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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
January 01, 1763
Volume 06, Pages 1007-1008

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

At a Council held at Brunswick the 1st January 1763
Present—His Excellency the Governor.
The Honble James Murray Esquire
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble John Rutherford Esquire
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esquire
and
The Honble John Sampson Esquire

His Excellency asked the opinion of the Board who they thought a proper person to act as Judge of Salisbury Court. He [they] unanimously recommended Maurice Moore Esquire as a proper Person.

Ordered, That a Commission of the Peace and Dedimus issue for Beaufort County and That Thomas Bonner Junior and Peter Blin be added thereto.

Ordered that a Commission of the Peace and Dedimus issue for the County of Bladen &ca that Wm Dry Esqr be added thereto, and that Thomas Finney and John Gibbs be left out

Ordered That any Person in the Commission of the Peace for any County in this Province refusing to Qualify to said Commission within Twelve months from the Date thereof be struck out.

Ordered Also that no Clerk of any of the Courts of this Province be in the Commission of the Peace for any of the Counties.

Ordered Also that no Attorney shall be appointed a Justice of the Inferior Courts in which he practices.

Ordered that Cullen Pollock Esquire be added to the Commission of the Peace and Dedimus for Chowan County.

Ordered That a Commission of the Peace and Dedimus issue for the County of Currituck and Samuel Barnard be added thereto

Ordered that a Commission of the Peace and Dedimus issue for the County of Dobbs and that Abraham Sheppard Junior be left out

Ordered, that a Commission of the Peace and Dedimus issue for the County of Edgcomb and that Joseph Moore, William Bryant, Geraldus Obryon, Dempsy Grimes and Samuel Bryan be added thereto.

Ordered that Charles McNare be added to the Coms of the Peace and Dedimus for the County of Hyde.

Ordered that a Commission of the Peace and Dedimus issue for

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the County of Johnston and that Benjamin Hardey David Holeman and James Holeman be added thereto

Ordered that a New Commission of the Peace and Dedimus issue for Onslow County and that Lewis Williams be added thereto and that John Walker be struck out

Ordered that Alexr Duncan and John Gibbs be added to the Commission of the Peace and Dedimus for the County of New Hanover and that Joseph Walters be left out.

Ordered that a Commission of the Peace and Dedimus issue for the County of Orange, And that Francis Nash, Thomas Hare, John King and John Bently be added thereto.

Ordered that a Commission of the Peace and Dedimus issue for the County of Perquimons and that Charles Blount be added thereto, And that John Whitbed and Joseph Creecy be struck out.

Ordered that Commissions of the Peace and Dedimus issue for the several Counties in this Province not heretofore mentioned as per Commission Book.

Read a Warrant for 350 Acres of Land in Bladen County which is granted.

Ordered that a Commission of the Peace and Dedimus issue for the County of Duplin and that Richard Clinton be added thereto.

Ordered that the Secretary give notice to the several Clerks of the Inferior Courts in this Province that they Transmit to his Office on or before the 25th day of March next a list of all the Taxables in their Counties returned into their Offices for the year 1762 Inserting alphabetically the names of all the white and the number of negroes male and of the Negroes Female, And that they transmit yearly a List of the Taxables as above directed distinguishing the Taxables of their Counties as above, And that each return be made on the 25th day of December.

Whereas upon Petition of Benjamin Heron Secretary an order of the Board some time since passed for him to remove and get together the several Books and Papers Belonging to the Secretary's Office to the office now held in Wilmington and Whereas in virtue of the said Order the said Benjamin Heron took into his possession Sundry books and Papers at New Bern without any Account being taken of them.

Ordered that the said Benjamin Heron do not open the Sundry Packages containing the said Books and papers but in the Presence of two people and that they draw out the List thereof upon Oath.