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Report by the Committee of both Houses of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning public claims
North Carolina. General Assembly
January 11, 1768
Volume 22, Pages 847-852

[PAGE ONE.]


NORTH CAROLINA—ss.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC CLAIMS, HELD AT NEW BERN ON FRIDAY THE 11TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1767.

Present—The Honorables Lewis DeRosset, John Sampson and Benjamin Heron, Esquires, members of the Council [balance of page burnt].

[PAGE TWO.]

for the murder of Lewis Boll, as per certificate field
William Cannon, of Duplin county, was allowed his claim of sixty pounds for his negro, Simon, executed
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£60
0
0
James Sampson, Clerk of Duplin county, was allowed his claim of two pounds for his fees on the trial of said negro, Simon, as per account field
2
0
0
James Kenan, Sheriff of Duplin county, was allowed his claim of three pounds for his fees and trouble in executing said negro, Simon, as per certificate field
3
0
0

[Balance of page two burned.]

[PAGE THREE.]

Richard Ward, of Onslow county, was allowed his claim of eighty pounds for his negro, Boston, executed for felony and valued to that sum, as per certificate field
80
0
0
William Gray, Clerk of Onslow county, was allowed his claim of twenty shillings for his fees on trial of said negro, Boston
1
0
0

Henry Rhodes, Sheriff of Onslow county, was allowed his claim of four pounds for fees due on trial and execution of said negro, Boston, and also his claim of ten pounds [balance of page three burned].

[PAGE FOUR.]

Thomas Edwards, of Dobbs county, was allowed his claim of sixty pounds for his negro, Dick, executed for murder and valued to that sum, as per certificate field
60
0
0
Martin Caswell, Clerk of Dobbs county, was allowed his claim of twenty shillings for his fees on trial of said negro Dick
1
0
0
John Weaver, Sheriff of Dobbs county, was allowed his claim of four pounds for his fees, trouble and expense in executing said Dick, as per account field
4
0
0

[Balance of page four burned.]

[PAGE FIVE.]

Felix Kenan, late Sheriff of Duplin county, was allowed his claim of thirty pounds for sundry monies by him overpaid the Treasurer of the Southern District, as per account, receipt and certificate field
30
0
0
William Currell was allowed his claim of two pounds seventeen shillings and four pence for two inquistions taken before him as coroner of Tyrrell county
2
17
4
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Isaac Edwards, the Governor’s Secretary, was allowed his claim of nineteen pounds four shillings and eight pence for sundry seals and commissions, as per account filed
19
4
8

[Balance of page five burned.]

[PAGE SIX.]

John Bradford, Sheriff of Halifax county, was allowed his claim of eighty-six pounds five shillings and ten pence for his fees and for conveying sundry felons from Halifax jail to Edenton jail and from Halifax jail to New Bern jail, and for executing William Robinson, a felon, as per account filed
86
5
10
Benjamin Heron, Esq., Secretary, was allowed his claim of three hundred and eighty pounds eight shillings and three pence for sundry commissions and proclamations, and for office rent, as per account filed
380
8
3

[Balance of page six burned.]

[PAGE SEVEN.]

JohnSwearingin was allowed his claim of five pounds for apprehending and conveying Israel Fulson, a felon, to Salisbury jail, as per account filed
5
0
0
John Lewis Beard was allowed his claim of three pounds twelve shillings for so much money paid the several persons who guarded Salisbury jail, as per account filed
3
12
0
William Neill, Lieutenant, was allowed his claim of one hundred and twenty-four pounds seven shillings for the pay of himself and twenty-five men under his command in ranging the frontiers, by order of Col. Hugh Waddell, in 1760, as per account filed
124
7
0

[Balance of page seven burned.]

[PAGE EIGHT.]

Peter Johnson, former jailer of Salisbury, was allowed his claim of twenty-three pounds and eight pence, proclamation money, for his prison fees against sundry felons and for Edward Hughs, who was imprisoned at suit of his Excellency, the Governor, as per account filed
23
0
8
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John Bravard was allowed his claim of thirty-five pounds for his negro Dick, executed in Rowan county and valued to that sum, as per certificate filed
35
0
0
Francis Lock, Sheriff of Rowan county, was allowed his claim of eighty pounds fourteen shillings for his fees for guarding sundry felons and for castrating a negro belonging to Elizabeth Flemming, and for money by him paid Dr. Anthony Newnan for amputating John Burnet’s hand, a notorious felon, as per account filed.
80
14
0

[PAGE NINE.]

