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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
April 03, 1732 - April 06, 1732
Volume 03, Pages 415-416


At a Council held in the Council Chamber in Edenton the 3d day of April Anno Dom̄ 1732

Present
His Excelly George Burrington Esqr Govr &c
The Honoble Joseph Jenoure Esqre Member of His Majesties Council
The Honoble John Lovick Esqre Member of His Majesties Council
The Honoble Edmd Gale Esqre Member of His Majesties Council

No more members of Council yet appearing His Excelly the Governour declared that Col Robert Halton a member of this Board has his Leave to be absent this Council.

His Excelly the Governour delivered in at the Board the following paper which was Read and ordered to be Entered in these words Vizt

Gentn of the Council

You that are here must remember that the last day that the Council sat in January past I ordered the Deputy Marshall Mr Mackey to summon

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all the Members then present to attend the Council appointed to be held the last Tuesday in March following being the first day of this Court and as it was well known that much business lay before the Board the Treasurers for the several Precincts having filed their publick Accounts which I designed to have had Examined before the constant business of the Council and Chancery came on I have now waited from Tuesday last the Day named for their meeting to this when the Court of Chancery Should sit and there being no likelyhood of any other members attendance I am oblidged to adjourn the Business of Chancery over and Do dismiss all the Suitors The rules of the Court requiring no less than five Members to be present, What injury that must be to the People who have Travelled far and have attended at great Expence I must be forced to Represent home I have received several Complaint against some of the officers and others for Male practices which I would have laid before the Council for their Enquiry if there had appeared a sufficient Number of Members but these & all other Matters must be Deferr'd to the next council which I will appoint to be on the third Tuesday in May

Ordered That the marshall have Notice to Summon every Member of His Majesties Council to appear at a Council to be held at the Council Chamber in Edenton on the Third Tuesday in May next

By order
RBT FORSTER Cler Conc


North Carolina—ss.

At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 6th day of April Anno Dom 1732.

Present
His Excelly George Burrington Esqr Govr &c
The Honoble Joseph Jenoure Esqre Member of His Majesties Council
The Honoble John Lovick Esqre Member of His Majesties Council
The Honoble Edmd Gale Esqre Member of His Majesties Council

His Excelly the Governour by and with the advice of His Majesties Council and in pursuance of His Majesties 56 Instruction doth order that a Comission pass the seal of this Province constituting John Palin Esqr Chief Justice the present members of his Majesties Council and the assistants Justices Justices for holding a Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Goal Delivery for this Province on the second Tuesday in June next and that a Clause be added in the said Comission to Impower the Chief Justice or any three of the members to be a Quorum to hold the sd Court

By order
RBT FORSTER Cler Conc