The Royal Colony of North Carolina

In 1732, the Governor and his Executive Council created Edgecombe Precinct out of part of Bertie Precinct and part of Beaufort Precinct. The House of Burgesses refused to acknowldge this new precinct because they considered the creation of new precincts to be solely their responsibility, and they asserted that they would not accept delegates from Edgecombe. However, their journals indicate that five representatives were recorded as present at the November 5, 1733 House of Burgesses, which was prorogued on November 8th due to a lack of a quorum. They sent delegates to every assembly thereafter.
   
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