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Minutes of the North Carolina Council of State
North Carolina. Council of State
January 02, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 417-418

COUNCIL OF STATE.


Jany., 1781.

His Excellency informed the Board that there was in Newbern 5 officers, namely, belonging to the Delaware & Maryland Lines, Lately arrived in a flag from Charles town who are much in want of money to furnish themselves with such necessaries as their present distresses require. Resolved that his Excellency, the Govr., be advised to grant them a warrant on the Treasury for the Sum of 40,000 dollars for the purpose aforesaid.

JOSEPH LEECH, Presdt.

His Excellency Informed the Board that Benj. Hawkins, Esqr., had received a Letter from Govr. Rutledge of So. Carolina, that he was in want of one hundred thousand pounds for the Supplying of the Militia of that State with Such necessarys as they might want, and requested that Sum from this State on the Credit of So. Carolina. The Board taking the Same into consideration, Do Advise his Excellency to grant him a Warrant on the treasury of this State for the same.

JOSEPH LEECH, Presdt.


At a Council held at Newbern, 2nd Jany., 1781

Present:
JOS. LEECH,
J. DAVIS,
ISAAC GUION,
J. GRAINGER.

His Excellency, the Governor, laid before the Board a Letter from Governor Jefferson, of Virginia, requesting Liberty to purchase pork in this State for the use of the Troops in the Southern Department.

Resolved, that his Excellency, the Governor, be advised to grant permission to the agents (Controllers) and others of the said State of Virginia for the purchase of such quantities of pork as they shall

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think necessary, and that his Excellency be requested to write to the Governor of Virginia Signifying to him such permission.

JOSEPH LEECH, Pres.,
J. DAVIS,
ISC. GUION,
JAS. GRAINGER.


2nd Jany., 1781.

Col. Joseph Leech laid before the Board an Acct. of Eight Hogsheads of Rum Containing eight hundred and ninety two Gallons, amounting to £535.4s Specie, which he contracted for with His Excellency, Governor Nash, for the use of the prisoners of War in Cha. Town, And which was sent in the last flag by Captain Vanderhart.

The Board taking the same into Consideration, Resolved His Excellency be advised to grant a Warrent on the Treasury in favr. of Joseph Leech, Esq., for the sum of 107,080, the amount of said Sum with Depreciation.

JOSEPH LEECH, Pres.,
JAMES DAVIS,
IS. GUION,
JAS. GRAINGER.