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Minutes of the Rowan County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions [Extracts]
North Carolina. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Rowan County)
August 14, 1770 - August 18, 1770
Volume 08, Page 227

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[From the Court Records of Rowan County.]

North Carolina
Rowan County
Inferior Court August Term 1770.
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The Presbyterian Congregation of Cathey's settlement by their Elders and others have signified and in open court certified to the justices thereof that they have built a meeting-house in the settlement aforesaid, called and known by the name of the Presbyterian Frame meeting house for the public Worship of God according to the deceipline of the Church of Scotland, 'tis therefore ordered by the Court,

That the said Presbyterian Meeting-House be deemed and held a public Licensed Meeting-House and that all those who shall hereafter meet therein shall be intituled to all the Immunities and priviledges granted by the several Acts of Parliament in such case made and provided and also that the above certificate and this order be Registered.

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This day came into open Court Andrew Allison Esquire late High Sheriff for the County of Rowan and tendered a settlement of his Collections of taxes for the afsd County for the year 1768 and made oath in open court that he had collected only 205 taxes for that year and offers for reasons as follows, That owing to a refractory disposition of a set of people calling themselves Regulators refusing to pay any taxes or other publick money to a sheriff or any other officer whatsoever by which means many well disposed people neglect to discharge their public dues as the burden must consequently fall very heavy on the well meaning few and desires to be recommended to His Excellency the Governor, Council & General Assembly for such Redress as they in their wisdom shall seem meet.