At a Council held by order of the Honourable Lawrence Armstrong Esqe the Lt Governor of the Province at his Own house on Wednesday the 11th of September 1734 at 9 o' the Clock A. M.
Present His Honour the Lieut Governor of the Province
William Skeen Esq Wm Shirreff Secretary Henry Cope Esq
Eras : James Philipps Esq
Otho Hamilton Esq
An Order by his Excelly Govr Phillips issued but not Enterd laid before the Board upon a Complaint in Relation to Horses.
His Honour having Represented to the Board That Sevl of ye Inhabitants had Made Complaint to him As He found they had to His Excelleny Governor Philipps Against some Unruly persons, Who without any Regard to justice, take their Neighbours Horses Wheresoever they find them, And to the Great prejudice of the Said Beasts And Disadvantage of their Owners Ride them Whither they please; He Acquainted them that the said Inhabitants had presented him with An Order, Issued by his Excelly the 12th of May 1730 prohibiting all such abuses, And as it has been Omitted to be Entered upon Record, He therefore judged proper to lay it before them for their Opinion Whether it Should not now be Enterd And Copys sent to Mines Where the like Disorders Were Daily Committed
Which being Read And Considered, It was Agreed  Agreed that the same should be Registred Amongst the Other Orders of the Government And that it should be Republished And Coppys thereof sent to Mines And to such Other parts in the province As the same may be Required, with his Honours further Orders yt it be Duely Obeyed
Order to prevent Thiving.
Then he Acquainted the Board that the Inhabitns had also Complain'd to him That sevI Thefts of Late have been Committed of which they seem'd to suspect some of ye Soldiers, Wherefore he had Directed ye Secretary to Draw up a Scrole of An Order for the said Inhabitants to keep Watch & Ward And to Apprehend, if possible, All Such persons As may be Suspected of felonious Designes by Lurking or