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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
February 11, 1735 - February 25, 1735
Volume 04, Pages 35-38

At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 11th day of February 173⅘

Present His Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqr Governor &c
The Honorable Robt Halton Esqr Member of his Majestys Council
The Honorable Eleaz Allen Esqr Member of his Majestys Council
The Honorable Edmd Porter Esqr Member of his Majestys Council
The Honorable R. Moore Esqr Member of his Majestys Council
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His Excellency the Governor was please to direct that Edward Moseley Esqr give security in pursuance of an Order of this Board passed the 29th day of last month before Edmond Porter Esq

Ordered that a Summons Issue to the several Gent who gave their Depositions in Council the 29th of last month to appear in Councel to morrow in the forenoon to sign their several Depositions

By Order
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At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 13th day of February 173⅘

Present His Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqr Governour &c
The Honorable Will Smith Esqr Member of his Majestys Council
The Honorable Eleazr Allen Esqr Member of his Majestys Council
The Honorable R. Halton Esqr Member of his Majestys Council
The Honorable R. Moore Esqr Member of his Majestys Council
The Honorable E. Porter Esqr Member of his Majestys Council
The Honorable E. Moseley Esqr Member of his Majestys Council

His Excellency the Governor was pleased to lay before the Board His Majestys 36th Instruction relating to a Court of Exchequer being appointed within this Province which was read and is as follows Vizt

Instruction 36th

“Whereas it is necessary that our Rights and dues be preserved and recovered and that Speedy Effectual Justice be administered in all cases relating to our Revenue You are to take care that a Court of Exchequer be called and do meet at all such times as shall be needful and you are upon your arrival to Inform us and our Commissioners for Trade and Plantations whether our Service may require that a Constant Court of Exchequer be settled and Established in North Carolina

His Excellency the Governor was pleased to ask the opinion of the Board thereon who were unanimously of opinion that such a Court was necessary

Then his Excellency the Governor was pleased to order That Mr Attorney Genl do prepare a Draft of a Commission for erecting the said Court within this Province and that he lay the same before this Board on Tuesday next

His Excellency the Governour by and with the advice and consent of His Majesty's Council was pleased to Order that Mr Attorney General Montgomery should prepare a draft of a Proclamation to be laid before this Board on Tuesday next requiring and directing the Inhabitants of Albemarle County that as they are in Arrear to his Majesty for Quit Rents Liberty will be given them to pay the same to the Recer General or his Deputy at two payments in Gold or Silver at their respective Houses producing their last receipt of Payment but in case the People shall choose to pay their Quit rents in the Publick Bills of this Province That then this Board will settle the difference of the Exchange between

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Sterling money and the said Bills which must then be paid by His Majestys Tenant to the Recer General or his Deputy at the several and respective Court Houses within this County at the discount to be so settled as aforesaid and that notice will be given in every Precinct one month before the receipt By order

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At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 18th day of February 173⅘

Present His Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqr Governour &c
The Honorable Will Smith Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honorable R. Halton Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honorable Nath Rice Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honorable Eleazr Allen Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honorable E Moseley Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honorable E Pollock Esqr Member of His Majestys Council

Mr Attorney General in Obedience to the order of this Board passed the 13 Instant now laid before them a Draft of a Proclamation requiring the Inhabitants of Albemarle County to pay the Arrear of Quit Rents due to his Majesty at two different payments which being Read was unanimously approved of

Ordered that the said Proclamation be this day published and that the Clk of this Board do immediately prepare Copys thereof for each Precinct in Albemarle County

His Excellency the Governor was pleased to inform this Board that he had directed Mr Attorney General to prepare a Draft of a Proclamation for the Auditor or his Deputy to attend at the times of payment of his Majesty's Quit Rent with the Recr General or his Deputy to Register and Enroll the Lands of every Person which being read was unanimously approved of by the Board

Mr Attorney General laid before this Board in obedience to their Order passed the 13th inst. a Draft of a Commission for Erecting of a Court of Exchequer which was read and approved of and Ordered that the same be fairly Engrossed and pass the great Seal of this province

By Order
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At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 20th day of February 173⅘

Present His Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqr Governour &c
The Honorable Nath Rice Esqr Member of his Majestys Council.
The Honorable Eleaz Allen Esqr Member of his Majestys Council.
The Honorable R. Halton Esqr Member of his Majestys Council.
The Honorable M. Rowan Esqr Member of his Majestys Council.
The Honorable E Porter Esqr Member of his Majestys Council.
The Honorable E Moseley. Esqr Member of his Majestys Council.

Thos Wardroper Gent producing to this Board His Majestys Warrant appointing him Surveyor General of this Province the same was read and admitted of and Ordered to be Registered in the Secretary's

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Office Then the said Wardroper took and subscribed the several Oaths by Law appointed to be taken for the Qualification of Publick Officers

By order.
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No Carolina.

At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 25th day of February 173⅘

Present His Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqr Gov. &c
The Honorable Will Smith Esqr Member of his Majestys Council
The Honorable E. Porter Esqr Member of his Majestys Council
The Honorable Nath Rice Esqr Member of his Majestys Council
The Honorable Eleazr Allen Esqr Member of his Majestys Council
The Honorable R. Halton Esqr Member of his Majestys Council
The Honorable M. Rowan Esqr Member of his Majestys Council
The Honorable E. Moseley Esqr Member of his Majestys Council

His Excellency the Governor was pleased to lay before the Board several Petitions which he received from Cape Fear and Recommended the Consideration thereof to them as an upper House and that the injuries mentioned by the said Petitioner and others may be now relieved by a Bill for that purpose the said Petitions were Read.