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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
January 15, 1724 - January 23, 1724
Volume 02, Pages 515-518

[Council Journal.]

North Carolina—ss.

Pursuant to an Instruction from his Excellency the Palitin and the rest of the True and absolute Lords Proprietors of Carolina directing and requiring William Reed Christopher Gale John Lovick Edward Moseley Francis Foster Richard Sanderson John Blount Thos Pollock Thomas Harvey Robert West or any three of them to administer the oaths by Law appointed to be taken for qualification of publick officers to George Burrington Esqr Commissionated and appointed Governor General and Admiral of this Province met at Edenton the 15 day of Janry 1723

William Reed Esqr
John Lovick Esqr
Edward Moseley Esqr
John Blount Esqr
Thos Pollock Esqr

And thereupon the Honoble the Govr produced to this Board Instructions to this Board from the Lords proprietors as aforesaid and tooke and subscribed the several Oathes by Law appointed agreeable to the said Instructions and then administered the same Oaths to the forsd William Reed John Lovick Edward Moseley John Blount and Thos Pollock as members of the Council of this Govent and immediately took his place at the Board as Governor

Ordered That a proclamation do forthwith Issue requireing due obediance to the Government now Lawfully Established and for Continuing all Officers till further notice

Then Arthur Goffe Esqr produced to this Board a Commission and Instructions from his Excellency the Palatin and the rest of the true and

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absolute Lords Proprietors of Carolina therein appointing him to be Receiver General of this Province which being read was allowed of and took and subscribed the several Oaths by Law enjoyned for his qualification

Ordered That the sd Comission & Instruction be recorded in the Secratary office

Henry Clayton Esqr being recomended to this Board for provost Marshall General for the whole Province which being unanimously agreed to

Resolved That the said Henry Clayton be and he is hereby appointed till further notice Provost Marshall General of this Province

The Honoble the Governor having appointed Arthur Goffe Esqr a member of this Board he appeared and after having duly Qualified himself took his place at the Board accordingly

By Order