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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
March 04, 1731 - March 30, 1731
Volume 03, Pages 213-215


North Carolina—ss.

At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 4 day of March Anno 1731

Present
His Excellency Geo Burrington Esqr Govr &c
The Honble William Smith Esqre Member of his Majesties Council
The Honble Joseph Jenoure Esqre Member of his Majesties Council
The Honble Robert Halton Esqre Member of his Majesties Council

Sir Richard Everard Bart Late Govr having Exhibited a Complaint against the late Recr General that he has refused paying him his Salary as Governour & that there are Sevl years in arrears due to the said Sr Richd upon which both parties were called and appeared accordingly, And the late Recr producing his accots with Sir Richard and his vouchers for the same and Sir Richard examined and there appeared To have been paid Sir Richard the sum of £1658.7.6 which amounted to very near the whole sum due to him from the time of his coming into this Province to the day of the present Governours arrival. But this Board having no direction for the allowance of any sallary since his Majesties Purchase of the said Province do forbear at present the allowing any further payment than from the 17th day of July 1725 to the 19th Day of July 1729 being the date His Majesties purchase which in the whole is £1200 at 300£ per annum which is allow to be paid and the Reciever General discharged for the sum of 1200 in his Accot

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This Board having taken into consideration the affair of the Tenth of Wheal Oyle and Bone taken on the sea coast of this Province which has been lately claimed by the Judge of the admiralty of this Province as a Dinis of Admiralty and the said Judge and others having recd percells of the said Oyle and Bone without accounting for the same to the Govr for the time being which being the undoubted right and purquisitt of the Govrs of the several Provinces of his Majesties Dominion in America where wheals were taken till his Majesty pleased to alter ye Contrary. It is ordered that all Tenths of the oyle & bone recd by any Person whatsoever before his Majesties Royall Instructions relating to that affair were published be paid to the Honoble Sir Richard Everard Bart Governor of this Province

By order of His Excelly ye Govr and Councill
JOSEPH ANDERSON per Secty


North Carolina—ss.

At a Council held at ye Councill Chamber in Edenton ye 9th day of March Anno Dom̄ 1730

Present
His Excellency George Burrington Esqr Govr &c
The Honble William Smith Esqr Member of his Majesties Council
The Honble Joseph Jenoure Esqr Member of his Majesties Council
The Honble Robert Halton Esqr Member of his Majesties Council

Edmond Porter Esqr appointed by his Majesties Royall instructions a Member of Councill for this Province appeared and took and subscribed several oaths. by law appointed for Qualification of Publick officers and his place at the board accordingly.

Present ye Honble Edmond Porter Esqr

William Smith Esqr producing to this Board Majesties Warrant under his sign manuel directing That Letters patents Issue under the Great Seal of this Province constituting and appointing him the sd William Smith Chief Justice therein

Ordered that Letters patents issue for the same

Ordered that a Commission issue under the seal of ye Province constituting and appointing Robert Halton Esqr Provost Marshall & Commissary of the musters within This Province

Ordered that the said Provost Marshall be and he is hereby Impowered to take and recieve Two Shillings and six pence for signing a Messu Process. By order of ye Govr & Councill

JOSEPH ANDERSON per Secty

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North Carolina—ss.

At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 30th day of March 1731

Present
His Excelly Geo Burrington Esqr Govr &c
The Honble William Smith Esqr Member of his Majesties Council
The Honble Joseph Jenoure Esqr Member of his Majesties Council
The Honble Robert Halton Esqr Member of his Majesties Council

Ordered that the old seal of the Colony be used till the new seal arrives

Ordered that Cullen Pollock George Martin Isaac Hill be assistant Judges to the Chief Justice.

Ordered that John Conner Esqr be and he is appointed Attorney General of this Province and that a Commission be prepared for the same

By order of the Governr and Councill
JOSEPH ANDERSON per Secty