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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
August 31, 1759
Volume 06, Page 81

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At a Council held at Wilmington on the 31st day of August 1759
Present His Excellency Arthur Dobbs Esqr Governor
The Honble Mathew Rowan Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble Lewis DeRossett Esqr

His Excellency Informed the Board that he had Received Letters from the Board of Trade Informing him that several Laws of this Province had been repealed by his Majesty in Council Vizt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 inlarging their Jurisdiction and settling the 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 No Carolina

“An Act for regulating Orphans, their Guardians and Estate

“An Act for appointing Parishes and Vestrys and for the Encouragement of an Orthodox Clergy for the advancement of the Protestant Religion and for the direction of the settlement of the Parish Accounts

“An Act to Quiet the Freeholders in the Possession of their Lands, and for other purposes

Resolved that it is the unanimous Opinion of this Board that the Promulgation of such Repeal, would be attended with great confusion and inconvenience to the Publick before the meeting of the Assembly or until the arrival of his Majestys Chief Justice and Attorney General who may be consulted thereupon

Read and Granted several Warrants for Land as p Warrant Book.