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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
January 19, 1771 - January 28, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 490-493

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


At a Council held at the Council Chamber in the Palace at New Bern 19th January 1771.
Present
His Excellency the Governor.
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble William Dry Esquire
The Honble John Rutherford Esquire
The Honble The Honble Robert Palmer Esquire
The Honble Lewis DeRosset Esquire
The Honble Martin Howard Esquire
The Honble John Sampson Esquire
The Honble Samuel Cornell Esquire

Information being made in Council that the people in the County of Orange who style themselves Regulators are still assembling themselves to the great terror and fear of the inhabitants adjoining their settlements His Excellency desired the opinion and advice of the Board what measures might be proper to pursue at this juncture. The Board advised His Excellency to issue immediately a special Commission of Oyer and Terminer under the Law passed this Session, entitled an Act for preventing Tumultuous and Riotous Assemblys.

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At a Council held in the Council Chamber in Newbern 21st January 1771.
Present
His Excellency the Governor.
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble William Dry Esquire
The Honble John Rutherford Esquire
The Honble The Honble Robert Palmer Esquire
The Honble Lewis DeRosset Esquire
The Honble Martin Howard Esquire &
The Honble John Sampson Esquire
The Honble Samuel Cornell Esquire

His Excellency informed this Board that on Saturday last he received a Message from the House of Assembly requesting him to lay an Embargo prohibiting the exportation of Indian Corn from any port of this Province there being a great scarcity of that grain in the Country and desired their opinion and advice thereon.

It was the opinion and advice of the Board that from and after the 26th Instant no Indian Corn be exported out of this Province from the 26th Instant until the 1st day of June next.

Ordered a Proclamation issue accordingly.


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

Whereas, it has been Represented to me that many of the inhabitants of this Province have almost entirely lost their crops of Indian Corn from the great rains last Summer—And that if the exportation of the said grain is not timely prevented a scarcity will ensue,

I therefore think fit by and with the advice and consent of His Majesty's Council to issue this my Proclamation hereby prohibiting the exportation of Indian Corn from any Port of this Province from the 26th of this present month to the first day of June next—And I do strictly forbid and command all persons from exporting any of the said grain during the time aforesaid, as they will answer the contrary at their Peril.

Given under my Hand and the Great Seal of the Province at New Bern the 22d of January in the Eleventh Year of His Majesty's Reign, Anno. Dom. 1771.

God save the King
(Signed)
Wm. TRYON.
By His Excellency's Command.
Wm. Palmer, D. Sec.

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At a Council held in the Council Chamber at the Palace in New Bern 26th of January 1771.
Present
His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble John Rutherford Esquire
The Honble Lewis DeRosset Esquire
The Honble John Sampson Esquire
The Honble William Dry Esquire
The Honble Robert Palmer Esquire
The Honble Martin Howard Esquire &
The Honble Samuel Cornell Esquire

His Excellency informed the Board that as the Business of the Present Session was over he desired the opinion of the Board what time it would be proper to prorogue the Assembly to. It was the opinion of the Board that the Assembly be prorogued to the 10th day of May next.

Ordered a Proclamation issue accordingly, Vizt,


North Carolina—Ss.
By His Excellency William Tryon Esqr, &c, &c.
A Proclamation.

Whereas the Business of this present Session of Assembly is now finished I therefore think fit by and with the advice and consent of His Majesty's Council to prorogue the said Assembly till Friday the tenth of May next. Then to meet at New Bern for the dispatch of Publick business, and the said Assembly is prorogued accordingly.

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the said Province at New Bern the 26th January 1771.

(Signed)
Wm. TRYON.
By His Excellency's Command.
Wm. Palmer, D. Sec.


At a Council held in the Council Chamber at the Palace at New Bern on the 28th January 1771.
Present
His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble John Rutherford Esquire
The Honble William Dry Esquire
The Honble Robert Palmer Esquire
The Honble Martin Howard Esquire &
The Honble Samuel Cornell Esquire

His Excellency laid before the Board a letter from Revd Mr Samuel Fiske Rector of —— Parish in Pasquotank, Complaining of the ill usage he had received from the Parishioners and withholding his

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salary from him—And desired the advice and opinon of the Board what steps could be taken to redress him.

It was the opinion of this Board that the Governor and Council could not give him any relief, but that he must bring his action at Law for the Salary due to him against the Church Wardens and Vestrymen of the Parish and if Vestrymen are not chosen, or if chosen refuse to qualify, it is further the opinion of this Board that the Attorney General be directed to pursue all Legal steps in order to compel the Election and Qualification of Vestrymen agreeable to Law. Ordered the Secretary transmit a copy of the above minute to the Attorney General.