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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
March 28, 1754 - March 30, 1754
Volume 05, Pages 174-175


At a Council held at Newbern the 28th day of March 1754
Present the Honourable the President
James Murray Esqr
James Innes Esqr
James Hasell Esqr
Lewis De Rosset Esqr

His Honour the President was pleased to acquaint the Board that John Rieussett Esqr a member of Council Moved for leave of absence for twelve months Granted

James Innes Esqr Colonel of the Regimt now Raising for his Majesty's service Represented to this board that a Surgeon's Mate will be indispensibly necessary for his Regiment.

And His Honour and the Council being of the same opinion and finding no pay for such an Officer Established by Law Ordered that the surgeon's mate to be Commissioned for the said Regiment shall have and Recieve two Shilling and six pence Proclamation money per Day for his service while the said Regiment Continues in pay or till the same shall be alter'd by the Assembly


March 29th 1754

Present His Honour the President The same members as yesterday

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James Innes Esqr Colonel of the Regiment now Raising in this Province for his Majestys service and Robert Palmer Esqr Colonel of the Militia in the County of Cumberland Produced their Commissions and Took the Oaths by Law Appointed to be taken by Publick Officers and made and subscribed the Declaration called the Test


Saturday March 30th 1754
Present His Honour the President
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member
The Honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr Member
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr Member

Felex Oneal Gent produced his Commission from His Honour the President for Clark of the Council as an Upper House of the Assembly and took the Oaths by Law appointed to be taken by Publick Officers and made and subscribed the Declaration called the Test and took the Oath of Office