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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning acts of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning courts
Great Britain. Privy Council
April 14, 1759
Volume 06, Pages 28-29

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 13. D. 64.]

At the Court at St James's 14th April 1759.

Present the Kings most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas by Commission under the Great Seal of Great Britain, the Governor, Council and 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, agreable

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to the Laws and Statutes of this Kingdom and to be transmitted for His Majesty's Royal approbation or Disallowance. And whereas in pursuance of the said Powers Five Acts were passed in the said Province in the Years 1755 and 1756, and transmitted entituled as as follows. vizt

“An Act for Establishing the Supreme Courts of Justice, Oyer and Terminer and general Goal Delivery of North Carolina.

“An Act for Establishing County Courts for enlarging their Jurisdiction and settling their Proceedings therein.

“An Act to provide indifferent Jurymen in all Causes Criminal and Civil, and for an Allowance for the attendance of Jurors attending the Supreme Courts.

“An Act to amend an Act for Establishing the Supreme Courts of Justice Oyer and Terminer and General Goal Delivery of North Carolina.

“An Act for regulating Orphans, their Guardians and Estates.”

Which Acts having been perused and considered by the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, and by them presented to His Majesty at this Board as proper to be repealed,

His Majesty was thereupon this day pleased with the advice of His Privy Council, to declare his Disallowance of the said Acts, and pursuant to His Majesty's Royal pleasure thereupon expressed, the said Acts are hereby repealed declared void, and of none effect. Whereof the Governor or Commander in Chief of His Majesty's said Province of North Carolina, for the time being, and all others whom it may concern are to take notice and govern themselves accordingly.

A true copy.

W. SHARPE.