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Report by the Committee of both Houses of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning public claims
North Carolina. General Assembly
March 07, 1764
Volume 22, Pages 836-840

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC CLAIMS, HELD AT WILMINGTON ON FRIDAY, THE 10TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1764.

Present—The Honorables Lewis Henry DeRosset, John Sampson, Esquires, members of the Council; John Starkey, Richard Caswell, Samuel Benton, William Bartram, Felix Kenan, Joseph Bell, John Simpson, Esquires, members of the Assembly.

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

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

Mr. William Powell was allowed his claim of twenty-eight pounds two shillings and eight pence, in full for seals from the 24th day of December, 1762 to the 21st of April, 1763, as per his account, on oath, filed
£28
2
8
Reuben Searcy, Sheriff of Granville county, was allowed his claim of twenty pounds for conveying six felons (who don’t appear to have any estate) with a guard from Granville jail to the jail in Halifax town, as per his account, on oath, filed
20
0
0
Joshua Haughton was allowed his claim of six pounds for guarding and conveying two felons (who don’t appear to have any estate) from Johnston county to the jail in Halifax, as per his account, on oath, filed
6
0
0
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Arthur Benning, Sheriff of New Hanover county, was allowed his claim of eight pounds for castrating and curing two negro slaves, one belonging to John DuBois, Esq., and the other to Dr. Corbyn, as per account filed
8
0
0
James Isler, of Onslow county, was allowed his claim of three pounds for nursing and feeding his negro slave, called Joe, who was castrated agreeable to the sentence of the Special Court of that county, as per account filed
3
0
0
Enoch Ward, former Sheriff of Onslow county, was allowed his claim of twenty shillings for castrating a negro fellow belonging to James Isler; also three pounds eighteen shillings for conveying John Hall, a felon (who don’t appear to have any estate) from Onslow county to Wilmington jail, as per account field
4
18
0
Frederick Gregg (who hath the care of the magazine in Wilmington) was allowed his claim of fifty-six pounds fifteen shillings and ten pence for storages, his salary and extra services from the 22nd day of October, 1762, to 22nd day of January, 1764, as per his account, on oath, filed
56
15
10
The executors of John Daniel were allowed their claim of sixty pounds for a negro fellow, called Titus, who was outlawed and shot, as per certificate from the Inferior Court of New Hanover county, which is filed
60
0
0

The three following claims, laid before the Committee by Mr. Martin Fifer, were allowed:

three writs of election to the counties of Bertie, Hertford and Edgecombe, as per account filed
Lieut. Thomas Black was allowed his claim of six pounds as a gratuity for ranging after the Indians who killed King Heygler and several white people, and his company, which consisted of thirty men, was allowed eighty-nine pounds two shillings, as per account filed, dated in October, 1763
95
2
0
Lieut. Samuel Jack was allowed three pounds four shillings, and his company, which consisted of fourteen men, was allowed twenty-two pounds eight shillings, for the like service
25
12
0
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Robert Patten was allowed five pounds sixteen shillings, and his company, which consisted of twelve men, was allowed thirty-four pounds sixteen shillings, for the same service, as per certificate filed
40
12
0
Wyriott Ormond produced a claim for commissions and storage on powder and lead on account of the tonnage duties in Port Bath in his father’s lifetime, which was rejected, it being the opinion of your Committee he ought to have retained it out of the powder and lead which had been received in.
Benjamon Heron, Esq., Secretary, was allowed his claim of one hundred and twenty-six pounds three shillings for office rent and services done in the Secretary’s office from the 11th of August to the 20th of February, 1764, as per account, on oath, filed
126
3
0
James Kenan, Sheriff of Duplin county, was allowed his claim of five pounds for guarding and conveying a felon (who don’t appear to have any estate) from Duplin county to Wilmington jail
5
0
0
John Davis, Jr., was allowed his claim of nine pounds sixteen shillings, in full for seals and several commissions, etc., from the 10th of June, 1763, to the 23rd of February, 1764, as per account, on oath, filed
9
16
0
Mr. Samuel Swann was allowed thirty pounds as a gratuity for defending two chancery suits, in the absence of the Attorney-General, and for assisting his deputy in five suits in the Superior Court at New Bern in behalf of the public
30
0
0
His Excellency, the Governor, put in a claim of two hundred pounds sterling, said to be for his expenses in attending the late congress with the Indians at Augusta; allowed by the Committee, submitted to the House
266
13
4
John Walker, late Sheriff of New Hanover county, was allowed his claim of thirty pounds two shillings for feeding and maintaining seven Spanish prisoners from the 2nd of December, 1762, to the 15th of January, following, as per account, on oath, filed
30
2
0
Christopher Neale was allowed ten pounds for carrying
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10
0
0
Hezekiah Russ, of Anson county, was allowed sixty pounds for his negro slave, called Dick, hanged for poisoning a negro fellow belonging to John Crawford, as per certificate from the Court, filed
60
0
0
Bently Franklyn, Deputy Sheriff of Anson county, was allowed forty shillings for guarding and executing of negro, Dick, belonging to Hezekiah Russ, as per account filed
2
0
0
John Horner, former Sheriff of Anson county, was allowed eight pounds for his salary as Sheriff for the year 1758, having accounted for that year
8
0
0
James Picket’s estate (former Sheriff of Anson county) was allowed sixteen pounds for his salary the years 1756 and 1757, having accounted for those years
16
0
0
John Simpson, late Sheriff of Pitt county, was allowed four pounds for castrating, nursing and curing a negro fellow, called Sam, belonging to the estate of Captain Buck, deceased, as per account filed
4
0
0
William Branch, Sheriff of Halifax county, was allowed seventeen pounds eight shillings for keeping, guarding and feeding three felons (who don’t appear to have any estate), as per account filed
17
8
0
Anthony Hutchins, former Sheriff of Anson county, was allowed twelve pounds for guarding and conveying four felons (who don’t appear to have any estate) from the jail of the county to Salisbury jail, as per account, on oath
12
0
0
Walter Lindsay was allowed twenty pounds for taking care of Fort Dobbs and the stores, by the Governor’s order, and for the pay of four men a month, called in to his assistance when the Indians killed King Heyglar and several white people, as per account, on oath, filed
20
0
0

It is the opinion of your Committee that the stores, etc., there be removed, to save any further expense to the public.

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It is the opinion of your Committee that John Jones be allowed six pounds for committee room, fire and candles for this present session of Assembly
6
0
0
It is the opinion of your Committee that a proper allowance be made for the Clerk, which is referred to the House
35
0
0
WILLIAM BARTRAM,
JOHN SIMPSON,
SAMUEL BENTON,
JOHN STARKEY,
JOSEPH BELL,
RICHARD CASWELL,
FELIX KENAN,
Gentlemen of His Majesty’s Council.


March 7th, 1764.

In the Assembly. The foregoing reports were read, approved of and allowed by the House, to which we desire your Honors’ concurrence.

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

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly:

The foregoing report was read in this House and concurred with in the Upper House of Assembly.

JAMES MURRAY, President.
By order.

Concurred with:

ARTHUR DOBBS.

10th March, 1764.