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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
March 01, 1768
Volume 07, Page 690

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

At a Council held at Wilmington 1st March 1768
His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble John Rutherford Esquire
The Honble Lewis DeRossett Esquire
The Honble William Dry Esquire
The Honble Benjamin Heron Esquire
The Honble Samuel Strudwick Esquire

His Excellency informed this Board that in virtue of the General Court Law passed last Session authorizing him to appoint Associate Justices he had from the necessity of one Associate attending the Circuit and his distance from the Council at that time not allowing him to consult them agreeable to the forty sixth article of his Majestys Instructions Granted a Commission to Maurice Moore Esqr to be an Associate Justice of this Province—

And also that for the same reasons his Excellency had appointed Stephen Dewey Esqr, Judge Advocate for the District of Newbern in the room of Peter Gordon Esqr resigned—And at the same time informed them, He proposed to appoint Richd Henderson Esqr the other Associate and desired their opinion thereon—It is the unanimous opinion of this Board that the said three Gentlemen are properly Qualified for the several offices.

His Excellency also acquainted this Board that he had received an Address from the Assembly requesting him to issue a writ for the Election of a new Member for the County of Anson in the room of John Crawford who had resigned his seat—which address appearing to him unprecedented he desired the opinion of this Board whether it would not be advisable to receive His Majesty's Instructions thereon. It is their opinion that his Excellency should defer issuing the writ until the King's pleasure be known.