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Report by the Committee of both Houses of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning public claims
North Carolina. General Assembly
October 24, 1756
Volume 22, Pages 815-818

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Mr. John Harvey was allowed his claim of £7.7.10½, proclamation money, for £55.9.6, old bills, delivered into your Committee.

Mr. Charles Adams was allowed his claim of 5s 4d, proclamation money, for 40s, old bills, delivered into your Committee.

Mr. John Woodhouse was allowed his claim of £8.3.10½, proclamation money, for £61.9.1, old bills, delivered into your Committee.


Saturday, October 9th.

Joseph Blount was allowed his claim of £19.10.10½, proclamation money, for £371.11.0, old bills, delivered into your Committee.


Thursday, October 14th.

George Moore, Esq., was allowed his claim of seventy pounds, proclamation money, for a negro man named Toney, who was killed in the apprehending. Valued in the County Court of New Hanover as by their certificate thereof.

John Campbell was allowed his claim of 16s, proclamation money, for £6, old bills, delivered into your Committee.

Thomas Barker was allowed his claim of 11s 4d, proclamation money, for £4.5.0, old bills, delivered into your Committee.

Robert Jones, Esq., was allowed his claim of $10.9.0, proclamation money, for supporting the Catawba Indians with provisions and liquor at Salisbury in May last, the said Indians having rescued from the Cherokees and brought down sundry goods belonging to the inhabitants.

Robert Jones, Esq., was allowed his claim of £3, proclamation money, for an express sent with letters to the Governor at Rocky River, and from thence to Virginia.

Henry DeLon, Sheriff of Pasquotank, was allowed his claim of ten pounds, proclamation money, as his salary for the year 1755, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year.

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Friday, October 15th.

John Martin, Sheriff of Granville, was allowed his claim of sixteen pounds, proclamation money, for the years 1750 and 1751, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for those years.

William Eaton, Sheriff of Granville, was allowed his claim of sixteen pounds, proclamation money, for the years 1752 and 1753, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for those years.

John Banbury was allowed £12.6.8, proclamation money, for his claim for imprisoning and subsisting several prirates, and other services done during the time he was Sheriff of Chowan.

Capt. John Moore was allowed his claim of £93.16.0, proclamation money, for himself and twenty men for twenty-eight days, going out on the scout in August last, by order of the Commissioners, as a protection to the frontiers in Anson county.

Capt. William Green was allowed his claim of £140.14.0, proclamation money, for himself and twenty men for forty-two days, going out on the scout in August and September last, by order of the Commissioners, as a protection to the frontiers in Rowan and Anson counties.

It is the opinion of your Committee that the two last above mentioned claims shall be paid out of the £3,000 granted for the defense of the frontiers.

Mr. Richard Spaight was allowed his claim of nine pounds eleven and four pence, proclamation money, for seals of Commissions, etc., to this 15th October, 1756.

Likewise, the sum of twenty-eight pounds five shillings and four pence for commissions, office rent, etc., as Secretary.

Mr. William Powell was allowed his claim of 13s 4d, proclamation money, for £5, old bills, delivered into your Committee.

Mr. Robert Marden was allowed his claim of £1.4.0, proclamation money, for £9, old bills, delivered into your Committee.

The Hon. Francis Corbin is allowed £1.8.0, proclamation money, for £10.10.0, old bills, delivered into your Committee.

Mr. Richard Spaight was allowed his claim of £20, proclamation money, for four transcripts of Journals of the Upper House for the two last sessions.

The estate of Mr. McCullock was allowed £2.12.8, proclamation money, for commissions, etc., since last sessions.

There is a further claim of £4.2.2, proclamation money, for the

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copies of the laws passed last sessions, delivered the printer, but, as they were so incorrect, the printer was obliged to print from the original. We therefore submit it to the House whether he shall be allowed anything for those copies or not.

We also propose to the House that the printer may print from the original to prevent mistakes for the future.

John Cutherall was allowed his claim of £11.13.4, proclamation money, for the store room for the arms, etc., from the 19th November, 1754, to the 1st November, 1756, is one year, eleven months and one-third of a month, as per account, at 10s per month.

AN ACCOUNT OF OLD BILLS PAID IN TO YOUR COMMITTEE.
Equal to in Proclamation.
Per
Old Bills.
£00
2
11
William Wyatt
£1
2
0
8
3
William Sheregold
3
2
0
1
8
Thomas Belk
11
11
0
7
7
10½
John Harvey
55
9
6
5
4
Charles Adams
2
0
0
8
3
10½
John Woodhouse
61
9
0
49
10
10½
Joseph Blount
371
11
0
16
0
John Campbell
6
0
0
11
4
Thomas Barker
4
5
0
13
4
William Powell
5
0
0
1
4
0
Robert Marden
9
0
0
1
8
0
Francis Corbin
10
10
0
£539
19
6

It is the opinion of your Committee that a proper allowance be made to John Burgwyn, who acted as Clerk to this Committee.

And also a proper allowance be made to Mr. Edward Carter for committee room, etc., etc.

FRANCIS CORBIN,
JOHN SWANN,
JOHN STARKEY,
THOS. RESPESS,
JOHN ASHE,
WM. MACKAY,
WM. BARTRAM.

The above report of the Committee of Claims was read in the Assembly,

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and after several alterations and allowances made, the Assembly agreed to the said report.

SAMUEL SWANN, Speaker.

24th October, 1756.
By order
WM. HERRITAGE, Clerk.


In the Upper House, October 23rd, 1756.

The foregoing report was read, considered and concurred with.

MATT. ROWAN, P. C.
By order,
JOHN SMITH, Clerk.