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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
May 31, 1768
Volume 07, Page 783

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[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

At a Council held in Wilmington 31st May 1768
His Excellency the Governor
The Honorable James Hasell Esquire
The Honorable William Dry Esquire
The Honorable John Rutherford Esquire
The Honorable Benjamin Heron Esquire
The Honorable Lewis DeRosset Esquire
The Honorable Samuel Strudwick Esquire

His Excellency was pleased to lay before this Board a letter from the Earl of Hillsboro one of His Majestys Principal Secretarys of State, bearing the date 23rd of January 1768, requiring a compleat collection of the Laws of this Government, to be transmitted to him by the first opportunity to be laid before his Majesty—Ordered that the Secretary procure the same as soon as possible.

He also laid before this Board another letter from His Lordship bearing date the 23rd of February 1768, notifying His Majestys decision concerning the Quit Rents due by Henry McCulloh and his Associates, as his Majestys Order of Council dated —— at St James the 1st of February 1768, And also signifying that His Majesty in consequence of a report from the Board of Trade dated the 4th February 1768 does not think proper that the Office of Baron of the Exchequer should be discontinued—His Majestys Order in Council being read, Ordered the same be recorded in the Secretarys Office, and that the Bond given by the Honble Henry Eustace McCulloh in the sum of Ten thousand pounds proclamation money be cancelled, Which was this day done in Council and that the Receiver General give to the tenants holding in fee under the above associates that they shall not be at any time liable to pay Quit Rents for the escheated and surrendered lands