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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning acts of the North Carolina General Assembly
Great Britain. Privy Council
June 07, 1771
Volume 08, Page 616

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina B. T. Vol. 17.]

At the Court of St James's,the 7th Day of June 1771.
Present
The Kings most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas by the Commission under the Great Seal of Great Britain the Governor in Council and Assembly of his Majesty's Colony of North Carolina are authorized and empowered to make constitute and ordain Laws Statutes and Ordinances for the public Peace Welfare and Good Government of the said Colony which Laws Statutes and Ordinances are to be as near as conveniently may be agreeable to the Laws and Statutes of this Kingdom and are to be transmitted for his Majesty's Royal approbation or disallowance; and whereas in pursuance of the said powers two Acts were passed in the said Colony in December 1768, and transmitted intituled as follows, vizt,

1st An Act to encourage the importation of British Copper Half pence and for making them a Tender for the payment of small Debts.

2nd An Act for declaring certain Lots in the Town of New Bern taken up by the Trustees for promoting the Public School in the said Town saved and improved according to Law and to impower the said Trustees to collect the subscriptions due to the said school; which acts together, His Majesty taking the same into consideration was pleased with the advice of his Privy Council to declare his disallowance of the said Acts, and pursuant to his Majesty's Royal pleasure thereupon expressed the said Acts are hereby disallowed Declared void and of none effect. Whereupon the Governor or Commander in Chief of his Majesty's said Colony of North Carolina for the time being and all others whom it may concern are to take notice and govern themselves accordingly.