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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
April 28, 1758 - April 29, 1758
Volume 05, Pages 991-992


At a Council held at New Bern on the 28th day of April 1758
Present His Excellency Arthur Dobbs, Esqr Govr
The Honble Mathew Rowan Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr and
The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr

His Excellency Informed the Board of the death of Peter Henly Late Chief Justice of this Province and shewed the necessity of another being appointed in his Room that the business of the Province might not stop until his Majestys Pleasure was known, and Proposed the Honble James Hasell Esqr to succeed him, which was unanimously agreed to.

Ordered that a Commission to the said James Hasell do issue accordingly.

The Honble James Hasell Esqr upon being appointed Chief Justice of this Province Resigned his Commission of Chief Baron of the Exchequer, upon which his Excellency Proposed the Honble John Rieussett Esqr to succeed him as Chief Baron of the Exchequer, which was unanimously agreed to.

Ordered that a Commission Issue accordingly to the Honble John Rieussett Esqr

In the Afternoon Present His Excellency the Governor

The Honble Mathew Rowan Esqr
The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr and
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr
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His Excellency laid before the Board a Letter from General James Abercrombie to his Excellency Dated 16th March 1758 Recommending it to his Excellency to Lay an Embargo upon the Shipping in this Province.

Ordered that a Proclamation do Issue to direct and require the several Collectors and Naval Officers of the respctive Ports in this Province not to Clear out or suffer any Ships or Vessells to depart from said Ports until further Orders.


At a Council held at New Bern on the 29th day of April 1758.
Present His Excellency the Governor
The Honble Mathew Rowan Esqr
The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr and
The Honble Richard Spaight Esqr

Ordered that a Proclamation for a General Fast on Wednesday the seventh of June next do Issue.