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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
May 08, 1759 - May 17, 1759
Volume 06, Pages 79-80


At a Council held at New Bern on Tuesday the Eight day of May 1759.
Present—His Excellency Arthur Dobbs Esqr. Governor
The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Lewis DeRosset Esqr
The Honble John Rieusett Esqr and
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr

Ordered that a Proclamation do Issue for a General Fast on Wednesday the 30th day of May Instant.

Ordered that a Proclamation do issue to Prorogue the Assembly until to morrow as a sufficient number of Members have not yet attended


At a Council held at New Bern on Monday the 14th day of May 1759.
Present His Excellency the Governor
The Honble Mathew Rowan Esqr
The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Lewis DeRossett Esqr and
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr

Robert Jones Esqr his Majestys Attorney General having deposed upon Oath that he heard it was Intended by a great Number of Rioters to Petition the Court at Granville to silence the Depont and that if no such order was made to Pull Depont by the Nose and also to abuse the Court &c Whereupon the said Robt Jones was directed to apply to the House of Assembly to know what Reward they

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would Impower his Excellency to offer for the apprehending said Rioters, and the House of Assembly having addressed his Excellency thereupon It is ordered that a Proclamation do issue accordingly.


At a Council held at New Bern on Thursday the 17th day of May 1759
Present His Excellency the Governor
The Honble Mathew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Lewis DeRossett Esqr
The Honble James Innes Esqr
The Honble John Rieusett Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr

The Honble John Rieusett Esqr having informed the Board that Doctor Robert Lennox was by Mistake left out of the Last Commission of the Peace for the County of Chowan

Ordered that the Chairman of the Court of the said County of Chowan do insert the said Robert Lennox name in his Proper place in the Commission of the Peace and Deds for the said County

The Honble John Swann Esqr having informed the Board that David Thompson Esqr was by Mistake left out of the Commission of the Peace of the County of Duplin

Ordered that the Chairman of the Court of the said County of Duplin do insert the said David Thompson's name in the Commission of the Peace and Deds for the said County.

Ordered that a new Commission of the Peace and deds do issue for the County of Bertie, and that Robt Sumner Lillington Lockart Peter West, Thos Slater and James Moore be added to the Commission of the Peace and Dedimus, and that Thos Barker, Needham Bryan, Thos Whitmell, Edwd Bryan, Thos Turner refusing to Qualifye and John Harrold Robt Hunter, Wm Wynns and John Harrold Junr Decd and Jacob Blunt and Robt Hardy left the County and Benjn Wynns Clerk of the Court be left out of the new Commission.

Ordered that James Shine be added to the Commission of the Peace for the County of Craven

Upon reading the Affid of John Starkey Esqr ordered that a Patent Dated 20th April 1745 to John Wallis of one hundred acres in Onslow on the North west Branch of New River be Countersigned Recorded and Audited—

Ordered that the Letters of Administration formerly Granted to Benjamin Willis on the Estate of David Braswell be revoked and that Letters of Administration on said Estate be Granted to Richd Braswell and Robt Carver.