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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
December 31, 1770
Volume 08, Page 272

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

At a Council held at the Council Chamber at New Bern 31st December 1770
His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble William Dry Esquire
The Honble John Rutherford Esquire
The Honble Robert Palmer Esquire
The Honble Lewis DeRosset Esquire
The Honble Martin Howard Esquire
The Honble John Sampson Esquire
The Honble Samuel Cornell Esquire

His Excellency acquainted the Board that John London declined acting any longer as Secretary, And that he had appointed Robert Palmer Esquire Secretary and Clerk of the Crown of this Province which Commission being produced the said Robert Palmer took the Oaths appointed for the Qualification of Publick Officers subscribed the test and took the Oath for the due execution of the said Office.

Ordered that the Court of Claims be Advertised to be held at New Bern on the 10th day of April next.

The Petition of Daniel McFeters being Read, Ordered a Warrant of Resurvey issue and that the Surveyor General cause the courses and distances to be run agreeable to his Patent to ascertain the lines thereof.