Att a Council holden at ye house of Majr John Hecklefield in Little River on Saturday 6th of Novemr 1714—
This Board this day haveing recd Certain advice from the Governmt of Verga of the Decease of her late Majesty Queen Anne of Blessed Memory did thereupon Issue out a proclamation proclaiming his Matys King George King of Great Brittaine ffrance & Ireland in following words (vizt)
By the Honble the Govr and Councill
Whereas Wee have recd Certaine Information of the death of our late Sovereigne Lady Queen Anne of Blessed Memory by whose decease the Inperial Crownes of Greate Brittiane ffrance & Ireland are Solely and Rightfully Come to the High and mighty Prince George Elector of Brunswick Lunenburg—
Wee therefore doe by this our proclamation with one full voice & Consent of Tongue and Heart Publish and proclaime that the High and mighty Prince George Elector of Brunswick Lunenburg is now by the Death of our late soveraigne of happy memory become our Lawfull and rightfull Leige Lord George by the grace of God King of Great Brittiane ffrance and Ireland Defendr of the faith &c To whome wee doe acknowledge all faith and Constant Obedience wth all hearty and humble affection Beseeching God by whome Kings and Queens doe Raign to bless the Royall King George wth long and happy Years to raigne over us. Given &c the 6th day of Novr 1714.
And then the Honble the Govr & Councill above named tooke and Subscribed the Oathes of allegiance to his Majtys King George and the Severall Oathes appointed to be taken for their Quallification and the Honble the Govr at the same time tooke the Oathes for the due observation of the Laws of Trade.
Then Tobias Knight Secty and Collectr of his Majtyes Customes of the district of Corratuck tooke and subscribed the severall Oathes by Law appointed to be taken for quallification.
Upon petition of the poore pallitines Showing that they were disappointed of the Lands Stock and other necessary which was to be provided for them and that they are reduced to great want and poverty by the late war and preys that they may have Liberty to take up four hundred Acres of Land for each family at the rate of Ten pounds per thousand acres and that they may have two years day of paymt for ye same.
Ordered that they have Liberty to take up ye Said Quantitys of Lands And that their Case be represented home to ye proptrs as well in relation to ye purchase as to ye time of paymt and that till their answr be received their Lands shall not lapse for None paymt thereof