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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
June 30, 1758
Volume 05, Pages 992-993


At a Council held at Wilmington the 30th day of June 1758
Present His Excellency Arthur Dobbs Esqr Govr
The Honble Math Rowan Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble Edwd Brice Dobbs Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr
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Upon complaint of the Honble John Swann Esqr that William Houston and Edward Machett Esqrs Justices for the County of Duplin, have behaved in a disorderly manner unbecoming Magistrates

Ordered that the said William Houston and Edward Machett be struck out of the Commission of the Peace for the said County of Duplin.

Ordered that Robert Butler, Felix Kenan and Gabriel Holmes be added to the Commission of the Peace for the County of Duplin

Upon motion of the Honble Edward Brice Dobbs Esqr for John Oliphant to be added to the Commission of the Peace for the County of Rowan

Ordered that said John Oliphant be added to the Commission of the Peace for said County.

His Excellency Informed the Board that he had an order from his Majesty to survey the Countys within his Majestys part of this Province and also an Order from the Lords of the Treasury, on the Receiver General to pay all such sums of money as should be requisite to compleat the same, and desired to know what should be allowed per day for the Surveyor who should perform the same

Ordered that he be allowed the same that was allowed to the surveyors that ran the Line between the King and Earl Granville and also that he be allowed Reasonable Charges for Chain Bearers &c

Read and Granted several Warrants and Patents for Land as per Warrant and Patent Book.