Commission to appoint John Culpeper as Surveyor General of the area southwest of Cape Carteret
Carolina. Lords Proprietors.
Volume 01, Pages 211-212
[B. P. R. O. Colonial Entry Book. Vol. 20. P. 77.]
COMMISSION FOR SURVEYOR GENERAL 30 DEC. 1671.
Lord John Berkeley Palatin of Carolina and the rest of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina.
To our Trusty and welbeloved John Culpeper gent: Greeting
Be it knowne unto all men that we the Lords and absolute Proprietors of Carolina for divers good causes & considerac̄ons, but more especially out of the trust & confidence reposed in the said John Culpeper for the faithfull and skilfull management of the Office of Surveyor Generall of all that territory or part of our Province of Carolina which lyes to the Southward and Westward of Cape Carteret with full power and
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authority to act and doe all those things, which by our Fundamental Constitutions Temporary laws, or Instructions, our Surveyor generall may or ought to doe. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 30 Day of Dec: 1671.