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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
April 03, 1727
Volume 02, Pages 673-675

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1727.
[Council Journal.]

North Carolina—ss.
At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton 3d day of April Anno Dom 1727
Present
The Honoble Sir Richard Everard Bart Govr &c
William Reed Esqr Member of the Council
C Gale Esqr Member of the Council
J Lovick Esqr Member of the Council
E Moseley Esqr Member of the Council
Richd Sanderson Esqr Member of the Council
John Palin Esqr Member of the Council
Edmd Gale Esqr Member of the Council
Jno Worley Esqr Member of the Council

The Honoble Richard Fitzwilliams Surveyr General of the Customs of the Southern district of North Carolina being now in this Government in the Execution of his Office and having Instructions from the Crown to set in Council in each and every of his Majesties Governments that his business as Surveyr General shall call him into which having been considered of by this Board they are unanimously of the Opinion That it is for His Majesties and the Lords Proprietors Service that the said Surveyr General be desired to take his place at this Board as he doth in all other Governments within his District

Whereupon the Surveyr General having immediate Notice thereof came into Council and having took and subscribed the several Oaths by Law appointed for the Qualification of Publick Officers he took his place at the Board next the Governor

Pesent Richard Fitzwilliams Esqr

Read the Petition of Robert Hicks Shewing that John Ballard late of Chowan precinct dec̄ed took up a Tract of Land in Chowan Precinct containing by Estimation Four hundred acres and did some Labour thereon and afterwards deserting the same since which the said John Ballard is Dead—without ever takeing out any Patent for the same in his Life time Praying that an Order might Issue directing same ffreeholders of the sd Precinct to value the Labour done on said Land and that a Patent may be granted him for the said Land which being considered of It is Ordered That Mr James Farloe Mr John Jordan and Mr William Hallsey make an appraismt of the Labour done by sd Ballard on said Land and the same be returned upon Oath to this Board at their sitting in August next

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Read the Petition of Mr Frans Pugh Relating to an Indian slave of his Named March detained and kept from him by King Blount which being Considered of Ordered that the same be recomended to the Assembly

The Honoble the Govr Informing this Board that he had lately rec̄ed a letter from the President of Verginia Informing him that the Tuskarooroe Indians had Lately Killed several of the Sappony Indians Tributaries to that Government demanding Satisfaction from the aforesd Tusks and Blount Chief man of the Tuskarooroes being ordered to attend this day The Governor thereupon ordered Mr President Carters Letter should be read in Council to King Blount which having been Interpreted to him by a Sworn Interpreter Blount absolutely denyed the charge that either he or any of his People were concerned in the murther of the Sapponees and alleadges it was done by the Northern Indians that had Revolted from him and now lived as Pirates and Robbers and it being demanded what reason he had to beleive those Indians had Committed the Fact answered that there was at present an Indian in his Towne named Yorke who was formerly of the Tuskaroora nation who in his way to their Towne met some of the Party that had been to warr with the Sapponees who told the said York that the rest of the Party which they had lately seperated from had a Prisoner of the Saponees with them and that the whole party was commanded by an Indian named Conaughauritzhugh and consisted of Northern Indians and revolted Tuskarooroes and added that he was sure the Northern Indian would not deny the action if they were Examined upon it

Read the Petition of Sarah Peirce shewing that sometime agoe John Peirce obtained a Patent for 200 acres of Land which is not seated as the Law directs Therefore prays a Lapse patent may granted him for the same

Ordered that a Patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of Robert Forster shewing that Mathew Strictland sometime agoe obtained a a Patent for 300 acres of Land which is not Cultivated as the Law directs therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the sd Land

Ordered that a Patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of Robert Forster shewing that sometime agoe William Daniel obtained a Patent for 640 acres of Land wch is not seated as the Law directs therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that Patent Issue as prayed for

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Read the Petition of John Bonde setting forth that Thomas Whitmel sometime agoe obtained a patent which is not cultivated as the Law directs therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that a Patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of Daniel Mack Daniel shewing that John McDaniel some time agoe obtained a patent for 640 acres of Land which is not seated as the Law directs therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that a Patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of John Gray shewing that Robert Lanier obtained a patent some time agoe for a Tract of Land lying in Bertie Prect wch is not seated as the Law directs Therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that a patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of Derby Lawless Shewing that Patrick Lawless obtained a patent for 170 acres of Land which is not seated as the Law directs Therefore prays a Lapse Patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that a patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of Joshua Calloway shewing that some time agoe Thomas Bray obtained a Patent for 640 acres of Land which is not seated as the Law directs therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that a patent Issue as prayed for.

Read the Petition of Thomas Williams shewing that John Jones some time agoe Patented a Tract of Land of 248 acres wch is not seated as the Law directs Therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that a patent Issue as prayed for

By order