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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
March 29, 1733 - March 30, 1733
Volume 03, Pages 536-537

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[From the MSS. Records of North Carolina Council Journals.]
COUNCIL JOURNALS.

No Carolina—ss.

At a Council held in the Council Chamber in Edenton the 29th day of March Anno Domini 1733

Present

His Excelly George Burrington Esqr Govr &c

The Honoble {Nath Rice Jno Bapta Ashe Robt Halton Jno Lovick Edmd Gale} Esqrs Members of His Majestys Council

His Excelly the Governr laid before this Board some Praragraphs of a Letter from Mr Popple Secry to the Rt Honoble the Lords of Trade & Plantations (wrote by their Lordships command) in answer to several matter laid before their Lordships by His Excelly, This Board thereon prayed time till to morrow morning to Consider the sd Letter.

Fryday March 30th

Present

His Excelly George Burrington Esqr Govr &c

The Honoble {Nath Rice Jno Bapta Ashe Robt Halton John Lovick Edmd Gale Will Owen} Esqrs Members of His Majestys Council

This Board having Considered the Letter laid before them yesterday by his Excelly the Govr are Unanimously of Opinion that it is for His Majesty's services and the Good of this Province that an Assembly be called. Thereupon His Excelly the Governour by and with the advice and Consent of His Majesty's Council doth order that writts Issue returnable on the third of July next requiring the Freeholders of the several precincts & Towns within this Province to meet at the usual Places on the First Tuesday in May next to choose their Representatives to sit in the next General Assembly to be held at Edenton.

A Paper was read at this Board signed by Mr Rice & Mr Ashe which is as follows Vizt No 1

His Excelly the Governr thereon gave in a paper in Answer thereto which was also read & is as follows Vizt No 2.

Mr Rice & Mr Ashe filed a Paper in the Council Office the 11th of Novr last which was now read Vizt No 3

His Excelly thereon caused His Answer thereto to be read which was in these words Vizt No 4

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Read the Petition of the Inhabitants of Edgecombe prect which is in these Words Vizt No 5

Read the Petition of the Inhabitants of Bertie prect in these words Vizt No 6