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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
November 08, 1727
Volume 02, Pages 679-683

[Council Journal.]

North Carolina—ss.
At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 8th day of Novr 1727
Present
The Honoble Sir Richard Everard Bart Govr &c
John Lovick Esqr Member of the Council
E Moseley Esqr Member of the Council
R Sanderson Esqr Member of the Council
Thos Pollock Esqr Member of the Council
Thos Harvey Esqr Member of the Council
Edmd Gale Esqr Member of the Council
John Worley Esqr Member of the Council

The Honoble the Governor having laid before this Board a Letter from his Majesties Lieutt Governor of Verginia with a Copy of his Majestie's Order in Council relating to the Boundaries between both Government

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which being read is ordered to be entered in the Council Journal which is as follows vizt.


At the Court at St James's the 28th day of March 1727
Present
The Kings Most Excellent Majesty
Ld Arch Bp of Canterbury
Ld Chancellor
Ld Arch Bp of York
Ld Privy Seal
Ld Chamberlain
Duke of Argyle
Duke of Bolton
Duke of Montrose
Duke of Kent
Duke of New Castle
Duke of Ancaster
Earle of Berkeley
Earle of Southerland
Earle of Findlater
Earle of Lowdon
Earle of Marchmont
Earle of Stair
Ld Visct Townsend
Ld Visct Landsdale
Ld Visct Cobham
Ld Visct Falmouth
Ld Visct Harcourt
Ld Bpp of London
Ld Carteret
Mr Treasurer
Ld Finch Compr
Ld Chief Justice Raymon
Mr Vice Chamberlayne
Lieutt General of the Ordinance

Whereas it hath been Represented to his Majesty at this Board that for Adjusting the disputes which have Subsisted for many years past between the Colonys of Verginia and North Carolina concerning their true boundaries the late Governors of the said Colonys did some time since agree upon certain proposalls for Regulating the said Boundaries sor the future to which proposals the Lords proprs of Carolina have Given their assent

And whereas the said Proposalls were this Day presented to His Majesty as proper for his Royall approbation His Majesty is thereupon pleased with the advice of his Privy Council to approve of the said proposalls (a Copy whereof is hereunto annexed) And to order as it is hereby ordered That the Governor or Commander in Chief of the Colony of Verginia do settle the said Boundaries in Conjunction with the Governor of North Carolina agreeable to the said Proposalls

EDWARD SOUTHWELL
A true copy
Will Robertson Cler Cor
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Proposalls for Determining the Controversy relating to the bounds between the Governments of Verginia and North Carolina most humbly Offered for His Majesties Royall Approbation and for the Consent of the Rt Honobles the Lords Proprietors of Carolina

Forasmuch as the disputes between the sd Two Governments about their true Limits continue still notwithstanding the several meetings of the Commissioners And all the proceedings of many years past in order to adjust that affair and seeing no Speedy Determinac̄on like to Ensue unless some medium be found out in which both parties may Incline to acquess Wherefore both the underwritten Governrs having met and considered the prejudice done both to the Kings and the Lords Proprietors Interests by the Continuance of this Contest and truly endeavouring at a Dessission which they Judge comes nearest to the Intentions of the Royall Charter Granted to the Lords Proprietors Do with the advice and Consent of their Respective Councils propose as followeth

That from the mouth of Curratuck river or Inlett and setting the Compass on the North shore thereof a due West Line be run and fairly marked and if it happen to cut Chowan River between the mouths of Nottoway River and Wiccons Creek then shall the same Course be continued towards the mountains and be ever deemed the dividing Line between Verginia & Carolina

That if the said west Line Cuts Chowan River to the southward of Wiccons Creek then from that point of Intersections the bounds shall be allowed to continue up the middle of said Chowan River to the middle of the Entrance of into the sd Wiccons Creek and from thence a due west Line shall divide the said Two Governments

That if the said west Line Cutts Black water River Then from that point of Intersection the bounds shall be allowed to continue down the Middle of the said Black water River to the middle of the Entrance unto the said Nottoway River and from thence a Due West Line shall divide the said Two Governments.

That if a due west line shall be found to pass thro Islands or to cutt out small slips of Land which might much more Conveniently be included in the one Province or the other by Natural Bounds in such case the persons appointed for running the Line shall have power to settle natural bounds provided the Commissrs of both sides agree thereto and that all such variations from the West Line be punctually noted in the Maps on platts which they shall return to be putt upon the Records of both Governments

All which is humbly submitted by
Signed
CHARLES EDEN
A SPOTSWOOD
Cpy
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Read the petition of Robert Foster shewing that William Drew in the year 1723 obtained a patent for 640 acres which is not seated &c 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 Mann shewing that John Lovick Esqr in the year 1723 obtained a patent for 225 acres of Land wch is not seated &c Therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that a Patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of Capt William Downing shewing that Cornelius Harnet sometime ago Obtained a Patent for a Tract of Land lying back of Cabin neck 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 Coll Edward Moseley shewing that Coll Fred Jones obtained a patent for 640 acres of Land wch is not seated &c Therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered That a patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of Capt William Downing shewing that Coll Edward Moseley sometime agoe 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 a patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of Stephen Lee shewing that sometime agoe Capt Will Downing obtained a patent for 640 acres of Land wch is not seated &c Therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that a Patent Issue as Prayed for

Read the Petition of Coll Edward Moseley shewing that Coll Jones sometime agoe obtained a patent for 580 acres of Land which is not seated & Therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that a Patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of William Downing shewing that Coll Moseley sometime agoe obtained a patent for a Tract of Land of 500 acres 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 Stephen Lee Shewing that Capt Downing sometime agoe took up and patented a Tract of Land of 450 acres which is not seated &c Therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that a patent Issue as prayed for

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Read the Petition of Francis Tomes shewing that John Pettifer sometime agoe took up and Patented a 400 acres of Land lying in Perquimons called Gulleridges Land wch is not seated &c Therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that a patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of Arthur Davis shewing that Lewis Davis somes time agoe patented 400 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 a Lapse patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of Robert West Esqr and Wm West shewing that Thomas Smith some time agoe obtained a patent for 640 acres of Land wch is not seated as the Law directs therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted them for the same

By order