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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
May 04, 1769 - May 06, 1769
Volume 08, Pages 36-38

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


At a Council held at Wilmington 4th May 1769.

Present

His Excellency the Governor

The Honble {James Hasell Lewis DeRosset William Dry Robert Palmer Benjamin Heron & Samuel Strudwick} Esquires

His Excellency was pleased to qualify John Burgwin Esq as Register of the Court of Chancery who took the Oaths and subscribed the test.

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At a Council held at Wilmington 5th May 1769.

Present
His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble Lewis DeRosset Esquire
The Honble William Dry Esquire
The Honble Robert Palmer Esquire
The Honble Benjamin Heron Esquire &
The Honble Samuel Strudwick Esquire

John Burgwin Esq. produced his Excellencys Commission dated this day appointing him a Master of the high Court of Chancery who took the Oaths of Office, and subscribed the Test.

Ordered, That Richard Harvey be added to the Commission of the Peace for the County of Hyde.

At a Council held at Wilmington 6th May 1769.

Present
His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble Lewis DeRosset Esquire
The Honble William Dry Esquire
The Honble Robert Palmer Esquire
The Honble Benjamin Heron Esquire &
The Honble Samuel Strudwick Esquire

His Excellency acquainted this Board that several members of the House of Assembly were absent or dead, and desired the opinion of the Board whether under the present circumstances of the Country it might not be expedient to dissolve the Present Assembly. It is the unanimous opinion of this board, That it is very expedient to dissolve the present Assembly.

Ordered a Proclamation issue accordingly.

Then His Excellency proposed the 19th of October, next for the meeting of the New Assembly at New Bern, and Ordered that Writs forthwith issue to the proper Officers for Electing Members.

This Board resumed the consideration of Mr Lea's letter, Sheriff of Orange County, and Mr William Hooper Attorney at Law, being called upon informed this Board, that the Attorney General had indicted the several persons at the last Superior Court at Hillsborough, who whipped and insulted the Sheriff in the Execution of his Office.

This Board recommend to His Excellency to direct the Attorney General to carry on the prosecution with the utmost rigour of the law.

His Excellency having appointed John Burgwin Esq. Register of the High Court of Chancery of this Province, Ordered that the

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Secretary deliver up all the Records and papers relative to that Office, and take his rect accordingly.

Benjamin Heron Esquire one of His Majestys Council of this Province, having requested leave to go to England for twelve months for the recovery of his health, His Excellency was pleased to give him leave accordingly.

A Proclamation.

Whereas I have Qualified under my Commission as Captain General Governor & Commander in Chief in and over this Province, It is necessary that the present Assembly should be dissolved. I therefore with the Advice and Consent of His Majesty's Council issue this Proclamation for dissolving the said Assembly, and the same is accordingly dissolved.

Given under my hand & the Great Seal &c. at Wilmington May 6th 1769.

Wm. TRYON.
God Save the King.