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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning an act of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning land grants
Great Britain. Privy Council
February 02, 1759
Volume 06, Pages 7-8

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 13. D. 62.]

At the Court at St James's the 2nd February 1759

Present The King's most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas by Commission under the Great Seal of Great Britain, the Governor Council & Assembly of His Majesty's Province of North Carolina, are authorized and empowered to make, constitute and ordain, Laws Statutes and Ordinances for the Public Peace, Welfare and good Government of the said Province, which Laws, Statutes and Ordinances are to be as near as conveniently may be, agreeable to the Laws and Statutes of this Kingdom, and to be transmitted for his Majesty's Royal approbation or Disallowance. In pursuance of which Powers an Act was passed in the said Province in October 1755, and transmitted entituled as follows vizt.

“An Act to quiet the Freeholders in the possession of their Lands and for other purposes.”

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Which Act together with a Representation from the Lords Commissioners for Trade & Plantations proposing the Repeal thereof, having been referred to the Consideration of a Committee of the Lords of His Majesty's most Honble Privy Council, for Plantation Affairs, the said Lords of the Committee did this day report to His Majesty, as their opinion, that the said Act ought to be repealed. His Majesty taking the same into consideration, was pleased with the Advice of His Privy Council to declare his disallowance of the said Act. And pursuant to his Majesty's Royal pleasure thereupon expressed, the said Act is hereby repealed, declared void, and of none effect. Whereof the Governor or Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Province of North Carolina for the time being and all others whom it may concern are to take notice, & Govern themselves accordingly.

A true Copy.

W. SHARPE.