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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
August 31, 1753
Volume 05, Page 34


At a Council held at Wilmington on the 31st Day of August 1753
Present the Honourable Mathew Rowan Esqr President
The Honble James Murray Esqr
The Honble John Rutherford Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr

Read the Petition of John Martinleer for an Order to resurvey the Land he lives on Granted

Read the Petition of William Barns setting forth that his wife haveing during his absence retailed Liquors contrary to Law a Bill of Indictment had been found against him in the County Court of New Hanover and that he being poor as well as Innocent of the said Crime prayed that a Nolle prosequi might be Entered in his behalf The case of this Petitioner being Recommended by the sd Court the Attorney General was ordered to Enter a Nolle Prosequi Accordingly.

Ordered that a Proclamation be Issued to prorogue the General Assembly to Tuesday November next then to meet at Newbern.