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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning the salary of George Burrington as Governor of North Carolina
Great Britain. Privy Council
May 21, 1736
Volume 04, Pages 168-169

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 10. B. 6.]

At the Court at St James's the 21st day of May 1736 Present the Kings most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Upon reading at the Board a Report from the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs dated the 13th of this instant in the Words following Vizt

“Your Majesty having been pleased by your Order in Council of the 29th of last month to referr unto this Committee the Humble Petition of George Burrington late Governor of North Carolina, praying that he may be paid his arrears of Salary, as likewise his expenses in causing surveys to be made and Draughts Drawn, of the Ports and Harbours in that Province pursuant to your Majestys Instructions, And further praying that his conduct as Governor, And the Actions of his adversaries may be examined into, in order to His being restored to your Majesty's Royall Favour. The Lords of the Committee this day took the said Petition into their Consideration, and finding the same to

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be very irregular in regard it consists of matters of such a Nature as cannot properly receive any Determination in your Majesty's Privy Council. Their Lordships do therefore agree humbly to Report to your Majesty as their Opinion, that the said Petition ought to be dismist.”

His Majesty this day took the said Report into Consideration and was pleased, with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve thereof, And accordingly to Order that the said Petition of George Burrington Be and it is hereby Dismist this Board.

A true Copy.