Petition from inhabitants of Chowan County concerning the Chowan County/Perquimans County boundary
Hunter, Elisha; Et Al.
Volume 09, Pages 633-635
[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Petition from the people of Chowan County.
To His Excellency Josiah Martin Esquire, Captain General, Governor and Commander in Chief in and Over the Province of North Carolina, The Members of His Majesty's Honourable Council, and to The Worshipfull The Speaker and Members of the House of Assembly of the Province aforesaid.
The Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Chowan
That Whereas, no line was ever run, by Commissioners legally Appointed for that purpose, between the Countys of Chowan and Perquimons, from the first Settlement of the said Countys, and for the Term of Fifty Years, last past, a line running from the mouth of Yeopim River, and so up a Branch of said River to Egerton's Mill, so with a Branch of the same Mill Swamp through a large body of Poccosen Land, in a direct line, so as to strike a place called the Horse Pasture, and the Plantation of a certain William Jackson, lying on the Main road, leading from the Virginia Road, to Perquimons River Bridge, has been the reputed line, dividing the County of Chowan from Perquimons; And Your Petitioners Pray Your Excellency, Gentlemen of his Majesty's Honourable Council, Mr Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly, That you will, by a Law, to be by you passed for that purpose, Nominate & Appoint certain Commissioners to run the line as above described, and when
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so run by the said Commissioners, that the same shall stand and remain the proper dividing line between the said Counties of Chowan and Perquimons: And Your Petitioners, in duty bound, will ever Pray, and so forth.
Chowan County, 10th
John Evans Junr
James Brice Junr
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John C. Bains
William Askewes Jr