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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
April 29, 1768
Volume 07, Pages 729-730

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

At a Council held at Wilmington 29th April 1768
Present
His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble Benjamin Heron Esquire
The Honble Lewis DeRossett Esquire
The Honble Robert Palmer Esquire
The Honble Samuel Strudwick Esquire

His Excellency by the advice of His Majestys Council issued a General Commission of the Peace. Ordered a Proclamation issue notifying the same in the following words, Vizt.


North Carolina.

By His Excellency William Tryon Esquire &c.

A Proclamation—

Whereas, I have this day issued a General Commission appointing the Members of His Majestys Council, The Chief Justice, Chief Baron, Associate Justices, Attorney General, Auditor General, Receiver General, Secretary, Surveyor General and Clerk of the Crown, Justices in and throughout this Province—

I have therefore thought fit by and with the advice of His Majestys Council to issue this my Proclamation requiring and Commanding all Sheriffs, Constables, and other His Majestys subjects within this Province to pay due obedience to the said Commission

Given under my hand and the Great Seal &c.

Under which Commission, The Honble James Hasell, Lewis DeRossett, Robert Palmer, Benjamin Heron and Samuel Strudwick Esqrs, Qualified and took the Oaths by Law appointed and subscribed the Test.

His Excellency proposed to this Board that the General Assembly that now stands prorogued to the 31st of May next should be prorogued to the 15th June following, which measure the Council unanimously approving—Ordered a proclamation issue accordingly—

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North Carolina.
By His Excellency William Tryon Esquire &c &c A Proclamation,

Whereas the General Assembly of this Province stands prorogued to the 31st of May next

I have therefore thought proper by and with the advice of His Majesty's Council, further to prorogue the said Assembly to the 15th of June following.

Given under my hand and the Great Seal &c
Wm. TRYON.

Ordered that the Secretary advertize the Court of Claims to be held at Wilmington on the 20th day of November next.