Minutes of the North Carolina House of Commons
North Carolina. General Assembly
November 15, 1777 - December 24, 1777
Volume 12, Pages 358-359
The Chairman of the Committee appointed to re-examine the accounts of Capt. John Dickerson, of the Light Horse passed at Halifax and Newberne.
Reported as follows:
Your Committee appointed to re-examine the accounts of Capt. John Dickerson, passed at Halifax and Newbern, for horses purchased by him as Commissary for the District of Hillsborough, have inspected the same and find that from the papers and information of the Clerk of the House said John Dickerson was allowed in his account passed with the public at Halifax in November last sixty pounds for two horses of his own and twenty-four pounds for a horse purchased of John Reaves, amounting in the whole to eighty-four pounds, and that the said John Dickerson, was also allowed in his account exhibited to the General Assembly by Lieutenant Ashe afterwards (to-wit:) in April last past, sixty pounds for two horses of his own and twenty-two pounds for one purchased of John Reaves, as per receipt, amounting in the whole to eighty-two pounds in money which is now deposited in the hands of the Clerk of the House.
Your Committee are therefore of opinion that the last mentioned sum of eighty-two pounds is an overcharge in Capt. Dickerson's first allowance for the horse purchased of John Reaves, and ought to be refunded; and that the money now in the posession of the Clerk of the House should be returned to the Treasury.
The House taking the said report into consideration, concurred therewith.