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Commission to appoint Robert Holden as Commissioner of Wrecks
Carolina. Lords Proprietors.
February 19, 1679
Volume 01, Page 240

[B. P. R. O. Col: Ent: Book. No. 20. P. 132.]

Sir George Carteret Knight and Barronet Vice Chamberline to his Majestie's househoulde and one of his Majestie's most honourable privy Councell Pallatine and the Rest of the true and absolute Lords Proprietors of the Province of Carolina

To all whome these presents shall come greeting Know yee that wee Doe hereby (During our pleasures) constitute apointe authorize and Impower Robert Houlden for us in our names and to our uses to looke after Receive and Recover all Wrecks Ambergrice or any other Ejections of the Sea that by Virtue of his Majestie's Letters pattents doe to us apertaine or belong and if neede be to sue for and Recover the same and acquitances and other Discharges to give in our names for which he shall Receive by Virtue of these presents and to doe and act all other thing and things which we ourselves lawfully might doe, in order to the Sewing for or the Recovering the same, and Doe hereby strictly Injoine all persons whatsoever from Intermedling herein unless thereunto Comistionated or deputed by the said Robt Houlden Given under our hands and Seales this 19th Febry 1678-9.

ALBEMARLE.
SHAFTSBURY.
P. COLLETON.
G. CARTERET
CRAVEN.