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Deposition of George Johnston concerning sectional dispute over the location of the North Carolina General Assembly sessions
Johnston, George
Volume 04, Page 1193

North Carolina—ss.

George Johnston of Tyrel County in the Province of North Carolina Bricklayer maketh oath that he was in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty six in the month of October at Edenton before the meeting of the Assembly that stood then prorogued to Wilmington at Cape Fear in New Hanover County and heard it talked and consulted between Mr. John Hodgson Mr. James Craven Mr. John Banbury Mr. Stepehn Lee Mr. James Blount and Mr. William McKay (the four last being Members for Tyrel County) not to go or attend at the said Assembly to be held at Wilmington and after having severally declared they would not go Mr. Hodgson said if we dont go nor any of the Northern Members by God there can't be a House and they must come back again; meaning as this Deponent understood the Governour and such Members of the other counties that should go to the said Assembly, and further this Deponent saith not.