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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
January 02, 1760 - January 09, 1760
Volume 06, Pages 330-332

[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
COUNCIL JOURNALS.


At a Council held at Wilmington the 2nd January 1760
Present His Excellency the Governor
The Honble Mathew Rowan Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Dawson Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr and
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr

Upon his Excellency's informing this Board that he had sent off a Letter to admonish Mr. Corbin for non attendance at the last Assembly and this Session and that he hitherto had received no appology on that account, And also for the many prevarications and

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contempts to the Council and manifest falsehoods and Endeavours to impose upon the upper and Lower Houses of Assembly, It is unanimously agreed That he be suspended from being a Member of this Council until His Majesty's Pleasure shall be known.

As there are but the following Members of Council in this Province Vizt—The Honble Matthew Rowan, James Hasell, John Dawson, Lewis De Rossett, John Rieussett, and Richard Spaight Esquires and ths Honble John Swann, and Edward Brice Dobbs out of this Province and the Honble James Innes Esqr Deceased and also the Honble John Rieussett Esqr by an ill state of health obliged to leave this Town and The Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr being hardly able to attend by reason of his being in an ill state of health; His Excellency in Order to avoid the Publick Business of the Session being put a stop to in case of the sickness of any one Member has agreeable to his Majesty's [order] to nominate a Member or Members as the necessity of Affairs may require, Appointed Charles Berry Esquire Chief Justice to be one of His Majesty's Council.

Charles Berry Esqr appeared at this Board and took the Oaths by Law appointed for His Qualification repeated and subscribed the Declaration and took the Oath of a Councellor and took his seat at the Board Accordingly.

A Petition from the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Praying that the said Town be incorporated was laid before this Board which after some alterations was Granted.

Upon Petition of Jacob Munse, It is Ordered that a Patent issue to him agreeable to his Petition.


At a Council held at Wilmington the 8th January 1760
Present His Excellency the Governor
The Honble Mathew Rowan Esqr
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Dawson Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr
The Honble Richd Spaight Esqr &
The Honble Charles Berry Esqr

His Excellency having mentioned to the Board the length of time the Assembly has now Sat and no Business done in re-establishing the Course of Judicature which His Majesty has repealed and no likelihood of their agreeing to Proper Laws His Excellency desired the opinion of this Board whether it would not be for His Majesty's Service and good of the Country that the Present Assembly be dissolved which was agreed to Nem. Con.

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At a Council held at Wilmington the 9th day of January 1760.

Present His Excellency the Governor.

Upon Petition of Richard Spaight and upon Examination of William Herritage Esqr upon Oath—It is Ordered that the Word above in a Patent granted to Thomas Stephens dated 20th day of November 1759 and that the Record be altered accordingly

Upon Petition of John Wolch, It is Ordered that a Warrant issue accordingly to the prayer of his petition.

Upon petition of John Fonvielle, Ordered that a Patent granted to Thomas Smith the 20th of April 1745 for three hundred and thirty Acres of Land in Craven County and thirty Acres of Land in Craven County and the Record thereof be altered agreeable to the Plott.

Upon Petition of Frederick Becton and James McDeed Ordered that the said Fredk Becton and James McDeed have Patents issue upon the Surveyor Generals return of their Warrants.

Upon Petition of James McManus—Ordered that Patents issue upon his Warrant being mentioned by the Surveyor General Vizt—One for five hundred acres, one for three hundred acres, and on one for one hundred and fifty acres of Land in the County of Anson agreeable to his Petition



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