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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Virginia Governor's Council [Extract]
Virginia. Council
May 04, 1720
Volume 02, Page 382

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Virginia. Vol. 61—Extracts.]

At a Council held in the Capitol the 4th day of May 1720.

A Letter to the Governour from Collo Eden Governour of North Carolina, being read at the Board together with a scurrilous paper Entituled An Account of a Conference with King Blunt Chief of the Tuscarura Indians; And it appearing by the said paper that the same hath been framed with design to throw unjust Reflections on the Government of this Dominion. It is ordered that the said Paper and Collo Eden's letter be entered on the Council books that the same may remain as a Memorial to Posterity of the ingratitude of that Province for the generous Assistance it has on sundry occasions received from this Government.

The Governour having Communicated to the Council a Letter from Collo James Moor pretending himself to be the Governor of South Carolina by the choice of the people. And it not appearing by the said Letter that the people of South Carolina have acted by any lawfull Authority in the displacing of their former Governor and assuming to themselves the power of choosing another. It is the opinion of this Board that no Answer be returned to the said Letter.