President William Reed's Executive Council

Dates: 1722 to 1724

Locations Met: See Below

On September 7, 1722, the Executive Council met in Edenton. Those in attendance were:
- William Reed - President
- Christopher Gale
- Richard Sanderson
- John Lovick
- Thomas Pollock, Jr.
- John Blount

Gale, Sanderson, Lovick, Pollock Jr., and Blount were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

This council noted that Thomas Pollock had died on August 30, 1722. William Reed was unanimously elected as the new President of the Executive Council and Acting Governor of North Carolina.

Christopher Gale presented a letter from the Lords Proprietors that he "was next in line after William Reed."

On October 18, 1722, the Executive Council met in Edenton. Those in attendance were:
- William Reed - President
- Christopher Gale
- Richard Sanderson
- John Lovick
- Thomas Pollock, Jr.

Gale, Sanderson, Lovick, and Pollock Jr. were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

On November 10, 1722, Joseph Blake, Jr. appointed Maurice Moore as his Deputy in North Carolina.

On March 28, 1723, the Executive Council met in Edenton. Those in attendance were:
- William Reed - President
- Christopher Gale
- Francis Foster
- Richard Sanderson
- John Lovick
- Thomas Pollock, Jr.

Gale, Foster, Sanderson, Lovick, and Pollock Jr. were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

Maurice Moore presented his recently-received commission as the Deputy for Joseph Blake, Jr. He took the oaths of office and his seat on this Executive Council.

On April 1, 1723, the Executive Council met in Edenton. Those in attendance were:
- William Reed - President
- Christopher Gale
- Richard Sanderson
- John Lovick
- Thomas Pollock, Jr.

Gale, Sanderson, Lovick, and Pollock Jr. were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

The records of this Council noted that Col. William Maule was Surveyor General and Daniel Richardson was Receiver General.

On June 3, 1723, the Lords Proprietors issued commissions and instructions to:
- George Burrington - Governor
- James Stanway - Attorney General
- Edward Moseley - Surveyor General
- Arthur Goffe - Receive General
- John Dunston - Naval Officer

In the instructions to Governor George Burrington, the Lords Proprietors explained that the members of the Executive Council were no longer considered to be "Deputies" of the Lords Proprietors. However, their number was increased to twelve (12) with rules described for replacing a Councillor. In these instructions, the Lords Proprietors named:
- William Reed
- Christopher Gale (also Chief Justice)
- John Lovick (also Secretary)
- Edward Moseley (also Surveyor General)
- Francis Foster
- Richard Sanderson
- John Blount
- Thomas Pollock, Jr.
- Thomas Harvey
- Robert West

George Burrington was to appoint the last two Councillors.

On August 2nd and August 3rd of 1723, the Executive Council met in Edenton. Those in attendance were:
- William Reed - President
- Christopher Gale
- Richard Sanderson
- John Lovick
- Thomas Pollock, Jr.

Gale, Sanderson, Lovick, and Pollock Jr. were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

This Executive Council (and most hereafter) mostly addressed issues associated with Land Patents, Land Warrants, and re-surveys due to errors earlier.

On November 7, 1723, the Executive Council met in Edenton. Those in attendance were:
- William Reed - President
- Christopher Gale
- Richard Sanderson
- John Lovick
- Maurice Moore

Gale, Sanderson, Lovick, and Moore were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

On November 16, 1723, the Executive Council met in Edenton. Those in attendance were:
- William Reed - President
- Christopher Gale
- Richard Sanderson
- John Lovick
- Maurice Moore

Gale, Sanderson, Lovick, and Moore were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

Edward Moseley appeared and presented his recently-received commission as Surveyor General. He took the oaths of office.

John Dunston appeared and presented his recently-received commission as Naval Officer. He took the oaths of office.

On November 21, 1723, the Executive Council met in Edenton. Those in attendance were:
- William Reed - President
- Christopher Gale
- Richard Sanderson
- John Lovick
- Thomas Pollock, Jr.
- Maurice Moore

Gale, Sanderson, Lovick, Pollock Jr., and Moore were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

If more information comes available it will be added herein.

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