powered by google
Documenting the American South Logo
Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Advanced Search Options
Order by the Virginia Governor's Council concerning the North Carolina/Virginia boundary
Virginia. Council
October 17, 1706
Volume 01, Page 645

-------------------- page 645 --------------------
[B. P. R. O. B. T. Va. 58.]
AT A COUNCIL HELD AT THE CAPITOL THE 17th OCT 1706
Present
The Honoble the President of the Council.

Whereas the Government of North Carolina do daily continue to make encroachments in the Colony by surveying Lands far within the Reputed bounds thereof. And whereas this Board are informed That Thomas Bushby of the County of Prince George, And Henry Plumpton of the County of Nansomond being men of great age and long acquainted with those bounds can give a particular account of that Creek called Weyanock which bounds that Government. It is ordered that a Commission be prepared Directed to Major Arthur Allen Mr Francis Milner Lieut Collo Thomas Milner, Capt James Lockhart and Mr Henry Jenkins, or any three of them to take examination upon oath of the said Plumpton at his House on the last Thursday of November and also to take the Examinations of such other persons as can give any evidence in Relation to the said bounds And that a Commission do also issue to Benja Harrison Charles Goodrich, John Haman Robert Bolling junr and Frances Clements Gentleman or any three of them to take the examinations or oaths of the said Thomas Busby at his house upon the first Tuesday in December and also the Depositions of any other persons they shall think proper evidences in Relation to the matter aforesaid and that notice thereof be sent to the Deputy Governor of North Carolina that he may appoint such as he shall think fitt to be present at the said examination on the part of the Government