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Minutes of the Upper House of the North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina. General Assembly
November 18, 1746 - December 05, 1746
Volume 04, Pages 834-838

North Carolina—ss.

At a General Assembly begun and held at Wilmington the eighteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty six in the twentyeth year of his present Majesty's reign and continued by several Prorogations, until the twentieth instant being the third Session of Assembly.


In the Upper House Thursday the 20th
Present
The honble Eleazar Allen Esqr Member
The honble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member
The honble Math: Rowan Esqr Member
The honble Roger Moore Esqr Member
The honble Wm Forbes Esqr Member

Then his Excellency came to the House and demanded the immediate attendance of the Lower House in the Council Chamber Whereupon Mr. Speaker attended by the House waited upon him. Then his Excellency ordered them to return to their House and proceed to business and withdrew.

Then the House adjourned until 3 of the clock in the afternoon.

Post Meridien The House met according to Adjournment.

Present
The honble Eleazar Allen Esqr Member
The honble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member
The honble Math: Rowan Esqr Member
The honble Roger Moore Esqr Member
The honble Wm Forbes Esqr Member
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And adjourned until Saturday Ten of the clock.


Saturday the 22d The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The honble Eleazar Allen Esqr Member
The honble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member
The honble Math: Rowan Esqr Member
The honble Roger Moore Esqr Member
The honble Wm Forbes Esqr Member

Mr. Stewart and Mr. Marsden Brought up a Bill for an Act for ascertaining the number of Members to be chosen for the several Counties within this Province to sit in General Assembly and for establishing a more equal representation of all his Majesties Subjects in the House of Burgesses. In the Lower House read the first time and passed. In this House read and passed.

Then the House adjourned until Monday morning 10 of the clock.

Munday the 24th The House met according to Adjournment.

Present
Eleazar Allen
Edwd Moseley
Math: Rowan
Roger Moore
Wm Forbes.

And adjourned until three of the clock in the afternoon.

Post Meridien The House met according to Adjournment.

Present
The honble Eleazar Allen Esqr Member
The honble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member
The honble Math: Rowan Esqr Member
The honble Roger Moore Esqr Member
The honble Wm Forbes Esqr Member

Mr. Stringer and Mr. Swann brought up the Bill for an Act for establishing a more equal representation of all his Majesties Subjects in this Province in the House of Burgesses &c. In the Lower House read the second time and past with Amendments. In this House read and past.

Then the House adjourned until to morrow morning 10 of the clock.

Post Meridien The House met

Present
The honble Eleazar Allen Esqr Member
The honble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member
The honble Math: Rowan Esqr Member
The honble Roger Moore Esqr Member
The honble Wm Forbes Esqr Member

And adjourned until to morrow morning 10 of the clock.


Tuesday the 25th The House met according to Adjournment
Present
The honble Eleazar Allen Esqr Member
The honble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member
The honble Math: Rowan Esqr Member
The honble Roger Moore Esqr Member
The honble Wm Forbes Esqr Member
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And adjourned until 3 of the clock in the afternoon.

Post Meridien The House met according to adjournment.

Present
The honble Nathaniel Rice Esqr Member
The honble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member
The honble Eleazar Allen Esqr Member
The honble Roger Moore Esqr Member
The honble Math: Rowan Esqr Member
The honble Wm Forbes Esqr Member

Mr. Marsden & Mr. Stringer Brought the Bill for an Act for establishing more equal Representation of all his Majties Subjects in this Province in the House of Burgesses, &c. In the Lower House read the third time and past. In this House read the third time and past. And Ordered to be sent down and engrossed.

Also a Bill for an Act to fix the place for the seat of Government and for keeping Publick Offices, and for appointing Circuit Courts and for defraying the expences thereof and also for establishing the Courts of Justice and regulating the proceedings therein. In the Lower House read the first time and past. In this House read and past

Then the House adjourned until to morrow morning 9 of the clock.


