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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
August 25, 1774
Volume 09, Page 1041

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

At a Council held at New Bern 25th August 1774.
His Excellency the Governor.
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble John Rutherford Esquire
The Honble Lewis H. DeRosset Esquire
The Honble John Sampson Esquire
The Honble William Dry Esquire &
The Honble Samuel Cornell. Esquire.

The Governor signified to the Board that this was the day appointed for the meeting of certain persons called Deputies from the Several Counties and Towns of the Province, at this place and that many of them were accordingly come to Town, and he desired the advice of the Council whether he could take any further measures than those he had taken pursuant to their advice on the 13th instant when it was the unanimous opinion that no other steps could be properly taken at this juncture.