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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
October 01, 1750 - October 02, 1750
Volume 04, Pages 1050-1051


At a Council held at the Council Chamber in New Bern the 1st October 1750
Present His Excellency the Governour.
The Honble Roger Moor Esqr Member of Council
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member of Council

Read Sundry Petitions for Grants for Patents Vizt

Edward Salters 1190 Beaufort, Mark Fergison 200 Craven, Patrick Stainland 200 Craven, Edward Salter 665 Beaufort, Jacob Taylor 200 Johnston Granted


At a Council held at the Council Chamber in New Bern the 2d October 1750—P. M.
Present His Excellency the Governour.
The Honble Roger Moor Esqr Member of Council
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member of Council

Read the following Petitions for Warrants, for Land Vizt

Mathew Prigens 300 New Hanover, John Becton 400 Craven, John Duncan 200 Do, Benjamin Roads 139 New Hanover, Lewis Powell 640 Anson, Joseph Carruthers & Francis Mackilwean 400 Do Granted

Read Sundry Petitions for Grants for Patents.

John Bradley 100 Craven, George Millar 100 Do, Philip Millar 200 Bladen Granted

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Upon the petition of William Sims, Captain of the Fort at the Mouth of Cape Fear River, complaining that the Wages allowed to himself, and two Men under his Command, for attending the said Fort, are not duly paid; whereby they are rendered incapable of the said Service; and praying to be relieved

Ordered that Mrs. Ann Moseley, Executrix of Edward Moseley Esqr Deceased, do forthwith pay into the Hands of        Commissioners, appointed by Law, for building the said Fort, the sum of One Thousand Pounds proclamation Money; to be by them applyed for and towards the use of the said Fort.

On Motion of Roger Moore Esqr in behalf of Fielder Powell. Ordered that a Grant pass to the said Fielder Powell for four Hundred Acres of Land in Craven County Scituate on the South side of Neuse River, and on the South side of Wherrys Branch in Consequence of a Warrant to, and in the name of the late John Powell, duly Executed and returned into the proper Office.

Ordered that for the future no Entry of Land be made nor any Surveys received, Unless the Person making such Entry, and returning such survey, shall depose on Oath, before such Magistrate, lawfully empowered to administer the same, that the Species of Money which he tenders in payment, for the fees accruing on the same, be actually what he received from the Person or Persons, for whom he makes such entry, or return survey as aforesaid