The last Court held in Carteret County, that recognized George the Third, met in Beaufort the 19th of March 1776
The next Court was held the 18th day of June, but George the Third is not mentioned
“This Court Taking into consideration the necessity of Supporting the Independency of this & the other United States Recomend that Each Capt of a Company, either respective Private Muster Tender to each Militia Man the oath of alegience to the State and that a Justice attend such Muster to administer the oath and Return the Names of such Persons who Refuse when called upon to Take the same to the Next Court and that each Captain be Furnished with a copy of this Recommendation by the Clerk.
The Court orders that Thos Weeks be sighted to Court to shew cause why he Did not Take the oath of alegience to the State as pr. order of Court & according to law