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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
November 07, 1724
Volume 02, Pages 541-542

[Council Journal.]

North Carolina—ss.
At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the seventh day of November Anno Domini 1724
The Honoble George Burrington Esqr Govr &c
J Lovick Esqr Member of the Council
E Moseley Esqr Member of the Council
T Pollock Esqr Member of the Council
John Blount Esqr Member of the Council
Thos Harvey Esqr Member of the Council
Robt West Esqr Member of the Council
Arthur Goffe Esqr Member of the Council
Maurice Moore Esqr Member of the Council
Will Maule Esqr Member of the Council

John Norton being Examined upon Oath declares as follows That sometime in September last as this Examinant Remembers he had discouse

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with Coll William Reed and amongst other things the said Reed asked David Lindsey whether he had ever heard that the Governor was in prison before he came out of England and this Examt answered he had not; the said Reed told him that he had heard the Governor was in Prison for Beating and abusing and old woman and that the Governor had not come if it had not been for my Lord Carteret and the rest of the Lords allowed he should come, but took away his Privilidge.


Mr. Griffin Jones and M Scarborough made oath that the Informations made by them delivered this Board agst Coll Reed are true to the best of their knowledge

John Pendleton being Examined and sworn saith That about the latter end of September last he was at the house of Coll Willm Reeds with Mr Swann and he saw Mr Swann offer an order from the Govr to the said Reed which he refused and said he did not value the Govr orders and Mr Swann told him the said Reed that he would not carry the said Order away and then laid it upon the Table upon which the sd Reed answered he need not leave it for let it be the Govrs order or whose it would he would wipe his Arse with it and this Examint remembers further that Mr Swann called the said Reed by the Title of Mr Reed, the said Reed replyed he was not Mr Reed, he scorned that Title, for he was President Reed and this Examt says he heard no provoking Language from the said Mr Swann at that time to the said Reed


Ordered That a new Citation Issue for Coll Reed to appear next Council and if the Council should happen before the usual time to meet That he have notice thereof

Thomas Boyd Esqr is appointed Attorney Genl in the room of Mr Little who has resigned his Office.

William Maule Esqr is appointed Judge of the admiralty in the room of Edward Moseley Esq who hath resigned the said office

By order