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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
May 15, 1765
Volume 07, Pages 34-35

[From MS. Records in Office of the Secretary of State.]

At a Council held at Newbern 15th May 1765
His Honour the Lieut Governor.
The Honble James Hasell Esquire.
The Honble John Rutherfurd Esquire.
The Honble Lewis H. DeRosset Esquire.
The Honble John Sampson Esquire.
The Honble Alex McCulloh Esquire.
The Honble Charles Berry Esquire.
The Honble William Dry Esquire.
The Honble Robert Palmer Esquire.
The Honble Benjamin Heron Esquire.

His Honor the Lieut Governor, James Hasell, John Rutherfurd, Lewis Henry DeRosset, John Sampson, Alexander McCulloh, Charles Berry, William Dry, Robert Palmer and Benjamin Heron Esquires, took the Oath agreeable to Law appointed to be taken by An Act “Intitled An Act Concerning Appeals, and Writs of Error.”

Read the Petition of John Polk, on Oath setting forth the Grievances of himself, and in behalf of many other inhabitants, settled on the Lands of George Selwyn Esqr on the Tract No 3, in Mecklenburgh County, Against The Honble Henry Eustace McCulloh, and also read the Memorial of the said Henry Eustace McCulloh in answer thereto, together with the affidavits of John Frohock,

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Michael Holt, William Giles, Abraham Alexander, and Nathaniel Alexander—Upon which his Honour the Lieut Governor thought proper to put the following Question to the Members of this board, Whether the matters contained in the said Polks Petition of Complaint against the said Henry Eustace McCulloh be cognizable before this Board or not? When after mature deliberation it was the opinion of this Board, that they could take no cognizance of the same.