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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning the appointment of George Burrington as Governor of North Carolina
Great Britain. Privy Council
January 22, 1730
Volume 03, Pages 74-75

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 8. A. 6.]
22d JANry 1729/30

At the Court at St James's the 22d day of January 1729.


The Kings most excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas the Members of the Council of the Province of North Carolina have by an address presented to His Majesty at this Board complained against Sir Richard Everard appointed Deputy Governor of that Province by the late Lords Proprietors thereof as being guilty of crimes of a heinous nature with respect to His Majesty's Royal Person and Government—And whereas the said Sir Richard Everard hath by his

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letter to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle one of His Majesty's principal Secretarys of State complained of some of the Proceedings of the said Council and also of the Secretary of that Province, for having taken upon them to make Grants of Lands there and to fill up vacant Places in that Government. His Majesty was this day pleased to take the said Papers into his Royal consideration together with two reports from the Lords of the Committee of Council and also from the Lords Commissioners for Trade & Plantations thereupon—And in regard there hath not been any proofs transmitted to support the said Complaints—His Majesty doth therefore hereby order, that copies of the said Papers be put into the hands of George Burrington Esqre His Majesty's Governor of North Carolina, to make strict enquiry into the truth thereof—And report to His Majesty at this Board the matter of fact as it shall appear to him that exemplary justice may be done according to the nature of the offences said to have been committed.

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