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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning Francis Corbin's suspension from the North Carolina Governor's Council
Great Britain. Privy Council
December 03, 1760
Volume 06, Page 318

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 14. E. 34.]

At the Court at St James's the 3d day of December 1760.


The Kings most excellent Majesty Arch Bishop of Canterbury &c. &c.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board, a Representation from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantation's dated the 2d of this Instant, humbly laying before His Majesty for His Royal Directions an extract of a letter they had received from Arthur Dobbs Esqre Governor of His Majesty's Province of North Carolina, dated the 19th of January last wherein he informed them that by the unanimous advice of His Majtys Council in that Province he had suspended Francis Corbin Esqre from his seat at that Board till His Majesty's Pleasure should be known. His Majesty taking the same into consideration, together with a Copy of the Minutes of the Council of the said Province dated the 2d of January last, therewith transmitted containing the reasons of the said Governor's having suspended Mr. Corbin—And His Majty approving thereof, was thereupon pleased with the advice of His Privy Council, to ratify and confirm the said suspension and to order, as it is hereby ordered, that the said Francis Corbin Esqre be forthwith removed from his seat in the Council of the said Province. Whereof the Governor or Commander in Chief of His Majesty's said Province of North Carolina, for the time being, and all others whom it may concern are to take notice and govern themselves according.