<1754><Thursday Janry. 31st><No. Carolina>
Ordered that the Draught of a Report upon the State of North Carolina, prepared pursuant to their Lordships Orders, be taken into Consideration on Thursday next, and that the Secretary do write to Mr. Dobbs to desire his Attendance.
Read a Letter from Mr. Smith Deputy to Mr. Walpole, Auditor Genl. of the Plantations to Mr. Pownall, dated the 18th of April 1753, relating to the QuitRents in North Carolina, and inclosing An Abstract of Mr. Allen’s Acct. as Receiver Genl. of QuitRents in North Carolina from 1735 to 1748.
Copy of Mr. Walpole’s Report to the Lords of the Treasury on Widow Johnston’s Claim.
Read a Memorial of Arthur Dobbs Esqr. Governor of North Carolina to the Board, setting forth the Insufficiency of the QuitRents of that province to pay the Salaries of the Governor and other Officers, and praying their Lordships to represent to His Majesty <2> the Necessity of making some other Provision for the said Salaries.
Their Lordships agreed to take the said Memorial into Consideration on Friday the 8th of Febry.