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Commission to appoint Philip Ludwell as Governor of Carolina
Craven, William Craven, Earl of, 1606-1697
November 02, 1691
Volume 01, Page 373

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[B. P. R. O. Colonial Entry Book. No. 22. P. 199.]

William Earle of Craven Lord Viscount Craven Baron of Hampstead Marshall Palatine

To Collonell Philipp Ludwell Governor of Carolina

Whereas It is agreed by the Lords Proptors of the sd province that the Palatine should name the Governor I out of the trust and confidence I have of the wisdome prudence Integrity and loyalty of you Coll: Philipp Ludwell doe hereby nominate constitute and apoint you the said Coll. Philipp Ludwell to be Governor and Comander in Cheif of Carolina with full power and authority to doe act and execute all such Jurisdictions and powers as by vertue of the rules of Govermt and Instructions given by myself and the rest of the Lords proptors of the sd province a Governor is to doe and exercise and you are to follow such Instructions as are herewith given you or that you shall hereafter from time to time receive from myself and the rest of the Lords Proptors of the sd province and thus to continue dureing my pleasure. Given vnder my hand and seale this second day of Novber 1691

CRAVEN Palatine