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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
October 05, 1725 - October 31, 1725
Volume 02, Pages 571-575

[Council Journal.]


North Carolina—ss.
At a council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 5th day of October Anno Dom 1725

Present The Honoble Sir Richd Everard Barrt Govr &c
Wm Reed Esqr Member of the Council
Chris Gale Esqr Member of the Council
John Lovick Esqr Member of the Council
Edward Moseley Esqr Member of the Council
Frans Foster Esqr Member of the Council
Richd Sanderson Esqr Member of the Council
Thos Harvey Esqr Member of the Council
John Palin Esqr Member of the Council
Henry Clayton Esqr Member of the Council

Upon motion made by William Little Esqr Attorney General that his salary might be paid him from the time of his Dismission till the time that Thos Boyd Esqr appointed Attorney General Qualifyed himself for that Office

Ordered that the Reciever General pay the sd Salary as prayed for

Edward Moseley Esqr is appointed Judge of the Admiralty within this Province

The Question being put whither the members Chosen for this present Assembly should sit in November the time appointed by act of Assembly It was carryed in the Negative

Ordered that a proclamation Issue for Prorgueing the General Assembly to the first Tuesday in April next.

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Ordered that the Prohibition for Transporting of Grain be taken off and that the Custom house Officers within this Province have notice thereof accordingly

Adjourned till to morrow morning

October the 6th Met againe

Ordered That a Comission Issue for the General Court directed to Edmond Gale William Downing Barnaby Mackinne Robert Lloyd John White Thomas Lovick Richard Graves and John Alston Esqrs Mr Reciever General Goffe laid before this Board his accot of their Lordspps Revenue for the year 1723 to 1724 Ordered that the said Accots lay till the next Council for the perusal of any of the members of this Board

Read the Petition of George Moy Setting forth that one of the Tuskaroroes had shott and wounded two of his Children &c

Ordered that the Indian Complained of Attend this Board at their next sitting

Ordered That a New Comissn of the Peace do Issue directed to William Reed Esqr Joseph Sanderson Thos Taylor Jno Woodhouse William Parker Richard Church Richard Etheridge John Mann and William Robb

Ordered that a New Commission of the Peace Issue directed to John Palin Edmond Gale Thomas Swann Robert Lowery David Bayley Evan Jones Gabriel Burnam John Davis Nath Hall, John Solley and William Willson

Ordered that a new Com̄issn of the Peace Issue directed to Coll Edward Moseley William Badham John Crisp, Henry Bonner, John Parker Thos Luton Junr Samuel Spruel and Capt Saml Patchet

By order

[Council Journal.]

North Carolina—ss.
At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 28th day of October Anno Dom 1725
Present
The Honoble Sir Richd Everard Barrt Govr &c
William Reed Esqr Membr of the Council
Christ Gale Esqr Membr of the Council
John Lovick Esqr Membr of the Council
Edwd Moseley Esqr Membr of the Council
John Blount Esqr Membr of the Council
Thos Pollock Esqr Membr of the Council
Thos Harvey Esqr Membr of the Council
John Palin Esqr Membr of the Council
Henry Clayton Esqr Membr of the Council

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Oct 29th met againe Present as before

Read the reasons and Exceptions filed by John Ralph and Elizabeth Ralph his wife Executive of the last will and Testament of John Jones dec̄ed against the Petition of Darathy McDaniel praying Admic̄on with an Instrumt annexed which she produced as the last Will and Testamt of the said John Jones which having been duly and ffully argued by Council on both sides It is the Opinion of this Board that the granting the sd Admic̄on as pray'd for would be as far in them lies Revoking the other will which was duly proved and an Exers Lawfully appointed and this Board being further of opinion that the matter in dispute does not regularly lye before them

Ordered that the said Petition be Rejected

Adjd till to morrow morning

Octor 30th met againe Prest as before

Read the Petition of James Boon

[Council Journal.]

North Carolina—ss.
At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 31st day Octor Anno Dom 1725
Present
The Honoble Sir Richd Everard Bart Govr &c
Wm 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
R. Sanderson Esqr Member of the Council
J Blount Esqr Member of the Council
Thos Pollock Esqr Member of the Council
Thos Harvey Esqr Member of the Council
Henry Clayton Esqr Member of the Council

King Blount Chief man of the Tuscororoes representing to this Board that some of his people are disorderly and are throwing off their Obedience to him as their Ruler and praying the Protection of this Governmt and this Board being fully Satisfyed of the faithfullness & Fidelity of the said Blount desired the Honoble the Governor to grant a new Commission to the said Blount and to Issue a proclamation Commanding all the Tuscaroroes to render the said Blount Obedience otherwise they will be looked upon as Enemies to the Government

Major Thomas Luten laying before this Board Letters Testamentary on the will of Esther Pollock deced granted by the late Govr without the

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Colony Seal which was granted when a Caveat was Lodged in the Secretary Office against it and Thomas Pollock Esqr who was the party that entered the Caveat informing this Board that he had never been called upon to give his Reasons and desiring the Opinion of this Board whether the said Letters are Legally granted Where upon this Board was unanimously of the Opinion that the said Letters Testary granted without the seal of the Colony and whilst Caveat was entered against it in the proper Office was contrary to the usage and Custom of this Government

It is therefore Ordered that the Secretary take no Notice of the said Lres nor affix the seal of the Colony to them.

Richard Skinner being cited to answer the Complaint of Mary Skinner widow appeared and by the agreement of both parties the whole matter now in dispute is referred to Colonel Thomas Harvey and Henry Clayton Esqr who are hereby Impowered to Determine the same when they shall think Convenient and make return of their proceedings to this Board as soon as possible

By order
J LOVICK Secty

Read the Petition of John Lovick Shewing that Lawrance Sarson formerly obtained a patent for Two Tracts of Land lying in Bertie precinct each containing Six hundred and fforty Acres which is not Cultivated according to Law Therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the sd Tracts of Land &c

Ordered That Patents Issue as prayed for

Read the petition of William Badham Shewing that Thomas Bray took up and Patented 640 Acres of Land lying on Chinkapin in Bertie precinct which is not seated &c therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for ye same

Ordered That a Patent Issue as prayed for

Read the petition of Clemt Hammond shewing that in July 1717 Thomas Bray took up and Patented 640 acres of Land lying in Bertie prect on Chinkapin which is not seated &c therefore prays a Lapse &c

Ordered that a patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of John Sutton Shewing that in April 1722 John Procter obtained a patent for 370 Acres of Land lying Bertie prect which is not seated &c Therefore prays a Lapse patent for the same

Ordered a patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of William Halsey Shewing that Miles Halsey in March 1721 Patented 450 acres lying in Bertie prect wch is not seated &c Therefore prays a Lapse &c

Ordered a Lapse pattent Issue as prayed for

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Read the Petition of William Reed Junr shewing that his Father William Reed Esqr some time agoe patented a Tract of Land of 290 acres wch is not Seated &c Therefore prays a Lapse patent &c

Ordered That the Prayer of the Petitioner be granted

Read the Petition of Robert Warren shewing that in the year 1714 John Thomas obtained a Patent for 134 acres of Land lying in Bertie Precinct wch is not Seated &c Therefore prays a Lapse patent &c

Ordered That a Patent Issue as prayed for

By order