Their Lordships read and considered forty four Acts passed in the Province of North Carolina in Decr 1770 & January 1771 together with Mr Jackson's Report thereupon, and it was agreed that the said Acts should be taken into further consideration on Wednesday next and that Mr Jackson should be desired to attend
Their Lordships took into further consideration the Laws of North Carolina mentioned in the preceding Minutes and it was Ordered that the Draught of a Representation to His Majesty should be prepared upon several of the said Acts the titles of which are as follow Viz:—
An Act for preventing tumults & riotous Assemblies for the more speedy and effectual punishing the Rioters and for restoring and preserving the public peace.
An Act for founding establishing and endowing of Queen's College in the Town of Charlotte in Mecklenburg County
An act to encourage the further settlement of this Province.
An Act authorizing Presbyterian Ministers regularly called to any Congregation within this province to solemnize the rites of Matrimony under the Regulations therein mentioned.
Ordered that the Secretary do transmit to His Maj. Postmaster General a copy of the Act for encouraging and supporting the establishment of a Post office in North Carolina to the end that the Board may be enabled by receiving his sentiments upon that law to take such steps thereupon as shall appear to be proper in respect to that branch of His Maj. service under his direction
The Draught of a Representation to His Majesty upon several Laws passed in North Carolina mentioned in the Minutes of the 19th inst, having been prepared pursuant to order was approved and transcribed—and signed on Feby 26.
Read a letter from the Post Master General dated 4 March 1772 containing observations upon an Act passed in North Carolina relative to the Post Office mentioned in the Minutes of the 19th ulto.
Ordered that the Draught of a Representation to His Majesty be prepared proposing that the Act above mentioned should be disallowed—which was approved, transcribed [p. 70] and signed April 13.
Read an order of the King in Council dated April 22 1772 permitting an Act passed in North Carolina in Jany 1771 for preventing Tumults &c to expire by its own limitation and directing the Draught of an Additional Instruction to the Governor of the said Province to recommend to the Legislature there in case they shall enact a new Law for the general purposes of the Act to pass it with an exception as to a clause extending the Penal Laws against Rioters.
The Draught of an Additional Instruction to the Governor of North Carolina having been prepared conformable to the said Order was approved and it was Ordered that the Draught of a Representation to His Majesty thereupon should be prepared.
Read an Order of the King in Council dated May 6 1772 disallowing an Act passed in North Carolina in January 1771 to encourage and support the establishment of a Post office in that Province and directing this Board to prepare the Draught of an Additional Instruction to the Governor to recommend to the Assembly to pass another Act for the general uses of the former free from certain objections statedby the Postmaster General in his letter to this Board.
The Draught of an Additional Instruction conformable to the said order having been prepared was approved and signed.
The Secretary laid before the Board Minutes of the Council of North Carolina from 12 Aug. 1771 to 25 Janry 1772, Journal of the Upper House of Assembly from 19 Nov. to 23 Dec. 1771, Journal of the Lower House same time, twenty three Acts passed in the Province of North Carolina in December 1771.