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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
April 07, 1714
Volume 02, Pages 123-125

[Council Journal]

North Carolina ss
Att a Councill holden at ye house of Capt Jno Hecklefeild in Little River on Wensday April ye 7 1714
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Present The Honble Thos Pollock President &c
The Honbles Thos Boyd Esqr Lds proptrs Depty
The Honbles Na: Chevin Esqr Lds proptrs Depty
The Honbles Wm Reed Esqr Lds proptrs Depty
The Honbles T Knight Esqr Lds proptrs Depty

Upon Petition of Mr Joell Martin Attorney to Mr Jno Morgan Execr of ye Last Will of Capt James Beard decd praying Letters Testamentary upon behalf of ye sd Morgan upon ye afsd Will

Ordered that letters Testamentary be granted as pray'd for

Obadiah Rich acknowledges himself to Stand Justly indebted to our Sovereign Lady the Queene in the Sume of ffifty pounds & T McBride in the Sume of fifty pounds to be levyed upon their goods & Chattles Lands and Tenements Upon Condition that ye sd Rich doe appeare at ye next Genll Court to be holden for this Governmt to answer to such matters as shall be objected agt him & in ye meantime to be of his good behaviour

Whereas the Dept Marshall of Curratuck have returned a warrt executed agt Richd Smith to appear before this Councill but neither the sd Marshall nor the sd Smith appearing It is hearby ordered that ye said Marsll have ye body of ye said Smith at ye next Genll Court to be holden there to answer the said Complt as he will answer ye Contrary at his peril

Danll Richardson Esqr the Lds propriers Receivr Genll representing to this Board that there is a necessity of appointing some persons to recieve ye purchase money in the County of Bath & pray's the opinion of this Board whither if he appoints such persons as afsd the Charges that he shall be at for receiving Storage &c may not be allowed upon his accts with ye Proprietrs

Whereupon this Board haveing duely Considered the matter. It is their opinion that all Such reasonable Charges as ye afsd Richardson Shall be at as afsd ought to be allowed to his Credt on ye Proptrs Accts as afsd

Mr Charles Worth Glover having reported to this Board that he was Resident at King Blounts Town four months by a formr order of ye Assembly by wch order he was to have received ten pound for ye first month & £5 for every month after whch amounts in the whole to £25 to be pd at his returne but Contrary to Expectation the Treasurer refuses to pay the same untill next year

Wherefore it is ordered that ye Treasurer of Pequimons prect Doe pay ye afsd Sume of £25 to the Sd Charles Worth Glover without Delay ffor as much as it has been represented to this Board by the Commons Assembled that by reason of ye continuall Outrages & Hostillitys Committed

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by the Indians in the County of Bath the People Inhabiting that County cannot soe readily comply with the paymt of the purchase money for the Land as by Act of Assembly is required and therefore prays that a further time may be granted to them for that purpose and that their Settled Lands may not Lapse in the mean time which matter being Considered by this Board

It is Ordered that no Lapsed pattents be granted for ye future for any Settled Lands in the County of Bath untill futher Orders from this Board but that untill such futher order the people who are the owners & possessors thereof have Liberty to provide and secure paymt for the Same And tis further ordered that whenever this order shall be altered notice thereof shall be given to ye People by Proclamation at least ffour months before.

Whereas many People haveing taken up Land upon the Morratock River & the branches and Pattented the same but are not capable of settling them by reason of the Indians pursuant to ye purport of the same pattents—

It is ordered that such Land Shall not Lapse for want of seating till one years notice thereof be given from this Board

Capt Wm Hancock haveing Complained to this Board that he having imprest & Commanded Jnō Tanyhill Wm Hutson ffrancis Hill Edwd Pearce Thos Jones Geo Moy Jnō Haman Jnō Slocomb Thos Masters Jno Sheaver & Christo Miller to march out wth him agt the Indian Enemy they utterly refused to obey his com̄and in Contempt of the authority of this Governmt

Therefore It is ordered by this Board that ye Provost Marsll of the County of Bath take the severall persons above named into his Custody untill they give good security for their appearance at ye next Genll Court to answer the sd Contempt