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Report by the Committee of both Houses of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning public claims
North Carolina. General Assembly
November 27, 1766
Volume 22, Pages 840-847

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC CLAIMS, HELD AT NEW BERN, ON THURSDAY, THE 6TH OF NOVEMBER, 1766.

Present—The Honorables Lewis Henry DeRosset, John Sampson, Henry Eustace McCulloh, Esquires, members of the Council; Richard Caswell, Samuel Benton, John Frohock, Edward Vail, John Barrow, William Haywood, John Bradford, John Pain, Cullen Pollock, Thomas Respess, Thomas Lloyd, Samuel Spencer, Esquires, members of Assembly.

The Committee being met at the house of Mrs. Richardson, proceeded

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to make choice of a Chairman. Mr. Richard Caswell was chosen accordingly, and at the same time William Houston was appointed Clerk to said Committee.

Ordered by the said Committee that the Clerk set up notice to all persons concerned to give their attendance at the place aforementioned that the Committee proposes to sit at 5 o’clock next Saturday, and every evening after during the session.

ten shillings and six pence for prison fees, dieting and irons for sundry felons, as by account and voucher filed
Peter Johnson, jailer of the District of Salisbury, was allowed his claim of sixty-six pounds four shillings and six pence for prison fees, summoning and paying guards to sundry felons, as by accounts filed
£66
4
6
Matthew Rabour was allowed his claim of fifty pounds for a negro woman named Rose, executed for houseburning in Halifax county, and valued by the court who tried her to that sum, as by certificate filed
50
0
0
Richard Yates was allowed his claim of sixty pounds for a negro man named Pompey, executed in Hertford county for felony, and valued by the court who tried him to that sum, as by certificate filed
60
0
0
Benjamin Wynn was allowed his claim of twenty shillings for acting as Clerk of the court who tried the aforenamed negro Pompey
1
0
0
John Baker, Sheriff of Hertford county, was allowed his claim of forty-eight shillings and six pence, his fees for imprisonment and executing the aforesaid negro, Pompey, as by account filed
2
8
6
John Cherry was allowed his claim of eighty pounds for a negro man named Luke, who was executed in Beaufort county, and valued by the court who tried him to that sum, as by certificate filed
80
0
0
Wyriot Ormond was allowed his claim of twenty shillings for acting as Clerk to the court who tried the aforesaid negro, Luke
1
0
0
Roger Ormond, Sheriff of Beaufort county, was allowed his claim of forty shillings for fees for imprisonment and executing the aforesaid negro, Luke, as per account filed
2
0
0
Christopher Dudley, keeper of the jail in Halifax District, was allowed his claim of seventy-six pounds
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76
10
6
Anthony Hutchins, jailer of Anson county, was allowed his claim of three pounds and four pence for prison fees and conveying Jesse Carter, a felon, from Anson county to Salisbury, as by account filed
3
0
4
Robert Hightower, keeper of the jail in Granville county, was allowed his claim of twenty-six pounds fifteen shillings for prison fees, dieting and paying guards to sundry felons, as by accounts filed
26
15
0
The Hon. Lewis Henry DeRosset, Esq., was allowed his claim of seventy-five pounds for a negro man, named London, who was outlawed, apprehended afterwards, and in endeavoring to escape was drowned, as by certificate from the Inferior Court of New Hanover county
75
0
0
Cullen Pollock, Esq., was allowed his claim of one hundred and twenty pounds for two negro men slaves, named Toddy and Moses, executed in Bertie, valued to that sum, as by certificate from the courts who tried them
120
0
0
William Cray was allowed twenty shillings, his claim for acting as Clerk on the trial of a negro man, named Simon, belonging to Alex. Grant
1
0
0
Alexander Grant was allowed his claim of eighty pounds for a negro man, named Simon, who was executed in Onslow county, and valued to that sum, as appears by certificate from the court who tried him
80
0
0
Henry Rhodes, Sheriff of Onslow county, was allowed his claim of eleven pounds eleven shillings, his fees for guarding, dieting and executing a negro belonging to Alex. Grant, as per account filed
11
11
0
James Smith, an ensign in Rowan county, was allowed his claim of twelve pounds nineteen shillings for ranging on the frontiers, as per account filed
12
19
0
Samuel Ruffin, Sheriff of Edgecomb county, was allowed his claim of one pound seventeen shillings and four pence for imprisonment and executing a negro, as per account filed
1
17
4
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Thomas Merrett, jailer of Edgecomb, was allowed his claim of sixteen shillings and eight pence, his fees for imprisonment of the said negro, as per account filed
16
8
John Sullivant, Deputy Sheriff of Duplin county, was allowed his claim of seven pounds, ten shillings for apprehending and delivering one Isaac Hutson, a felon, to the Sheriff of Craven, as per vouchers and account filed
7
10
0
The Hon Benjamin Heron, Esq., Secretary, was allowed his claim of one hundred seventy-seven pounds four shillings for office rent and service done in the Secretary’s office from the 29th of November, 1764, to November 18th, 1766, as per account, on oath, filed
177
4
0
His Excellency, the Governor, was allowed his claim of sixty-four pounds sixteen shillings and six pence for his disbursements for Fort Johnston and the Chief of the Tuscarora Indians, etc., as per account, on oath, filed
64
16
6
James Davis, printer, was allowed his claim of one hundred and ninety pounds for printing the laws and journals of 1764 and last sessions of Assembly, agreeable to a resolve of the said Assembly, as per accounts filed
190
0
0
Major Robert McClenachan, of Mecklenburg county, was allowed his claim of thirty-nine pounds eighteen shillings and five pence, being so much paid by him to sundry persons for ranging on the frontiers in the years 1759 and 1760, as per receipts and accounts, on oath, filed
39
18
5
Dr. Jacob Deadham was allowed his claim of three pounds for castrating a negro, called Charles, the property of Mr. Samuel Duncomb, of Chowan county, as per certificate, on oath, filed
3
0
0
Mountford Elbeck, Esq., Associate Judge of Halifax District, was allowed his claim of eighty pounds for his attendance four courts in that district, as per account filed
80
0
0
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Disallowed by the House.

