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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
March 03, 1775
Volume 09, Page 1136

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

At a Council held at New Bern 3d March 1775.
His Excellency the Governor.
The Honble James Hasell Esquire
The Honble John Rutherford Esquire
The Honble Samuel Strudwick Esquire
The Honble Martin Howard Esquire
The Honble Samuel Cornell Esquire

On reading a Petition of John Willis, a disbanded soldier, praying to have a patent granted to him for 200 acres of Land in Mecklenburgh County, It is ordered that the same be granted to him without fees, And a note to be made on the Patent and in the Record Book, and also on the Rent Roll that he is entitled to an Exemption of Quit-rents upon fifty Acres for ten years under his Majesty's proclamation dated October 7th 1763.