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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
May 07, 1756
Volume 05, Pages 655-656


At a Council held at Wilmington the 7th May 1756
Present His Excellency the Governor.
The Honble Mathew Rowan Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble James Murray Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr

Jacques Morris came and appeared in behalf of himself and one hundred French being Part of the French Neutrals sent to Georgia and came Coastways in small Boats having a Pass for himself and Family from Governor Reynolds and Governor Glenn and Put into Cape Fear the Twenty second day of Aprill where they were detained until the Council met this day, Then His Excellency proposed to them that if they would stay in this Province and take the Oath of Alegiance to His Majesty they should have settlements allowed them which they absolutely Refused saying they would not stay in this Colony and that they took the Oath of Alegiance before and would not take it again.

Ordered that Mr. Dry be paid for the provisions he supplied them with and Further that he assist them with one steer and Ten Bushels of Corn and then that they be dismissed, without any further Expence to this Province

Which by an Account given in amounts to Twenty nine Pounds thirteen Shillings and Eight Pence Proclamation Money.

His Excellency having Informed this Board that the Colonys of Virginia and South Carolina were to build a Fort for the Defence of the Cherokee Nation against the French and Allies in order that they may

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send a Number of Warriors to the assistance of the Colonies against the French and Indians and that they expected this Governor would assist them therein, Whereupon they took the same into consideration and Ordered that when his Excellency the Governor is fully satisfyed that a Fort is Building at the Cherokee Nation that a Hundred Beeves be purchased for their Assistance out of the Surplus money of the 12000 Pounds Granted for the Aid of Virginia.