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Certificate from Francis Child concerning the settlement of John Haywood's public accounts
Child, Francis, d. 1792
July 01, 1790
Volume 21, Pages 869-870

COMPTROLLER’S REPORTS ON THE TREASURER’S ACCOUNTS.


North Carolina, Comptroller’s Office, July 1, 1790.

Be it remembered, that I Francis Child, Comptroller of the public accounts of the state aforesaid, have this day settled the account of John Haywood, public Treasurer, so far as the same applies to arrearages, to-wit, to monies, certificates and dollar bills by him received as being due and owing to the public previous to the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, as per the foregoing sheets, which have by me been compared with the books of the said Treasurer, and found just and perfectly right; the said books I have also examined with the returns and vouchers, and found them proper and true; and the said returns and vouchers I have received and taken into my possession: It therefore becomes my duty to certify and declare, which I hereby do in my official capacity, that the public arrearage account of the said John Haywood, as Treasurer aforesaid, is fully, fairly, finally and completely settled and balanced, from the time of his first appointment, and from the day of his qualification as Treasurer, in January, 1787, up to this first day of July, 1790, as appears by the books and vouchers aforesaid. In testimony of which I hereto set my hand, this first day of July, one thousand seven hundred and ninety.

FRANCIS CHILD, Comptroller.


North Carolina, Comptroller’s Office, July 1, 1790.

I, Francis Child, Comptroller of the public accounts of the State of North-Carolina, do in my official capacity hereby certify, publish and declare to all whom it may concern, that John Haywood, public

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Treasurer of the said state, hath this day settled his account as Treasurer aforesaid, for the taxes and other public dues of the years 1787, 1788 and 1789, in my office; whereby it appears, that from the first day of January, 1788, up to the first day of July, 1790, the reports of the Comptroller against Sheriffs and other accountants, with which the said Treasurer became chargeable in virtue of an act of Assembly passed at Tarborough, in December, 1787, entitled, “An act for the more regular collecting and accounting for the revenues of this state,” &c., amount to one hundred and forty-nine thousand one hundred and ten pounds eighteen shillings and four pence in current money, and to one hundred and twenty-three thousand five hundred and ninety-nine pounds eight shillings and two pence in specie certificates; and that the credits of the said Treasurer for grants and warrants, cash and certificate vouchers, together with dollar money and other claims delivered the Comptroller, and for the balances still due for those years from sundry accountants reported against, amount to one hundred and seventeen thousand seven hundred and sixteen pounds thirteen shillings and two pence in cash, and to one hundred and twenty-three thousand five hundred and ninety-nine pounds eight shillings and two pence in specie certificates; which sums being deducted from the amount of the reports charged against him by the Comptroller as aforesaid, leave a balance of thirty-one thousand three hundred and ninety-four pounds five shillings and two pence current money, in the hands of the said Treasurer, due and payable to the State on the said 1st day of July, 1790, and for which said sum of £31,394 5s 2d the said Treasurer is accountable. It is therefore to be remembered and borne in mind, that on the payment of the above mentioned sum of £31,394 5s 2d in current money, or in cash claims, all the public accounts of the said John Haywood, as Treasurer of North Carolina, will be finally settled and completely balanced and closed, from the time of his appointment as Treasurer aforesaid, up to the said 1st day of July, one thousand seven hundred and ninety.

£31,394 5 2, balance due in current money, on the first day of July, 1790.

FRANCIS CHILD, Comptroller.