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Report by the Committee of both Houses of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning public claims
North Carolina. General Assembly
December 03, 1760
Volume 22, Pages 824-827

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC CLAIMS, HELD AT WILMINGTON, 18TH NOV., A. D. 1760.

Present—The Honorables John Swann, Maurice Moore, Lewis DeRosset, Esquires, members of his Majesty’s Council; John Starkey, John Ashe, William Bertram, Mr. Mackey, Edward Vail, Samuel Benton, John Frohock, Robert Howe, Blake Baker, Esquires, members of Assembly.

The Committee being met at the house of Mr. John Jones, proceeded to make a choice of a Chairman, and Mr. John Sarkey was chosen accordingly, and at the same time Mr. James Walker was appointed Clerk to the said Committee.

Ordered by the Committee that the said James Walker set up an advertisement, giving all persons notice having business in said Committee, to give their attendance at the house of Mr. John Jones, where the said Committee will attend to do business every evening during the session.

Mr. Joseph Watters was allowed the sum of sixty pounds, proclamation money, for a negro man called Tom, condemned agreeable to an act of Assembly of this Province, directing the trial of slaves; the said negro since reprieved by his Excellency. The Committee are of opinion that the House order him to be stripped of by the Treasurer to reimburse the public
£60
0
0
Mr. John Dalrymple was allowd the sum of sixty pounds, proclamation money, for a negro man called Jack, which was shot, breaking his master’s house and being run away
60
0
0
Mr. William Bryan, Sheriff of Johnston, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1759, he having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
Mr. Joseph Cruthers, Sheriff of Craven, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1758, he having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
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Mr. Thomas Robinson, Sheriff of Bladen, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1758, he having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
Mr. John Stewart, Sheriff of Cumberland, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1756, he having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
Mr. James Polavint was allowed his claim for four pounds one shilling and four pence, for holding two inquests, to-wit, one on the body of John Snead, the other on the body of Agnes Taylor, neither of them having any estate
4
1
4
Mr. Morgan Brown was allowed his claim of four pounds one shilling and four pence for holding two inquests, to-wit, one on the body of Joseph Carrel, the other on the body of John Thall, neither of them having any estate
4
1
4
Mr. William Walker was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff of New Hanover, for the year 1757, he having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
Mr. Samuel Green was allowed his claim of four pounds eight shillings, proclamation money, for sundry medicines for several criminals, as per accounts filed
4
8
0
Weight & Mortimer were allowed their claim of eight pounds for castrating and attending of two slaves, viz., Cyrus, belonging to Darby Eagan; Sampson, belonging to Job How, the Sheriff having given up his right
8
0
0
Mr. John Mortimer was allowed his claim of four pounds for castrating and attending a negro called Quaugh, the property of Mr. Dry, the Sheriff having given up his right
4
0
0
Mr. Joshua Toomer was allowed his claim of four pounds eighteen shillings for holding three inquests, to-wit, one on the body of John Read and one on the body of Ann Merrick, the other on the body of a negro, Tom, who died in jail, belonging to John Bell, the above having no estate
4
18
0
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Mr. William Powell was allowed his claim of twenty-five pounds twelve shillings, in full for seals to this day, account filed
25
12
0
Mr. William Powell was allowed his claim of forty-five pounds eight shillings and ten pence for sundry expresses, paid by his Excellency, as per vouchers field.
45
8
10
Mr. William Bartram was allowed his claim of four pounds one shilling and four pence for holding two inquests, to-wit, one on the body of a child, which was found dead in Bladen county, the other on the body of Patience Grant, neither of them having estates
4
1
4
Mr. Richard Spaight was allowed his claim of fifty-one pounds thirteen shillings and two pence in full for sundry services done, as per account filed to this day.
51
13
2
Mr. Frederick Gregg was allowed his claim of twenty-six pounds three shillings and four pence for work done, lumber, nails, etc., about the magazine, as by account filed; he was also allowed twelve pounds for one year’s care of the magazine
38
3
4
Mr. John Walker was allowed his claim of one pound nineteen shillings and four pence, for burning a negro fellow in Duplin, and sundry other services, etc
1
19
4
Mr. William Walker was allowed his claim of four pounds sixteen shillings and eight pence for executing two negroes, and sundry other services, etc
4
16
8
Your Committee recommends to the House that a proper allowance be made for the taking of an Indian scalp, produced by Mr. John Frohock, taken by Henry Harmon, who went with a party under the command of Captain Teague; allowed by the House
10
0
0
Mr. Jacob Lash was allowed his claim of four pounds ten shillings and ten pence for dieting a party of scouting men, sent out by him, who has not charged anything for their time, etc
4
10
10
Mr. Jacob Lash was also allowed a claim of twelve pounds five shillings and four pence for four men scouting by his order on the frontiers for forty-six days, which said Lash paid
12
5
4
Capt. Hugh McNight and company were allowed their claim for scouting from 17th May to 17th June, 1760
76
10
0
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Capt. Gideon Wright and company were allowed their claim for scouting fifty-two days, dated April 17, 1760
131
14
8
Capt. Morgan Bryan and company were allowed their claim for ranging, by account dated April 17th, 1760.
117
2
8
Capt. Willis Ellis and company were allowed their claim for ranging, by account from the 17th March to the 17th April, 1760
63
0
0
Capt. Thomas Donnol and company were allowed their claim for scouting five sundry times in the year 1760
51
6
0
Capt. Griffith Rutherford and company were allowed their claim of one hundred and ninety-seven pounds two shillings, for scouting in March 1760
197
2
0
Lieutenant Hugh Parks and company were allowed their claim for scouting, by account filed and dated May 21, 1760
93
4
0
Major John Dunn and company were allowed their claim for services on the frontiers in the years 1759, etc.
21
10
0
Dr. John Fergus was allowed his claim of fifteen pounds for medicines for the garrison of Fort Dobbs
15
0
0
Lieutenant Jonathan Downs and company were allowed their claim for scouting, as by accounts filed and dated from April 12th to the 19th May, 1760
41
8
0
Capt. Matthew Fool and company were allowed their claim for scouting, as by account, in April, 1760
89
15
0
Anthony Hutchins, Sheriff of Anson, was allowed, for carrying the body of George Nicholson, a criminal, to Rowan jail, etc
5
0
0

The above claims, having been re-examined, are ordered to be reported.

Captain Alexander Gordan was allowed his claim of two hundred and twenty-nine pounds fifteen shillings for services done on the Cherokee expedition in the year 1760, account filed
229
15
0
£1521
16
2
And £10 allowed for a scalp, not summed up before
10
0
0
£1531
16
2