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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
November 15, 1716
Volume 02, Pages 249-250

[Council Journal.]

North Carolina—ss
Att a Council holden at ye house of Capt John Pettiver in Pequimons, on Thursday ye 15th day of Novbr 1716
Present the Honble Charles Eden Esqr Governor Capt Genll and Admll
The Honble Nath Chevin Esqr Lds proprietors Depty
The Honble Wm Reed Esqr Lds proprietors Depty
The Honble T Knight Esqr Lds proprietors Depty

Captn Frederick Jones presented to this Board a Deputac̄on from Lady Blake Guardian to Joseph Blake one of the True and Absolute Lds proprietors of Carolina thereby appointing him to be Depty to ye said Joseph Blake which was read allow'd and ordered to be recorded

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Then the said Captn Fredk Jones took and subscribed the Severall Oathes by Law appointed to be taken for his Quallifycation and tooke his place at ye Board Accordingly

The Honble ye Governor laid before this Board a Letter from ye Lords proprietors directed to ye Council and Assembly of North Carolina and their being at present no Assembly the said Letter was opened and read wherein ye said Lds proprietors has given this Board to understand that the Clause in the Act of Assembly oblidgeing the Receiver Genll to take the Bills for Quitt rents &c be repealed and yt they Expect the purchase money and Quitt rents to be paid in Sterling money of Great Brittain or in the produce of ye Country to the value thereof

Whereupon Daniel Richardson Esqr Receiver Genll made application to this board to know how he should proceed in his Collection of ye Quitt rents that are now in arreares In answer to which this Board are of Opinion that he ought to pursue ye Lds proprs Instructions to him but in regard of ye Great Scarcity of this present Yeare It is likewise the opinion of this board that where people are poor and readie to pay without further Trouble that he only recieve one yeare and lett ye Remainder stay in Arrears till ye next

This Board taking into their Considerac̄on the Great Scarcity of Grain in the Country Doe ordr that no Grain be Exported from hence forward till farther Order from this Board and that the Collector and other Officers of ye Customes within this Government and all others whom it may Conserne doe take notice thereof

Ordered that the Secretary doe prepare a Letter to the Lds proprietors setting forth the Inconvenience that will Accrue to ye Country and ye Ldps by stoping the sales of Land

Upon Petition of Gerrard Linch and Kathrine his wife Relict of Henry King Deces'd praying that Dividers may be appointed to Divide ye Estate of ye said Henry King

Ordered that John Hardy Esqr Captn David Henderson Lewis Brian and Thos West or any three of them doe make an Equal Division of all ye negroes Goods & Chattells that were ye said Henry Kings into three Equal parts and then the said Katherine have her first Choice of one third thereof and that then the said Dividers do divide ye remaining Two Thirds equally betwern ye several Children of ye said Henry King the Eldest takeing his first choice and so proceeding to ye youngest and that the said Girrard Luich doe at ye next precinct Court held for Chowan precinct Give good and Sufficient Security for such parts of ye said Estate as shall be due to such young Children as remains under the Care of him ye said Gerrard and Catherine