Documenting the American South Logo
Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Advanced Search Options
Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
March 30, 1722
Volume 02, Pages 449-450

[Council Journal.]

North Carolina—ss.
At a Council held at Eden house pursuant to an Act of Assembly of this province Entitaled an act for preserving the Kings Peace &c, March 30th 1722
Present the Honble Thomas Pollock Esqr Eldest in Council
Will Reed Esqr Lords proprs Depty
Fra Foster Esqr Lords proprs Depty
Richd Sanderson Esqr Lords proprs Depty
John Lovick Esqr Lords proprs Depty

The Honble Charles Eden Esqr our late Governor haveing departed this life on Monday the 26th past and this Board being met according to Law for the Election of a President for the future suport of Government, and the Question being put the Honble Thomas Pollock Esqr was

-------------------- page 450 --------------------
Unanimously Chosen President of the Council and Commander in Cheif of this Colony who being duely qualifyed took his place accordingly

And This Board taking into Consideration, the great Fatigue and Troble that will attend the Honble the President in his Administration of the Governmt and the Expences which naturally follow such posts Doe order for his supporting the Dignity of Governmt That the Lords Proprietors Reciever General Doe pay to the sd President the sum of Three hundred pounds per annum in Quarterly payments the usual sallary Lately paid the Lords proprs Govrs


That a Proclamation do immediately Issue to give notice of the settlemt of the Government and to continue all Officers til the Honble the Presidents pleasure be further knowne


That a proclamation doe imediately Issue for further proroguing the Assembly til the first Tuesday in August next to meet at the place formerly appointed.

Then Christopher Gale Esqr presented to this Board a Deputation from Mrs Eliz Blake widow mother of Joseph Blake Esqr one of the True and absolute Lords proprietors which being read and allowed and the Oath appointed by Law being administred the said Christopher Gale Esqr took his place at the Board accordingly

Then this Board adjourned to Edenton on Wednesday next to meet by ten a Clock in the morning

By order