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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
December 17, 1714
Volume 02, Page 147

[Council Journal.]

North Carolina

Att a councill holden at the house of the honble Charles Eden Esqr Govr Capt Genll & Admll

ffryday 17 Dec 1714
Present Charles Eden Govr &c
The Honble Nath Chevin Esqr Lds proptrs Depty
The HonbleC Gale Esqr Lds proptrs Depty
The Honble ffra ffoster Esqr Lds proptrs Depty

The Honble the Govr haveing reported to this Board that Coll Thos Boyd who was deputy to the Rt Honble the Ld Craven has resigned his Deputac̄on and that he has appointed Tobias Knight Esqr to be Deputy to the Said Ld Craven in the roome and stead of the said Thos Boyd untill his Lddsps pleasure shall be further knowne.—

Which being approved on by this Board the said Tobias Knight tooke and subscribed the severall Oathes by Law appointed to be taken for his quallification and then tooke his place at ye board accordingly.

The honble the Govr haveing laid before this Board a Petition from divers of the Inhabitants of the precincts of Beaufort and Hyde to him directed thereby praying that ye persons appointed to keep Garrison at ye house where Mr Reeding did Live might be ordered to keep ye said Garrison ye house where James McCoy lately lived as being most proper for ye Defence of ye Inhabitants agt the Enemy and the board haveing Considered thereof. It is their humble request that ye Honble the Govr will be pleased to give out his orders to the officers of that Garrison to detach such a number of the White men and Indyans as he shall think fitt to keep ye said Garrison at McCoys and that he will order the remainder to keep & support ye Said Garrison at Reading's