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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Rowan County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions [Extracts]
North Carolina. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Rowan County)
November 15, 1769 - November 18, 1769
Volume 08, Page 157

[From the Rowan County Court Records.]
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Francis Lock Esq late Sheriff for the County aforesd for the year 1765 came into open Court four justices being present & produced a settlement for the said County taxes for the year last mentioned & made oath as the law directs that the 292 persons first mentioned in the above account were such as were either twice listed or who were since run away and that the 838 delinquents as second mentioned were either insolvents or insurgents Mob or such who refuse to pay their taxes and who rescue on Distress and that he hath rendered thirty four supernumerary taxes for said year which said account as it is stated was allowed to be a just and fair settlement of the said High Sheriff for the County Taxes for the year 1765

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Whereas Wayhtstill Avery Esquire a Practicing Attorney thro' the whole of his practice before us in our sessions has given us convincing proof of his honesty and ability, ordered by the Court that he be recommended to his Excellency the Governor for a Superior Court License that his probity and capacity may become more extensively useful to the publick