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[The following is a excerpted transcript of the minutes of the North Carolina General Assembly, as found in the first series of the Colonial Records of North Carolina, Vol. 12, page 272-273. The original of this document has not been located.]

Tuesday, 18 November, 1777.

The House met according to adjournment.


Ordered that the following Message be sent to the Senate:

"Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Senate:

We have rec'd and considered your Message of yesterday respecting Mr. John Lewelling and concur therewith, and request you would prepare a Message for His Excellency the Governor, informing him that it is the opinion of the General Assembly that the sentence ought to be put immediately into execution. We also think it expedient that an express be immediately dispatched to the Commanding Officer of Chowan County, or in his absence to the Sheriff of said County, directing him to keep a strong and sufficient guard over the body of the said John Lewelling.

A. Nash, S. C."


The House adjourned till to-morrow morning, 9 o'clock.