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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
August 09, 1712
Volume 01, Page 867

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[Council Journal.]

North Carolina—ss
Att a Councill holden at ye house of the Honble Edwd Hyde Esqr in Chowan on ye 9 day of Augt Ano 1712
the Honble Edwd Hyde Esqr Govr &c
The Honble Thos Pollock Esqr Ld proptr Dept
The Honble Thos Peterson Esqr Ld proptr Dept
The Honble T Knight Esqr Ld proptr Dept

It is ordered by this Board that Capt Wm Rawlason be Imploy'd in ye Countrys service as master of ye Sloope Returne belonging to the Honble Barron De Graffenreid and now lyeing a ground in Nuse River and that he forthwth doe take ye Said Sloope into his Charge and Endevour to get her off and put her in order fitt for ye Country Services and that Majr Genll Pollock be Thereby Impowered to agree wth ye Said Rawlason for his wages and give him such Instruction as he shall think fitt for that purpose And that ye Said Rawlason doe as soon as Conveniantly he can after he has rec'd ye said Sloop in to his Custody give an accot to this bord wt Condition Shee is in And it is hereby further Ordered that Charles Worth Glover ye present master of ye Said Sloop doe Imeadiately on sight hereof deliver to ye Said Rawlason ye said Sloop and all ye sailes Rigging or other things belonging to ye Said Sloop as he has in his Custody and that he be discharged therefrom

By ordr of ye Councill
per T Knight Secty