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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
April 05, 1771
Volume 08, Page 543

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

At a Council held at the Council Chamber in the Palace at New Bern 5th April 1771
His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble Robert Palmer Esquire and
The Honble Samuel Cornell Esquire

His Excellency having received an application from the two New Counties Surry and Guilford to grant them Charters for electing Members to sit and vote in General Assembly and desired the opinion of the Board whether such application should be complyed with—

The Board gave it as their opinion that the Charters for Guilford and Surry should be Granted. Ordered that the Secretary make out Charters and Record them in His Office.

His Excellency Ordered that Commissions of the Peace issue for the several Counties undermentioned—Surry, Guilford, Dobbs, Johnston, Craven, Wake, Chatham, Edgecombe and Bertie.