Thomas Rutherford Deputy Clerk of the Council took the oaths of Secrecy appointed for the Council
His Excellency communicated to this Board that the Stamp papers were arrived in Cape Fear river in His Majestys Sloop of War Diligence Constantine Phipps Esqr Commander
Ordered that the following proclamation be forthwith issued Vizt
By His Excellency William Tryon Esquire &c A Proclamation.
Whereas the Stamp papers for the use of this Province agreeable to Act of Parliament are now in Cape Fear river. I therefore thought fit By and with the advice and consent of His Majestys Council to issue this proclamation that no person may plead ignorance thereof and that any person properly authorized to be a distributor of the said Stamp papers may receive them by applying to the Commander of His Majestys Sloop of War the Diligence now riding at the port of Brunswick and giving his receipt for the same.
Given under my hand the Great Seal of &c. at Brunswick 6th Jany 1766 &c.
His Excellency was pleased to mention to this Board that the late Chief Justice Charles Berry Esquire was deceased, and that he approved of James Hasell Esqr as a proper person to succeed said late Charles Berry Esqr as Chief Justice of this Province—To which this Board unanimously agree