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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Petition from Henry McCulloh concerning payment of quit rents
McCulloh, Henry, ca. 1700-1779
May 15, 1754
Volume 05, Pages 121-122

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 12. C. 33.]
The humble Memorial of H. McCulloh. [to the Board of Trade] Sheweth,

That as your Lordships have now under consideration, the state of the Grants in which your Memorialist is concerned in No Carolina he

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most humbly prays leave to submit it to your Lordships, whether it doth not in all respects appear reasonable & equitable and also for the service of the Crown, to set off part of the £6200, due to your Memorialist by warrant from the Crown in South Carolina, in discharge of the quit rents of your Memorialists Lands, which will hereafter, become due to the Crown, in North Carolina, and also that in order to keep up the record in said Colony such persons as purchase Lands from him shall be at liberty to attorn to the Crown for the payment of their respective quit rents, in which case your Memorialist is to be exempted from any further demand in respect to the same.

Your Memorialist hath nothing more at heart than, if possible to prevent all manner of disputes in relation to his said settlement. And therefore most humbly prays your Lordships to take the premises into consideration and as your Memorialist hath £1035 sterling being the last payment of His Majestie's Warrant unapplied that your Lordships will be pleased to recommend it to His Majesty to grant him the liberty to set off said sum of £1035 sterling to the payment of such quit rents as may hereafter arise and become payable by him in North Carolina, and that when his tenants or such as have mesne conveyances under him have attorned to the Crown for the payment of their respective quit rents he shall be thereafter exempted from the payment of such part or proportion thereof.

And your Memorialist as in duty bound Shall ever pray &c.


Recd May 15th 1754.

Additional Notes for Electronic Version: Transmitted by the Board of Trade to King George II - See Related Documents.