Martha Hill was allowed her claim of fifty pounds for a negro man, named Bacchus, executed for a rape in Bertie county, and valued to that sum, as per certificate from the court who tried him
50
0
0
The administrators of Francis Corbin, Esq., deceased, were allowed a claim of eighty pounds for a negro man, named Cudgoe, executed in Chowan county for felony, and valued to that sum, as by certificate from the court who tried him
80
0
0
William Herritage was allowed a claim of twenty shillings for three inkstands and candles provided for the Assembly, as pr account filed
1
0
0
The Hon. Martin Howard, Esq., Chief Justice, was allowed a claim of twenty-one pounds, also Frederick Blount, Clerk of the Crown, a claim of twenty-three pounds six shillings, and Marmaduke Jones, Esq., late Attorney-General, sixteen pounds, for their respective fees on indictments against sundry capital offenders who were discharged in the District of Edenton, being adjudged insolvent, as per accounts filed
60
6
0

[PAGE TEN.]

disbursements to workmen thereon, by order of his Excellency, the Governor, as per account filed
Samuel Ashe was allowed sixty pounds for prosecuting forty suits in behalf of the public against sundry persons in the District of Wilmington, as per certificate from the Clerk of that district
60
0
0
Mrs. Dalrymple, widow of John Dalrymple, Esq., deceased, was allowed thirty-five pounds three shillings for sundry materials for repairing Fort Johnston and
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35
3
0
John Hoggans was allowed twelve pounds for apprehending and conveying three prisoners to Salisbury jail, as per account filed
12
0
0
George Campbell was allowed seventy pounds for a negro man, named Quash, executed in Chowan county for murder, and valued to that sum, as by certificate from the court who tried him
70
0
0

[PAGE ELEVEN.]

The Hon Lewis DeRosset, Esq., was allowed sixteen pounds, thirteen shillings and four pence for transporting under a guard by habeas corpus two rogues named Turner from Wilmington to New Bern whilst he was Sheriff, as per account, on oath, filed
16
13
4
Antipass Tisdale was allowed twenty-one pounds four shillings for 212 days and nights, guarding and safely keeping prisoners in New Bern jail, as per account filed
21
4
0
Lieut. William Hoggans was allowed eighteen pounds sixteen shillings and eight pence for the pay and subsistence of himself and sixteen men, ranging on the frontiers, by order of Col. Alexander, in the year 1763, as per account filed
18
16
8
Richard Blackledge, Sheriff of Craven county, was allowed one hundred and nineteen pounds fifteen shillings and two pence for prison fees, irons, conveying sundry persons and executing sundry felons, as per account filed
119
15
2

[PAGE TWELVE.]

Samuel Cornell exhibited a claim of forty pounds for duties by him paid on twenty-four hogsheads of rum which were immediately exported out of this Province and afterwards landed in South Carolina, as by a receipt and affidavit filed; and whether this claim be allowed, and if allowed, be paid out of the sinking fund or not, is submitted to the House.

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It is the opinion of your Committee that Mrs. Arthur be allowed eight pounds for committee room, fire and candles this present session of Assembly
8
0
0
It is also the opinion of your Committee that William Houston be allowed thirty pounds for acting as Clerk to your Committee this session
30
0
0
£2102
15
3
RICHARD CASWELL, Chairman.
LEWIS DE ROSSET,
JOHN SAMPSON,
BENJAMIN HERON,
SAMUEL BENTON,
J. BARROW,
EDW. VAIL,
HUGH WADDELL,
FELIX KENAN,
THOMAS RESPESS,
FERGD. CAMPBELL,
Gentlemen of His Majesty’s Honorable Council.

The foregoing reports were read in the Assembly, approved of by the House, except the claim of the Hon. Martin Howard, Esq., Chief Justice; Frederick Blount, Clerk of the Crown; Marmaduke Jones, Attorney-General, and Samuel Cornell, which are disallowed, and desire your Honors’ concurrence hereto.


11th January, 1768.
JOHN HARVEY, Speaker.
By order,
WM. HERRITAGE, Clerk.


14th January, 1768.

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

JAMES HASELL, P. C.
By order,
J. BURGWIN, Clerk.


15th January, 1768.

Approved of:

WM. TRYON.