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Act of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning the appointment of Henry Eustace McCulloh as agent for the colony in Great Britain
North Carolina. General Assembly
December 23, 1771
Volume 11, Pages 237-238

[B. R. R. O. Plantations General B. T. Vol. 51. P. 289.]

An Act for appointing an Agent to solicit the Affairs of this Province at the Several Boards in England

Whereas it is necessary that some person properly qualified be appointed by Publick Authority to solicit and truly represent the Affairs of this Province at the several Boards in England.

Be it Enacted by the Governor, Council and Assembly and by the Authority of the same, that Henry Eustace McCulloch Esqe be and is hereby appointed Agent for this Province to solicit, represent, and transact all such Public Affairs and Business now relating to the said Province or that shall or may be moved concerning the same at any of the said Boards in England, according as he shall from time to time find occasion or be directed or instructed by the Committee of Correspondence herein after appointed. And that the said Henry Eustace McCulloch shall have and receive for his trouble and expences in soliciting the affairs and Public Concerns of this Province the sum of three hundred Pounds sterling paid in London annually to be paid by Warrant from his Excellency the Governor or Commander in Chief for the time being out of the Public Treasury to the said Committee and by them remitted to the said Agent. And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, that the Honorable Lewis Henry De Rossert and Marmaduke Jones Esquires Richard Caswell, John Harvey, James Moore, Joseph Monfort, Robert Howe, Maurice Moore and Cornelius Harnett Esquires, or the majority of them or the majority of the survivors of them be, and they are hereby nominated and appointed a Committee to correspond with, and from time to time during the continuance of this Act, to advise direct and instruct the said Henry Eustace McCulloch in all such matters relating to this Province, as may be moved or solicited or that they may think proper at any time to move or solicit before any of the Boards in England,

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and the said Committee shall from time to time, when thereto required lay before the General Assembly of this Province the the advices they shall receive from the said Agent and also copies of such dispatches Orders and directions as they shall send to him.

And be it further Enacted by the authority aforesaid, that this Act shall continue and be in force for and during the term of two years from and after tho second day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred & seventy one and no longer.

JAs HASELL, president
Rd CASWELL, speaker

Read three times and ratified in open Assembly, This 23rd Day of Dec. 1771.

North Carolina—ss.

I Saml Strudwick, secretary of the said Province do hereby certify that the foregoing writing is a true and exact copy of an Act of the Assembly of this Province passed and ratified on the twenty third day of December last and that I have carefully examined the same with the original thereof now remaining in my office

SAMl STRUDWICK, secretary.