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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning instructions to Arthur Dobbs concerning the creation of towns and counties in North Carolina
Great Britain. Privy Council
June 24, 1755
Volume 11, Pages 124-125

[B. P. R. O. Am: & W. Ind: Vol: 104.]

At the Council Chamber Whitehall the 24th day of June 1755.
The Lords Justices in Council.

Upon reading at the Board a Report from the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs

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dated the 12th of this Instant humbly offering to the Lords Justices for their approbation a Draught of an additional Instruction prepared by the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations for Arthur Dobbs Esqre Governor of His Majestys Province of North Carolina empowering him to give his assent to any Act or Acts for re-establishing the several Towns and Countys heretofore erected by the Laws which have been repealed by His Majesty's Order in Council of the 8th of April 1754. Provided such new Acts do not give Power to such Towns or Countys to send Representatives to the Assembly nor ascertain the number of Representatives to be sent And provided also that any other Laws which may have been passed in the said Province since the date of His Majesty's aforesaid Order in Council which might not at that time be laid before His Majesty by which any Townships or Countys may have been erected and empowered to send Representatives to the Assembly be repealed and other Laws passed for the said purposes not liable to that objection—The Lords Justices this day took the said Report and Draught of Additional Instruction into their consideration and were pleased with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council to approve of the said Draught of Additional Instruction (which is hereunto annexed) and to order as it is hereby ordered That Claudius Amyand and James Rivers Esqrs Secretary to the Lords Justices do lay the same before them for their Signature.