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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
January 23, 1767
Volume 07, Pages 427-428

[From MS. Records in Office of the Secretary of State.]

At a Council held at Wilmington the 23rd day of January 1767
His Excellency the Governor,
The Honble John Rutherford Esquire
The Honble Lewis H. DeRosset Esquire
The Honble Benjamin Heron Esquire

The Honble Martin Howard Esq produced to the Board His

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Majestys Mandamus appointing him Chief Justice of this Province, dated the 29th July 1766 and at the same time qualified by taking the Oaths appointed by Law and subscribing the Test.

Ordered by His Excellency the Governor the following Proclamation be Recorded, (to wit)

By His Excellency William Tryon Esquire Captain General Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the said Province,

A Proclamation.

Whereas a Petition hath been presented to me from the Inhabitants of Brunswick, New Hanover and Onslow Counties, Praying a Prohibition of the Exportation of Indian Corn from Cape Fear River or any port in Onslow County as that Grain is become a scarce commodity.

I therefore think fit by and with the consent of his Majestys Council to prohibit the exportation of Indian Corn or peas from the river of Cape Fear or any other port or ports in Onslow County from this 12th day of February until the twentieth day of April next, and I do strictly forbid all Planters, Merchants and Masters of Vessells from loading or receiving on Board any Indian Corn for exportation from the said River or Ports during the time aforesaid as they shall answer the same at their peril.

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the said Province at Brunswick the Twelfth day of February Anno Domini 1767 and in the seventh year of his Majestys Reign.

By his Excellencys Command,
Benjamin Heron Secty.