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Order by Privy Council of Great Britain committee concerning instructions to Arthur Dobbs concerning the establishment of towns and counties in North Carolina
Great Britain. Privy Council
May 07, 1755
Volume 05, Pages 340-341

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 12. C. 66.]

At the Council Chamber Whitehall the 7th day of May 1755.

By the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs.

Whereas His Majesty was pleased to referr unto this Committee a Representation from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, setting forth, that they have lately received a Letter from Arthur Dobbs Esqre Governor of His Majestys Province of North Carolina inclosing the Copy of an Address presented to him by the Assembly of that Province relateing to the great Inconveniences which the Inhabitants

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would sustain by the Repeal of several Acts, whereby certain Towns and Countys have heretofore been erected and established within the said Province, and by confirming the respective Rights of such Towns and Countys by Charter. And it appearing by the said Representation that the several Acts referred to in the said Address are repealed by His Majesty's Order in Council dated the 8th of April 1754, and that by the Sixteenth Article of His Majestys Instructions to Govr Dobbs, He is directed to Grant charters of Incorporation to the several Towns and Countys Erected by the said Laws. The said Lords Commissioners have therefore proposed, that an Instruction may be given to the Governor of North Carolina authorizing him to give his Assent to any Act or Acts for reestablishing the several Towns and Countys heretofore erected by the Laws which have been so repealed by His Majestys Order in Council of the 8th of April 1754 provided such new Acts do not give power to such Towns or Countys to send Representatives to the Assembly nor ascertain the number of Representatives to be sent and provided also, that any other Laws which may have been passed in the said Order in Council which might not at that time be laid before His Majesty, by which any Countys or Townships may have been erected and Impowered to send Representatives to the Assembly be Repealed and other laws passed for the said purposes, not liable to that Objection The Lords of the Committee this day took the said Representation into Consideration and are hereby pleased to Order that the said Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantation do prepare and lay before this Committee the Draught of an Additional Instruction, agreable to what is above proposed to be sent by the Lords Justices to the Governor His Majestys Province of North Carolina.

W SHARPE.