The Earl of Hillsborough one of His Maj. principal Secretaries of State being present the following Orders of Reference were read Viz:—
Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council dated 21st Dec. 1769 referring to this Board for their consideration and report copies of several papers relative to a Boundary line proposed between South & North Carolina.
The Earl of Hillsborough also present Draughts of Representation to His Majesty recommending several persons to be appointed Members of the Council in North Carolina &c having been prepared pursuant to order were approved & signed in accordance with the recommendation of the Governor of North Carolina &c.
Read a letter from Henry Eustace McCulloh to the Earl of Hillsborough dated 18th July 1770 desiring leave to resign his seat as a Member of the Council of North Carolina
Their Lordships took into consideration several laws passed in the Province of North Carolina in 1768 and 1769 together with Mr Jackson's Report thereupon and made some progress therein
Their Lordships took into further consideration the laws of North Carolina passed in the years 1768 and 1769 mentioned in the Minutes of the 21st ulto together with Mr Jackson's Report thereupon, and Mr Jackson attending as also Mr Pridgen a Merchant of London trading to North Carolina, Mr Strudwick one of the Council of the said Province, their Lordships had some discourse with them on that part of the law for establishing Superior Courts of Judicature which directs the mode of proceeding in Civil suits by attachment.
The Earl of Hillsborough present Their Lordships made a further progress in the consideration of the laws of North Carolina mentioned in the preceding Minutes, and Mr Jackson attending the Board had further discourse with him on the subject of two of the said laws by which Inspectors notes & receipts are made a legal tender in payment of debts and taxes.
The Earl of Hillsborough present. Their Lordships took into further consideration the laws of North Carolina mentioned in the preceding Minutes, and Mr Jackson attending as also the Agent and Mr Strudwick one of the Council of the said Province, their Lordships had further discourse with them on the subject of several of the said laws
Ordered that the Draught of a Representation to His Majesty be prepared proposing that the two following Acts passed in the Province of North Carolina in December 1768 should be disallowed Viz:
An Act to encourage the importation of British Foreign Half pence and for making them a tender for the payment of small debts.
An Act for declaring certain lots in the Town of New Bern taken up by the Trustees for promoting the public school in the said Town
Ordered that the Draught of a letter to the Governor of North Carolina containing the Boards of observations upon several of the laws passed in that Province in the years 1769 be prepared.
The Earl of Hillsborough being present his Lordship acquainted the Board with the death of Lord Botetourt Governor of Virginia, that the King had been pleased in consequence thereof to appoint the Earl Dunmore Governor of Virginia, Wm. Tryon Esq to be Governor of New York and Josiah Martin Esq to be Governor of North Carolina, and that it was His maj. pleasure that this Board should prepare Draughts pf Commissions & Instructions for the said Governors.
Ordered that Draughts of Commissions & Instructions be accordingly prepared.
The draughts of a letter to the Govr of North Carolina on the subject of several laws passed there in 1768 & 1769 having been prepared persuant to order, was approved transcribed & signed.
The draughts of Representations to His Maj. with draughts of Commissions for the Governors of Virginia New York & No. Carolina were approved transcribed & signed.
|Anson||Town Robinson||264||2||0||Principal and securities sued by R. Jones, Esq, and all run away.|
|Alexander Gordon||Principal lives in So Carolina, worth money||132||3||0||Judgment ver. principal and securities: Nothing to be found in this province.|
|Anthony Hutchins||142||6||0||Nothing to be found. Securities bad. There are lands which it is said, are fraud. conveyed.|
|Morgan Brown||235||10||1||236||14||7||Neither principal or securities worth a groat.|
|Charles Medlock||132||3||2||This will be got.|
|Mars. Diggs||165||9||5||This is pretty safe.|
|Fran. Moseley||appointed by act of Assembly.||280||17||6||1978||18||10|
|Beaufort||Thomas Bonner||61||10||6||Judgm't and execution out.|
|Samuel Taylor||28||17||10||Not finally settled. Is good.|
