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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
November 21, 1771 - November 27, 1771
Volume 09, Pages 55-57

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


At a Council held in the Council Chamber in the Palace at New Bern Thursday 21st of November 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 Alex McCulloch Esquire
The Honble William Dry Esquire
The Honble Samuel Cornell Esquire
The Honble Sir Natl Dukenfield Bart Esquire
and
The Honble Marmaduke Jones Esq Esquire

The Governor laid sundry petitions in behalf of outlawed persons before this Board, desiring its opinion as to the measures proper to be taken thereon. It is the opinion of this Board that a surrender of the said outlaws should preceed any attention to the circumstances which may render them objects of mercy.

His Excellency proposed to the Council the Hon. James Hasell as a proper person to fill the place of Chief Baron of the Exchequer, which was unanimously agreed on.

Ordered a proclamation issue declaring that new Commissions forthwith issue.

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North Carolina—

By His Excellency Josiah Martin &c.

A Proclamation

Whereas, I have issued my proclamation bearing date the 22d day of August in the eleventh year of His Majestys Reign requiring all Officers Civil and Military to continue in their respective offices, until my pleasure was further known, I do therefore by and with the advice and consent of His Majestys Council issue this proclamation hereby signifying to all officers Civil and Military that new Commissions will be issued forthwith, of which all persons concerned are required to take notice and govern themselves accordingly

Given under my hand &c.
JO. MARTIN.

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At a Council held in the Council Chamber at the Palace at New Bern 23d November 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 Alex McCulloch Esquire
The Honble William Dry Esquire
The Honble Martin Howard Esquire
The Honble Samuel Cornell Esquire
and
The Honble Marmaduke Jones Esquire

His Excellency laid before the Board letters and papers relative to the conduct of the County Court of Anson with respect to the Qualification of James Pickett as Sheriff of the County. It appears to this Board that the Qualification of the said Picket as Sheriff of the July Court 1771 under a Commission dated March 1771 is irregular. It is therefore recommended by this Board that the Governor issue a Commission for a Sheriff of the said County, according to the Act of Assembly.

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At a Council held in the Council Chamber in the Palace at New Bern 25th November 1771—

Present as before.

Upon the complaint of John Nuckols Deputy Sheriff of Tryon County, to this Board, that he finds a difficulty in the exercise of his Office in that part of the Country bordering on So Carolina, from a difference in opinion prevailing amongst the Inhabitants with respect to the Dividing of the Provinces, founded on a report

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of His Majestys having ordered a new line—It is the opinion of this Board that the Sheriff be governed in His Collection of Taxes and service of process by the Line hitherto observed.

The Honble Martin Howard took the Oath of Abjuration as altered by an Act of Parliament of the 6th of His present Majesty

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At a Council held in the Council Chamber at New Bern, 27th November 1771.
Present
His Excellency the Governor.
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble Lewis DeRosset Esquire
The Honble John Sampson Esquire
The Honble Alex McCulloch Esquire
The Honble William Dry Esquire
The Honble Martin Howard Esquire
The Honble Samuel Cornell Esquire
The Honble Sr Nath Dukenfield Bart Esquire
and
The Honble Marmaduke Jones Esquire

Col Alexander of Mecklenburg presented a petition to this Board in behalf of James White Junr James Ashmore, Joshua Hadley, Robt Davis, Benj. Cochran, William White, William White Junr, John White and Robert Caruthers, praying that His Excellency would extend His Majestys Pardon to the said persons, they being charged with setting fire to some powder destined for the late service of suppressing the Insurgents. His Excellency thereupon acquainted the Board that he had transmitted to His Majestys Ministers a proclamation of Governor Tryon's wherein the aforenamed persons were excepted out of His Majestys Pardon, and that he conceived the matter to be now under his Majestys consideration. Whereupon the Board gave it as their opinion and advice to His Excellency that he would recommend the aforenamed persons to his Majesty as fit objects of His Mercy.