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Acts of the North Carolina General Assembly, 1758
North Carolina. General Assembly
April 28, 1758 - May 04, 1758
Volume 23, Pages 483-484

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LAWS OF NORTH CAROLINA, 1758.

At a General Assembly begun and held at New Bern, on the Twelfth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Four and from thence continued, by several Prorogations, to the Twenty Eighth Day of April, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Eight: Being the Sixth Session of this Assembly. Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor.

CHAPTER I.
An Act for granting an aid to his Majesty for augmenting the Troops now in the Pay of this Province, to be joined with those under the Command of Brigadier General Forbes, paying them whilst employed in the said Service and for placing Garrisons in the Forts on the Sea Coast.

[Full text of this chapter is available at vol. 25, p. 361-364.]

CHAPTER II.
An Act to enable the Commissioners of Port Roanoke, to amend the Navigation of the said Port; and for other Purposes.

I. Whereas, from the bad Condition of the Channel from Beacon Island, through the Swatch, the Trade and Commerce of the Northern Parts of this Province is greatly prejudiced; and it having been represented to this Assembly by the Commissioners of Port Roanoke, that by removing certain Shoals, a better Channel may be made to Roanoke Bar, and that they have employed a skilful Person to undertake the same; Wherefore to enable the said Commissioners to accomplish the said Undertaking, in the most effectual Manner,

II. Be it Enacted, by the Governor, Council and Assembly, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act, instead of the Powder and Lead Duty payable in the said Port of Roanoke, the Receiver of the said Duty, for and during the Space of Five Years, shall receive the same in Proclamation Money at the Rate of Two Shillings per Ton, for every Vessel that shall enter in the said Port; the Tonnage of which Vessel shall be ascertained agreeable to the Directions of an Act of Assembly, intituled, An Act to amend and continue An Act intituled, An Act for granting to his Majesty a Duty upon the Tonnage of Ships and other Vessels coming into this Province, for the Purposes therein mentioned; which Duty the said Receiver shall, from Time to Time, after deducting Five per Centum, and no more for his Commissions, pay to the Order of the Commissioners of the said Port, to be employed and laid out in mending the Channel, and improving of the same, in such Manner as they shall think most beneficial and serviceable for the Public.

III. Provided nevertheless, That the said Commissioners shall, from Time to Time, out of the Money arising from the said Duty, supply Fort Granville with Two Fifths of the Ammunition necessary to be expended in the said Fort.

IV. And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That all Vessels hereafter coming into the said Port of Roanoke over Roanoke Bar, shall

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be subject to the same Tax as those which come over Roanoke Bar, are liable, by an Act of Assembly, intituled An Act for facilitating the Navigation of Port Bath, Port Roanoke and Port Beaufort; and the Collector of Port Roanoke shall, from Time to Time, after deducting his Commissions, pay to the Order of the Commissioners of Port Roanoke aforesaid, as well the Money he shall receive by this Act, as what he has, and shall receive by Virtue of the last recited Act, to be employed by them in improving the Navigation of the said Port as aforesaid.

V. And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Commissioners when required shall lay an Account of their proceedings, transactions, and disbursements, before the General Assembly.

VI. And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Honorable John Rieussett, Esq., be, and is hereby nominated and appointed a Commissioner of the Navigation for the Port of Roanoke.

VII. And whereas the Powder and lead Duty, payable in the Port of Brunswick is, by an Act of Assembly, intituled an Act to enable the Commissioners of Fort Johnston and Fort Granville to finish the Forts, and to erect Barracks for accommodating the Troops in the same, appropriated towards finishing Fort Johnston: and whereas the said Fort is at present well supplied with Ammunition; be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That from and after the passing of this Act, instead of the Powder and Lead Duty, payable in the said Port of Brunswick, the Receiver of the said Dnty shall receive the same in Proclamation Money, at the rate of Two Shillings per Ton, for every Vessel that shall enter the said Port, for Five Years from and after the passing of this Act, and be intitled to Five per Cent. Commissions on such Money, and no more.

CHAPTER III.
An Act for altering the Times for holding Courts in Northampton, Edgecomb, Granville and Orange Counties.

(Omitted.)

[Full text of this chapter is available at vol. 25, p. 364.]

CHAPTER IV.
An Act to confirm and establish several Vestries and other Purposes.

(Printed in Private Acts, post.)

CHAPTER V.
An Act for Discontinueing the Warehouses at Elbeck's Landing, and erecting others in the Town of Halifax.

(Printed in Private Acts, post.)

CHAPTER VI.
An Act for establishing a Town on the Land of Jonathan Phelps, on Perquimons River.

(Printed in Private Acts, post.)

Signed by
ARTHUR DOBBS, Governor.
Matthew Rowan, President.
SAMUEL SWANN, Speaker.