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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
August 22, 1772
Volume 09, Page 325

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

At a Council held at Hillsborough August 22d 1772.
His Excellency the Governor.
The Honble Alexr McCulloch Esquire
The Honble Samuel Strudwick Esquire
The Honble Martin Howard Esquire

His Excellency was pleased to lay before the Council a Petition from the Principal Merchants and inhabitants of the Town of Tarborough, requesting him to grant a Charter for the said Town. The Board were of opinion that in regard to the good navigation and peculiarly happy situation of the said Town for the purposes of Trade, His Excellency should grant the prayer of their Petition.