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Minutes of a meeting of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina
Carolina. Lords Proprietors.
February 19, 1718
Volume 02, Pages 298-299

[B. P. R. O. N. C. B. T. 7. P. 96.]

St James February 19th 1717/18.
Present
Lord Carteret Palatin
Mr Ashley
Mr Bertie for D. of B.
Sr John Colleton
Sr F. Shipwith for L. C.
Mr Danson.
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Mr Gale Chief Justice of North Carolina attended & laid some proposals before the Board and it was agreed that Mr Gale should have a new Commission for Chief Justice and that a Lre be writ to the Governor to give notice to the Council of such Commission within fourteen days after Mr Gale shall produce his Commission to the Governr in order to qualify himself by taking the Oaths.

That the number of Assistants shall not exceed two as in the Commission and that the two Assistants shall not have power or authority to hold Courts without the Chief Justice but the Chief Justice may hold the Courts if the Assistants do not attend And when all three are present the majority of votes to prevail.

That a letter be writ to the Governr to recommend an Act of Assembly for settling the fees for the Chief Justice and that Mr Gale may have his salary during his absence.

Agreed that Mr Eden be made a Landgrave

That there be no deputations sent to North Carolina but that a Council be appointed as in South Carolina

That the Lords will consider further about the laws

That Mr Moseley's Proposals be referred to the Govr & that he Mr Moseley be order'd to make their joint Report in relation to that project

A Letter from Mr Popple to the Secry was read wherein Proposals sign'd by Mr Spotswood & Mr Eden for settling the Bounds between North Carolina & Virginia were inclos'd

Order'd that a letter be prepar'd to the Board of Trade signifying that the Lords do approve of the proposals & desire they may be executed.