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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
December 21, 1771
Volume 09, Page 71

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

At a Council held in the Council Chamber at New Bern the 21st December 1771
His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esquire.
The Honble Lewis DeRosset Esquire.
The Honble Alex McCulloch Esquire.
The Honble John Sampson Esquire.
The Honble William Dry Esquire.
The Honble Samuel Cornell Esquire.
The Honble Sr N Dukenfield Esquire. &
The Honble Marmaduke Jones Esquire.

Read the petition of Philemon Hawkins respecting the conduct of William Tabb Thomas Bell and Henry Hill as Justices of the Peace for Bute County.

Ordered that the said Magistrates answer to the complaint in the said petition at the sitting of Council at the next Assembly, and that notice be given them accordingly.

His Excellency ordered that Commissions of the Peace issue for the following Counties, Viz. Edgecombe, Guilford, Granville, Halifax, Hertford, Orange, Wake, Onslow, Rowan and Perquimans.