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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning an act of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning vestries
Great Britain. Privy Council
March 03, 1759
Volume 06, Pages 15-16

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina B. T. Vol. 13. D. 63.]

At the Court at St James's the 3rd March 1759.

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

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North Carolina, are authorized & empowered to make constitute and ordain Laws, Statutes and Ordinances for the Public Peace, Welfare and good Government of the said Province, which Laws, Statutes & Ordinances are to be, as near as convenient may be agreable to the Laws and Statutes of this Kingdom, and to be transmitted for His Majesty's Royal approbation or Disallowance. In pursuance of which powers an Act was passed in the said Province in January 1755, & transmitted entitled as follows vizt

“An Act for appointing Parishes & Vestries for the Encouragement of an Orthodox Clergy, for the advancement of the Protestant Religion, and for the Direction of the Settlement of the Parish Accounts.”

Which Act together with a Representation from the Lords Commissioners 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 Honourable 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the said Lords of the Committee did this day report to His Majesty as their Opinion that the said Act ought to be repealed.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disallowance of the said Act, and pursuant to His Majesty's Royal pleasure thereupon expressed, the said Act is hereby repealed, declared void, & of none effect. Whereof the Governor or Commander in Chief of His Majesty's said Province of North Carolina for the time being, and all others whom it may concern are to take notice and govern themselves accordingly.

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