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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
May 10, 1736
Volume 04, Page 218

At a Council held at Newton the 10th May 1736
Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honōble Nath Rice Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honōble Eleazer Allen Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honōble Math Rowan Esqr Member of His Majestys Council

Read the Petition of Richard Hellier praying a Patent for 350 Acres of Land survey returned. Granted.

Ordered that a Court of Oyer and Terminer be held at Newton the eighth day of June next following by Wm Smith Esq Ch. Justice and Nath Rice and Eleazr Allen Esqrs Assistant Justices and that a Commission pass the Seal for that purpose

Ordered That a Commission pass the Seal constituting and appointing Nath Rice, Robt Halton Eleazer Allen Mathew Rowan Roger Moore James Innes Edwd Hyrne Josh Gabourel Wm Forbes Sam Johnston Rush Watts John Davis Esqr Justices of the peace for the precinct of New Hanover to sit at the usual times the four last in the room of David Evans who declines and Thos Clifford, John Swann and Job How removed for permitting and encouraging Mr Saml Swann to plead as an Attorney before the Court without a Licence in contempt of an authority being contrary to an express clause of the Commission.