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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
December 06, 1759 - December 22, 1759
Volume 06, Pages 84-85


At a Council held at Wilmington the 6th day of December 1759
Present—The Excellency the Governor.
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Rieusett Esqr
The Honble John Dawson Esqr and
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr

Charles Berry Esquire appeared and Qualified as Chief Justice of this Province by taking the usual Oaths with the Oath of Office and declaring and subscribing the Test. Then His Excellency laid before the Board the Instruction about the paper Currency.


At a Council held at Wilmington the 8th Day of December 1759
Present—The Excellency the Governor
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Rieusett Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr and
The Honble John Dawson Esqr
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr

There was Read and passed several Warrants for Land as p Warrant Book.

Upon Motion, Ordered That William Case Esqr one of His Majestys Justices of the Peace for Duplin County appear on Wednesday the 26th Instant to answer such Charges as may be made against him.


At a Council held at Wilmington the 18th Day of December 1759
Present—The Excellency the Governor.
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Rieusett Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr and
The Honble John Dawson Esqr
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr

On Motion Ordered That a New Commission and Dedimus issue to the County of Cumberland.


At a Council held at Wilmington the 22d Day of December 1759.
Present—The Excellency the Governor
The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr and
The Honble John Swann Esqr and
The Honble John Dawson Esqr
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr

Several Warrants and Patents for Land were Read and Granted as p Warrant and Patent Books.



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