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Proclamation by Gabriel Johnston proroguing the North Carolina General Assembly
Johnston, Gabriel, ca. 1698-1752
March 08, 1742
Volume 04, Page 1179

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North Carolina—ss.

By his Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqre His Majesty's Captain General, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the said Province.

A Proclamation.

Whereas the General Assembly of this Province by Virtue of his Majesty's Writts of Election were to have met at Edenton on this Day as by appointment of the said Writts, and as a sufficient number of his Majesty's Honble Council have not met according to the appointment of the said Writts

I do hereby prorogue the said Assembly to the ninth day of this Instant and the same is hereby accordingly prorogued to meet at Edenton.

GAB: JOHNSTON.

Given at Edenton the eighth day of March An: Dom: 1742. by his Excellency's Command.

JAS: CRAVEN Dep: Secy

[Then follow two other prorogation proclamations, one of the day after the above, and for the same cause, the other of the 11th June, 1746, for want of a sufficient number of members of the Lower House to transact public business.—Editor.]