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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
October 24, 1765 - October 30, 1765
Volume 07, Pages 118-120

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


At a Council held at Brunswick 24th October 1765.
Present
His Honour the Lieut Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble John Rutherford Esquire
The Honble Lewis H. DeRosset Esquire
The Honble John Sampson Esquire
and
The Honble Robert Palmer Esquire

His Honour the Lieut Governor being very unwell, Desired of Mr President Hasell to sign his Name to the Warrants in the Presence of the Council.

Read and passed Warrants from No 1 to No 506 inclusive, Except No 50 and 51 not then made out, and No 4, 5, 134, 151, 152, 153 & 264, Caveated as per Entry Book.

Ordered that a Proclamation issue to Prorogue the General Assembly to the 12th day of March next (in the following Words) Viz


North Carolina

By the Honourable William Tryon Esqr His Majestys Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief, in and over the said Province

A Proclamation,

Whereas the General Assembly of this Province stands Prorogued to the Twenty Seventh day of November next, and there appears no immediate necessity for their meeting at that time; I have therefore thought fit by and with the advice and consent of His Majesty's Council further to Prorogue the said Assembly to the Twelfth day of March next. And the said Assembly is accordingly thereby prorogued to the said twelfth day of March next. Then to meet at New Bern.

Given under my hand, and the Seal of the said Province at Brunswick, this twenty fifth day of October, In the Year 1765, And in the Sixth Year of His Majestys Reign

Wm TRYON.
By His Honours Command
Thos Rutherford D. Sec.
God save the King.

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At a Council held at Brunswick 26th October 1765.
Present
His Honour the Lieut Governor.
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble John Rutherford Esquire and
The Honble Robert Palmer Esquire

Read and passed sundry Warrants Vizt No 51, 771, 775 & 806 to 872. Inclusive.

Read the Petitions of James McDaniel, Robt Johnston, Robert Kerr and Samuel Stuckey for Resurveys of Land which were Granted.


At a Council held at Brunswick 28th October 1765.
Present
His Honour the Lieut Governor.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Rutherford Esqr
The Honble Charles Berry Esqr
The Honble William Dry Esqr
and
The Honble Robert Palmer Esqr

Maurice Moore Esqr Associate Justice of the Superior Court for the District of Salisbury having reported to His Honour the Lieut Governor in Council, that one Cochran was convicted before him at the last Superior Court held for the District of Salisbury for Horse Stealing, and having represented the said Cochran as an object of Mercy he appearing upon Trial to have Laboured under some Circumstances of Insanity.

It is the opinion of this Council the said Cochran is a fit object of his Majesty's Mercy.

Read and passed sundry Patents for Land from No 1 to No 82 inclusive.


At a Council held at Brunswick 30th October 1765
Present
His Honour the Lieut Governor.
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Rutherford Esqr and
The Honble Robert Palmer Esqr

Read the Petition of Thomas Rutherford together with the surveyor Generals Returns of the Resurveys by his Deputy Robert Edwards of three Patents of the said Thomas Rutherford agreeable to his late Excellency Govr Dobbs Order in Council the 16th November

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1764. Whereby it appears that his said Three patents bearing date 12 December 1757 Viz. One in the name of John Rutherford for 400 Acres, one other in the said Thomas Rutherfords name for 160 Acres, and another in the same name for 300 Acres, all of the same Date and recorded in the Secretarys Office in Book No 11. Page 146 all of which said Lands interfere with other prior patents, and therefore Petitioned to be struck off the rent Roll—Ordered that the said patents be declared void, and so marked upon the Records, and the said Thomas Rutherford to be struck off the Rent Roll for the said three tracts of Land.

Read the Petitions of John Russell, John West, James Williams, Micajah Frazer, Thomas Cunningham, James Frazer, Richard Blackledge, Francis Jackson and Daniel White for Resurvey Warrants which were Granted.

Read and passed Sundry Patents for Land from No 83 to No 419 inclusive, Except No 277, 287 & 288, which were Caveated, and No 134 and 313 postponed.

Read and passed Warrants from No 869 to 900 Inclusive.