Esquires and the Majority of them or the majority of the survivors of them be and they are hereby nominated and appointed a Committee of Correspondence from the Ratification of this Act and during the correspondence of the said Agency and shall from time to time during the said two years correspond with the said James Abercromby Esquire and advise direct and instruct him in all such matters relating to this Province as may be moved or solicited or that they may think proper at any time to move or solicit before His Majesty in Council or at any of the Boards in England.

And the said Committee shall from time to time as often as required lay before the Governor or Council and General Assembly the advices they shall receive from the said Agent during the

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said two years and also copies of such Dispatches Orders and Directions as they shall send to him

And be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that this Act shall be in force for and during the space and term of two years next after the Twenty fifth day of March next and no longer

(signed)
GAB. JOHNSTON
NATH. RICE

Read three times and ratified in Open Assembly     the day of October Anno. Dom. 1748,

(signed)
SAMl SWAN, speaker

These are to certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the Law passed last Sessions for appointing an Agent the     day of October Anno Dom. 1748

(signed)
per JNO. RICE Dep. Secr