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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Privy Council of England Committee for Trade and Foreign Plantations
England. Privy Council. Committee for Trade and Plantations
November 20, 1680
Volume 01, Pages 328-329

[B. P. R. O. Colonial Entry Bk. No. 106. p. 234.]
Earl of Sunderland.
Earl of Clarendon.
Earl of Halifax.
Mr Hyde
Ld Ch: Just: North
Mr Godolphin.

The Lords Proprietors of Carolina viz: the Earl of Shaftesbury, Earl of Craven and Sr Peter Colleton attend in pursuance of directions signifyed to them by order of the Committee dated the 19th of July last whereby their Lordships and the Commissioners of the Customs were desired to meet and conferr together in order to agree on some proposal

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for resetling that Government and the peaceable and due collection of his Majties Customs in that Province and to make report thereof unto the Committee And Thomas Miller Collector of the Customs there having presented divers petitions to his Majty in Council concerning Carolina on the 14th of June and 30th of July which had been thereupon transmitted to the Lords Proprietors the said Petitions are now read Mr Miller being alsoe present After which the proposals made by the Commissioners of the Customs unto the Lords Proprietors containing three particulars concerning the Customs and His Majties Officers are alsoe read together with the Answer of the Lords Proprietors upon the petitions of Thomas Miller and Timothy Bigs.

Divers other papers presented by Mr Miller touching the late disorders in Carolina and the hardships hee and others of his Majties Officers had suffered there are alsoe read as likewise several papers delivered by the Lords Proprietors concerning the behaviour of Mr Miller in Carolina.

Upon consideration of the whole matter the Lords of the Committee think fitt that the Lords Proprietors and the Commissioners of the Customs doe finally agree on the best method for the recovery of the arrears of Customs due to His Majesty and the collection of such as shall bee payable for the future To which the Lords Proprietors signify their consent and doe further promise according to what is proposed by the paper presented by the Commissioners of ye Customs to procure by their authority and influence in Carolina all just satisfaction to bee made unto Thomas Miller and the other officers of His Majties Customs for the losses they have injuriously sustained in that Country And also to use their utmost power to secure them from vexatious suits.