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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
May 21, 1754
Volume 05, Pages 175-176


Friday May —— 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 John Swann Esqr Member
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr Member

His Honour the President was Pleased to order a prorogation of the General Assembly to the fourth Tuesday in September next then to meet at Newbern to which the council concurred. Several patents were passed and Signed as per entry book


Wilmington May 21st 1754
Present His Honour the President
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member
James Innes Esqr Member
James Hasell Esqr Member
Lewis De Rosset Esqr Member

On a Motion by Mr. Jones in behalf [of] Henry Downs setting forth that a judgement has been obtained by John Nickolas in the General Court of this Province for a Certain Sum which the said Down maketh Oath hath been paid by him to the said Nickolas and to the sheriff of Orange County in Verginia as by his affidavit exhibited into Counsil is more fully sett forth and praying an Injunction Granted

Ordered that new Commissions of the Peace do issue for the Counties of Rowan and Orange

Orange the first Tuesday in July Rowan the second Tuesday in Ditto

Complaint having been made by the Magistrates and Militia officers

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of Rowan County that a party of Indians suspected to be Catawbor have Committed several gross abuses on the White People of Rowan and Anson Countys Ordered that a Commission issue to Alexr Osbern and James Carter Esqrs to enquire into the said Complaint to represent the same to the said Indians and make their Report the fourth Tuesday in Septr next.