shillings and eight pence for imprisonment and dieting sundry felons, as per account and vouchers filed
Griffith Rutherford was allowed his claim of six pounds ten shillings and eight pence, being so much paid by him to sundry persons for ranging on the frontiers in the year 1759, as per account, on oath, filed
6
10
8
Nathaniel Henderson, Sub-Sheriff of Granville county, was allowed a claim of five pounds for carrying one John Riley, a felon, to Halifax jail, as per account, on oath, filed
5
0
0
William Moore, Sub-Sheriff of Bute county, was allowed his claim for conveying to Halifax jail two felons, George and James Martin, the sum of two pounds ninteen shillings and four pence, as per account, on oath, filed
2
19
4
Thomas Cook was allowed his claim of sixty pounds for a negro, named Ben, executed in Bute county and valued to that sum, as by certificate from the court who tried him
60
0
0
William Branch, Sub-Sheriff of Halifax county, was allowed his claim of three pounds one shilling and four pence, being so much paid by him for guarding of felons, as per account, on oath, filed
3
1
4
Elizabeth Bonner, administratrix of Henry Bonner, of Chowan county, deceased, was allowed her claims of one hundred and sixty pounds for two negroes, named Cato and Peter, executed in Edenton, and valued to that sum, as by certificate from the court who tried them
160
0
0
Francis Lock, Sheriff of Rowan county, was allowed his claim of six pounds six shillings for hanging William Hand, a felon, and other incident charges, as per account filed
6
6
0
John Bradford, Sheriff of Halifax county, was allowed his claim of twenty-five pounds one shilling and six pence for executing John Riley and William Massey, two felons, and other incident charges, as per account filed
25
1
6
James Stevenson, jailer for the district of New Bern, was allowed his claim of nineteen pounds eighteen
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19
18
8
Robert Howe, Esq., Associate Judge of the District of Wilmington, was allowed his claim of eighty pounds for his attendance four courts in that district, as per account filed
80
0
0

