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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
August 07, 1713
Volume 02, Pages 55-57

[Council Journal.]

North Carolina—ss
At a Councill holden at ye house of ye Honble Coll Thos Pollock Esqr in Chowan on ffryday 7th day of Augt Ano Dni 1713
Present the Honble Thos Pollock Esqr Presidt &c
The HonbleThos Boyd Esqr Lds Props Depty
The Honble Nath Chevin Esqr Lds Props Depty
The Honble Christo Gale Esqr Lds Props Depty
The Honble Tobt Knight Esqr Lds Props Depty

Whereas divers persons in this Govermt have for a long tyme past held Lands on no other title than a survey and doe refuse to pay any Quit Rents therefore because they have noe pattents for ye same notwithstanding their own neglect is ye Chiefe Cause thereof

Wherefore it is Ordered and Declared by this Board that ye Quit rents of all Lands are Due and ought to be Levyed and paid from ye date of ye Survey notwithstanding pattents are granted for ye same at any tyme after

It being represented & complained of to this Board that Prichard Jasper has sold as a slave one of our ffriendly Indyans Wherefore It is Ordered by this Board that the Provost Marshll of Bath County or his Deputy doe take ye said Jasper into his custody & him hold until he give good Security to appeare before this Board on ye third day of ye next Genll Court to answer the said Complt

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Whereas Complt has been made to this board by Majr James Coles that Thos Bayly Author Winchester Jno Winsloe James ffitch Jno Newby Benja Munday Wm Ellat and Jonathan Sherwood in a mutinous maner did Contemn and resist the Lawfull authority of this Governmt being Imprest on an Expedition agt Indyan Enemy

Wherefor It is Ordered by this Board that ye Provost Marshll or his Deputy doe take ye severall persons above named into his Custody & them hold untill they give good Security to appeare at ye next Genll Court to answare ye said Complt and in ye mean while to be of their good behaviour.

Mr John Porter one of ye Exectrs of ye last will & Testamt of his father Jno Porter Dec'd produced to this board ye Said last will & Testamt of his said father proved before Jonathan Thomas Mayor of Bridgewater in the County of Somersett in the Kingdom of Great Brittian and prayed Letters Testamentary thereon And also that appraisers might be appointed to appraise ye Said Estate and make division thereof according to ye purport of Said Will.

Ordered that Letters Testamentary be Granted on the said Will accordingly and that Coll Edward Moseley Mr James Tooke Mr Thos Peterson Mr Nicho Crisp and Mr Arguste Lymonds or any three of them being first Sworne thereto before some Magestrate doe appraise ye Said Estate and make Division thereof pursuant to ye purport of the said Will as afsd

Upon reading of a Letter lay'd before this Board by the Honble the presidt from ye Lds proptrs wherein their Ldsps doe direct us to forbeare any Acts of Hostillitys or Severity agt Coll Cary or his adherents for any of their late Crimes or Misdemeanors in this Governmt untill ye arrivall of Coll Nicholson whome they have authorized to Enquire into those Matters

It is thereupon agreed that all further prosecution agt ye Said Cary or any of his adherents for any Crimes Mutinys Insurrections or Rebellions past be respited untill ye arrivall of said Coll Nickolson pursuant to ye Directions of ye Lds proptrs afsd or untill wee are Certainly advised that ye Said Nickolsons Intentions of Comeing are altered—

Ordered that Capt Jenkins doe deliver to ye provost Marshll a Mellatto Boy which he pretends was bound to him by his parents in order that he may be sent to his said parents againe

It is Ordered and Agreed by this Board that ye Honble the president be fully Impowered to treat wth ye Meherrin Indyans and to enter into Such

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Articles or Agreemts wth them on behalfe of this Governmt as he shall think fitt—