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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning acts of the North Carolina General Assembly
Great Britain. Privy Council
March 11, 1762
Volume 06, Page 707

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[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

At the Court at St James's the 11th March 1762.

Present—The King's most Excellent Majesty

Lord Chamberlain Earl of Egremont Duke of Queensberry Lord Berkeley of Stratton Earl of Cholmondeley Lord Grantham. Earl of Bute.

Whereas by Commission under the Great Seal of Great Britain the Governor Council and Assembly of His Majesty's Province of North Carolina are authorized and impowered to make constitute and ordain Laws, Statutes and Ordinances for the Public Peace Welfare and good Government of the said Province, which Laws Statutes and Ordinances are to be as near as conveniently may be agreeable to the Laws and Statutes of this Kingdom and to be transmitted for His Majesty's Royal approbation or Disallowance—And whereas in pursuance of the said Powers three Acts were passed in the said Province in April 1761 and transmitted intituled as follows Vizt An Act to amend and improve the Navigation from Curretuck Inlet through the District in Curretuck County to Albemarle Sound. An Act for altering the times of holding the Superior Court of Pleas and Grand Sessions for the District of New Bern, and also the inferior Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the Counties of Orange and Carteret and for other purposes. An Act to impower the several Superior and inferior Courts within the Province to admit a Copy of the last Will and Testament of any Person deceased to be given in Evidence Which Acts having been perused and considered by the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, and by them presented to His Majesty at this Board for His Disallowance His Majesty was this day pleased with the Advice of His Privy Council to declare His Disallowance of the said Acts.—And pursuant to His Majesty's Royal Pleasure thereupon expressed the said Acts are hereby repealed, declared void and of none Effect Whereof the Governor or Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Province of North Carolina for the time being, and all others whom it may concern, are to take Notice and Govern themselves accordingly.