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Report by the Committee of both Houses of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning public claims
North Carolina. General Assembly
April 16, 1761
Volume 22, Pages 828-829

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC CLAIMS, HELD AT WILMINGTON, ON MONDAY, THE 6TH DAY OF APRIL, A. D. 1761.

Present—The Honorables John Swann, John Dawson, Maurice Moore, Esquires, members of the Council; John Starkey, William Bartram, Samuel Benton, Mr. Osburn, Robert Howe, Blake Baker, Mr. Smethick, John Ashe, John Barrow, Esquires, members of Assembly.

The Committee being met at the house of Mr. John Jones, proceeded to make choice of a Chairman. Mr. John Starkey 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 notice to all persons having any business with the 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. Henry Roads, Sheriff of Onslow, was allowed his claim of ten pounds as his salary for the year 1759, he having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
£10
0
0
Mr. William Skinner, Sheriff of Perquimans county, was allowed his claim of ten pounds as his salary for the year 1759, he having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
Cornelius Harnett, Esq., was allowed his claim of one pound nine shillings eight pence for holding an inquest on the body of one Menasses, a Portugese, he having paid the jury and the charges, etc
1
9
8
Mr. Richard Spaight was allowed his claim of fifty pounds three shillings and eight pence, in full for sundries done in the Secretary’s office to this day, account filed
50
3
8
Mr. William Powell was allowed his claim of thirty-one pounds six shillings eight pence, in full for seals, etc., to this day, accounts filed
31
6
8
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Frederick Gregg, Esq., was allowed his claim of eighteen pounds fourteen shillings and two pence for sundry services, accounts filed to this day
18
14
2
Mr. John Walker was allowed his claim of twenty-three pounds six shillings and ten pence for sundry services done, as per accounts filed
23
6
10
It is the opinion of your Committee that John Jones be allowed the sum of ten pounds for committee room, fire and candles for the last and present session of Assembly
10
0
0
It is the opinion of your Committee that James Walker be allowed the sum of twenty pounds as Clerk of the Committee for the last and present sessions of Assembly
20
0
0
£347
18
0
JOHN SWANN,
JOHN DAWSON,
MAURICE MOORE,
JOHN STARKEY,
J. BARROW,
ALEX. OSBURN,
SAMUEL BENTON,
EDMUND SMETHWICK,
WILLIAM BARTRAM,
JOHN ASHE.


16th of April, 1761.

The foregoing reports of the last and this present Committee of Claims were read, approved of and allowed by the House, and desire your Honors’ concurrence thereto.

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


16th of April, 1761.

In the Upper House, concurred with.

JAMES HASELL, P. C.
By order,
JOS. BURGWINN, Clerk.

Approved of.

ARTHUR DOBBS.