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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
September 01, 1759
Volume 06, Pages 81-82


At a Council held at Wilmington on the first day of September 1759.
Present His Excellency the Governor
The Honble Mathew Rowan Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble Lewis DeRossett Esqr

Ordered—that a Patent to Francis Sumner of 640 Acres in Onslow County Dated 14th Sept 1737 be Recorded

Upon reading the Petition and affidt of James Rook Ordered that a Patent to said James Rook of 200 Acres in Onslow Dated 17th Novr 1743 be Recorded and countersigned by the Secry.

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Upon reading the Petition of Joseph Masters setting forth that he had obtained a Patent for 400 Acres of Land in Craven County upon Adams's Creek which he finds Interferes with the Lines of an Elder Patent and praying a Warrant of Resurvey which is granted and Ordered to Issue accordingly

Upon Reading the Petition of Jacob Blount setting forth that he had obtained a Patent in 1735 for a Parcel of Land in Craven County on the East side of Contentney Creek said to contain 500 Acres but that by mistake of the Surveyor the Lands by means of wrong courses being inserted is turned contrary to the intent of the survey and Markt Bounds and Praying a Warrant of Resurvey which is Granted accordingly

Upon Complaint being made that Valentine Wade one of his Majestys Justices of the Peace for the County of Carteret and who keeps a Tavern in the Town of Portsmouth in said County, Permits suffers and encourages disorderly persons, to dance and play at cards and dice in his house upon the Lords Day and upon reading the affidt of Joseph Ryall and another Affidt of said Joseph Ryall and John Bragg

It is ordered that the said Valentine Wade appear before his Excellency the Govr in Council on Tuesday the 20th day of Novr next at Wilmington to shew cause why he should not be struck out of the Commission of the Peace for the said County



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