His Excellency laid before the Board a letter from Captain Hayward inclosing a copy of his Orders from Comodore Gambier for
It was the opinion of the Board that a Proclamation issue in the Words—
By His Excellency William Tryon, Esq., &c.
Whereas, application hath been made unto me by Captain Thomas Hayward of His Majesty's Sloop Martin for Countenance and Assistance in raising Seamen and able bodied Landmen for His Majesty's service at the critical Juncture,
I have therefore thought fit by and with the advice and consent of His Majesty's Council to issue this my Proclamation strictly commanding and requiring all Magistrates and other civil Officers within this Province to be aiding and assisting to the said Captain Hayward in the raising of Seamen and able bodied Landmen for his Majesty's Service.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of State &c. at New Bern the 17th April 1771.Wm. TRYON.By His Excellencys Command,Wm. Palmer, D. Sec.God save the King.
His Excellency mentioned to this Board that as there was no urgent business for the meeting of the Assembly as it stood prorogued to the 10th of May next and as it would besides interfere with the present expedition against the Insurgents desired the opinion of the Board to what farther time the Assembly should be prorogued—It is their opinion that the Assembly be prorogued until the Fall Season.
Ordered a Proclamation issue in the following words, Vizt,
By His Excellency William Tryon Esquire, &c.
Whereas the General Assembly is appointed to meet at New Bern the 10th day of May next and as it is found expedient to prorogue the same,
I do therefore by and with the advice and consent of His Majesty's Council issue this my Proclamation, hereby proroguing the said Assembly until the 10th day of October next then to meet at New Bern for the dispatch of Publick Business.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal at New Bern the 19th day of April 1771.(Signed)Wm. TRYON.By His Excellency's Command.Wm. Palmer, D. Sec.God save the King.
His Excellency was pleased to lay before the Board a letter from Sir Nathaniel Duckenfield dated the 14th March last claiming Precedency of His Majesty's Council together with His Excellency's answer thereto of the 25th of the same month together with Rules of Precedency obtained from Joseph Edmundson Esq Mowbray Herald for their consideration.