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Report by the Committee of both Houses of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning public claims
North Carolina. General Assembly
May 20, 1760
Volume 22, Pages 818-823

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC CLAIMS, HELD AT NEW BERN, ON THURSDAY, THE 1ST DAY OF MAY, A. D. 1760.

Present—The Honorables John Swann, John Dawson, Maurice Moore, Esquires, members of the Council; John Starkey, John Ashe, Edward Vail, Richard Caswell, William Bartram, William Williams, John Barrow, John Frohock, James Cary, Anthony Hutchins, Esquires, members of the Assembly.

The Committee being met at the house of Mr. Perrigan Cox, proceeded to make choice of a chairman. Mr. John Starkey was chosen accordingly, and at the same time Andrew Knox was appointed Clerk to the said Committee.

Ordered that the Clerk set up an advertisement requiring all persons that have any public claims to attend at the house of Mr. Perrigan Cox to-morrow afternoon, and so every day during this session, as business may require.

taken by each respective company
John Webster, Sheriff of Hyde county, was allowed his claim of ten pounds, proclamation money, as his salary for the year 1758, he having fully accounted with the Treasurer and paid all the taxes for that year
£10
0
0
Joseph Carruthers, Sheriff of Craven county, was allowed his claim of ten pounds, proclamation money, as his salary for the year 1757, he having fully accounted with the Treasurer and paid all the taxes for that year
10
0
0
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Thomas Bonner, Sheriff of Beaufort county, was allowed his claim of ten pounds, proclamation money, as his salary for the year 1757, he having fully accounted with the Treasurer and paid all the taxes for that year
10
0
0
Martin Phifer, Commissary for supplying the Indians with provisions, etc., was allowed his claim of forty-six pounds eighteen shillings and two pence, proclamation money, including the claims formerly allowed him, it being the balance of his account laid before your Committee for provisions by him found and money advanced for provisions for the Indians going to and returning from the war, after deducting the monies in his hands arising from the sale of tools brought from the Catawba nation
46
18
2
Mr. William Williams was allowed two shillings and eight pence, proclamation money, for twenty shillings, old bills, delivered into your Committee
2
8
Timothy Clear was allowed two pounds nine shillings, proclamation money, for twenty-one days’ hire of a horse, impressed from him on an express from New Bern to Brunswick
2
9
0
Thomas Robinson produced a claim to your Committee of fifteen pounds for a horse impressed from him by Frederick Gregg and John DuBois, Esquires, of Wilmington, for an express going on his Majesty’s service to the northward, which horse not being returned, your Committee submit it to the House if the same be allowed. Agreed to by the House, but resolved that the practice of impressing horses by persons sent on expresses is illegal, and that for the future no claim of that sort be allowed by the public
15
0
0
Dr. Andrew Scott was allowed four pounds, proclamation money, for his trouble and expense in castrating and nursing a negro man named Will, the property of Roxalena Martin, in pursuance of an order of a court held at New Bern for trial of said negro on the 27th day of July, 1758
4
0
0
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Thomas Allison was allowed his claim of two pounds five shillings, proclamation money, for a steer for the Catawba Indians in May, 1759
2
5
0
The following claims produced to your Committee from the frontiers for services done on the expedition against the Cherokees, ranging companies, wagoning, etc., was allowed, as follows, to-wit:
Capt. John Kuykendal and company, ranging, 1759
£409
17
0
Charles Harris, wagoning, 1760
24
0
0
Moses Alexander, wagoning, 1760
24
0
0
Samuel Pattin, appraising wagons, 1760
15
9
Capt. Martin Phifer and company, expedition, 1760
77
0
10
Capt. Phifer and company, ranging, February, 1760
8
5
4
Capt. John Kerr and company, expedition, 1760
196
3
0
Capt. Terry’s account, dated April the 12th, 1760, rejected, it appearing to your Committee that he and company mutinied and deserted.
Col. Nathaniel Alexander and company, ranging, 1760.
45
4
0
Capt. Morgan Bryan and company, ranging, July, 1757
11
7
0
Capt. Morgan Bryan and company, ranging, April, 1759
21
13
0
Capt. Morgan Bryan and company, ranging, May, 1759
33
7
6
Capt. Morgan Bryan and company, ranging, March, 1760
5
6
8
Capt. Conrod Michael and company, ranging, May, 1759
14
15
8
Capt. Conrod Michael and company, ranging, July, 1759
16
3
4
Capt. Conrod Michael and company, ranging, Feb., 1760
28
8
6
Capt. Jonathan Hunt and company, ranging, May, 1759
11
16
4
Ensign James Smith and company, ranging, Feb., 1760
4
10
0
Lieut. Alex. Dobbin and company, ranging, 1759
182
16
0
Capt. Elijah Teague and company, ranging, March, 1760
13
16
8
Col. Alexander Osburn was allowed fifty-two pounds eighteen shillings, being the balance of his account laid before your Committee for services done, etc., on the expedition against the Cherokees, after deducting the public monies in his hands
52
18
0
Capt. James McManus and company, ranging in 1759 and 1760
