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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
December 30, 1771
Volume 09, Page 78

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

At a Council held in the Council Chamber at the Palace in New Bern 30th December 1771—
His Excellency the Governor.
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble John Rutherford Esquire
The Honble Martin Howard Esquire
The Honble Samuel Cornell Esquire
The Honble S. N. Dukenfield Bart Esquire

The Governor having thought it expedient to dissolve the Assembly on the 23rd Instant, desired the advice of the Council when it was most proper to call a new Assembly. The Board were unanimously of opinion that the Writs should forthwith issue for the Election of a New Assembly to meet at New Bern on the 11th day of May next. And it was ordered that a proclamation issue according to the usual Tenor.