Ordered that no Patents be Granted on Warrants issued before April Court, 1752, unless the fees for New Warrants be paid and the Quit Rents for such Land be paid from 18 Months after the Date of the Warrant.
At a Council held at Newbern the 15th March 1756
Read the Petition of Furnifold Green setting forth that the above mentioned Furnifold Green the father of your Petitioner on or about the year 1707 obtained a Grant or Patent from the Lords Proprietors Deputies of this Province for seventeen Hundred Acres of Land lying on the North side of Neuce River lying between two Creeks the one called Furnifold Greens Creek and the other then called Broad Creek and is now known by the name of Smith's Creek, which land your Petitioner further settled and cultivated until the year 1714 and was in the year with one of his sons one white servant and two Negros Murdered on the said Plantation by the Indians The said Indians at that time also shot one other son of your Petitioners Father through the shoulder, (who Escaped) and had his said Plantation House Stock of Cattle and Hogs entirely destroyed and Plundered by the said Indians but before that time having made his will
Your Petitioners therefore Humbly pray that your Excellency and Honours will Grant an Order for Resurveying the said Land whereby it may appear if there is a Greater Quantity (or not) of Land contained within the Bounds specifyed by the said Patent and if on return of the said Resurvey it shall appear that there is a Greater Quantity of Acres than what are mentioned in the said Patent, Your Petitioners may have the Libberty of taking up the same and your Petitioners as in Duty bound shall pray &c.
At a Council held at Newbern the 18th March 1756.
His Excellency and the Council sat in chancery and went further through the Dockett.
At a Council held at Newbern the 19th March 1756
His Excellency and the Council sat in Chancery and finished the Dockett
Ordered that the costs and fees on Suits in Chancery be taxed by James Hasell, John Rutherford and James Murray Esquires or any two of them upon all Bills to be brought before them between this and the next Court of Chancery
Ordered that a New Commission and Dedimus Issue for Cumberland and that James Nicholas, Stephen Phillips, Duncan McNeil, John Hurd, Mark Phillips, Mathew Raiford Senr Samuel Howard, Thomas Collins, Archibald McKisack be added to the present acting Justices andcAllister and Gideon Allen be left out
A Commission to Issue to Francis Corbin, John Rieussett and John Campbell Esqr to be Assistant Judges at Edenton.
A Commission to Issue to John Dawson, Alexander McCullock and William Cathcart, Esqrs to be Assistant Judges at Edgcombe.
Ordered that John Bravard be added to the Commission for the Peace for Rowan County and that a New Commission and Dedimus Issue.
Resolved on his Excellencys Proposal that fifty Pounds Proclamation be applied to buy corn for the use of the Catawba Indians it being represented that the said Indians are in great want of corn at this time and subsist by begging from the neighbouring Planters and thereby obliged to Quit their families and oppress the Planters who are themselves scarce of Corn yet Dare not Deny them and to Immitate the Example of South Carolina which has given them Corn for the Reasons above alleged.