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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Francis Fane to the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Fane, Francis, d. 1757
August 05, 1737
Volume 04, Page 252

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[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 11. B. 66.]

My Lords, [of the Board of Trade]

In obedience to your Lordships' commands signified to me by Mr Popple I have considered the nine following Acts passed at North Carolina in 173⅘, entituled

An Act for stamping and exchanging the present Bills of Currency of this Province and for the better explaining an Act of the General Assembly past the 27th day of November 1729 entituled An Act for making & emitting the sum of £40,000 Public Bills of Credit of North Carolina.

An Act for repealing a Clause in an Act entituled an Act relating to Biennial and other Assemblies which empowers Freemen of the several precincts to vote for Members of Assembly and declaring what persons shall be qualified to vote for Members to sit in General Assembly and also qualification of Members for the future.

An Act for laying out, making, altering and keeping in repair the several roads and highways within the several precincts of the County of Bath; and for building bridges & cleansing & keeping clean the several rivers and Creeks within the same.

An Act for reviving an Act entituled an additional Act to the Act for Tryal of small and mean causes.

An Act for laying a duty on Liquors for and towards defraying the contingent charges of the Government; and to make a poll tax on the poorer Inhabitants more easy.

An Act to ascertain the Allowance of His Majesty's Council and the Members of Assembly of this Province.

An additional Act to the Act Concerning Roads and Ferrys.

An Act to confirm and establish the Precincts of Onslow and Bladen and for appointing them distinct Parishes.

An Act for granting to His Majesty the sum of £14,150 3s 2d for the service of the publick of this Province and for laying a tax on the Inhabitants of the same for the payment thereof, and for stamping the sum of £10,000 Bills of Credit for the more immediate discharge of part thereof.

To all which I have no objection in point of Law.

I am, &c.,

5th August 1737.