Rowan County. } August Term, 1775.
At an Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions begun and held at the Court House in the town of Salisbury in and for the County of Rowan on the first Tuesday in August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five before Alexander Osborn Esq and his Companions, Justices assigned to keep the peace &c. in said County.
Present, Daniel Little Esquire.
Silence being commanded his Majesty's commission of the peace was publickly read and the following persons, viz: John Oliphant, Will: T. Coles and William McBride Esquires, named in said Commission, took the oaths prescribed by Law for the qualification of public officers and an oath of office, and repeated and subscribed the Test and then proceeded to Business.
Wednesday Augt 2nd 1775.
The Worshipful Court met according to adjournment.
Present: John Oliphant, Will. T. Coles, Will. McBride, Esquires.
Waightstill Avery Esq. is appointed Attorney for the Crown in the absence of John Dunn Esqr D. Attorney.