Wednesday the 26th The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The honble Nath: Rice Esqr Member
The honble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member
The honble Eleazar Allen Esqr Member
The honble Roger Moore Esqr Member
The honble Math: Rowan Esqr Member
The honble Wm Forbes Esqr Member

Mr. Swann & Mr. Stringer Brought up the Bill for an Act for fixing the seat of Government &c. In the Lower House read the second time and past with Amendments.

Then the House adjourned until to morrow morning 8 of the clock.


Thursday the 27th The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
Nath: Rice
Edwd Moseley
Eleazar Allen
Roger Moore
Math: Rowan
Wm Forbes

Then the House read the Bill for an Act for fixing the seat of Government the second time & past with Amendments.

Then the House adjourned until to morrow morning 9 of the clock.


Fryday the 28th The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The honble Nath Rice Esqr Member
The honble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member
The honble Eleazar Allen Esqr Member
The honble Roger Moore Esqr Member
The honble Math: Rowan Esqr Member
The honble Wm Forbes Esqr Member
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Mr. McLewain & Mr. Eaton Brought the Bill for an Act for fixing the seat of Government &c. togeather with the following Message—In the Lower House Read said Bill the third time and past with Amendments—

Gentm of his Majties Honble Council

We have herewith sent you the Bill for fixing the seat of Government &c. marked with a third reading in our House and have made no material Amendment except leaving out of said Bill the clause added by your House for preventing that part of it which relates to the Jurisdiction of the County Courts being in force untill the Laws of this Province shall be printed

To which we cannot consent we assure your Honours every Member of this House have the reviseing & printing of the Laws of this Province greatly at heart and have come into a resolve That a Bill for that purpose, shall be one of the first We shall take under our consideration and endeavour to get passed at our next meeting.

Then the House adjourned till Tuesday afternoon.


Tuesday the 4th December Post Meridien The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The honble Nath: Rice Esqr Member
The honble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member
The honble Eleazar Allen Esqr Member
The honble Roger Moore Esqr Member
The honble Math: Rowan Esqr Member
The honble Wm Forbes Esqr Member

Mr. Marsden & Mr. Swann Brought up a Bill for an Act for reviseing and printing the Laws of this Province and for granting to his Majesty a duty on Rum for defraying the charge thereof. In the Lower House read the first time and past. In this House read and past.

Then the House adjourned untill to morrow morning 9 of the clock.


Wednesday the 5th The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The honble Nath: Rice Esqr Member
The honble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member
The honble Eleazar Allen Esqr Member
The honble Roger Moore Esqr Member
The honble Math: Rowan Esqr Member
The honble Wm Forbes Esqr Member

Read the Bill for an Act for fixing the seat of Government &c. in this House the third time which passed upon the Amendment of the Lower House and Ordered to be sent down and engrossed.

Then the House adjourned untill to morrow morning 9 of the clock.

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Thursday the 6th The House met according to Adjournment.
Present
The honble Nath: Rice Esqr Member
The honble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member
The honble Eleazar Allen Esqr Member
The honble Roger Moore Esqr Member
The honble Math: Rowan Esqr Member
The honble Wm Forbes Esqr Member

And adjourned untill three of the clock in the afternoon.

Post Meridien The House met according to Adjournment.

Present
The honble Nath: Rice Esqr Member
The honble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member
The honble Eleazar Allen Esqr Member
The honble Roger Moore Esqr Member
The honble Math: Rowan Esqr Member
The honble Wm Forbes Esqr Member

Then his Excellency came to the House and commanded the immediate attendance of the Lower House

Whereupon the Speaker attended by the Lower House waited upon his Excellency in the Council Chamber When he was pleased to give his assent to the following Bills. vizt. The Bill for an Act for establishing a more equal representation of all his Majestie's Subjects in this Province in the House of Burgesses &c. The Bill for an Act for fixing the Place for the seat of Government &c.

Then his Excellency was pleased to prorogue this Assembly untill the second Tuesday in February next then to be held at Newbern.



Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This document was enclosed with a letter from Gabriel Johnston - See Related Documents.