At a General Assembly, began and held at New Bern, on the Twelfth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Four; and from thence continued, by several prorogations, to the Eighth Day of May, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Nine, to be then held at New Bern: Being the Eighth Session of this Assembly. Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor.
(Printed in Private Acts, post.)
I. Whereas by One Act of Assembly made and passed at Edenton, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Huundred and Fifty Eight, intituled, An Act for dividing the County of Johnston, and other Purposes, it is enacted, that from and after the Tenth Day of April, then next following, the said County of Johnston be divided by the dividing Line between the Parish of St. Patrick and the Parish of St. Stephen; and that that Part of the said County which was then the Parish of St. Stephen should remain, be called, and known by the Name of Johnston; and that that Part of the said County which was the Parish of St. Patrick be thenceforth erected into a distinct County, and called and known by the Name of Dobbs: And whereas there is not any Provision made in the said Act for the Trial of such Causes as were commenced in Johnston County (now called Dobbs County) Court, and undetermined on the said Tenth Day of April;
II. Be it Enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, and by the Authority of the same, That the Justices of Dobbs County Court shall and may, and they are hereby authorized, impowered and directed, to hear, try and determine all Causes which were pending in the said County Court of Johnston, and undetermined on the said Tenth Day of April, and to give Judgment, and award Execution thereupon, in the same manner, to all Intents and Purposes, as the Justices of Johnston County Court might or could have done if the said County had remained undivided; any Law, Usage, or Custom, to the contrary, notwithstanding.