Recorded Decemr the 11 1723 By Order His Excellency John Lord Carteret Palatin and the rest of the true and Absolute
Lords Proprietors of our Province of Carolina in America
Instructions for John Dunston Esqr
1st You are upon your arrival in our Province to take the Oath appointed by act of Parliament instead of those of Alligince &
Supremacy & the Test & the Oath of ffidelity to the Lords Proprietors & an Oath for the due Execution of your office
2d Our will is that you take Entries of all Ships or Vessells Inward bound or outward bound from our said Province of Carolina that
you take an account of their Lading their Bottom (if Brittish or no) what men navigated withal and all other matters required to be
done of Naval Officers by the several acts of Parliament relateing to trade & navigation
3d You are to obey all such Instruction and directions as you Shall at any time receive Either from us or from the Commissrs of his
Majestys Customs in London or from any other person or persons now acting or that shall hereafter act by his Majestys authority
perrsuant to or for the better putting in Execution the Several acts relating to the Plantation
4th And as to such sums of money as you shall recieve for the Tenths at the Fishery it is our will and direction that after you have
passed your accounts with the Governr & Council you transmit the same to us according to such directions and Orders as you shall
from time to time recieve from us and we do hereby authorize you to deduct and defaulk the sume of Ten pounds for every hundred
pounds which shall be Collected and received by you
5th You are diligently to take care & observe that in all matters relating to your own Conduct in Execution of your said offices that
you duly observe and govern your self by the Laws relating to trade and Navigation perticularly mentioned and referred to in our
Governrs Instruction which will be recorded in our Secretary Office & to which you may at any time have access
6th You are to have your accounts stated and audited once every three months by the Governor and Council of our said province who
are from time to time to transmitt the same to our Secretary in London with whome you are to correspond in respect to any matters
you shall want our Instructions in the Execution of your sd Office
7th You are Twice in every year to transmitt your Entries of Ships or Vessells to his Majestys Commissionr of the Customs in London
the forme of which you may find in the Custom house or upon record in our said Province and you are at the same time to transmitt to
our Secretary in London Copys of such Entries & accounts as you send to the Commissionrs of the Custom
Given at St James under our hands and seals this third day of June Anno Dom 1723
Legislative Acts re Trade, Collectors, Duties, Navigation, Buoys and Beacons, Tanning Leather,
drinking rum punch, excessive prices etc.
State archives: Website: http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/archives/arch/default.htm
The below acts about trade and ports retrieved from
www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hp/colonial/editions/Acts/duty.htm which is a dead link so use
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