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Privy Council


At a Privy Council held at Newbern, 13th of August, 1774, Present: His Excellency the Governour, the Honourable James Hasell, Lewis H˙ De Rossett, John Sampson, William Dry, and Samuel Cornell, Esquires.

The Members of the Council having maturely considered the matters laid before them yesterday by the Governour, unanimously concurred in advice to his Excellency to issue a Proclamation forthwith , to discourage and prevent the meetings and assemblies of the people of this Province, mentioned in the Governour' s Address of yesterday, and that they do not discern that any other measures can be properly taken on the occasion at present.