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Commission to appoint Philip Ludwell as Governor of North Carolina
Carolina. Lords Proprietors.
December 05, 1689
Volume 01, Pages 360-361

[B. P. R. O. Colonial Entry Book. No. 22. P. 157.]
WILLIAM EARLE OF CRAVEN LORD VISCOUNT CRAVEN BARON OF HAMPSTEAD MARSHALL PALATINE AND THE REST OF THE TRUE AND ABSOLUTE LORDS AND PROPRIETORS OF THE PROVINCE OF CAROLINA

To our Trusty and Wellbeloved Collonell Philipp Ludwell Governour of that part of our province of Carolina that lyes north and east of Cape feare

Wee the said absolute Lords and Proprietors of the Province aforesaid reposing speciall Trust and Confidence in the courage Loyalty and Prudence of you our said Governour Do hereby constitute and apoint you the said Collonell Philipp Ludwell Dureing our pleasure Governour of that part of our Province of Carolina that lyes north and east of Cape feare and you are to doe and execute all things in due manner that belong to your said command or the Trust we have reposed in you according to the severall powers and directions granted and appointed you

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by the present Comission and our Instructions and by such further powers and Instructions as shall at any time hereafter be granted and appointed you under our hands and seales and according to such reasonable Lawes and Statutes as already have been ratifyed and confirmed by Vs or hereafter shall be made and agreed vpon by you with the advice and consent of the Councill and Assembly or Parliament of that part of our Prouince vnder your Govermt according to the method and forme appointed by our former Instructions to our Governour there And wee doe hereby appoint and Impower you our said Governour to be Com̄ander in Chief of all the forces raised or to be raised within the Limits of your Govermt and over them to appoint Officers and them to remove at yor pleasure and to cause the said forces to be exercised in armes as often as you shall see fitt And to do all other thing and things that to the Office of a Captain Generall or Com̄ander in Chief doth belong And wee do hereby give and Grant vnto you full power and authority by and with the advice and consent of any three or more of our Deputys to erect and establish such and so many Courts of Judicature and Publick Justice as you shall think fitt and necessary for the hearing and determining of all causes as well criminall as civill according to Law and Equity And for Awarding execution thereupon and to appoint Judges and Magistrates and such other Magistrates as to you shall seem meet And wee do hereby also give and grant unto you full power and authority by and with the advice and consent of our Deputyes or the Major part of them vnder your hand and seale to appoint a Deputy Governour with such powers and authoritys as to you shall seem meet and that you legally may and always provided the said powers and authorities be not more then to yourself are granted by this present Comission Given under our hands and seales this fifth day of December In the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and eighty nine

CRAVEN Palatine
BATH for the LORD CARTERETT
P COLLETON
JOHN ARCHDALE for THO: ARCHDALE
THO: AMY