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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning acts of the North Carolina General Assembly
Great Britain. Privy Council
April 08, 1754
Volume 05, Pages 116-118

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[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 12. C. 37.]

At the Court at St James's the 8th day of April 1754.
Present The King's most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas by Commission under the Great Seal of Great Britain the Governor, Council & Assembly of His Majesty's Province of North Carolina are authorized and empowered to make, constitute and ordain Laws, Statutes and Ordinances for the Publick Peace, Welfare and Good Government of the said Province Which Laws Statutes & Ordinances are to be as near as conveniently may be agreable to the Laws and Statutes of this Kingdom and to be transmitted for His Majesty's royal Approbation or Disallowance In pursuance of which Powers eighteen Acts have been passed in the said Province & transmitted entituled as follows vizt

1. An Act to confirm and establish the Precincts of Onslow & Bladen and for appointing them distinct Precincts. Passed in 1734.

2. An Act for erecting the Village called Newton in New Hanover County into a Town and Township by the name of Wilmington & regulating and ascertaining the Bounds thereof. Passed in 1739.

3. An Act for confirming Titles to the Town Lands of Edenton for securing the Priviledges heretofore granted to the said Town & for the further encouragement and better regulation hereof. Passed in 1740.

4. An Act for granting an aid to His Majesty to defray the expenses of transporting the several troops enlisted in His Majesty's service in the Colony, & to ascertain the method of paying all taxes and levys in Commodities & for other purposes therein mentioned. Passed in 1740.

5. An Act to confirm and erect that part of the Province called Edgcombe County into a County by the name of Edgcombe County and for establishing the said County a Parish &c. Passed in 1741.

6. An Act for erecting the upper part of Bertie County into a County by the name of Northampton County and for regulating the limits between Society Parish & the North West Parish of Bertie &c. Passed in 1741.

7. An Act for establishing the Church for appointing Parishes and the method of electing Vestrys and for directing the settlement of Parish Accounts throughout the Colony. Passed in 1741.

8. An Act to regulate elections for Members to serve in General Assemblys for the several Countys to declare who shall be qualified to vote in the said Election &c. Passed in 1743.

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9. An Act for the better ascertaining the number of Members to be chosen for the several Countys within this Province to sit and vote in General Assembly and for establishing a more equal representative of all His Majesty's Subjects in the House of Burgesses. Passed the 28th Novr 1746.

10. An Act for erecting the upper part of Craven County into a County and Precinct &c. Passed in 1746.

11. An Act for dividing Edgecumb County and Precincts and for erecting the upper part thereof into a County and Parish by the name of Granville County &c. Passed in 1746.

12. An Act to fix a place for the seat of Government and for keeping Publick Offices for appointing Circuit Courts and defraying the expense thereof and also for establishing the Courts of Justice & regulating the Proceedings therein. Passed in 1746.

13. An Act for forming a rent roll of all the Lands holden in this Province for quieting the Inhabitants in their possessions & for directing the payment of quit Rents. Passed in 1748.

14. An Act for erecting the upper part of New Hanover County into a County and Parish by the name of Dupplin County &c. Passed in 1749.

15. An Act for erecting the upper part of Bladen County into a County & Parish by the name of Anson County. Passed in 1749.

16. An Act to put in force in this Province the several Statutes of the Kingdom of England or South Britain therein particularly mentioned. Passed in 1749.

17. An Additional Act to an Act intitled An Act for forming a rent roll of all the Lands held in this Province for quieting the Inhabitants in their Possessions & for directing the payment of quit rents. Passed in 1749.

18. An Act to repeal part of a clause in An Act intitled An Act for forming a rent roll of all the Lands holden in this Province & for directing the payment of Quit Rents. Passed in 1750.

Which Acts together with a representation from the Lords Commrs for Trade & Plantations proposing the repeal thereof having been referred to the consideration of a Committee of the Lords of His Majtie's most honble Privy Council for Plantation Affairs, the said Lords of the Committee did this day report to His Majty as their opinion that the sd Acts ought to be repealed—His Majesty taking the same into consideration was pleased with the advice of His Privy Council to declare His disallowance of the sd Acts—And pursuant to His Majtie's royal Pleasure thereupon expressed, the said Acts are hereby declared void and of none

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effect. Whereof the Governor or Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Province of North Carolina for the time being and all others whom it may concern are to take notice and govern themselves accordingly.

A true Copy.

W. SHARPE.