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Minutes of the Rowan County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions [Extracts]
North Carolina. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Rowan County)
August 08, 1769
Volume 08, Page 64

[From the Rowan County Court Records.]

North Carolina

Rowan County

Second Tuesday in August 1769
Present John Hunter Esquire
William Spurgen Esquire
John Duncan Jr Esquire

Adam Allison Esq came into open Court & produced a Commission under the seal of the Province signed by his Excellency William Tryon Esq Governor &c appointing him the said Adam Allison high Sheriff of said County.

The said Adam Allison did at the same time sign to the Court his readiness and earnest desire to accept the said office of sheriff for said County and shew the Court he was willing to take the oaths prescribed by Act of Assembly for a Sheriff and then in open Court sayth he used his utmost endeavour to procure such securities for the faithful execution of said office according to law but that his friends absolutely refused for this reason to wit that they doubted not either of his integrity or honesty but the confused state and present disturbances together with the scarcity of circulating money in this county Each of his friends doubted it would be a means both to involve him and them into Intricate Lawsuits & troubles.