Att a Councill holden at ye house of ye Honble Thos Pollock Esqr in Chowan on ffryday ye 9th day of Janry 1712/13
Whereas by an act of Assembly Instituted an act for defraying some part of ye publick charge It is Enacted That an Exact list of the Claims due from ye publick within every respective precinct shod be exactly drawn up by ye Clk of ye Assembly & examined & attested by the Secty and Speaker of ye house of Com̄ons on or before ye 25th day of Xber last and then forthwth deliver to ye Treasurer of every respective precinct togetherwth a Due number of ye public bills in proportion to the Debts Due in ye said precinct as afsd which said Bills shall be paid on Demand to ye severall Claimers proportionable to their Claimes.
And whereas it doth appeare to this Board that Robert Hicks ye prsent Clk of ye Assbly hath hitherto refused & neglected to draw up ye aforesd lists of Claimes, soe that it might be attested and delivered as afd to the great Detrimt of ye said Claimers as well as to ye great disincouragemt of men to serve ye Country for ye future and in contempt of ye afsd act.
It is therefore Ordered by this Board that ye said Robert Hicks make his personl appearance before this Board at ye house of the Honble the Presidt on Saturday ye 11th of this Instance Janry to answare ye said complt Upon examination a Senottoway Indyan taken by one of ye South Carolina Indyans in their march hither It dos appeare yt ye sd Indyane Seneca's persuant to an order from ye Govermt of New Yorke to Caution ye Tuscaroras agt going to warr wth ye English here for wch reason it is thought fitt that ye said Indyan be purchased from ye sd South Carolina Indyan by the publick and sent back to his owne nation and therefore it is ordered & agreed that ye Honble the Presidt doe purchase ye said Indyan on behalfe of ye publick and take care that he be sent as afsd that in consideration of ye said Presidts paying for ye said Indyan & for ye trouble he has had wth ye rest of ye Indyans he doe have and take to his own use three Tuscaroro men & one Mattecumska now in his custody.
It is Ordered by this Board that ye Comissionr appointed to make out the publick Bills of Creditt doe forthwth proportion out ye Said Bills according to ye Debts Due from ye publick in every prcinct and deliver ye same to ye severall Treasurers in each precinct together wth ye Claimes of ye said precinct soe Soone as they are Examined and attested persuant to ye act of Assbly in that behalfe made and that noe father delay be made in that Case as they will answer ye Contrary att their perrills
It appeareing to this Board that two Core Indyans taken and sent in hither from Verga are Slaves belonging to one Mr Drayton & one Mr Wright Inhabitants of South Carolina
It is ordered that ye Said Indyans be delivered to Coll James Moore for ye use and on behalfe of ye Owners afsd
Upon Petition of John Browne on behalfe of himselfe and undr his comand in ye Garrison at Shackelfords plantation praying Liberty to plant Corne on ye said plantation
Ordered that ye people in ye afsd Garrison have liberty to plant Tend & Gather Corn on ye Said plantation dureing the time they Keep Garrison there as afsd
Then this Board Adjourned till Monday Morne next.
Monday Morne Janry 12th this Board mett againe present ut supra ecept T Knight
Whereas the Honble Richd Sanderson Esqr Depty to ye Heyres of Seth Southell dec'd One of Lds proptrs of this province hath not for a Considerable tyme past given his attendance on ye Councill or Assembly nor given any reason why he dōs not Come
And Whereas ye present Emergencys of ye Governmt require ye said Sandersons attendance or some other in his stead
It is therefore Ordered by this Board that ye said Richd Sanderson doe give his personall attendance at ye next Councill (having notice thereof)e Said Deputac̄ on and some other fitt person be appointed in his stead And that ye Secty doe take Care to send a Copy of this Order to him—
Whereas Information has been made to this Board that Benjamin Tull under pretence of authority hath Impress'd and Kill'd severall Beefs of which he hath rendred noe account and hath in a Contemptable maner abused ye precinct Court of Corratuck and divers other matter of the like nature
Whereupon it is Ordered by this Board that ye provost marshll or his Deputy doe take ye said Benja Tull into his Custody untill he doe give good Security to appeare at ye next Councill to be holden at Capt Jno Hecklefields on ye third day of ye next Genll Court and in the meanewhile to be of his good behaviour.
Madm Catha Hyde Came before this Board and was admited to prove upon oath ye Importation of Eight person into this Governmt (Vizt) Edwd Hyde Esqr Mrs Penelope Hyde Wm Clayton Jno Lovick Mary Tudo James Gregory, Andrew Stephenson & her selfe
Majr Christo Gale was allowed to prove upon oath the Importation of of ffour rights for which he has not as yet taken up any Land (Vizt) himselfe twice his daughter Eliza and Author Harris and assigned ye same over to Coll Wm Reed
Whereas Coll Edwd Moseley was Instructed by the Assbly of this province to send an adress from ye said Assembly to ye Govr of Virga which said adress has been either Carelesly lost or otherwise Imbezled by ye said Moseley.
Whereupon it is ordered by this Board that ye Provost Marshll or his Deputy doe take ye said Moseley into his Custody untill he shall give good Security to appeare before ye next Assbly to answer ye afsd Neglect and that in the mean while he of his good behaviour
It is Ordered by this Board that ye Honble the presidt Doe give such Instruction as he shall think fitt to Majr Gale who is hereby appointed to wait on ye Govr of Virga in order to Consert Such measures as may be thought proper in ye disposal of wt moneys or other things ye Governmt of Virga has Contributed towards Carrying on ye Warr here agt ye Indyan Enemy