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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
January 23, 1714
Volume 02, Pages 117-118

[Council Journal.]

No Carolina—ss
Att a councill holden at ye house of the Honble Thos Pollock in Chowan on Saturday ye 23d Day of Janry 1713/14
The Honble Thos Pollock Esqr Presidt &c
The Honble Nath Chevin Esqr Lds Proptrs Deputy
The Honble Wm Reed Esqr Lds Proptrs Deputy
The Honble To Knight Esqr Lds Proptrs Deputy

Complaint being made to this Board by King Blount & divers of his great men that Meherrin Indians have taken two Indian children belonging to ye sd Blount &c whose parents are at amity to us and Doe De tyne the Same as Slaves

Wherefore tis Resolved by this Board that ye President Doe write to ye sd Meherrin Indians Commanding them to deliver the sd Indians as they shall answare the Contrary at their Perrill and upon refusall that ye President doe take such further measures as he shall think fitt to compell them thereto

It appeareing to this Board that there will be a necessity of a small quantity of Corne to be raised for the support of King Blounts Indians who are employ'd in the service of this Governmt It is resolved by this Board that the Honble the President doe impress 150 bushells of Corn & Cause it to be Lodged at Wm Coys Garrison for ye use of ye afsd Indians

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It is Ordered by this Board that noe lands be Survey'd for any person wthin twenty miles at least of Cape ffear river & Soe up to ye head of Trent river till further orders from this Board