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Deposition of Macrora Scarborough and Benjamin Hill concerning sectional dispute over the location of the North Carolina General Assembly sessions
Hill, Benjamin; Scarborough, Macrora, 1693-1752
April 19, 1749
Volume 04, Page 1206

Macrora Scarbrough of North Carolina Esqre aged fifty six years and Benjamin Hill of the said Province Esqre aged fifty two years sworn on the Holy Evangelists make oath and say that on the fourteenth day of April Instant they the said Deponents being two of the Complainants mentioned in an Order of the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation Affairs dated the fourteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred & forty eight applied to Enoch Hall Esqre Chief Justice of the said Province for sum̄ons for Cullen Pollock Esqre Robert West & Thomas Jones Gentlemen, to compel them to appear before the said Chief Justice & the Judge of Admiralty and to be examined and Testify their Knowledge in the behalf of the Complainants in the said Order mentioned agreable to the notice the said Commissioners had been served with the day before by the Agents of the said Complainants. And the said Deponents furthur say that the Chief Justice in Answer to such their Request told them that he would not sign any more summons or give any furthur attendance at Edenton.


Edenton the 19th day of April 1749.