Disallowed by the House.

same shall be allowed or not is submitted to the House. Allowed by the House to be paid out of the sinking fundHouse. Allowed by the House
George Magowan, jailer for the district of Salisbury, was allowed his claim of thirty-eight pounds eighteen shillings and eight pence, for imprisonment and dieting of sundry felons, as per account and vouchers filed
38
18
8
Fountain Elwin, Esq., was allowed his claim of nine pounds fourteen shillings and eight pence for seals to sundry proclamations and commissions, as per account on oath, filed
9
14
8
Richard Blackledge, Sheriff of Craven county, was allowed his claim of eighteen pounds ten shillings for branding of Moses Cornelius, paying the guard that attended the prisoners in jail, etc., as per account, on oath, filed
18
10
0
Humphry Nicholls, Sheriff of Bertie county, was allowed a claim of four pounds for his fees for executing two negroes, Moses and Toddy, belonging to Cullen Pollock, Esq., as per account filed
4
0
0
Robert Harris, Esq., was allowed his claim of twenty-five shillings, which he paid for victualiing the guards of a criminal from Orange county to Halifax jail, as per account filed
1
5
0
James Hannah, blacksmith, was allowed a claim of eight pounds for irons furnished the jailer in Salisbury District, as per account filed
8
0
0
John Miller, of Halifax county, produced a claim of forty-five pounds, proclamation money, being so much destroyed by fire on the 22nd of March last past, fourteen pounds whereof belonging to one John Reade, as appears by several affidavits filed; but whether the
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45
0
0
The Hon. Robert Palmer, Esq., exhibited a claim of one hundred forty pounds seven shillings and eight pence, said to be disbursements on carrying the post from Suffolk, in Virginia, to Charlestown from 8th June, 1765, to 25th December following, and also one other claim of Arthur Hamilton, deputy postmaster at Wilmington, for eight pounds twelve shillings and seven pence, sterling, equal, he says, to seventeen pounds eleven shillings and two pence, proclamation money, for carrying on the post office, rent and other incident charges, which claims your Committee think themselves not warranted to allow, consistent with the resolve of the last session of Assembly relative to the post; therefore humbly refer the same to the consideration of the House. Not allowed by the House.
Abraham Shepperd, formerly Sheriff of Dobbs county, was allowed his claim of ten pounds five shillings and four pence for his fees for conveying and delivering Alexander Mitchell and son to the jail of the District of New Bern, as per account filed
10
5
4
John Walsh, Sub-Sheriff of Cumberland county, was allowed his claim of six pounds eighteen shillings for conveying Gilbert McCarter, a felon, from Cumberland county to the public jail at Wilmington, as per account filed
6
18
0
Robert Howe, Esq., was allowed his claim of sixty-nine pounds seven shillings and ten pence for mounting and removing the great guns from Wilmington to Fort Johnston, and sundry other charges, as per account, on oath, filed
69
7
10
It is the opinion of your Committee that six pounds be allowed the Widow Richardson for committee room, fire and candles, for this present session
6
0
0
It is the opinion of your Committee that a proper allowance be made for the Clerk, which is referred to the
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20
0
0
£1841
8
9
RICHARD CASWELL, Chairman,
SAMUEL BENTON,
JOHN FROHOCK,
JOHN BARROW,
WILLIAM HAYWOOD,
JOHN BRADFORD,
THOMAS RESPESS,
THOMAS LLOYD,
SAMUEL SPENCER,
FELIX KENAN,
DUNCAN LAMON,
Gentlemen of His Majesty’s Honorable Council.

The foregoing reports were read and approved of and allowed, except two claims, one to Robert Howe, Esq., Associate Judge of Wilmington District, the other to Montfort Elbeck, Esq., Associate Judge of Halifax District, which were disallowed by this House, and desire your Honors’ concurrence thereto.

JOHN HARVEY, Speaker.

November 27th, 1766. In the Assembly.
By order,
WM. HERRITAGE, Clerk.