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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning an act of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning court clerks and recordkeeping
Great Britain. Privy Council
January 19, 1743
Volume 04, Page 620

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 11. B. 61.]

At the Court at St James the 19th day of January 1742. [1743]
Present The Kings most excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas by Commission under the Great Seal of Great Britain the Governor Council and Assembly of His Majesty's Province of North Carolina are authorized and empowered to make constitute and ordain Laws, statutes and Ordinances for the Public Peace, Welfare & Good Government of the said Province, which Laws statutes and Ordinances are to be as near as conveniently may be, agreeable to the Laws and Statutes of this Kingdom, and to be transmitted for his Majesty's royal approbation or Disallowance. And Whereas in Pursuance of the said Powers, an Act was past in the said Province in 1740 which hath been transmitted entituled as follows Vizt

An Act to appoint able and skilfull Clerks for the several County Courts within this Province & for the better securing and safe keeping the records of the same

Which Act, together with a Representation from the Lords Commrs for Trade and Plantations proposing the repeal thereof, having been referred to the consideration of a Committee of the Lords of his Majesty's most honorable Privy Council for Plantation Affairs, The said Lords of the Committee did this day report to his Majesty as their opinion that the said Act ought to be repealed. His Majesty taking the same into consideration was pleased with the advice of his Privy Council to declare his disallowance of the said Act, and pursuant to his Majesty's royal pleasure thereupon expressed, The said Act is hereby repealed, declared void and of none effect Whereof the Governor or Commander in Chief of his Majesty's Province of North Carolina, for the time being and all others whom it may concern are to take notice & govern themselves accordingly.

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