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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning the salary of Arthur Dobbs as Governor of North Carolina
Great Britain. Privy Council
March 28, 1754
Volume 05, Page 114

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 12. C. 31.]

At the Court at St James's the 28th day of March 1754.
Present The King's most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a report made by the right honble the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation affairs dated the 26th of this Instant upon considering a representation from the Lords Commrs for Trade & Plantation relating to the settling upon Arthur Dobbs Esqre the present Governor of North Carolina the like Salary of one thousand pounds per ann: as was allowed to the last Governor and likewise to the setting apart some other more certain fund for the payment thereof than that which has been hitherto appropriated for that purpose.

By which report it appears, that His Majesty was pleased in September 1733, to direct a Salary of one thousand pounds per annum to be paid to Gabriel Johnston Esqre, the late Governor of North Carolina out of the revenue of Quit rents arising within that Province, But that His Majesty's said revenue has not proved sufficient to answer the same—The Lords of the Committee therefore reported as their opinion that it might be adviseable for His Majesty not only to order the said Salary of one thousand pounds to be continued to the present Governor but in regard to the deficiency of the fund arising from the aforementioned revenue of Quit rents there, that some other more certain fund should be appropriated for the payment thereof—His Majesty having taken the said report into His royal consideration was pleased with the advice of His Privy Council to approve of what is therein proposed and to order that it be referred to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to consider of a proper fund for payment of the said Salary and to prepare and lay before His Majesty the necessary Instrument for establishing the said Salary upon such fund

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