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Minutes of the North Carolina Council of State
North Carolina. Council of State
November 08, 1777
Volume 22, Pages 931-932


State of North Carolina.
At a Council held in New Bern, on Saturday, the 8th day of November, 1777.

Present—The Honorables William Cray, William Haywood, Joseph Leech, William Taylor and Thomas Bonner, Esquires.

Resolved, That it be recommended to his Excellency the Governor to issue a proclamation appointing Friday, the 28th instant, a day of solemn thanksgiving, enjoining the inhabitants of this State the strict observation thereof.

His Excellency the Governor laid before the Board the petition

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of John Wilson, setting forth that at the last Court of Oyer and Terminer and Sessions of the Peace for the District of Salisbury he was convicted for horse-stealing and sentenced to be executed on the 24th instant, praying that the Governor would respite his execution and grant him a reprieve.

Resolved, That the Governor be advised to respite the said execution and reprieve the said John Wilson until the setting of the General Assembly.

His Excellency the Governor laid before the Board the petition of James Munroe, setting forth that he was cited, as a person within the meaning of the act of Assembly, to appear before the County Court of Orange and take the oath therein prescribed; that from private motives of a very delicate nature, abstracted from all political considerations, he was under the disagreeable necessity of declining to take the said oath, in consequence of which he was by the said Court ordered to depart the State within sixty days, which time had elapsed without having it in his power to depart, praying an indulgence of further time until he could meet with an opportunity of departing the said State.

Resolved, That it be recommended to the Governor to grant the said James Munroe a further indulgence of forty days for the purpose aforesaid.

His Excellency the Governor laid before the Board the petition of Thomas and Samuel Dailey, persons ordered to leave this State in consequence of an act of Assembly, setting forth that they had used their utmost endeavor to depart the State within the time limited by the County Court of Hyde, but from various circumstances had been prevented, praying further time to depart in.

Resolved, That it be recommended to his Excellency the Governor to grant the said Thomas and Samuel Dailey a further indulgence of thirty days to depart the said State in.