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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Virginia Governor's Council
Virginia. Council
February 13, 1696
Volume 01, Page 459

[B. P. R. O. Va. Council. B. T. Va. 58.]
His Excellency Sr Edmund Andros Knt Governor Nathaniel Mack

           by his petition Complaining to his Excellency that Wm Fullwood being indebted to him one hundred pounds sterl and the said Fullwood having illegally departed this Government the said Macklanshaw caused the goods of the said Fullwood being in an Island called Crow Island patented and held since the first settlement of this Colony to be attached by Wm Fitz Gerard under Sherif of Princess Anne County, but before the said Sheriff departed off the said Crow Island, one Wm Bray pretending himself Marshall or sheriff of North Carolina came with force and Arms and Rescued the goods attached, carryed away the under Sheriff and Kept him in Custody untill he gave security for his appearance at next Genll Court held for Carolina; by means of which the said Macklanshaw is in Danger of looseing his Debt and prayed Relief therein all which appearing by Testimony at this Board It is the opinion of the Council that reparation be demanded of the Govr Commander or Chief Officer of North Carolina for the abovesaid Violence Committed in this his Majestys Colony of Virginia and Restitution be made of the said goods and the person of the said Wm Bray with those that assisted him in the said violence be forthwith delivered to the Sheriff in princess Anne's County to answer it & be proceeded against according to law