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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
April 11, 1775 - April 12, 1775
Volume 09, Pages 1215-1216

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


At a Council held at New Bern 11th April 1775.
Present
His Excellency the Governor.
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble Alex. McCulloch Esquire
The Honble William Dry Esquire
The Honble Samuel Strudwick Esquire
The Honble Martin Howard Esquire
The Honble Samuel Cornell Esquire
and
The Honble Thomas McGwire Esquire

His Excellency asked the Opinion of the Board when it would be advisable to issue Writs for calling a new Assembly.

The Board were of opinion that it would be advisable to delay the issuing Writs for calling of a new Assembly 'till the end of June next.

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At a Council held at New Bern 12th April 1775.
Present
His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble Alex. McCulloch Esquire
The Honble William Dry Esquire
The Honble Samuel Strudwick Esquire
The Honble Martin Howard Esquire
The Honble Samuel Cornell Esquire

The Governor laid before the Council the proceedings of a body of people calling themselves delegates of the inhabitants of this province in Convention signed John Harvey Moderator, wherein are certain Resolves highly derogatory to the Honour and dignity of His Majesty's Government, tending to destroy the Peace and welfare

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of this Province, in the highest degree oppressive of the people and utterly subversive of the established Constitution. He therefore submitted to the consideration of this Board the propriety of marking its indignation of such unlawful and dangerous proceedings by striking Mr John Harvey out of His Majesty's Commission of the peace for the County of Perquimans where he resides.

The Board fully concurring with His Excellency's sentiments of the foregoing proceedings, unanimously advised that the said John Harvey should be struck out of the Commission of the Peace for Perquimans County.

The Hon William Dry Esquire took again the Oath appointed to be taken by the Privy Councillors.