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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 29, 1762
Volume 22, Pages 830-835

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC CLAIMS, HELD AT WILMINGTON ON MONDAY, THE 26TH DAY OF APRIL, A. D. 1762.

Present—The Honorables Lewis Henry DeRosset, John Thompson, Henry Eustace McCulloh, Esquires, members of the Council; John Starkey, William Bartram, Samuel Benton, John Barrow, Robert Howe, Edward Vail, Anthony Armistead, Blake Parker, John Frohock, Richard Caswell, Samuel Johnston, Esquires, members of the Assembly.

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

Ordered by the Committee that the said Frederick Jones set up an affidavit, giving notice to all persons having any business with the said Committee, to give their attendance at the house of Mr. John Campbell, where the said Committee will attend to do business every evening during the session.

Sheriff for the years 1756 and 1757, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for those yearsthe Superior Court at Halifax for that yearand attending several soldiers in Col. Waddel’s company, as per account
John Oliver was allowed thirty pounds, being the valuation money for a negro man called Tom, to him belonging, who was tried by the Special Court in Craven county and judgment that he should be castrated, which being put in execution, died by means of the operation in a short time after
£30
0
0
John Roberts was allowed his claim of sixty pounds, being the valuation money for a negro called Jack, who was executed for felony at New Bern, being the secon offense
60
0
0
Joel Lane, Sheriff of Halifax county, was allowed his claim of ten pounds eighteen shillings and four pence for sundry services, as per account filed
10
18
4
Philemon Hawkins, Sheriff of Granville county, was allowed his claim of twenty pounds, for his salary as Sheriff for the years 1758 and 1759, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for those years
20
0
0
William Johnston, Sheriff of Granville county, was allowed his claim of twenty pounds for his salary as
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20
0
0
Thomas Sawyer, Sheriff of Pasquotank, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1759, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
Lemuel Sawyer, Sheriff of Pasquotank, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1760, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
William Bray, Sheriff of Currituck, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1760, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
Mr. Andrew Miller was allowed three shillings and four pence, proclamation money, for twenty-five shillings, old tenor, paid into the Committee
3
4
Mr. Joseph Blount was allowed his claim of eight shillings, proclamation money, for three pounds, old tenor, paid in to the Committee
8
0
Theophilus Weeks was allowed his claim of five shillings and four pence, proclamation money, for forty shillings, old tenor, paid in to the Committee
5
4
Mr. Algernon Furnell was allowed his claim of twelve pounds for attending April Superior Court, 1761, at Wilmington, as Attorney-General
12
0
0
Mr. Richard Cogdell, Sheriff of Craven county, was allowed his claim of sixteen pounds, fifteen shillings and ten pence for sundry services, as per account filed
16
15
10
Mr. William Powell was allowed his claim of seventy four pounds, in full for seals to this day, as per account filed
74
0
0
William Haley, Sheriff of Chowan county, was allowed four pounds for castrating a negro called Jack, belonging to Joshua Bodiley, Esq., which is the allowance by law, as per account filed
4
0
0
Benjamin Person, Deputy Sheriff of Granville county, was allowed his claim of four pounds nineteen shillings and eight pence for conveying William Thomas, a murderer, from the county jail of Granville to
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4
19
8
William Armstrong, Sheriff of Cumberland county, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1757, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
Henry Roads, Sheriff of Onslow county, was allowed his claim of twenty pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the years 1760 and 1761, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for those years
20
0
0
Felix Kenan, Sheriff of Duplin county, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1760, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
John Walker, Sheriff of Duplin county, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1759, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
Ebenezer Harker, Sheriff of Cartaret county, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1758, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
Thomas Robinson, Sheriff of Bladen county, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1750, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
Joseph Williams, Sheriff of Duplin county, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1758, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
Joseph Fulford, Sheriff of Cartaret county, was allowed his claim of twenty pounds, for his salary as Sheriff for the years 1757 and 1758, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for those years
20
0
0
