Read and Granted Sundry Warrants for Land as pr Warrant Book from No 207 to 239 Inclusive
Read and Granted Sundry patents for Land Viz from No 112 too 118 Inclusive as pr patent Books and Sundry Warrants as pr Warrant Book from No 240 to No 260 Inclusive
Read the remonstrance of George Moy one of His Majestys Justices for Pitt County complaining of the Illegal Conduct of Edward Salter a Justice also of the said County
Ordered that Edward Salter be served with a Copy of the said Remonstrance to appear with such Evidences as he can bring to exculpate himself before the Chief Justice or any two Justices of the peace for the County of Craven at New Bern—On the same day that the said Edward Salter shall appear to make his charge against John Hardie and other Justices of said County And the said Complainant may then and there bring and have Examined in presence of the defendant such Evidences as he can to support his charge and that the said Chief Justice or Justices make a report thereof to His Excellency in Council as soon as possible
Whereas many Inconveniences happen in the Several Counties of this Province from a mistaken notion that it is necessary for the Justices to take and Repeat the Oaths &ca upon every new Commission and that they are not otherwise qualified to continue to Act as Justices.
It is therefore Ordered that the Secretary do annex to the Commission of the peace or Dedimus for every County the following Notice Viz—
The Justices named in this Commission who (under any former Commission of the Peace, issued since the Act to Establish Inferior Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the several Counties in this Province passed 11th December 1762) have taken the Oaths by Law appointed to be taken by his Majestys Justices of the Peace, in order to continue to act as Justices, in Virtue of this Commission are not under a necessity of taking and repeating the said Oaths.
On motion of the Honble Henry Eustace McCulloh Esqr It is ordered that an Order of Council obtained the 10th day of December 1762 at New Bern relative to his effecting a return of the number of settlers on Certain Land therein mentioned be enlarged and continued till the 25th March 1765.
It is further Ordered that the Honble John Sampson Esqr be and hereby is appointed to make the return for the Lands lying in Dupplin County in the room of Colonel Alexander and Mr. Frohock who on account of the Distance of their Situation have been unable to perform it, which return is to be made under the same Limitations in the said Order expressed
Ordered That Commissions of the Peace and Dedimus issue for the Counties of Halifax, Rowan and New Hanover as pr Commission Book.
Ordered that a proclamation issue Proroguing the Assembly till Tuesday the Twenty Third day of October next Then to meet at Wilmington.
Ordered that a Commission of the Peace and Dedimus issue for the County of Brunswick To William Dry, Richd Quince, James Hasell Junr George Grainge, Thomas Hall, William Davis, Robert Howes, John Davis Junr John Gibbs, John Paine, Thomas McGuire, Thomas Davis, John Rowan, William Hill, Charles Ross and Edward Wingate.
Ordered That a Commission of the Peace and Dedimus Issue for the County of Bladen to William Bartram, Ralph Miller, Isaac Jones, George Brown, John Smith, William MoRee, John Turner, Robert Johnston, Peter Lord, Joseph Clark, Benjamin Moore, Hugh Purdie, Hugh Waddell, John Burgwin, Robert Schaw, George Gibbs, John Grainge, and Archibald Mackissack.
His Excellency offered to the Board for their consideration a Law passed in this Province in the year 1715 Intitled an Act for Entering of Vessels and to prevent the Exportation of Debtors and desired their opinion on the following points Whether under that Law every Ship or Vessel coming into this Government is not under a
Whether the putting the same Law in Execution under the present circumstances might not answer several Good purposes and prevent many frauds and abuses.
And as the Law has not Limitted the fee Whether a half Pistole or the value thereof in proclamation money will not be a moderate and reasonable Fee on such pass or Licence
On All which points they were of Opinion that His Excellency has a Right to issue such Licence and Demand such fee That the same is expedient And That the fee of half a pistole or the value thereof in proclamation is a moderate and reasonable fee
It is further their opinion That His Excellency issue a Proclamation notifying his Intention of Issuing such Licences.