|Bertie||David Stanley||385||17||6||Suit good.|
|Bladen||Robert Johnston||124||4||11||251||8||0||303||0||0||J'dgm't vs prin. sec. to sue, they are good.|
|Bute||Julius Nichols||538||16||1||Suit. Prin. and securities good|
|Currituck||William Williams||797||18||0||Judgm't Principal and securities all dead and insolvent, says J. M.|
|Cumberland||Duncan M'Neil||55||0||0||Judgm't This sum Ferquard Campbell, Esq, promised to pay.|
|Ditto||169||16||0||Judgm't By giving a little time this will be got, but if he is distressed it will ruin him, & the debt will be lost.|
|William Armstrong||46||11||5||200||7||0||This is bad.|
|Ditto||265||13||8||Judgment against securities & will be got|
|Isaiah Parvisol||297||12||9||354||19||4||Principal died insolvent and securities not worth a groat.|
|James Simpson||126||15||0||Judgment vs. securities good.|
|No sheriff or collector for these years, and unless the legislature does something to compel a collection of these taxes, they will be lost.||324||16||10||315||0||2|
|Craven||Joseph Carruthers||248||7||3||Judgm't and on the execution, negroes, &c, were sold by R. Cogdell & bonds taken payable to the treasurer.|
|Duplin||James Kenan||255||16||9||314||3||3||Judgment and execution out. Will be got.|
|Dobbs||Stephen Cade||It is said these four men play into each others hand.||536||19||Jgmt. vs. Prinp'l & securities. Sherffs of Dobbs have always returned nothing to be found. Capt. Colcotone of the securities assured me, he has paid Simon Bright, the sheriff, 259 odd p'ds as one of Cade's securities.|
|Edgcombe||Edward Moore||For the years 1759, 1760, 1761.||403||6||9||Ballance. Insolvents and commissions to be taken out.|
|Abraham Jones||364||7||3||Judgm't, & lands levied on, supposed to be sufficient.|
|Samuel Ruffin||245||13||4||214||1||0||410||2||7||603||8||8||See good & princp'l.|
|Granville||Philip Pryor||228||18||3||Judgment||450||4||9||Sult doubtful.|
|James Yancey||240||4||1||Time gv'n by act of assembly. Suit com.|
|Leon. Henry Bullock||642||1||8|
|Johnston||Stephen Cade||970||6||1||Judgm't but nothing to be found.|
|Joseph Haughton||7||18||0||Judge Henderson to pay.|
|John M'Cullers||212||2||2||271||13||10||Suit and Judgment.|
|Phil. Jones||Judgment for 1768,||530||13||5||423||16||9|
|William Moore||is appointed to collect this year's tax, in he stead of James Wyley, by act of assembly, January, 1771.||590||13||8|
|New Hanover||William Walker||968||16||0||Judgm't but no securities taken and nothing to be got.|
|John Walker||94||19||0||780||14||3||J'dgm't vs securities. All good.|
|Obadiah Holt||378||14||4||Judgment vs. securities. Good.|
|Northampton||William Allan||264||2||6||Suit depending. Securities good.|
|Joseph Sykes||279||12||2||733||7||0||dead. Securities g'd|
|Orange||Will'am Reed—L.||1157||12||5||These J'dgm'ts are stopped by injunction, & supposed will fall short L.||583||17||0||It is calculated accordingly.|
|Lau. Thompson||Judgm. for 1756, 1757,||667||5||3|
|Jostah Dickson||Judgment for 1758 and 1759,||1165||14||0|
|William Nunn||200||3||6||989||14||4||889||16||6||Suit. Time given by act of assembly.|
|Tyree Harris||582||5||0||861||2||9||Suit. Time given by ditto.|
|John Lea||1063||2||6||Suit. Time by ditto.|
|Pitt||Abraham Tyson||518||13||3||Judgment and execution.|
|Pasquotank||Theophilus Leonard||184||6||5||Suit good. in former account said to be L||273||18||6|
|Rowan||David Jones||1205||8||0||Judgment Both principal & securities bad.|
|Edward Hughes||475||13||4||Judgm't Hu. Montgomery and allas securities. Good.|
|Benjamin Milner||161||14||3||Judgment vs. securities. Edm. Fanning assumed, in open court, to pay.|
|William Nassery||505||5||7||Sued. Badqry the securities.|
|Griffith Rutherfurd||Time given to collect these 3 years, by act of assembly.||868||9||11|
|William T. Cole||1073||6||8|
|Tyrrel||Jeremiah Wynn||dead. A trifling balance, Uncertain.||1149||3||4||7071||4||9|
|John Hardison||269||0||7||Suit doubtful.|
|Edm. S. Smithwick||2||5||6||173||10||0||229||0||0||Suits.|
|James Johnston||401||8||5||Judgment vs lands, the only assets.|
|John M'Kildo||210||12||0||255||0||0||Suits. Insolvents not allowed.|
|James Long||344||8||0||Suit good.|
|Outstanding in rum duties by account last assembly||2429||7||6|
|Total sum outstanding, and uncollected, &c. L.||66443||0||9|
N.B. Thre have been some payments made to the Treasurers since this Account has been made out, and will be taken notice of by the Committee of Accounts, in settlement with the Treasurers.