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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
August 08, 1722
Volume 02, Page 459

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[Council Journal.]

North Carolina—ss.
At a Council held at the Honoble the Presidents house August ye 8th 1722
Present The Honoble Thomas Pollock Esqr President &c
Christopher Gale Esqr Lds Proptrs Depty
John Lovick Esqr Lds Proptrs Depty
Thos Pollock Junr Esqr Lds Proptrs Depty

The Honoble the President having informed this Board that an Indian name John Cope belonging to King Blounts Towne did on Saturday the 4th past in the night Feloniously break into his Lodging room which this Board having considered of Doe hereby order that the Chief Justice do on Tuesday the 14th Inst call a special Court of Oyer and Terminer for the Tryall of the said Indian and that a copy of this order signed by the President under the Colony seal and Counter Signed by the Secty shall be a sufficient authority to the said Cheif Justice for his holding the said Court and it is farther ordered that King Blount have notice hereof that he and some of his men may attend (if they see fitt) at the Tryall aforsd

Pursuant to a former order of Council for making Core sound a seperate Precint from Craven It is resolved that the said precinct be Called and distinguished by the name of Carteret precinct and that the bounds thereof shall be and include all the Lands lying on the said sound, Bogue sound and the rivers and Creeks runing into them including all the Settlemts to the Southward thereof untill there shall be a further division of other Countrys or precincts

And that Craven Precincts shall Consist of the Settlements upon Neuse Trent and their Branches including Bear River and John Nelson Richard Russill Enoch Ward Joseph Bell and Richard Whitehurst are appointed Justices of the Peace for Carteret precinct aforsd