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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
July 31, 1718
Volume 02, Pages 307-309

[Council Journal.]

North Carolina
At a Council held at Sandy Point in Chowan July 31st 1718
Present the honble Charles Eden Governor Captain Genll & Adll
rend="left"Thomas Pollock Esqr Lds proprs Deputy
William Reed Esqr Lds proprs Deputy
ffra ffoster Esqr Lds proprs Deputy
ffred Jones Esqr Lds proprs Deputy
Richd Sanderson Esqr Lds proprs Deputy

Upon Petition of Mathew Pritchet praying Admtn on the Estate of Patrick and Gregor Mckgreory may be given to Jane Pike Widdow in behalfe of her Children as nearest of kin

Ordered that ye same be granted as pray'd for

Upon Petition of Mr John Blount praying an order for a survey upon a Tract of Land Lapsd last Council by Coll Maurice Moore belonging to the afosd Blount

Ordered that the surveyor General or his Sufficient Deputy Mr James Beesly Mr Richd Lewis and Mr Thomas Luten Jr or any Two of them with the Surveyor General or his Sufficient Deputy some time between the first of October and the Twenty fifth of the same next ensuing or sooner if it can be done doe make a Survey upon the aforsd Land and return the same with a View thereof upon Oath whether the same be sealed or not according to leave, to this Council and that ye sd Blount and Moore be served with Coppy of this order and attend accordly

Upon Petition of Richd Shuner setting forth that he surveyd near the punch Bowle at the Bear Swamp in Perquimons precinct 800 acres of Land which was returned in two Surveys of 400 Acres each and obtained pattents for the same which was seated as near as this petitioner could in the midle of the Two Tracts but for want of a divission line is apprehensive

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one of the sd Tracts is Lapsable for want of seating therefore prayes an order of this Board for Lapse pattents for the afsd Lands

Ordered that the same be granted

Upon Petition of Mary Williamson late wife of Christopher ffirebent praying for a patent for some Lands her Husband Dyed possessed of

Ordered that the right to the sd ffirebents lands be in the said Mary Williamson and that if the sd Lands be not in the Controverted Bounds pattents Issue out for the same

Upon Petition Sarah Mary and Rose Blount prayes for a pattent for 640 Acres of Land in pamlicough the pattents for the same being burnt by accident

Ordered that upon the Governors enquiring into that matter if it appeare as the petition Sets forth a new patent Issue for the same

Read the Petition of Lemuel Lanier.

Ordered that it lay till the next Council and that the sd Lanier attend this Board to make out what he sets forth in his petition

Upon Motition of Daniel Richardson Esqr praying for Letters of Admrs on behalfe of the Lds Proprs on the Estate of Coll Thomas Cary Deced

Ordered that the same be granted

Upon a Complaint of Capt John Hoyter, king of the Chowan Indians that the neighbourhood intrude upon him and his people and take away their Lands

Ordered that the Surveyor General or his sufficient Deputy at ten days notice attend ffred Jones Esqr up to the said Indian Towne and follow his directions in laying out the sd Indians Lands and that the Secty or his Deputy send him Coppys of all orders passed relating to grants made to the aforesaid Indians as soone as possible.

Whereas the present Assembly stands adjourned till the first day in August next its Ordered by this Board that they be further adjourned till the second day of November next ensuing and that a proclamation Isue accordingly

This Board taking the Act of Bath County into their Consideration it is their opinion and desire that the Governor as soone as possible raise foure parties of men to consist of Ten white men and Indians each to be under the com̄and of any person or persons he shall Judge capable to be Employ in destroying the Enemy Indians and that he supply them with provissions and other Necessarys fit for such an Expedition by Impressing or otherwise as he shall think most proper and that each partie of men be employed at the following stations Vizt one party at

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the forke at Neuse one party between Adams Creek and Trent river one party on the north side of the Neuse rangeing towards bear river and one other party at Core Sound and the provost Marshal for the County of Albemarle is forthwith ordered to make an end of Impressing the hundred and fifty Bushell of Corne and other grain order'd last Council and see that its sent away directly to Captain Gatling at Nuse at the sd provost Marshal is hereby Impowered to Impress any proper Craft and persons to carry the sd corne to Neuse as afsd

Whereas several indirect practices and abuses hath appeared to this Board by persons Lapsing Lands without the party appearing from whome the Lands were taken

Ordered that for the future pattent shall not pass for Lapse Lands till notice be given to the party in possession and this Board is sattisfied that the sd Lands are Lapseable and that no pattent shall be Issued by the secty or his Deputy until they have passed the Examination of Coll Thomas Pollock aud ffred Jones Esqr who are appointed inspectors into that affair

It being represented to this Board that divers entries of Land are daily made in the Controverted Bounds and other Iregularitys Committed by entries of Lands in other plases

Ordered that the Surveyor General at the Councils held in the months of March July and October yearly lay before this Board copys of all his Entries and Surveys of Lands with a coppy of his Instructions the first Council that sits and that he attend the Board in person and be served with a Coppy of this order