At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 3d day of August Anno Dom̄ 1725
Robert West Esqr appointed by the true and absolute Lords Proprietors of Carolina in the Honoble the Govrs Instructions a Member of the Council of this Province appeared and took and subscribed the several Oaths by Law appointed for the Qualification of Publick Officers together with the Test and his place at the Board accordingly King
A Caveat being entered against Lres Testary being granted upon the will of John Jones dec̄ed which having been argued Ordered that the exceptions against the said will be put in Writing and filed in the Secretary Office within a month from this day and that Eliza —— who hath the estate in her possession for bear to waste the same in the mean time
Ordered that a New Commission of the Peace Issue for Bertie prect directed to Thomas Pollock Esqr Barnaby Mackinne Thomas Lovick George Winn Jas Castellaw Thos Bryan John Holbrook John Dew James Boon Edwd Howard Henry Spellar, and John Spann
Ordered That a new commission of the Peace Issue for Beaufort and Hyde Precints directed to James Leigh Robt Turner Robert Peyton Gyles Shutt Samuel Slade John Martin and Simon Aberson Joshua Porter —— Worsley Gent
The Governor having Laid before this Board several Complaints that was made to him by divers of the Inhabitants of Roanoake River against the Indians and of the apprehension they are under from the Northern Indians who are dayly making Inroad upon the Inhabitants and threatning them with Warr And that the sd Indians (as they are Informed)
It is Ordered That Colonel Robert West be desired to pitch upon some proper person and Give him directions to take with him some white men and Two or Three Trusty Indians to go out upon discovery of the said Indians and the Forts and that they Endeavour to get Speech with the said Indians and enquire into the Reasons of their making such forts and what their business is and thereupon he immediately make report of his proceedings in writing and of the Grounds of these reports & sumises to the Governor or to Col West so that such further Orders might be given as should be Judged Necessary.
Major Thomas Lutons Petition being read Mr Pollock who was made a party to the same desired time to answer it which was granted him to the Council Sitting in October next.