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Deposition of William Houston concerning land grants in North Carolina
Houston, William, d. ca. 1795
Volume 04, Pages 1136-1137

The Deposition of Doctor William Houston of full age being sworn on the Holy Evangelist to the first Interrogatory says that he wrote the Original by Henry McCulloh Esqre Memorialist's order and believes that Alexr McCulloh the Auditor had it to deliver to his Excellcy Gabriel Johnston Esqre Govr as to the purport of the said Letter he referrs to a Copy thereof hereunto annexed and signed by him and believes the same to be a true Copy.

The Deponent to the second Interrogatory swears that he had a certain paper or agreement signed by Mathew Rowan Esqre and he proved the same before Rufus Marsden Notary Publick at Wilmington in May 1744 which agreement was in the words following to wit Whereas his

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Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqre Governour of his Majesty's Province of North Carolina hath appointed me Surveyor General of the said Province I do hereby promise to be accountable upon demand for all the Fees and Profits that shall arise or become due on the return of Warrants and to pay to Capt Samuel Woodard of the said Province one Moiety or half of said Fees when I receive it and one half of the Salary when received as Witness my hand and seal this fourth day of March 173⅞

And witnessed
Atchison Rowan
John White.