John Dawson Esqr produced a Mandamus from their Excellencies the Lords Justices dated the Eighth day of June one thousand Seven hundred and fifty Two Commanding the Govr or Commander in Chief of this Province forthwith on Reciept thereof to swear and admit him the said John Dawson to be one of his Majestys Council in this Province in the room of Roger Moore Esqr Dec̄ed
Whereupon the said John Dawson took the Oaths by Law appointed to be taken by publick officers made and subscribed the Declaration Called the Test and took the Oath of a Councellor and his seat at the board
The Letter of Governor Dinwiddie dated the 5th Day of August and the Letters of Col Innes dated the 3 & 12 day of August were Read directed to his Honour the President upon which the board was of opinion that all the Money remaining of the £12000 after paying the forces and Charges already accrued shall be applied for his Majestys Service for the assistance of Virginia agreeable to the original Intention of the act and it was Desired that his Honour the President would be pleased to acquaint Govr Dinwiddie and Colo Innes thereof
Mr. Swann in behalf of Cornelious Harnett Esqr produced a paper said to contain the Nuncupative Will of Robert Halton late of New Hanover County dec̄d which being considered the Witnesses examined and the Parties Heard it was adjudged not to be a Nuncupative Will according to Law and was therefore sett aside.
John Rutherford Esqr Moved for Letters of Administration on the said Robt Halton's Estate and making it appear that he the said John Rutherford was the greatest Creditor of the Dec̄ed. Ordered that the Secretary do make out Letters of Administration for the said John Rutherford he giving Security and Qualifying according to Law