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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
April 15, 1767
Volume 07, Pages 446-447

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[From MS. Records in Office of the Secretary of State.]

At a Council held at Wilmington the 15th April 1767
His Excellency the Governor,
The Honble Lewis DeRosset Esquire
The Honble William Dry Esquire
The Honble John Sampson Esquire
The Honble Robert Palmer Esquire
The Honble Henry E. McCulloh Esquire
The Honble Benjamin Heron Esquire

His Excellency communicated to this Board his several letters of correspondence with Mr Stuart the Superintendent of Indian Affairs received since the setting of the last [session] of Assembly and proposed from the importance of the service of running the dividing Line between the Western Frontiers of this Province, and the Cherokee Hunting Grounds to be present himself at the same, and therefore desired the opinion of this Board of the expediency of his intentions, upon which it is unanimously the opinion of this Board, That His Excellencys presence on this Service will be attended with many great advantages and is justly to be considered as a strong proof of his attention to the Interests of the province.

Then His Excellency took the opinion of this Board whether the General Assembly of this Province, which now stands prorogued to the 8th day of June next, should not be prorogued to a longer day as His Excellency knows of no business that necessarily required their attendance at that time. The same being taken into consideration it is the unanimous advice of this Board, that the said Assembly be prorogued to Wednesday the 2d day of December, Ordered that a proclamation issue accordingly to wit

North Carolina.

By His Excellency William Tryon Esq &c

A Proclamation.

Whereas the General Assembly of this Province stands prorogued to the eighth day of June next, I have thought proper, by and with the Advice and consent of his Majestys Council, further to prorogue

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the said Assembly, until Wednesday the second day of December next; then to meet at Newbern, for the dispatch of Publick business.

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the said Province at Wilmington this 16th day of April 1767.

Benjamin Heron Secty.