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Article from the North Carolina Gazette concerning the business of the North Carolina General Assembly
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November 21, 1777
Volume 11, Page 810

[North Carolina Gazette, November 21, 1777.]

New Bern, November, 21, 1777.

On Saturday last, a sufficient numbers of the Members of Assembly appearing, they immediately proceeded on business, and are now sitting on the important Matters of the State. On Tuesday the House of Commons resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider the Expediency of Opening the Land Office, and granting the Vacant Lands in this State; when they came to a Resolution for opening the said Office and granting as well the Lands in Lord Granville's District, as those lately in the King's Part, and appointed a Committee to prepare and bring in a Bill for that purpose. We hear from the Bar, that two Vessels are arrived with Salt, and dry Goods, from old France, on Account of the Congress.