His Excellency William Lord Craven Palatine. The most Noble Henry Duke of Beaufort. The Right Honble John Lord Carteret. The Honble Maurice Ashley Esqr Sr John Colleton Bart John Danson Esqr and the rest of the true and absolute Lords Proprietors of the Province of Carolina.
To Our Trusty and Wellbeloved Edward Tynte Esqr Governor of our province of North and South Carolina
Wee the said true and absolute Lords proprietors of the province aforesaid. Reposing Special trust and confidence in the Courage Loyalty andr Do hereby constitute and appoint you the said Colonel Edward Tynte during Our pleasure Governor of our whole province of South and North Carolina and you are to do and execute all things in due manner that shall belong to you Command Or the Trust we have Reposed in you according to the several powers and directions granted and appointed you by this present Commission & Our Instructions And by such further powers & instructions as shall at any time hereafter be Granted and appointed you vnder our handes and seals according to such reasonable Laws & Statutes as already have been Ratified and confirmed by vs or hereafter shall be made and agreed upon by you with ye advice and consent of Our Deputies and General Assemblies of our said province or any part thereof wherein there is a distinct Govermt And we do hereby further Impower Constitute and appoint you our said Governor To be Admiral Captain General and Commander in Chief of all the Forces Raised or to be Raised both by Sea and Land within Our said province and over them to appoint a Lieutenant General or Lieut Generals Vice Admiral or Vice Admirals both in South and North Carolina And over such Forces aforesaid to appoint all Officers whatsoever and them to amove and remove at your will and pleasure and to cause the said Forces to be exercised in Arms as often as you shall see fit And we hereby give you full power and authority to appoint Governors and Lieutenants and other Officers as well of our Town & Citadell of Charles Town as of all other Castles. Forts and all other places fortified or to be Fortified within our said province and to do all other things as to a Captaine General or Commander in Chief doth belong And We do hereby further Authorize and Impower you by and with ye advice and consent of any four of Our Deputies and Generall Assembly to Repeal or alter any Laws whatsoever in Our said province as shall be thought fit to be changed and to enact all such reasonable Laws and Statutes for the better Government of Our sd province as you with the advice and consent of any four of our Deputies and the General Assembly shall think fit and expedient provided such Laws be not repugnant to the Laws of England nor invading of any the prerogatives Royal Granted to us by Our Charter and we do hereby authorize and Impower you in case of yr departure from thence to appoint a Deputy Governor & Governors in South or North Carolina with such powers as you shall think necessary Provided the same be agreeable to and do not exceed those by us Granted to yourself and to constitute and appoint all and singular Officers and Offices in and Government of Our said province during your pleasure and the pleasure of us the Lords proprietrs And We do further give you fullt for ever to us and our heirs of 10s payable for such 1000 acres And also to Sell & Lett Our Lands not exceeding 640 acres to any one person in that part of our province calld South Carolina. Reserving only one penny yearly for each acre And in N Carolina reserving only one half penny for each acre to us & our Heirs for ever and to let Lands in that part of our province reserving a quit rent of an halfpeny an acre And We hereby Impower you to Escheat Land and afterwards to Lett it for Rent or sell the same for our use Lastly We do hereby revoke repeal and make void all former Commissions whatsoever by us given to any former Governor or President of Our said Province of Carolina or any part thereof Given under Our hands and the Great Seale of Our Province at Craven House this ninth day of December One thousand seven hundred & eight