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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
November 30, 1761
Volume 06, Page 636

At a Council held at Wilmington the 30th day November 1761
Present—His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Lewis DeRossett Esqr &
The Honble Maurice Moore Esqr

As the Assembly of this Province has been Prorogued to this day and a sufficent number of the Members of His Majestys Council not appearing—His Excellency thought proper that John Sampson Esquire should be swore in as a Member of the Council

John Sampson Esquire appeared at the Board and took the Oaths of Supreamacy and Allegiance subscribed the Test and took the Oath of a Councellor and his seat at the Board accordingly