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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
December 24, 1771
Volume 09, Page 75

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

At a Council held at the Council Chamber at New Bern the 24th December 1771—
His Excellency the Governor.
The Honble James Hasell Esquire.
The Honble John Rutherford Esquire. and
The Honble Marmaduke Jones Esquire.

His Excellency ordered that a Commission of the Peace issue for the following Counties, Viz. Northampton, Hyde, Pitt, Johnston, Mecklenburg, New Hanover and Tryon.