Read the Petition of Robert Kerr praying an alteration in the lines of his Patent granted the 25th September 1754 being found on a Resurvey to run in upon the lines of Horrice Kuykendal's land
Ordered that the Patent be altered according to the Resurvey by William Sims Deputy Surveyor—and Recorded in Book 12 Page 275
Read several Warrants from No 1 to No 334 inclusive and all passed except as follows—No 44 and from 56 to No 95 inclusive 101, 182, 295 and 324 which were not passed.
Read Sundry Warrants from No 335 to No 723 inclusive and all passed, except No 389, 412, 504, 711—all laid over.
His Excellency went through the Land Office Docket.
Ordered that no returns are received into the Secretary's Office, which contain a greater number of Acres than are mentioned in their respective Warrants.
Ordered, That all Caveats entered in the Secretary's Office against Patenting of Lands that are not brought to a hearing by the 2d Court after their entry will be dismissed without sufficient cause shewn to the contrary and that the person caveating bring proof that the Partys concerned have had due Notice—And these two orders to be fixed up in the Secretary's Office.
Ordered, That the Secretary Advertize that all Caveats entered before this Court against Patents for Land, not brought to issue [at] the Court of Claims in April next will be dismissed.
Ordered That the Secretary advertize the Court of Chancery to be held at Newbern the 14th of November next and during the sitting of the Assembly His Excellency in Council will hear and determine disputes respecting Wills and Letters of administration or Guardianship.
Ordered that the Secretary Advertize a Court of Claims to be held in Wilmington the 16th day of April next—And during the sitting of the court His Excellency in Council will hear and determine Caveats of Land, Wills, Letters of Administration and Guardianship.
Ordered that the Secretary remove to Newbern by the 30th of October where the Assembly is to be held, the Council Journals, Chancery Docket and all papers relative to the Respective Courts to be held there.