The Examination of Abraham Duncan, Inn-holder at Bath taken before Us Enoch Hall Esqre Chief Justice of North Carolina, & Joseph Anderson Esqre Judge of the Admiralty Court of the sd Province, by Virtue of an Order of the Right Honourable the Lords of the Comtee of Council for Plantation Affairs, dated the 14th Day of July 1747 at the Council Chamber Whitehall, taken this 13th day of April 1749.
To the 1st Interrogatory this Deponent saith, that his Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqre Governor of this Province put up at this Deponent's House on his return from Wilmington in December 1746.
To the 2nd Interrogatory this Deponent saith, that the said Governor stayed at this Deponent's House ten or eleven Days by reason of exceeding bad weather and great frosts which happened in December 1746.
To the 3rd Interrogatory this Deponent saith, that sundry Gentlemen waited on his Excellency during his stay at this Deponents House, & his Excellency discoursed with these Gentlemen concerning the Laws made at Wilmington and seemed to recommend them as good Laws.
To the 4th Interrogatory this Deponent saith, that he cannot charge his Memory with anything touching the said Interrogatory.
To the 5th Interrogatory this Deponent saith, that his Excellency said that Haywood & Howell had run away, and if they had not run away they had passed another Law.