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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
November 26, 1758 - November 29, 1758
Volume 05, Pages 994-995


At a Council held at Edenton on Saturday the 26th day of November 1758.
Present His Excellency Arthur Dobbs Esqr Governor.
The Honble Mathew RowanEsqr
The Honble John Dawson Esqr
The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr
The Honble Frans Corbin Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr

Upon reading the Deposition of Joseph Ryal one of the Soldiers belonging to Fort Granville, It is ordered that James Jones Esqr one of his Majesty's [Justices] of the Peace for Craven County personally be and appear before his Excellency the Governor and Council at Wilmington on the first Tuesday in March next to answer the Matters set forth in said Deposition.


At a Council held at Wilmington on Tuesday the 29th day of November 1758.
Present His Excellency the Governor.
The Honble Mathew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr
The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble Edwd Brice Dobbs Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr and
The Honble John Dawson Esqr
The HonbleRichd Spaight Esqr

Upon Complaint of King Blunt and the rest of the Tuskarora Indians that Humphry Bate had settled upon their Lands without their consent contrary to an Act of Assembly of this Province made in the year 1748

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to prevent any person from settling on their Lands notwithstanding any Patents granted for any part within their district,

Ordered that the Attorney General do Prosecute the said Humphry Bate unless he quits the said Land.

Upon Complaint of the Meherrin Indians being distrubed in their possessions by several persons contrary to an Act of Assembly of this Province passed in the year 1729

Ordered that the Attny General do prosecute all persons who disturb the said Meherrin Indians in their Possessions.

Upon motion of Robt Jones Esqr Attorney General, it is ordered that the Letters of Administration Granted to Benja Willis on the Estate of David Braswell be revoked and that Letters ad Colligend. issue to Ann Braswell als. Carver on the Estate of the said David Braswell.

Ordered that the Depositions of Witnesses on both sides be taken by the Chief Justice at the next Supreme Court at Enfield, touching the Legitimacy of the said David Braswell and that all parties have notice thereof and that a Commission Issue to the Chief Justice for that purpose, and that the said Ann do give security in the sum of one thousand pounds for the due performance of said Letters.

Ordered that the Consideration of the Caveat entered agt Letters of Administration being granted to Richd Braswell Son of Richd Braswell deced be deferred until the return of the Depositions of the Witnesses above mentioned and that Letters ad Colligend. be issued to Ann Braswell agt Carver shewing Security in the sum of Two hundred Pounds.



Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This document was enclosed with a letter from Arthur Dobbs - See Related Documents.