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Deposition of John Lovick concerning sectional dispute over the location of the North Carolina General Assembly sessions
Lovick, John, d. 1733
January 04, 1748
Volume 04, Page 1189

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[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 11. B. 81.]
North Carolina—Bertie County—ss.

This day came before me George Gould Esqre one of his Majesties Justices of the peace for the County aforesaid John Lovick Gentleman and being sworn on the Holy Evangelists Deposeth and saith that on or about the Twenty ninth day of October in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and forty six being in company with Wherriot Ormond Esqre of the County of Beaufort, one of the Members of Assembly at that time at Edenhouse his Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqre then and there present, he heard the said Ormond ask the Governor whether he designed to go to the Assembly at Wilmington or not, the Governor replied yes; Mr. Ormond upon that said he believed t'would be to no purpose, for that the Northern Members declared at the end of the last Assembly at Newbern that not one of them would attend at Wilmington if the Governor should order the Assembly there, but that if his Excellency would alter the appointment of the Assembly from Wilmington to Newbern, the Northern Members would all attend and do business to his Excellencys satisfaction, for which he would be answerable. That he heard the Governor tell Mr. Ormond that it would be to his Majesty's service to have the aforesaid Assembly held at Wilmington, and that he was resolved to go, whether the Northern Members attended or not. etc.


Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This document was enclosed with a letter from Gabriel Johnston - See Related Documents.