Thomas Bonner, Sheriff of Beaufort county, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1758, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
William Bryan, Sheriff of Johnston county, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1760, having fully accounted with the Treasurer
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10
0
0
Abram Sheperd, Sheriff of Dobbs county, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1760, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
The executors of Joseph Caruthers, deceased, late Sheriff of Craven county, were allowed their claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1760, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
Benjamin Miller, Sheriff of Rowan county, was allowed his claim of twenty pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the years 1759 and 1760, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for those years
20
0
0
Richard Speight, Esq., was allowed his claim of sixty pounds, being the valuation money for a negro man slave to him belonging, called Cato, who had been outlawed and wounded in apprehending, and died of his wounds in jail, as by a certificate from the County Court of Craven
60
0
0
Robert McClenahan was allowed his claim of twelve pounds two shillings, which had been produced to a former Committee and delayed then for want of proof, but now comes proved
12
2
0
Samuel Johnston was allowed his claim of forty shillings for fifteen pounds, old tenor, paid in to the Committee
2
0
0
Richard Spaight, Esq., Secretary, was allowed his claim of one hundred and seventeen pounds and four pence for services and office rent for the public to this time, as per account filed
117
0
4
Marmaduke Jones, Esk., was allowed his claim of nine pounds five shillings, which sum he paid for expresses sent to Edenton and elsewhere, as per his account filed
9
5
0
Mr. James Davis was allowed his claim of six pounds for printing and dispersing the Rev. Mr. Camp’s sermon, by order of the Assembly
6
0
0
Mr. William Powell was allowed his claim of five pounds eight shillings and eight pence for several expresses, as per receipts delivered in
5
8
8
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William Peacock was allowed his claim for fifty pounds, being the valuation money of a negro slave to him belonging, called Morrise, who was burnt for murder in Duplin county, as by certificate
50
0
0
Robert Johnston, Sheriff of Bladen county, was allowed his claim of ten pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1760, having fully accounted with the Treasurer for that year
10
0
0
William Cumings was allowed his claim of twelve pounds for attending at Halifax March Superior Court, 1761, as Attorney-General
12
0
0
Mr. John Campbell was allowed twenty-one shillings for nine days’ horse hire for Aaron Price, an express sent by Governor Dobbs to the Governor of Virginia
1
1
0
Mr. Andrew Knox, Sheriff of Perquimans county, was allowed his claim of four pounds for castrating a negro man, called Tom, belonging to the estate of James Long, deceased, as per account filed
4
0
0
Mr. Frederick Gregg was allowed his claim of forty-four pounds seventeen shillings and four pence for storages, his salary and extra services to the 22d of this month
44
17
4
Thomas Lowe, jailer of Granville, was allowed his claim of five pounds eighteen shillings for one hundred and eighteen days’ imprisonment of William Thomas, a murderer, as per account filed
5
18
0
Joel Lane, Sheriff of Halifax county, was allowed his claim of one pound nine shillings and four pence for maintaining the guard over Campbell Lassiter, a prisoner, as per account filed
1
9
4
Henry Horah was allowed his claim of twenty shillings for two days’ waggon hire to Fort Dobbs, as per account filed
1
0
0
Richard Spaight, Esq., was allowed his claim of four pounds four shillings, charged by him for an express sent from New Bern to Halifax, with proclamation to call the Assembly in June, 1760, upon his proving he paid it, as per account filed
4
4
0
Dr. Sam Green was allowed his claim of eleven pounds three shillings and four pence for sundry medicines
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11
3
4
Your Committee having received twenty-one pounds five shillings, old tenor, to avoid the trouble of messages, we burnt it in the committee room.
It is the opinion of your Committee that John Campbell be allowed the sum of forty shillings for committee room, fire and candles for this present session of Assembly
2
0
0
It is the opinion of your Committee that Frederick Jones be allowed twenty-five pounds as Clerk of the Committee for this present session of Assembly
25
0
0
Felix Kenan, Sheriff of Duplin county, was allowed his claim of eight pounds and eight pence for so much advanced Valentine Striker, Sergeant of Capt. Robert Howe’s company, as per account field
8
0
8
JOHN STARKEY, Chairman.
JOHN FROHOCK,
ROBERT HOWE,
WILLIAM BARTRAM,
J. BARROW,
SAMUEL BENTON,
EDW. VAIL,
ANTHONY ARMISTEAD,
SAM. JOHNSTON,
RICHARD CASWELL,
BLAKE BAKER,
Gentlemen of his Majesty’s Honorable Council
for the Assembly.


29th April, 1762.

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

JOHN ASHE, Speaker.
By order,
WM. HERRITAGE, Clerk.


11th December, 1762.

In the Upper House. The foregoing reports were read and concurred with.

By order,
J. BURGWIN, Clerk.