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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
July 17, 1725 - July 30, 1725
Volume 02, Pages 566-569

[Council Journal.]


North Carolina—ss.


17 July 1725

His Excellency John Lord Carteret Palentin and the rest of the true and absolute Lords Proprietors of Carolina having by their Instructions bearing date the seventh day of April Anno Dom 1725 Authorized and Impowed William Reed Christopher Gale John Lovick Edward Moseley Francis Foster Richard Sandersen John Blount Thomas Pollock Thomas Harvey Robert West and John Palin and Henry Clayton or any three of them to administer the Oaths by Law appointed to be taken for Qualifycation of Publick Officers to Sir Richard Everard Barrt Commissionated and appointed Governor Captain General Admiral and Commander in Chief of this Province

Pursuant thereto Met at Edenton the 17th day of July Anno Dom 1725

William Reed Esquire Member of the Council
Christopher Gale Esquire Member of the Council
John Lovick Esquire Member of the Council
Edward Moseley Esquire Member of the Council
Francis Foster Esquire Member of the Council
Thomas Pollock Esquire Member of the Council
Thomas Harvey Esquire Member of the Council
John Palin Esquire Member of the Council
Henry Clayton Esquire Member of the Council

And the Honoble Sir Richard Everard Barrt produced to them a comission from His Excellency the Palatin and the rest of the true and absolute Lords Proprietors of Carolina under their hands and Great seal of their province appointing him Governor Capt General Admiral & Commander in Chief of this Province and then took and subscribed the several Oaths by Law enjoyned together with the Test and having administered the said Oaths to the above mentioned Gentlemen as members

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of the Council The Honoble the Governor and the Council took their places at the Board accordingly

Ordered That a Proclamation do imediatly Issue Giveing Notice of the present Establishment and to Confirm all Officers till further Order.

William Little Esqr produced to this Board a Commission and Instructions from His Excellency the Palatin and the rest of the true and Absolute Lords Proprs of Carolina appointing him attorney General of this Province which being read and allowed the sd Little took and Subscribed the several oaths by Law appointed together with the Test

Ordered that the sd Com̄ission & Instructions be Recorded

Robert Route Esqr produced to this Board a Com̄ission from the true and Absolute Lords Proprietors of Carolina therein appointing him Provost Marshall of the said Province which being read and allowed of he then took and Subscribed the several oaths by Law appointed for Qualification of Publick Officers together with the Test

Ordered that the said Comīssion be Recorded

Christopher Gale Esqr being appointed Collector of his Majesties Customs of port Roanoke took and Subscribed the several Oaths by Law enjoyned for Qualification of Publick Officers together with the Test.

Ordered that all Books and papers belonging to the said office be forthwith delivered to the said Christopher Gale

Whereas the true and absolute Lords proprietors of Carolina by their Commission under their hands and Great Seal of their Province to Christopher Gale Esqr Chief Justice have Impowered and directed the Governor and Council to Nominated and Choose Two Persons of abel skill in the Law to be assistant to the said Chief Justice who when so appointed are in the said Com̄ission constituted and appointed by the true and absolute Lords Proprietors

This Board doth therefore and in pursuance of the said Com̄ission unanimously choose & name Edmond Gale and Cullen Pollock Esqr to to be assistants to the said Cheif Justice

Mr Chief Justice Gale having been absent some time from this Government upon the business of the Governmt and another Person having been appointed in his Room their Lordpps having in their Instructions allowed the sd Christopr Gale to act by the old Com̄ission which being read and he Qualifyed by taking the Oaths by Law Enjoyned together with the Test.

Ordered That all Records Books and other papers belonging to the General Court Office be forthwith delivd to the said Christopher Gale or his order

Ordered That a proclamation do Issue for the disolving the present General Assembly

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John Blount Esqr appointed in the Honoble the Governors Instructions a member of the Council of this Province appeared and took and Subscribed the several Oaths by Law enjoyned for Qualification of Publick Offrs and took his places at the Board accordingly

By order
J LOVICK Secty.

[Council Journal.]

North Carolina—ss.
At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 20th day of July Anno Dom 1725
Present
The Honoble Sir Richd Everard Barrt Govr &c
Wm Reed Esqr Member of Council
Chris Gale Esqr Member of Council
J Lovick Esqr Member of Council
E Moseley Esqr Member of Council
Jno Blount Esqr Member of Council
Jno Palin Esqr Member of Council
Henry Clayton Esqr Member of Council

Several Complaints having been laid before this Board from divers of the Inhabitant on the uper part of Roanoke of the Insolent Carriage and Behaviour of the Indians and of the apprehensions the Inhabitants are under of further Mischiefs being done by the said Indians which being duly Considered of, this Board desired the Honoble the the Govr to give directions to Col Robert West to enquire into the said Complaints and that if there should be any necessity that the said Col Robert West have orders to Raise men to secure and Defend ye Inhabitants and that such a Quantity of Amunition and other Warr like stores be ordered as the honoble the Governr shall think necessary

By order

[Council Journal.]

North Carolina—ss.
At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 29th day of July Anno Dom 1725
Present
The Honoble Sir Richd Everard Barrt Govr &c
William Reed Esqr Member of the Council
Ch Gale Esqr Member of the Council
J Lovick Esqr Member of the Council
E Moseley Esqr Member of the Council
John Blount Esqr Member of the Council
Thomas Pollock Esqr Member of the Council
Thos Harvey Esqr Member of the Council
Henry Clayton Esqr Member of the Council
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Richard Sanderson Esqr appointed by the true and absolute Lords Proprietors of Carolina in the Honoble the Governors Instructions a member of the Council of this Province appeared and took and subscribed the several Oaths by Law enjoyned for Qualification of Publick Officers Together with the Test and his place at the Board accordingly

An old Warrant being produced to Board granted by Governor Hyde in the year 1711 to Thomas Harvey Esqr for five Thousand Acres of Land lying at Cape Fear which Warrent being assigned over to George Burrington Esqr who having paid the purchase money for the same and the surveyor General Having upon the back of the said warrant returned a survey for the compliment mentioned in the said Warrant

Ordered that the Secretary make out a patent for the said George Burrington pursuant to the said warrant

Adj till to morrow morning

By order

July 30 met again present as before

Major John Alston is appointed one of the assistants to the Cheif Justice in the room of Cullen Pollock Esqr who hath resigned the said Office

Ordered that the arrears of the late Presidents Salary be paid him by the Reciever General

By order