112
2
2
Captains Rutherford and Kerr and companies, ranging, October, 1759
309
19
0
Capt. Conrod Michael and company, expedition, 1760
117
14
8
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Capt. Laurance Thompson and company, ranging, 1760. Disallowed, until it come properly proved, it being suggested to be wrongly charged, by information of Mr. William Cummins.
Capt. Evan Ellis and company, ranging, October, 1759
6
17
2
Lieut. Matthew Floyd and company, ranging, Oct., 1759
126
3
8
Lieut. John Miller and company, ranging, October 6th, 1759
60
0
8
Capt. Willis Ellis and company, ranging, 1760
25
18
8
Capt. Willis Ellis and company, ranging, 1760
25
5
0
Lieut. William Luckie and company, ranging, 1760
10
5
4
Ensign William Giles and company, ranging, June, 1759
7
18
4
Lieut. Andrew Smith and company, ranging, April, 1760
14
4
0
Lieut. John McWhorter and company, ranging, 1760
25
9
8
Capt. Thomas Allison and company, ranging, February, 1760
10
18
10
Lieut. John Thompson and company, ranging, 1759
9
8
0
Capt. Elijah Teague and company, ranging, June, 1759
13
7
0
Ensign Philip Howard and company, ranging, June, 1759
11
11
6
Capt. Aventon Phelps and company, ranging, May and June, 1759
32
8
8
Conrod Michael, wagoning the expedition, 1760
33
15
0
John Olliphant, wagoning the expedition, 1760
32
5
0
Henry Whora, wagoning the expedition, 1760
27
0
0
Thomas Foster, wagoning the expedition, 1760
32
5
0
John Long, wagoning the expedition, 1760
108
15
0
John Dunn, wagoning the expedition, 1760
45
15
0
Thomas Parker, wagoning the expedition, 1760
42
0
0
Hugh Mountgomery, wagoning the expedition, 1760
45
15
0
Michael Robinson, wagoning the expedition, 1760
7
10
0
John Ryall, wagoning the expedition, 1760
26
5
0
Capt. John Morgan Brown and company, expedition, 1760
55
19
0
Capt. Brown was also allowed twelve pounds two shillings and two pence for provisions furnished his company on the expedition against the Cherokees
12
2
2
Capt. William Little and company, expedition, 1760
59
19
0
Capt. Anthony Hutchins and company, ranging, 1760
91
0
0
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Henry Down, Jr., wagoning, 1760
20
5
0
Lieut. Samuel French and company, ranging, 1760
33
0
0
Capt. William Terry and company, ranging, 1760
36
0
0
Your Committee recommends it to the House that a proper person be appointed to receive the monies allowed for the expedition against the Cherokees to the ranging companies, for wagoning, etc., and that he pay the same to the several persons entitled to receive it.
Dr. Andrew Scott was allowed five pounds seven shillings and ten pence, proclamation money, for his claim for sundry medicines for soldiers belonging to Capttain Waddell and Captain Paine, in the year 1758, as by account field
5
7
10
Thomas Bashford, of Rowan county, was allowed two pounds four shillings and eight pence for his claim for provisions found the Cherokee Indians in the years 1757 and 1758, as by account filed
2
4
8
Willis Ellis, of Rowan county, was allowed seven pounds nine shillings and six pence, proclamation money, for entertainment for the Catawba Indians in the year 1759, as by account filed
7
9
6
Charles Cogdell was allowed nine pounds seventeen shillings and two pence for sundry disbursements on a command to the Cherokee nation, as by account filed
9
17
2
Joseph Carruthers, Sheriff of Craven county, was allowed twenty-four pounds six shillings and eight pence, proclamation money, for his claim for sundry services done, as by account field
24
6
8
Daniel Dupree was allowed eleven pounds ten shillings, proclamation money, for storage of sundry arms belonging to the public. (Your Committee is of opinion that no claim of this kind be allowed for the future)
10
10
0
Your Committee recommends it to the House that a proper allowance be made for the taking of ten Indian scalps (produced by Col. Hugh Waddell and Mr. John Frohock), taken by a party of volunteers who went out at their own expense, and has not brought any charge against the public for the same. Allowed by the House, and to be equally divided amongst the adventurers in proportion to the number of scalps
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100
0
0
Perrigan Cox was allowed four pounds, proclamation money, for committee room, candles, etc
4
0
0
Your Committee, to avoid the trouble of messengers, has destroyed the sum of one pound, old tenors, paid into your Committee, as by the above report
1
0
0
It is the opinion of your Committee that Andrew Knox be allowed twenty-five pounds, proclamation money, for acting as Clerk for this Committee
25
0
0
Wm. Halsey is allowed for a horse impressed
12
0
0
Charles Blount was allowed six pounds, proclamation money, for taking up three deserters belonging to Capt. Arbuthnot’s company, allowed heretofore, but not paid
6
0
0
JOHN SWANN,
JOHN DAWSON,
JOHN STARKEY,
JOHN ASHE,
RICHARD CASWELL,
WM. WILLIAMS,
J. BARROW,
JOHN FROHOCK,
ANTHONY HUTCHINS,
EDW. VAIL,
JAS. CARY, JR.
Gentlemen of His Majesty’s Honorable Council:


20th May, 1760.

In the Assembly. The foregoing claims were read and allowed, and desire your Honors’ concurrence thereto.

SAMUEL SWANN, Speaker.
By order,
WM. HERRITAGE, Clerk.


23rd May 1760.

In the Upper House. Read and concurred with.

JAMES HASELL, P. C.
ARTHUR DOBBS.
By order,
JOHN SMITH, Clerk.