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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
August 23, 1716
Volume 02, Pages 246-247

[Council Journal.]

North Carolina ss.
Att a Council holden at ye house of ye honble Coll Thos Pollock in Chowan Precinct on Thursday ye 23d day of August 1716
Present the Honble Charles Eden Esqr Governor Captn Genll & Admll
The Honble Thos Pollock Esqr Lds proprietor Depty
The Honble Nath Chevin Esqr Lds proprietor Depty
The Honble T Knight Esqr Lds proprietor Depty

Ordered that a proclamation be Issue out for Dissolving this present Assembly

Upon Petition of Capt Richard Sanderson praying Appraisers may be appointed to apprise ye Land assigned and laid out by act of Assembly for a Town on Roanoake Iseland pursuant to ye said Act

Ordered that Jno Man John Scarbro William Scarbro William Tillet Ralf Matham Daniel Lyndsey Thos Johnson William Johnson Moses Rinoe Thos Spencer Joseph Berkeley Archibald Hartley being first Sworne thereto before some majistrate Doe appraise the said Land and make returne thereof accordingly

The Honble the Governor haveing laid before this Board a Letter from Coll William Brice Importing that a partie of Indians supposed to be Sawras have lately fallen upon them and Killed one white man and an Indian slave of ye said Brices and that said Indians Appeare to be Extremely well armed provided with Ammunition and other Necessaryes by which we are Induct to believe that they are a party of those Indians who have been lately Treating with the Government of Virginia and have been there Supply'd with those armes Ammunition &c Wherefore this board do humbly request that the Governor will be pleased to write

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to the Governor of Verginia and desire him that he will not suffer any persons to trade with ye said Sawra Indians or any other of the Southward Indians untill they shall Conclude a perfect peace with the Inhabitants as well of South Carolina as of this Government.