At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 3d day of August Anno Dom 1726
Read the Petition of the Meherron Indians Complaining against divers of the Inhabitants of this Government for molesting them in their settlements and taking up their Lands And at the same time was Read also the Petition of Beal Browne Edwd Powers in behalf of themselves and others living near the said Indians for molesting them
Ordered That the Parties on each side Do attend this Board at their Sitting in October next And that in the mean time Neither of the sd Parties give one another any Disturbance in their Settlements.
The Honoble the Governor Informing this Board that the Maherron Indians had delivered up an Indian man belonging to them for killing an English Woman and two children whom he Committed close Prisoner to Goal Which this Board having considered of and to prevent the said Indian from making his Escape Do hereby order that the Chief Justice Do im̄ediately call a Special Court of Oyer and Terminer for the Tryall of the sd Indian The Maherrin Indians having had notice to attend And that a Copy of this order signed by the Honoble the Governor under the seal of the Colony and Counter signed by the Secretary shall be a Sufficient authority to the said Chief Justice and his assistance for holding the sd Court
August the 26 1726. This Council met again ut supra Mr Chief Justice laying before this Board a Copy of the Judgement against George Senecca an Indian for Murthering an English Woman and her Two Children in hac Verba Vizt
At a Special Court of Oyer and Terminer held at the Court house in Edenton on Thursday the 25th day of August An Dom 1726, A Bill of Indictment was found by the Grand Jury against George Senecca an Indian Man of Bertie Precinct for having feloniously Murthered Catherine Groom Wife of Thomas Groom of Bertie precinct aforesd planter and Two Infants Children Daughter of the said Thomas and Catherine who upon his Arraignment Pleaded Guilty and he was thereupon sentance to be hanged
Given under my hand this 26th day of August 1726C GALE C J
The fact appeared to have
been very barbarous, and
I see no cause to Recom̄end
him to mercy.C G C J
Ordered that a warrant Issue forthwith for putting the sd Judgment in Execution this day some time between the hours of Ten and four in the afternoon.